1. "I have a question with no Snark attached...." In response to Reply # 0
So, are these cigars better just because they are from Cuba? Don't they make shitty cigars in Cuba to? I mean, what do Cuban bums smoke? Could you hypothetically buy cigars here in the US that are better quality then what some people are bringing from Cuba?
9. "yeah, what this dude said." In response to Reply # 4
>and could be argued as the #1 brand. Questions answered: > >>So, are these cigars better just because they are from Cuba? > >Short answer is yes. Cuban cigars tend to be of better >overall quality, factors which include construction, tobacco >quality and consistency.
Montecristo is a top luxury brand. You also have Cohiba, Partagas, etc. Those brands are like Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Porsche
> > >>Don't they make shitty cigars in Cuba to? I mean, what do >>Cuban bums smoke? > >They probably do make cheap ones there, but across the gamut, >quality will be higher.
this is true. but you know since Fidel controls all exports, you, outside of cuba, won't find any bammer Cuban cigars
10. "It's like buying cali weed. yeah some be bammer but most be FLAME" In response to Reply # 1
>So, are these cigars better just because they are from Cuba? >Don't they make shitty cigars in Cuba to? I mean, what do >Cuban bums smoke? >Could you hypothetically buy cigars here in the US that are >better quality then what some people are bringing from Cuba? > > >Having said all that, enjoy your cigars
18. "Her Dominican boyfriend duped her for a set of the worst fakes ever (pic..." In response to Reply # 15
The infamous glass top Cohibas She brought me these shits for $60 last year when I asked her for some. Luckily I caught the error and had her cop me some Red Dots as well. Red Dots were legit and oh so smooth I give these fakes out to valet dudes and bell boys when I want to be big baller
Miami snubbed Nelson Mandela on Thursday, refusing to extend him an official welcome and giving him a taste of America`s own racial problems.
It was the first time Mandela had received anything less than red-carpet treatment on what has otherwise been a triumphant U.S. tour to promote support for opposition to South Africa`s apartheid.
No one met Mandela at the airport. Mayor Xavier Suarez, a Cuban-American, boycotted the visit to protest Mandela`s remarks that Cuban President Fidel Castro was a ``brother in arms`` because Castro supported his African National Congress.
And hundreds of Cubans demonstrated on Thursday outside the Miami Beach convention center where Mandela was addressing labor leaders, waving banners proclaiming Mandela a ``terrorist`` and saying he wasn`t welcome in America. They also chanted slogans at blacks who had turned out to greet Mandela, creating a tense atmosphere in a city with a history of strained Hispanic-black relations.
Santiago Gonzalez, a Cuban demonstrator, predicted heightened ill-feeling between blacks and Cubans in Miami, and he blamed Mandela.
``He shouldn`t have come here. He knew he wasn`t welcome,`` Gonzalez said. ``If he supports communism, his place is back in Africa, in prison.``
Police successfully kept the two sides apart but there were scuffles when a small group of Mandela supporters accidentally strayed into the area cordoned off for the protesters.
Although those protesting Mandela`s visit were outnumbered by thousands of enthusiastic well-wishers, the demonstration marred the celebratory spirit that has surrounded of Mandela`s other U.S. appearances.
Mandela had to enter the convention center by a back entrance to avoid protesters, disappointing thousands who had waited hours in front of the building hoping for a glimpse of him.
``I`m angry, I`m angry as hell,`` said Jean Brandt, who said she had been waiting since 6 a.m. to see Mandela. ``I`m a native Miamian, born and raised in this city. But today I`m ashamed even to be in Miami.``
Max Castro of Greater Miami United, a multiracial group dedicated to improving Miami`s race relations, said the mayor`s snub to Mandela will not be forgotten by black Miamians.
He said Suarez was apparently trying appease the Cubans who deserted Suarez during the last mayoral election.
``But I think it was a very unwise move,`` he said. ``This is going to be an event of major significance in the history of relations between the two races.``
Instead of a formal welcoming proclamation, like those Mandela received from New York, Boston, Washington and Atlanta, the mayor and members of the City Council issued a statement declaring Mandela`s behavior ``unacceptable.`` Miami is not the first U.S. city with race problems Mandela has visited. But elsewhere, racial differences were buried by the rush of enthusiasm to greet him.
In Miami, the debate over his views on Castro highlighted the gulf between the city`s two main communities.
Blacks said they sympathized with the Cubans` position but felt they had misunderstood Mandela.
``They have their right to protest. However, I think they`re being unfair,`` said Vanessa Kerr, a businesswoman. ``When black South Africans were drowning and the rest of the world was ignoring them, Castro threw them a lifeline. Those people weren`t doing anything about apartheid then, so what right do they have to complain now?``
The Cubans, however, said they were hurt and angry that Miami`s blacks seemed more concerned about apartheid in faraway South Africa than about abuses in nearby Cuba.
``We don`t want them (the blacks) to think we support apartheid,`` said Pedro Cabrera of the Independent Cuban Party. ``We want human rights for South African people and also for Cuban people, but Mr. Mandela doesn`t seem to care about Cubans.``
Mandela flew to Detroit after addressing the union leaders. He made no public appearances in Miami, and a planned rally in the black neighborhood of Liberty City was called off on the advice of security officials.
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8. "here's how the story went down (i'm bout to cry yall...)" In response to Reply # 0
she's been living in DR for the past couple years and getting ready to move to panama in january so she was going to take a month break and come home for the holidays she asked me how cuba was when i went and if i thought she should go of course i told her to JUST DO IT so then told me she was going to jump to cuba for a couple weeks before she came home coolio (she took the bait for my plan) well, prima, since you going to be in cuba can you take my cigarrillos order like you did last year? long story short, i couldn't really figure what i wanted so i went with the old faithful
Montecristo No. 4
those are pretty standard Cubanos so when she was telling me the price i was like "see if you can get them cheaper" she dont know how nor like to bargain with folks
long story short she said FUCK IT, this will be my xmas present to you for being such a wonderful uncle-brother we only 10 years apart and we act more like sister brother than uncle-niece she still have to listen to what i tell her to do but i let her run wild within the confined space i set
anyway, that's how my box of Montecristos came to be
this is shaping up to be a great NYE
the other night i went to the homie's homie's house and HIS homie was there and we was just killing some Crown next thing i know, dude gives us each two bottles of Krug (one for new years the other for our next marriage anniversaries) but check this, he owns a fucking VINEYARD a BLACK MAN!!!! nigga my age and owns a fucking VINEYARD
ok, i know i went off topic but yeah. life is good right now
13. "man that is awesome" In response to Reply # 0
when I was in Playa del Carmen 5 years ago. Every evening they would have a show out on the patio. This guy would come on the resort and set up his table and had a selection of cigars. Cohiba's were the best he had. $20 a pop but you could talk him down to $15 if you were Mexican and played the gente card. But he also hand rolled his own cigars too. MAN those hand rolled ones were fucking amazing. Every night we were there a cigar and drinks on the patio while they put on a boot leg ass show. Good times.
November 8th, 2005 The greatest night in the history of GD!
28. "Nicaragua and Honduras pops too." In response to Reply # 27
I'm not sure about them being "better" than Cubans But Cuban cigars are like French wine or Northern Cali weed. It is all about the soils and ambient temperatures. They are just perfect there for what they're growing.