This Is What The 1,954-Mile-Long US-Mexico Border Will Look Like

Submitted by: holygod 4 months ago News & Politics
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Male 1,255
I'd like to donate to the wall... |-------| <--- there.
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Male 1,762
Just out of curiosity, I measured the length of a hypothetical wall just inside the U.S.-Mexico border using Google Earth, and the length I arrived at was a tad over 1,500 miles, significantly shorter than the 2,000-mile figure I'm usually seeing. I think that's because the wall I drew (and the wall anyone would build, if they were to build a wall) doesn't follow each and every tiny zig-and-zag of the nearly 2,000 mile long border. For comparison's sake, the Great Wall of China (or JY-NAH, if you're Donald Trump) had a length of over 13,000 miles, if you counted all the arms and extensions.
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Male 37,042
Yup. Ancient China built 13,000 miles of walls, with towers and forts and stuff at regular intervals, with mules and shovels. NO WAY can America build 2,000 miles (some of which is already existing) of walls and security fencing with all the marvels of modern technology. Nope! It's un-possible!! (Lolz! Not mocking you Squrlz4, just glad you brought up that analogy!) >>> The 'Mexican Wall' need not look like the GWoC eh? Look at the 1,000 miles of 'walls' that Saudi Arabia is building... the one the MSM entirely ignores... it is part what we consider a wall: concrete 10-15 feet high. But much of it is Israeli-style security fencing: earth (sand in this case) mound, fence, flat smooth ground, another fence, and a road behind that. Very difficult to get across undetected! Oh sure it can be crossed or breeched easily enough, but they will KNOW someone crossed it, and that's how they infiltrators get caught. ;-)
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Male 1,762
Until your comment, I had never heard about Saudi Arabian Security Wall. That's a really interesting topic. You should submit that Telegraph article to IAB. It's well worth reading, particularly in advance of the Trump inauguration. I'm a liberal who happens to think that enhanced border security makes sense.
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Male 37,042
Yup, Squrlz4: this article, almost 2 years old, also refers to the 'physical barrier along parts of the even longer, 1,000-mile border with Yemen to the south.' Which makes it nearly as long as the US wall. >>> Remember when Israel built their security fence? DAILY attacks from both the MSM and Hamas... absolute derangement! But the Saudis build one and there is literally zero mention of it...
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Male 7,960
With millions of workers over hundreds of years....
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Male 953
"With millions of workers over hundreds of years...." JOBS!!!!
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Male 97
Yep...  remember when he promised all of the rust belt ex-industry workers  and recent college graduates that they'd have gainful employment?  Well, there you go!  They get to build an impossible wall...  More than likely with those very same tools used by the Chinese wall builders...  The costs for the shovels and mules will have to come out of the worker's pockets, though, since Mexico's not going to spend a peso for the wall and that $15 minimum wage won't be paid to those "skilled laborers" since the ruling party doesn't like organized labor (but that's another discussion from another day).
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Male 525
I'd guess the difference would be measuring something as a flat plane vs the actual topographical landscape. Like measuring a cup or bowl. Measure flat across the top vs measuring down the sides and back up. There could also be issues with placing it directly on the border so it may have to be inside the us territory by some distance which could alter the distance. It's also never been said if they will follow the landscape or flatten it for a more uniform layout..
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Male 37,042
True that! They need not follow every single curve of the Rio Grande... those change all the time actually! It can be straightened out saving miles of building. And as long as it is patrolled, much of it can be 'security fencing' or even just old-fashioned fence: as long as it is monitored and those crossing are immediately sent back, that would deter a large % of the border-jumpers.
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Male 32
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/30/the-great-wall-of-trump-would-be-the-ultimate-eminent-domain-horror-show.html - every article I have found says the same thing and none support your claims. show me where you're getting your info that proves I'm "so wrong".
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Male 32
they will have a better chance of actually building that wall in China! Do you really expect landowners to agree to a right-of-way through some of the best & most profitable farmland in Texas? Pipe dreams got this jack-ass elected and these very same landowners probably voted for him but "Trump vs cash crop" will be no contest. Ruby Reds will win every time
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Male 37,042
Humans will never walk on the moon, that's crazy! America can't do that. Hoover Dam? It will never work! No one can build a dam there! >>> Most of the land required, almost all of it, is already owned by the US Government. Much of the physical wall is already built, you can see it in this video. So no, you are just plain wrong bil128. But welcome to IAB!
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Male 1,762
Ahhhh. Good point. I was never considering the third-dimension there. No doubt that accounts for some of the missing miles. Whether it ever gets built is another question. I think the Trump administration is already beginning to soften on the wall thing; last I heard, they were talking about fences. Not mocking this turn of events, just observing.
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