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(NPR)   Mexican fashion takes a new twist: bulletproof business suits and biker jackets that can stop a .44 magnum   (npr.org) divider line 96
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2008-06-03 07:53:27 PM
Ay! Me gusta! Me gusta!
 
2008-06-03 07:53:29 PM
Whatever. My Cyberpunk character had that back in the early 90's.
 
2008-06-03 07:54:23 PM
How about that, wetbacks avoiding wet fronts.
 
2008-06-03 07:55:05 PM
Mexico has a serious drug gang problem these days.

The're losing control of the country. As an American tourist, I'd stick to the well-traveled beaches and resorts.

In-country is a scary place right now. Times have really changed in the past 4 years or so.
 
2008-06-03 07:55:59 PM
Because Mexican will stop the bullets Americans won't stop
 
2008-06-03 07:56:52 PM
studebaker hoch: Mexico has a serious drug gang problem these days.

The're losing control of the country. As an American tourist, I'd stick to the well-traveled beaches and resorts.

In-country is a scary place right now. Times have really changed in the past 4 years or so.


Sadly, this seems to be their history. I'm starting to think that every country that Spain ever touched turns to shiat.
 
2008-06-03 07:59:27 PM
I feel 10x safer in any Mexican backwater village than in any city in the USA
 
2008-06-03 08:00:18 PM
How about Kevlar wrestling masks?
 
2008-06-03 08:00:20 PM
Mithril!
 
2008-06-03 08:00:46 PM
Edgar Guzman, the son of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin Guzman, was gunned down last month outside a mall in Culiacan. Media reports said as many as 40 men with AK-47s and a grenade launcher opened fire on Guzman's armored pickup truck. For that, Caballero's clothing would still look good, but offer little defense.

You don't say...
 
2008-06-03 08:00:59 PM
yyaskyy: I feel 10x safer in any Mexican backwater village than in any city in the USA

Then you have never been to Louisville, Colorado.

/Why are you so afraid?
 
2008-06-03 08:02:16 PM
Anything for safety, I suppose.
 
2008-06-03 08:02:32 PM
yyaskyy: I feel 10x safer in any Mexican backwater village than in any city in the USA

Even if you are Mexican, fluent in Spanish, and carrying no pesos, this is still an asinine statement.
 
2008-06-03 08:02:49 PM
yyaskyy: I feel 10x safer in any Mexican backwater village than in any city in the USA


Yeah....good luck with that.
 
2008-06-03 08:03:57 PM
clipperbox: Mithril!

I think there's more to this poster than meets the eye ...
 
2008-06-03 08:04:02 PM
rppp01a: Sadly, this seems to be their history. I'm starting to think that every country that Spain ever touched turns to shiat.

Isn't Chile a little better?.

As a mexican, I have to, sadly, admit this is getting waaay out of control.

Before president Calderon, most of the big drug dealers had a lot of deal with the right-wing governors and mayors. Now, Calderon is also from the right wing, but he declared war, open farking war, on drug cartels.

Now that the right wing (or PAN) is losing power, and most governors are joining Calderon's crusade. Which, in turn, means that they'll drink our milkshakes.

studebaker hoch: The're losing control of the country. As an American tourist, I'd stick to the well-traveled beaches and resorts.

Funny enough, it's the drug dealers that keep the beaches and resorts 'safe'.

/Tip: Avoid Sinaloa
 
2008-06-03 08:04:29 PM
I wonder if they have a line of sombreros?
 
2008-06-03 08:04:42 PM
So much for my plan to take out Steven Seagal.

Damn him and his bulletproof kimono.
 
2008-06-03 08:05:31 PM
yyaskyy: I feel 10x safer in any Mexican backwater village than in any city in the USA

i35.photobucket.com

Wait, you're not Hispanic...
 
2008-06-03 08:05:44 PM
ACEllis
Then you have never been to Louisville, Colorado.

/Why are you so afraid?


No I have not been to Louisville, Co.


Because I dont want to die
 
2008-06-03 08:06:29 PM
Is it only bulletproof or does it dissipate the force of the impact too?
 
2008-06-03 08:06:40 PM
rppp01a: clipperbox: Mithril!

I think there's more to this poster than meets the eye ...


