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Everything posted by modeeper

  1. Yeah, Mexico is an awful place. Why not go home? Can't afford it?
  2. I think your dish has to be aligned with the satellite. I doubt Joe Lunchbox can do that.
  3. You know what works for me? .. a change in environment or routine. It's called tipid turkey. Anything that directs the ritual, is part of the ritual, must go.
  4. Be careful a newbe is watching. I just wanted to confess I took Tramadol while in Thailand. I took it everyday. I didn't have pain, I had misery. The sense of well being I got helped me through it. I've taken a lot of different drugs. Cigarettes are the most addicting of them all. Any others were easy to kick. I swear, many people have addictive personalities. Shopping can become an addiction. So can playing golf.
  5. Best to talk to people in the daytime. Anytime before happy hour.
  6. My brotha from another motha. Never in the history of my time on Earth has there been so much American propaganda on the media. Go figure, everyone with a three-digit IQ should know by now 30-40% of US citizens are dumber than dirt. What's a politician's golden rule? Stay in power.
  7. I think they are in Mexico but I can't remember.
  8. For years the Mexicans have tried to show me how it's done. I always tell them, if I couldn't do it for my mother I won't be able to do it for you. Tied tongue. They say if you split a crows tongue he'll be able to talk. Maybe that's what I need. Can somebody recommend a good tongue doctor? On topic: Let's say two emergency patients just arrived to the ER, both with the same condition; a broken arm. One is a 10 yo girl, the other an 85 yo woman. A nurse comes out and tells the patients, "The medical staff will have a shift change in an hour. The on-duty doctor can only attend to one of you at the mo. The other will have to wait about an hour." So what happens? Do you think the nurse is going to choose the lucky one? Will they flip a coin, draw straws? IMO, the elderly has to right of deference. Is she going to stand up and walk past the little girl enroute to the OR? No, she won't let that happen. She'll defer to the child. And the child's parents will give her a thousand thank yous and a lot of bowing. Sympathy goes to the child. Respect goes to the elderly. The comment there somewhere above about the family's total dedication and respect to the old ones is BS. You think Mexican families never fight and feud? You think nobody here has ever been written out of a will? My long-time pals Miguel's family is the perfect example. Mother dies 12 years ago, father died 10 years ago. Miguel has six brothers and sisters. The old man left a small fortune. They've been duking it out in court for 10 years. Almost all the children stopped talking to one another during the blood letting. So far not one of them has seen a peso of the old man's money.
  9. It's sarcasm. Everything there has been mentioned at least 4 times.
  10. Good one! Nobody has mentioned any of that.
  11. 36 years in country. A completed Master's dissertation in Mexican Family Values, WWU 1981. BA in cognitive anthropology, U of Washington, go Huskies! Grew up in East LA, 80% Mexican population. Mom was a polyglot and university prof., Spanish, French. First came here in 1950. 30 years in TEFL, 20 of those in Latin America, Most of those at Mexico's second-ranked university, El ITESO, and six years in the Marine Biology Dept at UABCS, TOEFL, English to Spanish textbook translator. Six months in a Mexican jail, San Juan del Rio, Michoacan. Three terms (Three months of duty for three decades) for the US Census Bureau as a bilingual census enumerator in LA, Modesto, San Francisco. Court interpreter, 1 1/2 years in Central California. Intrepertor for a large construction company in Seattle WA. And I still can't roll an R. Oh, and I skipped the first grade ... does that count? Does that make me more credentialed than you, Toro?
  12. What if you knocked and heard a faint voice .. Go away, let me die in peace. Would you respect that? I would.
  13. Call an ambulance. Tell the driver/dispatcher you heard some moaning and now there is none.
  14. Well put. Yes, it's a crap shoot. Boxing is fixed. Football is fixed. Horse races are fixed. But the Stork Market isn't? Everybody has a motive. The bigger the money the bigger the motive. The other day we were discussing the days of the New Peso devaluation. Now we all know those with a palanca knew a day before it came. Were any of us informed? The unconnected lost three zeros. I doubt anything NoB is that volatile. But Mexico is. So let those peace on Earth enzymes flow to your brain .. everything is going to be alright.
  15. Right on! It's rolling disclosure. They will disclose it the day after the WaPo cracks their nut. Hey, I'm just a little man. I could sit on the edge of a dime and swing my legs. I'm just happy that my grandson hasn't been shot at school ... yet.
  16. How about this Mod5? Where does this fit in? Just asking so I know what political correctness is for you. Please remember this was directed to me. This reporter sees this comment as a political correct way of saying, "I know, you don't, shut up."
  17. Now if that bar had one of those lil alcoves with a statue of Jesucristo ringed in lit candles you'd have bout everything you'd needed.
  18. So glad you pointed that out. I'll return the favor, honest I will. Saying the future is finally bright isn't a plug?
  19. Oh sure it is. With the cast of The Apprentice in charge how can we lose.
  20. 86 years ago 8.1 magnitude, 15 km depth Las Primaveras [Invernadero], Jalisco, Mexico 5 months ago 8.1 magnitude, 69 km depth El Palmarcito, Chiapas, Mexico 22 years ago 8.0 magnitude, 33 km depth El Colomo, Colima, Mexico 32 years ago 8.0 magnitude, 27 km depth Arteaga, Michoacán, Mexico 90 years ago 7.9 magnitude, 20 km depth Santa Catarina Roatina, Oaxaca, Mexico 86 years ago 7.8 magnitude, 15 km depth Minatitlán, Colima, Mexico 115 years ago 7.8 magnitude, 0 km depth San Pedro Buenavista, Chiapas, Mexico 111 years ago 7.8 magnitude, 30 km depth El Arador, Oaxaca, Mexico 39 years ago 7.7 magnitude, 18 km depth San Agustín Loxicha, Oaxaca, Mexico 86 years ago 7.7 magnitude, 25 km depth Minatitlán, Colima, Mexico I was in Zihuatanejo for the big one. Some of the high-rise hotels came down in neighboring Ixtapa and DF got murdered. I remember reading in The Mexico City News the main cause for the more than expected damage was the content of actual cement in the mix. It was reduced due to pilfering. So the mix was 10-20% light and hundreds died for it. Were I to build a house here there'd be an inspector bearing some other nationality standing there during working hours. Insurance: I posted here about a year ago about my car being totaled at a national park due to a fire in the parking lot. The damage came to 16,000mxn. After a month of haggling with the insurer I was awarded a check for 4,000 that bounced the first three times I tried to cash it. Arriba la Raza!
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