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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    If we can do that on a street, why not the border?

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    So we’re all happy with a police state now?

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Boeing Co. — is installing the hi-tech physical security system between the US and Mexico. The original plan called for a completion date by December 2009 at a cost of $1.1 billion for a virtual fence. According to the report obtained by NACOP, Boeing requested that completion date to be amended by seven years.

  4. Becca

    Becca said, about 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    I am not happy about it one little bit.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @earthworm

    “….the police state does NOT have to be “bad”.”

    No, Adrian, from an academic or philosophical viewpoint a police state does not have to be bad. Historically, there have only been cruel, brutal, oppressive police states. I hope you’ll forgive me if I don’t believe the next police state will be benevolent.

  6. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    1000+ international airports are our biggest border and they are loaded with cameras and security.


    I know, I know. That doesn’t help you to keep the messkins out.

  7. DeadManTalking

    DeadManTalking said, about 2 years ago

    Hey, I like the Mexicans and everyone else. Stop being so provincial.

  8. dave_at_efi

    dave_at_efi GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    It’s no deterrent to a brain-washed suicide bomber.

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years ago

    NOT happy with this. After all, we got pictures just from the many people around with phones — so on what grounds do we need cameras everywhere like in London?

  10. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    Actually, a lot more come through our Southern border. But, I agree, we should be a lot more strict about who we let come in here on airplanes as well.
    I don’t care where they come from, England, Ireland, Mexico, Chechnya, if they are breaking our laws, we should demand that they leave our country until they come legally. If they overstay their visas, kick them out!

    All of those countries already do it, so should we.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 2 years ago

    @earthworm

    Hey I like the thought. Tolerance. Now tell me, does that mean we should “tolerate” whoever decides to cross the border at whatever location they choose with or without the legal authority to do so?

    But , again, I agree with the camera thing too.
    It would be better to open some new bases every so often on the border, and assign returning troops to them and initiate patrols with the authority to stop illegal invasions into our sovereign territory by all and sundry. Isn’t that a “constitutional” mandate ?

    Article one section eight enumerates the powers of congress, one of which is:

    To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

    You guys really should read all of section eight and utilize it in your next run up to 2nd amendment gun control.

    We have a lot of men and women coming home with no jobs for them. Will you simply turn them loose on the streets and tell them good luck?

  12. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @motivemagus

    “After all, we got pictures just from the many people around with phones”


    The most useful pictures came from stationary cameras. I don’t like the idea of additional cameras and surveillance any more than you do, but it is being expanded privately as well as publicly whether we like it or not.

  13. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Tigger

    So the ’Private business security camera" caught the image of the bomber … and you decry / “Thank Obama for the Police State” …any inconsistency there ? Hmmmmm !

  14. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 2 years ago

    I’m thankful the technology made it possible to capture a bomber who had more bombs to use on Americans in just 5 days. But it does bring to mind Orwell’s “1984” and the trend to Big Brother dictatorship. All in the name of safety and security.
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    I am happy that the authorities and residents coped successfully and defeated the goal of terrorists= public panic.
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    @motivemagus….happenstance cellphone cameras could not provide dependable and reliable videos such as in the department store where the pressure cookers were bought by the planned bombs. Video monitors enabled the police to Identify the men placing the bombs, one behind the 8-year old boy that was one of the murdered by Islamic JIhadists.

  15. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    We aren’t that bad yet. The UK has cameras everywhere and cops talk to people using speakers. Drop a candy wrapper in some areas and a disemobied voice will tell you to pick it up.

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