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  1. As always...if you want to be considered for a Mod position just send your resume to the Admin.
    4 points
  2. TelMex and CFE bills are delivered randomly, I presume depending on who is in charge of that part of the operation and what their budget is. CFE is delivered by hand; TelMex is delivered by mail. You can go years not getting either, then suddenly get one or both, while your next door neighbour gets the opposite. Everyone is expected to know their payment due dates, and not making a payment because of no bill is not accepted.
    3 points
  3. That is good advice and certainly applies to the post that this quote came from. WHEW!!!!!!!!!
    3 points
  4. It would be easy for you to just ignore this poster.
    3 points
  5. You actually believe Mexico's reporting? It's been stated by those who study such things that the infection and death rate is many times higher than the govt. says it is. They are in denial.
    2 points
  6. https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/coronavirus/no-red-states-on-coronavirus-map/ Interesting, eh?
    1 point
  7. If you are only paying 25 pesos a month.... and you don't have solar.... I for one would construct a steel cage around that meter so that CFE didn't come by one day and jerk it out to install a new one! Then put a camera out by it and don't answer the door bell if you see from within your house that it is CFE workmen....
    1 point
  8. TeCel cell phone service doesn’t appear to be working anywhere.. The office in the Laguna mall said it could be down for 24hrs.
    1 point
  9. Clear Choice is hooked up to the same backbone that Netflix and google use. Yes it charges but it is a good product. It is not the free IPTV stuff. IT DOES NOT BUFFER. Do you want it free or do you want it to work??
    1 point
  10. OK, enough. Descending into personalities. Closed.
    1 point
  11. Off to Houston this weekend and will receive my first vaccination on Monday, 8 March. I have no idea what vaccine I will get but it's a helluva lot better than no vaccine! But then, I trust science . . .
    1 point
  12. Solid Mahogany dining room table. Impressive. Perfect condition. Very heavy. Dimensions are 120 Inches length, 40 Inches width, by 30 Inches height. Must see...Asking price of U$ 1,500 dlls or best offer.
    1 point
  13. I believe ClearChoice is a hosting service for Websites, no? Not TV. And their Website is atrocious.
    1 point
  14. Nope. This occasionally happens... the wind blew it away, the dog ate it, the guy delivered it to the wrong house, didn't deliver it at all or it or haven't gotten around to delivering it. No matter, you know when it's due and can pay without a bill at the Telmex office by just giving them your telephone number. It is far easier to sign up for MiTelmex and print off your own bill. You can then pay it at many more locations than the Telmex office. Same for MiTelcel if you have a contract.
    1 point
  15. Contact Patrick Oden, he is an accountant. Patrick Oden Lakeside Tax Service, Inc. Ramon Corona V # 38 San Antonio Tlayacapan Jalisco, Mexico 45922 Tel (376) 766-3557
    1 point
  16. Don't sweat it too much Fred. The IRS isn't looking for you or any of the expats living here. Fill out the form the best you can and submit. Year to year consistency is the best approach. I'm not so sure how closely these filings are watched assuming the Mexican banks have actually perfected the information transfer. Go to Individuals Filing the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) (treas.gov) and select the File Online The first page asks for your name and email. That's easy. Give your filing a name. Then fill out Part I with your personal info. Skip down to Part III and enter what you think the max value was in 2020 and the bank account info. Add the joint account info if there is any and then go to the end, sign electronically and submit. Save the filing as a pdf so you can repeat next year. Keep filing each year with the same info changing the amount if necessary. We're Mexican citizens now and even though banks are not reporting any info on us, I keep filing. The IRS looks for changes year to year as a red flag.
