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  1. Let's be honest...the new set up is one big cluster f***. If you're new to the area, you get to try to leave the libramiento to Ajijic and guess what you're supposed to do. If you want to go to Wally's World, you have to go into the left hand lane and then wait for the traffic light...but the rest of the traffic doesn't seem to understand that it is NOT a two way lane into Ajijic and will blast their horns at you for waiting for the light to go straight across. I nearly got creamed by some driver (and I don't blame him/her) who didn't stop behind the light and was going to pull in behind the car in front...blocking the entrance to WW from the libramiento. I had the light (after pausing a sec or two for safety, thank goodness), went to cross over and heard the biggest squeal of brakes as the driver came close to adding me to his hood ornament. The problem is that a lot of drivers don't realize they have to leave that space open, light or no light, and end up making it a mass mess.

    What truly scares me is that someone is going to get hurt there and no one will be surprised.

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  2. 20 hours ago, Mostlylost said:

    The likelihood of someone dying in a car accident today is many times higher than the likelihood of dying from receiving a vaccine.  Do these antivaxers still drive?


    First, just because you are not in a rush to get the shot doesn't mean you're "anti-vaxx." I choose not to take the shot for my own personal, STRONG reasons and getting called an anti-vaxxer or a right wing nutjob (wow, show that love to your fellow posters!) is not only offensive, but just flat out wrong. 

    Your car analogy is just weird. I can control my actions behind the wheel, I can't control yours. So, does that mean I stop driving? In your version, since you know there are others that you might meet who haven't had the vax, do you stay indoors 24/7?

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  3. If anyone is interested, you can order the adapter through amazon.com.mx and just pay a few $$ more than the US site...$350mxn. Before I posted this, I ordered it, just in case others do, too...lol.

     (Late edit) You can order this through the US site, but it's currently out-of-stock and you can't have it sent to a Mexican address. If you use a forwarding service, you're going to pay through the nose. For a few bucks more, the Amazon MX site is well worth it...and fast!

    • FWIW, we use Rich and are 100% happy w/his services. He's very good about follow-up, when needed, Yes, you can buy a Firestick direct, but unless you're tech savvy, why take on that headache? In all honesty, we've learned a lot via the internet (YouTube, etc), but it's so nice to have someone come in, install it, check to make sure it works and save us a lot of time. In fairness, there is a LOT of info available online and we do use it for updates, but once in a blue moon something will pop up that is beyond our basic abilities. We went from paying $140/month for Dish to $0 and get all of the stations that we had before and then some (a LOT!). The one downside is that when the internet is wonky, this will affect the reception; however, a little irritation is northing when saving so much money. JMHO
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  4. For those of you that insist that we're either "pro" or "anti" (or however you want to describe it all), it really isn't a case of denying what's happening in the world, but seriously questioning how it's being handled and reported. If you have relatives (or are yourself) in the medical field, you know that a LOT of numbers have been manipulated. Folks that were ill with cancer, diabetes, etc, etc, die and are reported as  COVID being the main cause. It wasn't, but it makes for good stats. My sister's BIL died and it was reported as COVID. Ummmm...he was 79, overweight, had diabetes and was already in poor health and close to kicking off when this all hit. COVID was just that last straw. Had it been the flu, he probably would have gone from that. (Sorry if I seem a bit disrespectful of his death; that truly isn't my intention.) For me, I know that this is a super-virus and completely understand that some folks are more vulnerable than others. I will continue to respect your choices and keep my distance, but your issues are not mine. I wear the mask because it's required and I will always respect local regulations; however, the second I'm outside, I rip it off because I think fresh air and sunshine beats the **** out of breathing stale air. When I'm outside, I don't put it back on (walking, riding a bike) until I'm about to go back into an enclosed environment. I take vitamins, exercise, and try to eat a sensible diet (been fat, don't want to go back). I haven't had so much as a sniffle the last two years since I got serious about my health. I understand that many of you have issues that can't be addressed so easily. While some laughed at Mainecoons when he mentioned zinc, vit c, etc, in another post, what does it hurt?  Finally, I have yet to take the shot and I will say this:  for me, it's too soon and there have been a lot of glitches in the production. While every vax has a small percentage of reactions, I don't like what I've seen so far, but understand why others are eager to take it. Just stop calling me an anti-vax or a denier because you don't agree with my decision.

