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  1. 9 minutes ago, mexijims1 said:

    Making an appointment online is the easiest part of the process.   Having to deal in person with those working at the Sec de Transportes was a horrible experience !!

    Still think they take delight in rejecting us !!  Kind of a bureaucratic power play !!!  SAD to have to be subjected to this treatment.

    And , my recollection of last time they were open (8 yrs ago), was at least some of the people spoke some English.   Not a lick of English among this current bunch of employees. 


    Do you speak a lick of Spanish? 

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  2. 10 hours ago, johanson said:

    You are too funny, RickS. You should read the posts before asking questions. But to help you out, Cedros asked the following question: (after my previous comment).

    Mine from El Chante also has the first and third that your does but is your name or any ID on it?

    And I answered. Sorry about that :)  

    Yes,  and how will knowing what you received in Seattle respond to or help answer Cedros’ question about what happened to him lakeside? 

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  3. 6 hours ago, bdmowers said:

    There is no remedy that works universally all the time to stop cutter ants.  Every remedy works for a while then no longer works.  Cutter ants target a plant one year then the next year one they haven`t touched for years.  They will not touch the orange tree in one yard but decimate the one next door. There are things you can do for specific trees like putting Joker Rojo around the bottom of the stem or trunk.  Ants stick to this and quickly learn they can`t go over it - until they learn to put a stem of grass across the goo.  Putting rice near an entrance to a new home will kill the ants for a while, then it won`t.  Otherwise you just learn to deal with losing a tree, a bush or half the plants in your yard.  Then you replace these with plants they don`t touch like cactus. In other words, you learn humility.  Of course, it`s always amusing to trade stories about the exploits of cutter ants, the lords of our land.

    Yes, I have a grudging admiration for them. I never minded the normal sacrifices made to the cutter ants. We co-existed. This year they got to me. I have recently moved. Different gardens, different problems — maybe.  Oh, and I did not move because of the ants. That’s an extreme way of dealing with them. 😁

  4. 3 hours ago, mudgirl said:

    I would think it also has to do with whether a plant is slow or fast growing- if a plant leafs out again right away, like my jasmine did, it will survive. If it takes longer to form new growth, there isn't enough greenery for photosynthesis and the plant would eventually die.

    Those cutter ants do seem to really like certain plants and have no interest in others.

    My plants came back quickly until they didn’t. I had the same plants for five years and they did very well — until this year’s repeated stripping. Also this year the ants went after plants they had not ever touched in five years. Everything I had used to knock them back in previous years did little or nothing to stop them this year. It has been a very bad year for them. Glad your experience has been different.

  5. On 3/18/2021 at 1:40 PM, mudgirl said:

    Might have happened to your plants, but it's not some universal fact. The cutter ants completely stripped my jasmine, which is now 2 stories high, twice a year for many years, and it always leafed out again beautifully within a few days. For reasons umknown, they haven't touched it now for about 2 years.

    Once or twice a year is fine. Four or five times a year can kill the plant. I don’t much care about universal facts but about what has happened in my garden. I have lived here 13 years and this past year has been the worst and is the first time I have lost plants to them.

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  6. 15 minutes ago, AndyPanda said:

    Definitely. You presume you know me and can therefore judge me. That's rude. I ask you nicely to not advise me. And yet you do... again. That's rude. AnThus it is clear you don't get the difference between rude and snotty. That's just...

    Or you misinterpret my words. I was not “judging” you. You have a problem with me and it is your problem. 

  7. 1 hour ago, AndyPanda said:

    I have been around a lot longer than you know. I've seen pretty much everything he has done, including trying to get some of us to join his own board.

    Please don't advise me on how to deal with him. That's just rude.

    You and I have very different ideas about what constitutes rudeness. For example I consider your response rude. Go figure.

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  8. 5 hours ago, Natasha said:

    Does this suggest they will take the ones who missed out today but already had a ficha and let them be in front of the line tomorrow, or???

