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  1. This morning as I pulled into a parking space in front of my bank a man returned to his car parked alongside mine. The case of wine sitting on my passenger seat caught his eye. He leaned in and gave me a thumb’s up, one wine lover to another. In the bank the line was long and very slow moving. The woman in front of me noticed that I seemed to have trouble standing (my bad back). She told me to go sit down and when her turn came she’d let me go ahead of her. I gratefully took a seat. There’s not much to cheer us these troubled times, but a stranger’s good humor made me laugh and another’s kindness touched me. They made my day. Lexy
    18 points
  2. Sigh. We really don't want any more vaccinations. In a perfect world, EVERYONE would only have to get one set of vaccinations to see this virus in the rear view mirror. It's the anti-vaxxers who are keeping this virus going and mutating.
    7 points
  3. We/ I are not "guest" here but have arrived in a legal manner and have documents to prove it. Please use the status you or friends have
    6 points
  4. It will keep the people who work in the restaurants SAFER. It will also allow people who are vaccinated to dine more safely. You may not be aware of some of the behaviour of people who are tourists here who are completely ignoring all safety protocols and putting other people at risk.
    6 points
  5. oh please give it a break, he has never seen covid either... these posts are such a waste of time.
    5 points
  6. Maybe buy a male Golden Lab. The best answer is to let the grass die, it will come back rapidly during the rainy season. Water is too valuable to waste in this country. Water the trees and plants.
    5 points
  7. Your info is misleading, check the details: Fully (double) vaxxed are 92% of the population, so there are 10x as many people fully vaxxed, as unvaxxed there. So on a proportional basis, unvaccinated are 5x more likely to be in hospital, as vaccinated. Now, look at ICU stats: 50/50 even though unvaxxed are less than 10% of total population. SO: 10x more likely to be in ICU if unvaxxed, as if one is vaxxed. Great data, though, fully proves one is much safer, and a better citizen, if vaxxed. So thanks for that.
    5 points
  8. My husband purchased a world map and then gave me a dart and said, "Throw this and wherever it lands—that's where I'm taking you when this pandemic ends." Turns out, we're spending two weeks behind the fridge.
    5 points
  9. You're comparing health care workers with the general population? They have to wear those masks throughout their shift which is about 12 hours when caring for Covid patients... day in and day out. Unlike the rest of us who have to wear for at most an hour a few days a week. Or, if you actually cared about them, you would get vaccinated so your chances of them having to care for you and wear the damn mask would decrease.
    5 points
  10. Heck with that, go ALL the way!
    5 points
  11. Time. LOL Not your kind of rag, I'm guessing.... Sure it is when you live in a country that actively ignores and blocks treatment. Like drinking one's own urine I suspect you are talking about. As you do now, yes? Fortunately we here in Mexico have options. You're forgetting that 34% of the population here think just like you do. Better go get a couple more jabs. That's all you got up there. Thankful for that for sure. Otherwise I would be clogging up the ICU wards just like your brethren.
    5 points
  12. In case one missed this part.... —" but smoking marijuana offers no protection against the illness, according to a study by Oregon State University".
    5 points
  13. His point of view would never be accepted in Canada. Canada does have radicals but not as extreme... yet. Rebuttal to MC's cartoons...
    5 points
  14. It doesn't have to exist for them to reference it Gringal, it's just what they do/say. I am what can be considered Moderate to Left and I have NEVER seen an anti-religious mainstream news source!
