THE OJO INTERNET MAILBOX
(Wherein we publish some comments about our previous issues.)
Thank you Max! I’m not a bird, but the advice is useful and it sounds like you got excellent treatment from Dr. Magana.
THE CONSERVATIVE CORNER
Glad I found your column. I was beginning to think there were no conservatives or libertarians in Mexico.
I am familiar with Agenda 21, yet it seems the majority of the world is not. Such ignorance and denial is so dangerous. I don’t know what people have against freedom.
So, where do I meet other of like mind in Chapala? We will be there next month.
THE TIME HAS COME TO REIN IN BIG BUSINESS
I totally agree with this article and would like to converse with the author. My phone number is 376-763-5107 email firstname.lastname@example.org
UNCOMMON COMMON SENSE – JANUARY 2015
Bill, great article, but the Far Right has declared war on progressive and liberal politicians. Obama cannot do anything. The Democrats only hope is Hillary because she is middle of the road. The tea party vs. the progressives is a real and passionate battle fought with hundreds of millions of dollars coming from the likes of the Koch brothers.
BELIEFS – SELF EVOLVEMENT SERIES
I appreciate your comments on fear and negative feelings. Personally for me, I found that it goes back to my childhood and now I misinterpret excitement as fear. It made me more negative than I should be in my life.
WELCOME TO MEXICO! – JANUARY 2015
After reading Victoria Schmidt’s article on “Reverse Culture Shock” I feel obligated to respond. Although she did not share what area of the U.S. she returned to, it certainly does NOT reflect the U.S. that we know. Though our home is in the Midwest, my wife and I have traveled extensively across the U.S. (all 50 states), especially the Eastern half. In all of our travels across the entire U.S., we have NEVER encountered a McDonald’s with a coded restroom door! As for flush toilets and automatic faucets – please Victoria, join us in the 21st century! I remember the trip to the outhouse (especially in winter) all too well!
Regarding friendliness, when I walk through a mall or store, I make eye contact with the people I meet and my expression of a smile is almost universally returned! Admittedly, that same positive response has been received here in Mexico! Considering the cost of living, in my observation, the same quality of establishment has a very nearly comparable cost. The standard of living one chooses is a matter of individual choice or is dictated by resources.
My major disagreement Victoria, is my visualization of MY Statue of Liberty! My Statue of Liberty still stands straight, proud and tall! The light of her torch still welcome thousands, no, millions of the wretched and poor, coming to the U.S. to escape poverty, physical danger, abuses and lack of opportunity! The beam of her torch lights the way to a better lifestyle, better educational opportunities, employment and healthcare that they never would have in their native country. I regret that you have lost the vision that the majority of U.S. citizens still have – in spite of its blemishes, it is still my country of choice and the recipient of my loyalty! God Bless the United States of America and the freedoms it represents!! Respectfully submitted, Dusty Burton
Note to the Editor – I would welcome an opportunity to sit and discuss our different views on this matter. As a first time visitor to Mexico, my wife and I are also experiencing “culture shock”!
THE IRISH SOLDIERS OF MEXICO
Great review. Thanks for re-printing. The audio book is now available. Here is the link on Amazon. amazon.com/The-Irish-Soldiers-of-Mexico/dp/B00S9XKSKC/ref=tmm_aud_title_popover