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    Re: Google News, November 11, 2019

    Plata o plomo? OK, I'll take a plata T-shirt. Do you have an XL in sky blue?...
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    Re: Save El Porton Verde (and my son!)

    Remember the pre-2008 'Housing Bubble' fever? SJdS was rumored to be CR before the gold rush. Boomer yuppie Shangri La. A realtor's Mecca.

    NOW on Amazon: Gringo Nightmare: A Young American...
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    Re: Save El Porton Verde (and my son!)

    Returning to the 2019 origin of this 2017 thread pothole: “Voltz most likely didn't do it.” That was my impression at the time. His alibi that he was elsewhere, in Managua, at the time she was...
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    Re: Save El Porton Verde (and my son!)

    This discussion about the difficulties of ‘taming’ much of Nicaragua with modern machinery reminds me of the raw strength of Nature and of how much of Nicaragua is effectively ‘uncivilized’...
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    Re: Google News, November 8, 2019

    The recent news of the 6 Mormon children & 3 women killed & burned by sicarios in Mexico makes me thankful that Nicaragua, tho once part of Mexico, is not a narco-state. Perhaps thanks is really...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Asi es la comida de $1 . . . in Managua. I got to 2:25. The french fries were cold and mushy, BUT, he says, "if your very hungry, they're super delicious." Presumably targeting a dollar's worth to...
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    Re: Little Caesars Pizza

    If you look at the graph of the month average exchange rate, you can see the peg:
    https://www.exchange-rates.org/history/NIO/USD/G/M

    But a glance at daily fluctuations over the past 90 days shows...
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    Re: Little Caesars Pizza

    Eating pizza in Leon is a family affair. It may be a special night out or a 'feast' delivered. And it's eaten smothered in catsup or ketchup (the word originally referred to a paste made from...
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    Re: Little Caesars Pizza

    Before Pizza Hut took over a prominent corner in downtown Leon, they forced the local Pizza Hot to change its name. The Hut has quality pizza and good delivery, but is a bit pricey and eating in the...
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    Re: Google News, November 1, 2019

    What $1600 rum tastes like . . . This Canadian gal pops her verbal cork after taking a sip from one of only 46 bottles of 30 yr old FdC 'released' in Canada:


    "Fairies dancing across your tongue...
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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2019

    I'm myopic - I see all as if it were an impressionistic painting. Deductive reasoning then makes sense of the smear - elementary.
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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2019

    El Camino Chileno The Chilean way, once held to be an economic success story for all of LAm to emulate, is deteriorating - that's my WAG

    Today's Wall St J: "Chilean Capitalism on Trial"
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    Re: Partnership Offer

    Se_vnt3, it would appear from her handle, was born in 1973 => 46 yrs old. A youth!
  14. Thread: WTF

    by Daddy-YO
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    Re: WTF

    The historic roots of all LAm gov'ts is military - conquistadores - so dictators fit well. Peones have been content for centuries with enough to eat, rum (guaro) and subservient women (those...
  15. Thread: WTF

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    Re: WTF

    As was mentioned http://www.therealnicaragua.com/Forum2016/showthread.php/17577-Manuel-Guill%C3%A9n-s-cartoons-2019?p=157971#post157971 it may be that the FSP is directing her & other sympathizers to...
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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2019

    Is the FSP behind the violence in what might otherwise have been peaceful LAm demonstrations against price hikes in Chile, Ecuador, Nicaragua, &c.? (FSP = Foro of Sao Paulo, aligned communist...
  17. Thread: A bit of spin

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    Re: A bit of spin

    We had no problems streaming Netflix on one of the first Samsung 'smart' TVs using a cell phone on MS or Claro as a hotspot. We go that route cause it's cheaper getting the 7GB or 10GB offers for...
  18. Re: Freshly made Organic Unprocessed Coconut oil from Corn Island

    The price still seems too high for it to be used as a cooking oil. How do island folk use it?

    Coconut husks are an important raw material source for activated charcoal used in purifying air (gas...
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    Re: Renewing drivers license

    What can be a big share of the rental cost is liability & collision insurance for the vehicle. Don't you have to have a credit card issued by a US bank to automatically cover most of it? There's...
  20. Thread: Anniversary

    by Daddy-YO
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    Re: Anniversary

    You live in an interesting neighborhood - sort of a mini-third-world.

    When I walk around my US neighborhood I rarely see anyone outside. During the day all work, husbands & wives, kids in school,...
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    Re: Anniversary

    Yes, the lure of a big flat screen TV, stereo systems, refrigerators, &c. bought on 'easy' credit was too hard for many of the newly employed to ignore. Scam and con artists abound when poor...
  22. Thread: Anniversary

    by Daddy-YO
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    Re: Anniversary

    Third World LAm countries are more resilient on that score than are the industrialized nations. Their so-called underground economies are more developed, where people catch work on the QT. Being...
  23. Thread: Anniversary

    by Daddy-YO
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    Re: Anniversary

    Lost mine. And I had to break the killer point off my nail clippers. 18 years of institutionalized silliness cause pre-2001 airport security got caught with its pants down. (Do I get points for...
  24. Thread: Anniversary

    by Daddy-YO
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    Re: Anniversary

    My bad. I thought I'd hopped on-board a 'security' bandwagon.
    Please delete my submission to Cookshow's anniversary thread.
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi_webp/e7nAlI995o4/movieposter.webp
  25. Thread: Anniversary

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    Re: Anniversary

    TSA is a Jobs Corps program. "The TSA employs around 47,000 Transportation Security Officers, often referred to as screeners or agents. . . . The mean annual pay for TSA agents is $40,160 or $19.31...
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