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Bannon's group built the wall a mile of it, anyway over the weekend
Yahoo! News ^ | May 27, 2019 | Melissa Rossi

Posted on 05/27/2019 9:13:44 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

BARCELONA, Spain — In what might be seen as a Memorial Day gift to President Trump, residents of a mountain range outside of El Paso today woke up to a new vista—a mile-long wall of metal slats constructed along the border with Mexico that just shot up over the weekend. The secret project, which started on Friday evening and was completed by Monday morning, was the work of We Build the Wall, a new group whose director is the former White House strategist Steve Bannon. The CEO is Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage, who had raised $20 million to build the wall through his GoFundMe project, but it appeared to be floundering until Bannon took the helm.

Bannon, who for much of the weekend was in Kazakhstan for a geopolitical seminar, says the project, overseen by construction mogul Tommy Fisher of North Dakota-based Fisher Industries, involved hundreds of workers and cost $6 million.

He says his group asked local authorities what is the most dangerous part of the border with Mexico, and they were pointed to this precarious mountain strip, “where the cartels and asylum seekers are coming in” through a gap between two 21-mile strips of completed wall. The group hastily “purchased the rights” to the land and went at it Friday evening. “We had to catch them by surprise,” says Bannon, who predicts residents are “gonna freak out” when they see what was erected over the past two days.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: border; briankolfage; buildthewall; elpaso; fisherindustries; gofundme; kazakhstan; northdakota; stevebannon; stevebannonwall; tommyfisher; trumpwall; webuildthewall
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1 posted on 05/27/2019 9:13:44 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Good on him.


2 posted on 05/27/2019 9:19:30 AM PDT by VTenigma (The Democrat party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I think it is a good move, but in the pictures it doesn’t look like it goes far under ground to deter diggers, unless I am missing something.


3 posted on 05/27/2019 9:24:56 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

All the haters said it was impossible!! Bahaha where ya at now? https://t.co/tTUWhfWr3r@NoLongerIgnored @DonaldJTrumpJr @realDonaldTrump @TeamTrump @FoxNews @TrumpStudents @bennyjohnson @SebGorka @KayaJones @DeplorableChoir @DustinStockton @GOPLeader— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) May 27, 2019

Mark, You said it could not be done without Congress...

4 posted on 05/27/2019 9:29:49 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We built up a mountain where the @USArmy Corps of Engineers said it was impossible to build! NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE! @DonaldJTrumpJr @DRUDGE @MorningsMaria @RyanAFournier @RealJamesWoods @DeplorableChoir @BreitbartNews @BuzzFeed @LouDobbs @TrumpStudents @BreitbartNews pic.twitter.com/ogtaJVWKCW— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) May 27, 2019


5 posted on 05/27/2019 9:34:27 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: Dr. Sivana; Liz

“...it doesn’t look like it goes far under ground to deter diggers...”

Fisher isn’t going to put up junk. He’s looking at future contracts and his reputation. What we can’t see was no doubt put in ahead of the slatted wall when the photos were taken. Betcha there’s some neat secret stuff in that footer too.


6 posted on 05/27/2019 9:37:42 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Impressive achievement by American entrepreneurs.


7 posted on 05/27/2019 9:38:08 AM PDT by karnage
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I’m private land, with private money. As soon as the media returns from it’s weekend at the gay bars, it is going to freak.


8 posted on 05/27/2019 9:38:11 AM PDT by tcrlaf (They told me it could never happen in America. And then it did....ew)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Excellent.


9 posted on 05/27/2019 9:38:55 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They couldn’t leave out “....His political activities in Europe geared to shift the EU to the hard right....” Hard right meaning folks who love their country and hertiage and would prefer to keep them. That kind of “hard right”? But, awesome wall job. How long before they’re sued into removing it? Enviros, demolib judge, cartel complaining about interfering with commerce?


10 posted on 05/27/2019 9:44:27 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Dr. Sivana

There are other videos from the Fisher group about their process. 6 ft deep concrete foundation to prevent tunneling & fiber optic motion sensing cable on both sides of the fence that can distinguish between vehicles and human steps to allow border agents time to respond.

From Company Spokesman “We’re also adding paved roadways and we’re adding value added by using all weathering steel instead of just regular carbon steel to take the life of the barrier to 75 years versus 25 to 30, and then finishing it probably 2.5 to 3 times as fast.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7u-xcmVzEY


11 posted on 05/27/2019 9:45:45 AM PDT by JayGalt (You can't teach a donkey how to tap dance.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I love that this story broke on a public holiday. I can’t wait to see the lefties’ heads (both media and political) exploding tomorrow.


12 posted on 05/27/2019 9:48:35 AM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Great news. Private hands, not government, could probably have a complete border wall built in 6 months. Wish it could happen.


13 posted on 05/27/2019 9:53:05 AM PDT by Cedar
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Bttt.

5.56mm


14 posted on 05/27/2019 9:54:42 AM PDT by M Kehoe (DRAIN THE SWAMP! BUILD THE WALL!)
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To: ryderann

Considering they put up a mile of wall in mountainous terrain in a weekend, I doubt there’s any surprises... yet.

But depending on how much of the area they purchased, surprises can be put into the ground behind the wall.


15 posted on 05/27/2019 9:55:26 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

Will the MSM even report on it?


16 posted on 05/27/2019 9:56:59 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Interesting that someone decided to build a section of wall, leave a gap, and build another section of wall. Almost as if they didn’t want the wall to work.


17 posted on 05/27/2019 9:57:45 AM PDT by Tymesup
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Any gaps in the wall will funnel the illegal immigrants into a smaller area that is easier for the CBP to monitor and intercept any possible invaders.


18 posted on 05/27/2019 10:11:42 AM PDT by Grognard49
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They somehow avoided the lawyers.

How can all those legal documents be executed so quickly?

Expect subsequent court actions challenging the dotting of I’s and the crossings of T’s.


19 posted on 05/27/2019 10:27:52 AM PDT by arrogantsob (See "Chaos and Mayhem" at Amazon.com)
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To: Tymesup

My thought exactly. All the better to collect tolls with my dear.


20 posted on 05/27/2019 10:31:36 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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