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  1. God this dog has been beaten to death. If you have a permanente visa, the mexican constitution GUARANTEES you all the rights of a mexican except voting. You may not get involved in a political campaign. Issues relating to your quality of life are not political campaigns. Besides, I'm suggesting representative groups issue the petitions.
    3 points
  2. In 1 week there will be new state secretaries of everything. If enough powerful/ respected groups got together and filed a petition, I bet something would happen. How many influential groups do those concerned about this matter belong to? Bitching on a board definitely WON'T get anything done. Sure the politicos want you to think you are powerless. Pay your taxes and whatever bills you are given and shut up. But, in the mean time they are scared to death you will wake up and flex your economic muscles. Yet expats are their own worst enemies. I am afraid (too lazy)to get involved. I am afraid of getting deported, They won't listen. It is a waste of time...Bla Bla Bla. Many organizations are being invited to the local government change. I know, I recommended them. How many will come? If everyone showed up wouldn't it be a show of interest and power? Don't you think it will be noticed?
    2 points
  3. I ran across this article today and thought it beneficial to share for those of us living Lakeside, especially as it addresses scorpion, wasp, and bee stings, as well as snake bites. It even tells you what size tampons to use for different caliber bullet holes! (God forbid anyone ever needs that information!) Plus, it even has good suggestions for pet first aid kits. Creating a First Aid Kit Suited to YOU and YOUR Needs NOTE: While the article above is very thorough, it does not go into surgical first aid kits, but if knowledgeable and interested, these kits have really improved beyond simple scalpels, gauze, medical tape and sutures. They now include surgical skin staplers, pre-threaded suture needles, saline-loaded flush syringes, blood-clotting agents, anti-bacterial breathable tissue adhesives (skin glue) topical anesthetics, etc. Of course, in Mexico it is easy to obtain syringes and vials of anesthetics for use prior to suturing some wounds and can be a good addition to any field surgery kit. Check with applicable laws before traveling.
    2 points
  4. You shoulda seen SMA the first time I did, on my honeymoon in 1965....a whole different world....the little girl at the hotel desk wished us a "happy honeylook!"
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  5. I have brought Bayer Maxforce roach killer, in a tube from the US, and is really kill those cucarachas DEAD. Then, I use the Gentrol Discs to impair the reproductive cycle of the juveniles, because the Maxforce will kill young and adult roaches, but not the eggs. When the eggs hatch, the Gentrol gets them. You can buy then Maxforce regular for about $160 at the hardware store in San Antonio, but the Maxforce Plus may not be available here. Needs reapplication every 3-4 months depending on the severity of the infestation and the cleanliness of your neighbors with adjoining walls. Great stuff, goes on in small gooey drops, in a place where your cats will not get at it. No spray.
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  6. https://www.howtogeek.com/366259/how-5g-could-transform-your-home-internet-connection/
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  7. Today I went to an ATM to get sufficient funds to pay workers. When the money came out, I thought wow that's a lot of 20 pesos bills. As it turns out, the color of the new 500 pesos note is very close to the existing 20 pesos note. That should create some interesting stories when the liquor flows on weekends....
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  8. Sadly, your friends are wrong. My dad, who was healthy otherwise, was nearly stone deaf at 70 but wouldn't consider hearing aids. I'm well on my way in that regard, but have been wearing aids for years. Any General Practitioner can clean your ears, but if that doesn't clear up the problem entirely, I suggest you go to LCS (no membership required) and sign up to have Polo Gonzales give you a hearing test. He is easy to deal with and has the right equipment for testing. He can get hearing aids of many brands. If you get hearing aids, they usually need to be adjusted afterwards, and this is more convenient that going to GDL.
    1 point
  9. Interestingly rode motos in that valley on the other side of the mountain from San Juan Cosala and it has obviously been very wet up in there. Puddles everywhere and the corn was quite tall and looked great. Also, although the area is well below normal this year, the lake is higher than last year and still going up. Again riding east and south of here it has been quite wet there and that is the lake's primary watershed area. Last night was more like one of those June/July downpours than we normally see in late September. They are still predicting rain well into October this year.
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  12. Ferret - see my direct message to you. Now I have figured out to respond directly on the request by clicking on 'post'.
    1 point
  13. Hello, my name is Enrique Bautista, I am Mexican Customs Broker Substitute for my brother Jose Bautista, license (Patente Aduanal), 3864.. At the present time the vehicles that can be nationalized are the ones manufactured in the USA, Canada or Mexico and that are 2009 and 2010 paying a 10% import duty and the 2008 and older paying a 50% import duty, in addition on both cases they also have to pay a 16% Value Added Tax (IVA) based on the value that Mexican Customs put on them (SAT). The only person that can nationalized a vehicle is a Licensed Mexican Customs Broker accredited by the Mexican Treasury (Secretaria de Hacienda y Credito Publico), also you have to take your vehicle to the U.S.border so it can be exported before the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, for Canadian Vehicles they have to be exported before the Canada Border Services Agency. For the U.S. titled vehicles we handle the U.S. and Mexican Customs formalities and for the Canadian registered vehicles I can tell you what forms to use to export the vehicle before you leave Canada. If the vehicle is not exported before the Canadian or U.S. Customs authorities, Mexican Customs will not let you nationalize the vehicle. Besides the Customs clearance we also do the Emissions Inspection and process the permit to drive without Mexican license plates from the border to your final destination in Mexico, we also arrange for the return of the vehicle from Mexico back to the U.S. border. This coming November the year for the 10% import duty will change to 2010 and 2011. You can check for the credentials of a Mexican Customs Broker at caaarem.mx , We are located in Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Mexico, one of our websites is www.pexim.com , the one for the used vehicles is www.superimportaciones.com , The import process takes two days, but you have to send pictures or scanned documents at least 4 days before you come to the border because U.S. Customs and Border Protection requires 72 hours to check your vehicle before it can clear U.S. Customs. For questions you can e-mail me at enrique@pexim.com or call me at my cell. (956) 645-8073, enjoy Mexico and have a beautiful day. Enrique Bautista, MBA, AAS.
