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  1. Thread: Anniversary

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    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...
  2. Thread: Anniversary

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    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...
  3. Thread: Anniversary

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    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...
  4. Thread: Anniversary

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    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
  5. Thread: Anniversary

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    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...
  6. Thread: Anniversary

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    Never been to the Corns, but I’ve tasted Caribbean waters, while biting a snorkel. Been to Roatan after waiting out the rains in La Ceiba. Lived in a hammock on Isla Mujeres for a month or so. ...
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    Re: Google News, October 11, 2019

    The first item today isnít so much news - Nicas emigrating - tho the quote from the U of CR prof was noteworthy: As with any LAm country a disproportionate percent of the population is the young....
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    Re: Renewing drivers license

    Duende, dude, you're on a roll. And licensed to go. Avoid CFs.
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Our Trump is the anti-Spinnerly or ante-Spinnerly. He's happiest when he shares what he's thinking, unspun. Most politicians are spinning so fast it's hard to tell whether the words are coming out...
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    Like beauty - and we all know that Beauty Contests are politically incorrect today.
    As a wise man once sang,
    If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
    Never make a pretty woman your wife...
  11. Thread: WTF

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    Another sign of desperation: micro-loans have been used with much success in LAm. The wife tells me (from FB) that, now in Nicaragua, mom & pop pulperias and other small businesses in arrears on...
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    Re: Google News, September 27, 2019

    It's a wonder they lasted as long as they did. More than 15 months ago Ortega ordered customs to block importation of paper & ink. How is La Prensa holding out?

    Journalism is not a good career...
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    Speaking of slabs of bacon on smoking racks: "A beautiful sight, wouldn't you agree?" My vegan daughter would NOT.

    It begins with already clean carcasses on hooks. What about killing 'em? Bolt...
  14. Thread: A bit of spin

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    Don't underestimate the ability of these people to see thru the emperor's new clothes. Americans are dupes for TV ads. But in this world, it's word of mouth that reigns. Yup, gossip. Folks know...
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    Re: Google News, September 19, 2019

    True enuf that. And all loyalties are bought and paid for in LAm.

    Still the game of politics must be played, on the world stage. As long as little Nicaragua wants to keep doing business with...
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    Re: Google News, September 19, 2019

    Maradiaga's only chance at winning campesino votes is to make secret alliances with the likes of the anti-canal farmers' association, university students' groups, &c. It's a damned long shot, I...
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    Re: Google News, September 19, 2019

    He gains nothing from martyrdom, but it'd bolster the USA's argument for intervention.

    He's a USA pawn being played in the gambit he could become king, IMO. A lot can happen in 2 years of heavy...
  18. Thread: Mid Nov

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    That's the price for a round trip? What airline?

    That seems to be most airlines' game, for customers to act immediately, impulsively. Many a time I waited a day or so and the price always went...
  19. Re: Warning...this has nothing to do with Nicaragua....

    He/she robs a bank in Idaho, gets arrested, sentenced and fixed.

    Nicaragua seems so much more sane.
  20. Thread: A bit of spin

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    I see a hurricane map in today's Times that shows it scooting up FL's east coast toward Jacksonville - in response to what you wrote?

    Canada's PM Trudeau tweeted, "‘I’m rooting for a direct hit on...
  21. Thread: A bit of spin

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    Two weeks ago I broke down and subscribed to the NYTimes, $1/wk for a year. Sure it ain't as simply factual as WSJ but it does some excellent analyses. Ignoring 99% of its leftie BS ranting makes...
  22. Thread: A bit of spin

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    Beached or stranded in the muck - thru which you'll have to carry out all your possessions. And hope that nobody robs your boat in the meanwhile.

    Our landlord in Leon jodido (on account of the...
  23. Thread: A bit of spin

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    How is it this year?

    When was the emancipation there, what year? Being as the Atlantic coast was part of 'British Honduras' or British territories at the time and England ended slavery in 1833,...
  24. Thread: A bit of spin

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    While Nicaragua’s Ministry of Truth goes full-tilt Orwellian, some of us choose to rehash a bit of 150 year old local history, getting ‘civil’.



    True enuf that, but I wouldn’t say ‘scam’, tho...
  25. Thread: A bit of spin

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    Dice 'em and slice 'em. Good discussion - I wouldn’t expect less from our TRN buddies.



    Good historians strain to be objective, not judgmental. It seems you’re confusing modern media...
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