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    Re: Google News, June 12, 2019

    Yes, Chamorro sold the railroad in 1990 to help cover some of the civil war debts, as advised by the top neocons 'helping' the recovery. People in Leon are still upset about it. The station there...
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    Re: Google News, June 12, 2019

    Among the 16 development projects that have(?) funding (total $0.98 billion) and begin this year is a 3-yr (2-yr?) plan to install solar panels on Corn Island capable of generating 2.1MW and a...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Drew up his plans at Booz-Allen while waiting for work to be assigned him, huh?
    Why is it the smart ones with common sense drop out of intelligence jobs early?
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    An intelligent idiot - entertaining!

    My first LAm suicide shower had to be connected by throwing a bare two-bar knife switch mounted beside it on the shower wall. That gave me pause to ponder:...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Re: building your dream home on the cheap in Nicaragua, out of spare parts, why not just drive an RV down on your new resident's allowance? (And buy cheap lots to park on all over the country for a...
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    Re: A shit brickhouse

    You've Got Dung! Amazon Is Delivering Cow Pies In India
    from Goats and Soda, STORIES OF LIFE IN A CHANGING WORLD, Jan 6, 2016...
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    Re: Footnotes on being in Leon & Managua

    Written a couple years ago, this is more relevant re-posting here:

    Noise? I guess I’ve grown accustomed to it. Admittedly the mortar bombs that the church lobs over our heads on religious...
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    Re: Footnotes on being in Leon & Managua

    Into Managua on Monday to get permission from Migracion (visa de salida) for our boy to leave Nicaragua with us on our upcoming trip back to the States. All went surprisingly smoothly with little...
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    Re: The Well Guy

    "... an appropriate hat"
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    Re: Google News, April 25, 2019

    From the USA TODAY OPINION Nicaragua is the next Venezuela
    “.... members of the Nicaraguan military told us that Cuban and Venezuelan experts trained the paramilitary forces behind last year’s...
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    Re: Three Days In Managua

    We were in Managua yesterday. The weather was quite pleasant, not cool certainly, but not excessively hot with a nice breeze. All's relative to where you're coming from, I guess.

    That gambit...
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    Re: Footnotes on being in Leon & Managua

    Often, walking to & from downtown, only some 5 blocks, I pass by a corner laundry run by a French expat. Soon after opening each day they put a whiteboard at the entrance with a saying, a truism or...
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    Re: Some Final Thoughts

    This was a very interesting discussion (up to a point).
    Bill, your cycle life vs depth of discharge chart is for 20C. How would that change for tropical temp's, like 35C? I suspect LA would look...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Cooler? Was that a typo, Pirate, or sarcasm? Not that I'm one to necessarily believe what I see in the media, but they're clearly saying the opposite: Central Am coffee production will be hurting...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Bummer. Is it Esteli or where you are in the outskirts? Here in Leon we haven't lost water for so long that the owner of these apt's removed the 500 gal tank on a steel tower last year. MoviStar...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Batteries are the keys to success of renewable energy use. The dust has yet to settle on this area of developmental technology. Not that one can't bet mega-bucks on current front-runners. Bur...
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    Re: Footnotes on being in Leon & Managua

    The traffic returning from the beach (pleasure seekers, casual sinners) backed up as it was forced into multiple detours in Leon due to the religious processions (do-gooders, zealots) marching slowly...
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    Re: Google News, April 17, 2019

    from today's Havana Times https://www.havanatimes.org/
    "Bolton also announced on Wednesday sanctions against a huge “slush fund” used by Daniel Ortega, the president of Nicaragua, as well as...
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    Re: Google News, April 17, 2019

    Speaking to the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association today, the anniversary of the failed CIA-orchestrated invasion of the island in 1961, in Coral Gables, Florida, national security adviser John Bolton...
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    Re: Guasaule, San Lorenzo, El Tigre Island

    Sorry if you feel I misled you. We enjoyed the place some 12 yrs ago, on what was our 'honeymoon' tour. Our hotel with pool was a bit above Amapala, with a spectacular view of the island region,...
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    Re: Google News, April 15, 2019

    Too loose, IMO. The JS, Sandinista Youth, were always something of a cheap, on-the-ready militia, of sorts, drawn from aimless punks in the worst neighborhoods. It gave them a sense of belonging,...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Precisely. When passers-by were thirsty . . . This tech-savvy guy is making useful how-to videos, a service people are interested in. His 'commission' may depend on how valuable the IDs of his...
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    Re: The world’s average IQ

    Ethnic Americans? I (my Nica family & I) enjoy my cut of American socialism, my monthly SS check. It's excessive corporate welfare that bugs me. Esp. the 2008 bailout of the Wall St banksters. ...
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    Re: The Residency: Feb 5, 2019

    Only well-to-do gringos seek asylum in Nicaragua, it would seem. And they wouldn't think of doing other than the full legal Monty, as required. Maybe some Mara Salvatrucha types with ugly facial...
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    Re: The Residency: Feb 5, 2019

    I would not be surprised to learn that all residency applications from 2008 onward had to be cleared thru Cuba. They have so many loyalist entrenched in the USA that they can more easily vet...
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