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What more can I tell my 25 year old son to keep him from traveling to Mexico ?
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Posted on 10/02/2012 6:15:23 AM PDT by George from New England

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1 posted on 10/02/2012 6:15:27 AM PDT by George from New England
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To: George from New England

Take him to a local funeral parlor to pick out a coffin.


2 posted on 10/02/2012 6:17:03 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: George from New England

Dumb and ill-advised.


3 posted on 10/02/2012 6:18:03 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: George from New England

Make sure he has a will and that all his affairs are in order. Make note of all scars, tattoos and other identifying marks. Get a picture right before he plans to leave.


4 posted on 10/02/2012 6:19:49 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: George from New England

If he’s putting his $$ in a Mexican bank he can kiss it goodbye. This is from experience. Put it in there and see how much chance you have of getting it out. Endless delays, endless forms to be filled out -— you never fill them out correctly -— they tell you that’s the wrong bank account number,the compuer is down, they don’t understand this new program on the computer, bank manager wants bribes, you only get back a half or a fourth while they say they are waiting for somebody to fix the computer-— he will spend all his days in the bank lobby waiting until he is an old, old man.


5 posted on 10/02/2012 6:20:03 AM PDT by squarebarb ( Fairy tales are basically true.)
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To: George from New England

Funny - a guy on my senior hockey team is facing the same thing!

Of course, we are very close to Canada, so he can go to the casinos there to play. Has your son looked into Canada? It’s not ideal, but its better than Mexico.


6 posted on 10/02/2012 6:20:38 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: George from New England

Step 1: On November 6, vote the Kenyan Interloper and his gang of thugs out of office.

Step 2: Try a Caribbean island instead. I hear there are some real nice places down there that are just as cheap as Mexico and a WHOLE lot safer.


7 posted on 10/02/2012 6:21:36 AM PDT by ssaftler (With apologies to Gene Kranz: "Obama is not an option")
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To: George from New England

If me must go to Mexico to play the game, why not Ensanada or some nicer place. What about Canada? I am sure there are other places that have not been banned by Holder.


8 posted on 10/02/2012 6:21:39 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: George from New England

He can gamble legally in this country. Introduce him to futures trading and stock day trading.


9 posted on 10/02/2012 6:22:12 AM PDT by wrench
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To: George from New England

hmmm, so your telling me that making something illegal does not stop it. Strange...


10 posted on 10/02/2012 6:22:43 AM PDT by vet7279
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To: George from New England

Can you somehow impress upon the lad that simply dedicating so much of his time and treasure to playing poker (on or off line) is in itself a debilitating and bottomless black hole devouring all he has to spend while on the face of this planet?

Poker is the prime example of a zero-sum game. For someone to win, somebody else has to lose, and this only excites the most base emotions a human being can experience, up to and including kicking over the poker table and gunning down all the other participants. Especially after the guy across the table has been gloating about taking all your chips.


11 posted on 10/02/2012 6:24:17 AM PDT by alloysteel ("You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity".)
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To: George from New England

Take out a hefty life insurance policy on him.....


12 posted on 10/02/2012 6:24:17 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: ssaftler

“Step 1: On November 6, vote the Kenyan Interloper and his gang of thugs out of office.”

My son’s take is that the Republicans were going to shutdown the online playing anyway.

I know he won’t vote Obama but he has no hope either way.


13 posted on 10/02/2012 6:25:49 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: ssaftler
Step 1: On November 6, vote the Kenyan Interloper and his gang of thugs out of office.

Are you aware that Mitt's big money man lobbies against online gambling?
14 posted on 10/02/2012 6:26:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: George from New England
Sometime this past year a freeper started a vanity thread about either someone he knew or a friend of a friend who decided to leave Texas and seek out a dentist in Mexico to have some extensive dental work done that he figured would save him a lot of money. The FReeper claimed the guy wasn't heard from since........

Anybody recall that thread?

15 posted on 10/02/2012 6:28:46 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: George from New England; mickie; flaglady47
"What more can I tell my 25 year-old son.........?

Tell him you're cutting him out of your will in one month.

Then mail him a copy of this thread.

Leni

16 posted on 10/02/2012 6:28:58 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: George from New England

Tell him that stupidity has a cure.... It’s called death..
Give him a large hefty bag with his name and return address on it and make sure to have him tell someone to collect all the pieces and put them in the bag before sending it back home...


17 posted on 10/02/2012 6:29:21 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: George from New England

Tell him to get a real job that produces something of value.


