Invisible border fence: Costly virtua...

Invisible border fence: Costly virtual border fence in tatters

There are 14 comments on the WTKR story from Oct 22, 2010, titled Invisible border fence: Costly virtual border fence in tatters. In it, WTKR reports that:

A mobile observation tower manned by members of the Texas National Guard watches illegal immigrants in the area known as La Valle along the Rio Grande.

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Since: Jun 10

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#1 Oct 23, 2010
Your tax dollars once again hard at work!!!!!
Eddie

Seattle, WA

#2 Oct 23, 2010
Another great Bush idea going down the crapper.

Your doing a good job Brownie!

Lets all take our Chertoff for George!
Ken

Virginia Beach, VA

#3 Oct 23, 2010
Living proof that a human being is still better than all the electronics we have on this planet
Toni

Olathe, KS

#4 Oct 23, 2010
This Administration believes in this technology for Homeland Security. It has been shown to be flawed technology. We need boots on the border, and the fence completed. Obama stopped that too. Yes it won't stop call illegals making it over to the USA, not entirely stop the cartel's activities, but at least it will slow them down a great deal. Also, more importantly terrorists being stopped from crossing over.
William Ferrell

Mattoon, IL

#5 Oct 23, 2010
If they can build the Panama Canal way back when with steam shovels and human sweat, then why the Hell can't we just dig a huge 5 mile wide, 500 ft. deep moat all across the border and let it fill in with seawater naturally? It's one Hell of alot easier to spot a boat from the air than it is an illegal on land.
Eddie

Seattle, WA

#6 Oct 23, 2010
The solution would be to shut off all electronic transfer of US dollars being sent to Mexico by these illegals.
Another solution would be to fine Mexico $10,000 for every illegal caught in the USA.
Still another would be to force Mexico to patrol its own border to keeps its borders free of smugglers, coyotes and drug runners.

Since: Oct 08

York, PA

#7 Oct 24, 2010
So why are we paying for it at all? This mentality that we must pay for things that don't work as "advertised" annoys the hell out of me. Get all our money back from Boeing and if they can get it working as advertised then we will pay them.

In York, PA the local city government did that same thing with a system called the "shot spotter". It was suppose to tell police instantly where shots were being fired but it doesn't quite work. Yet we continue to pay for it. Why?

And also, in York County, they replaced the 911 system because of 9/11 and it hasn't work right since day 1 with communication dead spots. So then we are told we need more towers but that will cost more money. Well you know what - you designed the system, so you suck up the cost of the towers. Why should the taxpayers cough up the money for your incompetence to properly design the system?
Anonymous Proxy

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Oct 24, 2010
William Ferrell wrote:
If they can build the Panama Canal way back when with steam shovels and human sweat, then why the Hell can't we just dig a huge 5 mile wide, 500 ft. deep moat all across the border and let it fill in with seawater naturally? It's one Hell of alot easier to spot a boat from the air than it is an illegal on land.
Illegals will build the fence you white trash.
Anonymous Proxy

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Oct 24, 2010
Eddie wrote:
The solution would be to shut off all electronic transfer of US dollars being sent to Mexico by these illegals.
Another solution would be to fine Mexico $10,000 for every illegal caught in the USA.
Still another would be to force Mexico to patrol its own border to keeps its borders free of smugglers, coyotes and drug runners.
You must like KOOl aid.
Jimbo

Chesapeake, VA

#10 Oct 24, 2010
Absurdity wrote:
So why are we paying for it at all? This mentality that we must pay for things that don't work as "advertised" annoys the hell out of me. Get all our money back from Boeing and if they can get it working as advertised then we will pay them.
In York, PA the local city government did that same thing with a system called the "shot spotter". It was suppose to tell police instantly where shots were being fired but it doesn't quite work. Yet we continue to pay for it. Why?
And also, in York County, they replaced the 911 system because of 9/11 and it hasn't work right since day 1 with communication dead spots. So then we are told we need more towers but that will cost more money. Well you know what - you designed the system, so you suck up the cost of the towers. Why should the taxpayers cough up the money for your incompetence to properly design the system?
Before you slam Boeing too hard, you should talk to other people, such as NGNN yard birds, that have worked on government contracts. The government is constantly changing the rules every day to try to get something for nothing or flaunt their power. Looks like this time it backfired and they got nothing for something.
Jimbo

Chesapeake, VA

#11 Oct 24, 2010
Toni wrote:
This Administration believes in this technology for Homeland Security. It has been shown to be flawed technology. We need boots on the border, and the fence completed. Obama stopped that too. Yes it won't stop call illegals making it over to the USA, not entirely stop the cartel's activities, but at least it will slow them down a great deal. Also, more importantly terrorists being stopped from crossing over.
Yes, we need the physical fence completed – correctly. I see pictures every day of people climbing over what is in place now. Where is the razor wire? I can assure you that was proposed and was shot down because some illegal might cut their finger.
Jimbo

Chesapeake, VA

#12 Oct 24, 2010
William Ferrell wrote:
If they can build the Panama Canal way back when with steam shovels and human sweat, then why the Hell can't we just dig a huge 5 mile wide, 500 ft. deep moat all across the border and let it fill in with seawater naturally? It's one Hell of alot easier to spot a boat from the air than it is an illegal on land.
Sounds like a good shovel ready project to me. Mine is.

Since: Oct 08

York, PA

#13 Oct 25, 2010
Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
Before you slam Boeing too hard, you should talk to other people, such as NGNN yard birds, that have worked on government contracts. The government is constantly changing the rules every day to try to get something for nothing or flaunt their power. Looks like this time it backfired and they got nothing for something.
But is not just Boeing although I will agree that I don't know the other side of the game or the stunts that they government pulls because it's never in the news. So I only see one side of the equation.
Usethemilitary

Virginia Beach, VA

#14 Oct 25, 2010
Sounds crass and we have become way too soft to do it, but killing a few hundred of them as they cross would stem the flow.

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