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  1. We have a "Pase" toll tag that you can get at Oxxo and also put money on it.  Once you have it, it has a number on it that can be used to monitor both your additions of toll prepay and the deductions as you travel.  I am told it works pretty much everywhere in the central part of the country.  It did not work in Chihuahua for us, the last time it was accepted going north was on the toll bypass around Torreon.  Have not used this one in centro but our friends have one and they have.

    Lots of information here:  https://www.pase.com.mx/


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  2. 1 hour ago, ManxMan said:

    HI Mainecoons - I'd be interested in sharing a tuner if nothing has been done so far. Getting tired of hitting those off keys!

    Great.  We are going to the beach in a week but could do it afterwards.  Early April after Semana Santa?

    We are in Ajijic, set it up for any time after 6 April and we are in.  Ours is a 1906 Ivers and Pond upright grand, fully restored.


  3. 1 hour ago, AndyPanda said:

    I don't have to. You already did. And your comment about the number not being "unfair" has nothing to do with the point. And thanks for making it personal. Naive indeed.


    2 hours ago, AndyPanda said:

    Further, this was not applied in a bipartisan manner. How can you even suggest that? Not a single Republican voted for it. You know htis.

    Hmm, who is it that introduced partisan politics to this discussion?    :D 

    To start with, the $69,0oo figure is for ALL stimulus packages as I clearly stated in my post.  Not the entire U.S. national debt.  Did you miss that?

    And I really can't have a meaningful discussion with anyone who thinks having $69,000 in debt added to a household's legal obligation as citizens of a country in just the last several years, let alone how much they've piled up in the last 20, is anything remotely resembling positive. 

    Fortunately I expect to die before the piper has to be paid.  So I suppose that could be viewed as both positive and negative, LOL.

    Naive is as naive posts.  Anyone who thinks all this debt is the responsibility of any one group or party in D.C. is naive or incredibly out of the loop, sorry.  That's just not the way it happened.  They are all in it together and we let them do it.  And that ain't politics, that's history.

    Nothing personal.  :D 

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  4. A verified number can't be "unfair" LOL.  That is the amount of debt per household added just by stimulus packages from the beginning.  

    Both parties have been voting to pile this debt on.  The last round is only one third of the total piled on.  They would have happily voted for it had their man been in the White House.  Don't be naive, all this amazing and unpayable debt has been piled on in a most bipartisan manner beginning, really, some 20 years ago.

    Now please do not make this discussion partisan.


  5. 2 minutes ago, AngusMactavish said:

    It was magic, MC. What 9 percent?


    That's how much of the debt piled on actually went for stimulus checks in this latest round.  As I recall, the total debt per household added for all the stimulus packages, not just the latest, is somewhere north of $69K.  My checks didn't add up to this, how about yours?   

    And before we start with the usual tiresome "it's politics" accusations from the usual suspects, please note all this debt was piled on in a most bipartisan manner.   Past or present, party label of any kind, they are all responsible for this. :D 

    No magic, just computers talking to each other.  This was the system with the first of these bounties of printed money and nothing has changed.  It was very easy then to confirm your payment would be sent to a bank account and if not specified, one could enter that information there.   It was well publicized.  The same system has been used throughout.  

    All of this easy to look up but if you want links, PM me.

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  6. This doesn't tell us much without specifying whether or not Permanent Residents will be allowed to leave and reenter as in the past when the border was supposedly closed to "non essential" travel.

    A little more on the topic:  https://www.vallartadaily.com/u-s-extends-travel-restrictions-at-canada-mexico-land-borders/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+VallartaDaily+(Headline+News+from+Puerto+Vallarta)

    Think the cartels will comply?  :D 


  7. 59 minutes ago, econ man said:

    I did take it to the dealer in Guad until the warranty expired. I put so little miles on it I just want to change the oil on a yearly basis. Is there no garage competent enough lakeside to change the oil even if  I have to supply it? If the oil is readily available at Autozone, then surely some professional could figure out a way to get it done.

    Once per year is quite sufficient.  We do not have the harsh weather conditions that require it more frequently.


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  8. 52 minutes ago, rafterbr said:

    As I understand it the Queen Ant of the cutter ant only eats the fungus off the leafs they gather so it is hard to kill her.  Also the nest may be a block or more away from where the cutter ants are working.  So the steam cleaner won't work but I have heard of them being gassed.  You run a hose from your car, lawnmower, etc to their hole and let it run a while.  If you kill enough of the worker ants, they will leave you alone for a while.  They are most active at night so I go out in the darkness and poison the active ants and their path.  

    I also wonder since the plants don't shed their leaves like up north if the cutter ants don't serve a purpose in removing the leaves.  The plants usually don't die and they leaf back with new leaves.

    Problem is unless you stop them they'll hit the plant again and again until it runs out of the energy to leaf out and it dies.  We learned that one the hard way from first ignoring the ants.  Now we look at our plants closely and when we see evidence of cutters we come out at night and find the nest and trail of ants and hit both with Hormigon.


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  9. At the risk of getting slammed, I would like to suggest it would be better for the expat community, which has proven quite effective in protecting themselves from covid, to let the Mexican community who have to be out there working or are living in larger family groups, to get the first few rounds of vaccinations.  Personally speaking I'd also be leery of getting around those large crowds of vaccination seekers.


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  10. Chapala is David Tingen of Chapala Real Estate, the owners of this board.

    Mod 2 is me, Mainecoons, Dan Houck

    Mod 5 is Pete Johansen, posts under "Johansen."

    Three and Four are inactive.

    classified are staff of the Ojo.  They only deal with the classified section and coordinate it with the print classified of the Ojo.

    This board is set up with Mods separate from members and a Mod can chose to be both.  I believe the mods on TOB go under their actual or member names.  

    Now I'm going to put on Mod 2 hat and close this thread since your question has been answered.  If you have other questions about board moderation please address them to me, Mod 5 or Admin Chapala.  Further questions of this type please address to any or all of us via PM.  Thanks.

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  11. I have found a nest will go inactive for weeks at a time and suddenly they start coming out of it again.  Keep a close eye on it.

    The granular stuff has worked so far very well for us and doesn't have the hazard for pets the white powder does.  Recently a neighbor lost a dog after the dog walked in the powder and then licked it off.

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