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Since there’s a lot of talk around #Texas building its own #borderwall after @GregAbbott_TX announced his plans, I thought it would be a good opportunity to go over what @jinatx and I found last year via @texastribune @propublica
texastribune.org/2021/06/16/tex…
Part of the problem is a lot of it is privately owned along a winding river.
Fisher built 3 mi on the banks of the Rio Grande. More than a year later, it still has serious erosion issues (disputed by the builder) and is at the center of lawsuits.
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Some of the funding came from a private fundraising effort. But last August, some of the fundraisers for #WeBuildtheWall were arrested on fraud charges. #Trump pardoned Steve Bannon, his former advisor, but for the rest, the case is ongoing.
texastribune.org/2020/08/20/we-…
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The #First100Days of a president’s term are historically their best chance to enact their agenda. What has Biden done?
Biden and Harris promised to implement a public option and lower the age of Medicare to 60, policies that fail to cover the 92 million Americans who are uninsured or underinsured and save the 68,000 who die every year from a lack of insurance. #MedicareForAll
But Biden and the Democrats didn’t even live up to these moderate pledges. Instead, they expanded COBRA subsidies, funneling tens of billions of dollars to health insurance corporations that are already making record profits as they jack up premiums and increasingly deny claims.
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This morning in Texas, the @JoeBiden Administration seized the property of the Cavazos family for #borderwall construction, after being granted possession via court order. We are outraged. This outcome was avoidable had the administration simply dismissed the case outright. (1/4)
TCRP represents the Cavazos family in this litigation and we hope to have a full statement on this horrible decision soon. DOJ must immediately reverse course and return all seized lands to the communities from where they came. (2/4) #NotAnotherFoot
This decision by the administration will not in any way “build back better” and breaks @POTUS's promise to dismiss all border wall cases. Stay tuned as we work with the Cavazos family to share their story and this devastating outcome that must be immediately reversed. (3/4)
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/09/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/04/09/dai…
Europe’s third wave: ‘It’s spreading fast and it’s spreading everywhere’

ft.com/content/d1af35…

#COVID19 #waves #surges #europe
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#cybersecurity #infowars #military #InformationSecurity
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In phone interview with @FoxNews, Donald Trump says his #borderwall could be completed "in a month," but "they're destroying our country" and "it's going to get much, much worse" with an influx of migrants.
Trump predicts in a live phone interview with @MariaBartiromo that there'll be the "highest tax increase" in US history to pay for everything @TheDemocrats have put on their agenda.
"I would recommend it to a lot of people who don't want to get it," but "we have our freedoms," replies Trump when asked if people should get the #coronavirusvaccine. "It's a great vaccine, it's a safe vaccine" that works.
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After a 1-hour plus delay @POTUS45 now taking the stage at #CPAC2021.
"Do you miss me yet?" @POTUS45 asks #CPAC2021 crowd. "A lot of things going on."
Journey that started four years ago is "far from being over," declares @POTUS45. "In the end, we will win."
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It's time "for peace and calm" and a "time for law and a time for order" after a very difficult election, says @POTUS at #Texas-#Mexico border.
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NEW: @JinATX and I found that CBP awarded at least 12 TX #borderwall contracts without 1st owning all the land, racking up millions in delay costs.

Then the agency used the delays on those contracts in court as justification to immediately take the land.
propublica.org/article/texas-…
Building a border wall was one of Trump’s core campaign promises. The instruction to CBP was to get as much done as possible. The problem is that in Texas most of the riverfront land is privately owned.
Out of the 110 miles the administration planned to build in the #RioGrandeValley, just 15 miles had been finished as of mid-December. A map showing 14 new border wall projects in Texas, out of w
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A drone tour of 7 ecologically important areas being destroyed by Trump’s #borderwall in Ariz.

These are wildlife refuges, national park land, endangered species habitat, wilderness & biodiversity hotspots.

1) Buenos Aries National Wildlife Refuge

2) Tinajas Altas Mountains

3) The San Pedro River at the San Pedro National Conservation Area

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"Seventeen days from now we're going to win the state of Michigan" and four more years in the @WhiteHouse, says @POTUS at start of his outdoor airport rally in @MuskegonCounty. #Election2020
"You got to get your governor to open up your state...and get your schools open," @POTUS tells the cheering crowd.

