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Re: “Death announced of recently released North Korean prisoner

You can still go to Cuba alone, like I did back in 2009. Just go via another country. Fly to Cancun, Mexico City, Costa Rica, etc. Then fly from their to Havana. You can arrange seperate flights through many Canadian travel companies who'll purchase your tickets for you. If my country says I'm not free to travel someplace, I'm just that more determined to do it. Trump is wrong, by the way, myself, and most Americans I met in the 5 weeks in Cuba, all stayed at casa particulares ( private bed & breakfasts ($25 per night) and ate at mostly private restaurants. I did little to support the Cuban military! The Cuban people are doing much better now than back in 2009. I went legally last year and Cubans have much more freedom and opportunities now than then, like night and day, the changes there in 8 years. Back to a failed policy of isolation that hastn't worked for 60 years! I mourn for the loss to the people of Cuba. Exposure to American travelers and the income they provide to the average Cuban is all that can change things in Cuba. Go to Cuba anyway you can, you'll find it interesting and will be welcomed by the average Cuban.

10 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by biscuithead on 06/19/2017 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Rapert called out for anti-Muslim messaging

The more certain people like Rapert are of their own infallibility, their own inherent knowledge of right and wrong, the more dangerous and ignorant they inevitably are. You'll never see a terrorist, nor a right wing fundamentalist, that isn't 100% sure of what they believe.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by biscuithead on 06/09/2017 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Commission to hear about plans for Ten Commandments monument

I wonder what this will cost taxpayers? Money to erect the monument, money to fight the court case, more money to appeal their loss, even more money as attorney general Rutledge is determined to appeal all the way to Supreme Court even though any lawyer knows how this will end. Finally, more money to tear down the monument and pay the attorney fees for the winner of the case, which won't be the state of Arkansas! Will the ignorant masses, the Arkansas voter, ever wake up and say enough is enough?

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Posted by biscuithead on 04/27/2017 at 8:49 PM

Re: “State spends $30,000 drug testing TANF recipients for drugs, nabs 2.

I would imagine the $30,000 plus was for the cost of setting up the testing centers, staff, etc. If that's the case, they got a bargain. I expected in would have cost hundreds of thousands if they actually included all that went into the policy and enforcement. Not a very well written article, I'm afraid.
As others have said, Florida's testing programs several years ago proved it was not financially viable to test TANF recipients because it cost far more than it saved, never mind the constitutional issues
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Posted by biscuithead on 04/25/2017 at 3:51 PM

Re: “When Jason Rapert stops talking, he sounds great!

Why is it the only thing his music reminds me of is "Deliverance". Would he be one of the good 'ol boys or the one squealing like a pig, I wonder? Since he has so much hatred for gays, I'm pretty sure he's a closet "squealer".

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Posted by biscuithead on 02/01/2017 at 11:16 PM
Posted by biscuithead on 01/25/2017 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Marijuana commission sets cultivation fee at $100,000

What do you expect from a commission filled with people that voted against medical marijuana? Everyone that has revealed their vote all voted no on the issue. Doesn't surprise me that most of them have agendas other than a problem-free, efficient and fair system for doling out the cultivation and retail licenses. As someone else has mentioned, the only one on the board that seems interested in those the law was intended to help is Dr. Ramon. Others (Story) seem to want to make it so expensive as to price the marijuana out of the range of most intended patients. From all I've seen and heard, banking is indeed a very big problem for these operations. No banks want to take a chance on a federal crack down that could lead to their indictment. To make this work in all the states allowing this, the federal govt. should clearly state its intention and give legal marijuana cultivators and sellers, as well as banks, a clear cut exemption from prosecution. That seems to be the only way banks will touch the money. Either that or set up something similar to a bank that could function as a bank for them.

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Posted by biscuithead on 01/03/2017 at 7:51 PM

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