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  1. I find it a bit disrespectful to badmouth entire countries and people. I've found that everywhere I've been, there are a certain amount of amazing people, and some pendejos with an axe to grind, (sprinkled in for good measure). The rest are somewhere in the middle, just dealing with life's issues as they occur. If you think the world, or your neighbors owe you, it's your chip to carry. Maybe try to keep it to yourself. Just my $0.02 I hope I have not offended anyone.
    5 points
  2. Wow. You're a tough sell. I am asking you AGAIN to read the link that I posted on page 3 of this thread because if you call THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION and THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE biased then I really can't help you.
    4 points
  3. Can’t comment on what happens in CDMX because I never go there. I have never seen anything official about GDL. The only thing I’ve ever seen is expats posting here trying to justify their point of view..and its been the same six expats complaining for the last 11 years...
    4 points
  4. That's odd- I haven't noticed anyone trying to invade Canada that necessitated the US military "protecting" them.
    3 points
  5. I suggest that it's lack of education about what goes on in the world outside the US or [fill in the blank]home town. Driving to Ontario[a Canadian Province,there are no states] with skis on top of the car in august. That is not just an urban legend.
    3 points
  6. Umm, noise awareness and enforcement in CDMX and GDL sure isn't happening because of the gringos. But it probably isn't happening here because of them.
    3 points
  7. Canada has just announced its entry into Covid vaccine production. Initial trials have been very successful. This is important because it is going to get more vaccine out there, and also Canadian scientists, who are among the world's best, will be able to tweak things such as localised variants. They have already found a technique to vaccinate producing 9 times more antibodies than vaccines in use right now. Over the past 10 to 15 years Canada has been able to attract the world's emerging and existing top minds because of universal healthcare, free education, Asian and international tolerance and not seeing people getting shot or starving on their commute.
    2 points
  8. I always find it mind boggling how much some Americans do not know about the very reciprocal relationship that exists between Canada and the U.S. U.S. Relations With Canada - United States Department of State Canada | United States Trade Representative (ustr.gov) It is a symbiotic relationship not a parasitic one.
    2 points
  9. People have commented recently on finding large fat white larve; the larve eat the roots of grass or other plants; My dogs like to catch and eat the adult beetles; they bring the larve in the house and toss them around.
    2 points
  10. GDL anti noise activity frequently reported about in the local Mexican press and also in the GDL Reporter. There's a lot of anti-noise activity in the Mexican community around the country, maybe you need to broaden your sources of information. Those sources have been cited in threads here as well. Surprised you would have missed it. For example, just from the Informador https://www.informador.mx/jalisco/ZMG-El-ruido-entre-los-principales-motivos-de-conflicto-entre-habitantes-20210429-0070.html https://www.informador.mx/jalisco/Navidad--Como-reportar-vecinos-ruidosos-en-estas-fiestas-decembrinas-en-la-ZMG-20201224-0054.html https://www.informador.mx/jalisco/Guadalajara-clausura-12-establecimientos-por-distintas-faltas-a-reglamentos-20200913-0052.html https://www.informador.mx/jalisco/Como-reportar-vecinos-ruidosos-en-Guadalajara-durante-la-cuarentena-20200504-0053.html https://www.informador.mx/Crecen-las-quejas-contra-ruidosos-en-cuarentena-l202005040001.html https://www.informador.mx/jalisco/Clausuran-cuatro-negocios-por-exceso-de-ruido-durante-Navidad-20191226-0089.html https://www.informador.mx/Por-el-ruido-ocho-de-cada-10-reportes-ciudadanos-en-ZMG-l201912090002.html https://www.informador.mx/jalisco/Cierran-10-negocios-por-reincidir-en-niveles-de-ruido-20191104-0007.html https://www.informador.mx/jalisco/Guadalajara-sanciona-establecimientos-ruidosos-en-la-zona-de-Chapultepec-20190527-0034.html https://www.informador.mx/jalisco/Realizaran-nuevo-mapa-de-ruido-de-la-ZMG-20191002-0104.html In 2018 Jalisco passed a comprehensive package of noise regulation legislation. Since then, in the ZMG, there has been a steady stream of reports on enforcement and bar closures. One does not have to go someplace to read the news about it. My observation is the Mexican community seems to be more aware of the adverse health effects of noise than the expat community here and more inclined to do something about it.
    2 points
  11. Or been given information that changed at the whim of the volunteers. I expect he is more frustrated than we are.
    2 points
  12. "Alleged" dementia...... 🤣🤣🤣 Couldn't resist, trying to lighten it a wee bit.
