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  • Yo ho ho! Pennsylvania aims to smash US embargo on Cuban rum

    04/30/2017 7:22:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 30, 2017 11:42 AM EDT | Marc Levy
    Pennsylvania’s Cuban rum run got its start in a chance meeting last fall in the parking lot in front of the state Capitol. “‘You know, we have rum,’” a visiting Cuban government liaison told state Sen. Chuck McIlhinney, who was walking to his car when he was introduced to her as the senator whose committee oversees how alcohol is sold in Pennsylvania. “And I’m like, ‘Yeah, we should buy some.’” A few months later, the agency that controls Pennsylvania’s 600-plus state-owned wine and liquor stores is working to lift the United States’ 55-year-old embargo on Cuban rum, one of the...
  • Chavez's image taken off altars

    04/06/2002 9:41:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 736+ views
    United Press International ^ | March 4, 2002 | Uwe Siemon-Netto,UPI Religion Correspondent
    Lately, Chavez declared himself a member of a charismatic congregation, thus allegedly belonging to his country's fastest-growing branch of Christianity. But then he angered the country's National Catholic Bishops Conference by communing at a Mass organized by a priest of pro-Communist leanings. Should you have any doubt that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is in serious decline, consider this: His bust is being removed from the altars of his country's popular religion, a renowned anthropologist told United Press International on Monday. Less than four years ago, the syncretistic Maria Lionza cult celebrated Chavez as the reincarnation of Simon Bolivar, (1783-1830),...
  • Obama lifts restrictions on Cuban rum, cigars

    10/14/2016 8:53:31 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    USA Today | 10/14/2016 | Alan Gomez
  • Hillary Clinton Takes Natural Desiccated Thyroid. (She is on thyroid meds)

    02/21/2016 4:41:41 AM PST · by dennisw · 37 replies ^ | Posted on August 3, 2015 | /Jeffrey Dach MD
    Hillary Clinton Takes Natural Desiccated Thyroid Posted on August 3, 2015 A letter was released by Hillary Clinton's doctor, Lisa Bardack, MD, disclosing among other things, Hillary is taking natural desiccated thyroid pills for hypothyroidism, and she has a Calcium Score of zero. She also takes vitamin B12. Dr Lisa Bardack declared Hillary "fit to serve as president." Perhaps Dr Lisa Bardack prescribes natural thyroid for Hillary Clinton because it is a better thyroid medication. And perhaps Dr Lisa Barack prescribes natural thyroid for Hillary Clinton in spite of the opposition of the Endocrine Society Position_Statement which says natural desiccated...
  • 250 Year-Old Shipwreck Could Hold Thousands of Litres of Rum

    05/18/2015 6:26:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 18th May, 2015 | Annie Hayes
    Shipwreck Could Hold Thousands of Litres of Rum • Sunken British warship the Lord Clive could hold “treasure worth millions”, including “vast stocks” of 250-year-old rum which will be recovered later this year. The wreck, which sunk off the coast of Uruguay, was discovered in 2004, but the Uruguyan government has only given permission for its recovery this year. Salvage of the ship, which was sunk by Spanish cannons in 1763, will require cranes, excavators and around 80 workers and is expected to begin within two months. The ship, which was constructed in Hull for the Royal Navy and was...
  • House passes fiscal cliff deal, tamps down GOP revolt

    01/01/2013 7:47:58 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 182 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Dec 31, 2012 | Olivier Knox
  • Hollywood Tax Credits, Rum Subsidies, Indian Coal & Scooters: The Senate Fiscal Cliff Bill’s Ripoffs

    01/01/2013 6:26:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 1, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    While the American people are being hit with new ObamaCare taxes, and the ObamaDeficit is climbing through the roof and will pass 20 trillion dollars before long, there’s always plenty of sweetheart deals and pork to be found. 1. Hollywood. Celebrities flocked to Obama and the industry poured millions into his campaign. Payday comes in the form of an extension of the Special Expensing Rules which allow Hollywood productions to deduct 15 to 20 million dollars. That’s pretty generous considering that companies that manufacture medical devices are being hit with a tax. But who really needs pacemakers anyway when you’ve...
  • 500 year old rum? Archaeologists search for the real Captain Morgan

