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Post by dean on Fri May 28, 2010 11:05 am

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New Requirements for Bringing Foreign-PlatedCars into Mexico

Post by dean on Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:27 pm


http://yucalandia.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/new-requirements-for-bringing-foreign-plated-cars-into-mexico-banjercito/

New Requirements for Bringing Foreign-Plated Cars into Mexico: Banjercito
Posted on June 17, 2011 by yucalandia

The Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit has issued a new decree affecting expats bringing foreign plated cars into Mexico: “New Requirements for Bringing Foreign-Plated Cars into Mexico: Banjercito”. From the Banjercito website:

“IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) has issued a decree which states that beginning on June 11th, 2011 anyone applying for a temporary import permit for vehicles must make a deposit in the amount determined by the following table:

Vehicle Year Model:…….Amount to be paid in Mexican Pesos*
2007 and later…….USD $400
2001 until 2006…….USD $300
2000 and earlier…….USD $200

*Peso amounts are based on applicable exchange rate

This deposit is compulsory and can be paid by credit card, debit card, or cash (in US Dollars only).

Users must keep in mind that if the deposit is charged to a credit card, the charge will be made in Mexican Pesos and will be calculated based on the exchange rate of the day on which the payment is made. This deposit will be refunded to the same credit card on the next banking business day after the vehicle is fully returned and based on the exchange rate of that day.

The vehicle must be returned on time and within the time period stated on the temporary import permit. If the vehicle is returned after the stated time period, the entire deposit amount will be transferred to the Office of the Treasury on the day following the expected return date, as allowed by current law.”


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Another clause in the new updated regulations requires FM2 Rentista and FM3 holders to notify Aduana within 15 days of when they renew their FM2 or FM3, otherwise Aduana is allowed to confiscate/keep these “new” deposits. Aduana’s address is listed in Yucalandia’s main article on cars in Mexico: “Importing & Driving a Car in Mexico”

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This post is meant as a public service announcement (not meant as legal advice), so, we here at Yucandia will keep the post updated with further understandings and clarifications as they develop.

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Feel free to copy while giving proper attribution: YucaLandia/Surviving Yucatan.
'Noise quenching' curtains open window to quiet

Post by dean on Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:51 pm
great new product for noisy rooms

http://news.cnet.com/noise-quenching-curtains-open-window-to-quiet/8301-17938_105-20059612-1.html
'Noise quenching' curtains open window to quietPost by dean on Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:06 am
Water, I have tasted it when not brushing my teeth and it is not salty. My meter reads about 1750 ppm which is about 1000 ppm less of what we use to have. But the taste tells me it is it is lower. My meter reads correctly on bottled water about 40ppm so not sure.

bookmark this site/thread as I will add pictures and issues from time to time.

here is a picture of one of the water tanks by the shrimp factory that will have the de-sal water. you will bring your own jugs here to fill up. a real watering hole...

right now they have the de-sal hooked up to the city water, our water is good but not great, 560 ppm disolved solids. I was told by the workers the plant can do 300 cubic meters per day. that is probably about 1/2 our requirements in the summer and 1/3 when everyone is here. I was told another well will be dug for the desal plant. also they ran a three inch line to all these tanks.

here is the tank in progress picture


here is the first structure being built in the campground by a comercial business. note the total area via the orange markers.


second commercial business in the campground. not sure, coffee or taco stand. white building to the right of the gate.


the first arroyo to the north of the campground, the new concrete fence with barbwire to stop people from parking there?


and finally in parting, we had a real cloudy morning here a week or so ago, this is the sunrise...




and lastly here is my suggested air seperation piping to keep water bills low, i have a discussion of it in the water section under building in this forum.


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fascinating nature clip....

Post by dean on Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:41 pm

http://www.youtube.com/v/xHkq1edcbk4?version=3

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it is actually a rare late season hurricane...

