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  1. I bought some in bulk (1 kilo) in a plastic bag at the Chapala tienges for very little. Not sure if the lady is still there. Great to keep in the fridge to eliminate odors and apparently Baking Soda ( Bicarbonato de sodio) mixed with honey (or maple syrup) and heated together for a few minutes (Google the recipe) is supposedly a cure for many deadly diseases. Good stuff to have on hand... and comes in handy for certain recipes as well!
  2. Scooters are great and economical... and would have loved to have one when we had the gas shortage a few months ago. I had a Vespa when I was a kid and loved it. Now, if I were inclined to buy a scooter I would probably go with Honda, because of their quality. (I had a Honda 750F Supersport that lasted years... and when I sold it, it was running as well as when I first bought it.) I drive a Honda CRV (SUV) and love it. Just real high quality manufacturing. I have been a Harley guy for years now and have a '79 Superglide... mostly out of nostalgia, but like I said above, would have loved having a scooter, too.
  3. I was just relating how I did it.... and thought it needed to be done. One month I paid $150 pesos, as usual, but forgot to tell them Paquete 150 and they applied it as just a regular recharge and I ran out of time in 2 days calling the US.
  4. I have a Telcel package "Paquete 150" which costs $150 pesos (@ $7.90 USD) per month with unlimited calls to landlines and cellphones for all of Mexico, USA and Canada. You have to go into the Telcell store (I used the one at Laguna Centro on the Libramiento) to set it up but then you can pay every month at an Oxxo or 7-11 (make sure you point out that it is "Paquete 150" which is one of the selections on their screens) and you are good for another month. I do not use data on my cell, but I think it comes with data, too. I also use Vonage with a Texas area code.. so there is no charge for people who call me from the USA. I also use Skype for its ease of texting and for calling countries other than Mexico, USA and Canada
  5. Put it outside with a For Sale (Se Vende) $2000 pesos sign on it and someone will steal it within an hour. Problem solved.
  6. We are supposed to non-political I am sorry I opened that can of worms.
  7. Yep... never saw so many people crawling under barbed wire to get into concentration camps! They must not get CNN wherever they are and don't know about the concentration camps, yet. And to think... Americans used to try to get out of them!
  8. Soon you can just renounce your citizenship, go back to the States as an illegal alien and your healthcare will all be free! And you will get more in benefits than you get from Social Security as a citizen!
  9. I got a pizza to go there a couple days ago... and don't know what changed, but it has, as we had to throw it out after one slice each. It was inedible for us.
  10. I second this recommendation. I have used these services in the past as it conforms with US requirements. Having it come from a US Consular authority seems to add another level of legitimacy to your documents, as well. I do not know if they still use the same method, but they used to use tiny grommets instead of staples. I kind of liked those.
  11. $5000 pesos for 1 BR? Seems pretty steep. I paid $4000 pesos/mo for this 4BR house about 15 minutes East of Chapala (Santa Cruz de la Soledad)
  12. Psilocybin mushrooms are sometimes successfully used in the treatment of Cluster Headaches (aka "Suicide Headache" because the pain is so severe that some patients actually commit suicide to escape the pain.) Cluster headaches have often been described as a migraine headaches times 1000. Cluster headaches are believed to originate in the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that regulates time, specifically as it relates to seasons. These headaches often come in clusters during certain seasons, hence their clinical name, "cluster headaches." These are known as "episodic headaches." Unfortunately some have them all year long, often many times per day and are known as "chronic sufferers." While the recreational does is 3.5 - 5 grams of dried mushrooms, the dose that is sufficient to alleviate cluster headaches is about 1/3 that amount, depending on the strength and variety of psilocybin mushroom used and does not deliver the psychoactive effect that recreational users seek. Mushrooms used in conjunction with high-flow oxygen 11 - 12 LPM using a re-breather mask has been found to be extremely effective in alleviating headaches for cluster headache sufferers. See: ClusterBusters I used to suffer from Cluster Headaches, but fortunately they have been in remission for about 5 years. They are every bit as bad as people say they are. People used to pray for me to get healed, but the headaches got so bad that people then started to pray for me to die so I could be freed from the pain. The pain reaches such excruciating levels that you would think a person would pass out or die from the pain -- and then increases much, much further.
