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by bobg
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: American TV
Replies: 42
Views: 6619

Re: American TV

Cali guy your welcome I hope it works out for you, you can get a cable at radio shack ,
by bobg
Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: American TV
Replies: 42
Views: 6619

Re: American TV

there are several on line services ( http://www.ustvnow.com/) i just plug my computer to my tv and watch, simple and a lot of programs including fox and alot of sports ................
by bobg
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST...
Replies: 30
Views: 6314

Re: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST...

I can second that driving in Peru is like dodge ball on a grand scale , one of the worst experience I've had was while driving I was going to make a let turn into a business from a two lane road ( one each way) Had my blinkers on for a long way , no traffic coming toward me the way was clear, starte...
by bobg
Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST...
Replies: 30
Views: 6314

Re: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST...

Yes the new diesels are great, the only down side is the cost of fuel, but if you calculate you still come out ahead. Good luck in your hunt for a car, take your time, I have been living on and off in Peru since, 2004,bought a apartment in Chucarilla in 2004 , bought three cars currently don't have ...
by bobg
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST...
Replies: 30
Views: 6314

Re: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST...

Is that a joke ?
by bobg
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST...
Replies: 30
Views: 6314

Re: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST...

That poster be me, I like diesels in Florida I have a 2011 VW Jetta TDI it's probably one one the best cars I've owned I get 40 + mpg and more on the highway, it's only a 2 liter but is turbo charged, it's very fast lots of torque , in Peru the fuel is a very poor quality,and not very clean, my wife...
by bobg
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST...
Replies: 30
Views: 6314

Re: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST...

I really don't have a preference which type of fuel except no diesel wouldn't be opposed to buying a new KIA we rented a KIA ( can't remember the model it was a small four door good city car) a/c auto good mileage . You do have a daunting task there is no really good way to find a good used car. Hap...
by bobg
Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the second amendment in action
Replies: 88
Views: 14222

Re: the second amendment in action

The problem is not with guns it's with people the bad people will always have guns, in mexico guns are banned from ownership, how has that worked out? you can't legislate morality , look at all the past failures , they couldn't out law smoking people were educated , and change came from with in.
by bobg
Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST...
Replies: 30
Views: 6314

Re: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST...

All this is true and you don't have a lot of choice I bought a Nissan bluebird from a dr. at the clinco americana if you go to the door man at any hospital they can usually tell you if there are any drs. cars for sale. They are much better better kept up and not driven hard. Two years later I sold i...
by bobg
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the second amendment in action
Replies: 88
Views: 14222

Re: the second amendment in action

yes and the usual way the government solves a "problem" like this is by taking away more individual rights !
by bobg
Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: renting a short-term furnished apartment
Replies: 15
Views: 3531

Re: renting a short-term furnished apartment

What are you looking for ? size , location, price, length of stay, time of year, number of people ,ages, I have a 176 sm apart in Chacarilla.
by bobg
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Obama will win.
Replies: 60
Views: 8502

Re: Obama will win.

Chi Chi, All these posts you have written sounds exactly like you are, doing , have done or going to do.
by bobg
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What´s Happening to the Dollar?
Replies: 37
Views: 7001

Re: What´s Happening to the Dollar?

It won't be too long before the dollares will be exchanged at 'uno por uno'. In Cuba the US dollares are already exchanged at 'uno por uno'. And you get 0.90 pesos for US dollares due to the 10% government fine on exchanging dollares. Many things in Peru will become cheaper because many items price...
by bobg
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What´s Happening to the Dollar?
Replies: 37
Views: 7001

Re: What´s Happening to the Dollar?

I thought your system of government (welfare) was so good now your bashing unions. How can you stand on both sides of the fence ? Unions is not the same as wellfare system. The unions are pushing people into wellfare. Not avoiding them to get in it. you should look into your beloved socialism, unio...
by bobg
Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What´s Happening to the Dollar?
Replies: 37
Views: 7001

Re: What´s Happening to the Dollar?

I thought your system of government (welfare) was so good now your bashing unions. How can you stand on both sides of the fence ?
by bobg
Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima to Miami ??
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Lima to Miami ??

