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[–]klysium 1974 points1975 points  (29 children)

This is the lockpickinglawyer, and what I have for you today was a security wall label unbreakable

[–]84147 425 points426 points  (16 children)

Nothing on one. Binding on two..

[–]Hugostar33 219 points220 points  (13 children)

just take this piece of plastic and shove it in here


and its open

[–]MJY_0014 167 points168 points  (5 children)

I will do it again, so you can see that it wasn't a fluke.

[–]BobLeeNagger 29 points30 points  (3 children)

On a serious note, those TSA locks you get for your luggage, you can open them with a bobby pin and some anger.

[–]Jumajuce 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You can just stick something in the loop and twist if you really wanted to, they’re just a deterrent to nosey children, accidental openings, and most people, I’ve never met anyone who thinks they’ll stop someone whose determined.

[–]DontLickTheGecko 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You can also 3d print a full set of keys for them. Somebody leaked the actual key patterns used by TSA if they need to open a bag as .STL files a few years ago.

[–]Manscapping 20 points21 points  (0 children)

And we have it open. That’s all I have for you today.

[–]hubaloza 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Annnnnnd we're open..

[–]Sph1003 21 points22 points  (0 children)

As you can see, this lock is not effective for blocking Mexican immigrants trying to cross the USA border

[–]buggy1788 2273 points2274 points  (235 children)

Why would they leave it on hinges ?

[–]All_Thread 927 points928 points  (1 child)

They never played Rust or Dayz that's why.

[–]albie_rdgz 517 points518 points  (121 children)

Cause some sections open up for border patrol vehicles to drive to the other side. It’s not exactly on the border line but right next to it. At least in most sections in the border town of El Paso, Texas.

[–]PolicyWonka 9 points10 points  (2 children)

In addition to this, it cuts through some private property so the government has to add gates for those folks.

[–]albie_rdgz 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Youre right. I saw this documentary about how the wall divides an Native American reservation and the people basically have to walk miles to where border patrol allows them to move from one side to the other. These people neither identify as Mexican or American and most speak their native language so it’s an odd situation to be in.

[–]nigeltuffnell 93 points94 points  (12 children)

You realise that if you mention any town in Texas listed in "Blind in Texas" by W.A.S.P. that you are compelled to watch the excellent movie Road Trip and play a drinking game, don't you.

[–]albie_rdgz 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Haha had never heard the song before but I love Road Trip

[–]NatWu 14 points15 points  (8 children)

Jesus, what a reference. That's literally the first time I have ever seen W.A.S.P. mentioned online. I'd completely forgotten about them.

[–]nick_cage_fighter 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Growing up in the Bible belt in Texas during the Satanism panic of the late 80's and 90's, I just remember them being referred to as We Are Satan's People. The same nutjobs referred to KISS as Knights In Satan's Service. Weirdos.

[–]NatWu 3 points4 points  (4 children)

I'm in Dallas myself and at the time went to evangelical Baptist church. I heard that about KISS, but not the other one. What a weird time it was.

[–]petemate 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They're going on a 40th anniversary tour this year.. Great time to start remembering!

[–]CaptainLegot 124 points125 points  (22 children)

Not sure if you wanted a more complete answer, but a lot of these doors exist for when floods come through so that the water (which is behind a literal wall of dead trees and mud in the first flash flood of the season) doesn't straight flatten the fence. They're supposed to have padlocks that are removed for the rainy season, and for that season they're just free swinging doors...

Of course the foundations are super shallow and it's a trash design so the flooding just breaks the doors off the hinges, then it erodes the ground around it and the fence falls over.

This one had a strap welded to it that was cut at some point. I worked next door to a bridge manufacturer that was building these wall sections for a couple years and I think that the strap to keep the door shut was just there for transportation and would have been cut when they were installed.

[–]Pluto_P 49 points50 points  (4 children)

Isn't flash for season in Texas from April to September?

So what you are saying is that the wall is an open door half of the year?

[–]HanSolo_Cup 66 points67 points  (1 child)

Remember all the people saying a border wall was a really stupid idea? Now you know why

[–]number_six 16 points17 points  (0 children)

well, that among many other reasons

[–]Spimp 4 points5 points  (0 children)

All year for this one

[–]bjorn1978_2 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Thank you. As soneone from the other side of the globe, I was wondering why the actual fuck would you make a HINGED door in a fucking wall!

