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  1. Are you unaware that there are places in the world that enforced stringent lockdown measures and reduced their cases to none? And that new cases only appeared when outsiders entered the community? There are ways to contain and eradicate a disease without a vaccine. The only reason that coronavirus is still running rampant is that there has been no worldwide co-ordinated approach and that people are too ignorant and stubborn to comply. And are you unaware that death isn't the only danger from this virus? That people are experiencing long-term effects from brain damage, other nervous diso
  2. No, that's not "better". The mask protects the wearer from others not nearly as much as it protects others from you. Those delivery guys go all over the place and likely don't social distance with their buddies. And instead of telling others not to be "mask nazis", go about your business the way you see fit- it isn't your affair to tell others whether they should require anyone who comes on their property to wear a mask.
  3. All the scientific information says that the mask somewhat protects the wearer, but is far more helpful in protecting others from you. That's why complying with wearing a mask isn't about personal freedom, but social responsibility.
  4. I'm just blown away by how this virus has made the infantile attitudes of supposed adults so evident. Regardless of their nationality. The "I don't have to, you can't make me" idiocy is no different than a teenager railing against their responsible parents' insistence on knowing their kids' whereabouts, who they are hanging out with, and imposing curfews and consequences. And the governor's statements about possibly having to enforce lockdowns again is what I would call a consequence, not a threat.
  5. Well, you don't live in a beach town. I can assure you "the poor" descend on the beaches in massive numbers in Mexico. They come by the busload, bring all their own food with them, don't spend money at local restaurants, but buy groceries and prepare their own food, they spend the days on the beach and return to sleep in the seats on the buses at night. You can easily count 140 of these buses parked up by the OXXO and anywhere else they are allowed to park on Semana Santa, Christmas holidays, and when the kids get out of school in the summer.
  6. When people refuse to comply with what are straightforward, easy to comply with directives, then yes, public officials who actually care about keeping the public safe need to get tough and make it clear that if people refuse to comply willingly, they will be forced to comply. Jalisco is lucky to have a governor intelligent and concerned enough, and who clearly understands measures necessary to contain a pandemic and prevent unnecessary deaths. Everyone everywhere should be so lucky. It's no different than seat belt and drunk driving checks and fines. It's about being proactive about publi
  7. Harsh measures? They are logical, common sense measures proven to work to contain a highly contagious and dangerous pandemic. And those measures are designed to protect everyone- measures that are being employed, all around the world, where people have sense and education, that have kept the infection and death rates down in those places. Places that don't have any "old ex-pats". You criticize endlessly the things that are quite normal in Mexico, yet now you're the big defender of Mexicans who want to work. And no one is telling them they can't work. All they have to do is wear a damn m
  8. Yes. It's a bizarre and vile concept to cut pieces off of humans or animals because of some "tradition", the reasons for which may have been thought warranted at some time in history but have no validity today.
  9. Why do people insist on amputating parts of dogs' bodies? It's horrible.
  10. I speak and understand Spanish- not super fluently, but well enough. But I could never understand the jingle the Soni Gas truck plays. It always sounded like "Ja gee bo, Soni Gaz". I even asked a Mexican friend, an educated one, and they said they didn't get it either. Then a local Mexican told me- "Ya llevo, Soni Gaz. But it still sounds like the Ja gee bo.
  11. I agree. They don't bag my groceries here the way I'd like them to at all. They'll put the paper towels and a couple of virtually weightless things in one bag, and load up another with all the heavy stuff. Plus I like all the stuff that needs to be kept cold in one bag, so I can transfer it to my cooler bag with ice in it when I get it out to the car. I usually bag myself, but I still tip them. And rather than point out the hypocrisy of banning plastic grocery bags when so much else comes overpackaged, talk with your wallet. Don't buy things which are overpackaged. Send the companies an e
  12. The checkers and stockers aren't 70-85 years old.
  13. Says the guy who tells others they are suffering from TDS.
  14. You want to see them back at work even though they are high risk for COVID? Did you ever consider that perhaps they don't want to be out among crowds of people during a pandemic? maybe their health and staying alive is more important to them than tips?
  15. It's the Permithrin family of insecticides that are fatal to fish and crustacean and some birds. I have no idea exactly what they are spraying in your area, but it should be possible to find out.
  16. If they die of coronavirus, who will work and feed their families? If people want things to get back to normal, they have to stop pretending that things are normal. Wear a mask.
  17. My neighbor used to live in another part of town and told me when the spray truck woud come around, they had a loudspeaker that said to open all your doors and windows so the spray could get in. She'd be standing on the street talking with her Mexican neighbors and she'd run to close all her windows. They laughed at her, thought she was crazy. So much ignorance. Once she said she saw them spray all over a woman who was pushing her baby in a stroller. Find out what they are spraying. Here in Sayulita, they use a Permithrin-based product. It's fatal to fish, crustaceans and some birds. All
  18. There isn't conflicting information about whether wearing a mask in public and social distancing reduces viral transmission of COVID. It is a scientific and public health issue, not a political one, or a matter of some untrained person's opinion who doesn't "agree with you". So yes, anyone who refuses to wear a mask in public is severely lacking in intelligence.
  19. Just because someone observes and comments on something doesn't mean they waste their time trying to change it. You can't change the minds or ways of people whose belief systems are closed to new information or anything that contradicts their opinions.
  20. For starters, someone decided to reply to a post I made almost 2 months ago, so some things have changed. And yes, I live in the countryside and only go out among others once every 2 weeks, so you can take your presumptions and your sanctimonious attitude elsewhere.
  21. A 20 peso coin isn't new. There used to be some of them in circulation, but I haven't seen any for years. And yes, the old ones were also easy to mistake. They were a bit heavier, and I can't remember if they had a beveled edge.
  22. There isn't a "fine" for an overstayed visa. As far as I've ever known, they charge you whatever the cost of a tourist visa is. Do not show them your 3-year overstay visa. Tell them you lost it. And next time you go to a country not your own, show some respect for the laws of that country.
  23. In some people's view, it is everyone's job to look out for all of humanity. And do one's part so that others are not harmed by our own self-centeredness. Thinking you are the center of the universe is a normal state of mind for a 2 year old. Civilized people are supposed to grow out of that. But I know that's not a popular American viewpoint.
  24. Not all foreigners came here to be retired, you know. You just happen to live in a place where the demographic of foreigners is mainly retired. Not all communities with a large ex-pat population are like that. It's definitely helpful to use a facilitator or lawyer for complicated legal matters, just as you probably would anywhere. But it's only if you don't speak adequate Spanish that you need help with simple things like drivers' licenses or a simple TR renewal.
  25. What's nasty is the people on this board who think they know everything about everything, to the point that they will even tell you that what you personally experienced couldn't possibly be true.
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