    2 points
  13. You are a first class pendejo, amigo. Now USA "Buy American" all of a sudden wants to remove the illegal tariffs it put on Canadian lumber.....because it can't get enough of it's own....oh, boo hoo, suck it up, maybe you can't have any lumber from Canada, Mr. Buy American. And Canadians can enjoy nice lower lumber prices, and availability, of their own product, instead of high prices and shortages so vaccinated Americans can build homes. It's all about you....except, it's not. FlyFree? More like, GadFly.
    2 points
  14. No, they mostly live less than a year. Some types are burrowers and may hide out underground, but their life cycle is eggs, larva, adult. The ones flying around this year aren't the ones that were here last year- those have died. Tons of info if you google it. I call them stupid bugs, because if they fall on their backs they can't right themselves, they just flail around until they die.
    2 points
  15. https://toysmatrix.com/mexico-city-government-approves-tougher-penalties-for-making-a-racket/ Maybe, Ajijic, Chapala/LaFloresta can do the same! Though it is my understanding the ordinances are in place. Juat no one will (can) enforce them!
    1 point
  16. Now c'mon, you know that's not how it's done. You dig things up really close to rainy season or at the beginning of tourist season or a major holiday week because you estimate the work to take a quarter the time is actually does.
    1 point
  17. Next time you are on the Liberimento, take a look at Bomberos station. Notice the almost new fire truck, donated free from Canada. Notice the yellow EBCO container, full of specialized firefighting apparatus, again donated from Canada. Next time you are near the U.S. Mexican border, you tell me what the U.S.A. is doing to resolve this global pandemic and economic disaster. At least they are giving the youth a chance to prove themselves. I think we are all going to be pleasantly surprised. Except for Flyfree when an orderly puts in a firecracker while changing his bed pan!
    1 point
  18. It’s the same 6 gringos that attended a meeting quite a few years ago at a persons home who shall remain nameless...They were going to close down every venue with music that continued after 7pm. Never happened.. There are more music venues that ever before .. Why. ? Because the majority of the people want music.. But they like to bring the subject up about once a year to see if they can drum up more support for their cause.. All that’s missing is the post.. “I was a sound engineer for 50:years blah blah”
    1 point
  19. Bullfarb! There are no potential invaders. But the last foreign invaders of Canada AND the USA successfully, were the Beatles. Who has your back by the way?-SNORK!
    1 point
  20. No, there are no potential invaders because Canada doesn't go around the world making enemies.
    1 point
  21. Things have changed rapidly since the CDC mask announcement. We've been in AZ for a week; when we arrived everyone was pretty much wearing masks inside, especially employees, at the same percentage we saw on previous trips here in March and April (90-95% IMO). This includes what we saw shopping over the weekend at various stores. But last night when we stopped for a pizza, the employees were not wearing masks. This morning at Target they played a recording telling customers they are following CDC guidelines as far as customers wearing or not wearing masks. We were at that same store this past Friday and at that time they had large Masks Required signs at the entry; those signs were gone today. I saw a few employees with masks pulled down, but most were wearing them. The recording didn't address Target's policy for employees so I'm not sure what it is. At least here in AZ it will now be up to stores to decide whether to require masks of their customers and employees.
    1 point
  22. Today Texas reported: * 0 Covid related deaths--the only time that's happened since data was tracked in March, 2020. * the fewest Covid cases in over 13 months * the lowest 7-day Covid positivity rate ever * the lowest Covid hospitalizations in 11 months. Thanks, Texans!
    1 point
  23. While on my once every two week shopping run to PV one day, I got a craving for a burger, which I eat once in a blue moon, and stopped at Outback, which was on my route anyway. I ordered medium and it came bloodily rare inside, the bun was totally soggy and the fries were way undercooked, cold, and also soggy. I'll never go back. But I have to say that back in the days I used to drive back and forth from Canada, I was always so glad to cross the border into Mexico, as driving the highways in the US, the chains are pretty much the only options for where to eat. Whereas in Mexico, you can stop along the road at almost any little roadside mom-and-pop restaurant and get a decent, if not excellent traditional Mexican meal. And though I haven't been that way in years, so it may no longer be there, on the US side of Nogales, there was a food truck you could see across an empty lot from the sketchy Motel 6 where I slept the night, that makes absolutely delicious burritos.
    1 point
  24. You should be aware that any locally-made edibles, unless it is by a registered company (and even then) will have no indication of the amount of THC. Usage will be anecdotal. Possibly more reliable online, but I haven't ordered any here. I have been given some by friends but avoided taking them. You might want to ask Canuck Bob on insidelakeside.com. He has been selling them.
