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  1. 15 hours ago, Upfront said:

    scientists agree on THIS. only dumb people don't


    8 hours ago, Upfront said:

    anyone with half a brain agrees on this. if you don't, well.

    So effective. Once again, all scientists do not agree with this and your continuing to insult folks just to make a point isn't going to do the job. 

    "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" ... check it out. It will seem very familiar to you.

  2. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the insults fly when one doesn't fall in line with the "popular" line. Mainecoons has given a lot of facts and information to back up his point. Others use insults and half-baked theories. Hmmm...so difficult to decide who has the stronger case...not. Give me proven data, not speculation and I will listen to you. Give me insults, call me selfish and don't be surprised if I think you're someone with way too much time on your hands, a Mrs. Kravitz, if you will.

    "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street" 

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  3. On 6/29/2020 at 5:05 PM, Mainecoons said:

    Or sometimes they don't interpret all the conflicting information out there the way you do or in general see things the way you do.  One generally doesn't change minds by being judgmental or insulting the intelligence of others for the sin of not agreeing with one.

    1001x this! 

  4. Anyone know if the mask seller will be back in front of Pancho's this weekend or if there's another one who does the embroidered masks?Since this is going to continue for a while, I'd like to be "fashionable" (and don't panic...we've been wearing them ever since they were mandated).  There was a couple in front of Pancho's last week that had a great selection of cute embroidered ones with a lot of Mexican themes (mariachis, women in traditional dress, etc).TIA!

  5. I read your post and...gasp!...even comprehended it. OK, joking-ish aside, do you really think the virus is going to respect a border? The self-isolation is great for the person that's at risk, but there are many that just can't put their lives on hold. We're fortunate that we're retired and don't have to worry about the next paycheck. That's great for us, but...people have to eat. Jobs have to be done. Life is going to continue, regardless of what is out there.  Medical emergencies, or other emergencies, are going to happen. When we return, we still have to eat, see a local doc, etc, etc. No matter how hard one tries, contact can be limited, but not eliminated and the virus is going to go through "the herd," no matter how much we might wish otherwise. 

    El Menudo: the reference is to a Twilight Zone episode that this situation sure is mirroring (apologies if you knew and I just misunderstood your comment). 

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  6. 59 minutes ago, Guiness said:

    Totally agree. I know Canada is concerned about letting the Americans in. That is one of the main reasons that Canada is still enforcing a mandatory 14 day quarantine!  I also don't like the fact that many American expats here are travelling up to the states and then returning here with no self isolating. Really selfish and putting us all at risk.

    Or maybe many are traveling because they don't have a choice. We're returning north for an emergency medical situation that can't be addressed here (long story, but NOT Covid-19 related). I'll be sure to tell hubby that it's really selfish of him not to time his emergency better. You're right; how rude! Or maybe it's a case of you take care of YOU and let others take care of (ie, make decisions for) themselves.


    "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street."

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  7. 40 minutes ago, Jeanneboo said:

    Wearing a mask and distancing cost you nothing.  My wearing a mask protects you and not me.  I am immune suppressed and have stayed home except on the rare occasions I have to go out.  By you refusing to wear a mask and distance yourself from me, you can kill me.  YOUR RIGHT TO NOT FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES ENDS WHEN YOU THREATEN MY LIFE!  I am sorry it inconveniences you but that is no reason to potentially infect someone else.  The virus is here.  We are not testing.  We have no idea who or how many people are infected.  People can be infected without symptoms and can infect others.  Concern for the wellbeing of fellow humans does not seem to one of your strong suits.

    Did you actually read what I wrote? Did you read anywhere where I said I refused to wear a mask, distance myself or follow public health measures? I said "SUIT UP,"  not refuse to mask, etc. When these measures were announced, I followed, so don't you dare assume you have a clue as to what I do and do not do. My spouse is also immune suppressed and I am very aware of what we need to do. YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO PUT YOUR RULES ONTO ME. If you cannot go out without risking your health, YOU NEED TO STAY IN. This does not mean that I have to lock myself up to keep you safe. The world is going to continue, whether or not you like it. Some of us will live, some won't...and that includes me.  I don't give a rat's flip for the inconvenience, but for the simple logic involved. YOU SEEM TO LACK EMPATHY FOR THOSE WHO ARE CLEARLY NOT AS WELL OFF AS YOU OR ME. There are going to be people that HAVE TO WORK TO EAT. At some point, life goes on. Stay inside. Take care of yourself, but do not thrust your perceived solutions on me. I do the best I can and do not "risk" others, but I will continue to go out for my exercise, visit my masseuse, shop, etc, all without your bullying me indoors. You are one of the worst of the "tsk tsk" set because you judge without knowing the full facts. Maybe you need to take a long, hard look in your judgmental mirror.

    21 minutes ago, spacedebris said:

    I agree with you Jeanneboo. The observation by Tingting "My civil rights don't end where your fear begins."  Could be countered with "The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins." Except that instead of a fist it is a scientifically proven risk in the embodiment of a virus. Without a mask, you risk yourself and others in the community and most importantly, if you get sick, you risk hospital staff who must take care of you. Would you sign and carry a release that states that you want no treatment for COVID because "I got sick of my own free will and don't wish to put anyone to any trouble caring for me?" The answer to "Am I my brother's keeper?" is supposed to be yes, at least that's what I was taught.

