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i was simply adding a counterpoint to the part of the thread where some were coming in thinking the texas govt. is on their side.
However, if they can't come out of this unscathed, they WILL move to a hoaxed invasion scenario. I know that this sounds far-fetched to people, but I emplore people to look into it with an open mind.
I did not read the whole thread ....(about half of it lol) ....did anyone bring up that this could be happening so we can merge with Mexico without the public being outraged about it (Texans dont like it ) but with a problem reaction solution scenerio they would not fight it ... ...
FBI investigates possible links with Mexico drug gang
The Observer, Sunday 22 February 2009
The FBI is probing possible money laundering linked to Mexico's infamous narco-trafficking Gulf Cartel in its investigation of Texan billionaire Sir Allen Stanford, US law enforcement sources have told the Observer.
An FBI source close to the investigation would not give exact details but confirmed the agency was looking at links to international drug gangs as part of the huge investigation into Stanford's banking activities. Reports in the US have said Mexican authorities have detained one of Stanford's private planes as part of an investigation into possible links to the Gulf Cartel. It has been alleged cheques found inside the plane were linked to the cartel, which is one of the most violent criminal organisations in the world.
Sources in the US Drug Enforcement Administration also confirmed that while the investigations into Stanford's affairs were "with the FBI and Securities Exchange Commission, there may well have been a trail connecting his Mexican affairs to narco-trafficking interests.
More buried bodies found in NM desert, total at 10
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Four more bodies have been uncovered from the mesa west of Albuquerque, including a fetus found inside its mother's skeleton, bringing the total remains found in the area to 10.
The search for bodies began 2 1/2 weeks ago after hikers discovered some remains in an area recently razed for a housing development.
Since then, teams of detectives, anthropologists and medical investigators have excavated an area 10 yards by 30 yards, uncovering some bones in graves and others scattered either by animals or the development project, Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz said Monday.
Police suspect one person is responsible for burying the bodies because of how close the bodies were found together in what was a remote area when the bodies were estimated to have been buried, between 2000 and 2005.
Only one set of remains has been identified. Those bones belonged to Victoria Chavez, whose family provided dental records when they reported her missing in 2004. They and police have described Chavez as struggling with drug addiction and working as a prostitute.
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 20 -- The latest travel advisory for Mexico from the U.S. State Department will certainly not please the tourist board. Rather than a glossy brochure advertising the country's many delights, the travel alert issued Friday reads like the plot of a crime thriller. "Recent Mexican army and police confrontations with drug cartels have resembled small-unit combat, with cartels employing automatic weapons and grenades," the advisory reads. "Large firefights have taken place in many towns and cities across Mexico but most recently in northern Mexico, including Tijuana, Chihuahua City and Ciudad Juarez. During some of these incidents, U.S. citizens have been trapped and temporarily prevented from leaving the area."
Peter Chernin exits News Corp.
Murdoch take reins of Fox film and TV ops
Chernin To Leave News Corp. Post Dorothy Pomerantz, 02.23.09, 07:30 PM EST After more than a decade as Rupert Murdoch's right-hand man, the head of Fox is off to start a production company. Peter Chernin pic LOS ANGELES--Hollywood is abuzz that Peter Chernin, president and chief operating officer of News Corp., is stepping down. The 57-year-old Chernin has been at the center of speculation for months as negotiations over his contract, which was up for renewal June 30, have languished. The uncertainty has helped push News Corp.'s (nyse: NWS - news - people ) stock down 40% since the beginning of the year. Though it is far from the only factor weighing on the share price, his departure will make questions about the future of the company's successful entertainment and technology divisions even more urgent.
Chernin's exit will leave a big void in Fox's Hollywood presence. He is one of the most respected executives in entertainment. In a memo announcing that Chernin would not be renewing his contract, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch described him as "a close colleague and an ally to me for many years."
You can purchase prescription pharmaceuticals, (that are not used for recreational purposes), for 1/4 of the cost that you would north of the border.
am kind of laughing though at the spin they put on this. it's happening because bush is gone not because obama is in office. what a bunch of tards...both fox and this senator who should really know better. disgraceful.
Homeland Security official affirms Mexican drug cartel violence has spilled over into Texas
Posted: 02/24/2009 12:00:00 AM MST
AUSTIN -- Violence from Mexican drug cartels has spilled over into Texas, state Homeland Security Director Steve McCraw said Monday.
"Yes, absolutely it has occurred; there's no question about it," McCraw said after a hearing before the House Committee on Border and International Affairs.
McCraw answered lawmakers' questions about Gov. Rick Perry's request for another $135 million for border security operations on the same day Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott asked lawmakers for a new tool to help bring down transnational gangs that threaten border communities.