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modeeper last won the day on February 19 2018

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  1. Yeah, Mexico is an awful place. Why not go home? Can't afford it?
  2. I think your dish has to be aligned with the satellite. I doubt Joe Lunchbox can do that.
  3. You know what works for me? .. a change in environment or routine. It's called tipid turkey. Anything that directs the ritual, is part of the ritual, must go.
  4. Be careful a newbe is watching. I just wanted to confess I took Tramadol while in Thailand. I took it everyday. I didn't have pain, I had misery. The sense of well being I got helped me through it. I've taken a lot of different drugs. Cigarettes are the most addicting of them all. Any others were easy to kick. I swear, many people have addictive personalities. Shopping can become an addiction. So can playing golf.
  5. Best to talk to people in the daytime. Anytime before happy hour.
  6. My brotha from another motha. Never in the history of my time on Earth has there been so much American propaganda on the media. Go figure, everyone with a three-digit IQ should know by now 30-40% of US citizens are dumber than dirt. What's a politician's golden rule? Stay in power.
  7. I think they are in Mexico but I can't remember.
  8. For years the Mexicans have tried to show me how it's done. I always tell them, if I couldn't do it for my mother I won't be able to do it for you. Tied tongue. They say if you split a crows tongue he'll be able to talk. Maybe that's what I need. Can somebody recommend a good tongue doctor? On topic: Let's say two emergency patients just arrived to the ER, both with the same condition; a broken arm. One is a 10 yo girl, the other an 85 yo woman. A nurse comes out and tells the patients, "The medical staff will have a shift change in an hour. The on-duty doctor can only attend to one of you at the mo. The other will have to wait about an hour." So what happens? Do you think the nurse is going to choose the lucky one? Will they flip a coin, draw straws? IMO, the elderly has to right of deference. Is she going to stand up and walk past the little girl enroute to the OR? No, she won't let that happen. She'll defer to the child. And the child's parents will give her a thousand thank yous and a lot of bowing. Sympathy goes to the child. Respect goes to the elderly. The comment there somewhere above about the family's total dedication and respect to the old ones is BS. You think Mexican families never fight and feud? You think nobody here has ever been written out of a will? My long-time pals Miguel's family is the perfect example. Mother dies 12 years ago, father died 10 years ago. Miguel has six brothers and sisters. The old man left a small fortune. They've been duking it out in court for 10 years. Almost all the children stopped talking to one another during the blood letting. So far not one of them has seen a peso of the old man's money.
  9. It's sarcasm. Everything there has been mentioned at least 4 times.
  10. Good one! Nobody has mentioned any of that.
  11. 36 years in country. A completed Master's dissertation in Mexican Family Values, WWU 1981. BA in cognitive anthropology, U of Washington, go Huskies! Grew up in East LA, 80% Mexican population. Mom was a polyglot and university prof., Spanish, French. First came here in 1950. 30 years in TEFL, 20 of those in Latin America, Most of those at Mexico's second-ranked university, El ITESO, and six years in the Marine Biology Dept at UABCS, TOEFL, English to Spanish textbook translator. Six months in a Mexican jail, San Juan del Rio, Michoacan. Three terms (Three months of duty for three decades) for the US Census Bureau as a bilingual census enumerator in LA, Modesto, San Francisco. Court interpreter, 1 1/2 years in Central California. Intrepertor for a large construction company in Seattle WA. And I still can't roll an R. Oh, and I skipped the first grade ... does that count? Does that make me more credentialed than you, Toro?
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