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Friday, December 02, 2022

A private border wall built along the Rio Grande in South Texas could collapse during extreme flooding, according to a federally commissioned inspection report that the government sought to keep secret for more than a year.

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This is what a Trump dictatorship would have done to us. Years upon years of lies that things are perfect when they are falling, or have fallen, apart.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2022-12-02 11:00 AM | Reply

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...The modeling showed that the fence "would effectively slide and/or overturn" during major flooding, and that it starts to become unstable during much smaller and more frequent floods.

According to the report, the fencing doesn't meet basic international building code and industry standards and has a foundation far shallower than border barriers built by the federal government.

"Every single conclusion in the report points to it not needing to be there and shows it is actually negatively affecting the area," said Adriana E. Martinez, a professor and geomorphologist at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. (She was not involved with the report.)...



#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-02 11:10 AM | Reply

I guess the big, beautiful portion of the wall is found elsewhere...

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2022-12-02 12:57 PM | Reply

Everything Trump touches .... dies.

How people still support this fraud is beyond me.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-12-02 01:17 PM | Reply

According to the report, the fencing doesn't meet basic international building code and industry standards and has a foundation far shallower than border barriers built by the federal government.

But the money the developer spent at ----------- for membership was okay, and that is all that matters.

Government pays contractor.

Contractor builds crappy wall.

Trump doubles membership prices at his clubs.

Contract buys memberships at Trump clubs.

Everyone wins, but the taxpayers.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-12-02 01:19 PM | Reply

How people still support this fraud is beyond me.

Conservatives are morons.

#6 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-12-02 01:23 PM | Reply

"privately built fencing could collapse"

Sounds like a good business model to me!

Hey, the fence fell down, we need more #MAGA donations.

Next year:
Hey, the fence fell down, we need more #MAGA donations.

Next year:
Hey, the fence fell down, we need more #MAGA donations.

Next year:
Hey, the fence fell down, we need more #MAGA donations.

Next year:
Hey, the fence fell down, we need more #MAGA donations.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-12-02 01:30 PM | Reply

No wonder the "evangelicals" are pissed about Fat Donnie Loser. He's taking all their rubes cash.

#8 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-12-02 01:40 PM | Reply

@#7 ... Sounds like a good business model to me!

Hey, the fence fell down, we need more #MAGA donations. ...

Weren't there some court cases about donations to this effort?

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-02 06:15 PM | Reply

@#9

More from the cited article...

...Tommy Fisher, president of Fisher Industries, started to construct the fence in 2019 with financial support from the online fundraising campaign We Build the Wall. The nonprofit was set up to help former President Donald Trump build his "big, beautiful wall" along the length of the border. In the end, four of the nonprofit's top leaders, including Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon, were arrested on fraud and other charges connected to the fundraising scheme.

Trump pardoned Bannon in January 2021. But in September, Bannon was indicted on state charges in New York. Bannon called the charges "nothing more than a partisan political weaponization of the criminal justice system."

The three other men, including Brian Kolfage, an Air Force veteran who led the organization, face sentencing on Jan. 31 in federal court on various fraud and tax-related charges. Kolfage and another man pleaded guilty in April. The third man was convicted in October....


Oh. Mr Bannon is involved in the fund-raising for this wall.

Yeah, that makes it even more legit.... /s

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-02 06:18 PM | Reply

The Wall is Security Theater on the international frontier scale.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-12-02 06:20 PM | Reply

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...But the settlement agreement won't address the report's findings that the fence was built on a flawed design and featured construction shortcomings that could contribute to its collapse, said Alex Mayer, a civil engineering professor at the University of Texas at El Paso.

"It just shows the shoddiness of the whole effort. It worries me even more," Mayer said....


#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-02 06:28 PM | Reply

Confuscious say

If your stupid desire to build something that is never going to work for its intended purpose, build it sturdy enough to be a tourist trap.

#13 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2022-12-03 04:21 AM | Reply

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