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  • DPS releases annual Texas Gang Threat Assessment

    04/20/2014 8:06:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Your Houston News ^ | April 19, 2014
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the updated Texas Gang Threat Assessment, which was developed to provide a broad overview of gang activity in the state of Texas. Gangs continue to pose a substantial threat to public safety in Texas and are responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime in our communities. Many gangs in Texas continue to work with Mexican cartels to smuggle drugs, weapons, people and cash across the border. The relationships between some gangs and cartels have evolved over the past year due in part to volatility and changes in cartel structures...
  • Arizona House Passes Bill Allowing Self-Defense Killing Of Endangered Wolves

    04/16/2014 9:44:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    KRWG News ^ | April 16, 2014
    The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a Senate bill allowing ranchers to kill endangered wolves in self-defense. Senate Bill 1211 would allow livestock owners to kill a Mexican gray wolf if one was caught attacking livestock or a person. Wildlife activists say the bill violates the federal Endangered Species Act. But a staff attorney says the bill has been watered down and now meets constitutional requirements.
  • Texas Executed Mexican National for Murder and Rape

    04/09/2014 8:28:43 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 9 2014 | NBC
    Texas executed by lethal injection on Wednesday a Mexican citizen who was convicted of bludgeoning a man to death and repeatedly raping the man's wife. Ramiro Hernandez, 44, was pronounced dead at 6:28 p.m. CDT at the Texas state death chamber in Huntsville after receiving a dose of lethal drugs, the Texas Department o Texas executes Mexican national for murder and rapef Criminal Justice said. Hernandez was the sixth convict executed in Texas this year and the 16th in the United States.
  • Illegal Alien Suing First Responders Who Rescued Him From Drowning (Video)

    03/13/2014 5:24:59 PM PDT · by montag813 · 30 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-13-2014 | Brian Hayes
    "I need money". Greedy illegal alien Roy Ortiz is suing those who saved his life.- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsLast month we profiled an illegal alien felon who made nearly $200,000 by mass-filing frivolous lawsuits against L.A. restaurants. But that was just a creep trying to game the system, and the system (shamefully) letting him. This is truly disgusting. An illegal alien in Colorado is suing several first responders who took part in rescuing him last September, when he became trapped in his car during a flash flood. You heard that right. They saved Roy Ortiz' life --...
  • Recalled rice sickens 50 Houston area students (TX)

    02/07/2014 6:18:56 AM PST · by bgill · 21 replies
    kvue.com ^ | Feb. 7, 2014 | Drew Karedes
    A total of 50 students at Wolman, Morton Ranch and Kilpatrick Elementary schools had an allergic reaction to something in the Uncle Ben’s Mexican infused rice, according to Katy ISD. Their symptoms included shortness of breath, an itchy rash and a warm sensation without fever. About 50 students got sick, according to Katy ISD, and a few were sent home.
  • Old Mexico Lives On (In The USA)

    02/01/2014 1:34:36 PM PST · by blam · 58 replies
    The Economist ^ | 2-1-2014
    Old Mexico Lives On Feb 1st 2014 On February 2nd 1848, following a short and one-sided war, Mexico agreed to cede more than half its territory to the United States. An area covering most of present-day Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, plus parts of several other states, was handed over to gringolandia. The rebellious state of Tejas, which had declared its independence from Mexico in 1836, was recognised as American soil too. But a century and a half later, communities have proved more durable than borders. (snip)
  • Illegal Alien Pedophile on the Run from Mexican Police Molests 6-Year Old in Florida

    11/13/2013 10:06:13 AM PST · by montag813 · 21 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 11-13-2013 | John Hill
    MONSTER: Illegal Alien pedophile Tito Pedraza-Montejo. Yet another import from Mexico's sick child-sex culture.- A 44-year-old illegal alien, already on the run from Mexico after raping and impregnating a 12-year-old girl there, was jailed Wednesday after being accused of molesting a first-grader in Leesburg, Florida, police said. Tito Pedraza-Montejo of Leesburg was charged with two counts of lewd or lascivious molestation of a child under 12 years old. He remained in the Lake County jail Friday on no bond, due to his status of being an illegal immigrant and a possible flight risk. Pedraza-Montejo also is under investigation for allegedly molesting a...
  • Americans targeted in Mexican border cities by kidnappers

