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1  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Immigration issues on: July 20, 2014, 07:36:24 PM
Thank you for your clarification from the front lines.   So who is helping these people over the border?
Non cartel opportunists?
Or are most just hitching rides across the journey from Central America and Mexico?

You bet. They come across the border in the south on foot. I've been there and it's very easy to cross if you can get to it. The border on the Guatemalan side is crawling with Kabiles (very bad ass Guat. spec forces), due to the drugs from Columbia and weapons from here. On our side, we have Marines, Army and Feds everywhere, but as for the border and the jungle, crossing it isn't that hard. Traversing the length of Mexico on the other hand, is very difficult.

They get on board a train where several members of Mara Salva Trucha routinely rob, beat, and rape them, but some Mexican people give the sojourners water and food. They are literally dead broke, and have almost nothing.

I'm not illegal alien friendly at all, viewing it as leaving one's country in search of wealth and basically ditching your own people for an easier life.

I will say though, they are truly broke, and where they get 3 to 5 grand other than family members living on the other side is beyond me.

Even working here in Mexico as a member of a Mexican general's personal guard, I make exactly 11,600 pesos a month plus travel bonuses of up to 7000 pesos depending on what states we are working in, and I'm pretty well paid considering the norm of what Mexicans make, so someone coming here illegally, washing windows (and I've hit them up because many of them do work for the cartels, tracking our movements and drugs) make about 100 pesos a day.

Every single interrogation we've conducted, unless they were hitmen, the lookouts and drug dealers at street level make 5000 pesos every 15 days, which still is peanuts.

The cartel at the border runs everything because they'll flat out kill any competition, but the amount of people that actually have that type of cash when they get there, almost nonexistent... the cartels, gangs, or even authorities, have relieved them of any money they might have had.

If you have ever seen a Guatemalan or Salvadorenean woman in the States, pay close attention to them. You will find them to be very cold and silent in comparison to Mexican women that have gone to the states. It's because every single one of them from Guatemala or El Salvador has been raped while crossing Mexico, and I mean every single one of them...sometimes the men too.

Illegals aren't welcome here in Mexico, even less than the United States, and Mexico is racist as hell, much more so than the Black and White bickering in the States, but it isn't politically correct to report that there.

No non cartel opportunists.
Every one crossing Mexico going to the north is dead broke.
The hypocrisy between governments and Mexicans and others in the state in terms of national policy and racism is staggering.
2  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Father deals out justice on: July 20, 2014, 07:22:53 PM

With the recidivism rate with these guys, I don't know why the father let him live. I wouldn't have. Not a chance in hell. There are some things one just doesn't do...this being one of them.
3  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: 9/21/14 Dog Brothers Open Gathering of the Pack on: July 20, 2014, 07:21:32 PM
Wish there was a gathering in Mexico... we could call it "The Brawl in Distrito Federal..." Kind of catchy... besides, I'd really like to hit some of you with sticks and other things again. All in good fun.  afro
4  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Drug cartel, illegal immigration, Democrat Party racket on: July 20, 2014, 11:43:23 AM
I don't believe most illegals are coming here just because of the reason they are escaping drug gangs but....

What a racket for the drug cartels!   Obviously all these people are not storming through Mexico without the help of drug cartels.  

Think of it.  They terrorize people in their countries then turn around and offer them asylum in the US, take 5 grand or God knows how much, then ship them up and dump them in the US while raping them along the way, enlisting some into their gangs, selling some of them, making some foot soldiers, maybe some work as drug mules and think of the money they make.  

What is $5,000 times just 100,000?   It comes to 500,000,000!!!!

And the Democrat party is complicit in this for the cynical reason of more Democrat votes.  

How *f" disgusting this all is.

We are funding drug cartels.   I mean we are already doing most of it already with all the *F* drug dealers and users in the US.

You're mistaken about that. When someone enters Mexico illegally and we're out on patrol, they have a dread fear of talking to anyone.

The cartels might be making some money off of them at the northern border (and they are), but the robberies, rapes, kidnappings, selling of body organs, and murders of people who don't even exist on paper, make a target for the cartels that's just too good to pass up.

