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Border wall(fence) has been partially built for years now

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posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 09:22 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan
...it seems like a poor idea.


Precisely. I total waste of hard working taxpayer's money.




posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 10:54 AM
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a reply to: neo96


If at first yo don't succeed.

Try,try,try,try again.

Repetition.

The last refuge of those with a WEAK 'argument'.


So you admit your arguments are repetitive and weak, then?



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 11:14 AM
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a reply to: Aazadan




1500 miles of border would require probably one person per 10 miles for electronic surveillance, another team (4 people) every 15 miles for apprehension. That's 550 people to watch the border per shift, probably 4 shifts a day once you subtract break time, so 2200 people/day which is 3080 people to cover 7 days a week, plus a few more for vacation time so lets call it 3300 people. Then you have the maintenance crews, the security teams to cover those maintenance crews, I bet this wall would require 8000 full time employees.


That is about the snippiest 'math' I have ever seen.

C4ISR can be done with a handful.

4 or 5 FOB's with helos/v-22's spread ever few hundred miles. about 30 people per.



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 11:23 AM
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a reply to: neo96

So, this deal with assault weapons...why the obsession?

Is that why you're worried all the time? If someone takes your precious guns you will be completely emasculated?
That's so sad.
It must hurt to wake up every morning and worry that the assault rifle you might need (in case of a reptilian invasion or or a grubby family of destitute Mexicans arrives knocking on your door) --- but probably never will -- gets targeted by the gun-stealing monster?

This is just my curiosity asking: Do you spend every day tuning up your gas-mask, cleaning your arsenal, counting your bullets, and reloading spent shells? How many souls must be sent to meet their maker for you to have done your job?

Here's an idea you can occupy your imagination with - how to build a laser-activated force-field along the border. Anyone who comes into contact with that plane of radiation will be instantly vaporized.....how would one accomplish that?

You know, like in spy shows, where the museum has laser motion detectors shooting at all directions in the room, any breach of which will create a lock-down status and poison gas emissions......

how about an unobtrusive invisible wall like they have on the Hunger Games? If you stick your hand through the invisible membrane, it immediately sizzles and drops off your body....ya know. Cuz, that's a thing.



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 11:25 AM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

How about discussing the topic eh ?

Whats the obsession with not wanting a wall ?

After all it is infrastructure spending.



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: neo96

I was discussing a wall - I asked you if you could design one that satisfies all your homicidal appetites - put lasers along the border, invisible to the naked eye, and hook them up to machine guns that are on robotic arms, and if the laser field is breached the guns are set to launch 100 rounds stat.

This stupid concrete/rebar idea is a no-go (not to mention an eye-sore AND visibility obstruction - how would you know what's going on over there on the Mexican side? You think Mexico would let you see what is happening on their side?).


The fricking World Trade Centers made a dandy target. Better to secure the perimeter with booby traps. Keep 'em nervous, you know. And the lasers could be in the ground so that they aim upwards only rising from the Earth's surface to outer space. And the computer is programmed to ignore birds, but identify machines and humans -

seriously. It might be more fun for you is all. Cleaning those assault rifles and counting ammo every day must get kinda boring considering you won't need to use them, like, ever.




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posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 11:40 AM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Screw that. I want to get really old school and use flamer throwers on them.

Barbacoa para todos! Crujiente y delicioso!



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: neo96


After all it is infrastructure spending.


It is hysterical wasteful spending when we need our roads and bridges repaired, our population housed and fed and clothed, and our waterways and air clean.

A wall would be on the very bottom of the priority list. How about we get all that other stuff done, and then we can worry about making a better wall.

Have you ever run a household on a limited budget? You have to pick your projects carefully. Decide what can wait, what must be done immediately, and what is simply a pipe-dream fantasy. I'd like to add a second level to my garage, have a balcony that overlooks the river bluffs, a turret with a billiard room and observatory at the top, and native stone for the walls.....

most of that will never happen. What I can accomplish is basic maintenance, an occasional coat of good-quality paint, some hard labor in the yard, and monitoring of the soundness of what I have.

