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2012-08-08 11:04:12 AM
" FEET DRY BIATCHES! "

/where's the nearest welfare office.?!?!?!?!

// Now that we have *that* out of the way....
 
2012-08-08 11:05:34 AM
Have to respect the engineering ability of whoever put that boat together. To build that from scratch and rig a 60 year old car engine to run it. With most likely a near zero budget to do it too, putting it all together from junk yards.

Why is the cuban embargo still going on again?
 
2012-08-08 11:05:39 AM
Put it in "H"
 
2012-08-08 11:06:06 AM
well, unless you're Mexican... or haitian... or from the DR... Jamaica...
 
2012-08-08 11:06:37 AM
The migrants illegal aliens -- 16 men and two women -- landed on Singer Island around 1 a.m., according to Border Patrol.
fixed.

Arn't you supposed to have a visa or a passport or some shiat to enter the country? Is there a law that says if you're from Cuba, and you make it to dirt, you're allowed to stay?
 
2012-08-08 11:06:52 AM
media.miamiherald.com
POBEDA BOAT!
 
2012-08-08 11:08:29 AM

MythDragon: The migrants illegal aliens -- 16 men and two women -- landed on Singer Island around 1 a.m., according to Border Patrol.
fixed.

Arn't you supposed to have a visa or a passport or some shiat to enter the country? Is there a law that says if you're from Cuba, and you make it to dirt, you're allowed to stay?


Wet feet, dry feet policy

The wet foot, dry foot policy is the name given to a consequence of the 1995 revision of the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 that says, essentially, that anyone who fled Cuba and got into the United States would be allowed to pursue residency a year later. After talks with the Cuban government, the Clinton administration came to an agreement with Cuba that it would stop admitting people found at sea. Since then, in what has become known as the "wet foot, dry foot" policy, a Cuban caught on the waters between the two nations (i.e., with "wet feet") would summarily be sent home or to a third country. One who makes it to shore ("dry feet") gets a chance to remain in the United States, and later would qualify for expedited "legal permanent resident" status and, eventually, U.S. citizenship.
 
2012-08-08 11:09:23 AM
Was this the Cuban Olympic Sailing team?
 
2012-08-08 11:10:11 AM

MythDragon: Arn't you supposed to have a visa or a passport or some shiat to enter the country? Is there a law that says if you're from Cuba, and you make it to dirt, you're allowed to stay?


yup. It's called the "Hypocrisy sure, but we really hate Castro and need the votes from Cubans in Florida" Law.
 
2012-08-08 11:10:21 AM
I sure hope that these illegal immigrants are immediately deported, before they can take any low-paying crop-harvesting jobs that I'm to good for...
 
2012-08-08 11:10:38 AM
Car engines in boats is the norm, vintage ones are just cool.
 
2012-08-08 11:10:45 AM
 
2012-08-08 11:11:03 AM
I hope they keep that engine, that's a cool antique, and looks to be in good order.

I'd love to get my hands on some of the vintage cars in Cuba, even if the original engines have been mostly replaced with Russian tractor motors.
 
2012-08-08 11:11:22 AM
Only 8 replies so far yet I was expecting to see a screen grab from One Crazy Summer. It will come... it will come...
 
2012-08-08 11:14:56 AM
Thoroughly approve
static.moviefanatic.com
 
2012-08-08 11:17:39 AM

Spindle: Only 8 replies so far yet I was expecting to see a screen grab from One Crazy Summer. It will come... it will come...


Here you go...

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-08 11:19:02 AM

ChuckC: Have to respect the engineering ability of whoever put that boat together. To build that from scratch and rig a 60 year old car engine to run it. With most likely a near zero budget to do it too, putting it all together from junk yards.

Why is the cuban embargo still going on again?


because if we ended it, the American dominance of "Junkyard Wars" would come to a screeching end
 
2012-08-08 11:19:45 AM

ChuckC: Have to respect the engineering ability of whoever put that boat together. To build that from scratch and rig a 60 year old car engine to run it. With most likely a near zero budget to do it too, putting it all together from junk yards.

