Is the DHS Drunk?
New system will look for aliens
"where the cameras have clear visibility"
|American Patrol Report -- April 15
Last Friday NextGov.com ran a story about the new Secure Border Initiative network that DHS plans to build along the U.S.-Mexico border. It includes the following paragraph:
'...But Borkowski said one of the major differences between the tower sets in SBInet and the new program is the towers will not blanket an entire area of responsibility, inclusive of clutter such as hills and mountains -- but rather only locations where the cameras have clear visibility.'
This reminds us of the old joke about a drunk looking for his lost keys under a streetlight because the light is better there.
Seven years ago we predicted that the first virtual fence system would fail. It did.
The current system won't fail, because it isn't even designed to succeed.
If the DHS is serious about securing the border it would link its new cameras to a Sonic Barrier system so they would know where to point them. However it seems that the new SBInet will exclude anything that can't be "pulled off the production lines," and the Sonic Barrier isn't quite there yet. How convenient.
|London Guardian sc
Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google's Sergey Brin
The principles of openness and universal access that underpinned the creation of the internet three decades ago are under greater threat than ever, according to Google co-founder Sergey Brin. -- In an interview with the Guardian, Brin warned there were "very powerful forces that have lined up against the open internet on all sides and around the world". "I am more worried than I have been in the past," he said. "It's scary."
|D.A. King -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal
Mr. Foley: Please take the road to reality...
It has come to my attention that there exists in Cobb County someone named Kevin Foley. Who is a self described "progressive." -- And that he writes a blog here on the MDJ site. And that he has opinions on the crime of illegal immigration. And that he supports another legalization, path to citizenship program to deal with the millions of illegal alien insurgents already here in the American Republic...
|Tom Fitton -- Judicial Watch
Obama's illegal alien uncle and Eric Holder on the hot seat, again
You remember Barack Obama's Uncle Onyango Obama, yes? He was arrested last year on drunken driving charges in Framingham, Massachusetts after running a stop sign and nearly crashing into a police car. And that's when Uncle O's shocking little secret was discovered. The native Kenyan had been living in the United States illegally since 1963 and had been ordered out of the country all the way back in 1992!
|Kyle Rogers -- The Examiner
Media censored seven hate crime mob attacks in Grand Rapids
You didn't hear about this is the media, but on the weekend of March 24th and March 25th at least seven white people were brutally beaten by mobs of blacks in Grand Rapids, MI. Five of the victims filed police reports. At least two other victims exist, and there are probably others. The local media has refused to report the cruel attacks and the authorities are resisting any serious charges...