Post by dean on Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:04 am

You are subscribed to NHC Public Advisories (East Pacific) for NOAA's National Weather Service.
Eastern Pacific Hurricane KENNETH Advisory Number 8
11/21/2011 09:38 AM EST


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HURRICANE KENNETH ADVISORY NUMBER 8
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP132011
700 AM PST MON NOV 21 2011

...KENNETH BECOMES A RARE LATE-SEASON HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 700 AM PST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...12.7N 109.6W
ABOUT 705 MI...1135 KM S OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...989 MB...29.21 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

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tropical storm this late

Post by dean on Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:40 pm

we have a tropical depression this late in the year, to be a hurricane in 4 days... amazing...

http://www.stormpulse.com/pacific

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out of this world.....

Post by dean on Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:41 am

NASA time-lapse of Earth is actually mesmerizing


http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57323833-71/nasa-time-lapse-of-earth-is-actually-mesmerizing/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20&tag=nl.e703


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paint a stripe on the road..

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Mexico's Second-Highest Official Killed In Helicopter Crash

Post by dean on Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:33 pm

Mexico's Second-Highest Official Killed In Helicopter Crash
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/11/11/142244314/mexicos-second-highest-official-killed-in-helicopter-crash?sc=17&f=1001

Mexican authorities say Secretary of the Interior Francisco Blake Mora, "the highest ranking official in the country after the president" and the person in charge of the fight against drug cartels, has been killed in a helicopter crash, The Associated Press reports from Mexico City. Seven other people also died, according to the Mexican government.

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surfer rides world record 90 foot wave

Post by dean on Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:57 am

Surfer Garrett McNamara sets the record, a 90 foot wave.... previous record was 77 foot wave

the clip is short only 25 seconds..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=L9eBvWO7GJs

with commentary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=O7kmeNefFHI

slow motion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHtE3R1W028&feature=related


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road from the T to the edge of town

Post by dean on Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:24 pm

here are the pictures of the road work that was just finished. my guess is they will do a seal coat over this.

this one is finished both sides


this one you can see the paver in the distance as they are paving the sides. as I said looks like a few additional inches and repairing the edges to make it a safer road.


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more paving of the road from LV to the turnoff

Post by dean on Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:22 pm

they were paving from LV all the way to the T intersection, not a think one like the one here in town but they widened the road by a few inches. no pavement added to the middle of the road. So instead of being crowned it is now flat and as mentioned 3 or so inches wider. I will post a pictures later.

and they are getting ready to put lines on the road...

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low cost pool water pump

Post by dean on Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:30 pm

http://www.applied-sciences.net/library/zoetrope.php

My concept is to use this low cost design for a pool pump. attach a belt and hook it to a car water pump.


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wind

Post by dean on Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:58 am

since iwindsurf is down for our area try my neighbors, but his has always been about 30% low. but at least you can see it is blowing. low because the house blocks the sensor.

I can tell you it is a strong el norte today and yesterday was also good. yesterday sand was blowing at ankle height. today it should be at calf. today it started very early before we woke up.

http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=IBAJACAL17


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what a great idea

Post by dean on Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:35 am

http://www.gizmag.com/dissolving-food-stickers-wash-fruit/20392/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=3b0b2c30e8-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email



Dissolving food stickers also wash your fruit
New York based electrical engineer and designer Scott Amron has come up with an idea that could transform the way industries label fruit and vegetables. You may not pay much attention to that fruit sticker on your apple or orange - though it's often frustrating to remove - and it usually just ends up in the trash. However, Amron is a man who has put considerable thought into that sticker, creating the Fruitwash label. Just as the name suggests, the new label dissolves into organic fruit soap that helps remove water-resistant wax, pesticides and fungicides.



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Señor Porky's Baja BBQ and Smoke House! LaPaz

Post by dean on Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:59 am

Señor Porky's Baja BBQ and Smoke House! The Best Ribs Anywhere!
New Restaurant in La Paz - Featuring Kansas City slow-smoked meats not found anywhere in Mexico. Now open 7 days a week from 7:30 AM with full breakfast menu and Cappuccino, to 10 p.m., and weekends until midnight. Watch the sunset from our spectacular ocean view! Located on the Malecon in La Paz at Alvaro Obregon #670, on the corner of Allende and Rosales (next to the Arco Hotel).

