Friday, January 28, 2011

‘Check-Point-Peñasco’!

-by El Gitano Peñasco, "The Peñasco Gypsy"

So back in the old country (that would be the USA for you ‘pilgrims’) new reports out say that Americans spend more money on health care than 20 other major industrialized nations yet, for example, their life expectancy isn't increasing as it is in nations like Japan.

They also spend more on defense than China, United Kingdom, France, Russia, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Italy, South Korea (who is still at war), Brazil, Canada, Australia, Spain, etc. combined, (and damn near the rest of the world combined, too) but still live in fear of being attacked and have freely surrendered many of their constitutional rights.

According to the CIA: They rank, in comparison to a couple hundred other nations on this beautiful planet, a low 121st in population growth, a low 49th in life expectancy, a high 9th of people living with HIV/AIDS and 21st in HIV/AIDS deaths, 133rd in real growth rate, 108th in unemployment and…

In a nutshell, those folks live with a lot of stress and so I was thinking that what we should offer them is our own, but friendly, “Cold War” era type of “Check Point Charlie” crossing somewhere just outside town. We should stop every vehicle barreling down the road breaking our speed limits and give them a few minutes to ‘chill’ before they are allowed to enter our “no-bad-days” way of life.

I’m sure we’d have to have some trauma counselors on hand to let them know that they’ll be safe here, that they can lower their shoulders, have a good time and enjoy life to its maximum. And of course we do reserve the “right to refuse service” to anyone and turn some of those undesirable and pitiful souls back north where they will find lots of company and a more common ground.

¡Bienvenida!

¡Ningún énfasis permitió (permite) en Puerto Peñasco!

¡Viva Puerto Peñasco y México!

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