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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, May 04, 2022, 21:01 (63 days ago)


https://youtu.be/rXyeKotBFj0

There are still NO currently active cases of Covid-19 being reported along the entire Costa Grande of Guerrero.

I've not seen a peep in any local newspaper about the several recent shootouts. Yesterday there apparently was another one. There was a heavy police presence downtown along the waterfront last evening after what sounded like a shootout that sounded like it was on the northern side of El Centro. So far no one in local government is stepping up to the plate publicly to acknowledge them, a situation I find as alarming as the violence itself. But you can bet locals sure as hell are talking about them. Lots of chisme going around. A damn shame to see this going on. If you hear gunfire don't forget to duck!

While the USA is apparently revisiting the 1950's, our state lawmakers will be voting soon to decriminalize abortion in Guerrero. It's expected to pass. How ironic.

This weekend is going to be a busy one, at least for us downtown. Lots of fishermen are expected to be here for this weekend's tournament. A lot of beer is going to get gulped! Let's hope the weather cooperates and the current mar de fondo doesn't last and that there are no effects from the recent patches of red tide in the area.

Our refreshing and moderate weather is holding up. Loving every minute of it! This must be paradise!

Green season is still a beautiful time to visit Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa and the region. Find your perfect lodging among my recommendations.
Vacation Rental Bungalows in Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa, Troncones & Barra de Potosí

¡Cuidemos nuestro patrimonio!
#NoBlueFlagEnNuestrasPlayas
#PreservemosPlayaManzanillo

A panga speeds towards Playa Principal to beach itself with its overnight catch.
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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Wednesday, May 04, 2022, 21:29 (63 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Things are interesting.

We will be out on our boards, because it's been a long time since the last tournament, and watching the start.

Last time it was fun, we were taking a break from our paddle to watch the start. It was great to watch! All the boats started at the same time, with a big ROAR and the bay turned bouncy and stayed that way for a while. It was fun to watch, see and listen to the start.

From the little we see, it appears that this year's event is more of a catch and release event. Sure hope that is the case. IF not, can we have some???

Watch for us on our boards in the bay near Las Gatas when it all starts!!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, May 05, 2022, 09:59 (62 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Things are interesting.

We will be out on our boards, because it's been a long time since the last tournament, and watching the start.

Last time it was fun, we were taking a break from our paddle to watch the start. It was great to watch! All the boats started at the same time, with a big ROAR and the bay turned bouncy and stayed that way for a while. It was fun to watch, see and listen to the start.

From the little we see, it appears that this year's event is more of a catch and release event. Sure hope that is the case. IF not, can we have some???

Watch for us on our boards in the bay near Las Gatas when it all starts!!

It remains a slaughter tournament which is why it does not have my backing other than to recognize it. The Catch and Release part is a minor category same as the marlin and dorado categories.

And the poor slob who wins the million pesos will immediately become a high profile target for kidnapping and extortion.

Unfortunately there are always numerous ethical problems with this tournament, and this year is no exception. The mayor announced his father was entering the tournament. That shouldn't be allowed.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Thursday, May 05, 2022, 08:47 (62 days ago) @ ZihuaRob


https://youtu.be/rXyeKotBFj0

There are still NO currently active cases of Covid-19 being reported along the entire Costa Grande of Guerrero.

I've not seen a peep in any local newspaper about the several recent shootouts. Yesterday there apparently was another one. There was a heavy police presence downtown along the waterfront last evening after what sounded like a shootout that sounded like it was on the northern side of El Centro. So far no one in local government is stepping up to the plate publicly to acknowledge them, a situation I find as alarming as the violence itself. But you can bet locals sure as hell are talking about them. Lots of chisme going around. A damn shame to see this going on. If you hear gunfire don't forget to duck!

While the USA is apparently revisiting the 1950's, our state lawmakers will be voting soon to decriminalize abortion in Guerrero. It's expected to pass. How ironic.

This weekend is going to be a busy one, at least for us downtown. Lots of fishermen are expected to be here for this weekend's tournament. A lot of beer is going to get gulped! Let's hope the weather cooperates and the current mar de fondo doesn't last and that there are no effects from the recent patches of red tide in the area.

Our refreshing and moderate weather is holding up. Loving every minute of it! This must be paradise!

