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newhaul 10-01-2010 01:30 PM

pirates in mexico and texas
 
just got posted on msnbc. Pirates shoot U.S. man in Mexican waters - World news - Americas - msnbc.com

Cruisingdad 10-01-2010 02:30 PM

Mexico is such a disaster. It is 100% OFF our cruising destinations list. I wouldn't be surprised if civil war broke out (if they are not already there). I guess it depends on what your definition of anarchy and civil war are??

Brian

SEMIJim 10-01-2010 02:41 PM

I know this is gonna sound cold, but that just looks like Darwinism at work, to me. You wouldn't catch me "near" the border with Mexico, on land or water, much less over it--unarmed and on nothing more than a water gnat.

Of course "near" is a relative thing: Signs in Arizona warn of smuggler dangers.

Jim

ffiill 10-01-2010 02:44 PM

For info on piracy check out National Geospatial Agencies (NGA) page on marine intelligence.The info is invaluable.
Bottom line is that if you take off in a boat and go to an area where your boat is worth more than someones lifetimes work you can expect to attract the attention of somone looking to make some easy money!

smackdaddy 10-01-2010 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cruisingdad (Post 650160)
Mexico is such a disaster. It is 100% OFF our cruising destinations list. I wouldn't be surprised if civil war broke out (if they are not already there). I guess it depends on what your definition of anarchy and civil war are??

Brian

+1.

We lived in Hermosillo, Sonora for a year and spent a lot of time in San Carlos as well. Mexico has some really incredible places to see and some truly great people - but it is one seriously whacked out society in general. Hard to see it getting better without some huge changes.

I'd like to say the above attack is unbelievable. But it's not at all.

Bene505 10-01-2010 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smackdaddy (Post 650177)
...it is one seriously whacked out society in general.

Wow Smack, considering the source, Mexico must be absolutely looney!!! :)

Regards,
Brad

smackdaddy 10-01-2010 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bene505 (Post 650205)
Wow Smack, considering the source, Mexico must be absolutely looney!!! :)

Regards,
Brad

Dude you said it. Wait...what the hell?

Faster 10-01-2010 04:53 PM

Huh... never realized that the US and Mexico shared a border lake.. but here it is!

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/c...falconlake.jpg

smackdaddy 10-01-2010 04:58 PM

There's also Amistad. The whole border region is just bad news right now.

tdw 10-01-2010 05:40 PM

Maybe they simply don't like jetskis......can't say I blame them if that's the case......:eek:


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