    What a stupid counter argument and not even worthy of a comment.  Reading COMPREHENSION is a wonderful thing; I suggest you try it. Nowhere in my comment did I say that I don't wear a mask. I will say this:  I do, but I hate it. Happy? Well, I'm glad that you're your brother's keeper, but you're not mine and your particular beliefs are not necessarily mine. I am an adult and I make decisions for myself. I neither want, nor need, MommyCare from you or BooBoo. If you are afraid of the big, bad world, then stay inside, locked up in stale atmosphere. I take very good care of myself (good diet, exercise, vitamins, blah, blah, blah) and am going to continue to use COMMON SENSE during this time. There is so much hysteria being pumped out and it appears that you and BooBoo have both taken the KoolAid. Protect YOURSELF in whatever manner YOU feel best for YOUR circumstances, but butt out of my choices. Just because you need Big Brother telling you what to do doesn't mean that I do. 

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  8. 17 hours ago, Zeb said:

    I don't think a policy of listing people as COVID when it is not is an acceptable decision.  As I mentioned earlier, this is not the first nurse who has said this is being done.  Mixing everyone on the same floor equally unacceptable.

    We are told it is a pandemic.  Perhaps it is is not, but convincing everyone certainly gave them the excuse to put a lot of control in our world.  Scaring people is a great way to take away their rights and all under the guise of keeping us safe because they assume they know better. 

    I wish I could credit the person that said this (feel free to add it), but I heartily agree with the sentiment, "My civil rights don't end where your fear begins."  

    There has been so much misinformation and hysteria that I choose to follow my own common sense (hand washing, etc). If you prefer to suit up due to a compromised immune system, or just preference, good for you, but that doesn't mean that I have to do the same. I love reading the comments of folks who seem to believe that we need to lock ourselves in our homes and hide out until it's all over. That's great if you're sitting on a trust fund or retirement pensions, but what about the average Joe or Jane who lives paycheck-to-paycheck? Life has to go on. This isn't denial, as some would say, but reality. Some will live; some will die, and life will go on. We do the best we can.

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  9. Since we are under TRICARE, hubby has no choice but MUST pay for Part B. It's a good thing, too, because while up north, he had to go to the emergency room. Long story short, some serious medical issues were addressed. Total bills so far:  over $300k. Our cost with Medicare/Tricare:  $0. It's absolutely worth keeping/paying the cost. As we get older, our health is not going to improve.


    FWIW, the times that he's used Mexican medical (private), it's been excellent. 

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  10. 8 hours ago, lakeside7 said:

    Regardless,  we immigrants   from NOB continue enjoy the colonial  lifestyle here ( maybe at the expense of the local national community) and like it without feeling guilty about the appreciating dollar...they are happy, we are happy 

    OOoooooo...let me know when my grape-peeler and person to fan over me as I splash by the pool arrive (pool? in my dreams!). Colonial? Really? No. Some of us are fortunate enough to be able to afford help. It's no more and no less than the locals. Some hire; some are hired. We worked hard for our "colonial" retirement and if that means having someone help with cleaning, like we did when we had our business, well, then so be it. I honestly cannot understand where this guilt tripping is coming from. And FWIW, I've known many to come down here who are pretty much on the bones of their bums...I think it's safe to say that not all expats are living high off the hog. 

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  11. 10 minutes ago, sm1mex said:

    We always pay aguinaldos  and vacation pay per the formula for the formula the government uses. My question is still since raises Are not mandatory what do people recommend. As I ask in my original post. 

    As I previously mentioned, we use whatever the govt. gives as the rate of inflation. It can be anywhere from 3-5%. Other than that, no one can really answer for you because what works for us may not work for you (want to give less? more? exactly?)

  12. I rather resent being told that I should pay more simply because I'm not from here. We pay slightly more than the going rate. Every year, we raise it by the % of inflation, or more (rounding up). We also make sure we pay holiday pay, aguinaldos, etc, etc. and for any guilt you're trying to inflict on us, just remember that many say they prefer working for the ex-pat community simply because most of us ARE more than fair...not all, of course, so I don't know where you're getting the slave wages from. If we were that crappy, not one foreigner would ever have help. As it is, many of us do. A bit contradictory, no?

  13. Since the last posting got hijacked, I thought I'd post our experiences from this past week. We pre-ordered the crispy duck (36 hrs needed) to celebrate hubby's b-day. When we arrived, we were pleased to see that there were outdoor tables (suitably spaced) and the usual in-door tables with the same spacing. The staff were all in masks, kept things spotless and the waiter regularly rubbed sanitizer on his gloved hands.  They had a pretty decent take-out service going and there were about half a dozen tables with diners. So, if you're concerned about dining there, don't be. As for the food, we enjoyed the duck and brought home quite a bit of it (there was a LOT of food for two people. We'll definitely be going back (and probably ordering duck again!). 

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