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Professor nearly hacked to death on Jamaican vacation

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El cacique

Since: Dec 12

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#1 Jul 21, 2013
My lord...She wanted a vacation that was off the beaten path. She certainly got it.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/prof-reca...

Some destinations you just can't go as a naive wide eyed tourist.

Thankfully, she and her boyfriend got out alive.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#2 Jul 21, 2013
El cacique wrote:
My lord...She wanted a vacation that was off the beaten path. She certainly got it.
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/prof-reca...
Some destinations you just can't go as a naive wide eyed tourist.
Thankfully, she and her boyfriend got out alive.
Im not blaming any victims, but the Caribbean is sold as Paradise on Earth and is everything but....

We are islands and islets used as transshipments ports, by illegal drug producing nations and the US voracious market.

A foreigner visiting our islands should consult and follow whatever advice they're given, before making any decisions.

Since: Oct 12

Marlboro, NJ

#3 Jul 22, 2013
El cacique wrote:
My lord...She wanted a vacation that was off the beaten path. She certainly got it.
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/prof-reca...
Some destinations you just can't go as a naive wide eyed tourist.
Thankfully, she and her boyfriend got out alive.
Reminds me of the American tourists in Mexico who go missing or are harmed at alarming rates.

Several years ago an entire group of college students vanished off the face of the Earth while on spring break in Nuevo Laredo - a city so violent the bullets usually end up in the buildings of Laredo, TX across the river. Their rental cars were later found in a Mexican police impound lot and their passports in the police evidence room ... and the cops claimed they have no idea what happened or even how they came across their passports.

100,000 people have been killed in the Mexican Drug War since 2006 .. the last time that many people died in Mexico we sent entire active duty Army to the border.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#4 Jul 22, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
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Reminds me of the American tourists in Mexico who go missing or are harmed at alarming rates.
Several years ago an entire group of college students vanished off the face of the Earth while on spring break in Nuevo Laredo - a city so violent the bullets usually end up in the buildings of Laredo, TX across the river. Their rental cars were later found in a Mexican police impound lot and their passports in the police evidence room ... and the cops claimed they have no idea what happened or even how they came across their passports.
100,000 people have been killed in the Mexican Drug War since 2006 .. the last time that many people died in Mexico we sent entire active duty Army to the border.
Mexico, another "transshipment" port for illegal drugs demanded by the US' voracious market.

Will drugs force the fall of the US empire?

Since: Oct 12

Marlboro, NJ

#5 Jul 22, 2013
Jorge wrote:
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Mexico, another "transshipment" port for illegal drugs demanded by the US' voracious market.
Will drugs force the fall of the US empire?
Well the history books say all empires collapse from within so it's possible.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#6 Jul 22, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
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Well the history books say all empires collapse from within so it's possible.
So, we're doomed?

If we learn anything from history, we might as well revert the karma and prove historians wrong.

Humankind can overcome its shortcomings.

Since: Oct 12

Marlboro, NJ

#7 Jul 22, 2013
Jorge wrote:
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So, we're doomed?
If we learn anything from history, we might as well revert the karma and prove historians wrong.
Humankind can overcome its shortcomings.
Well anything is possible ... but I don't see people giving up their drug addiction anytime soon.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#8 Jul 22, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
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Well anything is possible ... but I don't see people giving up their drug addiction anytime soon.
We, all of us, have to do something.

Somehow we have to force addicts to, at least, acknowledge their problem.

Well, you know my stance of the matter. I would have all of them "microchipped identified", no car licence, no no federal funds, no nothing...period.

Call me Nazi...but it is a disease which needs desperate measures, not just finger pointing or that lame publicity stunt-Just say NO.

It were those bandages, to cure the disease, which go us here in the first place.

There's an old Puerto Rican movie from 1960 called Mientras Puerto Rico Duerme, with the use of drugs amongst our people as its main topic.

Imagine that, fifty three years ago and we were already having a drug problem here.

Since: Oct 12

Marlboro, NJ

#9 Jul 22, 2013
Jorge wrote:
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We, all of us, have to do something.
Somehow we have to force addicts to, at least, acknowledge their problem.
Well, you know my stance of the matter. I would have all of them "microchipped identified", no car licence, no no federal funds, no nothing...period.
Call me Nazi...but it is a disease which needs desperate measures, not just finger pointing or that lame publicity stunt-Just say NO.
It were those bandages, to cure the disease, which go us here in the first place.
There's an old Puerto Rican movie from 1960 called Mientras Puerto Rico Duerme, with the use of drugs amongst our people as its main topic.
Imagine that, fifty three years ago and we were already having a drug problem here.
Sadly both the Garcia Padilla and Obama administrations take the view that addiction is a medical rather than law enforcement problem so I doubt they will be losing driver's licenses or Federal food stamps or anything. I am also not sure microchipping them would get past the Supreme Court with Kagan and Ginsburg.

Interesting about Puerto Rico's drug problem ... I had always been led to believe that the addiction issue was a relatively recent problem.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#10 Jul 22, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
<quoted text>...I had always been led to believe that the addiction issue was a relatively recent problem.
It was "clustered" in some of the bigger towns and the only two big cities, of over a 100,000 back in the 40's and 50's, Ponce and San Juan.

It wasn't as viral as it is today, especially after municipal lines got diffused by our mobility.

Puerto Rico, from the 1960's on, became one huge city of 3,900 sq. miles and a police force of only 15,000 to cover it.

Remember, the back and forth of our first generation of migrants, especially to New York, which started in the 1950's brought that city's urban problems here, where industrialization was begining.

The exchange between the first generation of NewYoricans with problems, which were sent here by their families, and Puerto Ricans which were sent there-especially to NYC, when they started being a problem to their families-only aggravated the island's drug problems and violence.

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