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  1. 3 minutes ago, daisy2013 said:

    Everybody wanted lights now they do not want it. How much time will it take to go thru these lights.  My goodness in reality not much.  Stay home if it bothers you so much.    A couple of minutes should not affect you do much.

    You must not drive through there much.  :D 


  2. Yes it is very clear in the on line information she must visit the local consulate.

    The links are great, thanks for the info.  It takes 3 months after she applies to get the passport.  Supposedly they will accept U.S. cash in person at the time of her appointment but we'll check that too.


  3. OK here's the deal.  One of our Oaxaca students is an "accidental" American.  She was born in Santa Fe, NM, and has 4 certified original copies of her Santa Fe, NM, birth certificate.  We want to get her a U.S. passport so she can travel in the RV with us this summer but with all the covid business not sure how to proceed.  Wonder if there is a local expediter who can help us out with this.

  4. The lights in San Antonio are already tying traffic in that area up in knots and now they are adding another only a block west of the one at the Little Theater entrance road.  Doesn anyone remember they first had the two San Antonio lights a block apart and the result was gridlock?

    All they needed to do there was prohibit left turns out of that east exit from Walmart and change the main intersection light to have a protected left for west bound turners into WalMart at that light.  And not put those stupid yellow bumpers up.  The logical entrance into and out of Walmart is the one in the middle unless you are headed east.

    This is going to be a truly grand mess, just watch.  

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  5. Some suggestions:  

    1.  Crack down on open burning, a pervasive practice here.  Target industrial air and water polluters.  

    2.  Join with other nations to go after the world's #1 polluter increasing by leaps and bounds, China.

    3.  Much better transit in cities like GDL.

    4.  Instead of squandering money on a railroad in the boonies no one wants and that will be a colossal flop, connect the major urban areas across central Mexico with high speed rail.  The population density is there.

    5.  Strong emphasis on rail freight to cut down on trucking.

    6.  Serious general enforcement of vehicle emissions.



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  6. Really strange.  Tried to call my wife's cell phone right here at the house, doesn't go through.  Called someone in south Riberas, connected.  Tried to call the car wash guy at Plaza Bugambillas, doesn't go through.


  7. 10 hours ago, mudgirl said:

    You actually believe Mexico's reporting? It's been stated by those who study such things that the infection and death rate is many times higher than the govt. says it is. They are in denial. 

    The hospital numbers show the rate is dropping drastically.  Obviously they aren't counting a lot of cases but counting hospital utilization is a lot easier.

    It isn't just happening in Mexico either.


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  8. 7 hours ago, lakeside7 said:

    Why there is not more City/Citizen partnership for getting "things" fixed is beyond my comprehension. It doesn't  take a brain surgeon to initiate  these deals just some "bright/intelligent" City Council Member to turn on his switch. There are plenty of "Gringos" willing to participate.......well I am

    Yes but will the Mexicans, particularly the weekenders, participate?

    IMO unless backed up by some sort of enforcement, the participation will be spotty at best.

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  9. 9 hours ago, Dan Hodge said:

    Roy 331 804 5731 From Guadalajara but visits Chapala. Cheaper if he can schedule multiple jobs

    Does Roy habla ingles?  Thinking to call him and ask him to put us on a wait list for when he is coming to the area for multiple jobs.  There's no big hurry here.

  10. I responded to Bisbee.  And now I've invited her to continue the discussion via PM.  Same invitation goes to you.  I look forward to your rebuttal.

    Is it political to be concerned that our retirements may be wiped out by the wanton money printing of the last 20 years?  Last time I checked this was equal opportunity paper hanging.  And it scares the crap out of me, I can't imagine how some can be so blase about it.  Think about what happens to so many here if your dollar drops 50 percent in purchasing power over a short period of time.  Prices here are now based on a peso around 20, imagine what the family budget looks like at 10 to the dollar. 

    You've been reminded.  :D 


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