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Everything posted by dichosalocura

  1. It always makes more sense to shorten the hours so more and more people will be forced to shop together at the same times. Maybe, they can bring the lines back where you are forced to stand directly in front of or directly behind a cougher for 5 or 10 mins while you wait to enter, surely you won't get Covid that way.
  2. Why do you think 95 percent of the population might die from Coronavirus if restaurants don't close at by 7. The restaurants at Lakeside are busiest between 3 and 5. So, how again does keeping them open during their busiest hours and making them close up early so they don't make enough profit to survive, how is that stopping the spread of Covid? All it does is hurt the average Mexican worker.
  3. In the Mitzi stores (there are 3 on Madero Ave.) They usually carry the Garnier Nutrisse brand, but I never knew it was Canadian though.
  4. I also walk the Chapala malecón almost daily and have been doing so for the past 9 and a half years. To my non-scientific brain, I honestly don't see it to be so terribly low. I actually think it looks higher than it has been for many of the years that I have lived here minus the past 3 years, it seems stable and normal for this time of year. Yes, I do recall it was slightly higher last year, but this year does not seem, so far, to be alarmingly low compared to the past 9 years I have experienced here. This year seems to be fairly normal. And I hope it continues to be so. The only thing different I can see is that the rains peetered out earlier this year. Last yesr October was a wet wet month. This year not so much. But the temps also cooled down earlier this year too.
  5. Telmex usually has at least one English speaking rep available when you call the 800 number. Just ask for inglés porfavor, usually helps.
  6. If it is still closed (I have no idea) just take her to Tapalpa, roughly same distance, equally as beautiful if not more so. And check out the Piedrotas Park right out side of the town. Actually, I don't know if Tapalpa is open either but it is just another nice option.
  7. Sorry, I first saw the pictures on my small smart phone, now seeing them up closer on a real computer screen, I realize that the kids do look slightly grimy, typical of their age though. But everything else I said I stand by. They are obviously in need and still deserve our sympathy and help.
  8. They look dirty to you? That is the color of their skin, that doesn't wash off. Their cloths look new? The boy is literally wearing ripped up pants. Don't worry, as they start to look more like holocaust victims, I'm sure we will get more photo images of them in the future. Maybe then people will see how desperate many people truly are in this area due to poverty and the lockdowns.
  9. Yeah, I was about to comment on that too, something just didn't seem to ring true in that comment.
  10. The town is indeed very special, you have to actually stop and wander around a bit to get a feel for how pretty the centro histórico truly is. Just driving through, you miss a lot. Compared to other towns in central México, it might not be so spectacular, but for Jalisco lacking in abundant colonial cities, this town is amazing. Go check it out. There is even a so called incorrumptible saint given to the town by the Vatican. It is said to he the un decayed remains of a Roman soldier turned martyr and saint. How cool is that (if it were truly true)?
  11. For a better clearer understanding of the problem, read this recent Aljazeera article, it does a better job of explaining things than Bisbee Gal's article. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/8/mexico-water-crisis-heats-up-as-us-transfer-deadline-looms Apparently the US sends 4 times as much water across the border to Mexico from the US than what Mexico sends North. The main problem is the corruption in CONAGUA and how they squander away the water and don't share it equally with the local farmers in México. They deserve so much better.
  12. Upfront, I'm sure you are an ok person but something tells me you haven't been following all posts from the beginning. Please go back and read all before posting in the future.
  13. I realize life can get confusing, but we are now talking about garden waste in gringohombre's huuuuge property.
  14. So, Sr. Gatell doesn't think that kids should return to school till midway next year, just forget about their education and hamper their parent's ability to return back to work because they now have to homeschool their kids. But its ok for their parents to stand in eternally ever long lines now at the bank or at the totillería. Old ladies can still sit freely together in groups on the plaza and everybody is free to go hang out at your local Covidmart (Walmart). But children 12 and under are forced to wait for their parents sitting in the parking lot while their older parents or grandparents shop at the Ajijic Walmart. With stupid crazy rulings like these, its no wonder people are not taking this pandemic as seriously today. What are these goverment people smoking?
  15. I don't recall I ever once said it was the responsibility of the government per se. Walmart doesn't have bags but Soriana does, I'm not sure why that is. But I do know that if left up to their own greed, free private corporations, with the money they are making off of cheap plastics, they will never change unless they are highly encouraged to or forced to do so. If the decision to change doesn't freely come from them, it will have to come from somewhere else.
  16. There are ways to do compost without inviting the mice, that is where Sr. Google gets involved to find the right method for you.
  17. Large amounts of compost is the best thing you could have for a huge property. And since your property is soooo huge you probably have enough space for several compost piles or even the rotating compost barrel contraptions.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Exactly, all single use plastics need to go the way of the dinosours among many other evil contaminating practices.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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