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#35021 High Security At Banamex

Posted by Steve on 26 September 2015 - 05:13 PM

I think they have better security around the ice machines. Nobody is getting out with a free bag.

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#34537 Elections June 7Th, Dry Laws In Effect

Posted by Coz2wonder on 03 June 2015 - 09:48 AM

Just a reminder...Sunday will be dry.  It will be sunny, with lofty politicians.

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#33991 Searching For Jorge Mūnoz

Posted by CalkinsKeyes on 02 March 2015 - 06:40 PM

Thanks I found him there and we've made dive plans for next week on the reef!!! WHO HA!!!
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#33852 The First Stop

Posted by Steve on 16 February 2015 - 03:32 PM

Once I was settled in which meant dropping my suitcase inside the front door I went next door and had a cold beer. Tony told me Gordon was up at the Pub watching some kind of Super Bowl. He drove me up there and I was looking for this giant fish tank but couldn't find it so had a dozen beers instead.

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#33654 Welcome To The Eastern Time Zone!

Posted by mstevens on 03 February 2015 - 04:30 PM

 "Easter Island Summer Time" and why would I care?



Because saying we're on EST part of the year and CDT part of the year makes every bit as much sense as saying we're on Easter Island Summer Time year-round or Peru Time.


What we're actually on is UTC-5, which is all of those time zones (and more!). It'll probably eventually end up with some official and widely-accepted name, by which time they'll likely be about ready to change it.


Put a few giant heads in the new plaza. 


Do they have to be stone moai, or could they be politician heads?

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#30637 Excellent Painter

Posted by Freezin' Canuck on 25 March 2014 - 07:56 AM

I was starting to paint the outside of our house a few months back, when a young man came by (his clothes were mottled with paint) and asked if I needed some help. I soon realized i was only getting in his way, and he took over. Did a professional job, fast and at an outrageously reasonable rate. We decided to do the entire inside of the house and our pool courtyard, which he did. After dropping his son off at school, we both started a brief Spanish-English session over coffee in the morning before he launched into serious painting. The house has been transformed and it probably ended up much cheaper and an awful lot faster than if I had tried to do the whole place myself. He is a hard working, motivated young man with a lovely young family (we've met his wife-she speaks good English as well-and two boys). I have no difficulty recommending him: Israel Herrera telephone 987-113-6438.

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#30599 Healthy Economic Growth For Mexico

Posted by Spencer on 19 March 2014 - 04:50 PM

My company is slowly improving as well, we wholly own a hand assembly plant in Piedras Negras mexico (just too clarify, it is unionized, has a/c, nice place;) back to my point...the Chinese economy is improving along with Chinese wages so Mexicos wages are becoming more comparable. Therefore making it enticing for the US companies we deal with to start considering Mexico over China for services as now not only is timing faster as it has always been......but cost is becoming comparable...win/win

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#30531 Trip Planning Help

Posted by Kandy on 13 March 2014 - 03:17 PM


Helpful suggestions are appreciated, I am sure.


Not everybody is interested in the laundry list of flaws about LIVING here, at least a first time visitor should not be assaulted with information that is not relevant to THIS request for information.


I just don't understand some folks who take every opportunity to degrade, find fault, air the dirty laundry, bloviate at nosiem about old news.   One more thing,  I sure as hell don't appreciate it from folks who have no vested interest in Cozumel, and don't  live here.


Thank you, Paula. I've been biting my tongue; for a long time!

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#30528 Trip Planning Help

Posted by Coz2wonder on 13 March 2014 - 01:56 PM

seems to me a lot of assumptions have been made.  First, just because somebody wants to stay in a budget, doesn't mean he wants skid row.  Before anybody gets twisted over that comment, the hotels that have been suggested are not skid row, but they are low budget.


The fact is, WE do not know what his budget is.


Another fact is, this is the FIRST time that Bryan has been to the island, and do you really think a great introduction is to discuss politics, or the low wages of the locals that live here, or visiting?


Helpful suggestions are appreciated, I am sure.


Not everybody is interested in the laundry list of flaws about LIVING here, at least a first time visitor should not be assaulted with information that is not relevant to THIS request for information.


I just don't understand some folks who take every opportunity to degrade, find fault, air the dirty laundry, bloviate at nosiem about old news.   One more thing,  I sure as hell don't appreciate it from folks who have no vested interest in Cozumel, and don't  live here.

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#29794 Close But No Cigar...

Posted by bulsaros on 23 January 2014 - 09:58 PM

When you leave the melgar there is a place on the left just before you get to Fat Tuesday, it's a wood stained main door leading up stairs to a cigar place all the real deal. 

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#29792 Close But No Cigar...

Posted by cvchief on 23 January 2014 - 08:27 PM

Yea, Bob is the real deal.  I want to see his selection of decent MX cigars.  I had thought he only had Cubans.

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#29789 Close But No Cigar...

Posted by Coz2wonder on 23 January 2014 - 06:23 PM

It's closer then you think!


Go see Bob who has a shop at Wet Wendy's in the square.



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#29700 Snorkeling From Shore

Posted by cvchief on 18 January 2014 - 08:02 AM

You know, I love stopping at Money for a post dive snack, but the snorkeling never thrilled me. You have to pick your way all the way up    Playa Corona is sort of our go-to to take people snorkeling.  Lots to see, shallow, fairly protected from the current.  I have hear some complain that they were a little pushy at times about the buying something, but we never had that experience. Of course we do buy something.  Little snack, couple of beers, whatnot.  It is a small place, right on the road with easy parking.  Restrooms and a shower thing.

