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    Looking for empathy...

    "What if I know how it feels to be fired by the DGI while waiting to retire?

    Of course I know! You did it to us, Mr. Porras!"

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    "Well, I see nothing bad in this..."

    Costa Rican politician causes controversy for leaving "on the ball." http://www.ticotimes.net/Current-Edi...tember-10-2012

    "Worse is when the politician leaves you on the ball."

    Ex-state workers (unemployed and without compensation)

    ["En pelota" must have a more accurate translation than this...]

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    The controversy of the 5 peso coin...

    "Man! Don't they know that this Christian, Socialist, and Unified State is secular?"

    http://www.elnuevodiario.com.ni/naci...a-nueva-moneda

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    "Anything else? Clean your windows?"

    "Oh! No thanks. It's enough you cleaned my wallet."

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    Thanks Bigh Jonh for Molina part 2.

    For the previous 'toon, "Nicaragua es LAICO", I dipped into Wiki. "El concepto de "Estado laico", opuesto al de "Estado confesional", surgió históricamente de la Separación Iglesia-Estado que tuvo lugar en Francia a finales del siglo XIX, . . ." Which is to say, laicismo (French, laïcité) "is the principle of separation of church (or religion) and state."


    "Estado confesional" means 'state religion' but the Spanish term makes me think 'mind-control'.

    Funny, the linkage between beliefs & politics as practiced today. Vote for the one you believe best for the country! (Ads come on TV like bite-sized scriptural verses. See the devil! Behold the miracle maker!)
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    "Listen, pal. That speech about how what's important here is the party and not individuals...

    ...Jerking off, right?"

    [Am I close, Daddy-Yo? "Clase paja"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    ...Jerking off, right?" [Am I close, Daddy-Yo? "Clase paja"]
    Good question boss. The meaning of 'paja' varies with location. 'Masturbation' is listed as its first meaning in Spain ("Se hizo una paja en la butaca del cine." remember Pee Wee?) but my wife thinks all Spaniards are 'cochinos'.

    Seems it's main use in Central America is a lie, or saying something senseless, as in,
    "Vos me estas metiendo paja" = You lie. = You're jerking me off. (Philosophical question: Is sex without a partner is a form of lying?)

    The understanding in English, i.e., American street slang, as you've translated it works well. Of course, these are 'classy lies' eh?

    Source website: http://www.asihablamos.com/word/palabra/Paja.php
    but they didn't have direct Nicaraguan input on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddy-YO View Post
    Good question boss. The meaning of 'paja' varies with location. 'Masturbation' is listed as its first meaning in Spain ("Se hizo una paja en la butaca del cine." remember Pee Wee?) but my wife thinks all Spaniards are 'cochinos'.

    Seems it's main use in Central America is a lie, or saying something senseless, as in,
    "Vos me estas metiendo paja" = You lie. = You're jerking me off. (Philosophical question: Is sex without a partner is a form of lying?)

    The understanding in English, i.e., American street slang, as you've translated it works well. Of course, these are 'classy lies' eh?

    Source website: http://www.asihablamos.com/word/palabra/Paja.php
    but they didn't have direct Nicaraguan input on this one.
    Or the most common on Nicaragua " hablando paja" of which I've been accused

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    I speak no Spanish but from the look on Ortega's face in the cartoon....I would agree with John.
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    I speak no Spanish but from the look on Ortega's face in the cartoon....I would agree with John.
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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    The Dictionary of Nicaraguan Spanish includes both lie and whack off. Both are accurate for this application.



    Someone has to pay for this!, says Porras

    Layoffs

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    23,000 people have made a run for the border [run from the State]

    While the one responsible wants to run again.

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    After budgetary reform...

    But don't worry! I invited them...

    ...to vote!

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    Here between us...

    It's a woman's fault!

    I understand, buddy. If I told you... But, wait... That photo... isn't that little Raquel?

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    Oh, no. I only use that to go up. I'm taking the stair.

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    Worries...

    Water, Trash, Streets (city)

    Suck up to get the blessing of the dictator (candidate)

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    Fists in a bar, bullets in a disco...

    "And to think that before, for going out at night, 'bringing protection' meant no more than bringing a condom!"

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    Decorative...

    "Brother" (rules of admission)

    "State offices" (rules of admission)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post


    "Well, I see nothing bad in this..."

    Costa Rican politician causes controversy for leaving "on the ball." http://www.ticotimes.net/Current-Edi...tember-10-2012

    "Worse is when the politician leaves you on the ball."

    Ex-state workers (unemployed and without compensation)

    ["En pelota" must have a more accurate translation than this...]
    "en pelota" = stark naked; "dejarse en pelota" = let himself be stark naked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post


    "Listen, pal. That speech about how what's important here is the party and not individuals...

    ...Jerking off, right?"

    [Am I close, Daddy-Yo? "Clase paja"]
    "hablar paja" = talk bullshit, so "clase (de) paja, no" = some shit, isn't it?

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    Thanks, Cathy!



    The effect of the Venezuela elections...

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...l-8191056.html

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    Government

    Nica Social Security (INSS)

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    "Shutdown?" says what appears to be the guns squirrel in Managua's city hall (ALcaldia MAnagua) . "There haven't been any shutdowns here!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    "Shutdown?" says what appears to be the guns squirrel in Managua's city hall (ALcaldia MAnagua) . "There haven't been any shutdowns here!"
    Hey Bigh Jonh, I totally applaud your attempt here, but it seemed so nonsensical, it sent me to read La Prensa of 3 days ago online. The one with his head in the hole, Enrique Armas, is the secretary of the city (Managua) council. He declared, "There is no strike!" when all Managuans know that the taxistas successfully locked up traffic briefly, until the police 'persuaded' them to move. (Kudos for translating ALMA - had me buffaloed.)
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    Thanks for making sense of it. I knew there was a Nicalogical explanation!

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