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(Fox News)   Government to install metal poles four feet apart on the Mexican border. Because hey, nothing stops people from running across like poles spaced four feet apart   (foxnews.com) divider line 176
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2006-01-12 02:38:29 PM
Maybe they're just trying to keep the really fat ones out.
 
2006-01-12 02:38:40 PM
Now if they'll just string some razor wire between them.
 
2006-01-12 02:40:36 PM
... until they get to the force-field.
 
2006-01-12 02:40:40 PM
submitter: nothing stops people from running across like poles spaced four feet apart

its how my neighbors kept me off their grass.
 
2006-01-12 02:41:45 PM
f the razor wire. I'm imagining a big electric fence.
 
2006-01-12 02:42:41 PM
Four feet apart? They must be trying to stop the Americans from going to Mexico.
 
2006-01-12 02:43:38 PM
big electric razor wire fence
 
2006-01-12 02:44:00 PM
jimmyhaha wins!!
 
2006-01-12 02:44:11 PM
flegamina: Maybe they're just trying to keep the really fat ones out.

...I hate you. Too.farking.slow.
 
2006-01-12 02:45:20 PM
Tesla barrier?
 
2006-01-12 02:47:57 PM
perhaps they are 4 foot wide poles
 
2006-01-12 02:48:13 PM
You forgot pole land.
 
2006-01-12 02:49:37 PM
They should put up large warning signs stating instant electrocution/death, then strew burnt skeletons and random bones about the ground. Of course, that would only work until one person decides to toss their dog across the "barrier" - after that, the secret will be out.
 
2006-01-12 02:49:49 PM
I vote for motion-activated sprinklers and an electric fence.
 
2006-01-12 02:50:21 PM
I wonder if the government is hiring illegal immegrants to do install the poles.
 
2006-01-12 02:51:54 PM
Whats the deal with building the existing wall out of horizontal corrugated metal? Why not just build it out of ladders?
 
2006-01-12 02:52:53 PM
jimmyhaha: Four feet apart? They must be trying to stop the Americans from going to Mexico.

Comedy gold.
 
2006-01-12 02:52:55 PM
oh, silly Farkers.

i bet they're pretty stout poles. it'll keep people from just driving across. of course, it's not difficult to drive up to the border, walk across, and get on another vehicle. it'll just take a tad more organization.
 
2006-01-12 02:53:33 PM
Says they are installing them so that cars can't drive through.
 
2006-01-12 02:55:20 PM
withstand direct hits up to 40 mph.

ok, so pay some moran to hit it with a bus at 45mph.
or get a motorcycle
 
2006-01-12 02:56:47 PM
fooker: or get a motorcycle

I was just imagining a motorcycle chase on the news with 20 mexicans piled on top.
 
2006-01-12 02:58:19 PM
Are Lindsay Lohan and Kate Moss hiding behind them? That would scare away almost anyone.
 
2006-01-12 02:58:27 PM
5000_gallons_of_toothpaste:

and a few goats... chicken.... maybe a small cow
 
2006-01-12 03:01:31 PM
goddammit Bijou, RTFA

/hangs head in shame
 
2006-01-12 03:11:54 PM
5000_gallons_of_toothpaste: I was just imagining a motorcycle chase on the news with 20 mexicans piled on top.

lol i was imagining a motorcycle ramming into a pole at 40 mph.

i was thinking, wait.. that doesnt make any sense.
 
2006-01-12 03:20:01 PM
I thought this only worked on cows?
 
2006-01-12 03:25:53 PM
We already have them in areas down here and they do work. The main purpose is to keep the Surburbans full of Drugs and illegals from coming across the border. it's a lot easier to chase them when they are on foot and have a mile or two to walk to the road. In the end this will probably save some lives since the smugglers are fond of driving on the wrong side of the Interstate with thier lights off.I can't wait for threse guys to start stealing Hummers to run thier loads across.
 
2006-01-12 03:26:06 PM
fooker: and a few goats... chicken.... maybe a small cow

Sheep, lots of sheep. And a dog driving.
 
