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#1    Ashotep

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:18 PM

Not a good time to be a reporter in Mexico.  If you are and report on the drug violence you may be risking you life.


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Facing threats, murder and kidnappings, many Mexican journalists have been forced to go into hiding, while the country’s vicious drug war has driven some newspapers to self-censorship.

Some journalists have gone into self-imposed exile abroad while others, like Luis Cardona, a 53-year-old who reported in the flashpoint state of Chihuahua, have taken refuge elsewhere in the country.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:36 PM

Yikes. That kind of story makes me happy about where I am from.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:01 PM

Things are pretty bad in Mexico.  Really feel for those that have to live with it.


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:16 PM

And it is migrating North at a fast speed ( has been )....

Don't laugh Canada, you are next......Although you guys are smart enough not to let it happen.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:19 PM

View PostSakari, on 04 May 2013 - 05:16 PM, said:

And it is migrating North at a fast speed ( has been )....

Don't laugh Canada, you are next......Although you guys are smart enough not to let it happen.

I was not laughing by any means.  I didn't mean to give that impression.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:20 PM

View PostSakari, on 04 May 2013 - 05:16 PM, said:

And it is migrating North at a fast speed ( has been )....

Don't laugh Canada, you are next......Although you guys are smart enough not to let it happen.

Yep. Esp. in places really close to the border, like here in Texas. We have violence coming over our border. That's EXACTLY why we need to secure our borders!


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:58 PM

View PostJeffertonturner, on 04 May 2013 - 05:19 PM, said:

I was not laughing by any means.  I didn't mean to give that impression.


I did not mean it that way at all. I meant " watch out Canada " in general. It was not in response to your reply :)



View PostKowalski, on 04 May 2013 - 05:20 PM, said:

Yep. Esp. in places really close to the border, like here in Texas. We have violence coming over our border. That's EXACTLY why we need to secure our borders!


I know, I spent my first 44 years of my life in Nevada. I watched it grow like a plague. I watched DMV forms, School books, Voting information, etc. become twice as thick so they could be both in Spanish and English. I watched jobs go away, and yes, even higher paying jobs as " bi-lingual is required " is becoming the norm.

I could go on and on.......

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:13 PM

View PostSakari, on 04 May 2013 - 05:58 PM, said:

I know, I spent my first 44 years of my life in Nevada. I watched it grow like a plague. I watched DMV forms, School books, Voting information, etc. become twice as thick so they could be both in Spanish and English. I watched jobs go away, and yes, even higher paying jobs as " bi-lingual is required " is becoming the norm.

I could go on and on.......

I do not blame them, I blame our Government.

Yep. The government needs to STOP pandering to the illegals! They bring their drugs and violence over here. Every city that has a huge population of illegals ALWAYS has more crime, and this is why. Not to mention their taking what little jobs there are out there. I've seen that myself. Why do you think most countries have restrictions on immigration? To make sure the immigrants don't take the citizens jobs away! But, I think this whole "immigration reform" is just so the Democrats can get more votes. The democrats will make them citizens, give them welfare, and free healthcare, and they'll keep voting the democrats in, without even thinking about it.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:38 PM

View PostKowalski, on 04 May 2013 - 05:20 PM, said:

Yep. Esp. in places really close to the border, like here in Texas. We have violence coming over our border. That's EXACTLY why we need to secure our borders!
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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:38 PM

I really don't see this as just a democrat thing.  There are a lot of democrats that want this illegal invasion stopped as well and I am one of them.  I don't think we need immigration reform what we need is a illegal immigrant reform.  Stop rewarding people for coming into this country illegally and just fingerprint them then deport them.  If they come back a second time prosecute them and send them to prison.  Arrest anyone that hires them and take their business or money to pay for sending them back.

I agree the cities with high numbers of illegals also have a high crime rate.  I think its stupid to require us to speak Spanish when English is our language.  Maybe they should learn to speak English.  They are suppose to be coming here to become part of our society not the other way around.

I'm all for a fence along the border, a big one or maybe a wall like the Chinese built.


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:41 PM

View PostHilander, on 04 May 2013 - 06:38 PM, said:



I'm all for a fence along the border, a big one or maybe a wall like the Chinese built.


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:41 PM

View PostKowalski, on 04 May 2013 - 06:13 PM, said:

Yep. The government needs to STOP pandering to the illegals! They bring their drugs and violence over here. Every city that has a huge population of illegals ALWAYS has more crime, and this is why. Not to mention their taking what little jobs there are out there. I've seen that myself. Why do you think most countries have restrictions on immigration? To make sure the immigrants don't take the citizens jobs away! But, I think this whole "immigration reform" is just so the Democrats can get more votes. The democrats will make them citizens, give them welfare, and free healthcare, and they'll keep voting the democrats in, without even thinking about it.
its because employers find them cheaper for wages and work long hard hours, not many people want to work on low wages for long hours.


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:49 PM

View PostThe New Richard Nixon, on 04 May 2013 - 06:41 PM, said:

its because employers find them cheaper for wages and work long hard hours, not many people want to work on low wages for long hours.
That's why employers should have their assets confiscated for hiring them.  They are bringing down our standard of living and it will get worse.

I would be all for helping Mexico build up their own economy so they would stay there.


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:50 PM

View PostThe New Richard Nixon, on 04 May 2013 - 06:41 PM, said:

its because employers find them cheaper for wages and work long hard hours, not many people want to work on low wages for long hours.

Maybe farmers.....Not companies. Minumum wage is paid, and many would love to have that chance right now.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:52 PM

View PostHilander, on 04 May 2013 - 06:49 PM, said:

That's why employers should have their assets confiscated for hiring them.  They are bringing down our standard of living and it will get worse.

I would be all for helping Mexico build up their own economy so they would stay there.


I had read ( not looking it up now ) that money sent from the US to Mexico from these workers to families there is in the millions a month. Millions a month go through western unuion, to Mexico..>American dollars, being spent in Mexico......( Billions a year I believe )

We are helping their economy, and not many know it.

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