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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Hygro, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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    The shower ran out of water. That is, my always cold shower literally dried up.
     
  2. Hygro

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    There’s this amazing rum here by a company called Flor de Caña. You can get it aged many years, I’ve only tried up to 7 years.

    Apparently that company built a whole resort, a 35 mile highway, and an international airport all the avoid potential domestic insurrection problems while hosting rich tourists.

    The owner of this firm is apparently a contender for president here, and popular in this Sandinista area. It’s loco to me, we’re talking about a booze industrialist popular in the allegedly communist part of the country running against the once-previously socialist president.
     
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  3. Patine

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    Well, Ortega had to recruit more women into his police and military. Here is a military unit the Contras had back in the '80's they were up against.
     

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  4. Lexicus

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    Yes this is odd, there must be things we don't know about the situation

    Though I will say the first sentence is a great example of the type of malinvestment created by the existence of global inequality on the scale we're all familiar with...
     
  5. Hygro

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    It's looking like a kleptocracy garnering support with socialist credentials. The president's wife is the VP, his sons own the non-state-owned TV channels, and the economic policy is clearly austerity. They're running an unusually "large" deficit of 2.6% in a recession of like 7% per year (normally 1% deficit and 6% growth). And really its the local situation that makes it super obvious.

    No one has change.

    I buy a meal for 10 dollars (335 Córdoba). I pay C$500. It's kinda like a 20 dollar bill, but less. It's like how a kilometer is a mile but not really. I'm owed 165. The owner says no change, come back tomorrow. Well for 8 days no change, now I'm just ordering items off my debt.

    I get a haircut for 3 bucks. (C$100). I try to pay with C$500. No change. I go to the bar across the street, get a beer, no change. Some guy at the bar literally takes my bill and walks around the commercial intersection asking everyone if they have change. No change. I pay the guy 2 days later.

    I talk to people about it around town. This is super common. There is no change here.

    There's literally a money shortage. And people are unemployed.
     
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  6. Patine

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    Mugabe made a "kleptocracy garnering support with socialist credentials," an institution in it's own right long before Ortega...
     
  7. NovaKart

    NovaKart شێری گەورە

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    I’m in Iraq and it’s common for some people like taxi drivers to have no change but we just stop by a store and get change, it’s annoying but not as extreme as what you describe.

    When I was in Nicaragua people would not want to give me a coke bottle because that was for pay and they would want to pour it in a plastic bag for me to drink unless I said I was going to drink it there and give a bottle back to them.

    Food I asked for was also wrapped up in a banana leaf and people told me not to order food in public because children would come up to me and ask me for it.
     
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  8. NovaKart

    NovaKart شێری گەورە

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    I take cold showers every day lately in Iraq and I’m getting tired of it. This problem should be fixable.

    In Costa Rica I’d get electrocuted touching the shower head.
     
  9. bernie14

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    @Hygro , not that it would be super dangerous and you seem to have good common sense, but be weary of girls falling in love with "el americanito"....they may see you as a huge lottery ticket!
     
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  10. Zardnaar

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    20 years ago in the early days of the net my American friends online mentioned this.

    5-10 years ago Americans were asking about coming to NZ and if you're single. Might be the accent.

    Americanito workmate broke a young ladies heart here earlier that 1 year visa thing.

    That and his other 2 girlfriends.
     
  11. Hygro

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    Hah I wish. No girls in this town.


    I'm skipping class right now as I have been having a stomach bug and today I went to the clinic and got a shot on my butt. The nurse wanted me to show my butt and lie on the table but when she demonstrated she bent herself over the table so at first I pulled my pants down and bent over the table ass out. My teacher took me by motorbike and when it wasn't dirt roads it was these brick roads.

    Brick Road Socialism

    The brick roads are interesting. They are very beautiful. Also, in times of war and unrest, the bricks are dug up by the people to make barricades. I find this to be a very democratic feature embedded into the very literal infrastructure of the country. Interesting that there's more of these brick roads here in the southern socialist stronghold of the Sandinistas.
     
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  12. Truthy

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    It's an interesting reimagining of Wizard of Oz
    Spoiler :



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  13. Patine

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    Well, what else are the Munchkins, Winkies, and Wheelies going to do when the Gnome King invades? :p
     
  14. yung.carl.jung

    yung.carl.jung Hey Bird! I'm Morose & Lugubrious

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    having sex is bad and degenerate. unless you're a man of course, then it's AWESOME LOL. or unless you're confining it to one person (AS GXD WANTED IT). or unless you're having sex with me in which case hell yea boi I got laidddddd-

    you know.. a KEY that can open any LOCK is a very good key? he he ya geddit? but on the other hand a LOCk that is opened by any key.. oh no no..

    I don't know, I expected more from Farm Man, and pretty much everyone else.
     
  15. Hygro

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    This is the thread you’re looking for:
    https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/the-drunk-and-after-the-party-thread-and-stuff-1.543464/

    Probably because deeper down you remember that Farm Boy holds the exact same sex views for men and refers to them as sluts as well... the rest of us have different views of sex but accept Farm Boy as his motivation to post his views there is tied to his motivation to point out the effects of how maybe it could point to the total social formation of a small rural community for all of us without such experience to consider.

    If we want to talk about people expecting more from others, I expect someone who has read Farm Boy’s past posts to react to Farm Boy’s current posts in that context and not from a general “these words trigger me this way therefore that’s what you meant”.


    I have some crazy Nicaragua photos from events from my rant thread posts, upcoming.
     
  16. yung.carl.jung

    yung.carl.jung Hey Bird! I'm Morose & Lugubrious

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    ah, of course, since he slutshames men as well it's totally okay! thanks for reminding me :)
     
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  17. Farm Boy

    Farm Boy The trees are actually quite lovely.

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    It is harder to slut it up in a small tight knit town as you're spinning through. There's less people, for one. Less of them are available, for two(differences in age, whatnot). They come with close interactions with the other people who are available, for three, so you have to include who's there, not who you want to include. Mostly, you have to learn to make those two things the same. Either way, it takes time and investment, more frequently on average(there's always exceptions). Two things which once you've been spending, render the basic action less "slutting it up" and more just developing a thing called relationship.

    I dunno. People like to get busy. Doesn't matter where you go.
     
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  18. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    Wut?

    Sounds like someone needs to get laid.
     
  19. yung.carl.jung

    yung.carl.jung Hey Bird! I'm Morose & Lugubrious

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    monogamy takes care of that, but thanks for your concern my guy

    I wasn't doubting the validity of the statement, but there's just absolutely no reason to word it as you did. just like we don't need to say r---- or n----- in order to make a point. I don't find "slut" particularly offensive, but you & me aren't the only posters here.

    I can respect, for example, that Valka really when she's being adressed with "hey guys". I don't share that sentiment and I don't really think calling a woman "guy" is totally okay, but whatever I still respect it.
     
  20. Hygro

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    If you want to discuss sexism in Nicaragua go ahead.
     
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