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Sassy Blake

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  1. Get used to the weekend lockdowns. My contact told me before Easter that Panama would be locking down the weekends. THEN, the notices from the US Embassy said, if you go back and read them, saturday and Sunday will be total quarantine "for now", meaning Easter weekend. then the same "for now" message after Easter. The "for now" statement is there again this week. I was waiting to see who was telling the truth. My contact or the Embassy. My contact. What do you think the reason is they just don't forthrightly say, Only 5 day weeks from now on til we say so? They know full
  2. "Uncommon Knowledge" is a Hoover Institution program is interview format in which authorities on various topics discuss the issues of the day. This interview with Stanford Professor of Medicine and Research Associate, Jay Bhattacharya is quite informative. Just when I thought I'd OD'd on covid-19 info, I discovered this somewhat contrary information. For me, it was refreshing to hear.
  3. Not wanting to be insensitive to the importance of the ubiquitous information about covid-19 ; and the need to maintain "social distancing" which in the days before antibiotics, was the most effective way to manage contagious infections; life goes on for the rest of us who thankfully, are maintaining health. That said, what if there is a domestic emergency such as a plumbing or electrical problem? How can we address this without any open ferreterias? I've asked our friends and family who live in US states from East to West, and I'm hearing that the hardware stores are still open and
  4. Last night I received a note from Melissa, Senior Vice President at PriceSmart. I asked her about whether PriceSmart only accepts their own credit card since now they're on a no cash basis. I'm sharing portions of her responses because of the frustrations members have expressed over the availability of favorite items. Shoppers aren't the only frustrated and/or challenged ones! I have not asked Melissa's permission to share this, but since it opens a bit of a window to the operations to one of our most frequented stores, and one for which we maintain high expectations, I took the lib
  5. Is there a published list somewhere of the number of cases of the virus in Panama. I recently saw a list of cases in Chiriqui based on where they were, i.e. Bugaba, Boqueron, Cerro Punta, etc. is there an updated list of incidences for the country as well as Chiriqui?
  6. PriceSmart has to deal with many bureaucratic procedures to import food stuffs and other products into Panama. I used to live and work in Saudi Arabia, and it was a similar issue. When something as simple as Peanut butter or tuna got stocked in the stores, the word would go out that those items were in, people would stock up on those items immediately, and then anyone who didn't get the items would wait sometimes for another 9 months until the next shipment came in and went thru the same importation bureaucratic process. That's how it is when living abroad. These are the thread
  7. Javier, have you thought about asking for 12 volunteers who would each commit to buying 1 large bag of dog food a month for 6 months, so to help with the food costs with Dog Camp? I think I remember that you use about 1 bag of food every 3 days. Is that right? So if 12 volunteers would each commit to one bag a month, that would keep your out-of-pocket costs down. I would commit to 12 bags; 1 a month for a year. If 12 people agreed to do it, then we could coordinate with you for our delivery days so you don't get overwhelmed with too many bags at one time.
  8. Hm-m-m. I sent them the photo of the screen, which is in English, and Schwab didn't indicate that, and neither did the Banco Nacional Rep. But it's an interesting thought. But why wouldn't the other ATMs from other banks have a similar message/disclosure?
  9. The Banco Nacional ATM shows that there is a $4 fee for cash disbursements. But when you confirm that you agree to this, the receipt shows it deducts $5.25. My husband discovered this at the Boquete Banco Nacional ATM. Today, I saw this again at a Banco Nacional branch in David. When I addressed this with the Customer Service person at the Boquete branch she rather defiantly said, "check your statement. If in fact, there is a $5.25 deduction, your bank must dispute it, and our bank will settle it with your bank." I checked my statement and sure enough, there are all $5.25 fees fr
  10. I forgot to mention, they're the insulated bags for carrying hot or cold items--not together in the same bag of course!
