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  1. If I were you I would talk to a lawyer or two and start the process of suing him. Don't expect to get the money any time soon, but you will be causing him a big hassle and it will probably bite him eventually. Especially if your lawyer keeps pestering him with little annoyances. You just might end up owing a piece of his property equivalent to the sum he ripped you of for. He will hate that. Buena Suerte (When I got serious the other parties responded immediately both times; getting actual results surprised me)
  2. For this olde Pharte it is _very_ hard to read. Gawd Awful so far.
  3. We have a winner folks! If you only learn one thing on this forum let this be it.
  4. FWIW I had to get an uso del suelo to open a pharmacy in an existing building that had no suelo as it was all concrete. Yes, if _whatever_ is not currently there it will never get there. Caveat Emptor.
  5. I have just recently met and started to work with Randy. So far I do not smell a rat (or a thief). Seems to be a rather level headed businessman to me. I also know that there are always two sides to every story and am listening intently to both sides. Those of you who know me know I am guilty of calling a spade a spade and If I find illegal and/or unethical behavior I will be out like the proverbial light. As it stands now I feel that if potential buyers of real estate in Costa Rica don't do their own due diligence and hire their own expert inspectors and lawyers they are asking for trouble no matter who they choose to do business with. As for refusing to list a property that he felt was priced too high, I don't have any ethical problems with that at all.
  6. http://www.aldia.cr/ad_ee/2009/agosto/16/n...les2059112.html yesterday's al dia showing the difference between cr and panama look at the photos by clicking red arrows
  7. That is patently not true! Anywhere there is salt water connected to an ocean there are sharks. Most especially anywhere on the Pacific ocean. If you don't believe me just chum up the water with some chicken blood and wait an hour.
  8. We have had the pleasure of spending a day at this park. IMHO a far better value than any of the Orlando parks. Short lines, decent rides, inexpensive food. My wife and I will be going there again in the evening on a date for just the two of us this time.
  9. And _that_ is the most truthful statement on this entire forum.
  10. If the property does not already have all the utilities you need you may have to wait years. RUN!
  11. I thoroughly researched Escazu and came away laughing hilariously every time I would go on a visit. I did find a great Tico place and a great Tico price but there were some niggling details that did not fit my wife. I would have gladly lived there. Everything nearby was outrageous. IMHO the bubble will burst huge in the not too distant future. Especially when they figure out the robberies are being set up by the guards.
  12. LOL! No not you...him. IMHO if he could ride all around rohromoser pissing people off and not getting killed, normal folks will be fine. If he acted like that in the Bahamas he would have been shark food.
  13. There was an arrogant old american guy who rode a cart all over rohromoser. I think you would be fine.
  14. I was furious! I had the pleasure of being the Coral Gables People To People president for a year. We regularly set up student exchanges. If I ever would have heard of that kind of behavior by any of our host families I'm certain I would still be in jail for what I would have done to the perpetrators. IMHO they should be charged with _treason_ as they have done as much damage as any 10 terrorists. GRRRRRR!!!!!!
  15. http://edition.cnn.com/2009/US/07/15/us.ex...=rss_topstories Exchange students live American nightmare SCRANTON, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- They came from around the world hoping to spend a high school year immersed in the culture and joys of America. Instead, five young foreign exchange students found themselves caught in a nightmare of neglect, malnourishment and abandonment by those supposed to protect them. Now those five -- natives of countries stretching from Norway to Tanzania to Colombia -- are back home telling friends of a different America than they expected. And their brief visit reverberates in America as a United States senator demands accountability and reform, a Pennsylvania district attorney seeks criminal charges and the U.S. State Department concedes it failed to protect kids coming to America.
  16. You're welcome. And thank you for the Spanish excellent dictionary. " otro, tra. (Del lat. altĕrum, acus. de alter). 1. adj. Dicho de una persona o de una cosa: Distinta de aquella de que se habla. " Now will you please remove my "Warning"? BTW there is an Oxford Spanish dictionary. It concentrates on translation from many dialects of Spanish into English. It is big and expensive but I find it to be a treasure.
  17. My pleasure. To me continual learning is the key to life!
  18. http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/about.html# Launch Spanish Library Modo Vibrantes pick the [r] on the right Play under the drawing and pick under the guy's picture Enjoy!
  19. LOL! Thank you for your kind words. BTW you missed a rental across the street by a month. $600 gingerbread house.
  20. Ah! But have you not noticed that I have been forever branded as the cursing attacker?
  21. LOL! That one sir is not possible IMHO. 8^) For the quotes section: 98% of all quoted statistics are made up on the spot in a desperate attempt to win an argument. Everything in moderation, including moderation. Pray to god if you wish, but don't stop rowing furiously away from the rocks.
  22. A running joke among Ticos is that they would gladly buy the Royal Navy if Brittan would give them terms. Ever notice the stupid billboard "Ahore yo?" With the dorky wide eyed girl. In other words "you mean _I_ can actually save money?" They spend every penny they have within days of payday, and rarely seem to consider paying debts.
  23. http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2009/05/14/...us-gilliam.html May 14, 2009 Director Gilliam Back In Saddle For "Quixote" By REUTERS Filed at 11:22 p.m. ET CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) - Terry Gilliam may no longer be tilting at windmills. The filmmaker has teamed with Oscar-winning British producer Jeremy Thomas to bring "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote," his long-blighted take on the tale of the Spanish knight, to the big screen. Screenwriter Tony Grisoni ("Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas") has worked with Gilliam to reimagine the legend, and the script revolves around a filmmaker who is charmed into Quixote's eternal quest for his lady love, becoming an unwitting Sancho Panza. The partnership is the latest twist in a moviemaking saga almost as epic as the 17th century classic by Cervantes on which it's based. Nine years ago, the original shoot suffered a series of setbacks captured in the documentary "Lost in La Mancha," which went on to become a cult hit in its own right. Thomas, in Cannes, described the project as "irresistible," while Grisoni added that there is no escaping some pacts. "Nearly 10 years on, I find myself lending a hand to get that crazed, giggling bedlamite back in the saddle. I'm talking about Don Quixote. In spite of God and the devil, he shall ride again," Grisoni said. The movie is scheduled for a spring shoot. Gilliam's latest, "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," which contains the final screen performance by Heath Ledger, unspools Friday at the Cannes Film Festival.
  24. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8044092.stm You've heard of "green" fuel. Now get ready for yellow as scientists have found a way to turn banana waste into a sustainable fuel source that could be relevant to many countries across Africa. *********** ...lots a bananas here too...
  25. As if "just say no" ever worked. My divorce was one of the best things that ever happened to me. Better a divorce than a sham/unhappy marriage. We are no longer living in the 1950's folks.
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