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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been smoking windy down here. 4.5 conditions with great surf. Logo to mast 3 days ago. Perfect point break.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet! Get some rides for the rest of us.

-Craig

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://qz.com/1627572/drug-traffickers-favorite-way-to-move-fentanyl-is-fedex-and-usps/?utm_source=YPL&yptr=yahoo

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“The vast majority of illegal fentanyl is purchased online from labs in China and then shipped to the United States through the mail,” Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican, said at a 2018 congressional hearing. He described posing as a buyer and asking the sellers how the drugs would be delivered. They told him they often used private express carriers like FedEx, DHL, or UPS, but especially liked the Postal Service “because the chances of the drugs getting seized were so insignificant that delivery was essentially guaranteed.”

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/major-cocaine-bust-doesnt-do-trumps-talking-points-any-favors?cid=eml_mra_20190619

Major cocaine bust doesn’t do Trump’s talking points any favors

06/19/19 09:20 AM
By Steve Benen
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When Donald Trump signed an emergency declaration in February, giving himself the authority to redirect funds to the border in defiance of Congress’ wishes, the president justified the move by pointing to the illicit drug trade.

“[W]e have tremendous amounts of drugs flowing into our country, much of it coming from the southern border,” Trump said at the time. “When you look and when you listen to politicians – in particular, certain Democrats – they say it all comes through the port of entry. It’s wrong. It’s wrong. It’s just a lie. It’s all a lie.”

It’s not a lie. For one thing, the claims aren’t just coming from “politicians”; the statistics come by way of Trump’s own DEA. For another, as regular readers know, incidents like these keep coming to the fore that help prove how wrong the president is.

Federal authorities seized 15,000 kilos of cocaine, worth as much as $1 billion, at a Philadelphia shipping port, officials said Tuesday. A second mate and a crew member have been arrested in the massive bust.

There were 16.5 tons of the drug found in seven shipping containers late Monday night, officials said.

The local U.S. Attorney described the bust, featuring cocaine with a street value of $1 billion, as “one of the largest drug seizures in United States history.”

Clearly, law enforcement and port officials deserve credit for interceptions like these. When the authorities seize more than 16 tons of cocaine, it’s obviously an extraordinary development.

But there’s also a political angle to this – because according to the president, drug smugglers avoid ports of entry like these.


The argument might be more believable if reality didn’t keep getting in the way.

Indeed, as we discussed a few months ago, if Trump doesn’t want to believe the Drug Enforcement Administration, he could check out press releases from Customs and Border Patrol officials, which say the same thing.

Alternatively, the president could watch news coverage of the recent trial for Joaquín Guzman (“El Chapo”), which featured ample discussion about his criminal operation smuggling drugs through ports of entry.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

back to the trump wall and what it will not stop...

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dramatic-video-shows-coast-guard-leaping-submarine-carrying-17-000-n1028986

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Dramatic video shows Coast Guard leaping onto submarine carrying 17,000 pounds of cocaine
Crew members can be seen jumping onto a moving narco-sub and busting open the hatch in the USCG video.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

real-human wrote:
back to the trump wall and what it will not stop...

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dramatic-video-shows-coast-guard-leaping-submarine-carrying-17-000-n1028986

U.S. NEWS
Dramatic video shows Coast Guard leaping onto submarine carrying 17,000 pounds of cocaine
Crew members can be seen jumping onto a moving narco-sub and busting open the hatch in the USCG video.
Back to the Trump wall and what it's forcing drug runners to do to avoid the border.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nw30 wrote:
real-human wrote:
back to the trump wall and what it will not stop...

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dramatic-video-shows-coast-guard-leaping-submarine-carrying-17-000-n1028986

U.S. NEWS
Dramatic video shows Coast Guard leaping onto submarine carrying 17,000 pounds of cocaine
Crew members can be seen jumping onto a moving narco-sub and busting open the hatch in the USCG video.
Back to the Trump wall and what it's forcing drug runners to do to avoid the border.


you missed the testimony of el chappo, they have been doing it those ways for many years and no new wall has been built you moron.... you dumb as a rock card carrying idiot. not to mention tunnels. complete idiot with an IQ of at best 30..

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/11/2/1896858/-Smugglers-are-now-cutting-through-Trump-s-Wall-with-measly-100-saws?utm_campaign=trending


Smugglers are now cutting through Trump's 'Wall' with measly $100 saws


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SAN DIEGO — Smuggling gangs in Mexico have repeatedly sawed through new sections of President Trump’s border wall in recent months by using commercially available power tools, opening gaps large enough for people and drug loads to pass through, according to U.S. agents and officials with knowledge of the damage.

The breaches have been made using a popular cordless household tool known as a reciprocating saw that retails at hardware stores for as little as $100. When fitted with specialized blades, the saws can slice through one of the barrier’s steel-and-concrete bollards in minutes, according to the agents, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the barrier-defeating techniques.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trumps 400 additional miles of wall worthless, records set more than in 10 years of detentions..spiking... Still waiting for Mexico to pay for it. winning yet?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/biden-order-to-halt-border-wall-project-would-save-u-s-2-6-billion-pentagon-estimates-show/ar-BB1bZtoz?ocid=msnews


Biden order to halt border wall project would save U.S. $2.6 billion, Pentagon estimates show


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Trump ran for office in 2016 on his vision for a border wall he said would stop illegal crossings and protect Americans from criminals. But illegal migration has increased significantly during the years Trump spent heavily on the wall. Despite the completion of more than 400 miles of new fencing, border authorities made more than 70,000 detentions in October and November, CBP statistics show, the highest totals for those two months in more than a decade.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-s-wall-inadvertently-makes-things-easier-smugglers-n1261220?cid=referral_taboolafeed




Trump's 'wall' inadvertently makes things easier for smugglers


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New York magazine reported soon after the Biden administration was inheriting a larger mess "involving expensive outstanding contracts, hundreds of miles of unfinished construction, and frustrated parties all along the border." Going to the trouble of taking down barriers would cost taxpayers billions, but contract cancellations aren't free.

It's against this backdrop that the New York Times reported today on some of the unfortunate, real-world consequences of Trump's ridiculous initiative.

In some areas, colossal piles of unused steel bollards linger at deserted work sites, next to idled bulldozers and water-hauling trucks. In Arizona, ranchers are complaining that rough roads carved by work crews into hillsides near uncompleted segments of wall now serve as easy access points for smugglers and others seeking to enter the once-remote areas along the border.

The article added that there's some anecdotal evidence of crime getting worse, not better, in U.S. border communities as a result of these new roads.

As for whether the existing, newly built barriers -- which Trump once described as "virtually impenetrable" -- are having the intended effect, let's also not forget that smugglers have repeatedly sawed through Trump's wall with commercially available, off-the-shelf power tools that cost as little as $100.

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