To ensure the best quality for Porky's Smokehouse Meats, we start with the best meats available. Then we dry-rub the meats with a combination of 20 spices, then slow-smoke for up to 18 hours at low temperature to obtain maximum flavor and tenderness while sealing in the natural juices and smoke flavor that is unmatched anywhere! We know you'll agree that Señor Porky's Baja BBQ and Smoke House are the best you have ever tasted. Menu highlights include:
• Slow Smoked Ribs • Pulled Pork • Beef Brisket • BBQ Chicken • Smoked Bratwurst •
Plus fantastic side orders include Pasta Salad, BBQ beans, Coleslaw, Sweet Potato fries, New Mexico Green Chile with Pork, Caesar Salad and Homemade Deserts. Dine in, or carry out from our "Pig Out" Meats to Go Menu. Download our entire Menu here: files.me.com/richards771/1wclv6

For more information, call 612-129-3667. - Richard Stubbs, richards77@pcisys.net, La Paz

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Mega is to open today

Post by dean on Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:46 am

it is reported that Mega is to open today...

nope now reported on tuesday the 8th...


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road report bpe

Post by dean on Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:35 am

ROAD REPORT

We have gotten several questions about the condition of Mex 1 north of Guerrero. Here is an up-to-date report from Bill and Sue Evants who JUST returned from San Ignacio.
Going South:
K-39, south of Maneadero: Lots of construction for road widening. No pavement. Huge holes on the side of the road have been cut in for putting in drainage ports. Some of these holes are 6 feet deep and not marked. Not recommended to drive this area at night. Construction is on-going so it will be changing often. This construction goes from a few miles south of Maneadero all the way to Santo Tomas at KM-49.
KM 106: Between El Rosario and Catavina, KM 113-130. They are repairing bridge abutments and widening them for future road widening. Many of these abutments have been chiseled out into the road and not all of them have markers. Two cars cannot pass at one of these cut outs so be aware and go slowly. There is new pavement in this area but it ends at KM 131.
KM 193, new pavement begins again but no lines have been painted on the asphalt.
KM 208, Pedregoso. They are repaving this area and there are no lane markers or reflectors. Where they are actively working, there is no pavement at all and at times only one lane is open. Pavement reopens around KM 214 but this area has not been worked on and is very rough with lots of pot holes.
AT KM 66 south of Rosarito, more road widening and continues for several miles south of the check point. There is a major detour on dirt south bound. This ends at KM 80.
Other than these specific areas, the road is is good shape and the areas that have been widened are wonderful to drive on. In many places in Baja California Sur, they have made wide shoulders for the road. We aren't sure if these are being done in anticipation of widening the road, but they are wonderful for safety.

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Sea Turtle Hatchling Releases

Post by dean on Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:57 pm

BWO
Sea Turtle Hatchling Releases - There will be Sea Turtle hatchling releases every day at 5 p.m. throughout the months of November and December. The releases are open to the public, and there is no charge. Bring your family or send your guests without making reservations. If you would like to bring a large school group, please contact us for scheduling. Maps and directions are available on the website. Hope to see you there! - Tortugueros Las Playitas, tortugueroslasplayitas@gmail.com, www.todostortugueros.org, 145-0353, Todos Santos

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Lunging humpback whale nearly swallows up surfer, kayaker

Post by dean on Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:36 am



http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/30915/lunging+humpback+whale+nearly+swallows+up+surfer+kayaker/

Lunging humpback whale nearly swallows up surfer, kayaker
By: Pete Thomas, GrindTV.com
A woman on a surfboard and two people aboard a kayak were nearly engulfed by a humpback whale that charged out of the water, its mouth agape, just a few feet away. Barb Roettger's video of the amazing encounter, which occurred near Santa Cruz, Calif., was posted Wednesday. The incident is one of several recent close calls in the area, where a small pod of humpback whales has been surface lunge-feeding on anchovies unusually close to shore. They've become a major draw for kayakers and boaters and at least one kayaker has been capsized, and a sailboat was struck by a whale. This circus atmosphere has led to an enforcement presence in an attempt to keep people at a safe distance from the potentially dangerous leviathans.

