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  1. This is a completely untrue rumour that has been circulating for years, ever since they lost power for a couple of days and everyone claimed they had refrozen everything to sell. Now, I don't know exactly how they handled that, but they do NOT shut down the freezers every night. I am not buds with Pancho, and I have no reason to protect him or the current owners of the place, but let's have some proof before making ludicrous statements like that.
    7 points
  2. Then you are a "spreader". Yes, a new derogotary word. Mexican families, relatives and medical workers will remember you and pee on your grave as they bury their loved ones and colleagues.
    6 points
  3. Doing it at home, vs in the shop, does not respect the concept of social distancing.
    6 points
  4. If you don't understand the difference between going out to shop with mask and gloves and social distancing, then sterilizing when you get home, and having a hairdresser or massage therapist come into your home, it seems you don't understand high risk situations for transmission of the virus at all, or you simply don't care.
    4 points
  5. BREAKING NEWS – Tourist Card extensions Immigration has agreed to allow people whose tourist cards have expired during the period from January 20, 2020 to April 30, 2020 Preauthorization in Chapala and then interview in Guadalajara, we take you, then issuance of another 6 month tourist visa. Good news is that from start to finish 2-4 days to have your new document. You need to let your tourist card lapse and your car will be illegal. We also have another option… For those over 60 years old or with health issues we can extend your tourist card for up to 1 year and keep your car legal. Also you can then apply for a temporary visa within Mexico without the need to leave when the extension is due to expire.
    3 points
  6. No, as I have remarked before, you are a reckless old fool whose road has been littered by bad choices. Go ahead, carry on as you say, but in this case you are endangering innocent people who as you say, are desperate for money. You will be judged.
    3 points
  7. I have donated to many causes lakeside, and also sir, I am paying my help to stay home. I am immunocompromised. If you have a disability that requires a massage then that may be essential. A haircut is most certainly not. I am not the one making the request to Stay At Home the government of Mexico is. I have family in the states who also have no work, and many are going bankrupt there too. We are under these conditions for the good of all....this is an Emergency Health Crisis, let alone an economic crisis, but no one will need money if they die. I know nothing of you except you are not respecting social responsibility, the good for all. Nada Mas! Quedate en Casa!!!!!
    3 points
  8. My clippers arrived today and we each gave the other a nice, short cut. Feels fabulous, no one to impress, and we respected #QuedaEnCasa. So easy and I will never worry I helped to spread this virus.
    3 points
  9. Stay Home, nobody can see you anyways!!
    3 points
  10. How Ford treated his employees has nothing to do with the concept that big corporations are ruining small businesses. I could have used an example of the first guy to carve a wheel out of stone pissing off all the human people carriers... let's see you dig up some dirt on their employers. The point being when you rail on against WalMart, you need to rail against every huge corporation, from airlines to Federal governments, for ruining the existing businesses that got shut down. You need to rail against the work-houses in newly-industrialized England. It's a joke to think anything can be done about any of this. It happened already. Nothing is going to change. Everyone shops and works and will not stop. You are perfectly entitled to take your business to small shops; no one is arguing that, least of all me. I prefer the small shops where I can get fresh bolillos, or my favourite kind of cracker. But I shop at WalMart, and so do most WalMart haters. Because, NO, I can't get a big selection of toasters or irons or dinnerware sets or cordless phones with extensions at any small shop I know of. Life is a compromise. Preaching about it the way you are on this board has no effect. In fact, please remember: we are all adults here and have been through this thought process ourselves a million times before your post.
    3 points
  11. Time to call it quits. We have gone way to far. MOD5
    3 points
  12. Does anyone have an electric shaver I can use to just shave my head?
    2 points
  13. Ann would say, to respect the social distancing, because this is everyone's business, not an MYOB situation. Your behavior is less than responsible. And personally, I am having groceries delivered, and not shopping, for past 2 weeks, thx for asking.
    2 points
  14. No. Your hearsay is not evidence. And heed daisy's advice: which staffmember do you think goes in early enough to turn on the freezers, which are probably going to take minimum 3 to 4 hours before the food is refrozen, and I would guess substantially longer because that amount of stuff will not freeze in the same time that four pizzas freeze in your own little freezer. This would also add uncountable kWh to their CFE bill. And the lights are off to save power anyway.
