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  1. On behalf of Mayor Moises Anaya, I would like to express the Mexican community's condolences to the American people and all those who lost loved ones on 9/11. And in this terrible tragedy, all the amazing heroes who ran into danger and gave their lives to save others, we salute your example! Our prayers are with them and all who suffer today! Your friend Hector España Ramos
    13 points
  2. Shame… both he and Desantis should face criminal charges…..for reckless endangerment of human life…leading to the deaths of thousands who mistakenly listened to their disastrous policies .
    12 points
  3. I am boycotting this forum until the moderators do their job and rein in the trolls, who have been allowed to make a mockery of the forum. It's starting to look like a newsletter put out by the inhabitants of an insane asylum.
    10 points
  4. A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph's Hospital. She timidly asked, "Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?" The operator said, "I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number of the patient?" The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice said, Norma Findlay, Room 302." The operator replied, "Let me put you on hold while I check with the nurse's station for that room." After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone and said, "I have good news. Her nurse just told me that Norma is doing well. Her blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back normal and her Physician, Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow." The grandmother said, "Thank you. That's wonderful. I was so worried. God bless you for the good News." The operator replied, "You're more than welcome. Is Norma your daughter?" The grandmother said, "No, I'm Norma Findlay in Room 302. No one tells me shit."
    10 points
  5. Glad to see someone missed him rather then who is going to replace him. 😒
    9 points
  6. There are a lot of people on this forum and InsideLakeside with medical experience. I used to be a Registered Medical Technologist who worked mostly in Microbiology and Chemistry. Others are Registered Nurses and others are Registered Inhalation Therapists. Others are Doctors of Medicine. We post because we understand the lingo and the danger. I try and post links from google that are usually easy to read for the average person. And I usually post links from reputable sources. Happy now?
    9 points
  7. Saw this and was reminded of happy and mc.
    8 points
  8. FYI: Taken from Global news.ca on line this morning: TORONTO — Two travellers who arrived in Toronto from the United States have been fined for providing fake COVID-19 proof of vaccination documents and lying about pre-departure tests. The Public Health Agency of Canada says the travellers also didn’t comply with requirements to stay at a government-authorized hotel or to get tested upon arrival. The agency says in a news release Friday that the travellers arrived last week and have been handed four fines totalling $19,720 each...... The agency says violating quarantine or isolation instructions when entering Canada could lead to a $5,000 fine for each day of non-compliance or each offence, or more serious penalties including six months in prison or $750,000 in fines. So don't mess with Canada, where CoV is taken VERY seriously!! 🚫
    8 points
  9. You can block posts from individuals. Suggest you use that feature. I see a bit of the pot vs. kettle syndrome here given some of the complainers post endlessly about covid. How much of the problem here is that some of you have a real problem supporting the right of those who disagree with you to post their opinions? Mods can't spend all our time babysitting. Use the ignore feature or go to TOB and join in the preaching to the choir. there.
    7 points
  10. Then there was the mechanic who thought he should get paid as much as a cardiologist for fixing motors like the doc fixes hearts. And the cardio's answer to that was actually a question"do you go into them while they are running? pedro kertesz
    7 points
  11. There are three active cases in a population of 50,000. If your level of fear causes you not to travel even though vaccinated because of this, best to stay home. Be prepared for a long wait as covid is behaving like any other cold/flu type virus and constantly evolving. The largely outdoor low density life style here seems to support a very low incidence of covid. IMO this is an advantage. Your greatest risk is probably getting on an airplane with 150 or so other sardines.
    7 points
  12. You are reaching, and wrong. It's weather and we all know it. However, we also know how much today's weather patterns, those that are fluctuating wildly from what we've known over our lifetimes (including, for example "once in a hundred year storms" that are now occurring almost yearly), have been affected by climate change and global warming. And it's not the first time, but it is the first time there have been humans populating the planet at the same time, and thus we are able to talk about it. And thank the gods for that, because maybe we can help do something about it through awareness. Since awareness is the key, while you may be bored or amused with all the talk about climate change, I for one hope it's on everyone's lips often enough that it becomes important to every living soul.
    7 points
  13. As an American citizen I am very happy to hear this. It makes me sick and I hope they get the most serious penalty possible. It really makes me sick that people's insurance premiums are going to go up because insurance companies are paying for people's hospitalizations who have not been vaccinated. This is insane. If you don't want a vaccine and choose to try to infect others and make yourself sick, why should vaccinated people have to pay both economically and personal safety for their utter selfishness and stupidity.
    7 points
  14. Jim Bowie….I’m glad you find.my post humorous…..it is so easy to be cavalier when you hide behind some cute “ nom de plume “ perhaps you might feel a little different if a close friend, family member , or a child died gasping for air on a ventilator due to the way these governors ignored common sense science.
