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Who needs a tunnel when you can just walk under the fence

Apparently nobody considered that drug smugglers might have access to a jack.

[Thanks, Sanho]

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33 comments to Who needs a tunnel when you can just walk under the fence

  • Staunch Prohibitionist Troll

    This is actually a sign of the success of the drug war.

    In a weird way this actually legitimizes the jobs of hardworking DEA agents who put their lives on the line everyday for our protection.

    At least we can be thankful that they are only smuggling drugs through and not human trafficking.

  • Francis

    “Apparently nobody considered that drug smugglers might have access to a jack.”

    Drug warrior “solution”: implement an international ban on jacks!

  • Mooky

    Drug Warrior “Solution” (2)

    Ban fences too!

  • darkcycle

    BWAAA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

  • Francis

    The problem with fences is that they’re two-dimensional. It’s almost always possible to go around them, fly over them, or tunnel under them. So what we really need is a barrier on all sides — over, under, and around. Gosh, that sounds kind of like a prison cell, doesn’t it? Of course, as many others have pointed out, the truth is that we can’t even keep drugs out of prisons — even if the drug warriors are determined to turn this entire country into one.

  • MaineGeezer

    Doesn’t it just give you a warm, fuzzy, secure feeling to know that your tax dollars are being squandered by idiots on projects like a barrier fence that doesn’t barricade anything?

  • darkcycle

    Man, I can watch that over and over again. Hilarious. I think it is very thoughtful of them to tidy up like that when they leave. After all, we paid for that fence, it should be kept looking nice

  • Req

    Hence the term “hi-jack”?

    Hey, ya lob em up the middle…ya just gotta swing.

  • claygooding

    With the Discovery Channel providing models and specifications for trebuchet(sp) capable of slinging 50 lb bundles 500 meters and trucks with car ramps meeting at the fence to form a bridge plus drones capable of delivering 20 kilo loads in the works,,,or did you think the USA is the only ones capable of having drones?

    Looking forward to the first drones dogfights,,,when does the game come out?

    • Duncan20903

      If a someone wants to make the best profit of armed conflicts that he can he’s got to supply both sides and make sure to maintain the balance of power as best he can.

  • Ned

    Obviously, billions are needed to develop state of the art electronic monitoring systems for every inch of the border. That solution will make politicians appear focused and serious while at the same time allowing them to funnel Federal contract money to corporate cronies who will in turn contribute large amounts to the politicians re-election. Naturally, studies will needed, costs will overrun, and in the meantime tons will keep on getting through which merely serves to provide excuses to continue the spending and the game.

  • Duncan20903

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    Feds Force (sic) Delaware to Stop Medical Marijuana
    Feb 12, 2012

    The Obama administration’s stunning betrayal of medical marijuana patients claimed a new victim today. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell announced that he would halt the implementation of the state’s medical marijuana dispensary program following a vague and threatening letter from U.S. Attorney Charles Oberly III.
    /snip/

    • claygooding

      I am advising all new medical marijuana states first decriminalize their state laws for adult users and transactions,,if it isn’t against state law to sell small quantities of marijuana then it closes the door on state dispensaries sales being against state laws,,the key wording of the “memo” is after all”operating within state laws”.

  • Servetus

    If all the world’s harm and misery caused by the U.S. war on some psychoactive drugs were to be visited upon the United States itself, prohibition would have ended long ago.

    Part of prohibition’s survival strategy is to buffer the effects of its screw-ups. Procreating drug wars in Mexico, Myanmar, Afghanistan, and so forth, means the U.S. government doesn’t need to resort to the Final Solution, that of instigating another disastrous Thailand-style or Stasi-like crackdown on its own citizens, or worse, something North Americans will not tolerate. Consequently, domestic prohibition’s dilemma is really a ‘screw you’ to every other nation.

  • thelbert huffman

    them dudes are getting the job done. ol’ boy didn’t take long to open up the golden gate. i like the brushing of the foot prints. as the police would say while pattidsssng each other on the back, they are exhibiting propfessionalism. staunch prohibitionist troll: better strengthen your brain because you are going have your worst nightmare come true. people touching marijuana. people living by their own lights. folks having fun. decentralized decision making, individuals doing what they damn well please without hurting their fellow citizens. americans growing their own medicine in the back yard. your head will hurt, as if little joe arpaio was whacking you with his blackjack. that’s what’s coming to you staunch p. troll.

  • thelbert huffman

    pattidssng=patting as usual full of typos. the psychological warfare continues.

