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Old 11-14-2019, 01:26 PM   #1
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Hidden cost of the wall

It is worth mentioning up front that the wall hasn't even been started, but rather just worn sections are being upgraded and replaced.

Leaving aside the money involved, what is happening here in Tucson (or at least the local area, like Douglas) is that the local supply of water - never really adequate to begin with - is being consumed for concrete. And that is just for the footers.

So you can also expect the cost of beef to go up, as it is becoming impossible to keep cattle watered in a good chunk of the state.

This article is from September, prior to the full effects being realized. Leaving aside the worries about archaeology and local interest, the quantity of water being taken is huge by our standards, and will also damage the aquifer itself.

https://tucson.com/news/local/ancien...898f45619.html
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:05 PM   #2
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I thought the Rio Grande was the border, use that water to make cement. I realize the river helps keep those dirty commie criminal rapist drug smugglers at bay but the barrier they're building will take care of that.

As for the Quitobaquito Springs, replace it with a vending machine selling plastic bottles of water from Maine, Canada, and Fiji, it'll teach them to carry correct change.
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:15 PM   #3
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I thought the Rio Grande was the border, use that water to make cement. I realize the river helps keep those dirty commie criminal rapist drug smugglers at bay but the barrier they're building will take care of that.

As for the Quitobaquito Springs, replace it with a vending machine selling plastic bottles of water from Maine, Canada, and Fiji, it'll teach them to carry correct change.
I'm in Arizona, the Rio Grande is waaaaay the fuck over there.

They were supposed to truck water in from up North, but the contractors decided that was too expensive and the DHS can't be bothered enforcing the details.
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:53 PM   #4
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They can haz bukkit?
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:16 AM   #5
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OK, the Rio Grand doesn't come into play until El Paso.
Hey, I'm from New England/Pennsylvania, only been to Mexico once, and dumb.
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Old 11-15-2019, 01:55 AM   #6
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Cool

There's a whole lotta geography there to learn about.
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u ƒuckin nerd lol
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Old 11-18-2019, 04:09 PM   #8
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And then there's these guys, who just volunteered to be sued for the rest of their natural lives:

https://apnews.com/4f6c21c6014948fe92ac66974dd72232
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Old 11-18-2019, 04:32 PM   #9
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I wonder what the pitch was collecting that $25 million?

1 - Let's build the wall to keep out the Mexican drug dealing father rapers.

2 - Let's build the wall to piss off the other guys.
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Old 11-18-2019, 04:35 PM   #10
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I wonder what the pitch was collecting that $25 million?

1 - Let's build the wall to keep out the Mexican drug dealing father rapers.

2 - Let's build the wall to piss off the other guys.
3 - Let's build the wall to flood both sides of the river and cause massive damage to show how dedicated we are to Sparkle Motion™.
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Old 11-18-2019, 04:39 PM   #11
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What's amazing is that the contractor is moving forward with no permit, which means their insurance policy is not in effect for this entire mess.
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Old 11-18-2019, 04:46 PM   #12
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It says the contractor asked the commission if they need a permit on Wednesday (I assume the 13th) have they done more construction since then?
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:34 PM   #13
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Perhaps there's a coop'n...

Maybe a BOGO?
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