Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Head of Border Group Helped Minorities
Glenn Spencer and American Indians
|American Patrol Report -- February 22
In the face of accusations of racism by the likes of the Southern Poverty Law Center, many were surprised to learn that Glenn Spencer, head of the American Border Patrol, has a long history of working with minorities --- most notably American Indians.
In 1979 Spencer and Carl Fourstar, an Assiniboine Indian, identified a geothermal resource under the Ft. Peck Indian Reservation in Montana by looking at oil well logs*. Spencer secured a contract with the DOE to study using the hot water to heat a town on the reservation. Fourstar and Spencer then designed a unique agri-energyplex to use the hot water to make ethanol.
After the Ft. Peck tribes turned down the idea of an ethanol plant, Fourstar (later to become head of the reservation), Spencer and Dennis Lambert - a Chippewa Indian - formed Arrowstar --- in Indian-owned seismic oil exploration company that Spencer ran as V.P. --- General Manager.
Arrowstar grew to become the second largest employer of American Indians in the U.S. and completed successful projects for ARCO, Chevron and Shell Oil.
When he needed a lead geophysical technician, Spencer picked David Aguilar, a Mexican-American.
Over the years, Arrowstar employed over 90 percent minorities --- not by any mandate, but by choice. "Our Indian crews worked well in the open country and were the best at making sure the instrumentation was properly deployed," Spencer said.
Arrowstar's Viborseis crew performed surveys in North Dakota where a major oil find is now being developed.
Spencer used his experience with seismic oil exploration to help develop the Sonic Barrier border security system.
* - Geothermal energy still being developed at Ft. Peck
|Fox News sc
Health officials warn of mercury in skin cream from Mexico
California health officials sent out a medical alert earlier this month after tracing the mercury poisoning of a 39-year-old Alameda County woman to an illegal skin-lightening cream smuggled in from Mexico. -- Health investigators are currently going undercover in some San Francisco Bay Area ethnic communities to root out the foreign-made products whose pigment-busting ingredient can have damaging health effects...
Feds to check immigration status of people arrested in city
A controversial program that lets U.S. immigration officials check the citizenship status of people who have been arrested is being expanded to include Baltimore despite objections from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and immigrant advocates. -- The Secure Communities program, which began in 2008 and is being phased in nationwide, lets federal immigration officials review fingerprints collected...
|Los Angeles Times
Crackpot L.A.P.D. Chief says illegals should get driver's licenses
Wading into a politically charged debate, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck [clown shown at left] said California should issue driver's licenses to illegal [aliens]. -- The chief becomes one of the most prominent local figures to support the idea and his stance is certain to further inflame critics who are already angry at Beck's efforts to liberalize the rules on how his officers impound the cars of unlicensed drivers... [MEChA Boy Villaraigosa agrees]
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers Disturbing photos
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border
Donato Guerra, Mich., Mex. -- A working farm here hid rooms behind bales of hay and straw where methamphetamine was made. Authorities seized 3.6 tons of meth, ready to be made into crystal. The farm had a plowed field, animals including egg-producing chickens, cows, oxen and sheep. It was located in a mountainous region, surrounded by pines...
|Roger Arnoff -- GOPUSA.com
It's time to hold the Obama regime accountable
While the mainstream media are still overwhelmingly intent on seeing Barack Obama reelected as President, a number of journalists and news organizations are apparently having second thoughts. Or at least they are willing to examine the claims and representations that the Obama administration continues to put forth. This has been the surprising case regarding Obama's State of the Union address in late January...
|David North -- Center for Immigration Studies
Two hidden themes at the recent house immigration hearing
There were two underlying themes at a recent House Immigration Subcommittee hearing that deserve a little more attention. -- The hearing, on February 15, dealt with the explosive report by the Acting Inspector General of DHS, Charles K. Edwards, in which he explored the extent to which USCIS, during the Obama administration, has pushed rank-and-file staff members to approve marginal applications for immigration benefits...
