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Just now, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

As compared to when?

 

The last eleven years

 

Not quite as high as when Democrats voted to build a fence  though 

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1 hour ago, twa said:

Mexico makes noises about cracking down but the numbers don't lie.....and they are up

 

Pointing out that "the numbers" you're referring to are "the numbers of people we're stopping".  

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2 minutes ago, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

As compared to when?

 

As compared to the last fiscal year, there is definitely a surge in more families appearing at the border seeking asylum:

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/05/us/border-crossing-increase.html

 

But it really isn't a crisis when put in historical context:

 

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Understanding what is happening on the border is difficult because, while the numbers are currently higher than they have been in several years, they are nowhere near the historic levels of migration seen across the southwest border. Arrests for illegally crossing the border reached up to 1.64 million in 2000, under President Clinton. In the 2018 fiscal year, they reached 396,579. For the first five months of the current fiscal year, 268,044 have been apprehended.

 

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1 minute ago, Larry said:

 

Pointing out that "the numbers" you're referring to are "the numbers of people we're stopping".  

 

Are they being stopped or just processed?

 

Next you will tell me they get deported and leave.

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27 minutes ago, twa said:

Not quite as high as when Democrats voted to build a fence  though 

Yes, yes. I have great admiration for the effortless waning between “Democrats did all the same stuff as Trump” and “Democrats just want illegals pouring over the border.” At least the being full of **** part remains consistent in the messaging.

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6 minutes ago, twa said:

Did I mention they did not fund it?

 

Kind of like the Republicans, and Trump's wall?

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2 hours ago, twa said:

You seriously don't know that illegal crossings are up?

 

No, I don't.

 

Do you?

The number of children coming over the border is up and that's almost certainly tied to changes in policies of how we treat adults that come over with children vs. those that do not.

 

But I haven't seen any evidence that there has been much of a change in the total number of people coming over the border.

 

Much less more people that aren't being stopped to indicate that border security is really failing.

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Well, now, let's be honest, here. The US government pays for tariffs. If you're a highly visible industry that still supports Trump, even though his actions are harming you. 

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Pentagon to counter China threats by funding US rare earth mines

The US has long had the resources to mine rare earth elements present within the US. 
there are mines in California for example where the elements are extracted and shipped to China for processing.  A Texas operation is also being developed.

 

http://prairiepundit.blogspot.com/2019/06/us-responds-to-chinas-threat-to.html

 

 

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Admiring our board's GOP cheerleader cheering for the notion of their POTUS harming Americans, but don;t worry, we're going to throwing taxpayer money at a carefully selected few of the businesses harmed by our actions.  

 

Guess this must be "winning".  

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22 hours ago, Larry said:

Admiring our board's GOP cheerleader cheering for the notion of their POTUS harming Americans, but don;t worry, we're going to throwing taxpayer money at a carefully selected few of the businesses harmed by our actions.  

 

Guess this must be "winning".  

 

Says the person ignoring the national security implications.

This has been in the works pre tarrifs

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1 minute ago, Cooked Crack said:

Called it. Sharp warnings.

 

No one had their balls more badly deflated in 2016 than Little Marco.

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1 hour ago, Cooked Crack said:
Called it. Sharp warnings.

 

Susan Collins must really be sharpened right now! 

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