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Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 years

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By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN

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I don't want to live there. But maybe the food is good.

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My friend from school went to ranch in Mexico. One day his bloodied jeep was found by the side of the road. His wife never saw him again. What is the answer?

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My friend from school went to ranch in Mexico.

What is your friend's name?

On a side note is that just like in the US Mexico's violence is extremely compartmentalized, more so than people realize. As a result the majority of Mexico is actually quite safe to visit and vacation in.

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All these deaths are directly attributable to American conservatives and their 'Christian' views regarding 'drug use' coming from the bars and lizard lounges and kitchen tables that these closet and not so closet alcoholics congregate at. Drug addiction is a medical problem, NOT a moral failing and in neither case has interdiction been successful in dealing with anything except justifying Big Government, Armed Government, Invasive Government, Corporate profit in arms and related equipment, extermination of disobedient minorities in countries all over the world, surreptitious Government domestic sales of drugs to raise clandestine monies, political campaign lies, and hypocritical use of the same drugs by the psychopaths who implemant these policies.

America is responsible but our policies serve the dual purpose of militarizing Mexico. What could be better from the usual conservative American perspective? Again, 'drugs' are a medical problem and we must cahnge our policies or live with the fact that we are accomplices to mass murder.

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a country of 88% christians.

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"....a country of 88% christians."

So what? They're killing themselves over illicit drugs, not over their god. Not like in some other parts of the world, where a different creed prevails.

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So what? They're killing themselves over illicit drugs, not over their god.

I'm sure the victims rest in peace better knowing that, and their families feel better about it too.

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I'm sure the victims rest in peace better knowing that, and their families feel better about it too.

I'm sure that's not a factor. Which is my point.

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I'm not getting your point. Can you explain it a little better please? Why is murder for drugs better than murder for religion?

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I'm not getting your point. 

Poster above pointed out Mexico is 88% Christian. I replied that fact is irrelevant, since religious belief is not a factor in this violence, which is about control of the drug trade.

Religious belief is often behind violence and terror, especially in certain regions in world and involving one certain creed, but that is not the case with what is happening in Mexico right now.

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Poster above pointed out Mexico is 88% Christian. I replied that fact is irrelevant, since religious belief is not a factor in this violence, which is about control of the drug trade.

Fair enough.

Religious belief is often behind violence and terror, especially in certain regions in world and involving one certain creed

And yet, as we can see, people of any religious background can be extremely violent.

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I believe Christians have some ten rules. i shalt not kill may be one of them, so i doubt these statistics, but as a drug hater, maybe they are crazy addicts or obsessed with the american dream of bling.

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