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Operation #1 – Vets Secure Border & Build Fence

Costs = $500K vets payroll per mile of  12′ or higher security fence with 36′ security communication watch towers. On average it takes $500K materials per mile. As an alternative to fencing, using precast concrete barriers, like those used on highway medians, with vertical 20′ hot rolled steel bars, 1″ in diameter, the cost for materials is less than $450K per mile. Such a fence will go up as quickly. Digging under the barrier is a risk that is somewhat mitigated by security cameras, microphones, and a first response team, available quickly. Additional measures can be taken as necessary.

The east and west walls of the USA, being oceans, are secured by the Coast Guard. The north wall east of Lake of the Woods, Minnesota and along the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway, being water, is also secured by the Coast Guard.

Each 36′ (or higher) comm tower has IR, optical, uni-directional audio mics, powerful blaring speakers, satellite comm and inter-tower comm capability, weather station capability, battery backup, solar arrays providing electricity, and more besides.

Fences work in Israel where, based on the price of the Israeli security barrier, the National Journal estimated that 2,000 miles of fence will cost the United States $6.4 billion. That cost yields $3.1 million dollars per mile. Best Fence: $3.1 per mile.

High security chain link fence. They claim “chain link fencing has been the product of choice for security fencing for over 60 years because of its strength, corrosion resistance, “see thru capabilities”, ease of installation, versatility, variety of product selection and value. A chain link fence is one of the possible primary building blocks for a facility’s perimeter security system”.

Here is an innovative idea for a fence. Build it with concrete barriers, like those separating lanes of traffic on a highway system. Cast concrete onsite or precast and set in place. Put vertical bars into the top of the concrete. Such a wall will go up quickly.

In Minnesota it costs about $500K per mile for materials and labor to install concrete median barriers. Cost for precast concrete is about $25 per foot versus $80 per foot cast in place.

$132,000 per mile ( barrier cost for precast concrete @ $25 per foot)

$318,000  vertical steel bars (5″ spacing, 20′ tall, 1″ diameter, hot rolled steel @ $30 each in qty 100 )

$450,000 per mile materials (less quantity discount)

Legislation

The original legislation crafted by the bipartisan Gang of Eight set aside $1.5 billion for fencing — and that was before a deal was struck with Republican senators to add more to the massive border security and fencing proposal. The original fence cost $1 million per mile. This is the amount already allocated by Congress to build the wall. Therefore it may be available right now if vets pressured congress to release the money into the Newland South Wall Coop.

A 2009 analysis by the GAO found that the cost of pedestrian fencing ranged between $400,000 and $15 million per mile with an average of $3.9 million a mile. The price of less expensive vehicle fencing ran anywhere from $200,000 to $1.8 million a mile, for an average of $1 million a mile.

Because the fence is set back from the U.S. border a bit, depending on terrain, any object approaching the fence will be on USA soil well before they get to the fence. The exact border will by marked by lights upon solar powered with comm capability to the fence Tower. Surveillance begins well before the border and the fence itself. All security systems face all directions, meaning that accomplices approaching the fence from the north, for example to cut or blast through the fence, they will be under surveillance.

The conceptual plans for the north wall are most intriguing. The north wall is rumored to be a high security corridor carrying east / west electricity, a DME gas pipeline, and the road bed necessary for the future construction of eastbound and westbound tubes of pneumatic assisted magnetic levitation super-sonic trains, with in flight join/drop off capabilities. At 650 mph and even higher speeds, Seattle to Lake of the Woods, along the 49th parallel (1260 mi.) is about 3 hours. Along the the southern border (2,000 mi.) it takes about 4 hours to ride the magnetic levitation train from the Caribbean Sea to Pacific Ocean. Detailed cost analysis of the south wall is in a separate (later) document.

In Operation #1 – a team of veterans first secure a one mile section of the border. Then they build a one mile section of fence. Then they move to the next unsecured mile and build the next mile fence. The fence assembly and installation steps are highly repetitive.