18 posted on 10/02/2012 6:29:50 AM PDT by Sawdring
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To: George from New England

You can’t do anything but pray a covering of protection over him. Think about it.... He plays poker! His risk aversion level has been tested and has been superseded. He makes calculated risk decisions thousands of times a day with every hand he plays. You have to remember that how he chooses to or not to do something is completely different than how you assess it. You will not be able to convince him other wise. I think the other freeper that said he will not be able to remove his money has an excellent point. I would ask him to begin to move his money out of mexico and see if he has problems doing it. It may wake him up that what he has may not be recoverable. He can understand that... not a ethereal safety issue .


19 posted on 10/02/2012 6:31:15 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: George from New England

Unfortunately, if he wants to push all in with “deuce seven off” that is his choice.


20 posted on 10/02/2012 6:31:32 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: George from New England
Why don't you simply advise him to go to Vegas, Atlantic City, or any number of locales here in the US, where gambling is legal? He's playing an extremely high-stakes game, going back and forth across the Mexican border. The number one rule in gambling, is surely "live to play another day."

Appeal to his sense of risk and describe in realistic terms, the odds of him losing his life.

21 posted on 10/02/2012 6:32:35 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: George from New England
He can play poker in any casino in the US, and there are lots of them. He can also go to Canada if he must play on line.

I would hope he can find a better way to make money soon, sounds like a literal dead end if he goes to Mexico.

22 posted on 10/02/2012 6:33:55 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: MinuteGal
A business pal of mine has a condo in Puerto Vallarta and claims it's safe. When ever he goes down for a week, he buys a couple hundred dollars in travelers checks and keeps an eye peeled.

Somehow, I don't think I'd be very relaxed in this environment.

23 posted on 10/02/2012 6:34:05 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: George from New England

Why in the world would he go to Mexico if he lives in Florida? Why wouldn’t he just go to the Bahamas, 85 miles away?


24 posted on 10/02/2012 6:34:36 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: George from New England

I think a lot of the FReepers suggestions are very intelligent. May I say that I would use GUILT. Okay, maybe it only works for Moms but do this: say, “if something happens to you, it will kill your Mother” or “I have never asked your for anything after raising you with love and commitment but I am going to ask you not to go to Mexico.. even if you don’t agree, do it for me”. Not sure of your financial status but maybe if you offer a few bucks to go to Canada.. he will see you are serious. When all else fails.. cry. Perhaps I am giving away too many Mom secrets but crying (even faked) will bring him around to see how worried and distressed you really are. Good luck, George.


25 posted on 10/02/2012 6:35:01 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: George from New England

Take out a term life insurance policy on him, make sure the U.S. embassy has his picture and learn a bit of Spanish.

At 25 the only useful teacher is severe pain.


26 posted on 10/02/2012 6:35:45 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: George from New England
You really don't want to hear what I think.

You really don't.

So, I'll just offer The Ultimate Solution For Everything:

"PUPPY!"

27 posted on 10/02/2012 6:37:08 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: George from New England

http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2012/08/canton-ministers-wife-abducted-held-for-ransom-in-mexico.html/

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/05/14/mexico-4-headless-bodies-is-third-massacre-in-ten-days-in-triangle-death/

Hand over pay or else:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/26/world/americas/mexican-teachers-push-back-against-gangs-extortion-attempts.html?pagewanted=all


28 posted on 10/02/2012 6:40:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: George from New England

1. If I were moving anywhere to play online poker I’d go to Costa Rica. Much safer than Mexico, cheap, lots of American expats, beautiful, poker-friendly. Lots of the online poker sites are based there.

2. He could move to a place in the US where poker is legal and play in casinos or poker rooms. Vegas is one option but not the only one. I would think this would be a lot better than moving to drug territory in northern Mexico.

3. Poker is a fine hobby but as a career it’s not the most stable or good for long-term well-being. I think banning it online (or in real life) is stupid, but that’s not likely to change under a Romney administration. Maybe this is a good time for him to reevaluate his long term plans and make a career change.


29 posted on 10/02/2012 6:40:24 AM PDT by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: George from New England
Tell him Costa Rica is much nicer, and a whole lot safer. Or any of many Carribean islands.
30 posted on 10/02/2012 6:40:55 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: George from New England
If your kid already knows the reason for the low hotel rates and has included that point in his reasoning, then he is foolish.

There is no rule of law in Mexico and Americans are considered deserving of punishment for being Americans. It is likely he will never see any money from Mexico, just a lengthy prison sentence unless he can persuade you to send money to pay his large "fine".

You can let him know you won't do that.

Finally, you can let him know that should he ever get out of Mexico, he will likely have serious IRS troubles when he returns, unless he hires an excellent tax lawyer before he goes down there and engages in any financial transactions. The reporting requirements are ridiculously rigorous and viciously enforced. They'll take everything he owns for the slightest oversight.

31 posted on 10/02/2012 6:42:28 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Candid and to the point... spot on....


32 posted on 10/02/2012 6:42:30 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: George from New England
At 25...he knows exactly what he's doing....If it gets messy..so be it.

