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    Re: Anniversary

    Got a tolerable tickee on american for a visit north. Good flight up, 12.5 hour nightmare back. Might have been better to get a red eye on Copa and sleep on the plane. I am getting to old for this...
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    Re: Renewing drivers license

    2019 update

    Same drill but now they have a cajita at PN. You pay for 2 receipts, 200 cords for license & 138 for cruz roja. Get the eye exam done, return to PN for the rest. Don't forget the...
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    Re: A bit of spin

    We were not numbed, we were brainwashed to a "greater evil" in Germany. Chiang towed the FDR line that the Japanese were the main enemy, not the communists. Look what it got him.
    At least the...
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    Re: One sickly year

    https://ticotimes.net/2019/10/04/u-s-embassy-issues-health-alert-over-respiratory-illnesses-in-costa-rica

    Minsa back spraying again. This time the sprayer was a soldier in uniform who did a much...
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    Re: A bit of spin

    The PRI model sounds like a winner. Revolutionary rhetoric for the gullible, institutionalized corruption for the pragmatic--it lasted about as long as The Soviet Union with a smaller body count so...
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    Re: A bit of spin

    Bernie had a heart attack, poor Nicaragua!

    Had a friend who lived abroad and sent back money. She finally came home. After all the obligatory niceties, somebody pulled her aside and told her to...
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    Re: A bit of spin

    We went to eat lunch at Plaza Espana McDonalds a few weeks ago (the kids chose). No parking, fast service, no seating. We ended up eating under a shade tree in an adjoining parking lot.
    Thems who...
  8. Thread: WTF

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    Re: WTF

    and the chicom sugar daddy does not forgive those who support Taiwan. Recently a few micro countries less important than Nic have dumped Taiwan and jumped on the Peking bandwagon. One only has to...
  9. Thread: WTF

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    Re: WTF

    I keep thinking of the quote attributed to trotsky in the Netflix movie -- "The 20 to 30 % who support us are the important ones, the rest can die or go abroad". And what happens when "abroad"...
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    Re: A bit of spin

    I think from the beginning Sandinismo has exhibited a Big Fish in a Small Pond syndrome.
    Dump Taiwan and sell out to China and you will be a very little fish in somebody else' very big pond.
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    Re: A bit of spin

    Why pay somebody for advice when the Cubans will give it for free? They have successfully been in the rev. biz for a long time and know their stuff.
    They also know the first law of dealing with the...
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    Re: Google News, September 19, 2019

    Oh yeah, the Trump visionary move to buy Greenland is due to Chinese rare earth mining on the big empty island.

    Maybe that is the line in the sand the fsln does not want to cross and thereby make...
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    Re: Google News, September 19, 2019

    What I am trying for figure out is if we are in year 2 of "the crisis" or year 92 of Sandinismo?
    Americans aren't the only ones who make the same mistakes over and over. Onward to more victories.
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    Re: Mid Nov

    Latest gimmick--no carryons on budget tickets at United and 7 kilo limit on American. You have to bump up to next class of ticket to still get a carryon, which means you must read the fine print on...
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    Re: Google News, September 19, 2019

    A semi-desperation move. The opposition has no leadership of national importance, a motley crew of minor players leading a fuzzy coalition. It is like UNO without Violeta. All in the setting of a...
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    One sickly year

    So far, me and the niece are the only ones standing. 2 diagnosed with dengue, 2 undiagnosed but very sick, the baby with tonsillitis, one adult with bronchitis, and another kid with bloody poop.
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    Re: Boleado alert

    Seems to be a no name virus with same symptoms and treatment as dengue. Step daughter and baby waited 8 hours in line at the clinic last night until they treated baby but not the mom. They are in the...
  18. Re: Google News, September 16, 2019

    Glad it came back before dark. I took my first bucket bath in a long time...
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    Boleado alert

    4 day national holiday. Wife went to lab for an exam and they are all closed. Onward to more victories.

    Other than that, there seems to be some bugs around other than denque. One relative had...
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    Re: S#!t people from SJDS say....

    Pricing hotel rooms at Las Penitas midweek, $20 with air. Too cheap to believe. Only Suyapa Beach, my preferred hotel, is hanging tough--pricey and booked up.
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    Re: Mid Nov

    Getting a good flight out of MGA is like getting laid, jump on it at the first opportunity! You snooze, you lose.
    Saw a flight the other day RT cheaper to Zurich than Vegas.

    Try 3 weeks to 6...
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    Re: First Box

    Except it sucked half a page of my passport!
  23. Re: Warning...this has nothing to do with Nicaragua....

    How about the US Army? They are now paying for sex changes. Can't wait to see the new recruiting signs-- Fun , Adventure, free sex change!

    But what happens 10 years later when they decide they...
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    Re: Matagalpa

    Thanx for the heads up. It sounds like they were searching you for a pistol to steal or maybe to verify you did not have a pistol so they could rob you. Either way, the fact that they followed you...
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    Re: A bit of spin

    If I wanted to pay for news I would subscribe to the Wall Street Journal. Why? Years ago I worked with a commie who read the WSJ in the break area every morning. I asked him why a commie would read...
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