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Old 06-22-2008, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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The Department of Homeland Security is planning to put up 45 surveillance towers and upgrade 12 existing ones to create a virtual fence targeting 81 miles of Arizona's U.S.-Mexican border.

Plans revealed in a draft environmental assessment for the "Tucson West" project — the next phase of the Boeing Co.-led SBInet — shows 57 proposed tower sites throughout Southern Arizona with most, 47, in the border region between Sasabe and Sierra Vista.


Feds plan 57 towers in AZ to watch for migrants | www.azstarnet.com ® (http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/244901.php - broken link)
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Sadly, it will probably be "virtually" enforced.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:05 AM
 
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Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper to just get 57 Minutemen to park in 57 motorhomes, with 57 pairs of binoculars and 57 ice chests, under 57 umbrellas? I can't IMAGINE the Minutemen costing anywhere NEAR what these towers cost....and I doubt either way if it will actually stop any illegals...just 'observe' them.

I say, save the money and let the Minutemen do the hands-off 'observing'. Bring them a case of Gatorade if you insist on 'helping'. Not that the Minutemen will be any less a source of anger, 'racism', and charges of "interference" coming from Mexico....but they'll just be a lot less expensive than the towers.
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