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  •  The BP to ordinary looking car ratio out that way, (2+ / 0-)
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    Empty Vessel, Wayward Wind

    without considering the ordinary looking cars with DHS federal plates on them, is astounding. If you went from Kitt Peak to Arrivaca the back way you're lucky you didn't get the full treatment.

    I used to go to the duty free store in Nogales quite regularly and it was always disturbing to me to see the Wackenhut (now G4S, kinda like Blackwater thought they'd worn out their name too) busses right at the border, disgorging their passengers. I've never seen such a collectively defeated collection of human beings in my life as the deportees
    Imagine going through all that trouble to make the trip north, investing your family's savings on coyotes, facing untold dangers, natural and man made, only to wind up being marched back into Mexico at the point of a gun?

    An assault rifle.

    Guns don't kill people. People kill people. Monkeys kill people too, if they have guns.

    by DaNang65 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 03:31:31 PM PST

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    •  I'm white, I drive a subaru (2+ / 0-)
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      DaNang65, Wayward Wind

      and I literally was never asked a single question at all the checkpoints I went through (3 or so).

      And yeah, that's the thing about moving down here...I never 'got it' about the border till I had been here a few years.  The beauty, the sorrow, the melancholy and the the sheer insanity of it all.  

      I'm still learning.

      "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

      by Empty Vessel on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 03:37:55 PM PST

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