Sunday, October 19, 2008


Young_cuban_pioneers_(Moncadistas).jpg by Escla

The Cuban government has announced that there may be more than 20bn barrels of recoverable oil in offshore fields in Cuba's share of the Gulf of Mexico

(20bn barrel oil discovery puts Cuba in the big league / Cuba oil prospects cloud US horizon)

Now, you can imagine how the CIA might try to get its hands on that oil.

The CIA might tell the people of Cuba, through various CIA controlled media outlets:

"Oil is down in price and so Cuba cannot survive.

"Cuba had better join up with the USA which has a very successful economy and no debts."

"We're interested in Iraq's oil" - British outside Baghdad 1941

Scotland has lots of oil.

"The North Sea has almost as much oil left as has already been extracted, a BBC Scotland investigation has been told. Experts believe between 25 and 30 billion barrels could still be recovered over the next 40 years." (BBC - Oil reserves 'will last decades')

You can imagine the lies that might come from the security services:

"Scotland needs England, which has a successful economy and no debts."

The truth is that the UK has the biggest budget deficit of any major economy in the world.

England needs Scotland.

UK Government borrowing could reach £100bn this year.

The UK national debt could hit 50 per cent of GDP. (Gordon Brown guilty of grandstanding over financial rescue)

Rupert Murdoch of the Sunday Times

The Sunday Times, 19 October 2008, claims "A slump in oil prices means an independent Scotland could expect to face a budget deficit of £800m...

"Five months ago when the price of oil soared to $120 (£70) a barrel, Grant Thornton, the leading city accountancy firm, calculated that Scotland would have a budget surplus of £4.4 billion, making it one of the wealthiest small countries in the world.

"Using the Grant Thornton model, a new analysis by The Sunday Times, based on the price of oil falling to about $75 a barrel last week, found Scotland would be in the red."

We don't think many people will be conned by the Sunday Times when it fails to mention that an independent Scotland would be MUCH better off than poor old England.

In 1975, economist Gavin McCrone presented a report on Scotland's oil to the Cabinet office. (How black gold was hijacked.)

McCrone made clear that an independent Scotland's budget surpluses, as a result of the oil boom, would be so large as to be "embarrassing".

Scotland's currency "would become the hardest in Europe, with the exception perhaps of the Norwegian Kronor." Scotland would be in a position to lend heavily to England.

Happy healthy Cuban -

Don't believe all the lies you hear about Iraq or Cuba or Venezuela or any of the other countries with OIL.

What is Cuba really like?

The Cuban people got sick and tired of the US puppet Batista and replaced him with Castro.

Castro refused to sell Cuban produce to US corporations at the same low prices Batista had sold them at.

This affected companies like PepsiCo and United Fruit.

Castro kicked the CIA out of Cuba.

Castro shut down the casinos operated by American mafioso.

The US has blockaded Cuba to starve it into accepting a US puppet.

(Would Somebody Finally Tell Me Why Cuba Is My Enemy?)

Cuban bus -

Cuba is very much wealthier than Haiti which the USA tries to keep as a sort of colony.

Cuba is very much safer than Jamaica which has its drugs gangs.

"Compared to neighboring Haiti, the favelas of Brazil or even post-Katrina New Orleans, for that matter, Cuba is Switzerland...

"I don't compare Cuba with Sweden, France, Lichtenstein or Canada. I compare it with Jamaica, Brazil and... Mississippi. It comes off quite well in comparison with other territories in the 'arc of slavery'". - David Seaton's News Links

Cuba supplies doctors to Venezuela, and Venezuela supplies oil to Cuba.

In Cuba life expectancy is 76 years for men and 80 years for women. (UN)

Life expectancy in the Calton district of Glasgow in the UK is 54. ( In Iraq, life expectancy is 67. Minutes from Glasgow city centre ... )

"Mr Castro's supporters point out that he used his power to give Cubans world-class health and education services...

"Many Cubans praise their free health and education services." - (The Economist The comandante's last move )

Many Cubans make extra money from small market gardens, running taxi services and other small businesses. ( The comandante's last move )

There is no malnutrition in Cuba. (The Economist 21 February 2008 The comandante's last move )

"The government announced in December (2007) that it would sign the United Nations covenants on human rights." (The comandante's last move)

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Why must we all copy Cuba?

Cubans have high life expectancy and literacy. Cubans do not use much oil.

A study of 93 nations has found that only one nation - Cuba - is developing sustainably.

Cuba is the only nation which:

(1) provides a decent standard of living for its people and

(2) does not consume more than its fair share of the world's resources.

New Scientist (World failing on sustainable development - earth - 03 October 2007 ... / Cuba Flies Lone Flag for Sustainability - Indymedia Ireland) provides the details:

"An international team led by Mathis Wackernagel of the Global Footprint Network looked at how the living conditions and ecological footprints of 93 nations have changed in the last 30 years.

"They used the ecological footprint (EF) index, a tool devised in 1993 by Wackernagel and William Rees, his PhD supervisor at the University of British Columbia, Canada. EF quantifies the area of land required to provide the infrastructure used by a person or a nation, the food and goods they consume, and to reabsorb the waste they produce, using available technology."

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