4/16/17
This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.

4/30/09

The Survey Says

22 percent of Internet users have canceled a print subscription because they could get the same product online.

That's the way it is these days and it ain't coming back plus as these former Rocky Mountain News staffers quickly found out no one wants to pay for reading online at least in this example.

If they could get 50,000 paying subscribers but the site attracted only 3,000 paying subscribers starting at $4.99 a month.


When we have to pay for our news that we read online that will mean the internets are lost as well as many of our freedoms including our democracy it won't mean squat to me because I will have dropped out well before that happens.

4 comments:

  1. It seems that newspapers without a distinct point of view are going away quicker than those with a clear philosophy. The Wall Street Journal is anti-union pro free-trade, the facts be damned. The Philadelphia Inquirer takes a different view and can be critisized for their biases as well. My point: newspapers thrive, like many products do, when they combine comfort and the expectations of their users. In an increasingly uncomfortable world newspapers need to know who they are talking to as well as what they are saying. The internet has alot of sites and advertisers are flocking to them. For better or worse opinions are like assholes, everybody has one. So the internet links, for free, money, information and opinion together allowing all 3 to prosper comfortably. Right wing assholes, too!!!

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  2. They made the mistake long ago of not selling advertising on their web pages. If they had done that they would not find themselves in the situation they are in now.

    I will not pay for what I can read online for free somewhere.

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  3. The greedy bastards got stupid and decided that they could sell their wares doing nothing but fluf pieces and shot them selves in the foot.

    When was the last time anyone saw a straight up investigative repeter ?
    Anyone?
    Bueller?

    That is what newspapers were designed to do going all the way back to Franklin, why we have the first amendment, the Freedom of Speech and the Freedom of the Press, to watch these motherfuckers who get elected and watch them like a horny daughter.
    They sneak around in the middle of the night and pull shit off that they know would piss ya off.

    No investigative reprters?
    No subscribers, it's that fucking simple.

    Even with that said, If there were no news agencies, just who has the time and money to keep after these fuckers?

    I do not watch television, I sometimes buy the local paper, the internet is where I get my news that I make my opinions with.
    Then ya have assholes like the AP and Fox news.

    Meh, the papers did it to themselves, the fucking internet ain't killing them.
    When was the last time you saw a breaking story like the Love Canal or Watergate get a scoop on the front page of a fucking newspaper?

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