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there may be an issues

Post by dean on Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:41 pm

there may be an issue out at the point, bay of dreams/pt hotel area. Went out that way to go snorkeling. several miles past augua marga there is a roadblock of about 40 not smiling men. Looks like they have been there for a while including night. We were not allowed to pass. so if you are up for just a joyride, give us some feedback.

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economic facts

Post by dean on Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:32 pm

http://www.bajainsider.com/baja-life/general-information/bajacaliforniaeconomy.htm

La Paz, Baja California Sur is one of the richest per capita cities in Mexico.

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new customs rules starting Nov 1

Post by dean on Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:50 pm



http://www.aduanas.sat.gob.mx/aduana_mexico/2008/pasajeros/139_19642.html
from 75 to 300 per person via car.

and 8 and 9 year old cars can now be imported.

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mosquitoes are genetically engineered to kill

Post by dean on Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:57 am

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/31/science/concerns-raised-about-genetically-engineered-mosquitoes.html?_r=2&hp

Researchers on Sunday reported initial signs of success from the first release into the environment of mosquitoes engineered to pass a lethal gene to their offspring, killing them before they reach adulthood.


http://www.newswise.com/articles/bacterium-stops-mosquitoes-from-transmitting-dengue
Bacterium Stops Mosquitoes from Transmitting Dengue
Released: 8/24/2011

Newswise — Strains of a bacterium commonly found in fruit flies can prevent the Aedes aegypti mosquito from transmitting the virus that causes dengue fever, researchers have found. Their discovery could lead to a more effective way to control dengue worldwide.

North Carolina State University mathematical biologist Dr. Alun Lloyd is part of the Eliminate Dengue program, a research consortium that includes scientists from Australia and the United States. The program aims to stop the Aedes aegypti mosquito from transmitting dengue virus between humans by introducing a naturally occurring bacterium called Wolbachia – which is not harmful to humans – into the existing wild mosquito population.

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good baja and mexico online map

Post by dean on Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:37 pm

http://www.maps-of-mexico.com/baja-california-sur-mexico/baja-california-sur-mexico-map-main.shtml

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free beer

Post by dean on Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:56 pm

Hi this is Ben at Bar Los Bandidos I'm trying to encouraging people to drink more.
If you come in this Thursday October 27th after 9pm I'll buy you a beer. No strings attached. You don't have to buy anything. Just show up
after 9pm and ask me for a FREE BEER. We're also starting up a late night happy hour Sunday - Thursday 9pm until closing
2 x 1 classic margaritas (45 pesos that works out to under $2 each)
3 Corona or Pacifico for the price of two (50 pesos not quite as
cheap as the grocery store but it's pretty close.) Tequila shots 25 pesos
Same happy hour specials Monday - Thursday 4pm - 6pm
We're open from 4pm - at least 10pm (all night if anyone is still drinking) Monday - Saturday And 1pm - at least 10pm on Sunday
If you'd like us to open up early for a group of 3 or more or if you
plan on showing up late night give us a call and let us know. phone #11-4-04-05
Were located 200 meters north of the Pemex.

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by home depot, new department store

Post by dean on Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:05 am

a new department store has now opened next to Home Depot. It is called Liverpool and is very popular on the mainland. I have been in one on the mainland and they are a high end Nordstroms type of store.


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Just in case anyone is interested, Liverpool was first called The Cloth Case. It was founded in 1847 by a Frenchman who first started selling clothes in cases in Mexico City. In 1872 he started importing merchandise from Europe. Much of the merchandise was shipped via Liverpool, prompting him to adopt that name for his store.

Now you know more than you need to know about the Liverpool chain. And yes, I do have more to do than to look up trivia, but I wanted to know also.

and I can not emphasize enough do not drive on the arroyo road. It really must be a nightmare. FYI they are building another road on the other side of the arroyo to alleviate this problem and will make each side 2 lanes one way. this will be a great traffic fix. the new side arroyo road will connect all the way down to the malicon road. this will give us a good way to even get to the new Mega Grocery Store by the old CCC now Chedruai without the mess of traffic.

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U.S. Agencies Infiltrating Drug Cartels Across Mexico

Post by dean on Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:26 am

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/world/americas/united-states-infiltrating-criminal-groups-across-mexico.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2

WASHINGTON — American law enforcement agencies have significantly built up networks of Mexican informants that have allowed them to secretly infiltrate some of that country’s most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations, according to security officials on both sides of the border.

