Jump to content
Chapala.com Webboard

David Rodwell

  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by David Rodwell

  1. This is a wonderful effort. Bravo to all the volunteers putting in all their time for free!
  2. Very helpful...not that long and might help a bunch of folks!
  3. Please don't read any of this. You won't believe it anyway and it will just frustrate you. It's sorta like trying to teaching a pig to sing...it takes a long time, is very difficult and generally irritates the pig! The Frontier Centre for Public Policy's web site published a February 2011 interview, in which Ball told an anonymous interviewer that Michael E. Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, "should be in the State Pen, not Penn State". This referred to Mann's role in the Climatic Research Unit email controversy.[57] Mann then sued Ball and Frontier Centre for libel,[58] and stated that he was seeking punitive damages and for the article to be removed from the web site.[59] On 7 June 2019 the Frontier Centre For Public Policy published a retraction and apology[60] and settled their part of the case with Mann.[61] On 21 March 2019 Tim Ball had applied to the court to dismiss the action for delay, this request was granted at a hearing on 22 August 2019, and court costs were awarded to Ball. The actual defamation claims were not judged, but instead the case was dismissed due to delay by Mann's legal team.[62] Ball is well known as an anti-evolution proponent. He is so far out of the scientific mainstream as to be just a few miles past the moon. In 2011, Ball found himself at the receiving end of a couple of libel suits. In February, University of Victoria climatologist (and now a member of the British Columbia legislature) Andrew Weaver filed a lawsuit against Ball for his op-eds that accused Weaver of incompetence and corruption. In March, Penn State climatologist Michael Mann filed a lawsuit against Ball and his think tank for publishing statements on their websites that claimed Mann was complicit in a "cover-up" of Climategate and that he had committed scientific fraud.[14] Since the suits were launched Canada Free Press has retracted one of the interviews with Ball on the website.[15] Furthermore, they seem to have scrubbed a good deal of Ball's articles and Ball-related material.[16] In February, 2018, the suit by Weaver was dismissed on the grounds that Ball's attack on Weaver was so stupid and inept that it couldn't be considered libelous thus doing no injury to Weaver's reputation to an informed reader. [17] Therefore the official judgement of the Canadian court system is that Tim Ball is either an incompetent :() or someone pretending to be an incompetent :(). If you are going to hook your wagon to Tim Ball's star, I think I'd go looking for another hero. Oh my...there I've gone and done it...I have opened myself up to all the puerile name calling and innuendo of the climate deniers! Why does the fringe even fight this. If 9 brain surgeons tell me I have a tumor and a foot surgeon says it's a hoax, I am going with the 9 trained experts. We are blessed there are not many of you out there! And while we are at it 9/11 and the landing on the moon were hoaxes.
  4. There is a way to "get around" these problems, get the guy you want and all the standard protections. The Uber guy must agree. 1. Call the driver ahead of time. Arrange the time and pickup point. 2. Once driver arrives request an Uber. Calls go to closest driver which will be your guy since he's already there. As an Uber guy after retiring, frequently, I'd get a person who needed to get to work every morning at the same time. I simply promised to be there at the prescribed time and when customer requested a ride, the ride went to closest driver...me! Everything went through Uber. Everybody is happy.
  5. This is truly wonderful. I am so pleased you are including the two Climate Reality Project presentations. I can only add 3 things about the Climate Crisis: 1 It's real 2. It's us 3. It's bad And it will get worse if we do nothing! Please see the presentations. A lot of hard work has gone into this program. You folks are to be saluted!
  6. Looks like they may not stock it. Might need to order it. Here might be a better option...Mercado Libre: https://listado.mercadolibre.com.mx/perfocal#D[A:Perfocal ]