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#29569 Customs

Posted by Kandy on 12 January 2014 - 11:06 AM

Two weeks ago, there was one day that had a 3 hour wait. 2 Immigration officers, 3 planes full. Can you contact the car rental company ahead of time and explain your situation?
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#29425 Favorite Restaurants?

Posted by cvchief on 05 January 2014 - 02:25 PM

El Moro!!  Gotta hit the hood.  But don't believe me, check the Washington Post

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#29356 First Time Move to Cozumel for a Complete Beginner

Posted by Charles on 02 January 2014 - 02:22 AM

This is an old thread, but demonstrates how little things change. I got out my Duck Dynasty Bigotry Detector to check and yes, U.S. policy and attitudes are largely racist. But hey, things change little in 400 years.


Mexicans have flooded the U.S. and taken all the good stoop labor agricultural jobs. This has caused the unemployment of millions of Americans. Countless Americans grew up expecting to be able to follow in the footsteps of their parents, grandparents and previous generations and become migrant laborers. People who came from generations of bean pickers, fruit harvesters, used to following the seasons are unable to find work.


Many in desperation looked south of the border in hopes that their dreams could remain alive. Low and behold, they found that large, corporate farms in Mexico were even more mechanized than in the States. Indeed it was agribusiness giant harvesting tractors that had fanned the immigration north. Only in the States did corporate farms find a disposable manual labor force to be cheaper than going mechanical. What these job seekers found in Mexico were that the only jobs available to them were relatively good paying jobs (by Mexican standards) and job vacancies more often existed only in businesses that under reported cash income and might be able to pay cash under the table.


Just because the U.S. stole half of Mexican land away, some Mexicans (and their liberal supporters) feel they have the right to trespass. Just because their ancestors explored and helped settle the land, the U.S. stole it all fair and square. The Monroe Doctrine going back to 1823 established the legal basis that only Christian White Americans could exploit Latin America.


The 13th Amendment of the Constitution caused a major hardship for corporate America. Wanting to better control the costs of labor, when the 13th Amendment went into effect, millions entered the job seeking labor pool. Share cropping offered a partial solution for a very limited time. Now facing the threat of over seas mechanical competition, agribusiness found that able bodied humans could perform the work more effectively and properly managed, Mexican stoop labor offered lower costs.


Come on people, can you imagine white Americans actually doing manual labor, harvesting lettuce, picking peaches, the grunt, knees on the ground work under a searing hot sun? Imagine the harvest and if paid based upon their volume productivity, paid by the basket or bushel picked, in support of an all American labor force, people wouldn't mind paying a few dollars extra for a tomato. I pay over $3 dollars for avocados now. Likewise if citrus fruit, apples etc. could be harvested by Americans, if each apple, every orange only cost a few dollars more. Sure it is often hot in many prime growing areas and workers would require regular rest breaks, chilled beverages and shade. On a related topic, you almost can't find a non-Mexican roofer anymore. Somehow they seem acclimated to enduring scorching heat without complaint.


Let's see...North Americans sometimes go south and work illegally which displaces a potentially well qualified Mexican from a good paying job.  Mexicans sometimes travel north and work illegal jobs that NO ONE WANTS! As has been stated, most likely using false credentials which pay money into the system without any benefits either short term or in distant future.


What about all the North American property owners that have been avoiding taxes on rental properties for years? Well, when sooner or later caught, it will be like the illegal worker in the States that gets deported without warning and loses all their assets whether that be their cars, their households, bank savings etc. They were illegal, they knew it and shouldn't have been doing it. It serves them right. Just like those unlicensed rental properties that don't pay taxes and compete with tax revenue producing hotels and legal rentals. When they face confiscation, do not pass go, do not collect $100 dollars. Oh the howling that will be heard and the double standard expectations. Well I would have been legal if I could.....but you couldn't. No one has the entitlement mindset more strongly than Americans (U.S.)


On the subject of America and Americans, people from South America consider themselves Americans too. Mexico considers people from the U.S. or Canada to be North Americans regardless of what NAFTA says.

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#29307 First Time Move to Cozumel for a Complete Beginner

Posted by Rachael on 31 December 2013 - 02:34 AM

I would just like to point out that 50% of my friends here in the US are illegal immigrants and the don't get paid under the table. They have bogus SS# so the taxes are taken directly out of the pay checks the same as ours... the difference is that when we file our taxes we are able to get some of that money back whereas they don't. So in that way there are helping our government. Honestly most people just don't understand the facts.  Its not necesarily their fault that they think that, but with half the government saying those things its hard not to believe it. There are both negative and positive effect from illegal immigrants living and working in the US the same as EVERYTHING has positive and negative effects. Thats just life and nothing is perfect. Getting rid of illegal immigrants will help with some things bit, will also cause problems in other areas. It called cause and effect. There isn't a reason to make uninformative comments as the one that started this ranting. 

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#27757 Looking For "off The Beaten Path" Ideas

Posted by Coz2wonder on 23 August 2013 - 04:18 PM

Told ya the horses at Mr. Sancho's were in good shape.  Mark on the other hand... :wub:


Go a head, report me! :ph34r:

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#27547 Completely Cozumel Comcoz.com

Posted by Ali on 09 August 2013 - 12:02 AM


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#27158 A Few Photos 6/25 To ?

Posted by Steve on 07 July 2013 - 07:03 PM

I do apologize for not keeping up with the photos. It seems the problem I had was that I went out and got beer and ice then got drunk. It happens every once in a while. The last thing you want to do at night after to many beers is to look at photos and make dinner. I'll try and post some tomorrow. It's been a good weekend.

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