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Old 08-04-2010, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Well that stinks.

OK, maybe building a fence per se would be stopped ... but planting some plants would be allowed, wouldn't it? I mean, that's not breaking ANY laws whatsoever.

What if a bunch of "greenies" got together and planted tons of "fast growing cactus" along the border? Some of those cactus grow to about 10ft (and higher) with a width of 5ft (and wider).

No one would be able to illegally cross a border that was wall-to-wall cactus.
Cactus? that would just feed them on the way here. They make juice out of cactus
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:13 AM
 
Location: square thing with a roof
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OK, I didn't know this.

Cactus have needles on them that contain bacteria. If you're scraped by one, or the skin is punctured, the bacteria can enter your bloodstream and make you very ill and in some instances it can be life threatening.

My Father stepped on a cactus once and the needle went into his foot. Later in the day he began to run a high fever and was admitted to the hospital with brain swelling. He almost died from it.

I thought cactus might be a good idea because it acts as a natural fence.
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I think if you really want to see what the administration has planned for immigration reform, all you need to do is look/think about what they are actually trying to do now....and that's keep it EXACTLY the way it is and do nothing. They're fighting Arizona to keep them from doing anything about it themselves so that it stays the way it is there and all the other states as well.

Think about it, if they try to do reform, they'll have to go for amnesty...they don't want to lose any of the Hispanic vote...they want to add to it with all the people they'll be giving amnesty to. Anything less than that, will be no better than what the republicans might be able to do any way. If the do cram something through congress like they did with the HC bill, that does provide amnesty, they know that will cost them a lot of the independent voters for sure....which their losing more and more of every day. They can't keep losing those voters, that's who decides who wins so, they want it to stay the way it is.

Everything seems to be about winning on election day......everything they do seems to be geared towards nothing but that. They just keep trying to string people in the thinking that they're the ones that are going to make the right changes and they're trying as hard as they can but, the last guy made a mess for the past 8 years and it's all his fault....and he was a republican too.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:07 AM
 
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I'm an Independent but am very conservative and usually vote Republican. I have voted for some centrist/conservative Democrats in prior elections, and would not hesitate to do so in future elections.

I vote for candidates based on their voting track records with regard to illegal immigration (posted at NumbersUSA) and other factors I consider to be important (jobs, education, environment, clean energy).
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