Green season is still a beautiful time to visit Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa and the region. Find your perfect lodging among my recommendations.
Vacation Rental Bungalows in Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa, Troncones & Barra de Potosí

¡Cuidemos nuestro patrimonio!
#NoBlueFlagEnNuestrasPlayas
#PreservemosPlayaManzanillo

A panga speeds towards Playa Principal to beach itself with its overnight catch.
[image]

I've been on a hiatus from the board for awhile but let me take this opportunity to bounce off Rob's "A lot of beer is going to get gulped!" and offer a bit of a caution based on an incident that happened to me not quite 3 weeks ago.
I'm going to shortcut ALL the details at the time so let me just say I was drugged by having someone drop a "date rape" drug, most likely Rohypnol, and yeah I know the obvious reaction is "who would want to date rape YOU."
But my current mission is to remind all of you to keep a close eye on your beer and for that matter any other drinks or anything that might be 'doctored'.
Let's leave it at that and when I've amassed ALL the evidence, the details, the hypotheses, I am likely to tell the full tale.

CHEERS and GO FISH!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, May 05, 2022, 10:18 (62 days ago) @ mosesk

I've been on a hiatus from the board for awhile but let me take this opportunity to bounce off Rob's "A lot of beer is going to get gulped!" and offer a bit of a caution based on an incident that happened to me not quite 3 weeks ago.
I'm going to shortcut ALL the details at the time so let me just say I was drugged by having someone drop a "date rape" drug, most likely Rohypnol, and yeah I know the obvious reaction is "who would want to date rape YOU."
But my current mission is to remind all of you to keep a close eye on your beer and for that matter any other drinks or anything that might be 'doctored'.
Let's leave it at that and when I've amassed ALL the evidence, the details, the hypotheses, I am likely to tell the full tale.

CHEERS and GO FISH!

Welcome back!

This is most disturbing news indeed. Doctored drinks or "mickeys" was a problem a few years ago in Cancún, as some of you may remember. I hope you had a blood analysis confirming the incident and that you filed a report with the Fiscalía Especial para Atención al Turista even though I know they are less than helpful. Here we have an old saying "papelito habla", essentially meaning that without a paper trail nothing can be done. So even if local officials don't do their job, a case number or FOLIO can be used to call attention higher up the food chain. This problem needs to be nipped in the bud, and your details will help bring proper attention and hopefully get desired results.

Sorry to hear this happened to you. Glad you're okay.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Thursday, May 05, 2022, 11:16 (62 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I've been on a hiatus from the board for awhile but let me take this opportunity to bounce off Rob's "A lot of beer is going to get gulped!" and offer a bit of a caution based on an incident that happened to me not quite 3 weeks ago.
I'm going to shortcut ALL the details at the time so let me just say I was drugged by having someone drop a "date rape" drug, most likely Rohypnol, and yeah I know the obvious reaction is "who would want to date rape YOU."
But my current mission is to remind all of you to keep a close eye on your beer and for that matter any other drinks or anything that might be 'doctored'.
Let's leave it at that and when I've amassed ALL the evidence, the details, the hypotheses, I am likely to tell the full tale.

CHEERS and GO FISH!


Welcome back!

This is most disturbing news indeed. Doctored drinks or "mickeys" was a problem a few years ago in Cancún, as some of you may remember. I hope you had a blood analysis confirming the incident and that you filed a report with the Fiscalía Especial para Atención al Turista even though I know they are less than helpful. Here we have an old saying "papelito habla", essentially meaning that without a paper trail nothing can be done. So even if local officials don't do their job, a case number or FOLIO can be used to call attention higher up the food chain. This problem needs to be nipped in the bud, and your details will help bring proper attention and hopefully get desired results.

Sorry to hear this happened to you. Glad you're okay.

Yes I’m ok
And one of the crazy things
Nothing was taken
Although my phone was taken and returned the next day
And just so you know I am not making this up some of it is on video.
I did report it to the Tourist Police in Ixtapa the following day.
However I was unable to make much sense since I was still ‘ under the influence’ so they advised me to come back the following day which I did and I believe a case number was generated.
I declined to be taken to hospital, clinic or doctor when I awoke the following morning after approximately 12 hours of being unconscious because physically I felt fine. In retrospect I probably should have for 2 reasons:
1. rule out alcohol was involved
2. possibly do a blood assay to see if Rohypnol was detected.
I wonder if Dr. Timmac has a comment.
As you can see I can’t help but tell the tale
But I don’t want to give many public details because unlike you with your fearless approach to confront abuses, I’m trying not to step on toes that could backfire.
And thank you for your concern and Forum to lay it out

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by Leemr @, Thursday, May 05, 2022, 13:22 (62 days ago) @ mosesk

Hola. Only question I'll ask is was this event in Zihua, Ixtapa, or elsewhere? Thank you and do be careful.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Thursday, May 05, 2022, 13:32 (62 days ago) @ Leemr

Hola. Only question I'll ask is was this event in Zihua, Ixtapa, or elsewhere? Thank you and do be careful.

