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Old 03-12-2008, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania USA
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YUMA, Arizona (Reuters) - Most plans to gain control of the porous U.S.-Mexico border focus on some combination of fence. But this city in far west Arizona is looking to build a moat.
Arizona city seeks moat to secure Mexico border - Yahoo! News (broken link)
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: In the North Idaho woods, still surrounded by terriers
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A moat? With what water? And then they will need crocs or gators or sharks to fill that moat because most illegals can swim
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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A moat? With what water? And then they will need crocs or gators or sharks to fill that moat because most illegals can swim

LOL . . . great point, esselcue!
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:47 PM
 
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essel,

I wondered the same thing when I read the article. These people are able to swim or wade cross the Rio Grande, so the moat would need something the river didn't have.

Piranhas as thwarters would be a good possibility too and are easier to transport than alligators..

altus2006
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:12 PM
 
Location: In the North Idaho woods, still surrounded by terriers
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Default Piranhas! Yes!!!

Good idea...but really, now, is this moat thing serious? There isn't enough water near Yuma to fill a swimming pool, let alone a moat. Maybe call Disney?
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:19 PM
 
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Good idea...but really, now, is this moat thing serious? There isn't enough water near Yuma to fill a swimming pool, let alone a moat. Maybe call Disney?
Sure there is, Yuma is on the Colorado River.
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:56 PM
 
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I'm willing to try anything to stop the invasion (and that's exactly what it is).
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: ABQ
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Sure there is, Yuma is on the Colorado River.
The Colorado River Compact strictly governs the allocation of water on that river, primarily for agriculture in the Imperial Valley, and the CAP. I'm pretty sure there aren't any articles in the document concerning diversion of water for moats. Come up with something better Yuma.
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Yuma, AZ
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The Colorado River Compact strictly governs the allocation of water on that river, primarily for agriculture in the Imperial Valley, and the CAP. I'm pretty sure there aren't any articles in the document concerning diversion of water for moats. Come up with something better Yuma.
I think Hunter's Hole may be BLM (limitrophe area). I'm sure they have an entitlement. They can always use W-M drainage water from the main outlet drain to fill the moat.
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Southern California native, last 20 yrs in Milwaukee Wisc.
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It's not the worst idea I ever heard, but it will never work. It's not enough of a deterrent. It will take more than this to keep em out.
I think some people are underestimating just *how* badly illegal Hispanics want to come to this country and destroy it. They are very determined to screw things up here, are doing a good job at it, and a little moat ain't gonna stop em.
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