It must be nice being besties with the Prez. I wonder if someone gave them a heads up that the trade embargo with Cuba was going to be lifted once the Castro's were out of the picture? Can you say Cohiba, yo?
Janet did box braids much better.
What's new? Little Mr & Mrs We Can Do Whatever We Want.
It's not hard for Americans to go to Cuba. You can go directly from Mexico or Canada and Cuba doesn't stamp your passport at all. It's pretty easy to get a visa to go there as well.
I want to go without having to go through Canada first!
Then go through Mexico, r5
Is it those white repug Cuban's in Miami that are the ones doing the complaining? I read somewhere that some of them are mad because Beyonce and Jay Z dared to socialize with black Cuban's. To them Afro Cuban's are invisiable and shouldn't even be acknowledged.
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I don't care either way.
they are breaking the law. end of story.
These coloreds wouldn't be so uppity if I hadn't been defrauded.
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I'm no Bey and JayZ fan but isn't this whole Cuba hate thing a little stale now?
It's 2013 for fuck's sake, not the 1960's. Castro's got to be close to death if not already dead.
Something in me hopes that R9 lives in a Red state where sodomy is still illegal.
Janet did sodomy much better.
The point is, they got a "cultural" visa to visit the country but the visit was probably to check out the cigar industry. When Castro steps down, the state dept. will most likely relax tourist restrictions, and will open trade with the island. JayZzzz wants to get in on the ground floor as an investor and distributor of Cohiba cigars in the States. The finest cigars in the world. As well as opening up some kind of nightclub or hotel on the island. Are you all really that naive? What upsets some people is how the administration probably stepped in and got the okay for them to visit the island. I have to say this about getting Cuban exiles and Cuban Americans riled up. You DO NOT want to be their shit list.
How hard is it to go to Cuba nowadays? I was under the impression when I saw this story that it must be really difficult and thought it was strange when I read that the Treasury Dept. approved the trip somehow. Then I checked my e-mail and had something from my state bar association marketing some special tourist trip package to Cuba that was also some company that got approval from the Treasury Dept. to organize trips:
"Historically rich. Culturally diverse. Environmentally magnificent. For decades, the Caribbean’s largest island—roughly 90 miles away from U.S. soil—has been but a mystery, perceived through secondhand sources and beyond the grasp of American travelers.
This exclusive opportunity to explore Cuba is organized and operated by Go Next, Inc., who has been issued a People-to-People license by the U.S Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) that authorizes registered travelers of the educational exchange program to visit Cuba. Go Next invites you to personally experience the people, culture, landscape and architecture of this distinct Caribbean nation on a week-long journey developed for the Illinois State Bar Association.
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We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
And yes, we've changed the look and some of how it operates.
Yes, we know you just *hate* it in well in advance.
Yes, we know we suck.
Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
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And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
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