You...grab your rosary and keep yourself sane.

33 posted on 10/02/2012 6:42:30 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Fresh Wind
" Take him to a local funeral parlor to pick out a coffin. "
Or they will find a way to frame the stupid gringo and trow him into a turd world county jail or prison.... once again, your advise is on the mark.
34 posted on 10/02/2012 6:46:01 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: George from New England
Tell him to come to Canada. Real estate is cheap. He can live here safely and inexpensively and the border is 5 minutes away. Banks are very stable, in fact he can still bank in the US.

It took me less than 30 seconds to clear customs both ways on Sunday. That was exceptional, but nice and I'm sure he can obtain the same documentation that I have.

35 posted on 10/02/2012 6:46:59 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: wrench
Introduce him to futures trading and stock day trading.

I'm fairly certain that's what caused my hypertension. But it's a better way to go than Mexico.

36 posted on 10/02/2012 6:47:16 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: George from New England
,,,,ask him to make out a list of where he wants his belongings to wind up...who gets what and how much?...then have him sign it
37 posted on 10/02/2012 6:47:16 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: George from New England

Rosario, Mexico isn’t that bad compared to North Eastern, Mexico. It is a big fishing port and not really known for drug crime. He could do worse.


38 posted on 10/02/2012 6:48:27 AM PDT by mnehring
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Suggest that he go to Honduras instead. It’s cheaper, safer, and far more pleasant. I have a home on the Caribbean coast, and you can’t beat Honduras for a lovely lifestyle. Personally, i would suggest he grab an apartment in La Ceiba. Nice city. Very laid back. And the government leaves you alone.


39 posted on 10/02/2012 6:50:48 AM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: Fresh Wind
Take him to a local funeral parlor to pick out a coffin.

That image (up close) is worth 10,000 words.

Quiz him on his knowledge of Charles Darwin...he's putting himself in line for a Darwin Award.

My two oldest children are 25 & 23. I feel your pain. They also know when Dad's about to impart some fatherly wisdom...it starts with a completely off-the-wall observation. For example, "have you heard about the latest Darwin Award winner?"

40 posted on 10/02/2012 6:51:01 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: George from New England
I occasionally watch the WSOP on ESPN..seems there were 6000+ in this year's starting field...the overwhemling majority are young..under 30..which begs the question..where are all the older players?

I know...at GA meetings..

41 posted on 10/02/2012 6:51:59 AM PDT by ken5050 (Laura Ingraham:"If the GOP can't beat Obama in this economy; shut down the party!")
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To: George from New England

Let me get this straight. You want advice on keeping your professional gambler son in the US? He’s a gambler/risk taker... let him risk is head for cheap beer and a royal flush.


42 posted on 10/02/2012 6:52:47 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: George from New England
My son’s take is that the Republicans were going to shutdown the online playing anyway.

He's right. In fact, the Republicans did prohibit US players from playing online poker, in 2006. What happened on April 15, 2011 was that the three largest sites that still accepted US players were indicted for money laundering and fraud for taking various actions in order to evade the 2006 law.

The shutdown of online poker in this country is a great example of both parties working together to restrict our freedoms. All it took was (more than) a few million dollars from Las Vegas lobbyists.

43 posted on 10/02/2012 6:53:02 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: George from New England

Tell him that homosexual mexican youts(sic) are waiting in eager anticipation for and TARGETING poker players to set up shop and hand him a jar of vasoline.


44 posted on 10/02/2012 6:53:46 AM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: mnehring

Poster said it’s Rosario, 20 minutes south of Tijuana...but according to Google maps that would be Rosarito, not Rosario.


45 posted on 10/02/2012 6:58:16 AM PDT by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

“He’s right. In fact, the Republicans did prohibit US players from playing online poker, in 2006.”

Are you mistaken ???

Who controlled the house and senate in 2006 ??


46 posted on 10/02/2012 7:00:14 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England
Tell him to stay in Florida and sell drugs.

It's illegal and he'll get killed or arrested but at least you'll be able to identify the body or visit him in prison.

Tell him to get a real job.

47 posted on 10/02/2012 7:00:39 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: deks

Yes, It’s Rosarito. Sorry.


48 posted on 10/02/2012 7:01:06 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England

I’d tell him to locate farther south of the border, more towards Mexico City, some place like Queretaro or Morelia or Xalapa. They’re safe, clean, beautiful colonial cities. Highly recommended.


49 posted on 10/02/2012 7:01:18 AM PDT by Ge0ffrey
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To: George from New England

At 25 he’s a fully grown man....He’s more competent to make decisions in his own life than you are.....

If he doesn’t take your advice then shut up and support him....


50 posted on 10/02/2012 7:06:27 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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