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To: bowzer313
"Can someone explain to me why Mexico and the Mexicans are now, and always have been, so decrepit and backward?"

That question is a separate issue. This has nothing to do with being backward, it has everything to do with being poor. I can recall a friend in the military telling me about his relatives stealing electricity in the Appalachians decades ago. The bottom line is that the poor everywhere manage by doing what ever they have to do if not making a living wage.
16 posted on 01/24/2005 1:41:15 PM PST by oldcomputerguy
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To: oldcomputerguy
This has nothing to do with being backward, it has everything to do with being poor.

Bottom line is that their poverty is the result of a failed culture. Nothing else. 'Nuff said.
21 posted on 01/24/2005 1:47:04 PM PST by broadsword (It was far beyond anything seen here before!)
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To: oldcomputerguy
"I can recall a friend in the military telling me about his relatives stealing electricity in the Appalachians decades ago. The bottom line is that the poor everywhere manage by doing what ever they have to do if not making a living wage."

Yup. My granddad went to prison for a year for making moonshine during prohibition in SE Alabama.

25 posted on 01/24/2005 1:53:45 PM PST by blam
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