“The Great Wall”

Not even is this a review of some cinematic magic!

Nope this is about that much chanted…much promised…big beautiful wall along our Southern border.  First let me say there is nothing beautiful about a wall.

The promise now is that the wall will be a combination of virtual and physical….let’s start with the virtual thing.

Back in 2008 I wrote about the virtual wall that Boeing had constructed…it was a worthless waste of money…..but rad it for yourself…..

I know, I know everyone is screaming about those darn pesky illegal immigrants, especially at election, they are a convenient scapegoat for pandering to the people.  But any way, someone somewhere in the bowels of the INS came up with the idea of a virtual border fence, where cameras, radar and other such devices would be used to detect those entering the US illegally.

Source: Immigration: Virtual Border Fence – In Saner Thought

Now estimates from DHS have come out on the cost of said wall…..

A barrier along the border with Mexico could be ready in 2020, but it won’t be cheap, according to a leaked Department of Homeland Security report seen by Reuters. The internal report estimates that the cost will be $21.6 billion, around double to $10 billion to $12 billion figure President Trump cited during his campaign. The plan commissioned by new DHS Secretary John Kelly calls for construction of walls and fences in three phases over more than three years to have the barrier ready by the end of 2020, starting with 26 miles of wall in Texas and California. This would be followed by 151 miles of barrier in Arizona and Texas, then 1,080 miles to seal off remaining sections of the border, which already has 654 miles of barriers.

The leaked plan does not reveal what the wall would look like, or what is going to be done in mountainous areas where construction would be unfeasible. Large parts of the border, especially in Texas, are in privately owned land and the cost of acquiring it, through eminent domain or other methods, is one reason for the soaring cost estimate. “People’s individual property will be condemned by the federal government for construction of the wall,” researcher Denise Gilman tells the Arizona Republic. “That’s what happened in the past. And that’s what would have to happen.” Trump tweeted early Saturday that he hasn’t gotten involved in wall design or negotiations yet. When he does, the “price will come WAY DOWN,” he promised.

Sorry people but that money could be better spent…there are so many other progrmas that will now be gutted to pay for this abortion….society will suffer.


16 thoughts on ““The Great Wall”

  1. The mere idea of a wall is just stupid to me. Instead of spending money on blocking people from crossing the border, we should spend that money on making it easier for Mexicans to enter the country legally with that fancy “extreme vetting” everyone is talking about. There are virtual barrier systems that are far more effective, and cheaper, than a $21B low tech wall. These virtual barrier systems are in place around water towers, telecommunications systems, data centers, etc. It’s a proven technology.

  2. The meme that has been going around FB for some time applies here, to wit: This idea of a wall is a special kind of stupid….

    Stupid enough, that’s all the comment the idea deserves….

    gigoid, the dubious

  3. Walls have never worked. Even China was invaded, and they had the best wall in history. It is real fantasy stuff, and if it ever gets built, I will eat my hat. (Luckily, I don’t have a hat…)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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