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  1. I am 100% certain you will enjoy them ! I have so far the few I have smoked.
  2. If this is about the SCDLH Roques - they are great cigars, truly excellent.
  3. While you may get Facturas for CR in HAV ( like at Club Habana, Alex or maybe Reynaldo ) I have never heard from any farm that does them. In any case and however many Facturas you may have - if Cuban customs gets tough you will only be able to take out the 20 officially allowed unbanded cigars out of the country ...
  4. Deep Throat confirms your story @Elpresidente Gran Churchill was transferred to El Laguito for rolling like a month ago. And I would think that for this Vitola, like for similar exclusive ones like the Roques etc., they would use Cat 9 rollers like "Melon"...
  5. Hahahaha ... this is about the source - not the movie the older guys might remember who the source "Deep Throat" was ... Deep Throat is the pseudonym given to the secret informant who provided information in 1972 to Bob Woodward, who shared it with Carl Bernstein. Woodward and Bernstein were reporters for The Washington Post, and Deep Throat provided key details about the involvement of U.S. President Richard Nixon's administration in what came to be known as the Watergate scandal.
  6. Rob, Just checking with "Deep Throat" at EL myself - will confirm as I get the facts on the story
  7. Maybe so, nice story and nickname. But I have seen these being rolled and stored at another factory only and never heard of them being anywhere near El Laguito. Great cigar and a dream to smoke.
  8. He is not "hiding" in Havana - at least not according to Reuters ... Fintech July 5, 2019 / 10:00 PM / Updated 11 hours ago Fugitive U.S. tech guru: Cryptocurrency is next Cuban revolution Sarah Marsh HAVANA (Reuters) - On the run from U.S. tax authorities, tech guru John McAfee puffs a cigar aboard his towering white yacht in a Havana harbor and says he can help Cuba evade the U.S. government too - by launching a cryptocurrency that defeats a U.S. trade embargo. John McAfee, co-founder of McAfee Crypto Team and CEO of Luxcore and founder of McAfee Antivirus, leaves his yacht at the Marina Hemingway in Havana, Cuba, July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini The creator of the eponymous antivirus software in the 1980s, McAfee in an interview touted the anonymity of the digital currency while also outlining his belief that income tax is illegal and plans to run from Cuba for the Libertarian Party nomination for U.S. president. “It would be trivial to get around the U.S. government’s embargo through the use of a clever system of currency,” the 73-year-old said Thursday. “So I made a formal offer to help them for free ... on a private channel through Twitter.” While Cuba had not responded, its Communist government said earlier this week it was studying the potential use of cryptocurrency to alleviate an economic crisis aggravated by tighter U.S. sanctions under President Donald Trump. Countries under U.S. sanctions such as Iran and Venezuela have floated the idea of using digital currency to trade although no scheme appears to have gotten off the ground. “You can’t just create a coin and expect it to fly. You have to base it on the proper blockchain, have it structured such that it meets the specific needs of a country or economic situation,” said McAfee. “There are probably less than 10 people in the world who know how to do that and I’m certainly one of them.” With him on the yacht are his wife, four large dogs, two security guards and seven staff for his campaign “in exile” for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination, McAfee said. He previously ran in 2016 and came in a distant third. McAfee said he did not pay income tax for eight years for ideological reasons and was indicted. The Internal Revenue Service declined comment. To avoid trial, he left the United States in January for the Bahamas. He arrived in Cuba a month ago after suspecting that U.S. law enforcement was trying to extradite him from the Bahamas. McAfee is nothing if not colorful. His past includes fleeing Belize where he lived for several years after police sought him for questioning in the 2012 murder of a neighbor, meeting his wife, Janice McAfee, when she solicited him as a prostitute while he was on the run and saying on Twitter last year that he has fathered 47 children. The cybersecurity expert said he hopes to extend his Cuban visitor visa indefinitely, breaking a U.S. ban on recreational vessels visiting the island imposed last month as well as travel restrictions. McAfee plans to use social media, where he has 1 million followers on Twitter, to campaign for the Libertarian nomination. Thousands of volunteers wearing masks depicting his face will campaign for him back home and abroad, he said. CUBA LIBRE He believes Cuba would never extradite him to the United States. Both Cuba and the United States have a history of providing refuge to individuals wanted by the other country for crimes with political overtones, according to lawyer Pedro Freyre. Yet cooperation on criminal enforcement improved since a 2014 detente. Cuba last year extradited a U.S. citizen accused of murdering his girlfriend. Neither the Cuban government nor the U.S. Justice Department replied to a request for comment. “They just want to put me in jail and not let me speak again,” said McAfee. “I’m not going to allow that because I have too much to say.” Reporting by Sarah Marsh; Editing by Cynthia Osterman
