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  1. Did you just climb out from under a rock or something, it wasn't the government that caused this but free enterprise itself. And also it will be them that have the most to lose (or possibly gain) if they get rid of most single use plastics. But something definitely has to be done and soon.
  2. Gringohombre, Fake News, what the rayos are you talking about? Try to focus dude. The little old ladies did not disappear with the ban on plastics that started long before this crazy pandemic, they worked and bagged things into your reusable bags up until the start of the pandemic. Yes, I agree, they should at least use the young kids just like Soriana does, it helps the young with jobs and also helps move the lines along. And also I understand your small minded confusion regarding the hypocrasy of it all, but trust me, this only the beginning.
  3. Exactly, all single use plastics need to go the way of the dinosours among many other evil contaminating practices.
  4. Recycable plastic is not the way, even those pollute the Earth. The key is to stop using plastics all together and to find alternatives that are natural and easily breakdown.
  5. The little old ladies are not there because of Covid, not the plastic bag ban. The Walmart plastic bags were so cheap and thin, by the time you got them home they were so ripped and stretched out, it was about time they got rid of them. If people knew about how many thousands they gave out each day, many people would change their tunes. Shoppers need to develop the habit of always bringing their own reusable bags. So, yeah, now that we have started to get rid of single use plastc bags, now it is time to go after all the giant corporations that rely on single use plastics to sell their merchandise mandating them find more healthy environmental means. Starting off with Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Why do so many old timers feel enconvenienced by attempting to reduce plastic waste? We should be all trying to do so, yes I also see the often hypocrisy, but just know that this is only the beginning.
  6. The Walmart next to Plaza Galarías does not use bags. And all the small shops like shoe stores in front will also refuse to sell you a bag even though some still use them. I tried that last week when in Guadalajara. We bought a small jacket for my niece so we ended up just rolling everything up in that jacket and used it as a bag. We didn't even see cloth bags for sell at the check-out.
  7. If you have never been, I highly recommend a weekend visit. It can be done in one day but then you would miss the nightly ambience of the main plaza and would miss out on spending the night in one of their beautiful exquisite colonial style hotels. It is one of the most beautiful and colonial small cities in all of Jalisco. It linked Mexico City to Zacatecas, one of the most important silver mining cities in all of México. It is roughly just 2 hours by car from Chapala. If you need a historic and colonial break, by all means go and visit, it is a truly delightful small city with lots of photo options.
  8. Where are you planning on living? Each area has different providers and different speeds and reliabilty. Its a mess down here but some areas have much faster internets than others.
  9. I walk around town daily, I see expats all over the place walking around without facemasks or with them below the nose. When they go into any store they put them on or slide it up over their nose. But the minute they get out of the store, they rip that sucker off or immediately slide it below their nose so they can breath fresh air again. I feel sorry for the store and office employees that are required to wear these all day long in hot stuffy buildings. They are expected to breath their own germs, breath, and exhaust all day long. Well, surprise surprise they don't. The minute the customer leaves they all pull them down to savor the luxury of breathing in delicious fresh air. They keep them down or off until the next customer pops through the door. In the meantime, they have already potentially contaminated all the air and surfaces around them in thousands of water droplets contaminated with the Coronavirus. Why does anybody think that if the employee suddenly puts on the mask, the customer is instantly safe? That is so rediculous and naive. The masks may indeed help somewhat to contain some of the droplets but it's not a lot of protection since the virus can virtually get on everyone and everything we encounter. In all honesty, the whole thing we are playing is simply a game, the mask wearing is just done as a facade so they can stay open. Its all for sole appearances, the second its possible the masks come down or come off. Anyways, the masks that you see people wear, probably 90% have never been properly washed, they are over used, dirty and germy in most cases anyhow. Remember the old adage about security? True security does not even remotely exist, it is all about the appearance of security which is the deterrence factor.
  10. Check out the crime reporting section on the Inside Lakeside forum. Apparently some stuff went down today, maybe it is connected.
  11. Seriously, typing out SMH does not make you look more intelligent or more youthful. Using rarely used and rediculous acronyms is extremely annoying and tiresome to any audience. This ain't the military. I took up the task of looking it up. And I don't know why I did (I certainly don't feel more educated.) But for what its worth, Mr. Google says that SMH just means shaking my head. Wouldn't it have just been better to spell it out?
  12. Doctor Daniel Briseño is a gastroenterologist, the brother of Dr. Hector Briseño. I believe he works out of the new San Antonio Hospital. Daniel's English is even better than that of his brother. He seemed very knowledgeable, competent and caring when my father went to see him for the first time last month.
  13. Yes, but many people are watching how things were done in Sweden, and they like the results. Sure, their death toll initially was much higher than that of their neighbors (but so is their population.) Now their casualty rate is much lower than that of their neighbors, and their population never had to suffer the draconian hard core measures of lockdown nor did they suffer from the psychological damage and economical damage that lockdown brings. Those that unfortunately did die were mostly in nursing homes and the majority of those vulnerable have already been exposed to it or have already died so their lives are allowed to continue as normal in Sweden. I would not want to be anywhere near Madrid right now since they are going back in to fruitless lock down.
  14. But in all seriousness, is it not continueing everywhere. Europe with all its hardcore measures, mandatory mask wearing and quaranting in their small appts for months at a time, and I keep reading about Coronavirus surging across Europe. I was reading yesterday that they are getting ready to completely shut down the city of Madrid down again. Are these shut downs slowing down the spread or does it just continue to surge? I hear it is not surging in Sweden and only 6% even wear masks there.
  15. I guess the real question is, how many different varieties of "lirio" float on Lake Chapala and how many have the classic purple flower?
  16. If the bank is called Ve Por Más which means Go For More Bank, I just want to know who is going for more, the owners of the bank or the people that happen to bank with it.
  17. To find Celeste's mini nursery, walk north on Madero on the left side, walk to the Surtidor grocery store, keep going a few doors up until you see a pastelería or cake shop, it is the next shop. Arrive before 3, she has early hours. She has perejil among several other herbs. But in all honesty, most nurseries including our Walmart usually carry potted herbs.
  18. Its much more than a cremería. Talking about the one in Chapala behind the mercado, its more like a mini Super Lake that also has homemade soft baked pretzels among other baked goods. So, I'm sure Gourmet Garage will be big hit if it is owned by the same guy as the Cremería Mi Ranchito.
  19. Pedro, I do not pretend to keep track of every thread that has come out in the past couple of weeks or months, nor do I read them all, as not all are pertinent or of interest to me at the time. And neither did I start this thread, I just merely asked a simple innocent question on an already current thread. The other day some one asked me about the ophthamologist at Quality Care so when I saw this post I figured I'd ask, nothing more nothing less. This ain't elementary school and we don't need constant condescending lecturing on this board.
  20. Pedro, tienes toda la razón. But information is always changing. What's wrong with getting the best up to date information?
  21. Has anybody had any experiences with Dra Mariana Díaz Sálazar at Quality Care?
  22. Line up folks, get the Coronavirus vaccine, it is finally here! But for me, I think I will just wait a year or two. Why does the vaccine suddenly sound scarier than contracting the Coronavirus?
  23. We have both, but we get scam calls mostly on the magic jack.
  24. Many of us expats here have Vonage and Magic Jack. So, probably yes. We get this Indian guy that calls almost every morning to tell us our computer is sending out error signals, he just needs our credit card number to properly diagnose the problem.
  25. Since it has been widely reported in the press that Coronavirus testing is not always very accurate and that many many false positives have been reported, I wonder how many of those 52 people really had Coronavirus.
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