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Old 02-04-2015, 06:56 PM   #29
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Thanks Ken... I will add this article to my stack of reasons to not visit Florida.
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I'll add it to my list of things to do when I vacation in Florida, thanks.
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Thanks Ken... I will add this article to my stack of reasons to not visit Florida.
The PBS program NOVA had a show last night on Florida's sinkhole problem . If you wait long enough ,the way it sounds, Florida will run out of freshwater because brackish water is contaminating the ground water supply and eventually the whole state may sink . With rising ocean levels Florida could end up being underwater . We are looking at buying property in Southern Georgia as an investment because someday it may turn into valuable beach front property.
One more reason to add to your Florida list
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Well we just made our first ever trip to Mexico on Monday, we walked across the Rio Grande into Nuevo Progreso and felt pretty safe as there were tons of Canadians and Americans doing the same. We had heard though that a while ago someone with a nice new vehicle who drove over instead of parking on the US side parked in front of a dentist. While having teeth done a guy in mask and gun came in and asked for the keys. The owner had no choice but to hand them over but the thief at least allowed him to get out some personal items before he stole the car!

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...but the thief at least allowed him to get out some personal items before he stole the car!
So see, it's not so bad in Mexico......... there's still some decent people down there.
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So see, it's not so bad in Mexico......... there's still some decent people down there.

says the guy whose name is literally "outlaw"
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So see, it's not so bad in Mexico......... there's still some decent people down there.
How easy it is to forget that per the car theft stats every 26 seconds a car is stolen in the US. Some of them still have the kids and family dog in them.

When was the last time you heard of someone letting the owner take their belongings out of the car before they stole it! I know the two times I have had a car stolen here in Canada no one came to the door suggesting I remove what I wanted out of it first
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I too have had a couple vehicles stolen. One was last year, and had almost $20k worth of tools in it.
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How easy it is to forget that per the car theft stats every 26 seconds a car is stolen in the US. Some of them still have the kids and family dog in them.

When was the last time you heard of someone letting the owner take their belongings out of the car before they stole it! I know the two times I have had a car stolen here in Canada no one came to the door suggesting I remove what I wanted out of it first
Crime figures citing "Every X Seconds in the U.S." are popular, but really have only a theatrical meaning without considering the size of the data base they are derived from. As the U.S. has about 2.6 times more population than Mexico and also has about 3 times more vehicles per 1000 population (769 vs 266/1000) than Mexico, it means that there are a lot more vehicles and perps to liberate them.

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'Car Theft an $11 Billion Business in Mexico' (be sure to also pull down the "Countries" Tab for more information)
it is apparently the #2 business in Mexico and, as far back as 10 years ago you just didn't drive a Chevrolet Suburban into the US/Mexico frontier area and leave it parked on the street without a guard.
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I'd love to camp on Baja some day. Some day the struggle between the drug lords and government will end and peace will return. I'm sure whoever wins would love the gringos to come back vacationing and spending their $.

I think alot of people just watch too many TV crime dramas. It just fuels the fear to unreasonable levels. If I avoided "sketchy" places in all my travels, I'd never have had any fun or met any interesting people.
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All good numbers Bob but it does not change the simple fact I was attempting to make. There is a higher chance of having your car stolen in the US than Mexico. So I don't get all the theatric's by some in suggesting otherwise.

Not to mention the desire by locals to have a Chevy Suburban has somewhat diminished in recent years due to the large number of folks who work in the auto manufacturing biz and get the employee pricing.... lets just say the street scape of many villages in Mexico over the past 5 years has changed greatly. Suspect most Mexican's would keep their brand new Jetta over a old Suburban any day ;-)

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Crime figures citing "Every X Seconds in the U.S." are popular, but really have only a theatrical meaning without considering the size of the data base they are derived from. As the U.S. has about 2.6 times more population than Mexico and also has about 3 times more vehicles per 1000 population (769 vs 266/1000) than Mexico, it means that there are a lot more vehicles and perps to liberate them.

However:
'Car Theft an $11 Billion Business in Mexico' (be sure to also pull down the "Countries" Tab for more information)
it is apparently the #2 business in Mexico and, as far back as 10 years ago you just didn't drive a Chevrolet Suburban into the US/Mexico frontier area and leave it parked on the street without a guard.
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A low crime rate means nothing if you are the victim of the crime.
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A low crime rate means nothing if you are the victim of the crime.
Exactly - which is why one always needs to be aware of your surroundings regardless of where you travel.

This discussion reminded me a bit of segment of the Daily Show were they took a comic approach to highlighting the problems with stereotyping a country when we have very little first hand experience living or traveling in it.
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