    2 points
  15. First thing in the morning, right after opening, go check the status of the freezers. You will find ice beginning to set on the water that has accumulated on the frozen stuff overnight. The freezer doors will be full of moisture running down. Less dense stuff will be soft and more dense stuff will be a little squishy. If that's not evidence of the freezers being turned off overnight, I don't know what will convince you.
    2 points
  16. Hi everyone this is Miguel, former owner of Benno´s, I may also not have many post in webboard but it doesnt mean I am not real, here is post from me from 2015 8 years ago I bought Benno's from Benno and I ran it for 6 years. Then it was just a small repair shop in the carretera next to Bruno's. Me together with Justin, Xander and Jamie whom I hired later on, we changed Benno's into a new concept including Apple repairs and a computer store. Soon we moved to Libramiento where Benno's is located now. In June 2017 I was about to close Benno's as my son was born and it was impossible to be going from Guad to Ajijic every day. I believe many people that are reading this post know me and my work in Benno's for years. I'm certified computer engineer and I made sure to transfer the business to the right person which is Frank who demonstrated to have the right credentials who then hired Luis as an employee. Business was going good. Few days ago I received some pictures from video surveillance of what happened and how Luis left the store. It is not just customer computers as Al Berca may believe, there were many products, all the repairing hardware and even the register. Seriously? Who gets the register... If someone wants to do his own thing, then start from zero as Benno did 15 years ago, and not by getting stuff and contacts from an already established place that took years to be made and run successfully. Frank told me he even took a fake letter to Telcel to change Benno's cellphone on his name to capture all Benno's clients. That is not how you start a business. And you talk about honesty. Really? I believe there is karma, and maybe Luis has a different understanding of concepts. But you deserve to know both sides of the story and actual facts that do not lie. I'm sorry for going so much into details. I usually don't write or comment much but this pisses me off. Benno's was my little baby that I gave up and this really hurts. Thanks everyone for your support and I'm available if you have any questions
    2 points
  17. "Specialists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico ( UNAM ) assured that the epidemic due to COVID-19 has spread throughout the country but the cases have not been properly registered, since they present as acute respiratory infection (ARI). In a statement, members of the institution’s Scientific Research Coordination (CIC) said that in recent weeks there has been a “continuous increase” in ARI cases . “This trend does not correspond to any seasonal pattern and in the context of the SARS-VOC-2 pandemic it must be assumed that it represents the extent of the infection in the population,” concludes the analysis carried out by the specialists. According to the analysis, in the last week there has been an increase of more than 150,000 cases of ARIs in the country compared to the average of previous years. According to the analysis of the CIC of UNAM, the notable increase in registered cases constitutes indirect evidence of the true level of the extent of COVID-19 in Mexico. As of Monday in Mexico, the official number of COVID-19 cases was 4,661, with a total of 296 deaths."
    2 points
  18. If you go there when they open you will see what the freezers look like. Then you will know
    2 points
  19. Just remember to dial 001 before you put in the other 10 digits
    2 points
  20. Not essential. Closed Stay at home.
    2 points
  21. That is just a courtesy statement, from the CC company. It is not necessary to call collect. And the same # should work fine for a direct dialed call. At no charge, as mentioned, thx to MX phone policies.
    2 points
  22. Rumors, he would only take what belonged to him. it sad when past employer, doesn't not wish him well. I would only hope his past employer has only good things to say about his quality of work and wish him well.
    2 points
  23. Luis is great guy, it about time he went out on his own. He will be very successful, He is honest and very smart. i am moving my business to Luis. I have nothing but the best wishes for him, in his new business.
    2 points
  24. I don’t think there is one correct fact in this post...
    2 points
  25. Please consider going to mom & pop stores rather than Walmart. First, as has been shown here, you are entering a space where there are thousands of people who have little regard for health procedures. Do you think disinfecting of the carts, aisles, registers at Walmart is effectively done? You are endangering yourself and others. Besides that Walmart does not treat their employees well in regard to pay or benefits. Finally, Mom & Pop stores keep more of the profits here locally to help the local economy and local families. They've really been hurt by the pandemic and need our help now more than ever. The gazillionaires of the Walton family don't need your money nearly as much as these local family and business do. It may require you to hunt but you can find ANYTHING at a local store that you need and it will be of as good or better quality and at or a better price than you'd get at W. If you keep going to local businesses and develop relationships you can even get special orders and things you'd never get at Walmart. But I've seen the crap produce they sell in Walmart and it is very bad and far below the quality you can get in local markets. You have to look and find the right ones. Stop sending your money to US business interest that do are harming the local Mexican economy, please.
