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  1. AMEN !!!!! Well said ... A California RN who lives here. A person who will not wear a mask and keep their distance from you, is showing YOU disrespect and cares little about your safety , well-being and health, as well as the community they live in and share with others.
    5 points
  2. PLEASE do not classify these young people who dead as all alcoholics. This is a Mexican tradition, they stop on their way to work and get a glass of milk fresh from the cow add a little chocolate or coffee and some alcohol. Then set around and talk with their friends before they go to work. PLEASE do not shame their lives by calling them alcoholics. They are hard working people following a harmless tradition.
    4 points
  3. Yet another funeral procession just passed by my house. I think there's been one every day this week. Instead of bickering can we all be mindful of the fact that too many of our neighbors lost their lives this week? They deserve better than the bs contained in this thread. May they all Rest In Peace.
    4 points
  4. Well, it is my opinion that we’d all be better off if we stopped judging how other people spend their money. But, point taken. I will remove the offending sentence. Thank you.
    4 points
  5. From up north. Frustrated nurse. Worth reading and yes its a tough love post. Please don't let the first sentence stop you from reading this. It made me think. "Ok, so, here’s some venting and some explaining and if you don’t like it, I honestly don’t care. Move on and good day to you. This has easily been the longest 2 months of my career, and, for that matter, my life. COVID-19 has changed everything. The way we live, the way our kids learn, the way we work. It has trashed the economy, exploded unemployment, and harmed businesses, many of them, sadly, beyond repair. But here’s t
    4 points
  6. There will be no safe way for us elderly to be out and about until there is a vaccine. The best we can do is go where we need to wearing a mask and social distance when possible. As far as living like we did before that will have to wait for a vaccine.
    3 points
  7. It seems to me that the people who frequent “overpriced” businesses are the people who can A. afford to and B. believe the higher cost is worth it to them. Those who can not afford the higher prices or do not believe the added cost is worth it have plenty of other options. People know they vote with their wallets and that they can choose the lower cost options. They are choosing not to. <edited to remove last three words which were unnecessary.>
    3 points
  8. This is one of those unending debates that doesn't end and causes some to denigrate anyone who dares disagree or suggests that opinion is not the same as fact. Thanks to the OP for posting it, read it and make up your own minds. No need to start another one of these circular debates that turn personal over an opinion piece. Closed.
    3 points
  9. Has anyone stopped to consider the exchange rate change since mid-February? Spot rate USD Feb 15 $18.54 USD today over 24.......... so in fact you might be "paying" less than before.
    2 points
  10. https://www.chapala.com/jp-home-services.html Their power is off today so may not answer phone.
    2 points
  11. The people drinking this have always had it and not commercial booze. This happened because it was bad and not because of what it is. The grain alcohol has always been used in that raw milk with alcohol drink they have in the morning. The ban on the sale of liquor had nothing to do with this, the people would not have bought the "expensive" stuff, it is not their way.
    2 points
  12. MY god, that is about six dollars. Just have them put down.
    2 points
  13. This is not just a local horror..... it's showing up in various parts of Mexico. TV news this a.m. said 113 deaths...... 50 in Puebla alone..... as of yesterday. And those are only the ones they know of. Informador on line today has report of a group of people in state of Morelos who knew where one guy was storing / selling the tainted stuff took matters into their own hands and burned the house down. Too bad the guy wasn't in it at the theme.
    2 points
  14. Will do. In the mean time I will go and enjoy my daily life using common sense protections. ☺️
    2 points
  15. Some meds are similar, NOT generic. This in their name, similar but not necessarily generic. One must ensure that the chemical composition is as per what was prescribed.
    2 points
  16. Please report back if you get infected with CV, luckily survive, and then are exposed to it again. It won't be definitive but we can all know anecdotally.
    2 points
  17. One person's opinion. Lot of disagreement with this even in the medical community. World is opening up whether some like it or not. There really is no alternative. The politicians will posture but in the end they will cave because the support for this overkill is fading rapidly. Everywhere.
    2 points
  18. Donations to help Mauricio's family with expenses can be made at La Peña de Santos Rico gallery in Ajijic centro, Constitución 16. That's one block directly south of the plaza. Phone 376 766 0281.
    2 points
  19. AMLO defunded all safe houses for battered women and their children in the 2919 federal budget. This support no longer exists in Mexico. https://www.animalpolitico.com/2019/02/gobierno-federal-deja-sin-recursos-publicos-a-refugios-para-mujeres-victimas-de-violencia/ Google Translation: "Federal government leaves shelters for women victims of violence without public resources By Claudia Ramos February 22, 2019 At the instructions of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, shelters for women experiencing extreme violence will not receive government subsidies
    1 point
  20. And that has worked? Half the government and military have been in bed with the cartels for as long as I can remember. The Navy has been the best but even they have had issues. The cartels simply have too much money.
    1 point
  21. And until ILOX fixes whatever is wrong with their VOIP do not port your Telmex number over. You can use the VOIP port on their modem with the 376-109-xxxx number they assign you if you want to check it out.
    1 point
  22. Generic drugs tend to be weaker in dosage by about 20% when compared to brand-name drugs. If you are using drugs that have a dosage measured in milligrams, this is probably close enough. However, if you are using drugs measured in micrograms, you should stick with the brand-name version.
    1 point
  23. The word stough is a more intellectual version of the word stuff.
    1 point
  24. Hope the lady will remain in quarantine for two weeks before venturing out and about.
    1 point
  25. That isn't really a joke. I knew someone decades ago that went to have his teeth cleaned. There was an advertised price. He literally had only about half of his teeth left. He asked for a discount since it was less work for the dentist. He got 40% off. This was in the U.S.
