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jeff commented on "Getting Through Customs and Immigration at Miami Airport"

Interesting that this new in 2012 immigration hall was designed to speed up US citizens entering from travel abroad. Not true. MIA has the absolute worst immigration process times I have ever experiences. We travel abroad at least twice a year and have never seen such a wait. We spend over 1 hour just to process in these passport kiosks. Many many people seemed to have serious problems with the process. This is a computer and is supposed to be fast and easy to use. Not true. The two contract helpers had to use a flashlight to help get some people’s photos to take! Can you believe! Then after the one hour to go through the kiosk we had another 30 min wait just for some real customs official to rubber stamp the “receipt” rendered by the computer. What happened to paperless? Horrible experience. Total time from walking the mile and a half plus lines was just under 2 hours.

Posted on 02/26/2015 at 2:50 PM

barbara commented on "Miami Airport Shuttle (FREE)"

Does the shuttle go to red south beach hotel?

Posted on 02/25/2015 at 9:56 PM

Russ commented on "Getting Through Customs and Immigration at Miami Airport"

Have an express lane at 100$ per person for people from outside the U.S. and use the money to employ more agent .
If they currently have the gates but don’t have the agents onsite, surely this could help.
They could consider the price.  100$ is just a suggestion.

Posted on 02/25/2015 at 5:19 PM

Charles Greenberg commented on "The Official Guide to Miami Strip Clubs and Topless Bars (Adults Only)"

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Posted on 02/25/2015 at 3:28 PM

MattyG commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

One week in the Golden State? We can tell! First of all comparing temps in FL and CA is like apples and Oranges… CA climate is the perfect mix of Hawaii and S. Florida. 65’ with 50% humidity is 73’ degrees… PERFECT. Northern Ca is almost identical to Southern when away from the Coast. Sacramento is hotter then LA by far in the summer. Over 100’ for months. It’s NEVER that hot in Florida you terd sack! Humidity??? Anyone in the world will tell you it SUCKS. Plus CA has Mexican Food! Nobody wants Cuban food Homie!!! Fall is the bet time for beach weather in Northern or Southern California with temps in 80’s…. June/July is by far the worst time to go to the beach in CA you kook. Pacific ocean is Chilly out here, but water temps in San Diego are ideal and last time I checked SD was still California. Stay your country ass down there in the swamp and wrestle you some gators because your opinion is amateur.

Posted on 02/24/2015 at 1:10 AM

mocha b commented on "Miami History - How Dade County, FL Got Its Name"

Yes, Dade County was renamed Miami-Dade due to the amount of notoriety could be brought with the inclusion of the city’s name attached.  It would stand out.  This was introduced by the country commissioners and apparently bought hook line and sinker because it had to come to a vote.

Posted on 02/20/2015 at 10:47 PM

Jm commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

Coastal South East Florida has one of the best warm weathers in the world. SoCalifornia coastal is always cold except couple of weeks of the year. Lived in both many many years. So it depends on your preference.

Posted on 02/20/2015 at 10:03 PM

ric commented on "Announcing New Coach Sound System, With Seat-Back Controllers"

looking at purchasing a big screen for my bus   what is that brand you have there
Im located in Australia thanks

Posted on 02/20/2015 at 7:10 PM

Belinda McCaryhy commented on "South Beach Art Deco Tours"

I am also very curious who did the leaf rainforest mural in the birdcage movie, I would love to commission someone to replicate it but have been unable to find any information on artist or if there is a name of the work. Any help is appreciated.

Posted on 02/20/2015 at 1:00 AM

The Undertaker 616 commented on "Watch "Cocaine Cowboys" and Learn the History of Miami's Drug Trade"

I’m curious also John Doe?

Posted on 02/19/2015 at 8:51 PM

Moses Kestenbaum ODA commented on "Chasing Snow During Miami's Big Freeze of 2010"

Never snowed in miami beach , that’s the reason I bought my ass down here from NY. Nevertheless I did see some flakes , maybee it was bird feather or some shredded paper flying around in the wind

Posted on 02/19/2015 at 7:59 PM

Shel commented on "Jackie Gleason's Miami"

nice article, but one error:  it was known only as the Miami Beach Auditorium at that time. It was named after Gleason long after he was gone.
That stoopid Fillmore name came along only in the last few years.

