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    Contempt for the rule of law

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    I absolutely agree.....not only Nicaragua though.

    It is the concept and belief in "Upward Mobility" that has made the USA the world leader.


    Right on,,, in the campo they don't want progress.
    Don't want to learn to read. A post planter is worth as much as a doctor. The mental attitude is unfathomable.


    Yet,, they eagerly take my money,, the best up there.

    And they suck as much as they can in remesas from those working for a living in the US.
    Kind of like my piglets around the sow.

    This construction based prosperity won't last, regardless of what effect the NICA Act has,,, all these booms burn themselves out.

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    A perfect case study in why Nic. has no future! And still people blow the smoke that poverty is economic when it is cultural.
    Poverty is by definition an economic consideration. But it doesn't translate well internationally because of culture. 45 million Americans live in poverty. But the poverty line, $22k/yr for a family of 4 gringos is equivalent to a like-size Nica family getting C$12,690/wk. For a nutritionally solid diet of gallo pinto, pinol and fresh fruit, in a place with no mortgage and no need for heat or A/C, a quarter of that or 3,000 cords/week is almost wealthy.

    Socialism is a hollow word. Strongmen do well as leaders in LAm whether they come from the (far) right or (far) left because 1, there are no historical roots for democracy, and 2, both the patrones & peones like stability, as long as neither is getting shafted.

    Wealthy countries today got that way historically by riding the wave of industrial revolution. The USA rose to the top with it and on account of unimpeded (effectively) territorial expansion. Spain & Portugal and their colonies mostly sat the industrial revolution out because they got filthy rich with all that New World gold & silver, and their colonies had more slaves than they knew what to do with, so why mess with crude machines to do the job.
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    I couldn't do today's cartoon, it had a malware pop-up.

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    Supreme Electoral Council, the farce continues

    Commander's CSE

    Commander's mosquitoes

    See, the gloomy one and the rat. I say the kitty! The Commander has decided to grant them permission to appear in his show... but in the quality of gnats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddy-YO View Post
    Poverty is by definition an economic consideration. But it doesn't translate well internationally because of culture. 45 million Americans live in poverty. But the poverty line, $22k/yr for a family of 4 gringos is equivalent to a like-size Nica family getting C$12,690/wk. For a nutritionally solid diet of gallo pinto, pinol and fresh fruit, in a place with no mortgage and no need for heat or A/C, a quarter of that or 3,000 cords/week is almost wealthy.

    Socialism is a hollow word. Strongmen do well as leaders in LAm whether they come from the (far) right or (far) left because 1, there are no historical roots for democracy, and 2, both the patrones & peones like stability, as long as neither is getting shafted.

    Wealthy countries today got that way historically by riding the wave of industrial revolution. The USA rose to the top with it and on account of unimpeded (effectively) territorial expansion. Spain & Portugal and their colonies mostly sat the industrial revolution out because they got filthy rich with all that New World gold & silver, and their colonies had more slaves than they knew what to do with, so why mess with crude machines to do the job.
    ".....Socialism is a hollow word. Strongmen do well as leaders in LAm whether they come from the (far) right or (far) left because 1, there are no historical roots for democracy, and 2, both the patrones & peones like stability, as long as neither is getting shafted.

    There is no interest in democracy, as there is no understanding of the possibility of living your life on your terms. Stronger than the strongman are the taboos in the campo that keep the people in line. I feel these limit life choices more than poverty. To step outside the approval of the family is to re-visit Clan Of The Cave Bear... Unless you are an exceptionally strong person you won't survive.

    Acceptance is the key to happiness. Exceptionalism is not rewarded,, quietly fitting in is what counts. If you're the first son you mmight have a shot at becoming a teacher,, requirements are minimal, Sandinista affiiliation being the most important. But,, anything like doctor,, nurse,, engineer,, your education didn't prepare you for that. You have a HS diploma but you read at a sixth grade level.

    Yes,, our exceptionalism and drive to excel, move forward, and educational system (which is still quite good outside of the ghetto areas) is what made us what we are.

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    Excellent post and I agree wholeheartedly......including the mention of "Clan of the Cave Bear", an excellent read as were the sequels.
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    Maduro dictatorship

    Election farce

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    Maduro defends "his fatherland"

    Repsression

    Military narco-dictatorship

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    Brief evolution of work in Nicaragua... and of INSS

    Underemployed

    Employed as quoted by INSS

    I'm 40 and unemployed and have no minimum pension

    Here lies INSS and other unemployed that didn't have pension or old age

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    "Protests"

    One group of tradesmen from the Masaya municipal market doesn't conform to the new rental contract of "their city hall," mobilizes to Managua to ask King Demon and Queen Demon to resolve their demands...

    Who believes this little city hall of Masaya? The city halls are the king and queen's!

    The kings delegated to Moreno, one of the court, to "hear us."

    Viva Masaya and the Demon Reign!

    Our loyalty only to DOS all-powerful

    Another group of Nicaraguans who want to demonstrate before the Venezuelan embassy, in solidarity with the Venezuelan people repressed by the dictator Maduro, but were impeded by a "contra march" organized by the Ortega Youth.

    The streets are ours the king and queen thus order it!

    Viva freedom of movement that the Demon rulers have granted us!

    King Ortega is with Maduro

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    Interference

    The commander and the companion always at the forefront and forever

    Democracy, I prefer to have "security."

    "We have the right to consolidate our model!"

    Little Christian Socialist Unified model, there is no other and never will be

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    The black mass (the black table) disaster of social security

    Businesses say, "Don't ask me for another peso!"

    Ortega says, "Then the skinnier dog pays!"

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    More dead in highway accidents

    "Who are they going to blame for this bad image of the country, if the opposition is defunct?"

    Crimes and violence in the country

    "That's silly! Can you imagine the stories they'll tell to devalue the sale price of their country?"

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    This would be different, if instead of talking partisan trash in the schools, we showed how to behave civilly in the street...

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    Rhetorical Soup

    Look: Use the imagination... "Maduro's diet makes you stronger."

    "Or stiffer, if you only imagine food."

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    Electoral fraud in Nicaragua

    The electoral observation in Nicaragua? So... in the 2011 fraud "it was on the radar," for these 2017 municipal elections, we haven't even bought the radar!

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    The Trump "Fish"

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    The ladder that they've offered Ortega to dismount "that horse"

    OAS Tyranny

    "The little horse" that he has decided to ride to change the offer

    Tricks and false promises

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    "Observation"

    "Ah, and how could they observe, the little box is for depositing the vote!"

    2017 Municipal Elections

    Supreme Electoral Council

    Municipal autonomy

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    Demon: are you sure that "our lobbying hawks" against the so-called Nica Act are really political hawks?

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    Trump cuts, human rights and civil society organizations

    Nica Act Law, Image of the country beautiful to invest in

    Ha ha ha, Trump's cheap cuts are going to finish the pestering of those molesting neighbors!

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