QuestionHow do you feel about criminality in Mexico?
      – BorgClown, 2009-01-11 at 04:03:07   (23 comments)

On 2009-01-11 at 04:08:37, BorgClown wrote...
I mean, would you feel uneasy about your integrity if you had to be in Mexico for a few weeks? I certainly see former drug dealers experimenting new avenues for getting dirty and quick cash. We're nowhere near the Colombian situation, for example, but we're worse than before. The narc anthill was stirred, and the ants went to live elsewhere. I hope we manage to squash a lot of big ants while they move.
On 2009-01-11 at 04:10:35, BorgClown wrote...
My main interest is seeing how are we perceived from the outside. BTW, I answered Don't know, because I couldn't choose between Yes or No.
On 2009-01-11 at 10:55:00, Lee J Haywood wrote...
There's nothing wrong with Colombia - you only have to look at the tourist videos to see how lovely it is... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXtvGsYS0UM Colombia is a very big place, with a lot of variety between its regions and although you're likely to meet the FARC when travelling between cities it's certainly true that some areas are far better than others. There are the jungles, and there are the modern cities. I don't know much about Mexico, but it seems that it must be a modern place with plenty to see and a strong culture. I don't think Mexico has a particularly bad reputation yet, so it seems little more violent than the US. This all reminds me of this amusing video about Colombia... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgW8Y7F8DN8
On 2009-01-12 at 20:23:01, Mudjun wrote...
How do you feel about a Mexican Union with the United states? A North American superstate might stir the ants more than you could imagine..
On 2009-01-12 at 21:43:38, Baslisks wrote...
@Mudjun: in reality I could see canada and the united states more then mexico and the united states.
On 2009-01-12 at 21:48:27, Lee J Haywood wrote...
You could just invade Canada instead... http://www.motivatedphotos.com/?id=1480
On 2009-01-16 at 01:49:26, BorgClown wrote...
I'm sorry for being absent these last couple of days. Do you remember how I was trying to get a stable job, like, forever? Just got it this week, I've been doing all sorts of paperwork and bureaucratic acrobatics, and today was my first working day. At a bank notheless, yay me! I'm in a three-month evaluation period, let's see how it goes in April.
On 2009-01-16 at 01:54:20, BorgClown wrote...
Forgot to say hello to the other guys, I'm pleased to see and read you again. You'll excuse me, I'm kinda dizzy today, too much new stuff. I'll really enjoy sleep tonight.
On 2009-01-16 at 01:59:49, BorgClown wrote...
Back on topic, I think a USA-Mexican "liberation" is not that unlikely. A USA representative (can't rmember who) said that if the Mexican Government is overwhelmed, "measures" to ensure USA's safety would have to be enforced. If USA takes northamerica, it makes sense to start from the weaker countries and upwards.
On 2009-05-01 at 21:43:16, Lee J Haywood wrote...
More exciting photographs. http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1895418,00.html
On 2009-05-02 at 01:18:55, BorgClown wrote...
I wonder if the tunnels are that surprising these days. Years ago, when the first was found, they were a logistic genius stroke: 1) Buy a house on each side of the border 2) connect them 3) Profit! The tunnels are usually crude considering the wealth of the criminals who built them. Where the heck are the secret evil lairs?
On 2009-05-02 at 15:55:15, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Heh, what amazed me the most was discovering that Mexico and California are next to each other. (-: I hadn't realised that Mexico stretched so far north, and certainly not that California extends way down to the south.
On 2009-05-02 at 21:33:22, BorgClown wrote...
It's not that after surprising when you know the original California was divided into Alta California (The California we currently know) and Baja California (The left arm of Mexico). I gotta visit that division marker some day.
On 2009-05-02 at 21:33:52, BorgClown wrote...
*It's not that after surprising
On 2009-09-03 at 14:02:25, Lee J Haywood wrote...
http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre5810g2-us-mexico-drugs/
On 2009-09-04 at 01:32:28, BorgClown wrote...
Totally true. Rehab clinics have a stronger desire to protect the privacy of their patients, so a few high-rank drug dealers just went and hid there for a while, hoping that the turmoil of the war on organized crime cooled down. I like it when the law corners them at the same time that rival cartels, the less the better. I hope those brutes that preferred to kill innocents instead of finding their rivals get their caught too.
On 2009-09-04 at 01:33:06, BorgClown wrote...
I wonder if this whole operation has impacted the street price of drugs.
On 2009-09-04 at 09:10:48, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Of course the rival cartels only attack each other so that they can each grow larger - there's no chance of them eliminating each other entirely. If one of them gets small, they'd probably just merge with a larger one.
On 2009-09-05 at 02:32:23, BorgClown wrote...
Yes, of course. I still think that fighting an enemy that is divided is better.
On 2009-09-05 at 06:51:37, Baslisks wrote...
@BorgClown: There has been a lot more crack downs in the area probably affecting price more but weed and the likes has definitely risen in price.
On 2009-09-05 at 19:16:30, BorgClown wrote...
I wonder if this price rise is good or bad. Also, I wonder if I'll stop wondering any time soon.
On 2009-10-22 at 20:41:46, Lee J Haywood wrote...
An even more impressive use of tunnels. http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1931308,00.html
On 2009-10-23 at 02:25:04, BorgClown wrote...
The Jew war and blockade on Palestine has gone too far. If they had splash Heaven points for being victims of the holocaust, it's likely the balance has started to run in the red.