I've been out on patrol and had them run in fear of what I or others would do, and we wanted nothing other than to talk to them.

The cartel knows who they are because they stand at intersections washing windows, and are easily picked out due to their appearance and accents, and are then forced to work as assassins for them, almost always meeting a gruesome end.

No... the cartel is not helping them so they can make $3,000 - $5,000, hopefully getting them across the border, so they can then store them 50 to a room, until they can wait for their family members to pay up.

You said "they"· (the cartels) terrorize them in their own country, shipping them up, and that simply isn't what happens. The people that I have seen going north with an intention to cross the border, are from here, some had jobs, and they just decided they wanted to make more.

Other's had no jobs and decided they wanted to eat.

Others from central America? I can't say. They lie so much when we talk to them that it's difficult to figure out what happened, and with the common knowledge of them being raped or being forced to serve in something that will get them killed, it isn't the cartels alluring them with a promise to ferry them across for 5000 dollars that they don't have.

Take a look across the bridge that enters Tijuana... all that dirt you see in the wash, all the crosses posted on the fence on the road to the airport...each one either broke or dead... no... the cartels aren't making their money there. They make it off of drugs and weapons and politicians on both sides of the fence.

5  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Why is this racial? on: July 19, 2014, 06:06:46 PM
He was selling cigarettes so he has to be taken down by 5 officers including one in an MMA choke hold?

Ask the guy where he lives and send him a ticket.   That would have been more reasonable.
We have organized and white collar crime running amuck and this is what law enforcement wastes their time on?

But I don't see why the dirtball Sharpton has to do with this and why this is suddenly racial oppression:


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/staten-island-man-dies-puts-choke-hold-article-1.1871486?utm_content=buffer96a7a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=NYDailyNewsTw

More "heroics" in action...  another example of "freedom." You know what they say about making beds....
6  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Ukraine on: July 17, 2014, 07:41:36 PM
Give him a break, this is his first real job. He's still trying to get oriented.

There are some things however, where you and I are on exactly the same page. My daughter is still in Russia. I'm less than thrilled with his "handling" of this. Another cold war is the last thing any of us need.
7  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Law Enforcement issues and LE in action on: July 17, 2014, 07:38:13 PM
In rural America, police response times can be very long, often more than an hour, especially for a response in force. People do and have always been their own first responders out here.

True. I just think they should have access to grenade launchers and fully automatic weapons, all that fun stuff. I love it. It's great.

It would be nice to play a game of online chess with you sometime if you're up to it.

You can even go first.
8  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Ukraine on: July 17, 2014, 07:36:00 PM
I've said it before, I'll say it again, and damn the consequences. You go electing a Detroit style politician, you're going to get Detroit style results.
9  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Law Enforcement issues and LE in action on: July 17, 2014, 07:29:36 PM
Sure, law enforcement in the US is a lot safer than other places. Yes, there are a lot of empty uniforms that can slide by because of that, but there are plenty of warriors in the ranks. Lots of young guys on the job who spent their late teens/early 20's getting sand in their boots in much less safe environments.

Agreed on both accounts. I am just the type that thinks every one should be doing it for themselves...nothing more, nothing less. I'm glad that we're both still around to discuss this. It's nice to hear from you.   cool
10  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Law Enforcement issues and LE in action on: July 17, 2014, 07:25:13 PM
The cartels don't do that here because they can't get away with it here. Even in Phoenix, they prey only on criminals. There is a reason for that.

If they get brave enough to try, they will get a reminder about the American talent for organized violence.

I'm game. I have long been against writing legislation to protect the stupid, or liberal non hackers.

Got in a fist fight with some Nation of Islam guys once... a long time ago in my past. Afterwards, there was a general understanding of sorts. They told me something that I'll never forget, and for as much as I don't like them, truth is truth; "self reliance." It's served me well. Everyone should adopt that.