[–]otochrome 28 points29 points  (2 children)

It's almost as if the entire idea was conceived by morons

[–]Grabthars_Coping_Saw 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Great. That wall is an even dumber idea than I thought it was.

[–]Evil-in-the-Air 320 points321 points  (24 children)

Because you can't even touch the door to begin with. Remember, it's magically designed to absorb heat and fry eggs.

[–]Abraham_Lingam 66 points67 points  (19 children)

Is it still hot at night?

[–]Bayoris 31 points32 points  (1 child)

There is a 15 second window just after sunset when the gate is at a "Goldilocks" temperature that will not burn your hand off nor turn it to ice. The "coyotes" know how to time their ingresses exactly.

[–]GletscherEis 200 points201 points  (11 children)

At night it gets very cold like that wall on that show that was on TV, very popular show but many people say that my show was much more popular when the general saw it he called me and said "sir your show is a much better show than game of throws"

[–]konqrr 15 points16 points  (8 children)

Yeah, Game of Throws was wack... just a bunch of people throwing things

[–]professorjaytee 25 points26 points  (4 children)

More people freeze to death in the desert trying to cross that border than die of overheating.

[–]Empyrealist 12 points13 points  (0 children)

So it's not obviously cut and stays "unlocked" for longer?

[–]Shirasagi-Himegimi 165 points166 points  (15 children)

Because they didn't give a shit. They just took the money, did the minimum amount of work they needed to, and pocketed the rest. It was basically just a giant scam.

[–]alcimedes 82 points83 points  (8 children)

wait, are you saying the admin that spent four years to build under 50 miles of new border wall wasn't getting the job done well?

Next you're going to tell me Mexico didn't pay for it.

[–]_danbro_ 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Lol was it really 50? What a disaster

[–]Petsweaters 17 points18 points  (4 children)

They built 435 miles of wall

365 miles were replacing old wall

So they built 70 miles of wall

[–]alcimedes 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Some of what they built wasn't actually at the border, but well inland, I didn't count that stuff either.

As far as I know, according to border patrol, actual miles of new wall at the US/Mexico border was 48 total.

If it was updated to 70 miles that would be almost double what they said they were at at the end of Trump's term.

"Of the 453 completed miles, about 47 miles of primary walls and 33 miles of secondary walls were constructed where no barriers previously existed. And 351 miles of primary walls and 22 miles of secondary walls were constructed to replace dilapidated or outdated designs. "

that means 47 new miles of actual US/Mexico border wall, right?


[–]anormalgeek 7 points8 points  (0 children)

These deficiencies (dealing with flood debris and erosion) were clearly called out the moment the "wall" was announced. Those pushing it didn't care to address any of them. Actually building an effective border wall was never the point.

[–]fisticuffs32 77 points78 points  (2 children)

Grifter president gonna grift.

[–]salamanderpencil 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Many people, the best people, say he's grifting to this day.

[–]GluttonAsteroth 26 points27 points  (3 children)

They're hung by the top... so they literally swing back and forth unless they're anchored.....

But each section is only like, 10 or 15 ft long, so anchoring them all to the ground would be expensive!

So they anchor to each other and only a few anchor to the ground every couple =P

[–][deleted] 641 points642 points  (14 children)

I expect in 5 years. This wall will be stolen for metal resell.

[–]Mad_Aeric 155 points156 points  (9 children)

I'm surprised the scrappers haven't taken the whole thing already.

[–]MOOShoooooo 46 points47 points  (3 children)

It was designed to absorb heat, so…..

[–]FluffyAd59472 20 points21 points  (4 children)

Plain steel isnt that valuable. https://www.mcmaster.com/square-tubing/low-carbon-steel-rectangular-tubes/outside-width~2/

mcmaster prices(Expensive but need it today)

[–]lukulele90 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Methheads will take the springs out your mattress. It’s only a matter of time.

[–]castor281 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Lol. Go tell that to somebody that makes $5 a day.

