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More deaths reported in Tamaulipas (Univ. TX Brownsville closed)
The Brownsville Herald ^ | 11/06/10 | The Brownsville Herald

Posted on 11/07/2010 7:11:20 AM PST by bgill

...one law enforcement officer, speaking on condition that his name not be used, told The Brownsville Herald that the two-day toll “easily” passed 100...

A Texas businesswoman, who was in Matamoros running errands, reported being in the downtown area when a shootout erupted just a block away. The woman reported hearing machine guns and over 20 seconds of continuous grenade explosions... Another woman said that while she was walking near the Pumarejo General Hospital in Matamoros, she saw a truck with armed gunmen collide with an SUV carrying a family. The woman stated that the impact rolled the SUV on its side. She said at least two gunmen got out of their vehicle and fired on the SUV as well as on a military helicopter that was chasing them. The woman said she was also fired upon as she ran for cover but was not struck.

“You would think we were in Iraq or in a movie,” she said. “Everyone was scared, gunfire everywhere, panic and chaos.”

A man who was in the downtown area reported seeing a group of armed men take over a “pecera” — a type of bus — and order the driver to park it in a way that would block the street. As soon as the driver stopped the vehicle, the man heard a single shot. After the gunmen left, the man took a closer look and saw that the driver had been shot in the head.

(Excerpt) Read more at brownsvilleherald.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; drugcartel; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; mexico; texas; wod; wot
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The University of Texas at Brownsville website continues it's warnings and remains closed. UTB/TSC continues to monitor the situation in Mexico. Last year, the campus was again closed because bullets were hitting the campus buildings.

From the campus site - "UTB/TSC Emergency Warning #6: Updates regarding classes on Monday, Nov. 8 will be posted at utb.edu. We encourage the campus community to stay informed. The campus is closed.

http://www.utb.edu/Pages/default.aspx

1 posted on 11/07/2010 7:11:25 AM PST by bgill
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To: bgill

Ah, Mexican narco-terrorists. Just doing the jobs Americans won’t do, right? Well, at least once they’re in the USA, of course.


2 posted on 11/07/2010 7:19:44 AM PST by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: bgill

All this bought to you by the wonderful people of Mexico. The Mexicans. Hard-working, law-abiding, respectful folks. Yup. They’re working on their version of “Hope ‘n’ Change. How dare we racist Yankee gringos have guns which the poor Mexicans just can’t help themselves in not bringing back to their country and drugs and we are racists because we try to keep this madness from spilling over our border. Shame on we Americans. Why wouldn’t anyone want lots of these kooy, crazy fun-loving folks here? Close the damn border now! We can’t help Mexico. Years of sending foreign aid to this pest-hole hasn’t done anything. Mexico is dead. Some one bury it.


3 posted on 11/07/2010 7:24:44 AM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: bgill

If UT Brownsvile has to be closed due to this disruption, Army units need to set up a safe perimeter, whether that extends over into Mexico or not...this is friggin insanity


4 posted on 11/07/2010 7:24:55 AM PST by major-pelham
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To: bgill

And Obama continues to look the other way. Seems to me he should have done a tour of the Texas & Arizona borders before he set out on his luxury tour of India.


5 posted on 11/07/2010 7:26:41 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: bgill
Sources said the Mexican military had surrounded the
headquarters of the Tamaulipas State Police.


I would not find a great deal of comfort if I worked in
those headquarters unless those members of the Mexican military
were Mexican Marine or Navy forces. If they're the Mexican
army, the soldiers are already counting their payoff money,
I fear.
6 posted on 11/07/2010 7:28:31 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: major-pelham

Does this university extend OVER the US/Mexico border?


7 posted on 11/07/2010 7:29:04 AM PST by Mr. K (All our candidates suck! The media SAYS SO!!)
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To: bgill

I don’t think these guys are Robin Hood:

“On Saturday morning, at least a dozen banners, allegedly from the Zetas, were placed in various cities in northern Tamaulipas including Matamoros, San Fernando and Valle Hermoso. The banners mocked the death of Cárdenas Guillén and called his brother an informant.

Leaflets were strewn around Matamoros with a message from the Zetas addressed to the public and to the members of the Gulf Cartel.

