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  1. Harsh measures? They are logical, common sense measures proven to work to contain a highly contagious and dangerous pandemic. And those measures are designed to protect everyone- measures that are being employed, all around the world, where people have sense and education, that have kept the infection and death rates down in those places. Places that don't have any "old ex-pats". You criticize endlessly the things that are quite normal in Mexico, yet now you're the big defender of Mexicans who want to work. And no one is telling them they can't work. All they have to do is wear a damn m
    19 points
  2. Yesterday my car a/c went out so I went to EuroFreeze next to Gossips to get it repaired . As I got out of my car I tripped over a broken curb and fell HARD . Before I hit the concrete , Manuel and one of his helpers were there to help me up . Lots of blood , cuts and bruises but nothing broken . Sore as hell today . As soon as I was up and while I was trying to stop the bleeding which is no easy task since I am on blood thinners , Manuel went to the Farmacia next door and came back with bandages and other stuff to treat my wounds . He never hesitated to do this and would not take a single pes
    18 points
  3. It makes me very sad to continually read these posts. Everyone on our planet is under a great deal of stress. We, the retired ones are the lucky ones, we don't have to go to work, we don't have to deal with young children at home and wonder about their safety retuning to school this fall. Do you think everyone on this board could show a little love and concern for our fellow man instead of the constant insults, opinions etc. Come on people, time to grow up and try to comfort those amongst us who have serious health issues and may just be terrified for their lives. If you don't have something
    17 points
  4. Huh? I am one of the expats mentioned and am acutely aware of the economic hardship this virus has created, as are many of my fellow expats- you know, those unfeeling folks who have ponied up a portion of their SS checks to support one, or two, or three of the feeding programs in the area. Don't patronize me to promote your own agenda, it won't work. Try harder.
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  5. At the risk of getting slammed, I would like to suggest it would be better for the expat community, which has proven quite effective in protecting themselves from covid, to let the Mexican community who have to be out there working or are living in larger family groups, to get the first few rounds of vaccinations. Personally speaking I'd also be leery of getting around those large crowds of vaccination seekers.
    15 points
  6. Witness Arizona, Texas, and Florida. In particular pay attention to Houston whose ICU beds are at 100% capacity. Those are facts, not speculation. Once restrictions are relaxed or ignored, the death toll skyrockets. I encourage you to go out among those enjoying "virus killing sunshine and fresh air". Be sure to breath deeply as you rub elbows with those not wearing masks because they've heard how great fresh air is for them . Oy.
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  7. I don’t understand the point of the majority of your posts. This board is not your personal diary for you to ramble on about your life. Would you please consider using Facebook for that?
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  8. And where are people who are stuck here supposed to go? What a nasty thing to say to someone who has suffered such a calamity. Both of you posters should be ashamed. What makes you so self-righteous that you feel you have to post to pile onto someone's misery? Okay, you may feel that way and it is your right,but to post makes me feel sick....this is a time for compassion, not vilification .
    15 points
  9. I live in the center of Ajijic, and I work. So I am contstantly driving and seeing the carretera, at all times of day. The bike path is used by TONS of people, most of whom are workers going to and from jobs. It was used before the improvements, and now it will be even more. IMO all of the foreigners on this forum who have condemned the project and called it a "bikepath for nobody" are flat clueless, driving occassionally in their cars, and for whatever reason unable to see all the traffic in the bikepath. Go take a look at it during "rush hour".
    15 points
  10. In various areas of Mexico, people are attacking medical workers who they think have been in contact with COVID cases. How do you think they might react to people who have actually been tested and confirmed? Please stop calling for information on the specific patients... those in charge are probably doing as much as they can to trace any contacts, but their options are limited. We should not put people in danger by "outing" them as infected. The best strategy is to assume ANYONE you come in contact with may have been exposed, and may therefore expose you to infection. Take necessary precaution
    14 points
  11. Now is not the time to let up our vigilance.
    14 points
  12. I'm sorry he has Covid. However, he IS the President and has access to health care and the most promising treatments. HOWEVER, his cavalier attitude may have infected OTHERS who don't have access to that kind of care. He should have listened to experts in science and healthcare and led by example because, obviously, his talismans and faith are worth nothing.
    13 points
  13. 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.
