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Isla Guapa



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:12 am    Post subject: Restoring Mexico Reply with quote

Here's a well-researched, well-written, and balanced report from the Woodrow Wilson Institute about restoring Mexico's reputation in the world.

http://www.wilsoncenter.org/events/docs/Restoring%20Mexico%20Report.pdf
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aha! When I read the subject line, I thought the topic was about restoring Mexico's 1848 borders.
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Phil_K



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This article seems to concentrate largely on perceptions and "spreading the message", but makes a very good point about law enforcement. For me, this is crucial. With corruption and without fair laws and strict enforcement of those laws, there is nothing to build on. Impunity is probably Mexico's biggest problem.

This has to start at the most basic level, e.g. obstructing or reserving spaces on the public highway may seem a small problem compared to narco-traffic, but from little acorns big oak trees grow. These little things, when adequately punished, breed a culture of lawfulness.

President Calderón talks the talk much better than many, but I'm afraid he nowhere near walks the walk.
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broken Windows theory, famously applied by NYC mayor Giuliani.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_windows_theory
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Phil_K



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I understand it, Giuliani was invited here some years ago to pass on his tips and experiences of the reform of NYC. Was no one listening to him?
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BadBeagleBad



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sashadroogie wrote:
Aha! When I read the subject line, I thought the topic was about restoring Mexico's 1848 borders.


I would be OK with that........It would actually solve more than a few problems.
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil_K wrote:
As I understand it, Giuliani was invited here some years ago to pass on his tips and experiences of the reform of NYC. Was no one listening to him?


AMLO brought him down to talk about police reform. Media here laughed at it and railed on his 7 million dollar consultant fee.
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the peanut gallery



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rudy wanted to start by jailing windshield washers, jugglers, etc. at the semaforos. Take that revenue stream away and the curbside workers would move along to robberies and use of violence to make ends meat, or so went the logic. DF is not NY.
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Phil_K



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the peanut gallery wrote:
Rudy wanted to start by jailing windshield washers, jugglers, etc. at the semaforos. Take that revenue stream away and the curbside workers would move along to robberies and use of violence to make ends meat, or so went the logic. DF is not NY.


So, what's your suggestion?
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the peanut gallery



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have any suggestions Phil. If anyone wants to offer me a 7 million fee i will gladly have a think.
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fladude



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil_K wrote:

So, what's your suggestion?


I am actually a crazy conservative. I am pretty liberal. But having said that, I am a big fan of CCW....
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mejms



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fladude wrote:
Phil_K wrote:

So, what's your suggestion?


I am actually a crazy conservative. I am pretty liberal. But having said that, I am a big fan of CCW....


Confused Am I missing something? What's CCW?
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Counter clockwise?
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mejms



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guy Courchesne wrote:
Counter clockwise?


Once again, Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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