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Wall progress thread

O'Sullivan Bere

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The astonishing thing is that many of those who got scammed here would do exactly the same thing tomorrow if a new fund was set up called "The Real Build the Wall fund" run by the same scammer.


That is not an exaggeration, it is mind boggling how easily large swathes of America are continually conned out of their cash, from Madoff, to evangelists to pyramid schemes, to wellness programmes to stock market scams, to Bitcoin, to Alex Jones and a million more.

And even more mindboggling that many of the same people would cue up in Costco and push people out of the way to get a 40 cent discount on a bag of Doritos or haggle over the price of a bag of screws at a hardware store
Bizarrely, these very same people perceive themselves to be canny and astute and thrifty.
IMO the most effective deception is self-deception. Effective hustlers know that, hence why they play and prey upon things people want and wish to believe. They set the stage and the targets pull their own strings.

You'd think the Religious Right voters would even have a leg up on that one. What's the Devil's first inquiry? "What do you want."
 


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President Trump has personally pushed for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to give a GOP donor and frequent Fox News guest’s construction company a border wall contract, according to the Washington Post.
Trump has repeatedly urged leaders at the Army Corps and the Department of Homeland Security to award the contract to North Dakota-based Fisher Industries, according to the Post, citing four administration officials.
Fisher’s CEO, Tommy Fisher, frequently appears on Fox News and conservative talk radio, claiming his firm can build over 200 miles of wall in under a year and that the company’s weathered steel design would allow it to complete the project on time at a lower cost. Fisher has also met with members of Congress and invited government officials to see barrier prototypes in the desert.
The Post reported that Trump's "aggressive" push for Fisher to receive the contract has surprised Homeland Security and military officials.

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owedtojoy

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Trump has mismanaged the Border incredibly badly and antagonizing Mexico will only aggravate matters.

His latest stunt is to put tariffs on Mexico, which will probably destroy his showpiece Trade Agreement. If anyone ever trusted Trump's word before, they will not any more.


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After falling, border crossings shot up under Trump - mainly because he cut off aid to Central America and made economically poor people even poorer and more desperate.

It is not a right f**king mess - thanks to Trump.

 

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O'Sullivan Bere

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Paradoxically regarding the stunt that uses a 7 y/o child at a major prop, drinking 'hot chocolate' is an indigenous Mexican cultural import.

It's an agitprop stunt with some of the 'usual suspects' demagoguing behind it along with scarier types. It's just a bit of privately funded fence on private property with the owner's consent.

Anti-immigrant hard-liners closely associated with Trump, including Steve Bannon, Kris Kobach, and Tom Tancredo, joined the effort as advisers. Jared Kushner also got on board. Kolfage started searching for private property on the border, and he found a piece near El Paso. But he didn’t find it by himself.
We Build the Wall’s search for land got help from the United Constitutional Patriots, or UCP, the armed vigilantes who made the news in April after videos revealed that they were capturing and terrorizing migrants near El Paso. Subsequently, the FBI announced that the group was implicated in a plot to assassinate George Soros, Barack Obama, and Hilary Clinton. The Southern Poverty Law Center lists the UCP as a hate group.
 

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"We Build the Wall" wins battle with The International Boundary and Water Commission over whether a gate in the privately-built wall should be kept open or not. They said yes, while WBTW said no. Now the Commission has accepted leaving it locked at night.

 


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