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  1. Yes Gary passed away on Friday. Am I not allowed to post? What's wrong with you.
  2. Could you also send me your tech's info? Thanks
  3. No - they moved because their old landlord would not fix or maintain anything. Open water leaks, leaking toilets, weird electrical errors. Dr. Hector was under a lot of pressure, because so many specialists rely on his office refererals. As a point of fact, many of the specialists refer work to Guadalajara, to raidiologists and others they have known. For example, my vision and balance specialist wants a CT scan, to make sure I don't have any mastoids or other growths effecting my balance. I would normally go to Banuelo's, but he said no, go to this one, a world recognised authority on head wounds, scans, disease and such. He is Guadalajara of course, only rookies and junior league players out here. I pray the talented ones like Ana Gabriel and Dr. Hector stay, and love Lakeside life, limited as it is.
  4. GDouglas, I am enjoying your cogent, intelligent style of writing. Don't let anyone change your style. Because people are too lazy to read, is not your fault. Mexico has one of the lowest per capita reading rates in the world, and I have been hearing for 30 years now - Oh THAT forum, it is overstocked with drunks, goofs, and wierdos. I recommend, for you, a social group here called Open Circle, which draws together people from many diverse backgrounds. Interesting talks on many things and opinions. If you choose a freeform blog or podcasts, I would be interested in that too.
  5. GDouglas: I commented on an article about the ( underconstrucion at that time) Cycolopista many years ago, that this development would help a deep sociocultural change Lakeside. Shopping trips to stores, not normally visited (parking!), wind in your hair, smile on your faces, a group of recognised other smiling faces. Then to restaurants, where you can blow over two beers and not go to jail. Have you seen any evidence of this cultural change? I would still dream about somewhere warm and clean that I could take a Hobie Cat everyday. I need a lot of expensive operations and joint replacements to get the lasto that point though. Been in bed the last five days - my first ortheoarthopedic attack. Sole of my feet, finger knuckles, much better five days later. But still scary
  6. Go solar. Do you have a line of access to used LiOn baterries from scrapped electric cars? I know they weigh 1,000 lbs. But with Solar, they have enough to last twenty years. Right?
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    I first heard from Pedro in 2011. I was restoring an old building in Edmonton, I know it was that year because it was the 9/11 year. Pedro knew that my folks had a beach place In Puerto Vallarta and I planned to move to Mexico someday. He asked me if could send a collection of valuable folk art to my boss. One of the most respected architects in Alberta. So we began printing them out, I swear to god they were a bunch of firewood pieces, nailed together, and then dressed in vintage clothing. No carving, no color or anything. He was willing to sell them as a group for $25,000. He didnt know that Gene's wife is a gallery level fine artist and has the largest collection of Canadian folk art in Canada. We were all too stunned to even laugh. I had to apologise profusely. This is just the start of the 100 bizzaro stories of this asshole/ conman. He had to leave Central Alberta early to come to Chapala because his business reputation was ruined.
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    I don't give a 🌠F what you think meathead, never have, never will.
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    I worked with German entrepreneur to setup an irradiation facility in Vancouver. The Federal government poured in millions of science credits, which he could sell to other businesses to lower their tax load. Then came organised groups, similar to todays antivaxxers, determined that this process was poisonous. And for those so curious about my drug and alcohol consumption. I can count on one hand, for last year, the number of times I have drunk or smoked during the day. I have given away at least 5 times more than I consume, but no longer give away anything. I would never grow a 15 foot high, 12 feet across, with 5 foot long colas. It would attract too much attention and plant robbers. I only grow small, very rare plants, ignored by the commercial growers. Next year, every vehicle or truck entering the U.S. from Mexico will be irradiated, while passengers and drivers remain inside. I agree that this should be a new topic. Sorry. Here, learn about irradiation https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/food-irradiation-faq-1.3608013
  10. Just becareful David. Things can get tricky from now on. Use your L.A. lawyer sense. Gottit? Unless you want someone elses kid in your name, supported by your money. Sounds a little racist dude, but I mean it.
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    Thank you for that Cedros sorry about that, there is lot of chatter about this right now among gardeners and farmers. This new technology is only of interest to gardeners in the U.S.A. At this time. It was actually put in place by that former guy President, who has mandated and funded an initative that every vehicle or truck entering the U.S.A. must be xrayed for smuggling, both drugs and humans. These are megadoses, right up there with irradiation of foods. If Mexico follows, they will begin the same, although the courier companies already do so. Seeds will often arrive dead. Whether the rays would kill an attempted border jumper in someones car trunk - I do not know. Order seeds from Europe or China, which will be flown to Mexico City. I am waiting for some seeds for the famous D'Espellete red chiles from the Basque region.