|American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
Cameraman Leonardo Pallejh and reporter Nick Purdon prepare to fly the border with Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol. Leo and Nick represent the Canadian Broadcasting Company. They are in Arizona to cover the Republican debate. They visited ABP to give their viewers a taste of what is happening on the border...
|Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin
Open-borders crowd tosses tantrum at state capitol
Connecticut [illegal alien "rights" zealots] rallied at the state Capitol against the federal Secure Communities program, which shares arrestee fingerprints with the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. -- CT Students for a Dream, Connecticut Center for a New Economy and other advocacy groups joined Wednesday to present Gov. Dannel P. Malloy with a letter urging him to delay the program's implementation...
|CBS-TV -- Tampa sc
Here's Your "Change": Gas nearly $6 at the pump
Talk about pain at the pump! Some Florida drivers are spending nearly $6 a gallon to fill up their gas tanks. -- According to GasBuddy.com, motorists are shelling out $5.89 for a gallon of regular gas at a Shell station in Lake Buena Vista, topping out at $5.99 a gallon for premium. It doesn't get better at a Suncoast Energy station in Orlando, where drivers are paying $5.79 for a gallon of regular...
|Jeff Poor -- Daily Caller
Brock responds to Daily Caller's Media Matters exposé, sort of
On Tuesday's broadcast of MSNBC host Ed Schultz's radio show, Media Matters for America founder David Brock finally broke his silence about The Daily Caller's investigative series on the liberal media watchdog organization's tactics. -- Brock, promoting his book "The Fox Effect," questioned the timing of the series and accused Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson, others at The Daily Caller...
|Madison Ruppert -- The Intel Hub
Obama fights to keep unconstitutional warrantless wiretapping powers
So much for change. The Obama administration is continuing their efforts to go back on every single campaign promise and beyond all odds make themselves look even worse than the administration of George W. Bush. -- Personally, I didn't think such a thing was possible but with the extrajudicial killing of Americans, refusal to explain why they think they can engage in such activities...
|Michelle Malkin -- GOPUSA.com
The high priests of eco-destruction
Rick Santorum is right. Pushing back against Democrats' attempts to frame him as a religious menace, the GOP presidential candidate forcefully turned the tables on the White House: "When it comes to the management of the Earth, they are the anti-science ones." -- Scrutiny of the White House anti-science brigade couldn't come at a better time...
|Economic Collapse Blog
10 signs that America is decomposing right in front of our eyes
The decay of society is so much harder to quantify than economic decline is. The government keeps lots of statistics on things like unemployment and inflation, but it really does not keep track of how sick and twisted people are becoming. Most of us recognize that the character of the American people has changed dramatically over the decades, but unlike the national debt, you can't easily point to a chart...
|KPCC -- Pasadena, Calif.
Terminated illegals have audacity to demand jobs back
Two months after Pomona College fired 17 [illegal aliens], students and kitchen workers are still demanding their old jobs back and hoping to start a union. -- Pomona College President David Oxtoby has spent a lot of time defending the firings, but he has always insisted he was only following the law. -- "The rules, the laws are pretty straightforward and strict," he said, sitting in his campus office...
|Mac Slavo -- SHTFPlan.com
Obama initiative may try end run around Second Amendment
With over 10 million guns sold in the United States in 2011, violent crime rising significantly as the economic crisis worsens, and self defense killings sky rocketing, it's becoming increasingly unpopular for politicians to call for restrictions on firearms. If anything, even though government officials in states like Illinois and New Jersey are attempting to outlaw guns completely, the public outcry has been deafening...
|Cliff Kinkaid -- Family Security Matters
Glenn Beck and the death of free speech
Fox News has aired several interviews with Daily Caller editors and reporters on the influence of Media Matters, the Soros-funded left-wing attack machine. A series of articles in The Daily Caller sheds new light on the operations of the group, which masquerades as a non-profit but has partisan political ties to the Obama White House and the Democratic Party...