I HAVE A FRIEND LIVING IN LIMA, I WANT TO BUY HER TICKET TO COME TO MIAMI, IS IT CHEAPER TO HAVE HER BUY IT IN LIMA OR ME BUY IT HERE FLA. ?
by bobg
Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: anyone have money in banks and getting 7%
Replies: 8
Views: 2383

Re: anyone have money in banks and getting 7%

I currently own a 176 sqmeter apart. in Chacarilla, and as I am getting older, and no longer use it as we once did, as we all know the price of everything (living expenses ) has escalated , look how much a hamburger is at that restaurant in the food section. Any way I am thinking of selling, and try...
by bobg
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: anyone have money in banks and getting 7%
Replies: 8
Views: 2383

Re: anyone have money in banks and getting 7%

Thanks guys, what is the normal rate of return ? do you think gold is a good investment ?
by bobg
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: anyone have money in banks and getting 7%
Replies: 8
Views: 2383

anyone have money in banks and getting 7%

Watched tv this morning, from Peru ,financial person was touting investing in bank deposits, with 7% as return. Is this good ? if so whats better.....................Bob
by bobg
Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Would you vote for...
Replies: 33
Views: 5908

Re: Would you vote for...

Lets take the history of Rome for instance...looks like we’re on the same path that brought down their empire. Two historians Will and Ariel Durant wrote, "To support officialdom - the army, the court, public works, and the dole - taxation rose to such heights that men lost their incentive to w...
by bobg
Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Would you vote for...
Replies: 33
Views: 5908

Re: Would you vote for...

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said, “OK,...
by bobg
Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Would you vote for...
Replies: 33
Views: 5908

Re: Would you vote for...

Can you say, FEAR ,
by bobg
Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: CUBA vs. Peru and the rest of the world
Replies: 77
Views: 12842

Re: CUBA vs. Peru and the rest of the world

Chi Chi , it sounds like you are the kinda of person who doesn't like to have people tell you what you can and cannot do, were , when you can go to, what to buy, what to sell, how much money you can have, have basic human rights. but you love FREE STUFF please go there now .................They need...
by bobg
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Would you vote for...
Replies: 33
Views: 5908

Re: Would you vote for...

Obama sucks ! he is a socialist and a colonialist , a no experience, share the wealth , president
failure ! Who is better off today ? then the were 4 years ago ? not even HIM!
by bobg
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Limas buildings
Replies: 46
Views: 7696

Re: Limas buildings

It's the same in most parts of the world If you go to Mexico you see the same usually people don't do what they don't have to do, and sometimes even if they half to ! They will become ( the buildings) either built onto or be torn down for apartments......................
by bobg
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Selling my Apartment - Penthouse Miraflores.
Replies: 4
Views: 1510

Re: Selling my Apartment - Penthouse Miraflores.

I am interested I sent you a email thanks Bob
by bobg
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Maternity Stores?
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: Maternity Stores?

My niece in MiraFlores has a store.http://www.facebook.com/incinta.maternity.3 Please have a look.
by bobg
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: On Demand Tankless Water Heaters
Replies: 21
Views: 7118

Re: On Demand Tankless Water Heaters

What are your electric bills like ? have they changed ?
by bobg
Tue May 22, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ugly Americans
Replies: 49
Views: 9851

Re: Ugly Americans

What brought you to the USA, and what keeps you there? Again the capt. is right on , it sounds like you are disconnected from reality
by bobg
Sun May 20, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American expats are incredibly ethnocentric
Replies: 37
Views: 7292

Re: American expats are incredibly ethnocentric

Lol,Lol.Lol whats so funny ? why are you in the usa ? is it because you can't, get, do, or say the things you you can do in the us ? Are you a student ? What do you want to do with your life ? I don't think anyone is trying to change Peruvian culture , life experiences are whats talked about on the ...
by bobg
Sun May 20, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American expats are incredibly ethnocentric
Replies: 37
Views: 7292

Re: American expats are incredibly ethnocentric

Again we go on this me me me culture, the way you expressed yourself shows everyone how you a typical Peruvian must think . I'm a nuts and bolts kinda person , don't have that masters, but like the Caption said maybe because you (peruvians) are the way you are, is why most of peruvian assets , are f...
by bobg
Sun May 13, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The right to work trumps all other rights
Replies: 61
Views: 9978

Re: The right to work trumps all other rights

NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by bobg
Sun May 13, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: "Gringo" Dies in Miraflores "Suana"
Replies: 10
Views: 4562

Re: "Gringo" Dies in Miraflores "Suana"

I did not want to put the guy's name or CE# in this thread but Alpineprince is quite likely correct. He did exactly what I did. If you go to the link and get the deceased's name, put it into google, check out the 3rd link down. It links to a guy with the identical name and the same age who is a sex...
by bobg
Sat May 12, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is Peru the best place you visited?
Replies: 18
Views: 4224

Re: Is Peru the best place you visited?

