Canada & The United States: Bizarre Borders

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 3 years ago Misc

The longest, straightest, boringest border in the world.
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Female 6,381
DromEd. Your team tried that in 1812. Our guys kicked you out and burned the White House. No offense.
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Male 3,411
i fell asleep.
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Male 36,542
@patchy: The drone is really new. It`s mostly there for training. Several American border crossings (into Manitoba) double as training stations also.

There`s a road made out of a lot of it! Some fellow made a Documentary about riding his bicycle across it. It was surprisingly interesting!
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Male 7,123
Gerry,

Jeremy Clarkson is a toad with only one redeeming feature; he once punched Piers Morgan. Actually, that counts for a lot, so basically a good egg.
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Male 7,123
If you are going to have the longest border in the world then having it with Canada is a lucky break.
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Male 5,811
[quote]Without GPS, you can only draw a straight line using line of sight[/quote]
Not exactly. I did a few transects for my undergrad honours class (even though I detest field work), and using low-tech equipment such as a compass, it is extremely difficult, especially in thick trees to make a straight line, even one that isn`t very long.
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Male 5,811
The cut line is quite interesting. Apparently a drone flies from Manitoba west to the coast, every day. I guess there`s a good number of people sneaking drugs across uncontrolled border crossings.
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Female 3,696
QueenZira,

Hi Diddly-Ho Neighbourinos!


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Female 2,228
Handimanner, well they`re forever telling the rest of us that aren`t they? Besides Molly Ivins had too much good sense to be a Texan....
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Male 2,096
Molly Ivins was Texan which, of course, is a different country.
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Male 14,775
Same difference. It`s not like they`re Mexicans
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Male 12,365
[quote]see this is why politicians should just be killed when they decide they`re going to be a politician... turning a straight line into 8000 line segments all in the name of... greed I guess, that extra 4 acres of forest got me another 5 cents when I sold it to some pioneer[/quote]

The reason was clearly and much more plausibly explained in the video - it was impossible to mark a straight line thousands of miles long in that terrain on the earth before GPS existed.

Well, I suppose it was theoretically possible, but they would have had to cut down or through everything more than a few feet high. Trees, hills, ridges, *everything*.

Without GPS, you can only draw a straight line using line of sight, so you would have to cut down or through *everything* that blocked line of sight. Even then, it wouldn`t be exactly straight - there would be some deviation between sighting points, so you`d get thousands of line segments anyway.
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Female 2,228
I think it was the late great Canadian Molly Ivins who said, "Living next to the US is like being neighbors with the Simpsons," to which I say...Yeah you`re probably right. But If we`re the Simpsons, then that means Canadians are:



That`s right Canada, embrace your inner Flanders.
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Male 31
see this is why politicians should just be killed when they decide they`re going to be a politician... turning a straight line into 8000 line segments all in the name of... greed I guess, that extra 4 acres of forest got me another 5 cents when I sold it to some pioneer
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Male 2,371
Seems invading Canada would have been easier.
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Male 37,910

Canada should start building a fence soon.

By the way, according to Jeremy Clarkson, puffins are delicious.
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Female 8,044
Link: Canada & The United States: Bizarre Borders [Rate Link] - The longest, straightest, boringest border in the world.
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