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  1. Keith, You're correct, leading by example is one way to get people to conform. However, for decades first world nations especially in North America and Europe have implemented stringent pollution controls on fossil fueled vehicles as well as power plants in addition to enforcing strict recycling policies and it appears that third world and developing nations have not followed suit. Perhaps more time is needed. As for the TPP, that along with the Paris Accord was a big loser for the United States hence their lack of participation.
  2. In the past couple of weeks I've been asked about clarifying the UN law as it pertains to refugees in Europe so I'll post it here since I bet there are people here that are probably curious too. A majority of the millions of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa that have sought asylum in Europe entered through Turkey via boats into Greece and then on to their final destination countries in Europe. There's a UN law that allows European countries to return refugees to the country of origin where a refugee entered Europe. A couple of years back German Chancellor Merkel toyed with the idea of exercising this law to reduce their burden associated with these refugees thus returning refugees to Greece. Chancellor Merkel received mixed responses from other European nations. Understandably Greece claimed that exercising this UN law it would put an over whelming burden on their country. The US has forged agreements similar to this UN law with several Central American countries with Guatemala being the latest in order to curtail the influx of refugees into the US which is on track to total more than one million for the 2019 calendar year. The basis for this is that asylum can't be economic based since it would set a precedent. It would allow refugees to country "shop" say first by seeking asylum in the US and then determining that the standard of living is higher in Switzerland and then subsequently seeking asylum there and then perhaps next to an oil rich nation such as Kuwait.
  3. I recently purchased a few items from Casa del Jamon and I was charged seven (7) times the price on one item as indicated on the item's attached price tag. I have not opened this item so it is as new. Do I: a) Ask for a full refund. b) Per the Acodeco rule, keep the item and ask for the difference in price refunded to me. c) Return to the store and purchase all of the remaining mispriced items and repeat option "b" above? I'm a regular weekly shopper there so I think option "c" is a bit overboard and would not be received well but I'm sure I could make a killing at the Tuesday Morning Market!
  4. This privately owned pool by Plaza San Francisco is larger than Valle Escondido's, I believe they're now charging $1.5 per adult per day.
  5. Brazil Says It Will Reject $22 Million in Amazon Aid Pledged at G7 Manuela Andreoni RIO DE JANEIRO — Hours after leaders of some of the world’s wealthiest countries pledged more than $22 million to help combat fires in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil’s government angrily rejected the offer, in effect telling the other nations to mind their own business — only to later lay out potential terms for the aid’s acceptance. President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil expressed his ire in a series of Twitter posts on Monday, and specifically criticized and taunted President Emmanuel Macron of France, who had announced the aid package at the Group of 7 summit meeting. Their comments extended a verbal feud between the two leaders. But early the next day, Mr. Bolsonaro offered possible terms for the acceptance of the aid package when he spoke to reporters in the capital, Brasília. He said that if Mr. Macron withdrew “insults made to my person,” and what Mr. Bolsonaro interpreted as insinuations that Brazil does not have sovereignty over the Amazon, he would reconsider. “To talk or accept anything from France, even with their very best intentions, he will have to withdraw his words, and then we can talk,” Mr. Bolsonaro said. “First he withdraws them, then he makes the offer, and then I’ll answer.” Mr. Bolsonaro, who has suggested earlier that Mr. Macon’s real motive is to shield France’s agriculture from Brazilian competition, had tweeted on Monday that the president “disguises his intentions behind the idea of an ‘alliance’ of the G7 countries to ‘save’ the Amazon, as if we were a colony or a no-man’s land.” His chief of staff, Onyx Lorenzoni, told the Globo broadcast network that the administration would be turning down the offer, and insulted Mr. Macron with a reference to the fire that gutted the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris in April. The Brazilian government later confirmed his comments, Globo reported. “Thanks, but perhaps these resources are more relevant to reforesting