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  1. If Chris and Justin can keep the present servers at Oasis, they will be miles ahead and lucky indeed. The Oasis has the best serving staff (Calixto and Naira) in the entire area. Attentive, prompt, and speaking English when needed.
  2. I had to take one of my semi-retarded rescue dogs in to Dra. Chely's clinic a couple of weeks ago for a badly cut foot. The people who were in the clinic when we arrived we're having an emotionally bad time because they were there for Dra. Chely to put down their elderly dog who had bone cancer. When the procedure was over, it was my turn to go in and Dra Chely cried during the entire 20 minute visit time we were there. She is definitely a sweetheart.
  3. Just learned of Hershel's passing in New Mexico. Hershel was one of the earliest expats to come to Boquete. He and his wife Mikey built a house and lived in Alto Lino for many years before bad health drove them back to the U.S. Hershel was actually the founder of News.boquete which is still known by some old-timers as "Hershel's List". Mikey writes:
  4. Royal 1212X Personal Cross-Cut Paper Shredder; 12 sheet capacity; 8.75" throat width; 5/32" x 1-5/8" shred size; Security level 3; Shreds CD/DVDs, staples, credit cards, paper clips and 3 1/2" diskettes; 3.9 gallon basket w/window; Auto start/stop and reverse; Ultra quiet motor; Casters for easy mobility, Dimensions 13.75 x 10.5 x 18.5 Sells for $73.01 on Amazon.com. Tested and guaranteed by the Handicap Foundation. For sale for $30. Email pjbarrett@aol.com
  5. You guys should also know that News.Boquete never profits from knowing your name and email address.
  6. Braun SJ3000 Spin Juicer, 0.5 Litre, 600 Watt, White Compact juicer Anti drip spout 1 speed Easy to remove pulp container Available used on Ebay for $38.79 plus shipping. Tested and guaranteed by the Handicap Foundation. For sale for $30. Email pjbarrett@aol.com
  7. For those you want to do it, Denese Rodgers supplies this information: For those interested in importing a vehicle: UNCAP is the Union Nacional de Corredores de Panama. 393-6099 uncap@uncap.org.pa We are importing our Ford F150 from the US. We received this list as we were going through the importation procedures. I do not know which ones are bilingual. This is an abridged list of Corredores for David: Venancio Serrano 774-2533 Agustin Serrano 727-7599 Rosa Morales 727-7129 Mireira Montero 727-6696 Lily Duff 727-7923 Daysi Serracin 774-2992 Marcos Vides 727-6912 Rogelio Vargas 727-6735 Luis Best 727-6962 Moserrat de Arauz 727-6030 Olmedo Alvarado 727-7605 Wilberto Santos 727-7625 Yolanda Hernandez 260-2625 Luis Carlos Jaen 727-7631 Dayanys Visuetti 279-0091 Abel Perez 236-6000 Miguel Villarreal 263-3667 Yamileth 775-2023 Yesenia 727-7735 Alan 730-3290
  8. I just heard this awful news. Dr. Drew is survived by his wife Jasmine and a daughter. No other information available at this time.
  9. Black & Decker Mini Compressor Inflator 12v 220v Asi300 160psi Powerful 160PSI Bar Air compressor handles a large variety of inflation tasks Operated through the vehicle‘s 12 V DC (cigarette lighter) power, ideal for use on the roadside Easy Air Dial with auto shut off enables accurate setting of the desired PSI / Bar with no risk of over or under inflating In like new condition. For sale by the Handicap Foundation for $25. Email pjbarrett@aol.com
  10. Do you remember Mrs. Tea? Launched in 1995, the Mrs. Tea machine was Mr. Coffee’s vaguely British counterpart, an automatic counter-top brewing machine for loose-leaf tea. The device allowed for extra steeping time, and best of all, brewed into a classy-looking plain two cup ceramic teapot. Mrs. Tea isn’t available to the tea snobs of today, though: she disappeared from the market sometime between 1998 and 1999. Amazon.com still has a new one for sale for $247.99 and they Ebay has used ones for between $20 and $49 plus shipping. The Handicap Foundation has a like new one for sale for a mere $25 and no shipping. Email pjbarrett@aol.com to buy.