Peace. My quarrel is not with you.
11  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Law Enforcement issues and LE in action on: July 17, 2014, 07:17:39 PM
Ps GM... I'm still alive in one of the most evil countries on the planet, doing this.. Not bragging. Just saying I might have a clue as to what I'm talking about. Not saying you don't. Simply saying there is more than one way to look at it, without necessarily being a "criminal."

Some people really don't need you... something police in general are loathe to admit. They'd have to turn in their hero status, and sorry, I'm fresh out of hero status to give.

Where's that picture of the fat, Black, female deputy eating the turkey leg when I need it?
12  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Law Enforcement issues and LE in action on: July 17, 2014, 07:13:36 PM
In my neck of the woods, a good portion of the population is quite well armed and grew up shooting and is quite supportive of the sheriff who has a very competent SWAT team and an MRAP.  The left coast invaders snivel about the MRAP and the guns that the local population owns.

I'd put both the country boys in law enforcement and the general population around here against sicarios anytime.  The Japanese were said to be concerned about "a rifle behind every blade of grass" on the US mainland during WWII. That description still applies here.

I'm not going to turn this into a pissing contest. You guys have it easy up there. I'm wondering how many police would fold the second someone was cutting off their wife's fingers over the phone? It's a fair question. You guys don't deal with that type of thing at all, don't act like you do...because Hurricane Katrina showed just where some people's hearts are at.... "I'm da protecta!!!" Please.

My point is that this is something that every human should be doing for themselves. We all saw how well Stockton turned out today. I wonder how much that flubber is going to cost? L.A...and newspaper ladies... SWAT? My a..
13  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Law Enforcement issues and LE in action on: July 17, 2014, 06:46:42 PM
In the other thread, you mentioned masses of armed and trained bad guys. Some dissonance with this position?

Not at all. Any seeming conflict I may have is almost certainly derived from who I think should be defending whom.

Some people favor a strong law enforcement presence (which equates to a government with laws that we already know don't work and only affect people that follow those laws - that are far from being free), OR.... to the second amendment's point, "shall not be infringed," at all, ever, regardless of what anyone thinks about it, in order to protect everyone from overzealous "sheep dogs."

You know, I have to laugh every time I see an overweight, lower IQ, out of shape, "protector" that I am completely certain I am more competent than, telling me that I need to surrender my body armor and get his permission to carry, so he can "protect" me. That's probably the dissonance you speak of.
14  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Law Enforcement issues and LE in action on: July 17, 2014, 03:42:23 PM
What is your definition of a "military" tool?

I'd start with an MRAP and work down from there. Then again, I'm not big on inter- agency cooperation, police helicopters, DHS, and NDAA. Smells too much like Nazi Germany or the Russia, one of which, I've lived in.
15  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Dealing with Evil on: July 17, 2014, 02:54:13 PM
Fight the good fight GM, stay safe.
16  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Dealing with Evil on: July 17, 2014, 02:52:06 PM
The cartels are much more careful and quiet operating in el norte. Why?

Because they haven't bought your politicians yet. It isn't because they're afraid. With all the liberal trash you have floating around up there, how long do you think it is until that happens? Obama... not even an American. I worry for all of us.
17  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Dealing with Evil on: July 17, 2014, 02:50:42 PM
One other thing, before I am written off as just being a jerk.

You've got a lot longer in this than I do, though our experiences are a bit different, you more brains and investigative, mine more as an operator; I have to ask, (and I'm bringing this up as an honest question), do you find that you've lost your fear of sidearms if you're armed with a longarm? I know that I have. In fact, I don't even like carrying my Glock 17 because it's just a waste of time, especially against vests. I'd rather carry my FAL and 7.62x51, and not worry about sidearms or vests on the other guys.

I'm asking that, because is society, as a whole, really ready to deal with that type of evil? I don't think it is, and while I seem the way I do, in my heart, I root for good and freedom, not control (by "good" or bad), but freedom.

I think it is a pertinent question every person, military, leo, or other should be asking themselves, and what I have written above, it'll come to pass in the next ten years, and I think we should be ready for it. SWAT, (which almost all of our leo's here are), doesn't cut it, especially when confronted with a convoy of 50 trucks of people that are all about evil and have been trained.


