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Friday, October 21, 2011

Shortcomings Addressed
Part of border fence to be fixed
Douglas (Arizona) Dispatch -- October 20   
Project announced to replace outdated fencing in Douglas
DHS left old mat fencing in place near Douglas
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have announced that construction to replace an estimated six miles of outdated primary pedestrian fence along the U.S-Mexico border adjacent to the City of Douglas in Arizona began last week - part of CBP's ongoing efforts to strengthen the security of the Southwest border in Arizona's Tucson Sector.
    The project will replace "landing mat" fencing, originally constructed in the early 1990s, with new bollard fencing that is 18 feet high.
    The fencing will be located on both sides of the Port of Douglas. It will create persistent impedance by raising the overall height and providing a deeper, more robust below grade foundation in areas susceptible to erosion — making it significantly more difficult to breach.
    The project is scheduled to be completed in March 2012.
    "This fence project is a critical component to enhancing the safety and security of not only Border Patrol agents, but the community as well," said Tim Sullivan, Patrol Agent in Charge of the Douglas Station.
    CBP has completed a total of approximately 650 miles of pedestrian and vehicle fence along the Southwest Border out of the 652 miles mandated by Congress.
Red DotAmerican Patrol Report Comment
    What about old fencing in California?

Sad Hill News       c sc 
Obama's last word to Gaddafi   
With Gaddafi dead, Obama can now zero in -- like a laser beam -- on the culprits behind Project Gunrunner. You know, his administration's treasonous scandal that supplied foreign drug cartel with US guns that killed countless Americans...

Houston Chronicle   
Leader of dubious Latino group leaves GOP   
After threatening to abandon the GOP earlier this week because of the anti-immigrant sentiments expressed by Tea Party members and this bunch of presidential candidates, a Texas Republican leader has left his party. -- Lauro Garza, who led the nation's largest conservative Latino group, Somos Republicans, blamed politicians, especially Herman Cain, of fear-mongering over the immigration issue...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner   
Taxpayers are now funding a super highway for drugs   
On Friday, a Mexican truck crossed the border at Laredo, TX and headed north along Interstate 35... the first, but certainly not the last to do so in years. Following a March 2011 meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, President Obama announced that Mexican trucks would once again, be rolling across the border into the interior of his country...

Nogales (Arizona) International   
News from Obama Regime's 'secure border   
Migrants crossing illegally into the U.S. from Mexico were once again the target of borderland bandits, who this time struck near the abandoned mining town of Ruby in western Santa Cruz County. -- Nine alleged victims told sheriff's deputies that they were traveling with four other [illegal aliens] on the night of Oct. 17 when two gunmen stopped the group near a spot known as White Tank...

Heat gets turned up in fight over warnings about Islam 
The temperature is rising in the dispute that erupted earlier this week when the Hyatt hotel in Sugar Land, Texas, abruptly canceled a tea-party event at which author and Atlas Shrugs founder Pamela Geller was scheduled to speak on the dangers of Islam. -- Geller has blogged about it ("The quisling cowards at the Hyatt Place Sugar Land caved to intimidation"), the story has spread to European media outlets...

ABC News   
Jindal disagrees with 'RINO Rick' on cheap tuition for illegals   
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who endorsed Rick Perry last month, voiced his opposition to the Perry-backed Texas legislation that provides in-state tuition rates to illegal [aliens]. -- "I don't," Jindal said when asked on FOX News whether he agreed with the governor's support for the plan. "He and I aren't going to agree a hundred percent on everything..."

D.A. King -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal   
Mexico City is not a 'sanctuary city' for illegals -- but Washington D.C. is 
If there were only one way to sum up the illegal immigration crisis in the United States, the people who run the government in the nation's Capital may have found it: Washington D.C., where our laws are made, where there the words "Equal Justice Under Law" are displayed over the Supreme Court Building and where the Chief Executive of the Republic resides...

Fox News   
Feds defend huge loan to car maker building electric cars in Finland   
The Department of Energy is standing by a $529 million loan guarantee to a company building an electric car line in Finland. -- A department official, in a lengthy response posted on a government blog Thursday night, confirmed that the company Fisker is assembling its Karma electric car at its "overseas facility." -- The response comes after ABC News reported that the Obama administration gave the green light...

New York Times   
G.E. profits soar despite abysmal economy   
General Electric, the nation's largest industrial company, on Friday reported net earnings for the third quarter of $3.2 billion, up 57 percent from the same period in 2010 despite what the chief executive called a "volatile" economic environment. -- The company said it had operating earnings per share of 31 cents, exactly in line with expectations of analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters...

Associated Press   
Stimulus funds paid foreign workers in Oregon    
Portland -- A federal investigation found that at least $7 million in federal stimulus money intended to provide jobs for unemployed Oregonians instead paid wages to 254 foreign workers. -- The Oregonian reports the money went for forest cleanup jobs in central Oregon in 2009 when unemployment was over 11 percent...