As the United States has opened new law enforcement and intelligence outposts across Mexico in recent years, Washington’s networks of informants have grown there as well, current and former officials said. They have helped Mexican authorities capture or kill about two dozen high-ranking and midlevel drug traffickers, and sometimes have given American counternarcotics agents access to the top leaders of the cartels they are trying to dismantle.

Typically, the officials said, Mexico is kept in the dark about the United States’ contacts with its most secret informants — including Mexican law enforcement officers, elected officials and cartel operatives — partly because of concerns about corruption among the Mexican police, and partly because of laws prohibiting American security forces from operating on Mexican soil.

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Day of the Dead buffet at Villa Paraiso nov 2nd

Post by dean on Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:41 pm

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday. The celebration takes place on November 1st and 2nd, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.



Cocina Alfonso at Villa Paraiso
I will be serving this november 2 a Mexican bufette in a ocean view lounge ambiance garden.

MENU

Salad bar, Mexican dishes, full bar and variety of deserts (all you can eat)



Cost: $180 pesos per person includes a soft drink, beer or margarita

Come and enjoy us on a million dollar view and our friendly service.
For more information or reservations contact Alfonso cell 612 1510811 chefalfonso@hotmail.com

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Cocina Alfonso at Villa Paraiso
Dia de Muertos Part 2 (Day of the Dead)
"According to the belief of the ancient Mexican civilization, when the individual dies, his spirit continues to live in Mictlan, place of residence of souls who have left the earthly life. Benevolent gods created this great site that has nothing dark and rather quiet and pleasant, where souls rest peacefully until the day appointed by the custom, when returning to their former homes to visit their relatives. Although during that visit each other are not mutually they feel.


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very low tides next couple days

Post by dean on Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:24 pm

We have some very low tides the next three days. Low tide in LaPaz is at 3:21pm Tues , 4:03pm Wed, 4:46pm Thurs. we lead/lag on the rise/fall by roughly 30-40 minutes.

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cooking times and for instance turkey proportions

Post by dean on Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:48 am


http://www.cooksleys.com/General_Cooking_Times.htm

http://www.butterball.com/tips-how-tos/tips/calculators-and-conversions
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Make your time in the kitchen easy when you use our Plan Perfect Portions Calculator on the right side of the page to help plan the perfect amount of turkey and stuffing you need.
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Don’t waste time wondering how many ounces are in a pint or how many tablespoons equal a stick of butter. Use our Liquid & Dry Conversion Chart to find the answer quickly.

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FYI police officer pay

Post by dean on Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:55 pm

http://globalspin.blogs.time.com/2011/10/20/fast-and-infuriating-americas-cops-need-to-be-an-example-for-mexicos/

The numbers, published by Mexico's National Public Security System, are in fact telling. The average monthly pay for a state police officer in Mexico is 9,250 pesos, or about $685. That's low enough by international standards. But in the border state of Tamaulipas – which today is all but under the control of Mexico's most vicious drug gang, the Zetas – the salary is a miserable $268 per month. Mexico's drug-trafficking cartels, which earn as much as $40 billion a year, have no trouble doubling or tripling that income for each officer they co-opt. In Chihuahua, home to the world's most murderous city, the border town of Juárez, it's only $590. In Guerrero, where ghastly drug-cartel beheadings now plague the once glamorous Pacific beach town of Acapulco, it's even lower at $573. The pay in other drug violence-racked states like Michoacán, Sinaloa and Durango also fall below the national average.

But nothing, of course, is that clear-cut. In Nuevo León state, for example – where cities like Monterrey, Mexico's business capital, have been overrun by drug thugs, some of whom recently killed 52 innocent people after setting fire to an upscale casino – the police pay is above average (though, at $700 a month, not much above average). What that points up is that better salaries, though critical, won't solve Mexico's cop crisis by itself. Other factors have to be addressed in order to develop the modern, professional constabularies that are the country's only real long-term path to rule of law.

