John Booty 11 months ago on 06/15/12
Equipped: Sparkledonkey's Gallbladder
I don't want to laugh too much at that whole Mexican border drug war thing. Most of us agree that weed is pretty cool but a lot of people are dying.
Anyway, this story about the biggest current Mexican drug cartel is amazing.
I love this:
The cartel makes sandbag bridges to ford the Colorado River and sends buggies loaded with weed bouncing over the Imperial Sand Dunes into California. Michael Braun, the former chief of operations for the D.E.A., told me a story about the construction of a high-tech fence along a stretch of border in Arizona. "They erect this fence," he said, "only to go out there a few days later and discover that these guys have a catapult, and they’re flinging hundred-pound bales of marijuana over to the other side." He paused and looked at me for a second. "A catapult," he repeated. "We’ve got the best fence money can buy, and they counter us with a 2,500-year-old technology."
tachikoma 11 months ago on 06/16/12
Equipped: Leg Upgrade: "High Jump Boots" named "JumpJump Boots"
Matthew 11 months ago on 06/16/12
Equipped: Jar of Pickles named "Lisa's Long-Lost Birthday Pickles"
I couldn't be the first to reply to this thread, I just couldn't.
That said, SUPPORT LOCAL UNDERGROUND AGRICULTURE!
Also, awesome, except for the whole cartel part.
Devi 11 months ago on 06/16/12
Equipped: Lawn Gnome named "Pablo"
Even though it's unrelated the song Bales of Cocaine by Reverend Horton Heat keeps popping in my head when I read this.
jadium 11 months ago on 06/16/12
"We've got the best fence money can buy." Well, it's no Helm's Deep...
Beltane 11 months ago on 06/17/12
Equipped: Hide (Leopard Hat Ver.) named "He's not really dead, he's just resting!"
Guess they're going to have to install some Phalanx CIWSs on this fence!
Slade xTekno 11 months ago on 06/17/12
Equipped: Home Pregnancy Test named "Awww, shit."
100lb bales? They've come quite a long way, then.
LeTonzy 10 months ago on 06/30/12
Equipped: Ticket for the Man Train named "there's a train i wouldn't mind riding on"
"We call it a 'stealth catapult'. We've been working on it secretly for months!"
(s)Aint Chimo 10 months ago on 06/30/12
Equipped: Rose Bouquet named "Do these smell like chloroform to you...?"
That is exactly how I'd break curfew when I was grounded back in the day.
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