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  1. 4 hours ago, tkessler2 said:

    Yes...note one needs to review how many km's you drive...There's a breakeven point ..but if you don't drive that much the savings are huge...note there are other providers...just google "seguro por Km".  Some of the other providers put a dongle on the car that reports automatically. 

    I had one claim so far for a rock on windshield, no problem...you can read the reviews on the backstop insurer. 

    Blessings upon you Tom, for this information. When they say 10% deductible, is that 10% of the repair cost? For windsheild repair, is that a comprehesive with nominal payment or also 10% deductible?

  2. 1 hour ago, Ferret said:

    Easier to say between Blue Rose and Yves.

    Yes but not close to either. I guess Rick removed his post saying west of Yves which I was adding to. So my number for the lot is 200 and her office is the next wide door entrance.

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  3. 1 hour ago, ibarra said:

    Where is Dra Justina Lopez office?  

    Not next to Blue Rose. It is right next to (west) a lot with a sign; Un Paso A La Vez; This is my rental lot where we make living soil/compost. To enter Justna's office go along the hallway to the left. She is a very nice person. 

  4. Maybe not a great decision but after dealing with Parker for 2 years I was quoted 2K less for identical coverage from ANA. Following that, I realized that it would only take auto theft or a huge accident to benefit from the collision coverage, so I downgraded to basic coverage with a top up for 3rd parties injured/damaged. Now I pay 1/4 the annual premium and if we break down we phone the tow truck direct. This is similar to the insurance I used in Canada for 45 years.

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  5. 5 hours ago, WendyMX said:

    Thanks for the Gecko idea, but I am with a few others who want defense outside  well as inside.  I'll give others a call.  Much appreciated.


    It actually began as a joke. On my property, I discontinued all poisons and I've got some interesting creatures now, like mantids and geckos, spiders and other natural insect predators. I would not wish to harm bees and birds, which even organic pesticides can. 

  6. 44 minutes ago, johanson said:

    Thanks for the info. I thought the only reason the gechos were in my house was because the cats brought them in. I didn't think about what they eat.

    I've got a few generations hanging out now. A newly hatched one stayed on the kitchen window sill for 2 days, eating the tiny ants that come in through the cracks. It was entertaining.

  7. 2 hours ago, moderator-2 said:

    I had the thought this might be a possibility but then the link Lou posted seems to show there is a bigger problem here than just us.

    If I am not mistaken, you may need to find out from the website where the forum platform was downloaded from. I do not see this on 2 other forums but they have paid platforms/software. 

    EDIT: Okay now by scrolling down I see Invision may be the platform. There may be better - could check here https://www.phpbb.com/  but I know from experience, migrating a forum is not fun.

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  8. 1 hour ago, Natasha said:

    I've been told that only those with hanging-type handicap stickers are allowed to use those parking places.  Apparently a doctor has to approve them, and they are dated etc. so easily verifiable. If you are justified in needing one, you get it.

    Also was told it was because people were buying the window stickers you used to see around, not applying them to the windows, but rather just putting them in the front windows when "needed".

    Interesting as most quadriplegics and many disabled people cannot reach to hang the card, so do sling it on the dashboard. A policeman in Canada or US is open to a reprimand for not looking there. Power to the people.😎

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  9. 31 minutes ago, RickS said:

    I see a nice electric scooter in the Classified Section. Suggests it can be used on the carretera bike path. 

    Does anyone if this is really allowed?  It can go 18-21 mph.  Just curious.

    I ride mine, for mobility, which is similar on the bike path. It is narrower than the electric and pedal trikes being ridden on the bike path. My charge lasts all day and I can travel about 10 miles but only goes 12 or 13 mph. Seems odd that they say the charge lasts only 4 hours.

  10. 1 hour ago, Ferret said:

    My stepson is licensed to grow Medical Marijuana on Saltspring Island, B.C. He has a very small batch operation and uses alcohol extraction. Because his batches are so small, he finds the pricing ($300.00 Canadian) prohibitive. Thanks so much for the link. Do you know how long they've been doing this particular testing of cannabinoids?


    I discovered the lab about 18 months ago and they were offering this testing. I wanted to get some of the local red volcanic rock (pumice) tested for heavy metals and minerals but could not justify their price.

