Got Sand?

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    Mexico shuts Cancun beach, alleges sand was stolen - Yahoo! News

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    I wonder if the hotel was also pumping air away from the other hotels? Then they'd be saying 'Come here, I have air ... the other hotels don't, because I stole it.'
     
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    What they won't think of next to waste money. :rolleyes:


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    I'd heard about this sort of problem when I was stationed in Hawaii.....people come to these tourist resorts expecting to find pristine white sandy beaches. They dont' want regular sand-colored sand. And since the tourists determine whether you flourish or tank, alot of the resorts would import sand from elsewhere. So, yeah, its believable. Unbelievably believable.
     
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    Won't the sand wash out from the tide, or rain? Just seems like a waste of money.
     
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    Yeah, but the income you get from the tourists more than makes up for it. I guess you could write it off as a business expense.
     
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    If that was the only problem Mexico had right now...
     
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    Makes sense. I'm just amazed Mexican officials are making a big deal out of it. Like Adler said, that's not the only problem they have.
     
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    Well, I guess since they're having such trouble with the cartels that they needed a PR victory, and decided to publicize this for all its worth to show that they're actively combating a problem. And the tourist industry affects the whole country, so I guess its a good thing they're doing. Just wish they'd get their act together and, as Adler stated, take care of the real problems.
     
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