Voting on a wall

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by mooselady, Jan 7, 2019.

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Do you support the idea of a southern border ‘barrier’

Poll closed Monday at 5:10 PM.
  1. Yes we need a wall

    7 vote(s)
    14.0%
  2. Yes but I would prefer a fence or similar

    5 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. No I don’t think we need a physical barrier

    38 vote(s)
    76.0%
  1. mooselady

    mooselady Senior Member

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    I think I’ve set up the poll so no one can see how anyone else has voted.

    No it’s not a thread to debate, entrap or enrage. I am genuinely interested if people feel the need for a barrier of some kind.
     
  2. slc

    slc Senior Member

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    The question is tough because it's sort of all-or-nothing.

    And because we already have a physical barrier over just about everywhere that we can have one.
     
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  3. Dona Worry

    Dona Worry Senior Member

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    THIS THIS THIS OMG.

    AND

    AND

    People climb over, tunnel under, or JUST. PLAIN. FLY. TO. CANADA. to get around the wall we have.
    Plus, an estimated 60% come into the country legally . . . Then just overstay their work visas.
    Drugs? Fly over carried by DRONES.
    OR, I kid you not, CATAPULTS.

    The US government doesn't even own a great deal of the land the want to put this stupid wall on. I can't imagine the legal battle over this wall will be quick or inexpensive, or, more to the point, over by 2020.
     
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    Dona Worry Senior Member

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    I sometimes do some medical translating for the local Mexican workers, and was discussing this with one of them. He was hilarious. "What does Trump think? Does he not know that LADDERS exist?"
     
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  5. mooselady

    mooselady Senior Member

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    Look we are going to stop the issue at the Canadian border, we’re saving up for a privacy hedge.
     
  6. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    I just don't get it, this is a political stunt for his base. There's no crisis. Southern crossings are so down, 90%, and the overstay on Visas are over 60%. The fear carp has resonated with Conservatives and they believe lock, stock and barrel that we have to have this. We already have a border wall, we need high tech solutions, and a revamping of how we deal with Visas. It's so frustrating, it's horrible what's going on with the shutdown.
     
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    bobo and horses Senior Member

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    Even the Berlin Wall didn’t stop people from trying. Most of them died in the attempt, but it didn’t stop the desperate people from trying.

    I know illegals are a problem. But are we going to end up shooting men, women and children for their attempt?
     
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    emali06 Senior Member

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    It’s a waste of $$$$
     
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  9. Squirt!!

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    We don't need it because it won't do any good. Fool and his money are quickly divided.

    He's throwing a tantrum right now like the big orange baby he is. He will stomp his feet and threaten to declare national emergency.

    I swear, the only reason he wants it is to sooth his ego and boast about his "monument".

    You can take my word for it, he will not get his wall.
     
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  10. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    It is when we can get drones to patrol with infrared and coordinate them. This is so much cheaper, faster, more efficient and effective. High tech.
     
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