There is a serious crisis at our border. No, not the Southern border, where crossings are at close to a 50 year low. I am referring to our Northern border, the Arctic Sea, where the US has only one heavy icebreaker, the USCGC Polar Star , which at 42-year-old is just barely holding on. On her most recent mission, the Polar Star broke down repeatedly. The Coast Guard also operates a medium icebreaker and a research vessel with light ice-breaking capability.
Now, Homeland Security has stripped $750 million in funding to build one new heavy icebreaker from its most recent budget proposal, allocating it instead to the proposed border wall.
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The Healy is classified as a medium icebreaker.
All in the ice ramming capabilities!
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I saw an anti-trudeau ad that was using scary anti-immigration rhetoric that so much reminded me of the tone you hear some Americans taking. I don’t know who I’m going to vote for, but I really don’t want to vote for who-ever paid for that ad. I clicked it away in horror before I saw who ran it, though. I’d much rather have asylum seekers than rhetorical tone like that from my govt. Keep that crap in the movies where it belongs.
California’s response to illegal border crossing on busy San Diego freeway. Problem? What problem?