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  1. 7 points
    With respect that is a very irresponsible statement..and sadly if you're in the middle of having a heart attack you do not have time to read books
  2. 4 points
    That´s why France decided to slice off Belgium and let them be their own country, a place for all the, dogs in restaurants lovers, could have a colony of their own.
  3. 3 points
    Yes. The exact law was posted --again-- on this Web board just a few short weeks ago, and re-posted several times. I am certainly not going to go and find it for you.
  4. 3 points
    As Angus stated: "There is no argument for ignoring the law". That is my point, too, and so far, Rony, you've failed to address that directly. If it's a bad law in your opinion, and if you are a citizen, you can work to get it changed. If you are not, then you are showing disrespect to the country you chose to move to if you don't obey their laws. (What is happening in Europe or elsewhere is irrelevant.) Since Mexicans, not expats, passed the law in the first place, then expats are indeed acting "entitled" when ignoring it. They also are the majority of scofflaws seen on the Ajijic Malecon ignoring the leash law. I walk there every morning, so I have been directly observing this. As of this morning, there were at least ten loose dogs "loosely associated"with Gringos. What's essentially wrong with that, aside from the legalities? Some of those walking are suffering from mild disabilities due to injury and/or age and are not very stable. Enthusiastic dogs not under control of their owners and chasing other dogs can cause the walkers to lose what little stability they have and lose their balance. Enough said. Since I doubt anyone will change his/her opinion, there's no point in continuing to add any more of my words to the discussion. Adios.🖖
  5. 3 points
    Oh no. "entitled" is your very personal and totally wrong interpretation, because you are having a hard time with my arguments. The very few times, I take my dog to a restaurant, I will first check with the owner, with other guests and I will also try to sit as far away from other people (and my dog will be under the table). My main and only point is how you guys, every single time, totally blow this out of proportion and make a huge thing out of this and cite a few bad examples, while it has been proven in many other countries, that this really doesnt cause a health crisis or people fighting with one another . Fortunately, in the bigger cities, people come to their senses about this and are able to bring a compromise between the 2 groups ... by simply implementing basic rules. Whether a group of conservative and tunnel vision thinkers like it or not.... more and more cities and countries are heading in that direction. Even Amtrack in the US, fairly recently, started to accept pets on its trains (and people eat there too). In all circumstances ( trains, busses, restaurants ) rules are put in place and I rarely or never witness problems. It is not just animals, but also people that cause problems by showing lack of respect. If worried about hygiene....believe me.... after years and years helping and guiding people in the local restaurant business....a well behaved, small doggie (member of my family ! ) really is the least of your problems. I doubt that any point, argument or factual comparison will give you the wisdom of really opening your eyes,....but after years of reading this nonsens, and never having had enough discussion time, I had to weigh in....even if I have to go against the majority "here"
  6. 2 points
    We very much enjoyed our lunch to day the La Vita Bella.......... the ambiance, views etc makes the location great place to celebrate. BUT....... I continue to be amazed at the total lack of respect of the Male companion/partners....they come in looking like they have just finished gardening... Why Why do the female partners go out with some person who has not made the effort to change his shirt or get rid of that gruby baseball cap, which he does not bother to remove during the meal. Whilst the customers were mostly Mexicans......, this mode of dress is equally found amongst the Gringo crowd. Perhaps the ladies can answer the question..When you have made a big effort to look glamorous ....why do you go out with your partner looking so untidy?...I hope he is potty trained
  7. 2 points
    If your heart disease is genetic, this diet won't cure it.
  8. 2 points
    I don't know what civilized countries you've been in but in Europe where dogs in restaurants is legal. The people do not bring dogs when they dine. You also said you had a restaurant in Chapala and kept your dog with you in the kitchen. This is a total disrespect for Mexican law and your customers. I believe we will never get the dogs out of Lake Chapala because of attitudes like yours but this does not mean I have to like it.
  9. 2 points
    I’ve read Dr. Ornish’s books. His methods take months to bring about effects. Usually the need for a pacemaker requires prompt care. And not all reasons for a pacemaker insertions are due to coronary heart disease.
