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  1. Yes, as a matter of fact, I am defensive. I am immune suppressed and a Covid death is horrible (you slowly drown in your own fluids). I am one you could kill. Hope you can live with it if you infect someone in order to protect your right not to be inconvenienced.. I couldn't live with myself if my behavior caused the death or severe illness with unknown sequalae to someone else. Stay safe and healthy and, please, stay away from me.
    7 points
  2. I agree with you Jeanneboo. The observation by Tingting "My civil rights don't end where your fear begins." Could be countered with "The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins." Except that instead of a fist it is a scientifically proven risk in the embodiment of a virus. Without a mask, you risk yourself and others in the community and most importantly, if you get sick, you risk hospital staff who must take care of you. Would you sign and carry a release that states that you want no treatment for COVID because "I got sick of my own free will and don't wish to put anyone to any trouble caring for me?" The answer to "Am I my brother's keeper?" is supposed to be yes, at least that's what I was taught.
    7 points
  3. Wearing a mask and distancing cost you nothing. My wearing a mask protects you and not me. I am immune suppressed and have stayed home except on the rare occasions I have to go out. By you refusing to wear a mask and distance yourself from me, you can kill me. YOUR RIGHT TO NOT FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES ENDS WHEN YOU THREATEN MY LIFE! I am sorry it inconveniences you but that is no reason to potentially infect someone else. The virus is here. We are not testing. We have no idea who or how many people are infected. People can be infected without symptoms and can infect others. Concern for the wellbeing of fellow humans does not seem to one of your strong suits.
    7 points
  4. The motherboard on my Samsung washing machine fried a couple years ago. The technician who the Samsung distributor in PV uses and who gave me hos name, looked it over, told me it needed a new motherboard. Said it would take a month to get one. After a month, he told me that they weren't available anywhere in Mexico. I looked on Mercado Libre and found a guy with a an appliance store in Mazatlan who had lots- brand new, in the box. Put the money in his account and had it in 2 days, and popped it in myself. Don't believe everything you're told. Sometimes you have to do the research yourself.
    6 points
  5. I don't understand why youtube videos have any credibility if the presenter is not a well known and recognized person. Anyone can post on youtube, I'm not going to spend an hour watching someone that may or may not be a reliable source. I've watched expert witnesses under oath convincingly tell lie after lie. You cannot tell when a good liar is spinning a tale and a good liar is often more convincing than a truthful person who is anxious about telling the exact truth. That's why there are published articles peer reviewed and open to critique. Not perfect but as good as we have. Anybody can aim a camera this way instead of that and shade the story in their direction, it happens everyday. I have friends in the medical profession including a nurse who traveled to NYC to help out. This video does not reflect anything that she observed. I find the video by Dr. Z much more convincing and he expresses himself in 3'38" instead of over an hour for the nurse. The original video is also hosted on a website whose other stories have a clear bias toward this point of view. That also makes me suspicious. Everybody has a point of view, there is little point in presenting something if it doesn't further you view, but as those viewpoints move away from the mean in any direction my suspicion increases in direct proportion.
    4 points
  6. I trust my doctor. I will do as he suggests..
    4 points
  7. This decision is really a personal one and one size does not fit one other, much less all. Many folks who drop paying say that they did so because 'they will NEVER return to the US so why keep paying'. Only problem is.... stuff happens and folks who they and me thought Mexico was their forever home and they would NEVER go back.... go back. I've had 5 different friends/couple who have done this and two of them said 'the only way they would go back is in a black bag'. This was after a lot of years most times too. Well, things change or in the vernacular "sh*t happens!" In my experience the main factors are 1) medical reasons, 2) family and 3) 'just got tired of the Mexican way of life' (for all the things that can mean). I also have friends who said they would not go back and they HAVE NOT after 10-15 years. So one never knows. I personally look at it like paying for life insurance.... one pays it but seldom uses it. But I do understand that the cost, currently about $140/mo I think, is not chicken feed to just seemingly throw away.
    3 points
  8. Our "'asinine demands" include wearing a mask, distancing, and washing your hands. Personally, I think protecting others over my own desires is important. It literally costs you nothing but a little inconvenience to save the lives of others. If you consider that moralizing, that's your problem, not mine.
