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Mon May 27, 2019, 05:47 PM

A private group says it's started building its own border wall using millions donated in GoFundMe

Source: CNN



Sunland Park, New Mexico (CNN)A group that raised millions of dollars in a GoFundMe campaign says it has broken ground on a project to build its own stretch of border wall on private property.

We Build the Wall, a group founded by a triple amputee Air Force veteran, said in a series of social media posts on Monday that it had started construction on private property in New Mexico. The announcement comes months after the group began its GoFundMe campaign to raise private donations for a border wall, and days after a federal judge blocked President Donald Trump from tapping into billions in Defense Department funds for his administration's wall construction efforts.

"Buckle up, we're just getting started!" the group wrote in a Facebook post, sharing what it said were images of construction over the weekend.

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who chairs We Build the Wall's advisory board, told CNN on Monday that the group has built a mile of border wall in the El Paso, Texas, area -- something he says connects two 21-mile sections of existing fencing.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/27/politics/private-border-wall-gofundme/index.html

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Reply A private group says it's started building its own border wall using millions donated in GoFundMe (Original post)
demmiblue May 2019 OP
Hulk May 2019 #1
Mr.Bill May 2019 #2
Runningdawg May 2019 #3
samnsara May 2019 #24
tanyev May 2019 #4
CaptainTruth May 2019 #5
HuskyOffset May 2019 #8
Flaleftist May 2019 #16
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #6
duhneece May 2019 #13
erronis May 2019 #7
LogicFirst May 2019 #9
B Stieg May 2019 #10
keithbvadu2 May 2019 #11
TheCowsCameHome May 2019 #12
FailureToCommunicate May 2019 #14
humbled_opinion May 2019 #15
rockfordfile May 2019 #18
humbled_opinion May 2019 #25
SCVDem May 2019 #17
Initech May 2019 #19
Astraea May 2019 #20
mathematic May 2019 #21
yardwork May 2019 #22
WhoWoodaKnew May 2019 #23
stonecutter357 May 2019 #26
scarytomcat May 2019 #27
dreamland May 2019 #28
Eugene May 2019 #29

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 06:01 PM

1. well good. Now maybe they are happy

One mile. Donated money. Connect two 21 mile sections. Bravo for them.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 06:01 PM

2. Idiots.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 06:02 PM

3. If this were true the story would be playing at the top of every quarter hour on FOX

If some guy wants to build a wall in HIS backyard more power to him, apparently there are idiots out there who will pay him to do it.

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Response to Runningdawg (Reply #3)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:12 AM

24. hope they got the right permits...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 06:08 PM

4. Give 'em the old razzle dazzle

Razzle Dazzle 'em
Give 'em an act with lots of flash in it
And the reaction will be passionate
Give 'em the old hocus pocus
Bead and feather 'em
How can they see with sequins in their eyes?
What if your hinges all are rusting?
What if, in fact, you're just disgusting?
Razzle dazzle 'em
And they'll never catch wise!

Give 'em the old Razzle Dazzle
Razzle dazzle 'em
Give 'em a show that's so splendiferous
Row after row will crow vociferous
Give 'em the old flim flam flummox
Fool and fracture 'em
How can they hear the truth above the roar?
Throw 'em a fake and a finagle
They'll never know you're just a bagel,
Razzle dazzle 'em
And they'll beg you for more!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 06:12 PM

5. I built a wall in my back yard using my own money.

It's called a fence.

Now the neighbor's cat can't smuggle drugs into my back yard. He can, however, still come to the front porch for treats.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #5)

Mon May 27, 2019, 06:27 PM

8. Pictures of that cat's thighs, or it didn't happen

The drug smuggling part, I mean. I can easily believe your neighbor's cat goes in your yard, that's what cats do, but the drug smuggling bit, well, I need to see the proof (kitty-cat calves the size of those small tomatoes)

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #5)

Mon May 27, 2019, 11:03 PM

16. I tried that. The cat just goes over the fence.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 06:16 PM

6. Sounds legal, so I guess it's okay. It's on private property and had to be permitted.

I don't like the environmental impact of walls. Slats would be better. Still endangering wildlife, but better than a solid wall.

