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Minutemen's high-tech border barrier called 'a cow fence' (Simcox-Minuteman)
CNN ^ | November 7, 2007 | Abbie Boudreau and Ken Shiffman

Posted on 11/15/2007 1:28:04 PM PST by gophergas

It was supposed to be 14 feet high and topped with razor wire. It was also supposed to send a message to Washington that if the government wouldn't seal off the southern border, volunteers could. Almost two years later, the reality is a five-strand barbed-wire barrier that ranchers dismiss as a mere cattle fence.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alien; aliens; border; illegal; illegalaliens; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; minuteman; minutemen; simcox
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This is what CNN is saying, so naturally I'm a little skeptical. I've seen some images of Minuteman fencing that was clearly above and beyond what CNN was showing (it came from National Geographic). I'd like to hear an unbiased report of what's really happening with this.
1 posted on 11/15/2007 1:28:06 PM PST by gophergas
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To: gophergas

Someone needs to ping Duncan Hunter!! If true, this is appalling! What happened to the millions of $$$ Congress set aside for the fence?!?!


2 posted on 11/15/2007 1:29:16 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud RUSH REPUBLICAN! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: gophergas

So would I.


3 posted on 11/15/2007 1:29:16 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: gophergas

Here are photos. CNN is lying.

http://www.minutemanborderfence.com/


4 posted on 11/15/2007 1:31:07 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Good job.


5 posted on 11/15/2007 1:34:24 PM PST by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

I wish I could just take that at face value. Sure, that’s one image of a Minuteman fence, but CNN shows other images of something that’s allegedly electrical conduit stuck in the ground, and others that are little more than sticks standing haphazardly. And yet others that are nothing more than barbed-wire fencing (of which I’ve installed more than my fair share during my life).

I’d like to see something from a reasonably unbiased source on this.


6 posted on 11/15/2007 1:35:03 PM PST by gophergas
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To: MeanWestTexan
CNN is lying? Thank you, Mr. Obvious, for pointing out this unusual fact.
7 posted on 11/15/2007 1:35:39 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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ping


8 posted on 11/15/2007 1:42:55 PM PST by gubamyster
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To: MeanWestTexan

The fence shown at your link has some design flaws that make it easy to defeat. It would be easy to go through this fence with a set of wire cutters or a shovel.


9 posted on 11/15/2007 1:52:28 PM PST by jonrick46
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To: gophergas
CNN's meaning is clear --the fence needs to be longer, more robust.

GREAT GOING, CNN..!

"CNN advocates robust border enforcement...!"

Let's spread the word!

10 posted on 11/15/2007 1:56:41 PM PST by gaijin
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To: MeanWestTexan
Here are photos. CNN is lying.

Looks like a cow fence to me. From your link:

It should be built like this.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

We can rebuild Afghanistan and Irq, and we can't protect our own borders?

11 posted on 11/15/2007 1:58:59 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: gophergas
My head is spinning. Lemme get this straight...

1. First they say it's IMPOSSIBLE

2. Now they say it's NOT ENOUGH

3. Tomorrow...? It's TOO MUCH...!!!

Basically they'll hate ANYTHING we do.

12 posted on 11/15/2007 1:59:42 PM PST by gaijin
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To: MeanWestTexan

Great post. It’s not the Berlin Wall but it certainly looks difficult to get over.


13 posted on 11/15/2007 2:01:13 PM PST by Slapshot68
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To: gaijin
My style is kinda the "mines and gatling guns" kind of vibe...


14 posted on 11/15/2007 2:01:47 PM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin

15 posted on 11/15/2007 2:03:14 PM PST by gaijin
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To: MeanWestTexan

“Here are photos. CNN is lying”

I want to think they are but look about 1/4 of the way down the page (your link).


16 posted on 11/15/2007 2:07:32 PM PST by ryan71
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To: gophergas
"Minutemen's high-tech border barrier called 'a cow fence'"

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Federal Govt's high-tech border barrier called 'a: no-fence'"

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17 posted on 11/15/2007 2:09:08 PM PST by R_Kangel ("Please insert witty tag-line here")
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To: MeanWestTexan
"Almost two years later, the reality is a five-strand barbed-wire barrier that ranchers dismiss as a mere cattle fence......

Picture from the site you provided looks like the above statement in the article to me.

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The Minutemen have been working since 2006 on the construction of a reliable, practical and affordable demonstration border fence built with donations from people just like you. These generous patriots have paved the way to a secure and safe America. You can make a difference you can show the U.S. government that fences do work! You can help get the job done right by donating to the Minutemen Border Fence.

18 posted on 11/15/2007 2:09:44 PM PST by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: gaijin

Ah yes, the JDAM fence. One of my favorites.


19 posted on 11/15/2007 2:11:10 PM PST by ryan71
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To: MeanWestTexan
I went to the link. You are joking, right? That fence in the photo gallery looks pretty easy to climb. What is it, 10 ft. tall? A mass of hand/foot holes? I don't see any "barbed wire".

Maybe I clicked the wrong "Photo Gallery" link.

20 posted on 11/15/2007 2:14:04 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Don't trust anyone who canít take a joke. [Congressman BillyBob])
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