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(Tucson.com)   Apparently, building a border wall across an Arizona river during flood season is no bueno   (tucson.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Flood, Monsoon, Road, Wind, San Pedro River, dirt road, concrete foundations, shows damage  
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2020-08-04 6:57:50 PM  
They had equipment sitting in the dry river bed during monsoon season? And the river went from non-existent to 10 feet deep in no time? I wonder how many locals tried to warn the site manager about this? Or how many times the site manager tried to warn a superior about this? At some point, it had to come down to one idiot saying, "We're behind, and  I am not altering things because we might get a little rain, damn it!"
 
2020-08-04 7:00:19 PM  
Trump: I WILL BUILD A WALL!

Mother Nature: The fark you will!
 
2020-08-04 7:07:16 PM  

Biscuit Tin: I wonder how many locals tried to warn the site manager about this?


Why? The builders and funders for the project are the 'Master race'. They're being guided by God. The knower of all knowings.
 
2020-08-04 7:16:02 PM  
Isn't a wall across a river called a dam?
 
2020-08-04 11:39:49 PM  
It's all insured. They just make money this way.
 
2020-08-04 11:48:51 PM  
Blowing taxpayer dollars on useless nonsense.  Does it really matter to Trump?  He doesn't care about people but he cares about stealing and wasting taxpayer dollars.  What a guy.
 
2020-08-05 12:55:16 AM  
Are we great again yet?
 
2020-08-05 12:59:10 AM  
Snottiest HLOTY winner, Subs!
 
2020-08-05 12:59:26 AM  
Now THERE is your sign from God.

Idiots.
 
2020-08-05 1:06:55 AM  
All this reminds me of various biographies and autobiographies from Russians who fled the Soviet Union; the unquestioned adherence to "the plan," the denial of local reality, the project declared a success and then everyone running to cover their butts

Welcome the Union of Soviets States of America, comrade.
 
Al!
2020-08-05 1:09:33 AM  
"Our contractors plan for these types of contingencies to include the associated costs and repairs for any damages; additional taxpayer dollars are not used, Brunson said.

He said that about wind blowing down sections of the wall.  He may as well have said, "It is not normal for our contractors to build things properly, so we make sure they have insurance and are prepared for catastrophic failures of their structures. For example: when we build in windy areas, we don't normally account for wind until the structure has been damaged at least one time. You'd be surprised how often we get away with not putting the extra effort in."
 
2020-08-05 1:10:33 AM  
Just great..... who's going to pay to clean up that mess?
 
2020-08-05 1:11:58 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: It's all insured. They just make money this way.


Insured by who? Trumpers might be idiots, but insurance companies generally aren't. I have trouble picturing any willingly insuring something along a riverbed for water damage during monsoon season.

I mean, it's all covered by taxpayers so not like they really give a fark either way.
 
2020-08-05 1:15:21 AM  
Quelle f*cking surprise!
 
2020-08-05 1:23:27 AM  

adj_m: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: It's all insured. They just make money this way.

Insured by who? Trumpers might be idiots, but insurance companies generally aren't. I have trouble picturing any willingly insuring something along a riverbed for water damage during monsoon season.

I mean, it's all covered by taxpayers so not like they really give a fark either way.


The contractors carry professional liability insurance in case they make a mistake or hurt/kill someone. However I'm not sure if they have construction in progress insured against acts of god. There are a variety of types of business insurance policies available but since the company is so big, they probably self-insure, at least for certain things.

This whole wall is a huge waste of money anyway. It's an unending maintenance headache and over time will fall into disrepair and quickly become even more pointless than it already is. It won't age well and will probably become a source of scrap metal for whoever wants to take a crack at it. This is probably nothing other than an excuse for the Trump administration to waste money on what are likely self-dealing contracts somewhere along the way.

If we want to continue having a consumer-based economy, we should welcome immigrants, especially from poor countries - those are often very intelligent, hardworking and ambitious people. We have an opportunity here to hit the demographics right and come out ahead versus China (which is going to end up on the wrong side of demographics shortly) and we're blowing it. Or we could also just all try to get along and cooperate rather than compete...that would be good too.
 
2020-08-05 1:56:47 AM  
If we actually cared about illegal immigration, we would severely punish companies who hired people who were not authorized to work.
 
2020-08-05 1:58:31 AM  
Does anyone else not quite believe them when they say that any repairs will not cost any additional taxpayer dollars? Especially since Mexico hasn't yet paid a dime towards the damn thing?
 