    I was licensed in BC to grow medicinal for research and for 2 individuals with illness. Prior to that my farm produced commercial 100% naturally grown medicinal cannabis for the first major medicinal dispensary in Canada. This was done within the strictures of 2 registered nonprofits, however it was in the days of pseudo-legality. So far as I know our farm was the first in North America to commercially grow 100% naturally (hyper organic)

    I love Saltspring. I resided for a short duration on North Pender. I've traveled by boat all over those waters.

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  11. Natural plant held CBD (full spectrum) is of a higher quality (in my opinion IMO), than extracted and isolated CBD. Virtually all CBD is derived from hemp. As a researcher I'm a stickler about word use. In the industry the word extraction is used to describe the basic making of an oil containing the naturally existent cannabinoids in the plant material (full spectrum). Some producers further chemically isolate (separate) the cannabinoids. Thus, one can get a product containing only CBD, etc. In my world I describe this extraction process as 'making' oil and the isolation process as extraction. The easiest, safest (IMO) method to make oil is distillation using 96 to 99% ethanal (alcohol). The alcohol is collected and does not remain in the oil made. It can be used over and over. CO2 methods of making oil requires more specialized equipment which exerts pressure. It is of equal quality and as far as I know the liquid CO2 can be re-used. It is slightly dangerous, as there is a possibility of explosion. There are many methods of making oil or removing the trichomes (structures containing cannabinoids) from the plant material.

    When in Canada I conducted a breeding trial of 2 cultivars of hemp to produce a stronger ratio of CBD to THC (almost none). Lab testing there was much more reasonably priced than it is here. https://agqlabs.mx/analisis-de-canamo/ (GDL location)

  12. There is a lab in GDL which tests cannabis products and everything else under the sun.

    One issue with producing CBD in Mexico is the photoperiod (daylight length). All present cultivars of high CBD > Low THC plants are acclimatized to 17+ hours of daylight to grow. This means having to use artificial lighting to  grow the plants through the vegetation cycle, prior to flower set. The only way, otherwise is to extract CBD (expensive) and then distill it in alcohol which is financially prohibitive. If someone says they have Latin American produced CBD oil - probably not. 

  13. 1 hour ago, Natasha said:

    Rejeno is way too selfish  my friend.  Horses, rich (foreign) women,  and good ( or any) booze are more his style! 😉Besides, he's busy these days (resentfully) handling his brother's rental string because the brother broke his leg doing the Talpa peregrinación.

    Do you mean the horses where Pat Lowrie used to have a dog park? (Large riding ring/corral, plus turn-out areas and some more pole stalls on the west border).  She owns some there, and the others are boarders. Don't know if any of them would be interested..... but one could ask.

    I do not know Pat Lowrie nor any dog park but that sounds like the place. I only know Rajeno from talking some but your description sounds like the best wrangler I had. 😎

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  14. I ran therapeutic riding/adventure riding for disabled and abled kids and young adults for 20 years but am too gibbled up to do it now. There are some awesome horse guys around. Rahino is a wild guy sometimes but knows horses and could be convinced to help. Others I don't know by name. It looks like there are some good horse handlers beside the sewage treatment behind Walmart and I thought I saw a Percheron there. Perfect breed for that.

  15. Maybe a start could be just visiting with the donkeys at Yves Restaurant or the farm at San Nicolas or the horse line in La Floresta. At one time I worked with 'special' kids grooming horses. Just being around them, brushing, petting, giving them treats has a very grounding effect. One non-verbal young lad labelled autistic who came to visit us had a propensity to wild outbursts and self harm but sitting up on our babysitter Belgian he became as calm as can be.   

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  16. 31 minutes ago, InChapala1 said:

    Another vote for Intercam. One negative, I'm unable to use their debit card on many online sites, but other than that Intercam has been great. @Ferret Does HSBC's ATM charge you a fee when you use Intercam's debit card?

    @timjwilson I didn't realize XE allows users to stipulate an exchange rate for a transfer and does the transfer when the rate is reached. I use Wise and I don't think they have that feature, so I will need to give XE a try. Thanks for the tip.

    Just be aware to use a Canadian or US or UK - EU address when registering. I believe they closed membership to MXN only, residential addresses. 

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