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    Re: Footnotes on being in Leon & Managua

    OK, deal. :cheers: Volcan Masaya will be on loan to Nik to warm his soles, beginning of March.
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Nik Wallenda will walk tightrope/high-wire across mouth of Volcan Masaya - Mar 4

    https://youtu.be/GlztyElvA3E

    Those sulfurous fumes can be acidically noxious at times.

    Hey, it's a job. ...
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    Re: Footnotes on being in Leon & Managua

    WGAS? Indeed. Forget relatively unimportant Nicaragua; think Venezuela. WGAS? USA? China? Russia? Europe? Any LAm country except Cuba? Major global corporate assets confiscated, the greatest...
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    Re: Footnotes on being in Leon & Managua

    From 1990 when Ortega lost the election to Chamorro at the end of the Contra Civil War and when US neocons guided Nicaragua's reconstruction, the army was greatly reduced in size (97 to 15 thousand)....
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    Re: Footnotes on being in Leon & Managua

    Not only is Ortega not letting up on any dissent whatsoever, hounding them relentlessly, but surveillance technology is undoubted helping. Meanwhile, with the election of 2021 around the corner, has...
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    Re: Google News, January 10, 2020

    F*ck youth. Ya se fue. The best is yet to come. Was at Woodstock, soaked. stoned, and very much enjoying the entire experience. My Mustang broke down on the B-W Parkway en route to an Allman...
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    Re: Google News, January 9, 2020

    Mr. Pirate, I confess I don't understand what you're getting at w.r.t. exports and the fiscal scene in relation to the Breitbart quote on the Iran-Trump ruckus, but I found what Julio Izaco Gallard,...
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    Re: Google News, January 5, 2020

    Here’s a classic:
    In 1965 Buckley debated James Baldwin at the University of Cambridge on the question:
    ‘Has the American Dream been achieved at the expense of the American Negro?’
    You judge who...
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    Re: Google News, January 5, 2020

    Will watch later when I got enough wifi power to load it. (Currently hotspotting off data roaming. 8pm to 8am I get 10GB at good speed for under a buck.) Only news in English on my cable TV here...
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    Re: Google News, January 5, 2020

    Sounds simple enough. Let's watch it for the next 5 years and learn.


    Weren't all the 9/11 terrorist Sunni? (I forgot, we trained 'em. And let their leaders fly out during the no-fly period...
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    Re: Google News, January 5, 2020

    Gotta love the news source LCT, which is to say Google, that the Nicaraguan gov'mint, which is to say the Ortega family, chose to join the global media shitstorm over droning Soleimani: the Ahlul...
  12. Thread: Big Shake

    by Daddy-YO
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    Re: Big Shake

    We're West-siders. Learned within minutes on FB that our section of the Earth moved, then sis'n-law called (Wha'sup) from CR to ask, cause we got her daughter. We looked at each other, nope, nobody...
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    Re: S#!t people from SJDS say....

    There was Sodom & Gomorrah, and later Granada. Founded in 1524 by Córdoba, it’s the corner of Nicaragua where money doesn’t just talk, it shouts. Sacked three times (1665-1670) by pirates (based...
  14. Thread: Seeking Seeds

    by Daddy-YO
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    Re: Seeking Seeds

    A couple decades ago - I don't recall all the details - Big Ag switched to GM seeds that offered resistance to insects, mold, and various other benefits. Monsanto 'owned' (patented the new 'life...
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    Re: Google News, December 26, 2019

    Got to Leon a couple weeks ago. All seems peaceful, orderly, stable, even festive. The town center has been overflowing with people, bright with Xmas lights and vendors everywhere selling homemade...
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    Re: Google News, December 13, 2019

    Son of a gun. Those imperial gringos have put the screws to Rafael O. too! What's the good of having all that loot, as is due the supreme leader, when one can't spend it in the capital of LAm...
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    Re: Old Dichos Never Die

    Pito, pito, colorito

    https://youtu.be/Slj9Rr43L_8

    Coming to Nicaragua one saying seemed spot on: Gato viejo, raton tierno. But after more than a decade dancing with el diablo it seems Raton...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving Cincinnatti

    Wondering how it could still have a sense of balance without a head led me to the story of Mike, the headless chicken, that lived for 18 months in that bewildering condition. Ain't the internet...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving Cincinnatti

    My wife was raised in a little town in the mountains south of Matagalpa. She never heard the word pavo growing up. And they commonly ate chompipe on special occasions, like celebrations of the...
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    Re: Looking for a cheap nature "retreat"

    Mombacho lodge above Granada, lots of trails on the volcano, spectacular views, rates have dropped in 2019 ($47 ?)

    And a short ways from Leon:
    The island Nature Reserve of Isla Juan Venado "for...
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    Re: Interesting Number(s)

    Welfare by another name. In the US 52.2 million (2012 census) were on welfare (40 million on SNAP (food debit card)) which was 17%. 52% (more than half) of American kids live in homes with someone...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving Cincinnatti

    Wild turkeys (used to be the only brand of bourbon I'd drink) are all around this area. One hen with 4-6 healthy chicks wandered right up to our door. They've got a strong lift for flight, but then...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Hypnotic. Eine Donnerbüchse voll in Fahrt. My 5-yr-old son watched it with me. We put pennies and cordovas on the tracks near us to collect & marvel at them, squashed & stretched. Enormous...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving Cincinnatti

    Funny stuff. But the laugh track is laid on too heavy, IMO. For too many TV is a solitary experience. Laughing - without others, an audience, to share it with - is, in some ways, unnatural. ...
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    Re: Google News, November 22, 2019

    https://media1.tenor.com/images/de1678a4a0d3ca9264a17339e87dfb5e/tenor.gif?itemid=7204975
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