Why is the cuban embargo still going on again?


That's a feature, not a bug.

Any Cuban talented enough, and motivated enough, to come up with a plan to navigate the 90 miles between Cuba and the United States and then execute that plan successfully, is bound to make a valuable contribution to United States society.
 
2012-08-08 11:21:56 AM

MythDragon: The migrants illegal aliens -- 16 men and two women -- landed on Singer Island around 1 a.m., according to Border Patrol.
fixed.

Arn't you supposed to have a visa or a passport or some shiat to enter the country? Is there a law that says if you're from Cuba, and you make it to dirt, you're allowed to stay?


yes, yes their is. Because they hate Castro so damn much, (and need the votes of the bitter old Batistites in So Fla) the GOP has made a legal exception to their general hate of brown people that's colliqually known as the "wet foot/dry foot" policy. If we intercept them at sea, back they go, but if they tag dry land, they are automatically welcome to stay

yes, it IS insane now that you mention it
 
2012-08-08 11:22:55 AM
Been done before but these guys never made it to land (guys in the truck ultimately got visas to move to the US:

www.dailyplunge.com

personal.southern.edu
 
2012-08-08 11:23:43 AM
Why don't illegal Mexicans who want to stay just make their way to Florida and claim to be from Cuba? Tada! citizenship.... aristocrats.
 
2012-08-08 11:30:21 AM
It used to be that you could, if you graduated from Oxford or Cambridge with a B.A. or similar degree, apply for an M.A. after a period of time upon payment of 15 Pounds Sterling or a similar sum. MAs in this system were worth quite a bit less than American or Canadian MAs which require a far bit of extra class, research or thesis work.

It seems to me that this is a fair reward, however, for those exceptional students who manage to survive a year or two after leaving school in the so-called "real world" (I have my doubts about its reality--especially Wall Street--looks pretty surreal to me). Why bother with more of the same when something different proves your fitness in a Darwinian sense much better than a thesis? Some US pseudo-universities, working on a similar principle, will award you credit for "life experience".

Well, fair is fair. Life experience is often worth as much as courses. My work in various government agencies and departments has been an eye-opener and worth as much as any number of degrees.

The US applies a similar system to immigrants. If you are ambitious and smart and clever enough to sneak into the country (or to survive one of its imperial wars abroad), you get citizenship as your reward.

The border with Canada is insignificant--Canadians are just as good as Americans, at least those who survive in American jobs, schools, mass shootings, traffic, etc., so you don't really need an admission exam--just let them come. They can stay as long as they can pay the bills.

But on the Southern Border, the brown and poor and thus undesirable would-be citizens are subjected to a series of intellectual and physical tests, such as jumping fences, crawling under barbed wire, swimming rivers, crossing deserts, and bribing officials. They have to prove their fitness and seriousness in order to become US citizens. As a result, they are fitter and harder working than US citizens who are born into privilege and entitlement. Problem solved. Instead of handing out visas simply because your economy couldn't survive a week without 12,000,000 or so latin americans doing the shiat work, you simply let the applicants screen themselves.

Anybody who wants work badly enough to immigrate to the United States deserves everything they get, the stupid bastards. And that includes the right to become fat, lazy stupid and anti-immigrant before they lose their native accents. Like cab-driving or restaurant running, it is a baptism of fire. If you can make it in a botega in New York, you can make it any where.

Let Canadians take the cushy jobs that Americans can't or won't do (doctors, nurses, comedians, actors). The Creme de la creme du café au lait are good enough for the rest of the jobs, such as becoming taco restaurant billionaires or running a giant non-government construction firm.

