The creative news writers at MsM believe they can make us believe anything — and they are usually right!

Puzzle One:

walkImagine you are a 3-year-old to 8-year-old child. You are on your own without adults. You are asked to walk from Houston, Texas to Minneapolis, Minnesota on your own with no food or belongings to sustain you. Then you are asked to walk an additional 100 miles past Minnesota.

Could you do it?

How long would it take you as a 6-year-old?

This is the minimum distance these poor, helpless little ones have supposedly walked from Central America to the border of Texas, again, on their own. They didn’t get lost.

And, they survived the journey without help (unless you buy in to the notion that a destitute out-of-work family run out of their homes by gangs and living in squalor somehow came up with $8,000 – $10,000 for EACH child to pay a coyote to take them to the border).

children-mapProblem Two:

Now, on the map at left, you must start somewhere in the green area: let’s make it easy and start where green meets orange, so that you have the least mileage by not having to cover the whole green area. Just start where green meets orange. Blue, of course, is water.

Your task is to figure a route from the green area to the purple area without going into the blue area and while avoiding towns and cities in the orange area.

The black line on the map is the distance from the nearest town to Mexico’s southern border (that touches the green area) to Laredo, Texas, one of the CLOSEST towns in the purple area. 1,220 miles across desert and mountains with no equipment or food or help.

If orange would stop these innocents where orange touches green, this problem would not exist. However, what six-year-old do you know who could walk 1,220 miles minimum, probably more like 1,500 miles, on their own without dying?

How many days (weeks, months, years) would it take for a 6-year-old to walk 1,220 miles without help, directions, food, sun protection, etc.?

The truth is not being given to us. (but already figured that out.)