    2 points
  26. Maybe this is a dumb question... No offense Since calls to the USA and Canada are free from a Telmex phone or a Mexican cell phone ......Why are you trying to call collect?
    2 points
  27. So in Chapala haciendas number two, Kitty recorded phone call. If your internet is working now please press one, if not call customer service. Will call customer service twice hang on Soutel Mex in ajijic once. Call customer service and they said soon come. That is the Caribbean equivalent of we will take care of this quickly. But at least I know that telmex will give us a discount on the months feel for the squeak of Internet we lost.
    1 point
  28. Why do that when you can convict the guy in the court of public opinion?
    1 point
  29. FMM extension should not be a problem, we are trying to use another part of the law to get longer extensions and as this is new, are trying to make each case as strong as possible, over 60 helps more and any health issues can help and we will be talking with public clinic doctors as well for guidance, in the end we want to help people and limit their need to travel during these tough times.
    1 point
  30. Vodka added. Thanks Dennis.
    1 point
  31. Luis is excellent. He took much electronic equipment into Benno’s on consignment to him. Now, he is simply moving those items to his new location. I won’t use anyone other than him. Certainly not going to believe some newbie with only two posts, both about Luis, since joining this board over my personal knowledge and experiences with Luis.
    1 point
  32. This is starting to remind me of the Super lake/Pancho split 😑
    1 point
  33. Locally go to El Gordo Polleria on the Carretera in Ajijic a few doors west of Colon. They have the same supplier as Puritan and Flavio will ground chicken to order and he speaks english....
    1 point
  34. https://asiatimes.com/2020/04/mexicos-demolition-derby-accelerates/ "Mexico’s demolition derby accelerates The Covid-19 crisis is devastating the country with increasing strength, while AMLO continues to deny facts By MANUEL SUÁREZ-MIERAPRIL 14, 2020 Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is an anti-establishment leftist whose policies have alarmed economists. Photo: Ulises Ruiz / AFP The destruction of Mexico’s institutions, economy and democracy under the inept and increasingly autocratic regime of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has accelerated in the last few weeks with his incompetent management of the Covid-19 pandemic. The crisis is devastating Mexico with increasing strength, while he continues to deny facts and invent his own rosy scenario with a daily barrage of lies that raise questions over his mental health. Until just three weeks ago, he denied that the pandemic was a serious threat and kept advising fellow citizens to go out and embrace people, something he has done himself during his feverish travel schedule across the country. Last week he changed his tune and declared that the pandemic was “a godsend to ensure the consolidation of the ‘transformations’ that he plans for the country.” His government has been hiding the true number of people infected with the virus that causes Covid-19, with an official tally of just 4,000. Even according to his own spokesman on the pandemic, the number is at least 10 times as large. Under his orders, the government has been classifying victims of the pandemic as suffering from “atypical pneumonia” – or other respiratory ailments – instead of Covid-19. Part of the reason the official number of infected is so small is the dismally low number of tests performed: 32,000 in a population of 130 million. The health system is in a disastrous situation thanks to AMLO’s dramatic reduction of the health program budget, not buying sufficient drugs and medical devices on time, and stubbornly fixating on centralizing all purchases in the hands of an aide who lacks the necessary expertise. As a result, hospitals do not have the means to treat patients properly. "
    1 point
  35. You could have just written "The Waltons are the richest family in America thanks to their ironclad control over the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart" or I hart zillionaires. Anyone going to Walmart instead of mom and pop stores is sending money to the wealthiest family in the US instead of supporting local families and businesses. I don't see how anyone can disagree with that fact. If this makes you feel shame for how you spend your money, I don't apologize. I only ask that you listen to the shame and change your behavior. Please stop supporting multinational corporations who do not support local communities. I know it is easy to go to the big stores but if you take the months of exploration that it requires you'll find a whole world of far greater value than Walmart has to offer.
