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Ripped-Off by the COPS!!!

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

* Warning this is a major anti Canadian rant!

You’re saying, ‘Hey dude you live in Central America, what do you expect?’ or ‘You back in Asia?’



It started last summer when I had to return to Crapanada to wrap up some business. I knew that a criminal record check was necessary for a residency permit in El Salvador + as I was on my way to Cambodia looking for a teaching job where it might be needed, figured that might just as well get it while there.

Stopped by the DR (Dumb Rube) precinct, actually Durham Regional Police in Oshawa as the local station in hick town Bowmanville isn’t open to the public. Pesky tax-payers that pay the bills are such a bother, they make them drive to Oshawa, keeps lots away.

Assumed (big mistake) that even the DR’s might be bright enough to take an application for a record check & make sure all the required info was there. Filled out the application, paid the $40.00 (pretty sure that’s what it was) & hoped it would be in the mail before I left, no such luck.

Never bothered about it until this week when I asked a friend to pickup my mail, scan the police check  & email it to me. So what did the letter from the Dumb Rube fuzz say, well apparently they couldn’t find anything bad with just my name, address, age etc.

This would be good, one would think. Not in Crapanada where the records check is apparently handled, not by the local rubes, but by the Horsemen (RCMP) one of the worlds most corrupt & incompetent police forces.

The situation is this, when the local yokels check & come up dry (this can’t be right as all Canadians have something to hide), your good Crapadian citizen must give up his civil rights (guilty until one proves themselves innocent, the Crapadian way) & give the Horsemen their fingerprints so they can dig some more to find something nasty on the good citizen.

Not sure what the next step is, have to see my lawyer next week, must be a way without returning to Crapanada but I do know one thing, my Scout is still in Ontario & have to pick it up at some point. Due to this theft of my $40 by the cops + the whole Fascist deal with the Horsemen, I will be making only one more trip to Crapanada & will pick up the Scout then, whether that’s in the next couple weeks or next summer, as planned, remains to be seen.

However my next trip to Crapanada will be the LAST TIME I DIRTY MY FEET ON CANADIAN SOIL!!!!

*ps I had planned a rant on Crapanadian banks however their petty annoyances pale in light of the real problems & seem insignificant now.

Still around :)

Friday, November 25th, 2011

I see it’s time to renew my visa next week which means I’ve been home nearly 90 days without updating my blog. A couple reasons for that, nothing much worth saying, plus a lack of ambition.

Found that my manager had kept everything under control while I was away & all was satisfactory.

She had found an abandoned kitten a few days before so the ranch now had a resident cat named Rayito.Canela y Rayito 003 As, while I was away, there had been a situation where a barking dog would have come in handy, we made a visit to the Urban Dog Sanctuary north of the city where we found the perfect dog for a place that was going to have guests. Canela’s looks would make people uneasy but her good personality ensured she would not bother guests.Canela y Rayito 012 So with a dog & cat all that I need is a novia!

A friend was looking after renewing the license on my car, which with El Salvador adopting silly North American practices like safety/emission checks to get the pretty new plates, is not such a simple matter. The result being that as I came home early, of course, everything wasn’t completed, so had to chicken bus it the first couple weeks.

End of October, first part of November the rainy season lived up to it’s name with rain everyday for a couple weeks resulting in flooded houses, landslides closing roads, a few bridges washed-out & schools closed for a couple weeks. Unfortunately a few lives & houses were lost, fortunately nowhere as bad as Thailand. Rainy season

Have managed to get my Bed & Breakfast ‘Rancho las Brisas’  listed on  &  which also results in a listing on Craigs list.

Stopped in at the local tourist center in La Libertad & they will display brochures for me so it’s off to the printers this morning to get some made up.

Took inventory of the different plant/tree species on the property, came to 37, pretty cool. Along with the birds that drop in for a bath, the butterflies doing their thing & of course the bees have sort of a mini botanical gardens.

Been checking out the Bamboo Bar, where the X-pats congregate on Sat evenings, on La Libertad’s malecon the past couple weeks to see what the local chica situation is + have put the word out I’ve decided to stick around & looking for a novia Latino. No Canadian/American women for this cowboy!

Had the roof on the rental side repaired 3 times & still had a bit of a leak in hard rains so am in the process of replacing it. Hadn’t put a sink in the bathroom (figured it unnecessary but others didn’t). The shower pressure sucked, tried a couple things that didn’t work out as wanted, so putting up a small water tank solely for that side, with the side benefit of increasing the water temperature from the tropical sun beating down on a black tank.

Getting the mural completed on my wall, be about a 60×10 ft mural depicting the rivers/mountains, fields, plants, animals, birds of the area with a painting of Rayito & Canela worked in. Hoping it’s done by Xmas, pero es El Salvador!

Have to get my butt in gear & make a curriculum for teaching English to the local people. Start with Betty that way I can brush up on my Spanish also & revise as needed to do a bit of private English teaching.

Latest project is getting my Salvadorian Residency Visa, doing 72 hr border runs every 90 days just doesn’t cut it, especially when one has to go to either Mexico or Costa Rica. The easy part is on this end, the hard part is getting what I need from Canada, especially the bank (a rant for another day).

Off to the lawyers next week with what I have, then to Immigration for the one 90 day extension allowed in country. Hope the temporary permit will come through before I have to do a border run.

That’s it for now, have to go to town.