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  14. If that little sweetie does not meet your requirements along with all the other "stipulations" you posted at the start, it's time you put on your big girl pants, get on MercadoLibre, and find a breeder in Jalisco who can meet your exacting needs.
    13 points
  15. Given the OP's history of maligning service providers, I would not recommend anyone to him, let alone a physician I like and respect.
    13 points
  16. Get over your issues with FB and accept that it is just as likely you'll hear lies here. This web board has every bit as much misinformation. Good grief.
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  17. What I will never understand is why you and others of your I'll feel the need to spew your opinions. Fine, you don't believe this is a pandemic, nor that a vaccine is necessary, but it seems the only one you're looking to convince is yourself. You do what you see fit and accept the rewards or consequences and allow the rest of to the same without listening to your opinions which mean diddly squat to most everyone.
    12 points
  18. 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
    12 points
  19. It is for BOTH. Proven. Fact.
    12 points
  20. 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
  21. Hey, folks...do we really need to be doing this on a post that was meant to express sympathy? I know how easy it is, I'm very guilty of having done it many times, too, but in this case, please...
    12 points
  22. Isn't "comfortable ranchito style furniture" an oxymoron?
    12 points
  23. A quote from someone I know pretty much sums it up for me also, "Because those who believe they can exercise their freedom prevents those who don't from exercising theirs. Any place a bunch of folks waltz around without mask is a place others might be afraid to go. Because if those who aren't afraid are allowed to go everywhere and do everything, those who are afraid can go NOWHERE and do NOTHING. I was brought up in a society where I was taught to give up my seat on a bus/train for an elderly, pregnant lady, or anyone lesser able than me. Not because I have no right to take that seat,
    12 points
  24. I've been in every country in Central America and all of western South America. There is not another place that suits our needs quite like this area. We have lived in San Miguel de Allende and I lived in Patzcuaro. I have been in 26 different states of Mexico. Always with an eye out for potential living or retirement. The combination of elements that exist here does not exist anywhere else that I have ever been. If you feel like Ajijic is too much like "gringolandia" then consider places like San Nicolas or Santa Cruz or even Jocotepec. Same weather, proximity to Guad and airport, four h
    12 points
  25. You want to use this forum as your bully pulpit to critizise the Mexican government. Wait until word gets around and see how far that gets you.
    12 points
  26. I'm grateful that we live in a municipality where those in charge appear to have the residents best interests at heart. Additionally we live in a state where the Governor has been pro-active, for which I am also grateful.
    12 points
  27. Gringo hombre The truth is unknow to everyone including the experts.. People who test positve are positive, people who test negative can be positve.. My brother just died of the virus in France, he was a health worker, was tested twice while he was sick and the test were negative both times. If there are cases Lakeside, no one knows for sure., they may not be but since no one is tested unless they are sick, no one knows and that is the truth. We can contnue to take care of ourselves , not trave,l stay home were masks and take all the precautions and we are safer than if we
    12 points
  28. Hola! To the original question from the OP: Do you feel house prices will come down or like in some area's of the US and Canada go though the roof? It is a complicated answer. First of all, I am the broker of a local real estate agency. In 2020, sales of residential properties, area wide, were down year over year compared to 2019 a total of 29%. However, prices have remained steady and in some cases rising. The average sales price in 2020 was $264,000 USD, about the same as 2019. Inventory was up around 10%. Clearly fewer potential buyers from the US and Canada flew down to look at houses f
    11 points
  29. No my 90 year old mother with Asthma in Seattle has not received an appointment for the vaccine. So this is not abnormal for Johanson. Nursing home folks and health care professionals are getting the vaccine. Ib just started and the computer system for appointments crashed cause people to become frantic and making the situation worse. My Mom says not big deal as she says a few extra months of isolation is a small price to pay. She thinks the people in the grocery stores should get it before her. She gets all her food delivered by Amazon Fresh to her front porch. My sister husband was sh
    11 points
  30. 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.
    11 points
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. I've lived here over 20 years and still don't know most of the posters personally,but this is one guy I hope never to have anything to do with. Why is it people claim that they are upfront and honest when they just plain rude and crude? This board is composed of a community and we are all trying to support one another, share information and sometimes bring a little levity to our experiences. Every post by this guy is confrontational. He obviously thinks he is of superior mental and moral character and wants to cudgel us with his wisdom. Although I notice he never seems to have anything to of
    11 points
  34. Sorry they disappointed you by not looking gaunt and pathetic.
    11 points
  35. masks are to protect others not you and if you can prevent one death it is worth it.. It is easy to look at statistic when you are not affected but just get it or hae one of your love one affected and let´s see what you say.
