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  1. 2 points
    Does anyone know of anyway to put pressure on someone in government in order to re-do the highway between Chapala and Guadalajara? Has anyone been driving it lately? They will fill some of the holes and leave others and the next time you go the ones that were not filled are now huge. We lost a tire hitting one of these while trying to miss another one. It is extremely hazardous especially when one is forced to drive it at night.
  2. 2 points
    They are repairing it and just started, saw it yesterday
  3. 2 points
    I would suggest that you use Quality Care/Medicos Especialistas, which has an excellent staff of specialists from Guadalajara. http://www.qcdoctors.org/ They have saved my bacon a couple of times and my cardiologist and gastroenterologist were the best I could have hoped for; much better than I now have back in the USA.
  4. 2 points
    Gracias, it's always nice to have a little appreciation. The first five years I lived here I became an avid photographer and posted thousands of fotos and videos to webshots.com which is now defunct, with 5 years of my work ruined. In those days, before cel phones, there were very few people posting fotos or videos from the real Mexican events here because very few gringos attended these very fun events and very few Mexicans had the computer skills to post online. So, my fotos used to get thousands of views a week! I had a feeling of having a big audience out there, but that has all changed with "smart" phones and social media. Still, I enjoy these events as well as the work afterwards putting it all together and posting online.
  5. 2 points
    I read the entire FAQ twice. It does not specify that it covers all installation; it does not cover installation to the home beyond the CFE poles; it does not cover yearly fees; it does not mention service after the fact. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to be negative; rather, I'm trying to flesh out all the angles. The so-called census is a deal they work with CFE, nothing else specific.
  6. 1 point
    If there is any, I'm sure that you'll find them in Guadalajara, given that it's such a large city. Have you tried doing your own search using Google Advanced? Only takes a moment.
  7. 1 point
    It's wonderful that someone like mtatl is interested in this opportunity. ilox's notes suggest that they might stage 'town meetings', which is fine, but the operation of this technology is of a different order altogether, and almost deterministic if managed properly, and supremely quantifiable. Assuming there is someone qualified to frame the key questions and evaluate the system components and service hierarchy, just as mtatl seems to be, iloxs' chief engineer should be able to rattle off the answers in a few minutes. But get it in writing. If translation is required, sober up the local bilingual EE. As demonstrated by XO and other companies, telecom firms are refracting photons off a razors' edge, and I guess it's a tough business, but ilox can only benefit from an informed public that precludes it's own disappointment and frustration through skillful means.
  8. 1 point
    I have discussed this company previously with Tom Kessler and others. My interest was in getting fiber into Chula Vista Norte where I serve on the Board. In the end I asked for a series of questions, that would affect service, to be answered. As of now, I do not have those answers. I doubt that getting 300 homes in the Libramiento are (Chula Vista Norte for example) and down into San Antonio would be a problem. Quite simply getting answers would go a long way to getting the subscribers they want/need. I have previously been a technical partner in an ISP and worked as a technical consultant for a large US telecom (XO Communications, since purchased by Verizon). Here are the questions that I feel need answers: Does iLOX have any peering arrangements with large Internet providers?If yes, what bandwidth is the peering interconnect?Who are their upstream providers? Where do they connect to these providers.What is the connection bandwidth?What hardware is used (Infinera, Ciena, Juniper, Cisco, etc.) for these connections?What redundancy is provided for these connections (upstream and/or peering)?Does iLOX have customers that we could speak to directly (individuals and companies)? As an aside there are methods to extend GPON, among them DWDM equipment. Note: At one point or another all Internet services are shared. Interconnect bandwidth and transport in general are critical for service.
  9. 1 point
    Best phone number ever ....331-000-7777, and she got it by chance !
  10. 1 point
    Living in the "internet desert" of El Tempisque (Telmex puts a max of 2mb download for our area) this would be a real plus. Signed up
  11. 1 point
    If this works out, it will be interesting to see the swell of customers leaving TelMex and flooding the new guys with subscriptions.
  12. 1 point
    I second the vote for Quality care. Dr Briseno , cardiologist. Dr. Flores, internist. Both the most caring of doctors. Lety the receptionist also very helpful. Lexy
  13. 1 point
    Thanks, I will search through past recommendations.
  14. 1 point
    The last ones I saw were in Montego Bay.
