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Archive for September 10th, 2007

Orca vs. Great White

Posted by mesablue on September 10, 2007

In case you were wondering…

Mmm, shark liver.

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Clean up your Casa

Posted by mesablue on September 10, 2007

A week ago Mexican President Felipe Calderon stated that “Mexico does not stop at its border, that wherever there is a Mexican, there is Mexico. And, for this reason, the government action on behalf of our countrymen is guided by principles, for the defense and protection of their rights”, in his State of the Union address.

This week, the internal problems that cause so many of Mexico’s citizens to flee their own country in order to find work or a life free from corruption and violence are once again made blatently obvious:

Blasts Hit Mexico Oil Company Pipelines

MEXICO CITY – Several explosions believed to the work of result of sabotage ripped apart pipelines for Mexico’s state oil monopoly early Monday, the company said. There were no injuries.

The Mexican state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, issued a statement saying it believed the explosions, which forced the evacuation of 12,000 people, were deliberate.

A small, left-wing guerrilla group claimed to have attacked a major Pemex gas pipeline in July and at least a dozen major companies, including Honda Motor Co., Kellogg Co. and The Hershey Co., were forced to suspend or scale back operations.

Pemex said Monday’s explosions affected at least five pipelines in Veracruz, but reported no deaths or injuries.

Mr. Calderon, you are a hypocrite.

The Mexican government does not do enough to protect it’s citizens within it’s own borders. To make a statement suggesting that advocating the disregard of US law is protecting Mexican citizens is beyond ludicrous.

From Lou Dobbs:

Even by Mexico’s standards, Calderon’s blatant hypocrisy is breathtaking. Calderon told the Washington Post more than a year ago that he believes laws are not a relative concept, nor subject to a personal concept of justice. Calderon declared a big difference between himself and his rival for the Mexican presidency, Manuel Lopez Obrador, was this: “I believe in the rule of law.” Obviously he does not believe in the rule of U.S. law on U.S. soil.

Calderon can’t have it both ways. He cannot fail his citizens at home and then act as the Great Imperialist Protector of his citizens who are driven by poverty and corruption to enter the United States illegally. The United States provides Mexico with an annual surplus of $65 billion in trade, an estimated $25 billion in remittances from Mexican citizens living and working here illegally, and at least another $25 billion generated by the illegal drug trade across our southern border.

In case you haven’t been following, this week Mexican trucks began crossing the border on long haul treks into the US.

Mexico sends first long-haul trucks into U.S. under pilot program

MEXICO CITY — Mexican tractor-trailers carrying construction materials were on their way to New York and South Carolina under a NAFTA-mandated program that has drawn opposition from truckers on both sides of the border, the government announced Sunday.

The trucks, operated by Transportes Olympic, a company based outside the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, crossed into the United States on Friday and will then carry U.S. materials back across the border, according to a statement from Mexico’s federal Transportation, Economy and Public Safety departments.

The U.S. Transportation Department granted permission Thursday to Transportes Olympic to haul cargo anywhere in the United States as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Under this agreement, long haul trucks that are not subject to strict US standards of safety will be allowed to cross the border and deliver goods to US destinations instead of dropping their trailers at border depots where US licensed trucks then complete the route.

The Teamsters are none too thrilled — Hoffa: Trucks from Mexico major threat to security

Says no way to tell what the cargo is

HOUSTON –President Bush has “sucker punched” American workers and threatened national security by opening the nation’s southern border to Mexican truckers, Teamsters President James Hoffa said Saturday.

Speaking to the union’s annual women’s conference, Hoffa said the Bush administration’s new pilot program, which took effect Thursday, shows a lack of concern for homeland security.

“Oh, George Bush is so worried about national security,” said Hoffa, adding that his biggest problem with the program is not knowing enough about the truckers and what they are hauling.

“And they’re going to be coming across that border driving all over Canada and the United States. That’s his vision of America, that’s not our vision,” Hoffa told about 1,000 women and guests in a downtown hotel ballroom.

When James Hoffa is the voice of reason — something is very wrong.

Update: Within minutes of posting this — Mexico dynamite truck explosion kills 37

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico – A truck carrying mining explosives blew up after colliding with another vehicle in northern Mexico, killing at least 37 people, including three reporters who came to the scene, state and federal officials said.

Maximo Alberto Neri Lopez, a federal police official, said 37 people were killed and 150 were injured. He said the explosion left a 10-by-40 foot crater in the concrete.


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