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This is the first anniversary of the results of what Panamanians and expats can accomplish when working together to remove crime from their community.
All of Chiriqui benefited from this effort:
Congratulations to all involved (well, minus Ozzie).
Thanks for the reminder of how REAL crime-fighting works, Keith - no bluff, bluster and bragging about hits for a post on a website that would make a fourth grade teacher cringe with it's horrible syntax and spelling.
I've had the pleasure of meeting Ralf Henrich, a security professional, and also Ceasar Sherrard, both of whom work with Al Crimen. These two men work quietly in the background to inform the community, fight crime and make Boquete a better place to live. I am thankful to both of them for their services to the community.
Gotcha! It's = it is. Its is the possessive. Rare to see you make this kind of mistake, though, David.
We all do it. That's why I'm reluctant to criticize anyone's writing. I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to remain silent much longer, however, if Greg keeps going. If I see "residents" for "residence" one more time, I'll scream. I'm a former university English instructor and cringe every time I read his posts. Yours, however, are a pleasure.
I agree that David's most likely was a typo.
Bonnie, Remember when I used to miss-spell Boquete, just to make your freak??? It was so much fun, you were so easy! You're a hoot (well had to use it in someway.
Al Crimen, thanks for a great year, you're awsome.... better yet.
I remember it well, Abby. You nearly drove me crazy! I figured anyone planning to move here darn well should know how to spell the place. I'm gratified that you've gotten it down now.
In my own defense, we were looking at many different areas at the time. So far, happy we chose this one.
At the time Ozzie was still, not Ozzie, and a lot was happening.
Dang it! Now I'll only get an A- on my otherwise flawless mini-essay. ;-)
I make an occasional mistake and/or typo, but like you, I see Greg's writing as so atrocious that it makes me cringe as well. He occasionally makes some good points, but his writing style and ego-maniacal attitude can be a real turnoff. He just doesn't seem to want to improve, and takes offense at any real or perceived criticism. (Damn, there's that "perception" thing again.)
Greg - or anyone - could use a free online tool for grammar checking and proofreading like www.paperrater.com, but I don't think he really cares about improving his writing.
There are others I would suggest, like security professional Ralf Henrich and also Caesar Sherrard, both of whom have previously spoken at the Tuesday meetings, and are more in touch with the real world.
I would guess that Greg's lack of communication skills and super-sensitive ego would make him a poor choice for public presentations. Plus, he always seems to upset people with his air of superiority. Greg's more like George Zimmerman - a wannabe cop - and not a security professional.
I don't know who this Meyer character is but if he has any friends on here, you really need to encourage him to go obtain some professional help. He is showing all the recognizable signs of serious schizophrenia.
John M -- come on up to Potrerillos, it's a beautiful Pueblo (and this may have changed but several years ago it was the only small town/village in all of Panama that had street signs with the name of each street). Lovely, lovely local Potrerillans and some really great expats. We've lived here for 10 years by the way.
PS Alto al Crimen -- keep up the good work -- Rodney is a charming, intelligent and dedicated young man -- one of Alto's greatest assets.
That would be one well-attended comedy show.
I can't weight. Such a waist.