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    I always strive to present high-quality auto-satire:

    Trump ordered 15,000 new border and immigration officers — but got thousands of vacancies instead

    Two years after President Trump signed orders to hire 15,000 new border agents and immigration officers, the administration has spent tens of millions of dollars in the effort — but has thousands more vacancies than when it began.

    In a sign of the difficulties, Customs and Border Protection allocated $60.7 million to Accenture Federal Services, a management consulting firm, as part of a $297-million contract to recruit, vet and hire 7,500 border officers over five years, but the company has produced only 33 new hires so far.


    The president’s promised hiring surge steadily lost ground even as he publicly hammered away at the need for stiffer border security, warned of a looming migrant invasion and shut down parts of the government for five weeks over his demands for $5.7 billion from Congress for a border wall.

    The Border Patrol gained a total of 120 agents in 2018, the first net gain in five years.
    @Pannonian You have nothing on the US when it comes to shady government consulting contracts.

    Officials could not “provide complete data to support the operational need or deployment strategies for the additional 15,000 additional agents and officers they were directed to hire,” the inspector general’s office wrote.
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    He could hire people who ironically want to immigrate to America, kind of like when the newly immigrated Irish were recruited for the Civil War.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaka_Khan View Post
    He could hire people who ironically want to immigrate to America, kind of like when the newly immigrated Irish were recruited for the Civil War.
    The Irish brigade used the cry 'Faugh A Ballagh' in part because some of its members didn't have enough English to use instead. They were taken from the boat to a train depot, given the blue coat and shipped to war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strike For The South View Post
    The essence is racism which is cozily cloaked in a "personal freedoms" mantra.

    It's one of the reasons I refuse to call the white supremacists who make up the backbone of Trumps coalition Nazis. Calling them Nazis takes the blame off of America. Nazi is something you can use to hand wave America homegrown white supremacy.
    Good stance on the naming issue.

    I am endlessly flabbergasted at how many Americans cling to white supremacy -- to racist concepts in general. They simply don't compute on anything resembling a rational level. And I am not setting a particularly high bar for rationality here. Ardent smokers who smoke despite the warnings figuring they can "get away with it for a few years then quit" are on steadier ground than racists with their misbeliefs. Saddening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus Fermanagh View Post
    Good stance on the naming issue.

    I am endlessly flabbergasted at how many Americans cling to white supremacy -- to racist concepts in general. They simply don't compute on anything resembling a rational level. And I am not setting a particularly high bar for rationality here. Ardent smokers who smoke despite the warnings figuring they can "get away with it for a few years then quit" are on steadier ground than racists with their misbeliefs. Saddening.
    I like how they deny their racism now, and simply state "facts". That's my favorite.
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    I don't know what the strategy is called, but it exists, and it involves ignoring these hilarious lapses in memory. If I were a conspiracy theorist, I would say that the recent push for marijuana legality was part of a plot to destroy the public's short term memory capacity so that propagandists don't have to try as hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossLOPER View Post
    I don't know what the strategy is called, but it exists, and it involves ignoring these hilarious lapses in memory. If I were a conspiracy theorist, I would say that the recent push for marijuana legality was part of a plot to destroy the public's short term memory capacity so that propagandists don't have to try as hard.
    It's a cheat code called "Repeat a lie often enough..."

    Even better if it's a recurring event, like the Dow Jones oscillating, a brown person killing someone, the weather being cold.
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    "Execute the baby" is my core sense of humor.
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    US President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency to fund his planned border wall with Mexico, the White House says.

    He is to sign a border security bill to avert a government shutdown - but also act to bypass Congress and use military funds for the wall, a statement said.


    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47247726

    I look forward to how this short-sighted political strategy will work out once a Democratic president with leanings towards gun-control and climate change aversion will take power.
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    So just to recap off the top of my head:

    A year ago, Democrats were offering Trump wall funding (more than he was asking for recently) in exchange for backing off DACA.

    In December, Democrats were offering $1.6 billion for general border security. Trump accepted, but backtracked and triggered shutdown when Fox News et al. got het up.

    One month of shutdown and 3 weeks intermission later, Trump gets $1.3 billion (see above post) for border security, while backing himself into making an openly despotic declaration of emergency that will almost certainly be shattered in court.


    Trump is like, an impossibly bad negotiator. He might literally be worse than Total War AI. Like game AI, he has no sense of strategy or even mammalian reciprocity.
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    I hope this is the start of the end for the Trump presidency.
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    Trump: " I could do the wall over a longer period of time - I didn't need to do this [declare an emergency] - but I'd rather do it much faster. And I don't have to do it for the election; I've already done a lot of wall for the election 2020. And the only reason we're up here talking about this is because of the election, because they want to try and win an election which it looks like they're not going to be able to do."

    Also Trump: "And in the bill, by the way, they didn’t even fight us on most of the stuff—ports of entry—we have so much money, we don’t know what to do with it. I don’t know what to do with all the money they’re giving us."

    Just locker-room talk.
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    To me is it just ridiculous that the head of state of the most powerful country in the world declares state of national emergency because he did not get what he wanted....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagemusha View Post
    To me is it just ridiculous that the head of state of the most powerful country in the world declares state of national emergency because he did not get what he wanted....
    That a head of state declared a national emergency because it wants to build a wall to a neighbouring country it supposed to be on good terms with.
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