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  1. My first from a recent 24.24 UER JUL 17 the other day was solid!
  2. Sounds like a 100% marginal income tax rate is in order
  3. The more things change the more they stay the same
  4. Two years after taking office, President Raul Castro widened the niche for private enterprise in Cuba's state-dominated economy. Capitalism came pouring in. Slowly at first, then gaining speed, spare rooms for rent became rental homes, which became boutique hotels. Backyard cafes became elegant restaurants and bustling nightclubs, backed with millions in capital from the prosperous Cuban diaspora in Miami, Latin America and Spain. English tutors started citywide private after-school programs. And the booming private economy reached into the Communist-led bureaucracy — paying off inspectors, buying stolen state goods and recruiting talented employees with salaries dwarfing those in the public sector. Eight years later, on the verge of leaving office, Castro has thrown the brakes on private enterprise in Cuba again, warning of the rapid pace of change and criminal activity. The decision has raised fundamental questions about the nation's economic path. The Cuban government proclaimed in August that it was putting a temporary halt on new licenses for bed-and-breakfasts, restaurants and other businesses until it could issue new regulations to control illegality. Entrepreneurs whispered about new regulations coming in a month, maybe two. But summer stretched into fall, fall into the new year, and six months later, Cuba's private economy remains frozen. The state-run economy responsible for 70 percent to 80 percent of GDP is stagnant. A once-promising worker-owned cooperative sector has shown little recent growth. Cubans are increasingly wondering when the private economy will be allowed to grow again, and, more broadly, how their government intends to deliver on promises of a sustainable, prosperous socialist system. continued at link
  5. FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    First Monte 2 from a recent 24:24. Beautiful smoke all around smooth and full bodied
  6. That’s an awesome, unique project. Well done
  7. Aristocrat THC MXT 26.5

    You’ve got your work cut out for you!
  8. What The Swiss...

    Restaurants will still have to be responsible for the safety and quality of their shellfish, so I don’t see a downside here. I wouldn’t go out of my way to do this when cooking at home though.
  9. Why not as long as it's Ron Santiago
  10. 2017 Tobacco Crop Update

    It’s cuba I’ll believe it when I see it.
  11. Social media is a double edged sword
  12. 100 bags should do it! thanks @CrankYanker
  13. Cigars and Games(Chess?)

    I enjoy chess but it’s no fun unless you’re at more or less the same skill level as your opponent. Backgammon is a good one too
  14. This would definitely be useful

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