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@BetoORourke could eat an apple through a picket fence.
@BetoORourke could eat grapes through a tennis racket.
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This house isn't a house from a rich Warlord in Iraq or Afghanistan that's been bombed out.

It's literally a 15 minutes walk from the U.S Southern border, while entering Eagle Pass in Texas, and it wasn't bombed out.

The family that use to lived there was drug out at daylight
by the Mexican Zeta Cartel and killed. About 20 men with sledge hammers entered and knocked out every single wall in the house, to send a message about what happens when you cross the wrong people.

It's a huge house. They even got on the roof and busted all the tiles off.
This kind of violence is a common occurrence in Mexico's territory. Just in that neighborhood alone, there were three or four houses in the same exactly way.

It was not uncommon to find houses riddled with 50mm caliber machine-gun holes from the Army driving up and
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Ballard is now founder and CEO of #OperationUndergroundRailroad, an organization dedicated to rescuing children from sex trafficking.
Ballard said his organization rescued a young girl who was 13 when she was kidnapped from her village #CentralAmerica and then #trafficked to #NewYorkCity, where she was #raped 30 to 40 times a day.
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Here it is kids! From @BrookingsInst
All the factual reasons why a #Wall is simply a bad idea.
✔️Unknown price tag
✔️Won't stop human trafficking, won't stop drugs, won't reduce crime
✔️Won't help the U.S. economy
✔️Will hurt communities & the environment
brookings.edu/essay/the-wall…
✔️Unknown price tag
Now, in case anyone actually thinks the Democrats are just being obstructionist for the sake of obstructing let me remind you that, in this case, the "Tax and Spend" party is actually being quite reasonable.
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#TrumpShutdown #NoWall
independent.co.uk/news/world/ame…
✔️Unknown price tag
If nobody, including the President himself, has no clear idea of how much a phantomatic #BorderWall could eventually cost why should the US Taxpayers even begin to give the govt. their money?
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businessinsider.com/trump-border-w…
#TrumpShutdown #NoWall
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There are some things I want to say about the #wall, #TrumpShutdown, Trump's base, & racism. It's going to be a lengthy thread, but I'll unroll it into one page at the end.
1/ As the #shutdown winds into its third week, a lot of ink has been spilled over whether or not the wall would provide #bordersecurity, on how practical or impractical it would be, and on how to resolve this mess.
2/ By and large this misses the point. The sharpest analysis to date came, unintentionally, from @LindseyGraham: The wall is a metaphor. But not the way he meant it. Rather, it’s a metaphor for a deeply held *insecurity* within #Trump’s base.
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Steel slats need paint every few months, because rust.
It costs at minimum $7 to paint steel per lineal foot including labor.
Each 20’ slat $70 ( forget the Mexican side)
$370,000 a mile.
$730 million to keep border baby from rusting and falling apart twice a year.
Knowing how “efficient” our bidding and contract award process is? Round that up to a billion.
This fuxker knows about construction as my dog knows about geometry.
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(1)Read From Bottom To Top:
You didn't think the largest MIL spending bill in history (FY 2019) wasn't going to [indirectly] include funding for the wall did you?
"You will not win?" - Pelosi
(3) Read From Bottom Top:
Anons had the proof long ago but shining a light back then would have defeated the primary purpose of showing the 'public' the real objective of D's (party of open borders/elim of ICE/elim of security/defend illegals over Americans _Midterm_elec).
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I recently met with a desperate #Venezuela family about to overstay tourist visa. Dad (professional), mom (professional) and kid. Staying w/ relatives & desperate to find a way not to return to political threats, hunger, utter lack of services, including medical care...
Why me? I have #HumanRights background, a university job & #LatinAmerica experience. Basically bupkus in the terrordome politics of desperate people in Trumpland. But I bought them coffee (and a snowman cookie for a young 'un) and listened...
What separates me from them? Increasingly little. They were upper middle class and now scrounge for off the books manual labor. Would they be killed if they returned? Not immediately -- but slowly: no work, no food, no medicine, no hope. They've become #Refugees ...
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1/Here is a nugget for all these smart #wall folks:

Even if trump gets his $50 biwall money, he can only build at best 800 miles out of 1900+ miles.
BUT
We do not have roads and roads good enough to handle heavy loads of cement/steel/trumphotair to get it to almost 500 miles.
2/ he will push another $20-30 billion in infrastructure costs to border states for roads no one will use because let’s face it, it is a fuking desert.
However we will create a smooth network of roads for smugglers to enjoy a cushy ride inland.

Your racism is costly MAGAIDIOTS
3/ not to mention the only concrete manufacturer that can handle the volume is in
.

MEXICO
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1. In the last spending bill #Congress didn’t give #Trump money for his border wall #Mexico will never pay for it
He has since been asking his administration to use #DOD funds and other to fund it.

#Trump #BorderWall #Congress #ImpoundmentAct
2.#Trump has spoken at length during the year with outgoing Sec of Defense #Mattis using #DOD money for the #Wall
#Trump said that #Pentagon was getting 700 million some of it could be used for the wall.

