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#1 Turk.

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 13:03

By Darrell Etherington 35 minutes ago
(AP) The U.S. government created its own version of Twitter based on SMS messaging to help undermine the Cuban government, according to a new, eye-opening report by the Associated Press today. The report details efforts by a team of tech contractors to build and launch a messaging network in Cuba that would be hidden away from the country’s strict surveillance and control of the flow of information.

The network was called ‘ZunZuneo,’ which is Cuban slang for the song of the hummingbird, and it was designed to be essentially a so-called “Cuban Twitter” that could function without the web and build an audience using safe content initially, like talk about sports, music and extreme weather systems moving through the area. Once there was an audience, in terms of enough regular active users, the plan was to flip the switch on content that was critical of the ruling powers, and also intent on motivating political action activities called “smart mobs” in documents obtained by the AP.
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#2 wakjak

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 14:34

The US trying to stir the pot and ###### other countries off? That's nothing new.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 15:40

Hope it works. Time for the Castro Cartel to retire.

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 15:44

Hope it works. Time for the Castro Cartel to retire.

 

Forcing changes in a country is never a good thing. Let them change at their own pace.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 16:00

Hope it works. Time for the Castro Cartel to retire.

 

Went offline in 2012. No money to support the program.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 16:06

Too bad.

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 16:26

Hope it works. Time for the Castro Cartel to retire.

 

Did the USA not learn anything from the Bay of Pigs?



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 16:29

Hope it works. Time for the Castro Cartel to retire.

 

What business is it of the US's?

 

Hell, no bugger else would let you put your Guantanamo Bay torture camp on their turf.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 17:21

It's our business when they try to export mischief to the rest of the Caribbean and Central America. See Monroe Doctrine.

They have no choice, we have a 99 year exclisive lease to gitmo.

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 17:37

It's our business when they try to export mischief to the rest of the Caribbean and Central America. See Monroe Doctrine.

They have no choice, we have a 99 year exclisive lease to gitmo.

You must be a republi... Actually, nevermind!



#11 DocM

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 19:11

Go ahead, but you're wrong.

I'm actually a lapsed center-right Democrat. Was even an alternate delegate to the state convention, and during college was a union steward, committeeman and negotiator.

Quit the party when the left-wingnuts took over and only wanted members who would follow their loopy dogma. Quit the union when I realized the leadership was nothing but crooks.

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 22:20

"Peaceful coexistence cannot be limited to the powerful countries if we want to ensure world peace. Peaceful coexistence must be exercised among all states, regardless of size, regardless of the previous historical relations that linked them, and regardless of the problems that may arise among some of them at a given moment." - Che Guevara
"Thanks for Playa Girón. Before the invasion, the revolution was weak. Now it's stronger than ever." - Che Guevara



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:21

It's our business when they try to export mischief to the rest of the Caribbean and Central America. See Monroe Doctrine.

They have no choice, we have a 99 year exclisive lease to gitmo.

 

Unless the "mischief" is within US borders, it's none of your business.  Just like things that go on in arab nations are also none of your business, but you stick your oar in anyways.

 

And a lease means diddly. they could still easily either demand the US remove it, or throw you out



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:38

See Monroe Doctrine.

 

The Monroe Doctrine was a US foreign policy regarding Latin American countries in the early 19th century. It stated that further efforts by European nations to colonize land or interfere with states in North or South America would be viewed as acts of aggression, requiring U.S. intervention. At the same time, the doctrine noted that the United States would neither interfere with existing European colonies nor meddle in the internal concerns of European countries.

 

The occasion has been judged proper for asserting, as a principle in which the rights and interests of the United States are involved, that the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintain, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers.

 

We owe it, therefore, to candor and to the amicable relations existing between the United States and those powers to declare that we should consider any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere as dangerous to our peace and safety. With the existing colonies or dependencies of any European power we have not interfered and shall not interfere. But with the Governments who have declared their independence and maintained it, and whose independence we have, on great consideration and on just principles, acknowledged, we could not view any interposition for the purpose of oppressing them, or controlling in any other manner their destiny, by any European power in any other light than as the manifestation of an unfriendly disposition toward the United States.

 



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 07:42

The real problem is that: The world respects the US however let alone rest of the world, even her brothers sisters not receiving the half of the given-respect from the US.