Costa Rica flag

The flag of Costa Rica stands as a visual symbol of the country’s natural beauty, rich history, and ideologies. It consists of three colors: blue, white, and red. Each of these colors has a profound meaning that serves as a reminder of the country’s past, while also being a vision of the country’s present and future. In 1906, the flag saw a small redesign, when the coat of arms was moved slightly left towards the flagpole. On October 21st 1967, another small change was made: instead of depicting five stars, the coat of arms showed seven stars to reflect an increased number of provinces. Costa Rica Flag Emoji - copy & paste: copy. border_color Coloring Page Costa Rica Flag Design and Symbolic Meaning. The white color depicts for peace, understanding and happiness. The red color represents for the blood spilt by sacrifices in protection of the country, warmth and generosity of the people. The bands are in the ratio 1:1:2:1:1. The coat of arms of Costa Rica was also reread in 1848 and positioned in ... The government of Costa Rica added the red stripe to the original colors of the flag which were blue and white. It did so in 1848 as a way of celebrating the French Revolution. Hence, the colors of today’s Costa Rican flag resemble that of the French national flag which are also blue, red and white. The text “Republica de Costa Rica” – or Republic of Costa Rica – is featured in this design, as well as the text “America Central,” a nod to the United Provinces of Central America. Colors of the Flag. The main colors of the Costa Rican flag are red, white, and blue. National Flag and National Shield: Design. In 1848, then-First Lady Pacifica Fernandez Oreamuno designed the first flag of Costa Rica. Inspired by the French Revolution, Oreamuno modeled the Costa Rican Flag after those ideals – freedom, equality and brotherhood – and chose the same colors as the French national flag: red, white and blue. national flag with horizontal stripes of blue, white, red, white, and blue; the version flown by the government incorporates the national coat of arms. Its width-to-length ratio is 3 to 5.Like other parts of the United Provinces of Central America, Costa Rica originally flew the federal flag of Geographical and political facts, flags and ensigns of Costa Rica To know better how and why Costa Rica and its people ended up the way they are today. Flag History and Evolution of The Costa Rica Flag. The History of the Costa Rica Flag spans back to 1848, some 169 years ago. Costa Rica had just separated from Spain a few years before and joined the United Provinces of Central America. The latest law regulating the national symbols of Costa Rica, dates from 26 June, 2007 and is called: Ley de Símbolos Patrios y Valores Cívicos, Expediente Nº 16.678. Article 27 derogates all previous laws dealing with the symbols, and thus flag.

News and Advocacy for a North American Union

2014.12.03 16:23 News and Advocacy for a North American Union

This a place to share news, and ideas about a more integrated North America. What challenges does North America face, and what opportunities does the next century hold for North America. What global responsibilities would a United North America have? How can North America deepen its economic and security ties?
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2020.10.08 19:40 robertgentel We are doing a DVR Race in Costa Rica, and here is a track you can do with just two chairs (or if your chairs don't work for this like mine a few gates and flags)

We are doing a DVR Race in Costa Rica, and here is a track you can do with just two chairs (or if your chairs don't work for this like mine a few gates and flags) submitted by robertgentel to TinyWhoop [link] [comments]


2020.10.08 05:24 Roadto56 October Patch!

Greetings citizens of the world!
October is a favorite month for all of us here. We sit quietly around the Team 56 campfire, telling ghost stories and deciding which of us will be this year's Halloween blood sacrifice to Groania - the bespectacled goddess of the harvest, nuanced sarcasm, and jokes that will never be told because the conversation has moved on.
We've layered the mod with a whole new coat of paint, with numerous fancy gfx and other improvements - and it's worth noting that we only include a fraction of the actual changes in these notes. (They're legitimately too long) As always our motto is: Add more, add better, and always use a whole stick of butter when making pancakes.
In other news: Our game Terminal Conflict is out of Early Access! We're legit and fancy lads now. Naturally, as we teased last month, the next step is a science-fiction dating sim. ( The world is burning down around us, so why not? )
As always, we're over on Discord. Let us know your favorite ghost stories, and be sure vote in the upcoming all-national powerball Olympics.
Now with 100% more butter,
-Gxp

Patch Highlights
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2020.10.04 05:08 dietmar Joining the PANAMA POSSE 20·21 Sail from California to Key West via 13 countries 4500 nm 7 months

The Panama Posse Rally sails from California to Florida (and back) via the Central American Pacific and Western Caribbean waters. Join like-minded cruisers, adventurers and explorers while creating life-long friendships, experiencing new countries and cultures, enjoying the sense of security that safety in numbers affords, not breaking the budget, and most of all having FUN. Sail at your own schedule and join hundreds of yachts from 14 flag states and fellow mariners for stories that will last a lifetime. We collect and disseminate the latest information and have negotiated discounts for all participants with over 37 marinas in 13 countries. This will be our 4th season, 87 vessels have signed up for this 4,500 nm journey via Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and the Panama Canal, Colombia, Jamaica, Roatan, Rio Dulce, Belize, Yucatan peninsula via Cuba to Key West
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2020.10.03 09:15 NoctuaBorealis What if Trump was actually a NazCap?

What if Trump was actually a NazCap?

What if this compass was accurate?

politicalcompass.com's 2020 US Presidential Compass

Part 1: The Election

2020: Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Mike Gravel start the "Griller Faction" in the Democratic Party, Biden and Kamala start the Left-Pinochetist Faction of the Democratic Party. Trump Pence, and Kasich start the NazCap Coalition™ within the GOP, which becomes the dominant force of the Republican Party.
The GOP has been united under the NazCap flag, but the Dems keep infighting between the Left-Pinochet, and Centrist loyalists. NazCap Trump wins 50% of the vote, while the Dems are split with 25% voting Biden, and the other 25% writing in Sanders. Trump Wins the election by a wide margin.
2021: The Democrats go out to protest the result... But then start fighting each other over their sectarian loyalties. The Centrist Faction absolutely destroys the Left-Pinochetist loyalists in the street battles, and out of fear, Joe Biden shuts down the Left-Pinochet faction and creates the Center-Right Faction with Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren.
2022: It doesn't matter though, because NazCap Trump sends all the degenerate Centrists to the Privatized McDeathCamp™ in North Dakota in early 2022, and uses the lack of Democratic Voters to have the midterms vote in Senators, Congressmen, and Governors all ofwhom are NazCap loyalists.
He then passes through legislation abolishing the electoral system, and replacing it with a Corporate Board of Directors, and begins the process of Privatizing all of the US States.
2024: The US government has been fully privatized, and all State Governments operate as privately owned franchises. Massive protests in the streets have all been squashed, and all the protesters physically removed. The worst ones were sent to the North Dakota McDeathCamp™, while the minor offenders are sent to the Arizona/Alaska McGulags™.
Flag of the NazCap Republic™

Part 2: North America

2025: Now that the nation™ is in order, and the population is in 100% approval of the new NazCap Leadership. The board of directors in Trumpington D.C.™ decide it's time to expand their markets. The New McDraft™ summons all Males between 12-45 to join the McMarines™... Who are then positioned at the borders of Mexico, and Canada respectively.
The Canada Campaign only lasted 2 weeks before the fall of Ottawa. The Mexico Campaign however lasted several years, with Mexico City finally falling in 2028. The Canadians are assimilated into the new NazCap Imperium™, while the Mexicans have been shipped off to the Northern Brazil Reservation, purchased from Jair Bolsonaro, an ally of NazCap Imperium™.
2029: The rest of the Central American Campaign goes very quickly with Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Panama all falling within the first 6 months of 2029. All the inhabitants of which are also sent to the Northern Brazil Reservation.
Map of the World: 2029

Part 3: South America

2029: Seeing the Writing on the wall. After the fall of Panama, Bolsonaro decides to join Brazil to the NazCap imperium of North America™ (Which is renamed NazCap Imperimum of the Americas (NCIA™)). Bolsonaro then invades Uruguay, Paraguay, and Bolivia, adding those lands. Uruguayans are assimilated, Paraguayans, and Bolivians are shipped of to the Reservation in Amazonas.
2030-2032: With the new territory, both the Northern, and Southern NCIA are able to easily capture Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Columbia, Peru, and the West Indies. all within 2030. Argentina preemptively cedes to the NazCap Imperium in 2031, and Chile followed in 2032.
2033: NazCap Imperium invades French Guinea.... As a result France declares war on the NazCap Imperium™, with the rest of the EU soon following.
Map of the World: 2033

Part 4: Europe (World War 3)

