The US / Mexico Border is about to get less friendly in one area!

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posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 07:33 PM
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I don't intend to make a side hobby of focusing on the sequestration, but there appears to have been quite a bit come out. It is Friday, after all. Bad News Friday. The tradition that started 6-8 years ago, and holds true it seems. Always bound to be something and this Friday seems worse than most in recent months.

Friendship Park to Close


The Border Patrol says they have been forced to downsize their budget, which means they will need to close the park.

The park draws big crowds from the U.S. and Mexico, where people chat through a chain-link fence separating Imperial Beach and Tijuana.


This is just starting to get stupid. A park? The United States Federal Government can't find ANYTHING better to cut than this park?? This is outright mean spirited and spiteful.


Customs and Border Patrol issued the following statement to NBC 7 San Diego:

"The automatic budget reductions must be applied to virtually every program, project, and activity that DHS has and will negatively affect the mission readiness and capabilities of the men and women on our front lines.”
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I say this goes well beyond simply the sequestration issue. THIS one specifically goes to management and the decision making ability of the leadership at Department of Homeland Security. If this is the best management skills they can display, we need to replace them, Outright, I say.

Janet needs to go so someone CAPABLE of running an enormous organization with effective leadership and not simply general guidance with deniability for anything bad can step in. This decision on the park just strikes me as TOO directly spiteful to be anything but what it looks like. Anyone else?
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posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 07:47 PM
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Maybe we could afford the park if their citizens weren't coming here illegally and milking the entitlement programs dry.

The US government needs to be downsized everywhere, and this park is a perfect candidate. It is a waste of money and has no basis for existence under the US Constitution.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 07:50 PM
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You know, maybe the gun owning americans can start volunteering time to do the jobs of the Border Partrol, etc. Show the gov. we don't need them anyway.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 07:50 PM
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double post
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posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 07:51 PM
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It has no basis to be put off limits, either. Hand it to the state for them to take over if the Feds can no longer handle it. If California can't run a park for goodness sakes, then give it to the local city or county it falls in.

I'm anything but soft about border security and the border isn't there as a mild suggestion. I'm the first to say it. However, something like this park is a human gesture for people to talk and visit who, for whatever reason or any reason at all, can't or won't cross through formal customs to do it without the fence.

It's pretty cold for something that really is a small gesture but I'll bet, means a lot to the local people there.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 07:55 PM
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As a resident of California, I can assure you that the state does not have the money to support something like this. Most of the cities are also bankrupt.

If there were plenty of money to go around, I wouldn't mind seeing money spent on things like this. But we have real monetary problems and no longer have the luxury of spending money on feel good programs.

It's unfortunate that the park will be off limits, but I can understand why. If there's nobody there to patrol it, it opens it up as yet another place for illegal immigrants to cross our border.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 08:28 PM
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I think you're missing what I'm a little aggravated about. They'll put this off limits.....on a border that needs guarded. This is, by it's very nature, a weak point in that border. In fact I was right down on that border a couple times a year delivering dry freight into California before heading north to get produce. Usually LA, but occasionally, within feet of the border "fence" (metal wall, really) this park is a break in.

So, it'll need to be guarded to KEEP it off limits. Yet, it can't be left open ...with that same man power? Whatever is being cut, I'm willing to bet there are other things somewhere across the VAST Department of Homeland Security just a bit more pressing than this.

I see it raising anger and general tension along a piece of a border which doesn't need ANY more of it. heck, at least this let the locals from each side chat. Pissed people never used to be something the Government was fine with......now it seems taken for granted. Even when it makes little sense.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 08:49 PM
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scro'dalay holmes!
sup S.A.!

there must be plenty of other mexicans to talk to in southerncalifornia, i don't see the big loss here.

they probabaly just pass drugs/ cash through the fence anyway.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by xrevxoltx
Maybe we could afford the park if their citizens weren't coming here illegally and milking the entitlement programs dry.

The US government needs to be downsized everywhere, and this park is a perfect candidate. It is a waste of money and has no basis for existence under the US Constitution.


I wouldn't worry too much about those entitlement programs much longer. They seem to be disappearing quite quickly.

And the Constitution? Just a matter of time as well my friend. And I say this with a very sincere sadness because very soon the exodus is going to be in reverse IMO.

Peace



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 09:07 PM
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Do you recall when Vicente Fox was quoted several years ago and after he'd left office regarding new currencies and North America? I can't find it anymore to save my life, but he'd predicted that within years, we'd be begging for a new currency and welcome radical change.

It seemed insane at the time, as it was before the real estate crash and all this started... or maybe JUST after it. Anyway, seems to me it has just about gotten there and he wasn't the only one saying the same general things. Just the most high profile, as I recall.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 09:09 PM
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The programs that they've chosen to cut, have been chosen to cause maximum inconvenience to the citizens. There are plenty of other programs to cut, but they need their drama. It's just their way of saying, "See what happens when you mess with our money?"
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posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 09:26 PM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
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Do you recall when Vicente Fox was quoted several years ago and after he'd left office regarding new currencies and North America? I can't find it anymore to save my life, but he'd predicted that within years, we'd be begging for a new currency and welcome radical change.

It seemed insane at the time, as it was before the real estate crash and all this started... or maybe JUST after it. Anyway, seems to me it has just about gotten there and he wasn't the only one saying the same general things. Just the most high profile, as I recall.





I think it's this one you're referring to?

“What we proposed together, President Bush and myself, it’s ALCA, which is a trade union for all the Americas.” ALCA is the acronym for the Area de Libre Comercio de las Am?ricas, the name of the FTAA in Spanish. King, evidently startled by Fox’s revelation of the currency, asked pointedly, “It’s going to be like the euro dollar (sic), you mean?” “Well, that would be long, long term,” Fox repeated. Fox noted the FTAA plan had been thwarted by Hugo Chavez, the radical socialist president of Venezuela. “Everything was running fluently until Hugo Chavez came,” Fox commented. “He decided to combat the idea and destroy the idea.” Fox explained that he and Bush intended to proceed incrementally, establishing FTAA as an economic agreement first and waiting to create an amero-type currency later – a plan he also suggested was in place for NAFTA itself. “I think the process to go, first step is trading agreement,” Fox said. “And then further on, a new vision, like we are trying to do with NAFTA.” Read more at www.wnd.com...

Full transcript:
transcripts.cnn.com...

All about a Full Americas Trade Union. Just a little steam gathering for the NWO

IMO...


Peace





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