Read more: http://globalspin.blogs.time.com/2011/10/20/fast-and-infuriating-americas-cops-need-to-be-an-example-for-mexicos/#ixzz1bZ8nKI4T

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who brought the humidity

Post by dean on Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:43 am

just for inquiring minds, this humidity is as bad is it gets here during the peak summer. But at least the night temperature, morning is 80 degrees, about 4 degrees cooler than the summer, and that makes a huge difference.

Social security posts from veritasdelapaz


I believe that social security seguro social laws ley are on the internet the last time I looked something up they had some of the laws in english
In mexico you are responsible to pay seguro on any employees part or full time. Some gardeners and maids are already covered by their husband or wife through their spouses seguro.
Any one interested can go to the offices on Altamirano y Cinco de febrero and speak with someone about your specific situation but you are responsible.
Severance pay vacation pay christmas bonuses
These are all recommended and required under seguro social. Amounts required to pay are based on length of employment and hours worked per week
It's complicated but worth your while to look into your legal responsibilities legal and moral as an employer

Just to address your specific case, the type of services you receive from
gardeners and house keepers are considered "professional services" or
special services that they render as self employed workers, in this case and
assuming they do this kind of work for you once a week and perform the same
services for other people during the rest of the week, you are not required to
provide any of this benefits, as you would if they had a weekly schedule
either full time (48 hrs per week) or part time.

It is important however that you have a written agreement stating such
arrangement as well as the activities they will perform and the payments they
will receive plus any other bonus you may want to grant, such as aguinaldo
(end of the year bonus), equivalent to two weeks worth of salary.

Here is a list of the things you could inlcude in the contract (but not
limited to):
1. Date and place were the agreement is being signed.
2. Information related to the people signing the contract such as name,
nationality, address, etc.
3. Obligations of both parties signing the contract regarding the services
that will be rendered.
4. Amount and type of payment as well as when payments will be submited.
5. Any other agreement that will you may want to include for your legal
protection and or benefits for the service provider.

Hopefully this will help you clear your doubts.

Kind regards,
Angel Arteaga

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new sorianas by home depot is now open

Post by dean on Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:58 pm

new sorianas by home depot is now open, much nicer one. The guy in the meat department even asked me if his product positioning/layout was acceptable.

Just for everyone's reference they are paving the other side of the arroyo down to home depot and down to the malicon rd there so that each side is one way from what I was informed. this should make the traffic flow more reasonable/convenient. today it was a nightmare, good thing I was on my motorcycle and just drove the center of the lane to the front of the line about 50 cars or so I passed this way. Always get a bit nervous when I also pass a police vehicle that is in the line. I would avoid the arroyo rd right now.

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Meteor shower alert: tonight and in the morning

Post by dean on Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:59 am

Where is tom?
Meteor shower alert: 2011 Orionids are on their way.. Sky watchers, mark your calendars: The 2011 Orionid meteor shower is on its way, and scientists say it's expected to peak just before dawn on Oct. 21 and 22, otherwise known as Friday and Saturday of this week. The Orionids occur each October as the Earth passes through a trail of dust left by Halley's comet. When one of those dust particles — about the size of a grain of sand — enters Earth's atmosphere, it excites the air molecules through which it passes, causing them to give off light.
Dean http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/10/meteor-shower-alert-2011-orionids-are-on-their-way.html


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local road

Post by dean on Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:04 pm

forgot to mention, a friend went out fishing with Lalo last week, and they were stopped by a military ship, that sent a small boat to inspect Lalos boat for proper licenses. He had the proper licenses.


well they should be done paving as of today. Here are some picts this morning. They were done with one side all the way as you can see. and would be starting up today the other side from Kijote coffee as seen here. And should be finished paving early today as I saw the truck spread oil on the unpaved side first. now if they just don't add the topes. it is so nice to not have to hit a zillion topes... I don't see people driving crazy down my hill like they use to. well we will see if it lasts and they have to go for the topes all over again.

The topes did not stop the stupid driving and deaths this year, so they will not in the future.





