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  1. El Matador --- Prisoner of Bottle Availability I usually sell El Matador Colloidal Silver in 8-ounce bottles (sometimes 250 ml) for $15 and in quart or 1 liter bottles for $45. As Forrest Gump might say, “Bottle availability in Panama is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.” Right now I have only three 8-ounce bottles of colloidal silver available. However, I have a pretty good supply of 500 ml bottles (just over 16 ounces) I plan to fill some of those 500 ml bottles and see if people buy them. They will be a good deal because they are two times the size of the $15 bottles for a price of $25. I still have the one liter bottles for $45, which is an even better price per ounce. But not many people seem to want to buy the large size. In case you are wondering, the shelf life of colloidal silver is very long---almost infinite. You just want to be sure not to store it in a refrigerator or freezer or store it close to an electrical field from a microwave oven or something with a running motor. The reason for this is that extremely small particles of pure silver are constantly moving around in the pure distilled water. Each particle has a positive electrical charge so that they all continuously repel each other and remain in suspension. Cooling them down or taking away their charges in an electrical field will allow them to sink to the bottom of the bottle. That is your science lesson for today. I hope that the recent problem with gastroenteritis has subsided. If you should be unlucky enough to have it, two ounces of colloidal silver in six to eight ounces of water on two successive days should make you well. If any symptoms persist, continue to take two tablespoons of colloidal silver per day for two or three more days. I generally keep a stock of El Matador products in my car so that you can get some when you see me around Boquete or at the Tuesday market. Ask me for Colloidal Silver, Boron Supplement, Ouch-Aid Colloidal silver Gel, Mold Killer, Nitenpyram oral instant flea killer for dogs and cats and other El Matador products. At the Tuesday market I wear my white tee shirt with the red El Matador logo. If you would like information about El Matador products and how to use them, send an email to usn11958@gmail.com with the subject line “EL MATADOR.” Many people are using El Matador products for themselves and their pets with good success. Colloidal Silver kills over 600 microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi---even MRSA and C. Dificile. El Matador Boron Supplement prevents and treats arthritis and osteoporosis and will also treat intestinal Candida infections. El Matador Mold Killer will permanently kill mold on caps, hats, jackets, rugs, furniture, draperies, etc. And El Matador Ozone shock treatment will kill mold, cigarette smoke odors and cooking odors in your home or car. El Matador means “the killer,” and every El Matador product kills something you want to kill.
  2. As some of you know, a few months ago I was fortunate enough to find a source for Nitenpyram. Nitenpyram is an FDA-approved oral medication for dogs and cats which kills adult fleas within 30 to 45 minutes. To take care of young fleas, eggs and larvae, you can continue to give one capsule per day for a few days or wait two or three days and then give one capsule per day for a couple or three days more. You should treat all dogs and cats in the household at one time so that they don't pass fleas back and forth among themselves. Nitenpyram has no bad side effects, but can increase itching and scratching for a day or two. This does not happen in all pets. I still have some capsules remaining from my initial supply, but I know that with my own dog and requests from others, they may not last a lot longer. Today I stopped into a pet store to check to see what is available there. There were a couple of brands of oral flea medicines. For small dogs and cats, a one month supply costs $21. For larger dogs, the price is $28. Another brand was $40. These prices are for a one-month supply. That sent me looking for a new source for Nitenpyram. The good news is that I did find a good source. The most common price for Nitenpyram capsules is $3.00 each in packages of six for $18. I have been selling Nitenpyram capsules for larger dogs for $1.00 each With the new source, I'll be able to continue selling it for $1.00 for quantities up to nineteen, but for twenty or more capsules, I can cut the price in half to fifty cents each. (Pretty much a no-brainer, no?) By the way, these capsules are for dogs from 25 to 125 pounds. For smaller dogs and for cats, you can snip the capsules into halves and sprinkle the medicine on food or in an ounce or two of milk. That is a much less expensive way than to try to find lower dosages that will cost more. I plan to place an order very soon so as not to take the risk that the source will