    3 points
  9. Not hit and run. Bicycle illegally crossing Carretera at a non intersection, struck by a taxi that remained and was detained by Vialidad. Victim was a caddy at the Chula Vista golf course.
    2 points
  10. Well the good news is we don't seem to be getting a big run up in local cases. The bad news is it appears this problem is going to be around for a long time.
    2 points
  11. You and the seller both need to go the the recaudadora to do the transfer. There they will check for infractions etc and make the transfer to your name. Until you have done that you should not give the seller any money. Unless you personally know the seller be very careful. There is a lot of fraud, and people have been robbed of their money.
    2 points
  12. In truth according to many nutritionists most money spent on supplements is wasted. For years the supplement industry has spent time and money promoting their products. Sometimes as "miracle cures" Note required by law in USA These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please, consult your physician. Fortunately we live in a place where fresh fruit and vegetables are inexpensive and available year round. A balanced diet does wonders.
    2 points
  13. This thread may make you mad enough to spit. Just aim at the unmasked! It might scare some sense into them, as they currently appear to be quite senseless. That could be from sheer stupidity, or just a lack of education and analytical thinking skills. The first cannot be corrected, but it may be not too late for the second condition; unless one is of the opinion that learning a second language is beyond their ability due to age related deterioration. 🤷‍♂️
    1 point
  14. THIS! Bill Maher is saying exactly what I seem unable to do when it comes to this crisis. Of course, he's far brighter than I'll ever be...and I'm not even particularly a fan of his!
    1 point
  15. Another good social distancing tool! Excellent.🎾🎇⚡
    1 point
  16. The Lilifher deli across from Bancomer in Ajijic. So darn good!
    1 point
  17. The deli on East side of Colon 1/2 block South of the Ajijic Plaza has provided us very good sweet & hot Italian sausage. They actually have three types
    1 point
  18. My sentiments exactly. Last I heard no vaccine this year if ever. So do we live the rest of our lives in our homes. I choose not to. I will wear face mask when necessary also the gel which say anti-bacteria kills bacteria cool if you are worried about bacteria. I have a spray which I bought at a medical supply store in Guadalajara which says kills bacteria, fungus and has the word virus 99.9999%.
    1 point
  19. I wish I could credit the person that said this (feel free to add it), but I heartily agree with the sentiment, "My civil rights don't end where your fear begins." There has been so much misinformation and hysteria that I choose to follow my own common sense (hand washing, etc). If you prefer to suit up due to a compromised immune system, or just preference, good for you, but that doesn't mean that I have to do the same. I love reading the comments of folks who seem to believe that we need to lock ourselves in our homes and hide out until it's all over. That's great if you're sitting on a trust fund or retirement pensions, but what about the average Joe or Jane who lives paycheck-to-paycheck? Life has to go on. This isn't denial, as some would say, but reality. Some will live; some will die, and life will go on. We do the best we can.
    1 point
  20. I didn't want to hijack the other post about A/C so I'll post my own topic. I would caution anyone looking at mini-splits to think twice about LG models. While they perform well, should there be a problem understand that there are no replacement parts in Mexico. Fans, boards and coils all come from China. I don't have any A/C in Ajijic but have 5 units at a house on the Pacific coast. I had to toss 2 LG units when the coils sprung leaks and the estimated time for a replacement part was 6 weeks. Life expectancy should be much better in Ajijic than on the coast where one deals with heat, humidity and salt air but when buying something new, availability of replacement parts should be a consideration. Same goes for Frigidaire appliances. No parts available in Mexico. GE/Mabe, yes. Samsung, only from a certified repair store of which there are none here. Jualberto gave me that bad news when I called him about a Samsung refrigerator problem.
    1 point
  21. When going East, it starts by going up the hill from Walmart going North then North-East and then East.
    1 point
  22. So we can fill all the pot holes in our streets?
    1 point
  23. I don't think a policy of listing people as COVID when it is not is an acceptable decision. As I mentioned earlier, this is not the first nurse who has said this is being done. Mixing everyone on the same floor equally unacceptable. We are told it is a pandemic. Perhaps it is is not, but convincing everyone certainly gave them the excuse to put a lot of control in our world. Scaring people is a great way to take away their rights and all under the guise of keeping us safe because they assume they know better.