Odd thing though. You'd think that a state with the kind of high admission standards that Florida has would be full of hardwilling, intelligent, creative, constructive, get-ahead people. I'm afraid there is a flaw in the system. They are letting too many Americans in. They should close the border with Mississippi and Georgia and only allow people and goods in by sea or air. And the native born are apparently a bunch of slack-jawed yokels. Natives should be subjected to tests just as hard as foreign applicants for citizenship and if they fail, they should be exiled to the islands. The ancient Greeks had a custom called ostracism where you could vote your fellow citizens off the island, more or less literally in the case of the Aegian islands.

America would do well to bring back ostracism. I'd be happy to sneak across the border and become an American if it meant I could vote Rush Limbaugh off the planet altogether, not to mention Senator George Allen, Pat Buchanan and a lot of other beady-eyed weasels who can't see what's under their snouts.

Florida should close its borders to any more American immigrants until it has gotten rid of the Americans it already has.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2012-08-08 11:30:59 AM
I bet those 2 women are farking tired after being alone with all those guys at sea


/amiright?
 
2012-08-08 11:36:01 AM

Magorn: the GOP Democratic Party has made a legal exception to their general hate of brown people that's colliqually known as the "wet foot/dry foot" policy.


FTFY. Wet foot/dry foot was enacted by the Clinton Administration in 1995, based upon the Johnson Administration's 1966 Cuban Refugee Adjustment Act (passed by a Congress with a Democratic majority in both the House and Senate).

Can't pin this one on the GOP. It's donkey through-and-through.
 
2012-08-08 11:42:35 AM
Leave it to crazy foreigners to use inadequate/obsolete watercraft!
Did they bring us any cool cigars?
 
2012-08-08 11:47:48 AM
We could solve this problem fast and efficiently, by just making Cuba the 51st state. Wonder how many from South Florida would move back.
 
2012-08-08 11:49:03 AM

Keys dude: Been done before but these guys never made it to land (guys in the truck ultimately got visas to move to the US:

[www.dailyplunge.com image 575x431]

[personal.southern.edu image 342x273]


Came to post the truck pic....will leave satisfied that somebody else already did...

/the people in TFA are farking amateurs compared to the guys with the Chevy truckboat
 
2012-08-08 12:09:04 PM
These people know how to improvise, adapt and overcome. We need more people like that, I say welcome.
 
2012-08-08 12:12:12 PM
This is why a Cuban is not really part of the Hispanic experience in America.
 
2012-08-08 12:13:14 PM
they prolly had two Red Snappers
 
2012-08-08 12:16:02 PM
Give the engineer a job, and deport the rest.
 
2012-08-08 12:16:27 PM

ChuckC: Have to respect the engineering ability of whoever put that boat together. To build that from scratch and rig a 60 year old car engine to run it. With most likely a near zero budget to do it too, putting it all together from junk yards.

Why is the cuban embargo still going on again?


Because they are communist and evil. Unlike China, who provide us with cheap labor and buy up our debt. A rich communist is a good american ally while Cuba can do nothing for us.
 
2012-08-08 12:16:57 PM
If you can cram 18 people on a homemade "boat" powered by a 1950s Russian car engine, then welcome to Florida

I surely can, but I'm not going back to Florida.

/lived in Florida for two years
//knew many illegal immigrants there, most of whom were Canadian
 
ows
2012-08-08 12:26:18 PM
what about the roast pork, did the roast pork make it? god i love cuban roast pork.

roast pork
 
2012-08-08 12:26:26 PM

dittybopper: Any Cuban talented enough, and motivated enough, to come up with a plan to navigate the 90 miles between Cuba and the United States and then execute that plan successfully, is bound to make a valuable contribution to United States society.


1. Find something that floats.
2. Go north until you hit something that isn't water.

doesn't seem all that hard to me.
 
2012-08-08 12:28:06 PM
Can I, as a born US citizen, sail a homemade boat to Cuba and everyone will be cool with my cheap vacation? Or will I be put in a Cuban prison until my bribe gets me released, back to the USA at my expense?
 
ows
2012-08-08 12:28:09 PM
18 more votes for odumber
 
2012-08-08 12:30:53 PM

base935: Can I, as a born US citizen, sail a homemade boat to Cuba and everyone will be cool with my cheap vacation? Or will I be put in a Cuban prison until my bribe gets me released, back to the USA at my expense?


