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(ABC News)   Migrant paraglides over border to Spain. Politicians demand the construction of a really, really tall wall   (abcnews.go.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Spain, Morocco, Spanish authorities, Human migration, Africa, Spanish enclave of Melilla, Spanish language, Europe  
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1732 clicks; posted to Main » and Politics » on 02 Dec 2022 at 9:38 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-02 9:39:44 PM  
That's exactly the kind of person you want immigrating!
 
2022-12-02 9:40:06 PM  
It's all downhill for him.
 
2022-12-02 9:43:33 PM  
TIL that Spain holds territory in North Africa.
 
2022-12-02 9:43:46 PM  
Two citizens reported seeing the paraglider Thursday afternoon

WOW TWO PEOPLE SAW IT??? Quick everyone, right up a news article to scaremonger!!!!
 
2022-12-02 9:46:13 PM  
One of the cross beams has gone out askew on the treddle.
 
2022-12-02 9:47:42 PM  
What a story they have to pass down to the grandkids now!

'I was in Morocco and there had been 23 people killed at the border crossing to España. Literally beaten and gassed by Moroccan border authorities. One day I saw a child flying a kite and remembered I had this old hang-glider out in the shed...'
 
2022-12-02 9:48:34 PM  

nicholas m schumacher: Two citizens reported seeing the paraglider Thursday afternoon

WOW TWO PEOPLE SAW IT??? Quick everyone, right up a news article to scaremonger!!!!


What's your point?
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It's not like we're talking about something that doesn't happen.
The two people that witness this didn't say they saw an alien.

/oh, wait
 
2022-12-02 9:49:14 PM  
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2022-12-02 9:49:37 PM  
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2022-12-02 9:52:30 PM  
I fear the Wall of Gibraltar will look like the wall in TFG's dining room, only those red stains aren't ketchup.  Not good.
 
2022-12-02 9:53:41 PM  
How about some flyswatter wielding drones instead?
 
2022-12-02 9:54:46 PM  

HighOnCraic: One of the cross beams has gone out askew on the treddle.


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2022-12-02 9:55:43 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: TIL that Spain holds territory in North Africa.


If you think that's cool, wait until you read [1000 years of Spanish history].
 
2022-12-02 9:56:28 PM  
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2022-12-02 9:56:45 PM  
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/wanted for questioning
 
2022-12-02 9:59:01 PM  
Un inmigrante salta la valla de Melilla en parapente
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2022-12-02 10:01:17 PM  
A look at all of the Spanish exclaves along the Moroccon coast:

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And, Yes, I am fascinated by exclaves and enclaves.
 
2022-12-02 10:01:37 PM  
I always wonder where these people come from and why it's so bad they will do this sort of stuff. I watched the stuff about people crossing the Darien Gap, which is super dangerous, if you're willing to do that things have got to be absolutely impossible back home.
 
2022-12-02 10:01:38 PM  

Mock26: A look at all of the Spanish exclaves along the Moroccon coast:

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And, Yes, I am fascinated by exclaves and enclaves.


Interesting, thanks!
 
2022-12-02 10:12:31 PM  
Looking for work as a paranoid paralegal. Part-time.
 
2022-12-02 10:14:16 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: TIL that Spain holds territory in North Africa.


Nice towns as well.

The other one, Ceuta, is directly across Gibraltar as well.
 
2022-12-02 10:41:15 PM  
 We're going to build a dome, Africa will pay for it. It will be a fantastic architect, with more - it will be more round - the roundest thing ever. Very round. Big news in 2 weeks!
 
2022-12-02 10:49:52 PM  
Honestly, I would welcome some one with such skill and audacity.
 
2022-12-03 12:03:13 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: That's exactly the kind of person you want immigrating!


Immigrants generally are the kind of people you want immigrating. It takes initiative, courage and ambition to leave your home behind to take a chance on building a new life in a new country. Those are the sorts of qualities that make for a dynamic, productive and innovative sort of people. The sort who would be a great benefit to any country.

It's not a coincidence that open immigration in the 19th Century led to the USA becoming a global economic powerhouse and superpower in the 20th Century.
 
2022-12-03 12:04:04 AM  
Was he wearing fuzzy pink slippers?

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2022-12-03 12:19:43 AM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: TIL that Spain holds territory in North Africa.


From stamp collecting as a kid, I remembered Spanish Sahara (now gone) because just from the name I remember thinking (picturing vast expanses of sand dunes) "They need a postal service?"  Even the tiniest places issue stamps.
 
2022-12-03 2:35:35 AM  
I just built a tiny cage around myself to keep the whole world from immigrating into my pants.

I know you want too!
 
2022-12-03 2:40:01 AM  
I read that as "mutant" for some reason and thought Wow,how awesome would that be.
 
2022-12-03 3:38:54 AM  
Yet when people did the same thing from East Berlin into West Berlin, we thought it was pretty cool.
 
2022-12-03 4:45:58 AM  
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/some artistic license might have been taken
 
2022-12-03 6:57:39 AM  
Migrant paraglides over border to Spain. Politicians demand the construction of a really, really tall wall net

FTFS
 
2022-12-03 7:34:31 AM  
Does anyone know if it was an unpowered paraglider or actually a paramotor.  Are there tall enough hills near the fence to actually glide over it. Not important. Simply curious.
 
2022-12-03 9:10:36 AM  
If capital and goods and flow freely from Europe to Africa, so should labor. "Free trade" is exploitation. Good for the paragliders, I hope thousands more follow.
 
2022-12-03 10:02:34 AM  

Nocrash: Does anyone know if it was an unpowered paraglider or actually a paramotor.  Are there tall enough hills near the fence to actually glide over it. Not important. Simply curious.


As evidenced in this very thread, most people don't know the difference between a paraglider and a hang glider.

It could've been a jetpack.

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2022-12-03 10:41:23 AM  
How the fark is Millila even part of Spain.  The view from Mount Gourougou about 2 miles away in Morocco reveals PLENTY of elevation for an unpowered glide down to sea level.
 
2022-12-03 11:25:17 AM  
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2022-12-03 3:02:31 PM  

Gordon Bennett: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: That's exactly the kind of person you want immigrating!

Immigrants generally are the kind of people you want immigrating. It takes initiative, courage and ambition to leave your home behind to take a chance on building a new life in a new country. Those are the sorts of qualities that make for a dynamic, productive and innovative sort of people. The sort who would be a great benefit to any country.

It's not a coincidence that open immigration in the 19th Century led to the USA becoming a global economic powerhouse and superpower in the 20th Century.


Your thought on this is something I reflect on quite a bit.  I am most likely going to expat in Portugal in 2 or more years.  The reaction from friends here is startling; it is as if I am emigrating to a land infested with cannibals.   I contrast this with the paraglider dude or those who brave the Darien Gap and shake my head.

The US has siphoned off the cream of humanity for the last 2 centuries.
 
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