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Jerry Ray Hall - Avoid Like The Plague - Lying Once Again (Go Figure - That's What He Does)

Maps By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The only reliable supplier of quality GPS maps for the Republic of Panama is my friend Steve Magaric, who is the rightful owner of www.ptygps.com. Steve had a fallout with his former business partner, the serial teller of untruths, Jerry Ray Hall. As you might know, I've had several run-ins with this idiot over the years, and now he's running around spouting off more lies with regards to Steve and their business breakup. His most recent tall tale is that supposedly the GPS units loaded with Steve's software contain a virus (which is not true). He sent out this via email today: "I have found some units not purchased from a Creditable Resellers are getting units with a virus so that in a short time is completley disables the GPS. I just repaired 11 from Hertz that had very bad maps, and a virus on every unit causing the GPS units to stop operating." Jerry is simply trying to steal the business, to discredit Steve Magaric, and to position himself as the true supplier of GPS maps. However in truth and fact the true "brains" behind their operation was Steve Magaric - and without him the quality and reliability of whatever Jerry Ray Hall is selling will quickly deteriorate over time. Anyway, you should use extreme caution whenever you deal with Jerry Ray Hall in the Republic of Panama. He's a pathological liar, can't be trusted, and worst of all - he screws over his "friends." He hates my guts because I've exposed him for what he really is on several occasions, and I'm actually pretty proud of that. Hopefully this turd will flush himself out of Panama one of these days. Probably wishful thinking on my part.

Copyright 2012 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Best GPS Map of Panama - ptygps.com - But Avoid Jerry Ray Hall

Maps By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I met Steve Magaric for the first time back in early 2004, while shooting pool at the old Pavo Real pub which used to be in the banking district. He was a relatively good shooter - in fact we were pretty evenly matched - and we would hang out, shoot pool, and over the years we became good friends. To make a long story short, he is the driving force and developer behind the best GPS maps of Panama, and he sells them through his website www.ptygps.com. Now, do you want to hear the rest of the story? Grab a beer, pull up a bar stool, and I'll tell you what happened between my good friend Steve Magaric and that crazy son of a bitch Jerry Ray Hall. Yup, Steve and Jerry were partners, and now their business relationship has gone South (predictably, because Jerry Ray Hall is a certifiable nut case.) Anyway, here's what happened.

We've Got History: Before you go too much further you should know Jerry Ray Hall and I have butted heads on several occasions in the past. He's one of those guys who's a criminal, a real son-of-a-bitch, and top it off with the fact he's flat out crazy - and I mean bat shit nuts. I sort of like having him in the category of people who are really, really pissed off at me. You know, along with all of the other people I've exposed over the years for having done bad things, broken the law, or what have you. Here's a collection of some of the most memorable Jerry Ray Hall articles I've published in case you want to get caught up on your "there goes another whack-job" reading;

Anyway, That's Enough: Jerry Ray Hall is flat out nuts. He's a lying, manipulative, sociopath of the worst order. I simply can't say enough bad stuff about this prick. I mean, words fail me. You get the idea. I don't like the guy. He was ripping people off here in Panama with an immigration scam, and when I found out he was actually running for congress in Texas I went full-court press against him. I made sure the local media in Texas knew all about him, his lies, his past, and what he had done to others here in Panama. By the time I was done with him he was dodging both the local media in Texas and the very same people who he wanted to vote for him. He came in dead last, tucked his tail between his legs, and ran for home (which, unfortunately, is Panama.)

My Friend Steve Made A Mistake: Many years ago my friend Steve Magaric went into business with Jerry Ray Hall. I warned Steve many times over the years that eventually it would go bad because Jerry Ray Hall is a certifiable nut case, and this week it finally did. Steve worked literally for years to create and develop the flat-out best GPS maps in Panama. Jerry did nothing. Steve built and developed the website. Jerry did nothing. Basically, Steve broke his ass and made the company a success, in spite of the presence and existence of Jerry Ray Hall. And now, Jerry Ray Hall has, predictably, turned on my friend and is trying to screw him over. My response? Free advertising for life for Steve Magaric and his company www.ptygps.com. What's the pitch? Steve built the maps from the ground up. He know's what he's doing. Jerry Ray Hall is trying to sell the same product however he has no idea how to update the maps, keep them current, run the website, or utter a coherent sentence without going off on a lunatic, raging rant. Buy your maps from Steve because Jerry Ray Hall is a complete and total prick. A real bastard. Please, go buy a map from Steve just to screw over Jerry Ray Hall, even if you don't need one. This, my friends, is going to be fun...

Avoid Like The Plague: I'm not going to link to Jerry Ray Hall's website because I don't want to give him one single visitor. His website is www (dot) panama (dash) gps (dot) com. He posts a cell phone of 6615-7441 and an email address of adrsi@hotmail.com. He likes to use aliases, so heads up. Really, I mean it - could not be more serious - this is one criminally insane dude. Nut job of the first order. You want nothing to do with this guy, at all. Run away as fast as you can. Really. Only bad things can come from any contact with this dude. He's now lying about the way his business broke up with Steve Magaric. There are no hackers. There was no loss of control of the website - Jerry's problem is that Steve owns the domain and has control of the website. Their business relationship has been dissolved. Steve is a great dude, a good guy, straight shooter, and responsible for any element of success this company ever had. Jerry Ray Hall has less redeeming value than a turd floating in a kiddie pool. Flush at will. So, Happy New Year you crazy son of a bitch! That sound you just heard was Jerry Ray Hall's head exploding. Drats, foiled again...

