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Florida should prepare to deal with a new Cuba

There are 39 comments on the Tallahassee.com story from Jun 30, 2007, titled Florida should prepare to deal with a new Cuba. In it, Tallahassee.com reports that:

In late March and early April, I was fortunate to travel to Cuba with Florida businessman Parke Wright, whose family company, Lykes Shipping, once had substantial financial interests and land holdings in Cuba. via Tallahassee.com

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“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#24 Jul 4, 2007
Curious George wrote:
<quoted text>Oh my dear WJDC, it is 'choose'! Remember, "Birds of a feather flock together"!
Thank you your "holyness".BTW how is your Spanish?
Curious George

Rialto, CA

#25 Jul 4, 2007
WE JUST DONT CARE wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you your "holyness".BTW how is your Spanish?
It is 'holiness', dipstick! My Spanish is just fine. How are your teeth?
Canadian Cuba Lover

London, Canada

#26 Jul 5, 2007
Curious George wrote:
<quoted text>Do all of you out there who follow this site but do not comment get the drift of this guy and his Cuban cronies - disagree with them and you are dumb, you are incoherent, you are a Castro a**kisser. "He choosed". DUH!
LOL, Curious George! This “lurker”(I mean myself, WJDC!) actually does understand what WJDC is trying to convey, probably due to the fact that I’ve been following this forum for over a year. And unfortunately, CG, you are definitely correct in stating that the discussions here fall quickly into disarray and name-calling (Commie, Castro A** Kisser, Socialist, et al) instead of a “meeting of minds” and an exchange of ideas.

As to the original Tallahassee post, I find that Cliff Thaell does a major disservice to all the Floridian Folks who for years, have been planning for the future eventual opening of the Cuban border for US citizens. When he states “When it comes to Cuba, there is a vacuum of leadership and vision in our state. Unless that situation changes soon, Florida will be out of the loop as the process of democratization occurs and normal trade between the U.S. and Cuba is re-established”, he does not acknowledge all the work implemented in the last two decades:

In 1999, Katherine Hutt Scott covered The Visit Florida report, "Tourism Potential of Cuba,'' in her article “Cuba lures foreign tourists with low prices, exotic locale and away from Florida”(Link: http://www.cubanet.org/CNews/y99/sep99/09e4.h... )

In 2004, the Key West Chamber of Commerce, in their Vision 2020 page 14 covered: A linkage will exist with Cuba for the benefit of Key West. Five Year Progress Report:
‘The Chamber continues to keep a close eye on Cuba and actively plans for its opening. The new ferry terminal puts Key West in great shape to develop a future ferry linkage from Key West to Cuba. As our airport is an international airport, it also offers a great opportunity for linkage to Cuba in the future. The Chamber has had discussions with private charter companies on the possibility of charter flights from Key West International Airport to Cuba. Open travel is still not likely until Fidel Castro leaves power.”(Link: http://www.keywestchamber.org/PDF/Vision_2020... )

In October 2005, Authors Hernandez, Jaime & Suarez, Yeleny wrote “Cuba on the horizon: South Florida business leaders gauge the impact of a free-market Cuba--post-Castro: one of the largest, most extensive surveys of South Florida business leaders uncovers widespread optimism that a free Cuba will have a positive economic impact on our area.”(Link: http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-139436049... )

And there are many, many more examples. Actually, when Cliff states:“I've begun working with a group to help organize a Florida-Cuba Goodwill Society. At the local level, I want to help position Tallahassee/Leon County to take advantage of the tremendous economic opportunities that will be available when the artificial wall between the U.S. and Cuba comes tumbling down”, Cliff is really just reiterating (and jumping on the bandwagon – so to speak) what most Progressive Floridians have been foreseeing for years… their future with an “Open & Free” Cuba.
Curious George

Rialto, CA

#27 Jul 5, 2007
Thank you for your post. I much prefer a meeting of the minds but I will not give ground to those who will not enter into dialogue. You give an inch in compromise, they take it as a weakness and then take three feet. Soon, you have nothing.
Canadian Cuba Lover

London, Canada

#28 Jul 5, 2007
Curious George wrote:
Thank you for your post. I much prefer a meeting of the minds but I will not give ground to those who will not enter into dialogue. You give an inch in compromise, they take it as a weakness and then take three feet. Soon, you have nothing.
I admire your stamina! And I enjoy reading your postings and learning of everything that you are doing for Cuba. Many here are not doing anything constructive (and I have to put myself in that group, as I only bring a suitcase full of items for Cubans when I am there) for Cuba.

I agree, it is a pretty sad situation. It is very difficult to "weed out" all of the nonsense that is posted (which confuse the issues!) and find the true dialogue in this forum. IMHO.
Santiago

Cape Coral, FL

#29 Jul 5, 2007
Cuba due to Castro at www.therealcuba.com

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#30 Jul 5, 2007
Curious George wrote:
<quoted text>It is 'holiness', dipstick! My Spanish is just fine. How are your teeth?
Thanks again,dear professor!Why don't you post something in Spanish?I promise I won't laugh or to scold you!

