Is Mexico Safe?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Arte, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Not to denigrate your post, but here, you have no idea what you're talking about

    As to your stance on not wanting to travel to Mexico at this time, as you yourself said:

  2. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    I never been to Mexico,but from my understanding it's really no more dangerous than the US.It all comes down to being in the wrong place at the right time.
  3. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    The places in Cancun that are iffy are places you probably wouldn't want to go to anyway. Its just like any other place.
  4. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Yeah Larry, your comments are exactly why those of us that live here keep posting our support for the country. You are, I'm afraid, the victim (and propogator) of the kind of misinformation that we locals hate. You are the poorer for it my friend.

    Yes Mexicans head north, and millions of Americans who bother to learn the real situation head South.
  5. Joe Mc

    Joe Mc Adventurer

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    Good luck and tell Martha I said hello.
  6. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Our man JDowns, passing through Texas on his way to Mexico, CA & SA
  7. Sjoerd Bakker

    Sjoerd Bakker Long timer

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    Larry do NOT go to Oregon! or Colorado or New York or ......
    Book a three month expenses paid tour of Disneyland CA and Hershey PA
    Do NOT go into downtown LA or downtown Hershey or downtown anywhere ..... :rofl
  8. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    I'll go +1 on Trice's comment that you don't know what you are talking about. How many kids in the US have been killed for their Air Jordans or their bicycle? You can have your own opinion but you can't have your own facts. Put your big boy pants on and re-read the State department warning with a map of Mexico and a highlighter handy. You'll see that the problems are isolated to a few areas and most of Mexico is safe. I know reading a government report is not as easy as listening to factually incomplete reports on CNN and Fox about the violence racking Mexico. Where it is bad, it can be very bad. Where it is not, it is great. About a million american expats including those of us on this board, live in Mexico and we are damn grateful for the opportunity. When you are ready to find The answers for yourself and stop swallowing the poisonous pablum the on the news, when you open you heart as well as your mind, Mexico will be ready for you and will embrace you.

    Saludos!
  9. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    And BTW, Larry, your sister was probably in more personal danger on the cruise ship than she was onshore in Mexico.
  10. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Free medical care? Half of Mexico? Where do you guys get this stuff?




    A noob with only 2 posts and he's parroting the Florida Tourist Board propaganda of why bother traveling outside the USA when you can get mugged in Ybor City. Wonderful! :lol3
  11. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Pirate, I didn't want to slam Larry too hard on the "half of Mexico" and the "free medical care" comment specifically since it all springs from the same well of ignorance, jingoism and, and the other words that will bring down the banhammer if used on this thread. Larry has a choice, keep his mind and his heart closed as Trice said or do the work, find the truth (a lot of which is in this thread in spite of Tyson, and our other attempts at humor) and experience the rich culture, the warm giving people and the fantastic sites sounds and tastes of Mexico and beyond. Or, as Sojord suggested, just go to Disneyland. But don't leave the park, evil lurks in the darkness outside the gates.
  12. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    The mega cable guys are stringing wires right here in Banamichi!. It's real, I talked to the installers. Que Bueno. Faster internet is what I want. Anyone if Mexico telcom rules enforce number portability? Mega cable also has phone service but I have spent a lot of money promoting my phone number here and don't want to change it. I'm doubtful with CSH and Telmex's grip on the regulators. You don't get to be the richest guy in the world by allowing your competition to actually compete. Any one made the change and kept their number?
  13. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Who say dat? :freaky
  14. MikeMike

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    Turkey, dont go busting out the champagne about Megacable or Megared, I ditched them ages ago because they were liars and thieves with customer relations out of the stone age.
    Hands down one of the worst businesses in Mexico.
  15. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Damn, MikeMike, burst my happy little bubble why don't you. I pay for 5 mbs of Infinitum service and have never seen more than 2.5. frequently sub mb speeds. Telmex says they are "working on it" or "It's a server problem" and it will be fixed by midnight. It is congestion plain and simple. They have added ADSL users up and down the Rio Sonora and have not upgraded the routers on the back haul. The state handed out small netbooks to the schools, they are all getting online through the schools and the libraries. And every smartphone is doing Skype over WiFi or downloading youtube videos of cats. The slow downs are like clockwork, based on when people are on line. My VoIP line gets so bad you can't talk and forget Netflix.

    Now I am depressed. Maybe a ride will cheer me up. Anyone else with Megacable experiences good of bad?
  16. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Change the teacher to the TeeVee and change Johnny to Larry and we have determined the source of the problem.
  17. PirateJohn

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    I understand Amigo. Part of me can't believe that someone could be that thoroughly indoctrinated by the US media, and another part of me says that we are getting trolled.

    Reminds me of when I was a kid in grade school in a small Kentucky town and my dad accepted a position to teach at the University of Cincinnati. All the 5th graders told me that we'd get killed in 6 months and would wind up living in the slums near the baseball stadium because that was all they had ever seen on their few trips to Cincinnati. Larry has pretty much the same mindset.

    That, and there really is a dynamic in the huge Florida tourist industry to paint Mexico as dangerous; this follows on the heels of some events over a decade ago when a British tourist was murdered in Florida and all the Brit tabloids said that Florida was unsafe. :evil

    The tourist board claims that if Cuba opens up Florida will lose 20% of its tourist industry and currently Florida is the #1 destination in the USA - http://www.stateofflorida.com/Portal/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=95
  18. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    we need to free Florida first, then Cuba
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  20. LarrytheDRguy

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    If I were you I would bring the UZI in the side bag just to be safe. LOL