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Gordon Bakke

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    Gordon Bakke
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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    In Chiriqui
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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. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. " 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.
  11. Dated, yes. And it fails to mention that Ron McGrew, the expat convicted in this case had the conviction overturned in May of 2012.
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