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"...computers would soon hit the shelves."

Maybe, but I predict internet access will be severely restricted. Google will probably cut a deal with the dictators in Cuba the same way they did with the Red Chinese.

Just my opinion.

1 posted on 04/02/2008 9:48:34 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

They’ll probably get a Wii before I do.


2 posted on 04/02/2008 9:51:25 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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The US should use a satellite and beam down internet service to the island of Cuba. Then they can broadcast the settings to them via Radio Marti.

That would be great. Of course we need to let the Cubans join the late 20th century first. May take a while for computers in numbers to get out.


3 posted on 04/02/2008 9:51:29 AM PDT by romanesq
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To: BenLurkin
Even if the government restricts internet access, the people will find a way to get the information they desire, you can count on that.

Perhaps we are witnessing the beginning of the (very) slow death of totalitarian communism in Cuba.

4 posted on 04/02/2008 9:52:35 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (feh)
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Next up: Organ grinders and buggy whips.


5 posted on 04/02/2008 9:53:00 AM PDT by Eurale
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It’s just a matter of time before communism becomes passe in Cuba. Once you have a taste of capitalism, you’re addicted.


6 posted on 04/02/2008 9:53:25 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: BenLurkin
Electric rice cookers! Hoo wee! The party starts now!
7 posted on 04/02/2008 9:54:47 AM PDT by rogue yam
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Sean said yesterday that the ban against Cubans using the hotels in Havana was also lifted, but since it costs a month’s wages to stay one night, few Cubans will ever get to check in. Ah, Socialism...what a future.


10 posted on 04/02/2008 9:58:39 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: BenLurkin

As I understand, most Cuban’s have such a low income level that even if these good are no longer “banned”, most won’t be able to afford them anyway, at least not legally.

But then again, knowing they exist and that they can be purchased for a price will, I would think, stimulate the underground economy that probably already exists on some level.

But we should not mistake consumerism with capitalism. China has become a big “consumer” but they are in no way capitalists – at least not the type of capitalists that is good for a free society.


12 posted on 04/02/2008 10:01:42 AM PDT by Caramelgal (Rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words or superficial interpretations)
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To: BenLurkin

Computers will probably be more restricted than firearms in Cuba.


13 posted on 04/02/2008 10:08:36 AM PDT by PeterFinn (I am not voting for McCain. No way, no how.)
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...Reports indicate Michael Moore, Ed Asner, Danny Glover and Sean Penn were seen on line waiting for their electric rice cookers,


14 posted on 04/02/2008 10:12:48 AM PDT by never4get (We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid)
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Considering that the average Cuban salary is about $20 a *minrh*...I wonder how they managed to save the money to buy these items, without saving every cent they’ve earned and living off Govt subsidies. Even still, I’ve gotten a look at what the Cuban Govt is charging for these items, and they are priced at about 3 times what one would pay for them in a free country.


15 posted on 04/02/2008 10:15:24 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Fall on your knees! Oh hear, the angels voices)
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"..Cubans gaze at the new gadgets on display."


16 posted on 04/02/2008 10:19:30 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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