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<nettime> Re: borderhack [bbrace,bmoretti,PDuncan]
nettime's_excursion_trip on Fri, 24 Aug 2001 16:57:42 +0200 (CEST)

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   Re: borderhack                                                                  
     { brad brace } <bbrace {AT} eskimo.com>                                              

   Re: <nettime> borderhack                                                        
     "Ben Moretti" <bmoretti {AT} sra.com.au>                                             

   Re: <nettime> borderhack                                                        
     Phil Duncan <PDuncan {AT} AggregateStudio.com>                                       


Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 18:33:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: { brad brace } <bbrace {AT} eskimo.com>
Subject: Re: borderhack

I guess I still appreciate the intent of the project; if
globalism really _is inevitable, and can turn out to be
marginally democratic, then people have to be as free as
capital is, to cross borders. But perhaps the focus should
be on less visible machinations. 

I visited coastal/SW Texas last winter and was amazed how
easy it seemed to cross the "border" (I'm sure I did,
accidentally) -- which was often, at best, just a raised
mound of earth, occasionally patrolled by white Jeeps, with
some generator-driven spot-lights here and there. There were
also all these tethered, white BATF blimps in the air, that
monitored low-flying marijuana-laden planes from Mexico. 
Apparently, it is quite common for locals (who are
economically dependent on the border-patrol industry), to
come across big bales of hemp on the road...  jettisoned by
detected smugglers.



Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 12:51:41 +0930
From: "Ben Moretti" <bmoretti {AT} sra.com.au>
Subject: Re: <nettime> borderhack

I was nearly the victim of a funny borderhack once, in China. We were trying
to get into Zuhai off a boat from the Perl River. One of my travelling
companions ~ my father-in-law of all people ~ was mocking the very stern
guards by jumping back and forth over the border line singing "in, out, in,
out". Communist guards don't have much of a sense of humour, but we almost
made him smirk.

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From: "Heiko Recktenwald" <uzs106 {AT} IBM.rhrz.uni-bonn.de>
To: <nettime-l {AT} bbs.thing.net>
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 1:58 AM
Subject: Re: <nettime> borderhack

> The most funny borderhack I ever saw was on a Christmas eve day in the
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Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 08:56:03 +0100
From: Phil Duncan <PDuncan {AT} AggregateStudio.com>
Subject: Re: <nettime> borderhack

>Anyway, I like borders. World wide democracy is a farce.

There is philosophy that is popular with Permaculturists (practitioners and 
educators of sustainable farming practises) - Since most dynamics occur at 
the location if interface between different environs, "Crenelate the Edge!"


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