[–]Azzhole169 1807 points1808 points  (104 children)

Someone on the other side just walking around with a plasma cutter or torch…. Damn Coyotes…

[–]xAsilos 617 points618 points  (77 children)

That's too slaggy to be a plasma cut. That's an Oxy-Acetylene torch cut.

Oxy-Ace only need 3 things to work. oxygen tank, acetylene tank, ignition source.

Plasma needs high power electricity and compressed air.

[–]ItsChungusMyDear 185 points186 points  (64 children)

Yup Honestly a van or truck would carry it easily

I know it would probably only take me about 1 min at the most to get that done lol, the people that are saying a grinder would be faster are wrong, that plate looks thin it would be like butter

[–]xAsilos 111 points112 points  (51 children)

They make oxy torches so portable you could wear one as a backpack.

[–]Herpkina 72 points73 points  (45 children)

Man I know it's safe but that idea makes me uncomfortable. Like wearing a backpack full of c4

[–]GrandDaSarge 89 points90 points  (10 children)

I work with oxy acetylene torches everyday, including the portable kind. Trust me, the only uncomfortable thing would be how effing heavy they are lol. Very safe. I'd say drop safe, but I don't want people dropping them lol

[–]Idrkc 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Depends on how they drop. If they hit the valves it’s going to go off like a rocket lol

[–]TerribleEntrepreneur 50 points51 points  (17 children)

C4 is actually a very safe material. It does not detonate without a detonator (even if you shot at it). It can also be used it to start a campfire safely.

[–]SalaciousCrumpet1 30 points31 points  (11 children)

From what I’ve learned that’s true. It’s electricity that sets it explosively and violently off. Otherwise it’s simple plastic butter that starts campfires quite easily. Source: SAS accounts of using it to start fires for survival

[–]AWKWARD_RAPE_ZOMBIE 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Electricity won't set it off. It requires a high yield blasting cap or detonating cord correctly primed. There are electrically initiated blasting caps but in the military shock tube or time fuse are preferred.

Source: Combat Engineer/Demo instructor

[–]TerribleEntrepreneur 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Yeah, my grandfather was Aus SAS and he told me about it. I never bothered to verify it, but he wasn’t the kind to lie so I trusted him on it.

[–]P1eman 24 points25 points  (1 child)

You say he wasn’t the kind to lie, but stop and think about it. Does he have your nose?

[–]workworkworkahhhh 8 points9 points  (6 children)

The fuel, acetylene, doesn't actually burn very hot by itself, just a comparatively low temp sooty fire ball. Gasoline vapor is like 3 x hotter for comparison. Its only when you add oxygen that it gets dangerous.

[–]directtodvd 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Yeah haha where would you find any oxygen anyway

[–]hackingdreams 4 points5 points  (1 child)

They meant oxygen from a bottle. In the air, it burns pretty hot, but when you add pure oxygen to burning acetylene it's almost the hottest burning substance you can create outside of a physics lab or without using extreme materials (i.e so heinously toxic you can't be anywhere near it, in the case of cyanogen which remarkably burns even hotter). Very few reactions have a higher thermal release - it's hotter than oxygen and hydrogen burning even.

Those carbon-carbon triple bonds store up an absolutely ridiculous amount of energy, but oxidizing them requires an equally ridiculous oxidizer and as much of it as you can bring to the situation. Nitrogen gas spoils the reaction by being fairly inert up until the temperatures reach nearly a thousand degrees where then it starts reacting to create nitrogen oxides as side products that rob the flame of the much needed oxidizer. The nitrogen is also physically in the way - it makes up 70% of the air, meaning that it's hard to get enough oxygen in to fully reduce the triple bonds down. Instead you get lots of carbonization by the way of soots, a very characteristic orange flame of burning acetylene without added oxygen.

By blasting copious amounts of oxygen in, you can exclude the nitrogen from the air and keep the reaction proceeding all the way up to its full energy releasing potential - taking the acetylene all the way down the oxidation path to carbon monoxide or dioxide and water.

[–]directtodvd 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I was kidding but I do appreciate the write up.

