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2022-08-08 5:27:52 PM  
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2022-08-08 8:57:00 PM  
Not subby, but what is happening in Cuba is a huge deal and might tip to a Sri Lanka or Lebanon situation.

There might be political reasons for people to look the other way, but first of all, Cuba is more or less economically isolated. It produces some of its own oil, but very little. It got oil and refined products from the USSR. That failed. Then from Venezuela. That failed. Now it has payments problems, energy problems, grid problems. It is not a good situation.

It is about 12 million people, and they apparently have blackouts half the day or more lately.
 
2022-08-08 10:49:51 PM  
"My thoughts and prayers are with the Cuban government this evening."

--Fark brogressives
 
2022-08-08 11:47:54 PM  
I notice that Hillary Clinton is being particularly quiet about this. Kind of makes you wonder.
 
dp3 [OhFark]
2022-08-08 11:55:23 PM  
"New explosion at the supertanker port at Matanzas, Cuba #Cuba"

Ummm....

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2022-08-08 11:57:00 PM  
Are the cigars sandwiches ok?
 
2022-08-08 11:57:49 PM  
Burn baby burn. Cuban inferno. Burn baby burn.
 
2022-08-09 12:00:11 AM  

dp3: "New explosion at the supertanker port at Matanzas, Cuba #Cuba"

Ummm....

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The name Matanzas means "massacre" and refers to a putative slaughter in 1510 at the port of the same name, in which 30 Spanish soldiers tried to cross one of the rivers to attack an aboriginal camp on the far shore. The Spanish soldiers had no boats, so they enlisted the help of native fishermen. However, once they reached the middle of the river, the fishermen flipped the boats, and due to the Spanish soldiers' heavy metal armor, most of them drowned.[6] Only two women-one said to be the beautiful María de Estrada-survived, the result of being taken by a Cacique. De Estrada is said to have later escaped the "power of the Cacique" and married Pedro Sánchez Farfán in the city of Trinidad. According to municipal historian Arnaldo Jimenez de la Cal, "t was the first act of rebellion of natives in Cuba."

 
2022-08-09 12:04:15 AM  
And this will cause fuel priced in the US to surge because FU, that's why.
 
2022-08-09 12:04:29 AM  
Operartion Mongoose, second phase.
 
2022-08-09 12:15:10 AM  
As long as they don't build nuclear power plants to compensate - the last thing we need is a Cuban fissile crisis!

/apologies to Ambassador Booze
 
2022-08-09 12:18:01 AM  
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2022-08-09 12:23:50 AM  

2fardownthread: Not subby, but what is happening in Cuba is a huge deal and might tip to a Sri Lanka or Lebanon situation.

There might be political reasons for people to look the other way, but first of all, Cuba is more or less economically isolated. It produces some of its own oil, but very little. It got oil and refined products from the USSR. That failed. Then from Venezuela. That failed. Now it has payments problems, energy problems, grid problems. It is not a good situation.

It is about 12 million people, and they apparently have blackouts half the day or more lately.


I was kind of wondering if it may be Russian oil, hasn't been paid for yet and Operation Exploding Cigar was successful.

/ I've said too much.
 
2022-08-09 12:34:16 AM  
i'm sorry but i saved up a couple months worth and jizzed on ana de armas.
 
2022-08-09 12:35:17 AM  

CrazyCurt: 2fardownthread: Not subby, but what is happening in Cuba is a huge deal and might tip to a Sri Lanka or Lebanon situation.

There might be political reasons for people to look the other way, but first of all, Cuba is more or less economically isolated. It produces some of its own oil, but very little. It got oil and refined products from the USSR. That failed. Then from Venezuela. That failed. Now it has payments problems, energy problems, grid problems. It is not a good situation.

It is about 12 million people, and they apparently have blackouts half the day or more lately.

I was kind of wondering if it may be Russian oil, hasn't been paid for yet and Operation Exploding Cigar was successful.

/ I've said too much.


No. I get it. And people want to pump politics and history into it.

Putting all that aside, we are coming very quickly into a world where we should spend some time hoping that governments take care of their own people because the "world" has too much on their plate right now. Lebanon, Sri Lanka, and certainly Venezuela, Egypt, Yemen... Algeria, Somalia... are on the edge of disaster.

DW Link

The link above kind of explains that Mexico, Russia and others have offered aid, even the US.

The oil storage area was hit by lightning, and it feeds several generation facilities, so this could get much worse. In this heat, people need to have AC to live in many hot and humid areas.
 
2022-08-09 12:36:37 AM  

CrazyCurt: 2fardownthread: Not subby, but what is happening in Cuba is a huge deal and might tip to a Sri Lanka or Lebanon situation.

