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Wed Feb 26, 2020, 11:44 PM

After Trump Mocks a Sea Wall in New York, Plan Is Abruptly Shelved

Source: The New York Times

Subhead: In an unexpected move, the federal government halted a project that might have led to a multibillion-dollar barrier to protect the region from flooding.


By Anne Barnard, NY Times

The Trump administration has unexpectedly halted a project to protect the New York City region from flooding during dangerous storms like Hurricane Sandy — a decision that came six weeks after President Trump took to Twitter to ridicule the study’s most expensive proposal, a giant sea wall that could have cost billions of dollars.

The Army Corps of Engineers’ announcement that the project was “indefinitely postponed” surprised some of its own officials, and local politicians and advocates said the decision was stunning at a time when climate change is threatening New York’s future with intensifying storms.

In a statement, the Corps’ New York office said only that the study was suspended because it did not receive funding in the agency’s work plan for 2020. Officials there refused to comment on whether they believed that Mr. Trump had influenced the decision. But a senior administration official said the project was shelved because it was too expensive and unfocused.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/25/nyregion/sea-wall-nyc.html



Trump and his minions are again playing with people's lives because of his own pettiness. (forgive me if this was already posted; I did a search and didn't find it).

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liberalguilt57 Feb 26 OP
Beartracks Feb 26 #1
Marie Marie Feb 27 #2
ret5hd Feb 27 #3
cos dem Feb 27 #4
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 27 #11
not fooled Feb 27 #5
keithbvadu2 Feb 27 #6
PatSeg Feb 27 #7
Warpy Feb 27 #8
solara Feb 27 #9
truthisfreedom Feb 27 #10
democratisphere Feb 27 #13
democratisphere Feb 27 #12
IronLionZion Feb 27 #14
bill Feb 27 #15
Javaman Feb 27 #16
lagomorph777 Feb 27 #17

Response to liberalguilt57 (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 11:47 PM

1. And that's a wall we would actually need. n/t

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Response to liberalguilt57 (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 12:23 AM

2. Well, since he made Florida his official residence, he doesn't care.

As if Florida will fare any better with rising sea levels.

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Response to liberalguilt57 (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 12:27 AM

3. Put a bunch of rafts with Mexican flags flying...

Out in the harbor. Fill them with brown mannequins.

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Response to liberalguilt57 (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 12:43 AM

4. Simple solution.

There's a shitty skyscraper in downtown Manhattan. Just route the water there.

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Response to cos dem (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 07:25 AM

11. Tear it down and use the gold rubble for a wall. . . . nt

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Response to liberalguilt57 (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 01:13 AM

5. Geez

apparently we can't have anything good for the country that red don doesn't understand or doesn't like.

Keep him away from anything the government helps fund that would set him off, like research centers, public universities, and so on or they might be shuttered on a whim.

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Response to liberalguilt57 (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 01:16 AM

6. Has Tangier Island gotten the millions Trump promised?

Has Tangier Island gotten the millions Trump promised?

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Response to liberalguilt57 (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 01:25 AM

7. He's going to end up being the death of us all

One way or another, he'll affect every life on the planet.

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Response to liberalguilt57 (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 02:44 AM

8. Probably just as well, it's only a stopgap at this point

and not a permanent solution. What they should be doing is planning to move infrastructure as sea level rises. Lower Manhattan is not going to be the best place to have a major financial center in the not too distant future. Hurricane Sandy was a warning.

But the orange blob doesn't care, he doesn't live there any more and wants to stick it to the SDNY and all the various courts after his tax returns and then his hide. The man lives for spite. He doesn't give a damn about much else except attention.

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Response to liberalguilt57 (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 03:22 AM

9. This is just another example of

trump's revenge.

He is getting even with ALL his enemies.

Puerto Rico; The millions who didn't vote for him; California; NY; Strong Women; Canada; Mexico; Farmers; All Democrats and I'm sure there are many, many more. He seeks revenge on any and ALL who oppose him.
Could be why he is messing with the Rule of Law and the federal response to an all but guaranteed pandemic. Also one wonders what is behind his demented hatred of National Parks and Indigenous Sacred Sites and Democracy and clean air and clean water and safe food and children and women and Muslims and Jews and the LGBTQ community and the elderly and the infirm and the Arts (because We, His Enemies, love and support the Arts) and all who are non-white and so on and so on. We are all on his enemies list.

All of us.

Is revenge as sweet as Diet Coke I wonder?

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Response to liberalguilt57 (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 09:05 AM

14. I bet there's entrenched mutual hate between Trump and NY

going back decades. Not like Mar-A-Lago in Florida is going to fare much better. Dude will have nowhere to live soon and will have to flee the country like other deposed rulers.

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Response to liberalguilt57 (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 02:47 PM

16. the orange asshole rages...

"why should NYC get a wall when I can't???! fuck them!!!"

the pettiness of a petty person.

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Response to liberalguilt57 (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 03:13 PM

17. Build the wall, but don't include Trump Tower.

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