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Old 28-02-2010, 06:13   #46
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Osirisail summed it up nicely, whereas I resent stupidity in governance as so often ehibited by our elected and appointed officals and I do not like them telling me what to do when I am minding my own business, there is something to be said for the old low profile attitude.

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Originally Posted by mesquaukee View Post
I do not see how the above fine and all the legal fees could be spun into saying that people were fined for going to Cuba.

Perhaps you did not visit the second link that I posted for more examples. WG

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Originally Posted by IdoraKeeper View Post
Just curious, how many of the folks posting would like to be able to make a trip to Cuba without all the current restrictions. If you object to the government in Cuba, is the current US policy helping the people of Cuba? Are Cubans in Cuba really an enemy we should not trade with? With a little trade a Cuban might be able to buy a Chevy Volt, or a Whopper with cheese or a new window from Home Depot. Nothing succeeds like success. I think it would be a marvelous cruising destination.

The first item they would buy from Home Depot would be screens for their windows. Other items hard to find in Cuba include walking shoes,shaving razors,cigarette lighters, underware, bras, tampons or sanitary napkins, socks, jeans, sunglasses, medicine, toothpaste, dental floss, rain jackets, quality tools, baby items.
I bought $20 of items from Key West Salvation Army and had to pay Cuban Customs 100% import duty ($280.00), before I could give them to a Cuban friend.
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Originally Posted by Waterwayguy View Post
Perhaps you did not visit the second link that I posted for more examples. WG
I read about a sailboat race, donated pianos, a sick relative, an airplane ticket,bibles, a bandaid given away to a person in need by a sailor and a person and person's who flew to Cuba.

Only one sailboat was mentioned. It had the misfortune of being struck by lightening. The Cuban Coast Guard were kind enough to rescue them, the boat and their pets. They erred in their belief that the US government would be of some assistance to them. Instead they were told to abandon their boat and their dogs.
They were fined for giving aid to a Cuban Cook who hurt his finger which any compassionate person would do. That would have been difficult to do after the kindness expressed by the Cubans in rescuing them.

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