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FundTheWall 1.0v82 is released 30 Nov

FundTheWall 1.0v82 is released

On a more technical note, today we release version 82 of the FundTheWall platform.  It has some excellent new features, including: Blog posts and other items that allow comments now use Disqus instead of the built-in commenting system. Users can now add a short comment after making a donation.  This may or may not include…

Our existence changes the playing field 27 Nov

Our existence changes the playing field

Congress returns to session Monday, and has until the 8th to find a way to develop a workable budget that gets enough votes on both sides to pass the Senate.  If not passed by the 8th, there could be a shutdown.  Part of that is an appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security that…

A perspective on the border wall prototypes 18 Nov

A perspective on the border wall prototypes

There are a lot of pictures starting to circulate about the prototype walls being constructed and considered, but most of them tend to focus on the prototypes themselves and don’t show the surrounding context very well.  The main image for an article today in the Press-Enterprise shows the border wall prototypes in context with the…

How the logistics work 13 Nov

How the logistics work

In 2006, Congress passed the Secure Fence Act, which directs the Department of Homeland Security to “achieve operational control” of our southern borders.  Unfortunately the legislation did not come with an ongoing funding mechanism in place, so funding for the construction of the wall and other means of achieving this control have become the focus…

Funding the wall – some proportions 01 Nov

Funding the wall – some proportions

According to Statista, only 81.3% of Americans intended to celebrate Easter in 2017.  The result?  In 2013-2014, Americans spent appx. $15.9 Billion dollars on Easter. Metro.us says that’s $137.46 for the average American. According to the National Retail Federation, “In 2013, two-thirds of Americans said they would partake in Halloween activities, spending $75 on average…