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  1. 14 minutes ago, AndyPanda said:

    This has been argued about for decades... by expats. So far, no reports of people sick or dead from frolicking in the lake. That should put an end to this silly discussion. And the unnecessary photos.

    Absolutely agree Andy and we need that whackamole meme Angus posted for this thread.  With thanks to Angus.  :D 


  2. After they put more sand on the beach in Chapala I was down there on a warm weekend day and saw quite a few people well into the water and on that beach.  Not sure why there's any question about this, the local folks and the GDL weekenders do go swimming in the lake during the summers.


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  3. 1 minute ago, happyjillin said:

    Traffic conditions anyone as per the title of this thread? Street hockey is not possible on these roads unless it's a dead end-eh! That's how bad the vehicle traffic is here.

    chapala street hockey.jpg

     That looks like fun.  Couldn't you do this on one of the basketball courts in the park.  I think though if you are playing I will be wearing large shin guards.  🤣

  4. 4 minutes ago, Bisbee Gal said:

    If the board enforced a NO POLITICS post allowed it would be better off.  My side, your side, doesn't matter if equally enforced.  

    The board manages to strictly enforce its NO CRIME posts policy so it's not an insurmountable task. 


    Politics here is defined as partisan politics.  Again, if you have complaints take them to the appropriate venue.  Moderation is not a public topic here as you've been told this many, many times.  Please now do so.

  5. 22 minutes ago, Bisbee Gal said:

    Seems like a good reason to not allow moderators to post.  Either moderate or post, not both.  Pick a lane. 

    Get used to it.  It is the case on most boards including TOB where you also post.  Let's face it, if you liked the opinions you'd have no problem with it.  Stop trying to censor people who don't agree with you.  Support free speech, it is good for humanity.

    It is permitted on this board.  If you have a problem with that you should take it up with Admin Chapala who also posts his opinions from time to time.  All the mods also post opinions here. 

  6. 6 minutes ago, Xena said:

    Oh, Mainecoons, I don’t care enough about what you write to report it to “the proper authority” or even to the improper authority. I simply noted an interesting highjack about a thread on traffic here. Whether you consider your conspiracy theory wild or brilliant analysis is irrelevant to me. 
    Is it now time for Moderator2 to lock the thread? 

    But you care enough to complain about it repeatedly.  OK.  :D 

    Your complaint about thread hijacking is well taken although that, too, never seems to come up when you like the opinions being expressed.  It is hardly unusual here.  Nor is the selectivity of that complaint among some here unusual.

    As a material participant I am not going to close the thread.  Please address that request to Admin or another moderator.  I will take the admonition about hijacking to heart and get back on topic with your help.


  7. On 3/14/2021 at 4:43 AM, Xena said:

    Perhaps I misunderstand. You would not move to Mexico because you can not drink lake water? 

    You do know that as the well based water system here continues to decline from over use the alternative now being discussed is the construction of a surface water treatment system using water from the lake?

    A lot of people in GDL already drink "treated" water drawn from Lake Chapala.

  8. 6 hours ago, MtnMama said:

    Keep in mind that in 4-6 weeks, Texas will be one giant superspreader. I am worried sick about my friends and relatives who live in Texas. Maybe not the best place to get vaccinated.

    OP mentioned 4600 'tokens'. Does that mean 4600 doses? Maybe the next batch will be better...

    You do not know this but I do wonder what the impact of thousands of untested and unvaccinated people streaming across the border there is going to have on covid levels.  That may also be apparent in 4-6 weeks.  If outbreaks occur, where they occur will tell us a lot.

    This just in:


  9. 4 minutes ago, Xena said:

    Stunning how a thread about traffic here turned into discussion of a wild conspiracy theory about the deterioration of things in the U.S. in the “last two months” and China’s attempt to first destroy and then take over the world. Oddly, Moderator2 has no problem with this diversion. Oh, wait. Never mind. 

    Same comment for you, take your complaint to the proper authority.  

    Which theory is "wild"?  The one you like or the one you don't?  Some might see labeling all that has happened as just some majestic coincidence quite wild. :D 


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  10. 9 hours ago, RickS said:

    Am I understanding that you are promoting the theory that China "funded and developed this worldwide Pandemic" for nefarious reasons?