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Immigration Update

Post by covertcode on Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:45 am

Today I bring you two friendly reminders: if you are an FM2 holder or plan on applying for or renewing a working visa please read the following:

FM2 Holder I would assume that all FM2 holders are aiming at upgrading to an inmigrado status (permanent resident) after four consecutive renewals, so you never have to renew anything again. If that's your case, then do not submit any of your renewals late, not even one day late. If you submit your FM2 renewal paperwork after the expiration date on the back of the card, immigration will take away any accumulated years thus far and your four year count starts all over again.

Working Visas If you're currently outside of Mexico and will be traveling this upcoming season and plan on possibly applying for a working visa, then this is for you: If you plan on working as an independent contractor, such as an artist, musician, English teacher, massage therapist, kite surfer instructor, real estate agent etc. you need to prove to immigration that you are certified in that specific field. You don's necessarily need to have a BS degree; a certificate of completion is fine. Just for the record, immigration likes any document that resembles a diploma /certificate (w/ the fancy margins around) rather than a pocket size license card. So before coming to Mexico, if you're in the USA, take your diploma style-document to your nearest notary get it notarized then take it to the Secretary of State and get it apostille (this step is very important). If you're in Canada, take your document to the nearest Mexican consulate office and get the document rectified, in other words, have them put a stamp on it.

I thought I would bring this up because this is a major problem that I see constantly when helping people with their working visas as independent contractors. They forget or didn't know they needed this requirement and they end up having someone back-home do all the leg-work for them after they get here, so I wrote this to avoid that. All the other requirements needed are done here in Mexico.

There are other ways of getting working visas. For example, people that have their own Mexican corporations don't need diplomas. However if you're going to be sponsored/hired by a corporation or an private individual and the job-role requires an expertise, then you'll need it. If the job-role does not require you to be an expert in the field, e.g. manager, you don't need any certificate.

- Francisco Gonzalez , info@southernbajalegalservices.com, www.southernbajalegalservices.com, 612-158-5776, La Paz

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Mexico’s newest export to US may be water

Post by dean on Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:20 am

Mexico’s newest export to US may be water

http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/8231459-420/mexicos-newest-export-to-us-may-be-water.html

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mexico ships televisions, cars, sugar and medical equipment to the United States. Soon, it may be sending water north.

Western states are looking south of the border for water to fill drinking glasses, flush toilets and sprinkle lawns, as four major U.S. water districts help plan one of two huge desalination plant proposals in Playas de Rosarito, about 15 miles south of San Diego. Combined, they would produce 150 million gallons a day, enough to supply more than 300,000 homes on both sides of the border.

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hope you watched the opening of the pan am games in Mexico

Post by dean on Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:20 pm

did you see the fireworks WOW.......

From Guadalajara, Mexico.

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alternatives for emergency communications

Post by dean on Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:39 pm

Just a suggestion...

the original blog notification site of this area was Eugenes bajalovers@yahoogroups.com it was started in 2003 when the dengue was real bad down here so people could get information to make informed decisions. We now have ventana view which covers that very well, but for real urgent issues it does not work because we can not expect her to be at her computer all day and night.

a good for instance is one year when I caught a person stealing on my property stealing things and he got away on foot. down the beach side to the campground, (it was empty) I could have posted for people to be on look out for that person. What I did do is with my motorcycle found what was probably the get away vehicle after driving by Corys place and he went for the police. I followed that suspicions vehicle and the police found me and I pointed out the car. He was not in the car and the police detained the persons in the vehicle that were parked in the campground at 6 in the morning. they moved to the edge of town. so then it would have been nice to post to not pick up a hitchhiker that day. the guy was not from here, so assume he had a nice walk back to LaPaz in May when it was nice and hot... and he obviously had no water.

anyway there have been other suspicious activity that I have heard about the NEXT day. If people post on the bajalovers it goes out in seconds if you have it set for immediate notification. And in light of the various thefts again this year we would all be well advised to do some neighborhood watch and reporting.