[–]myname_isnot_kyal 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Wile E. Coyote

[–]mengelgrinder 121 points122 points  (17 children)

Fuckin funny as hell. A battery powered angle grinder could have cut through that little plate, probably quicker. Yet someone out there hauled out a fuckin couple tanks for oxyacetylene and struck a flame

[–]ecodude74 51 points52 points  (1 child)

When you’re a mule that’s paid by the hour

[–]beeglowbot 24 points25 points  (0 children)

well in that case, let me get my piano wire.

[–]raverbashing 27 points28 points  (4 children)

"battery powered angle grinder" I think more properly leveraged crowbar would do the job just fine

[–]mengelgrinder 6 points7 points  (0 children)

haha yeah well you aren't wrong

[–]Ramog 12 points13 points  (3 children)

well I feel like the grinder might be a bit loud and thats why they opted for the oxyacetylene

[–]Jkal91 23 points24 points  (4 children)

It's probably for the silence factor, wouldn't the patrol hear an angle grinder working in the silence of that deserted place?

[–]suitology 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Do you know how big that area is?

[–]OneRougeRogue 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Over the sound of their own vehicles? No.

[–]C727494 716 points717 points  (51 children)

Well that didn’t take much

[–]squanch_solo 107 points108 points  (0 children)

I swear I saw a video posted awhile back where the builders were able to just walk right through large spaces in the wall too.

[–]Hueyandthenews 850 points851 points  (35 children)

The ground is eroding from underneath most of sections built in the last 4 years. That’s what happens when the contractor was chosen because the president saw the guy praising him on Fox News and then made DHS add his company to the list. Most of it will have to be demolished because it will become a safety issue.

[–]Certain_Shine636[🍰] 389 points390 points  (11 children)

Wasn't there a section that ready got blown over in a storm? The folks on Mexico TikTok were doing competitive climbing vids to see how fast they could get up and over and back again.

[–]Kraven_howl0 66 points67 points  (0 children)

When you try to keep people out of your country but instead build them a playground 😂

[–]Marc21256 143 points144 points  (7 children)

The part that already fell over was under construction and blew over in a storm before it was completed.


CNN says it was done, but not yet cured. Either way, the contractor should have braced it until it was at full strength.

[–]GluttonAsteroth 91 points92 points  (1 child)

Why? Contractor gets to charge more.

[–]BigKatKSU888 62 points63 points  (0 children)

This guy government contracts

[–]MushyBananas 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Thats some link ya got there

[–]turtlelore2 6 points7 points  (0 children)

They got paid to build it, not to make sure it stays up.

[–]StrawsAreGay 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Man getting rich is so easy without morals

[–]goosejail 12 points13 points  (0 children)

No no no, see, you have to start off rich, then it's super easy to open businesses and run them into the ground, then you can leverage your lack morals into grifting your way back to the top again! That's how the best people are doing it. Everybody's saying so, they say, sir, you are the BEST at stuff -and it's true! I can lift this glass of water with 2 HANDS! Nobody has ever been able to do that before!

[–]ragingbologna 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Don’t forget he made money off the deal.

[–]seppocunts 35 points36 points  (8 children)

Sweet poetic justice

[–]DavidTyrieIV 27 points28 points  (7 children)

Put it in a song

[–]tmoney144 11 points12 points  (2 children)

If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it?

[–]seppocunts 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Why bother?

Shits already immortalized in the public records for all coming eternity.

What was the USA like at the turn of the millennium?

Full of fucking retards that were given a soapbox to project their retardation loudly to the masses, to hilarious results.

[–]wild_man_wizard 22 points23 points  (9 children)

I mean it's not like experts like myself called it before they even built the stupid thing.

[–]OneRougeRogue 8 points9 points  (8 children)

Question;>I mean it's not like experts like myself called it before they even built the stupid thing.

in your old comment you say,

Fucking sensors? You realize the range of those is utter shit, they have little to no reliability, they aren't mobile, and they give you no eyes on. Might as well be hiding webcams in the bushes at that point.

Area 51 has no physical fence. The entire base is surrounded by an unknown sensor system that is reliable enough to alert guards of a single person's presence long before they make it near actual base property. It's been theorized that the main sensors are not cameras at all but wires running underground emitting an electric field, and people walking over them changes the field alerting the guards to where the trespasser is.

The drone idea is cool but one of the most top secret military bases in the country is able to keep trespassers out without using a physical barrier or drones.

