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Old 01-15-2011, 02:01 PM   #15
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Whoa...It's as safe or safer than living in the USA?

I've got to question that statement. Even "friendly" fire takes lives. Think Pat Tillman.

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Old 01-16-2011, 02:34 PM   #16
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I park in the USA and walk across the border at Algadones (near Yuma, AZ) for medicines and walk back again. That is my only trips there and will be my only trips there in the future.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:44 PM   #17
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Whoa...It's as safe or safer than living in the USA?

I've got to question that statement. Even "friendly" fire takes lives. Think Pat Tillman.

Kerry
that statement caught me by surprise as well !! .... i don't buy it for a second and I've lived here on the border for 50 years and have been south of it a 1000 times ... love it down sur but relatively safe it aint
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:46 PM   #18
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Just this mornings paper.
A state Safety Secretary, a police commander and guard were chased down, and abducted out of their SUV by the cartel.
they were later spotted and a gun battle with 12 cartel and 2 police killed in Veracruz
I bet stray bullits were flying everywhere. and it could happen anywhere
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:51 PM   #19
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Like I said, a Mexican national co worker does not like to cross to go back to Monterrey. He said Monterrey is not so safe either.

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Old 01-16-2011, 05:18 PM   #20
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We have visited two Mexican border towns, Progresso, and Algadones (sp) where we felt secure. We have visited Juarez once, we had a good time shopping and eating but we both always had that uneasy feeling. The atmosphere has changed from just 2 years ago, we will not cross our Southern border until it changes back. One news report yesterday said that now drug members are dressing in "SWAT" team clothes and kidnapping Americans. They hold either the wife or husband hostage while demanding the other smuggle drugs or money across the border. Their reasoning is, Americans do not attract much attention at crossings.
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If you want to experience Mexico without the dangers, just come to LA and go to any Home Depot.
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Escapees had an article about dental work across the Border and it is tempting. I don't know, been through one war and supported another. I figure I don't need to get in the middle of another. I suspect the drones on the Border could be armed when the Mexican Government falls and is replaced by a terrorist narco state. We are slowly building a small army along the Border. Here is some info sent to me by email:

Mexico drugs war murders data mapped | News | guardian.co.uk
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We spent 3 weeks in Mazatlan in November and felt completely safe. Headed to Puerto Penasco next month with no reservations about going.
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Some Americans believe Mexico is safe. Well, since they feel that way, perhaps they should cross over and if by accident the Mexican Gov't fails that very day, let's see them come back home and tell us about it the next day. If they could escape the border. I don't think we would hear from them in quite awhile. I'm staying on this side of border until things get better. I didn't leave anything over there to go retrieve
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I feel 10 times safer in Mexico than I do anywhere in the USA.
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If you want to experience Mexico without the dangers, just come to LA and go to any Home Depot.
Man, I DO love this site...but please, a little warning. I choked on my own spit with THAT one! Bob
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Escapees had an article about dental work across the Border and it is tempting. I don't know, been through one war and supported another. I figure I don't need to get in the middle of another. I suspect the drones on the Border could be armed when the Mexican Government falls and is replaced by a terrorist narco state. We are slowly building a small army along the Border. Here is some info sent to me by email:

Mexico drugs war murders data mapped | News | guardian.co.uk
Just took a look at the map and the data base stats...gad! I did see some non 'purple' areas though...if after looking at that map and any one thinks that's a safe place for a visit, I say go for it. I'll take my chances with the grizzlies and mosquitoes this summer in Alaska... any day. Bob
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