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  1. We have known maybe 20 people to return in the time since I came in 1999. Reasons were : grands, violence/cartels, health, just being tired of Mexico. For ourselves, we just find that spending more time in God's Country NOB suits us a lot better than being here more. Still need that few months each year here, but each year we are ready to go back NOB sooner. Life seems to be a lot more to our liking NOB now than the previous 20 years. My guess would be that about 25-40 % of those who "settle" here will some day return to their home country.
  2. And here in Mexico, it is $4.16 a gallon.
  3. You gotta remember who those states are dancin' with and how much higher the State taxes on gas is than most other States. Some States just have no respect for their own citizens.
  4. Anyone care to venture why Mexicans are not "screaming" as Pemex continues to raise gas prices? Do they not realize that Pemex continues to sell gas to ALL stations? Price now over $4.00 a gallon !
  5. I will be getting OR had three? I think you just run off at the mouth sometimes !
  6. I was told by 2 "master plumbers" that CALOREX is the Cadillac of these types of boilers.
  7. Jim Bowie


    Reports say that Team Trump has saved the US about $1.1 trillion in this deal. His critics look like fools now. Now on to Europe and China ! Just keeping his promises. Look for AMLO to do the same with his promises.
  8. So are you saying that here in Mexico, there is a Socialistic distribution of tax monies, where NOB each entity (local) does their own taxes to provide the vast majority of local services?
  9. http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2018/07/if-theres-not-change-in-mexico-with.html#more A worthwhile read, IMHO. Reminds me a lot of the current US President in many ways.
  10. I think you would really enjoy it there if you would just spend more time there ! Give it a real chance, Angus !
  11. Why would anyone go through Houston quickly. I've never been through there and would never go through there. Wife's family(and her) would never let us go on 101either.
  12. #101, is that the "infamous" hwy of Death, referred to by most Mexicans?
  13. The current Interior Secretary is Ryan Zinke, appointed by President Trump, FYI. Bennet is available to do lots of "honey do " stuff, as his voting record is really clear; he is what is referred to in Washington as an "obstructionist", a senator that puts the interest of non-Americans above those of American Citizens. (FYI).
  14. If that ;person can show proof that they live full time in Mexico and are just visiting the US with a Mexican car, there would never be a problem. The only problem is if you live in the US, you cannot have a Mexican plated car. They are sometimes asking lots of questions now, sometimes not. Just be prepared with the proof. I would not be surprised that in the next few years, if you want to enter the US with a Mexican plated car, you might need a visitors permit, like the Mexicans. That is the only way the US will know for sure that you are really just visiting with that car. YOMD.
  15. That is funny ! Don't you think something like that treaty condition is moot, after 170 years! If Mexico does not respect decisions by the US on handling the US Border, how could they EVER expect the US to respect such an obscure condition from 170 years ago. HA ! BTW, that condition was ONLY for those Mexicans living in the territory (about 500 verifiable ), and for NO OTHERS. Prove you are a descendent !
  16. Was that Peter, Paul, and Mary? Great Group ! Loved them !
  17. FYI, I only read as far as your incorrect post, so I responded to it at that point. Did not have the time to read farther. I think you could have deleted it, if I am not mistaken, if you were already aware it was incorrect by the time I posted. If it were me, I would have done that, and I would be more concerned next time to be sure that I did not ;post any more Fake News. But, that is just how I respond. YMMD
  18. Actually, "you don’t hear a peep from Trump" is a false statement. Check out what has been said and done BEFORE you make absurd and foolish statements.
  19. I find that if you have a Mexican last name, you always seem to get the discount. Not always so if your last name is not Mexican. Maybe you last name is Mexican?
  20. I'm sure that must have been the intention of this "air" guy. and he was treated so rudely/. WoW ! That is what makes living in Mexico safer than NOB. All the extra security measures and precautions needed here to survive here. Viva Mexico !
  21. I would like to know how you tell the difference. Just take a chance and if you pick wrong, tough? Or be wary of strangers bearing gifts? Help.
  22. I found (from personal experience) that getting an ice pack on the sting quickly stops the burning/stinging and takes care of the swelling. Certainly an antihistamine will benefit also. Remember, ICE is a very good friend for many injuries.
  23. That is why, RV, people need to trust the advice of Sonia and Spencer when these questions are asked. Other "so called experts" just continue to create panic and confusion for "their personal enjoyment"? Shame on them, no?
  24. I think that is the "kicker". Shaw is talking about CANADA and not about any service in Mexico. They are NOT concerned about their signal being available in Mexico, just to their "Canadian" customers. I think Pete tells it "like it is". I will plan accordingly.
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