    Didn't even try for Ajijic today, but planning ahead.......

    Chapala has posted that tomorrow only those who were there today and have a number will be vaccinated tomorrow. If you weren’t there today and have no number don’t bother. Nothing said about Thursday

  9. 20 minutes ago, AndyPanda said:


    NO ONE deserves to be the object of jillin's over-the-top continuing rudeness and outright aggression. In fact, his very avatar name on this board is damn rude.

    And if you think being rude is alright at any time, then godspeed.

    Yes, sometimes being rude is necessary and called for. It is all some people understand. I can not imagine a life where never once have you needed to be rude to anyone. Or perhaps our understanding of “being rude” is just different.

    As for Happy, you ain’t seen nothing here from him to compare with the battles I (and others) had with him on TOB. There is a section there called the Octagon that only members may enter and it is clearly stated “no holds barred.” Imagine Happy with no restraints, free to say ANYTHING in any way he chooses.  Bottom line: He is who he is. Put him on Ignore or just scroll past offensive posts. 

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  10. 2 hours ago, Mainecoons said:

    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.


    I am very happy you are no longer using your authority to lock threads when they are not going your way, especially doing so right after you delivered your final say. 
    I comment on something when I am moved to and have the time and energy. When was the last time I commented on one of your posts much less “complained” about it? 
    Sorry you cannot control what I complain about and when. And, yes, I do note when  a moderator highjacks a thread. I foolishly hold you to a higher standard even when you are pretending to be just another poster.

    Now that we have both had our final say we may resume regular programming. Have a lovely day.

  11. 1 minute ago, Mainecoons said:

    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.

    I was hoping for a response from the person who made the statement. But thanks for jumping in. We don’t hear nearly enough from you.

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  12. 2 minutes ago, Mainecoons said:

    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 


    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? 

  13. 4 hours ago, gringohombre said:

    The information was after the fact...good to know now!!! I also would like to thank the proprietors of the restaurant for NOT posting their opening days and hours on their wall. Think of all the amusing posts we would have missed here if they had!!!   

    I know! And we would have missed another one of your rants over basically nothing, a tragic loss indeed. 

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  14. 28 minutes ago, mudgirl said:

    Are you under the impression that a maskless person who might be infected, with their face inches from yours for 2 minutes, doesn't pose any risk?

    Nothing posts no risk. We each decide what level of risk we are willing to assume. In this situation the risk is low — though not non-existent. Compared to some of the risk taking I have seen, this is a small one. 

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  15. 6 minutes ago, gringohombre said:

    OK, OK...so I am a bad boy...get out your switch!!!

    Oh my god, dude. Grow up! You posted incorrect information that a restaurant is closed for good. Another poster informs you that you had gone before regular business hours — and even shares the place’s regular hours. This is your childish response to someone being helpful to you and informing others a restaurant is still in business? 

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  16. 17 hours ago, medcare651 said:


    I have been looking for the very information you referenced. Specifically the percent of untreated sewage. Can you point me to sources that discuss this fact. After realizing why the water can't be consumed I'm like, why would I move to Mexico? I would consider somewhere in the 55%. I just need to know where that is. The entire basin that Chapala, Guadalajara are in is totally out. Large corporations have destroyed everything.


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

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  17. I have enjoyed reading this thread. My advice is to live here or not. Move here because of the beauty of the area and the people. Don’t move here because you fear the feminization of bullfrogs. Argue over who knows more about the lake and who is or is not an expert. It really does not matter. The lake is here and it is beautiful. You can live the wonderful life offered here or play junior scientist and attempt to generate as much fear as you can. We shall all be dead soon enough. Lake Chapala will continue to exist as it has for thousands of years. 

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  18. 22 hours ago, IMBurnen said:

    Used Total Play when I moved to the other side of Mexico and received excellent service. However, I lived in a real city so that might make a difference. I did like their customer service which was readily available and responsive. Good luck.

    I do not understand. What makes a city “real”?

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