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Thread: Trump doubles down on the need for a 'see-through' border wall

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    Nov 2014


    Trump doubles down on the need for a 'see-through' border wall

    President Donald Trump reiterated the need for his proposed massive wall on the southern border of the US to be "see-through" during a Wall Street Journal interview published Thursday.

    While funding has yet to be secured for the wall, the president explained why the wall needs transparency.

    "If you have a wall this thick and it's solid concrete from ground to 32 feet high which is a high wall, much higher than people planned," he said. "You go 32 feet up and you donít know who's over here. Youíre here, you've got the wall and thereís some other people here."

    "If I'm standing here, I want to be able to see 200 yards out," he added. "I want to be able to see, I don't want to have a piece of concrete that I can't see."
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    Bizarroland Observer Thx1138's Avatar
    Sep 2011

    Plus the carbon footprint of such a boondoggle, plus the ecological impact...

    "All told, the wall will tally 7.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.

    For some context, thatís the same as the emissions from 823,654 homes over the course of a year. And thatís on the low end: ongoing maintenance, re-routing of traffic, and other unforeseen consequences could all push the figure far higher.

    The wall also poses a large ecological threat. As Motherboard points out, a report created last year based on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service data explained that its construction could have a negative impact on "111 endangered species, 108 species of migratory birds, four wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries, and an unknown number of protected wetlands."


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