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  • Acosta mocked for border reporting: 'Exactly walls work!'

    Obviously Acosta didn't think this one out, nothing like proving that walls work.


    "CNN Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta was mocked on social media after his report from a steel wall from the border "didn't show anything resembling a national emergency" in the area of the border that the president will be visiting Thursday in McAllen, Texas.

    "I found some steel slats down on the border," wrote Acosta on Twitter. "But I don’t see anything resembling a national emergency situation.. at least not in the McAllen, Texas, area of the border where Trump will be today."

    https://thehill.com/homenews/media/4...tly-walls-work

  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by G David Bock View Post

    The World is filled with 'quid pro quos' ...
    Yeah...but our government prohibits us receiving ours from them.

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  • Salinator
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    Originally posted by marktwain View Post
    Can I count on you to pass a fat, juicy construction appropriations bill for my proposed Northern Ice wall through Congress? Please...
    Of course. Wildlings from Canada should be allowed to infiltrate and contaminate The Fifty Kingdoms.

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  • G David Bock
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    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

    While we drive north to get cheaper prescription drugs...
    The World is filled with 'quid pro quos' ...

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
    My fault for not being blatantly obvious and depending upon implied satire. Please append this ...

    Meanwhile, hope your fellow citizens continue to cross our border to load up on groceries, dairy , and several jerry cans of petrol before returning to the socialist utopia of "Oh Canada".

    Keep your stick on the ice.
    While we drive north to get cheaper prescription drugs...

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  • G David Bock
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    My fault for not being blatantly obvious and depending upon implied satire. Please append this ...

    Meanwhile, hope your fellow citizens continue to cross our border to load up on groceries, dairy , and several jerry cans of petrol before returning to the socialist utopia of "Oh Canada".

    Keep your stick on the ice.

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  • marktwain
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    Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
    Speaking of "trains" in another thread, perhaps it would be cheaper to load the ILLEGALS into boxcars and truck them up to our Northern border and dump them over it (and build that stout barrier/wall up there) ....
    .... seems so many not living here or having to deal with the mess are quick to criticize our efforts to solve the problem.
    Can I count on you to pass a fat, juicy construction appropriations bill for my proposed Northern Ice wall through Congress? Please...?

    You may missing my point. rushed mega projects almost inevitably run into the local benefit, national payment conundrum. - in Canada as well.

    President Eisenhower's administration wisely avoided the waterways boondoggle - building the interstate system instead.

    By all means , look up the Tennessee- Tombigbee project....

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  • G David Bock
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    Speaking of "trains" in another thread, perhaps it would be cheaper to load the ILLEGALS into boxcars and truck them up to our Northern border and dump them over it (and build that stout barrier/wall up there) ....
    .... seems so many not living here or having to deal with the mess are quick to criticize our efforts to solve the problem.

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  • marktwain
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    Originally posted by Nichols View Post

    Yes, walls do work and Acosta provided proof of this today.
    Meh> believe everything you read...or see....

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  • marktwain
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    Originally posted by phil74501 View Post

    The Arkansas river was not "canalized" near Tulsa Oklahoma, nor anywhere else. What you are calling a canal is a system of locks and dams built into the Verdigris and Arkansas rivers known as the McClellan/Kerr navigation system. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McClel...igation_System

    I'm not sure where you get the information on it's cost. But, it is a major water highway for crops grown in Oklahoma and Kansas, and for coal mined in Oklahoma, to reach the Gulf of Mexico. The original reason for it being built was actually the space program. The senior US Senator from Oklahoma in the 50's and early 60's was a guy by the name of Bob Kerr. Bob Kerr was not only a powerful member of the US Senate, but a good friend of LBJ. The two of them were using their power and influence to get as much of the space program in their homestates as possible. The northeast part of Oklahoma, including the Tulsa area, was to be one of the hubs of manufacturing for the space program. There was a North American Rockwell plant in Tulsa, that built parts for both the Saturn rockets, and later, the space shuttle. That "canal," as you call it, was to be used to move those parts from Oklahoma to Florida.
    Thanks bob:
    here is the competing viewpoint.

