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  1. Yesterday morning I tripped and fell at the Tuesday Market. I bruised my knee and rib, and have a hairline fracture in my left shoulder. Good news is that I can still walk, and it was my left arm. Bad news is that I have a body sling so clothes are a problem, typing is a pain, and I have trouble getting up and down. It could be much worse. I have a big favor to ask. Does anyone know where I can buy locally a large caftan (prefer some cotton) with a front zipper? I am short so not too long. Many thanks.
  2. Latest Russian joke: - Putin's propagandists on TV said nuclear war is fine because patriotic Russians will go to Heaven. Heaven heard it and immediately applied to join NATO! — Garry Kasparov
  3. Also, it memory serves, there were some serious infrastructure issues with the building by Coco-Cola. The pylons weren't deep enough for the weight of the proposed structure. Sure hope that was fixed and not just glossed over.
  4. Several of you keep using the word 'Fascism' but clearly don't know what it means. Here are two definitions. Now, does that sound like a bunch of progressives trying to get health care for all and taxes on the uber-wealthy and help everyone who is illegible to vote? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism#:~:text=Fascism (%2Fˈfæʃ,in early 20th-century Europe. Fascism (/ˈfæʃɪzəm/ FASH-izəm) is a form of far-right, authoritarian ultranationalism,[1] characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and strong regimentation of society and the economy[2] that rose to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.[3][4] ... Fascists believe that liberal democracy is obsolete. They regard the complete mobilization of society under a totalitarian one-party state as necessary to prepare a nation for armed conflict and to respond effectively to economic difficulties.[8] A fascist state is led by a strong leader (such as a dictator) and a martial law government composed of the members of the governing fascist party to forge national unity and maintain a stable and orderly society.[8] Fascism rejects assertions that violence is automatically negative in nature and views imperialism, political violence and war as means that can achieve national rejuvenation.[9] Fascists advocate a dirigisme[10][11] economy, with the principal goal of achieving autarky (national economic self-sufficiency) through protectionist and economic interventionist policies.[12] The extreme authoritarianism and nationalism of fascism often manifests a belief in racial purity or a master race, usually synthesized with some variant of racism or bigotry against a demonized "Other". These ideas have motivated fascist regimes to commit genocides, massacres, forced sterilizations, mass killings, and forced deportations.[13] https://www.britannica.com/topic/fascism fascism, political ideology and mass movement that dominated many parts of central, southern, and eastern Europe between 1919 and 1945 and that also had adherents in western Europe, the United States, South Africa, Japan, Latin America, and the Middle East. Europe’s first fascist leader, Benito Mussolini, took the name of his party from the Latin word fasces, which referred to a bundle of elm or birch rods (usually containing an ax) used as a symbol of penal authority in ancient Rome. Although fascist parties and movements differed significantly from one another, they had many characteristics in common, including extreme militaristic nationalism, contempt for electoral democracy and political and cultural liberalism, a belief in natural social hierarchy and the rule of elites, and the desire to create a Volksgemeinschaft (German: “people’s community”), in which individual interests would be subordinated to the good of the nation.
  5. In Colorado we used to say we had 3 seasons - winter, July and August. I have seen it snow in the Denver/Boulder area in June and September. And I have shoveled my last snowflake!
  6. That's what I was afraid of. What a mess.
  7. I may have missed it on the thread, but I can't find if there is an SAT office in Chapala. If so, where is it? I am trying to navigate the SAT site, but Chrome stops translating about the time I try to make an appointment. Would like to know if there is a local office or if I will have to go to Guad. GRRRR
  8. From coughing, sneezing... Easy to avoid, wear masks and social distance. THey are also saying that being vaccinated against smallpox appears to help. Oh dear - what if a booster is needed since the shots are so many years old? I see heads exploding. 🤣
  9. Fred, the fact that you and your wife are good, caring people also helps. A bit of good karma never hurts.
  10. Here is the current information as of Jan 2022: Chapala Ecología Dept. Call the main City Hall phone number at (376) 765-8025 and ask for ext 175. Or, you can call their cellphone number at (331) 101-1289. Supposedly, whoever answers this phone number speaks English. The Ecología office is open Mon-Fri, 8am-3pm.
  11. The only thing I can find is a phone number: 376 765 8025. I'll check around and see if I can find anything else.
  12. For most of us, April, May and into June are hotter than we'd like. Some people actually get air-conditioners for just that reason. Ferret was merely suggesting ways to deal with the heat particularly for newbies. Even a long-times like me found a few good suggestions. Jim you might want to look into some anger management techniques or meds - just a friendly suggestion.
  13. These is a Facebook group called Westenders at Lake Chapala for folks who live in Jocotopec and the west end of the lake. I suggest you join and get your questions answered by people who liave there. https://m.facebook.com/groups/Westenders-At-Lake-Chapala-496159507435668/
  14. And I continue to be both high risk, and a person who cares about the well being of others, soooo I will continue to wear a mask. 😃
  15. In Mexico a Podiatrists (Podólogo) is essentially a nurse with advanced training. Think of a nurse practitioner. They are trained in procedures such as medical pedicure and toenail fungus treatment. They are NOT medical doctors although they often call themselves 'Dr'. They do a decent job within their scope of expertise. If you have anything more complex, they may or may not admit they don't know what to do.
  16. The doctor and his staff can handle any regular podiatrist issues but they can also deal with any unexpected complications.
  17. I would strongly recommend Dr Sam Reyes at Casa de los Pies located in the SAT Hospital complex. He is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in feet. He operated on my foot, and I have been very pleased with the results. 376 688 4439 He and most of his staff speaks English.
  18. I don't want to be a nag, but not one of you provided Jorge's phone number. Just a rather vague location...
  19. Sol y Luna was inside the Plaza for many years. Then they moved to the east side of the building (outside) next to Ilox.
  20. Dr Sam Thelin, 376 765 3692, Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez #3 Chapala, has a small selection of reasonably priced, very good masks.
  21. You are probably thinking of Sol y Luna. 376 766 5850
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