    1 point
  14. We had a lot more dust than this when we lived in Albuquerque New Mexico.
    1 point
  15. Two or three generations ago most Mexican homes had the main living area and kitchen on what we would call a porch or veranda. Completely open. So these days "good enough" is all they strive for in the building trades. Most windows and doors don't keep out all of the dust, wind, rain, cold, or bugs. But that seems fine with most of us. We live in a paradise where we never have a hard freeze so bugs are plentiful all year. Something is always under construction or repair and most streets are dirt/rock so there is lots of dust. Big wind storms before the rain blow in dust and debris. Something is almost always burning so smoke and more dust. But if you are retired and not working 40+ hours a week, it makes all the extra little chores that life in Mexico bring to our lives, a little more tolerable. I wouldn't trade it for life in the US! Alan
    1 point
  16. Dr Gabriel now has his office in the centro laguna. Had acupuncture several years ago by him for a back issues. Never had a problem since.
    1 point
  17. I'm pretty sure El Gordo has to share his take and that explains a lot.
    1 point
  18. Beginning to sound like listening to NOB politicians...ja ja ja but no resolution or solving the problem or issue...and the broken record goes on, and on and o n, a n d o n
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  19. The level of social strata will determine what kind of gift. I've been to modest weddings in dirt fields where the tequila was passed around to very high-end weddings where body guards were in plain sight, to a range of celebrations across the middle spectrum. All types of these were great fun, but you wouldn't be gifting the same way for all of them. As gimpychimp wrote, what is traditional in the village might not cut it in the city.
    1 point
  20. For the most part, if you follow the above advise you will be fine. The problem you may have is that your stomach is not use to the food. My advise, put some stomach/bowel medicine in your suit case. Better to have it and not use it than not to have it.
    1 point
  21. We are still receiving complaints about people paying to nationalize vehicles and getting fake papers or no papers at all, a "law" firm in Ajijic charging $3,000US and then says sorry we cant do it and not returning money.
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  22. Living in Mexico requires constant cleaning and maintenance. When I lived in Canada, I used to do a deep clean of every room once a year, and that was adequate, with normal cleaning the rest of the time. Even with 3 kids in the house, the floors didn't require daily sweeping and mopping. Here a room is covered in dead insects, dust, and cobwebs in a day or two. Here if it isn't the dust, it's the insects or stuff getting moldy in the rainy season. It just comes with the territory.
    1 point
  23. Be strong in the knowledge that you are not alone. Listen, I used to keep my car windows rolled up all the time to keep the dust out, but that got old. And one of the main reasons I have a lady who comes to clean, is because these are tile floors and I really dislike mopping. But imagine the carnage of dust and bugs if I had wall-to-wall carpeting, like back "home".
    1 point
  24. I spray myself using Cynoff. I don't use fumigators.
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  25. Thanks for your input. The vet agrees with you about the fumigators not being truthful.
    1 point
  26. Interestingly, many of them would welcome visitors who would give them some quality time and big hugs....make a resolution, adopt a Lonely Senior, bring some cookies or maybe some other small gift. For example The Lakeside Singers make regular visits to many of the homes and the owners etc are very appreciative.
    1 point
  27. i know, that drives me crazy here. When they paint metal, they like to add so much thinner it's like thinner with a little paint in it instead of the other way around. An elderly friend of mine sprang for expensive Sherman Williams paint when it was time to repaint the outside of her house. The guys who were doing it had been working for her for years, construction, painting, whatever. They were actually very protective of her and went out of their way to help her out. She caught them watering down the expensive paint and freaked out. They said they were trying to save her money. She had to explain that it wouldn't be saving her any money if she had to repaint again next year because the paint was a third water.
    1 point
  28. The machine to measure colour is what I was referring to... done by a formula. Most paint stores have them now but that didn't used to be the case here in Mexico. Having formulas for many different shades is a huge perk. Now, when they have a computer system that can scan a colour and spit out a custom paint formula , they will have matched some of the paint stores in Toronto in 1990
    1 point
  29. Dr Gabriel Garcia Vazquez is a homeopathic doctor and also an MD
    1 point
  30. Organizational meeting 9 pm Sat Sept 29 Il Girardino Pizza downtown Chapala on the Carretera mountainside across the street from the Plaza on the top floor (whew). Facebook Group - Chapala Karaoke Club. Excellent therapy. All required to sing at least once
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  31. Islander; you mentioned "we were renting in CVN couple of years ago." Where is CVN? Using "GOOGLE", I got all kinds of strange answers. Is it Clovis, NM?
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  32. I would bring all the food and water you Need from NOB
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  33. I am also interested in Natasha's response to this as we have chronic problems with insects and have two cats.
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