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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    On a practical front, anything that would make fine Cuban cigars more available in the US is all the reason to restore some level of cooperation.
    There's going to be a HUGE fight over trademarks and whatnot. As far cigars go, I have had genuine Cuban Cohibas and other Cuban cigars and to be frank, the stuff coming out of Dominica, Mexico, and Nicaragua are superior, many brands far exceeding Cuban smokes. Now if the manufactures reestablished back there and bring their methods then Cuba may one day have the best cigars in the world again bar none. That will be a while. Until then I am going to continue to smoke my Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Mexican smokes.
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    Being engaged with another nation and influencing them over time is more effective than isolating and demonizing them.

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    There's going to be a HUGE fight over trademarks and whatnot. As far cigars go, I have had genuine Cuban Cohibas and other Cuban cigars and to be frank, the stuff coming out of Dominica, Mexico, and Nicaragua are superior, many brands far exceeding Cuban smokes. Now if the manufactures reestablished back there and bring their methods then Cuba may one day have the best cigars in the world again bar none. That will be a while. Until then I am going to continue to smoke my Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Mexican smokes.
    Well, perhaps something has changed. The Cuban cigars I've smoked have been remarkable.

    Dang, without the cigar thing, I can't imagine the point of normalizing relations, other than it just doesn't make any sense to keep the embargo going.

    I can't imagine ever wanting to go to Cuba, other than just to view the place like it's some kind of freak show. I don't think that would be very helpful.

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    Fantastic, now we can poison them with Mcdonald's, High Fructose corn syrup, Professional wrestling and Monster truck pulls.
    Nah they got plenty of dirt cheap sugar. Don't need no fructose syrup, otherwise known as fake sugar. They already love professional wrestling Mexican style. I would bet they would like Monster Trucks.
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Amazing. I had exactly the same thought when I read your original reply to me, so I unhooked my brain to reply in order to achieve the same level of accomplishment. It seems it worked!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Originality isn't your strong suit.
    You should stop writing notes to yourself in public forums.....

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    I have a buddy with a dive shop in Dominican Republic.. I really need to get there. I can already go to Cuba with my other passport, and I can fly to Cancun for free, then hop a short flight over....so many other places I want to see first, I finally have some good vacation time built up, need to plan a big trip soon.
    How many passports do you have? And how come I only have one!

    I've been to the Dominican and love it. If Cuba is half as good, I need to go there sometime. Your prospective trip sounds like my fantasy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    You should stop writing notes to yourself in public forums.....
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Well, perhaps something has changed. The Cuban cigars I've smoked have been remarkable.

    Dang, without the cigar thing, I can't imagine the point of normalizing relations, other than it just doesn't make any sense to keep the embargo going.

    I can't imagine ever wanting to go to Cuba, other than just to view the place like it's some kind of freak show. I don't think that would be very helpful.
    But it did give us Desi Arnaz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Watch out, I'm telling the New World Order on you....hide from the black helis.
    Hyperbolic blather

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