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cookj5 last won the day on October 4 2020

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  1. Carrying a $2.00 USD paper bill only prevents Covid if all the digits in the serial number are letters. Otherwise, no protection. Someone should tell AMLO.
  2. Hmmmm...back when it was first announced that a Walmart was to be built in the present site, I said this will be total mess for traffic at this intersection. It's been a mess for several years, but now we have moved to the "supership stuck in the Suez Canal" stage. Surprise, surprise!
  3. My wife I got our shots on Sunday in Chapala. We heard at the last minute that it was happening, so we down- loaded and printed our necessary forms and set off. We were sure it was going to be an ordeal--or at least at typical Mexican adventure. In the end, we were pleasantly surprised! It was held at Christiana Park and was surprisingly well organized. We we arrived about 10:30am and had to stand in a short line (3-4 people ahead of us) to get the registration done. I had tried to do it on-line, but there was no way to download the certificate. No problem, several guys with laptops
  4. VPN doesn't make any difference. I use Hotspot Shield and my virtual site is somewhere in Southern California. The same problem happens with or without the VPN turned on.
  5. My condo complex is considering having Telmex install fiber optic to all units. Is this likely to solve the problem? I still don’t understand why some websites are affected and not others.
  6. My wife and I have both experienced difficulty connecting to Goggle and related websites at various times during the day or evening. For example I couldn’t connect around 11:30 pm last night and she couldn’t between 7-10am this morning. At other times of the day, everything works fine. What is particularly odd is that we can connect with some sites just fine but not others. No problem with Washington Post or NY Times, but nada with Google. Anyone else having this problem or knows what’s going on?
  7. Wearing a mask that doesn't cover your nose is like wearing a condom with the tip cut off.
  8. We have heard that Jalisco’s motor vehicle department has reactivated its office in Chapala, but we can’t seem to locate it. Anyone have an address? Hours of operation? Also, given the pandemic, do you need an appointment? Is the Recaudora office where you make payments in the same place? Thanks in advance for any assistance.
  9. I had Luis do some work for me and I found him honest, reliable, and he accomplished what I wanted at a reasonable price.
  10. Mainecoons, I have faced the same situation at Mexico City airport several times. I have tried the shuttle, the bus and a taxi. Take it from me, just take a taxi. It's much quicker and simpler than any of the other options and the cabbie will know just where to drop you off for the shortest walk. The ride is only a short distance so the fare is not much. All you need to know is the most direct route from your arrival gate to the taxi sitio.
  11. cookj5


    Merida is a wonderful colonial era city full of charming architecture, plazas, and historical landmarks. It has great restaurants and lots of colorful street life. Within 30 min. to an hour in any direction there are ancient Maya ruins. The only downside I found was that visiting in the summer is prohibitively hot and humid. Best time to go is December-February when the weather is mild and pleasant. I did a series on our visit in my blog "Jim and Carole's Mexico Adventure" https://cookjmex.blogspot.com/2012/03/northwest-yucatan-part-1-merida-white.html This is part one. When you get to the bo
  12. What is the cost of installation to your home? Is there a monthly charge?
  13. The big flat screen TV that was in our house when we bought it five years ago has finally crapped out. It is probably at least 10 years old. We want to replace it with a new one but are somewhat baffled at our choices. The selection at Walmart (we don't want to drive to Guad), primarily included the LG and Samsung brands. We want something fairly simple that we can hook up to our Shaw cable and to our DVD player. What we found seemed to be much more complex than that, with all sorts of complicated options that we'll probably never use. Also, with our old TV we could control the on/off, c
  14. What you say is correct. However the original poster says the employees were the ones not wearing masks. This has nothing to do with being uncomfortable with confrontation. It has to do with lax management and employees who don't give a rip who they infect--and infections are increasing rapidly in Jalisco.
  15. It probably would. However, that is not the only statistic to watch. Hospitalization utilization and deaths from covid-19 are probably a better indicator of what is going on than reported infections, given the disparity in testing.
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