Society needs to be responsible for themselves, or..... evil wins. It just does.
18  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Dealing with Evil on: July 17, 2014, 02:35:00 PM
It was last tried in large numbers in the 60s/70s. It was the start of SWAT.

Thanks for the chuckle. They sound bullet and rocket proof. I know we aren't here in Mexico, but then, the US is so much more adept than we are here, probably due to the huge amount of practice you guys get up there.
19  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Dealing with Evil on: July 17, 2014, 01:32:34 PM
Police officer executed in New Jersey, others being killed more than one at a time in Alaska, Vegas, Canada... and today, a bank robbery in Stockton where they threw two human shields thrown from the get-away vehicle, and the third shield shot and killed by the police in a shoot out with the robbers, the Bloods declaring war on the police, and most of that just in the last week.

I wonder how soon it is until the criminals in the United States figure out how to unite, and wage war simultaneously against authority and use military and torture tactics that more evolved criminals use in other countries, especially against soft targets? It's only a matter of time.
20  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The War on Drugs on: March 05, 2014, 06:34:00 PM
I'm wondering what happens when the US starts having cartel style violence happen on the scale that it does here, you know, where daughter's fingers start getting cut off while they're on the phone with you...

I'm just saying, law enforcement doesn't stop anything, especiall once the criminals figure out that there are just better ways to keep law enforcement officers in line, longarms, soft targets, etc. It's all a charade.

The thing that I would worry about, is fixing the economy. That is the ony thing that keeps crime in check. I've found out all about it living and working here. It certainly isn't "The LAW:"  afro

We may just find out. However, there is nothing new about badguys targeting cops. There were old school responses to such things that established lines that were respected. Borders can be crossed both ways.

Indeed. It's all about who has the most to lose, wins. That, or the most brutal. Most people don't belong in law enforcement. Not really. Especially when they aren't targeting cops, but their families. The economy is key... give everyone a chance to win... at least a chance, and I hate Obama...not saying to give it away, but at least make it possible. I don't know though...economics aren't my thing. I <3 my FAL.
21  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Dog Brothers Tribe on: March 05, 2014, 06:33:23 PM
Congrats on all the ascensions.
22  DBMA Espanol / Espanol Discussion / Re: Mexico on: March 05, 2014, 06:29:15 PM
That, or arresting one of my own partners for working as an assassin in the cartel.  It all goes on. I get a sense of not fearing anything anymore, because you know, you're already dead and no one, not even the law is untouchable, and well.. life is cheap. GM.... I'm still not dead.
23  DBMA Espanol / Espanol Discussion / Re: Mexico on: March 05, 2014, 06:27:04 PM
Gnarliest thing I've seen yet... a 13 year old kid working as an assassin for the cartel, caved the guy's head in with a hammer, took out his brains, and filled it with chopped tomatoes. Nothing surprises me anymore.
24  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The War on Drugs on: March 05, 2014, 06:24:35 PM
I'm wondering what happens when the US starts having cartel style violence happen on the scale that it does here, you know, where daughter's fingers start getting cut off while they're on the phone with you...

I'm just saying, law enforcement doesn't stop anything, especiall once the criminals figure out that there are just better ways to keep law enforcement officers in line, longarms, soft targets, etc. It's all a charade.

The thing that I would worry about, is fixing the economy. That is the ony thing that keeps crime in check. I've found out all about it living and working here. It certainly isn't "The LAW:"  afro
25  DBMA Espanol / Espanol Discussion / Re: Mexico on: October 29, 2013, 04:04:01 PM
Interesting. I think we were talking about this a couple of years ago. Looking into it.
26  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / New Muslim Children's Game on: September 27, 2013, 04:08:42 PM
I came across this tidbit today. It's nice to see the children being taught tolerance over there.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=118_1380116591
27  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Transfer from Dealing with Evil on: September 27, 2013, 04:02:50 PM
   
Re: Evil in Connecticut and elsewhere
« Reply #89 on: September 26, 2013, 08:15:06 PM »
   
Quote from: G M on February 11, 2013, 02:41:20 PM
In Mexico, Dorner would be a typical officer, yes?