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#31 Jul 5, 2007
Curious George wrote:
Thank you for your post. I much prefer a meeting of the minds but I will not give ground to those who will not enter into dialogue. You give an inch in compromise, they take it as a weakness and then take three feet. Soon, you have nothing.
Look ,who is talking!

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#32 Jul 5, 2007
Canadian Cuba Lover wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL, Curious George! This “lurker”(I mean myself, WJDC!) actually does understand what WJDC is trying to convey, probably due to the fact that I’ve been following this forum for over a year. And unfortunately, CG, you are definitely correct in stating that the discussions here fall quickly into disarray and name-calling (Commie, Castro A** Kisser, Socialist, et al) instead of a “meeting of minds” and an exchange of ideas.

As to the original Tallahassee post, I find that Cliff Thaell does a major disservice to all the Floridian Folks who for years, have been planning for the future eventual opening of the Cuban border for US citizens. When he states “When it comes to Cuba, there is a vacuum of leadership and vision in our state. Unless that situation changes soon, Florida will be out of the loop as the process of democratization occurs and normal trade between the U.S. and Cuba is re-established”, he does not acknowledge all the work implemented in the last two decades:
In 1999, Katherine Hutt Scott covered The Visit Florida report, "Tourism Potential of Cuba,'' in her article “Cuba lures foreign tourists with low prices, exotic locale and away from Florida”(Link: http://www.cubanet.org/CNews/y99/sep99/09e4.h... )
In 2004, the Key West Chamber of Commerce, in their Vision 2020 page 14 covered: A linkage will exist with Cuba for the benefit of Key West. Five Year Progress Report:
‘The Chamber continues to keep a close eye on Cuba and actively plans for its opening. The new ferry terminal puts Key West in great shape to develop a future ferry linkage from Key West to Cuba. As our airport is an international airport, it also offers a great opportunity for linkage to Cuba in the future. The Chamber has had discussions with private charter companies on the possibility of charter flights from Key West International Airport to Cuba. Open travel is still not likely until Fidel Castro leaves power.”(Link: http://www.keywestchamber.org/PDF/Vision_2020... )
In October 2005, Authors Hernandez, Jaime & Suarez, Yeleny wrote “Cuba on the horizon: South Florida business leaders gauge the impact of a free-market Cuba--post-Castro: one of the largest, most extensive surveys of South Florida business leaders uncovers widespread optimism that a free Cuba will have a positive economic impact on our area.”(Link: http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-139436049... )
And there are many, many more examples. Actually, when Cliff states:“I've begun working with a group to help organize a Florida-Cuba Goodwill Society. At the local level, I want to help position Tallahassee/Leon County to take advantage of the tremendous economic opportunities that will be available when the artificial wall between the U.S. and Cuba comes tumbling down”, Cliff is really just reiterating (and jumping on the bandwagon – so to speak) what most Progressive Floridians have been foreseeing for years… their future with an “Open & Free” Cuba.
Sure,but it seems to me that you forgot to mention,when it falls into..Cuban Miami Mafia,Cuban traitors,Worms,etc,etc!

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#33 Jul 5, 2007
Canadian Cuba Lover wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL, Curious George! This “lurker”(I mean myself, WJDC!) actually does understand what WJDC is trying to convey, probably due to the fact that I’ve been following this forum for over a year. And unfortunately, CG, you are definitely correct in stating that the discussions here fall quickly into disarray and name-calling (Commie, Castro A** Kisser, Socialist, et al) instead of a “meeting of minds” and an exchange of ideas.

As to the original Tallahassee post, I find that Cliff Thaell does a major disservice to all the Floridian Folks who for years, have been planning for the future eventual opening of the Cuban border for US citizens. When he states “When it comes to Cuba, there is a vacuum of leadership and vision in our state. Unless that situation changes soon, Florida will be out of the loop as the process of democratization occurs and normal trade between the U.S. and Cuba is re-established”, he does not acknowledge all the work implemented in the last two decades:
In 1999, Katherine Hutt Scott covered The Visit Florida report, "Tourism Potential of Cuba,'' in her article “Cuba lures foreign tourists with low prices, exotic locale and away from Florida”(Link: http://www.cubanet.org/CNews/y99/sep99/09e4.h... )
In 2004, the Key West Chamber of Commerce, in their Vision 2020 page 14 covered: A linkage will exist with Cuba for the benefit of Key West. Five Year Progress Report:
‘The Chamber continues to keep a close eye on Cuba and actively plans for its opening. The new ferry terminal puts Key West in great shape to develop a future ferry linkage from Key West to Cuba. As our airport is an international airport, it also offers a great opportunity for linkage to Cuba in the future. The Chamber has had discussions with private charter companies on the possibility of charter flights from Key West International Airport to Cuba. Open travel is still not likely until Fidel Castro leaves power.”(Link: http://www.keywestchamber.org/PDF/Vision_2020... )
In October 2005, Authors Hernandez, Jaime & Suarez, Yeleny wrote “Cuba on the horizon: South Florida business leaders gauge the impact of a free-market Cuba--post-Castro: one of the largest, most extensive surveys of South Florida business leaders uncovers widespread optimism that a free Cuba will have a positive economic impact on our area.”(Link: http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-139436049... )
And there are many, many more examples. Actually, when Cliff states:“I've begun working with a group to help organize a Florida-Cuba Goodwill Society. At the local level, I want to help position Tallahassee/Leon County to take advantage of the tremendous economic opportunities that will be available when the artificial wall between the U.S. and Cuba comes tumbling down”, Cliff is really just reiterating (and jumping on the bandwagon – so to speak) what most Progressive Floridians have been foreseeing for years… their future with an “Open & Free” Cuba.
See what I mean!

