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Kitchenwitch111

Trump-brand quality

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zmith

I read about this yesterday. It's either lousy engineering or lousy construction, considering the reasons given for the failure, as the steel panels should have been braced. Regardless, I think the reports are misleading, as this isn't a new portion of wall that fell.

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Del Phinium

"I think the reports are misleading, as this isn't a new portion of wall that fell."

That's because the reports ARE misleading, and you're right: this is not a new portion of the wall that fell. The video in the link clearly states that this site was just a "patch up" of an existing portion of the wall, and that the concrete wasn't cured yet.

CNN is absolutely pathetic.

Next.

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Del Phinium

"Trump-brand quality"

LOL. Yawn.

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queenmargo

There was a thread on this yesterday, and I said the same thing Del Phinium.

"Any chance to make things up" should be the CNN slogan

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vgkg (Va Z-7)

Mexico should demand it's money back........or plant more trees to support the wall. Great idea to build a wall next to trees to climb.

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blfenton

If I remember correctly, trump has been bragging about the wall replacements and repairs as being new wall construction. If he wants to take credit for it as new wall construction in order to lie to his base then he can take the blame for the shoddy repair work.

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lurker111

"Duped again by CNN"

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Toby

LOL, vgkg! All Mexico has to do is plant trees all along Trump's border wall!

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queenmargo

Actually that is a good idea to plant the trees. Who wants to look at an ugly wall.

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vgkg (Va Z-7)

^^^ Nyuk, a good laugh there margo

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

Oh, Trump absolutely claimed repair jobs and even previously existing segments of wall in his build total.

This is Trump’s wall, and it fell down.

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althea_gw

Queenmargo, sorry, I didn't know you posted this yesterday. It wasn't clear from scanning the topics.

The wind wasn't even very strong.

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queenmargo

althea- I didn't post a thread about this but I commented on it. I went looking for it and it seems to be gone??

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queenmargo

LOL vgkg- Walls ARE ugly, but they work.

I have a huge sound wall right behind my yard that we fought for when they widened the highway. A big beautiful, lol, ugly wall. See what plants can do... try to find the wall among-st the trees. Each year those trees fill in more and more.


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althea_gw

So Queenmargo, your post or the entire thread was blown away??? :-)

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

“The wind wasn't even very strong.”

I just did a little googling about the term “high wind.” A wind of 37 mph is described as “inconvenience felt when walking against the wind” on the Beaufort scale.

Not typically strong enough to knock down a wall, but then again the cement hadn’t cured apparently and the wall wasn’t braced.

One of the best people sure messed that up.

I’m glad no one was hurt, makes the situation good for a giggle.

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

Pretty yard queen.

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queenmargo

althea- I think the whole thread is gone.

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vgkg (Va Z-7)

Yes margo trees are very good at hiding ugly scenes, I've also planted some to block certain views, but the trees in the pic above are on the Mexican side of a wall which is supposed to stop them from climbing over it, cray cray anyway it's sliced.

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queenmargo

Thanks miss lindsey. I am suffering right now with cabin fever;(

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queenmargo

LOL- well, then they should plant the trees if they want help getting over the wall. Now you know why we need moats and alligators ;))

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Del Phinium

"Not typically strong enough to knock down a wall"

How the heck do you know that? Were the winds "gusty" or "sustained"? What are you, a construction engineer now? Or a meteorologist? LOL What's the maximum tolerance for the wind load on that wall, anyway? Got some specs?

"This is Trump’s wall, and it fell down"

^ Yup, it sure did. And right after you made that "dig" at Trump, you figured out why, all by yourself:

"... then again the cement hadn’t cured apparently and the wall wasn’t braced"

Amazing.

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

“How the heck do you know that?”

google

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Del Phinium

LOL

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

Maybe it's an omen, or a sign from God....

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althea_gw

The best solution obviously is to keep the trees and get rid of the wall. Trees can withstand inconvenient 37 mph winds.

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woodnymph2_gw

Poetic justice....

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queenmargo

No the best solution is obviously to keep the wall and the trees.

Perhaps Mother Nature was showing where some cracks are in the wall, to aid in better re-enforcement.

So many answers blowing in the wind,,,,,

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

And when will construction begin on the wall to keep international flights from landing here?

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

I’m waiting on news that the feds have closed the Sault Locks.

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Nana H

Hoot !

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

We had strong winds yesterday, and fences managed to remain standing.

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How long will powerful winds hit Southern California?

https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/01/29/how-long-will-powerful-winds-hit-southern-california/

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Regarding plantings at the border -- beware of the Border Patrol's bulldozers:

Crews Bulldoze Friendship Park Garden at US-Mexico Border

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/crews-bulldoze-friendship-park-at-us-mexico-border/2242427/

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barncatz

That's because the reports ARE misleading, and you're right: this is not a new portion of the wall that fell.

The video in the link clearly states that this site was just a "patch up" of an existing portion of the wall, and that the concrete wasn't cured yet.

CNN is absolutely pathetic.

The video is CNN and part of the CNN article which says ^^^^^

"Newly installed panels fromthe US border wall fell over in high winds Wednesday, landing on trees on the Mexican side of the border.

The area is part of an ongoing construction project to improve existing sections of the wall...."

So why are we all umbraged at CNN? I'm not seeing how they were misleading or pathetic here?


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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Calexico is located in a seismically active area. There was a significant quake -- 7.2 -- on Easter Sunday, in April 2010. We felt it in Oxnard -- a long way away from the epicenter.

How strong of a quake can the wall stand before it falls?

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Damaged by Easter Sunday Earthquake, Calexico Gets Governor's Help /. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/apr2010/2010-04-08-091.html
CALEXICO, California, April 8, 2010 (ENS) - After touring the damage in the border city of Calexico caused by the 7.2 earthquake in Baja California on Easter Sunday, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an executive order today providing further assistance to Imperial County.

The earthquake was followed by more than 350 aftershocks. Although there was no loss of life on the U.S. side of the border, the governor proclaimed a state of emergency in Imperial County on Monday after the quake disrupted telephone communications, damaged many buildings in Calexico and caused millions of dollars in damage to the city's water treatment and storage facilities.


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chipotle

Not the only wall problem.



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