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    Re: Google News, December 4, 2018

    Much of my working life was in the realm of cutbacks, mergers, downsizing, re-engineering, and PC foot shooting. That's the way Nic feels right now, but that does not mean it is not sustainable!...
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    Re: Google News, December 4, 2018

    Suck it up, Pirate. Daniel and his lovely wife won. With a cunning one would expect of a Stalin or a Ho, in 6 short months they changed a failing democracy into a bold dictatorship, with...
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    Re: Google News, December 4, 2018

    When people outside the country call the situation "fascinating" they sound ghoulish.

    Daniel threw the dice and won.
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    Re: Google News, December 4, 2018

    The worst conquistadors, the worst Indians, the worst criollo elite, and now the worst bishops? Poor Nicaragua.

    Kinda funny that the church was trying to be a moderator and from the very beginning...
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    Re: Well, 10-4 Good Buddy, We've

    Reminds me of the old days on the northern border of British Honduras. They didn't like "hippies", but a change of clothes and a change of guards would usually get you in.
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    Re: S#!t people from SJDS say....

    Yup, the only thing that riles my feathers more than Vegan is Pacifist! No respect for the meat-eating Warrior class.

    The sjds dummies may never figure out that Nic. is not about success. It is...
  7. Sinsa Corporate Turd Award 2018

    Once again, Sinsa Esteli wins the Bad Neighbor Award for 2 years running. Their parking lot, employee moto parking, outdoor warehouse CF surcusal in Esteli screws up the Panam, the chicken shack...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving 2018

    Right back atcha!

    Our lunch plans went kaput due to a bad road, but we went to plan B at the house and had a great dinner. It turned out it was also a friend's birthday so we celebrated Turkey Day...
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    Re: Cultural insight for Newbies..

    Another thing I noticed but never could quite explain...
    In the United States we are told you need 1 sentence to complete a thought. Here in Nicaragua it seems you need 4 sentences.
    Just saying...
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    Re: S#!t people from SJDS say....

    Don't know but on guard duty people would come up to the wire and offer to sell skag for a buck, a 1 oz plastic cap 95% pure. That's why we had to show ID and sign every package or letter we mailed...
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    Re: S#!t people from SJDS say....

    Ah, memories of Vietnam. The cowboys had little workshops where they would open up a carton of Kools, open each pack and cigarette and remove the tobacco. Then they would lace the tobacco with...
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    Re: S#!t people from SJDS say....

    There is a method to his madness. He has to be a little teste to keep the swamp republicans in their place.
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    Re: S#!t people from SJDS say....

    but you must admit he is better than Trudeau?
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    Re: S#!t people from SJDS say....

    Great presidents only come about once a century...
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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2018

    Look at the midterm election results for AZ (both Senate and House) and you can see it is right on the raggedy edge of californication.
    As Pat Buchannon said in a recent blog, the red states are...
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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2018

    No, we do not need the labor. Numerous studies show that automation will wipe out 20-30% of the low skilled jobs in the next couple decades. Poor unskilled immigrants will become a permanent welfare...
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    Re: Cool MGA Finds

    I was just checking out volaris today. Has some potential for a week vacation where you can get by on a carryon or 1 suitcase for the 2 people like we did to Mex this year. Volaris is not on Expedia...
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    Re: Cool MGA Finds

    United has been my standby for 13 years, but now they are red eyes and late night arrivals to Vegas. Looking at 3 legged flights with a week stopover in cdmx or somewhere to smell the roses. You...
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    Re: Cool MGA Finds

    Old wallmart was a dud, new one is great. Well, not as great as the new one in Mohave Valley, but great for Nic.
    Bad spot to get return taxi though, better have a cel number.

    New car Masaya...
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    Re: Anniversary

    Wait till they get paid in Euros. The down side to these US sanctions it that those on the receiving end, and a few others like India, are looking to get away from the US dollar, at least for oil...
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    Express mail to US

    I sent a document to the US DHL for 86 bucks. Tracking flaky, when I went back to DHL they said it was held in mga customs too long so they had to issue it a new tracking number. Sorry, we forgot to...
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    Re: Anniversary

    Transito update--asked a relative if he has heard anything and he says a friend just came back from mga and was stopped 4 times. No chit chat, they were looking for money, legit or otherwise. Gee, if...
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    Re: Cool MGA Finds

    Thanx for the heads up. We generally avoid the lowlands, but I like an occasional stay in mga. Last trip we stayed in the same area at Hotel Mozonte, good value and 1.5 blocks from pricemart and cab...
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    Re: Anniversary

    I think there is a general recognition of failure in the country. Whether you are a communist or a democrat, all is not well and there is little hope on the horizon for either side. Failure is...
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    Re: Anniversary

    Like I said at the beginning of this thing, a country can only shoot itself in the foot so many times before it does some permanent damage. They naively gave away their country in July of 1979 and...
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