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  1. With medical care, like everything else, you pretty much get what you pay for.
    6 points
  2. Sounds like a heart attack on a plate to me….
    6 points
  3. It's so bad; my $0.02 opinion, now cost $0.04!
    3 points
  4. Jim Bowie…. As a matter of fact the USA GDP for 2019 the last year of the previous administration was 2.1 %..one of the lowest in many years as it began to slide down the toilet due to the pandemic The USA GDP for 2021 was 5.7% .The high rate of inflation in the USA is partially due to the rise in productivity ,wages and the broken supply chain due to the pandemic. Inflation is caused entirely by supply and demand and at the moment the demand far exceeds the supply . Most of the western democracies are suffering a somewhat similar rate of inflation as they to experience supply issues . Global oil production in 2021 surpassed 2019 and will increase in 2022 to an all-time high. The US oil production in 2021 was close to the all-time high of 2019 and will exceed both those figures in 2023.. The cost of oil extraction in the US is approximately $35-$50 a barrel depending on its source…. With the cost of oil over $100 per barrel please tell me just who is screwing the pooch .
    2 points
  5. Our observation is among the most inflationary things lakeside are restaurants and local government. Plus at least in and around Ajijic the cost of real estate and rents. Costco prices for imported goods have jumped, local food not so much. Gasoline has gone up a lot less percentage wise than NOB but that is the result of deliberate action by the Mexican government. Natural gas is up nearly 50 percent. The economics of solar hot water and electric are better than ever. Fortunately, with a little planning one can really limit their energy consumption here and costs for same. Where we are at, we neither heat nor cool except for the use of a portable heater for a few hours on the coldest days. Overall, I don't think locally that home owners have seen near the inflation they are having NOB. If we lived up there still, we would have gotten blasted by heating costs this winter and continually the near tripling of gasoline costs since we used far more of both there than we do here. One cannot simply look at this from a purely local perspective and ignore the near total interconnection of Chapala with the global economy. These problems have roots in megatrends and policy errors all over that go back for a number of years. An example of a key megatrend player in current events is having vital goods and medicines manufactured on the other side of the planet from where the primary markets are with resulting dependence on long, vulnerable and costly supply chains. How much better off would everyone in this hemisphere be if all that production that went to India and China went to Mexico, Central and South America instead? The problems were exacerbated IMO by a severely damaging mishandling of covid and wanton money printing in key countries that also goes back quite a long way. Think of it as a toxic combination of older chickens coming home to roost with a rash of seriously stupid policy errors in a number of key places piling on. Regardless of any partisan labels, I believe the latter is the result of a political, economic and "educational" elite that is so disconnected from reality and the rest of us they are doomed to make gross mistakes and drag the rest of us along from one disaster after another quite unwillingly. The ruling class and their billionaire sponsors have become a liability for everyone including themselves. And for the most part, none of them have a clue why this is so. That's a bargain, I'll take it. But is that in Pesos?
    2 points
  6. Charlie Munger said beginning of this year, "If I can be optimistic when I'm nearly dead, surely the rest of you can handle a little inflation."
    2 points
  7. I'm in ibarra's corner on this one....
    2 points
  8. No application needed for up to three ranks higher. Deeper research needed if trying to go above that to avoid detection.
    2 points
  9. Masks are just a symbol of slavery--A syop--you will obey your masters--and if you don't; world leaders say they will make life hard on you !!!--Who the hell are these criminals !!--I call them " DEMONIC"--!
    2 points
  10. Is there something like education for morons.
    2 points
  11. Don't forget to apply for your border promotion when you obtain the TVIP at the border. Then you can become SomeoneSpecial.
    2 points
  12. I am not one who typically watches the news, due to all the misinformation these days. But recently I read an article stating how much inflation is impacting Mexico's economy, especially gas and food prices, so I just wanted to get the groups thoughts on it. This war in Ukraine, along with the residual economic effects from the pandemic are wreaking havoc on the global economy, and I am sure this has something to do with the rental prices, and economy in the Lake Chapala area. Are any of you seeing or experiencing signs of inflation in your daily life? I look forward to hearing your feedback. Thanks, Dante
    1 point
  13. There is a third option, Sol Y Luna which is located in Ajijic, 1/2 a block south of Scallions Restaurant. I have used them for years, because of the convenience of their location and where I often go for breakfast, Scallions. Sorry, I do not remember what they charge, but it is much less than Ishop.
