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  1. Friend recommended this Doctor Alberto Solano Sanchez, F.A.C.P. Fellow American College of Physicians Medicina Interna, Endocrinologia y Diabetes Tarascos 3426 In Front of Hospital Del Carmen Guadalajara Frac. Monraz tel 3813 2830
  2. Thanks for the post However, as usual the translation is at best gobbly gook- Maybe Intercasa or Liana can give us the correct version You have been very helpful -I dont think the question has been answered You did state the following- Mexicans can nationalize 10 year old or older cars with no duty or taxes I donĀ“t know if it has to be done at the border. It appears a Mexican can buy your car through a form called Carta Responsiva legal form Then I would assume this person can nationalized the car under the SAT ADUANA rules that apply to everyone including any legal resident of Mexico [you]. What would be the point? Alan I am confused and guess the OP is as well as it is certainly contradictory if the OP sells or transfers the car to his wife Expats with Mexican family members should be able to use this option- -
  3. Sounds like a great career - But also states he RETIRED in 2009 -Is age a factor when doing fine facial surgery- usually surgeons stop practicing when reaching a certain age due to loss of manual dexterity
  4. Thanks for your comment I also respect your point of view- maybe we hae similar view points


  5. I have tried to post a response to - HEADBORADS- 4 times on different days- but keep getting message of SERVER ERROR- with this one- WHY???

    no problem posting to other topics-

  6. As I recall you told us Los Arroyos Sur is built on "Land Fill" probably a combination of soil and construction debris- the largest loss of life in the San Francisco quake was the collapse of a reinforced concrete freeway built on land fill, which pancaked on the section below- 42 people died. My brother had just crossed that section of freeway 20 minutes earlier on the way to the airport and LA- I did not know if he was safe for 36 hrs- we had no phone service. I don't lose sleep over the fact that we live in an earthquake zone- but the Haiti quakes have made me more observant of my surroundings here in Mexico. Attached is a photo of a brick facade that collapsed killing 5 people- building stayed put but bricks on the facade did not- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:LomaPrieta-SOMA.jpeg--
  7. Thanks for finding the site- I have an old list from the Chronicle that I have kept- I good way to store your supplies and first aid kit, flshlights, medicines, eye glasses etc is in 2 New large plastic garbage barrels- they have handles and are easy to move- but need to be kept in an area with easy access to outside. Also in Mexico you shouldn't hunker down next to an interior wall- since they are made of bricks and have been told that older homes are not solid concrete- they probably have bricks under the concrete- and who knows what the consistency of the concrete is -just look at the Presidential Palace in Haiti- When I first moved to Lakeside we had a small quake about 4.5 in the middle of the night- I was out of bed and down the stairs in about 20 seconds, I didn't live in a village and knew that my garden was the safest place to be- but couldn't get the iron and glass door locks open fast enough- Scary-
  8. The Haitian Earthquake has usurped the news of the number of earthquakes that have been shaking up No. Mexico and California in the past 10 days- David Brooks in the New York Times wrote an editorial last week about the difference in construction methods in 2nd and 3rd world countries comparing Haiti's 7.0 quake with 70,000 counted bodies as of today and almost total destruction of the capital city with the Loma Prieta 7.0 San Francisco quake in 1989 when there were only 63 deaths and damage was confined to small areas of the city sitting on land fill. California has banned the construction of any buildings made of brick- Old bldgs in Calif especially old cities like San Francisco must be earthquake retrofitted which costs $$$$$$ or demolished and every home built in the last 25 yrs must also be earthquake protected. Until you've experienced a big shake - you don't realize how 10 seconds can change your life - As a kid in elementary school in Calif. we practiced drills on how to survive an earthquake- Do you know what to do? Think about how our homes are built here in Mexico-When I lived at lakeside I watched a friends home being constucted in Chula Vista Norte and another in the upper Racquet Club- I could see daylight through the stacks of ladrillos- Builders don't always use metal reinforcement and rarely heavy rebar- one good shake of 30 seconds and down come the walls and boveda ceilings that could crush you. January 2010 Jan 4- 5.8 quake with a series of stong aftershocks near Mexicali- skycrapers in San Diego were shaking- some reports of damage in Mexico Last week Eureka Calif 6.5 quake-0 deaths but $30,000,000 in damage to downtown offices stores, shopping malls and homes. a week of continuous aftershocks. Aug 9 2009 6.9 off coast of Mexico in Gulf of Calif. Look at the news reports from Haiti-Biggest problem for survivors is dehydration-If you've never lived in earthquake country - How prepared are you? Something to think about.
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