Contractor makes progress on new border wall in New Mexico


#1

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials confirmed this week that more than 8,100 panels spanning more than 11 miles (18 kilometers) had been constructed as of Aug. 8.


#2

Wow. 11 miles in only 4 months. At this rate they will finish that wall in another 59 years.


#3

Trump, doing the work of 5 years in 59! All hail the glorious leader! Protector of the Motherland, for him there is no land beyond the Volga.


#4

Oh come on… these are government contracts… like the highway repairs upgrades and maintenance it will go on forever… as long as Merica last there will be contacts to milk.


#5

Big whoop - NOT.


#6

Yeah the government is awful and slow at everything. Anyone with kids in government schools or who observes road construction should know this.


#7

Actually, they could work in multiple locations AND the could focus on known trouble spots first.

Such as this one:


#8

It’s a shame the Dems won’t allow funding of serious, “industrial”-level construction. When you’re only going to be paid for 11 miles, and don’t know if you’ll get paid for any more than that, you’re not going to bring a whole lot of resources to bear.


#9

It’s a shame the Republicans won’t allow funding of serious, “industrial”-level wind a solar energy projects. It all depends on what you consider worthwhile and what you consider a boondoggle.


#10

Which industrial level wind and solar projects are making a profit, considering the cost of land, installation, etc?

Windmills and the wall have totally different purposes.


#11

Which segment of “the wall” is making a profit?


#12

The wall is not intended to make a profit. It has a totally different purpose, as you know.


#13

Such a misguided post. Plenty of capital is available for green energy projects with a market return.

Using Govt funds to build losers, bridges to nowhere, that’s just not very smart. Why do you push for it?,


#14

My post must be read in context, which was purely in comparison to the border wall. It is a mistake to read it as a stand-alone call for more investment in green energy.


#15

AND they are UGLY!


#16

I guess that’s why they sell so many picture postcards of them in Holland. Oh, wait…


#17

Sure am glad we are getting a little start on the Wall! The job will be in full force soon! Thank you Mr. President!


#18

How soon? The man is approaching the mid point of his term in office. I suspect people will look back later when the shouting calms down and realize they were played.


#19

Why should the purpose of “green energy” such as solar power be to make a profit? Surely its purpose is to supply clean energy.


#20

What is your definition of “profit”?


DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.