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post #11 of 19 Old 10-09-2010, 08:09 PM
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It must have been more difficult to discern fakes then, eh? With much less access to knowledgeable BOTL or maybe a more guarded attitude about discussing them openly?
On the contrary it was easier, Many of us had Cuban Cigars while traveling abroad or in the military. Always purchased at a L.C.D.H with genuine article in hand. One now has a reference point, that's why i laugh and become adamant. When some one says i smoked non Cubans that taste just like Cubans. There is no such animal their flavors are unique only to them. I don't have to search for TWANG i know where to get it. So do you only in genuine Cuban Cigars. In the old days people shared sources just like today. With people they consider friends. I do it today sometimes several times a day. Its easier to get beat today. The internet throws thousands of sites at you at once. You think you know what your doing and you take a shot. 9 times out of 10 you get burned and don't even know it. Or won't allow yourself to admit it. The power of denial is very strong.

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smugglers...
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I think people talked about being able to get CC's more openly back in the day (70's & 80's) when it wasn't thought to be such a crime. After it became common knowledge that a lot of politicians and celebrities and other wealthy types bought tons of CC's just before the embargo, I mean who were they kidding? Even today it is pretty much a joke, but not many high profile personalities will talk publicly about it anymore. They still smoke them...

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I guess I just thought it would be more difficult because I am relatively isolated as far as friends/family locally who have any inerest in or knowledge of cigars. I have one buddy who's a cigar smoker, but he limits himself to what he can get here locally at our B&M so his supply is not only more expensive but subsantially limited compared to what's available online. And Cubans are, of course, out of the question. So without the Internet and even Puff.com, chances are good that I would never have had the opportunity to smoke a genuine Cuban cigar, nor would I have had the 1st clue where to look for them. Some ineresting stuff here...
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I think people talked about being able to get CC's more openly back in the day (70's & 80's) when it wasn't thought to be such a crime. After it became common knowledge that a lot of politicians and celebrities and other wealthy types bought tons of CC's just before the embargo, I mean who were they kidding? Even today it is pretty much a joke, but not many high profile personalities will talk publicly about it anymore. They still smoke them...
Interesting...again, I would have thought, with the Cold War, that it (violating the embargo) would have been thought more of a crime back then. Today, few even know why the trade embargo was put in place. I can understand the politicians and celebrities being cowed into silence in todays world, but only because of the stigma attached to smoking by all the crybabies and do-gooders out there.
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Yes, but there again, one must know somebody who knows somebody, etc.
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The Mayor of our city in California was a really good friend of the family and he was half Puerto Rican and Cuban and he always brought Cuban Cigars over to the house. He was the one who got me into cigars at 14...he had me at the first smoke ring. So much for legalities with him being in Civil Gov't.

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Before the internet and other than just buying overseas, people would simply call in or fax their orders.
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It must have been more difficult to discern fakes then, eh? With much less access to knowledgeable BOTL or maybe a more guarded attitude about discussing them openly?
In the past, it was actually easier to spot fakes. Construction and tobacco quality of counterfeits was no wear near the real deal.
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