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Old 01-13-2014, 03:56 AM   #19726
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:58 AM   #19727
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WTF! Title change?

Why?
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:02 AM   #19728
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Liability issues??

Just guessin'.
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:04 AM   #19729
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Running Into Guns

Fuerzas Autodefensas

An fresh, interesting article from Business Insider forwarded to me last night

When riding in Mexico you could come around the corner and find the road blocked by guys with guns. Understandably, your blood pressure rises, and your spidey senses kick into high gear.

But wait, are they the cartel? Are you going to be robbed or kidnapped?

Fuerzas Autodefensas - "Self Defense Forces" - are springing up around Mexico in response to the cartels. Read the article about who they are, why they're forming, and where they're concentrated.


REUTERS/Alan Ortega


REUTERS/Jesus Solano

Knowledge of what's happening helps with situational awareness.

Just like riders who encounter "the rope across the road" for the first time - they think the gig is up. Then they realize its the local campesinos looking for a few pesos for filling in pot holes on the bridge.

A little time spent keeping up with culture and politics gives you perspective.
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:09 AM   #19730
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Why?
I sent a PM to Cannonshot asking that question

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Liability issues??

Just guessin'.
It's just the internet. No express warranty implied.

Reminds me of the one time Baldy posted here to let us know a former IMS? thread participant, who shall go unnamed, sent him a PM saying Mexico was dangerous, and that too many people on this board were implying the risk was manageable.
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:16 AM   #19731
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Liability issues??

Just guessin'.
Whinny, sniveling, bitches? (Non gender specific type of bitches)
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:20 AM   #19732
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I sent a PM to Cannonshot asking that question



It's just the internet. No express warranty implied.

Reminds me of the one time Baldy posted here to let us know a former IMS? thread participant, who shall go unnamed, sent him a PM saying Mexico was dangerous, and that too many people on this board were implying the risk was manageable.
What are you and Shizz doing awake? I thought you retired guys slept in late.
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:20 AM   #19733
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These are the Trip Planning moderators

I suggest considering sending a polite PM with your thoughts.

I also suggest reiterating your support that a thread title is the property of the OP, and should be restored.

Who knows? I just thought of asking Arte if he requested it. If he hasn't.......
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:20 AM   #19734
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Fuerzas Autodefensas

Pantallas detras pantallas, screens behind screens, you may never really know who the vigilantes are working for.
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:22 AM   #19735
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What are you and Shizz doing awake? I thought you retired guys slept in late.
I'm through half a pot of coffee at this point
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:23 AM   #19736
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Pantallas detras pantallas, screens behind screens, you may never really know who the vigilantes are working for.
I say the same thing about the US Congress
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:26 AM   #19737
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Ooooooh my goodness!!

Where dat??

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Old 01-13-2014, 04:28 AM   #19738
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What are you and Shizz doing awake? I thought you retired guys slept in late.
It's 8:24 pm where I'm at. And I'm definitely NOT retired.

Yet.
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:30 AM   #19739
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Ooooooh my goodness!!

Where dat??
Sonora/Nogales to Guaymas

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Old 01-13-2014, 04:33 AM   #19740
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It's 8:24 pm where I'm at. And I'm definitely NOT retired.

Yet.
Sorry, I thought you were. You do a fair amount of riding and that lead me to that conclusion.
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