    The waterway has a deficit backlog of 143 million in urgent construction. No sinking or contingency fund.

    https://www.epw.senate.gov/public/_c...challenges.pdf

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  • marktwain
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    Originally posted by Salinator View Post
    .we sure are , ......

    https://www.bing.com/search?q=florid...277A909CC33DEE


    hi dry and abandoned.... cept when it rains....
    https://www.bing.com/search?q=florid...277A909CC33DEE


    Re:The McClellan-Kerr waterway is fully maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, requiring federal approval and funding before projects can be undertaken. Currently, the system has a backlog of $143 million in critical need projects, many of which have a 50 percent chance of failure in the next five years. The chance of infrastructure failures along the waterway is a threat to Oklahoma’s economy, especially in the agricultural, energy, and manufacturing sectors.

    The waterway was supposed to be self sustaining. don't get too close to the Glass , Sal- run if it cracks...

    Last edited by marktwain; 16 Jan 19, 11:27.

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  • phil74501
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    Originally posted by marktwain View Post
    Now let's take an American example- the Johnson era of 'Mega canals at government expense."
    and Trump disciples,, you well have to look up your own research.

    1. the Arkansas river- Canalized during the early sixties as far as TULSA, Oklahoma. Huge expense, a towing nightmare - when it isn't in flood- then a double nightmare. Loses money hand over foot. Proof that "steady rain doesn't follow the bulldozer. Doesn't meet yearly operating costs - never paid a dime towards massive construction costs.

    2. Ten Tom canal- the seventies & eighties pork barrel Tennessee river construction greenback flush.

    3. And The BIG ABANDONED DIG - the Florida cross state barge canal- thankfully, Killed by Richard Nixon. thank you- Millhouse. but- over a
    Billion, in todays funds, spent. before it - dies..33.

    Look before you leap- even if a former Game show Host is your new 'Messiah"

    nOW

    lord, WHAT FOOLS WE MORTALS BE...
    The Arkansas river was not "canalized" near Tulsa Oklahoma, nor anywhere else. What you are calling a canal is a system of locks and dams built into the Verdigris and Arkansas rivers known as the McClellan/Kerr navigation system. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McClel...igation_System

    I'm not sure where you get the information on it's cost. But, it is a major water highway for crops grown in Oklahoma and Kansas, and for coal mined in Oklahoma, to reach the Gulf of Mexico. The original reason for it being built was actually the space program. The senior US Senator from Oklahoma in the 50's and early 60's was a guy by the name of Bob Kerr. Bob Kerr was not only a powerful member of the US Senate, but a good friend of LBJ. The two of them were using their power and influence to get as much of the space program in their homestates as possible. The northeast part of Oklahoma, including the Tulsa area, was to be one of the hubs of manufacturing for the space program. There was a North American Rockwell plant in Tulsa, that built parts for both the Saturn rockets, and later, the space shuttle. That "canal," as you call it, was to be used to move those parts from Oklahoma to Florida.

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  • marktwain
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    Now let's take an American example- the Johnson era of 'Mega canals at government expense."
    and Trump disciples,, you well have to look up your own research.

    1. the Arkansas river- Canalized during the early sixties as far as TULSA, Oklahoma. Huge expense, a towing nightmare - when it isn't in flood- then a double nightmare. Loses money hand over foot. Proof that "steady rain doesn't follow the bulldozer. Doesn't meet yearly operating costs - never paid a dime towards massive construction costs.

    2. Ten Tom canal- the seventies & eighties pork barrel Tennessee river construction greenback flush.

    3. And The BIG ABANDONED DIG - the Florida cross state barge canal- thankfully, Killed by Richard Nixon. thank you- Millhouse. but- over a
    Billion, in todays funds, spent. before it - dies..33.

    Look before you leap- even if a former Game show Host is your new 'Messiah"

    nOW

    lord, WHAT FOOLS WE MORTALS BE...

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  • marktwain
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    well...
    The best one can do is attempt to warn without " playing chess against the proverbial pigeon."

    trading insults and accusing differing viewpoints of being " NYA NYA NYA" is the modern equivalent of the medieval cadaver trial- pointless. ask Formosus

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