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Old 22-02-2013, 23:38   #76
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Re: Armed robbery in Mexico

Life is certainly cheap in Honduras. Im moving to Monaco. Poor little Belize outmurders Congo? Wow.
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Connie and I met a couple about 20 years ago, up in Yacatat Alaska, we were in the same ancorage for about a week waiting out some weather ! and ya know what? They had a pet Skunk, and it was not de-smelled !! Now ya talk about a good robber deterent !! We don't have the gut's to get one but have thought and laughed about it !! What yall think about it ???
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USA 4.8
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Take THAT, Belarus! USA! USA! USA!
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Old 23-02-2013, 04:26   #79
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Re: Armed robbery in Mexico

Gads! The Bahamas come in at 27 murders per 100,000. I'll never go there again.

I'm getting a nice safe couch in either Singapore or Iceland (0.3 each), or of course, Monaco (0.0).
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Below is a full list of murder rates around the world.
UNODC murder rates most recent year (full table here)


Somalia 1.5
Croatia 1.4

I do not know who is making this list but it is definitely joke....

Croatia and Somalia have almost same "Rate". ahahahaha

and lot of other countries that you will not wont to go there even in your dreams have the same number or around Croatian "murder rate".
there were not two murders in all of Croatia in last 15 years. in Dubrovnik area there was not any murder in the last 200 years.

on the Croatian islands I can not recall any murder even happened since roman empire, apart Italian and Germans killing locals in ww2.

and I do not know any case that locals were rude to tourists/cruisers let alone rob or murder one ( even some of them deserve at least good beating)

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I've never thought about this, but consider for a moment that some of the people who get killed should have been killed because they're pricks. What if it's just more social cleansing in some countries.

I not only have thought of it but I fully believe it. I feel that by far most killings are low life's killing other low life's, criminals killing other criminals, drug dealers killing other drug dealers, etc.

I personally don't have a problem with this as long as they don't miss and hit others doing it!
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And you guys are blaming everyone else except the dingbat cruisers.


How dumb ya gotta be?
So going back to the original situation......

3 armed guys are in your cockpit. middle of the night.

They are on the other side of a glass window. you have no idea if they have more friends alongside in a Panaga and what type of weapons they have?

what is the best response?
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would be nice to be able to raise anchor there lock out motor control and disable outside steering/power. drive boat back to civilization with sirens ablazed, lights and flares going off and radio blaring out emergency request. A backup fake mexican coast guard response on the loud speaker system saying they are 10 minute away. That should get them to panic and run for it.
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I not only have thought of it but I fully believe it. I feel that by far most killings are low life's killing other low life's, criminals killing other criminals, drug dealers killing other drug dealers, etc.

I personally don't have a problem with this as long as they don't miss and hit others doing it!
Yeah, so what if, in some of these countries 1/2 are drug dealers and most of the rest are bad politicians, crooked cops, slimy lawyers, and greedy CEO's of big banks? Wouldn't that be a good thing?
We need the murder demographics to fully understand.
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Re: Armed robbery in Mexico

what 914 said.....

when one is awakened in mid of night, what is first thought.....
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Note to myself... replace all plexiglass windows with 1 inch lexan.

What woul I do? Giving up is not on the option list. First, dont let them see me. Second, turn on spreader floods, sound horn, get busy on vhf and cel. With no gun aboard, passive measures are the only defense.

What would I do FIRST? anchor near other boats and get to know my neighbors.
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Yeah, so what if, in some of these countries 1/2 are drug dealers and most of the rest are bad politicians, crooked cops, slimy lawyers, and greedy CEO's of big banks? Wouldn't that be a good thing?
We need the murder demographics to fully understand.
I seem to remember a certain owner of a Vagabond 39 in the yard where I bought my current boat. He ended up in a confrontation with a local, over his driving too fast near the yard. Each one threatened to kick the others @$$. It calmed down but could have easily ended up with a firearm involved. After all...it is the U.S. So it doesn't have to be too low a life to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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another wild idea--do not shiney your boat...shiney attracts rats with 2 legs.
what i have seen here, so far, is as soon as folks get here they have their boat waxed and polished to a fine shine----then they move to remote anchorages into areas wherein the folks who reside permanently have so little income they are tempted by shiney stuff ......and easy access transoms do not help security at all. there has to be a way to remove that factor--easy access is a problem for owners but not for invaders.
shiney boats are a pride thing--but, pride goeth before a fall......
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Yeah, so what if, in some of these countries 1/2 are drug dealers and most of the rest are bad politicians, crooked cops, slimy lawyers, and greedy CEO's of big banks? Wouldn't that be a good thing?
going to be real hard to decide who the "bad guys" are
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Now see, that's exactly what I'm saying. If he had shot me, it would have been "innocent father senselessly killed by insane criminal".
If I had shot him it would have been "Violent maniac removed from society by good samaritan".
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