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Old Saturday 15th July 2017, 19:19   #1
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Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge in South Texas

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Trump Administration Preparing Texas Wildlife Refuge for First Border Wall Segment
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Old Saturday 15th July 2017, 21:51   #2
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Oh God, the stupid wall, I'd forgotten all about it as something actually likely to happen! Or rather start to happen, since the likelihood of the pointless monstrosity ever being "finished" is close to zero.
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Old Sunday 16th July 2017, 10:28   #3
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Just stupid and pointless.
I visited this refuge earlier this year. It is on the far side of the already existing Obama wall. That wall is built along a gravel road monitored by the border patrol. Access to the refuge is via massive gates with remote monitoring cameras. These gates are closed at night.

The wall is not popular in the area, with signs saying 'We need jobs, not walls'.
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Speaking as an American Patriot... (we are not all religious far right Zealots)....I want to apologize to the "WORLD"...for our insane President. This guy is pure psycho and it is very questionable if he is sane. I just hope that the world manages to work around him and ignore him until we as a country get back to normal. We have been taken over by the insane 25% and if nothing else, I hope this is a lesson to the world as a country cannot become too complacent or else this happens.

The "wall' is just one example of his behavior and thinking. Long live America as 'is was' and 'will still be in the future'. jim
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Old Monday 17th July 2017, 15:29   #5
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Well, it's a matter of politics. Trump catapulted ahead because about 2 years ago he flew into Texas in his big black airplane with the "Trump" brand on it and limo'ed to the border to talk about the danger from illegal aliens. That single act pulled the rug from under Ted Cruz and Rick Perry, who otherwise might have build up a following on the issue of border security.

25% of voters bought into that scare in a big way, and now he is searching for something he can accomplish by executive order so he can throw his core a bone.

Trump's interest and that of his children is confined to games where the score is kept in dollars. They are not alone.

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as an update to this, apparently wall construction is going to impact other areas as well. Bentsen-Rio Grande SP, which is arguably up there with Santa Ana as one of the premiere destination for South Texas specialties, will be almost entirely if not entirely on the other side of the Wall. If the Wall plans go through, I expect ecotourism to be utterly destroyed in the area.
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