    10/13/2013 5:30:55 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 29 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 13 October 2013 | Lisa Olsen
    Link only. Digital subscribers can read the story. Basically, Mexican criminals are now snatching Americans for kidnapping ransom. Important news, but now you have to pay to read it.
  • Feds: Man tried to enter US via red chile shipment

    09/07/2013 8:05:33 PM PDT · by oxcart · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 09/07/2013
    <p>COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) -- Authorities say an immigrant suspected of entering the country illegally attempted to make his journey in an unusual but hot place - a shipment of red chile.</p> <p>U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at a New Mexico border checkpoint said the man was discovered Thursday face down among a commercial load of the spicy stuff.</p>
  • Baseball Fans SUPER ANGRY Hispanic American Superstar Sang ‘God Bless America’ at All-Star Game

    07/18/2013 2:54:06 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 94 replies
    publicshaming.tumblr.com ^ | 07/16/2013 | Public
    Last night was the 2013 MLB All-Star game. Ah, America’s pastime! Who doesn’t love a good baseball game? And what better way to open up America’s game then with a heartfelt rendition of ‘God Bless America’? And…wait, a minute. Who is this guy coming out to sing God Bless AMERICA?
  • Arrest leads to man’s third deportation

    07/04/2013 7:54:01 AM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 9 replies
    Kentucky Standard ^ | Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 6:10 pm | By Kristie Hamon
    Arrest leads to man’s third deportation Two foot chases, Taser required to bring man into police custody After two foot chases and the injury of an officer, Bardstown Police have arrested and correctly identified a man who, ar first, gave them a false name. Samuel Diego Jimenez initially identified himself to police as Jarquin J. Esau when he was arrested Sunday. Capt. Tom Roby said Jimenez has been deported to Mexico twice, and this will be his third deportation. Roby said he was last deported after he was arrested in Cincinnati with a weapon. “He’s probably going to be prosecuted...
  • Mexican Officer: Military at War with Cartels in Nuevo Laredo

    03/11/2013 9:17:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/11/13 | Brandon Darby
    A Mexican officer claims the military is indeed at war with drug cartels for territory in northern Mexico and that vast numbers of children have been left homeless and hungry by the war in the seemingly unreachable cartel-controlled territory. The officer spoke with me in person on the condition of anonymity. When I asked him to explain which cartels were fighting in Nuevo Laredo, he explained that things were not so simple and not so easily defined. The officer did not speak in law enforcement terms but instead used military terms. It grew clear that the troubles facing Mexico had...
  • American Student Punished for Refusing to Recite Mexican Pledge

    02/27/2013 1:35:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Radio.Fox News ^ | February 27, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit against her school and her teachers after she was punished for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance. FOLLOW TODD ON FACEBOOK FOR CULTURE WAR NEWS. CLICK HERE TO JOIN! The Thomas More Law Center filed the suit on behalf of Brenda Brinsdon alleging the McAllen Independent School District violated the 15-year-old girl’s constitutional rights when she was forced to recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican national anthem.
  • Mexicans sign petition for U.S. gun control

    01/15/2013 7:59:52 AM PST · by AuntB · 49 replies
    http://www.whptv.com/news/world/story/Mexicans-sign-petition-for-U-S-gun-control/c3oLDyvpy0mJUgXuDEB | Jan. 14, 2013 | whptv
    <p>MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 54,000 Mexicans have signed a petition calling on the United States to take further steps to combat weapons trafficking.</p> <p>Mexico says the majority of guns used by the country's violent drug cartels are smuggled over the border from the United States.</p>
  • ‘Ice Lady’ confesses to dismembering her two lovers with a chain saw and freezing their bodies

    11/19/2012 10:41:17 PM PST · by Cronos · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20.Nov.2012 | Reuters
    A former ice cream parlour owner confessed in court on Monday to shooting, sawing up and freezing both her ex-husband and her lover, and burying them under the cellar of her store in Vienna. Estibaliz Carranza, a 34-year-old Mexican-Spanish woman dubbed the “Ice Lady” by Austrian media, told a court that both men had “demeaned” her; her ex-husband by yelling at her and making fun of her poor German, her lover by being unfaithful. In both cases, she said she had shot her victim with a .22 calibre Beretta pistol, chopped up the body with a chain saw, put...
  • Fast and Furious Scandal: New Details Emerge on How the U.S. Government Armed Mexican Drug Cartels

