Techno Poo Poo
|CNET -- July 5
How the Border Patrol uses tech to combat smugglers
Tucson, Arizona -- It's summer in the Southwest, and there may not be a hotter border anywhere in the United States. For one thing, the mercury is easily over a hundred every day. And then there's the steady flow of organized smugglers trying to sneak themselves and their substantial cargo -- of migrants and/or drugs -- across Mexico's long desert frontier with Arizona. [...]
The fence, however, only protects the flat areas of the boundary. Where it encounters steep terrain, it ends. And that means there's still plenty of places where people can sneak into the U.S. [...]
Then, there's a system of underground sensors buried throughout the desert, each of which triggers an alert if there's movement within tens of meters. And finally, when necessary, the Border Patrol can call in air support from helicopters, drones, or airplanes equipped with high-tech sensors that belong to the Office of Air and Marine. [...]
And how successful are they? No one knows, Escalante explains, since it's not possible to guess at how many people are getting through.
American Patrol Report Comment
This is total BS. Fences protect only the flat areas? Most of the flat areas are totally open. (Look)
And why didn't CNET bother to learn that USBP ground sensors have a 90% false alarm rate and are totally useless? (See DHS report)
Maybe CNET should come to ABP's ranch and find out how to count everyone crossing the border.
|KCBS-TV -- Los Angeles sc
Alleged Mexican cartel member busted in invader-bloated L.A. suburb
A woman suspected of being a high-level operative for an extremely violent Michoacan-based cartel was arrested in El Monte and handed over to Mexican authorities, federal authorities announced Wednesday. -- Anel Violeta Noriega Rios, 27, was arrested last Wednesday at her El Monte home by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and other members of the U.S. Marshals...
|James Fulford -- VDare.com
"Independence Day" and "immigration"... two things that don't go together
Last year I wrote that, every year, it seems that Independence Day becomes more about immigration. -- It's getting truer. -- Searching "independence day" and "immigration" in Google news, it looks like the intelligentsia, if I may call them that, have forgotten what independence is for. -- Independence is not about immigration or multiculturalism, but the reverse...
|San Antonio Express-New
July 4th marchers demand amnesty for invaders
More than 120 people rallied on the city's West Side on Wednesday to call for expanded immigration rights before marching along a nearly 2-mile route to observe what they said was the historic meaning behind Independence Day. -- The gathering was organized by local immigration activists and attracted high school and college students, young families toting strollers and elected officials...-
|J.D. Longstreet -- Right Side News -- Kennesaw, Ga.
USA: Born July 4th, 1776. Died November 4th, 2008
Recently, I watched a conservative commentator on TV declare the America we used to know is dead. -- I immediately thought: "Well, where has HE been?" Of course, America, as a constitutional republic, IS dead! ---We had been saying so for well over a year before he uttered those words -- actually approaching two years. There is a little life left in her, but VERY little...
|Alan Caruba -- Right Side News -- Kennesaw, Ga.
America's ugly mood
The present ugly mood in the nation is directly traceable to the man who is the worst president ever elected to that high office, Barack Hussein Obama. His utter lack of regard for our guiding instrument of governance, the Constitution, is rivaled by his contempt for all Americans. -- The June 25th Rasmussen Reports polls found that 55% wanted the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Arizona's immigration law...
DOJ sued over dismissal of charges against illegal aliens
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit on June 11, 2012 against the Obama Department of Justice seeking records pertaining to a six-week pilot program designed to test the Obama administration's new standards for the dismissal of immigration charges against certain illegal aliens...
|Jim Willie -- LewRockwell.com
Financial collapse end game, operation twist deception, infinite QE
Many are the events, signals, and telltale clues of a real live actual systemic failure in progress. Until the last several months, such banter was dismissed by the soldiers in the financial arena. But lately, they cannot dismiss the onslaught of evidence, a veritable plethora of ugly symptoms of conditions gone terribly wrong and solutions at best gone awry and at worst never intended in the first place...
|Mary Evans -- The American Thinker
Holder laughs at contempt vote while Terry family still in pain
Eclipsed by the alarming news of the Supreme Court siding with ObamaCare, on Thursday the House of Representatives in a 255-67 vote found the attorney general of the United States in contempt of Congress. -- Leading up to the contempt charge, last Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder refused to give subpoenaed documents to a House committee investigating Fast and Furious...
