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Thread: Homeland Security Scraps Virtual Fence Along Arizona-Mexico Border

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    Homeland Security Scraps Virtual Fence Along Arizona-Mexico Border

    TUCSON, Arizona — The government will replace its highly touted "virtual fence" on the Arizona-Mexico border with new towers, radars, cameras and computer software, scrapping the brand-new $20 million system because it doesn't work sufficiently, officials said.

    The move comes just two months after Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff officially accepted the completed fence from The Boeing Co.

    With the decision, Customs and Border Protection officials are acknowledging that the pilot program to detect illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border doesn't work well enough to keep or to continue tweaking.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,352213,00.html




    Only via a gov't project could $20,000,000 equal a grand total of nine towers, plus the software and system to go with. And now it's being scrapped after a couple of months?

    What a monumental waste of tax dollars and time.

    The 2000 mile wall that was supposed to be finished already still has less than 100 miles completed. At this rate it may finish by the time I'm ready to retire.



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    I agree with the latter part of your statement, but this isn't a partisan problem.

    This nonsense happen under the watch of both parties.



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    They are, eventually, going to fence the Canadian border too. Is this to keep Americans in or foreigners out?
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    Who is this "they" that you refer to? I assume you refer to the Canadians, as The US Dept. for Homeland Security has no current plan for a northern fence line.

    Neither do the Canucks to my knowledge.



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    Nothing like a game of pass the blame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith View Post
    Nothing like a game of pass the blame.
    Was that supposed to make sense?

    Maybe I should just blame everyone who doesn't suit my agenda - like the NYPD and the Justice Dept.



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    Design a system that no-one actually sees, charge $20m for it, then scrap it because it doesn't work. Brilliant.

    Mind you, you've got a way to go before you catch up with some of the wheezes they get away with over here.

    Some of the most recent ones were called "Millennium Dome" and "Wembley Stadium". The current one is a real beauty though, they are calling it "Olympic Games", which is fitting because the scale of the fraud project really is of Olympic proportions.

    $20 million? Chicken feed. This one is probably going to end up over about 20 billion. Pounds. You people need to stop playing around, it's no wonder there's a recession going on if you can't pump some real tax dollars into the fraud system.
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    how many decades did we work to take down the berlin wall?
    now we want to build up another one? fucking stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    I agree with the latter part of your statement, but this isn't a partisan problem.

    This nonsense happen under the watch of both parties.
    Damned partisan of you and Fox News to point that out, you big-business, big-oil, gun-toting, gay-hating, holy-rolling, wife and/or girlfriend-beating right-wing,..........wait, I just know I'm leaving something out...
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