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Desperate thousands try to escape cut-off Acapulco
yahoo news ^ | Sept. 18, 2013 | Michael Weissenstein, AP

Posted on 09/18/2013 1:54:33 PM PDT by bgill

By sunset Tuesday night, 24 hours after most vacationers were supposed to be back, less than 700 people had been flown out to Mexico City. Many times that number waited miserably on the runway or, worse, with thousands of other sweating, blank-eyed people in a roughly quarter-mile-long line outside the base.

"It's horrible. We haven't eaten anything since nine in the morning," said Lizbeth Sasia, a 25-year-old teacher from Cuernavaca. "They keep telling us we'll be on the next flight, but the next flight never comes."

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TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acapulco; evacuation; mexico; tsmanuel
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This is turning into a mini Katrina what with all the looting.

What's better, staying in an upper floor of your hotel where management is trying to keep the guests as comfortable as possible or standing out in the heat on a muddy runway with crying children? Where are these people's brains? Ride it out inside where there's a nice bed, get a good poker game going with the family and raid the hotel's vending machines.

I can understand the tourists who booked vacations months in advance but those locals who couldn't check the 5 day weather reports shouldn't get any sympathy.

1 posted on 09/18/2013 1:54:33 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

The hotels should supply free cerveza and some Acapulco Gold.


2 posted on 09/18/2013 1:56:15 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: bgill

Why would anybody go to Mexico for a vacation? I can think of a dozen other third world hellholes I would rather be.


3 posted on 09/18/2013 1:57:08 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (The IRS--a softer Gestapo)
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To: bgill

Storm of some kind down there?


4 posted on 09/18/2013 1:57:45 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Acapulco Gold.

"No stems no seeds that you don't need....Acapulco Gold is. *toke*......bad a$$ weed."

5 posted on 09/18/2013 1:58:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bgill
...those locals who couldn't check the 5 day weather reports shouldn't get any sympathy.

That's who it looks like is in most of the victim pics, at link.

6 posted on 09/18/2013 1:58:57 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: bgill

Any Zombies?


7 posted on 09/18/2013 2:00:06 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: bgill; a fool in paradise

8 posted on 09/18/2013 2:01:13 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: bgill
"It's horrible. We haven't eaten anything since nine in the morning," said Lizbeth Sasia, a 25-year-old teacher from Cuernavaca.

You can go for weeks without food. There are days when I haven't eaten since 6pm the previous day.

9 posted on 09/18/2013 2:03:02 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Acapulco Gold OMG hadnt heard that since the 70’s


10 posted on 09/18/2013 2:03:09 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Revolting cat!

Elvis Lies, if he wasn’t dead they could sue him for false advertising.


11 posted on 09/18/2013 2:04:48 PM PDT by MrNeutron1962
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To: bgill

We were robbed at gunpoint on the beach there in 1974, by Mexican cops. Haven’t been back. The only place I’ve ever vacationed that had warm ice.


12 posted on 09/18/2013 2:05:20 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: MrNeutron1962
Elvis Lies, if he wasn’t dead


13 posted on 09/18/2013 2:07:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Inyo-Mono
Storm of some kind down there?

Apparently a tropical storm closed down the "twin roads to Mexico City." People are waiting for the airlines or government/military to fly them out.

14 posted on 09/18/2013 2:08:32 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: bgill

My brother and sister-in-law just had their honey moon in Acapulco a month ago. I bet they are glad they aren’t there now!


15 posted on 09/18/2013 2:13:58 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
That is what I kept asking my brother, especially when they went in the first week of August.

‘Couldn't you find accommodations on the surface of the sun?

16 posted on 09/18/2013 2:15:38 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Inyo-Mono
Yes, Tropical Storm Manuel and another round of rain due soon.


17 posted on 09/18/2013 2:21:54 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: dainbramaged
We were robbed at gunpoint on the beach there in 1974,

Let me guess, it was at night.......

18 posted on 09/18/2013 2:24:19 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Ms. Muffett suffered from arachnophobia)
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To: bgill

Maybe a good number of the unwanted up here can go home and get jobs rebuilding. While they are gone shut the door.


