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Old 07-13-2014, 08:51 PM
 
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Obamu is asking for $40 million to buy drones for border surveillance. What for. To take pictures of the illegals as they walk across the border ? We have the Border Patrol on the ground to do that.

From the article....."Predator drones are not cheap. They take a crew of between five to eight people plus maintenance staff to operate, coming out to about $3,000 an hour to fly. That is after the initial $18 million price tag."

Really !! How about extending the wall the entire length of the border. Seems effective in the areas where it has been built.

Is this just another exercise by the government to convinece the American public that they are actually trying to secure the border ?

Eyes in the Sky: Are Pricey Border Patrol Drones Worth the Money? - NBC News
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Southern Willamette Valley, Oregon
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They want you to think they are concerned about the issue.
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Tell him to go ask DHS for some because Congress gave DHS over $500 million and they have over 25 drones now.

Whatever 'crisis' comes up the first thing out of his mouth is "Gimme money".
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