  10. 2 points
    If you were unaware, you can reverse your heart disease easily with a vegan diet. Look up Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Ornish, Dr Campbell; scientifically and clinically proven. There is a local vegan whole foods plant diet group on Facebook here to help. Best well wishes!
  11. 2 points
    With one company, it has taken 20 years at most of lakeside, to go from crappy dial up, to crappy DSL. So, yes, let the competition roll! 😉
  12. 2 points
    If only you knew how much disdain many Tapatios have for the slovinliness of the expats. "Hillbilly" is a close translation.
  13. 2 points
    I almost hate to point this out, Rony, but you are breaking the law. That's not okay, no matter how you rationalize it. It's what it is.
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    As a followup to my original post I want to provide some first-hand information on how leaving Mexico by air with a substantial number of gold bullion coins actually worked out.... My friend with the coins and I went through the process Saturday. Following AlanMexicali's advice I went to the site link he provided and found the SAT form required to declare monetary instruments in excess of US$10,000 when leaving Mexico. I read all the instructions carefully, filled out the form and thought we were completely prepared when we checked in at the airport in Guad. Approaching the security check area I inquired as to where the "box" was located into which I needed to put the declaration. I got blank looks from several officials I asked and finally was told I needed to go to the Aduana "window" instead. We started searching for the Aduana window..... After being misdirected several times we finally were pointed down a long corridor where construction was being done and after a long walk arrived at a place with a desk and a metal detector where I started telling my story about wanting to declare that we were leaving the country with bullion coins. The pleasant female guard at the desk didn't know what I was talking about (although I speak good Spanish) and called someone else out who led us around to the Aduana office which it turned out is located in the passenger arrival section of the terminal. Not easy to access from the check in area. The office was staffed by five young ladies and an older, male manager. We were greeted with smiles, seated on a sofa in the outer office and then asked questions by several different girls who kind of seemed to know what was going on but kept going back to the inner office to confer with the manager and coming out again with more questions. We had allowed over an hour before the flight boarded to get this done and the clock was ticking. We were told to just wait and I started hearing the manager making phone calls from the inner office asking someone else questions but I could not make out what he was saying. Time went by and the phone calls continued. About 15 minutes before boarding time I mentioned to one of the girls that we had to catch out plane and was told "tranquillo". Just relax. Right! With ten minutes left the manager finally came out from the back waving the documents we'd provided, the declaration and a spreadsheet I had prepared that detailed the numbers of gold bullion coins we carried by country of issuance, denomination, face value and market value based on the prior day's closing spot metal prices for coins plus the total of U.S. and Mexican currency being carried. He then explained that after all his questioning one of his superiors had finally advised him that Mexico did not consider bullion coins issued by foreign governments or mints to be "money" and therefore these coins were not required to be included in the Mexican "Declaration of Money" required when leaving the country with more than $10K in monetary instruments. Mexican bullion coins, he explained, WERE considered to be money but not foreign coins. So, with 5 minutes left before boarding we were dismissed with smiles and hand shakes but with no documentation of what he had just told us nor any proof that we had been examined and released by Aduana. We headed for the plane and then.... We found we had to go through security again to get to the gate. For the first time during the years that I have been travelling in and out of Latin countries with small numbers of coins the guy checking the Xray of our carry on bags noticed the metal and had to examine the contents of the bag. He pulled out the plastic sheets containing the coins, started waving them around and calling his buddies over to check out the pretty coins. The clock was still ticking. Other travelers were watching. Not good! Somehow maintaining my composure I carefully explained the deal to the security guy, who obviously didn't know anything about handling a situation like ours, but who, to my pleased amazement, put the coins back in the bag and waved us through. Miracles do happen and fortunately