  11. Brand new and still in the package. Both keyboard and mouse work off of one receiver. The reliable wireless combo with the tiny Logitech Unifying nano-receiver and carry around mouse. Long-range wireless Logitech Advanced 2. 4 GHz wireless gives you a fast, reliable connection up to 10 meters away with virtually no delays or dropouts. * Carry-around mouse You can take the sleek mouse anywhere you take your computer-thanks to its comfortable size and the tiny nano-receiver. Extended battery life A 24-month keyboard and 12-month mouse battery life mean you can go for months without the hassle of changing batteries. * Logitech Unifying receiver The tiny receiver stays in your laptop. You can easily add a compatible wireless mouse, keyboard or number pad-without the hassle of multiple USB receivers Eight hot keys The things you do most are right at your fingertips with eight hot keys for instant access to your movies, music, Internet, e-mail, play/pause, volume and more. Full-size, spill-resistant keyboard The full-size keyboard with number pad, directional keys, and nine F-keys is comfortable, convenient and built to last. For sale by the Handicap Foundation for $25. Email pjbarrett@aol.com
  12. This is a large 19" computer monitor. It has some minor scratching on the screen which is reflected in the reduced price. The 140-degree viewing angle is going to make this monitor valuable to groups as well as the single user. The 300 cd/m2 brightness keeps the image crisp in all light levels and its 800:1 contrast ratio keeps those images sharp. With 16.7 million colors, every shade is clear. Tested and guaranteed by the Handicap Foundation. For sale for $30. (remember, some minor scratching on the screen). Email pjbarrett@aol.com to buy
  13. HP Compax dx2300 Desktop Microtower -- $130 Originally designed specifically for businesses with essential computing needs, the HP Compaq dx2300 Business Microtower PC provides practical features and functionality used every day by businesses and individuals. There are several of these advertised on Ebay but they all have slower processors, less memory, and much smaller hard disk drives. Specifications: Windows 7 Pro Intel Celeron 3.46 GHZ processor 500 GB hard drive 4GB RAM Memory DVD ROM 6 USB 2 Ports (4 in the rear; 2 in the front) This computer has been reconditioned and tested by the Handicap Foundation. Guaranteed and for sale for $130. Email pjbarrett@aol.com to purchase.
  14. Are you looking for a dedicated scanning solution with great quality, versatility and a compact design? Then the CanoScan LiDE110 Color Image Scanner is sure to impress. The CanoScan LiDE110 features the quality, speed and ease of use you need with a maximum resolution of 2400 x 4800 (Optical) dpi1 for excellent scanning quality for both photos and documents. You can buy a cheaper scanner but if you need high resolution, this is the one. Auto Scan Mode automatically adjusts settings by detecting what you are scanning High-speed letter size color scanning in approx. 18 seconds Just one USB cable for data and power Advanced Z-lid expansion top for scanning bulky items 2400X4800 DPI, A4 size $59.99 on Amazon.com. This scanner has been tested by the Handicap Foundation. Guaranteed for 30 days. Just $25. Email pjbarrett@aol.com to buy
  15. This tablet was donated to the Handicap Foundation and we know nothing about it. We don't know how to use it or test it. For that reason we are selling it very cheaply and (as always) a money back guarantee for 30 days. We know that refurbished it sells on Amazon for between $149 and $173. It's an android (not windows). Seems to have a good battery and comes with a power cord. There is also a leather cover with some damage. We'll sell it to you for $35. Email pjbarrett@aol.com to purchase. Here's the specs: Technical Details Screen Size 9.7 inches Screen Resolution 1024_x_768 Max Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels Processor 1 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 RAM 1 GB DDR3 Hard Drive 16 GB SSD Graphics Coprocessor Integrated Wireless Type 802.11bgn Average Battery Life (in hours) 10 hours Other Technical Details Brand Name Lenovo Series Idea Tablet Item model number 22911EU Hardware Platform Android
  16. Given the low price and the huge quantity of food, I don't know how they can make a profit. Maybe if they attract a huge quantity of diners -- which seems unlikely given the lack of good advertising and the parking situation.
