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matthew callender
11:52 AM on 05/14/2012
I went to Mexico for spring break, and all I got was this stupid beheading.....
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valgonza08
Life is too short , don't sweat the small stuff
02:03 PM on 05/14/2012
would you think it would funny if someone had posted......I went to the world trade center on 9/11 and all I got was this stupid beheading..... by a plane?????

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matthew callender
05:59 PM on 05/14/2012
Good one gonzo!!! You totally one up'ed me!!! I should have said, " I didn't go to Mexico for spring break, and either did anyone else, that place totally sucks".
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George Cummings
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11:51 AM on 05/14/2012
Prohibition. Growing organized crime for all of Human History.
A lesson we refuse to acknowledge because we just Love To Tell Other People What To Do.
Silly Munkies.
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omobob
left coast, usa
11:43 AM on 05/14/2012
> Forty-nine bodies with their heads, hands and feet hacked off were found Sunday dumped on a northern Mexico highway.

Every year the US pumps 11 to 13 billion in drug sales to the Northern Mexican Cartels. The only way to fight these violent gangs is by cutting off their money. Legalization of marijuana is an important first step. “Marijuana is the (Mexican cartels’) cash crop, the cash cow,” says Brittany Brown of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Washington office.  

The War on Drugs is an abject failure. 40 years of failure. 40 years of wasted time, money and treasure.  Time to think of alternatives to what has not worked.

"The global war on drugs has failed and governments should explore legalizing marijuana and other controlled substances, according to a commission that includes former heads of state, a former U.N. secretary-general and a business mogul. A new report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy argues that the decades-old worldwide "war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world." The 24-page paper was released Thursday. "Political leaders and public figures should have the courage to articulate publicly what many of them acknowledge privately: that the evidence overwhelmingly demonstrates that repressive strategies will not solve the drug problem, and that the war on drugs has not, and cannot, be won," the report said. The 19-member commission includes former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former U.S. official George P. Schultz, who held cabinet posts under U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43248071/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/t/global-war-drugs-has-failed-key-panel-says/#.TnoerkaYND4
12:24 PM on 05/14/2012
Exactly. Put an end to the drug violance by legalizing marijuana in the United States. If you take the money out of it, the problem will collaspe under its own weight. An initiative in California to do just that was defeated by the beer industry, who would rather you got drunk than high.

An estimated 32,000 have died in Mexico in the same amount of time that 4,000 Americans died in Iraq and another 1,000 in Afganistan.
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omobob
left coast, usa
04:15 PM on 05/14/2012
> Put an end to the drug violence by legalizing marijuana in the United States. If you take the money out of it.

Truth. US cash supports violence and corruption. Well noted. faved. cheers

FYI: 48,000 Northern Mexicans have been killed in the last 3 years.
11:38 AM on 05/14/2012
Those who continue to use and abuse illegal drugs for their own recreation are fueling this continued violence and murder. Next time you are smoking a joint, take a moment and ask yourself if people died so you abuse yourself for fun. The selfishness of these abusers is the root of this whole problem. Usually, people who use try to get others to do the same which makes it a growing problem.
With all the warnings and regulation on tobacco, how can anyone justify making pot legal with the much higher level of poisons and toxins that are ingested from pot?
12:07 PM on 05/14/2012
I sorry but you need to do some more research on the true fact first of all you cant trust government studies there all rig against it. You might want to Google Kaneh Bosm to start with
11:24 AM on 05/14/2012
Maybe it time to take Marc Emery stance and over grow the Government its spring after all everybody. Where is the debate why even offer We the people petition if the response is going to be the same lame answers.
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George Cummings
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11:52 AM on 05/14/2012
This is about actual drugs.. coke and heroin.. not pot.
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JustaSlob
"I'll either be dead or in jail" ..Need help TED?
01:50 PM on 05/14/2012
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02:41 PM on 05/14/2012
Sorry, George. But it's about pot as well as coke and heroin. It's about all drugs imported through Mexico. The demand and money for drugs is here in the U.S. It's sad to see the people of Mexico fighting a proxy drug war for us. Time to decriminalize or even legalize drugs. Drug use can be managed far easier than it can be prevented.
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RealPolotik
Steal Yo Face.
10:59 AM on 05/14/2012
Legalize all drugs.
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AK38
10:55 AM on 05/14/2012
We have Latin Kings, the 18th Street gang, the Trinitarios and so many other hispanic that cause all kinds of havoc via drug dealing, initimidation and violence. Can we please secure our borders and deport undocumented/illegal aliens ( especially those with any kind of criminal background or suspected gang afiliation) before we become more like Mexico? Please?
10:52 AM on 05/14/2012
and there's hamburger all OVER the highway in Mystic, Connecticut.