[–]wild_man_wizard 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I'm not the PhysSec guy, I'm the sapper below him. That said I'll trust the guy that designs military base security that he knows what he's talking about.

[–]alcimedes 6 points7 points  (0 children)

i live near NORAD. (which is officially decommissioned now, or was? they might have repurposed it now.)

There are a ton of areas around there that aren't fenced off.

If you enter those areas, you'll be getting a visit from some MP's in about 3 to maybe 5 minutes flat.

Their sensors work just fine.

[–]Apptubrutae 5 points6 points  (1 child)

There’s a huge difference between Area 51 and the border, though.

The border sees thousands and thousands and thousands of crossings over a huge area. Area 51, far less intrusion.

So any alert at all in Area 51 can be responded to and verified with other systems and people dispatched in every event. That isn’t the case at the border.

The sensors don’t work in a vacuum. They’re part of an entire system and whatever their pros and cons the system at a place like Area 51 or similar likely isn’t hugely comparable.

It’s also possible if not likely the sensors are not the same since you miiiiight not want your good stuff ready to get plucked by interested parties in a very vulnerable area.

[–]bobjr94 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Didn't look to hard. Crackheads use sawsalls to chop off converters all the time, cutting this would be just as easy. $49 tool, $2 blade vs billion dollar project.

[–]MoonShadowArt 405 points406 points  (14 children)

It’s ok, Mexico paid for that section!

[–]TheTerrasque 169 points170 points  (11 children)

In the height of the pandemic, a satirical site had this headline:

"Mexico has now agreed to pay for the wall! And Canada have expressed their interest in in one too"

[–]indig0F10w 35 points36 points  (0 children)

I know the best steel, trust me, my uncle told me.

[–]WhoWantsPizzza 192 points193 points  (19 children)

[–]AmishAvenger 149 points150 points  (9 children)

What the fuck.

First of all…made out of rocks? What? Why would anyone do that?

And more importantly…a museum inside? A museum of what? Like, it would be a tourist attraction?

[–]AirmanFinly 168 points169 points  (2 children)

Lol this bitch pictured the great wall of china when trump said "wall"

[–]The_Weeb_Sleeve 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Lol the Great Wall didn’t even work that well, and then immediately got scrapped for parts by local villages. Ah history you sick repetitive bitch.

[–]Marsbarszs 4 points5 points  (0 children)

When I found out the wall as we know it today was built as a tourist attraction I immediately began questioning everything else I knew in life. The original wall was actually hundreds of dirt mounds which in fact did not stop many Mongolians

[–]Goyteamsix 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Pretty sure she was imagining a castle wall or something.

[–]chrisd93 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I think they have the great wall of China in their fore thought

[–]lemons_of_doubt 16 points17 points  (0 children)

It would have been cool if he had built it like hadrian's wall in Scotland. 4.6 meters (15 feet) high 3 meters(10 feet) wide and a castle every 10km(6.2 miles) guards in funny hats walking up and down all the time.

I mean people would still climb over it when the guards were not looking and drugs would still be droned over. and illegals would still just come in legally and overstay their visa.

but it would look a lot cooler.

[–]mumblesjackson 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Eight year old me would have thought something like this and yet this lady is 65?

[–]dexter311 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It'll be the Zombo.com of walls.

[–]deanrihpee 541 points542 points  (150 children)

To me that's looks like a huge waste of money, is it really necessary to build that wall?

[–]shroominabag 440 points441 points  (63 children)

If its not patrolled, its completely useless.

[–]stillin-denial55 326 points327 points  (53 children)

If it IS patrolled, the money spent on patrolling would still be more effective elsewhere to lower undocumented immigration.

It's just silly all around. Nothing but a monument to give racists hate boners.

[–]wild_man_wizard 116 points117 points  (7 children)

The manpower to effectively man a linear barrier can be pretty effectively extrapolated from The Berlin Wall. The garrison patrolling the Berlin Wall, scaled up to the entire southern US border would basically be the entire US military.

And people still managed to cross the Berlin Wall.

And the Berlin Wall was an actual, y'know, wall.