Posted on 02/18/2015 at 10:29 PM

jeremi maldonado commented on "My Trip to The Real Golden Girls' House"

Gosh you are so handsome…. And you lov. The golden girls? Will you marry me? Which GG are you? I’m Blanch

Posted on 02/17/2015 at 10:12 PM

steven raines commented on "The Miami River Cops Case"

Armondo garcia turned his life around and is a great family man who regrets his mistakes.

Posted on 02/17/2015 at 1:43 AM

john commented on "Stanley Cohen: A Miami Fairy Tale Gone Wrong"

is she out on parole yet

Posted on 02/15/2015 at 9:56 AM

Jeesh Erick, that run on sentence.. commented on "25 Things You Must Know Before Moving to Miami"

Of course you like it.

Can we find anyone who’s actually ARTICULATE to defend Miami?


Education might make it a better place.

Posted on 02/15/2015 at 6:33 AM

Ray Liptak commented on "The Royal Castle Hamburger Chain Meetup"

There used to be a Royal Castle in North Olmsted, in that triangle area where Brookpark road and Lorain road split, across from Great Northern Mall.  I have tried White Castle, with high hopes, but they suck in comparison to the Castle.  Loved their home fries,  they always dusted them with a little paprika while they were frying. That was back in the 60’s.  Than they opened a McDonolds a little west of the Castle on Lorain road followed by one of the first Wendy’s in the area.  That did the Castle in because Mc Donolds had good burgers back then compared to the burgers they sell now.  Wendy’s is still pretty decent after all these years, but McDonolds burgers are about as bad as burger could get and still be called a burger.  Can’t wait ‘till Jack-in-The-Box tacos come to town, they will hammer Taco Belles version of a taco.

Posted on 02/15/2015 at 6:20 AM

Erick B commented on "25 Things You Must Know Before Moving to Miami"

Hey Matt I have to say I find all this very amusing and I think I get your point and I agree with you on most of it but having left Miami 13 years ago for Los Angeles which is really a big city and not fair to compare it to Miami. I’ve come to really miss the craziness of Miami and even thought LA is supposedly 75% Hispanic it really doesn’t feel like it and being that I am Hispanic ( Cuban born) and have lived in another major US city ( NYC) there nothing like being in a city where you don’t feel like a second class Citizen now I can see if your not Latin this would not be the case. I grew up in Miami Shores and have always lived a very American life and I could not wait to run out of Florida for College to NYU as soon as I turned 18 and after 10 years in NY I moved back thinking things had changed and they did and will always change for the good or the bad change brings upset. Now I think I want to go home with all it’s issues and problems it’s still home and I think some of us have to come home especially who have experienced the world can hopefully contribute to making it at least bearable and I think you will see more of us coming back and I think that will be good for the city even with the Love Hate that goes on. Wish us all luck only we can make it a better place even if it is the capital of Latin America.

Posted on 02/15/2015 at 2:48 AM

Ken Smith (Pa, NY, MB, NY) commented on "The Royal Castle Hamburger Chain Meetup"

I ate Royal Castle burgers and Birch Beer as a kid in Miami Beach in the early 1960s. It was great. Still remember the birch beer today.

Posted on 02/14/2015 at 12:06 PM

to commented on "University of Miami Compared to University of Florida"

