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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that while Democrats are adamantly opposed to extending the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, they're open to new fencing and other barriers as part of ongoing talks to prevent another government shutdown.

“There's not going to be any wall money in the legislation,” Pelosi said during her weekly press briefing in the Capitol.

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Wall comes from Latin vallum meaning "...an earthen wall or rampart set with palisades, a row or line of stakes, a wall, a rampart, fortification..." while the Latin word murus means a defensive stone wall.[1] English uses the same word to mean an external wall and the internal sides of a room, but this is not universal. Many languages distinguish between the two. In German, some of this distinction can be seen between Wand and Mauer, in Spanish between pared and muro.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall

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A fence is a structure that encloses an area, typically outdoors, and is usually constructed from posts that are connected by boards, wire, rails or netting.[1] A fence differs from a wall in not having a solid foundation along its whole length.[2]

Alternatives to fencing include a ditch (sometimes filled with water, forming a moat).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fence

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A barrier is something such as a fence or wall that is put in place to prevent people from moving easily from one area to another.

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/barrier

Here's another one for free

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A palisade—sometimes called a stakewall or a paling—is typically a fence or wall made from iron or wooden stakes, or tree trunks and used as a defensive structure or enclosure.

And then there is this

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dyke in British 1
or dike (daɪk  )
noun
1.
an embankment constructed to prevent flooding, keep out the sea, etc
2.
a ditch or watercourse
3.
a bank made of earth excavated for and placed alongside a ditch
4. Scottish
a wall, esp a dry-stone wall
5.
a barrier or obstruction

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/dyke

Here's Offa's Dyke.



And here, the Danes just called their barrier - The Works.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danevirke

In defence of the country - a 2000 mile long linear fortification comprising ditch, berm, (sheuch and dyke gin ye prefer) vallum, palisades and ports constructed of rammed earth, steel and barbed wire.  You decide if that is fence or a wall.  It is certainly a barrier.

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Re: Why Lawyers and Politicians don't get the respect they desire
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 16:30:25 »
I'd vote for a moat. 

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Re: Why Lawyers and Politicians don't get the respect they desire
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019, 16:53:42 »
I'd vote for a moat.
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Re: Why Lawyers and Politicians don't get the respect they desire
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 17:01:06 »
Denmark's building a newer wall, mainly to keep German pigs out.

There's a message in there somewhere, I think :)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/01/29/denmark-building-border-wall-stop-spread-african-swine-fever/2715792002/
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Re: Why Lawyers and Politicians don't get the respect they desire
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2019, 17:30:33 »
Denmark's building a newer wall, mainly to keep German pigs out.

There's a message in there somewhere, I think :)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/01/29/denmark-building-border-wall-stop-spread-african-swine-fever/2715792002/

The Germans over-ran the last one in 1864.  The result of poor maintenance.
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Re: Why Lawyers and Politicians don't get the respect they desire
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 17:55:58 »
From the OP,
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"There's not going to be any wall money in the legislation,” Pelosi said during her weekly press briefing in the Capitol.

Before the election,
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Mexico will pay for the wall!
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/771294347501461504


In today's news,

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CBS
January 31, 2019
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-daily-caller-interview-paul-ryan-border-wall-mueller-investigation-2019-01-31/
President Trump said in an interview published Wednesday night that former House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., reneged on a deal to fund the border wall while Republicans controlled both houses of Congress.


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