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 Post subject: Re: Forty-Nine Headless Corpses Found in Mexico
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 10:02 pm 
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You kill all the bad guys, stupid.


Great rebuttal, and you accuse me of being childish? :lol:

My 10 year old daughter can come up with a better argument than that... :?

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Shouldn't you go back to your childish "Cosmic Queer" thread and leave the war fighting to the men?


Again with the Queer reference. It's ok matey, its the 21st Century and its safe for you to come out of the closet now...


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 Post subject: Re: Forty-Nine Headless Corpses Found in Mexico
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 10:53 pm 
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Mac wrote:
Old Eagle wrote:
You kill all the bad guys, stupid.


Great rebuttal, and you accuse me of being childish? :lol:

My 10 year old daughter can come up with a better argument than that... :?

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Shouldn't you go back to your childish "Cosmic Queer" thread and leave the war fighting to the men?


Again with the Queer reference. It's ok matey, its the 21st Century and its safe for you to come out of the closet now...

Yeah, yeah, yeah..... :roll:

If Sir Elton wont have you, maybe you can find another fruit to live with.

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 Post subject: Re: Forty-Nine Headless Corpses Found in Mexico
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:09 pm 
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http://news.trust.org/item/20180111041114-6js0h

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U.S. travel warning puts 5 Mexican states on par with war-torn nations
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Thursday, 11 January 2018 04:10 GMT

MEXICO CITY, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Rampant crime and gang activity in Mexico prompted the U.S. State Department on Wednesday to issue a stringent travel advisory, warning tourists to completely avoid five Mexican states, an advisory level often reserved for nations at war.

The State Department's highest "do not travel" advisory places the states of Colima, Michoacan, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas and Guerrero at the same warning level as war-ravaged Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.

The advisory delivered a stark reminder of the formerly ritzy seaside resort city Acapulco fall from grace.

Once a glamorous playground for the Hollywood jet set, including Frank Sinatra and Rita Hayworth, the resort in Guerrero state now has one of the highest murder rates in the world, having fallen victim to vicious gang warfare in recent years.

"Armed groups operate independently of the government in many areas of Guerrero. Members of these groups frequently maintain roadblocks and may use violence towards travelers," said the State Department.

Overall, the State Department placed Mexico at the second of its four-stage travel advisory levels.

"Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime ... violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread," it said.

The advisory underscored the limitations that the U.S. government faces in providing emergency services in many areas of Mexico because U.S. government employees are prohibited from traveling to those areas.

Clashes between rival drug gangs contributed to a record number of murders in Mexico last year, according to official data, dealing a fresh blow to President Enrique Pena Nieto's pledge to bring gang violence under control with presidential elections due in July 2018.

In recent months, about a dozen politicians, officials and candidates for elected office have been killed in states where there are struggles between criminal groups for the control of drug trafficking routes. (Reporting by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

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 Post subject: Re: Forty-Nine Headless Corpses Found in Mexico
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:28 pm 
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Had an old friend of the family from high school, who temporarily moved to Mexico with her family for a few years, give some politically warped view of Mexico to us about a year ago.

Stated she rolls her eyes when Americans talk about how bad it is, living in Mexico. Then she went on to provide a bunch of qualifier "ifs" and "buts". Such as "it's great if you live on the coast, in a more tourist friendly area", and "you need to stay out of the Mexican police's eye because they will extort bribes from you."

Also stuff about them not being allowed to purchase property, or if they eventually get the paperwork & years of toil done, likely with $$, the Mexican gov't officials can still take it away, if they feel like it, with no reimbursement.

Yeahhh. Well, maybe they enjoy living in the limited & more tourist-friendly areas. But what they began telling me about their civil rights there as legal immigrants, and having to be so limited & careful, didn't quite sync up as being the wonderful ice cream & bacon living experience professed. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Forty-Nine Headless Corpses Found in Mexico
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My sister and her family used to take short vacations in Mexico every couple years.
They would go to the tourist places (but IIRC avoided places like Acapulco. Rather they would stay at some of the lesser known places to avoid the crowds).
My parents were not thrilled with it and I raised my concerns as well about the crime.

Nothing ever happened to them though.

I did notice though that its been a number of years since they took a vacation there. :)

They bought a vacation house on a lake about 100 miles outside Chicago so that probably explains it.

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