Matt makes some interesting, valid points and can be insightful and, at times, somewhat amusing.  He would give the impression that U of M is filled only with wealthy students and that affluence pervades everything but that is actually untrue.  In fact, the average U of M grad owes more in loans than any other student, in America.  Of course, like Miami itself, driving a BMW is far more important than huge loans you cannot afford.  So is looking good, and fashion is critical.  So many girls have had plastic surgery you would think you were in Colombia, or Argentina, or Brazil, or, or….Aventura.  Sort of sad that they can’t see the beauty in themselves but its terribly important to get the nose done and the breasts, of course.  Gator girls, and this is subjective, of course, seem to wear much less makeup and be simply naturally prettier.  Maybe because they seem to have more confidence in themselves and like themselves more.  There is a certain neurosis that pervades the U of M campus and seems to afflict the guys as well as the girls.  Both schools have really only recently received any real academic acclaim (the past 20 years).  But both are really solid academically, and seemingly only getting better.  U of F’s standards have increased so dramatically that it now has top shelf students who historically would have attended the ivies or the top liberal arts schools (Amherst, Bowdoin, Georgetown, Colgate, Kenyon, Bucknell, etc.)  These kids wouldn’t have paid for U of M because for that type of coin they would simply have gone to the aforementioned schools, with much better national reputations and alumni who have been successful for 200 years and actually give to the school.  Look at U of M’s endowment.  It says wonders!!!!!  Incidentally, the dress code at Yale, Middlebury, U Cal (Berkeley), Northwestern, etc. is much more similar to Gatorland.  Often people with money tend to dress down when they can, preferring comfort.  There are exceptions, of course, but that is the norm.  There is a cultural construct at work in Miami as well; for some it is unfathomable to eschew fashion - it probably emanates from a fear of not being recognized as coming from wealth.  This means something to peoples from countries which historically have never had a middle of upper middle class.  Tremendous effort is always being made to reflect an image externally.  Compare that to the old Wasp focus on never showing your wealth and understating everything.  You simply have 2 different worlds.  And there is also the Boca/Aventura attitude quite prevalent at U of M.  Again, artificial and superficial, with this sort of frenetic desire to alter your looks through plastic surgery and obsession with gross consumption and consumerism.  What would you call it, money with no class - that seems pretty accurate.  And let’s not knock FSU too badly, most of their students love it, they have some strong programs, and the law school is 1/10 as expensive as U of M’s, and much better!

Cheers

Posted on 02/14/2015 at 12:15 AM

helen moore commented on "25 Things You Must Know Before Moving to Miami"

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Posted on 02/13/2015 at 9:34 PM

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Posted on 02/13/2015 at 8:29 PM

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Posted on 02/13/2015 at 5:48 PM

ramona commented on "What's New in Our Guide to Miami Strip Clubs and Topless Bars"

Great article.

Posted on 02/13/2015 at 4:10 AM

VICTOR June commented on "Getting Married for a Green Card"

hi there! we are a gay couple…from Romania!
we have a perfect love…but we can not be happy here…because of discrimination! we want just to be happy! what should we do on this way!? if anyone can give us some advices…will be perfect! thank u!

Posted on 02/10/2015 at 5:31 PM

Kcs commented on "How to Sneak Alcohol onto a Cruise Ship"

My wife and I just returned from a 5 day cruise out of miami to the bahamas.  We had 5 Platypus bags (available at Sports Chalet or any sporting goods store that sells camping equipment) scattered throughout three pieces of luggage.  Some of these bags were 2 liters in size but we only filled them to 1.5L.  The bags were then put into heavy duty gallon size zip loc bags.  I put one inside the leg of a pair of jeans, another was wrapped up inside of a sport coat and I even put one inside of one of my wife’s knee high boots.

Everything made it on without incident and we proceeded to drink the entire amount of 4.5 liters over the next 5 days.  We also carried on a bottle of wine along with a bottle of champagne.  Needless to say we’re pretty heavy drinkers.

Feel free to also bring some weed aboard.  I put my weed in a zip loc bag then rolled it up and stuck it inside of a used speed stick deodorant container, reinserted the deodorant stick and capped it.  I bought one of those small metal pipes that screws apart into about four pieces.  Scatter those those around in your luggage as well and they’ll never know what they’re looking at.  The fan in the bathroom on our cruise ship would literally suck a kleenex right out of your hand so all of the partying took place in the bathroom with zero smell of smoke.

Posted on 02/10/2015 at 4:19 PM

Shella Morris commented on "University of Miami Researcher Hails Possible New AIDS Vaccine"

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Posted on 02/08/2015 at 4:40 PM

jdiaz349 commented on "25 Things You Must Know Before Moving to Miami"

I love Miami! But to write that everyone is dumb it’s ignorant that’s like me saying everyone in Oklahoma is racist.

Posted on 02/08/2015 at 12:18 AM

dave commented on "25 Things You Must Know Before Moving to Miami"

its all true, those denying are the issue,

Posted on 02/06/2015 at 11:31 PM

Viviana de Pinedo commented on "Fleeing Cuba For a Better Life in USA"

There were no drug addicts on the Mariel boat lift. There were very few mental incapacitated persons. And about criminals Miami was already a breeding land for socially uneducated people that got trapped in an unknown world.

Posted on 02/05/2015 at 10:04 PM