Wildlife need to travel back and forth for food and water and shelter.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #6)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:01 PM

13. Wildlife, environment my concern

I wonder at what point does an Environmental Impact Statement (Study?) need to be done. I know several organizations will sue

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 06:25 PM

7. Triple amputee? I understand one of the appendages is the head. Who cares about the rest.

Sickos.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 06:56 PM

9. This is like saying

I don't care if you enter US soil as long as you don't enter my back yard.
They are still here.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 06:57 PM

10. Excellent. Now, just extend the wall...

to cover the remaining three sides, and you'll really have something.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 07:03 PM

11. Right by the water. Is that where Kolfage uses his yacht?

Right by the water. Is that where Kolfage uses his yacht?

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212092994

SOURCE: Wall GoFundMe just paid for a 'nearly' $1 million yacht

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 07:13 PM

12. $20 says it'll be installed running north/south

Stupid fucks....

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:06 PM

14. Isn't this the same guy who used a huge portion of the GoFundMe $$ to buy himself a

million dollar yacht ?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:03 PM

15. They are complete lunatics.

Mrs Speaker tear down that wall...

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Response to humbled_opinion (Reply #15)

Mon May 27, 2019, 11:54 PM

18. If true, it's on private property.

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #18)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:42 AM

25. If it touches public land we

need a court injunction to stop it.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 11:50 PM

17. P. T. Barnum Lives! nt

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:02 AM

19. Remember it doesn't have to be good, it just has to look good!



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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:01 AM

20. Ha ha! Love to watch them flush their money down the toilet

Less money for Trump's re-election campaign

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:17 AM

21. Just the minimum to not get sued for fraud

I'm sure that gofundme didn't say anything about building a wall on time and under budget.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 07:26 AM

22. How is this different from a fence around their property?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:06 AM

23. All the money is being funneled to the land owner, their buddies who constructed it and their other

buddies who will maintain it.

And after all that you can just walk around it.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:43 AM

26. racist pigs !

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:52 AM

27. the cnn broadcast does a very poor job of facts and telling the complete story

costs, time frame and feasibility are not correct from what I have heard
and they will still go over
The wildlife situation was not mentioned.
We are moving to Mexico in bigger numbers than they are coming here these days. Simpler to just not give jobs to undocumented workers and fine the owner big time.
I would rather look at the river than a wall.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:15 AM

28. About freaking time!

It's about time they put their money to work. I much rather see every GOP invest all their cash into this wall than to fund another Thumped-supporting GOP candidate. I hope every one of those Repulsimen who voted for this will spent every dollar they have to help build this, just leave our taxes out of it; because in the end, they can sit back, look at their amazing wall and realize just how foolish they are. I'll be a stark reminder of how gullible a fool and his money are soon parted.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 08:14 AM

29. GoFundMe Border Wall Ordered to Stop Building Because They Didn't Have the Right Paperwork

Building permits, what a concept.

Related articles:

New Mexico Mayor Orders Group Building Border Wall On Private Land To Stop Construction. (Newsweek)
New Mexico mayor files cease-and-desist to group starting to build border wall (The Hill)

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Source: The Daily Beast

GoFundMe Border Wall Ordered to Stop Building Because They Didn’t Have the Right Paperwork

The $20 million crowdfunded project to do what Trump hasn’t done hit, well, a wall.

Jordyn Rozensky,
Will Sommer
05.28.19 7:46 PM ET

SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico—We Build the Wall, a privately funded effort to build a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, was told to stop building on Tuesday.

The cease-and-desist order represents a new obstacle for the group and its founder, triple-amputee veteran Brian Kolfage. Kolfage’s crowdfunding effort became a cause célèbre on the right last December, when he rapidly raised $20 million on GoFundMe for the wall. So far they have built less than a half-mile of fence on the border.


Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea said at a press conference the city issued a cease-and-desist order, saying it is in violation of city ordinances. George Cudahy, whose company owns the land where the wall is being built, submitted an application for a building permit last week. Sunland Park officials declared the application incomplete, Perea said, because it lacked a site plan development and included contradictory information around the construction.


https://www.thedailybeast.com/brian-kolfage-we-build-the-wall-ordered-to-stop-construction

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