  7. It's more popularly known as "panel perforado" and here are two links to some of the hooks...there are a bunch of different sizes: http://www.homedepot.com.mx/ferreteria/ferreteria-general/sujetadores-ganchos-y-accesorios/gancho-dobles-3-galvanizado-258177 http://www.homedepot.com.mx/SearchDisplay?categoryId=&storeId=10351&catalogId=10101&langId=-5&sType=SimpleSearch&resultCatEntryType=2&showResultsPage=true&searchSource=Q&pageView=&beginIndex=0&pageSize=20&searchTerm=panel+perforado#facet:&productBeginIndex:0&facetLimit:&orderBy:&pageView:grid&minPrice:&maxPrice:&pageSize:&
  8. It's called Perfocal and you can get it from Home Depot in Guadalajara. Here is a link to the page: http://www.homedepot.com.mx/materiales-de-construccion/paneles-de-madera/perfocel/perfocel-blanco-44mm-4x8-424607
  9. I don't have to be be faster than the bear chasing us....I just need to be faster than you! My guess though: The threat is overblown!
  10. I lived a number of years in a small interior town in North Eastern Brazil. As in many parts of Mexico, the home structures were right on the street or close and all had walled backyards. Mine was no different but the unusual thing I noticed...every wall had been topped with mortar with shards of broken glass standing up perhaps 3 to 4 inches tall. It was very intimidating. One might deduce there existed some huge crime rate but none existed. It's just what folks did. Rule One: If one builds a solid concrete bunker, steel reinforced with automatic machine guns and a moat filled with alligators, someone can break in. Rational common sense generally is all that's needed. Get carried away and the pros think you have something very very valuable and they will bring a tank to break down the walls.
  11. I would recommend looking for an AirBnB and try to find one with a monthly discount. Many offer a discount for a full week and sometimes even more for one month or more. Many offer suites with separate entrances and kitchen etc. AirBnB allows you to communicate with a host prior to booking. airbnb.com to inquire about possible discounts.
  12. A serious attack by a well equipped gang on a common residence can not be prevented! The good news: Most thieves are looking for an unlocked door, an open window, in short a simple way in to an unoccupied residence! Low hanging low risk fruit. A few simple precautions like bars and an obvious well advertised alarm will stop all but the most determined burgler.
  13. It sounds like you mean metal bars...not screens to keep bugs out. The broom handle will definitely keep the door from being jimmied. But the glass in these doors is designed to shatter into thousands of small little pieces to avoid injuries. And burglar with a small hammer or even rock with be in in seconds. Many of these sliding glass doors come with a slider bug screen built in. The good news is, the track these screens ride on, can be modified to accept a locking bar/grid system...money is wonderful thing. Many people have a door like set of bars attached to the house that can be closed and locked. The slider can be left open or closed.
  14. They don't describe the "Behind the Walls Tour" in the brochure. What does it involve?
  15. I forgot...Ajijic is a horrible place to by an MRI...I'd head down to SJC...
  16. I think you asked the cost of an MRI and where to get one. I think MRIs cost several million dollars are incredibly heavy and most residence could could not support the weight or power consumption. They are also very noisy and will irritate the neighbors. Contact General Electric for a new one. eBay has a couple of used ones: https://www.ebay.com/itm/extremity-MRI-machine-magnetic-resonance-imaging-MRI-dedicated-open-bore/323774279241?hash=item4b62736e49:g:7EEAAOSwYvFZGQYz https://www.ebay.com/itm/Siemens-Avanto-Mobile-MRI-Refurbished-2019/143315986877?hash=item215e4c69bd:g:skgAAOSwGKJdCQ57 The second one is actually portable in its own semi trailer. You'd have to supply the tractor and all the power... Just park it out front. It was a slow afternoon!
  17. I guess that's the hell of it ain't it! And just to be clear...it's your other right!
  18. Will citrus grow at your altitude, rainfall and temps? Oh and the Mercado Libre is easy to find...just take the carretera to second to the last stop sign and turn right.
  19. Howdy, Is a Catarina a ladybug? One of the cutest bugs we have and they eat aphids!!
  20. This is quite magnificent. Your fotos capture a snippet of Mexican life that I hope is surviving somewhere nearby. To be able to view an event like yours would indeed be priceless! Thank you for sharing.
  • Create New...