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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Senseless Sensors Scuttled
How about the Sonic Barrier?
Wired -- February 11   
Homeland Security Delays Plan to Place Sensors on U.S.-Mexico Border
Mike King of Border Technology, Inc. demonstrates IDENTISEIS® (AKA the Sonic Barrier) to U.S. Border Patrol people last October.
    The U.S. government's plan to spend millions on advanced new ground sensors at the Mexican border has been delayed, Danger Room has learned, as the sensors have bandwidth and frequency problems the feds haven't resolved. The delay isn't the first --- and it comes as thousands of aging sensors dotting the border trigger false alarms that have proved deadly to Border Patrol agents.
    The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) originally planned to blanket the border with a new generation of "unattended ground sensors" or UGS's. It was supposed to be a big help for Border Patrol agents, intended to "track, identify, and classify illegal incursions" across the border, according to a solicitation sent to businesses by CBP in April 2011. But last week, an update to the solicitation made it seem like it was canceled, stating abruptly that there are no plans to "release a solicitation for this specific requirement in the near future."
Feds Drop $100 Million to Spot Flying, Homebrew Cocaine Mules
    ....The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is spending $100 million on new sensors that can detect ultralight aircraft.
Red DotAmerican Patrol Report Comment
    We don't want to tell DHS how to run its business, but it may want to take a look at the system American Border Patrol has been testing for more than two years.
    The Sonic Barrier (AKA IDENTISEIS®) solves all the problems existing UAGs (unattended ground sensors) have --- and it can detect ultralights as well!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 -- 8:00 PM 
Updates will resume on Wednesday morning. Good evening.

Edward Alden -- Foreign Affairs    
Winning the next immigration battle   
U.S. President Barack Obama has made reform of the nation's immigration laws his top priority this year. But to succeed, he will need to overcome the old adage "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." The last time Congress passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, it did not work out quite as promised...

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas        
Vehicle with illegals crashes into tree   
Penitas, Texas -- A traffic violation ended in a crash that sent seven people to the hospital. -- DPS spokesperson Maria Hernandez said a man in Grand Marquis failed to yield the right of way to another driver. A trooper in the area then tried to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver refued and sped off. About eight miles into the chase, near Penitas, the driver lost control and hit a tree.

El Sol de Mexico (Translated)     
Amnesty push already triggering border crossing upsurge   
In view of the increase in the flow of fellow-citizens to the northern border due to the Immigration Reform that the United States government announced, (emphasis added) the PRD (political party acronym) Senator Alejandra Barrales Magdaleno will request from the federal Executive a report about the measures that are in place to guarantee the respect of their rights and their security in the crossings of the northern border...

XETV -- San Diego     
Suspected illegals caught on beach in Del Mar   
Eight suspected illegal immigrants and three U.S. citizens were detained early Monday when a panga landed in Del Mar. -- Border Patrol agents spotted the boat heading north off the coast of Torrey Pines about 1:30 a.m., and several people were caught shortly afterward while climbing up cliffs with flashlights near 11th Street in Del Mar, Border Patrol officials said...

Anthony Martin -- The Examiner     
Citizens to ignore State of the Union   
In record numbers citizens are opting not to watch President Obama deliver his annual State of the Union address before Congress. With each passing year, audience totals are lower than the previous year. -- And this year some citizens, including a few high profile personalities in politics, have stated that they plan to ignore tonight's State of the Union address...

Fort Worth Star Telegram    
Illegals attending State of the Union address   
U.S. Rep. March Veasey has invited a special guest to join him at Tuesday's State of the Union address -- Julieta Garibay, an [illegal alien]. -- Veasey, D-Fort Worth, said it was important for him to invite Garibay, who moved to Texas from Mexico with her parents when she was a child and has been a leader in the Dream Act movement, which seeks ot let [illegal aliens] gain citizenship... [Related]

Mark Krikorian -- National Review    
Prooftexting for amnesty    
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent for Roman Catholics and most mainline Protestants. In some of the Eastern rites of the Catholic Church as well as in the Armenian Apostolic Church, Lent started on Monday. It's a season of repentance, prayer, and self-denial, to prepare the believer for the commemoration of Christ's suffering and death and for the celebration of his resurrection. -- And a group of Evangelical grandees has...

ABC News     
Seagal calls Arpaio posse critics 'embarrassment to human race'   
Hollywood action star Steven Seagal has a few choice words for critics of his latest role. -- On Saturday, the actor and martial arts expert guided members of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's volunteer posse through a simulated school shooting. Members of the volunteer posse, some of them armed, began patrolling areas surrounding schools in Arizona's most populous county, Maricopa, which includes Phoenix, in January...

The Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Ga.  
Bumper sticker to fight RubiObamAmnesty! REMEMBER 1986!   
Free bumper sticker with a $15 donation to help us fight amnesty-again. -- We need funding help to stop amnesty. Again. Get several! Send them to your U.S. Senators and your U.S. House Representatives! - I did! -- We just got shipment in and have plenty of stickers. They are high-quality, 7" X 3-3/4" and made of quality all-weather vinyl. A real eye-catcher...

John Rocker -- WND.com     
Amnesty: Turning the U.S. into California   
America is not a "policy" --- and while we are a nation founded on a set of ideals, a nation we must remain in some real sense of the word. -- America has to make sense, it has to have a unifying theme, and it has to have a population that can handle the responsibilities that accompany living in a "free" nation. -- Which brings us to the debate over President Obama's attempt to implement amnesty for who-knows-how-many illegal aliens...

Stephen Dinan -- Washington Times    
Immigration agents demand a seat at Obama's talks   
The head of the union for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday asking to be included in future meetings he has on immigration after the agents were left out of White House talks with business groups and immigrant-rights activists. -- Chris Crane, president of the 7,000-member National ICE Council, said it was troubling that Mr. Obama had met with those pushing for...

SECOND CALL TO ACTION
Hands Off Our Guns!
Rally at the Arizona State Capitol
February 16 -- High Noon -- Read more...

KMBZ -- Kansas City     
Anti-amnesty activists prepared for fight   
The forces that helped to bring down a proposed sweeping overhaul of the U.S. immigration system in 2007 are quietly mobilizing to do the same again. -- As President Obama prepares to use his State of the Union address on Tuesday night to appeal for expanded legal U.S. immigration and a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants already in the U.S., activists are lining up their legions of supporters to fight it...

Reporter News -- Sandy Springs, Ga.     
Isakson predicts amnesty will win approval    
Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson is predicting the federal government will reform its immigration rules by the end of the year. -- "I do feel immigration will probably be dealt with as long as [the solution] doesn’t provide amnesty," Isakson, a Republican, told members of the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 11. -- The senator chatted with chamber members over coffee and pastries...

David North -- CIS.org    
The old Spanish Empire haunts our immigration debates   
Our immigration policy debate would be pretty muted if there were not so many Hispanics fleeing to the United States from Hispanic-run societies. -- Well over 80 percent of the illegal aliens in the country are from Hispanic nations, from places that used to be part of the Spanish Empire. For some reason, the more-migration people never discuss why so many Hispanics want to move to an Anglo-dominated society...

We Get E-Mail    
American Patrol Web site blocked   
I was at Chick-Fil-A last night and using their Wi-fi.  I Googled American Patrol.   However, what popped up was not your website. It was being blocked by whatever service Chick-Fil-A uses to provide customers free Wi-Fi. The screen pop-up said that your site was blocked because it (Americanpatrol.com) is a "hate" website. Thought you might want to know what's going on. I told a Chick-Fil-A employee what happened...

Patrick Cleburne -- VDare.com     
Monday's One Old Vet Amnesty News Collection: 16   
...When Peter Brimelow embarked on the work which ultimately lead to Alien Nation, he was surprised to find how much interest there was in immigration restraint amongst otherwise leftish people who cared about the environment. Unfortunately corrupt forces in the leadership of the Establishment Environmentalist organizations such as the Sierra Club have succeeded in repressing these views and turning their outfits...

Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal     
Local Tea Party to back Cobb immigration certification program 
The board of the Marietta-based Georgia Tea Party voted Monday to support a pending county ordinance that would require contractors to apply with the federal IMAGE immigration program. -- The tea party board discussed the topic for about an hour and a half in the home of board chairman J.D. Van Brink in Acworth. -- Following the vote, Van Brink explained why the board was unanimously supporting the ordinance...

Breitbart     
Report: Menendez intervention may have damaged anti-cocaine efforts 
If the mainstream media, including both the New York Times and CNN, have seemed more eager than usual to entertain corruption accusations against a powerful Democrat, that may be because new details are emerging that are tough to ignore. The Times, which called upon Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to be relieved of his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, now points to a possible link to anti-cocaine efforts.

Stand with Arizona     
Arizona Gov. Brewer refuses to back down on denial of licenses to illegals   
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she won't change her mind and allow illegal aliens granted administrative amnesty by President Barack Obama to get driver's licenses. And a court ruling last week has strengthened her case in doing so. -- Brewer's comments Monday came after she was asked if she would change her mind following a January "clarification" by the Department of Homeland Security...

McClatchy Newspapers     
Many African-Americans concerned about Obama's focus on illegals
No sooner did President Barack Obama and a group of senators separately outline proposals to revamp the nation's immigration system than the phone lines on several African-American-oriented talk radio shows heated up with callers blasting the plans. -- "Amnesty," complained Frankie from Maryland recently on the nationally syndicated "Keeping it Real with Al Sharpton."

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