    1 point
  26. Perhaps. I tend to “hear” whining in a lot of your posts that you don’t “hear.” Who is to say which of us is imagining? But what about you giving a heads up to another poster about rules while violating one yourself? No response to that?
    1 point
  27. Lo Mismo pero Mas Barato The Same but Cheaper They have been in business over 20 years and have about 5,000 stores. Some are company owned and some are franchises A lot of their generics are made in Mexico. Sometimes you will find Dr. Simi dancing in front
    1 point
  28. " GET OVER IT" And at no time did I quote or mention you in my post that you quoted telling me to "get over it" It is certainly correct that I have no idea what you do or pay, and I made no comment about you in my post.
    1 point
  29. Unfortunate that some businesses lakeside that cater to the foreign community are way overpriced. More unfortunate that people continue to use them. Best way is vote with your feet and go elsewhere. And let them know that you did it.
    1 point
  30. A heads up for you GH. If you are a stickler for rules it should be for all rules not just the ones that are annoying you at the moment. According to the rules, if you have a question about moderation you are supposed to send a PM to a moderator, not ask the board in general and then whine when you do not like the answer.
    1 point
  31. According to Governor Alfaro's talk yesterday, he said that all parks are still closed; however, he clarified that walkers and dog-walkers can venture to the streets individually for exercise.
    1 point
  32. We have used Similaries for many years and their generics are as described above. The one instance were I have felt that the med wasn't adequate is Tramacet.
    1 point
  33. I have taken meds from Farmica Similars chain for many years without any problem. There are many drugs they do not have. They only have generics. Their cost is lower. They have many stores across Mexico. Often stores a block apart will have different stock items, perhaps the stores are franchses and order what they want. Farmicia Christina is a sole enterprise as opposed to a chain. Remember we were told for years not to order foreign manufactured drugs. Turns out China makes most of the active ingredients anyway even for name brand pharmaceuticals.
    1 point
  34. I would guess that most foreigners lakeside have any idea of what normal wages are in Mexico. A mid level management Jalisco state employee $20,000mx after taxes per month. Maids in GDL half of lakeside. Factory workers $2500 per week. $25,000 mx could keep many small shops going for 2-3 months.
    1 point
  35. It's a chain, all over Mexico, as far as I'm aware. You can take this with a grain of salt, but my neurologist told me, when he wrote me a prescription, that it's fine to take generics, but to steer clear of the Farmacia Similar ones, that they are really inferior.
    1 point
  36. here's a video of pelicans that live on the north shore, when the water was lower, that you may enjoy
    1 point
  37. Thank you, Kyle. I agree that people getting together in the circumstances you identified would not be advisable. I don't know if they would be allowed. I'm not sure if it's a hypothetical or a real example. I hope the former. If it's the latter, then anyone concerned should stay away.
    1 point
  38. You could scan and send her a copy of your CFE bill to prove the address that she will be staying at with her parents once she's done quarantining, and if she books an Airbnb or something, she'll get a receipt with the address on it. You might even get someone who's fluent in Spanish to write a letter outlining her purpose in coming and scan and send that to her as well. She could print all that stuff out and have it with her just in case. Mexican bureaucrats love paper, the more the better. Of course, Murphy's Law, if you are armed with all that, they'll never ask, but better to have as much
    1 point
  39. All that is needed is one person to start the spread of the virus within a group. Think of it like an STD... 🤔
    1 point
  40. I just don't think that groups of 8-10 people who are in the high risk group should be getting together and justifying it because it is outdoors and the band has changed for restaurants to open 50%. In The small place they meet they would make up the 50% just their group alone. I don't thing that was the intent of restrictions modifications .
    1 point
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  42. I do not know the current answer.. last I knew it was 2 per person.. BUT, I would find out the current information - if there is a limit of how many animals/dogs that one person can bring into Mexico..
    1 point
  43. Driving them in is much easier than flying. Do what WideSky suggested but also it is my understanding they are not issuing tourist visas right now. If you need one of those better check before you go.
    1 point
  44. We got sidetracked here. Let's keep the focus on the well regarded gentleman who met an unfortunate end and use the alcohol poisonings thread to discuss that topic. Thanks.
    1 point
  45. The people that buy that stuff don’t buy legal alcohol, they buy the cheap stuff of the streets which has been readily available for years.. This just happened to be a bad batch...
    1 point
  46. That's what we are doing. We are also transporting her as she is avoiding public transportation. Fortunately it is an easy walk for her to all markets, she lives just above the 7-11 in Chapala. Paying very close attention to social distancing and wearing mask whenever around others. And the usual hand washing, sterilizing, etc. No travel at all either though we will go by car to NM for needed medical stuff and business in early June. We won't be anywhere near the higher incidence localities there. I've read and studied up enough on this topic I believe these are the measures tha
    1 point
  47. FIrst you have to do the process at SRE in Spanish by yourself. If you are 60 or older there is no knowledge of Mexico test. You do need to show knowledge of the Spanish language. in 2019 the Spanish test consisted of two parts. One was a short story from a magazine about 4 or 5 paragraphs. Then there were 5 multiple choice questions. You could refer back to the story as many times as you wanted. There was not a time limit. After they determined you passed multiple choice test you were handed a picture and then asked to write 3 sentences about the subject of the picture. Capitaliza
    1 point
  48. Such horribly sad news. My heart hurts for all of the families.
    1 point
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