Trump plan to BUILD THAT WALL!

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/organ-pipe ... 020-02-07/
A national monument in Arizona, home to rare species and sacred Native American burial sites, is being blown up this week as part of construction for President Trump's border wall, Customs and Border Protection confirmed to CBS News. "Controlled blasting" inside Arizona's Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument began this week without consultation from the Native American nation whose ancestral land it affects, according to the congressman whose district includes the reservation.
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Have they not seen Poltergeist?

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:crying: :crying: :crying:

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https://thehill.com/homenews/administra ... aXVUQu1_zI

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The site, Monument Hill at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, is located on the Roosevelt Reservation, a 60-foot wide patch of federally owned land on the U.S.-Mexico border. The move is part of a trend seen in the administration’s border wall execution, showing priority for building on federally owned land, which doesn’t require litigation to obtain.

In August, contractors began clearing the land, which involves removing several saguaro cacti; in Arizona, it is illegal to remove a cactus without a permit.
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Kendra wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:35 pm
https://thehill.com/homenews/administra ... aXVUQu1_zI

:snippity:
The site, Monument Hill at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, is located on the Roosevelt Reservation, a 60-foot wide patch of federally owned land on the U.S.-Mexico border. The move is part of a trend seen in the administration’s border wall execution, showing priority for building on federally owned land, which doesn’t require litigation to obtain.

In August, contractors began clearing the land, which involves removing several saguaro cacti; in Arizona, it is illegal to remove a cactus without a permit.
:snippity:
How about threatening contractors with criminal proceedings even when they are building for the federal government? Or is it government staffers on this job to #MAGA #DAGA D as in Destroy.

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Arizona has a Republican governor. Nobody is going to enforce the law. :madguy:
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Pentagon to shift $3.8B for fighter planes, ships toward border wall

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/1 ... all-114891
The Trump administration plans to sap money intended to build fighter jets, ships, vehicles and National Guard equipment in order to fund barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon told Congress on Thursday, a move that has agitated Democrats and even drawn condemnation from a top House Republican.

The surprise reprogramming of another $3.8 billion, transmitted to Congress and provided to POLITICO, means the Pentagon will have forked over nearly $10 billion since last year to help pay for President Donald Trump's border wall.

But this shift in funding marks a new phase for the administration, which until now had used money set for military construction and counterdrug operations, not combat equipment. The fiscal 2020 money will be moved into drug interdiction accounts that the Pentagon tapped last year to fund border barrier projects.

A chorus of Democrats swiftly condemned the money grab, as did the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas.
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I can't disagree that we don't need more military jets and other military crap, but this is disgraceful and disgusting. There might be a few republican Congress critters who might not like this either.

Not that it matters these days.
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AndyinPA wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:16 pm
I can't disagree that we don't need more military jets and other military crap, but this is disgraceful and disgusting. There might be a few republican Congress critters who might not like this either.

Not that it matters these days.
But none that will voice their displeasure, lest they be on the receiving end of a presidential tweet.

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Now the question is do they fear more a loud tweet for the Toddler in Chief or a quiet phone call from Lockheed Martin.
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Volkonski wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Pentagon to shift $3.8B for fighter planes, ships toward border wall

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/1 ... all-114891

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How does this match the claims by impotus that he is building the greatest military evahhh :?:

#MAGA :sarcasm:

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‘Camo Ladders’ Now Being Used To Scale Border Wall
Cheap rebar ladders that hook over barriers blend in with the steel rods, say border agents.
https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5e47 ... mg00000016
Smugglers in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, are now scaling the southern border wall using inexpensive “camouflage ladders” that blend in with the barrier’s upright bars, U.S. Border Patrol officials have told the El Paso Times.

The ladders are made of cheap rusted rods of 3/8th-inch rebar with thinner poles that hook over the barrier at the top — and narrow metal cross “steps.” Used ladders litter both sides of the barrier — or are left hanging on the wall because they blend in with the upright bars or screens of the barrier and are difficult to spot, according to the newspaper.
Foiled by ladders. :lol:
To which Trump replied, Fuck the law. I don't give a fuck about the law. I want my fucking money.

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HuffPost wrote:“Somebody is making money off those ladders,” border agent Joe Romero told the Times, pointing to a ladder that had been discovered by an eagle-eyed colleague and destroyed. The ladders began making an appearance last May, he said.

Twenty feet of rebar used in the ladders costs 99 pesos — about $5.30 — at a hardware store in Juarez, according to the El Paso Times.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

#MAGA :sarcasm:


Mexico is paying for the wall by providing the US with free scrap metal :blackeye:

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Border Wall Construction
Construction of new border wall being built east of Douglas, Arizona.


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Last week the Fake News said that a section of our powerful, under construction, Southern Border Wall “fell over”, trying to make it sound terrible, except the reason was that the concrete foundation was just poured & soaking wet when big winds kicked in. Quickly fixed “forever”.
:roll:

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Another Trump quick fix? It should work about as well as all his other quick fixes.
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I hope some reporter will fact check this.

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A competent contractor would have braced the fence for several days to let the concrete cure.

But we aren’t dealing with competence.

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Grumpy Old Guy wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:29 pm
A competent contractor would have braced the fence for several days to let the concrete cure.

But we aren’t dealing with competence.
Yeah - even if the fence doesn't blow over, you don't want it wobbling in the foundations and getting loose.

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Grumpy Old Guy wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:29 pm
A competent contractor would have braced the fence for several days to let the concrete cure.

But we aren’t dealing with competence.
Trump is rushing it - including stealing money from earmarked military projects -- because he wants to use it as a campaign rally point of "win", promises kept. :yankyank:
To which Trump replied, Fuck the law. I don't give a fuck about the law. I want my fucking money.

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Kendra wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:52 pm


https:// mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1229091017732784134
Last week the Fake News said that a section of our powerful, under construction, Southern Border Wall “fell over”, trying to make it sound terrible, except the reason was that the concrete foundation was just poured & soaking wet when big winds kicked in. Quickly fixed “forever”.
:roll:
Nahhh - that's the trumpian contribution to modern art installations :lol:

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mm hmmm..
foundation failed because of forces applied before it was cured, and we're gonna do a "quick fix" "forever"..

Concrete doesn't work that way. I'm an Electrical Engineer and still I know that.
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But... doesn't he know more about concrete than everyone else?

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:lol: Ingenious trick defeats Trump’s expensive border wall — and costs only 99 pesos
February 14, 2020 | https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/ingeni ... -99-pesos/
President Donald Trump is proposing to divert another $3.8 billion from the Pentagon to pay for his border wall — which he had promised would be paid for by Mexico.

After Mexico refused to pick up the tab, U.S. taxpayers have been paying for Trump’s expensive project. And there is now a new trick that makes it easy to circumvent the structure.

“Smugglers in Juárez have engineered camouflage hook-and-ladders made of rebar that blend in so well with the border wall that it can be hard to detect, according to U.S. Border Patrol. The ladders are the same rust brown color as the mesh panels or steel beams of the fence,” the El Paso Times reported Friday. https://www.elpasotimes.com/videos/news ... 766358002/

“The ladders appear to be made with two poles of 3/8-inch rebar and four thinner poles, outfitted with steps and bent over at the end in a U, to hook on the top of the wall,” the newspaper explained. “It’s the sort of cubed rebar support structure used in construction in Mexico, called castillo.”

The cost of the tool is unbelievably cheap. “Six meters of castillo costs 99 pesos, or about $5.30, at the Hágalo — or Do It Yourself — True Value hardware store in Juárez. There is no indication that smugglers are shopping at that store in particular,” the newspaper noted.


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