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  17. I just did it for the first time. Fill out the form on line and submit it. Just search "FinCEN Form 114"
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  18. Mister Alan, and to the rest of you, Why would it matter to you, or anyone else for that matter, whether I reject or accept you view on anything??? Why would it matter to any of you posting on this board, if anyone else on this board did or didn't accept your point of view? Why do so many people get so worked up and argue with such animosity, when it's already been shown, pretty much nobody here is changing their views on anything? Is it just for sport? Too many bored people? Anyway, who wants to live in a world that has only one point of view about anything, where everything is a compromise and the only color is gray? What time in the entirety of human history, has there ever been just one point of view held by everyone about anything? How did that turn out? Is the Sun carried across the sky by a chariot? Is the world flat? Even with a simple rainbow, we all see something slightly different. Project a narrow light beam through a prism, with the outbound light projecting the resulting colors onto a paper and ask a couple of people to put a mark at the exact point one color turns to the next color, and each person will place that mark in a slightly different position. Instead of arguing about where the line is, isn't just interesting that they can see the same thing so differently? Why is it so threatening to so many, that someone else sees something different than you see? You Alan, make clear inference that I wouldn't accept anything “not from my ilk”, as if that makes ME bad/stupid and what, different from you? In what world do you imagine yourself as being open minded, open to another's point of view or having changed your views as a result of something someone wrote here? When have you demonstrated the ability to listen, hear and actually consider another opinion? Or to change yours? Your posts certainly do not show it. Maybe this is more of a “do as I say, not as I do? All of the respondents to this thread who argued Climate Change is real, refused to acknowledged the FACTS that those many news articles of the original posting, were actually printed; and that they were printed by many, well know, mostly left-leaning (and possibly some right-leaning) papers, and, the fact that none of those proficiencies came true. What, you think by pretending it didn't happen, that it's not a fact that you somehow gain credibility? (Not) So many of you here (both liberal and conservatives) seem hell-bent to rain down your differing opinions upon one another as if there is only ONE way to think, and it's your way or the highway. When you and others get tired of arguing your points, perhaps, fail to prove your points, you turn to belittling, name calling, telling someone to get off the board. Third grade behavior hardly proves a point and never convinces someone to change their mind. Here, I'm speaking to the plural "you", all of you bothering to read this, on both sides of the political viewpoints, and the you that couldn't care less about which side to speak on, that just want to make jokes and pour gasoline on the fires and sit back and enjoy the nasty, unpleasant interactions. In what world of free speech, of basic common decency, is continued abuse against, and trying to discredit someone else just because they don't agree with you, a decent way of interacting? The earlier parts of this thread and things other's have said in their reply posts are a perfect examples. I posted a list of articles which quote people with good standing in, as it happens, mostly left leaning circles; people who made claims of specific bad things happening and specific times frames they would happen, and of which, NONE happened. Fact. None of them happened. And when challenged by Maincoons to disprove any of it with factual evidence, not just opinion, none of you stepped up. Of course you didn't, because they are facts. Instead, it was just more of the same name calling, disrespect and misdirection. There is no factual argument that disproves that these things were claimed, who claimed them, which papers printed them, or, that they ALL ended up being false. SO what?! The sky is still up there! Perhaps the similar claims being made today WILL come true and in the time frames being claimed. But those in the previous articles didn't. Indisputable fact. Some people can read that list and laugh. Some might read it and wonder, if the fact that all those claims ended up being wrong, might it suggest anything about similar claims being made today, many by the same people proven wrong in the past. Others might just shrug and move on. Who cares? How does their belief change anything related to the planet getting warmer or getting colder or doing anything at all? Seems like people who support the many similar claims being made today get all up in arms when this truth is presented; and want to jump on anyone who points out such historical facts. Shoot the messenger! Hide the facts! At least one person who, apparently can't stand the idea that there IS some history of false claims related to the topic of Climate Change, wrote that my thread should be removed because it has nothing to do with Mexico! What? Climate change is only for the USA? For Canada? Doesn't apply to Mexico? How does such a statement give any credibility to the writer? How does ignoring previous claims proven false, convince anyone that claims made today are valid? It would make much more sense to admit those "old' claims were wrong, and move on to why these new claims are probably right. At least in that way, you'd still have somebody listening, instead of ending up talking to yourself. If someone doesn't like what someone else posts here, don't bother to read it! If you did read it and feel you wasted "5 minutes you'll never get back", why bother to waste another 5 minutes of your precious time responding and telling everybody? Apparently wasting your time isn't so much of a big deal. At the very least, if you have a differing point