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Uncle Doug

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    Doug Johnson
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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  1. Instead of banning plastic bags for these merchants and grocers, the laws should require the bags to be biodegradable. That way, residents would still have bags to clean up dog and cat poop, and you wouldn't have the unhealthy dirty cloth grocery bags which get contaminated by meat pretty easily.
  2. This resolution did not call for military intervention in Venezuela. I think it is a bit pathetic to complain about the Maduro regime while abstaining on a vote of solidarity in the OAS declaring the Venezuela crisis as a threat to regional security. Nobody is talking about invading Venezuela, which would be an extremely difficult task given the topography. At least Panama didn't vote NO, despite the misleading headline.
  3. I couldn't find any in town on Monday. Super Baru got some in on Tuesday. Onions are a price-controlled item in Panama. If farmers can't get a fair price for growing onions, they will plant something else instead.
  4. I'm still at a loss as to what I'm supposed to use to carry my cat's poop to the trash can. I don't think my reusable grocery bag is a good alternative.
  5. What does Martinelli have to do with it? Cortizo is not even from the same political party, and was last in power 5 years ago.
  6. It doesn't make economic sense. A dollar bill costs 5 cents to print. Even presuming 0% inflation for 20 years, you will spend 50 cents on the same dollar bill.
  7. Of course most of the money is going to be spent in Panama City. The greater metropolitan area of Panama City is about 1.5 million out of the 4 million total population of the country. That will never change, nor should it.
  8. Varela was supposed to be the opposite of Martinelli, and in a way he was. There is no indication that he was corrupt, but also unlike Martinelli, he didn't get much accomplished. He stalled and stalled on appointing judges, did nothing to root out corruption in the courts or in the Assembly. He wouldn't even investigate Orderbrecht until the international community did it for him. He did get a lot of frequent flier miles, though. To the extent he had anything to do with the construction of the new Panamonte bridge, I thank him for that.
  9. Looks like a pretty intense fire. Looks like the metal roof suffered extensive heat damage. The concrete block is all intact, but it looks like a flashover fire occured inside. Everything flammable inside the house would have caught fire. They have my sympathy.
  10. Holy Toledo, that is a major wipeout im the Assembly. But before I get too excited, it might just be 69 new crooks.
  11. Holy Smokes. These people should apply for asylum in their home country at the American Embassy.
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