  15. 1 point
    Well, to begin with, they are coming from the west as their starting point is Jocotepec and Ajijic is the closest point where they are likely to find enough subscriber interest to justify the expansion. Secondly, this effort is being led by people from Ajijic. Perhaps you could organize a group to line up the necessary subscriptions to extend further east. Spencer might be a good starting point, I'll bet his business could make good use of real high speed internet. You are right there should be a market for this in Chapala. I'm one of the lucky ones when it comes to TelMex. It is fast and reliable enough to support my limited use of the computer and the streaming services I use, mainly NetFlix and Amazon. And TelMex is cheap. I long ago gave up on TeleCable and the even more inept Izzycable.
  16. 1 point
    There are many previous posts about local doctor recommendations. Perhaps you can search through them and compile a list of those you may be interested in. Most will have websites you can use for further information. Just a thought...
  17. 1 point
    Dr Martha is a good Dermatologist. She is here on Thursdays and the clinic is located between Galvez and Haro just west of TelMex on the Carretera.
  18. 1 point
    We signed up... A big kudo to Tom for this and his past efforts dueling with TelMex...
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  20. 1 point
    Well, I signed up. I would pay for two. I hope this works out.
  21. 1 point
    We are very happy with Edgar Cedeña. He is at LCS on Tuesday and Thursday from 11 am-2 pm. PM me if you want more information.
  22. 1 point
    You might improve your chances if you included the dates.
  23. 1 point
    We have gone many times. It is busy with lots of cars, however, we can get a parking space. There tends to be more spaces on the Soriana side, past the supermarket, in the side streets, then we just walk across. The Tianguis really has a large selection of items and is it is less expensive then the one in Ajijic.
  24. 1 point
    As a little kid, my favorite snack was a hamburger and I learned how to make my own when my mother was out riding her horse. As I am older than plastic, our ground meats came in waxed cardboard tube containers with fitted tops; hamburger for us and horsemeat for the dog. Unfortunately, my mother seldom labeled them. I guess she just knew where she put them in the ice box (yes, it used ice blocks off the ice truck, and the ice house was only a mile away.) As a result, I recall being scolded for using the wrong product, but never understood why. I thought the horsemeat was tastier than the hamburger. These days, if I can get it, I really like bisonburgers. Maybe it is because the horses and the bison are grass fed; not raised on feed lots, etc. Of course, in those days we cooked with lard, and that makes a big difference with lean meats. Margarine came along later, in those newfangled bags with the yellow button that had to be popped and kneaded to turn the white stuff yellow; a kid-chore. For those who wonder: My cholesterol is now down to 112 and I eat whatever I want, so no lectures, please. I have a vegan daughter, and I ignore her.
  25. 1 point
    I would like to know, if possible, how the service is going to get from the street to the individual homes, and how much these drops will cost on top of the initial fee. And of course what the yearly cost will be, and if maintenance is included.
  26. 1 point
    As always, many thanks to EZPZ for posting the goings on in this village. I've learned so much from her postings and background information. A lot of folks don't get around to experiencing some of these events in person, and your postings make it all come to life. So bravo!
  27. 1 point
    Wow! Now that is an interesting proposition. Pay up front and have faith. Hope it works out for everyone and if so it will raise everyone's property values. Money back guarantee if not built? Cash in an escrow account?
  28. 1 point
    Maybe Furniture for Less in Chula Vista, as they have catalogs as well as models on the floor. We bought many things there of good quality and good prices too. Located next to Sunrise Restaurant. Oscar and Jorge are very helpful owners.
