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Should a wall be built between the U.S. and Mexico?

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Re: U.S./Mexico border wall: Yes or No?
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2017, 02:23:22 pm »
Build a 30 foot wall and you get a thriving trade in 31 foot ladders.

Course, Trump is an idiot and won't realise that his plan won't change anything.

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Re: U.S./Mexico border wall: Yes or No?
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2017, 05:04:05 pm »
Enforcing existing immigration law is not a bad thing either. That's why green cards are issued.
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Re: U.S./Mexico border wall: Yes or No?
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2017, 09:24:37 pm »
In a "slightly" related topic.......
http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/07/politics/coast-guard-cuts/index.html

Trump is so concerned about our southern border with Mexico, that I guess him and his Cabinet cronies have failed to realize that the Coast Guard also intercepts illegal immigrants and drug dealers coming by sea too. Cutting the Coast Guard budget will put our nation's security at risk along all of our waterways. And not only that, but the CG also plays a pivotal role in sea rescue. So if somebody is adrift in a boat far from shore and needs emergency help, then what? Guess there'll be no money to help go rescue that poor guy.  :P
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Re: U.S./Mexico border wall: Yes or No?
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2017, 07:00:12 am »
I'm somehow sure that if Trump lets the wall be build, Canada will do the same resulting in America being locked in :o
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Re: U.S./Mexico border wall: Yes or No?
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2017, 11:55:25 am »
I'm somehow sure that if Trump lets the wall be build, Canada will do the same resulting in America being locked in :o

That's a looooooooooooong wall.
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Re: U.S./Mexico border wall: Yes or No?
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2017, 11:59:36 am »
Also I doubt Canada is stupid enough to try something like that :p

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Re: U.S./Mexico border wall: Yes or No?
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2017, 08:14:34 am »
The last I heard the appropriations commmittee wasn't too hot on
the idea of a solid wall running the length of the boarder with
Mexico. The chairman did say it might be a mix of wall, fence and
technology like cameras or sensors. If anythilng was done.

If anything is built it iwll probably be enough for a show, and not
much else. The wall is a stupid waste of money when we already
have a big debt. If Trump brings up the idea of tariffs to pay for it.
That would just be a burden on us not Mexico.

Trump seems like he feels common sense should fix anything. Trouble
is life is much to complex for simple ideas to work.  I really don't
think he that stupid, but feels it will make him a winner, which is more
important to him than anything else.

A wall following a boarder which is a river part of the way. Who would
decide which side gets the river, or would the wall be built down the
middle of it? Approching the Gulf of Mexico there is a big lake. Where
would a wall be built there? Some places already have fences.

Even if it was easy to build one, people could dig under it or climb
over it. Or even blow holes in it. It would be a mess and cost millions
to maintain.

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Re: U.S./Mexico border wall: Yes or No?
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2017, 10:30:19 am »
It's going to take a while to get a wall built. You need quite a bit of preparation time and then nothing is standing in the right place yet. After the preparations are done it'll still take a while to get the entire wall in place, so you'll have to work on multiple locations at the same time on the same wall to finish it as quick as possible, wasting truckloads of money in a short time. If you work in only one place at a time, it could take years before everything is in place. It's just not practical in either way.
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Re: U.S./Mexico border wall: Yes or No?
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2017, 07:47:07 am »
With all the press about the wall since Trump said he wanted to build one. Little
has been said about the effect on wildlife. Many animals migrated across the
Mexican boarder each year.

This could cause extinction of some animals, and with predictors like the Gray
wolf, and Cougar may be unable to travel to their regular hunting grounds. Many
may turn to livestock or perish.

I doubt if Trump or many in the GOP care about the enviroment or wildlife. Except
perhaps to hunt them for sport.

We should consider the natural world when deciding to change the enviroment. A wall
following the boarder with Mexico effectivly cuts north america off from the south.
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