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Fidel Castro suffered a stroke, Venezuelan doctor says
Miami Herald ^ | October 18, 2012 | Juan Carlos Chavez

Posted on 10/18/2012 11:58:51 PM PDT by Zakeet

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and his state of health is so precarious that he has trouble feeding, speaking and recognizing people, said a Venezuelan physician who assured El Nuevo Herald that he has access to firsthand sources and information.

“He suffered an embolic stroke and recognizes absolutely no one,” said José Marquina, a respected doctor who in the past has claimed to have direct information about the illness affecting President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela.

“The people with a condition of this nature have difficulty eating and, of course, they end up with total deficit in their neurologic capacities.”

Rumors about Castro’s health have circulated consistently in social networks and the media. But the speculations intensified recently, to the point that word spread that he had died and that the Cuban government would make an official announcement to that effect.

Castro was last seen in public in March, during the visit to Cuba of Pope Benedict XVI. Since June, he has not written his opinion columns, called “Reflections.” He did not send any message or congratulation to Chávez for his recent election victory.

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Castro receives no therapy to improve his condition because his neurological state does not allow it, Marquina added. Marquina described Castro’s condition as “very close to a neurovegetative state.”

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Cuba; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: castro; castrodeathwatch; communismkills; cuba; dictator; seanpennspal; stroke

Old Fuzzy Face was last seen in public in March ... has since returned to the Socialist Worker's Paradise to receive the same outstanding free medical care available to all citizens ... upon which ObamaCare is modeled!

1 posted on 10/18/2012 11:59:26 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Sounds like we could be holding a celebration soon


2 posted on 10/19/2012 12:00:26 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Zakeet

Kill a Commie for Mommie.

A stroke will do, it’s too bad they had to suffer under the dictator for so long.


3 posted on 10/19/2012 12:02:22 AM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt Romney is a mixture of LBJ and Nixon, Obama is a mixture of LBJ and Jimmy Carter.)
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To: GeronL

Someone needs to hook his testicles up to a car battery, to see if it helps with his cognitive awareness.


4 posted on 10/19/2012 12:03:18 AM PDT by zipper
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To: Zakeet

Tough cookies, Fidel.


5 posted on 10/19/2012 12:03:36 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: GeronL

After he expires, maybe they will embalm and in put him in a glass case. Isn’t that were big time commies go when they die?


6 posted on 10/19/2012 12:07:21 AM PDT by oyez ( .Affordable Care is neither affordable nor care.)
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To: GeronL

Nov 6 celebration 1 when Romney wins

Then another celebration soon after would be nice.


7 posted on 10/19/2012 12:08:04 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: Zakeet

Yeah right, as if Castro is subject to the same medical malpractice as the proles; he no doubt receives the best possible treatment that other peoples’ money can buy.


8 posted on 10/19/2012 12:09:39 AM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Zakeet

I would have wished a more unpleasant end to Castro like bone cancer but any end to the monster is a blessing on humanity.


9 posted on 10/19/2012 12:10:10 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: raccoonradio

Hey, some lucky guy picked ‘ol Fidel in Howie’s new Death Pool today! What prize will that guy win? ;-)


10 posted on 10/19/2012 12:11:15 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: Zakeet

Please somebody that knows how to do it...

The “Well,Bye” gif

TT


11 posted on 10/19/2012 12:11:35 AM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Zakeet

........“very close to a neurovegetative state.”..........

B-U-M-P!


12 posted on 10/19/2012 12:12:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: oyez

lol


13 posted on 10/19/2012 12:12:59 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: zipper
Someone needs to hook his testicles up to a car battery, to see if it helps with his cognitive awareness.

Why yes, I totally agree with your cognitive test.
It's always best to start with a car battery before proceeding to the wall socket.

14 posted on 10/19/2012 12:22:50 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Zakeet

OK, is it too soon to start a death pool on Fidel and Hugo? That is, which assumes room temperature first thanks to the mercies and miracles of socialist medicine?


15 posted on 10/19/2012 12:46:22 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Zakeet

God has installed an automatic antiseptic in civilizations and governments. It is called time.

Sorry to see Mr Castro leave this world without having a real conversion to Christ. The next life will be so much less fun.


16 posted on 10/19/2012 12:59:18 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Zakeet

He`s not totally dead, but bury him anyway... he`s close enough.

That way he can get a taste of what some of his many thousands of victims went through.

POS can`t go room temp soon enough.


17 posted on 10/19/2012 2:24:06 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: Zakeet

Someday, hopefully soon, we`ll read of the same happening to George Soros. I want that POS to suffer.


