JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2005/06/three-strikes-and-youre-out-or-third.html (7 comments)

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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

jsid-1118275603-298046  Doug Sundseth at Thu, 09 Jun 2005 00:06:43 +0000

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.

jsid-1118310633-298113  FabioC. at Thu, 09 Jun 2005 09:50:33 +0000

I think they'd deserve visa just for their ingenuity. And a naval engineering degree honoris causa.

jsid-1118323954-298142  DFWMTX at Thu, 09 Jun 2005 13:32:34 +0000

Are these guys really refugees, or Cuban car exporters trying to cripple the Cuba economy by smuggling out a car at a time?

jsid-1118330189-298177  Thibodeaux at Thu, 09 Jun 2005 15:16:29 +0000

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.

jsid-1118367004-298350  RWKA at Fri, 10 Jun 2005 01:30:04 +0000

too damn bad the coast guard scuttles all those confiscated cars, er, boats

jsid-1118508778-298621  Bilgeman at Sat, 11 Jun 2005 16:52:58 +0000

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.


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