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Veterans Call for Mexican Boycott Over Jailed American Marine
NewsMax ^ | 06/26/2014 | Drew MacKenzie

Posted on 06/26/2014 1:11:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

A veterans organization has called on Americans to boycott Mexican products and vacations until jailed U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is freed, The Washington Times reported.

Tahmooressi, 25, of Weston, Florida, has been held in a Mexican jail for nearly three months after he crossed the border carrying three firearms not registered in the country.

Now the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the nation’s oldest and largest veterans group, is demanding his safe return while urging a boycott until his release.

"This combat Marine has been languishing away since he was arrested March 31 for allegedly crossing the border accidentally with three personal firearms that were legally registered in the [United States] but not in Mexico," said VFW National Commander William Thien, according to the Times. "It was a mistake, but so is the Mexican government’s reluctance to release him unharmed back to the U.S."

Thien said he has urged President Barack Obama to intervene by calling Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, but his request failed to result in a phone call between the two leaders.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jail; marine; mexico; tahmooressi

1 posted on 06/26/2014 1:11:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Okay.
I’ll mow my own grass....................


2 posted on 06/26/2014 1:11:37 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

We should have started boycotting Mexico decades ago.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 1:13:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This useless President of ours spent HOURS playing golf, hours snarling traffic in Manhattan, NY to do a fundraiser, yet, won’t even spend a few minutes on the phone with the Mexican President on this issue.

In the meantime, he prioritizes freeing 5 terrorists in order to take in a deserter.

Thank you America for voting for this POS.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 1:13:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Red Badger

This useless President of ours spent HOURS playing golf, hours snarling traffic in Manhattan, NY to do a fundraiser, yet, won’t even spend a few minutes on the phone with the Mexican President on this issue.

In the meantime, he prioritizes freeing 5 terrorists in order to take in a deserter.

Thank you America for voting for this POS.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 1:14:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

One, he’s a Marine.
Two, leftists hate the military.
Three, Obozo could not care less if there’s nothing in it for him...............


6 posted on 06/26/2014 1:16:12 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sound great but since the “recovery” has gone so well. I don’t really buy much of anything, so my saying I am boycotting someone would be a hollow gesture.


7 posted on 06/26/2014 1:17:56 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: SeekAndFind

Where’s his Platoon mates? Surely they can improvise a “black-op” that’ll spring him.


8 posted on 06/26/2014 1:18:50 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wouldn’t travel to Mexico if someone gave me a free vacation. “Third world country” doesn’t even begin to describe that cesspool.

In winter most of our fresh produce comes from Mexico. If I see the word “Mexico” on any product, I put it back. Those people don’t know anything about hygiene and food safety.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 1:19:01 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: SeekAndFind
If you had the chance to ask Obama a question, what would it be? Here's the first few questions asked Obama during his stop in Manhattan:

"How can we reduce gun violence?"

"My son's tuition is too high"

"What can we do to promote more girls into men's careers?"

"How do you get the President to speak at your commencement?"

It seems the public isn't interested in the Marine jailed in Mexico, or Lois Lerner's "lost" Emails or her targeting of Senators, or Obamacare lies and failures or NSA lies and overreaches or EPA "lost" emails and lies and overreaches or DOJ failure to appoint special prosecutors or ISIS takeover of the middle east, or Obama'a release of 5 Taliban commanders from Gitmo in exchange for a traitor, blah blah blah blah blah...

10 posted on 06/26/2014 1:19:47 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Red Badger

Four, he’s not a muslim.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 1:23:20 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: Texas resident

True dat...............


12 posted on 06/26/2014 1:25:05 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“If I see the word “Mexico” on any product, I put it back. Those people don’t know anything about hygiene and food safety.”

Yeah stick to the chines stuff. We make all these laws about food safety and then we import food from countries that don’t follow those laws. Why does that make sense?


13 posted on 06/26/2014 1:25:18 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Amen to that. . . I don’t buy produce from Mexico (at least to my knowledge). Just think of ALL the products from there laden with germs. OK. . . .I am not a germaphobe.


14 posted on 06/26/2014 1:27:09 PM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Just a Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: SeekAndFind
Meanwhile, Ubama is importing a couple of thousand border-surge "unaccompanied children" a day and dispersing them throughout the country like a metastatic cancer.
15 posted on 06/26/2014 1:28:54 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: fatnotlazy

“In winter most of our fresh produce comes from Mexico. If I see the word “Mexico” on any product, I put it back. Those people don’t know anything about hygiene and food safety.”

About 20 years ago there was a special on TV about the lack of sanitation in Mexican tomato fields.It was disgusting.

I haven’t bought a tomato from Mexico since then.

.


16 posted on 06/26/2014 1:29:07 PM PDT by Mears
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To: SeekAndFind
How about a call that demands that the jug-eared perpetually vacationing dumbass get off his lazy, ignorant, communist backside and request his immediate release. Has that POS even acknowledged this Marine has been held?
17 posted on 06/26/2014 1:29:44 PM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: thorvaldr
Why does that make sense?

It makes sense if your real goal is to drive the USA to third-world status.

18 posted on 06/26/2014 1:30:06 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Red Badger
== Three, Obozo could not care less if there’s nothing in it for him ==

The cynical in me says ∅ will wait until just before the November elections before taking action. Maybe.

19 posted on 06/26/2014 1:35:00 PM PDT by QT3.14 (DEAD BROKE! This space for sale)
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To: Mears

I’m beginning to think that the freeze dried food is looking better all the time. . . .of course making sure of origin, etc.