2033: The UK put in a very awkward situation decides to join the war on the side of the NazCap Imperium™, with Ireland soon withdrawing from the EU, and doing the same. Russia decides to take the opportunity to invade the Baltics. The EU also declares War on Russia as a Result... The NazCap Imperium™, and Russia sign a Non-Aggression Pact to unify during the war.
The NazCap Imperium™ lands in Portugal In late 2033 ... The EU Expected them to land in Western France, so they were caught off guard. Lisbon fell within a week, and is assimilated into NazCap Imperium™, and Madrid fell 2 weeks later.
2034: The Northern, and Southern armies™ then split. Bolsonaros army takes Southern Italy, and Greece. Trumps Army takes Paris, Amsterdam, and Brussels. The UK, and Ireland formally join the NazCap Imperium™ (Which is again renamed the Atlantic NazCap Imperium™) And takes Oslo, and Stockholm.
Putin expands, and takes Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Czech Republic.
2035-2036: At this point, Germany, and Northern Italy know they're going to lose, but can't decide on rather or not to join NazCap Imperium™, or Russia. Northern Italy cedes to the NazCap Imperium in 2035, Germany has a civil war, with the West wanting to join NazCap Imperium™, and the East wanting to join Russia. NazCap Imperium™, and Russia both invade Germany and split it down the middle.
Late 2035 Switzerland makes a deal with the NazCap Imperium™, and is allowed to remain independent. Denmark, Iceland, and Finland all join the NazCap Imperium™. Russia invades the Balkans, and takes Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, Albania, and all of Former Yugoslavia in 2036.
2037: After 2 years of peace, the entirety of Western Europe is Assimilated, and in 100% Support of the NazCap Imperium™. In 2037 The NazCap Imperium™ then decides to expand their markets southward.
Map of the World: 2037

Part 5: Africa

2037: Egypt decides to ally with the NazCap Imperium™, and create their own Egyptian NazCap Empire™.
Tunisia falls first, and is assimilated into the NazCap Imperium™. Lybia, Chad, Niger, Central African Republic, and Democratic Republic of the Congo all fall within 2037. Muslim Natives are deported to Egypt, while DRC is turned into a Reservation for all the Non-Muslim natives to be deported to.
Meanwhile Egyptian NazCap Empire™ Takes Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Somalia.
Russia reforms the old USSR, and all former Soviet Republics in Central Asia join the new USSR.
Out of nowhere, Kenya has a Marxist-Leninist Revolution, and joins the USSR. NazCap Egypt takes Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique and Madagascar,
2038: NazCap Imperium conquers South Africa, and everything between that and DRC. All the Black Africans have been Physically removed to the DRC.
Map of the World: 2038

Part 6: East Asia

2039: China, having been very quiet up to this point decides to ally with the USSR. With the NazCap Imperium's Military™ is mostly in Africa, and South America at this point. Therefore China is easily able to conquer Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia.
As a Result, in 2039 Indonesia joins the Egyptian NazCap Empire™, and Australia, and NZ Join the NazCap Imperium™ and are assimilated. A new Reservation is created in Central Australia.
2040: Japan, and South Korea also join the NazCap Imperium™, and are partially assimilated for protection against the USSR, and China.
Map of the World: 2040

Part 7: The Middle East

2041-2043: the NazCap Imperium™ decides the East Asia situation can wait, and, along with Egypt invade Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Yemen, and Oman... All of which fall by the end of 2043. Israel coincidentally joins the USSR in 2043.
Egypt™ takes the Southern Arabian Peninsula, and NazCap Imperium™ takes Turkey, and the Levant.
Map of the World: 2043

Part 8: South Asia

2045: All new territories have been successfully assimilated into the NazCap Imperium™. India has remained neutral throughout the entire world war, but has been building their military to a major degree, and is now having a serious national debate over what to do next.
2047: Egyptian Nazcap Empire™ invades Pakistan and captures Islamabad. NazCap Imperium™ invades Iran and captures Tehran.
2048: North Korea decides to join the USSR, who's relationship with China is faltering.
2049: the National-Socialist Party of India wins an unbreakable majority in their election. They immediately Annex Nepal, Bhutan, The Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
The world remains at peace for 31 years.
Map of the World: 2049

Part 9: Afghanistan, and Sino-Egyptian Conflict.

2070: China, USSR, and the NazCap Imperium™ all invade Afghanistan, the only nonaligned country in the entire world.
They all meet at Kabul at the same time, but cannot decide on how to split the land. Kabul remains a contested city.
2071: Seeing a potential weak spot, China invades Indonesia, triggering war with the Egyptian NazCap Empire™. Due to the pact, NazCap Imperium™ also joins the war on the side of Egypt.
2073: The Chinese severely miscalculated Egypt's Military Strength, and suffers heavy losses in the Indonesia Campaign, and are ousted from the Islands in 2073, also losing North Borneo (Malaysia, and Brunei). Peninsular Malaysian Nationalists (Funded by NazCap Imperium™) rise up, and throw the Chinese out of their lands, and join the Egyptian Islamic NazCap Empire™.
Map of the World: 2073

Part 10: World War 4

2074: USSR seeing China weakened by heavy losses, Declares War and invades Mongolia, India invades Tibet, and the NazCap Imperium™ invades, and conquers Thailand and the rest of Southeast Asia, and Taiwan.
2075: China Surrenders, and cedes Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia to the USSR, West China to India, and South China to the NazCap Imperium™. And only retains the area from Beijing to Shanghai.
2080-2082: NazCap Imperium™, and USSR invade Remaining Chinese Territories, and China no longer exists in 2082. North China goes to USSR, South China goes to NazCap Imperium™, Egypt™ gets the Philippines.
In late 2082 the NazCap Imperium™ and USSR agreed to split the old Chinese Claim in Afghanistan, and split the territory equally.
Nothing much happened for the next 7 years.
Map of the World: 2082

Part 11: Communist Revolutions.

2090-2093: Out of nowhere, Marxist Leninist militants started popping up throughout India. Struggling to fight them off, India asked for help from Egypt™, and the NazCap Imperium™, who then agreed to help, but only on the condition that India becomes NazCap. They agreed, and by 2093 the ML Revolutionaries were purged from India™. Documents left behind proved that USSR was behind it, and calls for War between the NazCap Alliance™, and USSR grew over the next 30 years.
2123: Egypt™ invaded the Kenyan SSR, and found almost no resistance there. They Captured Nairobi within a week.
Map of the World: 2123

Part 12: Soviet-Egyptian War

2123-2132: 2 weeks later 100,000 Soviet Troops flooded into Pakistan, and took Islamabad within a single day. And the rest of Pakistan 2 days later.
Egyptian NazCap Empire™, seeing their profit margins have been diminished, calls for assistance from the NazCap Imperium™, but the NCI™ decides to remain neutral because Egypt started the War, only sending Reduced Interest McWarLoans™.
The war between Egyptian Islamic NazCap Empire™ and the USSR rages on for 10 years, Egypt™ managed to recapture about half of Pakistan. The Soviet Military is almost entirely in Pakistan trying to fight off Egypt.
Map of the World: 2132

Part 13: World War 5

2133-2134: NazCap Imperium™ declares war on USSR and Captures Eastern Europe within a Week.
Soviet troops try to divert their military to Eastern Europe, but NazCap Egypt™ as a result retakes all of Pakistan, and Soviet Holdings in Afghanistan. They invade Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
3 weeks later India™ invades, and captures Xinjiang from USSR.
Map of the World 2134

Part 14: Final Chapter

September 2134: NazCap Imperium™ cannot get past the Russian border, so they head south to capture Central Asia. Egypt™, India™, and, NazCap Imperium™ Capture All of Central Asia, North China, and Siberia. USSR is now Completely Surrounded by the NazCap Alliance™. And they're gaining on Moscow at a rate of 200km per day.
Map of the World: September 31, 2134
October 2134: The head Chairman of the USSR Benjamin Netanyahu sees that there's no possible way to defeat the NazCap Alliance™ on a purely military level, and he can hear the gunfire outside the Moscow City Limits. The NazCap Alliance™ was so focused on expanding their markets as quickly as possible that they forgot 1 extremely important thing... To disarm the Soviet Nuclear Arsenal!
In one last "fuck you" to the NazCap Alliance, Netanyahu unleashes the entire Soviet Nuclear Arsenal of millions of Nuclear Missiles into all the cities of the world, Including satan missiles Trumpington D.C™, Cairo™, and New Delhi™.
In response, all 3 try to release their own McNuclear™ Arsenal's at the Soviet Missiles, (McNuclear Annilation™ would be very detrimental to their profits™) but most of them miss, and wind up doing way more damage. The entire world is engulfed in a McNuclear Hellscape™ and all leaders of all 5 nations are vaporized. Only rural areas survive the fallout... But with no electricity, or medicine or anything resembling high-technology.
Map of the World: 2200
2200: The world has gone silent, forests have consumed what were once the Mega Cities™ and the few who have survived have decided to denounce all technology and it's consequences as having been a complete disaster for the Human Race™.
THE END
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2020.09.30 07:26 Yzar2x The flags of Old Argentina, Old Belize, Old Bolivia, Old Chile, Old Colombia, Old Costa Rica, Old Cuba, Old Dominican Republic, Old Ecuador, Old El Salvador, Old Equatorial Guinea, Old Guatemala, Old Honduras, Old Mexico, Old Nicaragua, Old Panama, Old Paraguay, Old Peru, Old Uruguay & Old Venezuela

The flags of Old Argentina, Old Belize, Old Bolivia, Old Chile, Old Colombia, Old Costa Rica, Old Cuba, Old Dominican Republic, Old Ecuador, Old El Salvador, Old Equatorial Guinea, Old Guatemala, Old Honduras, Old Mexico, Old Nicaragua, Old Panama, Old Paraguay, Old Peru, Old Uruguay & Old Venezuela submitted by Yzar2x to vexillologycirclejerk [link] [comments]


2020.09.26 04:49 Nefanod Have you seen the world flag's samurais?

