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Friday, April 20, 2012

Vanishing Strykers
Survey found no Army units
Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol -- April 20     
Stryker soldier washes up on the border.
    Yesterday American Border Patrol performed an aerial survey of the U.S.-Mexico border from the New Mexico state line to five miles west of Nogales, Arizona. We were looking for U.S. Army Strykers posted on the border in February.
    As recently as last week, Aviation Week reported on how valuable the Strykers were to the border effort.
    However, we saw no Strykers on the border in 120 miles --- and we would have seen them had they been there. The only conclusion is that they have been pulled.
    We said it was dumb to put Strykers on the border for surveillance, partly because of the discomfort of the crews. Add to that the fact that they can't do anything but look and you have the makings of a morale problem.
    The National Guard and the Army Strykers were put on the border to impress the public –not to solve the border problem. It is time this administration stop playing these stupid games.

FronterasDesk.org -- Phoenix    
Invaders find loopholes in Arizona self-deportation laws   
Senate Bill 1070 may be Arizona's most famous self-deportation bill, but it was not the first. Long before legislators came up with a law that would make it difficult to live in Arizona, they passed a law that made it difficult to work in Arizona. This was the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act. -- It was the first state law in the country that mandated employers check workers' Social Security numbers...

Houston Chronicle    
Latino Dems look to re-introduce DREAM Act amnesty in 2012
El Paso Democratic Rep. Silvestre Reyes and San Antonio Democratic Rep. Charlie Gonzalez, as well as other members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, are supporting a campaign that launched today to pass the DREAM Act after it fell four votes shy of passing in the Senate last May. -- '(Young Latinos) are an essential part of the future of this country,' Gonzalez said at a news conference...

Tyler Durden -- Zero Hedge    
700,000 are about to lose their extended jobless claims benefits   
While virtually everyone has opined on the topic of the massive fiscal "cliff" set to take place on January 1, 2013, which could crush US GDP unless American politicians manage to find a way to end their acrimonious ways, most forget that a far more tangible cliff is set to take place much sooner, specifically over the next several months, as those currently collecting handouts from the government...

CNS News    
Obama's failed 'stimulus' scheme gave $10M to Project Gunrunner 
President Barack Obama's economic stimulus act allocated $10 million to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for a program that traced guns sold to straw purchasers, an operation that was designed to prevent Mexican criminal organizations from obtaining U.S. guns. -- The $787-billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the stimulus, was passed by Congress...

Los Angeles Times    
Los Angeles police union sues over impound policy 
The Los Angeles Police Protective League filed suit Wednesday against the city and its Police Department over a controversial policy that will limit cases in which police officers impound vehicles of drivers operating without a license. -- The new procedures put Los Angeles police officers in conflict with state laws governing 30-day impounds and could expose them to civil liability, according to the suit...

Newsmax.com    
Jeb Bush pushes amnesty-touting Rubio forVice President   
Americans are facing what will likely be the "most negative campaign in modern times" over the next six months, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tells Newsmax, and Mitt Romney must brace himself for tough personal attacks from President Barack Obama. -- Bush, the former two-term governor of the Sunshine State, also said in an exclusive Newsmax.TV interview that he hopes Romney...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner    
Border agent indicted for violating illegal alien's rights   
In almost total secrecy, the Obama Justice Department has charged a U.S. Border Patrol agent, Luis Fonseca, for depriving the rights of a yet to be identified illegal alien at the Border Patrol station located on Imperial Beach, California, last July. Fonseca, however, was not indicted until a week ago. -- Agent Fonseca, 32, allegedly kneed and choked an unidentified alien during his tour near the Mexican border...

Raymond Herrera -- The Sun -- San Bernardino, Calif.    
Violation of the rule of law   
In the year 1789 James Madison, the father of the U.S. Constitution, Thomas Jefferson and the other founding fathers feared there would be a future president such as Barack Obama. -- The Obama administration and his unelected Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas are an ominous threat to the republic...

Paul Craig Roberts -- Infowars    
Unplugging Americans from the matrix   
Americans, the British, and Western Europeans are accustomed to thinking of themselves as the representatives of freedom, democracy, and morality in the world. -- The West passes judgment on the rest of the world as if the West is God and the rest of the world are barbarians in need of chastisement, invasion, and occupation. As readers know, from time to time I raise questions...

Aaron Klein -- WND.com    
Obama quietly seeking to cede U.S. oceans to U.N. law   
President Obama's ambitious plan for stepped up government regulation of the oceans includes an unreported effort to cede U.S. oceans to United Nations-based international law, WND has learned. -- The plan was previously a pet project of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, whose ocean-zoning scheme was partnered with a globalist group that also aimed to hand over U.S. oceans to U.N. governance...

Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Georgia
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal / Co-Governor Chris Riley:
Get illegal aliens out of Georgia's university system!

Damian Paletta -- Wall Street Journal   
Food stamp rolls to grow through 2014, CBO says   
The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday that 45 million people in 2011 received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, a 70% increase from 2007. It said the number of people receiving the benefits, commonly known as food stamps, would continue growing until 2014. -- Spending for the program, not including administrative costs, rose to $72 billion in 2011, up from $30 billion four years earlier...

Michelle Malkin -- The Patriot Post    
No more 'Mr. Obama is a nice guy'   
There is a reflexive desire among a certain species of moderate Republicans to be perceived as "civil" by liberal opponents who believe that the mere existence of free-market, limited-government conservatism is an indecent affront to humankind. All aboard the U.S.S. Lost Cause. -- This disastrous, bend-over bipartisanship is a hard habit to break. In 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain rode the "Barack Obama is a nice guy... "

Cliff Kincaid -- Family Security Matters     
Bishop says Obama on Hitlerian path   
Comparing Obama to Hitler is something that the liberal / left used to blame on the Tea Party. However, posters and signs showing Obama with a Hitler moustache were inevitably traced to followers of Lyndon LaRouche. They sometimes tried to portray themselves as conservatives, but in reality LaRouche is a former Marxist who ran for president as a Democrat. They like to cause deliberate political confusion...

By Tim Devaney -- Washington Times    
Gun industry's economic impact skyrockets during Obama years   
The economic impact of the firearms industry is up 66 percent since the beginning of the Great Recession, providing an unexpected shot in the arm for the economy, according to a new study. -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation claims that the economic impact of firearm sales --- a figure that includes jobs. taxes and sales --- hit $31 billion in 2011, up from $19 billion in 2008...

Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner   
Is Jeb Bush really this dumb...?   
Ever wonder if sometimes a politician was acting dumb, or if he/she were really dumb? The focus of my question, this time, is former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and it involves his comments about the immigration issue. -- It's only a few sentences so we can go through it quickly. Read the entire piece at Newsmax.com... [More from Rick Oltman]

American Border Patrol    
Counterfeit chopper?   
While flying surveillance mission yesterday, American Border Patrol's crew spotted a low-flying helicopter hovering over what appeared to be two burlap bags of marijuana. -- At the same time someone, assumed to be the pilot of the chopper, called on the radio to the "Cessna flying near the border," asking what it was up to. Pilot Glenn Spencer answered that he was on a photo mission...

Michelle Malkin -- Family Security Matters    
The Real GSA Scandal: Job-killing big labor payoffs   
Stop the presses: Big-spending Democrats are finally up in arms over a federal boondoggle. Details of the U.S. General Services Administration bacchanalia get worse by the day. We've graduated from overpriced breakfasts in Vegas, friends-and-family junkets galore and in-house videos mocking their own profligacy to extravagant bonuses, alleged kickbacks, obstructionism and bribes...

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