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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:22 PM
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Going to build a high-tech fence on the Canadian border when we can find it
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 05:24 PM by NNN0LHI
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/200...

Canada-U.S. border obscure in places: commission

Updated Sat. Sep. 30 2006 11:29 PM ET

Associated Press

HOULTON, Maine -- The United States wants to better secure its border with Canada, but it might have trouble finding it in some areas, an official with the agency that maintains the border said.

The U.S. and Canada have fallen so far behind on basic maintenance of their shared border that law enforcement officials might have to search through overgrown vegetation for markers in some places, the official said.

"If you can't find it, then you can't secure it," said Dennis Schornack, the U.S. commissioner of the International Boundary Commission, the intergovernmental agency responsible for maintaining the U.S.-Canada border.

The Boeing Co. has been awarded a three-year contract to implement the first part of what could be a multibillion-dollar plan to reduce illegal entry along the 12,000 kilometres of border with Canada and Mexico using better technology, including cameras, sensors and even unmanned airplanes.

But commission officials say their budget of just over $3 million US is insufficient and insist that if they are not given more money to buy basic machinery to beat back the weeds, bushes and trees that threaten to overtake parts of the border, all those high-tech gadgets could prove useless.
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Debau2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:24 PM
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1. And now many
dangerous Canadians are crossing the border in the middle of the night? Oh wait, maybe the problem is that we are crossing into Canada in the middle of the night to escape the U.S.!
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:24 PM
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2. 'If you can't find it, then you can't secure it'
That's about as smart as they get folks. :(

No wonder wese is all screeewwwwed.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:34 PM
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3. Is this going to be another bush searching under the sofa routine.......
while he attempts to find the Canadian Border????? Incompetent idiots!!
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:38 PM
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4. Oh no! If the line is vague...we can say goodbye to Northern Alberta
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 06:38 PM by applegrove
where the oil sands are. When American create the border..funny things happen. Anyone looked at the Alaska pan-handle lately?
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