Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Joey Heard, Mayor of Refugio Texas arrested for narcotics trafficking

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article

[ Subject Matter: Joey Heard Mayor of Refugio
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required]



Reporter: Proceso Redaction
McAllen, Texas. Joey Heard, Mayor of the city of Refugio, Texas, was detained this week passed accused of drug trafficking, informed local authorities.

The Sheriff of Refugio, Robert Blocik, detailed that the politician was captured this Friday for possession of drugs and illegal possession of a prohibited substance.

Heard, who was re-elected as Mayor in May for this community in the south of the Lone Star State, was freed on Saturday after posting up 29,000 dollars in bail, so he may fight the case from liberty and not from jail.




The accused, until now, has not made any public comment on the charges he faces. He is the second Texan Mayor to be arrested in recent days.

On the 12th of November, the Mayor Norman Tullos, of Premont, Texas, was detained for the crimes of obstruction of justice, manipulation of documents and fraud, among others.

According to Texan sources, the illegal acts in which the functionary participated are related to a fine for drugs that his son received.

The Mayor was put into county prison, and freed after paying bail. Tullos was substituted by Mandy Johnson, who actually occupies the post in an internal manner.

Original article in Spanish at Proceso

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    4. So true bro the Us goverment is corrupted asf

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    5. If it weren't for the coalition of corrupt politicians police chiefs military commanders mayors and in this case presidents chapó would still be a poor little farmer.. so my theory is its the other way around..

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    6. What wisdom you possess oh foolish one.

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    7. "The buck may stop there"
      But there is somebody behind the US government, National Security, FBI, CIA, DEA, and all the other letters on the soup, big money? Some, but the Global Cabal that seeks to privatize all property, slavery, money, armies, terrorism, poolitics and pooliticians just needs some names there, run your candidates...
      --political candidates do not "finance themselves" you know? After some dirty deals here and some dirty drug deals there, and you don"t get caught, you are on a roll...

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  2. Maybe Mexico will get the hint and start arresting their guilty politicians too.

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    1. Yea, hopefully canada too lol

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    2. Meanwhile, up here in squeaky clean Toronto the Good we have ex-mayor and sibling .... :D

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    3. The old toronto mayor was a badass. Hope he's doing well

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    4. Don't badmouth Oh, Canada, they is accepting mexicans because they need them to plant and harvest their 5 floor mariguana plantations by hand to empty mexican lands and steal all the land, all the mines, all the pipe lines, and all the pipe dreams of all the mexicans...

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    5. They keep finding stomach tumors in him.Hes not doing so well and this was after rounds of chemo.Poor Rob Ford hes still relatively young but think hes done rehab so isn't appearing on the talk show rounds in the US.

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    6. Poor Rob? Tell that to Anthony Smith. And, the dead Somalis Mr. Ford and his "associate" Dave took care of last St. Paddy's Day, 2015. Karma looks good on him.

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    7. I read someones post that made it past calling mayor barry a crackhead nigga but when it comes to white rob i hear sympathy...

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    8. Oh?Whats this?Tell us more.

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    9. He smoked crack, so that makes him a crack head. Why don't you say something about your CURRUPT contry CANADIANA lol

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    10. Yeah maybe the U.S. could do the same

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  3. Gotta love those pull up/drive thru liquor stores in McAllen, Texas.

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    1. Hell yea my favorite already buzzed and go to a drive thru liquor store the best I remember we used to be able to smoke inside the stores and in restaurants peace desde San Jose califas

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    2. That LoneStar Beer is great!!

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  4. And yet some big mouths still say Texas is the worst state of the usa? ... Some really doubt that statement. What is that right there? Do you all see that happening in new york? california? nevada? florida? Or any other "'great state'"? Do they ever catch their shady politicians? cops? federal agents? Talking about what state is worse... First take a look at your own local trash then you talk.

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    1. tejas is no good, this is just political gangs taking care of business, next you will see them murdering each other "tamaulipas style", because what comes up must come down, and tejas pooliticians have been up there on the horse's ass for too looong with their corruption...

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    2. Before you open your ignorant mouth, look up in Wikipedia "list if American State and Local Politicians Covicted of crimes" and you will see a list state by state of dirty politicians convicted if crimes. Texas is not unique in their arrest of dirty deed doers, if you think thats the case, you need to lay off the Mountain Dew and catch up on some research , you dingus.

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    3. Politicians get caught doing corrupt stuff all of the time. Look up Senator Leland Yee from California. The governor of Detroit was shady and is in prison now for something like 30 years. This isn't a Texas or US problem. It is worldwide. Power corrupts.

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    4. You are right on Washington corruption, but Marion Barry isn't a crack head. He was set up, under surveillance by FBI, ends up in a hotel with a hooker who was on the pipe. He took the consequences like a man and accepted the responsibility for his poor judgment and actions. This was worthy of respect and what got him reelected, quite the opposite of corruption I'd say.

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    5. If they were truly corrupted their would be no arrest. -3030

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    6. The lady wasnt a hooker..Maybe he was set up and maybe he wasnt..But there is NO denying former mayor Marion Barry was a crackhead..