20 posted on 06/26/2014 1:36:05 PM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Just a Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: SeekAndFind

Good, can we start with their illegal border jumpers?


21 posted on 06/26/2014 2:00:00 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: fatnotlazy

And you are right to do so (put the produce back), I won’t horrify you with some of the stories I have read of what they do to that produce when they tend it.


22 posted on 06/26/2014 2:01:13 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: SeekAndFind

If there’s no border to keep the mexicans out of USA, how do they know Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi crossed the border?

BTW, what is his color, nationality and religion? I’d bet none of them apply for zero to even spit in his general direction.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 2:05:13 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: SeekAndFind

Im ahead of them


24 posted on 06/26/2014 2:06:49 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"We should have started boycotting Mexico decades ago"

I went to a church supper last year. They were serving tacos. There was not a single mexican around. I left after stating that this is America not mexico. Give me a coke, hot dog and apple pie.

25 posted on 06/26/2014 2:09:50 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Red Badger
Great, now I can't hire that illegal mexican nuclear engineer now to
assist on creating my new empire.
26 posted on 06/26/2014 2:10:54 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
?We should have started boycotting Mexico decades ago. I did. And I live within a figurative stone's throw of the border....
27 posted on 06/26/2014 2:11:05 PM PDT by HiJinx (People were created to be Loved; Things were created to be Used.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What a pile of crap. The only thing to put the fear in Mexicans is sending armed troops to cross the border and pull the Marine out. And with orders to protect themselves and shoot if necessary. Mexico is thumbing their nose at America and know we are a lost Country. They do what they please.


28 posted on 06/26/2014 2:24:30 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: SeekAndFind

Let’s Invade Mexico...why not, they are invading US. With all our handguns, we could take Mexico in no time. Then put a fence on the border and make Mexicans speak English!!


29 posted on 06/26/2014 2:29:48 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Red Badger

Winner!


30 posted on 06/26/2014 2:35:37 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
I went to a church supper last year. They were serving tacos. There was not a single mexican around. I left after stating that this is America not mexico. Give me a coke, hot dog and apple pie.

Say what you want about the Mexicans, their food (at least as served in this country) is very satisfying.

31 posted on 06/26/2014 2:48:51 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No more Corona or any other Mexican beer. No more tequila


32 posted on 06/26/2014 2:49:07 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: ConservingFreedom

It’s one thing if mexicans are cooking their traditional foods. It’s another if Americans are trying to imitate mexican food.

Maybe I should suggest the church have a sushi supper... Pearl Harbor and all.


33 posted on 06/26/2014 2:54:47 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: fatnotlazy

In winter most of our fresh produce comes from Mexico. If I see the word “Mexico” on any product, I put it back. Those people don’t know anything about hygiene and food safety.

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Yes, I put it back, as well. I have been boycotting Mexico for years.

I used to buy Thomas’s English muffins until I learned that they had been bought by Bimbo Bakery, which is a Mexican company. Bimbo also owns Entemann’s now.


34 posted on 06/26/2014 3:43:50 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Maudeen

I have taken to checking, also, on products like toothpaste. Recently, I saw toothpaste — I think it was Aim — on sale in Walgreen’s. Fortunately, I looked at the box instead of just buying it at such a great price. It was made in India, I think.


35 posted on 06/26/2014 3:48:56 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Logical me

The only thing to put the fear in Mexicans is sending armed troops to cross the border....

&&&
Well, I think that if you suggested that to someone in charge, Obamugabe would get right on it.


36 posted on 06/26/2014 3:51:48 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Bigg Red
Wasn't it Bimbo which also bought Hostess or some of the Hostess brands?

I didn't realize Bimbo also bought Thomas’. I just bought a package of their whole wheat English muffins. Ick!

Thanks for the info.

37 posted on 06/26/2014 4:23:56 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
BTW, what is his color, nationality and religion? I’d bet none of them apply for zero to even spit in his general direction.

Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooress


38 posted on 06/26/2014 5:06:17 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: fatnotlazy

As I recall, Bimbo was considering buying Hostess, but I am pretty sure they did not. But, since I don’t buy those products, I had not done the research.

It was actually the Hostess story that made me aware of Bimbo’s acquisition of Thomas’s and Entemann’s. I don’t miss Entemann’s, but I did love the English muffins.

I am pretty sure that those products are made here, though. But I just refuse to give a Mexican company my money if I can help it.


39 posted on 06/26/2014 6:25:27 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: SeekAndFind; Las Vegas Dave; Whenifhow; Pontiac; traditional1
If I am buying groceries I always check the country of origin. As has already been said here, mexican farmers practice little hygeine in their growing practices. I always point out to the department manager that I would rather go hungry than eat food from Mexico.

Remember CHI-CHI's restaurant?

40 posted on 06/26/2014 7:31:27 PM PDT by North Coast Conservative (God created man, Sam Colt made them equal)
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To: North Coast Conservative

Wait... shouldn’t they be boycotting Mexico anyway because of the border invasion?


41 posted on 06/26/2014 7:35:51 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Yes, any way we can. Boycott.


42 posted on 06/27/2014 8:24:33 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Red Badger

Four, the marine VET also (Five), had GUNS!


43 posted on 06/27/2014 8:27:56 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: shalom aleichem

Emphasis on ‘had’. They are now in the hands of the Drug Cartels...............


44 posted on 06/27/2014 8:31:15 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Cut all shipments of tequila, all brands, and Corona and Dos XX beer.............


45 posted on 06/27/2014 8:32:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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