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The latest on Trump's "wall"

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote: Like I said so many times, the President should not have the powers to involve the military; why don't the Dem's put in some laws to prevent these things. It is time to do more than "oversight" make some strong limits on the power of any President. Mulvany said today he will make sure a "wall" will come. How sick is this stupid government; who is going to do something about this "mobster" bunch. Pelosi on her own can't do much.
    I agree. Trump has way, way too much power. And it looks like another government shutdown is imminent, because talks broke down. This is no way to run a country. I hope the people who voted for trump are fed up with his bullshit, I know I am and I never voted for this asshole.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    Schmidt:

    Here is a while we all would like to see:

    https://www.gocomics.com/stevebenson/2019/01/29

    Good cartoon of wall/fence/steel slatted barrier surrounding the White House. Didn't I read that the steel picket fence around the White House was increased in height a few years ago? Too many "terrorists" were jumping the wall.
  • Independent
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    Schmidt Wrote:
    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    Schmidt:

    Here is a while we all would like to see:

    https://www.gocomics.com/stevebenson/2019/01/29

    Good cartoon of wall/fence/steel slatted barrier surrounding the White House. Didn't I read that the steel picket fence around the White House was increased in height a few years ago? Too many "terrorists" were jumping the wall.
    Yes great cartoon; however I'm missing all the "military" and "drones" and the "tent" city as well the "ICE" people.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    I'm afraid that we are between a rock and a hard place again.

    See the source image

    The sticking point has been Democrats' demands for funding fewer detention beds for people detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) than the Trump administration seeks. Republicans want to increase the number as part of their drive to speed immigrant deportations.

    Although the Republicans in congress don't want another shutdown, Mick Mulvaney said that he would not rule it out.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/shutdown-looms-talks-stall-detention-policies-190211035642261.html

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Schmidt:

    The height of the White House fence WAS increased recently.

    The overall height will be 13 feet and 1 inch. The fence itself will be 10 feet and 7 inches, and will also include anti-climbing measures on the top. The fence itself is 5 feet taller than the old fence, and will include ram-proof gates.

    https://wtop.com/white-house/2017/02/white-house-getting-bigger-fence/slide/1/

  • Liberal Democrat
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    We have another thread on the border wall, but it certainly looks like Trump is not taking "no" for an answer, even if he has to concoct phony stories about much of his wall is already being built, and thus his new slogan "Finish the Wall", which he debuted at his El Paso rally. The conference committee proposed legislation will pass both the House and the Senate with some Democrats voting "no" to adhere to their "no compromise" ideological promises from their campaigns.

    Donald Trump will sign it and claim it is a "down payment". Then he will go into what executive actions he will take to shift money around to "finish the wall". Eventually it will fade as a controversy unless Ann Coulter calls him out again.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    "Half of the six contractors that built border wall prototypes had questionable track records, including one contractor that the Army Corps of Engineers felt was too risky to do future business with, "

    pogo.org/analysis/2018/04/bad-actors-am...

  • Independent
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    "Half of the six contractors that built border wall prototypes had questionable track records, including one contractor that the Army Corps of Engineers felt was too risky to do future business with, "

    pogo.org/analysis/2018/04/bad-actors-am...

    Yes Chet that is correct; the one's who do get the "contract" already have "agreements" (read "loyalty") with Trump to "overprice" in order via the "backdoor" give Trump his "commission" just as Manafort got his the same way from the Ukrainians/Russians. But yeah Schmidt does not believes this. I bet it is true. I found that out in reality via aircraft deals. So nothing new.
  • Center Left
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    This post is not on the topic of "the wall". It was something shared by Keith Olbermann on Facebook. Anthony Bourdain makes serious and poignant comments about "Mexico". I found it very interesting. I am not as capable at copying things from the internet so after a Google search I found it. I hope most will see the details contained and realize it.

    explorepartsunknown.com/mexico/bourdain...

  • Liberal Democrat
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    TJ -- Thanks for sharing the Anthony Bourdain perspective on Mexico. It is spot on. Donald Trump himself should very well share that view given how many Mexicans and other Latinos from Latin America that he employs at his golf courses, hotels, casinos, and such. But instead he panders to the racist nationalists focusing on the worst element of illegal immigrants instead of the good.

    I have employed casual Mexican labor at times doing yard work, painting, and housework. They are all excellent workers. When I lived in Texas a Mexican crew replaced the roof on my house. I give them an "A" grade.

    I believe that Mexicans have enhanced our culture -- our food certainly -- but much more. We will rue the day when much of our economy and society as whole starts disintegrating because we have built an "invisible wall" that disallows Mexican workers into our cities, farms and homes just because the color of their skin doesn't look like that of Norwegians.

    Anyway, the solid state drive HP computer that I am writing this post on was custom designed for me in the USA and built in Mexico. It works great. My previous computer was built in China, but I really like my Mexican computer better.