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Raisor
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4/6/2016 12:43:40 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
I'm thinking about taking a trip to Cuba

Thoughts on Pros and Cons?

Pro: get in before the capitalist pig tourists ruin it

Cons: Costs a ton of money, could spend my Ill gotten gains more efficiently elsewhere
Vaarka
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4/6/2016 12:53:17 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
Pro: You go to Cuba
Con: You lose money

That's all I've got
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4/6/2016 3:11:58 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/6/2016 12:43:40 AM, Raisor wrote:
I'm thinking about taking a trip to Cuba

Thoughts on Pros and Cons?

Pro: get in before the capitalist pig tourists ruin it

Cons: Costs a ton of money, could spend my Ill gotten gains more efficiently elsewhere

Pros:
> Foreign lands are always cool
> You could probably play some good baseball over there
> Different cultures are always interesting
> Historic wonderland (lots of old buildings and cars)
> I love Latin food
> Who doesn't love the beach?

Cons:
> Costs money
> Obama was just there

I think the last bullet is the most concerning.
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4/6/2016 3:39:23 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/6/2016 12:43:40 AM, Raisor wrote:
I'm thinking about taking a trip to Cuba

Thoughts on Pros and Cons?

Pro: get in before the capitalist pig tourists ruin it

Cons: Costs a ton of money, could spend my Ill gotten gains more efficiently elsewhere

Pro: probably the last time you will get to listen to music that hasn't been ruined by the music industry. Buena Vista Social Club
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con - if i had the money it would be worth it.
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4/6/2016 3:56:26 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/6/2016 12:43:40 AM, Raisor wrote:
I'm thinking about taking a trip to Cuba

Thoughts on Pros and Cons?

Pro: get in before the capitalist pig tourists ruin it

Pro: Rum and Cigars

Cons: Costs a ton of money, could spend my Ill gotten gains more efficiently elsewhere

Con: Corruption
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4/6/2016 4:06:07 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/6/2016 12:53:17 AM, Vaarka wrote:
Pro: You go to Cuba
Con: You lose money

That's all I've got

Pros: You're in Cuba
Cons: You're in Cuba
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4/6/2016 6:29:01 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/6/2016 12:43:40 AM, Raisor wrote:
I'm thinking about taking a trip to Cuba

Thoughts on Pros and Cons?

Pro: get in before the capitalist pig tourists ruin it

Cons: Costs a ton of money, could spend my Ill gotten gains more efficiently elsewhere

Pro: See new people, places, drinks, food, cars, atmosphere, culture, etc

Con: Money cost, possible death(crime, accidents, etc), disease(food poisoning, parasites, mosquitos), not used to local water(diarrhea).
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4/6/2016 12:04:06 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/6/2016 4:06:07 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 4/6/2016 12:53:17 AM, Vaarka wrote:
Pro: You go to Cuba
Con: You lose money

That's all I've got

Pros: You're in Cuba
Cons: You're in Cuba

Pros: Cuba
Cons: Cuba
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Raisor
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4/6/2016 3:48:51 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/6/2016 3:56:26 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 4/6/2016 12:43:40 AM, Raisor wrote:
I'm thinking about taking a trip to Cuba

Thoughts on Pros and Cons?

Pro: get in before the capitalist pig tourists ruin it

Pro: Rum and Cigars

Cons: Costs a ton of money, could spend my Ill gotten gains more efficiently elsewhere

Con: Corruption

Regarding the pro, part of traveling to Cuba right now means representing America well so I'm unclear on exactly how much access to run and cigars there will be - definitely some, but if I could bring stuff back- not clear
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4/6/2016 6:07:33 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/6/2016 3:48:51 PM, Raisor wrote:
At 4/6/2016 3:56:26 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 4/6/2016 12:43:40 AM, Raisor wrote:
I'm thinking about taking a trip to Cuba

Thoughts on Pros and Cons?

Pro: get in before the capitalist pig tourists ruin it

Pro: Rum and Cigars

Cons: Costs a ton of money, could spend my Ill gotten gains more efficiently elsewhere

Con: Corruption

Regarding the pro, part of traveling to Cuba right now means representing America well so I'm unclear on exactly how much access to run and cigars there will be - definitely some, but if I could bring stuff back- not clear

Sounds like a great opportunity to explore a new land. Travelling is fun and immersing oneself in new cultures is always an experience worth having. Of course, practice caution with your food and water sources depending on what parts of the island you're at, but also enjoy yourself and be sure to take it all in.
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inferno
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4/6/2016 6:48:33 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/6/2016 12:43:40 AM, Raisor wrote:
I'm thinking about taking a trip to Cuba

Thoughts on Pros and Cons?

Pro: get in before the capitalist pig tourists ruin it

Cons: Costs a ton of money, could spend my Ill gotten gains more efficiently elsewhere

Its worth the trip. If you get a chance, then go.
FourTrouble
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4/6/2016 6:50:11 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/6/2016 12:43:40 AM, Raisor wrote:
I'm thinking about taking a trip to Cuba

Thoughts on Pros and Cons?

Pro: get in before the capitalist pig tourists ruin it

http://floodmagazine.com...

This is one of the best articles I've seen on Cuba. It's also directly responsive to your desire.

Cons: Costs a ton of money, could spend my Ill gotten gains more efficiently elsewhere

Yeah, this. But more importantly, you spare yourself the trauma of seeing what has happened there.
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4/7/2016 2:25:02 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/6/2016 12:43:40 AM, Raisor wrote:
I'm thinking about taking a trip to Cuba

Thoughts on Pros and Cons?

Pro: get in before the capitalist pig tourists ruin it

Cons: Costs a ton of money, could spend my Ill gotten gains more efficiently elsewhere

Pros: Experience a new culture, visit historical sites, beaches, etc.

Cons: https://youtu.be...