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Old 07-08-2013, 03:55 PM   #16681
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That is nice theory for the classroom, but this a group of uneducated folks that have been mis-treated for generation. They didn't read the same books we did.
They do not need to be educated, elites, or have read the same books, to be human.

By being the aggressive alpha male in an unknown social group you may very well bluff your way through some of the time. But it is also quite likely to piss off another alpha who may feel that physical confrontation is the only resort. Your actions may have worked for you in this particular circumstance, but I think it is piss poor risk management for the majority of situations. 50% of the time betting your net worth on black at the roulette table is a good thing to do, but it is still not a smart thing to do when the outcome is unknown.

Being El Jefe at work and demanding respect is a very different social environment to the one you encountered.

But I'm glad you were able to defuse the situation, and I'm sorry for the late night get off. <comment about riding at night in Mexico deleted>
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:32 PM   #16682
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Trice,
I was thinkingand the same thing when I read this. I was also thinking the prudent thing would have been to just turn around and find another route. There's always another route.
I still think this would have made more sense. There would have been no confrontation, no "temporary hold", no accident, and no visit to a hospital, and Donnie would have been on his way. But everyone has their own style, however I'll advised.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:42 PM   #16683
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:57 PM   #16684
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lol.

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Old 07-08-2013, 05:13 PM   #16685
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"As I've grown older I've realized that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake."

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Once I hit around age fifty I calmed down a lot. Instead of ranting and raving and trying to get my way, I started taking the path of least resistance. My mother and my wife said I matured. I think I finally realized that people weren't going to do things my way, but it no longer mattered. I just quit giving a shit. I also decided that if I had to take a different route I might see something different and that might be good too. I'm now sixty five and a bit more mellow.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:14 PM   #16686
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I'd really like to see a picture of Doctora Dulcinea.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:45 PM   #16687
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lol.

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You're so right. And in so many ways.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:46 PM   #16688
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uh-oh, somebody cut somebody off to be first at the caseta de cobro....



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Old 07-08-2013, 05:47 PM   #16689
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I'd really like to see a picture of Doctora Dulcinea.
I'll second that...

Some pals in Phoenix and myself have been talking about a Baja trip next summer. Probably all the way down to Lands End.

One of these pals of mine works for the Pinellas County Sheriff's Dept. they say that they have "intelligence" information that there are cartel members who are setting up road blocks down there, posing as law enforcement, and executing any US LEO's, there is apparently a bounty. My friend isn't one to tell stories, and he swears that the "intel" is legit.

He is now refusing to be a part of this trip. He is a pretty key member of the group, and we really want him along.

I have vacationed in MX probably 20-30 times in my life, but I've never done a trip like this. Have you guys seen much activity from the cartels when riding Baja? It seems like so many of you guys do this, I can't see it being all that dangerous. Maybe I am just being naive.

I haven't read through all of this thread, just the last 6 pages or so. My apologies if this was covered elsewhere. Thanks in advance gentlemen!
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:50 PM   #16690
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One of these pals of mine works for the Pinellas County Sheriff's Dept. they say that they have "intelligence" information that there are cartel members who are setting up road blocks down there, posing as law enforcement, and executing any US LEO's, there is apparently a bounty. My friend isn't one to tell stories, and he swears that the "intel" is legit.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:52 PM   #16691
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...Some pals in Phoenix and myself have been talking about a Baja trip next summer. Probably all the way down to Lands End.
Make the trip. Just be polite and mind your manners and you will do fine, and you will also have fun.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:56 PM   #16692
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Lol! It's the good 'ol bullshit meter again
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:58 PM   #16693
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He is now refusing to be a part of this trip. He is a pretty key member of the group, and we really want him along.
Show a legitimate news piece that gives one example of this story and I'll change my view.

If this is the take of your "key member" on Baja - fire him and promote your second key member to the leadership position.

But, just in case the story is true, take Spiderman with you

His spidey senses will protect you

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Old 07-08-2013, 06:00 PM   #16694
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I wonder what it feels like to get fucked in the ear by a squirrel. Excuse me while I go out to my backyard.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:01 PM   #16695
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I wonder what it feels like to get fucked in the ear by a squirrel. Excuse me while I go out to my backyard.
Never thought I'd see that in print
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