Following a near death experience at the hands of an illegal immigrant
and his gang who suddenly tipped out of the back of a lorry just north of
J9 of the M3 in Hampshire (clearly they're coming in via Southampton as
well) I've decided that since the government doesn't give a f*ck about
our personal security I'd better do something about it myself. The first
thing that sprang to mind was to construct an electric fence. We used to
knock these up for fun in the 1960s using old Post Office relays in a
make/break configuration. It was dead simple, cheap and relatively non-
lethal. But that was 50 years ago and times have moved on ('elf & safety
So how could a fence best be implemented using current technology? One of
the main drawbacks of the old relay system was that it was very
inefficient, being permanently 'on' whether there were any intruders or
not. I'm now thinking perhaps it would be better to use MOSFETS and a 555
timer to chop the current supply to a large inductor say 20 times a
second once an earth path has been detected on the fence's live wire. How
best to detect this earth path, though? Bearing in mind it would have to
work in rain and shine. And how best to limit the current to non-lethal
All constructive suggestions welcome, cheers.
Nah, he needs a moat, a drawbridge and some piranhas for the moat.
I am remembering an Eric Sykes episode along the lines above, where he was
told that all the hazards he put in the way of burglars and would be
squatters were in themselves illegal. Cue rant about Englishman's home being
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Buy a farmers electric fence generator box - it's not very DIY but it
will do the job and you will be assured that it will have been designed
not to kill anything (and should form a decent defence if plod complains).
It also hurts like billy-o so it should do the job!
As the chunnel is not handling it's original function well, and as,
apparently, sea-side amusements and fair grounds are back in fashion and
fully hipster approved:
Would it be wrong to suggest a giant game of whack-a-mole be set up at
the tunnel mouth?
On the same note:
"The Swedish justice and migration minister has accused David Cameron of
"playing politics" with the migrant crisis in Calais.
Morgan Johansson said scenes in Calais had resulted from France and the
UK not taking "responsibility" for accepting more asylum seekers."
People here know my politics - I have lots of friends and colleagues
from many nations, all legally here and paying more into the system than
So in the light of that, lest there be no misunderstanding:
Christ. Fuck off Morgan. Who the hell do you think you are telling my
country we are somehow wrong for refusing illegal aliens.
I have no problem with having applications for asylum, but it needs to
be quick turnaround (few weeks), yay or nay, no appeals and applicant
confined whilst the decision is made then a process to settle the
successful and return the unsuccessful.
The sensible solution would be for every point of entry and exit to scan
their passport and take some biometrics (finger prints, photo and
retinal scan) and put an end to this nonsense.
This need only apply to passport holders from a particular list of
Hmm. Then it could be done when they enter a country that has support
for this procedure. That would include Italy and Greece. Then if they
are refused asylum, or behave illegally (includes trying to cross a
border illegally, as in getting on lorries etc in Calais) they can be
sent back to wherever they were before before entering. Which would
most likely be Libya.
So if they destroy their papers before getting on a boat to cross the
Med, it doesn't make any difference.
"... you must remember that if you're trying to propagate a creed of
poverty, gentleness and tolerance, you need a very rich, powerful,
An EU funded "Refugee Island" somewhere in the middle of the sea.
It might still be considered a better bet for some real refugees, but
once word got around it should deter some of the piss taking economic
On Monday, 3 August 2015 20:48:27 UTC+1, Rod Speed wrote:
Singapore copes with a population density of 7301 per km2. On that scale Lampedusa should be able to support 147,480 people rather than the 5000 currently there, or even the 48,000 arriving in Q1-Q3 2011.
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