Guard the Border from Home

Cross posted from The Virtuous Republic:

While the federal government wastes time with virtual fences that don’t work, a citizen’s group has set up a camera system along the border that will be monitored by volunteers sitting at their computers at home.

Compared to the federal government’s $20 million fence, the American Border Patrol spent $100,000 on a system that actually works! Those who monitor the cameras will contact the Border Patrol when they see illegals crossing the border.

If you want to volunteer, visit their website here.

A border security group has created a Web site that will let immigration hawks patrol the border over the Internet.
The American Border Patrol’s Virtual Vigilance program will let people take control over a high-tech camera mounted on a 46-foot pole and watch people crossing into the U.S.
The idea is to help be the eyes for Customs and Border Protection officers.
Five cameras will be set up at the American Border Patrol’s ranch near Naco and will provide coverage of about 20 miles. The group wants volunteers to work half-hour shifts.
Glenn Spencer, American Border Patrol’s president, stood in front of a projection Tuesday at the Marriott University Park and pointed to an image of a wall federal officials say 300 illegal entrants go over every day.
“Americans can sit in their homes and they can watch that wall,” he said.
Two of the group’s cameras are thermal and can see five miles into the dark. They cost $85,000 apiece, Spencer said.
Spencer also gloats that The Boeing Co. can’t get its $20 million “virtual fence” up and running, while his folks developed the hardware and software for their project at a cost of $100,000. Read more….

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The Washington Post: Promoting Illegal Immigration Daily and Twice On Sunday

Cross posted from Conservative Common Man:

I receive two daily e-mails from The Washington Post, one with “news” headlines and the other with political headlines and editorials. Given the Post’s reputation for being a typical liberally biased newspaper, I fully expect to see immigration sob stories or other reports detailing the plight of downtrodden illegal aliens and the vicious laws that restrict them when I read these e-mails, but today’s offering was a double dose. One article is the usual fare detailing the bad people that want illegal immigration laws enforced and the subsequent ill will and damage to the community caused by the desire for order and lawfulness. The other article bemoaned the border fence and its possible impact on plants and animals.

It seems Prince William County in Virginia has become an example of how not to deal with illegal immigration. The Washington Post’s preferred method for communities coping with the problem of illegals is more of a “hands off” approach or more specifically, a “not at all” approach. Kristen Mack wrote an article titled “Immigration Fight Has New Target, Stewart Hurts Pr. Williams’ Prospects With Harsh Rhetoric Some Say.” The target of this fight is Corey Stewart, Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman. The following excerpt from Ms. Mack’s article paints a grim picture of ill will in Prince William County:

When Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart dressed down the police chief for hosting a public meeting with the Mexican consul to discuss the county’s controversial immigration policy, Elena Schlossberg-Kunkel was appalled.

Elected officials and business leaders in Prince William say they are worried that the county’s focus on illegal immigration is hurting Prince William’s image at a critical time in its growth and effort to remake itself.

Virginia’s second-largest county had been known for years as a center of cheap housing and bargain shopping. But in recent years, Prince William leaders have tried to change course by attracting high-tech employers, building luxury homes and supporting good schools much as neighboring Loudoun and Fairfax counties have done.

Now, several supervisors in both parties and business leaders said, those efforts could be set back if county officials do not shift their focus from illegal immigration, which has divided the community and brought Prince William negative national exposure. (”The Road to Dystopia,” one newspaper said of the crackdown.)

Apparently Prince William County should shift its focus from the illegal alien issue. One wonders why the board of supervisors would have passed the “controversial immigration policy” if there hadn’t been a problem with illegal immigrants in that particular county. Of course the need for and events preceding the passage of the policy are not to be considered by The Washington Post, for they do not further the agenda. All that will be presented is opinion and the arguments that support demonizing the advocates for tough policies for dealing with ILLEGAL immigrants. The Post, like the other entities that seek to portray theses situations as anti-immigrant chooses to intentionally avoid the most important adjective that describes the targeted immigrants: ILLEGAL! These disinformation dissemination devices do occasionally slip the word “illegal” into their text, but not often enough to accurately depict the fact that these policies and laws are not “anti-immigrant.”

The Post also actively ignores the fact that Prince William County’s national exposure has not been entirely negative. It is true that the most widely read and heard exposure is negative due to the liberal media its place of prominence in reporting. Those of us that find alternative sources of information have heard positive reports regarding the county’s policies. As a matter of fact, negative national exposure at the hands of liberal vessels such as The Washington Post is the goal of this particular article. Chairman Stewart seems to be doing his job as opposed to giving in to the pro-illegal liberal agenda and therefore the liberal press views him as a threat. The more effective and outspoken someone like Stewart is, the harder the press must try and silence or discredit him. If they are not successful in destroying the credibility of public officials that strive to do the right things and uphold the laws regarding illegal aliens, then others may follow. The Washington Post editors would really have its work cut out for them if the majority of counties across the nation took the problem of illegal immigration seriously.

