Fidel Castro is Dead

Gout Man

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#42
Thanks, i did wonder.....

Out of interest and your apparent knowledge on the subject, did Fidel Castro do anything of any good to the Cubans who were not mechanics?
Boxing, best amateur boxers in the world. But the poor sods couldn't turn pro so it rather defeated the object.
I'm sure I read or heard some where that they also had a very good NHS.
Beach resorts look ok but I'd rather go to Barbados than fund that lot!
 
#43
Buy up any tickets you can get hold of for flights to Havana. The entire Labour party will be on their way over for the funeral and they can charge it to expenses. They'll pay any price.

Fidel put gays in concentration camps in the 60s. It'll be a clash of the titans at the BBC as the LGBTXYZ wing want Fidel portrayed as a heartless b@stard while the commies want him portrayed as a hero.

I predict Jeremy Corbyn will express deep sorrow that the world has lost an elder statesman just before Sky News finds some poor sod whose entire family, including a 6 month old baby, was wiped out by Fidel's death squads during the revolution.
Sky would never be that balanced....
 
#44
The CIA finally get their man, all it took was planning and patience!
Do you think there is some poor old lonely bugger in Langley working out of a dingy forgotten office who's wondering whether they will have a job on Monday?
 
#45
The fall of the Soviet Union did for Cuba. All the free money dried up.

For the Utopian existence the left would have us believe it is I saw a few mothers begging in Havana for money for Medical care for their kids when I was there last year.
(My Spanish is shit so I was able to happily ignore them)...

Where else in the World can you see such Urban decay and trees growing out of fourth floor apartment windows and people living in the one next door to it.

All that said Havana is a wonderful city and I am glad I was able to see it before Starbucks and McDonalds get in and infest the place.

Walking into the shops was just like a 1960's UK high street...... Most of you would love it...... ;)
 
#46
Boxing, best amateur boxers in the world. But the poor sods couldn't turn pro so it rather defeated the object.
I'm sure I read or heard some where that they also had a very good NHS.
Beach resorts look ok but I'd rather go to Barbados than fund that lot!
That would be useful if the best amateur boxers in the world could only punch 7 bales of sh1te out of their fellow countryman...And boxing promoters like cigars....so Cuba is just a boxing hub?
 
#47
At least Fidel gave us the Cohiba, virtually his own creation. Overpriced, like most Havanas, but they can be a fine smoke.
Rolled on the thighs of beautiful Cuban women I hear. Watch out for embedded crab lice as Cuba has suffered a shortage of both knickers and pubic insecticide since the revolution. Fidel liked a Cohiba and you'll have noticed that he never stopped scratching his beard.
 
#50
Please lads, think of poor Buggsy this morning.
Yes where is Buggsy I thought he would be all over this like a tramp on chips?
Socialist paradise, model of socialist economics, no repression or oppression of the proletariat, a national health service that was a model for the world blah blah blah more socialist wet dream bollocks ad nauseum. I wonder if he speaks Spanish now?
 
#52
Now once Drugsy wakes up from his latest heroin-induced haze he'll be on here to laud the dead Stalinist as a great Socialist, despite telling us repeatedly that Stalinism is not Socialism...

And from 1959 to 1999, Cuba's GDP/capita grew from $2,067 (fixed int'l dollars), about local average, to a mighty $2,307. All of 11.6%. Whereas Ecuador, hardly a bastion of Teutonic fiscal discipline, went from $1,975 to $3,809 - a 92.9% increase.

Now, looking at these stats, clearly Fidel loved the poor so much he did everything in his power to keep them as such.

I, for one, am looking forward to all the pro-LGBT.... lot lauding a régime who put gays into concentration camps, and the pro-NHS types lauding the excellence of Cuban healthcare despite the lack of basic medicines like... err... aspirin...
 
#53
And to all those railing about how cuba will be "ruined", take yourselves out back for a good talking to. It *is* ruined. Its people are in abject poverty and under rationing - peacetime rationing! Infrastructure is crumbling. There's a Stasi-type informant-based police state in operation. Shortages of goods we take for granted in free countries.

And all you can talk about is how it's a damn shame that the inmates of your Socialist theme park (who can't leave) are soon going to be rich enough to go and buy Starbucks locally.

Howsabout you actually give the slightest damn about the people you profess to care about so much, except when their oppressors are deemed to be sufficiently left-wing.
 
#55
#56

Unfortunately the CBC will be going into overdrive about what a great man Fidel was, and how PM Trudeau the First was an admirer of his for the next few weeks till the old bastard's corpse is finally chucked in the ground.

Too bad the Washington Senators (baseball team) didn't give him a $2500 contract back in the early fifties, it would've saved so much misery throughout the Caribbean, South America, and Africa.
 

Gout Man

LE
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#57
That would be useful if the best amateur boxers in the world could only punch 7 bales of sh1te out of their fellow countryman...And boxing promoters like cigars....so Cuba is just a boxing hub?
I don't effing know. I just watched a documentary many years ago on the country and that stuck in my mind.
I knew it would come in useful one day once a web site like Arrse came on line. Come to think of it it might have been broadcast before the web was up and running.:)
 

Auld-Yin

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#59
Obviously Castro's death is directly a consequence of Brexit!
 

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