  11. Sorry, I forgot to mention that. I bought it yesterday but I can't put my hand on the receipt at the moment. But it was $9+ change. maybe $9.95 or whatever change PriceSmart typically charges. So just figure they're about $10.
  12. I've purchased a ream of computer paper at mandarin in Boquete.
  13. The nice looking shopping bags are back at PriceSmart. Just came in a couple days ago. Only 160 came to our David store. Item number 377597. Not at the registers. They're in the back of the store
  14. In the past, there were some requests for real vanilla extract at PriceSmart. At the time of the inquiries, real vanilla extract was $30+ a bottle. It's still a bit pricey, $25 + change, but at least it's here now. I don't know anything about whether it'll be a regular item or for how long it'll be on the shelves. But if you need real vanilla extract, it's at PriceSmart now.
  15. https://go.thetruthaboutcancer.com/agq-encore/ttac/?utm_campaign=mail-agq&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&utm_content=agq-docuseries-reg&utm_term=prelaunch to sign up for free viewing of the miniseries.
  16. are you suggesting that the clinical studies they cite are invalid just for the fact that Natural News cites them?
  17. It was gratifying to see this article of some clinical studies that validate the use of high doses of Vitamin C in treating cancers. In "The Truth About Cancer", series, I can't remember whether they mention Vitamin C. Of course, they mention many other very interesting approaches. So I've included the link to the article as a fyi for anyone searching alternatives. High doses of vitamin C aggressively kill cancer cells, research confirms https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-10-07-high-doses-of-vitamin-c-aggressively-kills-cancer-cells.html I mentioned earlier my successful tre
  18. Some of the "thinking" adults who have "educated" themselves are in fact licensed, practicing M.D.'s. Some are featured in the series, and others work in Private Practice in the States and elsewhere. As an aside. My husband's cousin is an M.D., and she watched the series, and said there is one M.D. in the series who practices in the Seattle area where she was working, and she was very aware of his work and told us he is pretty well known in the area for his good work, but he is persecuted horribly by the medical community there. One of the things I appreciate about Medical Practitioners
  19. I forgot to include in the post above: in reference to the doctors who themselves wouldn't opt for the very treatments they promote: we worked in orthopedics. We had doctors as patients. One of our patients was a prominent Oncologist in our medical community. wonderful man. well liked, well respected. When he himself got melanoma, he too, chose NOT TO TAKE traditional cancer therapy. These are all anecdotal instances. But we're not about censoring what people read, think, or watch. If nothing else, it's a very interesting series, and it's informational.
  20. For Dottie: I just got back from PriceSmart and the 5 lb ground turkey rolls are in! go get them. I only bought 1 so as to save some for you!! lol
  21. there are those who might think alternative treatments are controversial. Everyone is entitled to their perspective. I personally, have friends who when their children had serious health challenges chose NOT to have parts of their children's intestines cut out, and chose instead to treat alternatively, and the child is now grown and, is a father, and is in perfect health. I also, have a friend who was treated for prostate cancer by one of the doctors in the series, and he's doing great, even though the cancer was diagnosed as advanced. Also, while I was at a doctor's office man
  22. I have asked Melissa about the inventory control and other things mentioned in the comments above. She travels a lot for PriceSmart, so when there are questions on the table, she has to catch up with whomever it is that is in charge of the department the questions pertains to. if that makes sense... I'm waiting for answers, and will surely forward them when they come. one thing she has mentioned is that a lot of times, the "only once" items are things they got a special buy on, or are wanting to see how well they're received. THEN, they have to figure out, if it's any item they'll car
  23. Mark your calendars "The Truth About Cancer” is a 9 part online docu-series about cancer treatment alternatives. The 9 part “The Truth About Cancer” series will re-air again on Oct 9. It’s free to watch, but you have to register. Here’s the broadcasting schedule for The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest docu-series beginning on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018. All episodes begin streaming at 9:00pm Eastern US time on the date listed below and will be available for approximately 24 hours, after which time the next episode will be loaded onto our site. (Be sure to print
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