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Fred C. Dobbs last won the day on February 13 2018

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    This is the country where the nuggets of gold are just crying out for you to take them out of the ground and make 'em shine in coins on the fingers and necks of swell dames.

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  1. When it comes to streaming services, the words "free" and "legal" aren't usually found together.
  2. I believe you are thinking of A Good Year with Russell Crowe... It was set in France and they used lavender on the window sills to repel scorpions. Good movie. My wife calls me an idi0t savant when it comes to remembering things like this... stressing the word idi0t .
  3. Restaurante La Troje Been going there for close to 12 years. Never, ever, been disappointed with service or food. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g666387-d4168538-Reviews-Restaurante_La_Troje-Mazamitla.html Of course, YMMV.
  4. Gee, Don, in my gated community one-third of the residents are upper middle-class Mexicans. I wonder if they would share your views? The last time I spoke with a few of them at a party, they seemed very pleased with the food at many of the upscale "non-Mexican" restaurants in Guadalajara and in the USA. Maybe they don't know how to "enjoy Mexico" like you.
  5. Exactly, Gringal. For a company that claims to have as good a reputation as they say they do, and has been in business for as long as they say they have been... they should have gobs of working capital at their disposal. That, and their lack of marketing - and market research of the area's demographics - makes me take a "wait and see" position. I wish you all the best of luck in this working out.
  6. Thank you, Tom. But why should we be chasing them, screaming "Take my money?" Let them tell us what they have to offer in services and infrastructure needs, and a lot more of us will then throw our money at them once we have an informed opinion. Hey, I'm not trying to be a d!ck here, I just like to know what I'm getting when I fork over some coin. As such, I'm looking forward to the Telmex meeting on Thursday. And, in my experience from 11+ years here, there is a lot more money in the wallets of retirees here than just from Social Security cheques.
  7. I've been following this ilox thread since it started, and I appreciate the time and effort tkessler has put into it for both the company and the Lakeside community. However, something has bothered me from day one: Where is the marketing from ilox? They're coming into a "wealthy" area, inhabited by 10,000-ish retirees with - generally speaking - a nice amount of discretionary income to spend. And they only get 200 prepaid pledges? Seriously? No ads in the Guadalajara Reporter apart from the ones placed by tkessler. No meet-and-greet information sessions to drum up excitement. No formal posts on local ex-pat social media with rates, packages, or links to their website (thank you for the link above, ComputerGuy), no hustling the many fraccs and gated communities who have dozens if not hundreds of potential subscribers. Come on guys, target your target market! I'm sorry to say this, but if they install and service their fiber optic Internet as well as they're currently marketing it... those 200 people who pledged may be disappointed.
  8. If you mean the original factura with the dealer's stamp and hologram that you received at the time of purchase, then you may be in a real pickle; whoever possesses that document, for all intents and purposes, has ownership of the vehicle. If you mean the tarjeta de circulacion, then you just need to replace that. That process is much more simple and S&S Auto could help you out.
  9. Telmex: "I don't think anyone could ever offer slower Internet speeds at a higher price than we do!" Ilox Fiber: "Hold my beer..."
  10. I don't think that the family of the person you shot in self-defense is going to let you off the hook. Staying alive after that is the tricky part.
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