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    I won't bother to post about the cocaine bust at the Philadelphia port yesterday. About 1000 pounds were on board a ship that just docked.

    But the argument for a wall continues.

    Some stateside military projects, NATO defense at risk to fund border wall
    When the long-awaited border wall military construction list gets whittled down — based on the Pentagon’s rules on what it intends to spare — it becomes a lot clearer which states have the most to lose.
    First, the rules: the Pentagon has said it will not cut funds for any military housing or barracks.
    Second, any project that had an award date prior to September 2019 would also be spared.
    Based on those rules, almost two-thirds of the the original, massive $12.8 billion list of candidate projects the Pentagon released Monday are off the chopping block.
    Importantly, though, it leaves an estimated $4.3 billion in projects the Pentagon plans to go after. The Pentagon has said in the end, no projects would be lost due to funds being pulled from the wall — as long as Congress fully funds its 2020 request to replenish those funds, that is.
    Read the article for a full list of possible projects on the chopping block and the states that are affected.

    https://www.militarytimes.com/news/p...tion-projects/

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    I won't bother to post about the cocaine bust at the Philadelphia port yesterday. About 1000 pounds were on board a ship that just docked.

    But the argument for a wall continues.

    Some stateside military projects, NATO defense at risk to fund border wall


    Read the article for a full list of possible projects on the chopping block and the states that are affected.

    https://www.militarytimes.com/news/p...tion-projects/
    I figured NM would be on this list. We have several Air Force bases in our state. Not surprised.

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    What's this ? Another high ranking military commander stating deploying troops to the border is an "Unacceptable Risk".

    The Marine Corps Commandant Warned That Deploying Troops To The Border Is Posing An "Unacceptable Risk"
    Deploying troops to the southern border and transferring funds to meet President Trump's national emergency declaration is posing an "unacceptable risk to Marine Corps combat readiness," the commandant of the Marines has warned the Pentagon in a pair of memos.
    Because of the "unplanned/unbudgeted" directives from the president, and damage suffered to its facilities from hurricanes Florence and Michael, Marines were forced to cancel or significantly reduce training operations in five countries, which Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller said were intended to strengthen alliances across the globe and ensure troops are combat-ready.
    But the Marine Corps commandant also highlighted "unplanned/unbudgeted Southwest Border Operations," which have become a cornerstone of the Trump administration's immigration policy, including deploying US troops to the border and declaring a national emergency to divert funds to build a border wall.
    The budget shortfalls, Neller wrote, have forced the Marines to cancel or reduce training operations in Scotland, Indonesia, Mongolia, Australia, and South Korea, "at a time where we are attempting to double down on strengthening alliances and attracting new partners."

    From October 2017 to the end of January, Pentagon officials have reported that the cost of sending thousands of active-duty and National Guard troops has been $235 million.
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...onal-emergency
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    Interesting story.

    TOP MARINE GENERAL LET EMAILS LEAK AMID BORDER FUNDING FIGHT SO SERVICE FAMILIES WOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN: SOURCES
    he Marines’ top general allowed internal memos to leak out of the Pentagon to bring attention to service families living among hurricane-ravaged military installations as the Trump administration tries to bankroll the southwest border with defense funds at the expense of combat readiness.
    General Robert Neller, the commandant of the Marine Corps, let two internal Defense Department memorandums leak to The Los Angeles Times and NBC News in the past two weeks, two Pentagon sources, who asked not to be named due to U.S. military media regulations, told Newsweek.
    The letters underscore the fiscal challenges the service is facing as it struggles to support security operations at the southwest border while “unplanned/unbudgeted” line items plague the general’s fiscal agenda, a burden Neller asserts is an “unacceptable risk to Marine Corps combat readiness and solvency.”
    When asked why Neller would allow internal memorandums to leak to press outlets, one Defense Department source expressed bluntly, “Because he didn’t want the Marines and families at Camp Lejeune [in North Carolina] to get f***ed.”
    https://www.newsweek.com/border-fund...efense-1382113
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    https://www.google.com/amp/amp.washi...smuggle-heroi/

    Drones become latest tool drug cartels use to smuggle drugs into U.S.
    Is an older article, but I figured that drone will be used for smuggling

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    Quote Originally Posted by fedexnuno View Post
    https://www.google.com/amp/amp.washi...smuggle-heroi/

    Is an older article, but I figured that drone will be used for smuggling
    I agree.
    Over or under ... the wall won't matter one bit.
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    Talk about the wall has quieted, and talk is shifted to other things ... all in an effort to keep the people distracted.
    Iran, North Korea, China, take your pick ... which item will take the focus of the average citizen next.

