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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...
  6. 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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    Re: Mitch II ??

    Today at 4PM,, in a nutshell:

    4:00 PM EST Sun Nov 15
    Location: 13.3N 79.3W
    Moving: W at 9 mph
    Min pressure: 974 mb
    Max sustained: 90 mph

    It's maintaining its westerly track, 72 hours...
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    Re: Mitch II ??

    Iota wobbled through the night, picking up a bit of forward speed.
    It's projected to hit north of Puerto Cabezas, but that will put Bilwi on the "wrong side" , with the bulk of the rain and...
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    Re: Google News, November 14, 2020

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201113095156.htm


    This is huge if it is indeed the cause of the CKD in the sugar cane workers.
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    Re: A Moving Target: CA Borders

    I have a friend who recently applied for citizenship.
    She claims that is not that big a deal.
    It would get you out of the -every five year residency renewal-
    AND, you don't have to give...
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    Re: A Moving Target: CA Borders

    Russian vaccine factory will soon switch production from face cream for the Chamuka to a Covid vaccine,,
    and all will be good.


    In the meantime, does anyone know anyone in Nicaragua with...
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    Re: Mitch II ??

    With luck it will follow the forecast and head north.
    This morning it was on the same latitude as the farm. And steering 245.

    Ocean currents do circulate north off the coast, but as the...
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    Re: A Moving Target: CA Borders

    OK,, the border doesn't shut down for Christmas,, but a lot of the rest of the country does.

    I cleared Espino one Christmas Eve,, or very close to Christmas Eve. I can't remember exactly....
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    Re: A Moving Target: CA Borders

    NO,, you need to do the 7 day thing.

    It's easy,, if you don't, they still let you in but make you cool your heels for several hours.
    Maybe not at Guasaule, who knows,, but why take the...
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    Don Jonh and The Washing Machine

    Anytime I get a message from Krisnia that starts with >> Don Jonh I know that something serious has happened, it's strictly business,, and it's usually not good.

    So, yesterday it was Don...
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    A Moving Target: CA Borders

    This could change tomorrow,, but for today everything but Costa Rica is open
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