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  1. I don't think this town hall is needed if you only got 5 people responding. The municipal transitos cannot really do anything until after the city council approves the traffic laws, scheduled for December 6th, allowing the municipal transitos to actually issue traffic tickets. Right now, they can't. If there are any complaints about transitios, they have to be directed to the State of Jalisco transitos, who haven't been invited to the meeting, and don't need to since they're only going to be in control for another few weeks. In other words, this is a meeting without a reason. What's the point here?
  2. I met with Attorney Spencer McMullen today. CURP numbers are OPTIONAL on prescriptions for anything.
  3. See what I mean about this webboard? I don't know why I bother. Come to think of it, I won't. I made all this info available in "open" articles, meaning no one had to had a subscription to read them. Because it was for the good of the community. And just look at you guys. Unbelievable. Not logging in again ever. Uggghhh.
  4. No one interested in the answers? They've been on my website since yesterday evening.
  5. Mainecoons, you're wrong on many counts. But, I know how this webboard works, and I'm just not going to get sucked in.
  6. The presenter has emailed me this evening. She plans to send me answers tomorrow to questions asked at today's presentation, plus all relevant legal documents. I plan to send a newsletter out to my email distribution list as soon as I have all the info. Please advise if you want to be on the email list.
  7. Lisa Jorgensen here. Here's the editorial I wrote this evening. Most of us expats are not Mexican citizens, which means we can’t vote, which means politicians can ignore us if they want to. If we make ourselves so disliked that the last thing they want to do is listen to us or talk to us, we will lose our voice and our ability to shape our futures here. That is why today’s discourteous interaction with the developers of a modern complex was not only embarrassing, but counterproductive. The shoutouts from the back rows, the guffaws, the chronic woe-is-us negativism—the self-righteous belligerence of some in the audience will certainly give pause to other groups contemplating bringing significant issues before us. We just aren’t civil enough—we, ironically, who think we have the advanced civilization. And because of that, we’re losing our voice. How do I know? Because we’ve lost part of our voice already. Remember the Lake Chapala Society’s Town Meetings? They brought traffic commandants and immigration officials to have some meaningful exchange of information with us. I was there at each one, and I came away incredulous at the rudeness of some members of the audience. They refused to sit down and listen. They came with chips on their shoulders, and were determined that everyone should hear their bellyaching. They ruined it for all of us. The result? No more Town Meetings. And, frankly, it was the one program the Lake Chapala Society had that I thought was relevant to today’s modern expats. Whether the complex being presented today is a good idea or not is beside the point this evening. These are serious business people with a plan. They presented the plan to the Municipality of Chapala, who gave them the green light. Our job today was to learn. If we want to fight city hall, we should take it up with city hall. I encourage you to start a committee (of courteous people) to talk with city hall. If I were them, I’m not so sure how responsive I’d be, given our inability to be civil. We seem to forget that we are guests here. Feel free to write a Letter to the Editor at info@LakeChapalaReporter.com. All thoughtful submissions will be published.
  8. What about the option of selling a foreign-plated car to a trusted Mexican, have him/her nationalize it, and then sell it back to you? Is it easier for Mexican citizens to nationalize foreign-plated cars? If so, that could be done locally.
  9. I noticed it, as well. Normally, our white potatoes are very clean. Then SuperLake had potatoes that were about russet size, and had a dirty look like russets do. When I washed them, they were regular white potatoes. Not sure if they cost more, but it was definitely deceptive.
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