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    7. The greatest man who ever lives was a crack head.ex mayor of toronto Rob Ford ( real name Hurst).

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    8. Just because corruption is being exposed in Texas, does not mean there isn't corruption to be exposed in Colorado, New York, Alabama ect.

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    9. I blame Mexico for all the corruption in Texas. Us hard working Texans end up corrupted because of the your drugs. Shame on you Mexico. Charlie Daniels sang a song many years ago called "The devil went down to Georgia". I'm going to produce the remix called "The devil down to Mexico and he never left".

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    10. Anglos n Mexicans hating each other but Asians enjoying the hard work of both. Anglo n native American blood spilled throughout history us vs Mexico war world wars Vietnam etc yet fucking middle easterners own almost bout everything they even have porn industries enjoying beautiful Anglo n Latina chicks . The fort hood assassin refused to go to Afghanistan instead he opened fire against us soldiers in our own country. but we blame it all on Latinos.

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    11. Jack ass gorila jake @ 10:32

      Thing is, at least in TX they catch some... In some other places of other states they just get away with it, you must be from one of those places gorila jake... No need to be covering up the tracks of your masters sucker...

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    12. He blames Mexico. Let me guess you are a Gringo right? Of course you are. why the hell do you think those Cartels are such billionaires and powerful enough to bring a country to it's knees? Because of our sick demand for drugs. They kill each other to become our number one transporters. We are the ones with blood in our hands Mister or what planet do you live in or is your racism that strong that you can't see that it's our fucken demand that has killed so many innocent in Mexico and Texes....We are their number one customers, Europe is number two. So next time you make a stupid comment be very careful the words you use. I agree with one reply, He says, that if it wasn't for our crooked politicians Chapo would still be a farmer. Now that's a person who knows what he is talking about. They heard a demand from us and accomedated just like we saw a demand and did not care it would kill thousands, alcohol. As long as it made them billionaires they did not care who died just like the Cartels. We sell drugs legally because liqueur is a drug and they sell to us illegally. Wow what a world. And we take care of their money in our banks to wash for them. Now who did you say fault it was???

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  5. F'n white grigos are corrupt! Typical American politician - no different than the mafia! Even USA's capital city Washington had a crack head - and the stupid gringos re-elect him when he gets out of prison??? Jajaja! Send all the gringos back to Europe since they invaded the Native Americans land, shot their buffalo and cut their scalps for sport. They're all demented and corrupt!

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    1. The Scalp Industry

      Although the origins of the practice of scalping may be lost in the nebulous hinterlands of the past, the industry of scalp hunting has a specific and documented history. Although some of the particulars may be shrouded in rumors, the scalp bounty laws instituted a peculiar economic venture between the Mexican government and, primarily, American citizens. Between 1835 and the 1880s, the Mexican authorities paid private armies to hunt Native Americans, paying per kill and using scalps as receipts. The practice began when the Mexican government could no longer provide adequate protection to its citizens from the marauding Apaches and Comanches. The natives rode down from the U.S. killing peons, kidnapping women, and stealing livestock and then would escape back over the border. Because the Mexican military was unable to effectively ward off the threat over such a large expanse and because the Mexican farmers either could not afford or were forbidden to possess arms, the government had to look to alternative methods of suppressing native violence.

      The Mexicans paid more for Indian scalps and fueled more killings North of the border, as they would take the scalps and sell them in Mexico at A higher price. Much of that so called Mexican territory was Indian Land and Mexico was also Indian land. There were no Martinez before Mexicans and they did not speak Spanish.

      Here is the whole article.

      http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/HNS/Scalpin/oldfolks.html

      Maybe you can be enlightened to exactly how savage Mexico was towards the Indians. Remember it was all Indians before Mexicans. Now the indigenous communities that exist are treated far poorer than the Indians in the USA. You do not see American Indians begging in the streets with babies on their backs in the USA. Here in Mexico it is very common. Some indigenous are forced outside of hospitals and forced to have babies on the lawn. You do not see racism against American Indians like you do on Indians in Mexico either. Educate yourself and read a little.

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    2. lol @ "demented" gringos - 6:55 AM that's for sure! lol

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    3. At least they arrest the " gringos" when they are crooked. In Mexico, they do nothing.

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    4. Amen to that, everyone go back to where you cAme from, blacks back to africa, gringos back to Europe (or a pigs embrio) Chinese to china, indus to india etc etc.. Lucky for me MEXICANs are native to North Merica. This mayor is gonna say he had orders from higher up to do what he did, but he wont be able to point fingers cause agent smith is really agent white and agent white was only pretending to be agent smith. Just in case you know? Cover your assets

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    5. MARION BARRY Washington DC crack head mayor was black nigga madafaka, and a majority black population elected him just to crap on amerikkkan pooolitics and poooliticians...
      --That is why vote nullification and rejection of "convicted felons" for just looking like "convicted felons" and just plain rejection with ID or not, are the goals of whitey tea party poolitician reactionaries, hey! there is even a few uncle Tom's there...
      --they's look so pretty and proper serving the masters...
      --fack Mandingo, he no proper boy, boy...

