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  1. Fair enough. I'll presume everyone can parse the fig leaf from the prostate there.
  2. I see. It makes the argument easy when you essentially append "right" and "wrong" to sides as you deem appropriate, doesn't it? Let's try it this way. If you were to select a source to support a position you hold, would you pick one that is avowedly partisan, editorial instead of reportorial, and based in a country other than the one in which it is purporting to present facts on the ground? Well, yes, I suspect you might. In the real world, with serious people, that's quite a bad look.
  3. "Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture." https://jacobinmag.com/about I've noted people like to critique sources as right-wing here. It's odd no one quite cares the other way.
  4. It's astounding how many of you have all the answers and yet so little information. Please consider that not everyone has made up their minds on these issues. You do your position (whatever it may be) a disservice when you substitute vitriol and diatribe for reasoned and evidenced discourse. You're free to do as you wish, of course. But you ARE posting on a public forum. So, unless you simply like reading your own shit - a particularly petty brand of narcissism - you ostensibly wish to persuade others. You're not doing it this way. Go away. Read stuff. Come back. Educate others. Or not.
  5. Yes. The cognitive dissonance IS quite apparent. I don't really post here any longer. The false dichotomy which the mandatory-vaxxers and the flat-earthers present is too reductive for a valuable exchange. But I can't abide this level of misinformation. First, ivermectin was discovered in the 1980s by Satoshi Omura of Kitasato University. William Campbell of Merck soon thereafter identified its key compounds. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivermectin#History. Merck's patent EXPIRED in 1996. https://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/82/8/562.pdf. So, no, Merck is NOT poised to make "billions" from ivermectin if it were effective against Covid. Indian and Chinese labs can produce ivermectin quite economically, thank you. Second, Merck quickly began developing a novel Covid treatment, now named molnupiravir, which is now subject to an EUA and patent protection. https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-additional-oral-antiviral-treatment-covid-19-certain. If you cannot fathom why a pharmaceutical company might publicly disclaim the efficacity of a older, non-patented medication in favor of one which is patent protected, I don't know what to say. Third, studies have demonstrated ivermectin an effective anti-viral in vitro. I won't bother with links here - dispute it at the risk of your own credibility. Meta-analyses have also shown a positive correlation in human subjects - though several (i.e., not all) of the included studies or samples were subsequently withdrawn or corrected. https://journals.lww.com/americantherapeutics/fulltext/2021/08000/ivermectin_for_prevention_and_treatment_of.7.aspx To be clear, I do not know whether ivermectin is effective against Covid. However, I do know that no pharmaceutical company has a financial incentive (the only one about which they care) to conduct the double blind placebo controlled studies which the Covid-addled crowd says they crave. Fourth, I am unaware of a medical or pharmaceutical principle which precludes an anti-parasitic from also acting as an anti-viral. I am, however, aware of more than adequate examples of multi-use medications and generations of very effective off-label use of both preexisting and novel drugs. You should be, too. So, instead of casting flaccid stones against a drug showing some undefined promise, you might begin questioning your own preconceptions, belief in the for-profit pharmaceutical industry, and deference to governmental authority. Or just keep spouting things, like this, so ridiculous only those who already drink the Kool-Aide are convinced. Finally, it's irrelevant to the issue of ivermectin but I've had two shots (Moderna) and voted for Trump exactly zero times. It's not about politics to me - it's about truth.
  6. I knew the practice existed but I had no idea it was this common. Can anyone recommend an electrician (or other person) who has traced down this sort of thing and resolved it? We've reported a similar issue to CFE (still waiting on that new meter ... sigh) and had one electrician look at it ("have you tried new light bulbs?" ... sigh) as cursively as possible.
  7. I can't comment on his services but he's apparently doing well enough to not return calls and texts from new potential clients.
  8. Sorn

    Pizza?

    We've had great pizzas from Fogon de Charlotte and La Estacion (above Pancho's) providing they leave the things in the oven long enough. As others have said, Domino's sarten crust is a solid option, too. Better than what I recall from Domino's in the states, but those experiences were years ago.
  9. What is this attorney's name? That would seem to a good place to start. I'm sure there are many fantastic attorneys in Guadalajara (and, yes, here, too).
  10. Yeah, really. A lot of information is disseminated: some of it accurate, most of it muddled, and the rest plain wrong. If pressed, one might point to this thread as evidence. I'm glad WalMart announced what it is doing this weekend. Throughout this entire Covid thing, however, the communication in general has been problematic.
  11. As a guest in Mexico, I'm glad to follow the relevant restrictions it implements. I just wish those restrictions were communicated a bit more clearly. It doesn't appear to be solely a translation issue, either; I know of several people who are locals and/or fluent in Spanish who are similarly uncertain.
  12. I love Pancho's grocery store. And I've learned the restaurant works great for drinks and appetizers. Unfortunately, I'm let down each time I venture off those paths.
  13. I live nearby and am a potential customer. Unfortunately, I can't tell what the place sells. The facebook page led to a different business which seems like a tienda focusing on fresh foods. Googling only showed businesses which appear entirely unrelated. Might walk by eventually, I guess.
  14. We've gotten delivery and eaten there several times. Both are great. The fries don't travel very well, but that's to be expected. They have many more items on the full restaurant menu than on the delivery menu. Everything I've tried has been fantastic. Cozy, comfortable spot, too.
  15. I second the recommendation of Bellon. We found that most insurers and policies covered the same things at very close to the same rates. So it really came down to which agents we thought would be responsive and helpful when we had a claim. However, please pay close attention to the policy exclusions. Many, many things are excluded for time periods of six months to two years. It's so bad that policies are arguably quite useless for the first year or so.
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