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... post guards 24/7 that have eyes on every inch of the wall,

Fun with numbers:

So how many people would it take to man the wall 24/7? The guards need to be able to see every inch of the wall, and respond within moments when they see someone coming over the top. I figure a 100 yard segment of the wall would be a good start for each person's patrol zone.

The border is 6,4011 miles. That makes 1,126,593.6 sections of 100 yards each.

People need to sleep, so figure three guards for each segment. We're up to a guard force of 3.3M, and that is with everyone working 7 days/wk with no vacations or sick time. The combined Army National Guard force of all the states and territories is a tenth of that number.

Maybe GenDyne could develop a version of the old German S mine, except, instead of spraying shrapnel, they spray indelible, florescent, radioactive die so the people thus sprayed can be easily detected and rounded up. They could probably figure it out in 30 years, with about $40B in "development" funding. Of course, then the people coming across would be wearing plastic coveralls that would catch the dye, then be discarded, but GenDyne wouldn't mention that in their presentation to the pols whose pockets are stuffed with "protected free speech".

Steve
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