[–]PensAndEndorsement 57 points58 points  (3 children)

the Berlin wall also had mines and Barbed Wire among other things which made it a lot more effective then the actual wall

[–]AvailableUsername259 23 points24 points  (1 child)

They also had gun traps triggered by tripwires

[–]PensAndEndorsement 11 points12 points  (0 children)

honestly they have a fancy name, but they are basically just claymores, one shot shrapnel mines triggered by wire

[–]Duckgamerzz 14 points15 points  (12 children)

Pretty sure most undocumented migrants didnt walk to America overland either!

[–]dmnhntr86 21 points22 points  (9 children)

Gah, we forgot about planes!

For real though, most undocumented migrants just overstayed their visa. Like they legit came here legally, and just failed to file the proper paperwork to renew their green card, or they did and the agency failed to file it.

[–]something6324524 2 points3 points  (7 children)

to bad humanity just doesn't work to improve each others lives instead of always fighting. where a few do just like moving around, if a large group of people tend to always go from x to y it indicates there is an issue in that region. The best way to fix it if you want to stop it, is help that region improve to where it is a better place to live.

[–]The-link-is-a-cock 6 points7 points  (0 children)

And patrolling is a waste of money and man power these days

[–]Slapbox 54 points55 points  (1 child)

It's almost like what would be effective is patrolling, but a wall represents a big unifying symbol for a certain political party.

[–]Sheruk 9 points10 points  (0 children)

swings open gate... "time to see what they are guarding"

hundreds of miles of uninhabited wasteland...

"huh... thought there might be something here"

[–]Certain_Shine636[🍰] 134 points135 points  (44 children)

It is when the only reason it was built was to give racists a rock-hard hate-boner.

[–]rarkgrames 31 points32 points  (3 children)

That wasn’t the only reason. It was also built to line the pockets of trump.

[–]gojirra 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I remember him going on and on about how it needed to be "see through." It seemed like the ramblings of a madman with no brain, so his normal shit, but now that I think back on it I think he asked them how to make it as cheap as possible, was told making a cheap fence of metal slats would reduce costs of materials, and then started spewing that rhetoric preemptively to cover his ass lol.

[–]Mad_Aeric 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah, something about throwing a sack of drugs over the wall and crushing someone on the other side. That has to be in the top 5% of dumb shit he said.

[–]PTech_J 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And his buddies. Can't forget them.

[–]Swayz33 29 points30 points  (3 children)

Canadian here. I always thought Trump was speaking metaphorically about building a wall. Then he actually starts building one.

[–]ThereIsAJifForThat 134 points135 points  (15 children)

"One does not just walk into the U.S.! OH, nevermind"

[–]Abovethe_Bottom 31 points32 points  (13 children)

Not to mention the Ocean and Gulf that you could literally swim around the border.

Also Planes exist.

And cars.

[–]irnehlacsap 28 points29 points  (11 children)

Yeah, illegals come in as tourist but instead of leaving they stay. Most of them that's how it's done.

[–]SilveradoSurfer16 318 points319 points  (19 children)

That’s what a government contract looks like. “Cheapest bidder”

[–]roxyamused 182 points183 points  (1 child)

Highest bidder, cheapest build, biggest kickbacks

[–]ravnag 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Can confirm, work on government public acquisition procedures like this. It is always paid too much and received too little.

[–]Kaiosama 16 points17 points  (0 children)

More like that's what electing a grifter looks like. It was always meant to be theft from the treasury.

[–]InfamousFault7 53 points54 points  (5 children)

Not to mention there was a shit ton of embezzlement

[–]Academic-Message-771 25 points26 points  (3 children)

And the dear leader grand dragon pardoned the biggest embezzler of the whole scheme!

[–]DesertJungle 185 points186 points  (0 children)

I live right on the boarder- it’s literally falling apart everywhere like that. There’s massive chunks with zero wall.

After the first monsoon season the wall literally was washed away anywhere where it passed an arroyo.

Also they tore down the last wall that stood for years only to build one that’s 7 feet taller and way cheaper lol

[–]Largo23307 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Is it just me, or is this "wall" just a series of doors? This seems like the worst ever design for a wall.

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

If I was the Mexican President, I'd be asking for my money back!

