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US Pop. Hits 300,000,000 (Not Politcally Correct)  
User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

As many of you know, the US Population hit 300,000,000 this week.
Here's the photograph of the 300 millionth person to enter the United States.





*Credit for initial idea goes to the Tonight Show, where they showed "footage" of illegals hopping the fence. Number 300,000,000 was presented with a free Green Card.

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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

Yeah, I weas just thinking, we could be back down to 275,000,000 if we could unass all the illegal immigrants from the country . . . ain't that special  irked 

User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9956 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1912 times:
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Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Thread starter):
Here's the photograph of the 300 millionth person to enter the United States.

Why is the 300,000,000th the one who looks like he's gonna make it over first?? Do the two that follow him count as negative people???



EDIT: never mind, I was thinking this was taken from the Mexican side....

[Edited 2006-10-22 06:45:54]


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User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 2):



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 2):
Why is the 300,000,000th the one who looks like he's gonna make it over first?? Do the two that follow him count as negative people???

I think they are coming down, not going over, like the pic was taken on US soil, making the numbers chronologically correct.



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User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

What's that picture?

I see a fence there.

So what was the deal with the 10,000 build or don't build a fence topics then??  spin 

Maybe it's only a fence in a small section, I suppose? But not doing a stellar job it would appear. I mean, if people actually PREFER to cross where there is a fence... LOL! Why would a longer fence be different? I always thought the US boder with Mexico was something like this border:




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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

Quoting Derico (Reply 4):
Maybe it's only a fence in a small section, I suppose? But not doing a stellar job it would appear. I mean, if people actually PREFER to cross where there is a fence... LOL! Why would a longer fence be different? I always thought the US boder with Mexico was something like this border:

You are correct. In heavily populated areas right along the border, you will often find a fence, such as in San Diego. However, out in Middle-of-Nowhere, New Mexico and Arizona there is no fence.
This is why I just laugh to myself when people talk about how the new proposed fence will "only" be 700 miles even though the US/Mexico border is 2,000.
A) The Rio Grande is a natural border along the entire Texas-Mexico border. Not much need to put a fence there.
B) Fences (though crude) are already built in some places along the border


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12511 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1857 times:
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Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
we could be back down to 275,000,000 if we could unass all the illegal immigrants from the country

Who'll do all the low paid jobs when that happens?



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1854 times:

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 6):
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
we could be back down to 275,000,000 if we could unass all the illegal immigrants from the country

Who'll do all the low paid jobs when that happens?

Guest Worker Program Scbriml, that's the hot ticket.

Instead of our Senate spewing partisan horseshit in volumes, perhaps they oughta get to the business of unscrewing Iraq, getting Illegal Immigration handled, bringing down the costs of Prescription Drugs, repairing Social Security, tossing out Illegal Immigrants, on and on and on.

If we could get by partisan politics we could get a hell of a lot done.


User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 5):

But why do people prefer to jump that fence and not go where there is none? Is the border river that big??

I thought since the whole area was a desert that the river would be half dry most of the time, like the 'river' in the picture I put, which is on the Argentina-Bolivia border.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

Quoting Derico (Reply 8):
But why do people prefer to jump that fence and not go where there is none? Is the border river that big??

I thought since the whole area was a desert that the river would be half dry most of the time, like the 'river' in the picture I put, which is on the Argentina-Bolivia border.

Parts of the Rio Grande are very turbulent with rather swift currents. The Rio Grande claims dozens of lives each year from immigrants trying to swim across.
Here is one photo of the Rio Grande. Parts of it are like this. Other parts, to my knowledge, are probably like the river of the photo you posted. But along the US/Mexico border, it looks more like this:


Quoting Derico (Reply 8):
But why do people prefer to jump that fence and not go where there is none?

Probably because they'd have to walk tens of miles to simply go around the fences that are in place already. Which sounds easier: Jumping a 15-20 foot tall fence or walking tens of miles down the border to the middle of nowhere, and then once going around the fence, walking back to get to some form of civilization?


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