  17. It worked for me. I clicked on something like $6/lb and gave them my email address so they could tell me when they had $6/lb shrimp. And that was the entire survey.
  18. Last night a friend and I ate at the new JF Restaurant close to Mike's Global Grill in Boquete. Don't know what the "J" stands for as the two principals seem to be Ruben and Frank. They are still learning the ropes about advertising but at least they're trying to advertise unlike most Panamanian eating establishments which are clueless about advertising to foreigners. The restaurant is located across the side street from Mike's in a building that was once Barbara Rabkin's art studio as well as a couple of other failed restaurants. They call this neighborhood "cemenerio". The guys have done extensive remodeling and opened up some outdoor eating areas so the place is really quite roomy and the windows are great for watching the world pass by on this busy intersection. They have a full bar including their house specialty drink which is some kind of combination including vodka and curacao to make it blue. The prices are more than reasonable. I had a hamburger and fries which cost a grand total of $4.50. The burger must have been 3/4 lb of beef and had all the fixings including cheese and bacon. The two of us could share and not finish it all. They have steaks for $12. There was an abundance of staff and the service was prompt and mostly bi-lingual. Their grand opening is today, March 25. Maybe some of you would like to go and try it out. The down-side is a lack of parking.
  19. I bet a local carpenter can make the product. Give him a piece of the scalloped roofing to use as a pattern.
  20. I was a member and daily reader of the Yahoo group where Peter Gordon relentlessly bad-mouthed HSBC bank. I'm not saying the bank didn't deserve it; just saying he was obsessive and relentless. One of the interesting facts in this case is that the bank had to prove they were harmed by the postings. They got a friend of the president (insurance broker Kevin Bradley) to write a letter saying he was closing his $100 account because of Peter Gordon's criticism of the bank on Yahoo. Peter Gordon had sold his string of retirement homes in Canada and deposited the proceeds (several million dollars) into HSBC. His account was frozen for many years while the case proceeded. I believe there was finally a settlement with a non-disclosure agreement.
  21. Nothing will change until the indigenous women change. And that comes from them staying in school. However, it's hard to stay in school if you're pregnant. Vicious circle and 1 step backwards for every 1.5 step forward. Poco a poco. I do see more indigenous women in school than I saw 15 years ago here -- even in the universities.
  22. HP Mini 10"screen w/ Webcam, Windows 7 Ultimate (English or Español) Intel Atom n270 1.6GHZ Processor, 2GB RAM, 15GB Hard Drive 2 USB2 Ports This mini sold new for more than $500. Completely reconditioned and tested and guaranteed by the Handicap Foundation. It is in very good condition, like new. For sale for $125. Email pjbarrett@aol.com
  23. The B2030 20" Widescreen LCD Computer Display from Samsung is a large-screen computer monitor with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1600 x 900 native resolution. The display produces clear and crisp images thanks to a 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 250cd/m² brightness rating, and 5ms response time. It It is compatible with both Windows and MAC's. Dimensions With Stand. 19.4" x 15.6" x 7" Screen is scratched and this flaw is reflected in the price. Can purchase used on Ebay from $50 - $69.99 plus $50.85 shipping. For sale by the Handicap Foundation for $35 and no shipping. Email pjbarrett@aol.com to purchase
  24. HP Pavillion a6700y Desktop Computer Upgraded with an ASRock Extreme Motherboard (fast) and Upgraded to 8GB RAM Windows 7 Ultimate (English or Español), Intel Pentium G850 2.90GHz Dual Core 500 GB Hard Drive 8 USB2 Ports (2 front, 6 rear) 15-in-1 Card Reader The Handicap Foundation has thoroughly tested and cleaned this computer and will guarantee it for 30 days. Offered for $140. A monitor, keyboard and mouse also available. Email pjbarrett@aol.com
  25. I was also unavoidably in David until about 5:15 today. The traffic was horrible. My smart phone told me it was 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Stop and go all along the Pan-American. Between the baseball game, the President being here, and the feria, it was a mess.
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