Saturday, October 20, 2012
Border Sensor Problem Risking Lives
Is the SPLC blocking a solution?
|Los Angeles Times -- October 19
Border agents relying on outdated surveillance equipment
An Obama administration plan to install new cameras and improved ground sensors along the Southwest border has stalled, potentially creating unnecessary dangers for agents there.
|USBP agents watch demonstration of new ground sensor system.
Officials say a false alarm from a ground sensor in southern Arizona was to blame when several U.S. Border Patrol agents rushed to the remote canyon on horseback Oct. 2, shortly after midnight. For reasons still unclear, the agents opened fire on one another. One was killed and another wounded.
The incident has raised concerns that a deteriorating network of more than 12,800 ground sensors, as well as other outdated technology, could endanger the lives of those who police the long border with Mexico. [...]
"We could do a lot more technologically on the border than we have done, and it's a tragedy that we haven't done it," said Stewart Baker, former head of policy for the Department of Homeland Security. "We have let the perfect be the enemy of the good," he said.
American Patrol Report Comment
Border Technology, Inc. demonstrated a new ground sensor system at a border tech expo last week.
Could it be that the DHS doesn't want to work with them because of an attack by the El Paso Times?
Is DHS procurement policy dictated by the Southern Poverty Law Center?
|Paul Craig Roberts -- VDare.com
Obamneycare converts health care into profits
Dr. Robert S. Dotson argues that Obamneycare is two versions of the same thing. A person has to be gullible and uninformed to believe the claims of Obama and Romney that their replacements for Medicare will save money and improve care. What the schemes do is convert public monies into private profits. -- The exploding costs described by Dr. Dotson and the rising profits for private corporations are paid for by...
For illegal alien actor, art imitates life until the ending
Tony Guerrero is preparing to celebrate a milestone in his acting career here and say goodbye at the same time. -- The occasion: Saturday night's screening of "Undocumented Executive," a low-budget comedy shot in the Atlanta area. Guerrero plays the main character, a naive illegal immigrant from Mexico who achieves his American dream of landing a top corporate job. This is the veteran actor's first lead role in a feature-length comedy film.
Bret Baier Special On Libya: "Death and deceit in Benghazi"
Reader Remark: Pretty damaging video. -- I cannot imagine a rational American who can still trust Obama administration after seeing it. Of course, the brainwashed are already declaring they are not going to waste their time watching it, and the administration, as deceitfully as any other Chicago-style corrupt political clique, is changing their testimony (again), claiming that both explanation of Benghazi killing (the "video" and the "terrorist") were correct.
|Larry Pratt -- LewRockwell.com
Bean bag diplomacy
Another foreign policy disaster. Another attempt at cover up. It’s just more of the lessons being learned from the September 11 Benghazi assassination of four Americans. -- The foreign policy of the Obama administration is as delusional as their views on self-defense. -- Generally, liberals are more afraid of possessing the means of self-defense than they are of being attacked by thugs...
|Del Rio (Texas) News-Herald
Maverick County official arrested, linked to Zetas
A Maverick County commissioner remains behind bars after being accused of taking part in a bulk cash smuggling scheme linked to the Zetas cartel. -- Rodolfo Heredia, of Eagle Pass, will remain behind bars until at least Oct. 23, when he is to have a hearing in Del Rio before U.S. Magistrate Judge Collis White. -- He was arrested Thursday by FBI agents...
|David Codrea -- The Examiner
CNN 'imprecise' and worse in criticism of Romney Fast and Furious response
A CNN critique published Wednesday about GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's assertions on Operation Fast and Furious in the last presidential debate being "imprecise" is not only guilty of the same charge as well, but demonstrably wrong in places, with corrections provided to them ignored and suppressed by the news website's comment moderators...
|Anthony Martin -- The Examiner
CNN rallies reporters to support Crowley under cloud of suspicion
An internal memo at CNN surfaced yesterday showing that the network is secretly rallying support for debate moderator Candy Crowley in light of the firestorm of controversy surrounding her apparent attempt to aid and abet President Obama in propagating a falsehood concerning the Libyan massacre. -- The memo states that Crowley did a "superb job" in moderating the debate and encourages...
|John Merli -- Inside NoVa
On immigration enforcement, feds won't leave well enough alone
Leave it to the federal government to needlessly disrupt local laws that have been in force for five years in Prince William... laws that seem to cry out, "Leave us alone. We're working!" I speak of a move made public this week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to lessen, in effect, the enforcement of the county's immigration laws on virtually everyone other than known criminals...