Jump to content


The Wall


3 replies to this topic

#1 Rue Bella

    Emerging from a state of cryogenic denial

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 7827 posts
  • LocationSoCal

Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:18 PM

https://www.msn.com/...tely/ar-AACJ07t


Quote

Privately funded border wall ordered to keep gate open indefinitely

Officials have ordered a privately funded section of wall on the U.S.-Mexico border to keep its gate open indefinitely, saying organizers failed to obtain required permits, according to BuzzFeed News.

The International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC), which oversees waterway issues between the U.S. and Mexico, said the organizers of We Build the Wall, which raised more than $23 million, had not obtained permission to build on federal land.

The half-mile barrier, on the border near Sunland Park, N.M., restricts access to a public monument and waterways, according to the IBWC.

"This is normally done well in advance of a construction project," IBWC spokesperson Lori Kuczmanski told BuzzFeed News. "They think they can build now and ask questions later, and that's not how it works."

The Hill has reached out to the IBWC for further comment.

On Monday, IBWC officials propped open a large gate built into the wall, which had prevented access to a levee and a dam as well as a historic monument that begins a series of obelisks marking the border, BuzzFeed reported.

"We're going to lock it in an open position until we come into a mutual decision on how this gate is going to operate," Kuczmanski told the outlet.

Brian Kolfage, the Air Force veteran who founded the wall fundraiser, accused the IBWC of "over stepping DHS [Department of Homeland Security] and national security experts" with the move.

What is wrong with these people? ~ PG

No longer politically correct

#2 LFC

    Fiscal Conservative

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 27912 posts
  • LocationPennsylvania

Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:59 PM

I posted this earlier (on the Immigration in the Trump Era thread) about the building permit screw-ups but I thought this had been explicitly built on private land. The fact that they dropped it on federal land is all the more gobsmackingly stupid.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

#3 Rue Bella

    Emerging from a state of cryogenic denial

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 7827 posts
  • LocationSoCal

Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:41 PM

Thanks. I knew there must be wall references elsewhere, but was too lazy to look. There are just so many negative things about Trump and his swamp dwellers to keep up.
What is wrong with these people? ~ PG

No longer politically correct

#4 golden_valley

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 5592 posts
  • LocationNorthern California

Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:11 PM

View PostLFC, on 12 June 2019 - 01:59 PM, said:

I posted this earlier (on the Immigration in the Trump Era thread) about the building permit screw-ups but I thought this had been explicitly built on private land. The fact that they dropped it on federal land is all the more gobsmackingly stupid.

"screw ups"??? HA! Absolutely intentional and then dare the authorities to do something about it...that's the way tough business dudes do it.





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users