"Cubans they are a travelin'." 
Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 11:59 PM
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I haven't posted since October last year. There hasn't been any progress to write about...until today. President Raul Castro is allowing Cuban citizens to once again leave the confines of their majestic island and freely travel and explore this magnificent world. I use the term "freely travel' but the experience won't come cheap. Cubans will have to pony up some hard cash to pay for the travel paper-work and documents that will allow them to temporarily leave the island. But I'm thinking that the opportunity will be worth the cost. It's another baby step towards Cuba joining the 21st Century. The world awaits you with open arms...as long as you share with your fellow Cubans your travel adventures. Help build the excitement.


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"UN votes 187 - 2 to end embargo" 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 03:52 PM
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The United Nations has once again, in a mostly symbolic measure, voted 187 - 2 for the USA to end her devastating economic, financial and commercial embargo against Cuba. Only the USA and Israel voted to maintain the decades-long status quo.

I'm hoping for some positive action from the USA after the mid-terms.

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"99 year lease & self-employment." 
Saturday, August 28, 2010, 03:07 PM
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I wonder how long big business has been knocking on the bureaucratic door for them to get this nice little tit-bit thrown their way. A new free-market decree, effective immediately, allowing foreign investors secured 99 year land leases. I'm ok with it as long as all the money flows through the Cuban economy before exiting.

But what I really like is this other free-market decree that "reduces state control on small business...signals a major expansion of self-employment rules." I've been a self-employed small-business since 1971. There's nothing like the freedom, happiness and satisfaction in running your own business. My hope is that all Cuban business people will soon get to enjoy business as I do. Honest with no strings.

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"Destination Cuba" 
Friday, August 20, 2010, 12:44 PM
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Back in May I wrote about the current credible rumors circulating regarding the lifting of travel restrictions between America and Cuba. The results of those rumors are now becoming apparent as Cuba empties her prisons of long suffering opposition voices and America allows more leeway for people-to-people contacts. The winds of change are blowing, albeit just a breeze.

Meanwhile I continue to hear exhilarating stories from excited travelers who have recently returned from Cuba. They gush and marvel at the natural beauty, warmth of the people and value for the travel dollar.

We all know that if Americans were allowed to legally travel to Cuba, the yearly number of visitors to the island would double. And we also know the strength of the American travel dollar as it equates to a nation's economy.

The lifting of the travel ban is a win-win for everyone.

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"Incredible stories about phenomenal kids" 
Saturday, June 5, 2010, 03:20 PM
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I was in Italy recently where I met a group of very unusual teenagers who were all attending high school in Rome. They were the sons and daughters of distinguished diplomats and wealthy capitalists from all over the world.

What makes these kids so remarkable is the fact that rather than simply kicking back and enjoying the very comfortable life that their parents have provided, they have instead chosen to combine their families influence, power and connections to advance world peace.

They call themselves The Dipz, the shadow diplomats, and are world-class fixers; problem solvers who prefer toiling behind the scenes and out of the limelight. They know that is where the real work takes place.

I asked if I could write a series of short stories about their unique group and chronicle some of their more exciting adventures. Permission was granted as long as I changed their identities and donated part of the proceeds to one of their preferred charities.

Both conditions I readily agreed to.

So visit TommyBooks.com if you enjoy incredible stories about phenomenal kids. You'll be glad you did.

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