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  • The U.S. Military Stands Ready To Send More Troops To The Southern Border

    04/13/2019 10:19:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2019 | Julio Rosas
    While meeting with the German Minister of Defense, Ursula von der Leyen, Acting Secretary of Defense Partick Shanahan told reporters the U.S. Department of Defense is prepared to send even more troops to the southern border. “First of all, it shouldn't come as a surprise that we'll provide more support to the border,” Shanahan said. “The way I tend to frame that is: Our support is very elastic, and given the deterioration there at the border you would expect that we would provide more support.” Shanahan revealed he has not received another request for more service members from the U.S....
  • Pentagon to pick which projects will pay for the wall

    04/11/2019 11:22:35 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 18 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | April 11, 2019 | Paul Szoldra and Jeff Schogol
    "I request that you identify, by May 10, 2019, existing military construction projects of sufficient value to provide up to $3.6 billion in funding for my consideration," Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan wrote in an April 11 memo to Elaine McCusker, the Pentagon's comptroller. "You are not to consider family housing, barracks, or dormitory projects; projects that have already been awarded; or projects that have fiscal year 2019 award dates."
  • Cuellar: Border wall construction in Starr County cut from 8 to 4 miles

    04/10/2019 8:18:52 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 27 replies
    Brownsville Herald ^ | 10 April 2019 | LORENZO ZAZUETA-CASTRO
    U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, announced Wednesday that the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers would only be constructing four of the eight miles originally slated for Starr County, according to a news release... The change of order from eight miles to four miles would make it so construction would bypass La Grulla and Roma entirely.
  • Pentagon awards first border wall contracts using diverted funds

    04/09/2019 2:52:46 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 50 replies
    CBS ^ | APRIL 9, 2019 | GRACE SEGERS
    The Department of Defense has awarded nearly $1 billion in contracts to two companies for construction related to a wall along the southern border, the first such contracts to be awarded since President Trump declared a national emergency. According to a notice on the Pentagon's website, the Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $789 million contract to the company SLSCO Ltd., from Galveston, Texas, for "border replacement wall construction" in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Barnard Construction Co. Inc., of Bozeman, Montana, was awarded a contract worth $187 million for "design-bid-build construction project for primary pedestrian wall replacement" in Yuma, Arizona.
  • First (DoD) border wall construction contracts expected to be awarded this week

    04/08/2019 11:20:22 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 8 April 2019 | Ryan Browne
    The first contracts to support the construction of President Donald Trump's much-sought-after border wall are expected to be awarded this week using Pentagon funds, two US defense officials tell CNN... as early as Tuesday. The contracts are to support work... in Yuma, Arizona (11 miles), and the New Mexico part of the El Paso sector (46 miles), which also includes Texas.
  • Some 450 Miles of New US Border Wall Expected Completed By 2021

    04/05/2019 9:06:18 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 29 replies
    Sputnik (Russian) ^ | 6 April 2019 | Sputnik
    “By the end of around December of 2020 the total amount of money that we will have put in the ground in the last couple of years will be about 450 miles, that's probably about $8 billion, a total of about 33 different projects." US Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General and Chief of Engineers Todd Semonite said during a roundtable discussion on immigration with President Donald Trump.
  • Fascism: It Isn’t What It Used To Be

    04/05/2019 6:53:04 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-5-19 | MOTUS
    Well it looks like President Trump won’t be shutting the border down after all. Probably due to the whining and gnashing of teeth from both big business and labor. And avocado consumers.Remember the last time we were invaded by foreigners? We went to war, and that invasion wasn’t even on the mainland. I’m not advocating war, yet, but you would think an invasion of historic proportion like we are currently experiencing might warrant some short term sacrifices on the part of Americans whose grandchildren will be the ones most effected by this “complete transformation of America.” I guess not. The...
  • New Border Wall Construction Underway In Hidalgo County

    04/04/2019 3:02:44 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 75 replies
    KURV ^ | 4 April 2019 | JSALINAS
    Construction is starting this week on NEW segments of the levee wall system in Hidalgo County. The Customs and Border Protection Bureau issued a news release today stating construction will begin on a total of 13 miles of NEW levee wall.
  • Governing By Democratic Fiat

    04/04/2019 7:34:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 21 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-4-19 | MOTUS
    I solved the Republican’s AND the Democrat’s most pressing national issues in my sleep last night. I must have been visited by both Athena and Minerva, the Greek and Roman goddesses of wisdom, while I slumbered as I woke with the resolution to the prickliest problems of the day. Allow me to insert here my preemptory mea culpa for citing exclusively Western civilization/Euro-centric goddesses as the source of my received knowledge. I hereby recognize my white privilege in doing so and promise to reference the African deities of wisdom next time I enjoy a dream of enlightenment.Now, on to the...
  • Marines’ TOP general let internal memo leak opposing Trump’s use of funds for border wall

    04/04/2019 7:07:01 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 139 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 4/4/19 | Jon Dougherty
    If you still wondered what kind of opposition POTUS Donald Trump faces on a daily basis to any and all of his efforts to staunch the flow of illegal immigration and regain operational control over our southwest border, this will serve as just the latest example. In a highly improper and extremely controversial move, the Marine Corps’ top commander, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller, let a pair of internal memos leak to NBC News and the Los Angeles Times in an attempt to embarrass his commander-in-chief over is decision to shift some Pentagon funding to border wall...
  • Here's where the Trump administration plans to build the border wall