    11 points
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  37. This was posted in the MC thread on "interesting data": The CDC says, in very plain language, that COVID-19 is one of the most damaging and dangerous viruses / diseases out there, to both young and old. Fewer young people die from it, this is true. However, the full extent of the significant and permanent damage done to their bodies, general health / stamina, brains, and cardio systems is still not fully understood - other than it can be life changing and life shortening. https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/24/health/covid-19-symptoms-last-long-term-study-wellness/index.html
    11 points
  38. Mtn. Mama started a topic today which had a link to an article on CBD oil as a possible virus treatment or preventative. Closed rght away by Mod 3 on the basis that she shouldn't be offering medical advice if she isn't qualified to do so. She didn't offer medical advice, at all. She posted the link and simply gave a short comment on it from her point of view. She certainly didn't tell anyone that they should take it or make personal claims of its efficacy. This board seems to be moderated on the basis of personal interpretation and bias, rather than impersonal forum rules.
    11 points
  39. Here’s the other side of the story. Let’s understand that Kern county only has one major city(Bakersfield), is mostly desert-like withnsparse population. If these doctors want to learn about pandemics they should go visit New York. And you my friend should be smart enough than to paste such a one-sided story. https://www.turnto23.com/news/coronavirus/kern-county-public-health-does-not-concur-with-statements-made-by-accelerated-urgent-care-doctors
    11 points
  40. Did Eric do something wrong? What is his offense? I've seen lots of posters, in various other threads, who are very rude to Eric. So, he's sharing something he experienced. Not any more or less interesting than a lot of other stuff people post here. Why do people get on his case so much? There's a really easy way to avoid being annoyed by Eric's posts, and that is to not read them! That way, the rest of us don't have to read all your rude comments.
    11 points
  41. Too funny. So many have warned you that your CFE bill is not normal. They're getting testy because you're not listening. Really, the only thing they're trying to do is prevent you from finding out the hard way that the damages of playing with the CFE will burn you badly. Whatever. Stick your head back in the sand. You've been warned.
    10 points
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  43. I feel like the employees at the station I frequent could always use a tip even if it is just to pump the gas. I speak Spanish, have gotten to know them a little, and know that they mostly count on tips to earn a living. Almost all customers, including Mexicans, tip them. Does anybody reading this board think they could live, raise a family, or have a future with options working for what locals are able to earn? Most are lucky to earn the equivalent of 300 dollars per month. Would you do it? Could you do it? Would you appreciate a tip? They pay the same prices for things that we do (as
    10 points
  44. When a business owner deals with negative comments by accusing those who have complained as being some sort of conspiracy by the competition, that doesn't say much for the business owner's professionalism, nor does saying you'll pay anyone who has a bad experience. Know what a professional approach is? "I'm quite distressed to read that some of the posters here have said they had a bad experience at my restaurant. Please, if you ever experience poor food or service at my establishment, let me know right away, so I have a opportunity to get to the bottom of what might have happened,
    10 points
  45. Dichosalocura- almost all of what you have said in your post above regarding the death rates and the efficacy of masks is incorrect. And saying you'll cease to wear a mask if the govt. mandates them makes about as much sense as Obrador saying he'll wear a mask when there is no more corruption. Masks are worn to safeguard public health and keep the infection rate down. They have nothing to do with politics and govt. power.
    10 points
  46. Sharing this post from an enterprising young man. Lakeside peeps, please help him if you can. Diego González Borrayo 18 May 2020 Hello everyone? My name is Diego, and I am a 22 year-old, responsible young man. I am part of Pat Baxter's Pathways Sponsorship Program, and I have no doubt she, along with many others (including Catherine-Claire Blythe and Linda Blasko) will offer great character references for me, and well as attest to my personal work ethics. I'm a student currently going through my 8th semester of Mechatronic Engineering. But as you know, we have no school in ses
    10 points
  47. I for one am greatful that these efforts are keeping the majority of Tapitaos out of our area for now! Good work Chapala!!
    10 points
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