Despite millions in U.S. aid, police corruption plagues Mexico

Mexico’s plague of police corruption
Despite millions in U.S. aid, forces continue to be outgunned, overwhelmed — and often purchased outright — by gangsters

DUDLEY ALTHAUS
, HOUSTON CHRONICLE | October 18, 2010

Federal police officers stand in formation in June while drug-dealing suspects are presented to the media in Mexico City. The officers' faces are covered to protect their identities. Photo: Eduardo Verdugo, Associated Press

MEXICO CITY — City cops killing their own mayors; state jailers helping inmates escape; federal agents mutinying against corrupt commanders; outgunned officers cut down in ambushes or assassinated because they work for gangster rivals.

Always precariously frayed, Mexico's thin blue line seems ready to snap.

Six prison guards were killed Wednesday as they left their night shift in Chihuahua City, 200 miles south of El Paso. On Tuesday, the head of a police commander supposedly investigating the death of an American on the Texas border was packed into a suitcase and sent to a local army base.

Mexicans justifiably have long considered their police suspect. But today many of those wearing the badge are even more brazenly bad: either unwilling or unable to squelch the lawless terror that's claimed nearly 30,000 lives in less than four years.

State and local forces, which employ 90 percent of Mexico's 430,000 officers, find themselves outgunned, overwhelmed and often purchased outright by gangsters.

Despite some dramatic improvements — aided by U.S. dollars and training under the $1.6 billion Merida Initiative — Mexico's 32,000 federal police remain spread thin and hobbled by graft. And many in Mexico consider the American investment little help so far against the bloody tide wrought by drug gangs.


Grasping for a cure, President Felipe Calderon and other officials are pushing to unify Mexico's nearly 2,000 municipal police under 32 state agencies that they insist can better withstand the criminals' volleys of bullets and cash.

"The tentacles of organized crime have touched everyone," said Ignacio Manjarrez, who oversees public security issues for a powerful business association in Chihuahua, the state bordering West Texas that has become Mexico's most violent. "There are some who are loyal to their uniform and others who will take money from anyone and everyone.

"We let it into our society. Now we are paying the consequences."

Many actions, few results

Across Mexico, local, state and federal police forces have been purged, then purged again. Veteran officers and recruits alike undergo polygraphs, drug tests and background checks. A national database has been set up to ensure that those flushed from one force don't resurface in another.

Still the plague persists.

One of the surest signals that rivals are going to war over a community or smuggling routes are the dumped corpses of cops who start turning up dead. Many, if not most, of the officers are targeted because they work for one gang or the other.

Scores of federal officers rebelled this summer, accusing their commanders of extortion in Ciudad Juarez, the murderous border city that Calderon pledged to pacify. As a result, Mexican officials fired a tenth of the federal police force.

The warden and some guards at a Durango state prison were arrested in July after a policeman confessed in a taped gangland interrogation that they aided an imprisoned crime boss's nightly release so he could kill his enemies.

Another prison warden and scores of guards were detained in August following the breakout of 85 gangsters in Reynosa, on the Rio Grande near McAllen.

On Friday, the governor of Tamaulipas state, which borders South Texas, ordered the purging of the police force in the important port city of Tampico. Gov. Eugenio Hernandez said he took the action following officers' apparent participation in this week's brief abduction of five university students in the city.

$100 million a month

Mexico's top federal policeman, Genaro Garcia Luna, has estimated gangsters pass out some $100 million each month to local and state cops on the take.

"There really is no internal capacity or appetite to try to get their arms around corruption," said a former U.S. official with intimate knowledge of Mexico's security forces. "Anyone who sticks their head up, wanting to make a change, is eliminated."

Edelmiro Cavazos, mayor of Santiago, a picturesque Monterrey suburb, had vowed after taking office to clean up its police force, which many believe is controlled by the gangster band known as the Zetas.

He barely got the chance to try.

Killers came for him in August, arriving at his home on five trucks, a surveillance tape showing their headlights slicing the night like knives as his own police bodyguard waved them in.

