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    John P. Ferguson
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  1. One word “solyndra”. Haven’t seen a large solar or wind installation that hasn’t relied on substantial govt. Investment, after the investment goes away, the installations shut down
  2. I thought so too, Keith, but when I went to get my permissio there were actually 4 lines, each for something different. I was out of there after 15 mins
  3. Do we make it a thing now to frighten as many folks as possible? Life will kill you. The rest are just supporting actors.
  4. Alison, I didn’t mention road protests. I agree, this thing isn’t going away soon, if ever. So the decision is individual as to how much exposure you are willing to tolerate. While I will social distance and will GRUDGINGLY wear a mask, that’s it for me. I’m not going to live my life hiding from something I can’t control. There’s a ton of things out there that could kill you, heaven knows I’ve been close more than once, but I am determined to enjoy the rest of my life and not live in fear.
  5. Sorry Alison. Don't agree. If we accept that the incubation period for Covid is around 14 days, then the uptick in cases (seemingly starting the day after home arrest relaxation) cannot be a result of relaxation. As for Divila, I haven't been down there lately but I suspect the cases are concentrated in the farm worker shotgun shacks there - the ones without running water. Someone brought it in, then spread was easy. I no longer trust the stats we are being given by the government.
  6. Alison, more and more organizations are coming out and saying asymptomatic transmission is very Rare. Death rates are now pegged at around 0.2%. Methinks yet again, wolf has been cried when it was a mouse.
  7. Just sayin', but Boquete is the only place with these really stupid rules
  8. O.K. So we have very strict firearms laws and the police are consumed with checking to see if you are 10 minutes outside your time out? Here’s another thought, get the police back to investigations and solving crime. Seems to me it would be a better use of resources.
  9. One of our criteria when choosing a place to live was being close to emergency services. We are 20 mins away (or less if in a hurry) from the David hospitals. Don't even consider "waiting for an ambulance", it's not going to be there when you need it. Get the victim into a car, preferably with a helper and get to a hospital. Having said that, if you have a major heart attack or stroke, closeness to a hospital just isn't going to help. That's life. Doesn't matter if in is in Panama or North America. Four minutes after your heart stops, the damage to the brain is so extensive there is no way back.
  10. If you are talking about “flattening the curve” just beware - the numbers of those infected and the number of deaths will likely be similar in each case. The ONLY thing lockdowns do is to prevent the general public from realizing how woefully underfunded and inadequate our health systems are.
  11. We will never find out if the herd is kept locked up. It is time to consider regional reopenings, out here in the West the numbers warrant it. Being held hostage to City malcontents is not acceptable.
  12. That's my read of it too. Kinda sucks that they brought in house arrest Saturday for "Easter" then thought it was such a good idea that it has been with us ever since. 4 hours a week isn't enough to get things done, especially with the line ups at stores now.
  13. Change of seasons, might just be molting..
  14. black market from Costa Rica. Heck, for all we know, the Colombian cartels might have re-purposed their semi submersibles to carry booze to Panama. Short trip, big profits!
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