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Old 04-03-2009, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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AZ no offense but have you ever been to Mexico before? How do you know that Mexico is starting to scrutinize people driving?
At the border; the Patrulla Frontera is really starting to investigate vehicles heading south for guns and large amounts of cash---------our Border Patrol has been using similar procedures for years now.

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Mexico plans to begin checking 10 percent of the vehicles entering the country from the U.S. for illegal weapons and will more closely check outgoing vehicles for drugs and money, Medina-Mora said. The new vehicle-inspection measures were part of Mexico's overall $1.4 billion modernization of border customs and crossing points, he said. The first such vehicle checks are already being carried out in Matamoros, across the border from Brownsville, Texas.
Yahoo News srticle (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090403/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/lt_border_security - broken link)

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Old 04-03-2009, 09:01 AM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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I think you should. Mexico is beautiful....I'm missing it like crazy right now. Please do post!

Anyway, I just had a group of friends go to different parts of Mexico for spring break and came back cracking up about how ridiculous these claims of "cartel wars" are. They felt even safer than in U.S. streets and some did not even know how to speak a lick of Spanish.
the only thing that hold me back is that I'm reluctant to post pictures with pictures of me in a public forum hehe, besides it could attract the wrong kind of tourists.

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Old 04-03-2009, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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At the border; the Patrulla Frontera is really starting to investigate vehicles heading south for guns and large amounts of cash---------our Border Patrol has been using similar procedures for years now.



Yahoo News srticle (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090403/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/lt_border_security - broken link)
I think you're getting confused with customs.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Southern California Mountains
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Yea, I heard about that booming tourist industry. Kidnapping, rape. robbries and drugs would make anyone feel safe in Baja. Be sure to take a lot of bribe money + an AK47 or two. Don't take the wife and
kids unless you have big insurance policies on them. BTW, be sure to leave a note where someone can find it after you vanish.

I see you are a fine student of sarcasm. You recognized it immediately in my post and responded in kind.
You'll have problems taking the AK47 or an SKS or even a .22 over the border. You see, guns are illegal in Mexico.
Oh and be sure to get a fresh haircut. Nice heads are all the rage these days in Mexico...
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:35 PM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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We are getting offtopic, so please let's return to the original OP thanks
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:47 PM
 
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I totally believe this woman's story. My grandparents were immigrants, who came to this country to live the American dream. They worked very hard and learned to speak English. Nothing was handed to them as it is in the case of the "immigrant" today. They all know the ropes and refuse to assimulate to the American way of life. We are forced to choose press 1 for English and 2 for spanish. I am sick of seeing signs in English and spanish. Hey, what about the other nationalities? These are definately the chosen people. I live next to a family of hispanics. The house is a 3 bedroom ranch, yet it contains anywhere between 15-20 people. I have lost count. There are cars coming and going at all hours. Their yard is a pig sty with debris on their "lawn". The children often play in the front yard since their back yard is loaded with junk. Many times my husband gets stuck cleaning up their papers that blow into our yard since there isn't any cover on their trash cans. They walk right over the papers in their driveway. I too, have witnessed men urinating in the yard. I am sick and tired of supporting these freeloaders. I pay pretty high taxes in Brentwood too which really burns me up. It is time our spineless government wakes up and takes some action. I say errect an electric fence across the border of Mexico. No more Mr. Nice Guy. These "immigrants" are draining our resources and I am tired of it. The government is quick to let them all come in, but I would love to have them in their neck of the woods. I am close to retiring and CAN NOT wait to get away from these low life slobs. I am not a racist. I was brought up to respect people for who they are. I am tired of being a stranger in my country. Not everyone falls into this category. There are many good, decent people, but I have witnessed a lot of freeloaders and are tired of them. Wake up America! Lets get our country back.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Here is my story of how illegal immigration affected my life.

I was born and raised in San Diego, CA. After years of scrimping and saving and sacrificing, I finally saved enough money to buy a modest older house in a quiet, clean, middle-class neighborhood. The homes were simple, and there were no Homeowner's Associations or clubhouses, but the lawns were green, the trees trimmed, the gardens well-kept, and my neighbors were quiet and friendly. It was perfect for me.

Until the illegals arrived.

