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I wouldn't be surprised if the masked thugs who robbed and assaulted this couple were off-duty Mexican cops or federales.

Mexico is nothing more than a corrupt third world banana republic and Americans need to realize this before taking a vacation to this criminal haven.

1 posted on 11/19/2007 11:16:37 AM PST by DogByte6RER
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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket CHARLIE NEUMAN / Union-Tribune Pat Weber, who survived an assault while camping in Baja California, carried his board near his surfing school, the San Diego Surfing Academy.
2 posted on 11/19/2007 11:17:18 AM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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Sorry - Mexico has banned it citizens from owning guns - so this could not have happened...
3 posted on 11/19/2007 11:19:50 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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Gee. If only they had strict gun control in Mexico.... </sarcasm>
4 posted on 11/19/2007 11:21:12 AM PST by vikingd00d
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Weber said the “group hug,” his term for the event, will help heal his mental and emotional wounds

Forget the group hug, next time stash a gun in your RV to defend against these thugs. They are just like the pirates of the high seas and most boaters carry multiple weapons.

5 posted on 11/19/2007 11:22:01 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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Okay I’ve been proven wrong again.

“Family values don’t end that the border!” My bad...

Gun control advocates will love this one.


6 posted on 11/19/2007 11:23:17 AM PST by DoughtyOne (California, where the death penalty is reserved for wholesome values. SB 777)
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I have a technical question that maybe somebody here can answer: when a newspaper article, such as this one, says the woman was “sexually assaulted”, does that mean she was raped? If so, why does it not say “raped”? I have seen stories where the victim was described as having been sexually assaulted, but it was obvious that rape had not occurred, so I was wondering if there was some hard and fast rule about the use of the two terms in newspaper land.


7 posted on 11/19/2007 11:24:03 AM PST by fr_freak
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"Weber said the “group hug,” his term for the event, will help heal his mental and emotional wounds."

Heaven forbid you should use this experience as a lesson to GET A GUN.

"It could have ended 100 different ways much worse.”

Yeah -- for the bad guys. Shoot a gun at my house with me and my loved ones inside and they would either be dead or still running.

15 posted on 11/19/2007 11:29:01 AM PST by robertpaulsen
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Old news. This has been going on for decades. As Mexico struggles with the drug lords for control, the violence has gotten substantially worse.

American citizens are being kidnapped in Laredo and taken across the border by drug lords where they are often held for ransom and, sometimes, murdered. The State Department finally had to issue a travel warning about Mexico a year or two ago because the crime and violence have gotten so bad.

This is the stuff that Bush, Fox and Claderon DON’T want you to know. I live within 150 miles of the Texas-Mexico border and used to love going to the border towns. However, because of the crime and the violence, I refuse to go.

Too bad, too!! I used to really enjoy it.


17 posted on 11/19/2007 11:30:31 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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My feet will never touch mexican soil.

Mexico doesn’t much care about it’s own people, why would they care about me?


18 posted on 11/19/2007 11:31:14 AM PST by subterfuge (HILLARY IS: She who must NOT be Dismayed)
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I went to TJ about 15 years ago...It was nothing then and it’s still nothing. I will never spend a penny in that turd world country again.


19 posted on 11/19/2007 11:31:30 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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I’ve been traveling to Mexico since the late 1970s and this guy’s big mistake was to camp in an isolated area. He even knew that, but still did it. Just like wolves waiting for the weakest deer to fall behind the herd, these banditos pounced upon this guy and his girlfriend. If you treat Mexico as the wilds with the same barbaric rules of nature, then you’ll do all right down there and have fun.

I have had two friends get shot down there and left for dead in trash bags. Their parents had to come get their fly swarmed corpses. Both of them broke the rules of nature and wild Mexico swallowed them whole.

21 posted on 11/19/2007 11:32:16 AM PST by avacado
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What are these idiots doing in mexico or close to it?Where was his weapon for self defense?


22 posted on 11/19/2007 11:33:01 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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I think people think, because of lurid headlines and blockbuster Hollywood crime movies, that foreign countries have lower crime rates than the US. Nothing could be further from the truth. And these tourists have discovered the truth for themselves, the hard way.


26 posted on 11/19/2007 11:34:44 AM PST by Zhang Fei
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I'm sorry, but I feel zero sympathy for this duck.

It's guys like him who accepted the invasion in the first place. And he's either too stupid or venal to criticize Mexico and recognize it for what it is, so crap like this happens - crap that anyone else with half a brain already understood as being the reality there - but which he denies, or doesn't try to understand.

28 posted on 11/19/2007 11:36:48 AM PST by Regulator
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Remember, Driver License Agreement (DLA) that was in the original Real ID Legislation would require member states to share their driver databases with foreign countries starting with Canada and Mexico. Sensenbrenner and Myrick is trying to force states to sign it along with other Senators/Representatives through legislation such as S.850, H.1355 and H.4065. People need to be aware of the DLA and voice opposition to this Interstate/International Compact. States will be coerced to sign the compact if the legislation passes.

Driver databases have the essential elements such as Social Security numbers that make identity theft convenient.

31 posted on 11/19/2007 11:38:01 AM PST by CORedneck
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My surfing buddies told tales such as this 10 years ago and learned to keep some extra money available to pay their way out of situations. They never did bring females along for good reasons.


33 posted on 11/19/2007 11:42:13 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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Some surfers urged campers to bring a dog and said it's a good idea to have a cell phone or rent a satellite phone.

Take a 12 guage shotgun or stay home

36 posted on 11/19/2007 11:43:24 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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I will not travel to Mexico. A neighbor of mine went down there and her husband ended up suddenly dying (heart attack), but went she went through to get him back here was unbelievable. Thirty days later or more (can't remember), thousands of dollars, she finally brought his cremated ashes back to the states. She didn't want to cremate him but after so much time lapsed she had no choice.

There all a bunch or crooks.

37 posted on 11/19/2007 11:46:03 AM PST by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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Baja used to be safe. Mexico today is so dangerous its just not worth it for American tourists to go down and see the sights.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

38 posted on 11/19/2007 11:46:27 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Weber said feels guilty that he couldn't defend his girlfriend, and he keeps second-guessing himself about the decision to camp in an isolated area.

The dumb ass should feel guilty. If you want to put yourself in a dangerous situation without any means of defense, that's your business. To take someone along with you is pretty low. Too bad the girl was as foolish as him.

41 posted on 11/19/2007 11:50:17 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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