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3 minutes ago, b_m_b_m_b_m said:

Another misleading comment from skeletor

 

 

 

I mean, she's linking to a Gym Jordan tweet, so...

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3 hours ago, Jason said:

 

I mean, she's linking to a Gym Jordan tweet, so...

 

But JFC it's worth reading for the replies she got :rofl: 

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Time for Nancy to cancel the SOTU address for real. 

 

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A defiant President Trump declared on Thursday that he has all but given up on negotiations with Congress over his border wall and will proceed without lawmakers even as he dismissed any suggestions of wrongdoing in the investigations that have ensnared his associates.

 

https://nyti.ms/2Uzsn94

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2 minutes ago, PaladinSolo said:

McConnell ensured Trump declares an emergency.

 

 

 

:facepalm:

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Just now, PaladinSolo said:

Why keep the quiet parts quiet anymore right?

 

 

 

 

Not Grahmn in particular, but on a related note it is fun to watch avowed libertarians get on board for a 25 billion dollar boondoggle and an executive power grab all for what amounts to little more than an ego salvaging, face saving, participation trophy.

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8 minutes ago, Chairslinger said:

 

 

Not Grahmn in particular, but on a related note it is fun to watch avowed libertarians get on board for a 25 billion dollar boondoggle and an executive power grab all for what amounts to little more than an ego salvaging, face saving, participation trophy.

 

Executive power is only scary when black men use it.

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1 minute ago, Chris- said:

 

Executive power is only scary when black men use it.

As if they have any sort of power. :jordan:

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2 hours ago, Chairslinger said:

 

 

Not Grahmn in particular, but on a related note it is fun to watch avowed libertarians get on board for a 25 billion dollar boondoggle and an executive power grab all for what amounts to little more than an ego salvaging, face saving, participation trophy.

Conservatives love participation trophies. See: any Confederate monument, anywhere

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let trump declare a national emergency and build the wall.... cant hurt at this point! 

 

then when the next Dem president is in office, he can just declare our healthcare system a national emergency and push medicare for all through without resistance. seems fair. 

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4 minutes ago, atom631 said:

let trump declare a national emergency and build the wall.... cant hurt at this point! 

 

then when the next Dem president is in office, he can just declare our healthcare system a national emergency and push medicare for all through without resistance. seems fair. 

 

The US will achieve universal healthcare through the Army Corp of Doctors for All program, via executive order.

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14 minutes ago, CitizenVectron said:

 

The US will achieve universal healthcare through the Army Corp of Doctors for All program, via executive order.

 

do you have a link i can read up on? 

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20 minutes ago, CitizenVectron said:

The US will achieve universal healthcare through the Army Corp of Doctors for All program, via executive order.

 

Headed by Dr. Ronnie? :daydream:

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9 minutes ago, Jason said:

 

Headed by Dr. Ronnie? :daydream:

 

He'll be handing out pills left and right!

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I recently went on a quick trip south, which meant crossing the border into TJ. They've been refurbishing the walls there recently, but I wasn't sure at what point that money had been set aside. According to this local Fox News article, the current replacement walls were funded by congress during 2017 and 2018.

 

There have been a number of different appropriations made, with costs that vary greatly.

 

One was for $300M to replace 40 miles of either pedestrian (tall) and vehicle (short) barriers. $7.5M per mile.

 

Another was $1.375B for 82 miles of new and replacement barriers in various places. $16M per mile.

 

This local news station reported on a $287M contract to replace 29 miles of barriers. $10M per mile.

 

 

 

 

A number I haven't seen widely reported is that apparently Trump's $5.7B is for 134 miles of replacements and 100 miles of new wall. $24M per mile.

 

Most of the existing barriers are in or near urban areas, with easy accessibility. Even if Trump gets his $5.7B, he's only adding 100 miles to a total of 654 miles of barriers. That leaves nearly 1200 miles of border without barriers, most of which is far less accessible than any of these barriers being budgeted right now. I think the $24M per mile is probably still a low estimate compared to what much of it would be, and even that would make a wall cost $30B.

 

 

 

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21 hours ago, Mr.Vic20 said:

If you repeat a lie often enough... 

 

It becomes amazing, fabulous. The biggest and best lie humankind has ever known. It's a good thing, really. 

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3 minutes ago, Jason said:

Build the wall and crime will fall?

 

Crime fell in all these places they built a wall!  Who cares if one of them doesn't exist or if its a typo for a city 60 miles from the border!

 

 

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