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Denmark May Build Wall On Border With Germany To Protect Livestock From African Swine Virus



(Via The Local DK)

The government and parliamentary ally the Danish People’s Party agreed on Thursday on a number of proposals aimed at preventing the African swine fever virus from spreading amongst the country’s large pig population.

Those measures include a fence to run along a large stretch of the border with Germany.

“I do not want to take any risk. We have an export industry worth 11 billion kroner (1.5 billion euros) annually which could be put at risk,” Minister for Food and the Environment Esben Lunde Larsen said via a press statement.

“If African swine fever virus broke out in Denmark, all exports to third countries would immediately stop,” the minister added.

The virus, which causes a hemorrhagic fever with high mortality rates in pigs, reached northern Europe in 2014, with cases found in Lithuania and Poland.

No cases have been recorded in Denmark, according to the Ministry of Environment and Food.

“A fence will prevent potentially infected wild boar from running across the border and help hunters to eradicate all wild boar from Denmark,” Larsen said.

A new law is required in order to build the fence, which is expected to be 1.5 metres tall and sunk 50 centimetres into the ground.

On Wednesday, it was announced that night-time shooting of boar will also be permitted, Ritzau reports.

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‘Build The Wall’ Must Cover All Border States



In a bold move reflecting the state’s commitment to its security, Texas has embarked on a historic mission to construct its own border wall, a testament to the state’s determination to take matters into its own hands in the absence of comprehensive federal action. This initiative, known as Operation Lone Star, is a multi-faceted endeavor involving strategic planning, coordination with various state agencies, and a substantial financial commitment. The state is spending between $25 million and $30 million for every mile of the wall, underlining the scale and ambition of the project.

The construction of the Texas border wall is not just about erecting a physical barrier but also about asserting state sovereignty and resilience in the face of complex security challenges. The state’s actions serve as a precedent for other states to follow suit, reminding them of the power of state sovereignty and the potential for local solutions to address national challenges. It is a call to action for other states to step up and take responsibility for their own security, particularly in areas where federal efforts may fall short.

Recent updates on the Texas border wall construction reveal a significant effort towards enhancing border security. As of the latest reports, segments of the wall are being built in rural Zapata County, the first of its kind in this part of South Texas. The construction of these segments, which began in mid-March, is expected to be completed by summer 2025. This project is part of Texas’ Texas Border Infrastructure Program, aiming to bolster the state’s defenses against illegal border crossings.

The Texas border wall construction is a complex and multi-layered project, involving various state agencies and contractors. The Texas Facilities Commission, the state agency overseeing all state-funded border wall contracts, has been actively involved in the process. The state has awarded contracts to companies like Southwest Valley Constructors Co. and BFBC of Texas, LLC, for the construction of the wall in various locations in proximity to the Texas section of the U.S.-Mexico border.

As Texas forges ahead with its border wall construction, it sets a precedent for other states to follow suit. The state’s actions serve as a reminder of the power of state sovereignty and the potential for local solutions to address national challenges. It is a call to action for other states to step up and take responsibility for their own security, particularly in areas where federal efforts may fall short. The Texas border wall is not just a physical barrier, but a symbol of state resilience and determination in the face of complex security challenges.

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AG Ken Paxton: “SB 4, is Now In Effect”



In the heart of Texas, amidst the sweltering heat and the vast expanse of rugged terrain, a battle was being waged—a battle not fought with guns and swords, but with words and legal maneuvers. It was a clash between the Lone Star State and the might of the federal government, with the fate of immigration law hanging in the balance.

Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas, stood at the forefront of this struggle. With unwavering determination and a deep sense of duty, he had taken up the mantle to defend Texas and its sovereignty against what he saw as overreach from the Biden Administration.

Just a few minutes ago, he had sent a tweet echoing across the digital landscape, announcing a monumental victory: “🚨🚨 HUGE WIN: Texas has defeated the Biden Administration’s and ACLU’s emergency motions at the Supreme Court. Our immigration law, SB 4, is now in effect.”

The news reverberated through the state like a thunderclap, igniting a spark of hope in the hearts of many Texans who had felt their voices drowned out by the clamor of national politics.

Among those who felt the weight of this victory was Maria Sanchez, a young immigrant who had come to Texas in search of a better life. For years, she had lived in the shadows, fearing the consequences of being discovered by authorities. But now, with SB 4 in effect, she felt a glimmer of hope that perhaps she could finally step out into the light without fear.

On the other side of the divide stood federal agents, tasked with enforcing the laws of the land as decreed by the Biden Administration. They watched with frustration as their efforts were thwarted by legal challenges and political maneuvering.

But for Ken Paxton, this victory was not just about winning in court—it was about standing up for what he believed was right. It was about defending the values and principles that he held dear, even in the face of adversity.

“As always, it’s my honor to defend Texas and its sovereignty, and to lead us to victory in court,” he declared, his words resounding with conviction.

The battle may have been won for now, but the war was far from over. In the days and weeks to come, the struggle between state and federal authority would continue to unfold, shaping the destiny of not just Texas, but the entire nation.

But for now, amidst the heat of the Lone Star State, a moment of triumph had been achieved—a testament to the resilience and determination of those who dared to stand up and fight for what they believed in.

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Tea Time:  What No One is Saying About The Wall



By Larry Wiwi for the Franklin County Tea Party

I won’t spend time here defending the wall, border security or the need to end illegal immigration as we have covered those topics thoroughly before and frankly the need is obvious to most Americans. Instead it might be insightful to point out what no one is talking about and that is the answer to the question, exactly who’s fault is it that we are having this showdown and related shutdown now?

It is clearly not President Trump’s fault since he is the newcomer here trying to deliver promises he made in the campaign just a couple years ago.  Broadly speaking it is the fault of the professional political class of which Pelosi, Schumer, the Bushes, the Clintons, the Obamas and many others are part of and failed to resolve over many decades.  

However, the current showdown is clearly the fault of the last Republican controlled congress.  It is the fault of former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader McConnell and other prominent Republicans like the late John McCain and former Senator Flake.   The Republicans by and large ran on ending Obama Care and enhanced border security and they delivered on neither, which was a spectacular failure of leadership and incredibly deceitful to the voters who elected them.  The Republicans should have had both bills, border wall funding and Obama Care repeal ready for Trump’s signature by February 2017, but instead we have this self-induced political theatre.

Contrary to conventional thinking, the Democrats did not really win the House in the recent mid-terms as much as the Republicans lost it and the proof is pretty simple: Incumbents win re-election about 80% of the time in the House and if 40 Republicans would not have retired, the Republicans would likely have kept 32 seats and control of the House.  The Republicans are likely to blame for the current stand-off because they gave up the House.

Finally, after losing the House, the Republicans still had about 6 weeks to jam through the wall funding and Obama Care repeal and for the third time, they delivered failure.  None of this suggests that the behavior of Pelosi and Schumer is acceptable – their behavior is despicable but expected and because it was to be expected, the Republicans needed to act and get it done.  

Over the next few weeks or months we will likely finally make progress in getting the wall and border security we have needed for decades, and it will be to Trump’s credit, no thanks to either the Republican leadership or the Democrats.

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