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  1. 13 minutes ago, AngusMactavish said:

    "Among other things, the decision permits the companies to discriminate against data that flows along their networks. That means Comcast could theoretically charge customers more if they watch a lot of Netflix, or potentially serve Netflix data at a slower speed. Internet service providers, or ISPs, had been accused of doing exactly that, before net neutrality rules were in place."


    It "scares" me just the "potential" of it all ! :D

    Reminds me of the arguments against The New Tax Bill, NOB. Lots of "Fake News" put out there. One thing I can "guarantee" you is that those NOB who elected this new administration are not the least fazed by anything the Left puts out, as they are Extremely Pleased with things that have been accomplished daily by the new administration and their effortsd to return control and power to the People of the States, and The Supreme Court is right there backing the move.


  2. 53 minutes ago, bdmowers said:

    In the recent net neutrality ruling as in so many other current US issues, It`s more than painfully obvious that the current US "administration" is making whatever grab they can make for their 1% contributors before the needs and rights of the average person once again gain priority which will be in November of 2018.  All hats off to the remaining part of government in the US (judicial) which still functions in the interests of basic human rights, after the recent failure of the executive and legislative branches in that regard.

    Really ??????????????????????????????????????????

    That is :D to me, as I see it completely different !!!



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  3. 11 hours ago, MtnMama said:

    When I lived NOB, they were the last providers I ever wanted to use. Their service was marginal at best and smaller providers or local governments were far superior.

    THAT is exactly the point: local and State governments best serve their citizens, NOT the Federal Government and their MASSKIVE regulations. Power BACK to the People to regulate as they deem necessary ! Often, what those who live in the Big cities on both coasts seek is NOT what is best for the rest of the USA. I'm so pleased that this new administration NOB has realized that and is seeking to return local control and power to the people of each State.

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  4. 3 hours ago, mudgirl said:

    ‘Today’s new rule would enable ISPs to charge consumers more to access sites like Facebook and Twitter and give them the leverage to degrade high quality of video streaming until and unless somebody pays them more money. Even worse, today’s vote would enable ISPs to favor certain viewpoints over others.’

    From a press release from New York's Attorney General's office. The main danger here are internet providers censoring what we can and cannot access online.

    No, the main danger is people like you crying ":wolf" when there is not one. 

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    2 hours ago, ComputerGuy said:

    An even greater fear is that, as politicians and their lobbyists gain more control over what we watch and how we get it, they will continue to demand greater censorship  powers. History shows us this in so many ways. I don't often agree with mudgirl, but here she is sharing a fact, not an opinion. In particular, because we all know "could" and "would" so quickly becomes "will" and "did". Net neutrality is about far more than is visible to the headline scanners.

    I never had any fear before those "controls" were put in by the last administration. Why would I now? Government needs to quit it's regulation of everything and let "the people" decide what is best for them. Those who elected this administration NOB knew EXACTLY what they would get and that is what they wanted. Just more babies crying because they can't have their way. I love it ! :D


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  6. 6 hours ago, AngusMactavish said:

    I don't see bandwidth usage being the issue.

    Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers must treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication. For instance, under these principles, internet service providers are unable to intentionally block, slow down or charge money for specific websites and online content.


    Kinda like Cable suppliers?

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  7. 59 minutes ago, MtnMama said:

    Maria Elaina at the Tuesday Market sells "organic beef". Not feedlot, not inexpensive but worth it if you have concerns. She also sells chicken and pork, and another vendor at the Market sells lamb.

    Other than take her word, does she have some acceptable "proof" that is uncontestable? Too ,many know how to play "the Gringo Game" here.

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  8. The "elitists" have crawled out from under their rocks again here.  If you don't agree with them you are always in their sights. Sorry, that dog won't hunt anymore here. Elitists get respect ONLY from other elitist. They only read and hear what they want. Their futile attempts at putting people down now become "laughable". What a sad end they reap. :(


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  9. If you travel in France, be very aware of your surroundings. Since it is "not a Total Police State", there are frequent attacks on pedestrians with acid throwing and terrorist bombs. I just have a feeling those who have been attacked kinda wish they had gone to one of those "Police States" instead. JMHO. 

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    • I knew one lady that claimed that he almost killed her. I know others who he has given incorrect meds to. I know one who had a neck problem (soreness) , went to Lastra who called in a Guad Ortho specialist and after tests (mri, etc) they read the reports and said that the person needed immediate surgery or they would become paralyzed. This person immediately went NOB to a specialist who could read Spanish and the report said "normal wear, nothing significant". When challenged, Lastra supposedly shrugged his shoulders.
    • I believe his speciality is emergency room trauma.
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  10. 2 minutes ago, More Liana said:

    Me?  Veracruz is a huge state with many different sorts of places to live in, from the highest mountain in Mexico to the beach, from tiny rural towns to the Puerto de Veracruz, from coffee plantations to the state capital, Xalapa.  I was never interested in living in the state, but I surely enjoy visiting any and all of those regions. 

    Thanks for that. Actually, I was looking for bmh to reply, but you did good, too. :D


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  11. 11 hours ago, More Liana said:

    The Morelia airport is about an hour from the city--only a little farther away than the GDL airport is from Ajijic.

    I lived in beautiful Morelia for years and love the city and its incredible and year-round array of cultural events.  I live in Mexico City now,  miss living in Morelia and often consider going back.

    Tell us if you lived in the Centro or outside that area, and how difficult it was to locate what you found. TIA.

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  12. On ‎7‎/‎29‎/‎2017 at 10:36 AM, RickS said:

    Could you speak to the reasons why you suggest that it is the 'safest' route?  Cheapest and fastest I understand, but......

    Although we have only used that route maybe 5 times, we have never seen or encountered anything that remotely suggested possible security problems. Many use and have used that route for a long time and Ezzie is the ONLY one who has suggested that they encountered any type of problem. No matter which route you select, anything is a possibility, as there can never be a guarantee that your trip will be uneventful. We just feel that, for us, that route provides the least stress. YMMD. MC has done that route a lot, so his observations we find very helpful. Tamaulipas deservedly has a bad rap (Nuevo Laredo just had 10 bodies found in town), but we still go through there at times. COMMON SENSE will be your best friend, no matter which route you select. Sadly, that flower does not grow in some people's garden.

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  13. Actually, she does. She does not have the money to "register" them as Mexican, as there are several "hoops" they must jump through such as : birth certificates, getting her records in order (as she was not here for 13 years), etc. With 4 children, she has problems getting them into a school without proof they are Mexican. It is a mess, but my guess is that she is not the only situation like this. Remember, many illegals to the US have very limited education and exposure to life outside the home (as she is a woman).

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  14. In our many years here at Lakeside, we have know 2 Americans who were here illegally(came on a tourist card and just never returned). Recently, because of my wife being a Mexican Citizen, and with vast extended family, we have encountered a family consisting of a mother and her 4 minor children (ages 6, 8, 10, 11), all girls. The children are American Citizens, born in the US when the mother went illegally with a Permanent Resident from the US. Recently, he left them and turned them over to ICE (2015) and they were deported voluntarily to Mexico. She passes them into the interior without any papers, so these 4 are here illegally, as the mother is a Mexican Citizen. I think there must be a LOT of these in Mexico, as in the previous US administration, those types of deportations happened frequently, contrary to what was reported in the media.

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  15. I would suggest that the safest, cheapest, and fastest route up that way is the way Mainecoons travels, exiting at Pharr, Texas. Then, turn right and continue on to Brownsville, while in Texas. If you sent him a PM, he will get you a copy of his detailed directions. Definitely worth the consideration !

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