advertisement
Forums

 

AAPL stock: $159.98 ( +0.20 )

*Cached every 60 seconds. For live updating, Click Here

You are currently viewing the 'Friendly' Political Ranting forum
Trumpo gang puts out official specs for border wall
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: March 18, 2017 02:07PM

Keep'em out, Don!

[hosted.ap.org]

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of contract notices posted to a government website further detailing President Donald Trump's promise to build a "big, beautiful wall" at the Mexican border.
One of the CBP contract requests calls for a solid concrete wall, while the other asks for proposals for a see-through structure. Both require the wall to sunk at least six feet into the ground and include 25- and 50-foot automated gates for pedestrians and vehicles. The proposed wall must also be built in a such a way that it would take at least an hour to cut through it with a "sledgehammer, car jack, pick axe, chisel, battery operated impact tools, battery operated cutting tools, Oxy/acetylene torch or other similar hand-held tools."

The government will award a contract based on 30-foot-wide sample walls that are to be built in San Diego.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trumpo gang puts out official specs for border wall
Posted by: GGD
Date: March 18, 2017 03:00PM
Colbert has been looking into this.

[www.youtube.com]
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trumpo gang puts out official specs for border wall
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 18, 2017 03:01PM
In Mexico you can now buy ladders that are 10 meters long. You can even buy two although a rope ladder to use on the Trump side of The Wall would be cheaper and easier.

[tinyurl.com]

Conveniently located right near the border:

Werner Ladder Sales & Distribution, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Ave. Taguchi #251, Parque Industrial North Gate
Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, México 32674
Teléfono México: 52 55 39 77 68 09
Teléfono EE. UU.: 1-915-534-8130 x6168
Correo electrónico: MX.Sales@wernerco.com



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trumpo gang puts out official specs for border wall
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: March 18, 2017 03:09PM
The north side of the wall... "shall be aesthetically pleasing in color, anti-climb texture, etc., to be consistent with general surrounding environment."

(No mention of the aesthetics required for the Mexican side.)



Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trumpo gang puts out official specs for border wall
Posted by: steve...
Date: March 18, 2017 04:00PM
But what about the tunnels?

Mexican drug cartels have burrowed dozens of tunnels in the last decade, outfitted them with rail and cart systems to whisk drugs under the U.S. border and, after being discovered by authorities, abandoned them.



Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trumpo gang puts out official specs for border wall
Posted by: samintx
Date: March 18, 2017 09:17PM
I heard a person that should know say they prefer a see through fence for the patrols. Makes sense . Whatever. I am sure 45 will profit from it.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trumpo gang puts out official specs for border wall
Posted by: Acer
Date: March 18, 2017 09:18PM
. The proposed wall must also be built in a such a way that it would take at least an hour to cut through it with a "sledgehammer, car jack, pick axe, chisel, battery operated impact tools, battery operated cutting tools, Oxy/acetylene torch or other similar hand-held tools."

First breech of the new wall: 61 minutes after it's completed.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trumpo gang puts out official specs for border wall
Posted by: JoeH
Date: March 18, 2017 09:59PM
Quote
Acer
. The proposed wall must also be built in a such a way that it would take at least an hour to cut through it with a "sledgehammer, car jack, pick axe, chisel, battery operated impact tools, battery operated cutting tools, Oxy/acetylene torch or other similar hand-held tools."

First breech of the new wall: 61 minutes after it's completed.

I doubt it would take that long, people are very resourceful and inventive at breaching barriers they want to pass.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trumpo gang puts out official specs for border wall
Posted by: sekker
Date: March 18, 2017 10:38PM
What a joke.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trumpo gang puts out official specs for border wall
Posted by: Janit
Date: March 19, 2017 08:12AM
Quote
JoeH
Quote
Acer
. The proposed wall must also be built in a such a way that it would take at least an hour to cut through it with a "sledgehammer, car jack, pick axe, chisel, battery operated impact tools, battery operated cutting tools, Oxy/acetylene torch or other similar hand-held tools."

First breech of the new wall: 61 minutes after it's completed.

I doubt it would take that long, people are very resourceful and inventive at breaching barriers they want to pass.

Someone will be tunneling underneath even while it is being built.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trumpo gang puts out official specs for border wall
Posted by: davester
Date: March 19, 2017 11:14AM
This is the height of childish folly.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trumpo gang puts out official specs for border wall
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 19, 2017 12:26PM
Doesn't congress have to approve this?
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trumpo gang puts out official specs for border wall
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: March 19, 2017 03:42PM
Quote
Dennis S
Doesn't congress have to approve this?

Technically, Congress was supposed to pass an enabling law for Customs and Border Protection to make the contract-request.



Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 271
Record Number of Users: 52 on November 20, 2014
Record Number of Guests: 847 on February 04, 2015