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Wed Apr 5, 2017, 06:23 PM

A Full Border Wall With Mexico? Unlikely, Homeland Security Chief Says

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — John F. Kelly, the homeland security secretary, said Wednesday that it was doubtful that a wall along the full border with Mexico would ever be built, despite an oft-repeated campaign promise by President Trump.

“It is unlikely that we will build a wall from sea to shining sea,” Mr. Kelly told senators on the Homeland Security Committee.

Instead, Mr. Kelly said, the department would look to build physical barriers — including fencing and concrete walls — in places that made sense. He said the department was still studying the best places to construct such barriers, though he said he could not give an estimate of the cost.

The first bids for prototypes of the border wall were due Tuesday. According to people briefed on the agency’s plan, the first new section of the wall will be built on a short strip of federally owned land in San Diego, where there is already fencing.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/05/us/politics/john-kelly-homeland-security-border-wall-mexico.html?_r=0



So no full wall and want to demo part of the existing wall to build a new wall. Yep. makes sense to me

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Response to duncang (Original post)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 06:24 PM

1. Just enough for a "photo op"? n/t

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Response to duncang (Original post)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 06:26 PM

2. in the end the Trump leg humpers will believe this is what Trump meant all along..

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 06:30 PM

3. Yup!!!

 

With each passing day,another one of Dipstick Donnies Campaign promises bites the dust. Nobody wants the damn thing. At least those with a I.Q. above room temp.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 06:37 PM

7. I wonder if they are tired of winning yet?

I'm expecting dipshit donnie to come out saying "who know it was so complicated?"

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Response to duncang (Original post)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 06:34 PM

4. If They Ever Build the Full Wall They Won't be Able to Use it as Campaign Issue Any more

its not like Republicans are actually bright enough to see its a boondoggle

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Response to duncang (Original post)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 06:34 PM

5. I said all along there would be no full length wall. The terrain is part of the issue

 

Not all 2000 miles are "wall friendly"
But a lot of fools will still think he's gonna build it

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Response to 7962 (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 07:04 PM

8. Yeah, somebody keeps putting national boundaries right smack on rivers.

How inconvenient.

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 07:12 PM

9. And those rivers sometimes move!

 

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Response to duncang (Original post)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 06:36 PM

6. If they were really, really serious about a "wall" on the border, they'd make it a virtual wall.

Between electronic sensors and other technology, a physical wall is pretty much a waste of time, dollars and effort.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 08:20 PM

10. Border Patrol already uses advanced sensors and many types of mixed technology


Thermal and night vision technology is very effective.

Both sides listen into each other's intercepts and we know that they know and track individual agents in the remote areas (where most of the drugs are now being run).

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Response to duncang (Original post)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 09:26 PM

11. Not what his boss said

These comments are bullshit from a secretary of a executive branch agency because his boss means what he said:

"He (republican45) repeated the assertion most recently at a news conference in January of this year when he shot back at a reporter who asked him about the fence: "On the fence—it's not a fence. It's a wall. You just misreported it. We're going to build a wall."
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/02/16/politics/trump-border-wall/index.html

This idiot wants to build an actual wall, made of re enforced concrete and rebar and Russian steel just like the pipelines.

DO NOT LET JOHN KELLY OR TRUMP OR ANY REPUBLICAN SIDE STEP OR DEADPAN THE SIGNIFICANT STUPIDITY OF BUILDING A FUCKING WALL ALONG A NATIONAL BOARDER.

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Response to duncang (Original post)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 09:45 PM

12. How about drug sniffing dogs!?? Better stay seated, Donald.

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Response to duncang (Original post)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 10:41 PM

13. Drug Testing!

 

I demand every person in this administration pass a private full screen including hair!

If they want us to do it for food or medical aid, they who control our nuclear arsenal and our lives and freedom, really need to do this.

They are behaving like strung out meth heads.

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