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JohnF13 last won the day on October 20

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    John P. Ferguson
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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    In Chiriqui
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  1. Bit late I think. I also think HCQ was not meant to treat near-terminal patients, but to help those in the initial stages.
  2. Ooohh, look, over there, a squirrel! Meanwhile, the Country goes to hell in a handbasket.
  3. In all this doom and gloom, just want to say a positive word about Ramtec. I went into the Terronal Mall store yesterday to look for a new washer. I met a delightful young sales lady there who showed me what they had and mentioned that if I needed something special to just let her know, she would source it and give me a price. Then if we agreed on the price they would order it for me. Long story short, returned there today and bought a washer. Good service. I asked for home delivery, it was there as we arrived home about an hour later. Recommended!
  4. Hi Tom, In general, Panama is very nice and its people are easy to live with. The climate is excellent (especially for those of us escaping snow) and the availability of many different types of climate to suit your needs is second to none. However, this pandemic has highlighted the fact that we have a very draconian government who have the explicit backing of the National Police to do pretty much anything they want. Lawyers I speak to tell me that the measures brought in by the government go against the Panamanian Constitution, but they just don’t care as there is no real opposition.
  5. That statistic means absolutely nothing. More testing equals more positives. More testing in concentrated neighbourhoods where a case of covid has been found results in an even bigger skewed result.
  6. Hmmm, “get what you pay for”? Before I fired Cable Onda they were charging me $50 for 3 meg speed. Those with fiber were getting up to 100 meg or so for the same price, so I don’t see how that argument stands up.
  7. Only works if you can get fiber to your house. Many thousands of people don’t, so this is not universal.
  8. I think the government just said “haha, fooled ya” re lockdowns. It was clarified by Sucre last night that only weekend lockdowns apply to Chiriqui, Bocas and Colon. Rest of the week is normal. Shouldn’t be a problem.
  9. Without effect? Wonder how many could have been saved if these drugs had been made readily available?
  10. Again, this government has borrowed BILLIONS of dollars - perhaps they could use some of that money to provide such “necessities”? Oh, wait, they can’t even get food bags to all who need them.....
  11. 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
  12. 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
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