    09/30/2012 5:15:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez. Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for the Mexican cartel La Linea, broke into a one-story house and opened fire on a gathering of nearly 60 teenagers. Outside, lookouts gunned down a screaming neighbor and several students who had managed to escape. Fourteen young men and women were killed, and 12 more were wounded before the hit men finally fled. Indirectly, the United States government played a...
  • The Hispanics That Democrats Love to Hate [they have not politically assimilated]

    09/10/2012 1:34:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 10, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    “My Hispanic can beat up your Hispanic!” pretty much captured the convention kick-offs. “Republicans chose Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a Cuban-American, to introduce Mitt Romney,” reported the AP. “Democrats picked Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, a Mexican American, as keynote speaker. Both are considered rising stars.” Ah! But what fun the Republicans missed. Given the era’s political correctness, politics in the U.S. get pretty boring nowadays. No present-day politician or their slick consultants could possibly publicize what’s forthcoming in this article. So please stick around, because I belong to neither profession. Most immigrants arrive in America poor (especially...
  • Repeat offender arrested near school

    08/31/2012 8:12:20 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    FOX 5 San Diego ^ | August 30, 2012 | FOX 5 San Diego
    ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- A Mexican who has been deported three times was in federal custody Wednesday in Escondido on suspicion of fondling himself inside a vehicle while watching children walk to school. Antonio Montoya-Senteno was spotted in the 1200 block of North Broadway about 7:20 a.m. and, based on witness reports, arrested at El Norte Parkway and Escondido Boulevard, Escondido police Lt. Chris Wynn said. U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement officers at the Escondido police station as part of Operation Joint Effort questioned Montoya-Senteno and determined he had been deported three times, he said
  • Mex'n Drug Cartels 'Taken-Over' Pemex Piplelines, Now Engaged in Widespread Bribery of DHS Employees

    08/31/2012 6:33:43 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 31, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    'clandestine tap' Despite 130-ton pot busts and their being locked in a five year, multilateral war with the government/other gangs in which 5x more people have died than US losses for the entire Iraq war, frightening Mexican drug mafias continue to grow in wealth, power, and influence... and are now extending their unique brand of chaos directly to US soil.The Mexican federal government already had enough problems facing an utterly ruthless enemy equipped with machine guns, narco-tanks and homemade submarines attained via almost unlimited cash- now the gangs have gone on the offensive against the feds' own primary revenue source, Pemex: over thirty of the...
  • Illegal alien charged with repeated sexual abuse of young girl in Michigan

    08/25/2012 9:57:35 AM PDT · by AuntB · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | Aug. 23, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    Last week, Clare County Sheriff's deputies arrested Victorino Bahena Garcia, 32, after he reportedly spent the last two years sexually abusing a young girl. The victim in this case is now 8-years-old. If convicted, the Mexican national faces up to life in prison. Garcia is currently being held at the Clare County Jail on $500,000 bond and an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer has been issued as well.
  • Sessions: USDA gets secretive about Mexican food stamp partnership

    07/19/2012 7:58:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/19/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said that the United States Department of Agriculture rejected his request for documents pertaining to its collaboration with the Mexican government to increase the number of Mexican nationals receiving food stamps. “USDA rebuffed initial requests from my staff to hand over basic documents concerning the Administration’s partnership with Mexico to implement this program,” Sessions said in a statement this afternoon. “I have now laid out in a letter precisely what information USDA needs to turn over. It should be provided at once.” USDA spokeswoman Alyn Kiel told told
  • Food Stamp Nation goes international

    07/19/2012 7:25:57 PM PDT · by dragonblustar · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7-19-2012 | John Hayward
    “The Mexican government has been working with the United States Department of Agriculture to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps,” the Daily Caller reported on Thursday. This is not a new development. The cross-border outreach program has existed since 2004. What’s news is that Congress, specifically Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), is demanding information and documentation from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about the size and scope of the program, how much American taxpayer money it consumes, and its effect on illegal immigration. Thus far, Sessions’ questions have not been answered. Here’s how the program...
  • Chicago drug sales: fueled by Mexican cartels?