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by bobg
Sat May 12, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The right to work trumps all other rights
Replies: 61
Views: 9978

Re: The right to work trumps all other rights

The capt is right in his assessment of the Peruvian mind set, I have friends in the mining business, they are Peruvians themselves all of there mechanics are foreign because the Peruvian way to fix something is to bypass the problem IE if there is a component on a machine that controls, or starts a ...
by bobg
Fri May 11, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The right to work trumps all other rights
Replies: 61
Views: 9978

Re: The right to work trumps all other rights

Kelly your last post sums it up better then anyone has on this post, as I said before it comes down to choices , and people can't tell you what choices you have to make,or how to make them, places like this can guide you it's up to you!
by bobg
Fri May 11, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The right to work trumps all other rights
Replies: 61
Views: 9978

Re: The right to work trumps all other rights

OK when I'm wrong I'm wrong In my my previous post I was just being mean. I could make up excuses for what I said, but that's all they would be. I read it again and thought about the edit button . But that would only be a cowards way out. I thought about waiting until tomorrow but again that would ...
by bobg
Thu May 10, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Looking for a Megadon Shark tooth
Replies: 8
Views: 2445

Re: Looking for a Megadon Shark tooth

These :D :D :D are great picts more please
by bobg
Thu May 10, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The right to work trumps all other rights
Replies: 61
Views: 9978

Re: The right to work trumps all other rights

Better to remove the word WORK Peruvians will never achieve much collectively because each and every one feels they have the right and the rules are for the other person. Police have to be posted at traffic lights during rush hour because they will not follow the rules to give everyone a fair chance...
by bobg
Thu May 10, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Read Buy & Sell Sharks tooth
Replies: 1
Views: 543

Read Buy & Sell Sharks tooth

If you want to read a good story about Peruvian desert characters and sharks teeth , check out buy and sell
forum >>>>>>>>>>>>>enjoy
by bobg
Thu May 10, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Looking for a Megadon Shark tooth
Replies: 8
Views: 2445

Re: Looking for a Megadon Shark tooth

This is a great story !!!! I really enjoyed it your should write more about your experiences.
by bobg
Wed May 09, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Dr. Paul will end the criminal American empire
Replies: 32
Views: 6685

Re: Dr. Paul will end the criminal American empire

You are right if Dr Ron were pres none of this would be happening, THERE Wouldn't be a us `
by bobg
Wed May 09, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The right to work trumps all other rights
Replies: 61
Views: 9978

Re: The right to work trumps all other rights

It all comes down to choices, if you chose not to allow these people to invade your space, and those people ignore your choice, and chose to do it, they risk the consequences . Case in point I have another friend who just had her car rear ended buy a young lady who opened her window to except a flye...
by bobg
Tue May 08, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The right to work trumps all other rights
Replies: 61
Views: 9978

Re: The right to work trumps all other rights

1) I pay taxes in Peru and USA I think that both countries are NOT socialistic , ( 40% tax such as Europe) That leads to more people me and you are supporting , and no doubt doing the same thing. I.E. CHI CHI 2)Excuse me wheres our free speech ? we don't live in those countries mentioned . that is p...
by bobg
Mon May 07, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The right to work trumps all other rights
Replies: 61
Views: 9978

Re: The right to work trumps all other rights

I couldn't have said it better>>>>>>>>>>>>
by bobg
Mon May 07, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The right to work trumps all other rights
Replies: 61
Views: 9978

Re: The right to work trumps all other rights

why not make the extra effort when writing and avoid generalizations? The topic, and the audience, is better served. perhaps you could instruct us less socially informed persons , I believe the socially correct way you prefer us to behave is only limiting my RIGHT TO WORK>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> And I do a...
by bobg
Mon May 07, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The right to work trumps all other rights
Replies: 61
Views: 9978

Re: The right to work trumps all other rights

"Each and every one feels"???? So.. you have dealt with "each and every Peruvian" in order to reach this conclusion? I don´t think you have because the vast majority of the Peruvians that I know do not fit your stereotype. The language you use, "short leash" and "o...
by bobg
Mon May 07, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Dr. Paul will end the criminal American empire
Replies: 32
Views: 6685

Re: Dr. Paul will end the criminal American empire

Your forgetting the the most important thing HE WON'T BE ON THE BALLET, AND CAN'T GET ELECTED !
And also there's not much sliced bread in Peru>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
by bobg
Mon May 07, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The right to work trumps all other rights
Replies: 61
Views: 9978

Re: The right to work trumps all other rights

This subject is right on, I have a very close relative that struck and killed two people while they ran across the Pan American Hwy which is tragic for everyone, driver included. The first thing out of the mouths of the relatives was we want MONEY ! you must pay for the funeral, you must pay restitu...

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