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Tue Jun 29, 2021, 03:12 PM

"The deployment will be paid for by a private donation." (Noem sending 50 NG to Texas)



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@ReallyAmerican1
Kristi Noem has turned the SD National Guard into mercenaries for a political stunt.

This seems very wrong.

Kadia Goba
@kadiagoba
Gov. Kristi Noem is deploying 50 S. Dakota National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border in response to Texas Gov. Abbott's "request for help" with illegal border crossings.
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Reply "The deployment will be paid for by a private donation." (Noem sending 50 NG to Texas) (Original post)
Nevilledog Jun 2021 OP
dhol82 Jun 2021 #1
dhol82 Jun 2021 #2
Phoenix61 Jun 2021 #3
SheltieLover Jun 2021 #4
Mersky Jun 2021 #5
BGBD Jun 2021 #6
Gidney N Cloyd Jun 2021 #7
ananda Jun 2021 #8
Atticus Jun 2021 #9
Nevilledog Jun 2021 #10
Hugin Jun 2021 #16
Midnight Writer Jun 2021 #11
gratuitous Jun 2021 #12
Hugin Jun 2021 #17
rickyhall Jun 2021 #13
Lars39 Jun 2021 #14
ret5hd Jun 2021 #15
rsdsharp Jun 2021 #18
Nevilledog Jun 2021 #19
IowaGuy Jun 2021 #20
crickets Jun 2021 #21

Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 03:13 PM

1. Is that legal?

Can they be paid by private donation?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 03:13 PM

2. Is that legal?

Can they be paid by private donation?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 03:14 PM

3. How is that even legal? nt

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 03:18 PM

4. Eric prince

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 03:23 PM

5. Yeah, that can't be legal

Those arenít mercenaries for hire.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 03:30 PM

6. Almost certainly not legal.

 

Pentagon needs to step on.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 03:46 PM

7. Regardless of funding, would they even have any jurisdiction at the border?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 03:51 PM

8. That sounds so illegal.

Lawsuit anyone?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 03:57 PM

9. Can just anyone rent South Dakota soldiers or is it just wealthy unnamed bigots who

can turn these citizen soldiers into mercenaries?

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Response to Atticus (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 04:29 PM

10. Apparently.....donor is from Tennessee



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Austin Goss
@AustinGossSD

Jun 29, 2021
The donor for the South Dakota National Guard's mission to the Mexico border is "Willis & Reba Johnson's Foundation."

Austin Goss
@AustinGossSD
The Johnsons, and their foundation, are based out of Tennessee. The amount will not be disclosed.
12:28 PM ∑ Jun 29, 2021

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Response to Atticus (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 05:42 PM

16. I've got some mowing and tilling needing done, if that's the case.

I wonder if Noem's rates are competitive.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 04:35 PM

11. Can I rent a couple of National Guardsmen to escort me around Walmart?

I've been seeing some creepy looking guys hanging around there carrying guns, and I'd sure like some security.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 04:37 PM

12. Dear Gov. Noem

I read with great interest the story that you're now renting out the South Dakota National Guard for mercenary purposes. Long story short, my neighbor has been getting on my nerves lately. Simply put, the cigar smoke and the loud music have reached intolerable levels.

Please provide a rate sheet for platoon, squad and battalion rentals, and let me know if any of the prospective mercenaries have any special needs (vegan diet, orthodox religious observances, etc.). Thank you in advance for your prompt response.

Yr friendly neighborhood
gratuitous

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 05:47 PM

17. When the rate sheet comes in could you PM me a copy, gratuitous?

I've got a honey do list like you wouldn't believe and I need to be fishing if the price is right.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 04:45 PM

13. Flashing in my mind: What would General Ike do in such a situation?

LBJ or Old Man Bush? Humm...

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 04:50 PM

14. Googling a bit.....is that a non-profit?!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 05:39 PM

15. Have Gun, Will Travel.

Mercenaries. Government forces for hire.

What if one/several refused to take part in this desecration?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 05:47 PM

18. Hell, Covid Kim is sending Iowa State Troopers to the border.

As if we have a surplus of highway patrol in this state.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 06:09 PM

19. Article: Billionaire GOP Mega-Donor Funds National Guard Mission to US-Mexico Border



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Melissa del Bosque
@MelissaLaLinea
A Republican mega-donor from Tennessee will fund South Dakota's National Guard deployment to the Texas border. If you need any more proof that the whole "border crisis" is about race and scorched earth politics. Here you go >>

Billionaire GOP Mega-Donor Funds National Guard Mission to US-Mexico Border
The South Dakota National Guard is deploying on mission to the U.S. southern border. And the operation is being funded by a billionaire, not the government, Military.com has learned. Soldiers will...
military.com
2:54 PM ∑ Jun 29, 2021


https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/06/29/billionaire-gop-mega-donor-funds-national-guard-mission-us-mexico-border.html

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 06:44 PM

20. Iowa Governor Reynolds did same thing, except w/ state troopers....

as far a I know, however, Iowa taxpayers are on the hook for paying for the deployment and the additional overtime for those left behind to cover their shifts.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 09:04 PM

21. Kristi Noem isn't fooling anyone - just making people angry and disgusted.



Meidas_The Grape Vine @AndreaS68168384
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Doesn't Abbott have his own National Guard?

1:11 PM ∑ Jun 29, 2021




Bette V.accinated Collins 🌊🇺🇸 @BetteVCollins
Replying to @ReallyAmerican1

50 NG to help cover 1,241 miles of border? That's nearly 25 miles per soldier. Is she sending transport as well? It takes 7 hrs to walk 25 miles. 14 round trip.

What a waste of time & money. Not to mention taking soldiers away from family. Stupid PR stunt.

1:56 PM ∑ Jun 29, 2021




Toys-in-the-Attic🕸 @Drew86413331
Replying to @ReallyAmerican1 and @mmpadellan

Who the f cares. Nothing is going to change no matter how many people go to the fn Texas border. Nothing changes until what they are fleeing from changes.

1:31 PM ∑ Jun 29, 2021

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