2006-01-12 04:43:00 PM
www.signonsandiego.com

that is not a photoshop
 
2006-01-12 05:36:49 PM
Put them a little closer together and least they won't be able to bring their shopping carts.
 
2006-01-12 05:48:00 PM
When will we learn? Apparently not yet.

Unless we're willing to hermetically seal the entire border, this isn't going to work. All it does is cause the aliens to switch their migration routes from easier ones (near cities) to more dangerous ones (the middle of the Arizona desert). And once the aliens make it in, it encourages them to stay here indefinitely, rather than migrate home to their families every year like many of them used to do.

If we really had any serious intent of dealing with the illegal-alien problem, we wouldn't reinforce the border; we'd start sending the CEOs of companies that knowingly hire illegals to jail. But then, our government seems to be perpetually fond of trying to choke off supply (defoliation programs in Colombia) rather than dealing with demand (drug treatment programs in America).
 
2006-01-12 06:19:52 PM
It's for cars!

And it says they'll withstand crashes up to 40 mph... which I guess is good, unless some drug-runners get cars they don't care about. Anyway...

cec.wustl.edu
 
2006-01-12 06:25:39 PM
Looks familiar.....

img191.imageshack.us
 
2006-01-12 06:34:07 PM
etoof: Looks familiar.....

Is that a C&C game? Which one?
 
2006-01-12 06:34:15 PM
KickahaOta: If we really had any serious intent of dealing with the illegal-alien problem, we wouldn't reinforce the border; we'd start sending the CEOs of companies that knowingly hire illegals to jail.


Problem is, it's usually small businesses that hire illegals. I mean it ain't IBM picking up "questionable" day laborers outside the Home Depot.

On a side note, a guy I know who's a die-hard, "close the border" FReeper(pops) just got hired at the new Home Depot in Burbank... the same one where the city made HD put up a Hiring Center for the day laborers. I love it when a white man's wallet trumps his personal beliefs.
 
2006-01-12 06:35:12 PM
RocketRod: I love it when a white man's wallet trumps his personal beliefs.

A man's gotta eat.
And have Cable Internet.
 
2006-01-12 06:43:45 PM
Fortress America strikes again!
 
2006-01-12 06:43:57 PM
-insert Polish joke here-

/Poles 4 feet apart...
//Got nothing...
 
2006-01-12 06:44:16 PM
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2
 
2006-01-12 06:45:46 PM
elchip

I find Cable internet trumps eating sometimes.
 
2006-01-12 06:46:17 PM
colorblind.typepad.com

will not be seen leaving anytime soon
 
2006-01-12 06:46:48 PM
Wow, now, suppose a Mexican learned how to use a power saw. Ehh, Ehhhh?

/Polish
//Got Nothing But Love.
 
2006-01-12 06:48:09 PM
Here's an idea....fill the Rio Grande with permanent pink dye. Makes the illegal immigrants a lot easier to spot, plus it's hilarious.
 
2006-01-12 06:48:15 PM
Has the Olymics ever had any Pole Vaulters from Mexico ?
 
2006-01-12 06:48:42 PM
Well, there go my plans of sneaking my fat, American ass into Mexico.

/maybe ... if I ... turn ... sideways ...
 
2006-01-12 06:49:44 PM
Festivus is over, duh.
 
2006-01-12 06:49:47 PM
This will work until someone with 2 hours of time and a reciprocating saw with some extra blades cuts down a pole... brilliant plan US govt... spend millions of dollars only to be defeated by $200 worth of equipment
 
2006-01-12 06:50:29 PM
They just want to educate the migrants about Festivus. With the poles 4 feet apart there's no chance they will make it in without knowledge of this important holiday.
 
2006-01-12 06:51:53 PM
submitter, try RTFA.

its to stop cars, vans, and trucks from crossing the border. i guess your attention span must be less than 5 sentences.
 
2006-01-12 06:52:15 PM
The barriers are expected to be able to withstand crashes of up to 40 mph

1. Crash stolen car into pole at 41mph
2. ? ? ?
3. Profit!
 
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