Why don't you go ahead and try it, we'll monitor your progress.

/can I have your stuff?
 
2012-08-08 12:37:49 PM
i898.photobucket.com
This huge obama supporter and looney left 1%r, can't understand why people would ever leave such a wonderful place.
 
2012-08-08 12:47:47 PM

base935: Can I, as a born US citizen, sail a homemade boat to Cuba and everyone will be cool with my cheap vacation? Or will I be put in a Cuban prison until my bribe gets me released, back to the USA at my expense?


The embargo only goes one way, so if you took that boat into a port of entry, they wouldn't have any problem with you. I may or may not have a friend who vacationed for a week in Cuba. He flew to Guatemala, and paid cash for a plane ticket to Havana. When he got to customs, the official glanced at his US passport, acted like he was going to stamp it, then said in english, "I kidding. Welcome to Cuba," and that was it. After that was rum, stogies, pork, and hot Cuban chicks for a week.
 
2012-08-08 12:56:52 PM

base935: Can I, as a born US citizen, sail a homemade boat to Cuba and everyone will be cool with my cheap vacation? Or will I be put in a Cuban prison until my bribe gets me released, back to the USA at my expense?


As long as you make it to Cuban soil before the Cuban Navy catches you, all is cool. Bring me back some Cubano cigars. And a Cuban Sandwich.
 
2012-08-08 12:58:43 PM
I went for a week on a U.S. government license, I made sure they stamped by passport ;)
 
2012-08-08 01:00:22 PM
'How long is it?'
 
2012-08-08 01:02:02 PM
What crazy people! Why would they risk their lives to leave a tropical paradise and free health care?
 
2012-08-08 01:07:02 PM

sufferpuppet: Why don't illegal Mexicans who want to stay just make their way to Florida and claim to be from Cuba? Tada! citizenship.... aristocrats.


Because we do actually talk to Cuba and Mexico, and it wouldn't work since Cuba will say they aren't Cuban?
 
2012-08-08 01:07:10 PM

Big 900: base935: Can I, as a born US citizen, sail a homemade boat to Cuba and everyone will be cool with my cheap vacation? Or will I be put in a Cuban prison until my bribe gets me released, back to the USA at my expense?

The embargo only goes one way, so if you took that boat into a port of entry, they wouldn't have any problem with you. I may or may not have a friend who vacationed for a week in Cuba. He flew to Guatemala, and paid cash for a plane ticket to Havana. When he got to customs, the official glanced at his US passport, acted like he was going to stamp it, then said in english, "I kidding. Welcome to Cuba," and that was it. After that was rum, stogies, pork, and hot Cuban chicks for a week.


CSB.

From what I've heard - one of my mom's good friends married a Cuban lady and flies there regularly from Canada or central America - you have to be alert and make sure they DO NOT stamp your US passport with a Cuban stamp, up to and including bribing the official at customs if he's being biatchy about it.

The LAST thing you want is to return from your vacation and have US border security see a Cuban stamp in your passport. Because at that point, the US gov starts doing bad things to you, none of which you can mitigate or control because yup, your passport has a Cuban stamp in it, right there, and you have violated the embargo.
 
2012-08-08 01:08:30 PM

MythDragon: base935: Can I, as a born US citizen, sail a homemade boat to Cuba and everyone will be cool with my cheap vacation? Or will I be put in a Cuban prison until my bribe gets me released, back to the USA at my expense?

As long as you make it to Cuban soil before the Cuban Navy catches you, all is cool. Bring me back some Cubano cigars. And a Cuban Sandwich.


