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Heineken wrote:Well, Ibon. That is a confession. I don't know whether I'm sorry or glad that you can make it.
Your Panama project sounds so thrilling, except when you get centipedes in your mouth. (That goes beyond thrilling.) I'm envious.
Can you refresh my memory on how it is you live in Wash. State and manage forest land in Panama? Do you travel back and forth regularly?
Ibon wrote:We have already immigrated to Panama . . . .
Newfie wrote:Good conversation here.
I don't know if I would consider myself "wealthy." Although I am by some standards by many traditional Western standards I am only "middle class" or perhaps "upper middle class." For all that we live in an urban center we are pretty frugal. I had some inheritance and put it to where I thought it made the most sense, and where my Father would have approved.
We bought 168 acres for $58,000 US about 7 years ago. Taxes are about $800/year. For the most part I have quit giving to charities, I feel that supporting this land makes for a more direct contribution to the world. This will likely be my inheritance to my kids.
True many can not afford it. But, on the other hand, if each person were required to have some reasonable scope of land, I don't know, say 40 acres, then that would limit our population to something sustainable. I don't for a second, a milli-second, think such a proposal has a chance, I'm just relating to Earth's carrying capacity.
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