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Jim Bowie

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  1. I think Johnny is saying that more than 50% of Mexicans live in areas similar to where he lives, which he labels as the "real" Mexico. Most of us live in an area similar to the top 20% of Mexicans, and our "real" Mexico is quite different. Most of us would not care to live as over 50% of Mexicans do. Some of us care nothing for the life that most Mexicans live and are not interested in hearing about it. Our "real" Mexico is the lifestyle similar to the upper classes here, only a few deviate much. We live in protected communities, or have invested in security that these "other real" Mexicans do not have and cannot afford. Most of us "play" the game of living in Mexico among the natives.
  2. Still seems to be the rule here. I have learned that when an 18-wheeler decides he wants to pass, it doesn't matter if you have almost passed him, he is going to pass first. That is still scary !
  3. Our experience is that if you pay first, the chance of getting a refund is 0 %.
  4. The story I have been hearing from several Mexicans is that AMLO informed Pemex he wanted to shut pipeline and Pemex assured him that they could deliver in trucks. They knew that there would be a big disruption, but being afraid that AMLO was about to really crack down on Pemex, thought the people would blame AMLO and not Pemex, and thus slow down AMLO attacking Pemex. Kinda like what you hear NOB: Disrupt, Disrupt, Disrupt ! I am seeing a lot of similarities between those 2 governments.and the Disruptors.
  5. If it is just the mirror that is broken, any place that sells window glass can cut and put in a new mirror for about 50 pesos. Have had 3 done in Mexico from parking on the street with NOB plates. All do a good job. Takes about 20 minutes.
  6. I think the question refers to which has had the most negative impact on the lives of people. Just a guess.
  7. Very similar experiences to yours in Texas for us. I believe that one needs to be involved and plan ahead to be prepared when you need health care. The lack of preparation in advance can cause much angst.
  8. I was asking MC, sorry you misunderstood. As for us, we have never had a doctor refuse us because he/she/it/whatever did not accept medicare.
  9. Try a 50p note, and if that doesn't work, a 100p note will !
  10. Are you allowed to select the doctors of your choice, without referrals, or must you use "their" doctors?
  11. 🇺🇸 "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt!" 🇺🇸
  12. At least AMLO is trying to do what he promised against corruption. Mexico did not get the way it is in 6 years, and AMLO will not be able to rectify what Mexico has become in his 6 years. People must understand that they must help AMLO in their desire for less corruption, otherwise nothing will change. AMLO cannot just wave his "magic" wand.
  13. In our 19 years of coming to Mexico. we have maintained a home NOB also, like BisbeeGal. Appears as if our experiences/thinking agrees with her 100%. After events where both of us could have wound up dead because of treatments received here, other than basic services, all serious treatments will continue to be handled NOB. BTW, we have had excellent experiences NOB, and have personal telephone numbers of our major doctors, and they do answer and change treatment because of our calls. Maybe we are fortunate, but all my life I have had very similar treatment and positive experiences. Maybe because I have no problem changing doctors or expressing my dissatisfaction, should the need arise. There is absolutely NO reason anyone should ever accept less than the best from their doctors. WE have not cut ties, but for those who have, I wish you luck, as it seems that you made your choice, too. One size does not fit everyone.
  14. Surely everyone realizes that there will still be a "shortage" for a while; as people gain access to gas they will continue to "top off" and store for a "rainy day" for some time, thus manufacturing a renewed shortage.
  15. I believe that Pemex is saying that they have restored the normal liters that the stations have been buying from them for months/years. However, most of the stations have been buying twice that amount from the thieves, so there is still a big shortage at the pump. The only way to get more is to " fess up" about how much they have really been selling a month. Think that will happen soon?
  16. Reminds me of someone from South Alabama that marched with MLK, but has forgotten what MLK was teaching!
  17. And, in Guanajuato, where often 80% of the sales are stolen, not only is there that shortage, but easy to tell when they resupply, who has been cheating Mexico. AMLO is making things happen and putting the Mexican people and Mexico first. Sound familiar? Expect a lot of bitching from those who stand to lose both money and power under AMLO !
  18. Mexico cannot afford to continue to lose approaching $2 billion every year in gasoline. This is the only way they could try to get a handle on it for the future. Sure it is inconvenient,but people must support this measure if AMLO is to keep his promises. Actually, the only ones I hear complaining are those who did not vote for AMLO, or those who are hung up on him being a Socialist(and that is usually an extranjero who has not made an attempt to gain Mexican Citizenship and vote)!
  19. $1.6 billion would still build a southern wall for Mexico ! He only inflated it 1x. 1.6 +1.6 = 3.2. (original + 1x = 3.2)
  20. The theft is $3 billion USD a year.The gas sales at the stations in Leon, Gto. was 80% stolen, a city of over 1.5 million people. The State of Guanajuato was getting 40,000 barrels of Pemex gas a day before, now gets 10,000 barrels. As long as people panic, there will be a shortage.
  21. It is amazing to me that two of the 3 major countries in North America have new Presidents that are doing their best to keep the promises they made to those who elected them. But, corruption and the fear of losing power by those who 'were in control, makes the tasks extremely difficult for both. Hopefully, those who put them in power will continue to stand with them and ride out the storms of protest and civil unrest.
  22. Vi Visiting in the state of Guanajuato, all stations are out of gas. No idea when we will be able to get back to Lakeside.
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