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« on: June 13, 2009, 09:13:02 am »
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http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2009/06/11/this-is-not-from-the-onion-but-the-un/

This Is Not from The Onion, but the UN

Posted by Juan Carlos Hidalgo

“Cuba recognized in the UN Human Rights Council”

The HRC’s press release states that:

    Cuba had withstood many tests, and continued to uphold the principles of objectivity, impartiality and independence in pursuance of the realisation of human rights. Cuba was and remained a good example of the respect for human rights, including economic, social and cultural rights. The Universal Periodic Review of Cuba clearly reflected the progress made by Cuba and the Cuban people in the protection and promotion of human rights, and showed the constructive and responsive answer of Cuba to the situation of human rights. Cuba was the victim of an unjust embargo, but despite this obstacle, it was very active in the field of human rights.
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2009, 09:29:08 am »
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UN Human Rights Council=probably the most missnamed organization in the world

Makes the UN a bigger joke than it already was.



Now please...PLEASE somebody defend them or Cuba.  I need a good forum related laugh.
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2009, 09:44:30 am »
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the UN is a joke, that is a well established fact.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2009, 12:06:15 pm »
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UN Human Rights Council=probably the most missnamed organization in the world

Makes the UN a bigger joke than it already was.



Now please...PLEASE somebody defend them or Cuba.  I need a good forum related laugh.
What can I say... yes the UN Human Rights Council is something of a joke.

For a fifty year old dictatorial regime, Cuba sure has an excellent human rights record... you're looking really, really ridiculous when you treat Castro as "Axis of Evil" material... not that that's reason enough to be jubilant if I were Cuban.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2009, 12:08:51 pm »
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UN Human Rights Council=probably the most missnamed organization in the world

Makes the UN a bigger joke than it already was.



Now please...PLEASE somebody defend them or Cuba.  I need a good forum related laugh.
What can I say... yes the UN Human Rights Council is something of a joke.

For a fifty year old dictatorial regime, Cuba sure has an excellent human rights record... you're looking really, really ridiculous when you treat Castro as "Axis of Evil" material... not that that's reason enough to be jubilant if I were Cuban.
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2009, 12:15:24 pm »
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UN Human Rights Council=probably the most missnamed organization in the world

Makes the UN a bigger joke than it already was.



Now please...PLEASE somebody defend them or Cuba.  I need a good forum related laugh.

dead0man, no offense, but what makes you think human rights are violated in Cuba?  Most people I know who are from Cuba or have been to Cuba (my father included) have nothing but things to say about them.
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2009, 12:21:34 pm »
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Laughable assessment of the human rights situation there aside, it goes so far as to blame the U.S. for any imperfection in that record?

Is this real?
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2009, 12:23:37 pm »
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no offense, but what makes you think human rights are violated in Cuba?

One small one is that you can't, you know, leave.
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2009, 12:27:26 pm »
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no offense, but what makes you think human rights are violated in Cuba?

One small one is that you can't, you know, leave.
Last I checked, almost 10% of the Cuban-born population of the world lived elsewhere. Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2009, 12:45:22 pm »
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UN Human Rights Council=probably the most missnamed organization in the world

Makes the UN a bigger joke than it already was.



Now please...PLEASE somebody defend them or Cuba.  I need a good forum related laugh.

dead0man, no offense, but what makes you think human rights are violated in Cuba?  Most people I know who are from Cuba or have been to Cuba (my father included) have nothing but things to say about them.
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2009, 12:51:45 pm »
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no offense, but what makes you think human rights are violated in Cuba?

One small one is that you can't, you know, leave.
Last I checked, almost 10% of the Cuban-born population of the world lived elsewhere. Grin

And changes are that they got there floating on a door.
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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2009, 12:54:18 pm »
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Well, I not surprised since the UN ''Human Rights'' Council is presided by the Nigeria and the China has a seat on it.
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2009, 01:08:29 pm »
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no offense, but what makes you think human rights are violated in Cuba?

One small one is that you can't, you know, leave.
Last I checked, almost 10% of the Cuban-born population of the world lived elsewhere. Grin

And changes are that they got there floating on a door.

I may remind you...

In 1995 the US government entered into an agreement with the Cuban government to resolve the emigration crisis that created the Mariel Boatlift of 1980, when Castro opened the docks to anyone who wanted to leave. The result of the negotiations was an agreement under which the United States was required to issue 20,000 visas annually to Cuban emigrants. This quota is rarely filled; the Bush administration has refused to comply with the act, issuing only 505 visas to Cubans in the first six months of 2003. It has also blocked some Cubans who have visas.
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2009, 01:16:48 pm »
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If I drove three miles north of here and stood on a street corner handing out pamphlets about Cuba's "respect for human rights", I'd get lynched.
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2009, 01:20:20 pm »
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If I drove three miles north of here and stood on a street corner handing out pamphlets about Cuba's "respect for human rights", I'd get lynched.
Oh, I don't think anyone is denying that. Grin
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