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  •  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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