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  1. This morning's Channel 13 News had a segment regarding some Tico Political concerns regarding the High possibility of a marked invasion from the North of "Hillary Discontents"
  2. If my Post#1 is right-on; I guess today many "H" and "T" supporters are preparing to pack-up their belongings depending on the outcome today of the politics up-North and heading North of the good old USA; OR; Maybe the Mexican and Ticoland "politicos" are also preparing to handle a very possible "US Invasion" from the North.
  3. So "Right ON"; low cost CAJA Medical plus Meds, Free Public Bus Rides for Seniors, etc.,etc.............and no requirement to speak decent Spanish.
  4. It looks-like in the coming months that the Tico Migracion may be bombarded with Residency Applications from the North as it is a easier process than Canada.
  5. In viewing the nightly news from the USA for the last couple of days it looks like that Canada may need to start the Construction of that "Wall" sooner-than-later to keep-out the Invasion of discontents with the USA Election on November 8th.
  6. Watching the "Sunday Morning Program" with Charles Ozgood the-other-day in which one of the more interesting topics had-to-do with the many USA Political Discontents unhappy with the USA Election Results on November 8th may be making a mad dash to Canada in order to seek Residency and which another type of "Wall" may be needed by the Canadian Powers-to-BE at the USA-Canada Border.
  7. I always donate my used books to the local Library here in Santa Ana, CR.
  8. With the "Political Winds" blowing from the good old USA with a possible "DT" Presidency; our next Migrant Invasion to Ticoland may very well be from the good old USA.
  9. Today's Noon Repretel Channel 6 News Hour on Cable Tica reported that the OIJ have arrested this morning two(2) Brothers that are "Pirata" Taxi Drivers in the Playa de Coco Area. The police are still looking for two(2) more culprits that were involved in this murder. The coverage of this news report "hot Potato" took around twenty-five(25) minutes in which they also reported that there is a severe illegal Drug Selling problem, and little municipal control of the many taverns/bars in which some stay open all-night in the Playa De Coco Area.
  10. Why?; maybe because "Playa de Coco" is one of the prime Tico Tourist Area(s) here in Ticoland. When the Tico Tourist Business of a prime beach area becomes threatened by an issue of this kind it surely will turn into a "hot potato Tico Political Issuej". Also, last night's Repretel Channel 6 and TeleTica Channel 7 Nightly News Hours also gave a detailed report of this Murder.
  11. This morning's SineArt TV News Hour on Channel 13 Cable Tica spent over one(1) hour discussing the murder of a young man in "Playa de Coco" last Friday. The Fuerza Publico Police Chief, A Tico Security Expert and a past Minister of Security took part in this discussion which now appears to be a "front page Hot Potato". They discussed the problem of not having a adequate police presence in "Playa de Coco" to control violent behavior of this type and also this town having a severe drug problem. They also interviewed a "Playa de Coco" Tico Resident who stated that these type of incidents are Not just happening in his town but through-out many parts of Costa Rica.
  12. My Brother is a retired AA Employee; so, last June I was allowed two(2) checked suitcases with no charge from SJO to DFW and back to Ticoland as a "Standby Passenger".
  13. As a CR Citizen who has lived here for over fifteen years I have observed that the Tico Police Force(s) have really ballooned for such a small Country and population. You could almost call it a "Quasi-Army".
  14. I have lived around fifteen(15) years in San Ana which is about 9K from Downtown San Jose(Chepe) and also 9K from SJO Airport. No need for a car here as I use the FREE excellent Public Bus Transportation and Taxis when need-be. I take the bus to downtown San Jose almost daily which has excellent medical and dental faciilties. Around every two(2) weeks I take-in a movie and eat their very tasty fresh popcorn at the very comfortable Air-Conditioned Cines at Multiplaza in Escazu in which I pay 2100 Colones using my Gold Card, shop at Automercado and eat at some very good resturants. I could go on and on how I enjoy living here in Chepe land but I would need at least two more pages. To each-their-own but I would go NUTS living out in the boonies staring at the sky and woodpeckers. As for Paso Canoas, you have to experience it to believe it as it is a very Hot and Dusty Pueblo. As for the cheap shopping on the Panama side please be aware that on the way back to Ticoland you may encounter a Costa Rica Traffic Police stop in which Contraband items bought in the Panama Side may be taken away from you due to not paying the Costa Rica Taxes. Please Remember , if you have not been outside the border of Tico Land for at least seventy-two(72) hours that all items purchased in Panama are considered CONTRABAND by the Tioo Authorties if CR Taxes have not been paid or received from them a exemption stamped inside your Passport! Also, I have a few Expat male Friends that live in the Southern Zone of Ticoland in which they love-it but their "Better-Halfs" hate living there. Please remember that Divorces are also very costly here in Ticoland(:
  15. What other Central American Countries, Panama and Mexico have a similar socialized CAJA Medical System like here in Ticoland?? Panama= NO Nicalandia=NO Honduras= ? El Salvador=? Mexico=Maybe Not??. Belize=?? I think not too many!
  16. I was wanting to use the bathroom on the US Embassy side-of-the-house where the office of the US Ambassador and mailroom is located and NOT the US Consulate side where you apply for your US Passport.
  17. How things have changed since the last time I renewed my Passport in the year 2007 as you could pick-up your new renewal the next day. A year or so ago I entered the Embassy side of the US Embassy regarding a personal matter and asked if I could use their bathroom and was told "NO" and to use the bathroom at the "Centro Commerical" across the street. So, recommend that you do not eat a "heavy" meal before entering the US Embassy side of the house(:
  18. Over the last year or so, as reported by the major CR Newspapers and TV News Stations, violent crime has had a major increase in the Ciudad Quesada Area.
  19. Question, what exactly is a "Natural Pool"?? If it is what I am thinking all you need is a shovel in order to dig a big hole and wait for the "agua cerros".
  20. Things are changing here in Pozos de Santa Ana as our landlord has decided to install separate Water Meters for each apartment and also pass on the fee of the Santa Ana Muni Trash Collection. As most of you CR Forum Members are aware that Water Shortage is a major problem throughout most of Ticoland and it appears it is not getting any better!
  21. No drapes or curtains in a Unfurnished Apartment Rental per my Landlord.
  22. Forum Members: For my BC/BS Federal Employee Health Plan that covers all my medical and a few Dental needs here in Ticoland costs me around $190.00 a month for one(1) person. This Plan is readily acceptable by both CIMA and Clinica Biblica Hospitals here in the Central Valley which are excellent Hospitals. Also, as a Nationalized Costa Rican I have the option of not affiliating with the CAJA. Rick
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