Now I'm hungry for some skewered wild boar.
 
2008-06-03 08:06:53 PM
yyaskyy: ACEllis
Then you have never been to Louisville, Colorado.

/Why are you so afraid?

No I have not been to Louisville, Co.


Because I dont want to die


yyaskyy is allergic to freedom!
 
2008-06-03 08:07:10 PM
One does not have to be Hispanic to have lived in various places in Mexico.
 
2008-06-03 08:08:20 PM
DipsomaniacDawg: yyaskyy: ACEllis
Then you have never been to Louisville, Colorado.

/Why are you so afraid?

No I have not been to Louisville, Co.


Because I dont want to die

yyaskyy is allergic to freedom!


Yup, especialy the US version of freedom. Hope your having fun.
 
2008-06-03 08:09:26 PM
I had one of those about 15 years ago, when I played this:

img206.imageshack.us


remember back when that seemed like a long time in the future?
 
2008-06-03 08:10:57 PM
12.fl.oz.: Is it only bulletproof or does it dissipate the force of the impact too?

Apparently it's more of a "look good while you die" kinda deal.
 
2008-06-03 08:14:59 PM
i257.photobucket.com

No worries- we have a plethora of bullets.
 
2008-06-03 08:15:22 PM
Milton Friedman would like to disagree with you calling Mexico "out of control". It's just in the transition phase to free market capitalist utopia.
 
2008-06-03 08:16:26 PM
12.fl.oz.: Is it only bulletproof or does it dissipate the force of the impact too?

Looks Bulletproof from the pics, but not enough padding under to dissipate the impact force. Man, if you get nailed it's gonna hurt like a MOTHER F'er. Still better than it penetrating, but you'd have a good chance of internal injuries like broken bones and internal bleeding I would guess.
 
2008-06-03 08:17:27 PM
shiat, if there ever was a place the US *should* invade...
 
2008-06-03 08:17:31 PM
CygnusDarius: Isn't Chile a little better?.

Please don't think I was disrespecting your nation. I wish I could spend more time in Mexico. I would love to learn more about the culture, history and people. From Mexico. Perhaps in another lifetime?

/damn/
//double damn//
 
2008-06-03 08:18:48 PM
Estoy en Mexico ahora, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/seriously
//clearly don't speak the language very well
 
2008-06-03 08:20:37 PM
CygnusDarius: Before president Calderon, most of the big drug dealers had a lot of deal with the right-wing governors and mayors. Now, Calderon is also from the right wing, but he declared war, open farking war, on drug cartels.

Now that the right wing (or PAN) is losing power, and most governors are joining Calderon's crusade. Which, in turn, means that they'll drink our milkshakes.


i22.photobucket.com


Calderon?
 
2008-06-03 08:20:44 PM
rppp01a: Please don't think I was disrespecting your nation. I wish I could spend more time in Mexico. I would love to learn more about the culture, history and people. From Mexico. Perhaps in another lifetime?

/damn/
//double damn//


I was never offended. I know we're farked up (so it's a lot of countries of Latin America) and I'm from that little minority of mexicans that don't want to leave Mexico and work to improve it.

But I have heard Chile is nice, that's all.
 
2008-06-03 08:21:20 PM
CygnusDarius: 12.fl.oz.: Is it only bulletproof or does it dissipate the force of the impact too?

Apparently it's more of a "look good while you die" kinda deal.


Read your profile. What is your take on the drug problem in Mexico from the article? Are they telling the truth or sensational reporting?
 
2008-06-03 08:22:58 PM
The_Sponge: Calderon?


www.elpais.com

Calderon

/President Felipe Calderon
 
2008-06-03 08:23:09 PM
Probably not as good as Dragon Skin, it appears, but about 1/5 the price.
 
2008-06-03 08:23:40 PM
biker jackets that can stop a .44 magnum

lebunny.files.wordpress.com

Does not approve.

/will still kick your ass at age 78
 
2008-06-03 08:26:36 PM
12.fl.oz.: Read your profile. What is your take on the drug problem in Mexico from the article? Are they telling the truth or sensational reporting?

I think it did happen the way it happened, but I'd bet it wasn't as many guys as TFA says they were.

Yet again, my town was in an uproar a last year because drug dealers from the south were fleeing from the soldiers in that part of the country.

