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im not new - just reincarnated due to things unrelated to DU -you probably dont know me but if you are concerned, im happy to answer questions

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an engineer on Quora re:the wall

I thought this was absolutely awesome so I wanted to share it with you all....

It outlines the absolute monumental task it would be to build this wall..... I think people sometimes think that you can just throw some cement in the ground lol

Answer to Why are engineers not voicing their opinions on Trump's Border Wall proposal? We are only seeing politicians talking about it. by Kelly Schweighsr


You want an engineer’s opinion on “The Wall”? Okay then.

1 - the environmental study will take 3 to 5 years to complete, but only if the project is divided into manageable chunks of 1/2 mile to 2 miles in length. That give us about 1,000 different design sections. And if you think that this phase can be skipped, the lawsuits over that decision will take 10 to 20 years to resolve and the court would probably order the environmental study done anyway.

2 - once you have the environmental clearance, the actual design can begin. Don’t think you need to design something as basic as a wall? The first step is to perform soils testing to see what kind of foundation is needed; skip that and your wall has a good chance of falling down or falling over. While, technically, you could probably design a 1/2 mile section of wall in 3 or 4 working days, you also need to account for the approval process and review times. Chances are that the design stage will take a minimum of 18 months.

3 - acquiring the land/ right-of-way will take from 4 to 6 months, *provided* that the landowner is willing and you don't have to go to court. That gives you time to get an estimate, get the estimate reviewed and approved, contact the land-owner, make the offer, accept a counter-offer (if they make one) and get the documents signed and sealed. If the land-owner does NOT want to sell, expect a protracted court fight of 3 to 7 years (longer if the land-owner has lots of money). If you can't get the land, go back to step 1 and start over.

4 - add on another 4 to 6 months to advertise for bids, accept the bids, make certain that the bidding contractor has done all the proper paperwork and insurance (and isn’t just going to run off with the first payment or produce shoddy work) and generally get the project out the door.

5 - building the stupid thing probably takes the least amount of time, but you will still need to allot 2 months for the contractor to mobilize and order the raw materials, plus another 2 to 6 months for construction.

Now multiply that by 1,000 different sections of wall.

(More at like above)

ty for the heart

my lovely valentine! whoever you are! lol

please help me understand this report that mueller is supposed to come out with soon

I was just reading an article the other day that was talking about the fact that there is 17 different investigations going on with regards to Trump....
Maybe all of them are not led by Mueller, I don't know but he probably has more than one..... I'm guessing....
There's obstruction and there's Russian collusion at least.....

So when we get this report it may just be on the obstruction...
. Or am I reading that wrong? It seems like a lot of these indictments have been obstruction related..... Lying, witness tampering Etc
So what if we get an obstruction report first and not the Russia report?

Forgive me if I'm missing something obvious I just don't understand all this stuff LOL

highly suspect- my name is human

So as a 50 year old rocker I've been dying for some new music.... And I got turned on to these guys and their bad ass I love it and I wanted to share

But then as I got ready to post a video I happened upon their Facebook page..... Their singer has a very lengthy but must-read post..... Maybe he's been catching some s*** from some people but now he has my total admiration.....

so check the video and then go check that post on Facebook if you feel up to it....

damn....Heart doing stairway to heaven....

Doesn't get much better....axsTV is doing holiday concerts.....

how likely is President Pelosi in 2019?

and VP Clinton?

I feel like chances are high that Pelosi will end up POTUS - soon - would she pick Clinton to right a wrong?

this election is no longer about D vs R

It's about country vs party....it's the ultimate loyalty test of every right/conservative voter in America....

It's a test of their morals, their patriotism, their belief in the rule of law....

Either the vote American or they vote Russian ....but this November all cards are on the table and we're going to find out where these people stand and make them go on record as the party of traitors.

How many will sign their name in betrayal of America?

any s king co or pierce co realtors in here?

Preapproval in progress

Girl at center of debate over brain death dies, mother says (Jahi McMath)

Source: LA Times

A girl at the center of the medical and religious debate over brain death has died after surgery in New Jersey, her mother said Thursday.

Nailah Winkfield said doctors declared her daughter Jahi McMath dead from excessive bleeding and liver failure after an operation to treat an intestinal issue.

McMath had been in a vegetative state since December 2013, when a California coroner ruled that the 13-year-old girl died after suffering irreversible brain damage during an operation to remove her tonsils.

Winkfield refused to accept the conclusion and moved the girl to New Jersey, where she has been kept on life support and received care. The state accommodates religions that don’t recognize brain death.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-jahi-mcmath-dies-20180628-story.html

Poor girl can finally rest in peace

why has the stormy Daniels case gone quiet?

It seems to me there was a tweet from avenatti saying they were trying to threaten him or something like that I can't remember exactly..... And now we haven't heard anymore on it for a little bit, and he's taking up the case of the kids which is great.... But I'm just curious were their threats successful? Or what's happening...

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