    7 points
  15. Yes you are correct. I live in an all Mexican neighborhood, I believe I am now the only non Mexican living in the Cascada/Santa Maria area. There used to be one other non Mexican , but it looks she moved back up North. So this is my story. I have been living in this area for over 4 years now. Every one knows my name even know in most cases I have no idea who they are. I do all my shopping and eating out locally. Now about 2 years ago I was really sick, I called the girl that works at the Taco stand just down the road. She came took one look and then called her husband. He came then called a doctor who arrived within a half hour. He prescribe and intravenous drip. They called another friend who could set it (they strung a rope between my closet and the window to support it). Then they and there 2 young children spent the entire night (sleeping on the floor) to ensure I would be alright. (total cost about 500 Pesos). So to make a long story short, I learned that they both had to drop out of the Preparatorio because she got pregnant. I made all the arrangements so that they could attend a special program in order to get their diplomas. I then arranged a tutor for the girl for one year, Monday to Friday, 2 hours each in order for her to be able to take the entry exam for the teachers school in Atequiza. She was late getting her papers so she will now take her exam in February of next year. But not to lose a year she enrolled in a Nursing school. One day a week for 2 years. I made arrangements for her husband to take electronic classes in Guadalajara every Saturday for 2 years. So why do I tell you this is because I now know that I will spend the rest of my life in my own home surrounded by people that I know and love. They used to all sleep on one large mattress with a curtain as a door. I gave them one of my apartments (the title is in her name) and made out a will benefitting them. Like wise, I have a living will that clearly spells out that a) only give me pain medication as it goes and b) give my remains for medical use. On a final note, yes I speak Spanish, but if your willing to go the extra mile you will find similar support. Mexican are the most caring people I have ever encountered. Most care givers do not have any diplomas, they just know how to care.☺️
    7 points
  16. And f0r the many, like me, who never go near FB???
    7 points
  17. 6 points
  18. .... and KENILWORTH, N.J., Feb. 4, 2021 – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today affirmed its position regarding use of ivermectin during the COVID-19 pandemic. Company scientists continue to carefully examine the findings of all available and emerging studies of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19 for evidence of efficacy and safety. It is important to note that, to-date, our analysis has identified: No scientific basis for a potential therapeutic effect against COVID-19 from pre-clinical studies; No meaningful evidence for clinical activity or clinical efficacy in patients with COVID-19 disease, and; A concerning lack of safety data in the majority of studies. We do not believe that the data available support the safety and efficacy of ivermectin beyond the doses and populations indicated in the regulatory agency-approved prescribing information.
    6 points
  19. If you would have had a moto you would have had a lot of pickups.
    6 points
  20. I find it ironic that men feel they have the right to legislate what women can do with their bodies. Too bad they can't get pregnant.😒 Way back before Roe vs. Wade, people went to Mexico to get underground abortions from whoever offered them. Dangerous, of course, and sometimes fatal. However, desperate people do such things. It would be an good thing if they could come here and have the procedure be legal and done under the right circumstances.
    6 points
  21. They're like any of the semaforos in Mexico. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. So take your best guess according to what's going on around you.
    6 points
  22. I had to use end of life services, and used Funeraria Chapala - 179 Morelos , Chapala. 376 765 5789 ( 331 454 4094 ) As you go into Chapala, go straight through the light, past the fountain, and a few blocks on the left.. it has a parking lot. The gentleman I dealt with , spoke sufficient English, and came late on a Sunday night, within an hour of the call . Papers needed are: a passport and Immigration card. That night a photo was taken of these papers, so I did not have to make copies for them. I am sorry to say I do not remember the gentleman's name, and can't find his business card. He told what he was going to do, what time he would be at my house for each of the two days, and was there on time as he said he would there. The next day, I received the ashes in a respectable 'container', along with several copies of the death certificates in Spanish. And a 'certificate' of Cremation if plans were to take ashes north/out of Mexico. This was not a prepaid situation, and I paid the day I received the ashes. The agent went to Guad the following day to the American Consulate with the paperwork they needed, so Social Security would be notified, and he brought back several death certificates in English [ a letter from the Am Consulate accompanied the 20 certified copies ) . The staff there handled a most emotional situation in a calm and professional manner.
    6 points
  23. https://news.sky.com/story/afghanistans-all-girl-robotics-team-lands-safely-after-being-given-refuge-by-mexico-12390206
    6 points
  24. His question was for first person information to be PM'd to him. The poster did neither. He re-stated what he was looking for.
    6 points
  25. I do not recommend this doctor or his clinic. Been there. See Dr. Briseno at Quality Care.
    6 points
  26. This BRAVE man elected to commit suicide in order to protect others. I for one fervently hope his family are told what an honourable route he chose, and praise is given where due. It was not his fault the brakes failed. But he still had "options" and chose the best-worst available.
