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  1. I feel like the employees at the station I frequent could always use a tip even if it is just to pump the gas. I speak Spanish, have gotten to know them a little, and know that they mostly count on tips to earn a living. Almost all customers, including Mexicans, tip them. Does anybody reading this board think they could live, raise a family, or have a future with options working for what locals are able to earn? Most are lucky to earn the equivalent of 300 dollars per month. Would you do it? Could you do it? Would you appreciate a tip? They pay the same prices for things that we do (as
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  2. You two need to carry on this personal pissing match by PM.
    5 points
  3. The Governor of Jalisco: This is a very important day. Today we present the next stage of the Jalisco #COVID1 9 Plan, in which #RadarJalisco, with the help of the Universidad de Guadalajara , will become the logistic platform for the application of the vaccine as soon as it becomes available in our state. The challenge facing us is titanic and we need to have everything ready to store millions of doses with the necessary cooling conditions, distribute them and apply three times more vaccines than has ever been done in Mexico and Jalisco. Just as at the beg
    5 points
  4. Why do you feel compelled to spout off about everything here without any evidence or documentation??? Alan's post seems somewhat innocuous and maybe on point or not...but who are YOU to call it baloney and use that tone of voice without any backup???
    4 points
  5. Mexicans do tip at gas stations especially if attendant washes windows and checks tires. They know the attendants rely on the tips for the money they will make for the job. If only gasoline is put in, they may or may not tip but usually do. All the Mexicans I know tip every time even if only a few pesos. Usual tip is 10 pesos.
    4 points
  6. Numbers don't lie,, https://www.columbiatribune.com/story/news/2020/11/21/kansas-offers-case-study-state-mask-order/6375969002/
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  7. Not true. It gives a lot of protection to both when properly used. Wisconsin testing center has detailed proof.
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  8. Well, my wife used to work at Pemex in Jocotepec and when she worked there about 5 years ago 180 pesos was the pay plus IMSS. I tip 15 to 20 if they laugh at my jokes. Just kidding I always tip.
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  9. Good link. In Wisconsin, one of the testing center chiefs told the media, they have tested hundreds of thousands of people. This means they know that his staff have been in close and repeated contact with several tens of thousands of positive individuals. How many of the staff testers have gotten Covid? "0" ......due to proper precautions and PPE.
    2 points
  10. But you have been repeatedly asked here for the name of the lawyer and haven't posted it. How is that helpful?
    2 points
  11. People who tell you that they don't buy Chinese, are probably naked.
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  12. Call Katya and find the person who delivers in your neighborhood. Rather than expect someone to rush over to our house, we have always had them deliver when they are in our neighborhood on their route. Works well for everyone.
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  13. I always tip 10 pesos and never begrudge it.
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  14. We tip 10 pesos when they wash our windshield. They have never washed the back. My father worked for tips and so did I so I know what it's like.
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  15. I would have liked to have been an empty briefcase in THAT meeting!
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  16. " SpaceX is working on getting authorization to operate in Mexico."
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  17. You were extorted getting a licencia de manejar ? There has to be more to THIS story.............
    1 point
  18. My point, which you missed, is that they, just as restaurant servers, shopgirls, and many others in Mexico do not get paid a living wage. I'm not talking about comparing it to wages in other countries, I'm talking about Mexico. It costs Mexicans the same amount to gas up their car as it costs you or I. They pay the same price for a litre of milk as you or I. They pay the same per KWH to CFE as you or I do. They depend on tips to make ends meet. I say this as someone who doesn't throw money around, overtipping generously "because I can" or anything like that. Those here who have said they
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  19. ... "we have heard....." hardly a credible source IMO.
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  20. Grainger at 8 de Julio 2447, 5.25" to 6 1/8" diameter range Part 16P243. $76.50/10 pieces https://www.grainger.com/category/pneumatics/hose-clamps/worm-gear-clamps May have to special order but usually only 3 day wait.
    1 point
  21. Because their salary is like 20 pesos/hour. I was once chatting with one of the gals who pumps gas in my town and she told me she worked 3 jobs to make ends meet. I asked her how much she got paid for pumping gas. As I recall it was 180 pesos for an 8 hour shift.
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  22. According to what was published in the Guadalajara Reporter, Mexico has contracted to get the Russian vaccine. Take it if you will, I wouldn't have anything to do with one which has not been approved by the FDA. Even then I will wait to see how the first "Guinea Pigs" make out with it.
    1 point
  23. Some people take time and go out of their way just to help others who might be having difficulty. I'm sorry you don't see that.
    1 point
  24. IMO, 'any' rollout in the US in December will be from Pfizer with their -70 C requirement. Moderna won't be far behind but I doubt in December as they are a couple of weeks behind Pfizer I believe. If so, then vaccines will 'only' be available initially in large population areas or areas that have super-freezers like some Research Universities. Yes, they have some smaller dry ice portable freezer boxes but those will only make the rollout from strategic freezers into hospitals and the like possible. And of course the first 'end patients' will be Docs, nurses and the like. Moderna will p
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  25. In 2004 the USD/MXN exchange rate was pretty stable all year at 11:1.
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  26. Yes, legal with a prescription. Sending it will be a crime, don't play stupid.
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  27. In my experience the worst air quality here is from early April into June until the rains start. Despite a lot of big talk the local and state governments have done little to stop open burning either in the populated areas or out in the countryside.
    1 point
  28. Maybe she should explore ways to mitigate her anxiety, like yoga, diet change, more physical activity, vitamins and minerals, herbal remedies. Perhaps she has already. But Atavan is quite addictive and maybe the doctors in Canada know something about her that you don't.
    1 point
  29. Silly is being a drug runner.
    1 point
  30. Which vaccine ? I'm sure there are important differences. I'm willing to be towards the end of the line...so late 2021 -2022 ish probably with a vaccine I'm comfortable with
    1 point
  31. Passing the crime, eh. Make sure you tell them they are transporting a controlled drug for someone else.
    1 point
  32. I wouldn't do that for my mother. It must be illegal to do so in both countries.
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  33. There is much in the food from China which is not good for us, plastic rice in with the natural rice for instance. Many incidents of dog treats from China which have killed the dogs. Much of what is from China is low quality as well. So it still boils down to buyer beware.
    0 points
  34. When I moved to Chapala in 2004 the exchange was 4 to 1 and I thought I was getting a good deal.
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