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  1. Honorandfaith

    New goverment and residency

    More Liana, no one think that is a truly viable minimum wage. However, its funtion as a minimum wage is secondary in many ways to its function as qualification for several visas and for fines, and that is the context of this post. Perhaps the minimum wage should be eliminated as a yardstick for other functions
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    Huge changes at Bancomer

    I get Schwab to take it out of my brokerage cash account, talk to their FOREX department, pay the $25 wire fee, and they buy me pesos and then wire it to my Multiva account at a FAR better exchange rate than the bank would give me. If your bank will take peso deposits by wire, and you have a similar investment acct. in the US, this would save you a lot of money vs. the bank exchange rate, and you would circumvent that whole hassle.
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    Anti Plastic law passed. Everybody help

    I like the plastic Walmart bags, because I use them for scooping and disposing of kitty poop.
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    Knife Sharpening

    I have several good Japanese knives with double bevels at about 12 degrees. I have been thinking about asking one of the sushi chefs here if he would occasionally sharpen my blades with his waterstone. I actually have my own waterstones, but never mastered the technique. Would rather pay someone else to do it, LOL. Has anyone done this? Would not let any of those whistle guys anywhere near my knives!
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    Limited Amazon videos due to location

    I use Windscribe, got a great lifetime deal on the Pro version thrpugh StackSocial. It has a seperate chennel called "Windflix", which can usually get around Netflix, but is not guaranteed. I love it most of the time. Have not tried it with Amazon video. They have REALLY been behind the curve with getting licensing rights in other countries.
  6. It might be good to make your case to the municipio, as far as traffic problems, but with empty pockets, they will take the money and not improve the roads. Worth a try. I am usually of the bent that of you want to lock up the land against construction, then YOU buy the land. It is private property, and the owners should be able to do what they want with it. But I do think that traffic problems should be addressed first.
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    Charles Schwab???

    The other nice thing about Schwab is that if you want to make a largish transfer of pesos to your MX bank, Scchwabs FOREX desk will go into the marhets and make a peso purchase for you at a MUCH better rate thqn you can get here, and wire it to your MX bank. Very nice perk. Wire fee was waived on my first transfer. $25 US after that.
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    Mike the ComputerGuy

    I tried to get TM for a full year, going ihto the office about 1x/month. Could not understand why, If they have the demand, they don't build out their infrastructure to meet the demand. Finally gave up, went to Telecable and requested an Arris modem (they usually hand out those crap Hitron modems), and have had a pretty consistent 5 MPS down. Also only charge $100 install fee, whereas Telmex is $1300+, for doimg NOTHING. Not great, seeing as how I get 200MPS consistently, dual band, for $40/month in the US. They don't give a shit. So, if you want, you can get Telecable, but I prepaid for Ilox, so I am not going to have to put up with this crap for too long.
  9. Honorandfaith

    Where to pay Temporal fee? Which bank?

    Thank you, Jrod. I guess I will go there.
  10. Honorandfaith

    Where to pay Temporal fee? Which bank?

    One more question... Where is a photo place in Ajijic or San Antonio where I can get the tiny photos made? I seem to remember a place on Ocampo, near the spa place.
  11. Honorandfaith

    Where to pay Temporal fee? Which bank?

    Many thanks. Sometimes, you can only pay at certain banks.
  12. I went to INM to apply foy my RT renewal, and was given a form so that I could deposit the $3951 for the fee... But there is no bank mentioned. I have an account at Multiva, but perhaps it is another bank? Does anyone know? Please advise. Thx.
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    Window/door dust screens

    Thank you, Ferret
  14. I have brought Bayer Maxforce roach killer, in a tube from the US, and is really kill those cucarachas DEAD. Then, I use the Gentrol Discs to impair the reproductive cycle of the juveniles, because the Maxforce will kill young and adult roaches, but not the eggs. When the eggs hatch, the Gentrol gets them. You can buy then Maxforce regular for about $160 at the hardware store in San Antonio, but the Maxforce Plus may not be available here. Needs reapplication every 3-4 months depending on the severity of the infestation and the cleanliness of your neighbors with adjoining walls. Great stuff, goes on in small gooey drops, in a place where your cats will not get at it. No spray.
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    Would this work in Ajijic?

    Seems that the taxes from Ajijic are used to improve the sidewalks and other infrastructure in Chapala. I suspect we are little more than a milk cow.