|Michelle Malkin -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal
'Forward' Obama's slogan; but 'back away' is what's happening
There aren't Greek columns tall or wide enough to camouflage Barack Obama's impending North Carolina catastrophe. In September, the campaigner-in-chief will travel to Charlotte for his party's presidential nominating convention. For once, the incurable jetsetter may wish he had stayed home. -- Obama's stage managers envision a triumphant, unifying coronation reminiscent of their 2008 DNC production...
Obama told to back off U.N. gun treaty
Over 100 members of Congress appear to share the concerns of a former Army general who has sounded the alarm over efforts by the Obama Administration to push through the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, or ATT. -- As WND reported, retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin earlier this year, in a video in which he claimed Obama was leading America down the path of a quiet, Marxist revolution, blasted the ATT...
Issa wants info on Labor Department's relationship with restaurant group
U.S. Rep. Darrel Issa, chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter Tuesday to Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis regarding the department's funding of the Restaurant Opportunities Center United. -- The letter asks for documents so the committee can investigate the relationship. Issa is a Republican from California...
|D.A. King -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal
'Progressive' kook still hounding D.A. King while spewing disinfo
Should I count this as a badge of honor or just plain creepy? Kevin Foley seems to be fixated on... me. Too bad it's not on those pesky facts. Progressive Foley also seems to be a great legend in his own mind. Count me among the group who thinks his giant self-image if massively overly positive. -- At the urging of several readers, I just spent some time reading some of the comments posted below my columns...
Greenwood rodeo includes abuse of Obama effigy
40/29 offers a report, with photo, of a rodeo in Greenwood, where an effigy of President Obama was knocked around by a bull and then kicked by a rodeo clown. -- The TV station reports that some were unhappy about the disrespect for the president. -- CNN noted the incident in a reader-provided post, with this commentary...
|Paul Craig Roberts
Can Americans escape the deception?
Hot Air Day is upon us. On July 4 hot air will spew forth all over the country as dignitaries deliver homilies to our "freedom and democracy" and praise "our brave troops" who are protecting our freedom by "killing them over there before they come over here." -- Not a single one of these speeches will contain one word of truth. No speaker will lament the death of the US Constitution or urge his audience to action...
|Jim Fletcher -- WND.com sc
Fast & Furious more sinister than you thought
At this moment, Attorney General Eric "Know When to Holder'em" Holder is meeting his political Waterloo after stonewalling Congress regarding the odious Fast and Furious scandal. Above all, let's remember Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and his family in the wake of his death. -- In brief, Fast and Furious refers to a goofy weapons sale scheme hatched by The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives...
|The Blaze / AP
Will the FBI cut off your Internet access on Monday?
For months now, the FBI has been warning people that a blackout of their access to the Internet could be coming. The warnings about the Internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google, and Internet service providers have sent notices as well. -- But tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware...
|Jack Cashill -- WND.com
Obama's Social Security number challenged
If Barack Obama has an immediate eligibility problem, it is more likely to derive from the Social Security Number he has been using for the last 25 years than from his birth certificate. -- Ohio private investigator Susan Daniels has seen to that. On Monday, July 2, she filed suit in Geauga County (Ohio) Common Pleas Court demanding that Jon Husted, Ohio secretary of state, remove Obama's name from the ballot...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Illegal alien charged with rape of teenager
Last week, Guatemalan national, Henry Perez, 34, was charged with two counts of aggravated statutory rape of a child. The assaults reportedly took place between 2011 and 2012 in Marlborough. -- Perez who works as a landscaper pleaded not guilty as he stood before Marlborough District Court Judge David Cunis in basketball shorts and sandals...
|Stephen Dinan -- Washington Times
Obama's halt on deportations already under way
Federal immigration authorities have begun granting tentative legal status to illegal [aliens] under President Obama's deportation halt --- and in some cases are even ignoring the administration's eligibility rules to stop deportations for those who shouldn't qualify, according to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. -- Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican, said he's learned some illegal [aliens]...