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Wed Jan 29, 2020, 08:46 PM

Portion of US border wall in California falls over in high winds and lands on Mexican side

37mph gusts. Thatís not that strong

What geniuses are building this they donít pay attention to weather forecasts?

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/01/29/politics/us-border-wall-falls-over-high-winds/index.html

(CNN) Newly installed panels from the US border wall fell over in high winds Wednesday, landing on trees on the Mexican side of the border.

The area is part of an ongoing construction project to improve existing sections of the wall.

Agent Carlos Pitones of the Customs and Border Patrol sector in El Centro, California, told CNN that the sections that gave way had recently been set in a new concrete foundation in Calexico, California. The concrete had not yet cured, according to Pitones, and the wall panels were unable to withstand the windy conditions.


The National Weather Service reports that winds in the area gusted as high as 37 miles per hour Wednesday. Video from CNN affiliate KYMA shows the metal panels leaning against trees adjacent to a Mexicali, Mexico, street as the wind whips up dirt from the construction site on the other side of the border.


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Reply Portion of US border wall in California falls over in high winds and lands on Mexican side (Original post)
Roland99 Jan 2020 OP
Coventina Jan 2020 #1
Dennis Donovan Jan 2020 #2
Roland99 Jan 2020 #3
Dennis Donovan Jan 2020 #11
lpbk2713 Jan 2020 #4
tanyev Jan 2020 #5
2naSalit Jan 2020 #6
WyattKansas Jan 2020 #7
Beartracks Jan 2020 #8
KY_EnviroGuy Jan 2020 #9
alittlelark Jan 2020 #10
trof Jan 2020 #12
Roland99 Jan 2020 #13
Totally Tunsie Jan 2020 #14

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 08:47 PM

1. Haha! I hope Mexico sends a bill for the clean up!



on edit: now that I see the picture, I feel sorry for the poor trees it fell on.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 08:48 PM

2. Beat me by seconds!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 08:49 PM

3. Don't wave too hard. You'll knock over more wall with the wind!

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 09:06 PM

11. Doesn't take much, apparently



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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 08:50 PM

4. Symbolic of the asshole who came up with the fence idea.




If it folds that easy they can just hitch up a donkey
to it on the Mexican side and pull it right down.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 08:51 PM

5. PLEASE tell me that section was put up by Fisher Sand and Gravel.



A company that President Trump urged military officials to hire for border wall construction has been awarded a $400 million contract to build a span of new barrier across an Arizona wildlife refuge, according to a Defense Department announcement Monday.

North Dakota-based Fisher Sand and Gravel won the contract to build in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Yuma County, Ariz., the Defense Department said, with a target completion date of Dec. 30, 2020.

ĎHe always brings them upí: Trump tries to steer border wall deal to North Dakota firm

Trump has repeatedly pushed for Fisher to get a wall-building contract, urging officials with the Army Corps of Engineers to pick the firm ó only to be told that Fisherís bids did not meet standards. Trumpís entreaties on behalf of the company have concerned some officials who are unaccustomed to a president getting personally involved in the intricacies of government contracting.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/north-dakota-company-that-trump-touted-gets-400-million-border-wall-contract/2019/12/02/9c661132-1568-11ea-bf81-ebe89f477d1e_story.html

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 08:51 PM

6. Another story that should go viral....nt

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 08:53 PM

7. Quick, somone post a pic of it with people using it as a ramp to get over the border.

And write: Trump keeping his promise to build a Trump Wall.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 08:58 PM

8. Even his "promises kept" are just shams.

Perfect fate for a bankrupt idea.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 08:58 PM

9. This is a sign they're rushing the process to please tRump.

Good construction practices would require adequate curing of concrete foundations before attaching panels subject to wind loads.

As we know from plenty of experience, construction firms can be badgered or bribed to rush schedules.

If tRump's good at anything, it would be the abuse of contractors....

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 09:02 PM

10. Desert winds are unpredictable and GUSTY !!

But then Bigly Genianus brains should know that.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 09:09 PM

12. So does it belong to Mexico now?

dang

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Response to trof (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 09:55 PM

13. Might as well!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 10:49 PM

14. Nice that they put the wall up next to CLIMBABLE trees.

Not that it would give any of those crazy Mexicans any ideas, though! Dumbasses...

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