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Old 06-23-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Port of Houston officials tour effort to expand Panama Canal in hopes of building future business | abc13.com
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:04 PM
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Location: Houston
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I have mixed feelings about this. Economic wise, it may be good for us and it will bring more jobs. Environmental wise, it may not be so good for wild life and sea food that we'd consume.

Nevertheless, the Panama Canal is an amazing modern engineer marvel.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Not many people know this
but the original canal was going to be in Nicaragua (They could still build it)
Nicaragua Canal - 1889-1893
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:43 PM
 
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Not many people know this
but the original canal was going to be in Nicaragua (They could still build it)
Nicaragua Canal - 1889-1893
That just doesn't flow off the tongue easily - The Nicaraguan Canal.
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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That just doesn't flow off the tongue easily - The Nicaraguan Canal.
Hard to make a palindrome out of it, too.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Where nothing ever grows. No rain or rivers flow, Texas
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Truck stop role?
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Have seen the canal...WOW...what an impressive feat...and it was done 100 years ago. Continental often has semi-last minute 'fill the flight' discounts for under $300 for a long weekend.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Have seen the canal...WOW...what an impressive feat...and it was done 100 years ago.
There's actually another canal that was built almost 50 years before and is more than twice as long.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Rocky Mountain Xplorer
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Have seen the canal...WOW...what an impressive feat...and it was done 100 years ago. Continental often has semi-last minute 'fill the flight' discounts for under $300 for a long weekend.
Wife and I were watching a great production on the "History Channel" a couple months ago and it was amazing to learn that they completed the Canal project in something like 9 to 10 years. Just goes to show how in decline our country is, because attempting something like that in current times, well we probably couldn't even scratch the surface of the environmental red-tape in 9 to 10 years.
So what's to do in Panama City once you get off of the plane ? I suppose they have tours of the Canal ? Place got any night life, good restaurants, etc ? Is it safe ?
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:38 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Panama City is safe from what I've heard. It's a booming city due to the canal. Go look at pictures of it.
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