March 26, 2016

b&p_logo_with_chocThose of you who read me regularly know that I live in Medellin, Colombia. Let me tell you some stuff about down here you might not see in your news up there. First the peace talks are stalled which means another of president Santos deadlines has passed and nothing will change. While he has been talking to the Farc the other rebel force the ELN has been busy recruiting members of the Farc that don’t want to work for a living. Not only that the criminal elements in the Farc controlled areas are also expanding their control. Here’s another little fact Colombia has at least three mosquito born diseases that have reached minor epidemic proportions. There way of controlling the problem is to spray nasty shit and remove standing water. One thing they don’t do is get some dam screens and put them in the windows. And here’s another thing this country is going through an energy crisis right now basically because they’re so dependent on coal and hydro electric plants for energy. This is in a country that has abundant sun and wind. For whatever the reason ( and we know it’s money) this country has done nothing in the way of promoting Solar or wind power as an alternative. They would rather charge surcharges to those who really can’t afford it. A sound a little like the energy companies in America doesn’t it? This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

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