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  1. Glad to see someone missed him rather then who is going to replace him. 😒
    9 points
  2. 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.
    6 points
  3. 6 points
  4. .... 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
  5. 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
  6. The answer to the OP's question is no, probably not by any government as high inflation creates unrest and political change. I would expect inflation in the US to resonate at least somewhat in Mexico. We are NOB at the moment and the inflation is quite noticeable here. Also more than a few bare spots on store shelves. Amazing how we can't seem to discuss anything here without it degenerating into personal sniping. 😒
    5 points
  7. ...apparently "yes", as long as it's coming from the "right" direction.🙃
    5 points
  8. Right, Eric. That will happen when Pigs Fly! There are so many laws now that aren't enforced, why not just add another one or two. Maybe they could get around to that after they build the facilities to check our vehicles for smog control etc. Hee Haw!
    4 points
  9. Luis is a wonderful young man. I cannot tell you the number of times he helped us when my hubby was sick. He drove me to hospital visits and my hubby to Doctor's appointments. He helped us with renewal of drivers' licenses, he paid taxes and he paid car license renewals. He is kind, prompt, honest, efficient. A true gentleman.
    4 points
  10. “Hurricane Nicholas just hit the gulf coast” There, i just took another jab at the US. I hope I didn’t hurt your feelings.
    4 points
  11. I don't think it's a scam BUT they certainly were rebuilt three years ago... and the benches. This wood should be maintained ANNUALLY. Somebody is not playing fair and I would say that it's negligence on the part of the government. A little maintenance goes a LONG way and that applies to a LOT of things from potholes in the streets, fixing traffic lights when they go out to watering and weeding the planters along the bicycle path. I don't mind giving but the constant hand stretched out is irritating. YMMV.
    4 points
  12. John Brennan has an ad on page 10 of this week's Guadalajara Reporter. His phone number is 33 3647 7522 and his office e-mail is: bva.sc@megared.net.mx
    3 points
  13. Your mission should, you choose to accept it is.... Make the call ...see if you are charged on your Telcel bill .....and report back here... This message could self destruct.
    3 points
  14. Got them[chofer,motocyclete] here in Chapala yesterday. Luis from Spencer's office did everything for me. Picked me up,drove me back and even brought a folding chair for me. His charge: $400p each for the service. Worth every centavo! pedro kertesz
    3 points
  15. It’s been well known for many years that the US govt hasn’t been truthful about it’s inflation rate. We shouldn’t expect the Mexican govt to be any different. Those of us on fixed incomes are the most affected.
    3 points
  16. Wow, that will cost Pedro more than a week's worth of cigars or a bottle of his beloved Mescal. The least I can do is match his donation. PM me with your location or can I drop off a donation at the shop? I remember, when I first visited the LCS campus 10 years ago, seeing the HHWT volunteers and students working away. I was impressed. One of the reasons I joined the LCS. SunFan
    3 points
  17. If I were a duck, I'm not sure I would hang out in a place that sells bird wings!
    3 points
  18. If you need the Keurig style pods you can save a bundle by filling reusable pods with your favorite coffee. A set of 4 is available on Amazon MX for $200.
    3 points
  19. But this is how "things" operate in Mexico, take CFE or Telmex, no preventive measures just wait till it breaks, then repair it.
    3 points
  20. 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.
    3 points
  21. No, it really doesn't. And glass houses. And this is exactly why it's almost pointless to ask for advice on this board. Look at all the pontification from holier-than-thous, making a public shaming ritual out of a simple question.
    2 points
  22. You have described what is normally called "the parking brake". It only operates the rear brakes, and is not intended as a "backup system". Of course, if everything else failed, you might try it, but I doubt you would be happy with the result. Air brakes on large trucks, RVs, etc., must be operated with great care, as the operator can easily cause them to overheat and become temporarily ineffective. It happens more often than you might expect, and is why special training is recommended. On a long downhill run, it is wise to slow down early, and use the lower gears and engine brake to maintain a lower speed, avoiding overheated brakes. As you may now suspect, "Driver error" is the most likely cause of accidents like these.
