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Contractors Dynamite Mountains, Bulldoze Desert In Race To Build Trump’s Border Wall

In the Coronado National Memorial — where conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado entered what is now Arizona — contractors are pulverizing the wilderness in a rush to put up as many miles of border wall as possible before the Trump administration vacates Washington. They’re dynamiting mountainsides and bulldozing pristine desert …

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Stable President Holds Bait-and-Switch Press Briefing to Peddle Border Wall Propaganda

Minutes after Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reclaimed the House speaker’s gavel on Thursday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that she would be holding an impromptu press briefing, giving reporters approximately five minutes to prepare. The press corps scrambled to fill the room, and about 10 minutes …

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The Wall by John Lanchester — a brilliant dystopian portrait of Britain

In The Great Wall of China, Franz Kafka described the construction of a wall intended to protect against “the people of the north” but which was really designed to keep those building it occupied, both in body and in mind. The wall was built in sections, so that “many great …

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U.S. DEA: Border Wall or No, Drone Drug Smuggling Likely to Increase

A remotely-controlled drone that the Border Patrol says was used to smuggle 13 pounds of methamphetamine into the U.S. in August, 2017 Part of the White House argument for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border with Mexico has been that a barrier will impede the flow of drugs into …

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Trump’s wall won’t do anything about the opioid epidemic

President Donald Trump reiterated on Tuesday that he won’t let the federal government reopen until he gets more than $5 billion to build his wall at the US-Mexico border. And one of the reasons for this demand, Trump said in a speech at the Oval Office, was that the wall …

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China calls in drones to save its Great Wall – The Times

China calls in drones to save its Great Wall  The Times China will use drones to survey and protect the Great Wall.The 13000-mile ancient defence structure is vulnerable to disrepair, with many of its sections on steep … Article Source

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Drones increasingly used to protect Great Wall

Aerial photo taken on Oct. 28, 2018 shows the autumn scenery of the Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Chen Yehua) (ECNS) – Drones have been used for the first time to help protect the Great Wall in Yanqing District, Beijing. Local authorities have put various drones into …

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Trump appears in White House press briefing room to push for border wall

President Trump made a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room on Thursday afternoon to plug his border wall, before posting a bizarre Game of Thrones meme on Instagram. It was his first appearance behind the podium, that other presidents have used for press conferences, in the nearly two years …

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Trump kicks off 2019 with comments on border wall, North Korea and drones – National

U.S. president Donald Trump said in his first appearance of 2019 that he wants to meet with Kim Jong Un again, and that the current government shutdown will last “as long as it takes.” He delivered the comments during a cabinet meeting at the White House on Tuesday afternoon, the 12th …

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