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  1. other opinions will not be tolerated I did not start this topic "ISIS & Costa Rica" !!!! The Moderator started and named this topic "ISIS & Costa Rica" and attached my name without my knowledge or permission !!!!!! Ron MODERATOR NOTE [AGAIN!] – THIS THREAD WAS SPLIT OUT FROM AN UNRELATED POST BY THE MODERATOR AND NAMED AS SUCH. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM HI-JACKING TOPICS. THIS THREAD IS BEING CLOSED SINCE IT APPEARS TO HAVE SERVED ITS PURPOSE.
  2. "Tom The Baker" is retiring this evening. Last chance to say goodbye is at the Grecia Feria tonight (Friday, May 29). Last chance for the great apple pie, bread, and more. He will be missed !!!!
  3. Gentle Forums Moderator - post # 6 I would like to suggest people who have interest and/or concern in this matter, contact their state governors. These are the people who appear to be the last line of defense, who have already refused implementation. Congress has tried twice in the past to repeal this ten (10) year old LAW without success. You are a veteran of many years CR Residency. Do you know how long CR has had the "smart" ID Card? (post #5 above) Ron
  4. induna post #2 "The excepts are drivel designed to inspire fear" "drivel" REALLY !!! This sent me to my Funk& Wagnall, 1) to let saliva flow from one's mouth; drool; slobber. 2) to speak in a silly or stupid manner. 1) Although I am approaching that age, as of yet I have not started to "drool" 2) I can not believe you would infer "speak in a silly or stupid manner" where as: a) It would be a violation of the Forum Rules, #2 - "Not tolerate abuse of any other member, their opinions, etc:" Where as I did not (speak) offer comment and or opinion, but only reprinted highlights of an article I thought informative to other Forum Members. As for your comment "Costa Rica must be just like Germany -------and South Africa -----because it has a National ID Card". I am curious, how long has CR had this national ID Card ? Always ? Since the last trade agreement ? Since FATCA ? Where did they get the technology for this card ? So far, even the United States has not been able to implement this technology. I do have a political comment of my own, which I am sure you would like me to share with you. I can not buy liquor without an ID. I can not cash a check without an ID. I can not open a bank account without a ID. I can not get a license without a ID. Soon I will not be allowed to board a plane in the U.S. without a Federal ID. BUT I CAN VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES - NO ID REQUIRED.
  5. Additional information is available. Google "Real ID Act of 2005"
  6. Mr. induna (post #2) "The excerpt are drivel designed to inspire fear" I guess that is in the eye of the beholder. Others may consider it to be informative. Of course I did include a link to the full article if you chose to review it. When I posted in March, the response was "that would never happen in the United Sates, the people would never stand for it". Well you can lead the sheep to water, but you can not always force them to eat spinach. And yes, I am required to accept Costa Rica's rules, procedures and NATIONAL ID CARD should I ever be accepted as a resident, but that is a choice that is mine. As a American Citizen now and until death, I will always object to the U.S. FEDERAL GOVENRMENT (politicians) violating the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. How many Americans ever heard of this Act and its' been the law since 2005. Like I say, you can not always make the sheep eat broccoli. I'll let you gat back to your packing. If you find a FREE country, please share. Have a magical day in paradise Ron ps: as the opening line of this thread says: Just for fun - to provoke conversation - express one's views
  7. Just for fun - or - to provoke conversation - or - to express one's views. Back on March 28 (Thread: what to show coming into CR - post #14) I relayed a RUMOR I came across on a Panama Blog - "Homeland Security to require passports for domestic air travel". Since then a friend in the U.S. sent me a link to an article on Safehaven.com of which I have listed the highlights of below. TSA Demands Internal Passport for Domestic Travel By: Wendy McElroy l Tuesday, February 10, 2015 "Precedents exist for requiring citizens to produce special ID for domestic travel; they include Nazi Germany, apartheid South Africa and Russia (both Imperial and Soviet)." "Over the Christmas season the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) quietly announced that America was walking down that path. By 2016, all domestic air travel will require either a traditional passport or a federally-compliant ID card called "Real ID". State driver's licenses will no longer---access to domestic flights" "Under the Real ID act of 2005, state driver's licenses and other ID needed to conform to federal standards. The IDs were to be used for "official purposes" as were defined by the Department of Homeland Security." "Then, the data must be linked to every other state's motor vehicle databases. The networking would permit an easy data-merge with federal databases such as the FBI's Next Generation Identification system" "Some states - for example, Idaho, Hawaii, New Hampshire, and Maine - flatly refused to comply." "But the main hope of delaying Real ID is a confrontation between the federal and state governments. In 2012, the governor of Montana declared, "Montana will not agree to share it's citizens' personal and private information through a national database, nor bear the exorbitant cost of building such a database. Furthermore, the Act tramples on our state's right to determine our own licensing procedures and protocols, and would interfere with our state's work to improve drivers' license security. Montana is in no mood at all for another heavy-handed play by the federal government, such as what transpired in 2008 when the homeland security director threatened to prevent Montanans from boarding an airplane unless we complied with the REAL ID act. We refused, and will refuse again." "FATCA and related global measures gave the feds access to every cent that any American possessed in the world. Now REAL ID wants to ensure that no American can avoid federal detection within domestic borders." Full article can be seen at www.safehaven.com
  8. AND THE WINNERS ARE Judges Choice 1st Place: Marine Corps League 2nd Place: Roca Caliente 3rd Place: South of "South of the Border" People's Choice Texas Fuego Chili
  9. SteveJ It was a successful turnout. It will be a few days before the totals are in (attendance & money), but quite a difference from the original started by "TOM & KAY COSTELLO" at their small restaurant in Atenas . There were only 6 participants in the cook-off that year. This year saw 21 competing for "BEST CHILI IN COSTA RICA". What had been a "Gringo's festival in the park" was expanded this year to be more "all inclusive", Ticos and Gringos. The hours were also expanded this year with a concert lasting until 10:00 pm (way beyond my bed time). I would recommend you check their web site for pics. www.atenaschilifiesta.com . Ron Epicatt2 Paul M Norman was in attendance but not a contestant in the Chili Cook-off this year. I'm sure he will be glad to show you his previous trophies next time you visit Jalapenos. Ron
  10. Just a reminder - Atenas Chili Cook-off this Sunday 2/8/15 New Location www.atenaschilifiesta.com Last year it was reported they raised $30,000+ for the local Orphanage.
  11. ronofboston