    5 points
  15. I feel like some assumptions about costs of living here are based on lack of info on where you used to live. There is not a place in the US that we would consider living in that is even remotely affordable for us. The house we sold 10 years ago in a rural area of western Colorado recently sold for more than double what we sold it for. Add in the need for two cars, property taxes, HOA fees (if applicable,) insurance costs, utilities, entertainment, food, medical care (even if you have parts B&C) and crazy real estate and rental prices and there you go...retire to lakeside. We could maybe have afforded to live someplace like a small town in west Texas or Louisiana. But why? Since 1972 I've been hearing about how much cheaper it is on the other side of the lake...and it is for some things. Gas is the same, food is the same, clothes are the same, doctor visit the same, car prices the same, insurance the same, etc. Maybe rentals and home sale prices are lower but that is if you could find some. Laborers will work cheaper if you can find them. And then what do you do? Do you speak fairly fluent Spanish? Do you like restaurant choices? Is there any entertainment? Shopping? Would you mind driving over here to do all of those things? It really comes down to supply and demand and demand here is still growing, like MC said, somewhat driven by Tapatios who are priced out of their home city. Restaurants and housing are more costly there than here if you want to live anyplace nice. If you work at the airport or anyplace south of there, the commute to lakeside is probably faster than if you lived in most parts of Guadalajara. I've lived in Jocotepec, Patzcuaro, San Miguel de Allende, and in Cajamarca and Arequipa Peru. None are cheaper or better than here. If you feel like it's costing too much here, maybe consider the places you dine out or shop in or travel to or the house where you live. There are always corners to round off a little without ruining your life here at lakeside. Alan
    5 points
  16. I'm sure the no-vaxers will find a way to explain this away... but the data doesn't falsify the info like they do. And MC... please forgive me for using Time as a source. I know it's not your most favorite but I just find it more reliable than the ultra right-wing religious sources others put before us. https://time.com/6138566/pandemic-of-unvaccinated/ EDITED: to remove URL junk
    4 points
  17. Just a tech tip: When you post a url like the one above, your'e posting tokens embedded in the url that may (not necessarily, though) identify you personally. They're used by email campaigns to track various aspects of the campaign such as number of opens, etc. Maybe you don't have the same level of concern as me, but if you do, all you need to do is remove everything from the question mark onwards, like so: https://time.com/6138566/pandemic-of-unvaccinated/ That's it. Now back to our regularly scheduled program.
    4 points
  18. Some of the doctors at lakeside are not reporting "tons and tons" of new cases because they are dead of Covid, Dr. Nunez, Dr. Vargas, and Dr. Lastra come to mind. They were not hypochrondriacs. And there have been others. Descanse en paz. No worries, it will all go away tomorrow, or so said someone a couple of years ago.
    4 points
  19. I am out everyday on the busy streets of Chapala and I talk to lots of different people everyday in Spanish out on the malecón or on the streets. Most people say they haven't gotten sick yet and don't know anybody who has apart from getting a mild cold or flu for a day or two. I would truly bet that as tight knit as these small Mexican towns are where every one knows every one, if Omicron was really running rapid among this community people would know about it. And I am just not seeing it yet.
    4 points
  20. 850,000 dead Americans with the "Kung fu 'cold virus' that is all going away tomorrow" and two years later we still have Americans denying the importance of masks and social distancing. Seriously?
    4 points
  21. Yes....aware....maybe "they" can be distracted with more cat jokes? What is a cat's way of keeping law and order? Claw Enforcement.
    4 points
  22. 4 points
  23. Wow, i was a respiratory therapist for about 5 years and I had never heard of such bullshit. « Hypercapnic hypoxic »? Wow, amazing, what words! Someone went way out of their way to impress the functional illiterates who would read this. Metabolic shift? Nasal block? Cracking sensation? Halitosis? That’s bad breath, gotta watch out for that. very impressive study! PT Barnum would be proud.
    4 points
  24. Sounds like you could use a local lawyer. I recommend Spencer McMullen, who posts on here and is familiar with most kinds of situations relating to property problems in the area.
    4 points
  25. Natural immunity is great...perhaps the only good thing that comes from getting Covid. But the fact remains that many folks have already gotten Covid more than once. Nothing is a guarantee just like the vaccines that don't promise immunity but, since the start, have only promised reduction in transmission and symptoms including death. I still don't understand how this has become so political. It never was for most other vaccination/inoculation programs that have been in place for several generations. It seems like a reflection on the times we live in more than a reasoned response to a serious problem. Alan
    4 points
  26. Car drivers had no problem complying with seat belts when they started getting tickets and increased insurance premiums for not complying. Something similar should have been done with antivaxxers.