  29. 1 point
    The simple reply to this far too easy, the use of growth hormones and antibiotics is far from illegal. This has been going on for a long time: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beef_hormone_controversy To understand the beef, you have to understand the industry, especially locally. Dairy farmers have to breed a cow at least once for her to produce milk. Often (50/50?) they produce bulls/males which are of no use to dairy farmers. They wait a couple of months until the bull is "weaned", this is a natural process. The young bulls are then sold to local farmers who raise them in their fields, no use for hormones (this will not effect the price very much) . The farmers know that fresh, uncrowded pastures will create healthy bulls, without the cost of antibiotics and supplements (which many could barely afford anyways). Then it is time to sell them. What you have at this point is naturally raised beef, but too old to be considered veal. They sell them to the U.S.A. and northern Mexico, which turn them over to feedlots. The sole purpose of a feedlot to fatten an animal as quickly as possible. they are often very crowded and require medicine to prevent infections. Any advantage is sought- legal hormones as listed above, GMO modified and heavily subsidized U.S. sweet corn, waste molasses, you name it and it has been tried. Then the bulls are sold to the meat packers, and comes back to Mexico to Costco as those big fatty chunks of beef so many enjoy. It has traveled a long way to come back to Chapala. Some of the farmers sell their young bulls to local butcher shops. For human consumption all the beef and pork must be inspected and stamped. Locally at the Municipal slaughterhouse down by Soriana in Chapala. There is another one near Guadalajara which specializes in fear free slaughter - apparently some people can taste the adrenalin in a stressed out place. The local carnecerias put the side of beef in their meat lockers and begin selling it within a couple of days. In the U.S and Canada is normal to age beef at least 14 days. The big trend in the U.S. right now is to "dry age" beef for up to 45 days -but this is expensive. So the beef we buy, and enjoy, locally has very little fat content and no hormones etc. The problem is that it is tough, and rather tasteless. You have to adapt to Mexican cooking styles where the beef is sliced very thin and flash broiled or it becomes part of like a stew or chile, cooked a long time. A good place to start is the family run carneceria across from Soriana. Ask for a piece of Filet (which is the thick section attached to Filet Mignon). Ask them to slice it very thin. Then you can flash fry it, or now as we enter the colder months, make a soup and the dip the Filet pieces into the boiling broth until they are pink and tender, usually with chopsticks -but there are no rules. At the end, you add noodles to the soup and serve it in bowls. This is very popular in Asia, especially Japan (Shabu Shabu) and Korea. This carneceria also sells freshly killed chicken, but you have to be fast, it sells out pretty early, because the lady only brings what she can sell for the day, and the local ladies want to get their Caldo de Pollo going for comida. So there you go Zeb -as close as you are going to find chemical free chicken and beef.
  30. 1 point
    Thank you, all those who attended, for being such an attentive and appreciative audience. Best wishes to all, TB.
  31. 1 point
    Thank you Xena. I had terrible, terrible sciatica on my trip north this past July, and would not have made it without wheelchair service. In Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Monterrey, the assistance was amazing (although tips were certainly sought a couple of times, which I was happy to deliver, whether asked or not). Before that trip, I did not assume that any wheelchair use was "cheating"; my Mom needed it a few times, and boy, did she need it. Ask Gringal right now, who has been suffering from sciatica lately, what she thinks. Because as Xena says, disabled can also mean a temporary infliction from this kind of pain, or an accident, and many other things.
  32. 1 point
    Some people are not “disabled” as you may think of it but are unable to walk the long distances through the airport, to the gate and out to the plane. Same for connecting flights where the gates are far apart and time between flights can be short . Others have pain in knees, hips, and/or joints that makes walking very painful. So please do not be too quick to judge.
  33. 1 point
    What drives all of this has been explained here ad nauseam by a number of posters. By your logic, Mexico's far higher interest rates are the fault of some politician instead of the result of a number of factors. Japan's rates are easily understood in the context of the basically zero growth there: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/21/business/international/japan-boj-negative-interest-rates.html As this reference noted, Japan is actually experiencing deflation. Demographically Japan is in a very bad way with a rapidly aging population and fewer and fewer workers and consumers. Japan basically has zero immigration and if current trends continue it is estimated Japan will pass the point of no return where it will be impossible to repopulate the country in just several decades. There is no question the U.S borrows way too much money and this is unsustainable. The past two administrations basically ran the printing press. Thus far, this one seems to be going for a repeat performance. All of this suggests that maybe gold instead of fiat currencies is the way to go since the latter are being abused by a great number of governments these days.
  34. 1 point
    I have serious doubts about the quality of care if it's run by Santiago Hernandez.
  35. 1 point
    Suely would make more sense for them to join forces and lets have one with all facilities.
  36. 1 point
    I speak Spanish and I fingd the Laguna Mall awful. They are very good with their canned expression we are at your orders and so on and have the worst customer service I have seen in a long time. They are very bureaucratic, I deal with the 2 ladies next to the Casino near Torito, they are 20 times better..
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