    03/29/2019 8:17:37 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | March 29, 2019 | Priscilla Alvarez and Bob Ortega,
    In a February 25 memo to the Defense Department, the Department of Homeland Security identifies four sectors along the southern border that require reinforcement through barriers, light installation and other measures. Combined, the mileage amounts to approximately 218 miles of new or replacement barrier... The four sectors listed are: El Centro, Yuma, Tucson and El Paso... In the El Centro sector, the Department of Homeland Security requests the replacement of around 15 miles of existing vehicle barrier with new pedestrian fencing, in addition to light installation. The project is located in Imperial County, California. In the Yuma sector, the Department...
  • Limbaugh: If POTUS Trump shuts down the border, builds the wall, ‘no Dem can beat him in 2020’

    03/29/2019 7:06:57 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 42 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/29/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh on Thursday discussed POTUS Donald Trump’s latest threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border in order to deal with rising numbers of illegal aliens who are stretching border and customs’ resources past the breaking point, noting that if he were to do that and build portions of a wall, he would become unbeatable next year. In an interview with another talk show behemoth, Sean Hannity, on the latter’s Fox News program, Limbaugh said that the president has to “zero in on immigration,” despite POTUS’ desire for the “Republican Party to become known as the party...
  • MAGA, Grand Rapids Edit,ion

    03/29/2019 6:46:54 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-29-19 | MOTUS
    President Trump held a rally in my hometown last night. By all first person accounts the Grand Rapids, MI rally was a resounding success from wheels down… to wheels upAnd everything in between.Just look at all those young white nationalists supporting Trump. But as usual fake news was hard at work, giving equal time and attention to all the protestors who showed up in “Trump is literally Hitler!” masks and pink tights,rallying for the “socialist alternative”which I would remind them is currently operating without power or democracy in the country formerly known as Venezuela. But yeah lady, great slogan. Because...
  • Defense Dept. begins scouting sites for new border wall

    03/28/2019 1:14:15 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | March 28, 2019 | Priscilla Alvarez, Ryan Browne and Tammy Kupperman
    The Defense Department has begun scouting sites along the US-Mexico border to erect new physical barriers that will be funded by the $1 billion recently transferred by the Pentagon, according to two department officials. Small teams of engineers and experts, comprised of about 10 personnel, are on the ground in Yuma, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas, looking at sites.
  • Lawmakers block Pentagon move to transfer $1 billion for Trump's border wall [Misleading Title]

    03/26/2019 1:27:27 PM PDT · by dhuls · 83 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/26/2019 | Ryan Pickrell
    Lawmakers blocked the Department of Defense's move to transfer $1 billion for the construction of a physical barrier along the US-Mexico border, the latest showdown in the battle over the border wall that President Trump has vowed to build. On Monday, the Pentagon authorized the transfer of funds to Army engineers for projects along the border, which include building 57 miles of 18-foot-high fencing, constructing and improving roads, and installing lighting in support of Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol. The move was carried out under the president's declaration of a national emergency, the department said in...
  • If Trump’s Border Wall Becomes Reality, Here’s How He Could Easily Get Private Land for It

    03/25/2019 2:24:58 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 48 replies
    MSN ^ | 25 March 2019 | T. Christian Miller
    It’s a fundamental power, laid out in the Fifth Amendment. The government can take your land to build public works... The federal government rarely loses its bid to take land. Under a special procedure, federal officials can file a Declaration of Taking that results in a court granting immediate title to the land. Bulldozers can roll the next day. The only fight, essentially, is over how much money the property owner will receive.
  • Mexicans Are Stealing Border Wall Materials, Using Them For Home Security (Frito Banditos!)

    03/23/2019 7:24:54 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 24 replies
    Huffington Post / AP ^ | March 20, 2019 | Ryan Grenoble/Gregory Bull
    <p>Cars lined up to cross into the United States from Tijuana, Mexico, are seen through barriers topped with concertina wire at the San Ysidro port of entry. Thieves have been taking the wire and selling it in Tijuana for home security.</p>
  • Need Some Wall Money? How About $13B? (A little bit here and there )

    03/21/2019 7:02:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/21/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    The previous bidding in the government debate over new border wall construction seemed to come down to an offer of $5.7B from the President and one dollar from Nancy Pelosi. With those talks effectively turning into a stalemate, President Trump has been looking into alternate funding options, and it now appears that he’s latched onto something else. And that “something else” is big. We’re talking about nearly $13 billion and it would all be coming from the military. But not everyone is happy about it. (Reuters) The U.S. Department of Defense is proposing to pay for President Donald Trump’s...
  • Trump's border wall money may come at expense of schools for military kids

    03/20/2019 11:49:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/20/2019 | Mike Stone
    The U.S. Department of Defense is proposing to pay for President Donald Trump’s much-debated border wall by shifting funds away from projects that include $1.2 billion for schools, childcare centers and other facilities for military children, according to a list it has provided to lawmakers. The Pentagon gave Congress a list on Monday that included $12.8 billion of construction projects for which it said funds could be redirected. Around 10 percent of the list relates to educational establishments and includes school buildings for the children of service members in places like Germany, Japan, Kentucky and Puerto Rico. The move comes...
  • Pentagon identifies $12.8 billion in funding for the wall

    03/20/2019 6:43:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/20/2019 | Rick Moran
    The Pentagon has identified $12.8 billion in military construction spending that could potentially be used to fund the building of a wall on the southern border. The money has already been appropriated but not spent, and is targeted for various stateside military facilities. It's unclear which projects would be affected. Washington Examiner: Some states that have been allocated big chunks of money that haven't been spent could see a hit. California, for example, was identified as having more than $700 million in unused Army and Navy military construction that could be used. Hawaii has more than $400 million that...