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  •  my first email to the white house was to (2+ / 0-)
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    ask the obama administration to stop this draconian blockade.  there is no reason for it, political or human.

    it needs to stop and the sooner the better!

    thank you for an excellent diary and frightening perspective on what is happening on OUR side of the border!

    NOTE: i will no longer engage in non-productive, rude or argumentative replies - so, if you are waiting for a reply, please don't hold your breath! ~ edrie

    by edrie on Tue May 18, 2010 at 10:32:27 PM PDT

    •  edrie - it's not a blockade (0+ / 0-)

      I am for free trade with Cuba, but the US does not have a blockade. If it did, no ship from any country could stop in Cuba. We have a boycott that restricts trade with Cuba but to call it a blockade in not correct.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Wed May 19, 2010 at 07:29:21 AM PDT

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      •  An embargo (0+ / 0-)

        Not a boycott.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Wed May 19, 2010 at 07:30:19 AM PDT

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        •  thanks, too. as i answered vclib, (0+ / 0-)

          i knew that but was having a brain fart!  

          NOTE: i will no longer engage in non-productive, rude or argumentative replies - so, if you are waiting for a reply, please don't hold your breath! ~ edrie

          by edrie on Wed May 19, 2010 at 11:25:04 AM PDT

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          •  Jill always calls it a blockade (0+ / 0-)

            In the diary Jill refers to it as a blockade, as she always does. I always comment in her Cuba diaries that it is not a blockade, but a boycott, but she doesn't change.

            "let's talk about that"

            by VClib on Wed May 19, 2010 at 03:50:05 PM PDT

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      •  okay - from the blockhead - i knew that... (1+ / 0-)
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        duh - that is what happens when you post in haste (usually at 3am i'm more coherent - at 10:30pm, not so much!)

        thanks for the correction. blockade was what we did during the cuban missle crisis - which i remember very clearly!  was a teenager and remember being glued to the television for kennedy's speech and the subsequent unease about whether russia would back down or whether we would all go BOOM!

        NOTE: i will no longer engage in non-productive, rude or argumentative replies - so, if you are waiting for a reply, please don't hold your breath! ~ edrie

        by edrie on Wed May 19, 2010 at 11:24:05 AM PDT

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        •  er.... embargo... sheesh! i KNEW that! nt (1+ / 0-)
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          NOTE: i will no longer engage in non-productive, rude or argumentative replies - so, if you are waiting for a reply, please don't hold your breath! ~ edrie

          by edrie on Wed May 19, 2010 at 11:25:55 AM PDT

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