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    I have some big, serious Sandanista friends. We had other things like rum we always shared, we tried not to talk politics much but I knew theirs, they knew mine. Is so scary to hear their view on this, just talking to 1 and her take on things made me puke a little in my mouth..

    They got believers, and the hardcore are drinking the punch. Some of these people are incredibly smart, so I feel the populace may be buying this sack of stinking shit.

    Is scary. Maybe can sell it here, but no outside investment will kill him eventually.


    Not off the street people, these people got juice. I am constantly in awe of the spin, is working, doubt they convince me but few are trying, I keep asking why....
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    I guess they feel that if they can convince you, they can convince themselves.

    It is all about a belief in upward mobility and work ethic.

    Believe in it and the USA is the place to be.

    Don't believe in it and most anywhere is adequate.
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    Afraid the masses are buying it.
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    Moodys is planning to drop the (Double B-) rating in Nov - This would null loans and in 2019 and make 2020 loans nonexstant even if approved...

    The better have the warm and fuzzy to null out the cold and lonely... Maybe they (FSLN types) woefully long for the destitute days of the late 80's all of this bothersome constitutional democracy stuff...
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    It is said that 1% of the population are sociopaths. In a population of 5 million, that's 50,000 of them.

    Jim Jones got 900 people to kill themselves in Guyana. This stuff happens all the time. We're blind to it because we want to believe people are good. They're not.

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    I wonder what percentage of the population work for the government?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    I wonder what percentage of the population work for the government?
    Last time I saw they % here was higher than in States, is a mystery to many how he keeps making payroll.

    I figured he would run out of money long time ago, then you would see who the true believers are but somehow he keeps paying the people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    I wonder what percentage of the population work for the government?
    Are you sure you want to know? https://www.sott.net/article/243304-...-US-Governance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    I wonder what percentage of the population work for the government?
    I had seen numbers in the high 20's % with just ENICAL, TELECOR, MINAB, MIT blah blah blah - Jumping to the high 30's% if you include ProNicaragua, Canal 2,4,8,13 et al, and all the other sundry DOS inc holdings..
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    I keep thinking of the quote attributed to trotsky in the Netflix movie -- "The 20 to 30 % who support us are the important ones, the rest can die or go abroad". And what happens when "abroad" doesn't want you?

    As far as the sott post above, the phrase "draining the swamp" is more profound than ever. Just a few years ago, who would have thought the swamp had that many bad players? It reminds me of the "reengineering" project of the public utility I worked at before retiring. It was worse than the blind leading the blind, it was more like the evil posturing to be good while securing their bonuses and supersizing their pensions at the ratepayers expense.

    Pikers like the Clintons and the Obamas (and ex senator Flake) must be so envious of the machine Ortega has build here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el duende grande View Post
    Pikers like the Clintons and the Obamas (and ex senator Flake) must be so envious of the machine Ortega has build here.
    Yep.

    I think lack of investment and loss of jobs will eventually finish him, but looks like he has staying power and enough believers to keep him in power.
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    Using the historical president (85 to 90) there was 5yrs of misery and an few 10's of thousands of casualties in the country side

    The difference in the equation today is the difference between the Soviet sugar daddy vs the current Cuban, Bolivar and Chinese sugar daddies...

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    and the chicom sugar daddy does not forgive those who support Taiwan. Recently a few micro countries less important than Nic have dumped Taiwan and jumped on the Peking bandwagon. One only has to imagine the payola.
    Peking wants results, not ideological warm fuzzies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    Moodys is planning to drop the (Double B-) rating in Nov - This would null loans in 2019 and make 2020 loans nonexistant even if approved...
    Another sign of desperation: micro-loans have been used with much success in LAm. The wife tells me (from FB) that, now in Nicaragua, mom & pop pulperias and other small businesses in arrears on loans are being raided and their goods (& other assets) confiscated. The taxman cometh.

    The Cordova remains pegged to the US dollar with a steady 5% annual depreciation.

    China announced, like FB, that they'll offer crypto-currency. Global financial 'cold' war could soon be a very interesting reality. Exciting times, no?
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