    1 point
  24. I watched part of the video posted by CyberTramp. No doubt hospital staff is working hard.That i8s not in question. Does not change the fact that people are being listed as Covid when they are not and someone being handled as DNR when he does not have a DNR. That was recorded. This doctor seems quite emotional,and defensive rather than factual. Also, this not the first nurse to describe these types of actions. The entire world's activities have been controlled, so I think it is important not to be gullible and believe everything is done "for our own good".
    1 point
  25. Although the video I posted is not specific to our area, I believe it was relevant. as the handling of the virus situation has been affecting the entire world. and that includes us. The idea is that perhaps it is being mishandled in general, with information that is not factual. Definitely, people do get sick. Nonetheless, it is the idea that the reactions and information on which decisions have been made are not truthful. This has had terrible impact on many and governments in general are not known for their honesty and competence. Greed obviously may be a factor as some do benefit from this mess. We must not be naive and believe everything we are told. In response to the nurse's "perspective". It is not an opinion or a perspective, but rather a description and reporting of the situation happening in her location.
    1 point
  26. Re-posting this one from over a month ago....was true then, and still is:
    1 point
  27. Another opinion on this Nurse and her "Perspective." https://youtu.be/w4gGxRlzoKI
    1 point
  28. Even the Doctors are wrong. Remember 2 1/2 million deaths, then ventilators. Turns out the ventilators caused more harm than good.. Facusi said second wave another lock down now he says not another lock down. Take precautions but, enjoy what life you have left. I know I am. We let the government steal 3 or 4 months of our lives.
    1 point
  29. By the way, just rewatched the video. Maher did not offer medical advice. He said nothing controversial or in opposition to what specialists have said. There are people terrified to leave their homes, making themselves crazy with fear. He was talking about going for a walk in the fresh air not suggesting people don’t wear masks and go around licking door knobs.
    1 point
  30. Folks rambling on a web board are not people I listen to for medical advice either, but here we are.
    1 point
  31. correct the virus attacks other organs than the lungs.. my brother was doing better on the respirator when he died...When people get put on respirators they are just about gone as they cannot breath any longer or are about to get there. Also surviving the respirator may not be the best thing to wish on people, the respirators do a lot of damage to the body as well.. Better pray for no one to need a respirator.. Oxigen ok but respirator, no thanks- It is a last ditch effort to save a life , no matter what.
    1 point
  32. Mudgirl, Your statement seems to imply that ventilators make people die. In fact the only people put on ventilators are already so ill that the use of the ventilator is the treatment of last resort. Probably all would die without its use. Knowing what is involved in its installation, I think I would just choose to roll the dice and maybe survive or maybe die more peacefully. Alan
    1 point
  33. Very well put indeed. But the fact is we are not powerless, actually since most of us do not have to rely on employment to live we have much more power over our personal risk than the general population,. We can control our interactions with others to a much higher degree than younger people who must work and be exposed much more than us. The flip side of course is that we are in the high risk category and hence more vulnerable. The basic measures of mask wearing around others, social distancing and sanitation are very well proven and readily implemented by people in our situation.
    1 point
  34. The OP's article identifies some critical considerations which those who rush to mandate or proscribe the actions of others would prefer to ignore. Ultimately, I am in a country which was generous enough to allow me to live here. Its citizenry will make the rules. I am free to follow them or leave. It's disheartening, though, to see so many similarly-situated people focus on virtue signalling tethered to where they came from instead of where they are. I get it: many of them are scared, in high risk groups, and feel powerless. I am sad for them and wish them the best. But I will not cave to their asinine demands. And neither, apparently, will Mexico. Things are bad and likely to get worse. Please do what you want to protect yourself. But leave the moralizing at the border.
    1 point
  35. Question is, is the Association, a national group, talking about one thing and the Governor another? We know that there's a bed problem in and around Mexico City. Were they addressing this and he was addressing GDL? I don't want to join the group so I couldn't read the article. I would look for clarification on this. Rony? If the emphasis from the start had been on educating in just those three steps Eric listed rather than shutting down, jamming up the roads, and burdening with difficult paperwork and expensive things of questionable utility, would the level of cooperation be higher? That is the question I have. I can't agree that either the locals or the state has handled this well. And basically the Feds aren't handling it at all. First you put all those people out of work and drive marginal small businesses to the wall and then you come along with a bureaucratic and costly approach and expect that to work? IMO it didn't and now to the slightly delayed but definitely game on pandemic we add the further factors of impoverishment of millions, inability to get other vital medical procedures done, and I think at the end of the day it will be clear they compounded the problem. In any case, what is done is done and in our household we are very focused on personal risk management independent of what others did or might do. For us, life will start to return to normal when there is a proven vaccine and not before then.
