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rosco 357


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MY WORDS: many may not think me a patriot for saying this, but we trade with china, even have them on our most favored trade status, but we boycott cuba, some of it is the hispanic vote in miami, but i still say trade with them it would mean jobs,, i remember it being said when china and the USA were at each others throats, the best way to work this out is to trade, and need each other, why not go ahead and trade with cuba, heck if we had done that years ago, it might be a vacation paradise, maybe im wrong. but anyway im going to post this i thought was funny, take care

Cash-strapped Cuba says toilet paper running short
Fri Aug 7, 3:00 pm ET
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090807/lf_nm_life/us_cuba_crisis_toiletpaper_1/print

HAVANA (Reuters) Cuba, in the grip of a serious economic crisis, is running short of toilet paper and may not get sufficient supplies until the end of the year, officials with state-run companies said on Friday.

Officials said they were lowering the prices of 24 basic goods to help Cubans get through the difficulties provoked in part by the global financial crisis and three destructive hurricanes that struck the island last year.

Cuba's financial reserves have been depleted by increased spending for imports and reduced export income, which has forced the communist-led government to take extraordinary measures to keep the economy afloat.

"The corporation has taken all the steps so that at the end of the year there will be an important importation of toilet paper," an official with state conglomerate Cimex said on state-run Radio Rebelde.

The shipment will enable the state-run company "to supply this demand that today is presenting problems," he said.

Cuba both imports toilet paper and produces its own, but does not currently have enough raw materials to make it, he said.

One of the measures taken to address the cash crunch is a 20 percent cut in imports, which in recent days has become evident in the reduction of goods in state-run stores.

Cuba imports about 60 percent of its food.

Despite the shortages, prices will be cut between 5 percent and 27 percent for some food, drugs and personal hygiene products, officials said.

A visit to a store in Havana's Vedado neighborhood on Friday found that prices had dropped for mayonnaise, barbecue sauce and canned squid.

One customer, who gave his name only as Pedro, complained that "it doesn't look like prices have been lowered for the fundamental products" such as cooking oil.

Ana Maria Ortega, deputy director for military-run retail conglomerate TRD Caribe, said there will be no shortage of basic goods.

"The conditions are in place to maintain the supply of essential products," she said on the same radio program.

Cubans receive a subsidized food ration from the government each month that they say meets their needs for about two weeks.

President Raul Castro told the National Assembly last week that the government had cut its spending budget for the second time this year and has been renegotiating its debt and payments with foreign providers.

Cuba has long blamed the 47-year-old U.S. trade embargo against the island for many of its economic problems. It also said that last year's hurricanes did $10 billion worth of damage that forced the government to spend heavily on imports of food and reconstruction products.

Castro, who replaced his ailing older brother Fidel Castro as president last year, also has complained that Cuba's productivity is too low.

He has taken various steps to boost output, including putting more state-owned land in private hands and pushing for salaries to be based on productivity.

(Reporting by Nelson Acosta and Esteban Israel; Editing by Jeff Franks and Will Dunham)

gypsy


Moderator
rosco 357 wrote:MY WORDS: many may not think me a patriot for saying this, but we trade with china, even have them on our most favored trade status, but we boycott cuba, some of it is the hispanic vote in miami, but i still say trade with them it would mean jobs,, i remember it being said when china and the USA were at each others throats, the best way to work this out is to trade, and need each other, why not go ahead and trade with cuba, heck if we had done that years ago, it might be a vacation paradise, maybe im wrong. but anyway im going to post this i thought was funny, take care

Cash-strapped Cuba says toilet paper running short
Fri Aug 7, 3:00 pm ET
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090807/lf_nm_life/us_cuba_crisis_toiletpaper_1/print

HAVANA (Reuters) Cuba, in the grip of a serious economic crisis, is running short of toilet paper and may not get sufficient supplies until the end of the year, officials with state-run companies said on Friday.

Officials said they were lowering the prices of 24 basic goods to help Cubans get through the difficulties provoked in part by the global financial crisis and three destructive hurricanes that struck the island last year.

Cuba's financial reserves have been depleted by increased spending for imports and reduced export income, which has forced the communist-led government to take extraordinary measures to keep the economy afloat.

"The corporation has taken all the steps so that at the end of the year there will be an important importation of toilet paper," an official with state conglomerate Cimex said on state-run Radio Rebelde.

