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Trump's Border Wall Torn Apart by Arizona Monsoon Rains

"Record monsoon rains have blown floodgates off their hinges as Trump's border wall breaks down."

By Brian Kahn Sunday 2:10PM

https://gizmodo.com/trumps-border-wall-torn-apart-by-arizona-monsoon-rains-1847535174?utm_source=digg

“Much of the work was outsourced to private companies that raked in billions, including Southwest Valley Constructors, which did most of the work in Arizona. The company pulled in $2.7 billion in federal contracts and has faced lawsuits from private landowners who claim explosions tied to construction sent “car-sized boulders” onto their land. (There are also multiple OSHA complaints against the company, which is a whole other issue.) The location near San Bernardino Wildlife Refuge is one of a growing number of chinks in the rushed wall. Another section in Texas where levees were destroyed has left hundreds of thousands exposed to catastrophic flooding.”

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Lead paragraphs from a front page article in the New York Times today:

 

A group of seven Capitol Police officers filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing former President Donald J. Trump and nearly 20 members of far-right extremist groups and political organizations of a plot to disrupt the peaceful transition of power during the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

The suit, which implicated members of the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers militia and Trump associates like Roger J. Stone Jr., was arguably the most expansive civil effort to date seeking to hold Mr. Trump and his allies legally accountable for the storming of the Capitol.

While three other similar lawsuits were filed in recent months, the suit on Thursday was the first to allege that Mr. Trump worked in concert with both far-right extremists and political organizers promoting his baseless lies that the presidential election was marred by fraud.

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12 Americans killed by suicide bombers at Kabul airport.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2021/aug/26/afghanistan-live-news-updates-evacuation-refugees-taliban-kabul-airport-latest

Which was predicted yesterday, yet nothing was done, including barring people from the "pit"-like area near the gate, where the bombs went off.

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Eh, it's thirteen U.S. now.

NBC News last night had a clip with a U.S. commander explaining there had to be pat-downs of people boarding. That Taliban were pre-screening. Taliban has stated, in line with its declared general amnesty, that it will facilitate evacuation of stranded U.S. and Afghan evacuees even past August 31. Taliban both denied an attack by everyone's enemy, ISIS-K, was coming, and condemned it when it happened.

Remember, you can't spell "clusterf*ck" without "U.S."

How far along are we with robot transportation security guards?

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4 hours ago, George Govus said:

Eh, it's thirteen U.S. now.

NBC News last night had a clip with a U.S. commander explaining there had to be pat-downs of people boarding. That Taliban were pre-screening. Taliban has stated, in line with its declared general amnesty, that it will facilitate evacuation of stranded U.S. and Afghan evacuees even past August 31. Taliban both denied an attack by everyone's enemy, ISIS-K, was coming, and condemned it when it happened.

Remember, you can't spell "clusterf*ck" without "U.S."

How far along are we with robot transportation security guards?

I think the Taliban boarding protocol is two grenades and one bandolier per passenger.

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Embattled 'We Build the Wall' group admits they can't pay lawyer after raising millions: report

by Tom Boggioni August 27, 2021

https://www.rawstory.com/we-build-the-wall-group/

“According to a report from Fox News 8, the people behind the crowdsourced "We Build the Wall" group who claim on their website that they have pledges for $25 million to build part of Donald Trump's ill-fated border wall along the Texas border are now pleading poverty and claiming they can't pay their attorneys.

The group, whose advisory board includes former Trump advisers Steve Bannon and Kris Kobach, as well as wealthy Blackwater founder Eric Prince, has reportedly been stiffing their legal representation, leading McAllen, Texas lawyer David Oliveira to request withdrawing as one of their attorneys."

“With the judge granting Oliveria's request and telling Kobach he needs to find new lawyers, the former Trump adviser told the judge, "It might be expensive and few of us have the assets right now to cover a retainer. So we are willing to let counsel step aside but we would like a fairly generous bit of time to find local counsel and also perhaps have a picture of what it involves," only to have Judge Crane admonish him by stating, "This case just keeps getting delayed and delayed; 90 days seems like a long time."

"Finding a lawyer I don't think is a big problem. I think finding a lawyer who is willing to risk not getting paid is probably the issue here."”

 

And the grift goes on.

The grift goes on.

Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain....

Steve Thomas

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Wisconsin School District Ditches Free Meals So Students Don’t ‘Become Spoiled’

by Rachel Olding Published Aug. 27, 2021

https://www.thedailybeast.com/waukesha-school-district-ditches-free-meals-so-students-dont-become-spoiled?ref=home?ref=home

“In a cruel move that has shocked many parents, the Waukesha School District Board opted earlier this year to end its federally funded program to give free meals to all students. One board member, Karin Rajnicek, said the free, universal program made it too easy for families to “become spoiled” while Darren Clark, the assistant superintendent for business services, worried that families could develop an “addiction” to the service. During the pandemic, the district had signed up for a federal program that funded meals for all students, regardless of economic status, but it has now voted to return to its pre-pandemic program in which students have to apply and receive federal money for meals. About 900 parents and teachers have banded together to oppose the move, calling it insensitive and out of touch.”

 

God forbid the peasants have food. They might get uppity.

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