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  1. Jonny has an agile mind and likes to exercise it. Perhaps he does get a bit agressive at times, but I think he is just looking for company and conversation. When he gets an interesting response, the interaction is usually quite a bit of fun, and sometimes even entertaining. Enlightenment may come into play with time. However, if a response is antagonistic, Jonny is perfectly capable of retaliation in kind, but likely to be fair, and to stay just below the 'banning level". Too much is boring, but many posts are quite entertaining. Others may chose the 'Ignore Function', or just scroll on.
    4 points
  2. Well, I for one, would like to say, welcome back. I enjoyed many of your posts.
    4 points
  3. The above extraction from Mexican labor law pertains ONLY to FULL TIME EMPLOYEES. Full time means working 5 and a half days a week, regular working hours. This does NOT apply to part-time household help. "Moral person" (persona moral) is a business; physical person (persona física) is an individual. It is not necessary or required that one pay IMSS for a part-time worker or his/her family.
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  4. What nonsense. If you don't like what you're reading, don't. This is a forum based on, I hope, freedom of expression. I find Jonny's notes to have meaning at times, at others not so much. But banning? Are there pitchforks and torches next? Shame.
    3 points
  5. Some of you just can't resist getting personal. Closed.
    2 points
  6. A good lesson as to why to never purchase propane from anybody ringing your doorbell and most importantly finding a reliable propane driver and using him exclusively. It’s not the company, it’s the driver. Call your driver directly, not the company for the best service and never, ever do what this poster did which was creating a self made bad experience.
    2 points
  7. Has anyone found Satelite TV options Lakeside that’s includes Canadian channels other than Shaw.
    2 points
  8. Welcome back Jonny, I missed your comments, most are good, some funny and some bad but you make them anyway.I enjoy them. Keep up the good work.
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  9. Very simple how not to get a time out or ban here. Don't engage in personalities or personal attacks. Address topics not other posters. Don't use the big cuss words. All that is required is when you disagree, don't be disagreeable. Remember this is a site sponsored by a prominent local real estate company. Ya can't sell or rent your houses here. They don't want a lot of crime posting. There are plenty of alternatives for that including Facebook and Insidelakeside.com Use those resources for that topic. We mods try to walk a fine line between cracking down on every snipe versus l
    2 points
  10. I am one of the 300 prepaid customers and look forward to being connected. I am very optimistic and no matter what level of service they are able to provide it can't be worse than our other options around here. They offered two packages/speeds and 60 down/15 up is close to the speed of one of the packages . In fact that lower plan was 50 down and they planned to give early signups 75. If I get 60/15 I will be thrilled. This is a really great thing for our community. Thanks to Ted for getting this rolling. I'm a happy guy.
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  11. Ditto that, johanson !
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  12. 4 of us ate there today. All I can say is "wow"! EVERYTHING was excellent.
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  13. Thank you. Exactly!!
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  14. We have always used Zeta Gas since we moved here in 2009 and have never had any problems.
    1 point
  15. I was eating at Tartamudo once when a rancher stopped his truck right in front, He was pulling a trailer full of goats, which a woman from the kitchen briefly inspected. These were not cabritos. But maybe she rejected them. I don't know. Moreliana, yes it is definitely called Tartamudo (after the founder), not tatemada (after the process ). They have several places in Jocotepec. My tapatia girlfriend who has eaten there since she was a little girl, just confirmed that. Re restaurante Cholo Campestre, I have eaten there and I like the birria very much. However, we much prefer eating birr
    1 point
  16. Table Tennis Chapala can now be accessed via Facebook. Group Description A club in the Chapala area devoted to the game of Table Tennis. We meet every Monday / Wednesday / Friday at between the hours of 2:15 to 4:30. New members are welcome to join and play. A small monthly fee is required to pay for the facilities and tables. Location Chula Vista Country Club, Calle Paseo del Golf 5, Fracc. Chula Vista, 45900 Chapala, Jal.
    1 point
  17. El Bizco, are you certain of the name of your favorite birria place? Everywhere I've been, it's birria tatemada--tatemado(a) is a cooking term that means "slightly charred over an open flame", and much of Jalisco's birria begins by lightly charring the goat meat for both texture and added flavor. Please check it out and report back. About cabrito: as has been mentioned here, it's a very young goat--a kid--splayed out and roasted on spikes (the spikes in Angus MacTavish's excellent photo are made of rebar) over an open fire. When I've eaten it, the flesh has been dried out and tough; I
    1 point
  18. This is the package: Ilox Doble Full VOZ y DATOS 50 (75 Mbps first year) The speed caps are probably 75 down and 20 up. (not sure on the up they never specified that ) According to their site, the extra speed is available as a reward for setting up automatic credit card payment. So available to anyone. http://www.ilox.mx/iloxhogar/index.php/paquetes I expect things will be slower in the evenings once everyone is hooked up. For now it's very fast and stable, no dropped packets or difficulty loading any websites. Hopefully they can keep it like that.