A workman found Cavazos' blindfolded and bound body a few days later, tortured, shot three times and dumped like rubbish along a highway outside Santiago.

The bodyguard and six other officers from Santiago's police force are among those accused in the killing.

"They considered him an obstacle," the Nuevo Leon state attorney general said.

Following Cavazos' slaying and that of 600 others in the Monterrey area this year, Nuevo Leon Gov. Rodrigo Medina proposed bringing municipal police forces under unified state command.

"We have to act as a common front," Medina told reporters. "If we are divided in isolated forces and we have a united organized crime against us and society, we aren't going to be able to articulate the forceful response we need."

New command structure

The tiny western state of Aguascalientes created a unified police command this week. And Calderon won support for the plan Tuesday from 10 newly elected governors.

"Having institutions that enjoy the full confidence of the public can't be put off," Calderon told the new governors. "The single police command is a crucial element in achieving the peace and tranquility that Mexicans deserve."

Although small training programs for state and local forces exist, American dollars by way of the $1.6 billion Merida Initiative until now have been aimed mostly at Mexico's federal police.

Intelligence gathering and sharing has been enhanced and computer systems upgraded. U.S. and other foreign experts have given extensive training to a third of the federal force, officials say, with another 10,000 Mexican officers attending workshops.

"Beyond the money, the Merida plan put information and technology at the disposal of the Mexican government," said Manlio Fabio Beltrones, president of Mexico's senate, whose Institutional Revolutionary Party is widely favored to reclaim the presidency in 2012.

Its critics argue that the U.S. aid has failed to curtail the violence, leaving communities and local police forces at the mercy of gangsters.

Javier Aguayo y Camargo, a retired army general who was replaced as Chihuahua City's police chief this month, said no one has "figured out how to make the reforms work."

"The resources of Merida remain at the federal level," Aguayo y Carmargo said. "We haven't felt any of it. They need to support the states and municipalities."

Gangs reverse gains

Chihuahua City, capital of the state bordering West Texas, underscores just how quickly the drug wars have overpowered even the best attempts to strengthen local police.

Under a succession of mayors since the late 1990s, the city's police steadily improved. Hiring standards were raised, record keeping improved, arrest and booking processes overhauled. A citizen's oversight committee was set up with significant influence within the department.

Three years ago, the 1,100-officer force became the first in Mexico to be accredited by CALEA, a U.S.-based law enforcement association that rigorously evaluates police administrative standards. Only a handful of other Mexican cities have since won accreditation.

Then Mexico's gangland wars arrived in 2008.

The city of 800,000 has been racked this year by an average of four killings daily, according to a recent study by El Heraldo, the leading local newspaper, about 30 times more than a few years ago. It now ranks as Mexico's third most murderous city, behind Ciudad Juarez and Culiacan, capital of the gangster-infested state of Sinaloa, federal officials say.

Scores of city police officers have been fired for suspected corruption. More than two dozen others have been killed, either gunned down in street battles or assassinated by gangsters.

"If with all this equipment and training they are overwhelmed by the criminals, what happens in other places?" said Manjarrez, the businessman who monitors public security matters in Chihuahua. "As prepared as we were, we never saw this tsunami coming."