There might be political reasons for people to look the other way, but first of all, Cuba is more or less economically isolated. It produces some of its own oil, but very little. It got oil and refined products from the USSR. That failed. Then from Venezuela. That failed. Now it has payments problems, energy problems, grid problems. It is not a good situation.

It is about 12 million people, and they apparently have blackouts half the day or more lately.

I was kind of wondering if it may be Russian oil, hasn't been paid for yet and Operation Exploding Cigar was successful.

/ I've said too much.


I think you're making a joke about something that was very serious, but was, itself, named (and essentially modeled) after a very old practical joke.

My head hurts. The world sucks.

/decent meta/non-joke, though. I think?
//the mirthless robot who pulls my strings executed belly_laugh.bat
 
2022-08-09 12:43:27 AM  
Its just lil Cuba trying to do big boy things just like its big brother, Russia
 
2022-08-09 12:44:30 AM  

Weatherkiss: I notice that Hillary Clinton is being particularly quiet about this. Kind of makes you wonder.


Who?
 
2022-08-09 12:59:19 AM  

Thoreny: "My thoughts and prayers are with the Cuban government this evening."

--Fark brogressives


🙄
 
2022-08-09 1:03:45 AM  
Cuban Oil Facility is my Miami Sound Machine tribute band.

Another Massive Explosion is our second studio album.

Gloria Estefan is my muse.

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2022-08-09 1:04:29 AM  
Is the United States trying to quietly expand Gitmo to hold a few million traitors?
 
2022-08-09 1:04:59 AM  

gameshowhost: i'm sorry but i saved up a couple months worth and jizzed on ana de armas.


Understandable.  But what did she have to say about that?
 
2022-08-09 1:06:23 AM  
That sucks, I've had some good nights in Matanzas.

Cubans are awesome people.  Hope to go back there in November if covid is somewhat under control.
 
2022-08-09 1:08:54 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: As long as they don't build nuclear power plants to compensate - the last thing we need is a Cuban fissile crisis!

/apologies to Ambassador Booze


They tried and failed already, cf. Juragua Nuclear Power Plant
 
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2022-08-09 1:24:09 AM  
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Lion-O toking on a big doobie
 
dp3 [OhFark]
2022-08-09 1:24:39 AM  

12349876: The Spanish soldiers had no boats, so they enlisted the help of native fishermen. However, once they reached the middle of the river, the fishermen flipped the boats, and due to the Spanish soldiers' heavy metal armor, most of them drowned.[6] According to municipal historian Arnaldo Jimenez de la Cal, "t was the first act of rebellion of natives in Cuba."


So history repeating itself, bad juju, or poorly applied symbolism.

(Thanks for the snippet, btw).
 
2022-08-09 1:25:38 AM  

SurelyShirley: Are the cigars sandwiches ok?


I'm more concerned about the rum.
 
2022-08-09 1:27:11 AM  
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2022-08-09 1:29:48 AM  

dp3: "New explosion at the supertanker port at Matanzas, Cuba #Cuba"

Ummm....

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A Matanza is usually a festive killing and roasting of a pig that involves entire neighborhoods or villages.

Chichirrones are a traditional part of the feast and oh so heart stoppingly delicious
 
2022-08-09 1:32:07 AM  
Remember the Maine!


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2022-08-09 5:04:24 AM  

joepennerlives: gameshowhost: i'm sorry but i saved up a couple months worth and jizzed on ana de armas.

Understandable.  But what did she have to say about that?


turn out is was another real doll... this time i chloroform rag'd it just to be sure! goddammit. foiled again. next time i'll tie it up.
 
2022-08-09 5:05:54 AM  
*someone is going to take that last remark seriously and make me a color in their farky, because they're incapable of dealing with dark humor*
 
2022-08-09 5:06:57 AM  

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"Zero times? The Jews did it."
 
2022-08-09 5:28:29 AM  

khatores: Cuban Oil Facility is my Miami Sound Machine tribute band.

Another Massive Explosion is our second studio album.

Gloria Estefan is my muse.

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Miami Lightning Machine
 
2022-08-09 5:39:01 AM  

gameshowhost: humor


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2022-08-09 11:15:47 AM  
And a bunch of ex pat cubans in Miami are having to see their doctors reguarding errections lasting more than 4 hours
 
2022-08-09 11:25:34 AM  
This is bad news for Biden.  Did I scoop the New York Times?
 
2022-08-09 12:29:09 PM  

johnny_vegas: gameshowhost: humor

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alright so it's got a bit of irl occurrences in there. quit freaking out! you'll disturb all the girl scouts tied up in the basement... they cry way too much as it is.
 
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