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1. Peru:
I took countless pictures of Peru, and can’t make up my mind as to how I will show them to you. I’ll either make a special web page with a description for each, or make thumbnails where you’ll just click to take you to the large version of the pics. I also want to show you the few trinkets I bought over there.

2. Unbelievable:
It almost feels like I live in a 3rd world American city. El Paso, Texas has been a nightmare ever since we got a miserable TWO inches of snow; not even enough to make a snowman!! The whole week consisted of the city electric power going down EIGHT times. The electricity would go on, and then a few hours it was out. This went on for three days. THEN! The city was without water, some places up to three whole days. For those of us who still had water, we were told not to drink it because it was contaminated. We were also told not shower, use the dishwasher or wash clothes for THREE more days.

I have an electric water dispenser that I bought a few years ago at the flee market, and always buy the big 5 gallon jugs of distilled water. When I noticed I had a little water left, I went immediately to buy more, but it was all gone. I traveled all over El Paso, but there was none to be found! I had no choice but to boil water for my MANY dogs and cats. On Monday, I went to Sam’s and bought four cases of regular bottled water. What a nightmare! We are all charged outrageous amounts of money for electricity and water. It got much colder in Las Cruces, NM, yet they had no problems at all.

What I want to know is what the hell those fat cats have done so much money? They surely haven’t spent it on keeping their equipment up to par!

3. Juarez, Mexico:
Instead of walking or riding my bicycle as I usually do, I drove my car way into the boonies of Juarez, Mexico a few days ago to take people some ugly and cheap blankets I had bought since last year for my outdoor dogs and cats at the 2nd hand store. I felt those people needed them more than my animals.

I need to make a FRIENDS ONLY post, not about the violence, because I didn’t see any of that, but about the inexcusable gut wrenching inhumanity I saw and heard about over there. I’ll be making another trip there this Saturday or Sunday. Thanks to my friends, and neighbors, I have more blankets to take.

Since the first of January, there have already been approximately 276 murders in Juarez.


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Feb. 9th, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
God bless you and your rescue spirit. Just be careful please!
Feb. 9th, 2011 06:35 am (UTC)
The news doesn't mention a thing as to what is truly going on there. It is beyond horrible. I'll write about what I saw and heard just as soon as I can.

Thank you, luv!
Feb. 9th, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, be careful in Mexico...crazy shit. And Texas sounds WEAK and unprepared for disaster.
Feb. 9th, 2011 06:30 am (UTC)
And it gets crazier by the minute. My entire body is in complete alert mode when I go there.

Thank you!

Feb. 9th, 2011 05:20 am (UTC)
Third World State, darling....
Feb. 9th, 2011 06:23 am (UTC)
Re: Third World State, darling....
Especially El Paso where we, its citizens, are as poor as can be, yet our property taxes are astronomical for a city this poor!

I dislike Perry ALMOST as much as I dislike Crosshair Palin! I read the Perry link. I always wonder how people like him can sleep at night.
Feb. 9th, 2011 06:31 am (UTC)
I always wonder how people like him can sleep at night.
They're sociopaths.

Feb. 9th, 2011 05:21 am (UTC)
And yes, BE CAREFUL, corazon!

Feb. 9th, 2011 06:23 am (UTC)
I always am, amor mio!
Feb. 9th, 2011 06:32 am (UTC)
Feb. 9th, 2011 09:12 am (UTC)
I was down in Columbia and Peru when they were having their narco-civil wars. Mexico is getting like that now. I think Mexico is heading for a very bloody civil war that will leak into the US. Be safe my friend.

Power and water companies are worried about making money. Keeping their equipment properly maintained for storms cost money. So they tend to neglect stuff like that. Cheap bastards!
Feb. 10th, 2011 05:38 am (UTC)
Yes, they are cheap bastards! Because of their neglect, most homeowners had their pipes bust, and because of this, they had a lot of damage in their homes. The A- holes use this as an excuse to rob us silly. I'll make a link to the page tomorrow.

I'm positive that Mexico has surpassed the violence that Columbia had.
Feb. 9th, 2011 11:18 am (UTC)
Oh, if we have a couple of inches of snow, it's chaos...

We're just not built for it.
Feb. 10th, 2011 05:42 am (UTC)
I'm really surprised about that. Do the pipes also break? Does your drinking water become contaminated as ours did?

Tomorrow I'll post a link that has us El Pasoans enraged.

Feb. 10th, 2011 12:01 pm (UTC)
Pipes do break at times... And there has been localised contamination, but it's not often...
Feb. 9th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
The Mexican Drug war is a civil war
From the wiki page


62 killed on 2006[12]
2,837 killed in 2007[12]
6,844 killed in 2008[12]
9,635 killed in 2009[12]
15,273 killed in 2010[13][14]
786 killed in 2011[15]
Total killed: 35,437 (December 2006–February 2011)
Feb. 10th, 2011 05:44 am (UTC)
Re: The Mexican Drug war is a civil war
Thanks for that link. Tomorrow I hope to write some stuff about it. It will be Friends Only.
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Feb. 10th, 2011 05:33 am (UTC)
At least it only grinds to a halt, but here, we always end up paying for the incompetence of those who run this city.

I hope to have the pic ready just as soon as possible.
Feb. 9th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
Never understood how people could willingly live in El Paso. My family only stayed there for a year when I was around 5 and then we moved to Lubbock. (Gawd I hated Lubbock...)

I think it's lovely what you're doing for those folks in Juarez. Not sure I'd have the cojones to do that given what's going on there.
Feb. 10th, 2011 05:28 am (UTC)
Our worthless City officials are constantly thinking of ways to get more money out of us all. I'll eventually post a link about the insane law they came up with today.

If you lived as close as I do to Juarez, I believe you would have the cojones to go there and help.

Thank you.
Feb. 13th, 2011 08:31 am (UTC)
Pretty much all of the infrastructure in the US needs updating.
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