    Torture

    Ticochico Some very valid points. Before someone else says it, let me be the first: Ronofboston, this thread is about torture - not school prayer or pledge of allegiance. Start a new thread ! NOTE: Mentioned post was split off to create a new topic: 'Pledge of Allegiance & School Prayer', where that discussion may be continued. - Moderator Well I don't have time. We are off to Boston to see the real Santa (you do know SANTA CLAUSE is of IRISH decent, and lives in South Boston in the off season) Whishing everyone a very Merry Christmas. Ron
  12. ronofboston

    Torture

    I for one thought it was a lively discussion with both sides presenting very viable arguments and points of view. We can always agree to disagree without taking it to a personal disagreement. I can and do respect each person's point of contention. Two items mentioned in this thread but not discussed (Pledge of Allegiance & School Prayer) I do have a brief comment on. 1) School Prayer : The U.S. Constitution is very definitive with respect to Separation of Church and State. It is not a document to be bent a little for one's convince and or beliefs. People always have options of their convictions: a) say a family prayer together before school. Teach your child to take a moment in school to bow his head and recite a prayer in silence. 2) Pledge of Allegiance: Originally written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, adopted by Congress in 1942, It never contained the words "UNDER GOD" until 1954. One web site notes the following: "The introduction of "UNDER GOD" in the 1950s was done during the cold war as a way of differentiate the United States from the concept of Communist State Atheism". It has not, as some believe, always contained the words "UNDER GOD" Again, it is not my intention to offend anyone on this forum, but should I disagree with a subject, then I will voice my opinion. I hope everyone has a Pura Vida day Ron
  13. ronofboston

    Torture

    Seaturtlewoman Post #24 Thank you for your 10 years of thankless service (Police Force). Two of our sons are Law Enforcement Officers and we are constantly concerned for their safety. Again, Thank you Ron
  14. ronofboston

    Torture

    Tom & Marcia Post #21 My CORE VALUES are very simple, leave me alone, I'll leave you alone (not personal-just general). Value #2 - Hurt my family - you will pay dearly (not personal - just a fact) Ron
  15. ronofboston

    Torture

    RiverRomper Post #20 The professor did not answer the question, he presented a scenario and asked what "you would do to save your little girl". At what point would you consider Torture ? As for me personally , I would use everything available to save my little granddaughter. If I failed, then he too would be DEAD !!
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