    1 point
  14. Handy mail charges more for letters going to the US... However the difference in prices for a box is something else. We just returned to Ajijic and stopped at Imail and asked the cost of a box $425 a year... We had used Handy Mail for four years previously and they only want $265 USD a year... That was a no brainer... If we need to send a letter which is infrequent we use Imail...Handy mail accepts packages and notifies patrons via email when mail arrives...
    1 point
  15. Name is Uzziel ( I know, his writing sucks) and no, he can't come either without service order.
    1 point
  16. My hope was to get a current gauge of the economic situation in Lakeside, I wasn't trying to obtain any left vs right viewpoints, or cause any discourse among the group. The article I read was published in a newspaper from Mexico City, and was written by a Mexican reporter. Apparently the inflation rate in Mexico has increased dramatically over the past 3 years, and I just wanted to get the groups feedback on how it's affecting them and the LC region. Thanks again
    1 point
  17. In our experiences with TP, tech's cannot come to your house without a service order (orden de servicio) which MUST be generated from within the main system. If you speak Spanish you'll get thru faster and you can specify technical assistance.. If you don't, call the same number but at the prompt "for service in English Press 9", do that and you 'll go direct (no options) to talking to someone who can then try to help or connect you to someone who can. Have your account number ready before you call. First few a.m. hours are pretty busy. 800 510 0510
    1 point
  18. Economy was in a great place during last US Administration and we were reaping benefits here in Mexico. Now, as you say. food and gas prices have risen and the rest of the economy is under stress. This is not "normal" inflation; it was created by poor economic decisions. Simple as that. It was bad before Putin jumped in, so this is not on him, contrary to some.
    1 point
  19. "Resistance is futile — You will be assimilated"
    1 point
  20. Sounds like a business opportunity to me. I could stand outside the door with the heart toaster to bring 'em back to life. Preventa 200 pesos or after the heart attack occurs 10,000 pesos per shock with credit card in hand. No guarantees
    1 point
  21. This is a world crisis--you will feel it soon---If you can't find the truth --I'll give you my take--This is serious--We are in the end times--The demons of hell are making their last great push and I'm not that religious--But a dead give away is that these demons are coming after our children !!!!!!!!!!!.
    1 point
  22. Is there something like AA for maskalcohlics?
    1 point
  23. Definitely stay. Hubby would as well. Way too cold up in Canada, too busy, couldn't stand to live indoors for 7 months of the year. I figure I would be very lonely if I was the one left no matter up there or down here. Might as well stay here with friends...
    1 point
  24. Ajijic Hospital, consultation/visit...$400 pesos (straight visit, no tests)
    1 point
  25. You could call and ask... 376 766 0500
    1 point
  26. Be reminded that if you paid originally with a credit card as most do, that refund will go back on THAT card.... no exceptions. If that card has since been cancelled or replaced with another number you might want to call you card company and ask them how to handle this refund so you will actually get it. If you paid with cash originally, I suspect that that small crossing is not going to repay you with their cash stash.... they just won't have $400+ laying around. Heard that story before.
    1 point
  27. I'd stay. The last and only visit we made in 2010 for a family funeral shocked us seeing the changes in attitudes and the stress in general. I hate to think what it's like now. Our family is spread all over the U.S., so the only time we see them is when they come here for visits.
    1 point
  28. I do have family in Canada. But, it was hard enough to get to see them when we lived there because they all lead such busy, active lives. I stayed after my hubby died. I like the independence and convenience of living here not to mention that snow is worth nothing unless you can ski on it. Everyone's different.
    1 point
  29. Busting 8 COVID-19 mask myths that are putting Americans at risk (msn.com)
    1 point
  30. After saying that, you proceeded to express your opinion on multiple governments and political views.
    0 points
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