    1 point
  19. Weather warming up, can't close windows, more noise... awful rock group playing in Ajijic, don't know exactly where, too tired to go find out.
    1 point
  20. Big difference between speedtest.net and speedtest window app. speedtest.net download speed - 61 speedtest window app download speed - 94 This is the speed I get on all of my other devices. Also no ads.
    1 point
  21. Cost of living is higher here than other parts of Mexico. Workers need to and expect to make more than in other places. We have had the same housekeeper for 13 years with no problems whatsoever. Same gardener for 10 years with the same great experience. On the other hand our first gardener was very difficult to deal with and was always asking for more money, loans that he couldn't pay back, etc. We got rid of him with a lawyer's help and paid him exactly what he was owed in severance. Not a big deal at all. We fully recognize that we are very lucky and that others have had very diffe
    1 point
  22. Big article about enforcement in last weeks GDL Reporter. As noted, enforcement is the problem. If this changes locally there will be a number of local bars that will have to tone it down. We have one in particular that needs handling and are watching closely to see if the latest changes actually work.
    1 point
  23. I feel for you, Giovanni. The gym at Plaza Bugambilias has been getting away with this for 2 or 3 years now, and it has ruined the atmosphere of the entire building. The few stores that are there, the movie-goers, the fast-food customers and owners, the houses nearby, the area in front... it is constant, unwarranted noise directly as a result of lack of insulation and probably a few sheckles paid out. Normally a smart, local business family... they seem to have no remorse and should be ashamed.
    1 point
  24. This is a good conversation and I do not know many of the answers....but I have heard: - That the Telcel Internet at home service works good but not so good for streaming, especially non-Netflix content. Can anyone confirm that? - Telmex is short IP addresses and they're not getting new assignments, which has affected their expansion (may be a rumor). - Anyone offering public services has to follow Mexico IFETEL regs, which Ilox told me, can't drop below 10% of stated speed during peak hours within their network. But that doesn't count for services beyond their gateway to
    1 point
  25. If "some people" would stop making subtle and not-so-subtle digs themselves, maybe no one would attack them.😏
    1 point
  26. I would suggest let sleeping dogs lie, can't say I miss him!
    1 point
  27. You can rest assured that a voluntary cessation of posts was unlikely.😄
    1 point
  28. Caleta de Campos, Michoacán.
    1 point
  29. Try San Carlos in Sonora... outside Guaymas. We have great scenery, beautiful beaches, ample lodging and loads of restaurants, from Taco stands to Gourmet fare. There's plenty to do, from beachcombing and kayaking to Mt Biking and Horseback riding. Our signature geographic feature is Tetakawi ... otherwise knows as Goat Titty Mountain... hiking groups, birding, sport fishing and more. Come check us out. Lizzy
    1 point
  30. IMO and experience, a "real gardener", one who knows plants, how to prune, etc, always comes with their own tools, at the very least some clippers. Handyman types, "gardeners" who think the only tool necessary is a machete, and hose holders expect the patron to provide them.
    1 point
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  32. Hey - thank you for the mention! Yes, it's true that www.HouseSitMexico.com has relaunched with an all-new site. The members of this web board are cordially invited to contact me for an extra special offer if you wish to join. I appreciate the kudos! The focus of the website is very much community-oriented. While we have lots of sitters coming from outside Mexico, we're excited that nearly half of the sitters live somewhere in Mexico (and many are homeowners here too). Lots of people want to come here to Lake Chapala. We hope to see a situation where a pet owner can go for a weekend, eve
    1 point
  33. To day the guys from TOMZA Gas made a unscheduled stop and wanted to "fill up" my 300.lt. tank. I checked the gauge and it was 40% full so I said no thanks. Then the guy said let me top it up and I will give you 100 pesos discount. So I said Ok. He filled it to 90/95%, then gave me a bill for 2,689 pesos...No No that can not be, check it with your partner...then came back with a bill for 2,389 pesos!!!!...No No how can you put 217 litros amount into a 40% full tank....well the price of gas went up last week!!!!! After a short but serious discussion the guy final settled f
    0 points
  34. Here we go again same ole, same ole advice from the Sages of Lakeside.....Of course it's the driver..... Perhaps you can be really helpful me by giving me the code to call the office number which is 8000- 6060, seems they come from Zapotlane This company looks just like any other company and the fact that they are allowed into the Fracc gives them some sort of legitimacy ... This lying and cheating just seems to be part of the Mexican culture and just high lite's the challenges facing Pres Obrador
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