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    Trump's Shutdown May Shutdown Airports Or Allow a Terror Attack!

    TSA Agents Want No Parts of Unpaid Work During Government Shutdown... So They're Calling Out Sick
    The Root Jay Connor,The Root 21 hours ago

    As we enter the 16th day of our partial government shutdown—our third longest ever—with no resolution in sight, our country has inched closer to chaos as food stamps, HIV research, tax returns, and other priorities of the American public have been imperiled.

    But for federal employees who aren’t salaried, that’s 16 days (and counting) with no back pay, whether they actually went to work or not. And as somebody who sure as fuck doesn’t work for free, I don’t fault any of these people for chucking the deuce and staying their unpaid asses on the couch.

    Which apparently is exactly what’s happening in airports throughout the country since TSA agents want no parts of finding .38-caliber derringers in your luggage for free.

    Vox has the scoop:

    Airport security workers around the country are opting to call in sick rather than work without pay, widening the ripple effects of the partial government shutdown to include travelers and everyday Americans. According to union leaders, hundreds of employees with the Transportation Security Administration called out of work at major airports across the country this week, with TSA officials acknowledging the uptick in absent employees on Friday. And while officials say it hasn’t affected the quality of security measures, airline travelers may start feeling the burdens of the political showdown between President Donald Trump and lawmakers. “Wait times may be affected depending on the number of call outs,” a TSA spokesperson said in a statement this week, adding that the screenings will “remain well within TSA standards.”
    Per regulations, airport checkpoints must take a maximum of 30 minutes for regular screenings and 10 minutes for premium passengers. Which, as of Thursday, average screening times still met those requirements. But that’s not to say the results of this so-called “Blue Flu” haven’t been devastating.

    As Slate reports, more than 150 TSA employees called out sick on Friday at Kennedy International Airport in New York, while Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport saw the number of TSA officers who called out sick skyrocket by 200 to 300 percent.

    While this could be perceived as a form of protest, union officials believe it’s far more likely that TSA employees are hustling elsewhere to pay their rent. Like driving Ubers or selling their kidneys on the black market.

    But hopefully this shutdown concludes soon, as it’s painfully evident that the Trump Administration has no contingency plans in place for the irreparable harm a long-term shutdown could potentially inflict upon our country.

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    I love how all these Ayn Rand cocksuckers spew their sewage of how government is so corrupt until it affects their pointless lives. So despite this poorly written article if the potential for an attack is preeminent the F A T Orange man will do what he has always done: blame Obama.
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    The president has the legal responsibility to protect our borders. With all the money our military gets and how much we waste overseas on various wild goose chases it seems like the defense budget could be used to secure the border. Trump talks big but has little balls. Why are cities and states breaking federal immigration laws getting federal funding? It seems like do nothing Trump needs Democrats to blame for his lack of action as president.
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    Trump's Shutdown May Shutdown Airports Or Allow a Terror Attack!

    The president has a legal responsibility not to piss away all your tax money on a hair brained scheme that can’t ever work.

    You can’t build and maintain a two thousand mile long physical barrier that will work and even if you could the cost is ridiculously disproportionate compared to the actual numbers of illegals getting in.
    Who you need in any case.
    Why is it that the places least affected by immigration are the ones uptight about it? Border states don’t seem so upset about it. Same thing here.
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    Now government contractors are getting let go and will not got paid for any "unpaid" work they had done.

    I find it interesting....we have a Communist dick-licker as president, and suddenly a large part of our government is shut down.

    What a strange coincidence.

    I am sure Putin is loving it. Just the way he loved the chump's mouth.
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    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...box=1547117660

    Bookmaker pays out hundreds of thousands to people who bet on Trump lying a lot in White House address


    The president was corrected by The Washington Post's fact checker six times over his address

    Clark Mindock




    Donald Trump’s prime time address has cost a gambling website just short of $300,000 (£234,000), all because of the number of false statements the president made.

    The website bookmaker.eu asked people to bet on how much Mr Trump would lie during his address, giving -145 odds that he would lie more than 3.5 times, and #115 for less than that. That means that $145 bet would yield $100 if Mr Trump lied four times or more.

    Odds consultant John Lester told BuzzFeed News, which first reported on the betting, that the website lost $276,424 as a result of the speech. All told, 92 per cent of those who put money down correctly predicted that Mr Trump would make a habit of lies in his speech.

    “It’s a bad day for Truthiness and Bookmaker,” Mr Lester told the news website. “We knew we were in trouble early with this one”.

    Mr Trump’s speech was his first such address from the Oval Office, and was aimed at drumming up public support for funding his controversial border wall. The US government has been in partial shutdown for nearly three weeks now as Mr Trump has refused to sign funding legislation that does not include $5.7bn to build that barrier.

