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  1. I am a patriotic American and I applaud the way Canada has handled the Covid crisis. No genius just basic common sense. The way the pandemic was handled in the US was criminal and things like that led me to Mexico 20 years ago. Corruption is everywhere;no need to debate it. It is a fact. When they say 80 - 90 % of US deaths could have been adverted and nothing will be done about it I am infuriated and ashamed.
    13 points
  2. It is for BOTH. Proven. Fact.
    12 points
  3. This is the correct forum for a local organization to request a donation. This is not an event which would be posted elsewhere. I have a why not for you: Why not try being less snarky? If you don't want to help out, just ignore the thread.
    12 points
  4. I have been doing business in traditional Mexican arts and crafts here for about 30 years. I have nothing but high praise for all the families, artisans and indigenous groups that we work with. We started with mostly replicas of pre-Columbian art and very early I found the Torres family in Chapala, first with the father Luis before he passed about 6 years ago and and then his sons Manuel and Luis who learned the art from his side from an early age. Anyway, this area of art, as in much more in this year of disaster, has suffered greatly. I had been talking to woman in Utah who ordered 6 large M
    11 points
  5. It is very hard to be a moderator and post. I leaned from trying it on the Oregonian paper years ago. It doesn't work. Pick one or the other but not both Mainecoon.
    11 points
  6. I applaud Mudgirl and Harry for their intelligent responses. I am not sure why Maincoons, who should be impartial as a moderator, should feel personally insulted by comments that do not match his predudices.
    11 points
  7. When it is obvious the waiter is doing his best and the fault lies with the owner, seems the decent thing to do not to penalize said waiter. There employees are in a world of hurt these days.
    10 points
  8. In case you haven't heard, COVID is a highly communicable disease. Those kids get infected, they bring it home to the rest of their family, those people spread it to more, within days there are scores or hundreds more infections and it happens fast. What was "not your business" last week could land you in the hospital on a ventilator next week. The health of one's community and people ignoring safety precautions is everyone's business, especially when it concerns a virus which can be deadly or cause long-lasting health problems.
    10 points
  9. Repeating false information doesn't make it true. COVID is in completely different category of viruses than influenza. That's called science.
    8 points
  10. Some light hearted things we’ve learned living here, would love to hear some of your sweet sentiments... A house without lime is like a clock with no time All colors go together The free road is going to cost you Anything on the floor looks like a scorpion Water pressure is like air, you don’t think about it until you don’t have it 18 Celsius can be cold Roosters don’t just crow at dawn Time is complicated, noise and cold are relative
    8 points
  11. There's more Mexicans here than I expected.
    8 points
  12. Please do not visit Chapala Centro or our malecón, I am afraid you would probably have a nervous breakdown followed by or preceeded by panic attacks.
    8 points
  13. ken instead of asking every couple of weeks be aware that when a single person knows EVERYONE WILL KNOW.
    8 points
  14. Mainecoons wouldn't be happy if they hung him with a new rope! It itches It will rub it is too cheap a rope Mexican citizens get color in their rope et al
    8 points
  15. Everyone knows the wearing of a mask is not for your protection but for the protection of others. A person has self rights but not at the expense of others. The women had been traveling and should have self quarantined and certainly should have been wearing masks. They showed a total disregard for the health of others. How can we expect the Mexicans to mask when privileged people ignore the common good.
    7 points
  16. The large sign in front of San Antonio Hospital states "we accept USA insurances". As a US citizen, when a business states they accept our health insurance, to us, this means we don't pay for the medical service upfront. The medical expenses are billed directly to the insurance provider. Here is the information that two people obtained from Lakeside Medical (located within San Antonio hospital )regarding their claiming acceptance of US Insurance. From several communications with them, this is what became obvious. The service they actually provide is to file a claim for t
    7 points
  17. Isn't it wonderful that you have the need to make light of what effects we who are extremely mobility disabled. You, no doubt, can revel in your ability to climb stairs which some of us are not able to do anymore.
    6 points
  18. Nothing has changed since the last time you asked. No one can tell you the answer to those two questions at this time. Like the flu vaccine ..when it is available it will be posted everywhere. Until then no one knows.