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    6. Hola Payaso at 6:55 a.m.. "Spanish civilization crushed the Indian; English civilization scorned and neglected him; French civilization embraced and cherished him" (19th century New England historian Francis Parkman). Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Entiendes payaso?

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    7. 6:55am- I see the irony and it's funny. Your comment is supposed to look as ludicrous and irrational as some of the generalizations and stereotypes posted by some of the geniuses that read BB! Thanks for the laugh!

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    8. Well in that case all the natives can go back to Russia. Also mesoamericans are bloodthirsty by nature. the only thing they can't match is the white anglo saxon serial killer psychopath.

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    9. And Mexico's aren't? lol

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    10. Many mexicans have a double moral,when whites say something racist mexicans get mad but tgey think its ok to be racist whites.

      ...Ps. you cant own land either.America is for whatever race.Blacks, asians ,whites ,etc should all be allowed to live here if they respect the laws.

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    11. Lol. Gringos in Washington, D.C.? Man do you need to travel!

      As far as the rest of your drivel goes, why would you want control over portions of the United States? First, prove to the world you can actually control Mexico and provide an environment wherein folks can be happy, THEN start thinking bigger. I'm thinking you folks need to actually become the 51st state. Hahaha!

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    12. Nice; and what is the Mexican government doing to the indigenous people of Mexico. taking away their land and killing their leaders. Politicians are corrupt; why don't you stop and take a real look at yourself and your actions. the people here are trying to do some good.

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    13. Christian Lopez PalafoxNovember 18, 2015 at 1:35 PM

      Theres no need to attack the white man, like it or not they built the strongest nation and theres a reason why the USA is the worlds leading superpower. Just like theres bad apples in Mexico's government, theres also in america but you cant judge all americans and mexicans by the actions of few, real ignorant comment on your behalf. Im proud to be american but im also proud of my mexican decent

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    14. Slavery and genocide of indigenous peoples are what established the United States national wealth and great fortunes, some of which are extant, today. The states was built on the black man's back.

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    15. @6:55 .. Yet after all that bs u talk i bet thanksgiving is your favorite holiday...lol you damn hypocrite
      I doubt you and your fam are originally from here aswell

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    16. Wow, usa is currently a super power?? I thought you were in debt for "Today’s Federal Debt is about $18,149,215,412,000" but im mexican so i could be terribly wrong, you know since we're inferior to you white people and mesoamerica blood thirsty and all that. Have a good day Mr. Superpowerusa

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    17. I am 6:55am and I posted the type of ignorant comment that I regularly read, but from the alternate perspective. Except for 11:45am's post - the comments to my post are ignorant, racist, and bigoted as I expected.

      11:45am - I am agree with you and I posted such a ridiculous post to demonstrate your point. Nothing is black and white and no political system is without mass corruption. The "US drug war" has been a huge success in generating billions for US defense contractors which DIRECTLY TRANSLATE to millions in donations to career politicians (called kickbacks when done in Mexico), and the half ass efforts to interdict drugs have kept prices high enough to motivate traffickers to risk supplying the US market (and fund a couple proxy wars), but yet cheap enough for everyone to partake in this US tradition of drug consumption. The mammoths of the US financial sector like Wachovia, Citibank, HSBC, and Wells Fargo have all acknowledged laundering billions of drug dollars and paid paltry fines without a single person EVER going to jail. The US writes the rules and controls the purse of these billions of its citizens money through Merida, Plan Columbia, Afghanistans drug interdiction etc. and the end result is defense contractors consistently growing earnings since the 70s, these companies returning dividends to their owners, working class people remain employed, the US politicians get their donations, and the sheeple continue to get their cheap dope from one generation to the next. Such noble intentions US policy makers exercise and with selfless integrity in serving their constituents....bull shit!

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    18. LMFAO!! 6:55 just delivered a literary ass whippin to a whole bunch of half wit rednecks! You go 6:55!!

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    19. You return latin america to the indios whom you stole the land from and continue to this day to rape and murder in order to steal the last of their land!

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    20. 9:04 am n Ull never see middle eastern people asking for money outside a Wal-Mart but I do see Anglos how embarrassing

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    21. As i stated before he was a crackhead but white gringos didnt reelect...He was a black mayor who was reelected mostly because although he was smoking crack,he was loved by the black citizens of d.c who he did more for than past mayors.

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    22. 8:06pm - I truly feel for you because 1) you have no idea how ignorant you sound and 2) if you knew even a little bit of Mexico's current and past political and economic classes, it's history which like America has had the masses of the poor supporting the elite for actually much longer than the US; you'd put duck tape on your mouth, cuffs on your hands and open your eyes and ears to some reality. I suspect your living in a white small town in middle America in a trailer that wreaks of generations of cigarettes. Get some fresh air and turn off entertainers like OReilly, Trump and Limbaugh!!

      ATTE: White, Rich, Male Benefactor of 500 Years of Colonialism

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    23. 6:55 -that was classic! About 95% of responses were how you described later. I like the read your summary of what the drug war has produced in your country - sad but interesting (reminded me of home:). Post more - but maybe sign 6:55 - or Payaso:) Felicidades!