Curious George
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|Flag |#25 17 hrs ago
WE JUST DONT CARE wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you your "holyness".BTW how is your Spanish?
It is 'holiness', dipstick! My Spanish is just fine. How are your teeth?
Curious George

Rialto, CA

#35 Jul 5, 2007
WE JUST DONT CARE wrote:
<quoted text>
See what I mean!
Curious George
Mt Baldy, CA Reply »
|Flag |#25 17 hrs ago
WE JUST DONT CARE wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you your "holyness".BTW how is your Spanish?
It is 'holiness', dipstick! My Spanish is just fine. How are your teeth?
Huh! What the hell are you trying to say? Talk about incoherant!!

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#36 Jul 5, 2007
Curious George wrote:
<quoted text>Huh! What the hell are you trying to say? Talk about incoherant!!
Just letting know others about your nice responses to other people posts!That is all,is it that too hard for you to understand?

“America la bella!!”

Since: Jan 07

que Dios te bendiga

#37 Jul 6, 2007
WE JUST DONT CARE wrote:
<quoted text>
Just letting know others about your nice responses to other people posts!That is all,is it that too hard for you to understand?
Me parece que tu sabes quien se ha calmado con sus palabras ofensivas, no crees?? porque sera?? sera que Topix le dio su medicina???

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#38 Jul 6, 2007
Marie in Miami Fl wrote:
<quoted text>Me parece que tu sabes quien se ha calmado con sus palabras ofensivas, no crees?? porque sera?? sera que Topix le dio su medicina???
Hola hermana!
Me imagino se debe estar poniendo hielo en el fondillo,despues del pase que le dimos ayer!

“America la bella!!”

Since: Jan 07

que Dios te bendiga

#39 Jul 6, 2007
WE JUST DONT CARE wrote:
<quoted text>
Hola hermana!
Me imagino se debe estar poniendo hielo en el fondillo,despues del pase que le dimos ayer!
Hola amigo lee el post que puse, del ataque a un comerciante aqui en Miami por la Nueva Mafia Fidelista aqui en Miami. esta ajo Cuba lanza ataque....
Roberto W

Mexico, Mexico

#40 Jul 6, 2007
Curious George wrote:
<quoted text>Do all of you out there who follow this site but do not comment get the drift of this guy and his Cuban cronies - disagree with them and you are dumb, you are incoherent, you are a Castro a**kisser. "He choosed". DUH!
"Choosed"... Now that's how those mafioso types speak. You can spot'em every time!

You are right on, CG. Don't let the fascists hiding behind US star-spangled banners fool ya. They b*tch about Castro while according to Amnesty International the USA is a much worse violator of human rights. Gee, while they were b*tchin' about someone else's country their own has gone down the tubes. Did someone forget to tend to the home hearth?

They must have their music turned up too loud again. I don't believe they can even hear themselves think anymore, so they must've even stopped doing THAT! ;~)

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#41 Jul 6, 2007
Marie in Miami Fl wrote:
<quoted text>Hola amigo lee el post que puse, del ataque a un comerciante aqui en Miami por la Nueva Mafia Fidelista aqui en Miami. esta ajo Cuba lanza ataque....
Ahora lo voy a buscar!

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#42 Jul 6, 2007
Roberto W wrote:
<quoted text>
"Choosed"... Now that's how those mafioso types speak. You can spot'em every time!
You are right on, CG. Don't let the fascists hiding behind US star-spangled banners fool ya. They b*tch about Castro while according to Amnesty International the USA is a much worse violator of human rights. Gee, while they were b*tchin' about someone else's country their own has gone down the tubes. Did someone forget to tend to the home hearth?
They must have their music turned up too loud again. I don't believe they can even hear themselves think anymore, so they must've even stopped doing THAT! ;~)
Hi Robertica,our fiend "LIGER" will take care of you!He knows you better than I do.And I'm sure it will be his pleasure1He specialies on "WetBacks"!

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#43 Jul 6, 2007
Marie in Miami Fl wrote:
<quoted text>Hola amigo lee el post que puse, del ataque a un comerciante aqui en Miami por la Nueva Mafia Fidelista aqui en Miami. esta ajo Cuba lanza ataque....
Marie no lo encuenro,bajo que topico esta?

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