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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:52 PM
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Authorities seize catapult used to hurl pot into Arizona
What will drug smugglers think of next?

In an industry that thrives on innovation, some enterprising Mexican marijuana runners went medieval on the border fence, using a catapult to hurl bricks of weed into Arizona, authorities say.

Grainy video from the Department of Homeland Security shows three men priming the throwing arm of the mechanism. Two of the men step away, and when the remaining man lets go, the catapult chucks its wares over the fence.

Various media reports claim the device was capable of launching about 4 pounds of pot (or, presumably, any substance).

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/27/authorities-seize-catapult-used-to-hurl-pot-into-arizona/?hpt=T2

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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:55 PM
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1. LOL
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Abq_Sarah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:57 PM
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2. Clever
Very clever.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:08 PM
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3. That is one dope catapult!
n/t
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:11 PM
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4. When will they ever learn "when there is a will there is a way".
News flash President Obama, Prohibition failed, being from Chicago you should know that.
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Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:11 PM
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5. Hey.. aren't we looking for innovative people in the US? nt
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:11 PM
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6. Shouldn't that be "potapult"?
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:12 PM
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7. How high?
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:12 PM
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8. ah mythbusters comes to mind
and yes, it is shown down there...

:-)

No, I am not kidding.
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:33 PM
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11. ah Monty Python comes to mind
and the Trojan rabbit!
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:34 PM
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15. Nah that cultural reference will be completely missed
south of the border.
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:26 PM
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14. That was my first thought too. "So they've been watching Discovery then!" lol.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:35 PM
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16. There IS an episode with exactly this scenario
replace people with drugs.

It is channel 305 in my mom's cable system, if I remember correctly. It is jarring to watch it dubbed by the way.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:12 PM
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9. Guess this could literally be considered getting high.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:19 PM
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10. its fucking coyote and roadrunner down here
really
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:39 PM
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12. I suppose it will be used with propaganda now instead of pot. -nt
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:25 PM
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13. Legalize it and tax it! Our idiotic government new prohibition didn't work and started the War
on drugs. Another in a long line of taxpayer wastes of money. Legalize it and tax it and watch the tax revenue soar.
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Erose999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:40 PM
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17. Pic of said offenders:


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