Linked by weildish on Thu 12th Feb 2009 04:43 UTC
Linux Cuba recently launched its own answer to Windows this week, or, in the bigger picture, what the Cubans are calling "US Hegemony." Nova, the new open source OS being offered by the Cuban government, is being made to boot out US-based Microsoft products.
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cuba..
by jjmckay on Thu 12th Feb 2009 08:44 UTC
jjmckay
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The Cuban people apparently need independence from Microsoft


The Cuban people first and foremost need independence from the oppressive and exploitative Cuban government. This press release is government propaganda.

Edited 2009-02-12 08:44 UTC

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USA , CANADA , NETHERLAND ....
by Moulinneuf on Thu 12th Feb 2009 21:06 in reply to "cuba.."
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2005-07-06

The Etats-Unians ( citizne of USofA ) people first and foremost need independence from the oppressive and exploitative Etats-Unians government. This press release is government propaganda.

The CANADIANS people first and foremost need independence from the oppressive and exploitative CANADIAN government. This press release is government propaganda.

The NETHERLAND people first and foremost need independence from the oppressive and exploitative NETHERLAND government. This press release is government propaganda.

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Your words are hollow and empty ...

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jjmckay Member since:
2005-11-11

The Etats-Unians ( citizne of USofA ) people first and foremost need independence from the oppressive and exploitative Etats-Unians government. This press release is government propaganda.

The CANADIANS people first and foremost need independence from the oppressive and exploitative CANADIAN government. This press release is government propaganda.

The NETHERLAND people first and foremost need independence from the oppressive and exploitative NETHERLAND government. This press release is government propaganda.

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Your words are hollow and empty ...



Merriam-Webster defines statism as a "concentration of economic controls and planning in the hands of a highly centralized government."

Statism is an ideology that many people subscribe to it and many governments are indeed exploitative and oppressive. Cuba isn't alone in that regard.

Yes the countries you list almost certainly exploit and oppress their populace, but that isn't the point. Your straw man argument is empty and hollow.

Edited 2009-02-13 01:39 UTC

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RE: cuba..
by Phloptical on Fri 13th Feb 2009 02:52 in reply to "cuba.."
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2006-10-10

If the regime was that oppressive the cuban people would have found a way to kill castro off long ago.

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RE[2]: cuba..
by vitae on Fri 13th Feb 2009 05:56 in reply to "RE: cuba.."
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2006-02-20

Well there is a certain amount of indoctrination and "re-education" that comes along with communism. Couple that with the fact that they have a standing army of over a hundred thousand.

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RE[2]: cuba..
by Ctebe on Fri 13th Feb 2009 13:51 in reply to "RE: cuba.."
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2009-02-13

Just like the Russians got rid of Stalin, eh?

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