Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Testing Begins on That Big Beautiful Wall

That "big, beautiful, wall" along the U.S.-Mexico border gets closer to reality today as DHS will begin to test eight prototype wall designs, ABC News reports: Trump administration begins testing border wall prototypes to prevent scaling, breaches.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began physically testing the southwest border wall prototypes this week, according to a spokesperson for the department.

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The physical testing will include attempts to scale and breach the prototypes. Officials will use items such as jackhammers, saws and hydraulic tools to attempt to breach the prototypes.

During the procurement process the companies were required to build the walls at least 6-feet deep. The depth of the walls was evaluated during the construction process, according to Diaz.

All eight prototypes were required to be 18 to 30 feet high and designed to deter illegal crossings.

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The physical tests are expected to take place over the next two weeks.

Evaluators are going through a “very regimented process” during this assessment phase “to ensure when it’s completed we have the best information available,” said Diaz.

CBP is evaluating all the breach attempts and how long they take.

Everything is being complied and documented for the evaluation process that comes afterward, according to CBP.

Which wall will be the biggest and beatifullest of all?


Anonymous said...

TSB: Beautifullest? lol Do you know what a "Serious Pathological Phenomena" is? Apparently I am suffering from it. gwb

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James said...

Let the "Border Olympics" begin. As we see in the above photo this year's pentathlon event will be even harder, but the smart money is on the perennial favorite Mexico.

James said...

Just fancy tilt up concrete.

Anonymous said...

TSB: The jurors found this cop innocent of murder because they weren't allowed to see the evidence. This is cold blooded murder and withholding of evidence.
We live in a police state. gwb

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Anonymous said...

TSB: Some pretty large protests all around the world in support of the Palestinians and protesting President Trump. https://youtu.beM2h9XwenP5Nc

This is from Jr Cole. Looks like the whole world hates us a lot more today, including all of our "allies". gwb

Anonymous said...

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