    06/26/2012 1:44:17 PM PDT · by kathsua · 14 replies
    Policeone ^ | June 14, 2012 | Alejandro Escalona
    CHICAGO — Everybody has long known that Chicago has a gang problem, but we're just beginning to understand that we have a perfect storm brewing of street gangs with ties to the Mexican narcos. Just last week, the Chicago Police and federal agents announced more than a dozen arrests in the city and suburbs in a coordinated drug raid. The authorities think the suspects arrested have ties to a Mexican drug cartel. Back in November, the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested 12 people in Chicago and charged them with drug trafficking. U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said then that...
  • La Pastrami Fuses Jewish and Mexican ... and It's Actually Pretty Good

    06/20/2012 11:30:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Tue., Jun. 19 2012 | Alex Hochman
    "Goyim pastrami." That's what SFoodie's New York-loyal Jewish grandma angrily called any pastrami that wasn't served between two slices of rye with a dab of mustard. Even a reuben sandwich was suspect. Well, two-week old food truck La Pastrami has upped the ante on grandma's anger: enter the pastrami burrito ($8). Owner and creator Dion Watkins stuffs a well-griddled flour tortilla with a wad of smoky, peppery meat, rice, crunchy strips of pickled red onion, a few specks of green onion and "secret" sauce (think Russian dressing.) Watkins, a first time food operator after a career in San Francisco's Department...
  • Thanks Obama! Mexican illegals plan family reunions at last

    06/18/2012 3:56:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/18/12 | Simon Gardner and Ioan Grillo - Reuters
    IXMIQUILPAN, Mexico (Reuters) - Seamstress Paulina Gutierrez, an ethnic Otomi Indian, prayed every day for years for a miracle to reunite her with her two sons, who were smuggled into the United States as children and have lived in permanent fear of deportation back to Mexico. Now, thanks to a major immigration policy shift by U.S. President Barack Obama, she can barely contain her excitement at the prospect of once again hugging her two boys - and two grandchildren she has never met. Without papers to get back into the United States, Gutierrez' sons cannot visit her in Mexico. She...
  • Drunken driver [illegal alien] injures mother, daughter in Metairie hit-run [then released!]

    05/29/2012 8:56:37 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | May 29, 2012 | Michelle Hunter
    Authorities say a drunken driver injured two women in a head-on collision in Metairie on Saturday, then fled the scene. Deputies later arrested Jesus Guzman-Gomez, 22, of Metairie, an arrest report said. . . Guzman-Gomez was headed westbound in a maroon Jeep Cherokee when he veered inexplicably into the eastbound lanes, an arrest report said. Guzman-Gomez's vehicle crashed head-on into a red Jeep Cherokee being driven by an unidentified 49-year-old woman, Fortunato said. He then drove off without stopping or identifying himself, the report said. The driver of the red Jeep Cherokee suffered head, neck and back injuries, the...
  • DOJ’s ‘Proof’ of Sheriff Joe’s ‘Racial Discrimination’ is Photo of a Chihuahua? Seriously?

    05/11/2012 12:56:53 PM PDT · by montag813 · 26 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-11-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona If you needed a symbol of the utterly preposterous lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Maricopa County Sheriffs Department (MCSO), this may well be it. On page 2 of the 32-page complaint, filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, the Department of Justice references "insensitive" emails sent by MCSO employees. The prima fascie evidence? Read for yourself... MCSO supervisors involved in immigration enforcement have expressed anti-Latino bias, in one instance widely distributing an email that included a photograph of a Chihuahua dog dressed in swimming gear with the caption “A Rare Photo of...
  • Soros Group: Calling People “Illegal” is “Hate Crime”

    05/01/2012 4:33:19 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 32 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 05/01/12 | Gina Miller
    There is a lonely, barren place in what passes as the logic center of the brains of members of the communist Left. Or, we could simply say that they are liars. That is certainly true of leftist leaders—they are indeed liars, but many millions of followers of the Left are more likely just deceived. That is A-OK with the power masters of the communist Left, because it is their aim to deceive. I came across a promotional video for a campaign to abolish the word “illegal” when referring to people who are in our country illegally. Yes, that is correct....
  • MAXIMUM SECURITY FACILITY ON LOCKDOWN AS RACIAL TENSIONS RISE: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    04/24/2012 1:28:18 PM PDT · by hope · 26 replies
    (Phoenix, AZ) Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio ordered parts of the maximum security 4th Avenue Jail be placed on indefinite lockdown as racial tensions rise – tensions brought on by orders from the Mexican Mafia chieftains who appear to be trying to control the downtown jail. Arpaio’s move to lockdown the jail aims to protect not only officers but inmates as well. According to the Sheriff’s jail intelligence unit, super max Mexican Mafia inmates housed in the closed custody unit of the 4th Avenue jail are putting out orders to all Hispanic inmates to refuse to be housed with black...
  • Mutilated corpse is left on display for rival cartel members in Nuevo Laredo [Mexico]

