Yesterday, Lilliam, Natalie and I did the David Fair. I was only planing a short stay, like an hour, but we arrived at 3:00 PM and returned home about 8:30 PM, after having a great time.
To be honest, I only went for one reason and that was to have an opportunity to visit with the people working the Cable Onda and Cable & wireless booths about the recent programming changes deleting ABC, CBS and NBC. I was able to accomplish that after entering the fair grounds.
Both Cable Onda and C&W were prepared and had the answers. The answer is that the new law that was passed, removing the channels, was done under pressure of the US due to the licensing arrangements by those networks. Those channels are not supposed to be “legally” received in any Latin American country. It should not be a surprise that there are rumors that these channels are being received in Honduras or Nicaragua, because I did say “legally”. I do not believe that any company operating legally in Panama can provide these channels anymore.
So, with that, if you want to point the blame at anyone for this change, you can point it back at the good old USA. Just like the mountains of paperwork you have to fill out to get a banking account, it is not Panama’s fault.
It might be a good reason to start writing your home state representative and telling him he is an idiot for preventing extra income to go to the US by licensing these channels outside the US boundaries. Should these network broadcasts not be a part of the “free trade” agreement that the US Congress can’t seem to get passed? Thank God the US can’t regulate the beautiful weather I have 365 days a year or the singing of the birds I hear every morning or the flowers I see all year long. I need to read more books anyway.
So much for that. I have got my answer and will take some time to analyze what I want to do about it. Out of my 100 or so channels, I am only watching about 5 and I am not sure that is worth the money I am spending with Cable Onda, but that is a post for another day.
Now for this year’s David International Fair.
When we left the pavilion from talking to Cable Onda and Cable &Wireless, we made a beeline to Diary Queen. In the past, I always got to the fair early and it was a good place to cool off and have a chili dog (one of those things I miss from the US). Yesterday it was too early to eat, but I did manage to suck down one of their Moolatas – YUM!
I made yesterday a two time DQ day because we stopped about 8:00PM and I did order my chili dog. The only thing that could have made it better was to have some chopped onions and cheese on the top. It was almost the perfect way to end a perfect day.
Another spot I always take in is the agriculture pavilion. I only took one photo and it was of this cornucopia displaying some of the items grown in Panama. Continue reading Feria Internacional De David 2011 (Been There – Done That)