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Jim Bowie

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  1. There is absolute disrespect for laws and rarely enforcement here. When those few attempt to do what they were hired to do, all hell breaks loose. Ref. NOB.
  2. Actually, it seems to me that those who have chosen this lifestyle have less of a need for family times and grandchildren than most people who treasure the experiences of seeing grandchildren growing up and being at their activities. I would say that family closeness is not(and probably has never been) one of the strong suits of this group. Each to his own. Family is still very important to many NOB, and that is a major factor why many do not choose to live out their days away from what makes them happy.
  3. Careful. Al, they will accuse you of promoting homosexuality, instead of just reporting a fact, like bman did. Sad when people are put down for stating the truth. But, then it easily identifies the "Elitists" among us.
  4. Didn't take long for the attacks to begin ! Actually, the post by the bman is accurate and whether you like it or not does not change its validity. I don't think you can call the bman's comment "misogynistic". Check the definition.
  5. Has anyone had this? Would appreciate any info you would be willing to share. When/where? How long to notice whether it benefited you or not? The positives/negatives? If it did help, what did it do for you? How many treatments? PMs are welcome. Thank You !
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. 18 years here and every year it gets HOT and there are Fires and Smoke. Some years it is worse than others, but always seemed BAD to us. As bmh says. if you have problems with the smoke and heat pollution, maybe you should not have picked Mexico. That is why we go NOB from March until the rainy season. Nice NOB in those months for us. Whatever rings your bell. As for us, we don't waste our time complaining about something that will not change in our lifetime. YMMD
  10. In the US, it appears that the Liberals want those who have earned the most money in their lives to pay a disproportionate share of taxes to pick up the increasing tabs on welfare, etc. You sound like that is not how the Canadians feel. Just sayin' !
  11. Canadians seem to think differently than the US Liberals.
  12. That is an extranjero opinion, not the Mexican Opinion, which is the only one that counts with most of the people living and coming to this area. As I stated, the extranjero population is insignificant here except for the few jobs they provide. The song is about Chapala, not Ajijic, nor Joco.
  13. Not to offend anyone, but Chapala is the Jewel of the Lake. At least to the Mexicans. They couldn't care less about the expat life in Ajijic, except for those who maintain their living from the work provided by the foreigners, and even most of those are basically only interested in their pay.
  14. Sorry. RV, but you are not qualified to interpret the Mexican Laws and how they are applied. Your "opinion" lacks credibility. Therein lies the problem that you are creating with misinformation. People here that deal with these laws and Mexican Immigration personnel on a daily basis are telling us that you are wrong. Just let those who deal with these situations give us the real facts, interpretations, and how they are applied.
  15. I believe that those who deal with the law and assist foreigners with various paper work have said that is not the case, RV. I would think that a person here would take the word of someone like that over someone who does not live in Mexico anymore and is not up to date on what is currently happening with immigration, no? Fear mongering has not helped anyone move forward. What you speculate ":might happen" can not be verified by anyone in the last few years. Please do not spread rumors that needlessly put fear into people because "you think it might happen".
  16. We find it cooler NOB for us from mid March until mid June, when we return for the rainy season. YMMD.
  17. I have a nice one for 1800p firm, but I am in the States and will not be back until June. If interested and don't find one, PM me 1st of June.

  18. Actually, snowy is not correct. Mexicans living in the U.S. can get a TIP good for 180 days and bring a car into Mexico to visit family, etc., and return NOB. My wife has done it. Your Mexican neighbor came in as a US citizen, not a Mexican, and he came on a visitor permit. Happens a lot, as Mexicans from NOB often want to keep their US cars, and they go back every 6 months.
  19. Some of the methods they use on some tests are not the standard methods accepted.
  20. I, for one, vote to allow that "shameless advertising". Thanks for Everything you do here for Free, Spencer.
  21. So, Mike, what was the cost of the exam, or is that a "secret"?
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