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(PBS)   Mexican amusement park offers fake border crossing attraction. Owners are surprised at how many people want to see what it's like to sneak into a country that actually patrols their borders   (pbs.org) divider line 18
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2013-06-27 10:24:35 AM  
Just to get in here ...

People come to the US for one thing : Money.

Yes, the money will allow them a 'better life' but thanks to globalism, they can get everything in the US in their country ....

Except money.

People come here to make more money than they feel they could at home.
 
2013-06-27 10:26:54 AM  

rubi_con_man: Just to get in here ...

People come to the US for one thing : Money.

Yes, the money will allow them a 'better life' but thanks to globalism, they can get everything in the US in their country ....

Except money.

People come here to make more money than they feel they could at home.


 some people come so they can pray to the deity of their choice. like the Money God.
 
2013-06-27 10:30:13 AM  
so ... it's a dry run for wet backs?
 
2013-06-27 10:39:31 AM  
LOCALIZE YOUR PBS EXPERIENCE
 
2013-06-27 10:43:21 AM  
   If the Catholic Church would encourage birth control instead of prohibiting it, the population would decline to a point where the economy could support them and they wouldn't have to go North for a better life. Another example of religion farking up peoples lives for it's own ends. Some of the poorest countries are the most devout in their religion.
 
2013-06-27 10:45:30 AM  
SimpsonsSouth Park did it:

www.southparknewsnow.net
 
2013-06-27 10:50:02 AM  
This is actually a pretty cool story.  The "amusement" is about showing how bad it is to try to make the crossing, not how to do so successfully. In some ways, it's like one of those Christian Hell Houses that they do for Halloween.  But this is additionally trying to restore a community decimated by emigration.

I say winners all 'round.  I'd go.
 
2013-06-27 11:03:25 AM  

rubi_con_man: Just to get in here ...
People come to the US for one thing : Money.
Yes, the money will allow them a 'better life' but thanks to globalism, they can get everything in the US in their country ....
Except money.
People come here to make more money than they feel they could at home.


Yes and no.

There are a lot of people that have to leave where they are because of the threat of physical violence. They come to the USA because it is a relatively safe country and because it's a wealthy country.

Some of those immigrants come from very far away and could have picked other places instead. But some of them fled the epidemic of murders in the Mexican border states (like Nuevo Laredo) and the USA was the closest safe place for them to come to.
 
2013-06-27 11:07:32 AM  

grumpyoldmann: If the Catholic Church would encourage birth control instead of prohibiting it, the population would decline to a point where the economy could support them and they wouldn't have to go North for a better life. Another example of religion farking up peoples lives for it's own ends. Some of the poorest countries are the most devout in their religion.


Mexico's problems have less to do with their religion but a whole to do with their culture of corruption, Mexico has enormous natural resources & of course a huge tourist industry but all that money never seems to get to the people who need it most. If it did then maybe their people wouldn't be risking their lives for menial jobs in the US.
 
2013-06-27 11:25:08 AM  
Why do they keep reminding us that it's fake with every pic they show?
 
2013-06-27 11:40:53 AM  
So it's a three hour long haunted house for Mexicans who have enough money that they are not liable to be the ones sneaking across the border.

Sounds legit to me.
 
2013-06-27 11:43:45 AM  
Too bad you don't speak Otomi, Mr. Jones.
 
2013-06-27 11:45:21 AM  
Did they include this ride?

scottystarnes.files.wordpress.com

Or, this one?

mynews.mumbleabout.com

Or this one ... ? Which is why Congress wants you over here ...

www.marcdussault.com
 
2013-06-27 11:54:19 AM  
www.theblindcard.com

Check out Port El Paso ..
 
2013-06-27 12:16:33 PM  
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Iverson does not approve.
 
2013-06-27 12:29:44 PM  
I just thought I would let subby know that Mexico does have an immigration control authority. I don't know what it is called, but one of my cousins works for them. He frequently deports people from central and south america, along with an assortment of asians and middle easterners.

CSB time: He flew to El Paso once to deport an American. Said he felt pretty good about it until he say the busload that was coming his way.
 
2013-06-27 12:50:52 PM  
What country is it they are trying to emulate that actually patrols their borders? Oh right, EVERY country but the USA.
 
2013-06-27 12:57:09 PM  

KrispyKritter: the Money God.


aren't all gods about money?
 
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