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  1. An absolute masterclass in trolling. *slow clap*
    4 points
  2. Silly. You have a lot to learn. The OP didn't ask for personal views or lectures on using Roundup-just where to buy it. If he he wanted opinions on using it I suspect he would go to more knowledgeable sources.
    4 points
  3. Firstly, I have information only about Ajijic. Others need to contact their delegado and get info on their villages. A team has been put to work on potholes and street lights by Delegado Juan Ramon. For the first time, workers who cleaned up Av. Revolucion after the wednesday tianguis got to keep the fee the merchants pay for the cleanup. Some happy workers and presumably they will be hard working in the future. Again, thanks to Juan Ramon. Gardeners are back at work at the plaza and malecon. Our hardworking Poncho Hernandez is one of them. Performance over politics. Sadly the gardeners have no tools. All have disappeared.
    2 points
  4. I am a Meradolibre vendor. It is a great website with thousands of vendors, and thousands of items for sale. Your payment is held by Mercadopago in a trust account until you rate the purchase as good, or 3 days pass after your receipt. They are excellent at handling any complaints, and the vendor must pay Mercadoenvios to send you a pre-paid return label if necessary to return the purchase.
    2 points
  5. Was woken up at 5 am this morning to rapid gunfire - lasted for about 45 minutes. It was not fireworks.................appeared to be coming from central Chapala. Anybody else hear this?
    2 points
  6. Hi there thanks for that information. But does anyone know what would happen if you aren't at the apartment/house to pick it up after several times? Would they ever ship it back to amazon? Is it even possible to contact that place and said could you return it back to amazon mexico? And then get a refund back to your us debit/credit card or is that not possible? ' I ask this because let say you are in the US and want to order say a monitor with amazon mexico but if you do that when you get back to mexico, you have to wait 5 days at least since thats how it takes to ship. But if you say buy it online in the us a few days before you leave to mexico, that way the monitor or whatever you order would get there say the next day or following day after you arrive so you don't have to wait up to 6 days for it. Thus it could be monitor or any type of item really. But say you don't go back to mexico that early and go back later. Then the package won't be at your place since they bring it to your apartment. So because of that, i like to know would it be possible for them to send it back to amazon mexico. Because i believe in the us, assuming say its ups who brings it to your place, if you aren't there few times, they return it back to amazon and you get refund back right? Because i want to have it shipped to mexico say a day or two after i get back to mexico. But if i dont go back there and go back there much later or not, well i dont want to get charged for it etc. Does anyone have advice on this? I dont want to have to order it while in mexico and then have to wait 6 business days to get it. Anyone have advice on this?
    2 points
  7. Thank you for clarifying Spencer. I have heard all kinds of irresponsible speculation on Facebook all day, but this actually makes sense. And could we drop the issue of the information posted about the attack several years ago? It was confusing but well meant. I would be grateful if y'all could let it go; any further discussion of that is just confusing the present issue.
    2 points
  8. I called ViLuMa for an appointment about a month ago. They never showed at the appointed time and I waited way past the time. Yesterday, I called to get another appointment. Again, no show. They were to come at noon. I called them and was left on hold while the person had discussions with someone else in the background. I finally hung up. About five minutes, later they called my house offering a 3:30 appointment. Forget that! They have no common sense or courtesy, so we won't be giving them any business. I'd appreciate recommendations for someone to make a screen door.
    1 point
  9. Of course not! They failed to show for a previously scheduled different day and time AND never called. Then this past Wednesday, same thing. Things happen and I understand that. However, they have a phone. They could call and say they cannot make it. Instead I called and was left on hold.
    1 point
  10. Zeb, you are suggesting that they knew ahead of time that Wednesday was going to be the worst day this year for traffic?
    1 point
  11. Looks innocent to me, too.
    1 point
  12. I don't see any sugar. Just saying.
    1 point
  13. Sin Azucar = Sugar-free. Sin Edulcorante Artificial = Without artificial sweetener.
    1 point
  14. FYI Trip advisor works on an algorithm. To protect existing restaurants from becoming irrelevant when a new restaurant opens with a lot of fan fare and hoopla and interest. There are three components which advance a restaurants rankings. #1 the rating of the review #2 the recentness of the review (a review of an established restaurant this month carries more authority that one a year ago) #3 a steady flow of reviews (Trip Advisor gives more weight to a restaurant that has a steady stream of reviews over time than one with 200 reviews all at once. If a new restaurant is good over time they will advance up the ranks, but it is not appropriate and Trip Advisor guards against, a new restaurant eclipsing established good restaurant just because they are new
    1 point
  15. Which ingredient is artificial sugar please.
    1 point
  16. The Apple rep who comes to IShop each week is from http://www.hall.com.mx. Phone 333 630-1010 or email clarisa@hall.com.mx to set up an appointment to meet at IShop. They replaced my iPhone 6 battery last month.