of view, once you've posted it, why not move on? Where is there a requirement for so many on both sides of any point, to have to make the other person join your view point? Who cares if they do or don't? Is everybody so insecure in their viewpoint(s) that having someone question it, or, God forbid, disagree with it, that you have to jump up with sticks or guns to fight them off? To degrade your self by denigrating others? How in the world does that prove you're right? If you think the other person is small minded, stupid, or whatever, why continue to argue? Why respond at all? Think responding makes you look any bigger? Smarter? So many people posting here are taking on the attitude of the so-called Cancel Culture developing these days, which only accepts free speech as long as it agrees with their point of view; they can neither consider, or tolerate any view but their own and seek to cancle any other thought. This is a terrible and dangerous trend for everybody everywhere, regardless of what you believe or what side you are on, in part, because sooner or later, you're going to find yourself on the wrong side of some subject to everybody else. Ever read the The Hangman by Maurice Ogden? Eventually, if the Cancel Culture continues to thrive, at some point it will come for you too. Following the crowd might work well in any number of circumstances, however, disallowing other, even conflicting ideas or viewpoints may give some selfrightous satisfaction, but it also eliminates the opportunity to test, confirm, improve or explore other options, which just might turn out to be better. What is it about the people on this forum, who spend so much of their time replying to so many other posts, that gives them the urge to kick, stomp and attack any and everybody that doesn't happen to agree with them? In what way does this help support a free or happy society, community? How does it solve any problem? How does this make any of our lives better? In what way is the concept of freedom of speech and the right to have an opinion upheld by such behavior? Does anyone consider what i twould be like if our so call leaders build us a world where you have no right to speak at all? And what gives anyone posting here, the "right" to tell someone that doesn't agree with them, to get off this board? They aren't the owner of the board, they don't make the rules which, and mostly they don't follow the rules themselves. They have no right whatsoever to act or talk like that to other people also here just because those other's don't agree. You Alan, and everyone else, has the right to disagree. Be thankful for that right, and don't forget everone else has the same right. You have the right to have and hold and believe whatever you want and express your opinion, but not to the point that you or anyone else keeps slamming it into someone else's face again and again, over and over, ad nausem... certainly not, when all that's left is to be rude, inconsiderate, or imply nasty things... This constant bickering between what may or may not be, simply political "sides" on this board reminds me of a group of mealy-mouthed, dirty little ignorant children, standing on opposite sides of the street, screaming at each other and throwing rocks because they don't agree or they aren't like yourselves. Haven't any of you something actually CONStructive to do instead of all this destruction? This board is meant to be a valuable resource for all of us living or coming to or curious about this wonderful place. But instead, its mostly used for pissing-matches, name calling, us against them rhetorical B.S., which not only shows there are differences, but also widens the gap and creates huge amounts of animosity, solving nothing, and pushes away other people who'd like to use this board, as it was intended, not how it has developed. I'm reminded of a court house scene in a well known movie where an old black man is on the witness stand, and the opposing attorney keeps calling him “boy”. Finally, the old man says to the attorney, something like, "Sir, I'm 65 years old! How old do I have to be before you stop calling me Boy!?" So, how old do you all have to be before you stop behaving like unruly, ill-mannered children? Even after I clearly stated I believe in climate change, many of you simply ignored that, and instead, just kept beating on me personally and beating your view point on the subject to death. It does nothing for your appearance, nor to sway anyone else to your viewpoint. Instead of trying beat up, best, or trample each other, how about displaying a few things like common decency and a little respect? Any newbie coming to this board and reading the non-stop bickering that goes on here would reasonably come to the conclusion that the Lake Side Gringo community is nothing but a bunch of .... well, fill in your own descriptors... and apparently, they'd be right. Many of you contribute your time and/or money and efforts to charitable activities for the native community here, to schools and the firehouse and orphans and bettering the roads or parkways and so on, why not give a little charity here to your fellow gringos? Personally, I sincerely and deeply care about the (terrible) examples being set here and the near total lack of any trace of human decency, respect or simple kindness to one another. I am grateful only a few Mexicans bother to read here, as I am embarrassed by the constant crap and what it makes all gringos look like. Not to imply that it matters, I also care about the denigration of our planet, our children's educations, our health and lost livelihoods, and the continued attacks on our so called, inalienable rights; but at least I have some peace of mind, knowing our planet will be here long after the rest of us are done trampling on it and our fellows and once again, turned back to dust. Again, I quote Dr. Albert Schweitzer, who said, “men simply don't think”. Why not be a part of the group that does. Help, by your own words and actions to turn this board around, end the B.S. and endless disagreements and begin making this a truly valuable resource. It's a choice. We stay the same or we remain the same.