#Trump #BorderWall #Congress #ImpoundmentAct
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One year ago today Q posted Define Shutdown!
Coincidence?

Define Shutdown.
Was ATL shutdown?
Will NK be shutdown?
Who controls NK?
Leverage?
Remove leverage to capture the flag?
Capture the flag to end the rule?
End the rule of who?
Who controls NK?
TRUST.
Q
#QAnon @POTUS
4 Major Military Events That Happened On Christmas!! Anon notable!! #QAnon #MerryChristmas @realDonaldTrump
Q drop from 12.24.17!! #QAnon #MerryChristmas @realDonaldTrump
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1. The #GoFundMe a #TrumpWall project is moving along rather nicely!
Third day in for this campaign & the latest report is, as this effort has been from the start, being #Censored [ ! ]
#Yahoo reports the current total at $3.5 million & the word is spreading fast.
If the......
2. ......The actual total of this campaign at this time is reported as a #Trending #GoFundMe & has the total at $4.5 million! If the Obstructionist #DimmCongress is going to slow this effort, #WeThePeople will kick it into high gear.
Join the effort! #PurpleHeart......
3. ......recipient, #BrianKolfage, began this particular #GoFundMe for the wall. He states: “If the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80" we would have the wall funding needed.
Many of us understand that the funding can be allocated from the......
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1. @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @POTUS
#QAnon post No. 2579...
Repost of 2502 - Border Security = National Security.
#POTUS #Tweet from amid a thread comes the reality of the #Wall & plans for completion.

#FOXNews discussion on that tweet &......
2. ...... @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @POTUS
#QAnon post No. 2579...
the coming meeting with #NancyPelosi & #ChuckSchumer.
They have no intention of stopping their #Obstructionist efforts to destroy #America.
foxnews.com/politics/trump…......
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1/Thread on Govt Funding to Avoid a Shutdown. Congress is back this week, planning to work 2 weeks before adjourning, but facing a 12/7 deadline for continuing funding/a number of fedl executive departments & agencies. fedweek.com/fedweek/deadli…
2/Of 12 regular appropriations bills for exec branch, 5 were enacted in Sept, covering majority/fedl em’ees &/fedl spending. Employees/those depts—including some /largest including DoD, VA, HHS &Labor—are protected from shutdown threat bc full-year funding for them is in place.
3/There’s a bill wrapping together 4/the other measures—covering Agriculture, Interior, Transportation, HUD, the IRS, related agencies, & various science, financial regulatory & central management agencies—remains pending in a House-Senate conference.
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🌿Hang in There🌿

Mueller is preparing to accelerate his probe & deliver indictments by Fall 2018.

Oh goodie! I am hoping for sooner surprises!🤗

Mueller needs to have a little chat (without coffee) with #TraitorNunes. HouseGOP are trying to extort Rosenstein for more doc.
🌿Hang in There2🌿

Federal court rules against Va. House in racial gerrymandering case, orders new districting plan by Oct. 30th.

US is backing away from Syria de-escalation enforcement = destabilization

SCOTUS upholds Trump ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries
🌿Hang in There3🌿

Overview

The whole clusterfuq: RU hacking, CA, Trump & Leave Campaigns was not only a coup, but an unprecedented shorting of the market through mass manipulation of the electorate, w/the aim of controlling not only geopolitics, but the financial markets too.
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Donald J Trump Chosen by God! President Trump is known as a great builder. He was prepared for this office with resources, wisdom, and intelligence! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Tr… #ChosenByGod #ForSuchATimeAsThis #QAnon @POTUS @realDonaldTrump
DJT has been likened to King Cyrus! This is the King of Isaiah 45! Coincidence? God called & chose him even before DJT was born or knew him, to build, restore, and set captives free! #Called #Chosen #Anointed #HumanTrafficking #SCJustices #Infrastructure #Military #Wall
He was called to stop the huge pedophilia problem, human trafficking, and child abuse! Called to set these precious captives free! whitehouse.gov/presidential-a… whitehouse.gov/presidential-a… #QAnon #Pedophilia #Pedogate #HumanTrafficking @realDonaldTrump
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1. A thread about Trump’s Friday Press Conference on the “Border Wall System & “National Security” Because that was what it was about. Yes!
2. This thread is NOT

regarding the legislative Process of how the Wall will be built.

Others have uncovered that.
3. Rather to respond to callers on the El Rushbo show Friday,(NeverTrumpers)- saying “No Wall now”

The speech confirms he WILL build it.
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1/Even those who oppose DJT admit there are ways he can “unspend” omnibus appropriations. PP & sanc cities may come to mind if you read this article. @Cara_TXZEAL @UrUnpaidPundit @Zxcote @ljcljf @MsTriaI @_VachelLindsay_ @Known__Unknowns @unseen1_unseen forbes.com/sites/charlest…
2/“For keeping money unspent, the key agency is the Office/Management &Budget (OMB), &the management officials under OMB in each agency.”
3/“The OMB Director, Mick Mulvaney, is a very savvy veteran of budget issues, &he will have management officials in important agencies who implement his directions. For this approach, the key is sophisticated work in the shadows.” No leaks!
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