    03/22/2012 1:58:05 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies · 2+ views
    KGNS ^ | March 19, 2012
    The body, along with a banner, was discovered early Monday morning at Reforma and Paseo Colon in Nuevo Laredo. According to reports, the victim, in his twenties, had been tortured and beaten severely. He was tied and bound, and his arms and legs were cut off, then he was beheaded. The banner included a message from the zetas for any rival cartels, saying the victim's fate would be the same for anyone considering coming into their territory. This discovery comes after another violent weekend across the border in Nuevo Laredo, with several shootouts in the streets and more people being...
  • ICE Admits Releasing Accused Illegal Alien Child Rapist (42 Counts!)

    03/21/2012 3:02:46 PM PDT · by montag813 · 19 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-21-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona We have chronicled Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) outrageous new directives, instantly removing between 300,000 and 1.4 million illegal aliens from the "enforcement priority" list - in effect granting them indefinite amnesty from deportation, without any authorization from Congress whatsoever. The rationale given for this lawless amnesty from ICE Director John Morton is that he would have a "sustained focus on criminal offenders". Instead we have chronicled one failure after another by ICE to detain or even keep track of criminal illegals and repeat offenders who present imminent risks to the public - such as...
  • What Do I Do to Shut Up My Mexican-Hating Mexican Cousin?

    03/12/2012 12:30:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies · 2+ views
    OC Weekly ^ | GUSTAVO ARELLANO
    DEAR MEXICAN: My cousin had put a picture on Facebook that said, "I will not be forced to learn a foreign language to accommodate illegals in my country." He's Mexican-American. Our family is from La Luz, Zacatecas, and its surrounding villages. His dad (my uncle) was born in El Paso, Texas. His mom jumped into the conversation and backed him up. His parents are divorced. How do I politely tell them they are wrong with their way of thinking? Prepared to Punch a Pinche Pocho Primo DEAR WAB: Sorry, cabrón, but you're just not going to win this battle. As...
  • Texas Teacher Who Told Student ‘Go Back to Mexico’ Reinstated by School District

    03/03/2012 9:51:07 AM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-03-2012 | John Hill
    You called, you emailed, you bombarded their Facebook page with outrage. And Shirley Bunn is now back on the job. The Arlington School District this weekend reinstated Bunn. You may recall from our post a week earlier that she had been suspended for telling a frequently disruptive Hispanic student "Go back to Mexico", after he repeatedly asked her for a set of forms in Spanish, yelling "I'm Mexican...I'm Mexican". Even after Ms. Bunn told him he could get Spanish-language forms in the main office, the kid continued to harrass her for Spanish forms, yelling "I'm Mexican...I'm Mexican", after which Bunn...
  • Texas Teacher Suspended for Telling Student: 'Go Back to Mexico'

    02/17/2012 9:08:24 PM PST · by montag813 · 23 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-18-2012 | John Hill
    ARLINGTON, Texas - A two-time “Teacher of the Year” in Arlington is now fighting to keep her job after allegedly telling a Hispanic student to “Go back to Mexico.” Barnett Junior High School math teacher Shirley Bunn has 24 years of teaching experience. But her career could end with what she called a moment of frustration. Bunn admitted she lost her temper on Sept. 30 while distributing Title 1 forms to her eighth grade students. According to public documents, a student who had a history of being disruptive repeatedly asked his teacher for a form printed in Spanish by saying,...
  • Tucson's ethnic-studies program violates Arizona law, judge rules

    12/28/2011 9:39:48 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 1 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 27, 2011 | Stephen Ceasar
    Tucson's Mexican American studies program violates state law, an Arizona administrative law judge ruled Tuesday, paving the way for the program's possible demise. Judge Lewis D. Kowal affirmed a prior decision by the state's schools chief that the Tucson Unified School District's program violates a new law prohibiting divisive ethnic-studies classes. John Huppenthal, the state superintendent of public instruction, had deemed the program in violation in June. Among other things, the law bans classes primarily designed for a particular ethnic group or that "promote resentment toward a race or class of people."
  • Jewish And Mexican Cooking Meet In 'Challa-peño'