A wall between us and Mexico?
Yeah - that's an unnecessary frivolous and counter-productive expense.



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 11:45 AM
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Yes a pathetic fence is in the process of being built. There was actually a legit wall that was supposed to be built, but they wasted so much money that it never got finished. Complete disaster.

Now they have this sad little fence that people just crawl under. The drug smugglers come right through. No point in having it if it isn't going to be a legitimate wall. At least a few sections of wall would make things so much easier for the CBP.
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posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: neo96

Oh oh!!! And here's another question, regarding your perspective.

So - if you get this fabulously breathtaking "wall", will you then be willing to lay down your assault rifles (or lend them to the National Guard) and be able to breathe easier?

I can see that as an incentive to put the wall further up on the priority list, you know, if it would calm people like you down....
my husband is obsessed with 'perimeter control' stuff too - inappropriately so. It's distracting from the day-to-day needs of actually living and being part of a community.



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs




It is hysterical wasteful spending when we need our roads and bridges repaired


That is what property taxes, and lotteries are for. Take it up with your local, and state government.




population housed and fed and clothed, a


And to think your paying for over 30 million people. ILLEGAL immigrants homes, and food, and clothes right now.

OVER 'our' population.




and our waterways and air clean.


Clearly havent seen the after math of illegals run for the North.

Desert Trash: Illegal Immigrants’ Impact on the Environment

You were saying?



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: Pyrrho

Well then maybe we could blast a trench along the Rio Grande, make it fatally (and instantly deadly) toxic and unnavigable, like the Amazon.....and put sharp-bladed fans like giant outboard motors, and sharks with laser beams on their heads (who are mutants and can tolerate the toxicity) in the water.......all we'd need is a net at either end to keep them in there, you know....

who in their right mind would try to cross that river?




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posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: neo96

I'm saying we could make a moat instead of a wall.

Put prisoners out there, make them dig and dig until they die - like the Japanese did to the British POWs had to do for that railroad back in the mid 20th century.......or the egyptian slaves when the pyramids were built....etc.

Put some of those giant spikes in the moat and some explosive mines....



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: neo96

Hey, have you ever seen those pics of dead Mexicans in the desert?

Dead Mexicans in the Desert SERP

Why do you think they would risk their lives to get here, Neo?
From what horror are they fleeing? Can you imagine your life being so insufferable that you decided to leave and hope to hell you make it?

The covered wagons and all that, you know. Donner Pass. How the west was won. Trail of Tears. Slaughter all the natives.
Humans will never learn, though. And those brown people....you know, those brown people who live south of us....THEY WERE HERE FIRST.



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 12:13 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: neo96

Hey, have you ever seen those pics of dead Mexicans in the desert?

Dead Mexicans in the Desert SERP

Why do you think they would risk their lives to get here, Neo?
From what horror are they fleeing? Can you imagine your life being so insufferable that you decided to leave and hope to hell you make it?

The covered wagons and all that, you know. Donner Pass. How the west was won. Trail of Tears. Slaughter all the natives.
Humans will never learn, though. And those brown people....you know, those brown people who live south of us....THEY WERE HERE FIRST.




Is this open racism allowed on ATS?

If you're going to be racist, at least use some verifiable information to back up your statements so it seems a little less ridiculous.



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 12:23 PM
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a reply to: Pyrrho

What the hell are you talking about?
Friend, I studied the Spanish-speaking culture in college - I used my ability to understand them, my cultural competency, my bilingualism, and my social welfare grad degree to HELP THEM.
I'm an ADVOCATE for the immigrants.
I wondered if readers were aware of how dangerous, how perilous, how desperate these people are that are coming here....
I've been active in helping immigrants (legal or otherwise) learn to integrate and to help them assimilate after they've arrived. I am their helper - their friend - their voice.

If there's any racism here, it's disdain for white-trash Duck Dynasty guy.

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And I can present you with all sorts of "verifiable facts" about the reasons the central and south american immigrants come here.
I KNOW about it. I am aware of what their lives were like....whether in DF or in some remote Michoacan ranchito, Vera Cruz or Jalisco --
the vast, vast majority of those who came here came to survive. MANY of them have since left.