"Lock her up," chants the crowd referring to @GovWhitmer.

"Lock 'em all up," responds @realDonaldTrump.
In @MuskegonCounty, which has a population of just under 175,000, more than 1,700 people have tested positive for the #coronavirus and case numbers are steadily increasing, according to the county's public health department.
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"We want normal life," @POTUS says to a Greenville, #NorthCarolina crowd that is packed together and most are not wearing masks. "We want to have people sitting next to each other screaming like crazy" at football games.
"It's going to peter out," says @POTUS of the #coronavirus pandemic.
As @POTUS speaks to the Greenville crowd about #NorthCarolina, here's a look at the polling averages in the #Election2020 battleground state. realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/pr…! Image
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.@DHSgov just published an "environmental stewardship plan" for 63 miles of #BorderWall construction in Arizona.

This plan, released 14 months after the bulldozers started ripping through AZ wilderness, is full of false promises, contradictions & outright lies... THREAD /1
For starters, the plan came out more than a year after wall construction started -- long after @DHSgov butchered hundreds of ancient saguaro cactuses, blasted Indigenous sacred sites, destroyed endangered species habitat & depleted fragile of groundwater aquifers. /2
I asked the @CBPArizona public lands liaison: what's the point of publishing a stewardship plan more than a year *after* the damage was done?

He refused to answer & said I should email a generic @CBP address with my question. No responses yet... (& I'm not holding my breath). /3
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GOOD NEWS

Appeals Court RESURRECTS House's #BorderWall Lawsuit

A three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. unanimously disagreed, citing to the court’s recent en banc decision in the case of former White House counsel #ezhel McGahn.

#MOG

lawandcrime.com/lawsuit/that-t…
The #McGahn court clearly held that a single house of Congress could have standing to pursue litigation against the Executive for injury to its legislative rights,” wrote Senior Circuit Judge #DavidSentelle, a Reagan appointee... Judges #PatriciaMillet and #RobertWilkins agreed
The Court also took the Trump administration to task for claiming that the Executive Branch has broad autonomy to spend federal funds without CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL—an argument the court said “turns the constitutional order upside down.”

#MOG
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With the recent arrests, and escalated violence against Indigenous Tribes defending their Homelands from the Colonizer's Destructive Border Wall. I wanted to show some solidarity from Dinétah, the home of one of my ancestral bloodlines. #nowalls #noborders
#borderwall
Ahéhee’ to the Uncle Sam for helping brainstorm this with me.

We translated "No Walls No Borders" into Dine' Bizaad.

"Bináhásdzo Dooda!".

This has the ability to be understood in English as, "No Walls No Borders!".
We never used to have Nation Borders physically scarring our Mother Earth. We placed our homes within' our Four Sacred Mountains. Even The Navajo Nation borders drawn on a map today, go against our Ancestral teachings. Shame on our Navajo 'leaders' who support the Colonizers way.
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#BREAKING:Now we find out that in an effort to GIN UP support for #Trump's #borderwall, top #DHS officials INFLATED the number of known or suspected #terrorists crossing the southern border from 6 to 4,000. WOW!!

#TheResistance #FridayThoughts #FBRParty
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Folks, I've said it before and I'll say it again. When someone goes back and reviews the people that end up on the terror watchlist, they will be shocked to find out that the majority on the list are MANUFACTURED terrorists--literally!!

#TheResistance
Question now is, will the #terrorist MANUFACTURERS at #DHS and the #FBI be CRIMINALLY prosecuted for the lives they intentionally and maliciously destroy with such erroneous designations?

#TheResistance #FridayThoughts #FBRParty
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1/ A timeline re @SDSheriff & @SanDiegoPD's response to violence at #SanDiego protests beginning in summer 2017

July 2 2017: An "Impeachment Rally" at the County Admin Bldg. is disrupted by #ProudBoys as @SDSheriff Deputies stand back and watch, doing nothing to separate people
2/ Organizers meet w/@SDSheriff Gore to express concern over what appears to be gang violence

Response: it's not an "economic enterprise" so it's not considered "gang related."

