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(Daily Mail)   No wonder they all run over the border and go to LA, they just want living space and clean air....by comparison   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 34
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2013-08-26 07:07:08 PM  
Mexico City is in South Central Mexico, subby.  And residents fleeing from there are likely to cross over in Texas.
 
2013-08-26 07:11:31 PM  
How do I say this....STOP BREEDING!

Why not 1 or 2 kids why does it have to be 5 to 10???
 
2013-08-26 07:23:56 PM  

KimNorth: How do I say this....STOP BREEDING!

Why not 1 or 2 kids why does it have to be 5 to 10???


Porque el Papa
 
2013-08-26 07:26:38 PM  

exick: Porque el Papa


Yes, the Catholics and their birth control thing...
 
IP
2013-08-26 07:30:51 PM  
Those photos are incredible.  The sprawl...
 
2013-08-26 09:16:15 PM  
So, if the volcano erupts...
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2013-08-26 10:04:47 PM  

KimNorth: How do I say this....STOP BREEDING!



Why do you hate all Christians and the baby Jebus?
 
2013-08-26 10:26:44 PM  
Fookin prawns!!!
 
2013-08-26 10:31:08 PM  

mrwknd: So, if the volcano erupts...


That's some serious heat on that Mexican.
 
2013-08-26 10:43:39 PM  
It looks like someone dropped a box of legos.
 
2013-08-26 10:45:24 PM  

KimNorth: How do I say this....STOP BREEDING!

Why not 1 or 2 kids why does it have to be 5 to 10???


Birth rates in Mexico began dropping decades ago.  I believe the rate is currently between 2 and 3 per woman now.  The population growth curve is leveling out, and might even drop a bit if current trends continue.

We've reached Peak Mexicans, so you better get some now while you can.
 
2013-08-26 10:45:54 PM  
Coming soon to a US city near you.
Unless you live near Los Angeles then it has already happened.
 
2013-08-26 10:46:34 PM  
FTA:
Hazy: Mexico City is also extremely polluted. Though smog has been drastically reduced in recent decades, an orangish fog often hands just above the sprawling city around the mountain peeks that surround.

The hills have eyes...
 
2013-08-26 10:51:41 PM  

Bonzo_1116: We've reached Peak Mexicans, so you better get some now while you can.


Almost, anyway.  The total fertility is ~2.3 as opposed to the US's ~2.1.  A small difference on the grander scale (Nigeria's total fertility is above 5.5 children per woman... place is blowing up).  There's also demographic overhang.... even if the fertility rate went sub-2 right now, the population would continue to grow for a while (the bulge of people currently in their 40s and 50s, born when birth rates were high, are still around replacing smaller generations before them).  Still, yeah, Mexico is roughly in line with a lot of other traditional 'breeder' nations, like Turkey and Brazil, in having near-replacement fertility already.
 
2013-08-26 10:53:03 PM  
You know who else wanted living space?
 
2013-08-26 11:01:05 PM  
Also, Mexico's overall population density is about the same as Tennessee or South Carolina.  There's some uninhabitable deserts in the North, but still, 80% of the country's area isn't that bad.  People just really, really, really want out of the small towns and farms.
 
2013-08-26 11:30:24 PM  

KimNorth: How do I say this....STOP BREEDING!

Why not 1 or 2 kids why does it have to be 5 to 10???


That's a bit of a complicated subject and nothing I can boil down in a couple hundred characters, so I'll just say "go read a book on Demography." It'll have to do with Industrialization and workforce as well as life expectancies and availability of resources like food and health care and even luxuries. Of course reading is hard, so you could just ride bikes instead.

Amazing pictures.
@Bonzo: @#%ing hilarious. Peak Mexicans.
@Lawnchair: I think it's a cycle where young people can't wait to get out of the boring dull little country towns and head to the big city where the action is, and older people can't wait to get out of the big city with it's congested hectic expensive annoyances and out to the nice quiet peaceful little towns.
 
2013-08-26 11:38:02 PM  
Reminds me of an ant colony
 
2013-08-26 11:38:05 PM  

Bonzo_1116: We've reached Peak Mexicans, so you better get some now while you can.


I don't know, I hear you can get an Chinese kid at a better price.
 
2013-08-26 11:38:45 PM  

itsaback: FTA:
Hazy: Mexico City is also extremely polluted. Though smog has been drastically reduced in recent decades, an orangish fog often hands just above the sprawling city around the mountain peeks that surround.

The hills have eyes...