    1 point
  36. Rony and others of like mind are, IMO, right on. Since the start, if people had followed the three basic rules, (distance, masks, washing), it might not have turned into a Pandemic, or it might have anyway. Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, was a real visionary and many of his episodes touched on current and then future social issues. "The Mark of Gideon" is the sixteenth episode of the third season of Star Trek, (TOS), was about overpopulation. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said: "There is nothing more terrible to see than ignorance in action." But when people know the rules that will help them, and ignore these rules, it isn't ignorance, it stupidity, selfishness and IMO, a second cousin to being a sociopath. To each their own, just stay away from me if you won't wear a mask.
    1 point
  37. Someone's musings:
    1 point
  38. Is what you got better?
    1 point
  39. This thread is getting judgmental and threatening. Please remember you are not the mask police. "Aiming" at someone is not a good idea. Closed.
    0 points
  40. Perhaps the same equipment is available from supply houses in Guadalajara; I don't know, but you could investigate. It is certainly a convenient and economical option, compared to needing full bottles delivered in exchange for empties. In your case, it appears that you do not need oxygen to go out, or that you just don't go out. Others may find the information helpful, as was my intent.
    0 points
  41. Defensive, much? I didn't quote you or identify those variables. But, hey, collect those virtue-signalling points. Again, I wish you and all those sharing your concerns the best.
    0 points
  42. Did you actually read what I wrote? Did you read anywhere where I said I refused to wear a mask, distance myself or follow public health measures? I said "SUIT UP," not refuse to mask, etc. When these measures were announced, I followed, so don't you dare assume you have a clue as to what I do and do not do. My spouse is also immune suppressed and I am very aware of what we need to do. YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO PUT YOUR RULES ONTO ME. If you cannot go out without risking your health, YOU NEED TO STAY IN. This does not mean that I have to lock myself up to keep you safe. The world is going to continue, whether or not you like it. Some of us will live, some won't...and that includes me. I don't give a rat's flip for the inconvenience, but for the simple logic involved. YOU SEEM TO LACK EMPATHY FOR THOSE WHO ARE CLEARLY NOT AS WELL OFF AS YOU OR ME. There are going to be people that HAVE TO WORK TO EAT. At some point, life goes on. Stay inside. Take care of yourself, but do not thrust your perceived solutions on me. I do the best I can and do not "risk" others, but I will continue to go out for my exercise, visit my masseuse, shop, etc, all without your bullying me indoors. You are one of the worst of the "tsk tsk" set because you judge without knowing the full facts. Maybe you need to take a long, hard look in your judgmental mirror. What a stupid counter argument and not even worthy of a comment. Reading COMPREHENSION is a wonderful thing; I suggest you try it. Nowhere in my comment did I say that I don't wear a mask. I will say this: I do, but I hate it. Happy? Well, I'm glad that you're your brother's keeper, but you're not mine and your particular beliefs are not necessarily mine. I am an adult and I make decisions for myself. I neither want, nor need, MommyCare from you or BooBoo. If you are afraid of the big, bad world, then stay inside, locked up in stale atmosphere. I take very good care of myself (good diet, exercise, vitamins, blah, blah, blah) and am going to continue to use COMMON SENSE during this time. There is so much hysteria being pumped out and it appears that you and BooBoo have both taken the KoolAid. Protect YOURSELF in whatever manner YOU feel best for YOUR circumstances, but butt out of my choices. Just because you need Big Brother telling you what to do doesn't mean that I do.
    0 points
  43. Personally, I will not take any vaccine. Another great way for Big Pharma to profit and medicate us unnecessarily. I am in favor of businesses profiting, but not with bunch of products that really are ineffective and when there are other options. If you notice, there are more and more drugs on the market, and yet people are not better. Still lots of high, blood pressure, obesity, heart problems, arthritis, so their drugs don't fix anything. If they actually healed, it would not be profitable.
    0 points
  44. Great to be an American Citizen. Look at all you get free that is not available in other countries. No wonder so many people are trying to get there to live. And, there are fools there who think other countries offer more. Silly them, no?
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