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an impregnable wall

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Until recently, a border wall has been proposed as the ideal solution to on-going political and social problems. Critics of the ideal solution have found flaws with border walls: they are easily breached with ladders, destroyed with dynamite, defeated by trucks with stairs and conveniently pierced with low cost battery operated metal saws or with tunnels. Accordingly, an on-going debate has prevented a major nation to stay open.

What my invention proposes is an alien-technology approach to border walls comprising a wall of impregnable materials able to resist explosions, saw blades and the like. The wall will be so high that ladders will not reach the top. The wall will be so thick that only specially designed apparatus will be able to measure the thickness and without precision, thereby frustrating tunnel diggers, the specially designed apparatus kept secret to everyone but the wall constructors who will destroy the apparatus as soon as the wall is completed.

The first step is to find the alien with knowledge of this technology.

el dueno, Jan 15 2019

Project Plowshare https://en.wikipedi...i/Project_Plowshare
Perhaps a little misguided ... [8th of 7, Jan 15 2019]

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       So, let me see if I've got this straight. Assuming you're talking about Trump's border wall, your cunning plan is to make it tall and thick and strong. That's it?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 15 2019
  

       I'm assuming this is a political statement utilizing sarcasm, which is fine.   

       No need for further political debate though. We've already wrapped it up by agreeing that one side is trillion percent right all the time and the other side is approximately 85 quintilajillion times worse than Hitler, so there's finally complete consensus on all sides.   

       Now we just need to figure out which side is which.
doctorremulac3, Jan 15 2019
  

       If one were to want to impregnate a wall, would it be hard?   

       I’d think it would have to be as hard as it could possibly be.
RayfordSteele, Jan 15 2019
  

       If it were manned by US Marines, it would be hard and full of seamen.
21 Quest, Jan 15 2019
  

       I can sell you a solid, spherical wall with a circumference of about 40 000 km. That meets the requirements as specified.   

       The implementation detail of how to locate your nation unambiguously on the right side of it can be resolved later, on a time and materials basis.
pertinax, Jan 15 2019
  

       How about if all of the USA, apart from the Whitehouse, were to secede? It could then call itself nUSA and get on with business, leaving the present incumbent to rule the Whitehouse and its grounds.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 15 2019
  

       If you build a wall that's so thick it extends all the way from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, all of the current problems will go away. The Chinese can build it.
xenzag, Jan 15 2019
  

       // If one were to want to impregnate a wall, would it be hard? //   

       Ask the Germans. A lot of them were screwed by a wall.
8th of 7, Jan 15 2019
  

       A pregnable wall would be worth looking into - plus, it might be a great deal cheaper.   

       Alternately, a single 20ft section, made of the stainlinest of steels, capable of moving up and down the border to be deployed at times of great national photo-opportunity-ness for Presidents to stand proudly in front of should be enough to placate the baying masses, whilst not amounting to profligate spending on a white elephant in a climate of deep national debt.
zen_tom, Jan 15 2019
  

       // stainlinest //   

       Sp. "stalinist" ?   

       "Stalin" actually means "man of steel" in Russian - Uncle Joe's familiy name was Dzhugashvili, which is a Georgian* name.   

       *The central Asian republic, not the southern US state. It's easy to tell them apart - one's full of racist violent homicidal drunks who don't speak English and have bizarre customs and rituals, and the other's in central Asia.
8th of 7, Jan 15 2019
  

       //build a wall that's so thick it extends all the way from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, all of the current problems will go away//   

       You know, as much as we joke about A.H. here, (and who doesn't like a good Hitler joke?) fantasizing about genocide is technically something Hitler would actually do. Just sayin'.
doctorremulac3, Jan 15 2019
  

       // it extends all the way from the Mexican border to the Canadian border //   

       But that would kill most of the Mexicans, shirley ?   

       // who doesn't like a good Hitler joke? //   

       Well, [xenzag] seems inexplicably unenthusiastic ...
8th of 7, Jan 15 2019
  

       The problem is not people crossing the land border, the problem is the existence of a land border which has non-Americans on the other side of it. Surely the most straightforward solution is to expand America down to Panama and either then, before or immediately after sink Panama into the sea. This leaves the US in control of a strategically and financially important waterway, removes the land border and increases the number of Americans - the rootinist rootinist nationality of all - in absolute terms and gives the US domestic control over the drug trade, rather than having to rely on eh negotiating with various Central American lads.
calum, Jan 15 2019
  

       //rootinist rootinist//   

       I believe you meant to say "rootinist tootinist".   

       I'm not sure where we rank on the "rootin' tootin' " scale but then again I'm not sure what rootin' and tootin' is. Digging up roots and farting maybe? Seems like a weird thing extol but OK.
doctorremulac3, Jan 15 2019
  

       // sink Panama into the sea. //   

       You'd need to do that first. Project Plowshare <link> piloted the technology, and the USSR tried similar tests. Once the fallout's blown away, then you can extend south.
8th of 7, Jan 15 2019
  

       //I believe you meant to say "rootinist tootinist".//
I did indeed, thank you. Your persipcacity is exceeded only by your personal charm.
calum, Jan 15 2019
  

       Thank you for your kind words. I do rank being able to charm calum as only slightly less important than being good at rootin'.
doctorremulac3, Jan 15 2019
  

       // If you build a wall that's so thick it extends all the way from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, all of the current problems will go away. The Chinese can build it.//   

       I knew that if I stayed on this website long enough (15 years I think), there will come a day that [xenzag] will say something that's more funny than annoying. And today that day has come. Just felt I had to announce it to the world.
theircompetitor, Jan 15 2019
  

       magic[-]
Voice, Jan 15 2019
  

       //Just felt I had to announce it to the world.// You timed that well before you ended up inside the great wall. A small favour ensures the nostrils are left protruding, with a separate little wall around them to deter any curious ants.
xenzag, Jan 15 2019
  
      
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