    07/29/2012 2:13:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies ^ | July 26, 2012 |
    To life, love and a legendary privateer’s lost fleet. U.S. archaeologists are continuing their search for real-life buccaneer Captain Henry Morgan’s lost fleet after the discovery of six cannons, a 17th century wooden shipwreck and even a barrel that may very well contain rum. Yo, ho ho indeed. Aptly backed by the Captain Morgan rum brand, a team of leading archaeologists led by Frederick “Fritz” Hanselmann of Texas State University hope to unlock the myth and mysteries of one of history’s most iconic sea captains. “We’re interested in telling the true story of Henry Morgan,” Hanselmann, who is a director...
  • Film Review: The Rum Diary

    10/24/2011 6:53:00 AM PDT · by cll · 16 replies
    Film Journal International ^ | 10/24/2011 | David Noh
    It’s Puerto Rico in 1960, and Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp, actually playing the young Hunter S. Thompson) makes his reeling, booze-soaked arrival to work at the local newspaper. Various gringo residents, from his beyond-cynical editor Lotterman (Richard Jenkins) to the paper’s photographer Bob (Michael Rispoli), who becomes his roommate, and ruthless big-shot land developer Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart) try to school him in the island ways to his advantage. But Kemp has always unsteadily made his own choices, while scrabbling to find his true voice as a real writer, as well as love in the form of Sanderson’s tempting girlfriend, Chenault...
  • Sailor Found in Another’s Bunk Staying

    04/15/2011 5:02:02 PM PDT · by DBeers · 45 replies ^ | April 09, 2011 | Associated Press
    <p>COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Navy has dropped dismissal proceedings against a South Carolina-based sailor who was charged with unprofessional conduct after he was found in the same bed with another male sailor, a spokesman said Friday.</p> <p>The Navy no longer has a dismissal case against Petty Officer Stephen Jones, said spokesman Thomas Dougan, who wouldn't discuss any details.</p>
  • Police: NY woman gave rum to snow-shoveling teens

    12/29/2010 2:48:18 PM PST · by DemforBush · 49 replies · 3+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 12/29/10 | n/a
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Police say a New York woman shared rum with two teenagers who helped her shovel snow. White Plains public safety police commissioner, David Chong, says the boys' parents called police after the teens came home in a "highly intoxicated state" Monday. The boys are 17 and 18. New York's legal drinking age is 21...
  • How did spiced rum become a homeland security threat in the Caribbean?

    08/20/2010 5:00:53 AM PDT · by cll · 8 replies
    The Muckraker Blog ^ | 8/19/2010 | G.W. Shulz
    Virtually everything today is in one way or another a potential danger to U.S. national security. There are foreign terrorists, of course. Beyond that authorities cite drug cartels, downturns in the economy, espionage, street gangs, counterfeit goods, right-wing militias, left-wing environmentalists and the multiple personalities of Mother Nature. Beautiful Caribbean locales, on the other hand, face their own hazards. For the Virgin Islands, one of several U.S. territories many Americans forget have deep historical, political and economic ties to the mainland, it’s apparently adult beverages and “Puerto Rican terrorists” that together form a feasible threat. First, background. The story begins...
  • Mojito

    07/12/2010 7:13:18 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 22 replies
    vanity ^ | unknown | thesparrow
    TO HOLD YOU FOREVER you just want me to hold you to keep on holding you so that you keep my fingers locked around you never letting me go of my fingers to play with words and write some lines some sense some cynical some classic some sad and some stupid and my thoughts you smudge them with deft ease and i turn blind to all that's floating around me the evening skirts in shades of black and bouncing babes with gym-shaped legs low-fat low-carb arms and most of it my fingers locked around you when all they want is...
  • State of emergency declared in Jamaican capital

    05/23/2010 8:15:17 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 25 replies · 1,056+ views
    The Times ^ | 5/24/2010
    Jamaican authorities placed Kingston under a state of emergency and urged people to leave the city’s roughest neighbourhoods overnight, as police clashed with armed gangs over the possible extradition of a drug suspect to the United States. A police officer and a civilian were wounded by gunfire in street clashes and three police stations came under attack in the city, while women and children were told to evacuate. One police station was set ablaze after police abandoned it ran out of bullets, police said. Authorities alleged that gunmen from various communities across the Caribbean country of 2.8 million had joined...
  • Tax breaks for Captain Morgan ignite rum war in Caribbean

