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Old 12-18-2010   #211 (permalink)
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de aquerdo, amigo. However, as in many areas, if ignorance is bliss, there are a lot of people who must be in a perpetual state of ecstasy (palin supporters come to mind....)
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De aquerdo, amigo. However, as in many areas, if ignorance is bliss, there are a lot of people who must be in a perpetual state of ecstasy (Palin supporters come to mind....)
Recent polls have shown that 6 out of 10 voters would not vote for Palin.

Who the hell are the 4 that would?

Now that's frightening.
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Recent polls have shown that 6 out of 10 voters would not vote for Palin.

Who the hell are the 4 that would?

Now that's frightening.

They are the 40% who get their "news" from Limbaugh the drug addict, and Beck, whose perception of reality would cause him to be locked out of an asylum.

It is very frightening.

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I find it humorous that you liberal Yankees fear a good looking ex governor from Alaska so much you have to constantly make petty jokes about her. And I see you are from the great state that gave us the great community organizer Obama), who will go down history as the worst president ever.

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quote=pilotrod;1702489]I find it humorous that you liberal Yankees fear a good looking ex governor from Alaska so much you have to constantly make petty jokes about her. And I see you are from the great state that gave us the great community organizer Obama), who will go down history as the worst president ever. [/quote]

Thank you for illustrating the points being made so eloquently and intelligently.

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I find it humorous that you liberal Yankees fear a good looking ex governor from Alaska so much you have to constantly make petty jokes about her. And I see you are from the great state that gave us the great community organizer Obama), who will go down history as the worst president ever.
Who will go down as the worst president ever --according to WHO?

And, seriously, qualifications does Palin have?
EX-(quitter) governor? (that's fact)
From Alaska? ( another fact) (let's not forget, she thinks she can see Russia from her house )
Good looking? Really, is that important in the leader of the free world? Should that even be on your checklist?

Get real, the "petty jokes" have to do with her inability to complete a sentence.

Be afraid that people defend her.

Be very afraid.

They are allowed to vote.
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I find it humorous that you liberal Yankees fear a good looking ex governor from Alaska so much you have to constantly make petty jokes about her. And I see you are from the great state that gave us the great community organizer Obama), who will go down history as the worst president ever.
Really? Well I guess ignorance is bliss after all!
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To combat the perception that violence has been widespread, tourism officials in Mexico have invested $30 million in advertising and social media initiatives to spread the word that much of the country is safe for tourists. “Visitors have the right to be well informed,” said Alfonso Sumano, the regional director for the Mexico Tourism Board for the Americas. Many of the affected areas, he said, “are very far from the destinations tourists visit.”

The latest travel warning, issued by the State Department in September, urged American citizens to defer unnecessary travel specifically to Michoacán and areas along the northern border, including Tamaulipas, and parts of Chihuahua, Durango and Coahuila, where tourists generally don’t go. Yet, ever cautious, it stated, “violence has occurred throughout the country, including in areas frequented by American tourists.” Visitors were encouraged to stay on main roads in daylight hours and to remain in well-known tourist areas.

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All of this has made travel to Mexico a hard sell lately, but travel agents say the negative publicity has also made Mexico among the best values out there as resorts lower rates or add free incentives to entice travelers. When asked where agents are recommending travelers go to get the most for their dollar this year, 70 percent said Mexico, according to Travel Leaders, a major network of agents.


“A lot of clients will come here and say, ‘I’ll go anywhere except Mexico,’ ” said Kate Rosevear, owner of a Travel Leaders agency in Plymouth, Mich. “Quite often we’ll be able to talk them back around to it based on the value.”


The pricing strategy seems to be working. The number of international tourists arriving in Mexico by air from January to October was 8.2 million, according to the latest data from the Mexico Tourist Board. That is an increase of 17.8 percent compared with the same period last year, when Mexico endured a down economy, H1N1 scares and drug violence. Visitors are up 6.4 percent over the same period in 2008, which was considered to be one of the best years for travel to Mexico. The number of American travelers increased by 13.4 percent, compared with the same time period in 2009.


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The Mexico Quandary - Safety or Savings? - NYTimes.com
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Implicit in your response is the question: why do people so often make fun of Sarah Palin? The answer is analogous to the one supposedly given by Willie Sutton when asked "Why do you rob banks?" Everyone knows the answer, of course. The fact that there is no evidence that Sutton actually uttered those words makes it even more appropriate as a metaphor for Sarah Palin since the truth and Ms. Palin are often in conflict.


"Hi. This is Sarah Palin. Is Senator Lieberman in?"

"No, governor. This is Yom Kippur."

"Well, hello, Yom. Can I leave a message?"


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Funny, I thought this thread was about safety in Mexico.
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Funny, I thought this thread was about safety in Mexico.
Your right!
It is not safe for Mexicans to have Sarah Palin go to Mexico.
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a pretty good analysis of Mexico's drug wars

I thought I had posted this, so I'll try again.

A decade or so ago before I retired, I had to get a security clearance (lowest level) to do some briefing training for a think tank that advised the U.S. Navy. One of the people with whom I worked who was a retired intel officer recommended Stratfor as a good site for "educated lay people who are interested in geopolitical issues" and I've been a subscriber ever since. The link below is to a recent summary of their analysis of the drug wars in Mexico for anyone who wants more detailed info.

http://www.stratfor.com/stratfor_search?s=mexico

As for Playa, I'm headed down in a few weeks to spend the winter at our place there and I'm not the least bit concerned about safety in our area of Mexico beyond the usual common sense one has to use when traveling in a foreign country. Frankly, I'd be a lot more concerned if I were heading to Miami or a lot of other cities in the U.S.

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Yes, of course regions have to be considered on an individual basis. Overall Mexico's homicide rate is far higher than Canada's, but yes, you are right, Playa and QR has a far lower rate than other areas in both Mexico and Canada.....I would not go near Juarez these days if you paid me....I would also not go to some parts of cities in Canada...and apparently not Nova Scotia, either.

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Old 12-24-2010   #223 (permalink)
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Implicit in your response is the question: why do people so often make fun of Sarah Palin? The answer is analogous to the one supposedly given by Willie Sutton when asked "Why do you rob banks?" Everyone knows the answer, of course. The fact that there is no evidence that Sutton actually uttered those words makes it even more appropriate as a metaphor for Sarah Palin since the truth and Ms. Palin are often in conflict.


"Hi. This is Sarah Palin. Is Senator Lieberman in?"

"No, governor. This is Yom Kippur."


"Well, hello, Yom. Can I leave a message?"



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hahahaha
that is choice
probably not true, but very believable nonetheless

we'll get back to you, mr. kippur :snicker:
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Old 12-24-2010   #224 (permalink)
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hahahaha
that is choice
probably not true, but very believable nonetheless

we'll get back to you, mr. kippur :snicker:
I dunno -- she fell for those Canadian DJs pretending to be Sarkozy!
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This kind of story wont help matters...

AP IMPACT: Mexico says its troops killed US man - Yahoo! News
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