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Gordon Bakke

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  1. This is more than just "nuts". Its a disgrace.
  2. I highly recommend a bicycle tour. We went with these guys - awesome value:
  3. Not unlike the government of Panama minting millions of one dollar "Martinelli's". ?
  4. What I was suggesting is that "Natural News" is a compilation of truth, lies, and wild conspiracy theories. Therefore, I would suggest linking to the actual studies, which in my opinion DO provide some substantiation for your claim.
  5. You know that a topic has gone off the rails once you start seeing links to "Natural News". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_News
  6. "I am waiting for all the "electric car" batteries (which run on power generated by coal or gas, or hydroelectric, but much less efficiently) to start being "recycled". There will be a pile of oozing batteries that can't be "reused, recycled" but simply destroy the scenery or the planet." Not entirely true. Car batteries such as those used in Teslas can be re-used for quite some time (years) as part of a home electric system. Even though these batteries are no longer viable as car batteries - there is much useful life. And they CAN be recycled at the end of their useful life to some extent, as long as recycling is mandated. https://www.tesla.com/blog/teslas-closed-loop-battery-recycling-program https://www.vox.com/2016/8/29/12614344/electric-car-batteries-grid-storage
  7. John, you are right. Been waiting over two years for a permit on a Glock revolver.
  8. You are right, Bonnie. I think I must have missed Elizabeth's remarks. Looks like any fine for cutting goes to the cutter, regardless of who owns the chainsaw? I will instruct my indigenous employee that any branches he cuts here are to be used for his domestic cooking needs.
  9. Or....you can just buy a chainsaw, operate it as needed, then pay any penalty that results, if you are questioned/caught. I'd still like some verification of the need to record this information - what a friggin' hassle. BTW, I have bought 3 chainsaws in Panama, and can verify that there is no need to register them or record any information at the point of purchase.
  10. Licensed? I don't think so. I would suggest that if you want just to cut down some limbs, that an electric chainsaw can be purchased quite reasonably - maybe $50 - $ 70 dollars.
  11. " After about a year in prison ...". My understanding was that rather than serving time in prison, that he was under house arrest until his conviction was set aside. Mr. McGrew's FB posts from 2011 and into 2012 would seem to bear this out.
  12. Dated, yes. And it fails to mention that Ron McGrew, the expat convicted in this case had the conviction overturned in May of 2012.
  13. Watching that live feed at night will give me something to do, when I'm not watching my grass grow during the day...
  14. Nowhere on Rodny's site do I see any information about the Hospital Cooperativo Medical Discount Plan . Is this plan still being offered?
  15. A question for Grayriver Farms; what rootstock are your Hass trees grafted to?
  16. Hass avocados most likely are of Guatemalan origin. Most of these Guatemalan trees are found growing above 3,000 feet elevation. I've bought several from the "Tico" store here in Volcan. One died, several others, planted with more care are doing well. Interesting paper on Guatemalan avocados from about a hundred years ago: http://www.avocadosource.com/CAS_Yearbooks/CAS_03_1917/CAS_1917_PG_104-138.pdf
  17. Having read some of the recent postings, I see that it might be in my best interest to check in more frequently. Quail eggs - what to do?? Libidinous actions - Oh my!! Lol...
  18. This is a nice addition to the restaurant scene in David. Minor complaints; no bean sprouts, no hot sauce or hoisin, and I'm really trying to remember if there was Thai basil.
  19. Fanny Romero & her husband will be opening a new restaurant location in Volcan Tuesday, August 1. From FB " We are waiting for you at the grand opening of our restaurant in volcano (Old Sunrise Mountain Village), Tuesday 1St August at 5:00 pm. We thank you for your assistance. I believe this location is on the road to Cerro Punta, about a half mile from the main intersection (police station) in Volcan.
  20. Yes, I watched it, and as I said, it appears to me that this was an angry response by fishermen whose line was illegally cut. Any sign, in the video of a ship being rammed? Nope. BTW, Bruce's smaller white charter boat can also be clearly seen in the video.
  21. Groups that are represented by the "Sea Shepard" and such have their own agenda(s). It really doesn't make much sense to me to faithfully believe what ever they have to say without at least listening to the other side.
  22. Don't believe everything you read in the news or online. A friend of mine, whose boat was right there, and is intimately familiar with fishing regulations, told me that NONE of the boats pictured above was fishing illegally. Imagine, then, that your fishing nets are purposely severed by a third party. BTW, neither the "Sea Shepherd" or "Dejoria" was ever rammed as stated.
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