Why not just spend $5 billion on a border wall with Mexico if it will shut up Donald Trump?
$5.7 billion is for the downpayment. Once the US Congress authorizes that, then the next budget cycle he’ll say “okay, fund the other $20 billion.” Otherwise you just wasted the $5.7 billion (which won’t really go for a wall, it will go for studies, roads to the border, buying materials, issuing an RFP, selection firms to fill the RFP, getting land via eminent domain from private landowners who don’t want to give up, court costs of various suits and counter suites, environmental impact statements.)When Congress balks at funding $20 billion extra in the next budget cycle (which will be in about 6 months), he’ll threaten to shutdown the ENTIRE government (this is only about half of the USG—other elements have been funded for now, Trump will be convinced he’ll have even more leverage). And we’ll then see posts by people saying “in order to get Trump to shut up, since we’ve already committed to building the wall, why don’t we just fund the rest of it?”Congress would authorize the $20 billion (in this scenario). And then we’ll discover “holy crap, the estimates that said it would be $70 billion are right.” I mean, who would expect a huge government contract to go over-budget? And here’s the dilemma—if you’ve already spent $25 billion and awarded a contract, you’re probably in the hole for the rest of it. Because the way this works is the contract award winner goes “it’s going to be an extra $5 billion” and then 6 months later says “we’ve had some problems with the initial road you build to get to the border so it’s another $5 billion” and so on. If you think I’m exaggerating, go check out any long-term DoD weapons contract and see how costs escalated a bit at a time.BTW, estimates are that the fastest possible time to acquire the land, build the roads to the border, create the foundation, and get the wall up would be: 10 years. But the $25 billion would be for just the next year (this CR and then the next budget cycle in the Fall of 2019.) So by the end of probably 2020 we will have committed to somewhere around $30–45 billion and won’t have a wall (not even an incomplete wall) and so the “crisis” won’t have been fixed.So let me ask you a question: we’ve got a President who has shut down E-verify (so people can get jobs with illegal or stolen papers and we can’t spot them), shut down the Immigration courts (so cases are being pushed back 1–2 years and the individuals are released in to the US), short-staffed and not paid the Coast Guard, Border Patrol and TSA (so our security is lessened), and you really honestly truly think that he has a clue about how to improve the security of the United States?
Is it necessary to be a graduate for filling out the admission form for the Indian Coast Guard?
Depends!If you wanna apply for officer cadre, You shall be a graduate and the eligibility is as per the advertisement published on the website.And for Navik entry, 12th pass is mandatory.However for domestic branch, the qualification is 10th pass as shown below.Goodluck!
How do I fill out the yearly percentage in the Indian Coast Guard AC application form when we have a CGPA?
Depends on wjich standard you are applying for10th = cgpax9.5Gradiation = cgpax multiplying factor.In some colleges it is 9.5,9,10 depends on colllege
How do I fill out the educational qualification section of the assistant commandant application form in coast guard (01/2019 batch)?
U should be Bachelor of science hieght166 wt 50 and pass ur exams
As a Coast Guard member, how do you feel about working without pay during the government shutdown?
Not the first time, probably won’t be the last. You can be sure the USCG will continue to perform the duties assigned to it with the same level of dedication and professionalism
U.S. Coast Guard: How do coastguards search for and recover bodies of individuals swept out to sea?
US Coast Guard search operations for persons in the water (PIW's) utilize software from a program called SAROP's which takes in historical water current patterns, on scene weather/winds/currents, time of day/illumination level, size of person, what the person is wearing, whether or not the person has a flotation device and the type of aircraft or vessel doing the search. Once on scene a Coast Guard asset can deploy a data marker Bouy which can then be relocated its drift can then be used to better create a search pattern. The amount of time the Coast Guard will search for a PIW depends on the water temperature and what the PIW is wearing. A PIW with a flotation device in the Caribbean might survive a couple of days while a PIW near Alaska with no survival gear will be hypothermic in under an hour. The success of these searches largely depends the accuracy of the time/location of where the person fell off the vessel/washed out to sea. If the original information isn't very accurate then the search plan will be an educated guess. In most cases the Coast Guard doesn't search for bodies. A search action plan will be executed through such a time as it would be reasonable to expect the PIW to still be alive. Also of note a person with a 406 emergency positioning radio beacon (Epirb) will be found very quickly also a person with a strobe light at night or a mirror during the day is very easy to locate if we are in the general vicinity!
Do you think the Coast Guard should be paid during the government shutdown?
Absolutely. They are one of the uniformed services and in time of war, they serve with the Navy. They have served in combat zones in the War on Terror. This is not the way to treat them -@ByMikeBakerMoreTip sheet encourages Coast Guard employees trying to make it through the government shutdown to consider having a garage sale, becoming a mystery shopper, or babysitting.https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/01/09/coast-guard-families-told-they-can-have-garage-sales-cope-with-government-shutdown/?utm_term=.966a4bd562ca …