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  1. JohnF13, You're 100% correct. Watch the following movie, it's being shunned by many. Michael Moore Presents: Planet of the Humans - Full Documentary Directed by Jeff Gibbs 8,699,373 views Apr 21, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk11vI-7czE
  2. The ban is the only issue that I'm aware of with Huawei, perhaps you could share with us any additional information you may have. As for that Canadian being arrested, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police saw merit in the charges and thus arrested them and proceeded with an extradition trail.
  3. Excellent point. I've got three stages of filtration on my water system that is due for its monthly service of flushing and cleaning. I dare not touch it in the event something breaks and I can't obtain parts or get Grupo Aguas to service it. I believe Grupo Aguas is only performing emergency service at this time.
  4. In addition to the US, many countries throughout the world have instated "bans" on further Huawei communications installments. This "ban" is only of concern to nations who are innovators in technology and or who are of global strategic military significance. Japan who by far leads the world in innovation to name one. Militarily wise, specifically NATO members, the US in North America and Australia in the South Pacific, for their dominant nuclear military strength and strategic geographically located military installations respectively. We're lucky here in Latin America like in many parts of the world in that there's very little if none at all technological innovation and certainly no significant military installations to speak of. Here we're blessed with the tranquility of nature, agriculture, and tourism.
  5. NYC's mayor Bill De Blasio downplayed the Coronavirus eight time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JZ0Ruh89f0 I can flood this discussion with dozens of Youtube videos of other politicians such as NYC's director of public health Oxiris Barbot, NY's governor Andrew Cuomo, and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi downplaying the Corona virus numerous times both in press briefings and television shows recently as three weeks ago but that's beyond the scope of the charter of Chiriqui Life. It was my understanding that the discussion of US politics was forbidden here.
  6. The Daily Show? A late night comedy television show. "The Daily Show is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. It airs each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, and often uses self-referential humor as well." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Daily_Show
  7. Fox News continues to provide excellent, up-to-date global coverage which I've been following. Panama to prohibit movement during coronavirus outbreak based on gender https://www.foxnews.com/world/panama-prohibit-movement-coronavirus-gender
  8. Keith, I couldn't agree with you more. I've been a reader of the New York Times from childhood since we had home delivery and we used to fight over the crossword puzzle on sundays. In fact just the other day I wasn't feeling well and thought perhaps I had contracted the Coronavirus until I came across the article below. What a relief that was.
  9. I agree. It appears that the Coronavirus won't have the impact as does the common flu that annually claims tens of thousands of lives back in my home country so I'm assuming the same here in Panama. I recall that the H1N virus claimed 14,000 lives in my home country and at that time it wasn't politicized. And we need to refrain from referring to the Coronavirus as the "Wuhan" virus since in today's day and age associating an illness with any geography is considered racist unlike in the past with Lyme disease (Lyme, Connecticut), MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), H1N1 virus ("Swine" or "Mexican" flu), etc.
  10. Keith, What conspiracy theories has the US been offering? I've read about the conspiracy theory that the CIA planted the Coronavirus in China but that certainly wasn't the US's doing. Conversely, many throughout the world have speculated that China hasn't been forthcoming with the Coronavirus.
  11. Health aspects aside, be prepared for a world wide financial crisis if China begins closing their seaports.
  12. Brundageba, As you can imagine, a network of pressure regulators for an entire subdivision would be costly in addition to the costs associated with the required routine maintenance. When I evaluated the Brisas subdivision years ago the realtor stated that within the year the roads were going to be repaved as well as the completion of a club house and pool too. They also told me that they were going to expand the road to Lucero to four lanes. Don't get me started on the realtors here in Boquete! As for adequate water service for that new subdivision on the road to Caldera, well, I think they're still trying to figure out how to supply water to Ricardo Perez's new 1,200 home subdivision in El Frances. Your guess is as good as any ones!
  13. When I purchased my home I noticed small puddles of water behind one of the toilets and under the kitchen sink in the cabinet below every once in a while. It didn't happen often but when I mentioned it to my neighbors they informed me that our neighborhood routinely experioences water pressures above 100 PSI which is in the danger zone for residential quality plumbing. I had Grupo Aguas install a pressure regulator with my backup pump/tank system as seen in the attached photo and the problem never occurred again. It's calibrated to only allow 60 PSI of municipal water to flow with my backup pump/tank system providing only 50 PSI in the event of a water outage which easily informs me (if I can't hear the pump turn on while it's raining) that there is low pressure or none at all as to warn me not to do laundry. This differential in pressure is also noticeable during a shower indicating that there's an outage so that I know to conserve. I recall the price of the pressure regulator being about $75 which of course is peanuts compared to the potential costs of repair due to dangerously high water pressures. And I strongly recommend pressure regulators constructed of brass, not ones constructed of PVC.
  14. Some very interesting comments about Boquete both in the Youtube video below and the associated public comments. My favorite: "Living in the Boquete area the past 8 years...let me tell you about the downside. ..... find a gated community with armed guards." I think I've visited every gated community here in Boquete over the years and I never recall seeing armed guards! **** Best Place to Retire in the World - Boquete Panama ( Growing Up Without Borders ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlwXNSUFVW0& ****
  15. Keith, You wrote: "I don't think the Speaker in Canada's Parliament or the U.S. Congress would allow this radical's defamatory rhetoric." You apparently didn't have the opportunity to watch the recent impeachment hearings in the U.S. Congress, you would've thought they were prosecuting Attila the Hun!
  16. It looks as though an old time practice may end here in Boquete. People can no longer charge for parking in public areas or right of ways and may be subject to fines of $100 to $500.
  17. Grupo Aguas in Alto Boquete located just north of Ivan's Ferreteria/Supermercado now sells and stocks Rheem brand tank based hot water heaters. They've got both electric and gas models in 30, 40, and 50 gallon sizes. The 50 gallon electric and gas models are priced (including tax) at $358 and $480 respectively. They've even got a stash of spare parts on hand too! There's a 50 gallon unit with my name on it! No more having to rely on the folks in David for service! For those who don't know they're the go to guys in Boquete for all of your water system needs. https://grupoaguas.com/ Monday – Friday 8.00 am -12.00 pm and 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm Saturday 8.00 am – 12 pm Phones +507 720 3637 +507 6676 4715 info@grupoaguas.com
  18. Last year Costa Rica's new president proposed a 25% hike on fuel. He also proposed that they would be free of fossil fueled vehicles by the year 2021 but then changed that to 2050. I sure hope that our president doesn't follow suit!
  19. Keith, You wrote: "Why drill a tunnel underneath the Canal if there's a bridge above?" Because they can. All joking aside, the probability is that there's a company who builds tunnels looking for contracts and is willing to pay the right price to do so.
  20. You're correct, there's end to end encrytion in the Whatsapp client software. However, if either end is compromised malicious messages could be sent.
  21. I just successfully signed in. However, online my "oficina" shows that I owe the balance for the October statement but the actual statement online says its been paid. I paid it quite a while ago. Strange.
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