/And they killed cops
//Things have calmed down fortunately
///I persist with my tip: Stay away from the state of Sinaloa
//And from Tijuana, too
 
2008-06-03 08:27:16 PM
rppp01a:
I'm starting to think that every country that Spain ever touched turns to shiat.

That exSpains a lot.
 
2008-06-03 08:30:44 PM
CygnusDarius: Calderon

/President Felipe Calderon



I knew that....I was just making a cheap Miami Vice reference.

/Besides, it's hard to become President of Mexico after being killed via an MP5 back in 1984.
 
2008-06-03 08:34:11 PM
The_Sponge: /Besides, it's hard to become President of Mexico after being killed via an MP5 back in 1984.

It's always a good time for a zombie president.
 
2008-06-03 08:34:52 PM
CygnusDarius:

I was never offended. I know we're farked up (so it's a lot of countries of Latin America) and I'm from that little minority of mexicans that don't want to leave Mexico and work to improve it.

But I have heard Chile is nice, that's all.


An honorable trait to want to improve your own country no matter where you live. I wish you all the best in achieving your goal.
 
2008-06-03 08:37:22 PM
12.fl.oz.: Is it only bulletproof or does it dissipate the force of the impact too?

You'll feel more of a punch from a 90 mph fastball to the chest than a 44 Magnum hitting a bulletproof vest on your chest. It'll hurt like hell, maybe break a rib or two, but it won't kill you.
 
2008-06-03 08:40:22 PM
i271.photobucket.com

Approves.

I've traveled in Mexico for 25 years. CygnusDarius is correct. Things have gotten bad these last 5 years. Stay the fark out of any place within 100 miles of our border. Drug gangs, cops, fake cops are going to jack you up or worse. Even in the resorts, look poor and stay low.

Acalpoco, which used to be very cool, was down right scary last year. Funny, Merida, which is supposed to be a hot bed of the drug trade, was very cool two years ago when I was there. Lovely city.

I speak passible Spanish (many Mexicans do not speak Spanish, but indian dialects, be aware) and love the Mexican people and most of their culture. I really hope that they can overcome this nightmare.

Via con Dios.
 
2008-06-03 08:49:54 PM
Befuddled: 12.fl.oz.: Is it only bulletproof or does it dissipate the force of the impact too?

You'll feel more of a punch from a 90 mph fastball to the chest than a 44 Magnum hitting a bulletproof vest on your chest. It'll hurt like hell, maybe break a rib or two, but it won't kill you.


And that is what I mean. Does it just stop the bullet or does it absorb the force of impact where the user is not seriously injured?
 
2008-06-03 08:50:38 PM
If my memory serves, this isn't anything new. I remember reading about concealed body armor in fashion/business garments a few years ago at the least.

On another note, I always love hearing body armor, especially the stuff marketed to Joe (or is it Jose?) Public, referred to as "bullet proof".

Without trauma plates you're going to be hard pressed to stop even the most anemic of rifle rounds (.22LR, etc. excluded).
 
2008-06-03 08:53:32 PM
yyaskyy: ACEllis
Then you have never been to Louisville, Colorado.

/Why are you so afraid?

No I have not been to Louisville, Co.


Because I dont want to die


In July of 2005, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Louisville fifth on their list of the 100 best places to live in the United States. Criteria included financial, housing, education, quality of life, leisure and culture, and weather data.

In May of 2006, Bert Sperling & Peter Sander, authors of the book Best Places to Raise Your Family: The Top 100 Affordable Communities in the U.S., ranked Louisville first on their list of best places in the U.S. to raise a family.

In August of 2007, CNN/Money and Money magazine again ranked Louisville third on their list of the 100 best places to live in the United States.

Louisville, CO (new window)

You're right. What a farking shiathole.

/trolling tard
 
2008-06-03 08:56:36 PM
Look out submitter, goodmoto is coming for you.

goodmoto 2008-01-18 03:01:05 AM

lordargent

Thanks for giving the rest of the world yet another reason not to embrace to the United States.

/farking ignorant, arrogant; a$$hat


He didn't like my thread title. As if you needed another reason not to go into Mexico. Gun battle erupts in Tijuana, complete with rooftop to rooftop fighting
 
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