    1 point
  19. He's like a dog with a bone!!!
    1 point
  20. Technician came Saturday realigned the satellite dish slightly… All channels back to normal .
    1 point
  21. Sigh. I guess you didn't read this article posted by LT56NY two hours ago. https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/warning-letters/fda-covid-19-letter-hotze.pdf
    1 point
  22. But that's exactly the point, isn't it. There is no answer, and he knows it, yet he continues to interrupt threads every week asking the same question over and over again. There are literally dozens of threads on here speculating on who and when because no one knows. But you two were sure quick to condemn me for calling that out. In effect, condemning me for my so-called condemnation, which seems a bit self-aggrandizing.
    1 point
  23. I responded to Bisbee. And now I've invited her to continue the discussion via PM. Same invitation goes to you. I look forward to your rebuttal. Is it political to be concerned that our retirements may be wiped out by the wanton money printing of the last 20 years? Last time I checked this was equal opportunity paper hanging. And it scares the crap out of me, I can't imagine how some can be so blase about it. Think about what happens to so many here if your dollar drops 50 percent in purchasing power over a short period of time. Prices here are now based on a peso around 20, imagine what the family budget looks like at 10 to the dollar. You've been reminded.
    1 point
  24. A very unscientific approach to immunology. An effective vaccination boosts your immunity to this virus which is unknown to your immune system so in the event you come into contact with this highly contagious virus you are in good shape already to fight it, obviously. What simple understanding experts know confuses you? Seems to be a lot of this going on.
    1 point
  25. Peer reviews such as in Lancet are based on TRUST. Lancet does NO research, NO testing. Lancet was burned last year in a peer review of a Covid treatment because the underlying data was faulty. This did not come to light until after Lancet gave a positive review, when a few scientists involved in the study expressed their concerns over the study submission. Lancet retracted its approval. Peer reviews approve the process of the study submitted based SOLEY on what the study includes in their documentation. If they fudged the numbers, Lancet will not know that. So, you either TRUST the makers of any particular vaccine or you do not. In the cases of CanSino and Sputnik, the manufacturers are the Chinese and Russian governments given that both are totalitarian regimes. I don't trust either of them.
    1 point
  26. I used to be 'on the fence' with regards to climate change, but after a couple of years of 'study' and listening to both sides of the 'argument' I am no longer on that fence. IMO, it is occurring. And yes, of course, the earth has always had shifts in the climate otherwise we would not talk about the 'ice age' or the opposite. The problem at the moment is that the RATE of change is what is alarming. It didn't just start a couple of years ago but the rate is not up for conjecture. And I don't think that there is a parallel in recorded history. And it has also been my observation that the 'deniers' are generally of two ilks: they 'come from' those who have some sort of vested interest in big business or in the petroleum spectrum.... either financially or taxes or jobs. And they seem to come predominately from those who align themselves with the Republican Party. That's not intended to be a knock of the Republican Party but merely an observation.
    1 point
  27. To the OP: For starters Al Gore has forgotten more about climate change than you will ever know. He admits that "global warming" was a bad choice of words. You alluded to one accurate point - follow the money. Bottom line. The extractive industries are behind the climate deniers if you look deep enough. Always.
    1 point
  28. Thank you...I did contact him and he responded quickly. I will file, as is required, in 2022 when the next tax reporting is required. I have noticed that Lakeside7 is wrong nearly 110% of the time so I ignore that advice. I know that it is your duty to avoid over paying taxes by any LEGAL means. Dual citizenship does not excuse US Tax reporting requirements. Even with a Mexican Passport...I still must report my US income or foreign bank accounts....based on the actual deposits. There are laws that prevent a dual citizen from paying taxes twice but this is a reporting requirement only.
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  29. I would recommend that you seek advice from a qualified US Tax Preparer and not rely on posters on this board. Remember ignorance of the IRS law is no excuse for "avoiding" paying tax...if in deed you have any to declare. All US citizens, world wide are subject to paying Uncle Sam what is due him....
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  30. No one said it was automatically misleading. Just that it IS misleading and false info. And you have 2 spelling errors in 1 line BTW.
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