    Donors of border wall GoFundMe demand answers after months of no construction
    A private group dedicated to building a wall along the southwestern border has raised more than $20 million since the start of the year, but it’s yet to put a shovel in the ground.
    “We Build the Wall,” a nonprofit that started up during the December government shutdown, claims to be nearing the start of work.
    Founder Brian Kolfage, a Purple Heart recipient and triple amputee who lives in Florida, wrote on the project’s GoFundMe page that the group is preparing to “break ground in a matter of days.” The claim has been repeated in various forms over the past few months.
    Out of more than 260,000 people who have contributed to the GoFundMe campaign, some have started raising questions.
    Yep, sure a lot of gullible people out there.

    https://nypost.com/2019/05/11/donors...-construction/

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Talk about the wall has quieted, and talk is shifted to other things ... all in an effort to keep the people distracted.
    Iran, North Korea, China, take your pick ... which item will take the focus of the average citizen next.

    Donors of border wall GoFundMe demand answers after months of no construction



    Yep, sure a lot of gullible people out there.

    https://nypost.com/2019/05/11/donors...-construction/
    What? The big beautiful wall isn't built? Mexico didn't pay for it either? Just add this to the other 10,000 lies the Mango Manchurian candidate has told.

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    In one breathe our leader says we need a stronger military which requires more funding. Then he takes funding from the military to build a wall instead of funding for hardware, including nuclear and conventional weapons, surveillance aircraft updates, and space programs.
    Can't have a new modern updated military when you take funding to build a stupid wall.

    US Air Force nuclear, space programs take hit in border wall reprogramming
    WASHINGTON — In the wake of the Pentagon reprogramming $1.5 billion in fiscal 2019 funds to support President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, only the U.S. Air Force appears to be losing money appropriated for equipment updates.
    The funding largely comes from personnel accounts in the Air Force, Navy and Army. But the Air Force is the only service to lose funding for hardware, including nuclear and conventional weapons, surveillance aircraft updates, and space programs.
    Overall, the Pentagon reprogrammed $818.465 million from FY19 defense appropriations, as well as $681.535 million from FY19 overseas contingency operations accounts, or OCO, to reach that $1.5 billion total.
    Congressional Democrats and some Republicans have objected to the administration’s use of this mechanism for funding the president’s border wall, arguing it bypasses Congress’ constitutional power of the purse. For the second time in recent weeks, the Pentagon ignored decades of precedent and carried out the transfer of funds without first consulting with the Senate Appropriations Committee.
    A number of top defense officials previously said nuclear modernization is the top priority for the Pentagon, including Ellen Lord, the department’s acquisition head, who on May 1 told Congress: “We have weapons that are decades over what was supposed to be their useful life. And we are out of time. We need to continue on the path we’re on, or we are going to fall behind and not have the nuclear deterrence that we enjoy today.”
    In the end, this country will make sure we don't get invaded by all those illegal immigrants coming from south America.
    As for a possible nuclear attack from any number of hostile nations that we continuously agitate, that old equipment we have ... might work.

    https://www.defensenews.com/smr/fede...reprogramming/

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    In one breathe our leader says we need a stronger military which requires more funding. Then he takes funding from the military to build a wall instead of funding for hardware, including nuclear and conventional weapons, surveillance aircraft updates, and space programs.
    Can't have a new modern updated military when you take funding to build a stupid wall.

    US Air Force nuclear, space programs take hit in border wall reprogramming




    In the end, this country will make sure we don't get invaded by all those illegal immigrants coming from south America.
    As for a possible nuclear attack from any number of hostile nations that we continuously agitate, that old equipment we have ... might work.

    https://www.defensenews.com/smr/fede...reprogramming/
    Wasn't Mexico supposed to pay for the wall?

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