Have a heart, man!

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posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 12:32 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: Pyrrho

What the hell are you talking about?
Friend, I studied the Spanish-speaking culture in college - I used my ability to understand them, my cultural competency, my bilingualism, and my social welfare grad degree to HELP THEM.
I'm an ADVOCATE for the immigrants.
I wondered if readers were aware of how dangerous, how perilous, how desperate these people are that are coming here....
I've been active in helping immigrants (legal or otherwise) learn to integrate and to help them assimilate after they've arrived. I am their helper - their friend - their voice.

If there's any racism here, it's disdain for white-trash Duck Dynasty guy.


And I can present you with all sorts of "verifiable facts" about the reasons the central and south american immigrants come here.
I KNOW about it. I am aware of what their lives were like....whether in DF or in some remote Michoacan ranchito, Vera Cruz or Jalisco --
the vast, vast majority of those who came here came to survive. MANY of them have since left.

Have a heart, man!


What have you done exactly to solve the "brown people" problem? And why do you equate the problem to "brown people"? I assure you, there is much more to the issue than skin color. Maybe if you could see past your racist mind set, you would realize that.



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 12:35 PM
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a reply to: Pyrrho

Maybe if you would read what I posted, you would see that I am a progressive liberal humanist secular social justice warrior.

I Don't Have a problem with the immigrants. I don't mind them being here. I like them. They work hard, they do a good job, they are friendly and cooperative and dedicated. I wish there were more Americans like that.

OHhh. Since you're new here, I'll also let you know that I am a middle-class, white, Midwestern girl with blonde hair and blue eyes. Half German, and the rest is a mutt-mix of Scottish, Irish, English, Finnish, and Volhynian. Yeah. So - back off.


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posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 12:36 PM
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THEY WERE HERE FIRST.


Then why do they speak a WHITE European language eh ?

There are two kinds there Buzzy.

The natives that interbred with WHITE settlers.

The natives that immigrated from central and south America.

The only people that were 'here first' would be the people like half of my family tree. Cherokee, and other native Americans.

Any hoo.




Why do you think they would risk their lives to get here, Neo?


I don't give a rats rear.

WE have our own problems.

I don't get why people ignore why we have immigration LAWS to begin with.

As you already pointed out, and I will say another way.

WE already have too many mouths to feed, and not enough soup to go around.

There are finite resources available at any given time.

Adding more people that can't take care of themselves, when the 'majority' already can't take care of themselves.

Is the mount everest of stupidity.

Anyone that want to come here CAN.

No one has a problem with that.

As long as they knock on the door, and get in line and ASK permission to enter.

Immigration was suppose to be a trickle to let the country absorb new comers with actually having something to offer them.

WE CLEARLY DON'T.

So open the flood gates and bring the whole freggin ship down.

Because some people just love to tug on the heart strings and make emotional 'arguments'.


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posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 12:43 PM
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Then why do they speak a WHITE European language eh ?

You just asked this?? Really?

Well (clears throat)

once upon a time there was a Portuguese explorer who made friends with a Spanish King and Queen, and they gave him some money to find India (which he didn't, but what the hell - call the people "Indians" anyway). Then other people from Spain and Portugal, and a bunch more from England and Europe and Scandinavia also came here, and some French as well!!!

The French wound up with Canada, which they stole from the native, indigenous tribes. You might have heard of them. "Eskimos"

The English guys, like Sir Walter Raleigh (pant-pant) were pirates for the British crown then - Queen Elizabeth 1, who took the throne on Nov 17, 1558 after her dad Henry VIII died. He was the guy who formed "The Church of England" out of the country, and put himself at the head of the new Church.

So, yeah.....this is all true. So, there were noblemen from all over the west coast of the European hemisphere. The british ones stole the middle part of this continent from the indigenous tribes who lived here. They all speak English now.

The Spanish conquistadores stole everything else from the indigenous people there, and forced Spanish on them.

THAT's WHY.

*****sigh******

you're welcome
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