Zihua.
And interestingly not at a 'bar' as we would call it

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Thursday, May 05, 2022, 15:53 (62 days ago) @ mosesk

Not a clue as to what you might have been given. I assume you would have changed all of the passwords on all of your accounts, financial and otherwise.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Thursday, May 05, 2022, 16:04 (62 days ago) @ Timmac
edited by mosesk, Thursday, May 05, 2022, 16:17

Not a clue as to what you might have been given. I assume you would have changed all of the passwords on all of your accounts, financial and otherwise.

I've given you the only clue that is a legitimate possibility, which is that the substance they most likely placed in my Victoria was Rohypnol.
So the question I was getting at was whether you have any experience in treating people who have been or are under the influence and secondarily whether your knowledge or intrigue of knowledge would lead you to remark anything about that substance.
As regards the second item I have not changed any passwords since it is as clear as clear mud to me that they did not get into my phone and thus have access to passwords.
If it turns out they were savvy enough to do so without me aware, or clone my phone, or any other sophisticated treatment of my phone, then my hat is off to them and any potential accomplices and I just surrender everything to this superior race of women and people who have probably put a spell on me anyway.

CHEERS

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Thursday, May 05, 2022, 16:26 (62 days ago) @ mosesk

We really never knew for sure what people were high on. By the time the results came back the sick ones were in the ICU, the rest were able to go home in a few hours, except for the dead ones of course.

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by midalake @, Thursday, May 05, 2022, 16:35 (62 days ago) @ mosesk

Not a clue as to what you might have been given. I assume you would have changed all of the passwords on all of your accounts, financial and otherwise.


I've given you the only clue that is a legitimate possibility, which is that the substance they most likely placed in my Victoria was Rohypnol.
So the question I was getting at was whether you have any experience in treating people who have been or are under the influence and secondarily whether your knowledge or intrigue of knowledge would lead you to remark anything about that substance.
As regards the second item I have not changed any passwords since it is as clear as clear mud to me that they did not get into my phone and thus have access to passwords.
If it turns out they were savvy enough to do so without me aware, or clone my phone, or any other sophisticated treatment of my phone, then my hat is off to them and any potential accomplices and I just surrender everything to this superior race of women and people who have probably put a spell on me anyway.

CHEERS

If you do not want to say the location. Can you please enable your email so a few of us long stay people can know. Thanks

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Thursday, May 05, 2022, 16:37 (62 days ago) @ midalake

Not a clue as to what you might have been given. I assume you would have changed all of the passwords on all of your accounts, financial and otherwise.


I've given you the only clue that is a legitimate possibility, which is that the substance they most likely placed in my Victoria was Rohypnol.
So the question I was getting at was whether you have any experience in treating people who have been or are under the influence and secondarily whether your knowledge or intrigue of knowledge would lead you to remark anything about that substance.
As regards the second item I have not changed any passwords since it is as clear as clear mud to me that they did not get into my phone and thus have access to passwords.
If it turns out they were savvy enough to do so without me aware, or clone my phone, or any other sophisticated treatment of my phone, then my hat is off to them and any potential accomplices and I just surrender everything to this superior race of women and people who have probably put a spell on me anyway.

CHEERS


If you do not want to say the location. Can you please enable your email so a few of us long stay people can know. Thanks

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by Lalo @, Friday, May 06, 2022, 12:56 (61 days ago) @ mosesk

There wasn't a young eastern European women involved in the escapade was there?

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Friday, May 06, 2022, 14:04 (61 days ago) @ Lalo

There wasn't a young eastern European women involved in the escapade was there?

Nope. A couple of women who claimed they were from Mérida. I do have photos of one

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by mexicoman @, Playa Del Carmen, Friday, May 06, 2022, 14:57 (61 days ago) @ mosesk

There wasn't a young eastern European women involved in the escapade was there?


Nope. A couple of women who claimed they were from Mérida. I do have photos of one

In the 2 years we lived in Zihua it happened to me twice. Complete blackout. Collasped outside Roseys. A taxi driver helped my wife get me in the cab and helped her get me in the condo. I had 2 margaritas with dinner. I remembered nothing after leaving the table.
A neighbor of ours had the same experience after one margarita in the same restaurant. His sister visited and had the same thing happen. She made it home and woke up soaked. Has no idea if she was in the bay or the pool.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Friday, May 06, 2022, 15:32 (61 days ago) @ mexicoman

We had it happen in Mazatlan at a timeshare restaurant. Obviously done deliberatelyl at the bar. Fortunately, one of the 4 of us was a paranoid fool, laugh was on us, and only drinks beer that is opened in front of him.

