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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Man, lots of nice, BIG discrete components to unsolder.
    Those were the good days, easy to figure out what was wrong, take voltage measurements.

    Not like that any more.
    I bought a new Cuisinart...
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    Re: Google News, May 24, 2019

    Big difference between this time and last time is the remittances. Doesn't matter that they don't go to D&R, they are still dollars and eventually make their way to BCN where they can be used to...
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    Re: What's up with aduanas?

    " . . .We live in interesting times . . "

    Indeed

    We got unusual treatment at the border when we came through with our last load. Paid a lot more than we usually do. I'm doing a shipment...
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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2019

    This Paro seems a bit different.

    Supposedly, it's more up to the buyers to not shop, rather than for sellers to shut their shops and risk damage and looting.
    My internet is crawling,, so...
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    Re: Google News, May 15, 2019

    Danny has always known which side of his fence is buttered.

    Solidarity is great,, but money in the bank is better
    He's probably hoping for some Taiwan-style agradecido from Israel
    Hint: Move...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Sex,,
    but later.
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    Re: Google News, May 15, 2019

    https://harrismartin.com/article/24562/nicaragua-insurer-seek-dismissal-of-lawsuit-seeking-coverage-for-2003-factory-fire/


    Without knowing the details of this lawsuit,, I CAN say that...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    He actually makes some good points.

    "You've got to know how much power you need"

    You also have to know when you need it. At this time,, I get up in the mornings and check battery charge,, ...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    tractors.


    I couldn't let this one slip by:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ73NKS3B1c

    Jerry is a germophobe,,, there is another one where one of his GF's dropped her toothbrush in the...
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    Re: Google News, May 13, 2019

    https://www.leadertelegram.com/country-today/farm/dairy/dpa-makes-whole-milk-powder-purchase/article_68cf6405-e7b2-5d0d-beb2-971023360c59.html

    I'd like to get some of this to feed my pigs.
    They...
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    San Juan Packed to the Gills

    No cheles, but half of Managua seemed to be on the beach. A block back, the hippie haunts were deserted.

    Really hot, and when the breeze stopped in the afternoon,, a sauna on the sand.
    ...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Always great to have that niche.

    I used to be able to charge big bucks when Xerox refused to touch equipment not no a service contract.
    Generally though,, nothing like that lasts forever.
    ...
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    Re: Google News, May 10, 2019

    So, the NP does more than crack opposition heads?
    Who knew?

    Convictions?
    Depends if they filled out the loyalty card.

    This country is giving a new, more nuanced, sense to 3rd World.
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    Re: Omnetepe: The Island Grows On You

    I'll look for it
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    Omnetepe: The Island Grows On You

    We've seen some interesting stories of adaptation, loss and survival of the fittest since we arrived on the ferry at San Jose the night before last.

    The ferry costs C$420 for a car plus C$50 per...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Canadian Rednecks ??

    Who knew?

    Seriously, I need a wood splitter, I think. . .
    We brought down a wood stove, takes 15" piece
    ...
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    Re: Still Cheap Living

    Things are getting out of hand
    80 cords for a Snicker's bar.

    I remember 60 a couple of months ago.
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    Re: Still Cheap Living

    You are seeing more and more drywall here. All the commercial construction has gone to drywall. Zinc roof doesn't have to leak.

    A bigger problem is sealing the corrugations against the lower...
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    Still Cheap Living

    If you are careful. This buffet is clean, and a couple of blocks east of the parque central. Across the street is S/N where I just paid 300 with tip fir two coffees and two e excellent pastries.
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    Re: Footnotes on being in Leon & Managua

    So much new stuff in Estelí, restaurants, on the streets running off the parque central.

    Last night was a Monday, good restaurant crowd, but Los Arcos was empty. We weren't the only guests, ...
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    Re: Footnotes on being in Leon & Managua

    Where I'm at it's so quiet at night it wakes you up.
    We fall asleep to the frogs singing. They give it up eventually.
    The church shuts down by 9PM, and they are pretty far away anyway.
    I...
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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2019

    Here's a great cartoon,,

    https://havanatimes.org/?p=153103


    The La Prensa article about the guy organizing boycotts against the sapos,, safely from Costa Rica,, was interesting too.
    More...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    But does he have a flush toilet??

    And hot running water?

    I remember (vaguely) my days of snow camping with the Boy Scouts in eastern Washington state.
    So cold that your face would chap if...
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    The Well Guy

    Arielka interviewed several, and we settled on a guy from Somoto. He did quite a few community wells up here several years ago. Most are shallow, with crank driven rope pumps. We have one on an...
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    Welcome Rain

    We got .27 inch last night.

    I woke up to a green lawn, clean air, and a sweet smell.

    It has been warm,, especially in the afternoons. We have several fires burning,, not close, but putting...
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