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  1. The Belfer Center is a rightist outfit that has been criticized often for conflict of interest in its relations with other groups, due to its directors. That aside, it is well written, but it fails to impress me because it starts by basically saying that just because experts agree, we should always question them regardless of their veracity.

    (edited by mod to remove yet another "blatant" politicizing of a topic.  Warning sent.)

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  2. People keep saying you can buy masks online, so I went onto Amazon.com.mx to check. There are NO N95 masks for sale. If you read the reviews for the small variety of masks, you soon discover that they are all crap. Usually too small, or the elastic breaks, or you don't get what you ordered. Any masks that looked like they might be worthwhile had no reviews, and there is no point risking ordering those. Mercadolibre does have them, and some of the reviews are good, but as with Amazon, many have no reviews, and that is dangerous.

    There are a couple of guys with a table beside Tony's who are selling masks, gloves, and antibac gel and soap. Their thin masks (at 5p) are pretty poor, although they are enough. Their N95s (the type with a metal band, but no valve) are $125p each, which is ludicrous. I own one that I got for spraying trees at a farmacia for 15p before this all started. their gel is also way overpriced at $125p.  Supply and demand.

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  3. 41 minutes ago, Carnivore said:

    If Peter hadn't included his actual name (or his Spanish variation)  which is unusual, I would never have left it in the post.  Why did I choose that particular post?  Simply because it was singularly the most disparaging....... bordering on abhorrence!   Getting attention was obviously intended!  Hopefully the message(s) within the ensuing posting(s) will filter through to the owners of "Min Wah" and work towards achievement of the intended result!   

    One, it will have no effect. It is too long, for one thing. No one reads past the first two lines anymore. Especially in this kind of situation.

    Two, Pedro was absolutely correct in his statement, but you have turned it into a personal affront instead of a complaint. So thanks to you, they won't pay any attention to it anyway, even if they read it all.

    Third, it was not your place to include his name in an action like that without his approval. You should have given that a bit more thought, I think.

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  4. You know, Pedro and I have locked horns many times over the years. But he is only providing his name because of the constant belittling by "certain" members of this Board who regularly complain that posters hide behind their avatar names. I have to applaud him for that. I cannot applaud him, however, for selecting that gross happyjillin username as his comeback.

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  5. I can offer some help, but I have to tell you it is not possible to change a Spanish keyboard to English. Not physically. You can tell Windows to think the keyboard is in English, but you will have to deal with learning where certain keys are actually located, such as the plus and minus, the dash and underscore, the question mark and exclamation point, and most likely the @ symbol.

    Alternatively, you can plug in a USb-enabled standalone English keyboard, if you can find one here (sometimes yes, sometimes no), but then of course that changes the whole reason for having a laptop.

    Now, a question: is Windows itself in English or Spanish? Cause that's a whole different story.

    Contact me at 765-4156 if you would like more information.

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  6. We would have to notify so many restaurants, it would be a full-time job. Besides, who's to say if my tastebuds are good enough to do something like that? Talking to the owner or manager, as we have on more than one occasion, should be enough. Every good business owner knows that one complaint heard is the same as 10 complaints not made.

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  7. Luckily for us, there is the China Inn in Joco, which serves really good Chinese dishes (and pretty poor sushi). Unluckily, if the deliver, it won't be here in Riberas. I don't know if anyone could drive there for to-go... what do you tell the checkpoint officers? It's life or death?

  8. 5 hours ago, Mainecoons said:

    One more time.  The only one who made this discussion political is you.  Man up and admit it and stop pretending to be a victim.  Please don't make it necessary for me to post your politicizing here again.

    You see me as a victim? Aw, that is so sweet, Dan.

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  9. Oh, come on. You make everything political. We all know it. You don't fool anybody. And trust me, Trump needs every slap he gets, until he's gone. There. How's that for political.

    But come on: use your position as moderator to tell me I'm being too personal and threaten to have me taken off.

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  10. Of course. Of course. I already said I don't go there anymore. But I also said they are capable of making very good food, which they used to do. In fact, the basis of all their dishes used to be  far superior to the two steam-table places we have, so I know they can do it. I just don't know what happened. Booze in the kitchen?

  11. Just now, Mainecoons said:

    Don't you read your own posts?

    Again, take a bit of a broader approach. Okay, I did say Washington. You should have read "EVERY government". But who really cares? Because it is absolutely true. Don't try to change the point of the discussion and make it political, breaking your own "rules". Washington is corrupt. That is not a political statement. It is a fact. If you want to engage in a discussion about other countries and their corruption, then let's do that.

  12. 50 minutes ago, happyjillin said:

    Everything  Mike posted until that point makes sense. He should have not singled out the US. He and I are both Canadian which country has a Prime Minister who never really actually worked, because he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Shyte happens in every country and this nastiness is more visible in some. The board member Mike was addressing has a clear SJW bent. Scary!

    pedro kertesz

    Again, where did I single out any country? Just because I used Black & Decker as an example?

  13. 1 hour ago, Mainecoons said:

    I'm sure glad to know the U.S. government is the only one that is corrupt and full of bribery.  That sure makes it a lot easier to fix the problem since only one country has it and we don't even have to worry about such things happening here in Mexico.  Why we don't even have anybody giving their kids millions to start businesses or just go to Europe and be playboys and girls and crash their Lambos or Ferraris either!

    What was that opening sentence?  "You are assuming too much..."


    Quite wrong. YOU are assuming that is my point, when it really has nothing to do with anything. Do I have to preface every point with a disclaimer?

    But of course, by purposely mistaking my point, you are taking away from it so that readers here will now be on your path to confusion and political chicanery. Those that want to, anyway.

  14. I find the one at Soriana to be even worse than the one at Laguna Mall. Min Wah actually is capable of making very good food, but for some reason they have screwed it up these last years, either by using stale oil, or overcooking, or buying inferior meat (you know you can get chicken tenders for less than chicken breasts, which are white meat but have a tendon running the length, and if you don't remove that tendon you get tough, difficult to chew chicken balls... but you save money!) or vegetables to save money.

    I've been cooking wok for decades, and I should be able to count on getting better dishes when I go out than I do cooking for myself. I mean, I'm good, but I'm not that good.

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