Just to clarify, I am not an expert on Cuban/American embargo and travel law. Any claims as to what is legal to do is based strictly on my research from Wikipedia and/or things I just pull out of my ass. But to the best of my knowledge, Cuba *is* pretty damn cool with foreigners showing up on their beaches. But bring pogs. As they are still stuck in the 50's the pog craze is still going strong, and you can bribe your way out of damn near any situtation (up to and including mysteriously dead hooker) with just a couple of American pogs). In fact the only thing you can't get away with is tuggin on Fidel's beard. This is normaly considered high treason and punishable by death, but as an American the most you will do is probably a week of community service, which in Cuba amounts to helping tired strippers home after their shifts, desposing of the last dregs of alcohol from left over bar bottles (how ever you see fit), and point out the best direction to Florida to cuban 'Boating Club' enthusiasts.
 
2012-08-08 01:10:03 PM

Elegy: Big 900: base935: Can I, as a born US citizen, sail a homemade boat to Cuba and everyone will be cool with my cheap vacation? Or will I be put in a Cuban prison until my bribe gets me released, back to the USA at my expense?

The embargo only goes one way, so if you took that boat into a port of entry, they wouldn't have any problem with you. I may or may not have a friend who vacationed for a week in Cuba. He flew to Guatemala, and paid cash for a plane ticket to Havana. When he got to customs, the official glanced at his US passport, acted like he was going to stamp it, then said in english, "I kidding. Welcome to Cuba," and that was it. After that was rum, stogies, pork, and hot Cuban chicks for a week.

CSB.

From what I've heard - one of my mom's good friends married a Cuban lady and flies there regularly from Canada or central America - you have to be alert and make sure they DO NOT stamp your US passport with a Cuban stamp, up to and including bribing the official at customs if he's being biatchy about it.

The LAST thing you want is to return from your vacation and have US border security see a Cuban stamp in your passport. Because at that point, the US gov starts doing bad things to you, none of which you can mitigate or control because yup, your passport has a Cuban stamp in it, right there, and you have violated the embargo.


I want to go on a tour to Best Korea, just for the passport stamp. Watch customs officals as they freak out. It would be good for a larf.
 
2012-08-08 01:13:51 PM

MythDragon: Elegy: Big 900: base935: Can I, as a born US citizen, sail a homemade boat to Cuba and everyone will be cool with my cheap vacation? Or will I be put in a Cuban prison until my bribe gets me released, back to the USA at my expense?

The embargo only goes one way, so if you took that boat into a port of entry, they wouldn't have any problem with you. I may or may not have a friend who vacationed for a week in Cuba. He flew to Guatemala, and paid cash for a plane ticket to Havana. When he got to customs, the official glanced at his US passport, acted like he was going to stamp it, then said in english, "I kidding. Welcome to Cuba," and that was it. After that was rum, stogies, pork, and hot Cuban chicks for a week.

CSB.

From what I've heard - one of my mom's good friends married a Cuban lady and flies there regularly from Canada or central America - you have to be alert and make sure they DO NOT stamp your US passport with a Cuban stamp, up to and including bribing the official at customs if he's being biatchy about it.

The LAST thing you want is to return from your vacation and have US border security see a Cuban stamp in your passport. Because at that point, the US gov starts doing bad things to you, none of which you can mitigate or control because yup, your passport has a Cuban stamp in it, right there, and you have violated the embargo.

I want to go on a tour to Best Korea, just for the passport stamp. Watch customs officals as they freak out. It would be good for a larf.


You do that, and let me know how it turns out.

/because being held in a tiny, locked room with no hope of release is so entertaining
//and the Best Korean's will probably lock you up, too
 
2012-08-08 01:33:30 PM

Elegy: The LAST thing you want is to return from your vacation and have US border security see a Cuban stamp in your passport. Because at that point, the US gov starts doing bad things to you, none of which you can mitigate or control because yup, your passport has a Cuban stamp in it, right there, and you have violated the embargo.


I thought you were making shiat up until wikipedia told me otherwise. I've never wanted to visit a communist country (all the poverty is soooo beautiful!), but that's pretty farked up I cannot officially go if I wanted.
 
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