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Re: Mexico, land of Speedy Gonzales

May 13th, 2018, 6:11 am

Mexico says round-the-world cyclists were murdered
Mexican investigators say two European cyclists did not die in an accident as first claimed - they were murdered.
The bodies of Holger Hagenbusch, from Germany, and Krzysztof Chmielewski, from Poland, were found at the bottom of a cliff in Chiapas state.
Local authorities had said the pair appeared to have fallen after losing control.
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"The Polish cyclist was decapitated and had a foot missing," he wrote on Facebook.
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Chmielewski sustained a head injury that may be a gunshot wound, said Mr Sánchez.

I'm surprised the mexican authorities didn't call it a murder-suicide
 
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Re: Mexico, land of Speedy Gonzales

July 2nd, 2018, 6:37 am

Mexico's Lopez Obrador Wins Presidential Vote as Rivals Concede
the far-left candidate who has been likened to Hugo Chavez  won with a plurality but not a majority of the vote.
It was his 3rd run: they have 6-year terms in mexico and he ran in 2006 and 2012 as well, losing by a hair in 2006 when he refused to concede
López Obrador resigned the Mexico City headship in July 2005 to enter the 2006 presidential election, representing the Coalition for the Good of All, which was led by the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) and included the Citizens' Movement party and the Labor Party. He received 35.31% of the vote and lost by 0.58%. López Obrador subsequently alleged electoral fraud and refused to concede, leading a several-months-long takeover of Paseo de la Reforma and the Zocalo in protest.

evidently he held a swearing-in ceremony where his supporters proclaimed him as "Legitimate President of Mexico" and he appointed a "Cabinet of Denunciation"
 
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July 11th, 2018, 6:24 am

Mexico’s Next President Plans His Own Border Police Force
"We’re going to create a border police force that will be highly specialized," Durazo said in an interview. "They need to apply the law," including stopping undocumented migrants and human traffickers from crossing into Mexico, which Durazo says often takes place with the help of corrupt officials.
 
 
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August 4th, 2018, 5:23 pm

Severe drought WAS to blame for the collapse of the Mayan civilisation 1,200 years ago: Scientists prove theory for the first time after analysing water from Mexico's Lake Chichancanab

scientists found a 50 percent decrease in annual precipitation over more than 100 years, from 800 to 1,000 A.D. At times, the study shows, the decrease was as much as 70 percent.
That period is around the start of the medieval warm period
 
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Re: Mexico, land of Speedy Gonzales

August 4th, 2018, 6:39 pm

ppauper wrote:
Severe drought WAS to blame for the collapse of the Mayan civilisation 1,200 years ago: Scientists prove theory for the first time after analysing water from Mexico's Lake Chichancanab

scientists found a 50 percent decrease in annual precipitation over more than 100 years, from 800 to 1,000 A.D. At times, the study shows, the decrease was as much as 70 percent.
That period is around the start of the medieval warm period


It would be interesting to know - I mean for the sake of survival of modern America - whether Mayan political leaders were climate change denialists.
 
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Re: Mexico, land of Speedy Gonzales

August 4th, 2018, 6:57 pm

tagoma wrote:
ppauper wrote:
Severe drought WAS to blame for the collapse of the Mayan civilisation 1,200 years ago: Scientists prove theory for the first time after analysing water from Mexico's Lake Chichancanab

scientists found a 50 percent decrease in annual precipitation over more than 100 years, from 800 to 1,000 A.D. At times, the study shows, the decrease was as much as 70 percent.
That period is around the start of the medieval warm period


It would be interesting to know - I mean for the sake of survival of modern America  -  whether Mayan political leaders were climate change denialists.


It would also be interesting to know - I mean for the sake of survival of modern America - whether Mayan political leaders realized that it was just natural variability or whether they thought that they (or their gods) caused it.
It would kind of suck if they killed a few hundred thousand people to appease the gods when it was just natural variability
 
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Re: Mexico, land of Speedy Gonzales

August 4th, 2018, 7:03 pm

Oh -- that old river in Egypt
 
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Re: Mexico, land of Speedy Gonzales

August 4th, 2018, 7:22 pm

We used to have long discussions about the medieval warm period here. Most of the warmers deny the existence of the medieval warm period, and as you say denial is more than a river in Egypt.
When the warmers draw their temperature graphs, they almost always ignore the medieval warm period, and sometimes even start from the trough of the little ice age.

The lesson to be learned from the medieval warm period and the mayans, and indeed past warm periods such as the Roman warm period and the minoan warm period, is that so-called global warming is a regular cyclic phenomenon on planet Earth.
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Re: Mexico, land of Speedy Gonzales

August 4th, 2018, 8:18 pm

Fair enough.  By the same token, there was this Economist article  The rise and the rainfall of the Roman empire, few days ago.
 
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Re: Mexico, land of Speedy Gonzales

August 11th, 2018, 4:44 am

we had a report the other day from collector about seniors in the UK doing cocaine
now this
Woman in her 80s caught smuggling $870,000 worth of heroin from Mexico to US
 
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August 17th, 2018, 3:58 pm

tarantula tacos
evidently the issue isn't the obvious one (they're eating spiders) but rather that tarantulas are protected
 
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September 15th, 2018, 11:08 am

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