Thanks to a post I saw on vnzla I learnt that a japanese group called "World Flags" made samurai characters from the countries flags that will be in the olympics 2021 and I gotta say they're pretty awesome.
I just wanted to share this with y'all, maybe some of you already saw it and maybe there's other people who didn't.
Heres their website.
Argentina.
Bolivia.
Brazil.
Chile.
Colombia.
Costa Rica.
Cuba.
Ecuador.
Honduras.
Jamaica.
Mexico.
Nicaragua.
Panama.
Peru.
Spain. (I know Spain isn't a latam country but still wanted to put it here c: )
Uruguay.
Venezuela.
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2020.09.19 04:52 __lucy_in_the_sky__ 22nd World Scout Jamboree - Flag Ceremony

Hello beautiful people.
My name is Lucy and I'm from Costa Rica.
In 2011 I earned a national scholarship to attend the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden.
Also, by chance, I was the one selected to be the flag bearer of my country.
The thing is that I can't find a single photo of the flag ceremony where you can see the Costa Rican flag.
I really want to have a photo of that moment.
Do you know someone who attended the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden?
Can you ask them if they have something fro the opening ceremony?
Please.
I'm begging at this moment.
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2020.09.17 14:26 LMgamer36 Flag of Costa Rica (June 6, 1823 – March 4, 1824)

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2020.09.16 05:30 hansington1 [EXPANSION] The Baseball Revolt I

When tyrranny becomes law, rebellion is a right.
-Simon Bolivar
A thousand raps of wood and metal on asphalt sounded against the streets of Panama City as the protestors approached the capital. The riots had been going on for a week now as Panama's Economy began a plunge with the global economic crisis. The Panamanian Government had begun calls earlier that month for expansion of Panama which would ultimately leave the disarmed nation either in a state of rapid rearmament and at odds with Costa Rica or more disastrously against a Combined Mercosur. Hoping to galvanize the people once again with the calls of expansion, the Panamanian Government quickly found themselves at odds with their own people who, for the better part of several years had found themselves cooperating with those nations they would "expand" into.
The protests had turned to riots as the nation's youth, a generation knowing only the previous peace took up the only weapons at hand to defend themselves from a government on the verge of insanity, their baseball bats. Many of these youths had had the privilege of touring and participating in one of several tournaments within Colombia and Venezuela and had found themselves more at home in those nations as opposed to their own. The final straw for many came from Venezuela's apparent disarmament and following elections with many Panamanian's finding more in common with the Venezuelan's government policies of peace and cooperation rather than their own government's policies of potential war and dominance. With many, now famous, Panamanian baseball stars taking the lead with many of these groups in calling for the dissolution of their government with one for the people the "baseball rebellion" marched on the capital.
It was at the stairs of the capitol building that the security forces first faltered. Pushed back by the mob further and further into the building the Panamanian Security Forces eventually lost cohesion as the mob found a break in their line and, taking advantage, pushed through the seemingly pacified officers and made their way into Panama's National Assembly where President Rodrigez Castro was giving a speech demanding their people focus on a greater Panama. The mob quickly seized the building, baseball bats in hand, and demanded that President Castro step down and the National Assembly to be dissolved for free and fair elections. The siege of the capital lasted for 10 hours as the President did what he could to beg and plead with the mob to see his design for the country but to no avail. At the 11th hour, over televised broadcast, President Castro publicly dissolved the National Assembly, and step down as the head of state and government for Panama.
Elections the following month were put into motion and following a majority win by the People's Party (Panama) Luca Varela, one of the main organizers during the Baseball Rebellion (and retired star pitcher for Panama's own Probeis), was elected President of Panama. During his first week in office, he had a very long conversation with Venezuela's President Zorita, and following high-level negotiations, a televised statement was aired.

TVN Special Report:

"We bring you to live to political correspondent Ariana Piñón who is following the development."
The screen cuts to a reporter standing in from of the Panamanian Capital Building
"Thanks Lola. Earlier today as many of you are now aware, President Varela announced a stunning new plan that looks to bring Panama's economy more in line with their largest economic neighbors in the south following a joint news conference with Venezuelan President Marcos Zorita. It appears that President Varela has laid out a plan that would see Panama enter into Mercosur with Venezuela's political support to help layout a bridgework with Brasilia."
The screen cuts to President Varela and President Zorita sitting in an office the flags of Venezuela and Panama crossed as President Varela speaks to the news crews.
"While the previous administration was wrong about Panama's place in deciding the sovereignty of other nations, it was right in the idea that cooperation with these foreign powers must be a goal of the Panamanian Administration. This vision is shared by both our government and those in Venezuela, a close ally to Panama, and with help from our friends in Venezuela we hope to gain a large degree of the economic freedoms and prosperity our neighbors to the south are currently enjoying."
The screen cuts to shots of handshakes between the two presidents, shots from the riots weeks ago, and the Panamian Capital.
"With these talks underway, it seems certain that soon Panama will find itself within the South American Economic Block. Many economists are already predicting a sharp rise in Panama's economy following this integration with business owners expressing hope and progress for these talks. Members of the People's Party and President Varela cabinet have already been in meetings with Venezuelan President Zorita's cabinet and high ranking members of the Futurist Political Party (Venezuela) to discuss further relations between the nations both outside and within Mercosur. Many remain hopeful that this will show the progress that many former protestors were hoping for with approval ratings among Panamanians in the upper 70's. Today it seems like Panama has once again made a global turn. Back to you Lola"

[m] Setting Panama up as a puppet state. [/m]
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2020.09.08 07:32 fractalfay So You Saw It, You Just Chose Not to Believe It: Recap of Happily Ever After, S05E13

