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  1. Thread: A bit of spin

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    Re: A bit of spin

    The prevailing opinion of leftists is that anyone to the right of them is a racist. I would also love to see a survey done with a lie detector (as you propose), but I believe that the result would...
  2. Thread: Matagalpa

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    Re: Matagalpa

    Wouldn't that be Sebaco? I don't remember Esteli being a big onion town.
  3. Thread: Matagalpa

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    That is sage advice.

    My two muggings happened in Managua in the middle of the night (barrios Boer and Mirna Urgarte--in front of the old hospital Velez Paiz), and I was attacked by a drugged out...
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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2019

    And I was stuck by "como" meaning "I eat."

    So, I guess that sentence (Nada como pato) could just as easily mean, "Nothing eats a gay guy."

    :)

    Homophones indeed.
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    Re: Lodo, Polvo y Moscas

    This is the most disturbing simile that I've heard in a long time. :hurl:
  6. Thread: Emigration

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    Re: Emigration

    I have a friend from Carazo who is currently in Spain looking for work. She hasn't had any luck yet...
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    Re: Lodo, Polvo y Moscas

    :lmao: I had those little bitey ones. Either they inject venom when they bite, or else I'm allergic to them--or more likely it's both. I killed my fair share of them when I was on your farm.
  8. Thread: No Ortega?

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    I'm glad that the touristy areas are still tame.

    Reading your response, it occurs to me that what I saw in Managua in April and May may have been restricted to Managua. I assumed that what I was...
  9. Thread: No Ortega?

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    There are a certain number of Nicaraguans who are anti-gringo, but this is nothing new. In my experience, they are a minority. I ran into them in 1996 (my first trip to Nicaragua), and I've run...
  10. Thread: No Ortega?

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    To be fair to us "lemmings", not all of us were scared off by the Western press. My experience walking the streets of Nicaragua alone (especially in Managua) is probably far removed from the...
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    Re: Getting Exciting: Three Bombs in Estelí

    When you say "bombs", what exactly do you mean? I'm used to explosions in Nicaragua in the form of mortar rounds and firecrackers and such... Were these larger than that?

    ...I found this...
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    Re: Tax code changes for Jan 24

    :cheers:
  13. Thread: Question.....

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    Re: Question.....

    I agree, and I did not mean to suggest that the United States is an exception to what I said. The US has been in bed with socialism for a long time. Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt both made...
  14. Thread: Question.....

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    Re: Question.....

    I enjoy communication via the written word, and so this has been a pleasurable and productive interaction for me. Despite not having met you (or most people on TRN), I feel as though I have--thanks...
  15. Thread: Question.....

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    Re: Question.....

    The conversation surrounding capitalism and socialism should not be about caring (or not caring) for those who cannot care for themselves. I understand that those who support socialism like to claim...
  16. Thread: Question.....

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    Norway doesn't prove what pro-socialist types think that it proves. Norway became rich through capitalism and a limited government. After they got wealthy, they got stupid (as is often the pattern)...
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    Re: Granada: The New Reality

    Oh yes. I share this fatal flaw. I will spend hours looking and go miles out of my way to find a bargain.
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    Re: Pork Butts and Mud Hut Girls

    Pork butt makes even the darkest day a little brighter. :)
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    Re: Google News, December 14, 2018

    Thanks for the update KWP. It's interesting hearing you report on a place that I now know so well with all of the recent changes...
  20. Thread: Anniversary

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    Re: Anniversary

    :lmao:

    Thank you for that RGV. You can turn a phrase.
  21. Thread: Anniversary

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    Re: Anniversary

    The anxious malaise is what I felt for the last 2 months that I spent in Managua (April and May) before I decided that things were heading towards a bad end. It's an almost palpable aura that hangs...
  22. Thread: Anniversary

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    Re: Anniversary

    There is so much about Nicaragua that can burrow into your soul. I have to tear myself away every time.
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    Re: New Bonds In Euros

    :cheers:
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    Re: New Bonds In Euros

    :lmao: I'm pretty sure that "boy" is only considered to be a racist term if it is used to describe someone who considers it to be a racist term... A case of ones perception of reality shaping...
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    Re: New Bonds In Euros

    That may or may not be true. I can accept that the first verifiable usage of the phrase can only be tracked back to 1952 (in print or on a recording), but that doesn't mean that it wasn't used...
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