- Firesign Theater

sorry, dahlings, couldn't resist!
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Natalie Steutterman
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11:44 AM on 05/14/2012
Not funny............... murder is nothing to joke about.
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George Cummings
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11:57 AM on 05/14/2012
Mr. AhClem please pick up the white courtesy phone..Mr. AhClem....
10:31 AM on 05/14/2012
Finish the wall between Mexico and U.S.
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matdough
give back our COUNTRY
12:24 PM on 05/14/2012
And then there will be LADDER & ROPE companys popping up all ever the place !
12:49 PM on 05/14/2012
As long as they employ legal U.S. residents I am OK with that.
10:22 AM on 05/14/2012
And this is all over marijuana.
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10:51 AM on 05/14/2012
?.... I read that they control most of the cocaine and it's corridors of delivery that is the main reason of this war.....as for pot they ( the cartels ) have found it easier to grow it right here in the U.S.A. in which you can see the effects of in our national forest on the west coast.
06:51 PM on 05/15/2012
The colombians skip over mexico.
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RealPolotik
Steal Yo Face.
10:59 AM on 05/14/2012
Cocaine much more so.
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10:22 AM on 05/14/2012
Why am I not surprised that all the rightwingnuts are blaming all this on immigrants? Their irrational hatred for immigrants is absolutely outrageous! This nation was created by immigrants and built by immigrants! Without immigrants, this nation would be NOTHING. Not only that, but the war on drugs has nothing to do with immigrants, legal or illegal. The rightwingnuts are just spewing their anti-immigrant racial hatred on any article that has to do with Mexico or drugs. The war on drugs is about corporate power. Corporations bribe our elected officials to pass laws, including the war on drugs. For example, prison corporations lobby for tougher sentencing and for laws that create more criminals just so they can make more profit. Another example: hemp, which isn't even a drug, was outlawed because big timber and big cotton wanted to eliminate competition. We need to abolish corporate rule over our elected officials! We need to ban all campaign donations from everyone, including individuals, unions and corporations. All candidates should finance their campaigns with an equal amount of taxpayer money. That way, they'll work for us, no matter what party they're from.
10:40 PM on 05/14/2012
Left "scrotenuts" need some remedial reading interpretation courses. Most people in the US are NOT anti immigration. They're anti ILLEGAL immigration. The illegals cost this country amost a half a TRILLION a year in services, untaxed wages, incarceration, medical treatment, education and the list goes on. As always the leftwing sphincters have to pull the race card for effect as they can't coherently discuss their subjects. The rest of lightningDolt's post is more of the moronic left's talking points.
10:21 AM on 05/14/2012
the solution is simple

guns should be banned and confiscated

and

drugs should be legal
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RealPolotik
Steal Yo Face.
11:00 AM on 05/14/2012
except if guns are made illegal, only the cartels will have them while no one else will be able to protect themselves...
11:22 AM on 05/14/2012
they get the guns from the usa. ban and confiscate all guns and the cartels wont get them.
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Natalie Steutterman
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11:48 AM on 05/14/2012
OK then............I suppose YOU will go into Mexico..confiscate all the guns from the drug cartels. Ban them.........................and legalize ALL the drugs and everything will be just peachy keen then ,right? Lol....................DREAM ON ! MAYBE IN A PERFECT WORLD.....
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matthew callender
06:08 PM on 05/14/2012
In a perfect world, I can buy crack at wal mart??? Awesome.....
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SESZOO
10:20 AM on 05/14/2012
So it seems that we have a multi-sided civil war going on down there in Mexico with the cartels battleing each other and all of them battleing the Mexican govt. About time to beef up our borders before more of this violence spills into this country ,it also might help if the govt.stopped sending arms down there too...... Oh, We see, it's too late for that ,too much money involved for too many deep pockets with too much influence , and on and on it goes..
10:18 AM on 05/14/2012
Hopefully there weren't any American's in that group, but since there's evidentally no way to tell with out hands feet & heads we may never know.
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10:17 AM on 05/14/2012
Darn dirty shame :( Mexico is a beautiful country and most of the Mexican people I've met or know are wonderful, hardworking people.....sure, there's always bad apples in every group. Because of the government corruption in Mexico and the drug lords, the Mexican economy is hurting from less and less tourism. A lovely country with colourful and kind people suffering due to corruption and drugs. Tourists also lose out by not being able to experience such a lovely culture due to their fear to travel there. So sad :(
11:40 AM on 05/14/2012
You're very correct. I still visit Mexico about 3 times a year. And tourists don't go anymore because of the fear they will get killed. But they have to understand that every country has murderers and bad people. If you get involved with the drug cartel and betray them then of course you will get killed. But not if you are a normal tourist. Don't be flashing your money and things, just simply go have a good time and don't start any trouble. You will be safe trust me :D
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matthew callender
11:55 AM on 05/14/2012
Yeah, ok!!! Mexicans are killing their own economy. I'll go anywhere but there... It's the same price as a Dominican repub trip with almost no chance of being wood chipped.
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12:46 PM on 05/14/2012
Thanks for your reply Ms. Salgado. It's still so sad that a lovely country with lovely people are getting a bad rap due to corruption and drugs. I used to love visiting Mexico. The people were/are so friendly and the culture so rich. Mexico is beautiful and it draws me Spiritually.