News Briefs 26-11-2012

I've just been watching The Godfather movies - for the first time. And I think they've skewed my news interests.

Quotes of the Day:

Divest yourself of all your worldly possessions, your heirlooms and indulgences – you too can achieve zen via neoliberal brutality.
Spain dances with chaos.

'Finance' is a gun. 'Politics' is knowing when to pull the trigger.
Don Lucchesi, The Godfather, Part III

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red pill junkie's picture
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Mexico will follow next year.

We just learned that a great deal of towns, municipalities and federal states are completely bankrupt. Most of these places are run by the party which won the presidential election.

You don't need to be Nostra-freaking-damus to figure these scumbags invested most of that money in the presidential campaign. We already know they surpassed the established limits of expenditure, but all they'll get is a slap in the wrist.

So now the party, PRI, wants to 'bail out' all these bankrupt local governments without any investigation or oversight. And nobody will go to jail of course.

The only way they can do that is simple: they'll have to raise taxes.

And that's when the proverbial fecal matter is going to hit the fan.

So you see Gringos, you have nothing to worry about. The Mayan 2012 prophecy wasn't about the end of the world.

It might just be the end of Mexico --see? I'm an optimist ;)

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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In the U.S., we have a saying about these sorts of dealings: Privatize gains, socialize losses.

I wish your country well in dealing with these problems--it's already seen too much tragedy and heartbreak.

red pill junkie's picture
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We all know it's gonna get a whole lot worse, before it starts to get any better.

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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red pill junkie wrote:

We all know it's gonna get a whole lot worse, before it starts to get any better.

Nothing is going too change in Mexico because it is a system of government that is built on corruption from the ground up. It has always been a puppet government whereas the United States uses it as a drug depot and entrance/exit to the lucrative Central and South American dope trade—cocaine, marijuana and now methamphetamine. The U.S. also keeps the Peso and currency devalued, which will always induce poverty and economic depression throughout Mexico. Many of the Mexican leaders and hierarchy are educated in the United States and the CIA lavish them with wealth and at the same time create a reactionary petit bourgeoisie class who has a loyalty to serve U.S. interest at the detriment of masses of the Mexican people. The United States ensure that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund has weighed this impoverish nation down in international debt. Their collateral is the oil that is beneath their feet. When Clinton and President Vicente Fox and the Canadians signed and agreed to NAFTA and GATT it was about controlling the potential and future oil revenues that will be generated by Mexican petroleum industry.

Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El

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Man, I don't know if you're quoting from "The Onion" or actually believe that crap, but whatever.

Either you are easily duped by satire, or you have some serious problems with discerning truth from fiction. Either way, it serves you poorly.

Respects,
Gwedd

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Gwedd wrote:

Man, I don't know if you're quoting from "The Onion" or actually believe that crap, but whatever.

Either you are easily duped by satire, or you have some serious problems with discerning truth from fiction. Either way, it serves you poorly.

If you are referring to my thread; please dissect and give us an analysis to justify such ignorant and emotional statement. Thus, give us the truth of why Mexico is in such bad condition and if you do not think that corruption is one of the root causes, then give me some of that which you are smoking because it appears to have you delusionary. I know that they grow some good Pot South of the Border and based on your comment you have had to much to smoke. I really do not desire to contest ignorance, but if you have something intelligent to offer lets go for it.

Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El

red pill junkie's picture
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Let's not pass around the Mexican politics joint.

I'll always be the 1st one to admit corruption is at the core of our troubles.

And as for the US's involvement, I will only mention this, and then drop the subject on this thread: That it's kind of ironic how thousands of people are dying down here on behalf of the WoD initiative, with the blessings & commendation of the US State Dept, but yet that doesn't stop the US embassy to issue warnings to citizens dis-encouraging them from traveling to Mexico, thus denying our economy the tourist dollars we so desperately need, further ensuing that the cycle of poverty-driven violence continues indefinitely.

Does. Not. Compute.

Fin

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It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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Red Pill: I think most people that knows anything about Mexico would not deny that corruption has been at the root of its political, social and economic troubles. I do not know how someone could rationally argue against that fact. But, as you have explained I do know there are some other variables to the equation of Mexican poverty and corruption. I was just pointing out what my study of the situation revealed. I know that you are a Mexican National and you probably have a much better handle on Mexican politics than us Northern Yankees.

Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El

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Did you click that link in the intro to today's news?

This article brought to mind another Godfather III quote:

'All my life I kept trying to go up in society, to where everything was legal, straight. But the higher I go, the crookeder it becomes.'

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Meanwhile, in Bangladesh:
http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/20...

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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And you will see another soul gazing back at you.