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tomwins last won the day on December 28 2017

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  1. I live in Raquet Club and have a carport and terrace where bats will gather for nighttime picnics unless I leave a light on. It doesn't need to be all that bright a light either. They'll leave seeds and a bit of droppings on the floor in a darker part of each of these places. On the terrace, it is one particular dark corner so I just put a night light to shine there and that is enough. The carport has a motion sensitive light that detects them gather in a corner. I don't know where they live but they sure do enjoy some fruit around here. I'm glad they are here and see them
  2. Yes, I am generalizing and saying that large corporations will come out of this crisis more easily than the smaller businesses that manage to survive. Just look at what happened when the US gave loans to small businesses and multi-million dollar corporations ended up getting large portions of the money to the extent that it ran out of funding. When it was exposed how broken the US process was, some gave it back but it just reveals how much easier it is for the big guys to get help. The smaller the business, the more help is needed right now and the harder it is to get. That is exactly why
  3. Many of us are here as Fakebook doesn't really moderate but allows most any post that will increase money into Zuc's pocket. So thank you MOD 5 for doing your job and thank you kam for making a point. We aren't "afraid of" or hate Fakebook, we just see it as an untrustworthy, unreliable pile of crap with a layer of friends, family, and cat videos on top to cover the stench and entice you into the first few bites.
  4. Yes, I've tried one. You need one designed for the specific style of keyboard you have as they slip over the entire keyboard. You can get all sorts of colors and languages. They even make glow in the dark. I ended up taking the one I had off as it is silicon and slowed my fingers down as I was typing. It may work well for a hunt and peck typist. The added benefit to having it on your keys is that any debris is kept from going in between the keys. You can easily remove and clean it and then put it back on.
  5. Married filling jointly fall into #1 as we get a small refund since we overpay our taxes. We've registered an e-deposit for many years to the same US account. On 15-April we got a deposit. I've decided that since the rump in the White House put his name on my money before he sent it back to me, I'd donate it to local charities here in Mexico and to https://victoryfund.org/ as they've shown success in supporting races that win.
  6. They make stickers that you can put on the keyboard, peel and stick. I think originally for keys that wear off but you can cover the Spanish keys with the English once you change the language. Many keys will not need to be covered as they are the same. I had thought of doing this but since I don't look at the keys when typing have not bothered. For a hunt & peck person it may be worth it.
  7. Thank you for posting this as I don't use Fakebook
  8. We all have values that we express when shopping. I find the mom & pop stores 1. are safer to visit as they tend to better at controlling COVID-19 and have less traffic than Wal-mart 2. offer better value 3. offer better product quality 4. generally treat employees better 5. benefit the local community as the profits stay here 6. offer better service including special orders 7. connect me to local community in unique ways I chose to live in Mexico in large part because of the wonderful people here. I want the community to be successful. I want t
  9. Henry Ford insisted on paying his employees well and lifted them out of poverty into a higher standard of living. He insisted they be able to own the cars they were building. Rather than lifting up, Walmart is pushing the standard lower so that the merchandise in the stores is of lower quality. We all suffer from making the service and products cheaper. Even if we don't shop at Walmart. But the initial appeal is that the prices are so low. What many don't realize is that the quality is poorer. I may pay the same price but for better quality because I go to several different places and fin
  10. I think both are true, that Walmart underpays and under-rewards employees in the US and Mexico. That is based on what I have read and what I have been told by Mexican residents and most specifically by an employee of Guadalajara Pharmacia and a teacher who has had several conversations with me about how employees are treated by various employers. I know this is anecdotal. If you step back and think about the "flow of money" you'll realize that someone who owns a mom and pop store here will keep the money HERE as they pay for supplies and staff as well as rent and overhead. But if the Walt
  11. You could have just written "The Waltons are the richest family in America thanks to their ironclad control over the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart" or I hart zillionaires. Anyone going to Walmart instead of mom and pop stores is sending money to the wealthiest family in the US instead of supporting local families and businesses. I don't see how anyone can disagree with that fact. If this makes you feel shame for how you spend your money, I don't apologize. I only ask that you listen to the shame and change your behavior. Please stop supporting multinational corporations who do n
  12. Please consider going to mom & pop stores rather than Walmart. First, as has been shown here, you are entering a space where there are thousands of people who have little regard for health procedures. Do you think disinfecting of the carts, aisles, registers at Walmart is effectively done? You are endangering yourself and others. Besides that Walmart does not treat their employees well in regard to pay or benefits. Finally, Mom & Pop stores keep more of the profits here locally to help the local economy and local families. They've really been hurt by the pandemic and need our
  13. Walmart has killed so many mom and pop stores in the area, why are you going there? You don't like having low-paid employees without masks or gloves touching money from a few hundred people and then grabbing your purchase and scanning it? You reap what you sow. Why have you been supporting Walmart for years and just now discover that they are irresponsible and dangerous? They've made their money and now that they've put so many smaller businesses out of business you have little choice. So you've just got to live with it or ,make the choose not go to Walmart and find what you need in
  14. Utilities are considered essential services and so TelMex should be open. We need to stop by and deal with a billing issue so we'll try it tomorrow.
  15. I've been tracking the temperature in and out of the house as I'm getting ready to install UV/Heat film on the windows that are hit very hard for hours by the afternoon sun. One meter above my roof it has been 37.0 every day for the last several days. Usually around 2 or 3 PM. On my terrace it has been 28.3 on one day ONLY but most days it is 29.5 (give or take a tenth) every day for a week. Last Friday it was 30.4 on the terrace. This reading is from a gauge that is in the shade against a wall that does not get direct sun so it is the temperature of the air. I live in the Raquet Club.
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