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Old 10-12-2012, 05:26 AM   #10276
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Is Mexico safe in a kinder gentler new age metrosexual sort of way?
Tune in next time.
Get the hook and cue the dancing penguins.
And everyone needs to take a look at that chica in Campeche.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:36 AM   #10277
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I see lots of good things happening. Examples are my construction guy has 3 kids. One is in the university and he is planning on sending the other 2. My housekeeper's daughter is studying to be a nurse at the USON as well. She got some scholarship money from the state, from the local mine charity and we help as well.

As a hotel owner, I try very hard not to get embroiled in local politics. I do speak out of civic matters but it is always a fine line. Some of my friends still are not talking to one another after the local elections.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:25 PM   #10278
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It's an illusion, it is very much a case of regional "haves and have nots" here and it always will be.
Chiapas didn't get a decent TV signal until the Olympics in 1968. The decent roads came later. There are too many areas that are forgotten, and you are lucky to live in a state that cares about its people. The dengue measures prove that for sure!
The other thing is that you can operate your business without the constant threat of extortion by drug gangs and thugs.
It ain't like that everywhere!
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:47 PM   #10279
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Nothing is straight forward here. There are always at least 2 stories, sometimes more. One is simple and logical, the others twist with intrigue, conspiracy and betrayal. It seems that I'm usually the only one who accepts the simple story. El Chapo has this part of the world locked down. Sole proprietorship. Fine by me. I hope Peña Nieto doesn't make things go sour here.

The reason I am not hassled is because I tell people I'm a mafia hit man in the witness protection program. Kinda like this guy


But in the final analysis, the old joke still has a lot of truth; Mexico is poised for greatness and always will be.


(For the record, I am not a mafioso and I'm not in the witness protection program and I only tell gullible gringos that I am.)
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:05 PM   #10280
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[QUOTE=rockymountainoyster;19787207....be cultural ambassadors and not just drunken louts who leer at the women and behave in ways that we never would consider on our home turf. I live in a tourist town and I have to shake my head sometimes at the way people forget their manners when they are "out of town". ...[/QUOTE]

My nieces were recently chastised by their mother for starting at the neighbors carrying on at the lake.

My oldest niece (4yrs) replied: "We're not staring, we're just looking at them a lot."

Sounds like a good philosophy to me.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:41 PM   #10281
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^^^When you get tired of propping up Michigan, get on your bike and we'll redux the 2011 trip with some interesting variations.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:05 PM   #10282
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Too long. No pics of Salma. Didn't read.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #10283
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There's no doubt that there are plenty of "haves" down here. Most don't shout about it.

This is a new building going up behind my brother in law's place in Xalapa. Apartments? No, a single family home. This guy ain't afraid of showing his bank balance. It'll probably be guarded like Fort Knox.

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Old 10-12-2012, 03:26 PM   #10284
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(For the record, I am not a mafioso and I'm not in the witness protection program and I only tell gullible gringos that I am.)
Jeez, now I find this out?

I'm totally crushed.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:48 PM   #10285
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Jeez, now I find this out?

I'm totally crushed.
Hey, I ain't sayin' nothing, I'm just sayin'
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:03 PM   #10286
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^^^When you get tired of propping up Michigan, get on your bike and we'll redux the 2011 trip with some interesting variations.
+1

Another ride with Mark would be excellent
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:05 PM   #10287
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Aqualung

Ian's wife Jenny wrote the song, she is now married to the guy who wrote "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" among others...I feel an Disney song coming on.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:03 AM   #10288
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I had not really ever paid attention to the lyrics of that song until these postings.

Once in awhile I think we come across familiar songs from the past and then come to realize what the real message is.

Interesting stuff.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:34 AM   #10289
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Steve, that mansion in Xalapa. Let's see. A moat on one side and a huge wall on the other side. Bet I know who's building that!
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:42 AM   #10290
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