    12/26/2011 10:40:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway
    NPR ^ | December 25, 2011 | ALEX SCHMIDT
    Food memories are vivid. What you ate as a kid can whisk you right back to that lost time in your life — but for my mother's parents, Martha and Jerry Schneider, one special food memory eludes them. My grandparents spent most of their lives in Mexico City but now live in Los Angeles. After many years of living in Mexico City, one particular recollection still stands out: the best Jewish food they had ever tasted was cooked by a couple in downtown Mexico City on a street called Justo Sierra. Although Mexico City was home, their families were from...
  • Santa Barbara

    Just got back from our latest cruise, LA to Hawaii and back. But before we boarded the ship we spent a few days in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. We get back there every couple of years still having family and friends there. Seeing Santa Barbara again makes me throw out this bit of hyperbole/speculation. Of all the places/cities/towns where people live Santa Barbara and the surrounding area might be the most beautiful on earth. Of course I (nor anyone else) have seen the entire world and never will but IMHO it must be. Said with prejudice. Check the...
  • Seven People Found Dead in Dallas-Area Apartment [Amid Christmas Gifts And Wrapping Paper]

    12/25/2011 6:44:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 104 replies · 7+ views
    FoxNews ^ | December 25, 2011
    Seven People Found Dead in Dallas-Area Apartment Published December 25, 2011 GRAPEVINE, Texas – Seven people believed to be related had opened their Christmas gifts and started cleaning up the wrapping paper when they were shot to death in a suburban Texas apartment, police said Sunday. Authorities said they believe the shooter is among the dead, but got a warrant before doing a full search on the small chance that it was otherwise. Four women and three men, aged 18 to 60, were found in an adjoining kitchen and living room area when police entered the apartment around midday, said...
  • An American's nightmare in a Mexican hospital

    12/18/2011 9:35:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/18/11 | David Paulin
    A recent vacation in Mexico turned into a nightmare for a 79-year-old Illinois man. But it wasn't a devastating bus crash that almost killed U.S.-born Alfonso Acosta. It was his stay in one of Mexico's government-run hospitals. According to a harrowing account in the Quad-City Times, a daily newspaper, Acosta suffered a "major head injury, multiple facial fractures, broken ribs and a punctured lung." Yet for five weeks he lay "virtually untreated" at the hospital where he was taken in Toluca, about 40 miles southwest from Mexico City, say outraged family members in the United States who rushed to his...
  • American Indian Collectivism: Past Myth, Present Reality

    11/24/2011 4:39:57 PM PST · by OddLane · 9 replies
    PERC ^ | Summer 2006 | Carlos L. Rodriguez and Craig S. Galbraith
    In the past, most if not all North American indigenous peoples had a strong belief in individual property rights and ownership. Frederick Hodge (1910) noted that individual private ownership was “the norm” for North American tribes. Likewise, Julian Steward (1938, 253) asserted that among Native Americans communal property was limited, and Frances Densmore (1939) concluded that the Makah tribe in the Pacific Northwest had property rights similar to Europeans.’ These early twentieth-century historians and anthropologists had the advantage of actually interviewing tribal members who had lived in pre-reservation Indian society.
  • Mexican troops find $15 mn cash in car (drugs, jewels, 3rd largest bust in Mexican history)

    11/22/2011 12:39:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/22/11 | AFP
    Mexican soldiers hit the jackpot when they carried out a surprise search of a car in the unruly border town of Tijuana and found $15 million plus jewels and drugs stashed inside. The haul, uncovered on Friday, most likely belonged to one of the country's notorious drug cartels, the defense ministry said in a statement Tuesday. Showing the money off to the press, officials said it was believed that the cash was being transferred to a house used by members of the criminal gang headed by Joaquin Guzman," known by his alias as "El Chapo" and one of the most...
  • Texas Student Refuses Mexican Pledge of Allegiance, Anthem

    11/22/2011 11:37:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Education News ^ | 11/22/11 | B. A. Birch
    Students studying Spanish in a Texas public high school were asked to recite the Mexican national anthem and Mexican pledge of allegiance as part of an assignment, and when one student refused, stating that it upset her, the school district maintains there was nothing wrong with the lesson, writes Madeleine Morgenstern at the Blaze. The incident happened last month at Achieve Early College High School in McAllen, Texas — a city located about 10 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. 15-year-old sophomore Brenda Brinsdon refused to participate, stating that she was particularly offended because the presentations in teacher Reyna Santos’s class...
  • Mexican army finds 140 migrants packed into truck

