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22 Carnival Cruise passengers robbed at gunpoint on ship-sponsored tour in Mexico
MSNBC ^ | 2/25/12 | Dan Askin

Posted on 02/25/2012 8:07:14 AM PST by jimbo123

Twenty-two passengers on Carnival Splendor were robbed at gunpoint Thursday while on a ship-sponsored tour in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

At least one Mexican media outlet said the passengers were returning by bus to their ship at approximately 5 p.m. after spending time in El Nogalito, a tourist area known for its lush natural setting. Masked assailants stopped the bus and robbed the cruisers of their money, watches, cameras and other valuables.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carnivalcruise; cruises; mexico; puertovallarta
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To: jimbo123

Wow, you have to read through all the comments on that story at msnbc. I’m amazed that they’ve left them up. Nearly all are scathingly against Mehico and jug ears Obumba. I would have thought that NBC would have filtered or pulled almost all of them.

Some NBC website worker is going to get canned for not pulling the conservative comments.


51 posted on 02/25/2012 9:45:37 AM PST by hadit2here ("Most men would rather die than think. Many do." - Bertrand Russell)
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To: steve86

“What do you suppose the situation is going to be like in most U.S. urban areas in five more years?”

You don’t have to wait 5 more years, a lot of cities here are already like Mexico. Here in Northern California we have East Oakland, South San Jose and Stockton to contribute to the list. Black or Mexican ghetto, take your pick.


52 posted on 02/25/2012 9:50:11 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Responsibility2nd; sheana

We chose this particular cruise because it’s a Christian music themed cruise. It’s a good fit for both the adults & teens in our group. We may still go, but I’ll just be quite firm that none of my kids will be going into Mexico. I’ve traveled in Mexico and I’d like them to be able to see first hand what I’ve described. Not now, though.


53 posted on 02/25/2012 10:02:40 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: sheana

“There are cruises that do the islands of Hawaii too. We do not cruise but have friends that do. They say that cruise is magnificent.”

Totally, but it depends.

I went on a Hawaiian cruise with my Dad and his two sisters. It was wonderful. But rather than go on those expensive, silly tourist junkets at each stop, I had a rented car either waiting at the pier or take us to the main office. We all had such a wonderful time doing “our own thing” outside the expensive tourist crap.

We were well-read on what we were going to see at each stop.


54 posted on 02/25/2012 10:09:29 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: jsh3180
In 1972 I did a USNR cruise aboard USS WALDRON (DD-699). We stopped for the weekend in Kingston, Jamaica. The current PM at the time was a Marxist (like our current Jug Ears) who was destroying their economy. Kingston, though, had a distinct “charm” of its own: the most crime-ridden major population center in the Caribbean.

Kingston was the only place I ever went that the ship's company wanted to leave 30 minutes after arriving and no one had stepped ashore. Some of us seriously considered raiding the landing force locker for side arms, shotguns, and Tommy Guns to make it to the end of the pier alive.

The place our DD had tied-up was in the worst area of Kingston — and that was saying something based on Kingston's already seedy and dangerous reputation. A group of us actually went ashore, but we rented a taxi to go to a bar in the mountains overlooking the port. At least we were relatively safe there and the beers were cold. The crew was very relieved to get underway at 0630 Monday morning.

55 posted on 02/25/2012 10:09:29 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Just book an ALASKAN cruise.

That's the one we want. Looking in to it right now.

56 posted on 02/25/2012 10:19:41 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: sheana
If you ever get the chance, the smaller islands of the Bahamas are heaven.
I'm former USMC and got "stuck" doing a 5 month cruise on a Navy LST back in the late 60s.
Swore I would never do any cruise again, nor re-visit the Carib. So far so good.
I was married at that time too, and my wife still insists I owe her. Nassau is her choice ... we'll see.
57 posted on 02/25/2012 10:20:32 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: jimbo123
I suppose they will now call this an “Adventure Tour” in their category system.
58 posted on 02/25/2012 10:23:30 AM PST by Truth29
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To: The KG9 Kid
Now, St. Maarten on the Dutch side. That was nice.

I want to stand at the end of the runway and feel the jet blast hurl me into the ocean. :^)

59 posted on 02/25/2012 10:23:50 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: jimbo123

I just got back from a week in PV, and watched the ship sail in that day.

I think the ship’s tours are targets of opportunities. Make your own arrangement, and fly under the radar.