dry up. The reason for this notice is to determine the level of interest so that I know how much to order. Also, I DO have some capsules available now for $1.00 each. That is a very good price---only 1/3 of normal---so don't keep your pet waiting if you need to get rid of fleas. The new order will probably take two or three weeks. Oh, yes, the expiration date for the new capsules is some time in 2021 (and they are actually good beyond the expiration date) My principle with El Matador is to solve problems I need to solve for myself and then figure that other people probably have similar problems. I make, or, in this case, find problem-solving products and make them available at very reasonable prices. You can either pre-order a quantity of Nitenpyram capsules (from one up to any number) or just tell me that you anticipate using them from time to time to help keep your pet(s) free of fleas. Ordering will give me a better idea of how much to order, but I don't want to require you to commit. Of course, I'll give priority to delivering all pre-orders. If you want to order a specific quantity or tell me that you plan to get some capsules from time to time for your pet, please send an email to usn11958@gmail.com. Use a subject of FLEAS. I'll reply with some additional information about Nitenpyram and also include several documents with information about El Matador Colloidal Silver, OuchAid Colloidal Silver Gel and Boron Supplement, all of which are great for pets and people too. I have not tried El Matador Pup-Fresh on people,.but it does keep your dog smelling nice between baths. Please respond as soon as possible so that I can place my order If you need some Nitenpyram soon, I do have some available. I try to keep some in my vehicle and can often deliver it when you see me around town and virtually always at the Tuesday Market. You can spot me at the market wearing a white tee shirt with the red El Matador logo. Thanks, Bob Gregory
  3. El Matador products "They kill what needs killing." El Matador Mold Killer and Preventer -- for leather coats, shoes, caps, backs of rugs and carpets, backs of furniture, draperies, backs and bottoms of upholstered furniture, etc. One treatment, and mold does not return. Available in spray bottles (16 oz and 24 oz, depending on availability) $7 and $10 El Matador Colloidal Silver, 10-15 PPM -- For internal or external use. Available in eight ounce bottles ($15) and quart bottles ($45) The USFDA will not allow medical claims about colloidal silver because it is untested, but they won't test it because it can't be patented. Go figure. Meanwhile, we know that it kills over 600 microorganisms---bacteria, viruses and fungi. Use for colds, flu, gastroenteritis (stomach flu), cuts, scrapes, fungal infections, etc. Two teaspoons daily will strengthen the immune system and prevent many infections. Useful for pets. El Matador Colloidal Silver, 40 - 60 PPM -- For external use and for treating book spines and selected other materials to kill and prevent mold and mildew. Available in eight ounce bottles ($20) and quart bottles ($60) or for delivery into your clean, suitable container. Sometimes this is a special order item. El Matador Ouch-Aid Colloidal Silver Gel --- Made with 40-60 PPM colloidal silver. For topical use on cuts, scrapes, insect bites and particularly burns, for which it is miraculous. Useful for pet cuts, scrapes, skin infections, etc. Available in 90 ml jars. ($10) El Matador Boron Supplement --- Prevents and treats arthritis and osteoporosis. Balances hormones for both men and women. Treats intestinal candida (yeast) infections. Treats pet yeast infections which are marked by skin eruptions and listless behavior. Quart bottle lasts two months for maintenance, one month for treatment. ($12) El Matador Ozone Treatment Service --- Kills mold, mold odors, cooking odors, cigarette smoke odors, etc. in your house, apartment or car. High output ozone generator for shock treatment. Typically three to six hours for treating residences, one to two hours for vehicles. Machine rents for $20 for 24 hours, during which you have time for house, car, casita, bodega, etc. Refundable $50 security deposit CONTACT Bob Gregory at usn11958@gmail.com for more information. Use a subject line of “El Matador.” I’ll send you a complete list of these and other products, plus guide sheets and manuals for using El Matador products. I usually have a selection of products in my car at the market on Tuesdays. Watch for me in my white tee shirt with the red El Matador logo. Bob Gregory E-mail: usn11958@gmail.com Cell phone: 6745-2828
