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Strong earthquake felt in Mexico City

April 27th, 2009 . by TexasFred
Strong earthquake felt in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong earthquake struck central Mexico on Monday, swaying tall buildings in the capital and sending office workers into the streets.

The 6.0-magnitude quake was centered near Chilpancingo, about 130 miles southwest of Mexico City and 50 miles from the resort of Acapulco, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Televisa television network quoted Mexico City officials saying there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake rattled nerves in a city already nervous about a swine flu outbreak suspected of killing as many as 149 people nationwide.

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Strong earthquake felt in Mexico City

Earthquakes, disease, narco-war in progress, ALL in Mexico.

Does anyone think that right about now might be a very good time to seal the border?? Can you imagine the huge influx of Mexicans into the land of plenty?? The land of plenty, that would be the USA for those not knowing.

Mexico is NOT suffering divine punishment as some seem to believe, I personally don’t believe in that *divine* punishment anyway, but Mexicans, as a rule, are pretty superstitious, and are deeply ingrained in the teachings of Catholicism, another *blame it on God* crew if ever there was one!

I was raised in the Catholic church and I can’t even begin to tell you how many times as a kid we were told, “It’s God’s punishment” every time something went wrong, regardless the severity of an incident, it was God’s punishment. You dropped a plate and it broke? God is punishing you. You got your leg hurt playing football? God is punishing you.

That was they way it went down in rural, less than well educated Louisiana. And I would bet BIG bucks, that’s the undercurrent running through Mexico right now. The Mexican mindset today is as rural Louisiana was 40/50 years ago, the same type of people, rural, not all that well educated and totally dependent on the Catholic Church, the priest mostly, for their news and opinions.

I have visited several sites today, ones that I don’t normally visit, and there has been an almost conspiratorial attitude afoot. Swine flu is a government caused epidemic. Some believe that the narco-warriors in Mexico is being supplied by American gun owners and that it *may* spill over to American soil. Yeah, imagine that. Mexican drug violence here. Then the Mexicans get hit with an earthquake. Amazingly, I read, more than once, it’s God’s punishment!

It’s not a conspiracy, it’s not God’s punishment, it’s just life, and a lot of it happened all at once. Life does happen, and a part OF life is death! Death is the common denominator in this story of disease, war and natural disaster.

There is only one part of this equation that man can do anything about, that would be the drug wars, they can cease to wage a war on drugs, once Americans lose their demonic desires for the narcotics the Mexican drug lords are peddling. That said, there will always be disease and natural disasters!

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4 Responses to “Strong earthquake felt in Mexico City”

  1. comment number 1 by: hardheadedtexan

    Fred, I agree 100%. We heard that God is gonna punish, punish, punish when I was growing up. I can’t tell you how many times I heard “If you miss church on Sunday or Wednesday Night God will punish you.” And if you did miss church it was because God was punishing you for missing church. One time my Aunt had a miscarriage and it was because God was punishing her for putting up a crib before the baby was born. I still have family members who have these superstitious beliefs, it can be rather entertaining.

  2. comment number 2 by: BobF

    If it was “divine” punishment, it would have taken place like it did in the bible. The ground would have opened up and swallowed all those who were being punished. It would have been a lot more than just the ground shaking and a few buildings falling down.

  3. comment number 3 by: WhoBeen

    I don’t put a whole lot of faith in conspiracy theories but conspiracy facts, that’s another thing.

    Take a look here at my first suspicions: Storm’n Norm’n: Swine Flu…a penny for your thoughts

    Then go here and look at the concentration: Storm’n Norm’n: Swine Flu Update – WHO Raises Pandemic Alert for Swine Flu

    Heck there hasn’t been a swine flu alert in years and with the numbers confirmed in New York City is enough to start being a littles suspicious. They haven’t reported those kind of numbers for entire countries…or the world!

    …Maybe somebody started a pig farm in Central Park

  4. comment number 4 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    I’m think the ol’ swine flu just might be a nice little blessing in disguise.

    BZ