the plane boarded late and we made it. Whew! That was a nerve wracking experience. Bottom line is....You can travel in and out of Mexico legally carrying foreign bullion coins if when coming in you declare them as "mercancia", merchandise, rather than money and when leaving you really don't have to declare them at all. But good luck getting through security without a hassle. Best to report first to the Aduana office to get some direction and perhaps something in writing to get you through security. Best to allow lot's of extra time because something will almost certainly get complicated by the reality that most of the officials involved don't know the regulations themselves. Then, when arriving in the U.S. such coins ARE considered to be "monetary instruments" and must be declared to U.S. customs on FinCEN form 105. That's another whole story. U.S. Customs turned out to be rather cold and suspicious and asked a lot of questions about the source and the purpose of carrying the coins. Welcome home, Traveler! Having a credible story ready is suggested and probably the truth works best. In any case this procedure can take up to an hour also. AlanMexicali's advice was partially correct. When leaving Mexico with Mexican coins such as Libertades or Centenarios they must be declared as money if the value is more the US$10K. Whether this is face value or market value did not come up as we were so short of time and this was not our immediate problem. Nor was there time to discuss what would happen when incoming foreign coins are reported as merchandise...subject to duty? To IVA? I don't know and don't need to know as I will never again get involved in such a situation. I am clear now that foreign coins are not required to be declared under Mexican law when they are being removed from Mexico. They must, however, be declared at market value when leaving or entering the U.S. and failure to do so is a crime. Confiscation is probable if undeclared coins are discovered. Although there is a lot of merit to the idea of having some of one's wealth in the form of "real" money in their possession and available even when living in a foreign country the realities involved in moving bullion coins back and forth across national borders with all the restrictions that currently exist make such a plan pretty difficult and just a whole lot of hassle to execute. It can be done but is probably not worth the trouble. I won't even get into the risks of driving in and out of Mexico with such a valuable cargo. Definitely not recommended. Hopefully this rather wordy report will help others who may have the same questions that I had.
  16. 1 point
    Yesterday (Sunday) saw two reports of slow crossings at both Bridge II and Colombia. Around 11:00pm Bridge II was still around 45 minutes. Colombia which had been 3 hours, closes at midnight. This morning (Monday) at 10:15 am, first hand report from Colombia was saying 3 hours. It looks like the problem there is truck traffic.... there is only one lane coming into the compound and cars must stay in line with trucks before they can get to the car-only lane(s). One person said that they 'jumped the curb' into the southbound lane and drove up to where they could "jump back" and get into the car lane which was much faster. BUT, it having to turn into the TIP-return line, that is a retorno which puts one back into the long line. IMO, these (crossing north) is going to remain a problem for quite a while. I wonder if a lot of Mexican Nationals living NOB will forgo Semana Santa visits SOB. If it is 3 hours now, think of the added traffic that will occur after Easter!
  17. 1 point
    I see an Ilox van and an Ilox person stringing up cable in Villa Nova.
  18. 1 point
    Now wait. The hottest month in our area used to be May, according to the travel books when we were checking them out in the late 1990s.. Travel books also said weather turned grand when the rains cooled things off in June. We came down for a trial run, weather in May and June turned out to be just as described, and we moved here in 1997. May/June weather stayed like that for years. Now indeed the hot months begin as early as March. Now I don't want to begin any argument about global warming. Really, I'm just sayin': It's hotter earlier now than it used to be. I agree with all the positive things being said here to answer the poster's questions. However, some of you who came here 20-plus years ago, as my husband and I did, might remember the hot month of May--and not earlier--my way. I wonder if the travel guides to living in Mexico have had to rewrite the weather. Doesn't matter to me. I'm here to stay . . . .apparently. Lexy
  19. 1 point
    Yeah, I learned a good one from a Tapatio. A Chilango next to him sneezed and he replied "Saludca". Saludca, por que saludca? Tapatio grinned and explained, "Salud cabr*n".
  20. 1 point
    went in today. They said SAT in 3 weeks.lOl they said that 3 weeks ago...
