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The Label/Tag Culture War

Hi there. I’m a Label. My entire political and social philosophy is built upon Label principles. My friends are all Labels, too, because I only like people who think like me. I agree with everything our Leading Labels say. I never publicly disagree with another Label even if I disagree in private, which almost never happens, because Labels always have the best ideas. I get my news from Label news sources only, because the others only tell lies. Labels are the true American patriots. I always vote for fellow Labels, and I don’t really care what they say or do as long as they promote Label philosophy. I avoid having any conversations with a Tag. Tags are not like labels in any way. They think completely different than Labels, and Tags all believe the same things. They slavishly listen to Tag Leaders even though those leaders are always wrong. They only watch Tag news, which is always wrong or deliberately false. Tags don’t love America the way Labels do, and some of them are actually evi…

A Wall Of Drones

Donald Trump wants to build a wall along the full 2,000 miles of our southern border with Mexico, because he promised he would. Trump also promised Mexico would pay for it, but he doesn't say that anymore. What is currently planned is actually more of a fence, but "wall" is a much stronger word, so Trump uses that instead. Plan A for the wall called for it to be 30 feet high and extend six feet underground, made of solid concrete. That's not gonna happen. Plan B is a fence at least 18 feet high that can't be cut with common tools, but no requirement for underground security. The price of doing such an unlikely thing is quite clear – $25 billion is today's estimate, plus whatever costs come later for regular maintenance. There's one major complication. Much of the Texas-Mexico border is actually the Rio Grande River, which wanders through a wide desert valley in different places at different times. We'll need to acquire a lot of private land on our si…