The Economic Collapse   
Bad news on the coming derivatives crisis   
Most people have no idea that Wall Street has become a gigantic financial casino. The big Wall Street banks are making tens of billions of dollars a year in the derivatives market, and nobody in the financial community wants the party to end. The word "derivatives" sounds complicated and technical, but understanding them is really not that hard. A derivative is essentially a fancy way of saying that a bet has been made...

Eric Peters -- LewRockwell.com   
End times signs   
Here is a startling tidbit; an urgent wake-up call, really: Business Week has just reported that GM sold more than 2 million cars in China for the second straight year in a row – 2.35 million this year – and now sells more cars in China than it does in the United States. -- Sales of Cadillacs in China are up a staggering 73 percent; sales of Buicks are up 24 percent and sales of Chevrolets are up 18 percent...

CNS News   
Union president testifies about ICE's lawlessness   
Chris Crane, president of a union that represents [ICE] officers, testified in the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration last week that ICE agents have been told by ICE headquarters not to arrest illegal aliens who do not have a prior criminal conviction even if they are fugitives who have been ordered deported by an immigration judge or are individuals who have illegally re-entered the United States after being deported...

M. Catharine Evans -- The American Thinker -- Bellevue, Wash.   
Fast and Furious scandal cannot be contained   
Fast & Furious is literally a killer of a scandal, drenched in the blood of victims of a federal government operation. Despite the best efforts of the Obama team to obfuscate, the truth is emerging, so that the media and even some Democrats are focusing on a full unearthing of the facts. -- Tuesday, October 18 proved to be an important day in the slow march towards justice for the families of...

Andrew P. Napolitano -- LewRockwell.com   
Are you owned by the government?   
Does the government work for us or do we work for the government? If the government exists to serve us and if freedom is part of our humanity, how can the government take freedom from us? Tonight, is human freedom in America a myth, or is it reality? -- Today is the release date of my newest book, It is Dangerous to be Right When the Government is Wrong. This is my sixth book...

Roger Arnoff -- Family Security Matters 
Will "Fast and Furious" topple Obama and Holder?   
As much as the media have tried shielding the Obama administration from responsibility for corruption and malfeasance, the combined weight of the fallout from the Solyndra fiasco and the Operation Fast and Furious scandal have begun taking a serious toll on the administration. I will address Solyndra, the so called green energy company that received federal loans of more than a half a billion dollars, and then went bankrupt...

Colorado Peak Politics   
Tancredo pounds Rick Perry   
Tom Tancredo has been one of Rick Perry's biggest detractors since before Perry even entered the race for President, publishing an Op-Ed slamming Perry on his illegal immigration stance weeks before Perry announced his campaign. Yesterday, on Caplis and Silverman (630 KHOW weekdays 3-6pm) Tancredo pounded Perry hard for his attack on Mitt Romney's hiring of a contractor...

Center for Immigration Studies  
Which way, New York?   
The New York City Council is poised to adopt an ordinance that is designed to severely limit the ability of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the federal immigration enforcement agency, to identify and remove illegal aliens from the city correctional system. If adopted, the city will join a small list of large cities, including San Francisco, Washington, Chicago, and San Jose, that deliberately obstruct ICE's operations...

By Rep. David Schweikert -- Daily Caller 
Where is the outrage over Fast and Furious? 
It seems that for the magnitude of the Fast and Furious scandal, there isn't much outrage. -- Arizonans don't need me to tell them that Fast and Furious is a big story. This scandal started in our backyard --- in the ATF's Phoenix office --- and was administered by a U.S. attorney appointed by President Obama. -- Every step of this operation seems riddled with incompetence and dishonesty...

Iowa City Daily Iowan   
City council candidates are pro-illegal immigration despite jobless rate  
All seven candidates running for City Council said Wednesday they would like to make Iowa City more welcoming for [illegal aliens]. -- Though none of the candidates took a stance on a series of 'sanctuary' proposals for [illegal aliens], all said they were in favor of increasing hospitality for [illegal aliens], regardless of documentation...

Matt Maggio -- The Examiner   
Immigration to remain key issue for Tea Party locally - and for elections   
Immigration - specifically, illegal immigration - is sure to increasingly be a major issue for the Tea Party, for Occupy, and for the elections. After all, this area's Tea Party has its roots in June 2007's protests over this issue by building tradesmen in neighboring Alamance County - and the job market now is far worse for Americans than it was then...

KGBT-TV -- Harlingen, Texas   
Car explodes in Mexican city just as soldiers pass by    
Monterrey, NL, Mex. -- Mexican authorities say a car exploded in the northern city of Monterrey as a military convoy chasing a suspicious car was passing it. No one was injured. -- A military official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation says police are trying to determine if the car was loaded with explosives or if assailants threw grenades at it...

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