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  1. 7 points
    Why do you have to plop your POLITICAL bs into so many threads?
  2. 7 points
    This post has made me angry. What you are really saying is that those who can pay more should get gas and screw the poor working guy on a budget. What should really be happening is that those who are retired and can afford pricy large tank SUV's should be limited in the amount of gas they can get or cut off completely since they can obviously afford taxis to wherever they want to go. My car is parked until the situation is resolved. Gas is for the people who need it to get to work or to do their work. Period.
  3. 6 points
    As I understand it from a well researched New York Times story, gas shortages in Mexico have occurred because when the planning strategy to combat corruption and pipeline theft was developed government relied on local gas stations' reported sales. Given the figures they received the authorities believed that they could ensure a delivery system was in place which could meet consumer demands.However, once the pipeline shut down was imposed, the government discovered that, in some states, local gas stations had lied about the amount of gas they were selling and therefore needed. In fact, they were running a corrupt scam selling undisclosed, cheaply brought black market gas at Pemex prices to every motorist using their pumps. Nice profit! That's why the reported demand did not reflect the actual consumer demand and the supply system fell short. What a rip off, but let the blame fall where it really should.
  4. 6 points
    Not only that, but completely wrong-headed. Once again, he refuses to recognize the difference between communism and socialism.
  5. 5 points
    At least AMLO is trying to do what he promised against corruption. Mexico did not get the way it is in 6 years, and AMLO will not be able to rectify what Mexico has become in his 6 years. People must understand that they must help AMLO in their desire for less corruption, otherwise nothing will change. AMLO cannot just wave his "magic" wand.
  6. 5 points
    There you go again, she isn't ranting nor talking about the best and cheapest. Too much Fox got ya foggy?
  7. 5 points
    That's neither accurate nor fair IMO. The theft and corruption exploded in the Peña Nieto regime. Yesterday's testimony in the Chapo trial gives some indication of just how bad it was. AMLO took the bull by the horns and that has created some temporary problems. Well worth it in my view. As I have noted, however, his ideology will prevent proposing the only solution that would. really work, getting the government out of the energy business and opening things up to full competition. Recall that Pemex employees are in this theft up to their corrupt necks will any of them be jailed or fired? Otherwise as soon as the government and army turn their backs it will start all over again. I also wonder if anyone else noticed how many new gasoline franchises opened over the same period of time the levels of theft skyrocketed. I wonder how many are owned by cartel or government thieves and I wonder how many have been pumping stolen gas. It seems one of the reasons so many stations have shut down is they've been buying and selling stolen gasoline. I suppose it is too much to ask these guys should be ferreted out and the properties confiscated and sold to help recoup some of the stolen funds. I'd sure love to see that.
  8. 5 points
    I am anything but naive, and I do my research. I don't want to be a put-down artist, which, IMO, is a sad approach to human relations. You, on the other hand, make heavily cynical statements with no backup. How about answering the question of WHO, specifically, you were referring to in your post about phony doctors' credentials? Another subject that could use more solidity is your implication that Mexicans are more corrupt in their business practices than in other places. I don't know about you, but I've been hoodwinked and cheated well and truly in the good old U.S.A., too. The word is "watch your back" always and everywhere.
  9. 5 points
    Sure they did, but I didn't like the Latin stuff, like The Satyricon you missed a couple: VENTURE CAPITALISM You have two cows. You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, and then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows. The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island company secretly owned by the majority shareholder, who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company. The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more. and this one too: Why is Christmas like capitalism? You do all the work and some fat guy who does a day's worth of work a year gets all the credit.
  10. 4 points
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46872414 Claim by Chapo Lieutenant that Chapo bribed Peña Nieto big time. One Hundred Million!
  11. 4 points
    I think the government's response has been excellent. Do you really think that they had any idea of the number of PEMEX stations that were selling stolen gas? That alone threw their calculations for delivery tankers required. imho, they have scrambled to rectify that situation in an admirable fashion.
  12. 4 points
    Technically, it's a shortage caused by thieves and theft at both the pipeline and at the stations that were selling stolen gas.
  13. 3 points
  14. 3 points
    Contact Luzma Grande, Ajijic Concierge - 333 452 1670. Nobody better, in my book, at taking you for the test and getting you through.
  15. 3 points
    Those of us who go NOB for health care actually go there because in our own experiences here in Mexico, the health care WE receive NOB has been MUCH better than WE have received here in Mexico. Can you please not "put us down" because of our experiences? You are welcome to your doctors and health care, why can't you respectfully allow that for us without "putting us down"?
  16. 3 points
    In all countries, fifty per cent of the Doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class. I look for a Doctor who is willing to say that he/she doesn't know but is also willing to take on the challenge. The Doctor/Patient relationship should be a partnership.