  • stayan

    Makes the sappers look like morons.

    “You mean we didn’t need to spend all year digging a sophisticated underground tunnel?”

    “Yep.”

    “God damn.”

  • Paul

    Well, that’s money well spent. The fence presented a two minute delay to immigrants. How much did it cost, again?

  • #

    “Cops also found a billy club and a 12-gauge shotgun, wrapped in a brown towel and loaded with five shells, on a shelf in Hameed Abdul-Jabbar’s closet, according to court papers. Nearby were 27 plastic baggies of pot.”

    NYPD union honcho’s teen son busted in connection with Bronx shooting.

  • kaptinemo

    Only partly OT, as it has to do with the economic reality underpinning our times:

    America’s Financial Doomsday

    This is a presentation from a company trying to gain subscribers (which I have no affiliation with; I’m too poor to be an investor), and it’s somewhat long winded, and there’s no way to fast-forward it, but it explains a good deal about why I am so buggy about the economic aspects of not only drug policy but national and international issues. And it partially explains why I keep saying that, sooner or later, the DrugWar will be abandoned as alcohol Prohibition was before it, mainly for economic, not social or political, reasons. Very painful economic reasons.

    This is very disturbing stuff; listen and watch at your own discretion.

    • claygooding

      I just hope they don’t wait so long that the mighty hemp plant can’t even save us.

      • kaptinemo

        Clay, as an engineer, I’ve said many time before, here and elsewhere, that hemp is a botanical Swiss Army Knife; you can do almost any damn’ thing with it. It’s like the mythical ‘alkahest’ from which you can make anything. Hell, we could even use the fibers in our road beds and surfaces! With greater resilience we’d see less pot-holes and other problems.

        But…needless to say, certain industrial and banking interests have everything to gain and nothing to lose by forcibly maintaining prohibition. Even at the eventual expense of civilization itself, as these people believe that they’ll be on top of the heap of any collapse they cause – and nothing so far since 2008 has proven them wrong, as they created the mess we’re in and none of them are in jail.

        Want a really off-the-wall thought? If civilization as we know it goes into the dumpster, when the dust settles, it will be the seed-saving stoners that get things started again…from hemp. Because those seeds haven’t been genetically modified, they won’t require anything more than the customary nutrients and sunshine to grow.

        If it does get that bad that the final remnants of the crypto-fascist government we presently ‘enjoy’ finally gasps its’ last, and is no longer able to interfere, there’ll be nothing to prevent that long-denied Renaissance, a truly ‘green’ technological base, with family farmers once again providing the bedrock of our industries.

        I hope and pray it doesn’t happen like that; such a situation would entail scores of millions of deaths in this country due to petro-based infrastructure breaking down. But, brothers and sisters, keep your seeds handy. The future might need them…

        • Windy

          I would, but I haven’t seen any seeds in weed for years. Recently ran across an old (really old — 15 years or more) bag of seeds that had been stashed. Tried to germinate them, but they were too old, not even one germinated, so I guess the shelf life of weed seed is less than 15 years.

  • Steve

    I can’t believe that no one has said this before now. A) Who in the hell filmed the process? and B) How did the video get somewhere that we can be watching it right now? Either they did get caught at some point or some idiot put this out there for all to see…I don’t get it

    • darkcycle

      They filmed that one themselves and posted it to You Tube. That’s just some yay-hoo with a camera and an itch to stick his thumb in UncleSam’s eye. My hat is off to him. More, Please!

      • Duncan20903

        I’ve read that the cartels have connections to the Internet and do pay attention to the social networking sites. I’m speculating but it appears that the motivation to post that video is purely as an “in your face Uncle Sam.”

        • Duncan20903

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          Say, is there any chance that was staged and that we’re looking at a green screen? It bothers me that the fence didn’t give any resistance. It really looked like a garage door looks when it’s being raised. Surely it was attached to the rails on each side. Am I missing something?

        • claygooding

          I wonder how many man hours it will take for Border Patrol to check each panel in the fence?

  • A Clockwork Disco

    Those drüggies are crafty, the prohibitionists are only about 50 laps behind. Quick throw some more money at the problem and print up some nice looking budget books that aren’t worth the paper they are printed on.

    • thelbert huffman

      i wish my keyboard had an umlaut like yours, mr. disco. i don’t think it’s the smugglers being crafty. lazy border guards, more likely. the old ussr used to plow the land adjacent their wire. the better to detect escape. our border patrol is too effing lazy to do that. resembles honest work too much.