Sonic Barrier can help stop drug flights -- but can it stop slander?
|American Patrol Report -- March 15
American Border Patrol reports that recent tests have shown conclusively that the Sonic Barrier developed by Border Technology, Inc., can detect ultralight aircraft of the type that are frequently used to fly drugs across the border.
The tests were conducted during the past week on ABP's border ranch. They involved flying an ultralight-type aircraft at varying altitudes across and along a line of sensors. "Not only did the system spot the ultralight, it found that the type of engines they use produce a kind of fingerprint that makes them stand out even more," said Glenn Spencer, head of ABP and the pilot for the flight tests.
Earlier tests using ABP's pterodactyl ultralight proved that radar of the type used for border control couldn't detect this type of small aircraft.
Last month Barack Obama signed legislation aimed at curbing ultralight smuggling.
The Sonic Barrier system was demonstrated for an Arizona State border committee but the presentation was drowned out by accusations of racism and anti-Semitism, prompting a response by Spencer's lawyer.
"It is astounding that real solutions to our border problems are somehow rendered meaningless by people who hurl invectives," Spencer said.
|San Diego Union-Tribune sc
Border Patrol agent injured after car explodes
A man burned to death and a Border Patrol agent was injured early Thursday after a car the agent pulled over just east of Pine Valley exploded into flames. -- Border Patrol agents received a call just before midnight Wednesday that someone was driving the wrong way on Interstate 8 near Buckman Springs Road, said Justin De La Torre, acting assistant chief patrol agent...
|Michael J. Boskin -- Wall Street Journal
California's Greek tragedy
Long a harbinger of national trends and an incubator of innovation, cash-strapped California eagerly awaits a temporary revenue surge from Facebook IPO stock options and capital gains. Meanwhile, Stockton may soon become the state's largest city to go bust. Call it the agony and ecstasy of contemporary California. -- California's rising standards of living and outstanding public schools and universities...
|James Simpson -- The Examiner
Encouraging signs in Maryland
The Left wants you to despair. It is part of their game plan and a partial explanation for why President (I use the term loosely) Obama has been throwing so many awful, intolerable new offensives our way. From demanding Catholics pay for abortion services to offering our most critical military secrets to our enemies, his goal is not merely to destroy this country, but to disable our resistance...
Obama adds $478,000 to the US national debt with Ohio basketball jaunt
$478,000 that's the cost for the use of Air Force One for two 80 minute flights for the US President and the British Prime Minister to Dayton, Ohio, and back to Washington, DC, last night at a cost of $179,750 per flight hour. When you factor in the additional expense of Marine One helicopter flights from the White House to Andrews Air Force base in Maryland, as well as security on the ground in Ohio...
Florida airport pushing to opt out of TSA
A Florida airport is pushing to join 16 other U.S. airports in opting out of Transportation Security Administration screening in favor of private screeners. -- Orlando Sanford International Airport has been trying to get approval since last year to join the TSA's Screening Partnership Program, which helps airports hire qualified private screening companies to enforce security protocol set and overseen by the TSA...
Subversive Obama regime attacks family farms... again
Last summer The Blaze reported on the Obama administration's double-pronged attack on family farms. This was seen in the new set of regulations coming from both the DOT and the Department of Labor. -- The main focus of the new regulations proposed last year was on the operation of farm equipment. The DOT was trying to mandate that anyone operating a piece of mechanized farm equipment be subject to the same rules...
|San Antonio Express-News sc
Pair charged in illegal alien smuggling role
Two people have been charged after law officers raided a South Side home where [aliens] were temporarily hidden while relatives paid smuggling fees of $1,800 or more. -- Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, aided by San Antonio police, raided the home at 4359 Commercial St. on Saturday after getting a tip that 25 to 30 [aliens] might be held there against their will, according to a federal affidavit...