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    24. 2:35 ...White ppl built america? Is that what you said?

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    25. 10:16Am. Wtf are you even talking about. I dont need to know mexican history to know about mayor barry. I dont know what i wrote that you even disagree with..i am a black male and yes we voted mayor barry back in because we wanted to .simple as that.

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    26. Technically 9:47 the Mexican bloodlines aren't native to North America. The North American and South American indigenous tribes descended from Asia across a ice bridge at the Bering strait over 12,000 years ago. Not to mention your Spanish, French, Anglo Saxon bloodlines aren't native to the Americas. So home boy Mexicans are in the same boat as the other races. None of us originated in the Americas. We all moved here some way or another. Sorry to break it to you over the Internet. No charge for this small history lesson.

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    27. I like that. Some people who think they know without research need to be brought down a notch or two once in a while...Well done.

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  6. shut up corruption is at every level in every country

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  7. oh yes, white devils! 655 you are unplugged

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  8. The crack head politician was not 'white'. The voters who re-elected him may have been from various races. Make your point without such a racist rant and more people will take you serious. No one says "I want to be an internet troll when I grow up"!

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    1. 1020-thank you for advising what I would hope to most of us is obvious to the 10:57pm genius. I was tempted to give the same advice but I didn't want to fill the page with comments telling me to go back to Mexico. Not that I cannot wait to go back to and dream about it every day, but right now I have too many good loyal American employees happy with the paychecks they receive from an American corp owned by a Mexican citizen. Between all of our employees I have about every race and each may talk or dress a little different but ultimately their character and not color is what adds value to my company. Thanks again 10:20!

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    2. 3:39 if you really were a rich Hollywood wife you would be using your real name and be on Forbes instead of reading and writing "pendejadas" here...SMDH, LOL...

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  9. Drugs are so so cool lets make them legal and fuuukkk this whole world up thats what os going to happen anyways

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    1. back in the Victorian age it was common for a woman to use opiun or morphine for simple menstrual cramps. drugs have been used since forever. 80 years of useless prohibition is nor helping.

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    2. Look at Portugal legalized drugs n crime rate n drug abuse went down so i know your being sarcastic but it might actually work lol

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    3. Yes, but just because Portugal like spain, grease, Ireland and Italy are the bottom of the chamberpot full of popó of the EU, like hitler's mom, panzonas y abandonates by "the master"...Portugal had to up and sell some shit from there...
      --their colony, Brazil, is trying to sell their Olimpic games with water sports on the "shit lagoon", recommends athletes not to drink the water while competing...hehehe

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  10. They need to lock up Joe Arpaiyo here in Arizona. He's more crooked than my suegras nose! You know he is in the drug game because he was.in the DEA before he got elected for sheriff. Why you think he gets reelected every time and he can bend the laws as he wishes and he never gets in trouble. Fuck Joe Arpaiyo. !!! Why don't WHITE people complain about him missusing Arizona's tax dollars? Lol they rather make stupid assumptions about Mexicans using up all the tax money lol

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    1. That's true Arpaio is still going to trial and wasted about 7 million allready and the trial is not over yet. Waste of time and money because at the end of it all he will be not guilty and not even a slap on the rist. Benefits of being part of U.S government, gotta love it....

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    2. His trial cost is estimated at between $50 million to $150 million of U.S tax $$$ But white arizona love this idiot lol

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    3. Apache arpaio is in cahoots with his defense law firm to steal from the state all they can in his defense, he may have even facked up on purpose, he likes state money, el motherfacker...

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  11. In the title you say trafficking, and the quote in the article you quote the sheriff saying it's possession. And related to something his son had. Don't be an asshole and hype the story.

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    1. My sentiments exactly, 11:03. Thx.

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    2. @1103 Why didnt you write the story cool guy?

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    3. No, that's Otis way of transcribing not translating.Starts off discussing the mayor of Refugio and then midstream finishes off with a completely different story.

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    4. I only posted these comments to show how unfair your criticism of Otis is. If you had bothered to go the Proceso link you would have seen Otis translated exactly what the Proceso headline said.
      *The Proceso story (not Otis) said the mayor was accused of trafficking.
      *The Proceso story (not Otis) said the Sheriff said he was "captured for possession.
      *The Proceso story (not Otis) switched at the end of the report on Heard to a report about Heard was the second mayor in a week arrested in Texas. That mayor, not Joey Heard, was accused of several offenses relating to him trying to cover--up or help his son who was charged with drug offenses.

      Get your facts straight and at least read the story if you want to criticize a BB reporter. Otis spends many hours a day reading Mexican newspapers and websites to find stories and translate them for your reading.

      Mexican periodicals may not always get stories that happen in the US exactly right, just as US media doesn't always get things that happen in Mexico exactly right. If you don't want to read the news about drug trafficking and cartels from Mx. media go to the Des Moines Courier or the Birmingham Gazette to get your Mexican news.

      I won't post unfair criticisms of reporters in the future.

