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12-04-2006 04:13 PM
ebs001 TXS The first part of your earlier post I simply did not understand and the second part of your post is not worthy of comment (I apologize for my previous comment) because it's really not worthy of you.
12-04-2006 04:10 PM
Originally Posted by xort
I read recently that Fidel Castro is among the richest men in the entire world. Wonder how & why?
Forbes Magazine annually reports on the world's riches people. Their estimate of Castro's wealth seems a bit spurious and the article below reflects:

In a story published Tuesday about the fortunes of rulers and heads-of-state, Forbes estimated the communist leader's net worth at $550 million, but acknowledged "these estimates are more art than science."
"In the past, we have relied on a percentage of Cuba's gross domestic product to estimate Fidel Castro's fortune," the article stated. "This year we have used more traditional valuation methods, comparing state-owned assets Castro is assumed to control with comparable publicly traded companies."
The magazine said Castro "derives his fortune from a web of state-owned businesses," including a convention center and retail and pharmaceutical businesses.

I think Forbes takes the position the if Castro is the state the wealth of the state is his.
12-04-2006 03:31 PM
TXS-ALAMO ebs001,

Please remember that ad hominim attacks are not really refutation of the argument but are instead revelations of the lack of ability to logically respond to the subject matter of the argument.
12-03-2006 06:01 PM
CDRA Castro does not have much longer to live and it does not matter how rich anyone is, we all end up the same, worm food.
12-03-2006 05:44 PM
xort I read recently that Fidel Castro is among the richest men in the entire world. Wonder how & why?
12-03-2006 06:24 AM
ebs001 Good post CD hope we don't loose you even for a little while. We need you on this forum for the help you give.
12-02-2006 11:15 PM

(I apologize in advance for the many misspellings & the multiple postings. I wanted to make sure that he got it, though...)


I am amazed. I am really amazed at some of the the things you have said. Why do you say things like that?

It is obvious to me that you have the maturity level of someone about 15 years old. I have not cruised as much as many people on this forum, but quite a bit. The one common theme we all have had is the ability to get together and have fun. We don't see nationalities or scream about George Bush, or whatever. I love my country. It does have problems, many of them. But let me tell you one thing about the typical AMerican you so quickly have addressed as worthless & uneducated, we care for people and we try to do the right thing. THe right thing does not always turn out correctly. The right thing is not always easy. But better to try and fail than never to try at all. Right now, as we speak, there are Americans losing their lives or being seriously wounded in a country that is not theirs, for a people that I am not sure even care about them (or each other). To even insinuate that they (troops) are over there doing mass murder is ******** (excuses my language). I do not doubt that there are a lot of special interst groups/people with hidden agendas - what war has not had them? But 99.99% of AMericans and I would wager 100% of the troops are over there because they believe in what they are doing to try and help others. They have integrity and care for human life. I support our soldiers other there 110% - regarless of GB or whether the war can ever be won. Any of you soldiers (whether British, Aussie, or any other nationality and especially AMERICAN) reading this, thank you for what you do. And understand one more thing: I did not say I want the war or George Bush.

I love Canadians, and Canada, and Cuba. I have met some awesome people in Jamaica, Brazil, and sooo many other countries... and never once have any of them even slightly shared the anamosity you have. You embarrass your self and you embarrass your country. America and Canada have been friends for a very long time.

The problem with the internet is that people will say things here that they would NEVER say in person. As for you, Waverider, let me just tell you that you will be the most lonely person in the most crowded anchorage. Read this very carefully, if you read nothing else: Cruising is about understanding different people and differnet cultures and coming closer to nature and what life really is all about. That is what I have tried to instill in my children, and still do. Too bad you did not learn that. Maybe there is still time... or it will be the quickest cruise you ever heard of. ANd if you hate my coutry and my people sooooo much, than don't use our technology, don't cross our borders, and stay out of our waters. Sound inconvenient? Too freaking bad. You can sail to Cuba by way of the North Pole for all I care. Tell Hugo Chavez hello on your way through.

I have spent wayyyyyy too much time on this forum when I could have been doing other things with my kids and wife or spending it just for myself. I did it because I have tried to help people & because I care about other people and cruisers in general. We share a common theme and the one thing I have always loved about sailors is thier lack of recognition of governments as what defines a country & its people. That concept, Waverider, is obviously beyond your comprehension too.

You have offended me and coutless others to be sure... and I bet they are not all American. Quite candidly, if you were one of my kids and I caught you writing some crap like you have in this and other threads, you would get a really good spanking and get grounded until you came to appreciate other people and other cultures. WHy you think it is funny to intentionally try and hurt people is beyond me. It is against anything I have ever seen in sailing or cruising.

That being said, enough time here. After re-reading through this and becoming increasingly frustrated that any of the information I have ever typed could help someone like you, l think I will start spending more time with my family and espcially my kids. Maybe I will let them re-read some of the things you have wrote so that they might learn how not to act... but then again, I think they have already learned most of that. I am done with Sailnet for a while, maybe longer.


- CD

PS Waverider, if you are a minor, as I suspect, I do apologize about the small profanity... but that is it. Change your life and see if you can find a friend.
12-02-2006 07:15 PM
yotphix Hey Txs. One of the many great things about being Canadian is that you don't really need to care what some guy from Texas thinks or doesn't think about your country. You just know that it is a great country and that it truly stands for many of the things that America puports to. You should visit sometime if the boss will let you!
12-02-2006 06:24 PM
ebs001 TXS, what are you trying to say?
Don't show your ignorance when it comes to world politics. US education is sorrily lacking on anything going on outside its borders. Its would be best if you kept your erroneous ideas to yourself than prove how badly you have been eduacated.

As for waverunner he's a Leaf fan - enough said. Go Sens Go
12-02-2006 05:14 PM
Originally Posted by Cruisingdad

Nah. Fidel is just waiting until Bush leaves before he dies. The final crusade, HAHA. Of course, I have heard his brother or whatever is even worse than he is.

TXS - You were a judge, correct? You ever precide over anything like that?
No, just over 280+ jury trials on Capital murder, regular murder, rape, armed robbery and a host of other felonies. Admiralty and International Law are all in the lap of the federal zorro suits.
As to Waverider's comments on the US and Bush, I wonder why no one ever thinks of Canada as an important country? Could it be that they stand for nothing?
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