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  1. One thing I've found on these sites is many of the sellers post low odometer readings, and then when you go to see the car it is 10K higher.
  2. Goes by post count I think. Not sure what the threshold is.
  3. These are low quantity systems designed to replace bottled water. On this scale, sand filters too big and also do not filter adequately to keep the RO from getting fouled.
  4. When one can't participate substantively in a discussion the "kool aid" and "racist" innuendos are a last resort.
  5. The $64 question. I can't find any indication at all in the references that this might change. How about it Sonia?
  6. They add a separate faucet. In the apartment the laundry is next to the kitchen. We put the unit in there with the faucet over the laundry sink. They only use if for cooking and filling their pitcher of drinking water they keep in the fridge, or anything else they were using bottled water for. This way we got rid of the bottled water delivery hassle and cost.
  7. It's a study based on assumptions and conjecture as to the degree something of unknown total magnitude did not happen. That is speculation, "the forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence." An infection isn't real until it actually happens. That is firm evidence. There is no firm evidence that millions of infections have been prevented for good as the disease is still running its course all over the planet. Since there is no way to know what percentage of the population will ultimately be infected there is no way to determine how many, if any, infections would be prevented until the disease has fully run its course. Prevention means not happening at all, not just delayed. Delayed is not prevention. Looking at the numbers piling upon as the quarantines are lifted or just break down I would suggest that delayed is all that has occurred. The quarantines have done nothing to boost immunity and may have actually lowered immunity to other illnesses. The virus is still here, we still do not have general immunity or a vaccine and as soon as people start interacting in a more normal manner, the infection rate starts to rise to natural levels. There is no precedent for a planet wide quarantine lasting a year or more until a vaccine could be developed and applied widely. It is pretty unrealistic to believe the lock down could have lasted much longer without mass rebellion or just general non compliance. The passive resistance and ignoring of the "rules" is growing exponentially. The news is full of reports on same. Maybe a few police states could lock people down that long but for most of the world that is pretty unlikely. You either chose to ignore the pandemic or you chose to personally quarantine and take extraordinary measures to limit your personal exposure. With the latter you might be able to hold out long enough for a vaccine to be available. Until that happens, or so many people get infected and recover there is herd immunity, the virus will be waiting for you if and whenever you end your quarantine. I''ll speculate that if you intend to hold out until the end you're looking at about a year from now. Those are your two choices. Anyone who thinks there is a third option, government will protect me by effectively enforcing their rules, is living in a dream world.
  8. Pure speculation and what was accomplished besides delaying the inevitable and inflicting massive economic damage on the most vulnerable people? Case in point: A young lady from a poor family we helped sponsor at Iteso law school graduated #1 in her class, had a job lined up and that job has now been canceled so she is scrambling to find work. Another case in point: Food lines all over the place with formerly employed people in them. It is so very easy for retired people with a check coming in every month to advocate these shutdowns and be in denial about the collateral economic and health damage they have caused and, quite predictably, as soon as even a portion of it is lifted the virus just resumes its natural course. The Mexican economy contracted 20 percent in ONE MONTH, April, and that represents a helluva lot of suffering. Try not to forget that in your zeal to control that which you cannot control.
  9. You do understand his stuff was all pirated and cartels are associated with this business?
  10. You're lucky if you didn't get scammed there. Friend of mine bought a car with Jalisco plates and supposedly valid docs. Jalisco renewed the plates but when he went to sell it a couple years later, it was found to be an illegal chocalate and he was stuck good.
  11. Definitely depends on the brand and model of on demand heater. IMO very important to supply these units with softened and well filtered water.
  12. And earlier they had predicted a wetter than normal rainy season. Go figure. Not a good start, that is for sure.
  13. If it is legally imported it is insurable. However it really is not worth it to import a car. Costly and time consuming.
  14. Great example of the judgmental and insulting. Thanks for making my point. BTW it is quite easy to "be in public" around here, well away from others. In that circumstance it really is not necessary to wear a mask. Social distancing is the most effective of all.
  15. Or sometimes they don't interpret all the conflicting information out there the way you do or in general see things the way you do. One generally doesn't change minds by being judgmental or insulting the intelligence of others for the sin of not agreeing with one.