  13. Truffles (Philosopher Stones) are the sclerotia of the Psilocybe mexicana and grow under the surface of the substrate where you find Psilocybe mexicana and contain a higher concentration psilocybine then the mushrooms themselves.
  14. Psilocybe mexicana/Jalisco Pictures
  15. It says "Only in Texas" but I suspect this could be seen here, too:
  16. A little off topic, perhaps, but very interesting technology. You could make your own drinking water straight out of your garden hose if you have room on your Mirador... if the tech becomes available soon. As much sun as we get, it should be very practical, too. Each structure costs less than two US cents to make and the rose-shaped solar steamer is now capable of producing over half a US gallon (1.9 liters) of purified water per hour, per square meter (10.7 sq ft) of material. Rosy tech offers better, cheaper water purification Ben Coxworth May 31st, 2019 A bouquet of the rose-inspired (or actually tulip-inspired) solar steamers(Credit: Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin) "Solar steaming" is an eco-friendly form of water purification in which sunlight is used to heat tainted water, turning it to steam which condenses back into liquid. That clean liquid is then collected as drinking water. A new system offers improved performance, and it copies the structure of the rose flower. Led by Assoc. Prof. Donglei (Emma) Fan, a team from The University of Texas at Austin started with round pieces of paper that were coated with a black polymer known as polypyrrole – it's particularly good at converting solar light into heat. Those papers were initially just placed flat on the ground in the sunlight, where they showed promise for solar steaming, although they weren't efficient enough for practical use. Inspired by a book she had read called The Black Tulip, Fan proceeded to try placing multiple papers together in a rose petal-like arrangement, contained within a glass jar. Tainted water was then drawn up into them through a stem-like tube that extended down into a vessel below. It was found that this setup allowed more sunlight to hit the polypyrrole, as light that wasn't absorbed by one paper got reflected onto another. Additionally, the surface area for water vapor dissipation was increased. As a result, the rose-shaped solar steamer is now capable of producing over half a US gallon (1.9 liters) of purified water per hour, per square meter (10.7 sq ft) of material. Any heavy metals or bacteria present in polluted water get left behind when it turns to steam, along with any salt present in seawater. The technology is cheap, too, as each structure costs less than two US cents to make. By contrast, the researchers state that other solar steaming systems tend to be costly, bulky, and produce comparatively small amounts of clean water. "Our rational design and low-cost fabrication of 3D origami photothermal materials represents a first-of-its-kind portable low-pressure solar-steaming-collection system," says PhD candidate Weigu Li, lead author of a paper on the study. "This could inspire new paradigms of solar-steaming technologies in clean water production for individuals and homes." The paper was recently published in the journal Advanced Materials. Source: The University of Texas at Austin
  17. My original post was was from 2014, and the position was filled... but nice to see an updated list... especially with court-approved translators. Thank you.
  18. Heading to Telmex, I noticed the first store on the right on the service road past the big propane place sells glasses and believe I saw a sign that said "Free Computer Eye Exam." I did not stop in so have no idea what they are talking about or if it is any good, but thought I would toss it out there.
  19. Made me chuckle... naturally because people live in San Antonio it will have to be delivered! (Just sharing funny thoughts that hit me.)
  20. Someone took a photo of the sign below (with a phone number on it) at the open house. It is a different number than posted by sm1mx and might just go to an insurance group instead of the hospital.
  21. That description made me chuckle. The "ugly road" certainly covers a multitude of locations lakeside! How about this one in Riberas: Or this one, also in Riberas... with potholes as wide as the street!
  22. I speak from my experience only. My boat sank in a fairly deep divot in the lake about a mile out and I swam to shore and when I got there, a guy with his kids and some cows was on the shore and said, "Hey Gringo, why didn't you walk?" Where I was (not far from 6 Corners ) it was very shallow all the way out to where my boat sank. So, no walking is not guaranteed, but it is very shallow and I probably could have walked most of the way instead of swimming provided the bottom was not too muddy. Plus people drown in their bathtubs all the time... even if you are not holding their head underwater!
  23. The lake is so shallow that you can walk to shore from most parts of it. There are a few holes and few places where it is deeper, but for the most part so shallow that a helicopter rescue would be unnecessary.
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