60 posted on 02/25/2012 10:31:26 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: sheana
We spent a week at Huatulco, way south on the Pacific side, when it was a brand new place. Two hotels; ours and a Club Med. It was literally cut right out of the jungle.
There wasn't much to do so we asked the hotel travel agent for some tips. He arranged for a DC-3 trip (Air Liberdad) from Huatulco to Oaxaca where we stayed for three or four days.
We just missed the Oaxaca radish festival...
61 posted on 02/25/2012 11:04:11 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: jimbo123

Well....hell! The tour guide said that they would experience the wonders of Mexico....and they did.


62 posted on 02/25/2012 11:12:39 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: jimbo123

You may think this story represents a new low in the cruise biz, but a similar incident happened last year in the Caribbean. I don’t recall which cruise line it was.


63 posted on 02/25/2012 11:13:50 AM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: Oatka

>>>That 13% has to be liberals<<<

It’s probably Mexican nationals.


64 posted on 02/25/2012 11:20:04 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: jimbo123

Mexico is a toilet.

Recognize it as such and dealing with it is simplified.


65 posted on 02/25/2012 11:22:24 AM PST by 4buttons
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To: jimbo123

I am glad that I have traveled over as much of Mexico as I have, because there won’t be any more!


66 posted on 02/25/2012 11:25:43 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Responsibility2nd
6:00 Get robbed by desperados

Gee. And I remember being on a tour bus in London many years ago where we were delivered like lambs to the slaughter. It stopped at someplace where a Coke cost the equivalent of $3.75. (This was back in 1975, when I'm guessing it would have been hard to pay even a dollar for a Coke in NYC.)

ML/NJ

67 posted on 02/25/2012 12:08:34 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Interesting Times

Ouch! That will put a damper on cruises to Mexico. I think we won’t go there again.


68 posted on 02/25/2012 12:23:42 PM PST by zot
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To: CAluvdubya

“I wonder what the bus driver’s cut was?”

Often it’s getting back his 8 year old son, still with 10 fingers. A typical God-fearing bus driver that could even make Mother Teresa look like the devil herself often gets forced into no-win situations.

Obviously I have no idea what the true story is, but the bottom-line is that Mexico is a very nasty place now


69 posted on 02/25/2012 12:32:15 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: oh8eleven

Look at the smaller islands instead, Nassau actually sucks imo.
We have stayed on several of the smaller islands, Green Turtle Cay was my fave. 3 mile island, everyone knows everyone, no locks on the doors, get around via golf cart.
We have actually looked at buying property there.


70 posted on 02/25/2012 2:11:33 PM PST by sheana
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To: sheana

Thx ...


71 posted on 02/25/2012 3:21:59 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: hadit2here

How do you get to the comments? I went to the site and it said there were 454 comments but I couldn’t figure out how to get to them.


72 posted on 02/25/2012 5:00:04 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: jimbo123

Come sucker gringos!

73 posted on 02/25/2012 5:07:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: rlmorel

It’s only in these last few years have I come to truly despise the Mexican people. I despise their pugnacious arrogance in thinking they’re above our laws, their hypocrisy in calling our immigration laws ‘’inhumane’’ while Mexico’s immigration laws are draconian to say the least. I despise them for their criminality which they bring here and for their criminal sloth for destroying the land God gave them ( the richest in Latin America, btw) and their refusal to fix it. Suffice to say I despise Mexicans. As I’ve said here many times, if the Mexican people would put just half the energy into fixing their country as they do into destroying ours Mexico might someday actually become a functioning state.


74 posted on 02/25/2012 5:32:03 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jimbo123

Have you seen this one, these people were lucky.

El Alto, Bolivia Robberies: City Bus Look-Alikes Drew Victims Before They They Were Strangled

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/02/21/el-alto-bolivia-robberies-city-bus_n_1291964.html


75 posted on 02/25/2012 5:36:35 PM PST by sweetiepiezer
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To: Verginius Rufus

I had the same problem. Then I looked at the top where it shows the number of comments and there’s a link next to it that says “comments below” or something like that. Click on that link and it takes you to the comments.

At least that worked for me. Not really intuitive, like most of msn/msnbc.


76 posted on 02/25/2012 5:51:37 PM PST by hadit2here ("Most men would rather die than think. Many do." - Bertrand Russell)
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To: hadit2here

Thanks. This time it worked. I thought I had clicked all the possible places to click the first time.


77 posted on 02/25/2012 6:24:27 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: whitedog57
Our future.

We're all gonna become masked gunmen?

78 posted on 02/26/2012 4:08:43 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: steve86

My thinking too. It’s already deteriorated to the point of tribalism


79 posted on 02/26/2012 4:14:53 PM PST by Figment
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To: steve86

Yes, great comments at the source. Americans are getting tired of this.


80 posted on 02/27/2012 6:51:24 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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