RickHendeson

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  1. Behike that cost less than a small car
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    Cigar-themed boat names

    La Gloria Marina
  3. A huge fault of it is public "education" which completely neglects to instruct people of the difference between correlation and causation. Sometimes I wonder if virtually anyone understands the distinction these days. News media sure as hell doesn't. Now Google "p-hacking" (aka "data dredging") and you can see the excitingly sleazy depths to which "science" has sunk. The social "sciences" don't even bother with trivial things like "hypotheses" anymore. They just gather a bunch of data and announce results. Let the theories come to you! Especially Google the story of Brian Wansink. I will bet my last El Morro (delicious) that 90% of the people on this board have read or heard at least one news item based on his work -- even if they didn't know it . . . . By the way it's been proven since 2000 that storks deliver babies. http://robertmatthews.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/RM-storks-paper.pdf
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    HSA Price Increases

    I understood his point. I was reading for information on Cuban pricing and market conditions. "What Will I Smoke Now? (And Why!)" is a natural reaction but an altogether different topic.
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    What Size Freezer Bags?

    Ziploc makes a plain-jane 2 gal freezer bag. Been using them for a decade
  6. Can you define "strong"? Is that in relation to the bitter taste you discuss, or do they also have a lot of power (i.e. nicotine)?
  7. Found it on CCW. Anyone have detailed updates? Sales & Revenue Sales and Revenue figures are generally a close-kept secret within Habanos SA. In a surprising lapse, the following figures for 2006 were "published". Reportedly just seven of the 27 current export brands account for 83 percent of all cigars sold and contribute 82 percent of all sales revenue. These brands are: Montecristo: 23% of all cigars sold; 29% of all revenue. Romeo y Julieta: 15% of all cigars sold; 12% of all revenue. Partagas: 12% of all cigars sold; 12% of all revenue. Cohiba: 11% of all cigars sold; 20% of all revenue. Jose L. Piedra: 11% of all cigars sold; 2% of all revenue. Quintero: 5% of all cigars sold; 2% of all revenue. Hoyo de Monterrey: 4% of all cigars sold; 5% of all revenue. Figures for other well-known brands are: H. Upmann: 2.4% of all cigars sold, 2.1% of all revenue. Trinidad: 1.5% of all cigars sold, 2.5% of all revenue. The Bolivar, Punch and Ramon Allones brands barely register, however this position may well have changed with the introduction of the Regional Edition Series, as these three brands alone have had in excess of 60 releases to date (2013). The largest selling cigar is the Montecristo No.4 (a Petit Corona) with a 8% market share. Early 2009 figures reveal the following market order: Montecristo. Romeo y Julieta. Jose L. Piedra. Cohiba. Partagás. Hoyo de Monterrey. Quintero. H. Upmann. The majority of all income is earned from the first four brands.
  8. I used to refer to a chart of production (or was it sales?) figures by marca. It was a little outdated, but claimed to be official numbers themselves, or at least, the last such figures that got out into the wild. I thought maybe it was at CCW, or here, but for the life of me I cannot find it anymore. Anyone know where to find such a resource? NOT talking about merely relative production between the marcas, but pretty specific numbers. Anyone?
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    In search of tea notes in a cigar.

    On occasion, the dreaded Cuaba
  10. Not to nitpick here -- because we could do that with any and all inherently subjective descriptions -- but do you think Monte Esp. are still "darker and more concentrated"? Objectively speaking, it seems to me for many years Monte Esp. has consistently carried some of the lightest wrappers of the whole marca
  11. LOL didn't notice that when I apparently resurrected
  12. This. Or just cheap plastic blocks (chemically neutral). Any space filler will do, for pennies.

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