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    5. Fail.

      As I've now said in this third comment, abundant media sources in English... (just saying) ... make it clear trafficking is not part of the charges.

      And I repeat, you're treading on dangerous grounds continuing to put this out. Reports on public officials are protected by the 1st Amendment UNLESS a reckless disregard for the truth can be shown.

      We're there.

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    6. DD. The story is about a US Mayor. The articles are there in English. Proceso fucked up in their translation of English reports. BB shouldn't do the same.

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    7. When reporters chose to post stories that paint the criminal mexican governing narco-mierdocracia in a good light, bet your ass, I am accusing them of being on the chayote, save the good news for the Washington Times and the reincarnation of "Rev sun myung moon"

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    8. @10.47 my articles are not subject to checks by admin before I decide to publish them, as a UK resident are you suggesting that the USA has jurisdiction over me constitutionally?

      Now that would be some news.

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    9. Perp insinuates the US DOES HAVE JURISDICTION OVER BB...and I am sure with our following many essols would like to have a.piece of BB...
      --i see blogs with good content all the time, and no comments or visitors...
      But proving bad faith in your heart or in your mind is where it all ends, see, as Zimmerman could not be proven to have had bad racist intentions in his head, a bad artery in his heart, or a racist bone up his ass when he murdered Trayvon Martin just to make him shut the fack up with his wailing like a coyote for heeelp!!!
      That is how it goes, post whatever you want...

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    10. @10:52 the idea of posting articles on the mainboard is to stimulate conversation in the comments section. This article has done that as is evidenced by the amount of comments.

      If you ignore the racist posts, there are some important points raised by posters. Treatment of indigenous populations on both side of the border region, now and historically, whether public officials should be trusted for office after being arrested for anything, on both sides of the border, drug legalization or de-criminlization.

      Whatever you think about the article, it achieved its and BB's aim to stimulate conversation on current and historical subject matter relating to drugs and crime on both sides of the border.

      If I post articles condemning the USA I get comments like yours, If I post articles condemning Mexico I get comments like yours sometimes from Latino readers. Readers should have the story from both sides of the border. Currently DD covers American articles as well as Mexican.

      Since I am neither Latino or American, I come at this from a neutral, interested observer point of view. I am not American, and so am not subject to your laws or your interpretation of them, or necessarily your way of thinking.

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    11. @2:16 I have no contract verbal or written to BB, it is simply a portal I use to post translations. BB is not responsible for my postings, I am the author of the posts, any responsibility lies with me.

      Just forget the legal threats, the USA has no jurisdiction over me, and never will have, the articles I write are authored in the UK by a UK resident, posted online from the UK.

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    12. Otis, you know your stuff, don't sweat it. Even IF --there are constitutional protections in place here that cover the Fifth Estate. Liable suits always descend into pissing contests that last for years and demand deep pockets to cover lawyers billable hours, but generally don't amount to much more than producing more headlines.

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  12. No wonder they call him "caca man".

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  13. Is anyone really surprised?

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  14. Any info on the $600 Million that a farmer found in Colombia, supposedly Pablo Escobar's stash money?

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    1. Pablo earned in the region of 65 million dollars per DAY! so that find would be 10 days earnings for him and wouldn't represent his "stash". He converted a lot of his cash into diamonds, which unlike paper money can be bought and sold for the same price anywhere in the world, and represents a tangible asset, rather than pieces of paper which are purely promissory notes to pay.

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    2. All the mafiosos money disappear as if by "magic" like corrupt or not governments, dictators or kings and emperors, like the shah of iran, khadaffi, the marcos, or saddam hussein, meyer lansky's, Howard hughes...no, Howard hughes fortune got stolen by the church of his bodyguards, hughes aircraft, and research centers and hospitals and engineering...all gone...

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    3. No. El Pablo did not make that every day. That was the weekly nut. Present your source, Otis.

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    4. Wikipedia
      Height of power[edit]

      During the height of its operations, the cartel brought in more than $60 million per day. (Making roughly $22 billion in a year)

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    5. 2:07 There is no way that cartel made that much in the 80's when there was less money, less people to comsume drugs. It makes no sense... Unless all of america was doing it and they were the only supplying it, even today with narcos every where no criminal org. Does that gigantic amount of dollars a year. Just imagine all the tons they would have to push every day, that is just bananas !

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    6. That is just bananas, no way...

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    7. 7:23 Cocaine was three times more per kilo in the 1980's than what it is now. Think about it. If cocaine is $13.5 a key now it was probably almost $40k at the height of its popularity in the US. Pablo had a strangle hold on the cocaine in market with few competitors back in those days.

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    8. Damn where are you going to get the 13.5 per key.? Damn! If you can't control it don't smoke. Quit trying to act like you know prices!

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  15. Any info on the $600 Million that a farmer found in Colombia, supposedly Pablo Escobar's stash money?