19 posted on 09/18/2013 2:24:42 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Former Proud Canadian

...I can think of a dozen other third world hellholes I would rather be....

I don’t care who you are that’s funny!


20 posted on 09/18/2013 2:25:56 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: dfwgator

Dave’s not here.


21 posted on 09/18/2013 2:27:53 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Note to the NSA: I approved this dissention. What are you going to do about it Punks?)
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To: bgill

Countdown until the Obama administration offers to let some of those affected by the storm emigrate to the US as hardship refugees.

10, 9, 8, 7, 6 ...................


22 posted on 09/18/2013 2:29:47 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: bgill
Was in Acapulco for two weeks one time. The hotels are at the bottom of steep hills, by the beach. We drove up the steep hill and I think that was to go to some fancy restaurant. It appears those hills became loose and slid down. There are houses in those hills already nearly hanging off the edge, so a slide would take them down.

There must be massive damage.

1. When you travel, always take food with you and keep it until you get home in case you might get in trouble during the trip and have to have it. I always carried a jar of peanut butter, a plastic knife, and box of crackers when we flew to any country, plus always had a bottle of water.
2. Always have a small flashlight.
3. Always have a smallish First Aid Kit which has bandages and antibiotic ointment.

Those three suggestions will keep you safe in most situations. No, you can’t take your AR-15 on a plane.

23 posted on 09/18/2013 2:29:48 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: bgill; Kartographer

Hmmm, I wonder how many people are going to learn anything from this lesson in how to handle a SHTF situation?

My guess... Not many.


24 posted on 09/18/2013 2:29:58 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: bgill

Thanks. Didn’t know about this. All of the storm news that I have read lately has focused on Colorado.


25 posted on 09/18/2013 2:32:28 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: bgill

Would you trust a building in Mexico when the storm surge floods the foundation and starts undermining it? I’ve seen how they’re built and I wouldn’t.


26 posted on 09/18/2013 2:35:42 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: bgill
I wonder if they will make it home before Montezuma's revenge begins? Mine started on the plane, Aero Mexico, on the way back home. Memorable trip. snort))))))
27 posted on 09/18/2013 2:36:58 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: The Working Man
“Hmmm, I wonder how many people are going to learn anything from this lesson in how to handle a SHTF situation?”

I have traveled to many countries and the first time I didn't carry any survival stuff. Then, I saw a couple who were in our group, and saw her moving some objects in a bag. It was their survival equipment of those items I mentioned in post 23. From that time on, I took stuff and when we would get stranded on the tarmac on a plane that wasn't going to leave for a while due to some problem, we had food and water and first aid equipment.

Always assume something is not going to work right on your trip and protect yourself from these happenings.

28 posted on 09/18/2013 2:37:26 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Marcella

I usually pack one bag with nothing but foodstuff because you never know when you might need it and saves on eating out.


29 posted on 09/18/2013 2:38:08 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Marcella

My family gives me a hard time for always packing (a huge) box of granola bars...everywhere we go...even when we went overseas. You just never know.


30 posted on 09/18/2013 2:40:08 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Ditter
The one time I vacationed in Mexico, a friend had warned me to take a quarter tab of Pepto, every day I was there. Several in our group did suffer from M's Revenge. I, thankfully, did not have to deal with that.

Was so paranoid that I even brushed my teeth with bottled water!

31 posted on 09/18/2013 2:42:40 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
“Would you trust a building in Mexico when the storm surge floods the foundation and starts undermining it? I’ve seen how they’re built and I wouldn’t.”

After we left Acapulco, we went to Mexico City. Shortly before that, an earthquake had hit. Some of the downtown buildings were in bad shape. The guide told us the buildings fell down because the construction workers used Styrofoam instead of metal and the foam came apart when the shaking started. I wouldn't go up high in any building in Mexico City or any other Mexican city.

32 posted on 09/18/2013 2:42:57 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Obviously you’re not a surfer or a saltwater sportsman..


33 posted on 09/18/2013 2:48:09 PM PDT by 38special (For real, y'all.)
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To: Marcella

I hear ya. That’s the economical building method I’m talking about. Tall buildings in Mexico scare the carp out of me. Never mind occupying a high floor, I don’t even want to be in the street in the same block.


