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  1. 10 hours ago, gringohombre said:

    Why make life so difficult? The above AeroPress link gives a 10 step instruction to make a cup of coffee. My instruction is much more simple and a lot cheaper:

    1...Stop by and visit my friend Francisco's coffee truck parked most days on the caretera just West of Farmecia Guadalajara and buy a 1 kilo bag of his famous Vera Cruz coffee beans for $210 pesos.

    2...Go home and grind the appropriate amount in an electric grinder.

    3...Put your choice of  1 - 10 cups of water into an electric coffee maker and place appropriate amount of ground coffee in paper filter on top of machine and turn ON. 

    In about 10 minutes you will have an enjoyable cup or more of delicious coffee and a large supply of beans left over to enjoy over many more days and indeed weeks. I am continually amazed at how some make thier lives so difficult by following insane instructions to save the planet...follow the money...the planet will be here long after you are gone!!!

    I make my coffee with the Aeropress in less than 1 minute, however I have to wait for the water to reach temp which takes 2.5 minutes in the microwave. BTW, it is the only coffee I enjoy since it is the smoothest and silkiest favour of any coffee I have had the pleasure to drink.

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  2. Older adults often take several medications each day. But there's growing evidence that this could sometimes be a mistake.

    A growing problem

    Polypharmacy, often defined as the regular use of five or more drugs by one patient, is on the rise and is expected to grow as life expectancy increases and the global population ages. Elderly people not only take more drugs, but also face a greater risk of severe side effects because their livers tend to be less efficient at metabolising and clearing medications from the bloodstream.

  3. On 8/26/2021 at 12:45 PM, Natasha said:

    So how do you get your English channels?  (I DO want the Spanish for Mexican news but don't want to keep  Wizz if this is a go)

    Only asking because IF you use a Firestick,  what speed did you buy.... and if 40, do you find it to be enough?

    40 Mbps is plenty...

    • 5Mbps or less: Basic web surfing and email
    • 5-10Mbps: Web surfing, email, occasional streaming and online gaming with few connected devices
    • 10-25Mbps: Moderate HD streaming, online gaming and downloading with a moderate number of connected devices
    • 25-40Mbps: Heavy HD streaming, online gaming and downloading with a lot of connected devices
    • 40+Mbps: Hardcore streaming, gaming, and downloading with an extreme number of connected devices

    https://leapfrogservices.com/how-much-internet-speed-do-you-need-data-speeds-deciphered/

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  4. 23 hours ago, Bisbee Gal said:

    You seem to imply this is a Mexican 'thing.' 

    Had a friend in USA who was living with and taking care of his bachelor uncle in his final days.  Uncle ended up in hospital where he died.  My friend was with him and stayed at hospital because he wanted to accompany his uncle during transport to the funeral home, out of respect.  While awaiting the hearse he made phone calls to other relatives about his uncle's death. 

    When he got back to his uncle's house an hour later, the refrigerator was gone, hauled away by another nephew.  

    Unfortunately it is not a "Mexican thing", sadly human behaviour can be less then honourable at times.

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