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  1. I was under the impression that the intent of the path is for pedestrian and bicycles (and horses). Is this incorrect?
  2. One big problem with all bicyclists on the path is not calling out or whistling or ringing when passing. Very dangerous.
  3. sent email again - ron@solartechnology.com
  4. I have PMed you once and emailed most recently with no reply. Did you receive email?
  5. Perhaps equating it to the common cold is more appropo since the cold (some anyway) actually is corona virus caused.
  6. I have this consideration in my future but do ponder the least unpleasant exit. I have read about pentobarbital some time back. Having accidentally taken a wee bit too much morphine once orally; I found quite unpleasant and have heard it spoken of as an easy ride out. Perhaps IV is a different story. Whatever I was given for my last few surgeries seems like it would suffice nicely.
  7. Ever asked anyone how painless it was? I watched a dog pass, injected with pentobarbital who seemed to struggle against it.
  8. Here, here (hear, hear) I am denied any medical insurance based upon how I was born. I guess I may be checking out those 18 person wards some day which Gary mentioned, although I'm halfway to outfitting my own home based hospital. <grin>
  9. The woman actually stepped in front and stopped me, as if there were some emergency occurring.
  10. I feel compelled to post this since some of the local expat ladies seem to think I am torturing my Jack Russell dog by running her too fast alongside my mobility scooter with a top speed of 12 km/hr. (about 7.5 mph). I take her for a 2 block run along the Carretera in West Ajijic most mornings so I figure many have seen me. Several of the local know-it-all women have voiced their opinions on this 'horrid' cruelty. To be fair there are also many who comment on what a great way it is to give my dog exercise. Yesterday I went to Guadalajara Farmacia and on the way home she chose to run. I was stopped by 2 women. The one who spoke to me was perhaps in her late 60s to 80s with short bright dyed red hair; maybe European(?). She proceeded to voice her opinion that I was running my dog too fast. I patiently explained to her that it was my dog who wanted to run, which could be observed by her straining forward on her leash, trying to go ahead of me and besides that fact she can ride on the platform of my scooter anytime she wants. As if on cue my dog had stepped up there. (She had actually ridden there on the way to the farmacia.) I also told her I have owned dogs for 60 years and know them very well. None of this satisfied her, as she ranted on and on, stating I should carry my dog in the basket at the rear of the scooter. If I were to do that she would quickly leap from there to run. I finally gave up trying to explain things to her and told her she should mind her own business, to which she replied f** you. Nice. I then just continued home. Now, for all who may think my JR is running too fast let me tell you about dogs. At least my experience with dogs. So far as my present JR, given her own way, she would run along at that speed while at the same time circling me and stopping to sniff and pee. I had large and small dogs on my farm in the mountains of BC where the dogs, Great Dane crosses, JRs and Border Collies ran all day long with the horses up into the hills and still had energy left back home to run around and swim in the river. My two Great Dane crosses lived to 17 and 18 so I believe they were very healthy. Please rest assured that my dog loves the daily run and bugs me to get her leash on to get going. I watch her that she is not being over exerted and slow down or make her ride accordingly. I have trained my present JR to be a service dog. She picks things up from the floor for me, as I cannot bend. However, she is also my constant companion and since I am mostly anti-social, my best friend. She understands much of the English language so completely gets it when I ask if she wants to ride. So you can see some of things she does for me, here is a tribute video I made for my previous JR who I also trained.