    5 points
  27. In the US, the "inflation rate" is calculated (generally) by looking at goods and services not including food or energy costs (like utilities.) Also not included are taxes, higher education, healthcare, credit card interest, and home prices. So basically all the things people know are zooming upwards are the things that make life just existing day to day for many people. I'm sure the actual cost of living increases each year are actually not the 2.5% quoted but are easily four times that. Wages have been flat since the seventies making it seem even more worse that it truly is. I'm sure the same is true in Mexico. Every country needs a "working poor" class to stay a little afraid and therefore easy to manipulate, to keep the economy stable. Just buy what you need and try to keep everything you've bought for as long as possible. And try to think of those less fortunate than most of us are. Alan
    5 points
  28. ...apparently "yes", as long as it's coming from the "right" direction.🙃
    5 points
  29. You’re like a rooftop barking dog that doesn’t stop.
    5 points
  30. Dr. Daniel Briseno At Quality Care 376 766 1870 332 785 0259 (331) 252-0429 danielbriseno@yahoo.com
    5 points
  31. Excellent advice, even when lights are working, there are drivers that pay no attention to them.
    5 points
  32. Maincoons you just called me "seriously covid deranged"! What happened to your "don't attack the person" stance while moderating here? Is that not hypocritical?
    5 points
  33. Most people KNOW that the wearing of a mask is to protect OTHERS, and do it for that reason.Let you conscience be your guide-eh!
    5 points
  34. This thread is on the "Mexico General" forum, so it isn't just "for our area" and posting what is going in other parts of Mexico is quite acceptable. And as this is a pandemic, people may also be interested in reports of what is happening elsewhere in the world, in case they were planning to travel there. Perhaps you might stop trying to be a wannabe moderator and just skip over the posts that don't interest you.
    5 points
  35. Suggesting that $500 US is an *outrageous price* for a new Simmons BeautyRest Plush Mattress shows little knowledge of how much good mattresses cost these days. Asking someone *what's the least you'll take* on a sight-unseen quality mattress that has been highly discounted already is what was outrageous!
    5 points
  36. New thread to report and recommend. Aljibe portion: Before you ask..... 4 ft W x 11 ft L x 9 ft deep. Via local Mexican connections found Daniel Enciso cell 331 344 3806 , jefe at main San Antonio pozo (well). Came Wednesday 9 a.m. to insert submersible pump. Back at 2:30 with BIG pressure sprayer machine and a helper. Down there until 5 pm, pumping out rest of water & guck from bottom and cleaning/inspecting walls. Also found 5- gal pailful of tree roots invading (from outside our wall). Luckily entered above aljibe "wall" so no cracks (he inspected carefully). Cut off roots at source. Discovered the valve connection between float and water ingress was broken. I got plumber/elec guy on the line ( knew each other) and they discussed parts needed. Cleaned up after themselves perfectly! I spoke Spanish with him. Did not ask about English, but he is happy to come and quote/do work. Balance of job: Thurs Antonio Navarro 331 115 6014 ( excellent guy known over 12 years) came with parts for (known) tinaco repair plus aljibe ones requested. Brought 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch valves since he hadn't seen. Naturally was 3/4 inch---- 5 x the cost!! (brought hardware bill) but unavoidable. ALL work done---- aljibe, pump, tinaco thing, and a few other picky things on roof. Here at 9. Gone by 11:15. Perfect job at about 35% of prior quote (plus new stuff for aljibe portion). Speaks English but has old style cell so no whatsapp, etc. Said he's happy to do work but warns he's very busy so sometimes people have to wait a day or three. Makes sense because he's a really knowledgeable guy. NOT prepared to get into various opinions of what/ how to do things. Want more info? PM me please....and have a GREAT day!
    5 points
  37. Yes! These are the kind of posts that make this forum an indispensable and valuable resource! Makes it worth putting up with the worthless babble of a few bored retired folks. More of this please and thank you!
    5 points
  38. That was one of the sadest post , I have seen in a while.. The man was asking for help and a few people were concerned but the whole thing got derailed as usuall by people wanting to be experts and wanting to show what they knew.. nothing useful. I hope Angus made it with the helpof some people where he was. What a differnce with Chiapas. here we do not have a whole lot of useful forum but we have great network via whatsapp in the barrio anf the person in charge of the street comes and knock at the door tosee how they can help. Also my indigenous friends show up take us to the hospital and stay with us until we get out , then they take turn at staying at the house and taking care of us. I saw nothing comparable in the thread I read.. Sad..
    5 points
  39. My grandfather left Russia for America when he was 13 years old. He never saw his family again. He tried to make contact with relatives back there, through various agencies, for years, and finally at the age of 64 got a letter from a cousin. Who said "OMG Joe, we always wondered what had happened to you. It's amazing to be in contact after all these years. I am so sad to have to tell you that your sisters and parents all perished at Auschwitz." Anyone who thinks Holocaust jokes are funny or that it should be used as a comparison to wanting people to be vaccinated against a deadly disease has something seriously wrong with them and is an abhorrent excuse for a human being.
    5 points
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