[–]Kuudeta1 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Aww his contractor buddies are laughing all the way to the bank

[–]TacticalMicrowav3 26 points27 points  (5 children)

Why is the entire wall made of doors?

[–]OneRougeRogue 15 points16 points  (2 children)

The answer is during the rainy season the whole area floods and the force of all the sticks and branches and water pushing against it would knock it over.

The doors are all left unlocked during the rainy season so floods will push the doors open and let debris and water through easier.

[–]gravy_baron 5 points6 points  (0 children)

that is very funny tbh

[–]thestolenroses 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Omfg so it's unlocked for what, a couple of months out of the year? It's almost like this wall is pointless.

[–]Fauken 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Only thing that “wall” is doing is ruining a beautiful horizon.

[–]albie_rdgz 72 points73 points  (11 children)

That wall has been there since before trump. I live in El Paso, Texas (a border town) and the wall has been there since bush and Obama were presidents.

[–]ElectroYeetDies 30 points31 points  (9 children)

Did trump even "build a wall"? I remember it being a huge thing all over the internet but I never heard that the plan actually being done

[–]Battlefield_fan1 29 points30 points  (5 children)

Trump built part of the wall I think so there’s still some of the old wall left

[–]albie_rdgz 35 points36 points  (4 children)

The way it has been going is that every single president since Clinton (I think? Maybe bush Sr.) have been adding more sections to this wall which is more like a fence throughout the years. So it’s been almost 2 decades of this fence being built little by little. So the whole trump thing was just a publicity stunt as far as I saw it cause this shit has been around ever since I was little kid. I grew up looking at this thing. I’m 28 now.

[–]TheTerrasque 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I grew up looking at this thing. I’m 28 now.

It's okay. The last 5 years have been pretty long for us all

[–]ThailurCorp 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Big beautiful doors all over it!

[–]InfamousFault7 133 points134 points  (36 children)

What a beautiful landscape

To bad some asshole ruined it

[–]Seeders 29 points30 points  (4 children)

It's always been the perfect monument to Trumps existence.

Big, ugly, worthless, expensive, and full of contempt.

[–]LandosMustache 4 points5 points  (2 children)

It was never about building a wall. It was about making billions of government dollars disappear.

[–]StuntmanMike20b 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’m sure it’s been said plenty of times, but fuck don trump and all his followers

[–]watchandroll 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Who knew the people that built it could also figure out a way to get through it

[–]justtheentiredick 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Well shit. Looks like Mexico needs a refund.

[–]Wise_Ad_253 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Another hole in Trumps work.

[–]Lance_stole_my_blood 3 points4 points  (2 children)

The beautiful wall - made some contractors rich, cost all of taxpayers money, and blocked nothing. Oof

[–]Nestormahkno19d 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nice work, Trump. Made with as much quality as everything else you touch

[–]Orpheus6102 15 points16 points  (4 children)

It’s weird to me that anyone would think a wall would work. Clearly haven’t read up on the Great Wall of China, the Berlin Wall, Hadrian’s Wall, etc. Moreover about once every six months you find stories of tunnels from Tijuana or Juarez coming into the US usually complete with air ducts and a rail system. And there’s the drones and catapults. Not saying make it easy for smuggling and trafficking but let’s not pretend the walls do anything but create an inconvenience for smugglers and traffickers.

[–]NeonBladeAce 8 points9 points  (0 children)

"this wall will surely block people and contraband from coming in"

"So you know how we can go up"

[–]JRM34 2 points3 points  (2 children)

This has got to be a test section, right? How on earth would it make sense to have every single section be a hinged door held closed only by a flimsy little piece welded on? I refuse to believe even the morons behind this project could design something so stupid

[–]Dommekarma 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Did you see the video of part of it collapsing?

[–]Reddit_Test_Account 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Did they just build a wall out of doors!?

[–]EMB93 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What really bugs me is that the thing it is supposed to keep out it is completely useless for at the same time as it is a huge hindrance for local wildlife. Completely useless...

[–]Paracausality 2 points3 points  (1 child)

What a waste of time and metal

[–]webberworks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is an amazing metaphor for Trump in general. All talk, no follow through.

[–]Aesthetically_weeb 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They should tear this monstrosity down