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  5. One other thing to consider:  how often do you take pure ground burger, cook it, and then add absolutely nothing else other than a bun? No, most folks salt & pepper their meat or use a spice combo. So, the plant-based burger may start out heavier in salt, but it doesn't need much, if any, after that. The burger, on the hand, is going to be bland without something. Of course, there are some fantastic sodium-free spices out there, but those take practice to find what works.

  6. All I've done is attack? 

    2 hours ago, Tingting said:

    Andy, I've more than explained myself, but maybe someone can put it into smaller syllables for you. In all sincerity, I hope the vaccine works for you and that it gives you peace to have had it. As for me, I am just as much at peace with my decision. 

    Man, that was a really vicious attack.


    This is truly my last posting TO YOU because you're so intent on your agenda that you name call, insult and get furious that we don't goose-step with you and have the temerity to fight back when you do so. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the opinions of others such as SnowyCo and Ferret (and so many more) because they back up their opinions by hard data and not just their mood for the day. I may or may not agree with their conclusions, but I will always seriously consider what they've said because they give me valid reasons to consider other angles. I also found Tom Gates' comment on zinc and Vitamin D interesting because of some related articles I've read. Meanwhile, I actually feel rather sorry for you because you sound like a very bitter, angry old man and life is just too damned short to be angry all the time. I don't know you, nor do I particularly dislike you, but I do dislike the rage that seethes in all of your postings. I'm just sorry that I let it get to me. I still wish you well and hope the vaccine is all that you think it is. "Stick a fork in me; I'm done." 

  7. I regularly buy both the Beyond Meat and Don Farms (?) veggie burgers from Costco. The Beyonds are actually very close to regular burgers and the DF ones are just really nice tasting patties that aren't trying to be burger, but a nice patty. If you do it right, you can crumble the Beyonds patties into crumbles for a taco salad or...  While I haven't gone completely vegetarian (close), it's nice to have something that is quick to make and pretty tasty for when others are biting into burgers. Since I don't salt any of my food unless absolutely necessary (and that's rare), I don't sweat the sodium. Of course, I also don't eat them at every meal. I guess it just boils down to what your reasons are for eating them. Added note:  having seen a couple of comments that were posted as I was writing this, I should add that my reason is that I am now genuinely turned off by the taste of most meat since I first started eating healthily and exercising regularly over 2 years ago. It's not something that I planned or even wanted, but as my diet changed, my taste buds did, too. Obviously, these are also great for those who are veggie/vegan for ethical reasons.  

    On a funny note...I started to abbreviate both products by their initials...and then are realized that Beyond Meat would be BM. Oops.


  8. Let's see...you attack and insult all those who disagree with you and then basically threaten that it's your right to go social on those who dare express an opposing opinion. The only one who has made this personal is you with your nasty, childish attacks/name calling. There are several here who have stated opinions that I disagree with, but they have given me reasons to listen and, quite possibly, learn. Sometimes, I change my mind; sometimes, I don't. The difference is that they use valid data to support their argument while you have done nothing but attack. So, forgive me if I find most of your comments quite humorous and/or sad. 


    BTW, on a slightly different note, they're now recommending that the JnJ vaccine be temporarily pulled due to clotting issues. 

  9. 9 hours ago, AndyPanda said:

    Go ahead, keep putting words in my mouth. I said nothing about believing any of it. Only that I trust those institutions far more than I will ever trust you. Give us credit for being able to read and weigh the issues for ourselves.

    Oh, this is priceless.  First, Andy blasts us because we don't fall in line with what he believes; only his opinion is valid. Then, when a truly qualified professional gives an opinion, BASED ON RESEARCH/MEDICAL TRIALS, etc, he grudgingly admits said professional has some "cred, " but a writer for a paper with a major agenda trumps all. Yeah, those Pulitzers really come in handy when treating patients.  SMH.


    FWIW, please continue giving us facts, Snowco. While I stand by my decision not to have the vaccine at this point in time, there are those of us who truly do read and consider all sides.  I don't take this stand lightly, but nothing I've seen so far has erased my just-as-valid choice.


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  10. 34 minutes ago, gringal said:

    As of the timeline of my post, yours appeared to be a misquote.  Then, she corrected it after my post.  What's to get offended about?  "Sheesh" is right!🙃

    Because your comment came across like a school kid telling the teacher that Johnny cheated. You're right, of course, that it was corrected after your post and after mine, but it was the tone of yours that got to me. Having said that, this isn't a hill that we need to fight over. Now back to our regularly scheduled squabbles over the vaccines, etc 😁

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