Sunday, July 01, 2007

Can you miss a T-wall?

My favorite place...
On American bases and other places, T-walls are cement barriers that fit together to form blast-resistant walls. They are placed around anything important. I like to climb them. It helps break the monotony of things, but would never be allowed in a safe place like...America, land of the free, strangely enough. I will miss them.Lest you thing I am a lone lunatic, I was able thrice to entice people to join me on the wall to install satellite gear. My friend Jason joined me of his own free will and choice.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks kinda like Jason fm Tour 05-06 Kirkuk...hmmm, could it be?? Still tuning by the stars or Garmin??

9:14 AM PDT  
Anonymous Matt said...

this was the original "come on ,knock this battery off my shoulder, I dare ya!" idea stolen fm yours truly and given to Robert Conrad on BA Ba Black sheep for his commercial.

9:18 AM PDT  
Blogger Ernest said...

y'all are funny! ;-)

6:14 PM PDT  
Anonymous Grandma said...

Got a photo from "My Soldier" in Iraq standing next to one of these T-walls showing how protected he was.

Gee wiz, I thought, they look like they could be climbed by some crazy. And mortar would go right over them. Maybe there's some hidden electronics or something besides concrete to protect these kids.

Well, you showed me that they could indeed be climbed. I don't know why the soldiers think they are so protected - or maybe that's just what they say to calm the folks back home.

BTW, I found you from googling T-walls, and I enjoy your site.

8:09 AM PDT  
Anonymous Grandma said...

Got a photo from my Soldier in Iraq standing next to one of these T-walls showing how protected he was.

Gee wiz, I thought, they look like they could be climbed by some crazy. And mortar would go right over them. Maybe there's some hidden electronics or something besides concrete to protect these kids.

Well, you showed me that they could indeed be climbed. I don't know why the soldiers think they are so protected - or maybe that's just what they say to calm the folks back home.

BTW, I found you from googling T-walls, and enjoy your site.

8:10 AM PDT  
Blogger Ernest said...

Hi Grandma,

Thanks for stopping by! The T-walls protect against blasts only. There are barb-wire barriers and electronic sensors that prevent bodies from sneaking over. And so far they have all worked great!

Your soldier is very safe, as I was, and even safer now that things are becoming better and better in Iraq...safer than a drive on America's busy city highways, actually.

Hope that makes you feel better...

8:59 AM PDT  

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