    4 points
  27. And some people still don't get the importance of protecting oneself and others. Sigh.
    4 points
  28. Maybe if you actually left the house instead of replying to every single posted on this board you might meet people who will tell you they had to move to Mexico because they can no longer afford to live in the US. Many of these people are single therefore only receiving one SS payment. One of the reasons Mexico is clamping down on 180 day visas is to stop these economic refugees from the US & Canada living here with little means to support themselves. I’m hearing from people that used to live California who tell me that you can hardly find a place to rent for what they get on SS..
    4 points
  29. I’m sure you volunteering in a covid unit of a hospital and not using a mask would prove to us how serious you are of preferring natural immunization. you keep referring to all those « lovely side effects » of vaccination without coming up with hard information. I suppose you didn’t accept the report from India either. all the facts, all the world events are going against your narrative but you just keep blabbering your same stupid nonsense
    4 points
  30. You just had to get that in there, didn't you? You are guilty of the same thing you accuse others of. In fact, you are one of the main "usual suspects".
    3 points
  31. Education is not synonymous with intelligence. And your post has nothing to do with the posted topic. Go peddle your anti-vax BS elsewhere.
    3 points
  32. CBD does not get you stoned. THC gets you stoned. I question the source of your oil.
    3 points
  33. It's the definition of stupidity and insanity.
    3 points
  34. I was going to say the same. Let the lawn go brown in the dry season. It will all green up again within days in the rainy season. Watering large lawns is a first- worlders idea, a criminal waste of water and is banned in many places.
    3 points
  35. Me thinks that the souther man hoped that we wouldn't actually LOOK at the data to determine the real story.
    3 points
  36. No sprinkler system will work well without consistent pressure. So start by fixing that problem.
    3 points
  37. Oh I definitely agree that the official stats for Covid are lowball. But, the article was about deaths in general and they've been keeping track for quite a while. Death of any kind is usually reported with few exceptions. So, the number of deaths (whether from Covid or otherwise) has exponentially increased in waves... those waves tend to coincide with the various mutations of Covid. Excess deaths, that are way above the norm for this country.
    3 points
  38. If you are apolitical as far as the US is concerned, then why did you find it necessary to post a rebuttal to that cartoon? In case you aren't aware, the most heavily Republican counties all over the US have the lowest vaccination rates and the highest number of Covid cases, hospitalizations and Covid deaths, by far. That information is readily available from many reliable healthcare sector sources, based on vaccination records and Covid records, nothing to do with politics.
    3 points
  39. That would explain why they where cleaning the chairs at city hall each time a person got up to pay property tax.
    3 points
  40. The link you posted suggested that Omicron is no big deal and, if you get it, has positive effects on the immune system. You have posted before that you've had Covid and that your natural immunity is enough. Was the article posted not an affirmation of that view? People who are immunocompromised or have other kinds of health issues do not have that view. And no one can tell by looking at someone if they have those health issues because there is no physical manifestation. The vaccines and the boosters HELP normal, healthy people by making infection less serious, keeping you out of the hospital and less likely to die but they do not make you bulletproof. However, if you don't get, you can't pass it on. The flip side of that is that one may be totally unaware they are infected if they are asymptomatic. Catch 22. Just do all that you can do to protect yourself and others. Vaccines, boosters, masking, distancing, etc. There are plenty of links to show that vaccination boosts the immune response of those who previously were infected with Covid. THAT was my point. This article and video are already old since it's from last November (aka before Omicron) ... For some immunocompromised people, the pandemic 'doesn't really end' with the vaccine - CNN When the hospitals are filled to capacity with covid cases, as they now are, NOBODY gets ANY kind of health care. When the staff in the hospitals is stretched thin because they are infected, it's a disaster in the making. To quote Stream "My opinion is to stay clear of it".
    3 points
  41. Nothing wrong with checking sources out, but "far left" and "anti religious" mainstream news??? How about a quote to prove your point?
