Monthly Archives: June 2010

St Barths Customs

Long lines, staccato questions and the ever-present threat o detention can make even the most honest of travelers start to sweat. With long, bureaucrat-controlled lines, the potential for frustration reaches incredible levels at customs stations around the world.

You’ll find none of this at the lone airport on St. Barthelemy.

Arriving off-season, of course, helped take the sting out of the customs gauntlet, such as it is, on St. Barths. But, I can’t imagine it being terribly daunting even during the busiest days of the year. The customs agent merely stamped and waved each visitor on.

As my fellow passengers left the terminal, the layer of border security left, too. Before I’d even stepped into the car, he was already leaning against a wall, cigarette in hand.

Priceless.

Disclosure: Eden Rock picked up the tab for this trip, and it would have been impossible to cover this destination otherwise, given the cost. Nonetheless, my opinions are my own – they’re certainly not for sale at any price.

WordPress Gives Us The VIP Treatment, Goes Down On Us Again (via TechCrunch)

The only way to describe this is … ouch. Anyway, I still love WordPress.

WordPress Gives Us The VIP Treatment, Goes Down On Us Again Well, that was fun. If you tried to access TechCrunch any time in the last hour or so, you probably noticed that it wasn't working at all. Instead, you were greeted by the overly cheery notice "WordPress.com will be back in a minute!" Had we written that message ourselves, there would have been significantly more profanity. The cause of the downtime is still being determined; we're waiting for more details from WordPress.com, the hosted blogging … Read More

via TechCrunch

Speechless

Okay, I don’t even know what to say here. I really don’t like to yank entire articles, but I just can’t come up with an alternative.

S. Korea’s Warmongers Plan to Stage Their Saber Rattling

Pyongyang, June 8 (KCNA) — The Second Corps of the south Korean puppet army announced that it would stage military exercises for ground cooperation in the areas of Chunchon and Hwachon of south Korean Kangwon Province from June 9 to 11, according to the south Korean Yonhap News.

The south Korean warmongers blustered that all the units of the corps would be hurled into the exercises for conducting a large-scale search, reconnaissance and blockade operations and operating a mobile task force, etc. in the operational theatres for the purpose of helping them get familiar with the methods of carrying out their combat missions to cope with somebody’s “infiltration” and “provocation.”

The Lee Myung Bak group of traitors is making desperate efforts to bring the dark clouds of a war of aggression to hang over Korea, still inciting inter-Korean confrontation, oblivious of the lesson taught by the stern judgment meted out to it by the people.

Wow.

via Korea Central News Agency

Top Five from Cigar Reader

As you may remember, I recently launched a new cigar blog, Cigar Reader with John Biggs. We’ve been pretty active, and there are some important stories developing in the cigar world. Here are the top five:

New York Senate Cigar Champ Threatens Shutdown >>

Macanudo Wants You to Have a Trip, a Playmate and $2 Million >>

Cigar Smokers Key to Future of British Restaurants >>

CRA Smoke the Vote Offers Prendergast >>

Ten Ways to Come to a Different Conclusion >>

The Single Secret to Successful Blogging

I don’t usually share content across my blogs, but I liked this simple post so much that I decided to break the self-imposed rules. It originally ran on my other blog, Reinsurance Blogger, which deals with social media marketing issues in the reinsurance industry.

If you’re looking to launch a successful blog – or take one you have that isn’t doing much and turn it around – you really need only one little tidbit of info. It isn’t profound, and it will actually make your life easier.

So, here it is:

Good Content + A Lot of Content = A Great Blog

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