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Old 02-03-2008, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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URUAPAN, Mexico - When Arturo Mendoza's plot of corn could no longer sustain his family, he joined the stream of illegal immigrants heading toward the U.S. from rural Mexico.

During lunch breaks at a California furniture factory, Mendoza would catch himself thinking of home as he wolfed down his typical meal: tortas with chicken and chunks of avocado.

Little did he know that the creamy, green fruit would be his salvation
Read the rest of the article to see what Mr Mendoza did

Arizona Republic article (broken link)

To me this proves that Mexico is capable of taking responsibility for herself
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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I wish Mr. Mendoza well, but I hope he can sleep. A few years ago, avocado growers in rural San Diego County (Cal) had to fund two full-time armed deputy positions, so great was the problem of "midnight pickers" in the groves. The things are worth SO MUCH, that two guys in a pickup can make a fortune in a few minutes, and "peddle" them just about anywhere, right from the truck.

I'm one of only THREE people in the western hemisphere who HATES the things. But Mr. Mendoza needn't worry about me---he'll have plenty of customers.
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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i always check where something came from BEFORE we
consider buying it.. and mexico/china food products do
not make the buying list...
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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i always check where something came from BEFORE we
consider buying it.. and mexico/china food products do
not make the buying list...
Actually; some of their stuff is good quality.

That stated: if I had a choice between Chinese or Mexican, all other factors being equal, I will support our neighbor to the south
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:25 AM
 
Location: California
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i always check where something came from BEFORE we
consider buying it.. and mexico/china food products do
not make the buying list...
Then you must check for everything you buy.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: NM
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Yummy fruit. I hope more people there will come up with ideas to help themselves and stay at home, encouraging others tostay at home also.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:46 AM
 
Location: California
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Yummy fruit. I hope more people there will come up with ideas to help themselves and stay at home, encouraging others tostay at home also.
I bet you guys didn't know this:

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The word "avocado" comes from the Spanish word aguacate, which derives in turn from the Nahuatl (Aztec) word ahuacatl, meaning "testicle", because of its shape- Wikipedia
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Actually; some of their stuff is good quality.

That stated: if I had a choice between Chinese or Mexican, all other factors being equal, I will support our neighbor to the south
I agree, ArizonaBear

Supporting Mexican produce and products is a POSITIVE . . . as long as the quality is maintained.

Supporting THE ILLEGALS from Mexico (or any country for that matter) is anything but!
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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Actually; some of their stuff is good quality.

That stated: if I had a choice between Chinese or Mexican, all other factors being equal, I will support our neighbor to the south
You may starve to death in Mexicali. There's a large Chinese-Mexican community there (whose ancestors fled the prejudice in California back in the 'teens and 20's)...there are several blocks of Chinese restaurants. Hard to find "mexican food" for a few blocks....I don't know how you'd handle that...
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:01 PM
 
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I bet you guys didn't know this:
I assumed it was probably a "nahuatl' word, but was NOT aware of its meaning. Glad I don't LIKE the greasy things !!
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