[quote]B rocK wrote:
Me and about 8 of my friends are flying to LA and sailing to Mexico in a few days. I’ve been under attack by so many people in the last few months telling me not to go. Between the cartels and now the pig flu, people are going nutty!
I’m not worried at all, neither are any of the crew.
I’ve done all sorts of research and believe that it’s just another sickness. Nothing to worry about.
Am I (are we all) fooling ourselves?
Most of the people coming at me with all this “stay home” crap read the news papers and only watch the daily news; so obviously they are scared shitless.
I’m more or less just venting here but; it’s retarded to think that so many people will hear the word “pandemic” and freak out and cancel their lives until the “picture box” says it’s ok to go outside. [/quote]
I am all for a good adventure.
However, intentionally putting yourself at risk not only of getting killed by a drug cartel, but also being infected by a virus that mutates quickly, has never been seen before, and is spreading around the world in days with the potential to kill… that’s a little rough.
What I can say is this- the drug cartels are serious business. You can very easily get caught in crossfire just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. TO be honest, Mexican policia, they ain’t much better.
And Mexican hospitals, should something happen to you (anything really) are probably more likely to kill you then help you, especially at this point. So me? I wouldn’t go right now, but more because Mexico is approaching the point of being a failed state then because of any influenza.
But then I’m the same guy who’s trying to get a job with the AP so they send me to Africa, so I guess I’m a hypocrite.