    3 points
  42. I don't understand the rancor of the jabees here. Y'all should be filled with joy. Not only can you now get FOUR jabs, your "friends" at Pfizer have announced you'll soon be able to get a new jab just for Omicron. That should be worth another 2-3 jabs by itself. With any luck, a new version of covid will be announced in the Spring and it will be good for 2-3 more jabs. By summer ya'll should resemble human pincushions. Unless you die from heart inflammation, blood clots, stroke, or lots of other stuff they don't want you to notice. My advice to the serial jabees is to just make sure your affairs are all in order.
    3 points
  43. Vaccination certificates to be required at restaurants, bars in Jalisco (mexiconewsdaily.com)
    3 points
  44. BREAKING NEWS (SATIRE) Diseases Are Reimagined through Covid Combinations BY MARY UNICORN ON JANUARY 9, 2022 The CDC and Anthony Fauci have a major new concern. No it is not a Zombie Apocalypse. It is that Americans might no longer be afraid of COVID-19/Coronavirus. As a result something new had to happen. So together using the partnership with CNN and the rest of the Main Stream Media they plan to start by pushing new diseases with cool names. Currently Planned Diseases Flurona -Really the most obvious to start with and it is already in the news. This is not a new beer or a city in Italy. It is what you get when you combined stupid with the News. Carpelrona – Does your wrist hurt. You probably have Carpelrona virus. Go get a test. We are certain it will be positive. Coronapox – People who have not had chicken pox or the vaccine can get this double whammy. Bubonicrona – This is not a night club and if it was I would tell you not to go there. We do know that like the plague it is spread by rats. This time the rats are CNN Reporters. Dementiarona – Very communicable for the elderly. We must protect Joe Biden from adding the dementiarona, even though many experts believe he already has it. The View has suggested that people with this condition should continue to take daily vaccines to prevent deterioration. Psoriaticorona – Principle symptom added are skin plaques. Luckily completely harmless so the CDC is recommending only 5 additional Vaccines. Rheumatoid Rona – Principle added symptom is swollen joints and a mad desire to play Canasta. Here is some very important medical advice, do not use a Corona Vaccine if you are allergic to the Corona Virus vaccine or Corona Beer. Ricearona – The San Francisco treat. Warning this may involve massive dumps which the locals understand very well. You may also get infected when involved in mob lootings or CVS or Walgreens. Something really stinks about the whole thing. Elphantirona – This is just a bigger cooler version of Corona. One big Vaccine will make you fine. Still you should likely not use the Q-tip that Chris Cuomo had on his show, hence why his show has been cancelled. Shysterona – This is currently spreading like wildfire in the legal community. Lep-rona-sy – Only Jesus can save you now. It you don’t want to wait for him to come back consider taking a bath in vaccine since no one has tried it yet. Who knows it may work. Gonorrona – We just want to talk about how you got it, ok? Mad Rona Disease – aka mad bat disease, aka bat flu is an incurable and invariably fatal neurodegenerative disease from cattle (or bats). Symptoms include abnormal behavior, trouble walking, and weight loss. Does this remind you of anyone? Bicovid Disorder – It sounds like a mental disorder and it is not far from the truth. You get this when you have two different variants at the same time. Omicron Delta Kappa It may sound like a Frat but instead it is TriCovid Disorder. What is even worse if the fact that the different Variants effecting you may have not been identified yet and they change frequently. New variants can come out ever day like Deltacron. Hand Foot and Rona – For those who put their foot in their mouth like Biden. Just wash your hands. Rona Dismorphia – Are you confused by your light symptoms. Maybe a mild cough and a runny nose. You may think you do not have Rona but you most certainly do. If you deny the test results you must certainly have Rona Dismorphia. Quick the only cure is taking Remdesivir until you get organ failure. The thought is people are tired of new variants so new combinations should get people more interested(and scared). The good news is that soon every disease will be Covid. We at DogFacePonia are looking forward to Corona Lyme Disease. Corona is just better with a lime and Lyme Disease is better with a Corona.
    3 points
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