  11. about a 2 km walk from central Ajijic (e.g. Multiva)
  12. From the article and gee I wonder where I heard this stuff before? "B cells “are the first responders”, says Ali Ellebedy, an immunologist at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. During a first exposure to a pathogen, B cells that get activated divide rapidly and differentiate into plasma cells that churn out proteins called antibodies. Antibodies can flag suspicious intruders for destruction, and some might bind to a part of a pathogen that prevents it from infecting cells altogether. These are the ‘neutralizing’ antibodies. “They’re the only thing that can truly give you sterilizing immunity,” says Shane Crotty, an immunologist at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in California. That’s why researchers typically use the presence of these antibodies as a proxy for immune protection. What matters is whether the body makes long-lived B cells that can target the pathogen if it reappears. These cells typically develop inside structures called germinal centres, which arise in the lymph nodes during an infection and serve as a sort of B-cell training camp. There, the cells multiply and acquire mutations. Only those that produce the best antibodies, the ones that latch most securely on to the surface of the virus, survive. It’s “almost a winnowing process”, Ellebedy says. Within a month or so, some of the cells that produce these super-binders become memory B cells that circulate in the blood (see ‘B-cell memory’). They don’t produce antibodies, but if they encounter the virus or its proteins, they can rapidly divide and become plasma cells that do. The rest become long-lived plasma cells that reside mainly in the bone marrow and secrete a small-but-steady stream of high-quality antibodies. “Those cells basically live with us for the rest of our lives,” Ellebedy says." "The immune response after vaccination more or less mimics what happens after infection, with one major difference. In a SARS-CoV-2 infection, the immune system sees the whole virus." "Some people might carry memory T cells from past coronavirus infections — such as those that cause common colds — that can recognize SARS-CoV-2. These cells could help to fight the infection, or even stop it completely. One study7 found that health-care workers who were exposed to SARS-CoV-2 but never tested positive had subtle signs of a response to infection. The researchers hypothesize that cross-reactive T cells shut the infection down before it could take hold."
  13. I believe one can apply muriatic (hydrochloric) acid to create pitting. Observe the pitting sufficient to your purpose and then sprinkle baking soda to neutralize the acid. This is a very inexpensive way to make a ceramic type surface non-slip.
  14. Wishy-washy; lacking in decisiveness; without strength or character; irresolute. washy or watery, as a liquid; thin and weak. Sweety
  15. having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid; having a high viscosity.
  16. Yes ma'am and you try to not be so viscous.
  17. Trivia; I just realized today the deaths from covid in the western provinces of Canada are about equal to the kids that died in residential schools in those provinces. I'll bet their death rate was a lot higher than 1%.
  18. Sorry the GPS guidance network is too busy right now. Please try again later.😎
  19. Pain receptors are primarily enkephalin receptors (opioids). The endocannabinoid system is actually a varied part of the endocrine system, however some people are predisposed to analgesia from binding of cannabinoids. I am not (so far) one of those people. My attempts to use cannabis to relieve pain have caused more intense pain. High grade CBD does not increase my pain but does nothing for me.
  20. Chillin; Do you mean peyote mushrooms or peyote and mushrooms? Peyote is cactus.
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  22. Found them now so; https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Sprinkling-Electric-Transfer-Irrigation/dp/B07XXZKXX9/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?crid=2UQG8REEQ8XHC&keywords=sprinkler+pump+1.5+hp&qid=1642562720&sprefix=sprinkler+pump%2Caps%2C104&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1&smid=A1J7P0UOBZ9ZZY&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzRjlLMExTVkpLQ1NVJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMzE4ODYwNFdXSUJYRVU5UERaJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA0NTI1MDUxQU5FSFZHUFZVN1FIJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ== https://www.amazon.com/BURCAM-700516ZN-Heavy-Duty-Sprinkler/dp/B09M7P77NF/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=2UQG8REEQ8XHC&keywords=sprinkler+pump+1.5+hp&qid=1642562720&sprefix=sprinkler+pump%2Caps%2C104&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzRjlLMExTVkpLQ1NVJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMzE4ODYwNFdXSUJYRVU5UERaJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA3OTA1NDYzTjU4NDZIMVlQRDlaJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ== https://www.amazon.com/Simer-3420P-Spinkler-System-Pump/dp/B0054544J4/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2UQG8REEQ8XHC&keywords=sprinkler+pump+1.5+hp&qid=1642562720&sprefix=sprinkler+pump%2Caps%2C104&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzRjlLMExTVkpLQ1NVJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMzE4ODYwNFdXSUJYRVU5UERaJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAyNjc3MDYxMlZIR1Q4S1lIQzFXJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
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