Welcome to another recap of Happily Ever After, the most ironically named show in television history. I’m racing against rolling brownouts to upload this, so without further ado:
Kalani is really overwhelmed by having to raise two babies and one man-child with only the support of her parents, and feels the recently completed trip from hell makes a solid case for a hasty divorce. After accepting a baked good I desperately need to know more about, Kalani opens up to her mother, Lisa, and says that she thinks Asuelu thought that once he was stateside he’d “put her in her place,” as soon as he was done bemoaning the fate of his boohole.
Kalani’s wise mother is ready with some truth bombs, and yes, I would like her to host the tell-all. Lisa states that she thinks Asuelu played her daughter, and came to America pretending to be something he never intended to be. Still, Kalani really wants to be able to say she did all she could before she surrenders, so she once again approaches Asuelu about therapy. He’s concerned about being subject to the clucking of “white people” who don’t understand his culture, and thinks a Samoan man might better understand the ways part-time free sample peddling allows for thousand dollar family handouts.
“No,” Father Kalani interjects.
Kalani reminds Asuelu that they’re in Utah, where most people are distantly related or married to each other, so they’re probably going to end up with a white person. She agrees to find a translator that is better than Deavan’s Random Insult Generator to help Asuelu speak his mind.
He seems confused that Kalani sees this relationship as a world of shit, because he can even disappear overnight, prompting a flight cancellation, so what’s the problem? Asuelu also only required 24 hours away from Kalani to rewrite the narrative to one where the entire family rift was caused by Kalani going to talk to his family without him — never mind that he already knew where she was going. Then he explains that, as evidenced by his family, they don’t have therapists in Samoa, and the “couples and the crazy people in the village” are expected to talk to the pastor about things, then take a number for exorcism. All this is communicated while wearing a backwards hat, which really screams “man of the house”.
“You’re just lazy,” Azan has come out of hiding to spread his truth.
In the therapist’s office the doc prods the couple about their first meeting, and Asuelu says that they met at the resort where he was working, and from the first day thought she was beautiful. “The girls here they look bigger but the age is young,” Asuelu explains, while Kalani assures the therapist that this is a compliment. Shortly after said affection, Asuelu trots out the tried and true “the man is the head, the woman is the neck” thing they apparently have on napkin rings somewhere in sexism.
“I know this one,” Yazan is ready. “I will translate, for Asuelu only. The man has the brains and the woman owes him money.”
“Right,” Asuelu is on board.
“No.” Father Kalani, just here to help.
Asuelu explains that he feels like less of a man because he can’t give his family money, but feels fine about not actually making any. Kalani reminds him that he agreed to equality before he boarded a plane. The therapist is hoping to get Kalani and Asuelu to better understand the expectations they have for one another, and so he gives them some homework for each of them to map what jobs they assign their partner and themselves. Asuelu hastily writes “everything” and “nothing” on a piece of paper, and reports that this exercise was easy.
On the way home Asuelu decides this brief discussion about their problems is a great opportunity to bring up that Kalani needs to get along with his family and not write them off. Kalani says she’ll try, but doesn’t know how possible that is, considering how they treat her. He perceives Kalani’s family as intrusive, possibly because they live with them, but doesn’t have any suggestions for living independently without income. Kalani is uncertain as to why this is his therapy takeaway, but Asuelu feels very manly now.
Colt can’t believe Jess is yelling at him for sending evidence of his acorn dick to eight different women…that she knows about. Clearly this is a sign that she’s out of control, but he figures he’ll put off calling the police until he tells her about Vanessa. Colt then drops the bomb that Vanessa has moved in, while his “I’m feeling myself” eyebrows dance around his head, revealing how few fucks he truly has to give. Thankfully, Jess is on to his bullshit, and is not about to be bullied into reconsidering her own keen observations.
“You play with my face,” Jess declares. Colt says he’s not in love with Vanessa (yet) and that he hasn’t had sex with her (lately/yet/probably a lie anyway). Jess reminds him that he’s just obsessed with the narrative where he’s a “good boy” or as other folks might describe it, a raging narcissist.
“I don’t know where he got that from,” Debbie doesn’t say, as she hovers in the doorway, waiting for the opportunity to blame Jess for her part in Colt lying to her constantly. After she loudly makes her presence known, because of course she does, Debbie searches through her compassion reference manual for a kind gesture, and goes with an empty hug that I imagine smells like moth balls and Mrs. Dash. Jess still petitions for Debbie’s humanity, and says she wants her to think about how she might feel, and Debbie still isn’t comfortable with the reality of other people. After Debbie’s done inserting herself, Colt asks her to go upstairs, so he can lie to Jess some more. Colt goes in for an awkward, poorly acted hug that inspires everyone within 200 miles to shower.
“I done Colt, I so tired,” Jess calls it quits. “Colt trash man, not man enough.” This needs to be on a T-shirt or coffee mug immediately. As Jess leaves, Colt starts theatrically drinking, to mime the emotions he suspects you’re supposed to have here, and if his acting doesn’t improve he’s going to be reassigned to Libby’s storyline.
Jess plans a meet-cute with Larissa, and sparks fly. This means that not only are Colt and Jess donezo, but we don’t have to endure Erik’s bad acting this episode. Larissa meets up with Jess, and if my gaydar isn’t misfiring, we finally we have a bisexual couple, and yes I would watch them next season. Jess tells Larissa she broke up with Colt, and thinks Colt used her. She explains that Colt was all promises, and Larissa suggests he wants to be a pimp without the winning fashion accessories. Then Jess mentions Vanessa, and it turns out Larissa has her own Vanessa story, where Vanessa bought Colt a groupon so some unfortunate body worker can “help him relax”. Then Jess reports she launched a shoe cannon at Colt, so they laugh, joke about his dick size, and someone should have BINGO! On their Girl Power Cliché card.
Larissa calls Debbie an “old wolf” because she believes in accuracy in reporting, but her wisdom doesn’t stop there. “You are beautiful, sweet, have big boobies, and money. What are you doing later?” Larissa has questions. Jess says the problem is Colt, but Jess is happy to have a new friend with the good sense to notice her ample cleavage. Larissa thinks it was a blessing that she interfered and spared Jess greater pain later on, and they shake hands and it’s hotter than Erika and Stephanie’s entire relationship.
“I’m very happy to know Colt is sad and lonely,” Larissa smiles her way into a character sketch for Room 104.
Speaking of Room 104, Abusive Angela is ready for circus combat in her best Rainbow Brite attire, and has paused being angry with Michael long enough to come up with another reason to be angry. Michael interrupts her predictable rant about what she “can’t do” and how “done” she is with news that her flowers, which don’t look like actual flowers, have arrived. This prompts Angela to cry some more that her family can’t be there, and she lets it slip that they’re having a second wedding, which makes this reaction ridiculous, and we’ve officially learned of her plans to squeeze out another season.
