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    Re: DTW - MGA $439 all in on Delta..

    :lmao:....PIZZA PLANE

    Usually the folks travelling La Costeña to Puerto Cabezas bring a Pizza Hut box along with them. The last time I flew, though, someone had a poorly wrapped pizza with some...
  2. Thread: Another Shift

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    Re: Another Shift

    Actually, at least one major mining company in Nicaragua routinely buys mercury amalgamated (contaminated) ore tailings from artisanal and small-scale miners and reprocesses them with cyanide to...
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    Re: Another Shift

    If you find this topic (mercury and artisanal mining) fascinating, or, you simply can't get to sleep at night, I highly recommend the following 76-page document from UNEP Global Mercury Partnership...
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    Re: Another Shift

    I asked one of the guiriseros (one of Kuka's grandchildren) what precautions he takes when he burns off mercury to protect himself. He replied in all seriousness that he is careful to pull the collar...
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    Re: Another Shift

    Gotta let Cookshoe know that I can no longer PM him because he has become too long-winded and run out of space!
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    Re: Another Shift

    I haven´t met a gringo named Reggie in Bonanza. What color was this character?

    I imagine what he meant by "unrefined" gold is what is sometimes called sponge gold. The small miners and guiriseros...
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    Re: Another Shift

    I saw Roger about a year ago in Jinotepe. I haven´t run into him on the RightSide, however.
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    Re: Another Shift

    I`m a little surprised that I can still type! Always on the move, however.

    Still have hotel, fishing, farming. Added 35 foot aluminum batù (canoe) for river transport. And, have been spending...
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    Re: Another Shift

    You gotta be nuts suggesting something like that to the poor guy LCT! :rolleyes:
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    Re: Have I missed anything?

    Chirepos are little lizards that gobble up my seedlings. If they don't get 'em the rats usually do!
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    Re: Have I missed anything?

    You got that right! I guess you could call me "Farmer". But after seven failed bean crops, gettin' my corn crop wiped out by parrots and white-faced monkeys, having the chirepos take out my...
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    Re: Have I missed anything?

    Yeah, I guess I did go native... But, what can I say.
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    Re: Have I missed anything?

    I'm actually on repat right now in Texas. Headed back at the end of the month.

    We may be getting better communications in Alamikamba this year. The present connection is really pretty worthless...
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    Re: Have I missed anything?

    Thanks for the update. I knew about Chavez. But, I think he got reelected for eternity now since his term for life "expired" so to speak. Too bad he didn't hang around long enough to draw smoke at...
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    Have I missed anything?

    I'm back! Whazzup?

    Had my laptop and wireless modem stolen about a year ago. Bummer!

    Papatara
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    Historia de la Aviación en Nicaragua

    I stumbled upon this article which has some interesting detail about commercial aviation historia in Nicaragua:

    Historia de la Aviación en Nicaragua

    I didn't find it already posted here when I...
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    Re: TRN Daily News December 8, 2011

    Not many folks are talking about what has happened with three Sandinista political leaders who have already been asasinated in the region. I heard rumblings months before the elections that a lot of...
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    Re: guerra de huegos

    Folks where I am use ujum (american oil palm) which is a native plant that grows in abundance here. I´ve seen it used uncooked and whole (they consume the entire nut with outer pulp) for hog feed....
  19. Article: RIO PRINZAPOLKA - Watermelon Capitol of the World! (Part 2 of 2)

    You can view the page at http://www.TheRealNicaragua.com/vb/forums/content.php/804-RIO-PRINZAPOLKA-Watermelon-Capitol-of-the-World%21-%28Part-2-of-2%29
  20. Article: RIO PRINZAPOLKA - Watermelon Capitol of the World! (Part 1 of 2)

    You can view the page at http://www.TheRealNicaragua.com/vb/forums/content.php/803-RIO-PRINZAPOLKA-Watermelon-Capitol-of-the-World%21-%28Part-1-of-2%29
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    Music to my ears

    The police recently forced the bars here in Alamikamba to shut down (or at least lower the volume on the jukebox) at 2:00 AM. The churches (there are 10 of them) having week-long revivals here...
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    Re: Nicatamales

    Wow! Sounds like she is gonna corner the market. Soon, you won´t have to depend only on TRN clicks to make your millions!

    :D
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    Re: TRN Daily News October 25, 2011

    Thank goodness that we dodged Rina! As soon as it turned the corner going north past Cabo Gracias, Tropical Wave INVEST1196 went to Tropical Depression, then Tropical Storm Rina, and now a Category 2...
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    Re: Interesting little things that happen here!

    Oh come on LCT. Don´t be such a party pooper. :mad:

    Nobody said the ¨Like¨ button actually had to do anything. It would merely serve as a pacifier for those with a FB mentality. Its kinda like the...
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    Re: Someone start a fire

    Even though you took some damage, you should probably be thankful that you dodged the bullet - or, at least only got a minor flesh wound!

    I woke up to an 8:00 AM computer model that scared the...
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