The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
Title: But they have government provided health care and
Excerpt: ...and still Cubans risk life and limb to flee the Socialist paradise that the darling of the American Left, Fidel Castro has created.
Some get damn creative in their ways to flee from the country of actual gulags with actual torture.
I say we le...
Blog name: Eclipse Ramblings
Regarding the paint schemes, it looks to me like they could use a good book on camouflage and maybe some haze-grey paint. I'm pretty sure the colors were chosen with that in mind.
A lower-profile vehicle, maybe with a tin-foil radar reflector (hide all the corners) and a few light bulbs to raise the brightness of the car to near that of the sky might help too.
Good luck to them next time.
I think they'd deserve visa just for their ingenuity. And a naval engineering degree honoris causa.
Are these guys really refugees, or Cuban car exporters trying to cripple the Cuba economy by smuggling out a car at a time?
It's a shame the Coast Guard aren't ordered to just look the other way when people try to sneak in from Cuba, as the Border Patrol in the SouthWest are alleged to have been.
too damn bad the coast guard scuttles all those confiscated cars, er, boats
It speaks volumes about the conditions in Cuba that people would actually brave the Straits of Florida in these things.
That is one very busy sea lane, and these contraptions have no navigational lights or radar reflectors or radios while they're transitiong.
To give you an idea of what they're doing, try riding a tricycle at night, wearing black, across I-95 or I-5.
We still pick up boat people in the South China Sea who are trying to get away from Viet Nam and Cambodia.
It's a sad commentary when the prospect of pimping your daughters to the seamen of the world is a more attractive proposition than staying home.