“I’m not usually an emotional person,” Angela lies, fully unaware that rage is an emotion. She then unfurls her latest reaction to a minor event, that no translator in the world could decipher for a therapist. She’s not asking for much; just a light imprisonment. “It’s that simple,” she insists. No it isn’t. Michael just nods his latest round of concessions, handing her cigarettes and hoping that, like bees, she’s soothed by smoke.
Angela reminds Michael yet again that he’s not supposed to acknowledge the existence of other women, let along acknowledge the bouncing ass a few feet from his face. Look Angela, in this COVID-19 era, ass is all we have. Thanks to the booty-skimming shorts trend, we can even observe unexpected ass in the grocery store. This trend embraces a wide variety of asses, from homegrown bubble butts to the short-shorts unicorn: elderly man ass. When we fail to notice ass twerking out an SOS on Michael’s behalf, we are lost as a nation.
Later on Angela threatens to stop smoking long enough to get married, and I’m not sure she can make it through an entire vow exchange. Angela is full of anxiety, like any blushing 54 year-old bride, and Michael is happy and excited for some reason. He tries to get Angie to stop focusing on the people not in attendance, and start noticing who is there.
“I’m doing this for the cake,” Angela clarifies, and this is the second T-shirt that needs to happen.
Angela smokes around the bridal suite, while a hairdresser tries to figure out WTF to do with Angela’s head, and the dude is instantly lost, burning her with a curling iron and walking back and forth with hair extensions that might still be alive. Eventually he surrenders and opts for a simple bun, with the hair shellacked up the sides to stay in place. Angela reports there’s something unfortunate about the bra she’s wearing, but I don’t hear what, so I’m going to assume she means it doesn’t have enough pockets.
Michael puts on one of the excellent suits Angela selected, and gets ready to greet her. His friends arrive with congratulations, and they make one last attempt to talk Michael out of it. Michael assures them that everything is fine, and this is what he wants. Besides, he farted in her face this morning, which is the best comeback he’s had in three seasons.
Libby is working on her acting, but the supporting cast she’s chosen gives her nothing to work with, and I have notes. Charlie and Andrei are ready to talk about their dicks by stopping at street side punching bags to ejaculate pure testosterone. They admire each other’s vague threat/air punch, flex flex. Then Libby and Jen Barbie all over it, giggling and twirling their hair, and yelling that they hate mud and are afraid of math.
DUI Jen has gone all this time without interrogating Andrei about something from his past, but shall stand for it no longer. Andrei essentially says the same thing Marcel told them, and Jen struggles to understand police corruption, since all the cops that gave her tickets for DUIs were really straight laced. It’s possible that Andrei did a thing or six before retiring as a cop, as part of his conditions for being let go, but that’s not exactly a family conversation.
Libby wants the truth, and feels betrayed, because she allows her family to dictate her emotions. “I mean, we’re getting married tomorrow,” declares Libby, who is already married.
Andrei says he buried his past because he didn’t want to lose her. He says it’s a corrupt place, he didn’t want to be part of it, he left, and left Moldova to avoid the scorn of the wealthy criminals he didn’t feel like covering for. Libby goes on some more about the dangers of lies, and skips the part about allowing her family to dictate her emotions.
Syngin’s family is still recovering from chronic Tania exposure. They were rattled by their mess of a relationship and all the fighting, and Syngin’s mother reports she was a little bit hurt by having their meal fully hijacked by a rehashing of their many dramas. They go out to a place called Good News, to see its powers can best Tania. Syngin’s father is ready to unfurl his scroll of patronizing advice, but not before announcing that they saw “the real you” last night, and this is not an an endorsement.
Still, Tania is not one to be redirected to another topic of conversation.“From the very beginning I was serious,” says the woman who needed to urgently attend to Costa Rica before they were 90 days deep, for reasons.
“If it gets to the point where you’re arguing more than you love, that’s a bad sign,” Father Syngin says. Syngin and Tania are quiet, because they’re already there.
Then they go to meet Syngin’s friends Andrew and James, and it’s a crutch day for Tania. Andrew can’t resist saying that he’s shocked to see her, probably because he expected them to be divorced by now. They ask how the family braai went, and, unable to resist the opportunity to unload her relationship grievances, starts popping off about red flags. James is ready with the truth bombs as he says, “So you saw it, you just chose not to believe it.” This is T-shirt/coffee mug #3.
Tania insists he’s not changing fast enough, so Andrew defends Syngin and says in the ten years of their friendship, he’s watched Syngin evolve. Unfortunately, Tania insists that two years is a long time, which makes me wonder how long she was with that “soulmate” of hers. They suggest that maybe she should spend a little less time trying to control other people.
“I’m not a control freak. I just need Syngin to have the exact same goals I have (for him), and to do it on my timeline, so I can be a housewife. I mean, what do you think I got that herbalist training for?”
“You want to change him,” they state the obvious.
“I don’t want to change him,” Tania says. “I just want him to be completely different.”
James suggests that maybe Tania should try to live in the present a bit more, which is not part of that plan she’s always referencing. “I threw out my plans when I met Syngin,” she announces. “Maybe because my plan was to meet Syngin.”
Paul needs a job, and he’s looking for a more theatrical way to pretend to try to get one. He has this whole family thing he can use to make transparent bids for mercy, and he intends to use it. So he returns to poop water passion project for another ring around the toilet. Before you go worrying that he’s really just scouting places to stash her body, keep in mind that Paul is never that organized, and Paul thinks that if you run fast in camo no one can see you.
Waste water worker Barry is giving his first tour, because that’s the only way to get Paul to stop pressing his face against the glass. Karine would rather have Brazil’s water and not deal with Paul’s very own bullshit. After a thorough tour of the poop plaza, Paul launches into his woes about how he’s having a hard time finding a job, with that classic Paul beggar charm. The sewage worker has already filed a restraining order, and gently reminds Paul that he’s in violation of it right now.
“(Fill in the blank) is much harder than I anticipated,” Paul Paul’s, as he still hasn’t realized that “difficult” doesn’t mean he can’t do it. Giving up and going back to Brazil was not Paul’s plan; the plan was giving up and moving in with his mom.
“See, Paul has a plan,” Karine sniffles.
Are there really any questions about why Paul is perpetually unemployed? This case was made when they were still in Brazil, and his efforts included going door to door to say, “Hello? English? No English? No English for you to me? El job? El job-o have for me-o? No job-o? Yes job-o? Do you want me to leave? Do you want me to leave? Do you want me to leave? No, don’t call the policia…”
NEXT WEEK! Libby and Andrei’s second wedding happens and Charlie wrestles with his feelings for Andrei, Paul overpacks and can’t find the passports underneath the plasma packs and STD tests, Larissa readies for multiple plastic surgeries, and Mother Kalani comes into a meeting with Asuelu’s mom packing heat with, “they are supposed to fight to make you happy?” before she pours Tammy a cool cup of shut-the-fuck-up to go. This is the confrontation we’ve been waiting for, and there will be blood for all of us to drink up.
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2020.09.08 06:30 fractalfay So You Saw It, You Just Chose Not to Believe It: Recap of Happily Ever After, S05E13

