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RE: Closed: Border opening

That's where we are headed - a world where folks are silenced for their opinions. In my case I presented facts and simple math, along with questions about the effectiveness of lock downs. No lies, no misrepresentations. What if the narrative is wrong? What if the 16 month efforts did more harm than good? What about people so frightened by the narrative that they didn't get a lump or a new pain diagnosed in time to save their lives? Will these people who ignored facts and science accept responsibility? Of course not. A word to those who attack without ever disputing any point I raised. Stay home. Hide. No one will miss you. Travel in Mexico has always been a matter of overcoming irrational fears propagated by misleading news reports. Intellect allows people to decide whether or not what they hear is in fact true by venturing to think/see for themselves.
Wm.Elliot 06/23/21 08:53am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Closed: Border opening

Oh my goodness! Look up numbers and facts. Use a calculator. Compare locked down masked up states in the US with states that did not lock down. There's no proof that any draconian restrictions had any measurable effect on the spread of Covid-19. Heck, FOI made public emails from Dr.Fauci himself admitting that masks weren't effective and still some folks aren't swayed. It's got to be a form of Neurosis that causes people to vaccinate children, shut down schools, or wear masks outdoors to protect against a virus that is 99.7% survivable (unless you are a child ). The damage done to individuals health, commerce, societal health, and economies by far outstrips whatever minuscule protections one might imagine lock downs might possibly provide.
Wm.Elliot 06/23/21 05:19am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Living in Mexico on a tourist Visa. Legal or Illegal?

When computers first were introduced in N. Laredo's immigration offices Maine was not listed as a US state on the software they were using. We/they had to use Massachusetts as our home state.
Wm.Elliot 05/28/21 03:51am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border opening?

There was a tidal change in the early 2000's - not sure if it was September 11 or the dot.com implosion. Our financial situation changed to the point we could not afford to go for 6 years. When we returned the landscape had changed. I'm basing this on observations in Sinaloa and the GDL area. Anyhow, folks from the United States are definitely missing incredible experiences by avoiding Mexico. College students and cruise boat passengers may very well be mostly from the US. In this forum there are remarks about the United States that have a pronounced Canadian perspective. That's all I have to say about that.
Wm.Elliot 05/19/21 05:40am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border opening?

"However in normal times Canadians would probably be 50 % of RV travelers in Mexico" Normal times 20 years ago, I would agree.
Wm.Elliot 05/18/21 06:09pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border opening?

Most recreational vehicle owners traveling or living in Mexico are Canadian. I suspect that most of our Mexico forum contributors are/were also Canadian. It's pretty obvious.
Wm.Elliot 05/18/21 11:10am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mixed Messages

More good news... "For the first time in about 14 months, the state of Texas reported zero deaths from COVID-19." ...." On top of zero reported deaths, Texas is also reporting the fewest COVID-19 cases in over 13 months, the lowest seven day positivity rate ever, and the lowest hospitalization rate in 11 months, according to the governor." https://abc13.com/texas-covid-19-coronavirus-deaths-tx-covid-cases-how-many-people-have-in/10650095/ Texas shares a lot with Mexico - geography, border, people. Back in March of this year Texas was criticized for its "Neanderthal thinking" for relaxing Covid restrictions. Folks in this forum also criticized Texas and the United States for not responding with tighter restrictions. Some even wished for vaccination passports. It's well past time to get on with our lives - specifically travel and Mexico.
Wm.Elliot 05/17/21 03:44pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mixed Messages

I know who the enemy is. It's us. Ain't that the truth. Absolutely!
Wm.Elliot 05/11/21 06:56am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mixed Messages

"I've stopped arguing with people who don't have enough knowledge of the facts to discuss the epidemic." I read all the Covid material available plus a close relative I trust implicitly gives reports from the trenches. Covid for many people is 99.7% survivable. There is book cooking with new case counts and some adverse vaccine reactions go unreported. You and I most likely disagree about Covid risks and precautions - but to dismiss folks with views that differ from yours is pretentious. The US states (and Canada) that have taken the strictest precautions don't appear to have any perceptible gains over states that have reopened. New York deaths vs. Florida deaths is just one of many examples. There are people who attack any good news about Covid - there's a lot more involved than health. These are dark times.
Wm.Elliot 05/09/21 08:02pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Ixtapa Trailer Park

ay yai yai.
Wm.Elliot 05/04/21 02:21pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Ixtapa Trailer Park

