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  1. Very true. Henry Ford established the 8hr at $5 work day, 5 day work week which doubled his employee's wages. These were unheard of wages in a time that the average ethnic union labor jobs paid around .20 cents per hour. Most were lucky to get $1 per day if that. This $5 per day wage is equivalent to approx. $160 per day today. Who at Walmart makes $160 per 8hr day? No comparison can be made between Walmart and Henry Ford. Of course Ford was also a bit of a control freak with his employees. They had to jump through a variety of hoops to make that wage including forcing everyone to live a certain lifestyle and to learn English. But then I guess the later wasn't that bad of an idea either..........
  2. Will do! Thank you so much Art! Wish there were more people like you on this board!
  3. No we are not coming. And do not need any lectures on how to behave here. All I asked for was for some information specific to the IMSS payment process at this time. Our daughter has power of attorney to pay for us and we don't want to risk her health either traipsing around Guad unnecessarily to find out. So again I ask, anyone that might have USEFUL information to please chime in. Thanks again! pm
  4. Hello Everyone! Hope all the folks here are healthy and safe! I've been gone from this web board for sometime and out of the loop. Been stateside here in Washington since January of this year self-isolating. Our IMSS Seguro in Jocotepec is due in May and I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if the IMSS office near the Central Viejo in Guad where we go to pay our yearly IMSS premium is open to the public or will be open in May for us to make a payment? If not, how do we make our payments? Thank you for whatever information you can provide. pedro malo
  5. There is a great new hotel directly across the highway from the entrance of the airport. We've started to do that lately, overnight there and then they shuttle you to airport in less than five minutes, 24 hours a day. Very nice modern rooms around $1000 pesos per night. Hanger Inn Hotel. There I go again, can never stay on topic!
  6. Rony, that has been our experience too with taxis, and here in Jocotepec, you can imagine the orders of magnitude WORSE that it is compared to Ajijic! We've missed flights because of taxi "no shows" arranged days ahead of time. We've called one taxi after the other and have been stood up because either they find a better fare or just are not in the mood to show up. And they always say they will be there in 10 minutes instead of telling you the truth, that they have no intention of showing up. We here in Jocotepec are done with the local taxis! I understand and agree with the sentiment of supporting local but what is there to support with the kind of f%*king service they provide, or lack of. I think it's wonderful that happyjillin has found someone they can rely on. Wish we could find one here and I'd be loyal to them unto death, but no such luck for us. And we've been through at least a dozen of them. I've developed a disgust for taxi drivers as a result of our experience with them here in Jocotepec over the last 10 years. We've never used UBER, neither here or in the States but I'm very interested in investigating that possibility Lakeside. To give our private drivers at $1000 peso rides to the airport one way, a break. Or at least my wallet.
  7. I know this is outside of what's being ask here but have you considered flying? $800 pesos one way with Aeromar from GDL airport and only 55 minutes of travel.
  8. Any elaborations beyond sending condolences is in very poor taste and insensitive. Thank you for pointing that out CG.
  9. They remind of the "public housing" built under the Erich Honecker administration in the former East Germany. Talk about depressing.............
  10. What could be more "democratic" than standing down the country's military armed forces and replacing them with a National Guard composed of "civilian" police agency members to combat a "civilian" criminal organization. It's this what our Constitution protects us against? The use of the military against our civilian population? Sounds like AMLO is moving in a less "dictatorial" direction instead of what Alan is suggesting. It's obvious that Alan has a hard on for AMLO so I doubt he will agree with any of his policies or attempts at making real, positive changes in Mexico. Do you think we should just go back to another 80 years of corrupt PRI control? Lets give AMLO a chance before berating his every move. Time will tell.
  11. This was the sense I got, specifically from the responses to my prodding and having had lots of personal experience with mentally ill family members, you learn to recognize certain traits in their thought processes. That's when my annoyance changed to empathy. They are not completely in control of things and our reactions need to be adjusted accordingly. It can be difficult since the behavior can be so outrageous and offensive at times. I felt bad for taunting him at that point, once I realized this and decided to disengage. When he comes back, I will no longer "react" and just try to send him good energy. They suffer enough on their own. Of course, this could be a complete projection on my part. I'll leave it at that and finish on this topic. pm
  12. That could very well be the case but would then suggest being pretty mean spirited in a lot of his posts. But then, who hasn't been guilty of that on occasion?
  13. LOL! I found his post somewhat annoying and incoherent and when I "proded" him, his responses seem rather "telling" which evoked some compassion in me. I got the sense that he's a "troubled" soul and decided to no longer engage him here. I wish him the best in life.
  14. I'm reluctant to bring this up especially if the memory of brings anguish and distress to anyone on this board but my curiosity is killing me! What's happened to "jonnyintrouble"? He seems to have fallen off the radar here? Did he get 86'd from this board? I apologize for asking ahead of time! pm
  15. Good! Now how about Peña Nieto, Calderon, Salinas, etc., etc. to follow who are the real criminals.
  16. Keep in mind that those poor bastards stealing the gas are mostly selling it to narcos at a reduced black-market price to enable them to continue transporting their "wares" throughout the country, killing and mameing while the rest of the population is suffering in long gas lines. I don't have much sympathy for them except for the "taco vendors and nursing mothers" that may have become part of the fry. Anyone participating, aiding the narcos, especially people in positions of authority (Peña Nieto) need to meet their well deserved final fate. God Bless AMLO in his efforts to combat this decease and for being a man of his word! How refreshing for a politician!
  17. Looks like the pipeline itself dolled out some immediate justice. Feel sorry for any innocents that got caught in the inferno.
  18. There is a mini-series on Netflix called "El Chapo" which is a few years old now and not only do they imply that Peña Nieto was on the take, but so was Salinas and Calderon. They also elude to AMLO as being incorruptible after various attempts to buy him off. The entire Narco/Government relationship suggestion is mind blowing in the mini-series and now some of it is coming true. Well worth a look. Thanks MC
  19. You see what I mean? Poor guy, think the problem might be that someone is not taking their psychotropic medication.
  20. I'm really not bothered at all by "jonnyintrouble's" posts. Reason being that even after reading them over a few times, I find them to be mostly incoherent babble and what I don't comprehend, can't bother me. This is what you get when you combine "old", "bored" and "frustrated" all in one. Surprised there aren't more……..
  21. By the way Computer Guy, Canada is a "Great Country", we regularly cross the "pond" from Port Angeles to Victoria, BC and I always get the sense of being in Europe there for some reason. Have been to Vancouver, BC and all over Alberta and have found the people warm and inviting. There is definitely some subtle differences between Canucks and Yanks apart from what we share in common. I find societally that the average Canadian seems a little more "cultured" than us Yanks. My last off topic comment in this tread.
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