Hands too, apparently. I know it's the Daily Fail, but two mistakes in one caption?
 
2013-08-26 11:39:12 PM  
I had a couple of cities that grew to look like that in SimCity 2000.  It was all cool, until a fire broke out...
 
2013-08-26 11:45:16 PM  
Mexico City, or Mega City One?

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-08-26 11:50:43 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

They say the farking smog is the farking reason they have such beautiful farking sunsets.
 
2013-08-26 11:58:25 PM  
www.mindpollution.org
I'd Dredd living there.
 
2013-08-27 12:03:26 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Mexico City is in South Central Mexico, subby.  And residents fleeing from there are likely to cross over in Texas.


don't be so literal
 
2013-08-27 12:15:54 AM  
The grass is always greener>
 
2013-08-27 01:35:25 AM  

Lawnchair: Also, Mexico's overall population density is about the same as Tennessee or South Carolina. There's some uninhabitable deserts in the North, but still, 80% of the country's area isn't that bad. People just really, really, really want out of the small towns and farms.


Friend of mine is Mexican.  His dad started coming over in the 60's as a young man because there was no work in the summer* and an uncle could get him work in California.  In the 80's with the immigration crack down, he swung a year round job and moved his family to California.  My friend remembers being smuggled across the board at the age of six.

But yeah, he said his home town in Mexico was 25 thousand people in 1980. Now it's 5 thousand people.  Said once the government put through a paved road a lot of small plots were no longer economic for farming, only ranching. And after farmers started paying crews to come in a harvest crops with machines  there wasn't enough work so most young people left for either Mexico City or LA depending mostly on where they already had family.  His family has ties to California so that's were they ended up. (I've asked Indian and Vietnamese people same question, why are you here? it's always because they had some family here already)

* Lot of farmers in northern Mexico used to work on farms in the US during the summer and then go back home to work their own farms in the winter.  Too hot and dry to grow anything in Summer.
 
2013-08-27 02:53:40 AM  

KimNorth: How do I say this....STOP BREEDING!

Why not 1 or 2 kids why does it have to be 5 to 10???


Are you really asking for the explanation, or are you assuming that this just happened recently and people are stupid?
 
2013-08-27 03:14:10 AM  

gibbon1: His family has ties to California so that's were they ended up. (I've asked Indian and Vietnamese people same question, why are you here? it's always because they had some family here already)


This goes back to DAY 1 of the colonies.
Germans moved near other germans, poles, Lithuanians, italians, greeks, irish, english, swedes, etc etc etc etc.. chinese, japanese, spanish, mexican

More recently we had koreans, SE asians, cubans, mideast.
same as it always was
 
2013-08-27 03:20:17 AM  
The valley of Mexico has always had one of the world's highest populations, even before white people showed up (much like Tokyo). So, big ass cities hundreds of years old are even bigger in a world with 7 billion? I'm not surprised.

That said, the part about "no natural barriers" in the article is silly, the valley is surrounded by high mountains. Much like LA, really. Which is why it has an air pollution problem just like LA.
 
2013-08-27 04:18:41 AM  
The city from above looks like a well-organized pile of garbage.
So, slightly better than most cities at ground level.
 
2013-08-27 10:15:45 AM  
From that crazy, chaotic, polluted crucible the next step in Man's evolution will step out (or crawl, hangovers at 7,300 ft are murder)

We can already eat mystery, half-putrid meat shot through with clenbuterol, drink poisoned swill (as long as it's sweet) and moonshine (55% of alcoholic beverages sold in Mexico are bogus) and make salsa out of chilis irrigated with sewage (old practice from the 40s). Add to that eyes that no longer sting when hot diesel fumes are blown straight into them, mixed with ground silica courtesy of old Popocatepetl, lungs that laugh at ozone... and a certain immunity to the current lead levels in the air (no longer caused by low-quality gas but by low-life druggies shooting up the place). Cockroaches? The day we find out how to kill the bad taste, even these suckers will fall before the might of the Chilangos.

/Yes, I'm proud
//Born and bred
///PURA COLONIA DOCTORES DISTRITO FEDERAL, ESSE!!!
 
2013-08-27 10:46:25 AM  
Congratulations,  your city wins the "Looks most like a burning landfill" award for the 10th year in a row! Keep it up Mexico City, you'll be champ forever.
 
2013-08-27 11:29:23 AM  
Huh, and I thought this would be about people from Washoe County escaping the Yosemite Rim fire plume. Yes, LA air is cleaner by comparison.

/Still no cure for Angelinos.
 
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