  17. 3 points
    A centralized FB site with real time status of each gas station would be ideal. Just a thought...
  18. 3 points
    Appears the buy all the bread and milk for a half inch snow folk have made their way down south.
  19. 3 points
    I like this post. Say it as it is. There are lots of misconceptions about Canadian health care . Might sound good on paper but in practice is another story. We had always good experience in Mexico.
  20. 3 points
    Chillin', There are a number of hoops that have to be jumped through to get long term health care in Canada. My mother didn't have a Doctor because she was never sick and you NEED one to get into the long term assisted living centres. You also need a full time Canadian address and can only apply to the ones in the county where you are living. You choose three and, whichever one comes up first with availability, you have to take it or you get bumped to the bottom of the line again. I visited and interviewed 13 before settling on the 3. The one available (after a three month wait) was Simcoe Manor in Beeton. It was perfect for my mum. I still have the book I bought to negotiate the system... "Ready, Willing and Able". I spent a total of 17 weeks in Canada one year trying to get her the help she needed. It was not a piece of cake.
  21. 3 points
    I try not to judge that type of thing. My comment was strictly about the use of the word guest. Insofar as the rest of it with respect to rights, rights are not derived from government, although governments have done a great job of convincing and training the population to believe this falsehood. Government are given the right to govern by the people. About generosity, I am not sure whose generosity you refer to. My view is that since rights don't come from government, government is not "generous" as they nothing to give that we don't give them. God gave us the earth and the rights are derived thereof, and the use of it, but people forget that basic fact. I don't want to get into a discussion about how the earth's resources are being used, that's a whole other can of worms and can be its own topic. It's just great the great propaganda and that applies to governments worldwide. I am not really sure what you mean by "gringoness". If someone is an American or _______fill in the blank, they are whomever they are. I don't anything wrong with whatever nationality a person is.
  22. 3 points
    We looked at both Spain and Portugal as places to retire before choosing Mexico. Both were much more expensive than here in 1995. As Canadians, either of us could return and have health care kick in again after a three month wait. But why would we do that? Certainly my husband chose not to... and neither would I. Long waits for specialist appointments and longer waits for treatment unless it's an emergency. Health care here is PERSONAL. I don't know where else in the world you are given contact information for your Doctor. Cell phone number, home number, office number, e-mail address. My hubby called his pain specialist and she returned his call... from South America where she was on vacation with her family... and made the changes to his meds from there. Caring service and compassion above and beyond the call of duty and that has been our experience over twenty two years. Self insured. I'm leaving here feet first.
  23. 3 points
    No on both counts. A. Prehispanic refers to the time prior to the arrival of the Spanish in this land we now know as Mexico,. Hence, it also refers to food that was eaten prior to the arrival of the Spanish. Indigenous people today eat a primarily mestizo diet: i.e., Mexican food. B. Indigenous people still populate Mexico. "Indigenous" basically means from original stock--natives. The Huichol you see in Ajijic are indigenous. The Pu'repecha whom you see in Michoacán are indigenous, as are the Cora, the Yaki, the Zapotec, the Huave, etc. Each of these native groups of people speaks its own language--not a dialect, a LANGUAGE that is unrelated to other languages although they may share some characteristics. Pu'repecha, for example, is a totally pure language (except when its speakers use Spanish words for which there is no translation to Pu'repecha, for example Coca-Cola). It is unrelated in any aspect to any other language in the world. C. There are no Hispanics in Mexico. Hispanic is a word invented in the United States as a USA census demographic identifier for anyone from a Spanish-speaking New World country. "Hispanic" came into use in the USA in the 1970s.
  24. 3 points
    I’m sorry but your example makes no sense. When did you stop beating your wife has nothing to do with “what’s going to happen will happen.” It is an example of the loaded question in which something is predetermined and puts the person responding on the defense. Like if I asked, “When did you start being a jerk on the local web board for no good reason?”
  25. 2 points
    There are some questions people should ask themselves before committing to move to Mexico in their retirement years: 1) What am I going to do if I get a serious illness or am incapacitated and unable to care for myself? 2) How am I going to deal with my children's problems, should they have any? (Financial, health, etc.) 3) (For married people): What will I do if my spouse dies before me? Will I want to stay or return "home"? If the answer to any of the above is "return home", then by all means keep paying for Medicare Part B and seriously re-evaluate your decision to move to Mexico in the first place. Moving is hard on people: more so as the years go by. If you move here at 65 and stay for ten years, it's going to be a real PITA at 75...or later. I applaud RV Gringo's stamina and resolve to not only handle the move back to Arizona from Lakeside, but yet make another move to Texas. I'm glad to hear that all that effort has had a happy ending! 😉
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