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  1. The problem with TRICARE prescriptions is that they must be written by a Dr. licensed in the USA. Difficult to find here, however if enough persons were to approach Clinica Biblica about this, maybe (maybe) something could be worked out. They have an office in Florida (ASEMECO). I've asked about this at Clinica Biblica. If enouogh persons were to talk to the Office of International Insurance at Clinica Biblica, maybe something could be worked out?? My sole voice from the "wilderness" sure isn't going to do it!! Respectfully
  2. I've been here almost 8 (eight) years - I personnaly would not let this stop me from retiring in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is not about to change!!
  3. To get TRICARE for life, retired military must have (and pay for) MEDICARE
  4. Let us conduct a short review. I remember when I was a kid, and the government (Kennedy) went after Jimmy Hoffa because he lent money (at interest) from the teamsters pension fund to the mob so they could build their casinos in Nevada. According to my parents, Hoffa was a scumbag of the highest order for doing this, and was justly hounded into jail for his actions! Let us not forget that casinos and gambling were, and still are legal business in Nevada, and the loans were repaid! Let us now contrast this with our government that was obligated to put all funds collected for Social Security into a "trust fund" in order to provide for the future payments to the trusting citizens who provided funds to said "trust fund". Every politician whoe voted for the transfer of Social Security funds into the general fund should go to jail, for running a Ponzi scheme!! The proper tiny step forward for the good old USA should be for politicians to have the moral fortitude to do the correct thing, and not violate the law!! Respectfully
  5. The constitution is a mandate by the people to the government outlining what the government CAN do (and only can do)!!! This document is not as such a "law" (which details what one cannot do)! The intent of the founders was to limit governments role, which allows the people to control the government! The precedent in this case, (and remember, precedent rules law) it seems to me, that Thomas Jefferson, Bennie Franklin, George Washington and the boys rul. As for the draft argument, the constitution gives the government the power to raise army's and defend the nation. But I'm not a lawyer. I would be interested in hearing from others on this. Respectfully
  6. If this health care bill stands,constitutionally, any company that wants to put another company out of business could lobby Congress to pass a law to require every citizen to buy a certain dollar amount of their product every year, thereby putting their competition out of business - On this, IMHO this bill shall be found unconstitutional!
  7. Yesterday, I did a quick calculation of the de-valuation of the dollar over the previous 3 / 4 months. Not long ago the exchange rate was 585 colones per dollar. Friday, the exchange rate was around 536 colones per dollar. That means that for anyone living here on $1000 a month, they are losing about $90 per month in purchasing power!! This is inflation - Remember the story about the guy in 1920's Germany that went to the store to buy a loaf of bread, and brought his German currency to the store in a wheel barrow. He left the wheel barrow unattended at the store, and when he came back, the money was stacked on the ground, and the wheel barrow was gone? As for Mr. Nixon, h was the last preseent to submit a balanced budget to congress in 1969!! Respectfully
  8. The US deficit today is around 12.5 trillion dollars! Medicare and Social Security are broke. The present unfunded liablilities for outr government for the future to support Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other political boondoggles are estimated at around 130 trillion dollars! The Congress continues to pass laws requiring even more "borrowing" from other foreign countries and private investors (individuals, banks, insurance companies, mutual funds etc.). Inflation is just around the corner - stagflation! This is absolutely unsustainable - If you don't believe it, read up on the French revolution, and the inflation in Germany in the 20's and 30's which was brought abought by printing worthless moneey. This irresponsibility is ruining peoples lives, and it is only going to get worse. Solution for the US? Have a two year moratorium on all taxes so that private enterprise can recover, and the US can start manufacturing things of value - heavy machinery, machine tools, steel, aluminium, etc. and we can restore the free enterprise system that made us the greatest nation in the world! Respectfully
  9. The deficit of the US is directly responsable for the fall of the dollar against the colone! The US keeps printing money that has no value, so it falls against other currency. The politicians, with their massive deficit spending, are destroying lives of the working people!!
  10. Call me at 2639 6471 Live just south of Mirmar Other Americans live here - on a Pearl Harbor survivor

  11. Be advised that a separate registry exists for wills (similar to the registry for vehicles/property).
  12. I'd explain to them that they can stay where they are presently, living with credit cards, debts, snow, congestion, and just general horsepucky associated with living in a so called "civililized" society! Let the chips fall where they may.
  13. <It's is cheap insurance - especially if you don't live in the central valley! I've it had all the time I've been here, clinic is just up the street - haven't used it often, but when I needed it it was there! Cheap thru ARCR (group plan). What do you mean by "write me off board"?
  14. See the amcostarica article published by Garland Baker!
  15. You may have some recourse if you had a contract (and the proper contract). Otherwise, forget it!
  16. When the value of the US dollar hits rock bottom, and people can't buy food, (due to inflation caused by printing money with no value), how are friends and family going to assist you? Remember how Hitler came to power - massive inflation with the currency worth nothing!!!
  17. One must be aware that the TICOs are pawning their Christmas presents on 2 Enero (January) for the "Cuestas de Enero"! This should give some insight into their way of thinking about their financial situation!
  18. The TICOS carry a very high level of debt!! If you're interested in further advice, message me, please
  19. JDOCOP is correct - possibly, I am being more negative than necessary - but one other avenue of approach; check the national registry first (before any other steps). You may find that you do not in fact own this property.
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