2020-08-05 2:11:41 AM  
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2020-08-05 2:18:38 AM  

whither_apophis: All this reminds me of various biographies and autobiographies from Russians who fled the Soviet Union; the unquestioned adherence to "the plan," the denial of local reality, the project declared a success and then everyone running to cover their butts

Welcome the Union of Soviets States of America, comrade.


Political officers filtering scientific facts and realities.

A clear disregard for the health of the populace when compared to party goals.

Rampant corruption in every contract and service.

Dismantling of rights that were espoused just years before.

Refusal to acknowledge mistakes of any kind.
 
2020-08-05 3:22:31 AM  

khatores: adj_m: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: It's all insured. They just make money this way.

Insured by who? Trumpers might be idiots, but insurance companies generally aren't. I have trouble picturing any willingly insuring something along a riverbed for water damage during monsoon season.

I mean, it's all covered by taxpayers so not like they really give a fark either way.

The contractors carry professional liability insurance in case they make a mistake or hurt/kill someone. However I'm not sure if they have construction in progress insured against acts of god. There are a variety of types of business insurance policies available but since the company is so big, they probably self-insure, at least for certain things.

This whole wall is a huge waste of money anyway. It's an unending maintenance headache and over time will fall into disrepair and quickly become even more pointless than it already is. It won't age well and will probably become a source of scrap metal for whoever wants to take a crack at it. This is probably nothing other than an excuse for the Trump administration to waste money on what are likely self-dealing contracts somewhere along the way.

If we want to continue having a consumer-based economy, we should welcome immigrants, especially from poor countries - those are often very intelligent, hardworking and ambitious people. We have an opportunity here to hit the demographics right and come out ahead versus China (which is going to end up on the wrong side of demographics shortly) and we're blowing it. Or we could also just all try to get along and cooperate rather than compete...that would be good too.


Self insured makes sense, and agree with the rest of your post. The bit where conservatives try to say immigrants will damage the economy drives me nuts, as keeping them out hurts the economy more than it helps it. They can't even do selfishness properly.
 
2020-08-05 3:51:12 AM  

meanmutton: If we actually cared about illegal immigration, we would severely punish companies who hired people who were not authorized to work.


Actually  the people that complain about  illegal immigration aren't in a position to hire illegals

It's entrepreneur who hires illegals and they doesn't care what the idiots on the street want!
They want cheap labor.
Money money baller baller bling bling
 
2020-08-05 4:01:07 AM  

waxbeans: meanmutton: If we actually cared about illegal immigration, we would severely punish companies who hired people who were not authorized to work.

Actually  the people that complain about  illegal immigration aren't in a position to hire illegals

It's entrepreneur who hires illegals and they doesn't care what the idiots on the street want!
They want cheap labor.
Money money baller baller bling bling


That is literally what they said.
 
2020-08-05 6:49:39 AM  

boozehat: Just great..... who's going to pay to clean up that mess?


The San Pedro runs south down through to Naco.

So, Mexico?

/Gee, set it up on a tee, whydontcha?
//Insider joke -- Turquiose Valley golf course borders Naco
///do no play in the rivers after July 4th.  Monsoon will get you.
 
2020-08-05 7:36:19 AM  
This looks like an idea hatched by 12-year-olds.

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2020-08-05 7:56:38 AM  

bloobeary: Isn't a wall across a river called a dam?


Or a bridge, depending on how it settles. 'Round here when the river floods many of us find gifts in our yard when the water goes down.  If we recognize them from a nearby neighbor we'll get them back to him or make him collect his garbage, but otherwise the etiquette is desired items found in your yard are yours--especially as river height forecasts are spot on and we all keep tabs on them..  ( A neighbor got a canoe.)

I imagine much of the materials from this wall project flowing down river where they were picked up to build rafts and bridges to cross the river where, as we all know, there is still no wall.
 
2020-08-05 8:10:06 AM  

thorpe: This looks like an idea hatched by 12-year-olds.

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They aren't even using coated rebar.  That shiat will rust out through the concrete within 10 years.
 
2020-08-05 8:17:16 AM  
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2020-08-05 8:24:35 AM  
More work = More money

The insurance company will tap the feds to recover the cost of any list equipment
 
2020-08-05 10:37:37 AM  

debug: thorpe: This looks like an idea hatched by 12-year-olds.

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They aren't even using coated rebar.  That shiat will rust out through the concrete within 10 years.


"But it's only a little creek."
 
2020-08-05 11:34:40 AM  
It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature.
 
2020-08-05 2:24:38 PM  
I said this maybe a month ago... just wait until flash floods, monsoon season and the occasional stray hurricane... them vados are going to get rid of any fence in their way...
 
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