  16. The governments in 4 states managed to kill a bunch of seniors too. Let's don't go off on a discussion about the U.S. and Canada. Our concern and the focus of this board is Mexico. As you can see from BMH's post, the situation here isn't good and the government doesn't have its act together. It is foolish to rely on them at all IMO.
  17. I am thinking about it. By any measure the community response to this has been less than stellar almost everywhere. The U.S. does not have a national healthy system. It is a large geographic area with tens of thousands of governments involved in public health. That is not a structure that is going to respond well to a situation like this. Mexico does and how is that working out? Not so hot. Canada, with one tenth the population of the U.S. and a significantly healthier population, is doing about 30 percent better on a mortality rate basis. So what? Comparing it to its southern neighbors directly is a false comparison on a lot of levels. To compare highly diverse and less than healthy populations with smaller, more homogeneous ones is logically false. The U.S. and Mexico are the two fattest nations on earth. Both have very large populations of diabetics and the other illnesses that go with obesity. We know that directly relates to CV fatalities. We also know there's been a real tendency to lump fatalities due primarily to other causes into CV statistics. It is also logically false to draw comparisons with nations like China that routinely falsity all sorts of data. Or nations whose testing and reporting is so primitive they don't begin to be able to report the real case load. Understanding the actual statistics here requires taking into account such things as demographics, level of testing, how actual cause of death is determined and reported, and overall public health. Although cases have increased NOB, the death rate continues to drop as treatment protocols improve and a less vulnerable population is more involved. The relationship between the spikes and opening bars and mass demonstrations or rallies, both primarily involving the young, cannot be ignored. Look around you here and NOB and you will see the participation in social distancing and mask wearing seems pretty proportional with age. I doubt it is much different NOB. This thing is going to run its course. By and large, societies with elected leadership cannot maintain the social control needed to suppress it more than temporarily. I would argue that it is not realistic to believe said suppression can last long enough for widespread vaccination and nature is going to take its course here. By comparison with other really major pandemics like that of 1918 at least there is much better treatment available and in the end the overall death rate will not be unusual when viewing from a historical perspective. I believe for the great majority of this group we have the advantage of being well informed about personal protection, well motivated to follow it and free of the stresses of poor housing and loss of income. That gives us a tremendous advantage if we use it which is why I continue to suggest focusing on personal risk management and not trying to force our views on others in a country in which most of us are not citizens. I also don't buy these handful of reports claiming there is no individual or group immunity after infection. Far more studies conclude this virus is not atypical in that regard. In any case the validity of herd immunity and individual immunity is in the process of being testing by default on a very large scale. Bear in mind these spikes are occurring in populations where infection and herd immunity have been postponed, not achieved. We aren't even close to achieving it anywhere. https://www.businessinsider.com/nowhere-close-to-herd-immunity-for-coronavirus-2020-5
  18. Last June was well below normal. In fact last year was below normal even though it lasted longer. Go figure. Long term normal seems to be around 30 inches for the year.
  19. Very rare but you need to ask that question of the politicians. What about the long term effects of malnutrition, depression and unable to get treatment for other conditions? We live in a country with no real safety net. A very large percentage of the population, probably at least half, won't eat if they don't work.
  20. Another dry spell due to high pressure to the east of us. Weakest start to a rainy season I can remember in 12 years.
  21. And some people don't dwell in the land of reality and think it is their job to impose their view of "looking out for humanity" on everyone around them. And constantly making virtue judgments of those who don't see it the some people's way In the land of reality there are a bunch of people who aren't going to do what it is the some people think they should be doing and the some people waste a lot of time, energy and bandwidth trying to change that. The rest keep the focus on their own personal risk management. The economy of Mexico dropped an unprecedented 19.7 percent in one month, April. https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/coronavirus/economic-activity-plunged-20-in-april/ That represents a lot of hardship and some death and starvation. Like it or not it is pretty clear the government is realizing they can only do so much here and the thing is going to run its course. No elected government can survive this level of economic damage from their policies and politicians in Mexico are no different than anywhere else. They've thrown in the towel because they want to keep their jobs. You have to take care of yourselves, folks.
  22. That is an excellent name for that place. LOL
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