Phase 1:  Deterrence. This phase focuses on deterring illegals by demonstrating the capability and resolve to apply force in pursuit of U.S. interests. The level non-lethal “force” runs from minor skirmishes with water hoses and paint ball guns filled with lighted florescent green paintball ammo, aimed for non-lethal placement on the body.

Phase 2:  Seize the Initiative. Humane and well intentioned non-lethal hostilities commence during this phase. How does this happen. Perhaps groups of vets, some with families, from cities and town throughout the U.S., pack their bivouac gear and head to their location on the border on the prearranged day.  Their job is to be the initial spotters, sentries, and in an emergency first line wall of non-lethal force with a backup impenetrable wall of lethal force, when attacked. Illegals are handed over to the Border Patrol and local law enforcement for customary processing.

Backing up U.S. interests is dangerous and sometimes innocents get hurt. Of course, humans gotta be careful how things get spoken of. Mums the word and the truth softly spoken. Words matter, we all know that. There is an old Jesuit adage “you have to be willing to back up your mouth with your life”.

So, maybe it is time for a 2016 Vets Family Holiday along the southern U.S. border. Everybody who is interested heads to the border and camps out. Now the term “camp out” means different things to different people. In the border country it means air conditioned bivouac tents. They are probably dirt cheap and might even be free to vets.

During the preliminary Phase 0: Logistics, planning group takes care of making sure everything is there and ready to be rented per night in gender separated air conditioned dormitories and the more expensive family units. The term “rent” is a paymaster term. No money changes hands. Instead a paymaster “loan” is made for the  The “rent” takes care of all basic needs. The rented lodging cost is deferred until paymaster distribution time when all “loans” are repaid based on time invested in securing and building the wall. Meanwhile “loans” are made back home, in the form of emergency mortgage, rental, and utilities being paid while the

Phase 3:  Start Rounding Up Illegals. The focus during this phase is on the illegal’s capture, DNA and bio-metric identification. Warn them that if they come back illegally they and their family will never gain entry through U.S. Immigration. Then find out where they are from and get them started on their way back home to their families. Any illegals in the country who are from their home region, help them to get back home. Have them ask their families of illegals to join with them and return home. Put the illegals on Mexican buses and send them homeward.

Phase 4:  Stabilize the Area. The priority during this phase will be on stability operations, the reconstitution of infrastructure, and the restoration of services. This phase concludes with the transfer of regional authority to a legitimate civil entity.

Phase 5:  Relocate Mobile Base. Move base operations to the few miles east or west. The line of sight towers built, on the U.S. side of the fence, that are left behind provide enhanced security on the one mile sections constructed thus far. The major illegal pathways are the first to get fences.

Conclusion

Here are the interrelated posts this far.

Lyno

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Wall Why Build

Why Build a Wall at All?

by Lyno, June 4, 2016

People want to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico. People want secure borders, which prevent the streaming of illegal people and illegal materials onto United States soil, by any means whatsoever. People are for the wall because there is a rational fear of the influx of sociopaths, treason, disease, drugs, guns and ammo, nuclear materials, neurological toxins, controlled substances, and so forth. People watch TV and the Internet. They see and hear what is happening elsewhere on the planet’s surface. Some look upon the events of today and hear the words of end-time prophecy, “there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places”. Some scoff at such ideas. Some believe the end times are happening now. Be these things as they may, the wall is intended, among many values, seek and ordain, metaphorically, philosophically, and physically that

the black plague of terrorism must not be allowed to reach USA soil

People are against the wall for cost, emotional, guilt, philosophical, historical, and other reasons.  Others say terrorists, rapists, and criminals are a small minority of the human influx and are simply a fact of life. Some people blithely say that, as a price we pay for democracy, more Americans will die at the hands of terrorists and then life will go on.

The entire discussion of being for or against the border wall is loaded with trigger words, which inflame discussions.

The words and phrases we create and repeat, to make sense of the reality we perceive, define us. Amidst all these conflicting words, where does one finally take a stand?

