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  1. When one sits on the sidelines and isn't a player in the game and shouts at the referee and players for no reason other than they are bored maybe they should get off their fat ### and join the game. The players aren't bored but quite the opposite.
  2. If you speak Spanish instead of English all of the time you forget the order of words in a simply sentence sometimes and have to stop and think about the correct order of words in a sentence in English to post it correctly.
  3. I can't read it. This is what I see.
  4. I can read it now. Before I could not.
  5. It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what is just simple panic and hysteria. For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. On your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish in that war. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until your 20th birthday. 50 million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million. On your 29th birthday, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, the World GDP drops 27%. That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy. When you turn 39, World War II starts. You aren’t even over the hill yet. And don’t try to catch your breath. On your 41st birthday, the United States is fully pulled into WWII. Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war. Smallpox was epidemic until you were in your 40’s, as it killed 300 million people during your lifetime. At 50, the Korean War starts. 5 million perish. From your birth, until you are 55 you dealt with the fear of Polio epidemics each summer. You experience friends and family contracting polio and being paralyzed and/or die. At 55 the Vietnam War begins and doesn’t end for 20 years. 4 million people perish in that conflict. During the Cold War, you lived each day with the fear of nuclear annihilation. On your 62nd birthday you have the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tipping point in the Cold War. Life on our planet, as we know it, almost ended. When you turn 75, the Vietnam War finally ends. Think of everyone on the planet born in 1900. How did they endure all of that? When you were a kid and didn’t think your 85 year old grandparent understood how hard school was. And how mean that kid in your class was. Yet they survived through everything listed above. Perspective is an amazing art. Refined and enlightening as time goes on. Let’s try and keep things in perspective. Your parents and/or grandparents were called to endure all of the above – you are called to stay home and sit on your couch. If I hit "paste in plain text instead" here on this post I get this.
  6. It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what is just simple panic and hysteria. For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. On your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish in that war. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until your 20th birthday. 50 million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million. On your 29th birthday, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, the World GDP drops 27%. That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy. When you turn 39, World War II starts. You aren’t even over the hill yet. And don’t try to catch your breath. On your 41st birthday, the United States is fully pulled into WWII. Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war. Smallpox was epidemic until you were in your 40’s, as it killed 300 million people during your lifetime. At 50, the Korean War starts. 5 million perish. From your birth, until you are 55 you dealt with the fear of Polio epidemics each summer. You experience friends and family contracting polio and being paralyzed and/or die. At 55 the Vietnam War begins and doesn’t end for 20 years. 4 million people perish in that conflict. During the Cold War, you lived each day with the fear of nuclear annihilation. On your 62nd birthday you have the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tipping point in the Cold War. Life on our planet, as we know it, almost ended. When you turn 75, the Vietnam War finally ends. Think of everyone on the planet born in 1900. How did they endure all of that? When you were a kid and didn’t think your 85 year old grandparent understood how hard school was. And how mean that kid in your class was. Yet they survived through everything listed above. Perspective is an amazing art. Refined and enlightening as time goes on. Let’s try and keep things in perspective. Your parents and/or grandparents were called to endure all of the above – you are called to stay home and sit on your couch. This is what I view on my Smart Phone - Android - in Chrome. Both mine and my wife's Smart Phones see this view. It is unreadable.
  7. Hit "Edit" Then hit "paste as plain text" at the bottom to fix it.
  8. https://news.yahoo.com/many-people-dying-coronavirus-mexico-211152949.html "In cities across Mexico, morgues are full, funeral homes are jammed and crowded hospitals are turning patients away. “My father is in a black bag in the back of that brown hearse,” said Gabriela Jacomé, a 43-year-old house cleaner waiting outside the San Nicolás Tolentino cemetery in Mexico City on a recent morning. Vehicles carrying COVID-19 victims were gridlocked at the entrance along a main drag marked with yellow signs warning: “High risk of contagion!” "We have to wait outside for hours to get in to pay final respects,” Jacomé said. Such scenes are difficult to square with the country's official death toll: 4,767 as of Friday. Government authorities have long acknowledged that many deaths are not counted because they have not been confirmed by testing, and just how many remains a mystery. There are clues. The Los Angeles Times reviewed 120 death certificates provided by a worker at a crematorium in the northern border city of Ciudad Juárez. A total of 63 listed "probable COVID-19" as the cause of death, and another 30 named pneumonia or other respiratory ailments often associated with coronavirus patients. Only 12 listed COVID-19 as the confirmed cause, meaning that only those cases would become part of the official total — a possible undercount of 93 deaths. The widespread belief that Mexico's official death toll is artificially low — and the inability of the government to correct it — have become fodder for critics of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador as the country of more than 120 million begins to reopen its economy. He recently complained: "They suggest we are hiding the dead.""
  9. Official government numbers are under counted in all states by up to 7 times or more. Deaths also are under counted in Mexico. Testing is dismal. You had best take precautions and not rely on any government statistics now to purposely make it seem not as widespread and deadly as it really is. Wait until the curve actually starts to level off and go down by about July to loosen up a bit.
