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24-Jul-2011, 11:06 PM #1
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Juarez lawman brings confidence, and a troubled past

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CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — The police who patrol this murder-ridden city have been acting strange lately, according to Jose Perez, a street vendor who sells tamarindo juice and knockoff Pumas a few blocks south of the U.S. border.

“They’ve stopped saying hi to the drug dealers,” Perez said, lowering his voice to a whisper. “And they’re making them leave.”
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Many killed in Mexico prison violence

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Seventeen people have been killed in a prison gunfight in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent city, on a day of events that underscores the fast-moving and violent nature of Mexico's deepening fight against drug gangs and lawlessness.

The deadly prison riot erupted late on Monday, a day before a Washington report was released stating that firearms used in botched US undercover operations were increasingly finding their way into the hands of drug cartels.

Also on Tuesday, the body of a police beat reporter was found in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, the second reporter from the same newspaper slain in a month.

More than 40,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence since Mexican President Felipe Calderon sent in the army to crush the cartels shortly after taking office in late 2006.
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27-Jul-2011, 12:57 AM #5
I thought that "South" would come to your attention...
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I couldn't resist.
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28-Jul-2011, 10:20 PM #7
Police chief in Ciudad Juarez claims Mexican feds tried to kill him

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The police chief of Ciudad Juarez has alleged that officers with Mexico's Federal Police attempted to kill him during a chaotic operation on Monday night, ratcheting up an increasingly bitter turf war over who gets to police the troubled border city.
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30-Jul-2011, 11:03 PM #8
South of the border..........................


"Population becomes sparse as everyone has went north"
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30-Jul-2011, 11:23 PM #9
Actually as I understand it, everyone's heading back South because that's where the jobs went....
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30-Jul-2011, 11:34 PM #10
Ahhh......Yes
Most of these jobs are instructional classes though Mike

How to distill your own water once across the border
How to drop and roll from rancher gunfire.
How to contort in an engine compartment to avoid detection.
First aid for friction burns from drive shafts
How to sign up for govt programs once in America.
For the inclined.........Open your own Restaurant.
Many more as well/ these are in high demand however.
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30-Jul-2011, 11:41 PM #11
Well I was referring to why they're going back; Remember what Ross Perot said about that "Sucking Sound"? And it turned out right at least as far as NAFTA.....
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31-Jul-2011, 12:44 AM #12
Isnt much going on here Mike..other than self preservation for the Govt.
Enticement for business doesn't exist...its geared for income to the Govt.{in the states}
The proper approach would be to entice business then tax the employees.
By business having a desire to exist here...unemployment goes down ...this lowers revenue to the govt{by lack of bussiness}...after all they have to pay em to not work hey{so instead of an individual costing them money they will actually make them money/How many workers does it take to support one non worker?..as we can see a couple points of unemployment is major}...as well as lose out on profits from the business itself...Additionally since workers will be in high demand because of such..wages will go up due to the pick and choose rule.
Naturally this will make the price of good and services go up some{the scream of many}..but it is a self balancing system.
And hey..with those higher wages..the govt makes more taxes..
How to increase{revenue} taxes.....entice business for job growth.
But see mike we go about it just the other way.
Raise taxes on people and business.
Now less business exists ..and what does exists has a burden{large tax} attached reflecting upon the price...also people make less
due to the added personal burden..this creates a need for less business{as people dont have extra money}...thus compounding the problem....its blow money that keeps the world spinning..not rent gas electric and food.......its blowing money at Burger King...Nick Nacks for the house
Stuff you buy when you have extra money...if the govt pretakes the extra money{by large tax to business} thus raising the price of goods and services..then hammers the worker with SS State tax Fed tax.blah blah blah..taking a third of your check..then get you with city tax........this is all money that could be spent to buy stuff and keep the world spinning.
The money you spend creates jobs
Lowering taxes will create more revenue...it appears to be working for many nations
That extra hundred at the end of the week you would be spending creates a fourth of a job{and he spends his money helping create jobs}...this is major..and will actually cause a shortage of workers.

So lower taxes to entice business.......unemployment goes way down..the govt doesnt have to pay them to not work and instead will be making money from them.
Also our export will go up as such.........and yes that creates more jobs.

Raise taxes a little and wait if there are not enough workers{more jobs than workers}
Lower taxes and wait if there are to many workers.

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04-Aug-2011, 04:51 PM #13
Heading north....

Mexican trucks to haul freight on U.S. roads

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The ambitious but controversial North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico from the 1990s is back, this time as the backdrop to a contentious new cross-border deal allowing Mexican freight trucks onto U.S. highways.

The agreement, announced last month by the Department of Transportation, is being assailed by critics as a possibly illegal undertaking that will take jobs from U.S. truckers and money from U.S. taxpayers. It is opposed by the USA's largest transportation union, the Teamsters, by a national association of independent truckers and by some federal lawmakers from both parties.

"We think it's unsafe, unfair and wrong for America," says Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. "It's a danger to highway safety. … It will cost thousands of trucking and warehouse jobs."

He says the agreement is "probably illegal" because it goes beyond the scope of an earlier cross-border trucking pilot program that Congress killed in 2009.
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22-Aug-2011, 11:03 PM #14
Mexico safer than headlines indicate

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Quick - which national capital has the higher murder rate: Mexico City or Washington, D.C.?

If you answered Mexico City, you'd be in good company - after all, Mexico is a war zone, isn't it? But you would be wrong, on both counts.

Based on FBI crime statistics for 2010 and Mexican government data released early this year, Mexico City's drug-related-homicide rate per 100,000 population was one-tenth of Washington's overall homicide rate - 2.2 deaths per 100,000 population compared with 22. (Drug violence accounts for most murders in Mexico, which historically does not have the gun culture that reigns in the United States.)

And while parts of Mexico can be legitimately likened to a war zone, drug violence afflicts 80 of the country's 2,400 municipalities (equivalent to counties). Their locations have been well publicized: along the U.S. border in northern Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas states, and south to Sinaloa, Michoacan and parts of San Luis Potosí, Nayarit, Jalisco, Guerrero and Morelos states.

The flip side is that more than 95 percent of Mexico's municipalities are at least as safe as the average traveler's hometown.
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22-Aug-2011, 11:29 PM #15
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That was drug related deaths,,not total deaths...and DC isnt an average crime area

Need total for total for all homicides per nation to actually make a comparison
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