  21. 1 point
    I've been talking with Ilox about this. Here is where they are now. That may change in the future...But in any case, there should be no situation where you can't get running properly. - Optical Fiber Modems are more complicated than DSL modems. They are certainly easier to screw up. - All ISP's tend to give you crappy crippled modems, some crappier and more crippled than others. The more crippled they are, the less you can screw it up and create headache service calls for the ISP. So there are good reasons behind this. - Telmex modems offer a fair amount of versatility. You can forward ports, enable DDNS, set firewall levels, etc. There's also a lot you can't do. They also tend to be buggy. I have to reset my Telmex modem every week or two. And Telmex is slow. - The Ilox modem is more restricted than Telmex. One good reason is that 90% of what you want to do on the Internet can be handled by their modem config...The modem allows any service that works via outgoing connections. Incoming connections require port mapping. Default blocking of incoming connections helps keep hackers and phishers out of your system. Trust me thats a good thing. - Now here's the key difference: Ilox will absolutely configure your modem to whatever you need like the Telmex modem. They have no policies against mapping ports, or anything else. They are not a restrictive ISP. They just want to work with you to program it from their end to keep control over the crazies. . You email the NOC, they'll answer quickly with the changes. They give you a private IP by default, you can map ports to that...If there's a problem there, they'll switch it to dynamic public IP like Telmex. If you're mapping ports, somewhere you'll need to be running DDNS. For $750 pesos a year they'll give you a fixed IP. So there's your challenge. You have to know what you want with some clarity! Will Ilox at some point open up their modems and make them more like Telmex.? .Maybe...Is that a good idea? Maybe not...Very few people know what all those modem features do. The few people that need them simply need to ask for them. Tom
  22. 1 point
    5G mobile has nothing to do with the 5G (5ghz) on this modem. Just coincidence it has the same name.
  23. 1 point
    They were in Rancho del Oro on Saturday.
  24. 1 point
    imho, it is better (and usually more economical) to buy the most concentrated and start with VERY small doses and a lot of time in between. Then you start moving the in between times closer together until you achieve your best results. I would not take CBD after 6 pm because it can be somewhat stimulating and, if you're taking it during the day, you're not going to need any more if insomnia is caused by stress or anxiety. For daytime I would use CBD only with no THC if you want to maintain cognitive clarity. If you want to have deep restorative sleep with limited dreaming (less REM) then try concentrated THC (but no CBD and, again, a VERY small quantity) just as you climb into bed. If you wake up groggy, you've taken too much so cut back the quantity. There is no one size fits all. It's a process with which you must have patience and good communication from the patient as to what he/she is feeling. Sublingual is best because the product is absorbed directly into the bloodstream through those big veins under your tongue. Takes about 10 minutes at most. Ingesting the product causes it to go all they way through your digestion process and that throws another whole monkey wrench full of variables in its path. Wishing you and your husband success. Anything is worth a try when all else has failed.
  25. 1 point
    Laws tend to be optional Mexico whether we like it or not. How many of us pay all the taxes we are liable for or have not given a donation to a policeman. Picking your favourite law and expecting the world to obey it a little optimistic.
  26. 1 point
    You should hear what Tapatios say about Chilangos... trust me, Tapatios are equal-opportunity insulters.
  27. 1 point
    The Recaudadora, in Chapala, is on Degollado, on the right, half a block before the end of the street.
  28. 1 point
    I used to do pacemaker analysis during the implant in surgery and during follow ups. If your pacemaker is pacing 100% then your intrinsic heart rate is falling below the pacemaker’s set rate.
  29. 1 point
    Tapatios often describe lakeside expats as, "Noisy, poorly dressed, rude, and obnoxious. They are quite aware of the aversion to learning Spanish, or the polite customs of the place where they live. Of course, if we do not learn to understand some Spanish, we will never overhear such comments.........🙉
  30. 1 point
    A pacemaker does not correct or fix rhythms. It just prevents a heart rate from going slower than it’s set rate.
  31. 1 point
    This might help: https://www.chapala.com/maps/chapala/chapala.html
  32. 1 point
    There is no argument for ignoring the law.
  33. 1 point
    Wow, I need to rush out and tell all of the cardiologists that have been treating me for over 30 years. I heard it on a chat board. I guess I won't need a 5th defribulator.
  34. 1 point
    If you don't have the proper minerals your heart may beat irregularly. There are at least 2 things going on when you talk about heart attack/ cardiac arrest. Heart attack usually means a blockage in the arteries supplying blood and cardiac arrest is an electrical problem that may be caused by imbalance in minerals/salts. Family history is not fate. It only means a family tendency on how your body handles the nutrients that come into your body. If you can understand your heredity you can work with what you have. Like with cholesteral, there are 3 body types--One makes less cholesteral in response to eaten fats, one shuttles the fats through the body quickly and another body type continues to make cholesteral regardless of how much is eaten. Obviously if you have the third kind you must watch what you eat, but for others it is not a problem. There is no one-size-fits-all for cholesteral levels, some families have naturally high levels with no heart disease.