  10. AMLO defunded all safe houses for battered women and their children in the 2919 federal budget. This support no longer exists in Mexico. https://www.animalpolitico.com/2019/02/gobierno-federal-deja-sin-recursos-publicos-a-refugios-para-mujeres-victimas-de-violencia/ Google Translation: "Federal government leaves shelters for women victims of violence without public resources By Claudia Ramos February 22, 2019 At the instructions of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, shelters for women experiencing extreme violence will not receive government subsidies for the provision of services this year. The call to access the more than 346 million pesos approved for 2019 in the Federation's Expenditure Budget has been suspended since February 14, announced the National Center for Gender Equity and Reproductive Health. The argument for no longer allocating subsidies to these shelters was to “fully comply” with López Obrador's decision not to transfer public resources to civil society organizations. "By means of this communication, it is made public that derived from the instruction received through CIRCULAR ONE dated February 14, 2019, signed by C. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Constitutional President of the United Mexican States, as well as reported by the Head of the Internal Control Body of the Ministry of Health, Attorney Ángel Rodríguez Alba, through official letter 309-2019 dated February 18, 2019, with this date the PUBLIC CALL FOR THE ALLOCATION OF SUBSIDIES FOR THE PROVISION OF REFUGE SERVICES FOR WOMEN, THEIR DAUGHTERS AND CHILDREN, WHO EXPERIENCE EXTREME VIOLENCE AND, IN THEIR CASE, TO THEIR EXTERNAL CARE CENTERS 2019, fully complying with the decision of the Citizen President not to “transfer resources from the Budget to any social organization, union, civil or citizen movement ”, reported the Center.  The call was addressed to all Civil Society Organizations and Public Institutions "with documentary verifiable experience in dealing with family and gender-based violence, in order to allocate subsidies to joint investment projects for the operation of shelters and, in its In this case, its External Attention Centers, which exclusively attend women in situations of extreme violence and their daughters and sons, in accordance with the applicable regulations ”. The National Shelter Network, which represents more than 70% of the country's shelters and has at least one shelter in each state, both government and civil society, warned that more than 20 thousand women are at risk for the "inadmissible" suspension of these subsidies. “Shelters restore rights, prevent femicides. It is inadmissible that a document intends to suspend a legislative act of allocation, also labeled, of the 2019 budget, "said the Network in a statement. "The Network (...) urgently urges the federal government to rectify this inadmissible and regrettable action that violates the rights of women to live free of violence, which goes against international and national treaties on the matter that Mexico has signed and ratified. " More than 20 thousand women at risk from suspension of federal subsidy for Shelters and External Care Centers for women and children victims of violence! THE LIFE OF WOMEN CANNOT BE KEPT AT RISK!"
  11. There never was any official restrictions for non essential travel between Canada, the US or Mexico with air travel. It was only for crossing by land and that agreement ends on this Wed. May 20th. between the 3 countries. Mexico's effort at land crossings was reported as being half-assed. https://mx.usembassy.gov/wha-press-guidance/ "These restrictions are temporary and went into effect on March 21, 2020. They will remain in effect through 11:59 pm on May 19, 2020. This decision has been coordinated with the Governments of Mexico and Canada. The United States is coordinating closely with Canada and Mexico to protect our citizens while minimizing adverse economic impacts. Q&A Q: What will this mean for airline travel and other travel across the border? A: This action does not apply to air, rail, or sea travel at this time, but does apply to commuter rail and ferry travel."
  12. https://mx.usembassy.gov/wha-press-guidance/ They will open the 3 borders - US, Canada, and Mexico - officially on May 20th. at land crossing. International flight were not restricted. You could fly in and get a FMM tourist card. TIPS were being given and FMM tourist cards were being given all along - unofficially - it was reported by some posters. Mexico agreed to cooperate with the US on this but really did it half-assed. Travel Restrictions – Fact Sheet Home / News & Events / Travel Restrictions – Fact Sheet April 22, 2020 COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions across the U.S. Borders with Canada and Mexico The United States will temporarily limit inbound land border crossings from Canada and Mexico to “essential travel”. This action does not prevent U.S. citizens from returning home. These restrictions are temporary and went into effect on March 21, 2020. They will remain in effect through 11:59 pm on May 19, 2020. This decision has been coordinated with the Governments of Mexico and Canada. The following categories do not fall within the definition of “essential travel:” Individuals traveling for tourism purposes, such as sightseeing, recreation, gambling, or attending cultural events in the United States. Who is considered an “essential” traveler? Citizens and lawful permanent residents returning to the United States. Individuals traveling for medical purposes (e.g., to receive medical treatment in the United States). Individuals traveling to attend educational institutions. Individuals traveling to work in the United States (e.g., individuals working in the agriculture industry who must travel between the United States and Canada or Mexico in furtherance of such work). Individuals traveling for emergency response and public health purposes (e.g., government officials or emergency responders entering the United States to support federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial government efforts to respond to COVID-19 or other emergencies). Individuals engaged in lawful cross-border trade (e.g., truck drivers supporting the movement of cargo between the United States and Canada and Mexico). Individuals engaged in official government travel or diplomatic travel. Individuals engaged in military-related travel or operations. The United States is coordinating closely with Canada and Mexico to protect our citizens while minimizing adverse economic impacts. Q&A Q: What will this mean for airline travel and other travel across the border? A: This action does not apply to air, rail, or sea travel at this time, but does apply to commuter rail and ferry travel."
  13. Also Mexican politicians are masters at thwarting the laws, the Mexican constitution and now as of 15 months ago avoid common sense don't forget. That is precisely why it is a disaster at the present moment with no hope in sight.
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