dudley.althaus@chron.com


Dude... It would be wonderful if just once, someone that has actually worked here, for the Mexican government, wrote one of these things. Is there corruption? In a word, yes, but then how many go to work, doing the right thing, knowing that their own partners may kidnap, torture, and kill them and their families. Want to talk about Dorner, you go right ahead, but keep it in your country because the last I checked, none of the law enforcement up there has to go to work daily with what I just listed above. We have the best and worst of both. Try a little respect.
28  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: A newbies first Gathering on: September 26, 2013, 08:16:38 PM
I haven't been able to make it in a while, but I wanted to say that the fotos and turnout seemed very cool from afar. Congratulations to all that participated and to the new additions to the tribe.
29  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Political Rants & interesting thought pieces on: June 26, 2013, 12:07:22 AM
No disagreement there at all.
I like a lot of the things I'm learning here, like how criminals should be treated. What I don't understand is why we don't treat politicians that are criminals in the same manner (they do in some other countries), leaving the power vacuum to be filled by those that actually have integrity.
I'm dead sure many on this site know what discipline and accountability are. Not quite certain why there is a complete absence of it on Capitol Hill. No longer my business I suppose, but enjoy staying somewhat in contact. Good to read your stuff GM. I enjoy it. Thank you.
30  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Political Rants & interesting thought pieces on: June 25, 2013, 11:57:03 PM
I have to wonder where the United States would be if it weren't busy doing warrantless wiretapping (under Bush, even with wide leniency by the FISA court in terms of obtaining warrants after the fact - they still didn't bother), spying on it's own citizens, or actually staying out of countries where they obviously aren't welcome, ceasing the role of world super cop. I wonder what that would look like.
31  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Mexico-US matters on: June 16, 2013, 11:27:45 PM
It is true the the tourism economy is desperately needed. In some states here, they wouldn't survive without it. I couldn't agree more.
32  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: American woman freed on: June 01, 2013, 11:04:25 PM
Good description of many dangerous scams against tourists going on

http://enews.earthlink.net/article/top?guid=20130531/95eb81ae-058b-4d8e-84ba-9217046046df

Crossing the border, especially to play tourista is a very bad idea.

Tourists and outsiders aren't necessarily welcome here. This place has already been Americanized enough. Go enjoy China or some other laid back place.
33  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: May 28, 2013, 10:15:39 PM
I would like to thank everyone for the many things I have learned here, good and bad. I don't know if I will be fighting in gatherings anymore, but I want to say that many here have propelled me to the career that I am in now, one which many have no experience in. I am completely grateful for those of you that helped me make it.
DDF
34  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The war on the rule of law on: May 28, 2013, 10:10:17 PM
The rule of law is for people that are afraid to die. "Give me liberty or give me death." A far cry from today's coffee shop patriots that sit around discussing politics and policy as though they have something in common with the founding fathers.
Mostly, people in the world have lost their balls. They've fallen right off or been traded for the promise of a larger television and an annual 5% raise.
Therein lies the war on the rule of law.  afro
35  DBMA Espanol / Espanol Discussion / Last night on: April 18, 2013, 06:45:44 PM
Some guy took a video, this is what passerbuyers saw this morning. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=174640659358484&set=vb.100004376533846&type=2&theater
36  DBMA Espanol / Espanol Discussion / Re: Guatamalan gunmen join Mexican turf war on: February 28, 2013, 12:41:24 AM

Lots and lots of activity and death in the last two days, specifically in regard to what you just posted.
37  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Charles Krauthammer on: February 23, 2013, 08:46:54 PM
"Let the president have the authority."  - CK

Said in regard to the president being able to pass money from one government entity to another, basically overriding any congressional oversight that existed in regards to budgets that had been passed, all in an effort to grant Obama the ability to funnel funds to keep whatever agencies that Obama deems "important," up and operating.

38  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / An Upright Muslim Kills Himself with an RPG on: February 23, 2013, 06:29:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6MEsT3l1nw

Good thing he spent all that time cleaning it previously. Wouldn't want to leave one's weapon in a state of disrepair.
39  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: America's Inner City; Urban Issues on: February 23, 2013, 06:05:28 PM
Detroit is an excellent place to buy property.
40  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Race, religion, ethnic origin, LGBT, & "discrimination" on: February 15, 2013, 09:43:57 PM
I've said it before and I will say it again, multiculturalism has never worked.

In every instance in history, societies that have been multicultural, have at one point or another led to either the death of the weaker groups, the group's expulsion, or assimilation (through being bred into), the stronger group.

Nature dictates that there is no such thing as getting along. It doesn't mean that people are basically racist or hate each other. It just means that people intuitively seek to protect their subset.

Darwin and others were right.
41  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Citizens defend themselves/others. on: February 14, 2013, 10:40:27 PM

What the hell? Is this one of the same people that shout that people that voted for the Tea Party should die?