The message — which was in Spanish and inserted the letter “z” instead of the correct “s” in many words — stated:

“To the general population and orphaned criminals!!! The group of Loz Zetaz is informing you and giving you the opportunity to join with no hard feelingz. Those who join will be welcomed to the Firm. Those who don’t loze their head and their dezcendants!!! To the general population, we are informing you that thoze who have nothing to fear have nothing to worry about. We have alwayz been here and respected the good people and in the upcoming dayz there will be much more activity. We hope you underztand and let us do our job. Let’z get going. As a matter of fact we are already here.”


8 posted on 11/07/2010 7:29:26 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: bgill

We need to take over land in Mexico militarily to create a buffer zone with the mindset to shoot to kill if necessary.


9 posted on 11/07/2010 7:30:12 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: bgill

Get the effing Army down there NOW to stop the invasion.


10 posted on 11/07/2010 7:33:51 AM PST by nina0113
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To: vladimir998; bgill

>>> Ah, Mexican narco-terrorists. Just doing the jobs Americans won’t do, right?

You mean the jobs Americans can’t do. It’s illegal to sell drugs in the United States, even when there is a hundred billion dollars per year or more in customer demand.


11 posted on 11/07/2010 7:35:28 AM PST by tlb
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To: McLynnan
And Obama continues to look the other way

...further down in the article, Mexico President Calderon claims to have received a call from Obama congratulating him on a successful operation. You can rest easy...Obama's on the job...

12 posted on 11/07/2010 7:35:54 AM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: jmacusa

>>> All this bought to you by the wonderful people of Mexico.

All this brought to you by the wonderful people of the United States, who demand and pay for the product the Mexican capitalists cheerfully provide.


13 posted on 11/07/2010 7:37:00 AM PST by tlb
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To: McLynnan
And Obama continues to look the other way.

As does Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Why doesn't he order Texas National Guard troops to secure the border?

14 posted on 11/07/2010 7:40:15 AM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: tlb
All this brought to you by the wonderful people of the United States, who demand and pay for the product the Mexican capitalists cheerfully provide.

Spot on. No demand...no problem.

15 posted on 11/07/2010 7:41:04 AM PST by stboz
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To: ghost of nixon

I feel so much better knowing The Big O is full of congratulations on this. No mention of any concern for Texans who are locked up in their homes on the other side of the river is there? When a campus is closed because the students aren’t safe from bullets flying over the border it is beyond time to stop the insanity. Now that the election is over let’s see if Governor Perry is all talk, or is he going to demand Washington protect our border?


17 posted on 11/07/2010 7:41:23 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: bgill

where is a Obama in all of this?


18 posted on 11/07/2010 7:41:44 AM PST by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: bgill

Awwwwww.. COME ON now... Get Real!

If Mexico had Arabian Oil, it would just be called Southern Texas. Unfortunately for them, they have nothing to offer except (wink-wink) cheap labor.

Elected officials look the other way? Naw, their hands are tied! It’s not their fault! The world is more “complex” now, our needs have changed!

Global agencies set the tone now and they have “convinced” OUR elected officials that they have OUR best interests in mind, save the constitution.

I just thank G-d that MY kids schools are open tomorrow, MY Wal-Mart is open, MY gas station is open, and I have a little cash for McDonalds and a Hollywood Movie!

Gee, everything is fine here in Texas! Forget about Sancho; let’s send more money to United Islamic States.


19 posted on 11/07/2010 7:41:50 AM PST by foldspace (Barak Obama is still not a criminal...)
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To: bgill
“Everyone was scared, gunfire everywhere, panic and chaos.”

Coming soon to Oklahoma--Kansas--North Carolina--West Virginia--Massachusetts--New Hampshire--Wisconsin--Montana--Oregon--and (are you ready?) CALIFORNIA!

WAKE UP, AMERICA! IT'S WORSE THAN YOU THINK!

20 posted on 11/07/2010 7:43:32 AM PST by Savage Beast (The Left is the quintessence of hate, greed, and envy. No wonder they're so miserable.)
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To: Doe Eyes

Agreed, see my post #17. Perry needs to loudly and forcefully keep this front and center. His press office knows how to get attention. It’s time to make this a national issue and it’s time to tell Obama to either send the Army or we’ll take care of this ourselves. I bet Jan Brewer would join him.


21 posted on 11/07/2010 7:45:32 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: Mr. K
Does this university extend OVER the US/Mexico border?

No, but it's the projectile range which extends over the US/Mexico border that's the problem. The campus is a few hundred feet or a couple blocks from the border. Basically, there's just Hwy 77 (aka University Blvd.) separating it from the river. Last year, bullets hit the campus buildings and cars in the parking lot so the campus was closed. Our Commander in Chief is on vacation while our children are in danger.

