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Mon Sep 30, 2019, 04:10 PM

Contract Awards for New Border Wall System in the Rio Grande Valley (official govt press release)

Contract Awards for New Border Wall System in the Rio Grande Valley
https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/contract-awards-new-border-wall-system-rio-grande-valley

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has awarded three contracts to construct up to approximately 65 miles of new border wall system within U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector located in Starr, Hidalgo and Cameron Counties in Texas. The border wall system will include an 18-30 foot tall steel bollard wall, all-weather roads, lighting, enforcement cameras, and other related technology to create a complete enforcement zone. Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2020, pending availability of real estate, and will take place in locations where no barriers currently exist.

On September 29, 2019 a contract to construct up to approximately 21 miles of new border wall system located within Starr County, Texas was awarded to Southern Border Constructors for the base contract amount of $120,412,400. The total contract value, including options, is $257,808,800 The project area begins west of Falcon Dam Port of Entry and extends eastward, in five non-contiguous segments, which will connect to other new border wall segments.

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Whatever else may be said, looks like somebody is making some money out of this.

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Odoreida Sep 30 OP
Farmer-Rick Sep 30 #1
Odoreida Sep 30 #2
AJT Sep 30 #3
dixiegrrrrl Sep 30 #4
dixiegrrrrl Sep 30 #5
Kid Berwyn Sep 30 #6

Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 04:18 PM

1. Bet you there are Russians getting a good chunk of that.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 04:21 PM

2. Seriously? n/t

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 04:25 PM

3. So, nearly $300,000,000 for 23 miles.....

The US/ Mexico border is 1900 miles....around 23 billion, give or take, for the wall.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 04:32 PM

4. Southern Construction was not on the short list of May 2015


but one of the mentioned contractors was, Gibraltar-Caddell Joint Venture
for the base contract amount of $155,269,992. The total contract value, including options, is $296,709,805.

This is a company based in Montgomery Al.

The contracts are for fixed amounts. I am sure there will be cost over runs.
also I am curious how many palms got greased.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 04:33 PM

5. Good news tho



Additionally, based on language in the FY 2019 appropriation, border wall construction will not take place at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge,

La Lomita Historical Park,

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park,

within or east of the Vista del Mar Ranch tract of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge,

or the National Butterfly Center.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 05:07 PM

6. You know this wall is for a moron mesmerized by fabric swatches.


Trump is a moron fixated by fabric swatches.

Trump, the billion-dollar loser — I was his ghostwriter and saw it happen


Charles Leerhson
Yahoo.com, May 9, 2019

EXCERPT...

I tend to see my time with him — the first part of it, anyway, before things started going bad in a hurry — as his “King Midas” period. I never said this to him; if I had, he probably would have thought I was suggesting he enter the muffler business. But there was a stretch of months when everything he touched turned into a deal. The banks seemed to accept the version of him depicted in his first book, “The Art of the Deal,” which we now know from his previous ghostwriter, Tony Schwartz, was entirely invented. They believed it over what they saw on his balance sheets or heard coming out of his mouth, and they never said no to his requests for more money. Often they came up with things he could say yes to before he could think of them himself. As a result, a failing real estate developer who had little idea of what he was doing and less interest in doing it once he’d held the all-important press conference wound up owning three New Jersey hotel-casinos, the Plaza Hotel, the Eastern Airlines Shuttle and a 281-foot yacht.

A real go-getter, right? But Trump’s portfolio did not jibe with what I saw each day — which to a surprisingly large extent was him looking at fabric swatches. Indeed, flipping through fabric swatches seemed at times to be his main occupation. Some days he would do it for hours, then take me in what he always called his “French military helicopter” to Atlantic City — where he looked at more fabric swatches or sometimes small samples of wood paneling. It was true that the carpets and drapes at his properties needed to be refreshed frequently, and the seats on the renamed Trump Shuttle required occasional reupholstering. But the main thing about fabric swatches was that they were within his comfort zone — whereas, for example, the management of hotels and airlines clearly wasn’t. One of his aides once told me that every room at the Plaza could be filled at the “rack rate” (list price) every night, and the revenue still wouldn’t cover the monthly payment of the loan he’d taken out to buy the place. In other words, he’d made a ridiculous deal. Neither he nor the banks had done the math beforehand. Or perhaps Trump knew it because someone had told him, but didn’t want to think about it. The one thing he is above-average at is compartmentalization.

Source:

https://news.yahoo.com/trump-the-billiondollar-loser-his-ghostwriter-recalls-the-king-midas-years-090000640.html



Is THAT nuts?

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