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    1. Are you thinking of the woman's house outside Medellin in Envigado that had its walls "sledgehammered," after Popeye's release from prison?? If, so, the story turned out to be a hoax. The woman who had posted her grievances in a YouTube video, later, recanted, saying she had been drunk at the time. If, el Pablo has stashes that he created, any dollar bills, or paper currency is worm food by now, moldy, thick with fungus and basteria. Ha! Easy come, easy go....

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  16. Since BB only reports bullshit. Here is something Cartel related.

    Marines and Attorney General's Office agents dismantled two laboratories apparently used to produce synthetic drugs in Otumba de Gomez Farias, a city in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, officials said.

    AG's office agents, with the support of marines, served a search warrant Saturday on a property in the community of Jaltepec that a tip from a citizen identified as suspicious.

    AG's office personnel found a shed and materials supposedly used to produce drugs, as well as two packages of methamphetamine.

    Two drug labs were dismantled and chemicals used to produce synthetic drugs were seized in the operation.

    Police officers from the city of Otumba secured the properties and the AG's office is investigating the illegal labs.

    Miguel Garcia

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    1. Oh, just STOP it, Miguelito. BB posts a broad spectrum of articles, viewpoints, etc., relative to the open air three ringed insane asylum on wheels that is called "The War On Drugs," with all the horsesh't it brings to bear for Mexicans. As a reader, this gives me choices. Since, I do possess the ability to think, given what BB posts, I can then make up my own mind as to what's going on. Even if I don't like an article, I can always respect the work behind it and all that BB does.

      GADEJO

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  17. More Cartel related news:

    At least three people were killed and seven others wounded in a shootout between vigilantes and drug traffickers in the mountains of the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, representatives of the UPOEG community self-defense group told EFE.

    The shootout occurred on Friday night in the remote community of Polixtepec, where vigilantes from the Citizens Safety and Justice System, an organization that belongs to the UPOEG, traveled in response to a call for assistance from residents.

    Residents of the area outside Leonardo Bravo, a city located 200 kilometers (124 miles) from Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero, were being "constantly harassed" by drug traffickers running extortion rackets, UPOEG spokesmen said.

    State and federal officials did not respond to complaints from residents.

    Vigilantes arrived in the community and started searching for the gunmen, setting off a shootout that left three suspected criminals dead and seven community self-defense force members wounded, UPOEG spokesmen said.

    Residents of the villages of Polixtepec, Izotepec, Ojo de Agua and El Naranjo, all located in the mountains of Guerrero, requested assistance from the vigilantes, UPOEG spokesmen said.

    Illegal poppy plantations and drug labs operate in the area, producing heroin.

    The Los Rojos, Guerreros Unidos and Cartel de la Sierra del Sur criminal organizations have been fighting for control of the region for years.

    The security forces often do not respond to shootouts in the area due to its remoteness, but soldiers set up checkpoints on highways over the weekend. EFE

    Miguel Garcia

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    1. I have an article on this in draft so you can expect it soon.

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    2. Looking forward to it! :-)

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  18. En ese Valle de Tejas, Esta los grandes se inclinan!!!

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  19. NORMA TULLOS. She's female. Hellooo

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  20. Texas is just like Mexico or worse Dallas Houston San Antonio some neighborhoods look like 3rd world countries don't believe me go to telephone rd.

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    1. Blame the incompetence in mayors, council folks, district reps, congressman's... They are responsible for it....

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    2. Who votes them into office? We have to take responsibility for this, too, we are a part of this era of corruption as much as they are. Blame is never a solution and you can't hate your way out of problems. It's time to get serious about being serious. In Europe, right now, the phrase "World War Three" has hit the streets. True enough, the world is at war, it's just not official. Although, much of euro media still shills the Syrian, Islamic angle, the dialogue--even in France--in bars and cafes, at the corner stores, on university campuses, the word "Mossad" and the acronym CIA figures large. The Syrian passports myth has been debunked. Very few Syrians outside the ruling family and elite circles have ever held passports, no woman has ever had a Syrian passport. Period. Yet, here you have the US legislature fast tracking a bill that will prevent Syrian refugees from entering the US. This flies in the face of a UN member country's commitment to membership regulations. The UN decides on refugees, not some jumped up psycho elected to the gringo senate. Yet, the American people will eat it up, screaming for more blood. We're fucked if we continue to indulge ourselves in hate and blame. Time to think outside the box, folks, in real world terms. Time to reintroduce "Decency" into the American lexicon. Time to smarten up.
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  21. May 2006 William J. Jefferson, Louisianna congressman caught with $90,000 bribe money in freezer. Later that year, he was re-elected. He was eventually convicted of that bribery case and many others but.....reelected by who? Idiots, that's who. In a better world: "I'm sorry sir, but, we are going to revoke your voting privileges because you have proven to be a jack ass!

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  22. For the Mexicans who always have something disrespectful to say about the u.s. Why are you here take your chump asses back to Mexico and see how u suckers like it over there. thats what I thought. Ungrateful pricks.

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  23. If you are ever having a bad day just come to BB and read the comments. If you think your life is shitty and are depressed look at how pathetic some of these "commenters" actually are. Thanks to all the anonymous douchebags and their hatred of others. I feel better already.

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    1. And your name is? Anonymous..You have nerves.