    1 point
  36. A. It's Mexico and that's close enough B. They have no idea anyway Anyone who has lived in Mexico for any length of time knows when something appears on the supermarket shelf, buy as much as you think you may want for a couple of months. With Covid-19 there was plenty of warning to heed this especially, so woe to anyone who forgot lesson #1 in Mexico.,
    1 point
  37. That's an interesting possible connection. I haven't seen anything on the comparative age of those diagnosed or dying from Covid-19. I tried to google it but didn't see anything onpoint. Admittedly, I wasn't sure how to phrase the search. Do you recall, or does someone else know, the numbers or source for that? (Quarantine Disclosure - this is a legitimate question, not a snarky or doubting response :)
    1 point
  38. You just know the entrepreneurs will be on this one by tomorrow!
    1 point
  39. No virus could get through that tiny circle in the middle! hmmmmm…...
    1 point
  40. I had some people call yesterday, they wanted to come to my gallery after lunch, I told no restaurants open and they would have to wear face masks, I also told them about road blocks, they said don’t worry money talks, they never showed. At four I called them, they could not get past road block...Great...
    1 point
  41. At my nursing home right on the lake we have a yard the size of a soccer field. One day my nephew left a medium size green ball out. The buzzards or what ever they are jet black birds they were playing with the ball. It was a hoot watching them. I had never seen birds do this before. They were not practicting social distancing.
    1 point
  42. How about finding a conspiracy theory group and going there with this tripe that has nothing to do with anything here.🤮🤮🤮. What brought all you trolls to this thread?
    1 point
  43. https://news.yahoo.com/mexican-health-workers-protested-lack-011134368.html "Now some of them are getting sick. At least 329 doctors and nurses in the country's public medical system have tested positive for COVID-19, according to health officials. ahoo "Mexican health workers protested a lack of protective gear. Now they are getting COVIDKate Linthicum LA TimesApril 10, 2020, 8:11 PM CDT Workers sanitize a public hospital in Jalisco. (Getty Images) For weeks, staff at public hospitals across Mexico have been protesting a shortage of basic protective supplies, including masks, gloves and even hand soap. Some doctors on the front lines say the true number of infections may be higher and blame politicians who have slashed hospital budgetsin recent years for leaving them unprepared to fight the virus. In the tourist resort of Cabo San Lucas, 42 workers at a public hospital recently tested positive for the disease. In the city of Monclova, near the border with Texas, a truck driver who had been in the United States spread the infection to several dozen health workers, at least three of whom have died, authorities say. In recent days, attention has been focused on Regional General Hospital No. 72 in Tlalnepantla de Baz, a community just north of Mexico City. Federal authorities say 19 medical workers there have tested positive, and staff say at least 10 others have symptoms and are awaiting test results. "This didn't have to happen," said a medical resident who came down with a fever and a headache on Sunday, two weeks after she treated a patient who was suspected of having COVID-19 and later died. The resident said she worked without a mask, goggles and scrubs, because none were available. The doctor, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to give interviews, said she is resting at home and awaiting her own test results for COVID-19. Two other doctors who work at the same hospital confirmed that health workers lack basic protective gear. "We're all terrified that we're going to be the next to get sick," said another medical resident, who said she was recently forced to intubate a patient presumed to have COVID-19 but was not provided with a mask. "I'm afraid that I might die, or that I could carry the disease home to my family, and they could die," the doctor said. Workers convert the gym of the steel company Ternium into a field hospital for COVID-19 patients in Monterrey, Mexico. (AFP via Getty Images) Supply shortages in Mexico's overburdened public hospitals predate the coronavirus crisis. Sometimes, doctors and nurses have had to ask patients to buy them surgical masks, gowns and other basic supplies. At the hospital in Tlalnepantla, shortages of soap and other cleaning supplies have led to outbreaks of colitis and other infectious disease. But the severity of the issue has come into focus in recent months as the coronavirus has spread from the industrial city of Wuhan, China, to other regions in the world. Mexico has confirmed 233 COVID-19 deaths and 3,844 cases, but experts believe those numbers reflect low levels of testing and that the real number of infections could be eight times the official total. In the hospital in Tlalnepantla, doctors have petitioned their supervisors to provide more widespread testing of both patients and medical personnel. Since the first case arrived in Mexico in late February, hospital workers throughout the country have been protesting, calling on authorities to provide more protective gear." Some doctors on the front lines say the true number of infections may be higher and blame politicians who have slashed hospital budgetsin recent years for leaving them unprepared to fight the virus.
    1 point
  44. Actually , he could not even do that right.. if you look at the number of death per million Spain, Italy France and the UK beat the heck out of him..
    1 point
  45. It is a public Webboard. That doesn't give anyone the right to nail anyone's ### in public.
    1 point
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