The second area where it can be lifesaving is like the incident in Barriles with a kiter needing a certain type of blood and for platelets with that blood type so he could get emergency surgery.

a recent example is just recently another request for blood of any kind went out, i responded and then posted on the view I was looking for a ride as I did not want to drive and give blood. But the view put up the request too late for anyone to see it before I was giving blood.

and lastly some things are not appropriate for the view. And she will not post them, for her liability issues which is understandable. Where on the bajalovers it is you posting so the ultimate responsibility for your words is you. we would not post on the baja lovers except for real important things like that.

it is easy just sign up for the yahoo group bajalovers. and have instant notifications, we see only a few messages a year there so it is not a bother. and lets hope we only have a few notifications.

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they are paving today, it is sunday

Post by dean on Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:47 am

this is different, they are paving the second lane today a sunday. I will post some pictures later. yet yesterday they did nothing.





signs up, getting close, maybe another 20 days


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duties to be lifted, Mexican truckers now allowed

Post by dean on Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:17 am

http://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/Mexico%20Reduces%20Trucking%20Retaliation%20against%20Agricultural%20Products_Mexico_Mexico_7-11-2011.pdf

this should allow for instance Some products that face tariffs from 5-25%. but in 2010 to 2011 most of these tariffs had been reduced by 50% but we have not seen the results on the shelf price.


pork like ham, Onions (fresh or chilled), Head lettuce (fresh or chilled), Fresh and dried dates, Fresh grapes, Fresh pears, Fresh apricots, cherries and strawberries, Mixtures of nut or dried fruits, Some types of frozen potatoes, Prepared or preserved peas, Shelled, prepared or preserved peanuts and almonds, Juice of any single fruit or vegetable or a mixture of juices, Wines with alcohol content up to 14 percent, cheese, fruit like apples, pears, even pet food, not to have the duties as they cross the border from importers. I have never figured out how COSTCO seemed able to get around this.



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OEM newspapers, Mexico City .- Finally, after retaliation and trade
disputes, the American authorities granted the first permit to a Mexican
company to provide trucking service between Mexico and the U.S. so that next week the Mexican government will
lift tariffs on 99 U.S. products that was applied as pressure.
Transportes Olympic, Mexican company located in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon,
received from the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety permission to
transport international cargo beyond the commercial zone of the United States.
Olympic Transport was the first participant in the 2007 program, and over the
life of it, established a solid and reliable safety record.. In light of this
and according to the commitment announced last March by Presidents Felipe
Calderón and Barack Obama, and as a result of the issuance of this permit, the
SE reported that Mexico shall suspend, within five working days, the import
tariffs on 99 U.S. products that the Mexican government imposed in retaliation
after the cancellation in 2009 of the previous program.

http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2009/04/nafta-trucking-war-leads-to-mexican-retaliation-u-s-farm-pain/


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i have a not wanted section now

Post by dean on Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:14 am

i have added a not wanted and wanted section for people to get rid of items. we can not put in the amount in dollars or pesos due to mexican regulations. so just put in words like clams, sand, sea shells and so on.

I have listed a concrete mixer, a car, a wave runner and tile and some windows I do not want anymore.

they will stay there till you remove them and for up to 90 days. you must be a registered user to post, and you can post pictures. so post it on the view and then list it here with pictures.

http://www.la-ventana.info/f37-wanted-or-not-wanted-items

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Chef Alfonso is back at Villa Paraiso.....

Post by dean on Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:00 am

Cocina Alfonso at Villa Paraiso Restaurant is open attended by Chef Alfonso – now serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner every day!
specials of the week
BREAKFAST Huevos Rancheros $35.00 pesos (roughly USD$3.00)
LUNCH 2 tacos: Fish, Beef or Chicken and 1 beer, fruit drink or soft drink $60.00 (roughly USD$4.50) pesos or margarita $70.00 pesos (roughly USD$5.25)
DINNER Vegetarian pasta with chile poblano sauce $75.00 pesos (roughly USD$6.00)

We are also serving on our set menu burgers, pizzas, salads and sea food.

Come and enjoy our comfortable restaurant with a million dollar view and our friendly service.

If you are planing to have a group event this is the right spot…

for more information or reservation please contact chefalfonso@hotmail.com or call to my Cell. 044-612-151-0811
Muchas gracias y buen provecho Chef Alfonso

here are the pictures for today, just 10 minutes ago. 1:40pm

coming around the bend paving one lane























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