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Old 01-02-2007, 02:05 PM   #21
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Its not like you will acknowledge making obnoxious racist statements, anyway...
Speaking of bait...

Brew, I think you've been spending too much time sitting at that monitor and it has effected how you see the world. As I said earlier, we will just have to agree to disagree.

I do have difficulty in seeing how you can you view my statement that the practice of paying bribes is commonplace in Mexico and my quoting a news story that it's spreading northward across the border as an "obnoxious racist statement". We've got a big German population down here and the number of oompah bands is larger than anywhere else in the state. I suppose that's a racist statement, too.

But I still think you are an OK guy.

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Re: Mexican imports~ not exactly what we need
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Just wanted you to know that you aren't the only master baiter here...
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If I'm looking for an expert on bribery, I'd go to someone who spends their time in NYC & NJ. Especially if their family spent years in the Fulton Fish Market. REW, you're not seeing any big black cars with out-of-state plates cruising through your neighborhood lately, are you?

And while Texas has seen more than its share of immigration, I'm a bit skeptical of blaming an ethical shift on a cultural diaspora. "I'm a good guy, a faithful family man, and an honest politician, but those Mexicans made me do it!!" Hawaii has seen a lot of Hispanic immigrants over the last 20 years but I think that they're actually learning more about bribery & corruption from the state government.

If declining ethics & morals were caused by immigration, I would've expected Texas to be done in by the Californians over two decades ago...
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REW, you're not seeing any big black cars with out-of-state plates cruising through your neighborhood lately, are you?
No. But I have seen a large man resembling Gert Frobe wearing lederhosen and carrying what appears to be a flugelhorn case hanging around the mailbox. Guess maybe I shouldn't have mentioned the oompah bands....

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No. But I have seen a large man resembling Gert Frobe wearing lederhosen and carrying what appears to be a flugelhorn case hanging around the mailbox. Guess maybe I shouldn't have mentioned the oompah bands...
I don't think you have anything to worry about as long as he doesn't step on a scorpion, fire ant, or rattlesnake!
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Anyone arguing the point here has obviously not spent very much time in Mexico or other third world countris.
Amen to that. Folks go crazy being PC and "fair". Lucky for them that their sweet and loving attitudes will likely never be tested by street level experience in Latin countries. The best of them make New Jersey or Chicago seem perfect.

How many former US presidents do we have living in exile?

Not directly about corruption but just people’s expectations of honesty, yesterday I saw a young woman leave her purse and laptop on a table in an espresso bar while she went shopping in a store next door. She might have been gone 15 minutes. No one even approached her stuff.

Not recommending this even in the great NW, but people are amazingly trusting, and for the most part they get away with this carelessness.

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And you've set foot along our border with Mexico exactly how many times?
About 20.........including my honeymoon in Ixtapa, several sojurns to Tiajuana, Oxtaca (spelling), etc. Got admit the cardboard shacks you fly over for 10 miles on the way to the Mexico City airport are sobering............

Some of the hardest working folks I know are here illegally, and since we're not even enforcing the laws WE ALREADY HAVE on the books to control it, why is it their fault they come here??

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Some of the hardest working folks I know are here illegally, and since we're not even enforcing the laws WE ALREADY HAVE on the books to control it, why is it their fault they come here??
Dude, I think you are missing the point. I'm not taking issue with immigration laws or trying to say it is anyone's fault they want to improve their lives. My point, as the news article relates, is paying bribes in Mexico is commonplace and that practice is growing along the US side of the border.

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Dude, I think you are missing the point. I'm not taking issue with immigration laws or trying to say it is anyone's fault they want to improve their lives. My point, as the news article relates, is paying bribes in Mexico is commonplace and that practice is growing along the US side of the border.
And this surprises you, how??

Bribes and corruption are rampant in certain parts of the US. When I lived in Florida, I knew several county sheriffs that knew how to "fix things"................. :P :P
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And this surprises you, how??
You're absolutely correct...I shouldn't be surprised that you missed the point.

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Really?? I read the whole thread, and all that kept getting restated was how bribes are commonplace in Mexico, and now along the US border.

Two of my clients used to work Border Patrol, and they have enlightened me with some stories that are quite "interesting"............
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Two of my clients used to work Border Patrol, and they have enlightened me with some stories that are quite "interesting"............
Uh Oh. Please don't let this be an introduction to a bunch of obnoxious racist statements about Canadians...

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Uh Oh. Please don't let this be an introduction to a bunch of obnoxious racist statements about Canadians...

Filthy bastards. Coming over here and stealing our jobs, massed against our border...
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Man, you gotta chill..........pants too tight or something??
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Filthy bastards. Coming over here and stealing our jobs, massed against our border...
Next thing you know all the states that border Canada will start offering health care...

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Next thing you know all the states that border Canada will start offering health care...

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I dated a French girl from Quebec for a while..........love those Canadiens...................
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I dated a French girl from Quebec for a while..........love those Canadiens...................
Gah! Both French and Canadian! Alert Rush Limbaugh!
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We've got a big German population down here and the number of oompah bands is larger than anywhere else in the state. I suppose that's a racist statement, too.
no, it's always ok to make fun of Germans. For some reason that's always PC. Remember, the Bill Dana show got banned (Jose' Jimenez), but "Springtime for Hitler" is a huge hit. Go figure. And let's not forget Hogan's Heros! Those lovable Nazis!!
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