Treasury explains Jay-Z, Beyonce Cuba trip

Apr 10, 2013 Full story: Politico 35

The Treasury Department has responded to an inquiry about celebrity couple Jay-Z and Beyonce's trip to Cuba, POLITICO's Kevin Robillard reports : Jay-Z and Beyonce's controversial trip to Cuba last week was approved as part of cultural exchange program, according to a letter from the Treasury Department to lawmakers.

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Since: Sep 08

Viva Madeira

#23 Apr 10, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
WTF reason is there for denying people free travel to Cuba ANYWAY? When are we going to slap-down those noisy Cuban cowards in Florida and END this stupid blockade of Cuba??
Goddammit, it's not 1961 anymore, people! WAKE UP!!
I know many Cuban Americans who donít support in any shape, form or fashion the embargo. Thereís an organization called CAF…(Cuban Americans For Engagement) that is working toward ending the embargo. And yes, they include Cubans from Florida.

The old dinosaurs living in South Florida are a small but vocal minority. They are losing whatever clout they once had. Saner voices are now being heard.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#24 Apr 10, 2013
Marichu wrote:
The US embargo against Cuba is an archaic relic left over from the Cold War. Good grief, after 50 plus year you would think that someone would have realized the embargo hasnít toppled the Castro brothers. It is a pointless endeavor that has accomplished nothing.
The irony to this is-- we trade with China, still a communist country, which at one point armed and trained the Vietcong who in turn killed American service personnel. Thatís ok. We trade with Vietnam, thatís ok too. But the US government wouldnít lift Cuban economic sanctions. Makes no sense.
I agree 100%
If we want to take Cuba we can. Th Berlin Wall fell under Reagan. Why restrict Americans from free travel to anywhere anytime?

Since: Sep 08

Viva Madeira

#25 Apr 10, 2013
SirPrize wrote:
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I agree 100%
If we want to take Cuba we can. Th Berlin Wall fell under Reagan. Why restrict Americans from free travel to anywhere anytime?
Not sure where youíre going with the ďif we want to take Cuba we canĒ. We donít take things that donít belong to us.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#26 Apr 10, 2013
Marichu wrote:
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Not sure where youíre going with the ďif we want to take Cuba we canĒ. We donít take things that donít belong to us.
You're right. Who is us?
We are free people. We should be free to travel anywheRe anytime.
My comment was merely a reference to the purported reason behind the travel embargo., peace!

“Dow hit 18,000 first time ever”

Since: Jun 07

Obama economics at work.

#27 Apr 10, 2013
I'm happy that the Treasury Department came out and publicly brought this none issue to a close. it is time form the Cuban lobby in Congress to STFU and go live in Cuba if they want to make changes there... Jay Z and his wife are powerful people who has the ear of many world leaders... while the crying right-wingers on here have the ear of this forum, LOL!

Since: Sep 08

Viva Madeira

#28 Apr 10, 2013
SirPrize wrote:
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You're right. Who is us?
We are free people. We should be free to travel anywheRe anytime.
My comment was merely a reference to the purported reason behind the travel embargo., peace!
Seems I read more into that sentence that was your intent. My mistake.

“We have 545 traitors.”

Since: May 11

Parts Unknown

#29 Apr 10, 2013
Jay Z: Sup prez its Jay Z.
Obama: Sup.
Jay Z: Bout to take dis ho to Cuba 'n sheet. They sayin its against some law 'n sheet.
Obama: Nah. Don't sweat sheet. We run this.
Jay Z: Cool. Holder got mah back anyway...
Obama: Sheet..
Jay Z: Cool.
Obama: Tell the reporters you there for learnin' n' sheet.
Jay Z: Ma boy Castro ca-
Beyonce: WHO YOU TALKIN TO ON THE PHONE!!
Jay Z: I told you I'm on the phone bi-(SLAP)
Obama: Im a bounce yo.
Jay Z: Iyeat.

“I just hate stupid people”

Since: Apr 07

DEEP SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

#30 Apr 11, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
I'm happy that the Treasury Department came out and publicly brought this none issue to a close. it is time form the Cuban lobby in Congress to STFU and go live in Cuba if they want to make changes there... Jay Z and his wife are powerful people who has the ear of many world leaders... while the crying right-wingers on here have the ear of this forum, LOL!
I can't speak for everyone but i come on here just too see if you and the bloated wolf tick can get any dumber, and so far every time i log on i haven't been disappointed.
Your the gift that keeps ooooooon giving!

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#32 Apr 11, 2013
RayOne wrote:
If the basketball player made a diplomatic mission, kept off-the-books, this Jay-Z casino Scout is off-the-books, also.
Ah, the Mafia wants to finish what they started back before the revolution kicked them out. Will Bouncy be the first to play the Copa.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#33 Apr 11, 2013
How long was the WhiteHouse to float the 'lie' that, the visit was made a private citizens without the President's cooperation or instruction?

Since: Feb 07

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#34 Apr 11, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Ah, the Mafia wants to finish what they started back before the revolution kicked them out. Will Bouncy be the first to play the Copa.
If 'brother Castro', kept them for ransom, they could be rescued by 'navy seals'.

“Dow hit 18,000 first time ever”

Since: Jun 07

Obama economics at work.

#36 Apr 11, 2013
SIR LANCELOT wrote:
<quoted text>I can't speak for everyone but i come on here just too see if you and the bloated wolf tick can get any dumber, and so far every time i log on i haven't been disappointed.
Your the gift that keeps ooooooon giving!
Thatís funny because I never come on here thinking about youÖ youíre obsessed with me, but Iím married; and Iím into women. Maybe you should checkout a different websiteÖ catering to desperate men seeking other men.

“Science not Conservatism”

Since: Jan 12

Progress, not Denial

#37 Apr 12, 2013
Far Away wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm no professor, if that's what you mean, but I'm smart enough to know that you don't give without getting something first. It's called diplomacy, dumb-ass.
Getting a clue would be a good thing for you.:)

“Science not Conservatism”

Since: Jan 12

Progress, not Denial

#38 Apr 12, 2013
Bluntforce wrote:
<quoted text>I do believe God is going to Damn somebody named Tha Pudfessor. Hopefully in the near future. "Noisy Cuban cowards.."? You are a real piece of excrement. Those Cuban's have more of a right to be heard than any one of you slimy America hating leftists.
Thanks for putting foreigners who act against America's best interests ahead of an American citizen of long standing, turd. It's what I'd expect of a Rightie - anyone who votes your way (fewer and fewer of those these days!) is someone whose boots you'll gladly lick.

Let me know when you grow up and stop believing in fake guys in the sky. No idea who "tha Pudfessor" is either, was it the priest who molested you as a kid?:)

“Science not Conservatism”

Since: Jan 12

Progress, not Denial

#39 Apr 12, 2013
RayOne wrote:
<quoted text>If 'brother Castro', kept them for ransom, they could be rescued by 'navy seals'.
If you had a properly-functioning brain, your posts wouldn't sound like they were made by someone receiving electroshock therapy...:)

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