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Title: A fence through Big Bend?
Post by: 10ftTall&BulletPrf on December 20, 2005, 12:11:50 PM
I just heard on CNN that the proposal to construct a fence along the border has a provision in it to waive environmental impact issues from it's construction.

 :?: Does this mean that we could have a fence running through Big Bend and Organ Pipe Cactus Natl Monument(AZ)?  :shock:

Will we lose a view of the Rio Grande all together? No more Hot Springs?  :cry:

 :idea: Do we need to start doing some grassroots lobbying to our reps and senators to make sure?

 :?: Does anyone have more detailed info on this proposal and its impact on Big Bend?
Title: A Long Time
Post by: SHANEA on December 20, 2005, 06:54:00 PM
There has been discussions and debates for as long as I can remember about building a fence to keep the Mexican people out or the Americans in, which ever the case might be.  The simple fact is, a mere fence won't keep people out, make it more difficult perhaps, but it certainly won't "solve" the problem.  Fences can be cut and scaled - just ask the East Germans.  I guess if we put a "kill zone" into effect with guard towers, landmines, etc. it might be more effective. (NOT, repeat NOT that I am advocating such a thing - cause I'm not!)   Yes, a grass roots effort is probably in order once things get rolling.  Personally, I think there is a better chance of "success" in preventing something like this through an established organization with the infrastructure in place.  I just can't picture how this would look - probably much like the La Linda bridge - and from what I understand, that does not keep people from crossing.  Of course, why go to that effort when you can almost basically walk across.     All images resized as SMALL.

Title: John or Clint...
Post by: SHANEA on December 20, 2005, 07:06:50 PM
Everytime I see the La Linda church I always expect John Wayne or Clint Eastwood to come riding up.  Now that would have been an interesting movie with John Wayne and Clint Eastwood...
Title: Can't You Hear...
Post by: SHANEA on December 20, 2005, 07:07:44 PM
The music of the Good, the Bad, and The Ugly just by looking at that picture?
Title: Or
Post by: SHANEA on December 20, 2005, 07:08:14 PM
Or mabye the music of the Comencharos...