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The Cuban toilet paper shortage

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posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 12:40 PM
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Here ya go, for people who advocate communism and socialism:




Cuba is about to run out of toilet paper: that's the news from the island. As one hapless bureaucrat was heard to announce on a local radio station:

The corporation has taken all the steps so that at the end of the year there will be an important importation of toilet paper

No doubt there will be celebration on the streets of Havana as a result of the populace now knowing that they can visit the bathroom sometime in December.

www.examiner.com...

So they are out of toilet paper, and can look for relief at the end of the year. What are they supposed to do till then?




posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 12:46 PM
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Hey Man, don't laugh! That's some serious crap


When the government thinks it knows what is best, watch out, stock up and prepare for the worst.

I don't know how people ever got along without toilet paper. What did humans do before Cottonelle and Charmin??? Now I'm curious. My home's 64 pack is running low.


Edit to add link: History of Toilet Paper

[edit on 10-8-2009 by Hazelnut]



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 12:46 PM
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Wipe their asses with US dollars ?



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 12:46 PM
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They're resourceful people. They'll find a way.

At least they don't have excreta for brains, the way so many in affluent nations appear to



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 01:06 PM
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What, do they have a toilet paper embargo? That's both funny and sad.

Just my 2-cents



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 01:11 PM
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This kind of stuff happened in the 80's in the Soviet Union...socialism at it's finest....guess that is what my Granddad meant when he used to say socialism stinks.

[edit on 8/10/2009 by glevel]



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 01:25 PM
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I don't know for a fact...................

I though Obama eased the sanctions on Cuba to allow in food/meds and clearly non-military stuff.

Even if US companies are not doing it, i thought it allowed other countries to trade/sell these items to them.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 01:39 PM
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Originally posted by jsobecky

So they are out of toilet paper, and can look for relief at the end of the year. What are they supposed to do till then?


Is that a pun?


Ah, just another example of why Communism fails.

I am sure the Castro regime has closets full of toilet paper. What happened to the timeless policy of share the wealth in Communism? TP might not be gold, but when you are stuck on the throne and are in need of relief, you don't care much for gold, you just want paper!

Maybe they could use their cigar wrapping paper as TP...oh wait, they already do. Gives it a pungent aftertaste.



posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 04:13 PM
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Use cigar rolling paper? Hehe


Seriously, though, that sucks.



posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 04:39 PM
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Well, i can give you a first hand account my grandma used to tell me...

They use corn husks. Provided they have corn.

1. Eat a corn
2. let it dry
3. run it up and down your butt.

Voila! We are clean!



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