Welcome to another recap of Happily Ever After, the most ironically named show in television history. I’m racing against rolling brownouts to upload this, so without further ado:
Kalani is really overwhelmed by having to raise two babies and one man-child with only the support of her parents, and feels the recently completed trip from hell makes a solid case for a hasty divorce. After accepting a baked good I desperately need to know more about, Kalani opens up to her mother, Lisa, and says that she thinks Asuelu thought that once he was stateside he’d “put her in her place,” as soon as he was done bemoaning the fate of his boohole.
Kalani’s wise mother is ready with some truth bombs, and yes, I would like her to host the tell-all. Lisa states that she thinks Asuelu played her daughter, and came to America pretending to be something he never intended to be. Still, Kalani really wants to be able to say she did all she could before she surrenders, so she once again approaches Asuelu about therapy. He’s concerned about being subject to the clucking of “white people” who don’t understand his culture, and thinks a Samoan man might better understand the ways part-time free sample peddling allows for thousand dollar family handouts.
“No,” Father Kalani interjects.
Kalani reminds Asuelu that they’re in Utah, where most people are distantly related or married to each other, so they’re probably going to end up with a white person. She agrees to find a translator that is better than Deavan’s Random Insult Generator to help Asuelu speak his mind.
He seems confused that Kalani sees this relationship as a world of shit, because he can even disappear overnight, prompting a flight cancellation, so what’s the problem? Asuelu also only required 24 hours away from Kalani to rewrite the narrative to one where the entire family rift was caused by Kalani going to talk to his family without him — never mind that he already knew where she was going. Then he explains that, as evidenced by his family, they don’t have therapists in Samoa, and the “couples and the crazy people in the village” are expected to talk to the pastor about things, then take a number for exorcism. All this is communicated while wearing a backwards hat, which really screams “man of the house”.
“You’re just lazy,” Azan has come out of hiding to spread his truth.
In the therapist’s office the doc prods the couple about their first meeting, and Asuelu says that they met at the resort where he was working, and from the first day thought she was beautiful. “The girls here they look bigger but the age is young,” Asuelu explains, while Kalani assures the therapist that this is a compliment. Shortly after said affection, Asuelu trots out the tried and true “the man is the head, the woman is the neck” thing they apparently have on napkin rings somewhere in sexism.
“I know this one,” Yazan is ready. “I will translate, for Asuelu only. The man has the brains and the woman owes him money.”
“Right,” Asuelu is on board.
“No.” Father Kalani, just here to help.
Asuelu explains that he feels like less of a man because he can’t give his family money, but feels fine about not actually making any. Kalani reminds him that he agreed to equality before he boarded a plane. The therapist is hoping to get Kalani and Asuelu to better understand the expectations they have for one another, and so he gives them some homework for each of them to map what jobs they assign their partner and themselves. Asuelu hastily writes “everything” and “nothing” on a piece of paper, and reports that this exercise was easy.
On the way home Asuelu decides this brief discussion about their problems is a great opportunity to bring up that Kalani needs to get along with his family and not write them off. Kalani says she’ll try, but doesn’t know how possible that is, considering how they treat her. He perceives Kalani’s family as intrusive, possibly because they live with them, but doesn’t have any suggestions for living independently without income. Kalani is uncertain as to why this is his therapy takeaway, but Asuelu feels very manly now.
Colt can’t believe Jess is yelling at him for sending evidence of his acorn dick to eight different women…that she knows about. Clearly this is a sign that she’s out of control, but he figures he’ll put off calling the police until he tells her about Vanessa. Colt then drops the bomb that Vanessa has moved in, while his “I’m feeling myself” eyebrows dance around his head, revealing how few fucks he truly has to give. Thankfully, Jess is on to his bullshit, and is not about to be bullied into reconsidering her own keen observations.
“You play with my face,” Jess declares. Colt says he’s not in love with Vanessa (yet) and that he hasn’t had sex with her (lately/yet/probably a lie anyway). Jess reminds him that he’s just obsessed with the narrative where he’s a “good boy” or as other folks might describe it, a raging narcissist.
“I don’t know where he got that from,” Debbie doesn’t say, as she hovers in the doorway, waiting for the opportunity to blame Jess for her part in Colt lying to her constantly. After she loudly makes her presence known, because of course she does, Debbie searches through her compassion reference manual for a kind gesture, and goes with an empty hug that I imagine smells like moth balls and Mrs. Dash. Jess still petitions for Debbie’s humanity, and says she wants her to think about how she might feel, and Debbie still isn’t comfortable with the reality of other people. After Debbie’s done inserting herself, Colt asks her to go upstairs, so he can lie to Jess some more. Colt goes in for an awkward, poorly acted hug that inspires everyone within 200 miles to shower.
“I done Colt, I so tired,” Jess calls it quits. “Colt trash man, not man enough.” This needs to be on a T-shirt or coffee mug immediately. As Jess leaves, Colt starts theatrically drinking, to mime the emotions he suspects you’re supposed to have here, and if his acting doesn’t improve he’s going to be reassigned to Libby’s storyline.
Jess plans a meet-cute with Larissa, and sparks fly. This means that not only are Colt and Jess donezo, but we don’t have to endure Erik’s bad acting this episode. Larissa meets up with Jess, and if my gaydar isn’t misfiring, we finally we have a bisexual couple, and yes I would watch them next season. Jess tells Larissa she broke up with Colt, and thinks Colt used her. She explains that Colt was all promises, and Larissa suggests he wants to be a pimp without the winning fashion accessories. Then Jess mentions Vanessa, and it turns out Larissa has her own Vanessa story, where Vanessa bought Colt a groupon so some unfortunate body worker can “help him relax”. Then Jess reports she launched a shoe cannon at Colt, so they laugh, joke about his dick size, and someone should have BINGO! On their Girl Power Cliché card.
Larissa calls Debbie an “old wolf” because she believes in accuracy in reporting, but her wisdom doesn’t stop there. “You are beautiful, sweet, have big boobies, and money. What are you doing later?” Larissa has questions. Jess says the problem is Colt, but Jess is happy to have a new friend with the good sense to notice her ample cleavage. Larissa thinks it was a blessing that she interfered and spared Jess greater pain later on, and they shake hands and it’s hotter than Erika and Stephanie’s entire relationship.
“I’m very happy to know Colt is sad and lonely,” Larissa smiles her way into a character sketch for Room 104.
Speaking of Room 104, Abusive Angela is ready for circus combat in her best Rainbow Brite attire, and has paused being angry with Michael long enough to come up with another reason to be angry. Michael interrupts her predictable rant about what she “can’t do” and how “done” she is with news that her flowers, which don’t look like actual flowers, have arrived. This prompts Angela to cry some more that her family can’t be there, and she lets it slip that they’re having a second wedding, which makes this reaction ridiculous, and we’ve officially learned of her plans to squeeze out another season.
“I’m not usually an emotional person,” Angela lies, fully unaware that rage is an emotion. She then unfurls her latest reaction to a minor event, that no translator in the world could decipher for a therapist. She’s not asking for much; just a light imprisonment. “It’s that simple,” she insists. No it isn’t. Michael just nods his latest round of concessions, handing her cigarettes and hoping that, like bees, she’s soothed by smoke.
Angela reminds Michael yet again that he’s not supposed to acknowledge the existence of other women, let along acknowledge the bouncing ass a few feet from his face. Look Angela, in this COVID-19 era, ass is all we have. Thanks to the booty-skimming shorts trend, we can even observe unexpected ass in the grocery store. This trend embraces a wide variety of asses, from homegrown bubble butts to the short-shorts unicorn: elderly man ass. When we fail to notice ass twerking out an SOS on Michael’s behalf, we are lost as a nation.
Later on Angela threatens to stop smoking long enough to get married, and I’m not sure she can make it through an entire vow exchange. Angela is full of anxiety, like any blushing 54 year-old bride, and Michael is happy and excited for some reason. He tries to get Angie to stop focusing on the people not in attendance, and start noticing who is there.
“I’m doing this for the cake,” Angela clarifies, and this is the second T-shirt that needs to happen.
Angela smokes around the bridal suite, while a hairdresser tries to figure out WTF to do with Angela’s head, and the dude is instantly lost, burning her with a curling iron and walking back and forth with hair extensions that might still be alive. Eventually he surrenders and opts for a simple bun, with the hair shellacked up the sides to stay in place. Angela reports there’s something unfortunate about the bra she’s wearing, but I don’t hear what, so I’m going to assume she means it doesn’t have enough pockets.
Michael puts on one of the excellent suits Angela selected, and gets ready to greet her. His friends arrive with congratulations, and they make one last attempt to talk Michael out of it. Michael assures them that everything is fine, and this is what he wants. Besides, he farted in her face this morning, which is the best comeback he’s had in three seasons.
Libby is working on her acting, but the supporting cast she’s chosen gives her nothing to work with, and I have notes. Charlie and Andrei are ready to talk about their dicks by stopping at street side punching bags to ejaculate pure testosterone. They admire each other’s vague threat/air punch, flex flex. Then Libby and Jen Barbie all over it, giggling and twirling their hair, and yelling that they hate mud and are afraid of math.
DUI Jen has gone all this time without interrogating Andrei about something from his past, but shall stand for it no longer. Andrei essentially says the same thing Marcel told them, and Jen struggles to understand police corruption, since all the cops that gave her tickets for DUIs were really straight laced. It’s possible that Andrei did a thing or six before retiring as a cop, as part of his conditions for being let go, but that’s not exactly a family conversation.
Libby wants the truth, and feels betrayed, because she allows her family to dictate her emotions. “I mean, we’re getting married tomorrow,” declares Libby, who is already married.
Andrei says he buried his past because he didn’t want to lose her. He says it’s a corrupt place, he didn’t want to be part of it, he left, and left Moldova to avoid the scorn of the wealthy criminals he didn’t feel like covering for. Libby goes on some more about the dangers of lies, and skips the part about allowing her family to dictate her emotions.
Syngin’s family is still recovering from chronic Tania exposure. They were rattled by their mess of a relationship and all the fighting, and Syngin’s mother reports she was a little bit hurt by having their meal fully hijacked by a rehashing of their many dramas. They go out to a place called Good News, to see its powers can best Tania. Syngin’s father is ready to unfurl his scroll of patronizing advice, but not before announcing that they saw “the real you” last night, and this is not an an endorsement.
Still, Tania is not one to be redirected to another topic of conversation.“From the very beginning I was serious,” says the woman who needed to urgently attend to Costa Rica before they were 90 days deep, for reasons.
“If it gets to the point where you’re arguing more than you love, that’s a bad sign,” Father Syngin says. Syngin and Tania are quiet, because they’re already there.
Then they go to meet Syngin’s friends Andrew and James, and it’s a crutch day for Tania. Andrew can’t resist saying that he’s shocked to see her, probably because he expected them to be divorced by now. They ask how the family braai went, and, unable to resist the opportunity to unload her relationship grievances, starts popping off about red flags. James is ready with the truth bombs as he says, “So you saw it, you just chose not to believe it.” This is T-shirt/coffee mug #3.
Tania insists he’s not changing fast enough, so Andrew defends Syngin and says in the ten years of their friendship, he’s watched Syngin evolve. Unfortunately, Tania insists that two years is a long time, which makes me wonder how long she was with that “soulmate” of hers. They suggest that maybe she should spend a little less time trying to control other people.
“I’m not a control freak. I just need Syngin to have the exact same goals I have (for him), and to do it on my timeline, so I can be a housewife. I mean, what do you think I got that herbalist training for?”
“You want to change him,” they state the obvious.
“I don’t want to change him,” Tania says. “I just want him to be completely different.”
James suggests that maybe Tania should try to live in the present a bit more, which is not part of that plan she’s always referencing. “I threw out my plans when I met Syngin,” she announces. “Maybe because my plan was to meet Syngin.”
Paul needs a job, and he’s looking for a more theatrical way to pretend to try to get one. He has this whole family thing he can use to make transparent bids for mercy, and he intends to use it. So he returns to poop water passion project for another ring around the toilet. Before you go worrying that he’s really just scouting places to stash her body, keep in mind that Paul is never that organized, and Paul thinks that if you run fast in camo no one can see you.
Waste water worker Barry is giving his first tour, because that’s the only way to get Paul to stop pressing his face against the glass. Karine would rather have Brazil’s water and not deal with Paul’s very own bullshit. After a thorough tour of the poop plaza, Paul launches into his woes about how he’s having a hard time finding a job, with that classic Paul beggar charm. The sewage worker has already filed a restraining order, and gently reminds Paul that he’s in violation of it right now.
“(Fill in the blank) is much harder than I anticipated,” Paul Paul’s, as he still hasn’t realized that “difficult” doesn’t mean he can’t do it. Giving up and going back to Brazil was not Paul’s plan; the plan was giving up and moving in with his mom.
“See, Paul has a plan,” Karine sniffles.
Are there really any questions about why Paul is perpetually unemployed? This case was made when they were still in Brazil, and his efforts included going door to door to say, “Hello? English? No English? No English for you to me? El job? El job-o have for me-o? No job-o? Yes job-o? Do you want me to leave? Do you want me to leave? Do you want me to leave? No, don’t call the policia…”
NEXT WEEK! Libby and Andrei’s second wedding happens and Charlie wrestles with his feelings for Andrei, Paul overpacks and can’t find the passports underneath the plasma packs and STD tests, Larissa readies for multiple plastic surgeries, and Mother Kalani comes into a meeting with Asuelu’s mom packing heat with, “they are supposed to fight to make you happy?” before she pours Tammy a cool cup of shut-the-fuck-up to go. This is the confrontation we’ve been waiting for, and there will be blood for all of us to drink up.
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2020.09.02 02:10 TheOther36 Flag of Costa Rica without Coat of Arms