Copyright 2011 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Google Earth Placemark Files on Panama Guide

MapsBy DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Over on the Americans in Panama Yahoo email group someone asked the question "where is the ACODECO headquarters" because they wanted to file a complaint against an airline who apparently failed to property recognize their pensionado discount. I used Google Earth to create a placemark, and then sent that placemark to the group. It worked great, and if you just click on the attachment in the email, Google Earth automatically opens up, and it flies you straight to the location. Cool. So that got me thinking - Can I use this tool for the articles I publish on this website? Well, so far it seems like the best I can do is first upload the file - in this case ACODECO HQ.kmz - and if you click on that link it will download to your computer. Then if you open the file you downloaded (if you have Google Earth installed) it should open up and fly you straight there. That's a few more steps than I would like, but still it's a neat little tool that I'll be using more often.

Copyright 2011 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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FAQ: Panama Expressways?

MapsBy DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email: "Is there any place on the net where I can see a map of the Panama City expressways? I keep seeing references to Southern Corridor and Northern Corridor but have no idea what they are. When we were last in Panama they were constructing some sort of roadway from Tocuman to downtown Panama, much of it was out in the bay. Not sure how all this fits! Nevin"

Google Earth Is Your Friend: I would strongly suggest you download and learn how to use the Google Earth application. With it, you can "fly around" Panama, zoom in, check things out, as you see fit. As the names suggest, the "Northern Corridor" runs around Panama City on the Northern side, and the Southern Corridor on the South. Check it out. They are always building new roads, and the images in Google Earth get updated somewhat frequently. Good luck.

Copyright 2011 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Panama Data for Google Maps Upgraded

MapsGoogle Declares Another UGC Mapping Success - 17 countries and territories graduate from Map Maker By Doug Caverly - Thanks to the hard work of any number of individuals (along with Google's willingness to trust them), certain areas of Google Maps will now be a lot more detailed. An impressive 17 countries and territories have been deemed set to graduate from Google Map Maker to Google Maps. Although you may not hear about it often, Google Map Maker serves an important function by allowing people to manually add details about roads, towns, and other things when traditional mapping data is unavailable. It was introduced towards the end of 2008. The program's really caught on, too, considering that this update brings the total of graduated regions to an even 160. Anyway, this time around, the updated info relates to Brunei, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Kiribati, Kuwait, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Syria, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Yemen. Google may enjoy a boost in market share in these regions as a result, or at the least, there's a distinct possibility that a few less American visitors will find themselves getting lost.

Screen snap from new and improved Google Maps for Panama.

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GPS Maps of Panama from The Panama Zone

Maps By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I recently picked up a slightly used Street Pilot III GPS and had a detailed GPS map of Panama map from Steve Magaric's Panama-Zone.com loaded. This is simply the best GPS mapping product currently available for Panama. I go all over the place and have been playing with the routing feature, "Go 400 feet and turn left, arriving at destination on right." Very cool. I like electronic toys anyway so this thing is right down my alley. Contact Steve if you want a copy of his map, and as far as I know he has the only good GPS map available for Panama. Again, excellent stuff.

Copyright 2007 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. As usual, go ahead and use whatever you want as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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New Version of the Map from Panama-Zone.com

MapsDon; Here is the latest version of the map. You can now search for roads, towns, POIís and suburbs etc. You can print as PDF, PNG etc also. Regards, Steve Panama Zone (Editor's Comment: Very nice. Allows user to zoom down to 1:3500 resolution, easily capture screen shots, pans quickly enough with good bandwidth, accurate and up to date. Very nice map, Steve. Thanks. The scroll wheel is kinda touchy. I hit it by accident and zoomed out three clicks. Also, I'm spoiled by Google Earth - any chance of getting geo-coords from a mouse-over?)
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Excellent GPS Map Available from Panama-Zone.com

Maps By Steve Magaric for Panama-Zone.com - I have just released a new pricing structure on the GPS map of Panama. The full version including lifetime updates is still available for $299.00 and a new edition for $149.00 without updates. Updates will be $39.00 each. I also have a few second hand Garmin Street Pilot IIIís for $399.00 and these come preloaded with the GPS map. The map is suitable for Garmin GPS receivers or PCís and Handhelds with the appropriate software. The map features over 1100 points of interest including most police, fire and gas stations and a selection of restaurants, attractions and more. The map covers roads, rivers, parks, towns and traffic lights of the entire country and is routable with voice navigation on units supporting this feature. The map is available from the on-line store at www.panama-zone.com. Screenshots can be viewed here. If you would like more info, please contact me directly. Regards, Steve Magaric, Panama Zone
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Panama, Oklahoma

Maps I scrounge through the Internet every day looking for interesting things about Panama. Every now and then I run into sports articles that usually talk talk about the "Panama Girls Softball Team Wins in Last Minute Upset Over the Hooters" or something like that. Everyone knows about Panama (the one with the canal) and Panama City, Florida (spring-break) but did you know there is a Panama, Oklahoma? Population 1,396 (est. for 2005), and close to the Fort Smith, Arkansas mega-plex, they are just South of Cowlington on 59, and North of Shady Point. And in case those nice folks of Panama ever happen to run into this website, you should know that I'm following your high school sports teams rather closely.
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Hippodromo, Soccer Field and Boxing Photo Map

MapsThis photo map shows the locations of the Hippodromo (Horse Racing Track), the Rommel Fernandez Soccer Stadium, where the most important games are played, and the Roberto Duran Stadium, which is mainly a boxing venue. Lately most of the big fights have been happening at the Figal Convention Center. See below for the map.
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