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    Re: YouTube of the day

    I really don't know of anyone who sponsors authoritarianism on TRN,, it's a pretty motley bunch with their own opinions.
    Just look at their taste in music. Not much Perry Como in that mix.
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Oh Man! Best news in a long time:

    Walking man is back.
    I thought that my convoluted double metaphors had driven him away
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    Re: Google News, December 3, 2020

    In better times, the verdant hills of Jinotega, Nicaragua, are carpeted with coffee cherries that yield a superior brew and provide a decent living for the region's farming families.



    In the...
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    Re: Are we there yet?

    Ortega is going to get some bad feelings going keeping all the Nicas out who want to come home for Christmas.

    Hard to understand what goes through his mind sometimes.

    Maybe he wants to turn...
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    Re: Are we there yet?

    The buses through Mexico are cheap,, when Ariana came up it was $99 from Huixtla to Nogales, Mexico. 3 days.
    Like Greyhound,, they don't stop. They are modern and very comfortable too. ...
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    Re: Are we there yet?

    I'd offer you a ride, it would be fun,, we could re-invent Western Civilization, AND solve the COVID paradox on the way.
    But we are loaded to the gills. Missing a few last straps,, but,, ...
  7. Re: Pandemic: geography, politics & death rate stats

    I'm not a fan of conspiracy theories but there are interests vested in keeping the pandemic going.

    It probably got Joe Biden elected.

    The vaccine is there, it's safe, there is this...
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    Re: Are we there yet?

    [QUOTE=Daddy-YO;161814]Ive been following flights arriving in SAP. Many internal from Tegus or Roatan, a few international from Peru or Madrid, but all (AA) from Miami cancelled. Not encouraging. ...
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    Re: Are we there yet?

    Get what info you can . . . .

    Always great advice but easier said than done with CA. Daddy-Yo is flying to SPS on the 16th,, I don't remember him talking about a Covid test required to enter...
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    Grapes of Wrath Special

    The Train still hasn't left the station.

    We wanted to make a fast trip south in a passenger vehicle to get insurance, car permit,, and visas,, and head back to Tucson. It's about a two-hour...
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    Re: Google News, November 25, 2020

    It won't escape notice of those who seek to eliminate a future Ortega dynasty.

    At least in Nicaragua you can still buy rice.
    And once the hurricane aid starts falling off the backs of Sandi...
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    Re: Google News, November 24, 2020

    If someone wants a higher resolution pic,, give me your email in a PM.


    It looks like the truck was already overturned when it came to an abrupt stop occasioned by hitting two trees head on.
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    Re: Google News, November 24, 2020

    Supposedly, the brakes failed.

    But,, as anyone who has driven on muddy Nica roads will tell you, it's like skiing .
    You don't make any abrupt turns. Inertia rules.

    Nor do you...
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    Re: Google News, November 24, 2020

    https://news.yahoo.com/passenger-truck-crash-kills-least-005235813.html


    Terrible.
    Nothing in a Prensa this morning.

    All poor people.
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    Re: Are we there yet?

    The 1918 pandemic did "burn out" . Eventually.
    There was no vaccine back then,, nor antibiotics to treat what was (then, and maybe now) the biggest cause of mortality:
    Secondary...
  16. New Brigadista Effort for the Coast

    Arielka was recruited by the brigadistas yesterday to help with en effort to the coast.

    When exactly it starts is uncertain, but as they sketched it out to her:

    two "American" planes would...
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    Re: Mitch II ??

    I feel guilty that we survived with so little grief.

    The milpa got blown out, but we had already harvested the corn. We had some beans and squash , and vegetables inside the greenhouse,, ...
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    Re: Mitch II ??

    https://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/s3.laprensa.com.ni-bq/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/12887fd2-c3f5-40fc-af9f-585fd711660e-600x350.jpg

    Lots of pictures of hurricane destruction in today's La Prensa.
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    Re: Mitch II ??

    Really,, the only way to get through a hurricane
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    Re: Mitch II ??

    Some pics of the dam improvements done for ETA. That low spot has always been worrisome.

    The water didn't rise that high,, but better safe than sorry.
    They did a good job.
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    Re: Mitch II ??

    Yes,, you're quicker than me :)

    We finally figured it out.

    And this led into a discussion of the fragility of power in La Lima, the community where my farm is located.
    the use of S ,...
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    Re: Mitch II ??

    The Condega Bridge held. There is a foot bridge a little further south that got snagged by a big tree and it was destroyed in spectacular fashion.

    So, I learned a new word: Everyone calls...
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    Re: Mitch II ??

    No damage at the farm, Krisnia reported heavy rain and wind at about 2PM.
    I haven't heard anything since which probably means the power to La Lima went out.
    When that happens we lose our...
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    Re: Mitch II ??

    This is the point of contact tonight, I kid you not!!

    This photo is on Google Earth, at precisely where the hurricane is due to hit.

    Supposedly, the western eye wall is now over land
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    Re: Mitch II ??

    Fantastic!

    Congratulations!
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