Meanwhile: A group called "Bordertown Patriots" uses variation of @SDSheriff HQ address as their own
3/ Aug 12: Heather Heyer killed in Charlottesville

Complaint re:#ProudBoys filed with CLERB: Case 17-056. Witnesses at hearing note protesters are at increased risks of violence from #ProudBoys & others

Aug. 27: Proud Boys travel to Berkeley, are arrested for disorderly conduct
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HAPPENING NOW: Small group of Akimel and Tohono O’odham have blocked the entrance to the Stinger metal plant in Coolidge.
The 30ft steel bollards going up along the #Arizona border are assembled here.
The group is protesting the desecration of sacred tribal sites at the border.
Group also includes Hia-Ced O’odham.
Coolidge police have arrived on scene, but the group of protesters says they won’t move.
One of the workers locked the entrance to the plant so no trucks are driving out with bollards at the moment.
Group member leading the protest on #BorderWall construction: “This is our land, this is our community. Our children are gonna have to deal with this wall... these don’t last. We’ve seen it in every, what they wanna call, ‘progressive civilization.’ These things fall.”
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⚠️The OMB now requires political appointees—instead of high-ranking career officials—to sign off on every action to apportion (i.e., spend or stop) funds that Congress has appropriated under its *exclusive* constitutional power to do so. politico.com/news/2020/08/1…
With the diverse Power of the Purse Coalition, we oppose the White House’s latest effort to abuse the budgeting process & push congressionally appropriated funds toward executive branch policy priorities. @demandprogress @FreedomWorks @NTU @POGOBlog @RSI pogo.org/press/release/…
The power of the purse belongs to Congress; the executive branch can spend public funds *only as Congress directs*.

The founders purposely separated these powers to protect our democracy from declining into tyranny. POTUS dodging that separation violates our Constitution.
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During arrival of @MAKadhimi, @POTUS ignores a shouted question from a reporter about the arrest of Steve Bannon on fraud charges. Image
It's a sad thing for Steve Bannon and surprising, @POTUS tells reporters in Oval Office at start of meeting with @MAKadhimi.
"I feel very badly," says @POTUS of Bannon. "I haven't been dealing with him for a very long period of time."
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“The defendants defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors, capitalizing on their interest in funding a #BorderWall to raise millions of dollars, under the false pretense that all of that money would be spent on construction.”

– SDNY Statement cnbc.com/2020/08/20/for…
“While repeatedly assuring donors that Brian Kolfage, the founder of @WeBuildtheWall, would not be paid a cent, the defendants secretly schemed to pass hundreds of thousands of dollars to Kolfage, which he used to fund his lavish lifestyle.”

👉🏻 cnb.cx/2EhTL8L
More than $25 million worth of donors actually believed this. 🤦🏼‍♂️
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Air Force One has just landed in Yuma, #Arizona where @POTUS will receive a #BorderWall update briefing and make remarks on #immigration.
The temperature in Yuma currently: 44°C/111°F. Image
As Air Force One rolled up, the loudspeakers blaring the @realDonaldTrump rally soundtrack, currently 'Tiny Dancer' by @eltonofficial. Image
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Starting now: @POTUS news conference from Bedminster, New Jersey...called less than an hour ago Image
* Correction - it was called shortly after 6pm ET and set to start at 7pm
.@POTUS starts with economic data, hailing job creation - "the single greatest 3-month period of job creation in American history"
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Over the weekend, @readonaldtrump renounced a 3-mile private border wall in South Texas, and @USAttyPatrick called it a “vanity project” & a “scam.” 1/8
propublica.org/article/trump-…
(Know anything about #borderwall contracts, pending investigations or the inner workings of the IBWC? please reach out to us: jeremy.schwartz@propublica.org / perla.trevizo@propublica.org) 2/8
.@FisherSanG leveraged the project to showcase the “Lamborghini of border walls” and received a $1.28 billion contract to build more segments of the fence in AZ, the largest ever awarded. 3/8
tucson.com/news/local/1-2…
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