Thanks for the laugh.
42  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: We the Well-armed People (Gun rights stuff ) on: February 14, 2013, 08:51:05 PM
I wonder how far off the US is to seizing factories that "stop selling firearms to all New York law enforcement and government agencies," or other states that oppose civilian firearm ownership.

Maybe that is why Obama is signing executive orders at warp speed.
43  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Homeland Security, Border Protection, and American Freedom on: February 13, 2013, 03:38:56 AM
I can only smile.

"Some people just want to see the world burn."

But not for the reason one may think; sometimes it's better than what has been going on.

Sometimes one just needs to start from scratch.
44  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: February 12, 2013, 12:42:41 AM
Grateful for GM playing me a James Bond video when poking fun at me two years ago, and for people that talk behind other people's backs.  I'm still not cool. afro
45  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: 2013 Dog Brothers Tribal Gathering of the Pack on: February 11, 2013, 12:21:31 AM
I haven't fought in a while. Then again, I've never been much good at it. Hope I can make it.
46  DBMA Espanol / Espanol Discussion / Re: WSJ: Mexico's masked vigilantes defy drug gangs on: February 11, 2013, 12:19:04 AM

AYUTLA, Mexico—Masked men, rifles slung over their shoulders, stand guard on a lonely rural road, checking IDs and questioning travelers. They wear no uniforms, flash no badges, but they are the law here now.

A dozen villages in the area have risen up in armed revolt against local drug traffickers that have terrorized the region and a government that residents say is incapable of protecting them from organized crime.

 
Ranchers in Tecoanapa, near Ayutla, voted Sunday in favor of having local militiamen provide security.
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The villages in the hilly southern Mexican state of Guerrero now forbid the Mexican army and state and federal police from entering. Ragtag militias carrying a motley arsenal of machetes, old hunting rifles and the occasional AR-15 semiautomatic rifle control the towns. Strangers aren't allowed entry. There is a 10 p.m. curfew. More than 50 prisoners, accused of being in drug gangs, sit in makeshift jails. Their fates hinge on public trials that began Thursday when the accused were arraigned before villagers, who will act as judge and jury.
This has always been the only way law enforcement works effectively. Otherwise corruption exists and you can bet the locals know exactly what is going on and are there when things are actually happening. Police as a whole should cease to exist. They just aren't the best way. People being responsible for themselves is the best way.
This
47  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Evil in Connecticut and elsewhere on: February 11, 2013, 12:10:29 AM
Yes. See Graham v. Connor.

Since you're so smart.... "Graham's argument that it was error to require him to prove that the allegedly excessive force was applied maliciously and sadistically to cause harm, and holding that a reasonable jury applying the Johnson v. Glick test to his evidence could not find that the force applied was constitutionally excessive."

Do you mind explaining for those of us that aren't quite as bright as you are, what isn't "constitutionally excessive" about having 60+ rounds fired at you when you are working and minding your own business?

Enquiring minds want to know cartel boy.

48  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Evil in Connecticut and elsewhere on: February 11, 2013, 12:02:36 AM
Yes Guro....if it isn't attempted murder and bad marksmanship... I don't know what is.

GM.... seriously? Your position on this one is indefensable. You're way out of line on both accounts.
49  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Evil in Connecticut and elsewhere on: February 10, 2013, 01:12:58 AM
Well, not everyone can measure up to the high standards of Mexican law enforcement.

Maybe it is the amount of practice that we get. I am certain when we put thirty rounds downrange, we score more than two hits, especially against unarmed targets, if we were to shoot at unarmed targets... then again, that's kind of my question. Why would you? They have a problem identifying who it is they actually are shooting at before taking the safety off of their weapon, drawing a bead, and engaging? I particularly like how they said that was an accident. They should be up on attempted murder charges in all three shootings.
50  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Dorner on: February 09, 2013, 09:35:31 PM

I have been busy in Mexico. Very busy. I can actually say the same of anyone that has been subjected to years in the law enforcement environment. A good example of that would be the two unarmed women that were not threatening anyone and were fired upon repeatedly by the police. Last time I checked, it is our job to arrest people, not execute them. Maybe I missed the memo.
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