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Profile Gary Charpentier
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Message 1420275 - Posted: 25 Sep 2013, 22:13:56 UTC

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/9/25/living-under-thelawofbordersecurity.html wrote:
"It's got a tarp with what looks like [drug] bundles," a voice says over the two-way radio. More details are supplied: southbound at 80 mph. The truck makes several turns before heading east on an unpaved road, according to an audio recording of the pursuit obtained by KRGV-TV, a local station. The truck charges east on Mile Seven. "We have a clear spot." The radio goes silent for 14 seconds. Sharpshooter Miguel Avila takes aim at the pickup truck. "Shots fired! Shots fired!"

No "bundles" were found. The pickup truck was carrying a group of Guatemalan migrants who had slipped across the border in search of jobs further north. Two were killed. According to autopsy reports, Marcos Antonio Castro Estrada, 29, and Jose Leonardo Coj Cumar, 32, died from gunshot wounds. Both were husbands and fathers, said the Guatemalan consul. Cumar had set out for the U.S. to find work to pay for a surgery for his son.

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Message 1420344 - Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 1:11:47 UTC

Is this what some are hoping to see more of?
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Message 1420346 - Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 1:26:01 UTC
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No Robert, I have never liked borders. I love driving in Europe, were all I see is a small sign letting me know I am in a different Country.
I read yesterday, that Lech Walesa called for the elimination of a border with Germany and to once again become one Nation.
Will it fly? Not sure, but he planted a seed.
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Message 1420467 - Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 9:07:58 UTC
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I remember Lech well with Solidarity at the Gdańsk Shipyard in 1980, not sure about this idea though.

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Some of the joys of visiting Europe years ago, were collecting the different stamps you got on your passport, changing your money for all the new pretty coloured banknotes, doing the currency conversions in you head to see if the souvenirs were a rip off. Each country had its own distinct identity. These days on a coach tour of Europe it gets to the stage where you consult the itinerary and say, well if its Thursday, this must be France etc. The EU just seems a grey mish mash to me. I don't want to see borders like the Berlin wall, or this silly business between Spain and Gibraltar, or the Mexican/USA border problems, but I would like more than a roadside sign to indicate that I might be entering a different culture.

Illegal immigration is a worldwide problem, with seemingly half the world wanting to live in the other half. Perhaps one answer is not to enforce borders, but to remove the governments and leaders from power in the countries where no-one wants to live in any more, and make them attractive to stay in after all. But it won't happen of course, so what we see will continue. The link posted earlier concerns Texas, just one of the 50 US States. Judging by their attitude, how long before Texas declares UDI, and puts up a 15ft high electrified barbed wire fence around itself? Berlin Wall MkII, here we come.

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