    6 points
  19. As much as I like most all of your posts mudgirl, you really can´t speak for "other forum posters" like some kind of moderator. I enjoy seeing his lifestyle and it doesn´t damage me at all. Just block him! And we are not family and friends, either.
    6 points
  20. The chances of a gringo letting you into a line of traffic are way lower than that of a Mexican driver doing so.
    6 points
  21. I am with Jackie. Those Mexican children were clearly put at risk. While they might not get sick, they can certainly catch Covid and spread it to their family and neighbors. Some of us are concerned about our community, not just ourselves. And I will admit I have been told I am a 'bossy bitch'.
    6 points
  22. There is so much I'd like to say to the OP, but I'm afraid of the words I'd use, so I'll just put it this way: they were outside in the sunshine, obviously not close to you, so why don't you let those affected get righteously indignant and stick your nose in something that actually requires your attention?
    6 points
  23. There was no false equivalency and what I said in my post had nothing to do with governmental structure or population. I said that judging from both the Americans and Canadians I know and talk to, Canadians are far more willing to take the virus seriously, not risk their health in regards to that, and abide by health directives. That has been my personal observation. There is nothing anti-America about it, but that seems to be the way you like to see things. And I have never posted anti-American anything. Anti the outgoing administration isn't anti-American. Born and raised in the USA.
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  24. ...natural surroundings for more unsupportable development. Note these were mostly LOCAL Mexicans. 1 foto shows the people marching past my house on Hidalgo and the other is taken beside my house at the entrance to Calle Mr Crowe showing half the mountain above Lourdes gone. Except for a brief period the giant jackhammer has been operating from dawn to dusk 6 days/week for more than a year maybe 2 and at least as long as the wonderful[ahem] roads revisions on Hidalgo. The presidentes excuse for doing nothing was that Chapala has no jurisdiction in such environmental matters even when in Chapal
    6 points
  25. I just made it to Chiapas from Chapala.. The health measures are a joke and I feel we are on our own, it is up to us to protect oneself. I did not have to fill out the health questionaire at the airport because no one had a pen.. then I realized my ticked was in my married name which vivaaerobus had from a long time ago, so as I was leaving home I grabbed an old French passport to use as a ID in case I needed to prove I was the same person as shown on my mexican ID.. Of course I grabbed an old passport by mistake so it was rejected although it was the same photo as the Mexican ID , the
    6 points
  26. Maincoons, give it up , yuo have been complaning to no avail for years..You have nothing new to say on the subject... We all know the government is corrupt. leave with t becaue nothing is going to chnge because an old expat is complaining and marche here are not going to change anything without follow-up so life goes on... Here in Chiapas they are burrying the electrical lines and cables underground in the historial district. My neighbor is a driver and for some reason they forgot to warn people to get their cars out, He was out of town, came back and now cannot get his car out.. He has t
    6 points
  27. I asked a simple question on Chapala Health Group's page on FB. "Does anyone know if non-state residents can receive vaccines in Texas or New Mexico?" The admin denied posting my question saying "we live here now" and only Chapala questions will be allowed. I then followed up and responded that many people living here have medical issues treated not only here but in Mexico City, or the States, or Canada, and therefore, it is a legitimate question especially as it appears the vaccine rollouts will be delayed here. I was expelled from the Chapala Health Group for questioning
    5 points
  28. An exercise for people who are out of shape: Begin with a five-pound potato bag in each hand. Extend your arms straight out from your sides, hold them there for a full minute, and then relax. After a few weeks, move up to ten-pound potato bags. Then try 50-pound potato bags, and eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-pound potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. Once you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.
