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Well, sorry my dear Palinka but bullshit on Cuba and the fraudulent mobsters who rule it, may they burn in Hell. And anyone who supports thier terrorist regime, and by that I mean anyone who travels to or conducts business with psychotic killers like the Castro brothers, needs be ashamed of themselves.

I'm priviledged to have met and briefly known John Voelker aka Robert Traver who wrote Trout Madness and Anatomy of a Murder and was taught the appreciation of the outdoor twisted Italian charoot and it's anti-bug properties while fly casting, which is the better local for the weed, given that the smoking laws are what they are for taverns and the good Garcia Vega stuff seems no longer available. Outdoors in Michigan in April. Heaven.

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Smatter Noguts wrote:Well, sorry my dear Palinka but bullshit on Cuba and the fraudulent mobsters who rule it, may they burn in Hell. And anyone who supports thier terrorist regime, and by that I mean anyone who travels to or conducts business with psychotic killers like the Castro brothers, needs be ashamed of themselves...
My dear friend, Please let me begin by apologising for expressing myself very poorly, not for one moment was I suggesting support toward the current Cuban regime (indeed it is to be most fervently hoped that it will collapse inward, upon itself, very shortly). I was just expressing the, widely held, belief that their cigars are a superior product (as has been stated on more than one occasion by luminaries such as, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Richard Nixon and Clint Eastwood, to name but three).
Sadly, it is a fact of life that we often have to make "Faustian Pacts" in order to do good and/or get what we want. There are very few heads of state of OPEC countries that one would want to take home and introduce to the family. Then there are the deals with the devil that we have to make just to get to provide humanitarian aid to Haiti and many South American and African countries (and let's not even get into the way we stumble over ourselves to make concessions to Putin).
It's an ugly World.
Most of the Havana cigars that are available in Europe are the result of a straightforward exchange for humanitarian, medical aid (through such organisations as "Medicins sans Frontieres").

And really, when we think about it, smoking is a stupid, self-destructive, anti-social habit (or more correctly, addiction) but since many people, throughout the World, indulge in it, it becomes a widely available drug. It also says something that a pack of smokes will cost a third of the price in Virginia (a tobacco growing state), than a pack of the same brand of cigarettes would cost in New York (a non - tobacco growing state) and were it possible to scrutinise political donations (in the form of both money and time - many people standing for office are "lent" people, from extant companies, to assist them in electioneering). And I am a smoker.
However, to get back to the original theme of the thread, we are talking about cigars and, as Sigmund Freud famously noted, "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar".
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Que pasa, Amigo.

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Smoked a pack last night over the 5 or so hours spent partying.
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It's a shame and a pity that the acquired taste of fine Cuban cigars is being demonized. Most red state conservatives would not mind open trade with Cuba. It's the leftists in power in the US that don't like competition.
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Palinka wrote:...
Smatter Noguts wrote:
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Too much politics in smokers corner, I diagree on a lot of levels on these.
But initially came here to have a small cough on the Marlboro Cowboy. Come to where the flavor is, come to Marlboro Country
Related: Bernstein's score has frequently been quoted in the media and popular culture. Starting in 1963, the theme was used in commercials in the U.S. for Marlboro cigarettes. The magnificent seven theme
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Have a Pall Mall, honey.
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ThirstyDrunk wrote:Have a Pall Mall, honey.
Thanks but we already have one, sweet'ums...

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Palinka wrote:
ThirstyDrunk wrote:Have a Pall Mall, honey.
Thanks but we already have one, sweet'ums...

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Lucky Strike cigarettes, the American brand that went to war and liberated the UK and smoked by Yankee G.I.'s had a code of letters on the bottom of the packet.
'L.S.M.F.T'.
The tobacco producer claimed that mean 'Lucky Strike means fine tobacco'.
Those that knew better claimed it meant, 'Loose Strap Means Floppy Tits'.
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Rare footage of Palinkas first cigar:
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Yes, it was shared. But by whom, and how many of em?
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Considering that smoking really is rather not healthy, I mostly quit smoking.
The exceptions are occasional cigars and cigarettes in pubs. I just don't like second hand.
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Herman you are great!
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Herman wrote:This is me this morning. I know, i'm a messy bastard.

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