Prior to the illegal invasion into my neighborhood, I didn't give illegal immigration much thought. But I remember feeling compassion for them, and feeling that we should give them a break. But the illegals destroyed every shred of compassion I had for them. In fact, I came to hate them.

My slide from compassion to loathing the illegals started back in 2000 when the housing prices in San Diego started to skyrocket. Many of my neighbors decided to cash in and move up to bigger houses and more upscale neighborhoods. Tragically, most of the new buyers in my neighborhood were slumlords looking to rent for awhile and then turn a profit by selling the house.

At first it wasn't too bad. There were just a handful of houses with illegals residing in them. But faster than I could deal with, things deteriorated to the point where my once-lovely neighborhood resembled a Tijuana slum.

Most of the illegals violated every zoning and health code there was. They couldn't afford trash pick-up, so they simply allowed their trash to pile up all over their driveways and lawns...attracting rats, flies and stray dogs.

They owned chickens and goats, which they slaughtered in their backyards. The roosters crowed all day long, and on hot summer days, the stench from the chicken and goat poop was almost unbearable. The fly population quadrupled!

Teenage "Latinas" turned tricks on bunkbeds in their garages. Hispanic men sat out on their driveways all night long and drank beer, jabbered in Spanish and blared their mariachi music.

Lawns died, weeds grew to enormous heights, gardens died, and grafitti started to show up everywhere.

One year, I noticed a trend of most of the illegals hanging Mexican flags on the front of their houses.

When I would come home from work at night, I was often greeted by chickens loitering on my lawn. And there was always chicken poop all over the sidewalks.

The police came and went on a regular basis...mostly due to complaints of noise or prostitution. But nothing ever changed. After awhile it almost seemed that if anybody called the police on the illegals, the police would get annoyed at us for bothering them!

One time I called the Planning Department to file a complaint about a illegal (and dangerous) structure one of the illegals was building, and the woman I spoke with actually suggested I was racist.

One day, I was up on my roof with my dad looking at some shingle issues, and as I looked down on my illegal neighbor's backyard, I spotted a Hispanic man defectating on a bush. Yes, you heard me right. I saw a Hispanic man pooping on a bush in his backyard! I guess that with 30 people sharing a 1-bath house, he must have gotten desperate.

I would see pregnant 14-year-old "Latinas" loitering on the corners when they should have been in school. I would see the "Latinas" in the grocery store, using their food stamps, with their huge broods of children (anchor babies) in tow.

But the last straw for me was the night I was in my living room, watching American Idol, and I heard a commotion in my backyard, along the side of my house. I went into my garage and looked out my garage window, and there were two illegals...two teenage girls...apparently hiding from the cops in my backyard! One of them was throwing up on my lawn mower!

Somebody had called the police because of the drugs and prostitution, so when they police arrived, the girls, obviously under the influence of drugs, bolted into my backyard.

So when I couldn't take it anymore. I sold my house and moved very far from California. And there is NOTHING you can tell me that will convince me that all the Mexican and Central American illegal immigrants in this country are GOOD for the U.S. Sorry, but that's not what I experienced.

I experienced filth...disgusting filth. I experienced a culture of grown men having sex with young girls (sometimes for money, sometimes not). I experienced dozens of people living in one small home, pooping in their backyards, slaughtering chickens and goats, and existing on public assistance. None of the women worked, and if the men were working, I don't know when. What I saw was a lot of beer-driinking and hanging out listening to music.

I saw how fast they could destroy a neighborhood with their neanderthal culture and their backward ways.

Because of the illegals, I left my home, my family, and a job I loved. I'm very happy where I am now (in the midwest), but I DREAD that they will do to this state, what they did to California.
Hey man, it's their culture. Turning Calafornia back into Mexico, one neighborhood at a time.
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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I have read this somewhere before in a chain email.

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Of course, a typical fabrication.
The same style used by the Spanish Inquisition in their fabrications in which Jews are accused of crucifying Christian boys.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Of course, a typical fabrication.
The same style used by the Spanish Inquisition in their fabrications in which Jews are accused of crucifying Christian boys.
Wrong, I have seen this happen in Texas too.

And as a Jew I find it highly offensive and laughable that you would compare the OP's post to antisemitic blood libel.
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