    During the address, Mr Trump made his case for increased border security before saying that a border wall is a necessary solution to a myriad of issues facing the US. In his speech, Mr Trump claimed that a porous border allows for the proliferation of gangs and drug use in the country, and an influx of undocumented immigrants.

    Bookmaker calculated that Mr Trump might not lie quite as much during his speech, given the ample amount of consideration that was made by networks before his speech. The Washington Post's fact checker ultimately corrected six of his statements.

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    Fucking retards. Should have bet on when he will be incarcerated and in prison.

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    The great wall of China proved walls don't work. All the enemy had to do to breach the wall was bribe the people who guarded it. The thing people aren't talking about is to have security you have to be willing to kill people. You could patrol that border with drones and have a off limits drone zone just inside the US border and anyone found inside it gets shot by a drone. A pretty good deterrent. But nobody is really serious about border security so it's all just blah blah blah. The Republicans want the slave labor and the Democrats want the votes. These groups of scum want the power and money more than they want to stop human and drug trafficking which they probably are getting a cut from. As far as US presidents being liars and going to jail. They all lie some more than others and not one yet has ever gone to jail. Bill Clinton lied under oath. All that happened to him is he lost his license to practice law. Obama lied whenever he opened his mouth. Funny. I just had to laugh at all the suckers who thought HW Bush was some kind of hero or a great president. Haha! Doesn't matter who runs the house both the Democrats and Republicans double our debt every eight years and both love war. Other than the domestic rhetoric the love for the military industrial complex seems to be the same. Meanwhile everyone argues over petty shit but the news needs something to talk about.

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    It's also worth considering that most of the illegals come in on a short visa and then stay, there are hardly any that would be stopped by any barrier.

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    All 19 of those Saudi & Yemeni assholes who allegedly brought down the World Trade Center entered the US legally. All the white supremacists can point to with the undocumented Mexicans is one dumb son of a bitch who found somebody else's gun and then dropped it, accidentally shooting some white girl in the process. Tragic case for her, but a green card or birth certificate wouldn't have made it any less so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seshmeister View Post
    It's also worth considering that most of the illegals come in on a short visa and then stay, there are hardly any that would be stopped by any barrier.
    Yeeeeeeees. They are called "Euro trash" and they have been getting away with it since the majority of them are white. Now someone from south of the border I really don't give a shit about but if a god damn limey is here illegally, oh, I'm on the phone (or website) to ICE immediately. If the F A T Orange man wants to make this strip mall shithole "great again" then we need to get rid of the limeys, Aussies, and Berliners.

    Send these parasitic "motherfuckers" a-packing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seshmeister View Post
    It's also worth considering that most of the illegals come in on a short visa and then stay, there are hardly any that would be stopped by any barrier.
    Yeah but you can vet who's gets a visa. Sure many overstay but the main problem at the border is the criminal activity. That open border has created the drug cartels and the human trafficking problems. It creates problems in the US and problems in Mexico. The fact either side can't negotiate something reasonable also points to another problem that people are putting their party before the security of the country. Both Republicans and Democrats are to blame here.

    So I think it's all an early indicator we all aren't going to get along and without people willing to put the security of the nation before their own selfish interests things are going to start to come apart. It's really an indicator the big federal government in Washington is completely dysfunctional and will devolve from this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Express View Post
    Yeah but you can vet who's gets a visa. Sure many overstay but the main problem at the border is the criminal activity. That open border has created the drug cartels and the human trafficking problems. It creates problems in the US and problems in Mexico. The fact either side can't negotiate something reasonable also points to another problem that people are putting their party before the security of the country. Both Republicans and Democrats are to blame here.
    Nope, just the F A T Orange man Mr. "MBA"

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    Two things about the alleged "drug cartel" problem....

    1) The drugs that make it across the border usually do so through legal ports of entry - border crossings, by boat, the infamous Mena Arkansas AFB story, or even the old "swallow the balloon" trick. Klansman Steve KKKing's idiotic story about Mexican kids with "calf muscles like cantaloupes" carrying 50 pound bales of Mexican dirt weed through an open desert - that shit has just never happened.

    2) Speaking of the Mexican dirt weed, now that Colliforneea has legal cannabis (and much better quality) it's funny how there's not much of the dirt weed being smuggled across the border into that state. New Mexico is now considering legaization for exactly that reason. Up here on the other border, we don't see BC bud around here anymore. It was actually good quality stuff, but it's obsolete now that I can go to 420 Capitol and pick up what I need at my convenience. And maybe some of those BC growers are now legitimately contributing to the Canadian economy, since they did the sensible thing up there on the National level, eh?