Fiscal Burdens Of Illegal Immigration

The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers (2013)

  • Illegal immigration costs U.S. taxpayers about $113 billion a year at the federal, state and local level. The bulk of the costs — some $84 billion — are absorbed by state and local governments.
  • The annual outlay that illegal aliens cost U.S. taxpayers is an average amount per native-headed household of $1,117. The fiscal impact per household varies considerably because the greatest share of the burden falls on state and local taxpayers whose burden depends on the size of the illegal alien population in that locality
  • Education for the children of illegal aliens constitutes the single largest cost to taxpayers, at an annual price tag of nearly $52 billion. Nearly all of those costs are absorbed by state and local governments.
  • At the federal level, about one-third of outlays are matched by tax collections from illegal aliens. At the state and local level, an average of less than 5 percent of the public costs associated with illegal immigration is recouped through taxes collected from illegal aliens.
  • Most illegal aliens do not pay income taxes. Among those who do, much of the revenues collected are refunded to the illegal aliens when they file tax returns. Many are also claiming tax credits resulting in payments from the U.S. Treasury.

Migration Policy Institute

This is an exceptionally well written and researched article filled with interesting summery demographic information.

  • 42.4 million immigrants lived in the United States in 2014
  • The U.S. immigrant population stood at more than 42.4 million, or 13.3 percent, of the total U.S. population of 318.9 million in 2014.
  • Between 2013 and 2014, the foreign-born population increased by 1 million, or 2.5 percent.
  • Immigrants in the United States and their U.S.-born children now number approximately 81 million people, or 26 percent of the overall U.S. population.
  • In 2014, 1.3 million foreign-born individuals moved to the United States, an 11 percent increase from 1.2 million in 2013. India was the leading country of origin for new immigrants, with 147,500 arriving in 2014, followed by China with 131,800, Mexico with 130,000, Canada with 41,200, and the Philippines with 40,500.

Political Actions Fix Illegal Immigration Problem

Pause Immigration and Refugee Flow

People say it is imperative that the entire immigration and refugee flow must stop immediately. Other people would say “fast forward“, get as many new humans as possible onto USA soil. Give them all civil rights. Give them all benefits. Let them bring all their families. Taxes on the middle class can pay for the newly arrived poor. Better yet, add the entire cost to the National Debt.

The stop solution requires we evaluate all immigration and refuge processes, quotas, cost analysis, geopolitical impact analysis, alternatives analysis, benefits, entitlements analysis, and so forth.

It is conceivable a rewind of past immigration events, followed by a careful restart may suffice to restore operation of immigration and refugee processes.

Can the USA Be the Savior of Humankind?

Does it really make sense to increase American internal social debt load, at this time?  Given the deplorable domestic level of care provided for veterans, the number of homeless, the number of poor, the number who suffer malnutrition, suffer from the diabetes as a result of the diet, suffer from chronic pain, are addicted to drugs because the can’t stand the pain, those who commit crime as well as those affected by crime, and many more social ills currently being experienced upon USA soil, people say it is unfair to let in immigrants and refugees, until we have solved our existing internal problems first.

First Attain a Stable Population

Before the USA should hope to solve any of its long term problems, it must solve the human population problem. The human population of earth is currently doubling every 23 years. That means that in a mere 1,000 years the human population of earth will reach 8.4 million times its current population of 7.4 billion humans. That equals 6.216  followed by sixteen zeroes. There are 7.5 followed by 18 zeroes grains of sand on earth. That means every human on earth can have 120 grains of sand each, by the year 3000 AD.

There are 7.4 billion humans on earth in 2016. Let’s go forward the year 2040 when the population of earth reaches 15 billion humans. What will life be like in those days, when the population of the United States goes from 325 million to 65o million humans. As the USA increases its population by taking in immigrants and refuges, the problem grows worse every year thereafter.

Conclusion

Under the continuing presumption that the border wall between the United States and Mexico will be built, subsequent blog posts will explore various context dependent methods and alternatives.

Trump has said “I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me – and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”

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