    11/14/2011 10:55:45 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/14/11 | AP
    MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican officials say soldiers searching vehicles for hidden drugs found 140 Central Americans crammed into a tractor-trailer rig. The Defense Department says troops trying to fight narcotics traffic and organized crime in the southern state of Chiapas found the migrants on Sunday. It did not say what country they were from.
  • Arrests of Mexican drug cartel leaders in Texas raise concerns

    11/03/2011 6:24:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/3/11 | Jim Forsyth | Reuters
    SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The recent arrests of three alleged drug gang leaders from Mexico and the shooting of a sheriff's deputy in South Texas are raising fears among some Lone Star State officials that the brutal drug wars plaguing Mexico are taking hold north of the Rio Grande. On Sunday, Deputy Hugo Rodriguez of Hidalgo County in the southern tip of Texas was shot several times when he pulled over a vehicle containing a person kidnapped by members of Mexico's Gulf Cartel, County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said. Rodriguez's bulletproof vest saved his life, Trevino said. "I have always said...
  • THE COST OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

    11/01/2011 7:43:06 AM PDT · by shortstop · 12 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 11/01/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    Less than two months ago, on the day after the 10th anniversary of September 11th, the Obama Administration suspended the most successful alien-interdiction program on the northern border. Border Patrol agents based in Rochester and Buffalo, who had taken thousands of illegal aliens into custody, were ordered to stand down. Specifically, a highly successful long-term monitoring of interstate buses and Amtrak trains was ordered to stop. Rochester and Buffalo became, for all intents and purposes, free-transit zones for illegal aliens. From the best enforcement in the northern tier of states, to no enforcement at all – in response to orders...
  • Mexican economy grows 3.7 percent in 3Q

    10/28/2011 8:58:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/28/11 | AP
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico says the country's economy expanded by 3.7 percent in the third quarter compared to the same period of 2010. Preliminary estimates by Mexico's Treasury Department show formal-sector employment grew by 4.2 percent.
  • Sipsey Street Exclusive: "In at the beginning." The State Department & the Gunwalker Scandal.

    10/10/2011 2:05:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    "Hillary doesn't have to audition for the part of Caesar's wife. She knows when to be out of the room." -- Anonymous State Department source. Since it has been a few days, readers might want to refresh their memories by revisiting "In at the beginning." The State Department & the Gunwalker Scandal. Part 2. The 90% Myth. "I have not backed off" an AWB. The last four paragraphs: My sources say that this battle of the "statistics" was taken very seriously by all players -- the White House, State and Justice. Yet, WHY was this game of statistics so important...
  • Grocery worker: I gave out semen-tainted yogurt

    10/08/2011 12:50:45 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 47 replies
    <p>ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A grocery store worker accused of handing out a semen-tainted yogurt sample at an Albuquerque market pleaded guilty Thursday.</p> <p>Under terms of his plea agreement, Anthony Garcia admitted he tainted a sample of the yogurt he was handing out at Sunflower Market in January. He also admitted putting some of his semen on a plastic spoon that he placed with the yogurt.</p>
  • Fatal Accident Puts Focus on Deportation Program

    09/29/2011 10:23:12 PM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 18 replies
    NYtimes ^ | 09292011 | ABBY GOODNOUGH
    A fatal accident that the police say involved an illegal immigrant driving drunk has stirred outrage in Massachusetts and put Gov. Deval Patrick on the defensive for his resistance to a federal program intended to deport criminals.
  • Mexican Government Under Assault From Drug Cartels, Washington Yawns

    09/26/2011 8:17:04 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 26/09/2011 | John C.K. Daly
    Suspected Mexican drug traffickers from the Zetas drug cartel on 20 September drove two trucks to a main avenue in the Mexican Gulf coast city of Boca del Rio in Veracruz state and dumped 35 corpses during rush hour while gunmen stood guard, menacing frightened motorists with automatic weapons. So, why is this being written about here? Well, if for no other reason, Mexico’s drug cartels have declared a de facto war with the government for control of the country’s northern provinces for exports routes into the United States. Meanwhile, Washington, fixated on the decade-old war on terror, the Middle...