The shipment will enable the state-run company "to supply this demand that today is presenting problems," he said.

Cuba both imports toilet paper and produces its own, but does not currently have enough raw materials to make it, he said.

One of the measures taken to address the cash crunch is a 20 percent cut in imports, which in recent days has become evident in the reduction of goods in state-run stores.

Cuba imports about 60 percent of its food.

Despite the shortages, prices will be cut between 5 percent and 27 percent for some food, drugs and personal hygiene products, officials said.

A visit to a store in Havana's Vedado neighborhood on Friday found that prices had dropped for mayonnaise, barbecue sauce and canned squid.

One customer, who gave his name only as Pedro, complained that "it doesn't look like prices have been lowered for the fundamental products" such as cooking oil.

Ana Maria Ortega, deputy director for military-run retail conglomerate TRD Caribe, said there will be no shortage of basic goods.

"The conditions are in place to maintain the supply of essential products," she said on the same radio program.

Cubans receive a subsidized food ration from the government each month that they say meets their needs for about two weeks.

President Raul Castro told the National Assembly last week that the government had cut its spending budget for the second time this year and has been renegotiating its debt and payments with foreign providers.

Cuba has long blamed the 47-year-old U.S. trade embargo against the island for many of its economic problems. It also said that last year's hurricanes did $10 billion worth of damage that forced the government to spend heavily on imports of food and reconstruction products.

Castro, who replaced his ailing older brother Fidel Castro as president last year, also has complained that Cuba's productivity is too low.

He has taken various steps to boost output, including putting more state-owned land in private hands and pushing for salaries to be based on productivity.

(Reporting by Nelson Acosta and Esteban Israel; Editing by Jeff Franks and Will Dunham)
yep some have labeled me not patriotic, but believe me I am very much patriotic
sometimes we have to reevaluate,I think Cuba should be looked at as such

rosco 357


Veteran
gee u quoted all that just to say what u said, LMAO< take care

runawayhorses


Owner
rosco 357 wrote:gee u quoted all that just to say what u said, LMAO< take care
Just read this, LMAO rosco, very funny, I was thinking the same thing..lol..

gypsy


Moderator
rosco 357 wrote:gee u quoted all that just to say what u said, LMAO< take care
Yep why not?

gypsy


Moderator
runawayhorses wrote:
rosco 357 wrote:gee u quoted all that just to say what u said, LMAO< take care
Just read this, LMAO rosco, very funny, I was thinking the same thing..lol..
As I said yep is this a problem or making a statement Roscos article was a questionable understanding?

runawayhorses


Owner
No. whats funny is, as rosco pointed out, is you quoted a long post he made just to make a one sentence response. No problem at all, just funny.

gypsy


Moderator
yes on being patriotic, of which I hve been questioned! why is that funny? just making a statement ,as all can be misunderstood~

runawayhorses


Owner
You're missing the whole point of whats funny here, whats funny is not what you said, but rather the fact you quoted his entire long post to say what little you said, one sentence worth..

gypsy


Moderator
yep! what some here questioned,I am American, an Patriotic. a time to state this.

runawayhorses


Owner
Well its comforting to know you're American, thanks for pointing that out. I feel better now..lol Now go wrap yourself in the flag and have some apple pie..lmao

gypsy


Moderator
ok, will do,an apple pie is good! Wow! Tyler lol! I find my statement an yours very humorous..

rosco 357


Veteran
gypsy wrote:yep! what some here questioned,I am American, an Patriotic. a time to state this.

gee this started with toliet paper, gyp, i said what i said incase someone did not like my cuba view, no one is questioning anyone being a patriot ,, because if they are our country is in trouble, the majority of ppl in america voted just like u did. i am in the minority nationwide, but im a centralist, i am fiscally liberal but military and foreign affairs im conservative... take care,

gypsy


Moderator
you know Rosco, u an SSc did question me as patriotic~

SSC


Admin
Thank you Gyp for bringing my name up in this , you are 100% correct and I still stand by my statement doubting your loyalty. Maybe you should send your extra toilet paper to Castro, wouldn't want them wiping their ass on those expensive tobacco leaves.

gypsy


Moderator
that is your opinion,I don't really care what you think.
my loyalty is to this country, not the leaders sometimes as all of us do. [i] understand the humor in me replying to the long article with one sentence[ I also think it is good to reevaluate Cuba an U S relations ,especially if it created more Jobs an exports

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