On which Mark David Chapman silences one of history’s most distinct voices.
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Revelations from the most recent round of WikiLeaks.org releases have stunned the international community. Among them are documents in which a Spanish prosecutor termed Russia a “virtual mafia state,” and said that he “cannot differentiate between the activities of the government and organized crime groups.”
The prosecutor, Jose Gonzales could not be reached for comment. This is largely due to safety concerns for anyone foolish enough to come within 100 feet of the doomed Spaniard. Dr. Emil Haagerdäddi, an expert on Russian statecraft, said, “Mr. Gonzales has made an enemy of the Putin government,” adding that in 1940, Stalin’s government had gone to great lengths to plant an ice pick in Leon Trotsky’s skull, “He’s pretty much fucked.”
Further allegations in the leaked documents border upon the fantastic. So-called “oil experts” cited in the diplomatic cables allege that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin amassed at least some portion of his vast fortune through extralegal means.
Russian President and Putin stooge Dmitry Medvedev was quick to dismiss the allegations as “cynicism,” explicitly pointing to the US. Medvedev further indicated that Putin’s longtime involvement with law-enforcement as a KGB officer makes him especially sensitive to the delicate questions of personal liberty.
Russian journalists had this to say regarding the allegations:
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The Cold War is over, and its authors long dead. A New World Order rises, one in which the United States and fellow democracies Russia and China will share the responsibilities for creating the harmonious future we all deserve. Until then, demonizing Russia’s tyrannical overlord is not only foolish, but possibly unfounded. Unless Putin’s critics can produce a reliable witness, one who can be relied upon not to die prematurely, there’s little evidence that Putin is anything other than the gentleman he purports to be.
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A dismal job market is forcing employment-seekers to think creatively, possibly pursuing previously unconsidered revenue sources. Some enterprising souls are reversing a decades-old trend, and leaving the United States to seek work in Mexico, particularly along the lawless border region.
Most new arrivals to Mexico’s border towns discover what the old timers already know: working in a maquiladora sucks ass. Six days of life-numbing factory work per week at a parakeet’s pay is enough to make anyone dream of a better life.
Thanks to the regular bloodletting across Northern Mexico, young men have another option.* Jobs on all sides of Mexico’s ongoing narco-war are plentiful, due to rapid turnover and increasing demand both for drugs and for a continuance of the senseless conflict.
Career options within this fast-growing industry are varied. But for candidates not averse to mayhem and risk and who speak fluent Spanish, a fast life awaits among the blood and dust .
Currently, the most popular choice is narco. Although there is little job security, and the initial pay is a pittance, a good narco can rise quickly. Many find the toil worth it–seasoned gunmen often have more cash, coke and señoritas than they can spend, snort or fuck in their typically truncated lifetimes.
There are any number of organizations to join, but prospective applicants should choose their organization wisely. A cartel which is in the decline or which has fallen into disfavor with the Mexican government is a poor choice.
One of the great advantages to working as a narco is that if you can stay alive long enough, you’re almost assured of rising to the top. And it’s a position for life.
However, many young men are overlooking great opportunities in the Mexican Army or the police. These jobs are thought to be mundane and unexciting, but this is largely untrue. In addition to benefits and their regular pay, soldiers and police officers also have access to women and drugs, plus a license for nearly unlimited violence. Long hours, paperwork and a tendency to be assassinated are among some of the headaches associated with these jobs.
The Mexican Narco Wars are booming, and there’s never been a better time to get started in this exciting industry. With America’s insistence that Mexico continue to play along in the War On Drugs, it’s only going to get hotter!