    03/18/2010 6:11:42 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 3 replies · 295+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 17, 2010 | Jeannette Rivera-Lyles
    Captain Morgan is packing his bags and moving to the U.S. Virgin Islands — a relocation that is making waves from Puerto Rico to Washington and riling some Central Florida politicians. Diageo, a British liquor conglomerate that owns the popular spiced-rum brand, was lured to the Virgin Islands by up to $2.7 billion in rebates over 30 years on the excise taxes that the company pays to import the rum onto the mainland. The company also will move into a new $165 million distillery and get a 90 percent income-tax break. The deal dismayed another U.S. territory, Puerto Rico, which...
  • Rum bottle thrown at Malaysia mosque amid tension

    01/16/2010 4:38:20 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 35 replies · 1,147+ views
    Yahoo AP ^ | Jan. 16, 2010
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Vandals threw a rum bottle at a mosque in the first attack on a Muslim house of worship after almost a dozen similar assaults on churches in Malaysia the past week, police said Saturday. Police have dismissed the attacks as vandalism, but they have caused disquiet in multiracial Malaysia and raised fears of more widespread religious tensions. One Sikh temple and 11 churches have been hit _ most of them with molotov cocktails _ since Jan. 8. One church was partially gutted, though the others sustained only minor damages. No arrests have been made. (snip) Abu...
  • Rum war between territories ferments on Hill

    11/18/2009 12:12:16 PM PST · by rrstar96 · 19 replies · 556+ views ^ | November 18, 2009 | CB Online Staff
    The bad blood continues to ferment between Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands over rum taxes, as the two territories vie for perks to lure the lucrative industry. In the latest round, the U.S. Virgin Islands is accusing Puerto Rico and its backers of spreading “misinformation” related to a recent move by liquor company Diageo to open a rum plant in the Virgin Islands. Diageo, which owns Captain Morgan, is ending a long-standing relationship with Puerto Rico’s Destilería Serrallés. In a Nov. 13 letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), Gov. John deJongh of the Virgin...
  • Puerto Rico Daily Sun Almost --But Not Quite-- Connects Dots on Rangel Rum Rebate Story

    11/15/2009 2:38:49 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies · 830+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 15, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Your humble correspondent has just returned from the Caribbean paradise of Culebra. Politics were far from my mind as I snorkled the Culebran reefs. However, on my way home, I picked up a copy of the Puerto Rico Daily Sun in the western outskirts of San Juan and a certain story by Robert Friedman of their Washington, D.C. bureau caught my eye because it had the word "rum" in the title: "Debate heats up in D.C. over rum rebate." As a lover of that delightful beverage, I naturally scanned the story which, much to my amusement, illustrated the state of...
  • Lawmakers lean on Pelosi and Rangel as controversy mounts over taxes on rum

    11/13/2009 5:35:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 477+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/09 | Susan Crabtree
    Lawmakers lean on Pelosi and Rangel as controversy mounts over taxes on rumBy Susan Crabtree - 11/12/09 06:00 AM ET The tug-of-war between Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands over rum taxes has grown more intense in the wake of House passage of the healthcare bill. Puerto Rico’s top supporters in the lower chamber this week fired off letters to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) imploring them to turn their attention to the dispute between the two island territories. The members who signed the letter to Rangel were Puerto Rico Resident...
  • Deal has U.S. taxpayers subsidizing British distillery on St. Croix (Billions to Captain Morgan rum)

    09/08/2009 2:55:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 848+ views ^ | 9/08/09 | Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten
    Deal has U.S. taxpayers subsidizing British distillery on St. Croixby Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten/Los Angeles Times Tuesday September 08, 2009, 6:00 AM With little fanfare, a deal is moving forward to direct billions in U.S. tax dollars to an unlikely beneficiary -- the giant British liquor producer that makes Captain Morgan rum. Under the agreement, Diageo of London will receive tax credits and other benefits worth $2.7 billion over 30 years, including the entire $165 million cost of building a state-of-the-art distillery on the island of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, a U.S. territory. Virgin Islands officials say...