Mississippi lawmakers move ahead on tough immigration bill
Mississippi lawmakers moved closer to enacting legislation to crack down on illegal [aliens] in the state, though the proposal does not go as far as neighboring Alabama's law, widely seen as the toughest in the nation and now the focus of a court challenge by the Obama administration. -- The Mississippi House of Representatives voted early on Thursday to pass the Mississippi Support Our Law Enforcement...
5,000 deported from Georgia
Georgia ranks sixth among states for the number of illegal immigrants deported through a federal fingerprint-sharing program now used in jails across the country, public records show. -- Since the Secure Communities program started here in November of 2009, 5,044 noncitizens have been deported or have voluntarily left the United States, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement figures...
|Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner
...you see the world turn'd upside down
From the; "you can't make this stuff up" file, the United Nations Human Rights Council is looking into Texas' voter I.D. law. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has requested the Useless Nations to investigate claiming that the requirement will reduce minority voting. -- And you thought Reality TV was boring... [More from Rick Oltman]
56% oppose Justice Department's blocking of Texas voter ID law
The Obama administration has blocked Texas' new law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, saying it would suppress Hispanic voter turnout, and the United Nations is now investigating the fairness of such laws in Texas and other states. But voters in this country still overwhelmingly support voter ID laws and don't think they discriminate...
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas
TSA says it will stop groping grannies
Reeling from recent fresh backlash, the TSA says it is relaxing security procedures for over 75s essentially Big Sis has promised to stop feeling up grandma at the airport. -- According to reports, new TSA rules will allow the elderly to keep on shoes and jackets, and agents will be advised to avoid carrying out pat downs unless absolutely necessary...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Family shot at, threatened by drug cartel in Tucson
Due to the serious threat this family believes they now face, they have only agreed to speak to this reporter through an intermediary who is known to me and trusted. The family does not wish to reveal their name at this time but feels that speaking-out may provide them with their only defense at this point. -- Last month, a man I will refer to as "Willie" took his 9-year-old son coyote hunting less than 10 miles southwest of Tucson...
|Right Side News -- Kennesaw, Ga.
Calls for Heredia to retract slanderous statements
Acting through his lawyer, John Munger, Glenn Spencer has demanded that Louis Heredia, Executive Director of the Arizona Democratic Party, publicly retract statements he made accusing Spencer of anti-Semitism and racism. -- On March 1, 2012, the day Spencer appeared before a state senate committee, Heredia was quoted in several publications stating that Spencer is "an avowed anti-Semite and purported racist."
|Andrew P. Napolitano -- LewRockwell.com
Can the Secret Service tell you to shut up?
The First Amendment to the Constitution prohibits the government from infringing upon the freedom of speech, the freedom of association and the freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Speech is language and other forms of expression; and association and petition connote physical presence in reasonable proximity to those of like mind and to government officials, so as to make your opinions known...
|Mac Slavo -- SHTFPlan.com
Survey: 51% of Americans believe a financial collapse is imminent
A recent survey of 1,007 nationally representative Americans ages 18 and over suggests that most of us believe a doomsday scenario of some kind will occur in the next twenty five years. -- With three million preppers in the U.S. getting ready for widespread disaster, gun sales sky rocketing, and retail precious metals purchases at unprecedented levels, the results of the survey performed by Kelton Research...
|Philadelphia Daily News
Arrogant illegals toss tantrum in Philly
In their boldest action here yet, illegal [alien] activists sat down and blocked traffic in front of the federal immigration office at 16th and Callowhill streets yesterday, demanding the release of a man who is in detention and chanting for their human rights. -- Two women were arrested when they refused to get up after being allowed to sit in the middle of 16th Street for nearly an hour, their legs crossed atop banners...
|Los Angeles Times
Usual suspects protest Arizona's "ethnic studies" ban
The Tucson school district may have ended its controversial ethnic studies program months ago, but the protests over it continue. A Houston writer launched a particularly dramatic one this week, with a "librotraficante," or book-smuggling, caravan that's traveling through the West. -- Literature professor Tony Diaz and about 30 supporters departed from Houston on Monday carrying hundreds of books...