  4. Special Pet Edition To many of us, keeping our pets healthy and well taken care of has a very high priority. And just as with humans, maintaining good health and dealing with problems quickly is important. Let's review some El Matador products that can contribute to health maintenance be used to treat various problems. Colloidal Silver Colloidal silver kills bacteria, viruses and fungi. It can be used externally on cuts, scrapes and infections. It can be given internally for intestinal, respiratory and other infections. The dosage amount for internal treatment is approximately proportional to weight. Here is a list for guidance: 150 lbs – 2 ounces for two days, then 2 tablespoons for 2 days 75 lbs – 1 ounce for two days, then 1 tablespoon for 2 days 40 lbs – 1 tablespoon for two days, then 2 teaspoons for 2 days 20 lbs -- 2 teaspoons for two days, then 1 teaspoon for 2 days 10 lbs – 1 teaspoon for two days, then ½ teaspoon for 2 days 5 lbs – ½ teaspoon for two days, then ¼ teaspoon for 2 days The best way to administer the colloidal silver is to put the dose into a small amount of milk in a shallow bowl and allow the pet to drink it all at one time. If you would like information about using colloidal silver for both pets and people, send an email to usn11958@gmail.com with the subject “El Matador Pets” El Matador Colloidal Silver is available in 8 ounce bottles for $15 and one quart bottles for $45. Boron Supplement Boron supplement has multiple uses. The main application is to prevent and treat arthritis and osteoporosis. It is sad to see a pet with arthritis. It is best to prevent it, but if your pet already has arthritis, it can be treated with boron supplement. Dosage for prevention is one teaspoon for each 50 pounds of pet weight. Treatment dosage is one teaspoon for each 25 pounds of pet weight. The supplement can be added to the pet's water dish if you are confident that it will all be drunk. Otherwise put it in shallow bowl with a small amount of milk. By the way, human dosage is 3 teaspoons per day for prevention and 6 teaspoons per day for treatment. Boron supplement can also be used for treating internal candida (yeast) infections. Use a dosage of four times the treatment dosage for five days. Boron supplement is also good for balancing hormones in both male and female humans. I don't know how to tell if pets need such treatment. A one quart bottle of El Matador Boron Supplement costs $12. It will last for one to two months for humans and longer for most pets. Pup Fresh PUP FRESH is a product from El Matador that both you and your canine friend will appreciate. Many veterinarians advise that it is not good to bathe dogs too frequently because of the risk of drying out and irritating their skin. Of course if they roll in mud or something worse, it has to be done. One veterinarian site states: Bathing your dog once per week or more frequently is wrong. If you bathe your dog more frequently than recommended, the dog may develop problems such as:  Excessive dryness of skin, due to the fact that the skin cannot produce essential oils at a more frequent rate  The coat will get dull, due to the lack of essential oils  The skin will be more prone to infections, because the essential oils also have a protective role. Dogs with long hair need somewhat more frequent baths because they can, and usually do, collect more dirt. Even some dogs with short hair produce more skin oils than others and need more frequent bathing. But, in general, bathing should not be more frequent than every three or four weeks. So what does PUP FRESH have to do with all this? PUP FRESH is a spray-on solution that keeps your dog looking good, smelling clean and repelling fleas and ticks between baths. If your dog has long hair, you can back comb it as you spray on PUP FRESH so that it reaches the skin better and then brush or comb normally. For short-haired dogs you only need to apply the spray from a fairly close distance and allow it to penetrate to the skin. No rinsing or drying is necessary. After spraying with PUP FRESH, the doggy odor is replaced by a pleasant aroma, while the active ingredients do the job of killing germs and repelling fleas. PUP FRESH comes in a high quality 24 ounce spray bottle---enough to last a good while even if you have a Great Dane. PRICE? It's a bit higher than I would like but a LOT less than commercial dog sprays you can find on Amazon.com or at Wal-Mart. One of my ingredients costs about $12 per ounce. A 24 ounce spray bottle of PUP FRESH costs $8.00. For comparison, a 10 ounce bottle of a similar spray by Burt's Bees costs $7.96 plus shipping to Miami, plus shipping to Boquete. That's only about 42% as much as you get with El Matador PUP FRESH. To order, send an email to me at usn11958@gmail.com or call me at 6745-2828. I can usually deliver on Tuesday mornings at the market, or we can make other arrangements on a case by case basis. If you have not ordered in advance, call me while you are at the market. I try to keep extra products in my car if they are available. WARNING! Do not use PUP FRESH on cats or allow cats near it. For a list of all currently available El Matador products, send an email to usn11958@gmail.com and request a product information and price sheet.