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2020.07.30 09:00 Cicero1982 Your Pre Market Brief for 07/30/2020

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2020.07.29 14:05 bluebetaoddeye 200729 LOONA Chuu - “Spring Flower” (출사표/Memorials/Into The Ring OST Part 4) iTunes Singles General Charts Roundup

Currently below countries have charted to #1 on general singles charts: img (via @loonaranks)
No. Country Flag
1. Philippines 🇵🇭
2. Finland 🇫🇮
3. Malaysia 🇲🇾
4. Chile 🇨🇱
5. Slovenia 🇸🇮
6. Singapore 🇸🇬
7. Vietnam 🇻🇳
8. Moldova 🇲🇩
9. Panama 🇵🇦
10. Peru 🇵🇪
11. Poland 🇵🇱
12. Indonesia 🇮🇩
13. Argentina 🇦🇷
14. Portugal 🇵🇹
15. Brazil 🇧🇷
16. Mexico 🇲🇽
17. Costa Rica 🇨🇷
18. Bahrain 🇧🇭
19. Cambodia 🇰🇭
20. Israel 🇮🇱
21. Thailand 🇹🇭
22. Kazakhstan 🇰🇿
Other standings within top 10 via @intl_loona
Chart No. Country Flag
6. India 🇮🇳
6. USA 🇺🇸
7. New Zealand 🇳🇿
 
Work in progress and will keep updating. If you don’t see your country mentioned and it charted within top 10, please comment and send screenshot please. If you haven’t yet and have the means please purchase as a single and support!
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2020.07.20 09:05 ThrowRAColin Was I being used this whole time?

This is going to be long and personal.... so background check. I’m 19. Grew up with a single mom. She was emotional abusive because she was a bipolar alcoholic.. I say this to show you my original women man relationship... so I was the avoidant type. Didn’t even try to date someone all highschool. Fear of rejection. Abandonment issues type of dude. I grew up a lot fast towards the end of highschool. Reading self help books... I realized I was avoiding relationships in fear of being hurt so I turned to good old tinder. From here I met Delany. A beautiful Costa Rican girl with a great heart. From the start... I had her full attention. She replied fast with attention and affection I’ve never experienced. Well here we go. From day one. Delany mentioned her ex Jarod. Boy did I hate Jarod. From everything she told me.. he was manipulative and selfish. Days went on where she would consistently mention jarod... once our first date happened and she posted our pictures to her story... Jarod dm’d her. I know because she sent me a screenshot. I asked her why she didn’t block him and she told me “it gives him power”. I understanding didn’t think much of it. 2 days later she sends me another screenshot... they are still talking! I frustrated.. ask why she is messaging him still. That it seems like she “still has feelings for him”. She dismissed this and acted casual later begging me to spend time with her. I did but a day later explain “she was depressed and if her attention is elsewhere.. it’s because of that.” Me being understanding and naive listened. 3 months of this later. Completely distant. Messaging me 3-4 times a day for a few weeks. Then come a time we would hang out... she’d get chatty, affectionate, and attentive.. then two days after our date.. become distant again. Post passive aggressive post about her ex. Posting pictures that seemed to look for attention (meanwhile I never commented on anything thinking I was just being insecure) until she post a “WhatsApp game” “send a word and I would search it”. From here.... I see conversations of sex, nudes, “Jarod” and all. I message her “why are you talking about nudes with other people.. “meanwhile 3 months in the relationship.. I have never seen her nude plus she was “waiting till marriage till sex”. She again dismissed this and I apologized for being insecure. 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️ It hurts typing this because I know how naive I was being. Later down the relationship she asked me to propose. Her being Costa Rican, she explained her situation. Me being in love agreed and wanted to marry her. I wanted to help the woman I was in love with receive her green card. Within a day of agreeing. Back to being distant. Barely 3 text a day. After a week and a half of this I decided it was it. I tried to get her on the phone for several days but she was still being distant. So I said we needed to talk about something serious. I explained I loved her. I know she has a great heart, good values, and I admire her for all the things she has gone through. But my needs were not being met in the relationship. I explain that she seemed emotionally unavailable and it seemed to be because of her ex... but I wouldn’t know because when I ask.. she’s avoidant and dismissive. Then explaining how I am sorry. I hope it doesn’t hurt her because she is wonderful. I know she will so good in the future. How’s she smart. Her family is amazing. And I hope she is happy in Costa Rica. “It’s what she deserves”... from there she read it. Didn’t reply. And unfollowed me. I’m so torn apart. I feel like there were soooo many red flags. From her ex, to other people, to being avoidant, to the green card issue... I was naive. I feel like I know my answers already. But I didn’t get closure. She didn’t admit anything to me. She just left me on read. I’m hurting so much. I thought this was the first time a girl really loved me. Cared about me. Does it sound like I was just being insecure? That I was the problem? Or did she generally not care at all? Just use me until she realized she couldn’t? I need help 🥺🥺
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2020.07.17 00:26 TheSpanishFlu Flag of Vietnam and Costa Rica according to goabroad.com

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2020.07.16 17:15 RoboticDumpling [Thank You] RAoCs #80-82!

u/mc3pio - Thank you for the lovely 4th of July card! My wife's aunt has her birthday on 7/1, so we celebrate on the 4th. Loved the flag fact, and I hate potato salad, lol! Loved the "Yay America, you're 243 years old!" on the back of the envelope, and the gold foil fireworks stickers are beautiful. Thank you, hope you had a nice 4th!
u/Scottie0319 - Thank you for the colorful paw print postcard! We've been to Virginia, too! Hope you enjoyed your trip to Costa Rica! :)
u/livethelifeyoulove11 - Thank you for the postcard of Bao Bao the Panda! It was great getting to read about her! Hope to one day visit the National Zoo! :)
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2020.07.11 05:37 stratusmonkey Every Fourth of July Oreo is secretly half a flag of Costa Rica! Why does Nabisco hate America???

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2020.07.09 21:44 FitzRica [Question]

Hi all - I have a small channel and have been making videos for almost a year and a half now. Beginning June 29th I've had 3 videos removed by Youtube with this:
"Terms and policies This video has been removed. Inappropriate content"
Each time I have appealed the removal and the video goes back up the next day. The problem is then it doesn't get nearly as many views as it would have, had it not been taken down.
Does anyone know what is causing this? I know Youtube sent an email about them relying more on their algorithm and less on human reviewers due to the pandemic. Could it be that someone is flagging my videos? My content is not controversial in any way, it's a Costa Rica travel channel.
Thanks for the help everyone!
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2020.07.08 16:57 hallelooya Kwame Nkrumah on the methods of neo-colonialism