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    2. All you need to know is I am anonymous just like you. I get a kick out of reading the comments. What's wrong with that? A little humor in morning to start your day never hurt nobody.

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    3. There you have it, ladies and gentlemen, a superior POS!

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    4. Thank you for the compliment 12:38. I am a superior Piece of Sexiness. But hey don't let too many readers know about it. There are a lot of haters out there ya know. XOXO

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  24. This is misinformation. You aren't released on bail if you have a trafficking charge against you.

    The mayor was found with under 2 ounces of synthetic marijuana. They searched his home after a neighbor complained.

    He wasn't some mayor with ties to the Zetas or anything..

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    1. The article doesn't mention that his linked to cartels.

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  25. Damn all of this x un Anglo? Anglos n Latinos tirandose shit unos a otros .while middle easterners enjoy the riches in the US more than any other ethnic group we better b ready cause at any time they'll commit massacres here again in the US everyone targets Latino undocumented people because they r easy targets from a politician to a regular citizen I'm not saying undocumented immigration is right but c'mon who doesn't like cheap quality labor I'm undocumented myself live in an Anglo neighborhood n they come to me to repair their homes constantly also Chinese n Hindu people they love my work but they love my prices even more the whole world is full of hipocresy. If I was a us citizen I'd b more worried bout Isis n their militants here already in the US I've seen Anglos blacks Latinos asking for money outside Wal-Mart but no asians. Ridiculous outsiders enjoying this country while Anglos n Latinos attack each other n nobody says or does nothing bout middle eastern people they may b just bout to hit us again n then people like trump n arpio will want to blame it on us cause they 're afraid of those people.

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    1. Middle easterners run this country my friend !!no Anglo Latino or black dare stand against them yes they don't ask for money or live under bridges the day u ever see that the country will b bankrupt!!! Anglos n Latinos always fighting bout history while them Asian pricks may b filling u their vests with explosives n attack downtown los Angeles or Houston n we keep fighting blaming one another

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    2. No seas mamón con tus facking "explosive vests"...
      The state tries harder to terrorize the people than even the real terroristas..just don't congregate on mass sex demonstrations, keep your ass safe at home...
      --Harlem Shake: "con los terroristas!" That is funny shit...

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    3. 11:13 AM: Check it out:
      "Donald Trump’s border wall could end up keeping more Mexicans in than out. A new Pew Research Study suggests that more Mexicans have left the U.S. than those who’ve entered since the end of the global economic recession in 2009.

      The study, which analyzes government and census data from both Mexico and the U.S., says the decline in northbound emigrant traffic could be due to several factors, including a slow economic recovery in the U.S., stricter enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border, deportations, and Mexicans’ desire to reunite with their families back home.

      The latter reason may be the strongest, the report found. A 2014 survey by Mexico’s National Institute for Statistics and Geography (INEGI) found that 61% of Mexicans returning home from the U.S. cited family reunification as their main motivation.


      Some Mexicans are also changing the way they view the U.S.

      According to the report, a growing number of Mexicans believe life in the U.S. is not much better than it is in Mexico.

      “While almost half (48%) of adults in Mexico believe life is better in the U.S., a growing share says it is neither better nor worse than life in Mexico,” the report reads. “Today, a third (33%) of adults in Mexico say those who move to the U.S. lead a life that is equivalent to that in Mexico.”

      The new findings could also change the conversation in the United States, where immigration discourse focuses disproportionately on Mexicans. In reality, the numbers tell a different story.


      The U.S. Census Bureau reported than in 2013 China surpassed Mexico as the top origin country for new immigrant arrivals. The American Community Survey reported 147,000 newly arrived Chinese immigrants in 2013, compared to 129,000 Indians and 125,000 Mexicans.

      “Regardless of the exact number of new immigrants from each country arriving in the U.S. each year, the trends are clear: over the past decade, immigration from China and India to the U.S. has increased steadily, while immigration from Mexico has declined sharply,” states the Pew report.

      Pew adds that the number of unauthorized Mexican immigrants in the U.S. has also continued to decrease since reaching a peak of 6.9 million in 2007. By 2014, the number of undocumented Mexicans in the U.S. dipped to 5.6 million —a decrease that Pew attributes to increased deportations, tighter border enforcement and fewer Mexicans attempting to cross."

      www.pew.com

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  26. Thanks for the story, thanks for all comments, most seem to be smart and educated people!, YES, ALL THE DRUG THAT GOES TROUGH MEXICAN WHOLESALE BUSINESS ENTERS INTO THE US RETAIL, CORRUPTING AUTHORITIES ON BOTH SIDES.

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  27. I live in the area and his arrest was NOT for narcotics trafficking but for misdemeanor possession of synthetic marijuana and felony possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility- Texas's lowest level felony. Nothing to do with trafficking, get it straight.

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    1. Juaaathh' !? He was smoking synthetic marihuana !? No wonda he got caught, his brain must had got fried or something.... C'mon mann he could at least.... Had smoked the real stuff from colorado.. Ain't NOTHING wrong with that. As long as they do their job right. Right?