  5. Bonnie: Thanks for the thorough summary. Other than just directives (which I assume must have been from MBE), did Velkys have any copies of actual government orders or regulations? Based on just the August 1 comunicado, I am fully confident that it addresses only the subject of cosmetics. I also know that health supplements are not mentioned in the sections of the law quoted in the comunicado. As for alternative inquiries, maybe our diputada could ask for clarification. A non-warden could handle something like that to keep you from being involved. 'Any idea how any of this relates to the Free Trade Agreement? It was alleged to have the effect of removing tariffs from around 87% of imports from the US within a couple of years of its signing in October 2012. The official US government site, Export.gov, says this: Tariffs have dropped to 0% for 87% of U.S. Exports to Panama. Panama’s tariffs are already relatively low – an average of 7% for industrial goods, around 15% for agricultural products regardless of where the products are made. But a 0% percent tariff is a competitive advantage for U.S.-made goods. And U.S. products and services are already very competitive, with some 30% market share of Panama’s imports. Are we so unlucky as to bring in a lot of stuff that falls into the 13% that has import tariffs or other restrictions? Do you think the embassy could explain this oddity?
  6. After receiving three written requests from you, has the embassy not even replied at all? Do you think a phone call might help? Perhaps someone who is not a warden can obtain some answers as to why such a clearly stated comuncado is being misadministered, if that is indeed the case. The comunicado has only one operative sentence, and that is the one prohibiting importation of cosmetics for personal use. Apparently that is the only change being made by this comunicado to the way things have been working. Even the opening sentence of the comunicado states that it relates to repeated requests to bring cosmetic products into the country. How did the subject of the law (or regulation) about prescription drugs come up back in June? The comunicado related to this thread is dated August 1, 2017. Have there been other comunicados on the subject? If not, what seems to be the basis for any change in delivery of medicines or supplements? I see no mention of supplements in the quoted law sections. The usual term for them is "suplementos de salud." "Medicamentos" does not have the same meaning. If there has been no other comunicado in this subject area, then what triggered any recent changes in the administration of the requirerments for importing medicines for personal use, and what accounts for any changes in regulations for importing supplements? The TeleMetro artice recenty posted by Keith Woolford also has no mention of supplements. " A statement by the Ministry of Health pointed out that all cosmetic products, medicated cosmetics, cleaning products, personal hygiene, disinfectants, or antiseptics that enter the country under the category of "personal use", must be provided with Sanitary Registration for import, distribution and marketing in Panama." For several months there has been a flat $2.00 additional customs charge for supplements. ------------------------------------ For Bud. I cannot explain what happened, but I wrote the post, made changes to the font size, attached a small file with an image of the last two paragraphs of the comunicado, checked that it showed up and clicked the button at the bottom that said "Submit Reply." I received no error message of any kind and assumed that the post had been made. My only confusion is about why it didn't work. I know what I did and on which forum I did it. I made a separate, additional post to a differernt forum, and some of the wording was not the same. .
  7. I made a post to this topic yesterday evening, and it seemed to work okay, but today it is not present on the thread. Here is another try: I just learned of this today and did something really radical. I read the Spanish language order (Comunicado) dated August 1, 2017. This appears to be sort of a tempest in a teapot. Whether it was caused by misreading of the Comunicado by government employees, by mail order clients or both is not clear. The Comunicado, as written, applies ONlY to cosmetics. Here is a translation of the operative statement in the Comunicado and the antecedent paragraph. As we see the standard, it refers to the requirement and to the cases of Exceptions to the sanitary registry. However, the current norm of exceptions to sanitary registry for cosmetics is not contemplated. In consequence, from this date, entrance into the country of cosmetic products for personal use is prohibited. (bold in original) The Spanish language excerpt from the Comunicado is attached. There is no mention in the Comunicado order of prohibition of prescription drugs nor of vitamins and supplements. The law, itself, is only quoted to provide context and authority for the Comunicado. But the purpose of the Comunicado is to single out cosmetics in the law and state that they are no longer allowed to be normal exceptions to the law. It could be that there are some super gung-ho customs agents misinterpreting the order, or it may be that there is a rush for people to get their panties in a wad over something that will not be a problem. I think a helpful embassy official or a helpful Panamanian government official should be able to straighten it out. Embassy Warden Hank Landis is fluent in Spanish andvery familiar with Panamanian law and probably could handle this efficiently.