22 posted on 11/07/2010 7:51:09 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: tlb

Hablo AR-15?


23 posted on 11/07/2010 7:51:56 AM PST by arkady_renko
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To: Texas Fossil
The message — which was in Spanish and inserted the letter “z” instead of the correct “s” in many words

Charming. Many nazi groups do the same thing.

Just spray the border area on the Mexican side with a persistent (And I mean *persistent*) nerve agent. Repeat as needed.

24 posted on 11/07/2010 7:52:48 AM PST by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: bgill
Mexico, is a broken state.

There is no civil war, this is a battle between fiefdoms, ignoring it is dumbest thing we can do.

We should establish a strong border and allow them to work out the internals, otherwise it will beat all our back doors not just mine in New Mexico.

25 posted on 11/07/2010 7:52:53 AM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Doe Eyes

“Why doesn’t he order Texas National Guard troops to secure the border?”

define secure?
do you think the federal government would allow a state ruled militia to shoot at illegals trying to sneak in?
That would be the best way. Just start shooting any caught sneaking in but libs would go crazy.

So what could the state do if it caught illegals? If 0dumbo would sue a state over passing a law to enforce federal law what would happen if a state started detaining illegals on its own?


26 posted on 11/07/2010 7:54:50 AM PST by RWGinger
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To: ncfool
where is a Obama in all of this?

In mohammedland, hoisting the WH crescent moon a little higher.

27 posted on 11/07/2010 7:55:23 AM PST by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: bgill

Link to the UTB home page

http://www.utb.edu/Pages/default.aspx

Current text:

UTB/TSC Emergency Warning #6
UTB/TSC continues to monitor the situation in Mexico. Updates regarding classes on Monday, Nov. 8 will be posted at utb.edu. We encourage the campus community to stay informed.
The campus is closed and anyone who needs to come to campus or has questions about events can call Campus Police at 882-8232 or 882-8233.
The women’s soccer final will take place at 5 p.m. today, Sat. Nov. 6. The UTB/TSC men’s team will face Houston Tillotson University in the men’s soccer final at 7 p.m. Both games will be held at the Brownsville Sports Park.

Earlier text:

UTB/TSC Emergency Warning #5
The campus is closed and evening classes have been canceled today and Saturday, Nov. 6 because of gunfire taking place across the Rio Grande. Anyone who needs to come to campus or has questions about events can call Campus Police at 882-8232 or 882-8233. Homecoming activities for Saturday, Nov. 6 have been affected. Coffee with the President has been canceled. The Golden Scorpions Reunion at noon will be on the patio at Lolas Bistro at 1335 Palm Blvd. in Brownsville. The Distinguished Alumnus Award event has been postponed until further notice. Enrollment Management’s Scorpion Saturday event has also been canceled. The mens and womens soccer semifinals of the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament have been moved to the Brownsville Sports Park. The womens game that UTB/TSC is playing in is at 8 p.m. and the mens game that UTB/TSC will play in is at 10 p.m. today. The womens soccer final will take place at 5 p.m. and the mens soccer final will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Brownsville Sports Park.

I can only assume that the Sports Park is well away from the border.


28 posted on 11/07/2010 7:57:11 AM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: bgill

“The woman reported hearing machine guns and over 20 seconds of continuous grenade explosions...”

Isn’t it the constant drone from poli-crooks on both sides of the border that the guns are all coming from U.S. gun stores?

I am in my favorite gun stores fairly regularly and have yet to be able to buy or even see a machine gun or hand grenade.

The libs better get control of this situation or they are going to lose that part of their lying message.


29 posted on 11/07/2010 7:57:31 AM PST by NerdDad (Aug 7, 1981, I married my soul mate, CDBEAR. 29 years and I'm still teenager-crazy in love with her.)
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To: McLynnan; Doe Eyes
Now that the election is over let’s see if Governor Perry is all talk, or is he going to demand Washington protect our border?

Now, now, you know Gov. Goodhair only talks tough about border security during elections and that ended last Tuesday. We voted him in office for another four years. That's another four years of open borders. He hasn't done a blessed thing to stop this for eight years, so why should he start now.

30 posted on 11/07/2010 7:58:47 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: jmacusa
All this bought to you by the wonderful people of Mexico.

Is anyone surprised?

Hispanics voted 2 to 1 for leftist Jerry Brown in California, in support of Meg Whitman's illegal alien maid.