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    Turns out that Cheeto isn't even the first Trump to be obsessed with walls....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seshmeister View Post
    It's also worth considering that most of the illegals come in on a short visa and then stay, there are hardly any that would be stopped by any barrier.
    And the drugs trump droned on about come through legal ports of entry - at least the ones not made by the pharmaceutical industry...

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    U2 played this just before Bullet in the Blue Sky on the last tour...

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    As ever Trump is totally transparent - this is all because Ann Coulter and a few others called him out on the wall and it hurt his feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy View Post
    Yeeeeeeees. They are called "Euro trash" and they have been getting away with it since the majority of them are white. Now someone from south of the border I really don't give a shit about but if a god damn limey is here illegally, oh, I'm on the phone (or website) to ICE immediately. If the F A T Orange man wants to make this strip mall shithole "great again" then we need to get rid of the limeys, Aussies, and Berliners.

    Send these parasitic "motherfuckers" a-packing.

    Have you ever looked to see how many Americans have moved to other countries that have social programs to be parasitic about? There are hundreds of thousands of Americans living in the UK.

    I think maybe more Americans have moved to Canada than vice versa...

    The places Americans emigrate to are in order Mexico, Canada, UK, Puerto Rico, Germany, and Australia.
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    You are so fucking disillusioned fuck-in-the-head royal.

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    Great. Government workers not getting paid and the slave looks to the Dumb Jerks as news. Typical Bernie brat whiner.

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    And yet, if Bernie were President, none of this idiotic bullshit would be happening. Too bad the arrogance of one self entitled cunt and the incompetence of her scatterbrained poodle had to get in the way of that.

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    WRONG!

    You Bernie brats fucked it all up. Take some responsibility.

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    At a point when it's becoming increasingly viable that your president is working for Russia it may possibly be time to stop infighting about which flawed rival candidate was better...

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    Trump's support plummeting among white Americans without degrees amid government shutdown, poll shows

    The Independent Jack de Menezes,The Independent 8 hours ago via YAHOO

    Support for Donald Trump has waned significantly among a key group of working-class voters during the longest government shutdown in US history, polls indicate.

    The president’s approval rating among white Americans without university degrees has plummeted in the last month, according to separate surveys by Quinnipiac University and CNN.

    The demographic is seen as crucial to Mr Trump, with two-thirds backing him in the 2016 election.

    Fifty-three per cent of white voters with no degree approve of the president’s performance, down from 56 per cent on 19 December, found the Quinnipiac poll. His disapproval rating has increased from 37 per cent to 43 per cent, according to the survey.

    CNN’s research put the same group’s support for Mr Trump at 45 per cent, down from 54 per cent a month ago. The rating is his lowest polled by a CNN survey of white Americans without degrees, by one per cent.

    The CNN poll found 55 per cent of all Americans placed most of the blame for the government shutdown on the president, compared to 22 per cent who blamed Democrats in congress.

    Forty-five per cent of white Americans without university degrees blamed Mr Trump, with 39 per cent blaming Democrats.

    The president initially appeared eager to take responsibility for the deadlock which has left 800,000 federal government workers unpaid for more than a month, telling Democrats in a televised meeting in December: “I will be the one to shut it down ... I’m not going to blame you for it.”

    Earlier this month, Mr Trump vowed to keep shuttered government departments closed for “months or even years” if House Democrats continue to refuse to sign off funding for his border wall.

    But with frustration growing over the shutdown, which entered its 26th day on Wednesday, the president has tried to shift blame onto Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

    “Nancy and Cryin’ Chuck can end the Shutdown in 15 minutes. At this point, it has become their, and the Democrats, fault,” he tweeted on Monday.

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    Here's a thought, Trumps wall is 30 foot high - 9 meters.

    Has anyone actually googled the cost online of buying a 30 foot ladder? You can get them here for about $200 which seems like a pretty cheap way to overcome a $50 000 000 000 construction.

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    Home Depot has a 32 ft ladder for $395
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Werner-3...32-2/100664518

    Admittedly a bit pricey for poor migrants, but if a bunch of them pooled their money, no problem. And it's fiberglass, so it shouldn't be that heavy to carry across the desert, if everybody helps carry the damned thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    Home Depot has a 32 ft ladder for $395
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Werner-3...32-2/100664518

    Admittedly a bit pricey for poor migrants, but if a bunch of them pooled their money, no problem. And it's fiberglass, so it shouldn't be that heavy to carry across the desert, if everybody helps carry the damned thing.
    Walls only work if you get shot trying to climb over it. There is a reason they had armed guards at the Berlin wall. As far as the ladder goes get a couple and organize a group and once you pull the ladders up and climb down the other side you are equipped to go into the roofing or painting business or anything else that requires ladders.

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