Kwame Nkrumah on the methods of neo-colonialism (from Neo-Colonialism, the Last Stage of Imperialism):
Some of these methods used by neo-colonialists to slip past our guard must now be examined. The first is retention by the departing colonialists of various kinds of privileges which infringe on our sovereignty: that of setting up military bases or stationing troops in former colonies and the supplying of ‘advisers’ of one sort or another. Sometimes a number of ‘rights’ are demanded: land concessions, prospecting rights for minerals and/or oil; the ‘right’ to collect customs, to carry out administration, to issue paper money; to be exempt from customs duties and/or taxes for expatriate enterprises; and, above all, the ‘right’ to provide ‘aid’. Also demanded and granted are privileges in the cultural field; that Western information services be exclusive; and that those from socialist countries be excluded.
Even the cinema stories of fabulous Hollywood are loaded. One has only to listen to the cheers of an African audience as Hollywood’s heroes slaughter red Indians or Asiatics to understand the effectiveness of this weapon. For, in the developing continents, where the colonialist heritage has left a vast majority still illiterate, even the smallest child gets the message contained in the blood and thunder stories emanating from California. And along with murder and the Wild West goes an incessant barrage of anti-socialist propaganda, in which the trade union man, the revolutionary, or the man of dark skin is generally cast as the villain, while the policeman, the gum-shoe, the Federal agent — in a word, the CIA — type spy is ever the hero. Here, truly, is the ideological under-belly of those political murders which so often use local people as their instruments.
While Hollywood takes care of fiction, the enormous monopoly press, together with the outflow of slick, clever, expensive magazines, attends to what it chooses to call ‘news. Within separate countries, one or two news agencies control the news handouts, so that a deadly uniformity is achieved, regardless of the number of separate newspapers or magazines; while internationally, the financial preponderance of the United States is felt more and more through its foreign correspondents and offices abroad, as well as through its influence over inter-national capitalist journalism. Under this guise, a flood of anti-liberation propaganda emanates from the capital cities of the West, directed against China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Algeria, Ghana and all countries which hack out their own independent path to freedom. Prejudice is rife. For example, wherever there is armed struggle against the forces of reaction, the nationalists are referred to as rebels, terrorists, or frequently ‘communist terrorists'!
Perhaps one of the most insidious methods of the neo-colonialists is evangelism. Following the liberation movement there has been a veritable riptide of religious sects, the overwhelming majority of them American. Typical of these are Jehovah’s Witnesses who recently created trouble in certain developing countries by busily teaching their citizens not to salute the new national flags. ‘Religion’ was too thin to smother the outcry that arose against this activity, and a temporary lull followed. But the number of evangelists continues to grow.
Yet even evangelism and the cinema are only two twigs on a much bigger tree. Dating from the end of 1961, the U.S. has actively developed a huge ideological plan for invading the so-called Third World, utilising all its facilities from press and radio to Peace Corps.
During 1962 and 1963 a number of international conferences to this end were held in several places, such as Nicosia in Cyprus, San Jose in Costa Rica, and Lagos in Nigeria. Participants included the CIA, the U.S. Information Agency (USIA), the Pentagon, the International Development Agency, the Peace Corps and others. Programmes were drawn up which included the systematic use of U.S. citizens abroad in virtual intelligence activities and propaganda work. Methods of recruiting political agents and of forcing ‘alliances’ with the U.S.A. were worked out. At the centre of its programmes lay the demand for an absolute U.S. monopoly in the field of propaganda, as well as for counteracting any independent efforts by developing states in the realm of information.
The United States sought, and still seeks, with considerable success, to co-ordinate on the basis of its own strategy the propaganda activities of all Western countries. In October 1961, a conference of NATO countries was held in Rome to discuss problems of psychological warfare. It appealed for the organisation of combined ideological operations in Afro-Asian countries by all participants.
In May and June 1962 a seminar was convened by the U.S. in Vienna on ideological warfare. It adopted a secret decision to engage in a propaganda offensive against the developing countries along lines laid down by the U.S.A. It was agreed that NATO propaganda agencies would, in practice if not in the public eye, keep in close contact with U.S. Embassies in their respective countries.
Among instruments of such Western psychological warfare are numbered the intelligence agencies of Western countries headed by those of the United States ‘Invisible Government’. But most significant among them all are Moral Re-Armament QARA), the Peace Corps and the United States Information Agency (USIA).
Moral Re-Armament is an organisation founded in 1938 by the American, Frank Buchman. In the last days before the second world war, it advocated the appeasement of Hitler, often extolling Himmler, the Gestapo chief. In Africa, MRA incursions began at the end of World War II. Against the big anti-colonial upsurge that followed victory in 1945, MRA spent millions advocating collaboration between the forces oppressing the African peoples and those same peoples. It is not without significance that Moise Tshombe and Joseph Kasavubu of Congo (Leopoldville) are both MRA supporters. George Seldes, in his book One Thousand Americans, characterised MRA as a fascist organisation ‘subsidised by . . . Fascists, and with a long record of collaboration with Fascists the world over. . . .’ This description is supported by the active participation in MRA of people like General Carpentier, former commander of NATO land forces, and General Ho Ying-chin, one of Chiang Kai-shek’s top generals. To cap this, several newspapers, some of them in the Western ;vorld, have claimed that MRA is actually subsidised by the CIA.
When MRA’s influence began to fail, some new instrument to cover the ideological arena was desired. It came in the establishment of the American Peace Corps in 1961 by President John Kennedy, with Sargent Shriver, Jr., his brother-in-law, in charge. Shriver, a millionaire who made his pile in land speculation in Chicago, was also known as the friend, confidant and co-worker of the former head of the Central Intelligence Agency, Allen Dulles. These two had worked together in both the Office of Strategic Services, U.S. war-time intelligence agency, and in the CIA.
Shriver’s record makes a mockery of President Kennedy’s alleged instruction to Shriver to ‘keep the CIA out of the Peace Corps’. So does the fact that, although the Peace Corps is advertised as a voluntary organisation, all its members are carefully screened by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Since its creation in 1961, members of the Peace Corps have been exposed and expelled from many African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries for acts of subversion or prejudice. Indonesia, Tanzania, the Philippines, and even pro-West countries like Turkey and Iran, have complained of its activities.
However, perhaps the chief executor of U.S. psychological warfare is the United States Information Agency (USIA). Even for the wealthiest nation on earth, the U.S. lavishes an unusual amount of men, materials and money on this vehicle for its neo-colonial aims.
The USIA is staffed by some 12,000 persons to the tune of more than $130 million a year. It has more than seventy editorial staffs working on publications abroad. Of its network comprising 110 radio stations, 60 are outside the U.S. Programmes are broadcast for Africa by American stations in Morocco, Eritrea, Liberia, Crete, and Barcelona, Spain, as well as from off-shore stations on American ships. In Africa alone, the USIA transmits about thirty territorial and national radio programmes whose content glorifies the U.S. while attempting to discredit countries with an independent foreign policy.
The USIA boasts more than 120 branches in about 100 countries, 50 of which are in Africa alone. It has 250 centres in foreign countries, each of which is usually associated with a library. It employs about 200 cinemas and 8,000 projectors which draw upon its nearly 300 film libraries.
This agency is directed by a central body which operates in the name of the U.S. President, planning and coordinating its activities in close touch with the Pentagon, CIA and other Cold War agencies, including even armed forces intelligence centres.
In developing countries, the USIA actively tries to prevent expansion of national media of information so as itself to capture the market-place of ideas. It spends huge sums for publication and distribution of about sixty newspapers and magazines in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The American government backs the USIA through direct pressures on developing nations. To ensure its agency a complete monopoly in propaganda, for instance, many agreements for economic co-operation offered by the U.S. include a demand that Americans be granted preferential rights to disseminate information. At the same time, in trying to close the new nations to other sources of information, it employs other pressures. For instance, after agreeing to set up USIA information centres in their countries, both Togo and Congo (Leopoldville) originally hoped to follow a non-aligned path and permit Russian information centres as a balance. But Washington threatened to stop all aid, thereby forcing these two countries to renounce their plan.
Unbiased studies of the USIA by such authorities as Dr R. Holt of Princeton University, Retired Colonel R. Van de Velde, former intelligence agents Murril Dayer, Wilson Dizard and others, have all called attention to the close ties between this agency and U.S. Intelligence. For example, Deputy Director Donald M. Wilson was a political intelligence agent in the U.S. Army. Assistant Director for Europe, Joseph Philips, was a successful espionage agent in several Eastern European countries.
Some USIA duties further expose its nature as a top intelligence arm of the U.S. imperialists. In the first place, it is expected to analyse the situation in each country, making recommendations to its Embassy, thereby to its Government, about changes that can tip the local balance in U.S. favour. Secondly, it organises networks of monitors for radio broadcasts and telephone conversations, while recruiting informers from government offices. It also hires people to distribute U.S. propaganda. Thirdly, it collects secret information with special reference to defence and economy, as a means of eliminating its international military and economic competitors. Fourthly, it buys its way into local publications to influence their policies, of which Latin America furnishes numerous examples. It has been active in bribing public figures, for example in Kenya and Tunisia. Finally, it finances, directs and often supplies with arms all anti-neutralist forces in the developing countries, witness Tshombe in Congo (Leopoldville) and Pak Hung Ji in South Korea. In a word, with virtually unlimited finances, there seems no bounds to its inventiveness in subversion.
One of the most recent developments in neo-colonialist strategy is the suggested establishment of a Businessmen Corps which will, like the Peace Corps, act in developing countries. In an article on ‘U.S. Intelligence and the Monopolies’ in International Affairs (Moscow, January 1965), V. Chernyavsky writes: ‘There can hardly be any doubt that this Corps is a new U.S. intelligence organisation created on the initiative of the American monopolies to use Big Business for espionage. It is by no means unusual for U.S. Intelligence to set up its own business firms which are merely thinly disguised espionage centres. For example, according to Chernyavsky, the C.I.A. has set up a firm in Taiwan known as Western Enterprises Inc. Under this cover it sends spies and saboteurs to South China. The New Asia Trading Company, a CIA firm in India, has also helped to camouflage U.S. intelligence agents operating in South-east Asia.
Such is the catalogue of neo-colonialism’s activities and methods in our time. Upon reading it, the faint-hearted might come to feel that they must give up in despair before such an array of apparent power and seemingly inexhaustible resources.
Fortunately, however, history furnishes innumerable proofs of one of its own major laws; that the budding future is always stronger than the withering past. This has been amply demonstrated during every major revolution throughout history.
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