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Old 08-24-2008, 02:20 PM
 
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"We living in a different world now," Brewer added. "It's too bad."
Lifelong resident Karen Jenne, the Derby Line town clerk and treasurer, said: "I went to church on the other side. I taught Sunday school there. I live on one of those unguarded streets -- I used to cross the border all the time."


Jenne sits on a committee formed when the border agents proposed erecting fences on the three mostly residential streets where the United States and Canada touch. The committee has a dozen members -- five from here in Derby Line, five from Stanstead (http://www.beauxvillages.qc.ca/anglais/villages_a/stanstead_a.html - broken link), the Canadian town on the other side, as well as Beltran, the Border Patrol agent in charge, and his Canadian counterpart.



Townsfolk are concerned about practical issues with fences. The two sides share a water system, a sewer system and snow-removal services. For years, the fire departments of both sides have helped each other without regard to a border, and fences, they fear, might disrupt travel routes for emergency vehicles.



Homeland Security Comes to Vermont - washingtonpost.com


This makes me sad. Canada has been our friends and a great neighbor for a very long time. The northern border on the other hand should be walled off with alligators spread throughout the Rio Grande, indefinitely.
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:58 AM
 
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This makes me sad. Canada has been our friends and a great neighbor for a very long time. The northern border on the other hand should be walled off with alligators spread throughout the Rio Grande, indefinitely.
re: Joe Lieberman .. there's a jackass comment he made somewhere he doesn't regard our southern border as a threat to national security. Can you find it? It should be in the same paragraph or near it, where he considers our norther border a threat to national security.

Granted, I can see the points he makes about the northern border when he discusses it, but to then dismiss the southern border as "not" a threat, you start looking at him more closely, things he's said, and what you find is not good.

Let's open up a seperate thread on Joe Lieberman. This guy is a big can of worms.
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