    1 point
  17. Well, I didn't force them to agree to Wednesday. They could have offered me other days. This was my second and third go around with them, so that's quite enough. I will not beg someone to provide service and take my moneyl.
    1 point
  18. There is an Apple guy that comes to I shop every week or two. Ask them when he comes.
    1 point
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  20. Could you restate "The hostages were in a wealthy berry farmer in Jocotepec. " Did you mean from a wealthy berry farm family?
    1 point
  21. "It isn't poison except to unwanted plants. It's so smart it knows which plants are unwanted. I know it's true cause Monsanto said so." "It's relatively benign" "Don't use it if you don't want to. The Roundup I spray in my yard knows not to cross my property line"
    1 point
  22. There seems to be a major 'political' difference between the print sources quoted by More Liana and Alan. The distinctions between socialized medicine, universal health care, and single payer healthcare are important. It is almost though Seguro Popular is Obamacare, associated with PRI, and the incoming admin prefers a socialized medicine model, reaching to the nation's most poor and marginalized. Nevertheless, Seguro Popular seems to be well accepted and appreciated by poor, middle class and even the wealthy. The doctors are first rate, and motivated, and facilities/services seem to be expanding at a rapid rate. There are sometimes delays in prescriptions, so you are best bringing your own and then let them dispense them (to only you, of course). There are always sort of co-pays too - I mentioned the MRI for 2,500 pesos, the rental for the kidney stone laser is 12,000 to 14,000, the rental for gall bladder removal brace is 4,000 pesos. The hospital social workers might ask if you have dirt floors, and running water in your home, opening up a whole new layer of subsidies, but they know being permanente you have to pass income requirements. After the current three year 'grace period' that Seguro Popular, or whatever it is called by that time, will likely require an annual fee, based on income, much like IMSS. In the end though, for socialised/universal healthcare to work, it does not require a criticism and "what have you done for me lately" attitude. It requires grassroots community involvement, especially for the kids. You will never hear of anyone donating time and money to an IMSS hospital or a private hospital. Seguro Popular has done much to remove religion from this process, although it is still very strong. I have trying to find a hospital social worker and community activist who is bilingual, and can help put together a list of volunteer and fundraising opportunities. No luck so far. We have been very lucky here at Lakeside, to get on the positive side of the locals, with so many worthwhile charities and endeavors. Let's keep it going. Sometimes, I think the way things are going on in the North, we may have to call in some of the kindness we have shared in our earlier Mexican years. Just a thought.
    1 point
  23. Correos de Mexico is a joke and always has been. Should be called Caminas de Mexico
    1 point
  24. I had a tracking number with Correos de Mexico but it did not tell the truth as to where the package was. I had to visit various C de M offices (Ajijic & Jocotepec) to find out where it might me. Both pointed the finger at each other. A farce but I finally got it.
    1 point
  25. Fiscalia press release details 5 arrested, 2 killed, 3 arrested were women and 1 arrested was leader of kidnapping group that operated in Chapala / Ajijic / Jocotepec. They have been involved in at least 8 other kidnappings. Their targets were businessmen. 2 people freed today, one male and one female captive who were held at a property in Jocotepec. Their ransom was being negotiated and the bad guys were held up at the Hotel Perico which authorities say had nothing to do with the crimes. Kidnappers were all Mexicans living in Jalisco. Here is video of press release ...
    1 point
  26. Or they may sell you whatever you want on someone else's account. About 4 years ago a TV purchase showed up on my Telmex account. Took about 4 months to get that cleared off.
    1 point
  27. The mobilization and the confrontation that took place on Wednesday afternoon in the municipality of Chapala were due to an operation against a band of kidnappers who operated in the region, whose leader was captured.