34 posted on 09/18/2013 2:49:16 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Jane Long

It is not paranoid to brush your teeth with bottled water in Mexico and a number of other places. I got it in Paris France and again in the south of France. What bothered me was you could never have ice in your drink. I don’t know where I picked up MR in Mexico because I was very careful and got it anyway.


35 posted on 09/18/2013 2:50:15 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Roger that. I would not go even if someone paid for everything and gave me 100k to spend.


36 posted on 09/18/2013 2:57:54 PM PDT by soycd
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Was so paranoid that I even brushed my teeth with bottled water!

That's not being paranoid; that's just being realistic, particularly around Mexico City.

37 posted on 09/18/2013 3:12:58 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Mexico is a big country and yes Mexicans travel about Mexico on vacation.


38 posted on 09/18/2013 3:43:08 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: Jane Long
a friend had warned me to take a quarter tab of Pepto, every day I was there.

It doesn't always work but Peptol Bismol is a good idea along with a decent probiotic. Start the latter at least a couple weeks beforehand. The good bacteria will stand ready to fight for real estate with the bad.

39 posted on 09/18/2013 3:49:44 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Ditter
I wonder if they will make it home before Montezuma's revenge begins? Mine started on the plane, Aero Mexico, on the way back home.

I once got very sick on the plane trip down, bizarrely enough.

40 posted on 09/18/2013 3:51:33 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: bgill; Marcella

We travel only by car, and never leave the USA, but we always takes lots of food to eat along the way and in case of trouble. Pnut butter, crackers, cheese, summer sausage, chips, black olives, grape tomatos, anything we can consume while driving or stopped at a roadside park and can fit into a large ice chess and a bag. At our destination, we always plan on a picnic with our provisions, and eat in our motel room. That’s the only was we can travel; on the cheap.


41 posted on 09/18/2013 3:51:52 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (Phil. 4:13)
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To: bgill

We’re actually in Puerto Vallarta right now...the storm went south of here and then reformed north of here. Beautiful weather here though... :-)


42 posted on 09/18/2013 3:57:48 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Revolting cat!

I cut my Acapulco off once. It grew back!


43 posted on 09/18/2013 3:59:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: DouglasKC

Don’t drink the water ;^)


44 posted on 09/18/2013 4:01:21 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Ditter

Yep. Drank lots of beer and (bottled) cokes, that trip. Don’t really care for either, but did not want ANYTHING with ice or water!


45 posted on 09/18/2013 4:03:20 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: bgill

One of the news readers tonight mentioned that the name Acapulco comes from an Indian word for “Washed Away”.


46 posted on 09/18/2013 4:09:17 PM PDT by DManA
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To: rightly_dividing
“We travel only by car, and never leave the USA”

I don't go overseas anymore. Son lives in London, but I can't do that trip anymore. I never did get to Israel and wish I had. The worst place was mainland China. The finest place was Monaco.

Husband and I traveled by car for lots of Republican stuff, plus went to Las Vegas to meet my son and family there and traveled around that part of the country. We always loaded the car with food stuffs. We always had a blast good time going by car. He could find anything and never make a wrong turn. I can get turned around super easy so I would look at the map because I'm good at that, and we managed to get where we needed to go.

47 posted on 09/18/2013 4:28:02 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: bgill

Wasn’t there a Freeper down there during the storm? They posted a thread and then had to leave wherever it was they were? Am I’m misremembering?


48 posted on 09/18/2013 4:42:34 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: steve86
I once got very sick on the plane trip down, bizarrely enough.

Not really bizarre. You probably had the chicken.

49 posted on 09/18/2013 4:51:49 PM PDT by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: steve86

It is awful to get sick like that on a plane but at least there is a bathroom. I picked up some kind of bug in Switzerland, of all places. It first hit me on a bus through the Alps, a bus with no bathroom. I thought I would die between stops. It hung on for about 6 weeks, getting a little better each week.


50 posted on 09/18/2013 6:11:37 PM PDT by Ditter
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