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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.
  16. I walked by during breakfast hours a couple days ago. The place smelled great and looked very clean. Seemed like standard breakfast fare (i.e., not Indian) at that time. I'd have given it a shot if I hadn't been on errands. Interesting location just short of where the Chapala traffic begins to get bad and the parking sparse.
  17. We've had to visit the SAT hospital for emergencies twice in the past year. One was minor; the other involved surgery and a multiple day hospitalization. Each time, the care and service was excellent and the facilities were very clean. The overall costs were a bit higher than other options in the area and Guadalajara. I don't know that it would be my first choice for an elective or scheduled procedure, but I'm glad to have it around as an option.
  18. We usually buy from Mario, the berry guy who drives to restaurants, bars, etc. all around lakeside. Great guy and great produce.
  19. Confirmed at Walmart today. They have large boxes of them at the ends of two aisles between the toy section and the hardware section.
  20. Both the pool bar (Amaury's) and the music bar (Johnny's) moved into the same location pointed out above. They have two separate bars. The pool bar is open pretty much daily. The music bar is open Tuesdays and Fridays for karaoke and for occasional events. It's pretty cool. They're always adding things.
  21. Ha! Yep, barleywines, quads, and imperial IPAs were my go-to brews. Big beers with high ABVs hid the flaws in my amateurish techniques. I sucked at lighter stuff like pale ales, blondes, and bitters. Nothing to hide the mistakes.
  22. Only by the most narrow and circumscribed reading. The points are easily reconciled. As I said, I'll do as Mexico requires or leave. But I won't do things Mexico doesn't require if I don't wish to simply because others wish it. If Mexico's requirements change, so will my conduct.
  23. Defensive, much? I didn't quote you or identify those variables. But, hey, collect those virtue-signalling points. Again, I wish you and all those sharing your concerns the best.
  24. I've not seen any brewing supplies lakeside. Granted, I've not sought them out. My guess is you'd have to hit Guadalajara for that. I brewed back in the states for five years or so as a hobby, even though better stuff from pros was obviously available. I'd be tempted to do it here out of necessity.
  25. As others have stated, the Brewhouse's prices are very reasonable. That's not the problem: these guys just don't brew anything worthwhile. I mean, are their wares generally better than Corona or maybe even Bohemia? Yeah, I guess. But your expectations are likely, and understandably, higher if a place, like this, brews onsite and holds itself out as a "brewhouse". I've had nothing there which is even vaguely impressive. A lot of their stuff is pretty true to style; so there's that. But, really, 75% of homebrewers do better. I don't relish these comments. I would love a good (or, gasp, great) local beer. But, to paraphrase Bill W., the first step is acknowledging there's a problem.
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