    1 point
  28. Wow now we are in OCTOBER and still no feed back..Why have a seperate item for these guy's 😫
    1 point
  29. Juan Ramon Flores has been appointed Ajijic administrator, temporarily. I have known Juan for 15 years. His family has been in Ajijic for generations. I know he loves Ajijic and its' people. He has been president of the charros many times. He speaks english and will do his best for our village. I pray he gets permanent appointment. i know he is honest,decent and not a yes man. Things are looking up for Ajijic. Our Community Liaison is Hector Espana Ramos. He is widely known as owner of Manix restaurant, the best place to celebrate all holidays. Hector has been village delegado and loves this village and they love him. He will be proactive and plans programs that will enhance the quality of life in this municipality Our town council person is Christina Padilla. Her family is also a generations village residents. She was a former village registrar and is ready to WORK. She won't be an absentee figure head. She is ready to work!
    1 point
  30. Try this: https://www.correosdemexico.gob.mx/SSLServicios/SeguimientoEnvio/Seguimiento.aspx
    1 point
  31. It has only been a month, so it has probably made it to Guadalajara, or even to Mexico City. 😂 In another month or two, it might arrive at its destination.
    1 point
  32. And what way would that be Xena? Facts and links don't seem to have much sway in discussions on this forum. Do NOT answer my question please.
    1 point
  33. Alan, that's the SAME INFORMATION (different news source) that I linked to in my post last night. You pooh-poohed it, said Seguro Popular couldn't possibly be discontinued, and then posted a link to an article from this past July. I find your attitude difficult to take and frankly I'm offended. Don't call people out unless you know they're truly wrong. Did you even bother to open the link I posted? I doubt it. I rarely post something here unless I know what I'm talking about. I watched our president-elect on Sept 29, heard him give the speech, and looked up the link to post it here.
    1 point
  34. Maybe the sticky was removed. I thought it used to be verboten, and if it isn't, it SHOULD be, IMO. It brings out the worst in people. If you doubt that, check out the news from the U.S.A. Each side is shouting; not just talking. TOB at least confines it to a section which non members can't read.I suggest the "powers that be" here set up a members only section if they want this sort of thing. I don't think potential residents will be so eager to move here if they read what people who are already here can be like. I have very strong opinions myself, but more common sense than to suppose I can convert others by getting on a soap box and yelling about how right I am or how wrong they are.
    1 point
  35. Yes. I imagine it will be overturned. You don't have to use it.
    1 point
  36. The little bit you spray on your steps- plus the little bit your neighbor sprays on his steps, plus the "little bit" all Roundup users use adds up to a lot. How about ingesting "a little bit" of cyanide? Is that okay? What does "may be relatively benign" mean? Relative to what? The stuff is carcinogenic. Majorly. Monsanto's done a really good job of disinformation, which people seem to want to believe. As I said, pulling weeds is not ineffective- maybe you don't often get the roots- I do.
    1 point
  37. I agree that TripAdvisor is not the best place for selecting a place to eat. I rely on word of mouth from the people on here whose opinions I have found to be much like my own. For instance: Mom's and Salvador's: I tried 'em, didn't like 'em and didn't go back. Others have sung their praises. To each his/her own.
    1 point
  38. TripAdvisor is a useful tool, especially when you want to find out more about a restaurant that you haven't tried yet. I tend to assume that the top 10% and the bottom 10% of reviews are usually restaurant employees giving great reviews, or competing businesses giving terrible reviews. Go by the other 80% of reviews, most of which are honest, actual restaurant patrons and their true experiences. It's usually easy to spot the obvious fake reviews. I remember reading one review about a particular restaurant here in Ajijic, where the woman swore she got food poisoning from one of their dishes. Problem was, they don't even serve the particular dish that she said she got sick from! Obviously a fake review. I dislike people that try to drag any business's name through the mud with lies. It's hard enough to have a successful restaurant without people making up bad stuff!
    1 point
  39. Facts and links? OMG, what a notion!!😎
    0 points
  40. Those people have no choice.
    0 points
  41. Exactly it is not a universal system-just a hodge podge.
    0 points
  42. Where did I say all who use SP are poor. I know many aren't-they are just cheap.
    0 points
  43. Bless you, Gringal... I couldn't have stated it better... since we appear to have no governors on our mouths when we get into political particulars.
    0 points
  44. You think a 289 million dollar judgement against Monsanto is easy to get based on "crying wolf?"
    0 points
  45. "The stuff is carcinogenic". Is crying wolf. It is not an established fact. There is a lot of research that says the opposite. Mudgirl if you have a large property pulling weeds is ineffective. If you have a postage stamp sized property pulling weeds can be effective only at certain times of the year but not with all weeds. I've pulled weeds for many years (I suspect I've pulled many more weeds that you as I've always had large properties) and have also used roundup for many years. The difference in effectiveness is huge. Cynanide has some medicinal uses.
    0 points
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