31 posted on 11/07/2010 8:01:31 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: bgill

How many Texas business owners employ illegal aliens?


32 posted on 11/07/2010 8:03:19 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: Savage Beast
Coming soon to Oklahoma--Kansas--North Carolina--West Virginia--Massachusetts--New Hampshire--Wisconsin--Montana--Oregon--and (are you ready?) CALIFORNIA!

Do a search for Mexican drug cartel marijuana fields in US federal and state parks in Oregon. Park officials know they're there but only issue warnings to hikers and campers not to stray too far off the beaten path or they'll get killed by the cartel guards.

33 posted on 11/07/2010 8:04:13 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: bgill; tuffydoodle; secondamendmentkid; re_nortex; Lorianne; Wage Slave; HushTX; ...

Ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


34 posted on 11/07/2010 8:05:14 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (I get nervous and worried when I see NPR employees boarding my plane.)
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To: All

I don’t get this. Isn’t a President supposed to PROTECT the US? And, if THE president doesn’t do squat to protect this country, isn’t that grounds for impeachment? Then, why aren’t WE acting?


35 posted on 11/07/2010 8:05:53 AM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: bgill

So when does the political asylum start?


36 posted on 11/07/2010 8:06:20 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: bgill

So true and that’s what worries me. Somebody posted an article yesterday saying the State legislature is going to take up this issue when they convene. Not sure what they can do though without starting an international incident. Not that I care if Mexico or Washington is upset. Look at all the outrage Jan Brewer got when she dared imply we should ask these people if they belong here.


37 posted on 11/07/2010 8:07:25 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: EGPWS
"We need to take over land in Mexico militarily ..."

Why don't we just bomb their compounds? Bomb them to smithereens!

38 posted on 11/07/2010 8:08:05 AM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: Savage Beast
WAKE UP, AMERICA! IT'S WORSE THAN YOU THINK!

Ferrrget it.

Illegal aliens are dropping nearly 1000 babies per month at Parkland Hospital in Dallas....At just one single Texas hospital....You know, the "conservative" state....

39 posted on 11/07/2010 8:09:15 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: FreedomPoster
I can only assume that the Sports Park is well away from the border.

Yes, it's about 2 1/2 miles from the border, as the crow bullet flies.

40 posted on 11/07/2010 8:09:38 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: EGPWS

The Mexican military cannot do the job. Isn’t this the same gang that controls the land 40-miles outside Phoenix, AZ?


41 posted on 11/07/2010 8:12:19 AM PST by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: bgill; SwinneySwitch; tennteacher; lonewacko_dot_com; radar101; ruination; gubamyster; Czar; ...

ping


42 posted on 11/07/2010 8:14:15 AM PST by Ladycalif ("If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." Jesus)
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To: bgill

bttt


43 posted on 11/07/2010 8:26:02 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: major-pelham

Forget Obamo and the active military. Perry needs to get off his hind quarters and get the TX Guard down there now. UT/Brownsville is part of TX and it’s time WE started protecting ours vs waiting for the Feds to do it.


44 posted on 11/07/2010 8:28:36 AM PST by Mac n Jac (www.vetsfightingms.org)
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To: bgill
Send the FBI to investigate;

oh wait, we can't spare any - 700 agents are with 0bama to protect his royal heinous, while he is on vacation at taxpayer expense. Sorry you're on your own.

45 posted on 11/07/2010 8:28:55 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: McLynnan; bgill

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the international incident started when the bullets started flying north.


46 posted on 11/07/2010 8:28:59 AM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: jmacusa

You forgot to say, “These are family oriented, Christian people who desrve the right to come to America for jobs.”

Get it right next time!


47 posted on 11/07/2010 8:29:39 AM PST by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: ghost of nixon
...further down in the article, Mexico President Calderon claims to have received a call from Obama congratulating him on a successful operation. You can rest easy...Obama's on the job...

...and in India!

48 posted on 11/07/2010 8:29:57 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Ladycalif
Same thing is happening in El Paso. Here's a picture of a door a the Univ of Texas at EL PASO that was boarded up from a stray bullet from across the border. That caused the campus to close in August. This crap goes on all the time along the border and nothing is being done to stop it. That's two campuses thousands of miles apart yet our leaders turn a blind eye.
49 posted on 11/07/2010 8:35:33 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: TopGun25

You are correct. I live 2 blocks from the border and I feel that I live deep into the interior of Mexico!


50 posted on 11/07/2010 9:16:05 AM PST by carjic (Laid off since Dec 08...HELP!)
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