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About Kahuna

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  1. I read one of your posts and it was very enjoyable, Kahuna. Please keep up the good work.

  2. It wasn't just good advice, it was great advice! Personally, I think you are just asking for trouble. Unless you have been here for a long time and you have a solid network around you that you know you can trust, you are just asking to get ripped off. You might as well tatoo the words "screw me" on your forehead . It sounds like I am kidding but I am not. There are thousands of con artists laying in wait for people just like you. People that are new here are extremely vulnerable to getting ripped off, primarily because they don't have a trustworthy network around them. The best advice
  3. I really like the upgrade. Great JOB! Seriously!
  4. how about the guy that commented that she is not really cute? are you kidding me? wow, I actually could understand her. I must be making progress. Helps that she talks slowly.
  5. My best advise is rent for a year and get a feel for things before you make any major commitments. ..... ooopppps, too late. Well I guess you are screwed ... It sounds like you took on a lot coming out of the gate. Are you aware of how many stories there are just like yours? (just asking) I am sorry for what has happened to you, but there are many that have ended up in far worse situations than you. People that come here and rush into things seem to always have these problems. Chalk it up to experience and move on. The legal system here is ineffectual and your chances for a out
  6. It seems to me that the open Prejudice and the Discrimination is more based on Nationality than on skin color. I also think that the focus on skin color goes a bit beyond taste and preference, though your point is well taken. I have a very clear sense that it is common for Costa Ricas to look down upon those that they feel are not their equal, which seems for many, to be just about everyone that is not Costa Rican. I think what is different about Tico prejudice and Gring prejudice is that Tico are more polite and more civel to those that they look down upon. They don't seem to ac
  7. Ha Ha ...... are you dating my ex-girl friend??? ...... I had the exact same experience with my last novia. I have to agree with you Mark. Ticos are very prejudice and really against just about everyone. It is not like Racism in the US. I don't get a sense that Ticos would take overt actions based on prejudice, but to deny that it is there and it is not pervasive is somewhat naive. I think it has something to do with the isolation that came with being a very homogeneous "Mountain Culture" in the past to going to a situation where there is a lot more diversity associated with the
  8. HA ..... as long as the printing presses can keep up, I don't see what the big deal is ...... ..... Seriously though, if there is one time that it is okay to print money it is in the face of a deflationary spiral. It is deflation in the Home markets that is killing the US economy. How do you fight deflation? With inflation. How do you cause inflation? By printing money. The risk is in printing too much and over shooting the target. The other thing that people usually miss with these debt clocks is that it is not really relevant to look at the Gross Number. What is important is
  9. Eco Tourism: Yes smart! I am quite sure that disagree with the characterization that Costa Rica had nothing. But we can agree that it was very smart business. Regarding NOT Fighting the US: Again, Smart! I am not sure there is anything Smart or Noble "fighting" the richest most powerful country in the world. Take Cuba for example, look what it has gotten them. So we can agree that Costa Rica made the Smart Business move and their people have benefited from it. Outsourcing the Military: Again, Smart! Look how the people have prospered because of it. China Policy: Smart Ag
  10. I didn't really give Arias credit for it. I simply said that Arias has a legitimate voice on the subject because "Costa Rica did the right thing". As President of Costa Rica, does not Arias speak for the country on the world stage? But now that you mention it: I remember very clearly watching Arias on 60 Minutes in the 80's out line the principles for a new kind of Environmentally Friendly tourism that NO ONE had ever heard of before. Without a doubt, Arias can take credit for the leadership role he played in developing Costa Rica as the first and perhaps the premiere Eco Tourism d
  11. Perhaps, but if anyone has a legitimate voice on this subject it is Arias. Why? Because Costa Rica has done the Right Thing! Despite the so-called US Domination Policies, they have transformed themselves from one of the poorest countries in Latin America (with virtually no exploitable natural resources) into a country that enjoys perhaps the highest overall stand of living in all of Latin America. How? By abolishing their military and investing in education. By educating their people, they created a broad upwardly mobile middle class, which virtually every other country in Latin America
  12. I will sell you some property. Never mind that I have no experience and I don't know what I am doing. No one else here does either, so you might as well buy from me. How much money do you have to spend?
  13. As many know I have not been a fan of owning real estate in Costa Rica on this board. But I have to say, prices up to this point have stayed relatively stable, though things are generally not moving. I am still waiting for the other shoe to drop in Jaco. Hundreds, maybe thousands of Condo units set to hit the market all about the same time. We will see how things hold up after that.
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