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      The DE I took my checkride with in McAllen Tx had...

      The DE I took my checkride with in McAllen Tx had a business flying DC3s in and out of Mexico. Hauled car parts or so he said. This was back in 1998, don't know if he's still there.
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      i agree, they come in quite handy! ...

      i agree, they come in quite handy!

      http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk122/davidmarciniak/IMG_4677.jpg
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      I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say you've...

      I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say you've never driven through mexico. i have, and i see plenty of good options. :beer:
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      just watched the arizona episode. so many...

      just watched the arizona episode. so many facepalms, so little time! i know it's just dumb entertainment, but for someone from the area, it was painful to watch on so many levels. :thumbdown:
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      89a doesn't go to phoenix. besides, that's a...

      89a doesn't go to phoenix. besides, that's a horribly boring drive, i wouldn't bother. ;):P
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      false. it's considered criminal speeding, still a...

      false. it's considered criminal speeding, still a misdemeanor but with bigger fines.
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      responsible party? nobody forced these guys to do...

      responsible party? nobody forced these guys to do this job. the fire was started by a lightning strike. a thunderstorm caused a reversal in the direction of travel of the fire ultimately trapping...
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      well the lawyers take is probably half of course....

      well the lawyers take is probably half of course. :mad:
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      these guys were seasonal workers making 30k/yr. ...

      these guys were seasonal workers making 30k/yr. some of the families are suing for 50 mil! The rationalization behind that baffles me. You're husband was a part time employee with no benefits...
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      i'm local. it's a small town. i know them...

      i'm local. it's a small town. i know them personally. it's a ****ty situation, but a select few have turned a tragedy into an opportunity to become millionaires. even though some of the crew had no...
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      if you were here and knew the people, you just...

      if you were here and knew the people, you just might have the same opinion as i and everyone else that donated to the families have.
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      welcome to 7 months ago! :P oh, and after...

      welcome to 7 months ago! :P

      oh, and after literally millions that have been donated to the families of the crew, a few of the widows are suing for more and more. freaking scumbags. :thumbdown:
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      i ride a kona unit, few years older with carbon...

      i ride a kona unit, few years older with carbon bars/seatpost. it's still a rough ride depending on what terrain you're riding. i saw the most gains by going tubeless with 2.4's at about 25 psi. i'd...
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      yeah, i like to think so. :)

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      ugh glamping...i loathe the phrase 'expedition...

      ugh glamping...i loathe the phrase 'expedition overland' :facepalm:

      <-- has a landcruiser w/rtt. :o
    16. uh...no. you can go from deep sand and silt,...

      uh...no. you can go from deep sand and silt, drive an hour or two north and find yourself in a couple feet of snow. 2wd is great for going to the mall i guess. :pumpkin:
    17. so let's hear your firsthand experience with...

      so let's hear your firsthand experience with mexico. waiting.....
    18. do NOT listen to this guy!!!:mad: i've no...

      do NOT listen to this guy!!!:mad:

      i've no advice on tour companies, but i'm down there multiple times a year on my wr or in the landcruiser. baja is a great place, safe, and lots of friendly...
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      just spent a few days at the north rim of the...

      just spent a few days at the north rim of the grand canyon. hardly saw anyone else out there! :thumbup:

      http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk122/davidmarciniak/IMG_5160.jpg
    20. tucson/phoenix will be super hot in august. head...

      tucson/phoenix will be super hot in august. head north either white mtns (greer) or the north rim of the canyon. north rim is great if you don't like people. also should be pretty nice at 8k ft....
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