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  1. Interesting bit of for sale news about the island's history. https://www.prlog.org/10182649-worlds-most-expensive-island-listed-with-costa-rica-real-estate-experts-buyingcr.html
  2. Seems like a valid legal request by his lawyers. The headline is just for sensationalism effect. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article163335338.html PS. Bud, did I fianally get the formatting right? Still learning.
  3. There was a lot going on in Panama during the Vietnam years. Some of it still hasn't been written about, maybe never will be. Panama was a "proving ground" for projects due to its similar environment. Probably not our finest hours.
  4. There is a Baptist church in Dolega named El Faro. Different kind of symbolism than guiding ships off the rocks, however. A "guiding light" has lots of themes. A side benefit if the beacon is bright enough would be help to the pilots find DAV. I think during feria the park would do very well, the tower would be a great view for foto ops.
  5. I have always wondered why Panama Pacifico (Howard AFB) was never used to its potential after the zone was turned over to Panama? Albrook was converted for civilian use quickly with little problem. Pacifico was built to military standards i.e. overbuilt, and Boeing 737s and A320 operate from there now. Perhaps when the Metro line reaches that area, more commercial flights could begin using the airport and connections to Chiriqui would be less hassle than now. jim
  6. Interesting wording. I think I just read it as scuttle and missed it. The port in Balboa has been run by Hutchison Whampoa Ltd since approved by former President Bill Clinton. China is renowned for patience, perhaps this next step is part of the OBOR plan? http://www.reuters.com/article/panama-ports-idUSL2N0S601220141011 jim
  7. I remember the initial rollout for the machines but they were supposed to be on the web or some such requirement. Since the infrastructure could not support the system, the laws went into "review". The administration changeover probably left the whole thing in suspense. Found an old link: http://laestrella.com.pa/economia/impresoras-fiscales-fracasan/23892043
  8. Probably one of those caja fiscal machines mandated by the government some years back. It added to the bureaucrazy burden on businesses.
  9. This puzzled me as well, Dan, until I had to return something. They ask for the receipt and then some ID. If the names do not match, no refund. Even with the receipt, the store workers are not authorized to do returns without the owner or his representative's OK. I bought $300 of remodel materials once and found a defective lockset. I had to tell the manager that if I could not swap the lockset for a working one that I would bring the whole order back. He made 2 phone calls before getting permission for the refund. jim
  10. It is the same all over except for owners who run their own store. The owners don't trust everyone to have access to the funds so there are checks and balances with all employees. Trying to get a refund or exchange without the owner present is exceedingly difficult for the same reasons.
  11. The US has recorded every cell phone, Internet communication since 9/11. Bluffdale has it all stored and nobody is doing anything to stop that. I doubt Martinelli is even a blip.
  12. No proof except that I sat with them and had a beer. Keep in mind, this was 30+ years ago before I took the pledge. Or perhaps it didn't happen. Much of that period is hazy to me now. I am sure all the drivers are sober and drug-free now. As I posted, it looks a lot like mechanical failure. Maybe the mechanics, maybe act of God, maybe poor road conditions. We're you on the bus? Can you give any information? jim
  13. I think I spotted your problem. You should have a few drinks with the bus driver before boarding! Why be the only one on the bus who is sober?
  14. We have been riding the buses to/from David for years, always an adventure. The "new" double deck buses are great on daytime trips but we were usually on the midnight express. The single biggest safety advance in 40 years was when the drivers were limited to 7 hours as their fastest time for the trip. The real fun was riding the Diablo Rojos. jim
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