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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:23 PM
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'Underground town' of migrants found in Moscow
Source: BBC

Police in Moscow have discovered what they are calling an "underground town" housing illegal immigrants from Central Asia in a Soviet-era bomb shelter in the west of the city.

The discovery was made by police and agents from the FSB security agency and Federal Migration Service.

The underground area was guarded by a four-metre-high <13 feet> concrete wall and barbed wire, said Andrei Mishel of the Russia's ministry of the interior.

It housed 110 men and women.

"The living areas were fitted with bathrooms, bedrooms and even prayer rooms," Mr Mishal added.

Similar subterranean living quarters were also uncovered in February under an official delegation room in the capital's Kievsky railway station. The people found there were also described as illegal immigrants.



Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13082606
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:25 PM
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1. And I predict we'll be seeing the same sort of establishments here soon
Thanks to the jobless recovery. :eyes:
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:49 PM
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7. They've existed for years.
A documentary from 2000...Dark Days..http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235327/
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:51 PM
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8. oh yeah -- I've seen that!
But when we start seeing them everywhere -- will it be too late for us?
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:52 PM
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9. And in Las Vegas, too
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SnakeEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:11 PM
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12. Or Galt's Gulch is coming!
:rofl:
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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:56 PM
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13. Why?
We make negligible efforts to control illegal immigration here.

They will just live in houses like everyone else, above ground.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:53 PM
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14. uhh dear -- where do you think all those foreclosed on AMERICANS are going?
We have CITIZENS living in tent cities NOW.
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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:58 PM
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15. Yes, above ground
not in underground morlock type communities.
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:29 PM
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2. Really, blades and needles?
"According to official accounts, the migrants living in the underground town were working on producing blades and needles for sewing machines."


I'm pretty sure there's a machine out there that can put those out by the 10's of thousands a day :eyes:
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:44 PM
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4. I think they were using those types of machines
not sure if they lived underground and went up to the abandoned factory every day to work, of if the machines were put undergound...
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:32 PM
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3. And so the good thing to do is throw them all out in the cold, right?
Jeez... :wtf:
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:44 PM
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5. WWAD? What would America do? The same. Of course, they'd beat them first. nt
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 12:45 PM by valerief
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:48 PM
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6. Yes, definitely
There is a serious shortage of empathy these days, and that will come back to bite us
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:00 PM
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10. "Mr. President! We must now allow an underground migrant shelter gap!!"
(applause)
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:03 PM
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11. Morlocks!
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:43 PM
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16. The Mole People of Moscow
like the ones living in NY subway tunnels.
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