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    Eight Year Old Climbs Replica of Trump's "Unclimbable" Wall

    "This wall can't be climbed" he boasted.



    https://time.com/5694432/girl-climbs...-wall-replica/

    Trump Boasted That His Border Wall Was 'Virtually Impenetrable.' Then an 8-Year-Old Girl Climbed a Replica

    When President Donald Trump announced that his signature wall at the U.S.’s southern border would be “virtually impenetrable” while visiting San Diego last month, Rick Weber, who co-founded the Muir Valley rock climbing park in Rogers, Kentucky, was listening.

    “You don’t tell a bona fide rock climber something’s impossible to climb,” Weber tells TIME.

    Weber took the President’s claim as a challenge. He says he constructed his own replica of the wall, relying on the wall’s official dimensions as well as recent images of the structure. This weekend, Weber is planning to invite climbers attending the “Rocktoberfest” rock climbing festival at the nearby Red River Gorge canyon system in Kentucky to climb the model. Guests will be challenged to compete to climb up and over the wall in the fastest time.



    Several people have already managed to climb up the wall replica, including 8-year-old Lucy Hancock. Hancock didn’t use any ropes or other tools to climb the wall, but wore a belay, a safety device designed to catch a falling climber. An adult climber, Erik Kloeker, was up and over the wall in about 40 seconds.

    (video of her climbing at the link)

    Lucy’s mother, Karla Hancock, tells TIME that her daughter has shown a natural inclination toward politics and rock climbing from a young age. Recently, Karla says Lucy has been interested in immigration, although the third-grader has found the national dialogue about immigration policy to be confusing.

    “To her, it’s black and white: If somebody’s hungry, and you have the means to give to them, why couldn’t you?” Hancock says.

    In 2017, the Government Accountability Office said that Customs and Border Protection had reported that there were 654 miles of fencing on the border. TIME reported in August that all the walls constructed so far this year have replaced older fencing, but last month Defense Secretary Mark Esper authorized a plan to reallocate $3.6 billion initially set aside for military construction projects to build Trump’s long-touted border wall without congressional approval for the funds. The Defense Department is now aiming to redirect $6.1 billion toward building 295 miles of wall since Trump declared a national emergency in February.
    More at link.
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    And the BP would have had plenty of time to come and stop it.
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    How many invaders are trained climbers?
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    That wall isn't 30ft high and climbers won't have a belay line. And if you actually watch the video, she only gets over the top flat panel by crawling around the side of it, which you can't do when its one solid wall for miles and miles.
    Last edited by specsaregood; 10-09-2019 at 07:14 PM.

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    $#@!ing Zip and his shenanigans.

    I wonder if he even watched the video? Because she would not have made it "over the wall" had not the belay master kept the rope taught. That and having an adjoining wall on both sides. LMAO.

    Pathetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    How many invaders are trained climbers?
    The "really bad people" Trump says he wants to keep out won't be slowed by a wall. Gimme a 30 foot wall and I will find you a 31 foot ladder (or a guy with a shovel to dig under it or just cut holes in it). Most drugs are smuggled in cargo at legitimate crossings. Tunnels are found all the time for smuggling contraband. Boats smuggle around it. Droned take packages over it.

    Last edited by Zippyjuan; 10-09-2019 at 07:20 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    The quality seems to have dropped significantly since I came here, I guess you get what you pay for.
    "There is always a tweet. That has become accepted fact in the Trump presidency: For every pronouncement the President makes, there is at least one tweet from his past that directly contradicts his current view." -CNN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    The "really bad people" Trump says he wants to keep out won't be slowed by a wall. Gimme a 30 foot wall and I will find you a 31 foot ladder (or a guy with a shovel to dig under it or just cut holes in it).
    Having to use a saw doesn't "slow" someone? "Industrial Tool. A sawsall? Better bring plenty of batteries and blades. What exactly was used and how many foreign trespassers carry these items with them? Lol. Pathetic.
    Last edited by phill4paul; 10-09-2019 at 07:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    The "really bad people" Trump says he wants to keep out won't be slowed by a wall. Gimme a 30 foot wall and I will find you a 31 foot ladder (or a guy with a shovel to dig under it or just cut holes in it).

    Nope, most of "the really bad people" aren't trained climbers, not to mention all the other errors pointed out in the other posts here.

    Everything that makes it harder and more expensive will cut down on the flow and make it easier for the BP to deal with anyone who does make it in.
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    It's a replica, not the real thing. Try climbing it if the entire thing ever gets built.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    The "really bad people" Trump says he wants to keep out won't be slowed by a wall. Gimme a 30 foot wall and I will find you a 31 foot ladder (or a guy with a shovel to dig under it or just cut holes in it). Most drugs are smuggled in cargo at legitimate crossings. Tunnels are found all the time for smuggling contraband. Boats smuggle around it. Droned take packages over it.

    Sounds like an invasion to me.

    $#@! a bunch of wall.

    Put three divisions of Marines along the border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    That wall isn't 30ft high and climbers won't have a belay line. And if you actually watch the video, she only gets over the top flat panel by crawling around the side of it, which you can't do when its one solid wall for miles and miles.
    SHE CHEATED

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    If an 8 yr old can climb it(with a rope harness) then I guess there is no problem right? I went to Disney world in April and there was this 5 yr old climbing a rock wall that gave all the adults a hard time. There are kids out there that can perform physical feats most adults cannot dream of doing.

    Lemme assure u this, 99.9% of the adults alive cannot scale that wall without a harness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
    If an 8 yr old can climb it(with a rope harness) then I guess there is no problem right? I went to Disney world in April and there was this 5 yr old climbing a rock wall that gave all the adults a hard time. There are kids out there that can perform physical feats most adults cannot dream of doing.

    Lemme assure u this, 99.9% of the adults alive cannot scale that wall without a harness.
    Neither can the 8 year old girl.. she cheated
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Sounds like an invasion to me.

    $#@! a bunch of wall.

    Put three divisions of Marines along the border.
    Militarize the border, troops and barriers/fortifications.
    AMLO is going to turn Mexico into a full retard commie hellhole and it will become openly hostile.
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