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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:20 PM
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Senate Approves 370 Mile Triple-Layer Fense
May 17, 2006 12:02 pm US/Pacific

Senate Approves 370 Mile Triple-Layer Border Fence
(AP) WASHINGTON The Senate voted to build 370 miles of triple-layered fencing along the Mexican border Wednesday and clashed over citizenship for millions of men and women who live in the United States illegally.

Amid increasingly emotional debate over election-year immigration legislation, senators voted 83-16 to add fencing and 500 miles of vehicle barriers along the southern border. It marked the first significant victory in two days for conservatives seeking to place their stamp on the contentious measure.

The prospects were less favorable for their attempt to strip out portions of the legislation that could allow citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants and create new guest worker programs.

The Senate acted in a volatile political environment, as the White House struggled for a second day to ease the concerns of House Republicans who contend that President Bush favors amnesty for illegal immigrants.

more at:
http://cbs13.com/topstories/local_story_137150402.html
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:21 PM
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1. Umm.. Isn't the border longer than 370 miles?
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:23 PM
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4. I thought it was more like... 3000 miles.
Maybe they forgot to add another 0. :sarcasm:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:25 PM
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9. Maybe the wall will be 370 miles thick??
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:32 PM
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15. LOL...
:P :toast:
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:23 PM
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5. yup 1951 miles.
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beingthere Donating Member (215 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:22 PM
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2. Shame on the fools . n/t
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:22 PM
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3. So how many billion per mile are they paying Halliburton? n/t
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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:24 PM
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8. GMTA
That was my first thought. A boondoggle that won't accomplish anything but fatten corporate wallets at the expense of the taxpayer and make the RW racists think gov't gives a damn about their concerns.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:24 PM
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6. To cut costs will they use duct tape and fly paper?
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:24 PM
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7. It's the photo-op fence
it's not supposed to actually work
besides it's not a huge detour to
just go around it.


Geez the reichwings are simpletons
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:28 PM
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11. Yup. After November, they'll 'forget' to fund it
Its all smoke and mirrors
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:26 PM
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10. The more things change the more they stay the same.
Jeff and friends are looking at tomorrow. Fences can keep people in as well as out...

http://www.foto-doku.de/img84.htm
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:31 PM
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12. Another waste of money. It will take them 20 years to build
that thing. I'll bet it costs us 200 billion dollars. Quite a few fortunes will be made in the process.

It won't keep anybody out.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:31 PM
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13. "The Great Fence of America"? At least the Chinese used bricks.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:32 PM
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14. wonder if Halliburton will get the contract . . .
after all, they've recently gained a lot of fence building experience with their concentration camp project . . .
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:34 PM
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16. Is this just a provision added to the immigration bill?
Is this to try and get the rabid rightwingers vote on the immigration bill or is it a seperate bill?
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:38 PM
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17. What?! NO LANDMINES??? --- Pussies!
:shrug:
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