  35. 1 point
    We just returned from our own magical trip. We were in Santa Fe de la Laguna.
  36. 1 point
    I know someone who may be interested in this group. Would you please post their complete Face Book name? Thanks. And thank you for your post.
  37. 1 point
    If you want your dog with you in a restaurant, just move to Europe if you can not do without your dog for a hour or two. You would be doing everyone a huge favor.
  38. 1 point
    I had been working in cardiac fields for decades and had worked with pacemaker companies such as Intermedics, Guidant, Sorin and Boston Scientific in Japan, I would recommend that you should visit drs nearby where you are now and ask for what kind of pacer would be suitable for you as there are many cardiac generators, single/dual chamber, leadless, MRI adoptive. The prices for devices vary a lot country by country as manufacturers mark up depending on the national health care coverage. And of course, the prices depend on the functions.
  39. 1 point
    There is one stop light in San Juan Cosala on the carretera. Coming from Ajijic, the TV repair shop will be about 200 feet past the stop light on your left, a green store front. You can't miss it.
  40. 1 point
    Here is a first list of places....that all "break the law??" https://www.timeoutmexico.mx/ciudad-de-mexico/restaurantes-cafes/restaurantes-y-cafes-pet-friendly We are going to need a lot of extra prison cells, pet friendly or not. Also note, that most of these places are not somewhere hidden away. So forgive me....I really try to respect the law, but if I see all this (( lists of pet friendly restos )), I surrender and bring in the handcuffs Sorry, but in this game....elbelgicano - the rest.... still 1 - 0. And do I hear the fat lady singing ?
  41. 1 point
    Thank you for this very first valid argument. I love you, Gringal If this really is a law....and it might be.....how come that some big GDL and Mex City restaurants have signs that allow mascotas, even with pet drinking bowls. I forgot the name of it, but I recently saw one in La colonia Americana in GDL. It is certainly not that those places are somewhere hidden away or outside of centro For your information, those spaces are often on the terrace, which doesnt bother me.
  42. 1 point
    You can easily see entitled attitudes when quoting the law, they usually say something like, "What does the law exactly mean in Mexico." A lot like the sound of one hand clapping. What about Hillary?
  43. 1 point
    Right now I get 3 mbps from Telmex. On a good day. The concept of their product or support suffering is wildly theoretical at this point.
  44. 1 point
    I dropped by the Telmex office in Ajijica few days ago and asked them what their plans were. They said they would be offering higher speeds as well, but that I would have to wait until May to learn what their plans are.. I love the idea of competition. Things will only get better and speeds will go up.
  45. 1 point
    .... let the competition begin.
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  47. 1 point
    The issue probably has nothing to do with the cameras. I don't know how Ilox system works but I am assuming due to the price/bandwidth they offer that they are using NAT off of one public IP address. Using NAT allows one single IP address to serve multiple customers or (group). If you were to configure your cameras with your own internal IP you should be able to monitor them from within your home network. The issue is you most likely will not be able to see the cameras outside the private network. With Telmex this is not an issue because Telmex assigns a public IP address to each client. Some ISP's for an additional monthly cost will assign you a public IP address (if requested) that way you would be able to see the cameras outside your private network. A full Class C block of IP's (255) addresses used to be cheap 20 years ago and were plentiful. I had 2, but they are now scarce and expensive which is why most ISP's will use NAT to avoid the extra overhead, unfortunately this creates a problem in this case cameras or any other device that needs to be broadcast on a public network to function. If Ilox wants to they can configure the IP address on a network level (their sever) to work but to be honest it's a royal pain.
  48. 1 point
    Yes, I can tell from your 3-10 word posts that you don't have a long attention span 🙂 At least you don't go on ad nauseaum for half a page, like some do.
  49. 1 point
    I wish I could read a book. I fall asleep after two or three pages. HAHAHA
  50. 1 point
    "Can't we open our presents Daddy?" HAHAHA
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