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#101 LFC

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 01:07 PM

BWAHAHAHAHA!!! The MAGAts never fail to fail.

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“We Build The Wall” —unless we don’t bother filling out the paperwork.

The GoFundMe border wall campaign, which recently boasted “just under 1 mile” of completed wall construction in Sunland Park, New Mexico, was slapped with a cease and desist order on Tuesday because they didn’t have a building permit.

According to a report by local NBC affiliate KTSM 9 News, Sunland Park officials found that the privately-funded “We Build The Wall” campaign failed to complete the application for a permit and that the wall structure was over the maximum height limit.

" '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

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 01:09 PM

Sovereign people citizens don't need to ask permission from bureaucrats, most of whom are deep state actors.

Sorry betrayed my non-sovereign lingo.

Edited by Probabilistic, 29 May 2019 - 01:22 PM.


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 12:27 PM

Here's the MAGAt company that Trump wants to build the wall. Grifters gonna' grift.

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A company that’s been touted by President Donald Trump to construct his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is loaded with “red flags,” according to a new report from CNN.

According to the report, North Dakota-based company Fisher Sand & Gravel has been hit with more than $1 million in fines related to environmental and tax regulations, and has even admitted to defrauding the IRS. What’s more, CNN says that “a former co-owner of the company pleaded guilty to tax fraud, and was sentenced to prison” roughly a decade ago.

When asked by CNN about its controversial history, the company replied that “the questions you are asking have nothing to do with the excellent product and work that Fisher is proposing with regard to protecting America’s southern border” and added that “the issues and situations in your email were resolved years ago.”

Despite these red flags, Trump has reportedly been “aggressively” pushing for the Army Corps of Engineers to give Fisher a contract to build the wall.

“A U.S. government official familiar with the meeting tells CNN that the President has repeatedly mentioned the company in discussions he’s had about the wall,” the network reports.

One way that CEO Tommy Fisher has gotten the president’s attention has been making frequent appearances on Fox News, CNN notes.

" '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

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

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 04:17 PM

The GoFundMe wannabe' wall builders are now skipping hand in hand with the United Constitutional Patriots Guardian Patriots, the untrained citizen whackjobs holding and threatening immigrants at the border at gunpoint. Douchenozzles of a feather, I guess.

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The GoFundMe-powered “We Build The Wall” group, which has raised millions to build segments of border wall on private land, has long sought to distance itself from the armed militia movement. That changed Thursday night, shortly after the group held an event celebrating its first half-mile of erected wall, in Sunland Park, New Mexico.

In a live-streamed interview he gave to a popular militia figure known for streaming videos of mass arrests on his Facebook page, We Build The Wall’s co-founder and vice president Dustin Stockton spoke as if to an old friend, telling the interviewer “you’ve always had the right mindset” and saying “we appreciate you.”

The interviewer was Jim Benvie, spokesperson for the so-called “Guardian Patriots” (which he renamed from the “United Constitutional Patriots), who is a prolific presence among Facebook’s far-right border watchers. Benvie streamed his interview with Stockton on his Facebook page Thursday night.

“You guys have shown, Jim, you and your crew have shown how high-traffic this area was,” Stockton said toward the start of the exchange, pointing to the strip of previously un-walled border just outside of El Paso, near the “Monument One” landmark.

“Your videos turned us on to just how serious this crisis is,” he added. “And when we saw those, the proof is there. We had the absolute proof of what was happening right here. And to be able to shut that off with the people’s money so quickly, it’s moving.”

Benvie’s videos brought UCP infamy after the ACLU of New Mexico objected to the militiamen making armed, mass “arrests” of asylum seekers crossing in the area, with some UCP members falsely identifying themselves as law federal agents. UCP’s former leader, Larry Mitchell Hopkins, was subsequently arrested on a gun charge.

Until they were evicted by the Union Pacific Railroad in April, UCP’s campground was mere feet away from We Build The Wall’s (WBTW) current site. They’ve since relocated nearby, though it’s not clear precisely where. The Intercept reported Thursday on the ties between UCP and the partial landowner of the property where WBTW’s new barrier was recently built, Jeff Allen. Allen’s dog, Athena, often appears in Benvie’s videos.

After Benvie mentioned to Stockton Thursday that “we were told not to film,” the WBTW co-founder confirmed that the group had asked Benvie to keep the wall construction under wraps over the weekend.

“When we asked you [that] it’s better for us if you don’t livestream for a little while…” Stockton said. “If you go underground, it helps us with the media narrative, it helps us not blow the cover of what we’re trying to do here.”

“You gave up a lot of views. You could have reached a lot of people, but you’ve always had the right mindset,” he continued, adding: “You did the right thing, man, I really appreciate you.”

The connection between UCP and WBTW has, for months, been only obliquely acknowledged.

" '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





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