  9. Thanks @Habana Mike but I don't post anything of interest anymore - basically only about new good food places in Havana now and limited stuff on my trips. Reasons : 1) Don't like to repeat myself ad nauseam and 2) The REALLY interesting stuff is not fit for posting and would only get me in trouble ... 🙂
  10. Not related to the 737 MAX but makes a case why aircraft Manufactures should not be allowed to self-certify their products : Boeing falsified records for 787 jet sold to Air Canada. It developed a fuel leak Air Canada said only 1 plane affected and Boeing said 'immediate corrective action was initiated' Katie Nicholson · CBC News · Posted: Jun 28, 2019 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: 4 hours ago An Air Canada Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet taxies at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, N.S. in 2014. One of the 787 jets sold to Air Canada developed a fuel leak in 2015 after Boeing staff falsified records. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press) Boeing staff falsified records for a 787 jet built for Air Canada which developed a fuel leak ten months into service in 2015. In a statement to CBC News, Boeing said it self-disclosed the problem to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration after Air Canada notified them of the fuel leak. The records stated that manufacturing work had been completed when it had not. Boeing said an audit concluded it was an isolated event and "immediate corrective action was initiated for both the Boeing mechanic and the Boeing inspector involved." Boeing is under increasing scrutiny in the U.S. and abroad following two deadly crashes that claimed 346 lives and the global grounding of its 737 Max jets. On the latest revelations related to falsifying records for the Air Canada jet, Mike Doiron of Moncton-based Doiron Aviation Consulting said: "Any falsification of those documents which could basically cover up a safety issue is a major problem." In the aviation industry, these sorts of documents are crucial for ensuring the safety of aircraft and the passengers onboard, he said. 'Never a good scenario' Doiron said even small fuel leaks are dangerous. The temperature on the internal parts of an aircraft's turbine engine can reach around 700 degrees. With such high temperatures, it doesn't take much for a flammable liquid like fuel to be ignited if there is a leak around the engine, Doiron said. "It's never, never a good scenario," he said of the leak. Boeing made 'mistake' in handling warning system in 737 Max jets before 2 deadly crashes: CEO Boeing jet deliveries plunge as impact of 737 Max grounding spreads Air Canada said it inspected the rest of its 787 jets and did not find any other fuel leak issues. "All of our aircraft are subject to regular and thorough inspections and we maintain them in full accordance with all manufacturer and regulatory directives," Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick said in an email to CBC News. Mike Doiron of Moncton-based Doiron Aviation Consulting said the falsification of documents by Boeing employees is a 'major problem' that 'could basically cover up a safety issue.' (CBC) Air Canada introduced the 787 Dreamliner to its fleet five years ago. According to its corporate website, it has 35 787s in its fleet. WestJet also has two different Dreamliner models in its fleet which it introduced in February. It said it has full confidence in the safety of those aircraft. Transport Canada evaluation In 2015, Boeing paid the FAA $12 million US to settle ongoing investigations. As a part of the five-year agreement, Boeing agreed to work with the agency to address safety oversight issues within the company. That agreement details an "obscure program" that delegates some safety checks to Boeing itself, said Michael Laris, a Washington Post reporter who has looked into many of Boeing's safety issues that prompted the agreement with the FAA. An Air Canada Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet arrives at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in 2014. After the leak was detected, Air Canada said it inspected the rest of its 787 jets and did not find any other fuel leak issues. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press) After the devastating 737 Max crashes, Laris said questions are being raised about the effectiveness of Boeing's oversight program. "Just how much authority should be delegated to the company? Just how independent are the Boeing employees and their managers?" Laris started digging into that agreement, and the investigations that prompted it, hoping to learn more about how the 737 Max was approved to fly. The FAA said it closely monitors and evaluates Boeing's performance under the 2015 settlement agreement but cannot discuss it. FAA says some Boeing 737 Max jets may have faulty parts FAA says it has no timetable for Boeing 737 Max's return to service Boeing said it has introduced formal training for staff on personal accountability in the manufacturing process which emphasizes why it is important to comply with regulations. Transport Canada said the incident involving falsified documents fell under the jurisdiction of the FAA. Transport Canada said it is evaluating how all of this new information emerging about Boeing will impact ongoing aircraft safety validation efforts.

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