  12. This is a question for the D.I.F. office. They will make sure the Mothers papers and the birth certificate are in order. Very important for when the child attempts to go to school or if the Daddy suddenly decides he wants to share custody. The child payment issue D.I.F. will know, they go through this situation way too many times.
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    So do any of you gaurdians and bastions of internet information have an answer for Cedros? No. I thought not! Plus Pedro says everytime you use google or facebook, an angel dies in heaven.
  14. dottiejane, you seem like a fascinating person. Based on the tone of your post , that you will go gently into the night. I think you mixed in Dylan Thomas' famous poem, Do not go gentle in the good night. Old age should burn and rave at the end of day; Rage, rage against the dying of light. It gets better, and is not too long at all. A beautiful piece of work
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    I believe these are the new super scanners to xray truck traffic at the border, mostly trucks into the U.S.A. They did a demo scanning a truck full of Aqua Scooters (that is what they called them). Every detail of the truck was visible including inside the scooters. They have had a similar technology for a while, but truckers had to get out of the vehicle because it was such high energy. The new version is lower energy, and the drivers do not have to leave the truck.
  16. A long time ago I heard of many Canadians who travelled to try to live in Mexico. Many left prematurely, they said they could not handle the mind numbing poverty of the common people. Fastforward to Canada, many years later, academics, specialty construction, the arts - all found well paying positions in the U.S. A., only to return to Canada weary of seeing the ongoing violence, the vivid racial disparities, and crushing poverty.
  17. I have now met two doctoras who work as specialists in Palliative care at Zocoquin. They are both passionate about what they do, one is licensed to prescribe and administer anaesthetic grade medications (say Morphine).My biggest fear is in the private Mexican and U.S. private care hospitals, they run your clock out to make as much money as possible. This could not happen in a public or general hospital.
  18. Tiger's Revenge, by Claude Balls Four Hundred Yard Path to the Outhouse, By Willie Makeit and Betty Wont
  19. The Occidente General Hospital (Zoquoquin), within the last two years, finished a whole new wing, dedicated to " Senior Care" based on the large chrome letters on the side of building. Their funding request was based on a need for seniors care throughout Jalisco. 260 new beds, new surgery, new ER- but never enough. The Federales seem to use the new facility heliport a lot. Secure for prisoners or officers - somehow?
  20. Another thing about Mexico. Many who work caring for senior and handicapped, are doing the job because they like it, or are used to it, caring for family members, etc. There is not so much emphasis on an expensively earned piece of paper, which says they are licensed for whatever. Those people always want the highest wages, and often hate their work. I have told this stort so many times - but you are new here, and might appreciate it. The true story goes there was a woman actress in Hollywood. She was youngish, hired an architect to build her dream bungalow, and a full time live in maid ( as opposed to a cleaning lady). Then towards middle age, she found all the jobs were drying up. Downward, she eventually had to sell her beloved bungalow. At the same time, the maid decided it was time to retire back to a small town near San Miguel Allende. The actress always kept in contact with the Maid. The Maid said come and visit, I know you and you will love it here. The actress followed up, and visited, she arrives at the bungalow, and behold, it is an exact match for the one in Hollywood! Even the inside floor plan is the same! The maid said that she always loved her bungalow, and when she retired, she wanted to save to make the same. The actress is flabbergasted, what is next? The maid said we spent many good years living together, move in here plaease. Together we can make it. So that is what the actress did, and the maid, now close friend, looked after her until her dying days.
  21. As I mentioned before the public and general hospitals are undergoing a massive change right now, mainly caused by an over reach at the Presidente level. And being government funding they have reserved a huge number of beds in case of Covid. The public health system has more than 2 million members, when things clearup, they will push - votes in return for solutions. Saying that, a person 84, on their own, no Spanish, would have a difficult time living here. It is much simpler for me. I fell for Mexico in the 1970's. I always wanted to immigrate here, and lucky for me my wife feels the same. There some maddening aspects of living here, probably the same as raising toddlers to teens.
  22. The Lake within the Lake solution. Build a causeway and breakwater on the lake to bypass Chapala and Central Ajijic, meeting the carratera again in West Ajijic. This is shallow water, therefore not an expensive public project. Then dredging channels, again not expensive, to duplicate the ancient Chinampa floating gardens as in CDMX. Each Chinampa would have a caretaker shack and ecofriendly waste system, like a composting toilet. Then come the boatmen, no gas motors allowed. They take out tourists to buy from the Chinampas. Things like fresh flowers and herbs. This has turned out to be huge success in CDMX spanning hundreds of years. They also have fiesta boats, and the canoes sell them foods and treats. I am sure it would be very successful and draw attention from all over the world, especially among eco conscious communities and the honeymooners. What could be possibly better, out on the Lake watching sunsets, surrounded by wonderful music, flowers, laughter and good food? https://www.fao.org/americas/noticias/ver/en/c/1118851/
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