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  1. No shortage of workers. There are many experienced high rise workers in nearby Guadalajara who can be hired to work here. Problem with La Floresta is that the work was stopped due to legal action as the building exceeded the height (stories) in permit. Exhaustive and lengthy court action included an injunction against the work proceeding for about 2 years. This was settled in late 2021 with the developers being forced to remove the top 3 floors. See story here. http://theguadalajarareporter.net/index.php/news/news/lake-chapala/57270-conflict-over-la-floresta-high-rise-settled The Radisson is not a condo, it's a condo-hotel. The focus is on daily rentals operated by the hotel which gets management fees and reimbursements for costs before any rental proceeds go to the buyer. Condo-hotel unit owners are only allowed to use their unit for x weeks a year; if they want to use it longer they have to pay to do so. Many failed in US as the ROI numbers as advertised rarely work out unless situated in an area with nearly-full rental capacity, not seasonal or weekend traffic, which is more common here. The building in SAT appears to be operating on a build-as-we-sell plan. Not that unusual for Mexico.
  2. Cornell is an outstanding school. Why are you jealous of higher education? Education is the antidote to stupidity and ignorance. Oh wait, that's why you're afraid of education. You and your fellow trumpettes. And before you again claim to be a libertarian, read this. You are on record as anti-choice and have stated that abortion = murder. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian_perspectives_on_abortion#:~:text=The 2012 political platform of,person for their conscientious consideration."
  3. The comment was filed by Indiana AG. A Big Lie guy. https://hillreporter.com/indiana-attorney-general-pushes-big-lie-on-election-fraud-in-valentine-post-92985
  4. @cedros How did they validate it? Did they print the RFC form for you?
  5. All they did was make up a phony number. The only people who can issue an RFC is SAT.
  6. Vegetarians don't eat eggs because they do not want animals raised for human products. Vegetarians will not wear leather shoes, also for this reason. They do not believe that Bruno Magli shoes have a heartbeat.
  7. The Buffalo guy cited Replacement Theory---that is right wing crap---way to the right! https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/buffalo-supermarket-shooting-suspect-posted-apparent-manifesto-repeate-rcna28889
  8. You said Abortion is Killing.
  9. 15 years ago Obama nailed it. "they cling to guns or religion..."
  10. As a recent arrival on a resident visa, you had to prove sufficient income or assets to be approved. One reason for that is to ensure that you have the means to pay for your medical care here, or to fly back to US and use your Medicare, or buy Mexican private insurance or buy an evacuation insurance plan. Mexico has raised these income and asset requirements partly to weed out medical refugees who may become a burden to the state.
  11. @Mainecoons You add nothing to the conversation other than your ignorance and prejudice.
  12. Local references? Registered and vetted through any online agencies? History of housesits in Mexico?
  13. Medicare A and B pay nothing abroad. Some Medigap plans will pay Emergency Only during first 60 days of travel outside US, with substantial deductibles and limitations, and by reimbursement only. Advantage plans will pay Emergency Only but you cannot belong to an Advantage plan if you do not live in US for at least six months each year. This article explains it well. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/retiring-abroad-what-medicare-plan-should-i-get "Medicare generally does not cover medical expenses outside the U.S. First off, Medicare generally does not cover medical expenses outside the U.S. There are limited exceptions for people living near the Canadian or Mexican borders. Medicare may cover them for emergency care if they can document that going to a non-U.S. care facility was a medically appropriate decision. There also are some situations where Medicare will provide coverage to someone on a cruise ship near U.S. waters. People with Original Medicare, Parts A and B can get a Medigap policy (also known as a Medicare supplement plan) that provides coverage of emergency medical expenses outside the U.S. Medigap plans are regulated and sold at the state level. According to UnitedHealthcare spokeswoman Sarah Bearce, you need to be a resident of a state when you first buy a Medigap plan. After that, if you moved outside the U.S., your Medigap plan would continue in effect so long as you paid the premiums. However, she notes, only Medigap plans C, D, F, G, M and N have foreign travel coverage, and there are restrictions: “The foreign travel benefit covers 80 percent of ‘foreign emergency care that begins during the first 60 days of a trip period’ after a $250 annual deductible, and it has a $50,000 lifetime maximum. This benefit likely wouldn’t be useful if you permanently live outside the U.S.” Medicare Advantage plans are more restrictive. “To be eligible for a Medicare Advantage plan,” Bearce says, “your permanent address, as on file with Social Security, must be in the plan’s service area. If you signed up for a Medicare Advantage plan while in the U.S. but then relocated overseas, the plan would be required to disenroll you after you were out of the plan service area for six months.”
  14. No surprise that bobby brown supports the Big Lie and is allowed to post about politics, despite this forum's policy not to. @chapala @moderator5 @moderator-2
  15. Still as noisy as El Serape was, and very little parking. The owner suggests you park at next set of businesses but that's a bit cheeky, especially since one is a medical supply store where many need that adjacent parking due to our infirmities.
  16. For reasons known only to the administrator and moderators @chapala @moderator5 @moderator-2, BobbyBrown is allowed to post whatever he wants, including "jokingly" calling others nazis and making what he thinks are 'funny' references to nazi atrocities (making people into lampshades). These type of comments would get others banned, but he seems to have carte blanche.
  17. Suggest you get your mail closest to where you live and avoid the traffic. My last annual renewal with Sol y Luna in Ajijic was 3800 pesos. About 190 USD at today's rate.
  18. https://www.insidelakeside.com/t24503-you-might-want-to-avoid-driving-in-chapala
  19. Sorry for your loss. Back in the day your husband was one of the best posters on this and other local boards.
  20. Sorry you weren't able to buy stamps at either place; I have bought from HandyMail in the past.
  21. HandyMail sells US stamps.
  22. NOT a credible source. https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/brownstone-institute-bias/ In fact, the very story you quoted from was rated FALSE. Failed Fact Checks 19 Studies On COVID Vaccine Efficacy Do Raise Doubts On Vaccine Mandates – False Overall, we rate the Brownstone Institute Right Biased based on editorial positions that favor a conservative-libertarian perspective. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a failed fact check and the promotion of misinformation regarding Covid-19. (D. Van Zandt 11/6/2021)
  23. I went to their site to confirm opening time (I believe 9, but lines form earlier), but this popped up, Debido a la alta demanda, a partir de hoy y hasta el 31 de Marzo no se requiere agendar una cita, acude a tu tienda más cercana para realizar tu prueba COVID-19
  24. Since you follow the rules for music licensing (which I applaud), are you aware of law for drones in Mexico? https://drone-laws.com/drone-laws-in-mexico/#:~:text=Commercial drone operators are required,Be Mexican by birth
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