18 posted on 10/19/2012 2:27:00 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: ScottinVA

Yes sir! We should have a big party when that turd flushes.


19 posted on 10/19/2012 2:34:59 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Zakeet

Jimmy Carter is on his way with flowers and a fruit basket.


20 posted on 10/19/2012 2:40:16 AM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: Zakeet

Time wounds all heels.


21 posted on 10/19/2012 2:52:25 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: albie

And King Barry will be there for the funeral.


22 posted on 10/19/2012 2:54:57 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: Zakeet

How many times have we heard that he’s about to make a permanent trip to the fiery south? Yet he’s still here and kicking. I’ll believe it when we get an official statement of his death.

I wonder if Fidel, who is supposedly this benevolent communist who cares about the poor and equality, is being cared for in this dump like the citizens of his country:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8N5HFzd1zk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8T4SinsfWQ

Didn’t think so.


23 posted on 10/19/2012 3:12:49 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: GeronL

Call me after the funeral, once the casket is six feet below ground and covered with dirt. Fidel has been dead or near dead for nearly all my life.


24 posted on 10/19/2012 3:37:51 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Zakeet

This must be our October surprise, and it’s a good one.


25 posted on 10/19/2012 4:10:19 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Zakeet

One Commie is the be voted out of office on November 6 while another Commie is about to assume room temperature.

Good times.


26 posted on 10/19/2012 4:15:53 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: zipper

LOL. That’d do it.


27 posted on 10/19/2012 4:38:38 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The 0bummer Penguin: I played this country like a harp from hell.)
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To: Zakeet

I hope he has a long and painful death. Adios mofo.


28 posted on 10/19/2012 4:41:43 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Zakeet

That icehole is still alive?


29 posted on 10/19/2012 4:43:35 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: AppyPappy

It’s been a great couple of days :)


30 posted on 10/19/2012 4:55:00 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: TexasTransplant

31 posted on 10/19/2012 4:59:10 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The 0bummer Penguin: I played this country like a harp from hell.)
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To: Zakeet

In anticipation of Castro’s demise, Satan is stoking the fires in hell and Jimmy Carter is packing his bags to attend the funeral.


32 posted on 10/19/2012 5:22:20 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: GeronL

The fact he is still living is tribute to his irrelevancy


33 posted on 10/19/2012 5:24:37 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: ScottinVA
Someday, hopefully soon, we`ll read of the same happening to George Soros. I want that POS to suffer.

Amen, the man is as evil as they come.

34 posted on 10/19/2012 5:25:46 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: nutmeg

No.


35 posted on 10/19/2012 5:51:22 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit, but it's better than a burqa.)
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To: Zakeet

What a stroke of luck, by jove!!!


36 posted on 10/19/2012 5:52:58 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Zakeet

Sounds like Cuba may have a real chance of “Hope and Change”

thats LEAVING communism vs going FORWARD into it.


37 posted on 10/19/2012 5:56:50 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Zakeet

I know one of the things the Coast Guard used to consider as a potential “surge” event was the death of Castro and the potential for many, many refugees taking the opportunity to try to get out. That was before Castro established a succession plan by making his brother the titular big cheese so maybe it’s less a concern now. But could you imagine how energized the Cuban community would be if Castro dies and desperate refugees in large numbers are being scooped out of the ocean and sent back to Cuba?


38 posted on 10/19/2012 6:47:45 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: pepsi_junkie

bttt


39 posted on 10/19/2012 8:28:01 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Zakeet

how many times can an evil SoB of a despot of a dictator die?

Come on down, You’re the next contestant on

‘As the Corpse Rots’

Ya’d think the media would wise up eventually..
uhh

What am I saying? ;-]


40 posted on 10/19/2012 8:57:11 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: TexasTransplant
Please somebody that knows how to do it...

I invite you to learn to post images. It's easy, and all kinds of fun:

HTML Tricks for FR

42 posted on 10/19/2012 9:59:09 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Zakeet

The song was written 6 years ago when I thought he was a goner. Hopefully, now is the time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTcEhdzUxIA


43 posted on 10/19/2012 1:02:14 PM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: Zakeet; nutmeg
Fidel Castro suffered a cerebral hemorrhage...He suffered an embolic stroke...

This story desperately needs a medical editor. I suppose he could have had a cerebral embolism and was anti-coagulated into a hemorrhage. Otherwise, it was either a cerebral hemorrhage or an embolism.

44 posted on 10/19/2012 4:59:44 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Barack Obama--you are the weakest link. Goodbye!)
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