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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Will the Wall look like this?

Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

Hmm, I prefer that the wall be built to keep people out rather than keep people in.

It seems that every great civilization has to build a massive wall at some point. Rome built them in Britain. Ancient China built one.

And those walls worked (at least for a few hundred years).

9:39 AM, August 03, 2006  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

I'm not opposed to the wall. I was just being not-very-funny. I am serious about what kind of wall we're talking about. Is 2 billion enough to build a real wall? Or is this something to make us feel good? Are we talking about some barbed wire strung along a couple hundred miles of the border or a cement block and mortar structure running the whole length. I know 2 billion is not enough for the latter unless we employ the illegal labor to which we've become so accustomed.

Yes, S'aurus, the walls you referenced worked for some purpose or another. They also required years of slave labor to complete. (I can see Sheriff Joe Arpaio contributing his workforce.)

Are we going to build something that will work? Or are we being bought off again?

10:33 AM, August 03, 2006  
Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

I hear that there will be 400 miles of fence and 500 miles of vehicle barriers.

Building a fence is like building a subway. The most difficult part is building the first bit.

But we need to be more positive about it. INstead of grumbling right away. We should say: Thats great, if the part of the fence works we can build more.

5:49 PM, August 03, 2006  

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