|Lauren Fox -- US News & World Report
Americans' satisfaction almost as low as it was under Carter
It's February, nine months before a presidential election, and only 22 percent of Americans say they are satisfied with the way things are going. Voters haven't been this unhappy with the country since George H.W. Bush's presidency, when only 21 percent of Americans reported being happy with the country's direction. And before that, the lowest approval rating was 19 percent during Jimmy Carter's first term...
|Brenda Walker -- VDare.com
Criminal illegal alien brothers afflict Milford, Massachusetts
Milford, Massachusetts has already suffered too much illegal alien violence with the dragging death of young Matthew Denice at the hands of a lawbreaking Ecuadoran, Nikolas Guaman. Now the accused killer's brother has been arrested for stabbing another man. -- Despite a "severe cutting," the victim is expected to survive, no thanks to David Segundo Dutan Guaman, who knifed the guy at a party...
|McAllen (Texas) Monitor
87 illegals detained in Alamo investigation
Federal agents took 87 illegal [aliens] into custody at a stash house on Monday. --U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement discovered the immigrants following five traffic stops that netted six arrests in the Alamo area, a criminal complaint states. That led to a stash house where agents found 74 illegal [aliens]. -- In all, agents detained 87 illegal [aliens] as part of the investigation, including six criminal suspects...
|Robert M. McDonnell -- Wall Street Journal
The U.N. threat to Internet freedom
On Feb. 27, a diplomatic process will begin in Geneva that could result in a new treaty giving the United Nations unprecedented powers over the Internet. Dozens of countries, including Russia and China, are pushing hard to reach this goal by year's end. As Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said last June, his goal and that of his allies is to establish "international control over the Internet"...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Obama ending immigration enforcement program known as 287(g)
The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will no longer train local law enforcement to check the immigration status of those they arrest, identifying illegal aliens for detention and deportation. -- The program, known as 287(g) allows police to investigate a suspect’s immigration status after an arrest had been made for any offense and has been highly effective in identifying criminal aliens at the local level...
|Austin Bay -- Strategy Page
Mexico's 2012 Election: A drug lord reconquista?
Last month, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper told the U.S. Senate that "Mexico's government remains committed to fighting the country's drug cartels and enacting reforms aimed at strengthening the rule of law." -- Credit the intelligence director with providing a crisp and public description of Mexican President Felipe Calderon's two-pronged cartel war strategy: 1) fight and 2) reform...
|My Fox Boston
Immigration Reform: Push for Secure Communities
The illegal immigration debate is heating up again following the arrest of a suspected illegal [alien] in Milford for a stabbing. -- His name is David Guaman, who is the brother of Nicolas Guaman, another suspected illegal who's been charged with hitting Matthew Denice with his pickup truck and dragging him to his death. -- Police say Nicolas Guaman was driving drunk...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
El Paso woman hit by bullet from Juarez shootout
On Tuesday, a 48-year-old woman was struck in the leg while walking in downtown El Paso with a bullet fired on the other side of the border. -- According to Juarez police spokesman Adrian Sanchez, around 11:00 a.m., a shootout erupted between a gang of carjackers and police officers. -- The woman was shot at this same time. -- Fortunately, the woman's injuries were not life-threatening...
Arizona border group on "Border Battles" just before debate
Hereford, Az. -- Today, just before the Republican debate, the Outdoor Channel's "Border Battles" will feature the work of Glenn Spencer and American Border Patrol, a non-governmental Arizona organization. The segment, called "The Crusader," will first air at 7 p.m. ET - one hour before CNN's coverage of the Republican debate held at Mesa, Arizona...
|Rosella Age -- Daily Caller
Obama regime called derelict on immigration policy
While the numbers of illegal [aliens] living in the U.S. have leveled off during the Obama presidency, suspicion is rising about whether the president is pandering to Latinos to attract their votes in November. -- 'Despite the claims of the Obama administration that they've been tough on illegal immigration and that the border is more secure than ever,' Center for Immigration Studies director of policy studies...