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Brundageba last won the day on December 24 2018

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    Alison and Bill Brundage
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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    In Chiriqui
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  1. Ok so it looks like a Facebooker took a real news report from Telemetro of over 700 Cubans and Haitians at the Panama border with Colombia en-route to ( apparently) the USA and exaggerated the number to 30,000 people in this migration. Panama definitely does not want to be stuck with them so the talks with Colombia and Costa Rica are now occurring so as to try to figure out what to do with these people.
  2. It's hard to imagine 30,000 people there in the jungle marching into Panama. How are they eating, sleeping and taking care of basic needs? That's an entire city of people.
  3. Yes. Making something useful out of the garbage seems to me to be a worthwhile venture. Between the plastic & the old wine bottles Boquete could have a thriving cottage industry
  4. Double thumbs up on that. I do hope they find it successful. Lots can be done with plastic and God knows we have an abundant supply never-ending
  5. Heck of a deal. Beautiful location.
  6. Virus is a possible. But Giardia is another possible. Giardia is very common in well water and the months it is highest are Summer months. Until there is a definitive answer, the possibility of a water borne gastroenteritis can not be ruled out. Water testing for Giardia can be done. It's commonly done in the USA for well water supplies by the US Health Departments. If the tests for Giardia are done here on all the water sources where the gastroenteritis cases are high and they come back negative, then virus is a stronger possibility. This would be standard public health practice where water supply is suspect and especially well water and untreated mountain water. (BTW Giardia cysts are somewhat resistant to chlorine.) If you do not have a water purification system in your home then you should be boiling water for drinking. I would assume the majority of the populous here do not have these systems installed , nor water storage tanks and are drinking water direct from the pipe. For the poor without storage tanks, to be washing hands and bodies when they are not getting water to their homes is problematic.
  7. I guess because Coliform bacteria was not isolated in the water, the water is then deemed "good"...thus the title: "Bad Water" would not pertain to the topic. Well not necessarily. That is why Minsa still recommends boiling the water. I guess a title could be: epidemic gastroenteritis hits Boquete and surrounding towns....cause yet unknown. When we took our water sample in to be tested awhile back a test for Giardia was not done. They said they do not test for that. So if you don't test for it, it will not be found. Just a thought.
  8. "But after analysis by auditors of the General Comptroller of the Republic revealed that there was a patrimonial injury to the public treasury of more than 29.5 million dollars." At first it mentioned 6 million embezzled.....wow 29 million, consider that! OK so look at this fellow. Does he look happy, worry free and enjoying the fresh mountain air of Boquete?...nope. So what's it worth?
  9. Back to the mega array in Chiriqui; who pays?.... I'm not certain my $25/mo electric bill will stay $25/mo.
  10. Hawaii is majorly invested in both solar and wind power generation. It also is a State that collects State income taxes in an amount that almost equals the Feds. When you receive your electric bill from Hawaiian Electric you see 8 individual charges that in the total amount,is your monthly bill. Various fees for service and adjustment fees and others I'm not sure what they are...but the Electric Company states the fluctuation in your bill amount depends upon their cost of the electricity produced. In other words the consumer is paying for their cost of production variations. That's how they explain it on their webpage FAQs . Between taxes and an enormous charge for electricity, the consumer ends up paying...big time. Pretty much the same scenario that JohnF13 described...PLUS the visual changes we saw in Hawaii in what was once a pristine vista...now cluttered with Wind turbines on the tops of mountains. When Bill and I lived right around the corner from Waimea Bay it didn't look like this. The island hills are now cluttered with them.
  11. https://livestream.com/accounts/376536/events/2598395/videos/36915080/player?autoPlay=false&height=360&mute=false&width=640 Interesting video from the 2013 Global Initiative meeting which speaks of the plan to create parks such as this one.
  12. I located this site: GRS. A consortium: Gransolar and Cobra Instalaciones. The article was titled " Panamanian Project IKAKOS. The entire massive project was described. What is curious was at the end of the article on the proposed timing, start and completion: "The IKAKOS project is expected to be connected and to start supplying power to the Panamanian national grid in December 2017 and its complete completion is scheduled for May 2018. Once completed, it will have the capacity to feed approximately 22,000 homes and will save 56,836 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent to 12,630 cars."
  13. All very good questions you asked John. Under the guise of saving money, my hunch some entity is making a ton if it on it's production.
  14. Brundageba

    New vet in town Dra. Fatima Valdes

    Update: I use tea tree oil I put in a 2 oz bottle with a dropper...maybe 1/4 bottle oil ( or less) and fill with water. OK so I shake that and add one dropper of that to one bucket of water I use to wash the dog . ( actually I use 3 buckets of water ...one with soap, 2 for rinse ) I add one dropper of this diluted tea tree solution into each bucket. It's very diluted ! ok after I finish washing the dog and rinsing... my hands and arms slightly tingle. It's the tea tree oil. I've been washing the dog like this for well over a year.