President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:31 pm

We have a "shutdown". As you know I am a federal employee, however I am essential and will be working.

Hey! Not my call. :)

Meanwhile, as of last week all federal employees get an extra holiday for Christmas eve by presidential order.
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Skeeve » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:20 pm

Come on Witness, they're not slaves....
They are all indentured servants...
Most of whom are doing 10 to 20 years of indentured servitude....WTH, the exercise will do them good.
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Okay, in other news: Lindsey Graham Doubles Down On Wall Funding: 'We're Not Going To Give In'
Turning up the heat on day one of the federal government shutdown, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) promised he wouldn’t budge on demands for border wall money.

In a Fox News interview Saturday evening with Jeanine Pirro, the lawmaker called out Democrats for the division, accusing them of waging “a silly, petty fight” on the spending bill, and assuring Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) he was in for a war.

“Senator Schumer, we’re not going to abandon the wall,” Graham vowed. “We’re going to build a wall, and to all those Americans who want us to abandon the wall and open up the border, that’s what this fight’s about.”

The GOP senator then pointed to the Central American migrant caravan, which formed earlier this year looking to arrive in the U.S., as evidence of the need for a southern border crackdown. On that, Graham refused to settle.

″Senator Schumer, what does it take for you to realize that we need more money for a broken border?” he asked. “And this is about them hating Trump so much, wanting him to lose, they can’t understand that America needs to win, and we’re not going to give in. I’m a pretty reasonable guy, but we’re not going to give in on this.”

Graham’s tough talk comes just roughly 24 hours after he appeared on the network Friday, praising President Donald Trump’s push for border money and encouraging him to “dig in” further.

While a spending proposal including money for the wall passed the GOP-led House, its progress stalled in the Senate, where Democrats have ardently rejected Trump’s demands.
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by shuize » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:32 pm

Lindsey Graham is talking tough now. All well and good. But where was he two years when the Republicans weren't looking at turning over the House in just a few weeks?

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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by WildCat » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:07 am

shuize wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:32 pm
Lindsey Graham is talking tough now. All well and good. But where was he two years when the Republicans weren't looking at turning over the House in just a few weeks?
I think Graham finally realized who the Democrats really were during the Kavanaugh hearings.
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:16 am

More likely, Graham finally realized the "regular" Republicans no longer run the Republican Party.
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:16 am
More likely, Graham finally realized the "regular" Republicans no longer run the Republican Party.

I am sure the current Republicans eat plenty of fiber...
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:20 am

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:18 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:16 am
More likely, Graham finally realized the "regular" Republicans no longer run the Republican Party.

I am sure the current Republicans eat plenty of fiber...
Nope. Still full of shit. :cowbell:
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:46 pm

Somewhat related and doesn't merit its own thread.

Group that escorts migrant caravans draws more scrutiny (ABC)
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And they kept going. Thousands are now in Tijuana on the U.S. border, where they are likely to be camped for months or longer with no easy way to get into the United States, creating what is fast becoming a humanitarian crisis in this overwhelmed city.

Many blame Pueblo Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, made up of about 40 U.S. and Mexican activists.

Critics, including former allies and some of the migrants themselves, say Pueblo Sin Fronteras downplayed the dangers of such treks, especially for families and small children, and misled the participants about how long they would have to wait on the Mexican side to apply for asylum.

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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

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Nearly there, good. :mrgreen:

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Post by Skeeve » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:30 pm

Update: Over $17M donated to GoFundMe for Trump's border wall
A GoFundMe account that was created to help fund President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall has raised over $17 million.
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An opposing GoFundMe account was created to raise money for ladders so people could climb over the wall.

"Latter's To Get Over Trump's Wall" has raised over $150,000.

The counter campaign hopes to raise $100 million, stating:
Should we not reach our goal--or should they (ahem) not reach theirs--all funds raised will go to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) , a Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.
Sure it will....
And if ladders don't work, another GoFundMe account was made to support tunnels that would run underneath the border wall.

The "Support Tunnels Under Trumps Wall" campaign has made over $2,500.
Well so far the SJW-leaning side does not seem to put their money where their mouth pie-holes are....go figure.
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Asked when the government would reopen fully, Trump said he couldn't say.

"I can't tell you when the government's going to be open. I can tell you it's not going to be open until we have a wall or fence, whatever they'd like to call it," Trump said, referring to Democrats who staunchly oppose walling off the border.

Trump also argued that drug flows and human trafficking can only be stopped by a wall.

"We can't do it without a barrier. We can't do it without a wall," he said. "The only way you're going to do it is to have a physical barrier, meaning a wall. And if you don't have that then we're just not opening" the government.

Some 800,000 government workers are affected by the shutdown. Many are on the job but must wait until after the shutdown to be paid again.
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Skeeve » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:59 pm

Trump Trolls Obama In Just Three Words
President Donald Trump trolled former President Barack Obama on Thursday over the former president's past stances on illegal immigration.

"I strongly believe that we should take on, once and for all, the issue of illegal immigration," Obama tweeted in 2011.
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"I totally agree!" Trump tweeted.
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The tweet comes as Trump is working to secure funding for the border wall that he promised supporters during his campaign and has repeatedly promised throughout his presidency.

The proposed border wall is one of the measures that the president wants to use to curtail the flow of illegal immigration into the U.S., which studies have shown cost American taxpayers over $100 billion per year.

"The swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill, according to the most authoritative report on the issue yet," the Washington Examiner reported. "And despite claims from pro-illegal immigration advocates that the aliens pay significant off-setting taxes back to federal, state and local treasuries, the Federation for American Immigration Reform report tallied just $19 billion, making the final hit to taxpayers about $116 billion."
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

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Lindsey Graham Vows To Nancy Pelosi, House Democrats: 'No Wall Money, No Deal'
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) continues to back his promise that he won’t budge on his support for the demands President Donald Trump is making for border wall money, tweeting to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the House Democrats, “No Wall Money, No Deal.”
Any bets on who will blink first?

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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by gnome » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:17 pm

My prediction:

Within a week or so of being back in session, they'll agree on a measure that has a hefty spike in funds for border security and including some weasel wording like "physical infrastructure" as one of its elements. Democrats, Republicans, and Trump will all declare victory.
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:34 pm

Skeeve wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:08 am
Any bets on who will blink first?
Here's my bet: They will blink in unison and each side declare victory.
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by gnome » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:45 pm

Copycat.
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Re: President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:18 pm

I was more concise. :p

Now that I think of it, I left out the part about how "the base" will feel utterly betrayed on both sides. :coolspecs:
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Yes, but: “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of the NY Giants." - Newton