"My gut feeling as well, but what is happening in India is alarming." Please keep in mind that India's population is 1.19 billion people. On average 26,000+ people die every day in India compared to 8,000 people dying every day in the US. 2021 population of the United States is 332 million people - a fraction of the number of people in India.
Wm.Elliot 05/04/21 05:59am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Ixtapa Trailer Park

Politics aside.... when a President wishes a return to normalcy from the interminable siege we've experienced - that's a good thing in my opinion.
Wm.Elliot 05/03/21 06:39am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Ixtapa Trailer Park

"The Mexican president announced on Monday that Mexico is returning to normalcy" Let's hope he's right.
Wm.Elliot 05/02/21 09:51am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mixed Messages

"What I have discovered from friends, some family and rvers is that people really don't give a S--- about anybody but themselves and prefer to take risks that may put others in danger." Covid-19 is 99.6% survivable. You are not understanding why "some" people have different opinions than you. In the United States the very states that "locked down" the most are seeing "new cases" increasing. Empirical evidence indicates that draconian control efforts have not worked.I kinow this because I live in one where the newspaper yesterday claimed that Covid-19 hospitalizations have "doubled". I read that headline and thought OMG! Reading into the deceptively titled story I soon discovered there are 17 people in a hospital with 411 beds for various illnesses that tested positive for Covid-19. I'll disagree with your summary dismissal of people of people who don't give a "s---" about anyone else. I care about humanity a lot. During my lifetime I have saved 4 other lives (house fire, ice, motor vehicle). I'll skip my other Bona Fides. It will be interesting to see if this comment - which defends those people that you summarily attack is permitted to remain.
Wm.Elliot 04/25/21 04:50am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Ixtapa Trailer Park

It's a shame there's no practical way to know where there is camping in Mexico's state and national parks... at least that I have seen. The places you describe sound awesome.
Wm.Elliot 04/17/21 07:15pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Deleting and Closing A Thread

In the United States there's been plenty of paradoxes on display - states that did lock down aggressively have yet to see tangible results compared to states that did not lock down. Even Canada which pulled up all the drawbridges is now seeing upticks of Covid cases. A year ago we were told to expect a 3% mortality rate - which thankfully didn't come to pass. Right now the Covid mortality rate is half a percent. Don't misunderstand - any death is a tragedy but what if the steps taken - which have serious repercussions - were not effective?
Wm.Elliot 04/17/21 02:29pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Ixtapa Trailer Park

We stayed at the Creel KOA in 1999 - a very nice campground that we mostly had to ourselves. There may have been 2 or 3 other sites occupied in mid-April - but at that time many visiting Americans and Canadians had already left for home. There were Kamping Kabins, full hook-ups, a store, a small bar/restaurant, and a laundry room. The flatbed RV train from Los Mochis had either stopped hauling RVs or was in the process of ending the RV trips and road access from the west coast was not for everyone. A few years later the KOA was up for sale and I assume didn't succeed. The Creel KOA was expensive to stay at and was probably financially ruinous for the owners.
Wm.Elliot 04/17/21 10:24am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: CPAP and CBD oil

"Buy the CBD down there, everything is cheaper south of the border." Not really. Gasoline, diesel, electricity, electronics, appliances, many groceries are more expensive in Mexico than in the United States.
Wm.Elliot 04/17/21 05:05am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Deleting and Closing A Thread

Here in Maine many/most jobs are in the service industry. I suspect many other US states are similar. We've closed the mills and shoe shops. Factories? Nah... too dirty. Incredibly a salmon fish farm has met with continued resistance - a "green" industry if ever there was one. I've been visiting Mexico since 1999 - what a huge change in those 22 years. Horses, tractors,bicycles were the primary modes of transportation then. Now many of those people own cars or small motorcycles. The standard of living has greatly improved. Every year we return to Mexico I marvel at the changes that have taken place in the previous year. A selfish part of me hates to see Mexico change but I am happy to see Mexican families advancing economically. If one considers the changes since Jack Kerouac roamed around Mexico the past 70 years has seen tremendous changes. Here in Maine (and many other US states) the trajectory is not so promising.
Wm.Elliot 04/10/21 03:57pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Ixtapa Trailer Park

Mexico is a great country. We started off in an RV - eight years camping near Teacapan. Then we started touring Mexico on a motorcycle and have visited every state except 2 & both Baja states (4 altogether. I suspect that car touring in Mexico would be equally enjoyable. I can't wait to return.
Wm.Elliot 04/09/21 04:05am RVing in Mexico and South America
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