Europe,” Mr. Lorenzoni told the news organization. “Can Macron not even prevent a predictable fire in a church that is a World Heritage Site and wants to teach what for our country? He has a lot to look after at home and in the French colonies.” More than 26,000 forest fires have been recorded in the Amazon rainforest this month, the highest number in a decade, setting off international outrage and calls for greater protections. The forests absorb a significant share of the planet’s climate-warming carbon dioxide, are home to Indigenous peoples, and are a vital habitat for endangered species. In an interview with the Brazilian television program “Roda Vida,” the country’s environment minister, Ricardo Salles, seemed to contradict Mr. Lorenzoni’s view. He said he thought “it is important to accept the help that was offered,” because it would provide equipment to help combat the fires. Mr. Bolsonaro has been widely criticized by environmentalists for calls to open up protected parts of the Amazon rainforest for logging, farming, mining and other development, which many say has caused further exploitation of the region. The illegally set fires and resulting deforestation, critics say, are being driven by his policies. Mr. Bolsonaro has flung criticism at Mr. Macron since last week, when the French leader put the Amazon fires on the Group of 7 agenda and called the situation a global crisis. Mr. Bolsonaro said Mr. Macron had a “colonialist mind-set,” while Mr. Macron accused the Brazilian leader of lying about his commitment to fighting climate change. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/27/world/americas/brazil-amazon-aid.html
  6. Mr. Woolford, You wrote: "Most notably, the President of the U.S.A. did not attend nor did he participate in any discussions on the subject." The fact is the United States chose to not participate in the Paris Accord climate change initiative hence the reason that President Trump did not attend this segment of the G7 conference. President Trump had good reason for not participating in the Paris Accord, the United States would've faced more than a decade of substantial fines, enormous increases in energy costs, as well as providing billions of dollars annually to developing nations. Many countries including China and India were immune from fines as well as not having to provide billions of dollars annually to developing nations.
  7. Bud, I subscribe to Cable Onda's 160/10 meg service and using Ookla's speed test ( www.speedtest.net ) I've been receiving 170/10 meg throughput for the last couple of years. I tested this morning and per the attachment I'm receiving 170/15 meg throughput. Let's keep this to ourselves!
  8. The Americas should adopt the UN law in Europe that allows asylum seekers to be returned to the country of entry. If they're entering Panama via Colombia then it would be Colombia.
  9. Cable cut, sending cable cars crashing to the ground in Canada's Howe Sound By Leah Asmelash and Melissa Gray, CNN Updated 0007 GMT (0807 HKT) August 11, 2019 PHOTO: A cable car rests on the ground at the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, British Columbia, after the ride's cable was cut early Saturday. (CNN) Numerous cable cars plummeted to the ground near Vancouver's Howe Sound after a cable was cut early Saturday, in what the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said they believe was an act of vandalism. The Sea to Sky Gondola, a sightseeing attraction in Squamish, British Columbia, wasn't operating at the time of the incident, which occurred around 4:30 a.m. (7:30 a.m. ET), according to a statement on the gondola's website. No guests or staff members were injured and the attraction is now closed. "We believe the cables were cut and this was a deliberate act of vandalism," said Squamish RCMP Inspector Kara Triance, according to CNN news partner CBC. "At this time, it's a crime scene." @Seatoskygondola indefinitely closed. No injuries. Significant damage. Updates to come. #squamish pic.twitter.com/MmjSeAJjXv — Squamish RCMP (@SquamishRCMP) August 10, 2019 According to the CBC, almost all of the 30 cars attached to the cable fell to the ground. The cable holding the cars, the CBC reported, was just over 2 inches in diameter, and Sea to Sky had recently done maintenance on the line. Police are asking visitors to stay away from the area, including away from nearby trails. The Sea to Sky Gondola takes passengers to almost 3,000 feet above sea level, providing views of Howe Sound and surrounding waterfalls. Each gondola car holds eight people. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/10/americas/gondola-canada-crash-trnd/index.html
  10. John, You're correct, the speed limit on via Boquete has been reduced to 60 km/hr between the KM 35 restaurant just north of the high school and just south of the Oriana neighborhood.
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