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« on: November 02, 2011, 04:20:19 am »

http://news.yahoo.com/mexico-soldiers-seize-catapults-used-fling-pot-215555395.html

HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican army says soldiers have seized two catapults that were being used by drug smugglers to fling packages of marijuana across the border into Arizona.

A military statement Tuesday says an anonymous tip led troops to a house in the border city of Agua Prieta where they found a catapult in the bed of a pickup truck and another inside the house.

It says soldiers also seized 1.4 tons (1.3 metric tons of marijuana) during Monday's raid in Agua Prieta, which is across the border from Douglas, Arizona.

Mexican troops also seized two catapults in the area last January. Authorities said then that it was the first time they had seen this smuggling method used by local traffickers
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011, 07:55:58 am »

http://news.yahoo.com/mexico-soldiers-seize-catapults-used-fling-pot-215555395.html

 Authorities said then that it was the first time they had seen this smuggling method used by local traffickers...


...that they weren't paid to keep quiet about.
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2011, 08:58:43 am »

...that they weren't paid to keep quiet about.

Catapults, ultra lights and flying lawn mowers, its time to set up some AA guns and let the army get some shooting practice.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2011, 11:23:58 am »

http://news.yahoo.com/mexico-soldiers-seize-catapults-used-fling-pot-215555395.html


It says soldiers also seized 1.4 tons (1.3 metric tons of marijuana) during Monday's raid in Agua Prieta, which is across the border from Douglas, Arizona.



I could get really stoned on that.  I don't think there would be near enough nacho cheese Doritos though for afterwards.
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2011, 11:39:14 am »

They have also tried the 'Joey Chitwood' style jumping trucks across the border as well. They recently busted a smuggling ring in Phoenix that brought in an estimated 50 tons/year into the US.
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2011, 11:41:36 am »

So will this help or hurt Henderson's neighborhood pot growing gardens?
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2011, 12:15:58 pm »

Well that's what happens when you syndicate "Myth Busters" in Spanish.
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2011, 03:14:10 pm »



Which is it, a catapult or a trebuchet?
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2011, 03:16:53 pm »

Which is it, a catapult or a trebuchet?

Note "deluxe".  I'd never even heard the term trebuchet until the 90's.  I'm guessing in the Monty Python days a trebuchet was a "deluxe" catapult.

Edit:  just noted "choking hazard" warning.  This is not from when I was a kid.  There were no choking hazards.
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2011, 03:21:48 pm »

I guess BB took the day off.

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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2011, 03:32:28 pm »

Note "deluxe".  I'd never even heard the term trebuchet until the 90's.  I'm guessing in the Monty Python days a trebuchet was a "deluxe" catapult.

Different machines.  Trebuchet works by gravity, catapult works by springs (wound rope etc.).

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catapult

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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2011, 09:56:42 pm »

Different machines.  Trebuchet works by gravity, catapult works by springs (wound rope etc.).

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catapult



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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2011, 10:13:09 pm »

I'll call the manufacturer in the morning.

A couple of guys at work had a Trebuchet building project a few years ago.  Just a small one, threw a golf ball as I remember.  It was fun.
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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2011, 10:17:22 pm »

A couple of guys at work had a Trebuchet building project a few years ago.  Just a small one, threw a golf ball as I remember.  It was fun.

Wonder what sort of spud gun we could create with 2" x 20ft. of Sch. 80 pipe?  I bet it would take one heck of an Aqua-Net charge.  I'm thinking you could launch a huge russet from the Holly east refinery to at least the Blue Rose without bowing the barrel.  Rifling would be a nice touch too Wink
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