    2 points
  23. 2 points
  24. It was condescending and insulting. Thank you to Joanie for using the board the way it is meant to be used. Now we all have some new information. But happy won't need it, because he already knows everything.
    2 points
  25. Over medication of old people ain't a new problem,been a problem for a long time. Run as fast as you can when you get a doc that does this. My 2 main docs actually reduce my pharmaceuticals whenever it makes medical sense. We consult and they don't talk down to me because they know they can't,I am not a stranger to medical terminology or research. Best to take some responsibility yourself to avoid this sort of problem. Getting other pro opinions is a good idea on occasion.
    2 points
  26. You don't get charged USA taxes because you are not in the US. and that's all there is to that.
    2 points
  27. USD tax only applies to an order within the US. Argue all you want. I have bought a lot of electronics on both US and MX and the duty/import fee charge is always shown if it's an import. My invoices are just like ibarra's. I might add that Amazon is pretty accurate and my over payment refund is usually about 80 cents cdn mas o menos.
    2 points
  28. Global research center which is the source for your two previous posts is a well known conspiracy theory website which regularly posts articles proven to be complete falsehoods…. kinda / sorta like yourself…stands to reason they would be one of your sources. Do you not realize that your continued opposition to vaccination and your ridiculous posts will probably lead to the death of some poor dumbass who thinks there is an element of truth in your vitriol. on many occasions lately the morning news has brought a smile to my face as another vocal anti vaccine :() has bit the dust .
    2 points
  29. Mod complained about having to babysit the forum while on vacation. Simple solution- boot off the trolls.
    2 points
  30. Laughable that anyone would find Lancet to be junk medical science but then post dozens of links from bitchute.com.
    2 points
  31. 1. The repaving of the Ajijic carretera is a federal project...no local input 2. This morning Hector, Bob Howe and I celebrated the completion of the malecon bridges maintenance. The Garden Guild was invited, but, cited Covid concerns. Fotos to follow. 3 The original wood was supplied by the Lakeside Garden Guild. Other materials were supplied by Inside Lakeside Hosted by Bob Howe, and Chapala Sunrise Rotary. The labor was supplied by the municipality. This to the best of my recollection and the sign.
    2 points
  32. But we are not talking about the USA....are we? Everyone who has shopping for food stuff has experienced first hand the increases , it's a no brainer regardless what the government figures are, I forgot to mention Gasliqudio that seems to go up every month
    2 points
  33. Why would you need any government to tell you about an inflation rate??? Cannot you tell just by comparing what is going out of your pocket today compared as to what was going out say a year ago for the same things??? I don't trust ANY government: Mexican, U.S. or any other!!!
    2 points
  34. No, dammit, but I can't babysit you all 24/7 particularly when I'm not even in the country.
    2 points
  35. It is one of the sweetest photos I have ever seen.
    2 points
  36. Tecnically Mexicans are caucasians if they have no indigeneous blood so good luck on the Spanish whiteness.. if they have indigenus blood then they are from mixed race ,hence la Raza. If indigenous came from Asia then they are Asian and white. As far as the white Spaniards they are mixed with Berberes and Arabs who are white but also mixed with blacks so good luck on the idea of a pure race..
    2 points
  37. I saw the brushes …obvious ….I made a donation to the workers yesterday. Harry if you think an 8000 peso request for materials to varnish a 30 x 30 ft wooden bridge…I have another bridge I’d like to sell you….no wonder the administration is always looking for money.
    2 points
  38. Merck the company that invented and developed invermectin one of the world’s largest research and development Pharmaceuticals companies has done extensive research on its effectiveness against the COVID virus so far Nothing and obviously it would be a multi billion dollar coup for them….even a hint would be worth a fortune …hey at least it probably won’t kill you .
    2 points
  39. If you take it out in small denominations, it makes for a bigger looking Swack.
    2 points
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