    1 point
  25. They are highly illegal and dangerous! You should immediately turn over any you currently have to me, and I will make sure they are disposed of in a safe manner. Bring some Doritos and cookies. 😁 But for real; My understanding is Marijuana is being legalized. It is currently decriminalized. So you may posses 5g of cannabis in Mexico. I do not have any idea how many gummies that would be. https://www.loc.gov/law/help/decriminalization-of-narcotics/mexico.php
    1 point
  26. Nope, you are way off. The Federal and State noise laws were written up by Mexicans, not gringos!!! Plenty of Mexicans are sick of the noise, especially rock bands from local bars where they play loud enough for 5000 people for an audience of maybe 30-40, if that. If you spoke Spanish, you could talk to the neighbors of these bars and find out how they really feel. GDL has an active cruzadacontraelruido which has brought about positive changes but it hasn't been enough Go the their FB page to find out how Mexicans really feel. It was reported in the GR that in the 1 month period between the new Jalisco Law and its enforcement, they had 1000 noise complaints. Please do not paint this as a gringo problem, that just shows what a bubble you are living in.
    1 point
  27. That goes for McD too-the Big Mac is really bad.
    1 point
  28. while on restaurants, I am ashamed of the US Chains operating in Guadalajara. I have taken family to Outback, Chilis, and Olive Garden; promising a good meal experience. I was horribly disappointed at all three. Stay out of the US big named chains when in Guadalajara!
    1 point
  29. Edited to remove political content. Post will remain since Mexico is very affected by what goes on in Texas, with which it shares much of its border.
    1 point
  30. Bruno's is still good as always, I have never had a bad meal there...And I have been going there for 30 years...
    1 point
  31. In my neighborhood in Mex City we do not have trucks with Loud speakers or gas trucks, of parties that blare music, If you here it in front of house, on street it is too loud an patrolmen will make the turn it down, I wish it would be like that here, We doo have alot of street musicians, but they have to have a permit..
    1 point
  32. There are plenty of reasons to be wary of steaks here because of the way beef is raised, but be aware there is also a lot of imported beef from the US, and Sonoran beef can be pretty damn good. Ajijic Tango offers superior steaks. Bruno's certainly used to, although I haven't been in a while. There are arrechera and especially vacio available locally that are killer tender and tasty. Don't let your fear keep you away from some excellent offerings.
    1 point
  33. Another sign of developing dementia is constantly repeating oneself after things have been explained clearly more than once.
    1 point
  34. Here we go again the gringos are getting restless.. Let’s make Ajijic like S*** Town USA..
    1 point
  35. Unless he's sending some to Mexico, I don't want to hear about it.
    1 point
  36. Yeah just ask for manteca or manteca de cerdo for pork lard.
    1 point
  37. Walmart Mexico https://www.walmart.com.mx/inicio
    1 point
  38. And I'm sure you were aware Canada contributed to the research? /s https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/04/world/europe/eu-coronavirus-vaccine.html “We will not be safe until we can share it with the rest of the world,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, referring to a vaccine.
    1 point
  39. Subsidizing? The drug companies are making insane amounts of money. Nothing needs to subsidized, the drug companies need to have their greed reined in.
    1 point
  40. I would share the food I had so we were all a little hungry, rather than my family being well fed and the neighbor's family starving.
    1 point
  41. Actually, Canada has had shortages of many drugs including insulin in the past due to Americans going up to buy subsidized drugs that they can not afford otherwise. Bernie Sanders even took a bus to Canada to buy affordable insulin. https://www.healthline.com/diabetesmine/insulin-pricing-bernie-sanders#1 This isn't a topic you seem to be informed on.
    1 point
  42. I messaged Isaac Trejo about this and did not hear back. Alfaro says it is under the umbrella of the Bienestar people, who will be contacting people at some point later in time to do home visits and he didn't get back to me either, nor did the head of IMSS (who did respond to me once, early on.) I'm sure someone, somewhere has the plan but throughout this Covid vaccination process, information and details have been keep close to the vest, rather than share publicly and update regularly as things change, which would have, in my opinion, reduced anxiety and the zillions of individual queries about when, where, who, how, etc. I'll continue to check sources and query people...maybe I'll again get lucky and will post here.
    1 point
  43. MC, I suggest that the next time you go to the dentist, or require surgery, you instruct the dentist or surgeon to take off their "face diaper".
    1 point
  44. Grampa and Grandma were sitting a the table. Grandma gets up suddenly, rolls up her newspaper and proceeds to slap Grandpa upside the head. He says, "What was that for?" Grandma says, "That's for 50 years of bad sex." Grandpa sits there muttering, rolls up his newspaper, and goes over and slaps Grandma upside the head. She says, "Now what's that for?" He says, "That's for knowing the difference."
    1 point
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