I am told I asked to be just left on the beach to die. The three of us lost almost an entire day.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Friday, May 06, 2022, 16:53 (61 days ago) @ Talley Ho

We had it happen in Mazatlan at a timeshare restaurant. Obviously done deliberatelyl at the bar. Fortunately, one of the 4 of us was a paranoid fool, laugh was on us, and only drinks beer that is opened in front of him.

I am told I asked to be just left on the beach to die. The three of us lost almost an entire day.

These last couple of comments kind of blow me away.
So many questions occur to me. Did either of you get a blood test to determine what might be in your system?
In my case I have had an immediate emotional reaction and have decided to sell my condo here. Not so much because of the incident and any fear for safety, but more so because of the way my homeowners association has reacted and treated me. It is rather despicable. I have chosen not to blurt the details publicly because I sense how some people are covering their asses because of perceived liability. However I have posted many details on my own Facebook page and have had private discussions whenever the opportunity presented itself. Once this is over, which is probably when my deal has closed, I will likely reveal all. Sorry to be a teaser…

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by Yandosan, Friday, May 06, 2022, 17:07 (61 days ago) @ mosesk

Blood test is a good idea, however for GHB and some
of the other molecules that were in the Mickey you got slipped...
the time window is short for detection.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Friday, May 06, 2022, 18:42 (61 days ago) @ Yandosan

Blood test is a good idea, however for GHB and some
of the other molecules that were in the Mickey you got slipped...
the time window is short for detection.

I was wondering about that?!?

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Friday, May 06, 2022, 18:47 (61 days ago) @ mosesk

Thought you had decided to sell over a year ago and the deal fell through.....

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Friday, May 06, 2022, 20:00 (61 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Thought you had decided to sell over a year ago and the deal fell through.....

That was last year
Unrelated except it offered a dry run for the selling process

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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Saturday, May 07, 2022, 15:05 (60 days ago) @ mosesk


I've been on a hiatus from the board for awhile but let me take this opportunity to bounce off Rob's "A lot of beer is going to get gulped!" and offer a bit of a caution based on an incident that happened to me not quite 3 weeks ago.
I'm going to shortcut ALL the details at the time so let me just say I was drugged by having someone drop a "date rape" drug, most likely Rohypnol, and yeah I know the obvious reaction is "who would want to date rape YOU."
But my current mission is to remind all of you to keep a close eye on your beer and for that matter any other drinks or anything that might be 'doctored'.
Let's leave it at that and when I've amassed ALL the evidence, the details, the hypotheses, I am likely to tell the full tale.

CHEERS and GO FISH!

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@mosesk

Sorry about your incident as described above.....

At least as far as drinking beers goes, might the take-away from your misfortune be to drink them ONLY from a sealed can or bottle?
That would probably eliminate the possiblity of getting "drugged".

It would be nice IF we didn't even have to be concerned about that even happening here in Z.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Saturday, May 07, 2022, 15:10 (60 days ago) @ jaui


I've been on a hiatus from the board for awhile but let me take this opportunity to bounce off Rob's "A lot of beer is going to get gulped!" and offer a bit of a caution based on an incident that happened to me not quite 3 weeks ago.
I'm going to shortcut ALL the details at the time so let me just say I was drugged by having someone drop a "date rape" drug, most likely Rohypnol, and yeah I know the obvious reaction is "who would want to date rape YOU."
But my current mission is to remind all of you to keep a close eye on your beer and for that matter any other drinks or anything that might be 'doctored'.
Let's leave it at that and when I've amassed ALL the evidence, the details, the hypotheses, I am likely to tell the full tale.

CHEERS and GO FISH!


5/07/2022

@mosesk

Sorry about your incident as described above.....

At least as far as drinking beers goes, might the take-away from your misfortune be to drink them ONLY from a sealed can or bottle?
That would probably eliminate the possiblity of getting "drugged".

Indeed!
That would be the most obvious takeaway.
The second most obvious would be when your ‘date’ (aka ‘hookup’) shows up with a gross unattractive friend, perhaps call a timeout or a do-over
And third, never try to improve mediocre sushi

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by noelofthenorth, Sunday, May 08, 2022, 08:23 (59 days ago) @ mosesk

My wifes niece was drugged in Sayulita last December and ended up hospitalized in Mexico and still under treatment in Canada... She is lucky to be alive...