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    Re: All Hail - Land Cruiser

    Evidently there is very little REAL happening in NICARAGUA unless it is being driven down from North America and qualifies for a review article in "Hemmings Motor News" &/or "Popular Mechanics".
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    Re: All Hail - Land Cruiser

    TheRealNicaragua is back! I'd forgotten what I was missing. :Rimshot:
  3. Thread: I Told You So

    by Daddy-YO
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    Re: I Told You So

    More will be coming and they will be well-armed. The hardwoods of those jungles (teak, mahogany and much more) are extremely valuable to the Chinese & Japanese. Clearing land for farming and...
  4. Thread: AHH,,, TRN

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    Re: AHH,,, TRN

    A philosophical detour:
    To many native Americans, corn was/is the sacred source of life from Pachamama. Most Latinos have indigenous blood, understandably since Spanish women didn’t come here until...
  5. Thread: AHH,,, TRN

    by Daddy-YO
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    Re: AHH,,, TRN

    The best ‘tortilla’ I’ve ever eaten is a güirila from Matagalpa. I barely consider it a tortilla. Traditionally eaten with cuajada, a soft cheese, they’re unbelievably delicious. It's too stiff &...
  6. Thread: AHH,,, TRN

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    Re: AHH,,, TRN

    More than a year ago a fancy Mexican restaurant opened in Leon, named Jalisco. I ate tacos al pastor there the other nite. Stuffed open-folded soft corn tortillas, 4 for 180 cords ($5.40). The...
  7. Thread: AHH,,, TRN

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    Re: AHH,,, TRN

    Leon has a 5-block strip where Nica tacos are immensely popular. It's the main drag leading to shore points. Evenings it's like a scene from American Graffiti with the continuous traffic and long...
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    Re: The Plot thickens, or the plot thins

    Real estate, indeed property, is perhaps the principle difference between North America and Latin America. The great majority of citizens in LAm do not mortgage their future for a place to live. ...
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    Re: Google News, January 20, 2020

    If I were a damn Dem, I'd write-in 'Andrew Yang', the only truly intelligent and sincere candidate of the bunch (not on your list). U.B.I. is inevitable.

    Hey, Trump is a 'billionaire'. . . . but...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Powering stuff when there is a power outage
    Un poco tonto - "learning thru making mistakes"

    https://youtu.be/At0advb9_fA
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    Re: Footnotes on being in Leon & Managua

    OK, deal. :cheers: Volcan Masaya will be on loan to Nik to warm his soles, beginning of March.
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Nik Wallenda will walk tightrope/high-wire across mouth of Volcan Masaya - Mar 4

    https://youtu.be/GlztyElvA3E

    Those sulfurous fumes can be acidically noxious at times.

    Hey, it's a job. ...
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    Re: Footnotes on being in Leon & Managua

    WGAS? Indeed. Forget relatively unimportant Nicaragua; think Venezuela. WGAS? USA? China? Russia? Europe? Any LAm country except Cuba? Major global corporate assets confiscated, the greatest...
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    Re: Footnotes on being in Leon & Managua

    From 1990 when Ortega lost the election to Chamorro at the end of the Contra Civil War and when US neocons guided Nicaragua's reconstruction, the army was greatly reduced in size (97 to 15 thousand)....
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    Re: Footnotes on being in Leon & Managua

    Not only is Ortega not letting up on any dissent whatsoever, hounding them relentlessly, but surveillance technology is undoubted helping. Meanwhile, with the election of 2021 around the corner, has...
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    Re: Google News, January 10, 2020

    F*ck youth. Ya se fue. The best is yet to come. Was at Woodstock, soaked. stoned, and very much enjoying the entire experience. My Mustang broke down on the B-W Parkway en route to an Allman...
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    Re: Google News, January 9, 2020

    Mr. Pirate, I confess I don't understand what you're getting at w.r.t. exports and the fiscal scene in relation to the Breitbart quote on the Iran-Trump ruckus, but I found what Julio Izaco Gallard,...
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    Re: Google News, January 5, 2020

    Here’s a classic:
    In 1965 Buckley debated James Baldwin at the University of Cambridge on the question:
    ‘Has the American Dream been achieved at the expense of the American Negro?’
    You judge who...
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    Re: Google News, January 5, 2020

    Will watch later when I got enough wifi power to load it. (Currently hotspotting off data roaming. 8pm to 8am I get 10GB at good speed for under a buck.) Only news in English on my cable TV here...
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    Re: Google News, January 5, 2020

    Sounds simple enough. Let's watch it for the next 5 years and learn.


    Weren't all the 9/11 terrorist Sunni? (I forgot, we trained 'em. And let their leaders fly out during the no-fly period...
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    Re: Google News, January 5, 2020

    Gotta love the news source LCT, which is to say Google, that the Nicaraguan gov'mint, which is to say the Ortega family, chose to join the global media shitstorm over droning Soleimani: the Ahlul...
  22. Thread: Big Shake

    by Daddy-YO
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    Re: Big Shake

    We're West-siders. Learned within minutes on FB that our section of the Earth moved, then sis'n-law called (Wha'sup) from CR to ask, cause we got her daughter. We looked at each other, nope, nobody...
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    Re: S#!t people from SJDS say....

    There was Sodom & Gomorrah, and later Granada. Founded in 1524 by Córdoba, it’s the corner of Nicaragua where money doesn’t just talk, it shouts. Sacked three times (1665-1670) by pirates (based...
  24. Thread: Seeking Seeds

    by Daddy-YO
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    Re: Seeking Seeds

    A couple decades ago - I don't recall all the details - Big Ag switched to GM seeds that offered resistance to insects, mold, and various other benefits. Monsanto 'owned' (patented the new 'life...
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    Re: Google News, December 26, 2019

    Got to Leon a couple weeks ago. All seems peaceful, orderly, stable, even festive. The town center has been overflowing with people, bright with Xmas lights and vendors everywhere selling homemade...
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