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    2. NOBODY PAYS $29 000.00 USD bail for other's 2 little artificial synthetic grifa...
      --This seems to be about influence peddling and cover-up...

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  28. And another thing, the mayor of Premont is female. It was regarding HER son and a class c misdemeanor ( read here equivalent to a traffic ticket in Texas) he received and her interfering with police. Now a yesterday SHE was again arrested for something to do about illegal gambling, but that ain't drug trafficking.

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    1. Football pots. She kept the winnings for herself.

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    2. Dang... Lol maybe she wasn't fit to be mayor after all. . . .

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    3. Ok so write to proceso and tell them the error of their ways, I'm sure they will be delighted to receive your feedback.

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    4. @Otis 1:26 No, the correct thing for a reporter to do is to check with US sources for a story coming from the US, not rely on a Mexican source. Especially when there are abundant US articles on the case.

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    5. And how is otis going to translate american articles in english to english, güey? That is his fun!

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    6. @1:12 PM I am not so sure I can agree with any portion of this comment. US media sources are not the holy grail. Far from it. I can say this with some authority having worked 3 continents and covered DC for a column syndicated with KING™ thru LA Times. The News is a game and a noisy business that rarely lends itself to truth. Fairness and accuracy in reporting in American newspapers and network affiliate media outlets is largely a myth. Publishing isn't a gentleman's industry, ask Joseph Pulitzer. Allow me to point out that prior to the United States official entry into World War ll, The NY Times published many articles to the effect Adolph Hitler's government was good for Germany. It is my own contention that if you wish to be informed about what actually goes on in the States, you have to read other countries press coverage--to even get a clue. Otis! My respects.

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    7. That is very true after living in both the US and Canada.The US news and what the US does is all goody 2 shoes like Mex gov does.The reporting in Canada on US topics is both negative and positive.The negative stuff is never on US news but makes the Canadian news.I find US news is lots of propaganda from an outsiders point of view so you probably have a good point about reading or watching the news reported from a different country.

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  29. I've been asking my self this question for a little while....Why is it that there isn't any type of degree for city/state management by a certain university?? Like they do with other important career positions. Example doctors, engineers, lawyers, etc... They can not let any fool take those positions without knowing how to do the things for those places, I mean the voters should have at least one or two good choices to choose from, out of a bunch of fools that try to "run" cities or states without having an idea of how. Don't you all think the same?? Some one with a "city/state director" degree from harvard, yale, princeton will automatically win an election just by proving the facts of the facts' ... Isn't that right patna' ??

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    1. "American Public Servants" traditionally get selected before they get elected on the basis of how promising their offers look to the profiteers watching for their pork barrel, only innocents think degrees from schools like yale, harvard or MIT make better public servants...only vigilance independent of the public officers in charge and independent courts can bring some order there, and guess what, it is NOT happenin'...

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    2. So much for nothing, is about all the diff situations, Not about this or that....."great" countries weren't build by ignorants, they just gotta stop crossing the lines, with their bullcrap!

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    3. @12:21 PM, post graduate degrees in Public Administration are difficult to obtain. If, its a PHD you're after, you need to have read law-civil & criminal & constitutional. It only gets worse, but basically a Public Administrationist KNOWS EVERY LAW and public policy that applies to every tax dollar spent; the legislative and election processes of both federal and state, municipal as well county. These guys know the inner workings of all US departments of government from the executive branch on down, besides a bunch of other stuff. There are very few PHDs in Public Administration, MAs are not as rare. It's a bitch of a career, most these people end up going into academia, teaching how democracy works on paper. Columbia University is regarded as the best for studying in this field. It's very hard, many are the called, few are the chosen. Not nearly as much fun as a degree from on of preppie party schools like Yale, Harvard, etc. Politicians usually aren't smart enough to become public administrationists. Pity, really.

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  30. Proceso is a useless rag. Your translating talents would be put to better use, Otis, if you chose better material to work with. In the nearly 4 years that I have followed BB, I have never run into a stupider batch of comments or a more derailed feed. PEACE.

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  31. @12:54 If you have read my articles over the last year you will see I have translated articles from just about every major Mexican news outlet. I certainly enjoy articles from Sinembargo the best, but like a cross section of readers, some enjoy reading broadsheet and some enjoy tabloid.

    Proceso gives news in tabloid and some people like that, I cannot just cater for you, or any individual tastes. Proceso of all the outlets generally has the news out there first. I can say this after a year of writing articles here and checking Mexican online news outlets multiple times daily, every day without fail for the last year.

    So proceso has it uses for me, also the news outlets tend to be regional in their reporting, I something happened in Mich or Guer I look to Milenio, Zeta Tijuana for BCS and BC, proceso also carries CDG and Zeta articles when many don't. For all its drawbacks, proceso is still a useful outlet.

    As for checking USA accounts of incidents, I'm here to translate, that means reading Spanish language articles, generally those will be of Mexican origin.

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  32. Try some of the smaller publications, the columnists are worth it. Cheers, Otis! (And, many, many thanks to you for ALL your excellent work).

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