    Draw your own conclusions.  It is no secret the CCP withheld revealing the infection for months until it had spread quite widely.  It is also no secret the Wuhan lab received funding from western sources with a distinct ideological agenda.  It also no secret China benefitted directly from the economic injury caused to its main competitors.  This is all a matter of record at this point.

    All just a coincidence?  Well, that is a "theory" as well, is it not Rick?  :D 

    And mudgirl, if you have a problem with my post as a member like you please feel free to report it to Admin Chapala or another moderator and we we will all abide by his/their judgement.  Take your complaint to the place where it can be adjudicated properly.

    Not that any of this has anything to do with traffic here at lakeside which has definitely escalated far faster than I suspect most of us expected and I for one don't see any indication the local government is aware of, let alone will implement, any measures that will help. 

    Quite the contrary, actually.  Wait until they turn on those two that are within a stone's throw of the main one.  

  11. Every place people want to be is overrun.  This is the result of a world population that has doubled since 1960.  One can have little traffic and crowding in many places in the U.S. with such abominable weather few want to live there.  They aren't lining up to live in North Dakota for example.

    Don't worry there are more pandemics coming from The people who funded and developed this one and who are on a crusade to reduce world population and create a global version of 1984 are hard at work.  They'll do a better job of it next time.  Personally speaking I'm just glad I'm old and won't be around for this brave new world.

    Watch and learn.

    As for price of gasoline, check what has happened to those in the U.S. in the last two months.  Not that much different than here now.  We use far less of it here than we did when we lived in the U.S.  In fact we use far less energy of all types here than we did there.

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  12. 3 hours ago, AndyPanda said:

    Thalidomide was a drug, not a vaccine.

    he number of serious side effects from vaccines in the last 80 years is statistically irrelevant.

    True, the point being it was brought to market without sufficient testing. 

    This "vaccine" is not the same as those vaccines as you well know.

    If you are comfortable with it, you should make your own call as to whether to get it now or not.  The point is now everyone shares your point of view.  Interestingly there are reports that first responders and health professionals are refusing the vaccine in pretty substantial percentages.  Why?

  13. Some people just can't handle opinions and observations that different from theirs.  And they react with personal vitriol.  Dichosalocura cited a good example here.

    IMO the level of covid in this area does not justify the extreme fear some exhibit on this board and eleswhere.  Particularly when one realizes that the great majority of the handful of local deaths over now an entire year involve corollary exacerbating conditions of obesity, diabetes, heart conditions and extreme age. Case loads are now dropping very significantly throughout the country and most places in the world.

    The fact is these vaccines work with a different mechanism than most of the vaccines we are familiar with and have been using against flu for several decades.  They were developed in great haste and now they are being disseminated in great haste.  This isn't just another flu vaccine.  

    I'm old enough to remember thalidomide and how long it took to find out that it had really disastrous and sad side effects.  

    Some of these vaccines have been developed without safeguards and transparency and by governments known to be careless of both and quite prone to dishonesty.  I wouldn't allow myself to be injected with anything from either China or Russia under any circumstance.   I'd be willing to bet most expats agree and this is going to be an experiment conducted largely on the Mexican population.

    In these circumstances, the "bad news" if any will take some time to manifest itself.  Given the extremely low risk of covid locally and with the limited exposure most local expats will have because of life style and informed precautions I see absolutely no reason for myself or my wife why we need to rush into this until a better track record is established and published.

    So I'm with Dichosalocura on this one.  We will wait and watch and plan to get vaccinated in the U.S. this summer.

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  14. 1 hour ago, Go Solar said:

    This is true, many long term solar pool panel users here on the board and all across lakeside....ask MaineCoons, in fact, he can attest.    🙂

    We recently switched to a higher efficiency solar pool water heating system that was able, when used with a cover, to heat our pool to the mid eighties when highest daytime temp poolside was mid to upper sixties.  That is pretty good considering we just didn't have the space for 10 and had to go with eight that are not installed in the most optimal way because of the nature of our rooftop.

    If you want to see them PM me.

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