    5 points
  29. We've avoided this establishment since their move to San Antonio Tlayacapan (Across from Superlake plaza) a few years ago. Avoided, simply because of the totally overbearing owner who was far less than honest or caring about his food and beverage presentation. (When you order a bottle of Italian Chianti and then catch the owner surreptitiously pouring cheap Mexican jug wine (F. Chauvenet Tinto) into a previously used Chianti bottle you become forever warned! However, this past Thursday night my wife and I had made a reservation for 6:45 at La Paceña (one of only 4 local restaurants that
    5 points
  30. My first part-time job in HS was waiting tables. I won't stiff a wait person. 99% of the time, delays are the result of management or the kitchen. I think the OP did exactly the right thing, got the bill after several attempts to get food, leaving a large gratuity for the server who was not at fault. Inconsistency remains the biggest problem with local restaurants, often due to the owner not being on-site.
    5 points
  31. Sarcastic Zen Phrases 1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the he** alone. 2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire. 3. It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it. 4. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced you can't be promoted. 5. Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else. 6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet. 7. If
    5 points
  32. "1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love,and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent. 2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "I'll serve you, but don't start anything." 3. Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was assaulted. 4. A dyslexic man walked into a bra. 5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm, and says: "A beer please, and one for the road." 6. Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does thi
    5 points
  33. A HUGE APOLOGY for my time frame post WHICH WAS MOSTLY WRONG. I should have gone back to my e-mails from my son and doctor before my $%&/()IC post. Best Lab owner went to the apt. around 8pm.Dec. 22 and the results for the negative PCR's were given to my son 8AM the 23rd and he arrived at our casa in late morning and dil later because she had to work on her computer. My son had the short 4 hr. test on his bicycle trip. That and the only other correct thing in my post is that Best will do Covid tests even in your home. He also comes to my home for any sort of lab testing requi
    5 points
  34. Do you make things up or have wild dreams and think they are reality? There is no limit to how many times you can renew your passport ANYWHERE IN THIS WORLD. There is no Canadian off planet embassy yet though.
    5 points
  35. MY MIND IS LIKE MY INTERNET BROWSER. 19 tabs open, 3 of them are frozen and I have no idea where the music is coming from. They say every piece of chocolate eaten shortens your life by two minutes. I've done the math. Seems I died in 1537.
    5 points
  36. They just keep laughing at stuff like this while waiting for Jan 20th.
    5 points
  37. Jackie are you a control freak...? Just mind your own business.. Just worry about what you do not what others who you might want to control but can’t do.. if that’s an issue for you I’m sure you know where the airport is..
    5 points
  38. Where do you come up with these falsehoods? COVID is not "a type of flu". It is in a completely different family of viruses than influenza. It is no more related to the flu than smallpox or polio.
    5 points
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  40. Value of proofreading: Did I read that sign right? TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW. ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ - In a Laundromat: AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT. ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ----------------------------- In a London department store: BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS... ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------- In an office:
    5 points
  41. The Canadian government's approach to COVID has been quite different from the US. While Canada has its share of anti-maskers and young people ignoring large gathering rules, on a whole, I see Canadians in general more informed about the virus and less willing to take risks with their health. Canada also has socialized medicine, so Canadians staying put means they know they'll get care if they do get the virus, without having to sell their home to pay for it. I have an Airbnb listing for a private room in my home (closed since March due to COVID) so I read a lot of posts on Airbnb hosting
    5 points
  42. If you are a "Mod Wannabe" send your resume to the Admin.
    5 points
  43. Tingting, Thank your for your politeness and opinion. I will not get into a 'contest' with you, as we both have our own opinions. These five children live in my community.. even outside in the sunshine would not offer that much protection from possible exposure as they were so close. As you know living here for a long period of time as I have, a Mexican is not going to speak up about wearing a mask, especially to a non-Mexican. and if there is possibility about loosing some money he needs for his family. I do believe that we are our brother's keeper and need to speak up for
    4 points
  44. Since we are all piling on Maincoones, I have to say that while Canada and the U.S.A. are democracies, they definitely are different structurally. Rather than "apples and oranges" on population differences, that was the key reason the Provinces were given so many powers compared to U.S. States. The country was kept together as one by fighting for national projects. Like a coast to coast railway system, like a world war, like a national health care system, like defeating a movement of one Province to break away with the others, like a coast to coast public broadcast system sponsoring a wide var
    4 points
  45. Ya know, some people tell you how to build a watch when you ask the time.
    4 points
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