The anti-enforcement movement at The Post does not limit its focus to personal sob stories and the effects on humans. Roxanne de Luca, filling in at Haemet ( wrote a great piece on the fence story Environmentalists Throwing Themselves Under the Bus :

The Washington Post reported that the border fence between the United States and Mexico may damage the environment. (Story here.) Specifically, the fence may prevent various animals and plants from crossing the border and mating. (The WaPo was unclear on how plants, which are not locomotive, would be affected by a fence.) Some environmentalists are so incensed that the pronghorn and long-nose bat will be affected by the Bush Administration’s policies that they are threatening civil disobedience.

The environmentalists want to allow for the free flow of illegals across our southern border because stemming that flow would harm the terrain and possibly have an affect on plants and animals in the area. The article referenced by Roxanne, written by Juliet Eilperin is titled “Researchers Fear Southern Fence Will Endanger Species Further.”

“This wall is so asinine, and so wrong, I am one of a dozen scientists ready to lay our bodies down in front of tractors,” Healy Hamilton, who directs the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information at the California Academy of Sciences, told colleagues at a recent scientific retreat here. “This is one thing we might be able to stop.”

“Make it 13!” said Allison Jones, a conservation biologist at the Wild Utah Project, an advocacy group.

Hamilton and Jones have yet to throw themselves before bulldozers, but their call to arms reflects the researchers’ growing fears that the wall will imperil species that, in Hamilton’s words, “walk, fly or crawl across that border.”

The environmentalists appear to show deep concern for the environment as long as one only looks at part of the situation. That is unless the trash and backpacks left behind by the people sneaking over the border pose no threat to the environment. I am also curious how a fence will affect those species that would fly “across that border.” That must be one tall fence!

These enviro-nuts embody the typical liberal mindset, the central tenet of which is gross hypocrisy. Much like pro-abortion activists that oppose the death penalty for criminals while advocating its use on the most innocent, these activists choose a side of an issue and ignore the environmental impact of the immoral or illegal behavior they support. This is definitely in line with Al Gore jet-setting around the world to reduce carbon emissions or the Clintons opposing all wealth… other than that of themselves their closest friends.

I wonder if The Washington Post and the environmentalists would be satisfied if the border fence was constructed with recycled materials and built by illegals? It might work out as long as they are on the Southern side of the fence once it is completed.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email brianbonner90- at-gmail- dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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It’s All in the Name – North American Union

Cross posted from Bear Creek Ledger:

Now instead of calling this the North American Union (NAU) of which SPP (Security and Prosperity Partnership) is a prelude, the superhighway will now be called a “regional loop“. Whenever NAU or SPP is mentioned to the Administration the mentioners are called conspiracy kooks. That’s kind of odd since all of this is documented on the government’s own site.

NAU: Conspiracy or Coverup?

To see what the elites are planning, you don’t have peek through keyholes or plant a spy under the table. Just read their published reports.

The words most frequently used to describe their goals are “economic integration,” “labor mobility,” “free movement of goods, services and people across open borders,” and “harmonization” of regulations.

The Council on Foreign Relations published a major report on May 17, 2005, only two months after the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) was announced by President Bush, Mexico’s Vicente Fox, and Canada’s Paul Martin in Waco on March 23, 2005. The CFR document explaining SPP’s goals and methodology was posted on the U.S. State Department website, thereby confirming its authenticity.

The CFR report explains that the three SPP amigos at Waco “committed their governments” to “Building a North American Community” by 2010 with a common “outer security perimeter,” “the extension of full labor mobility to Mexico,” allowing Mexican trucks “unlimited access,” “totalization” of illegal aliens into the U.S. Social Security system, and “a permanent tribunal for North American dispute resolution.”

The prestigious Center for Strategic & International Studies published a report in 2007 called “North American Future 2025 Project.” It advocates “economic integration,” the “free flow of people across national borders,” and “policies that integrate governments.”

The CSIS report even calls for “harmonizing legislation” on intellectual property rights with other countries. That’s a direct attack on our U.S. patent system, which is the key to U.S. leadership in inventions and innovation.

The Hudson Institute published a 35-page White Paper in 2007 called “Negotiating North America: The Security and Prosperity Partnership.” It states that SPP is the vehicle “for economic integration” with Mexico and Canada and even “combines an agenda with a political commitment.”

The Hudson White Paper explains

that SPP’s “design” is for the executive branch to exercise full “authority” to “enforce and execute” whatever is decided by a 3-nation agreement of “civil service professionals” as though it were “law.” That means evading treaty ratification and even congressional legislation and oversight.

Don’t forget the importance of the Wall Street Journal and its longtime, very influential editorial-page editor, the late Robert Bartley. When Mexico’s Vicente Fox called for NAFTA to evolve into something like the European Union, Bartley wrote: “There is one voice north of the Rio Grande that supports his vision. To wit, this newspaper.”

One of the most influential business writers, Peter F. Drucker, wrote in his book, Post-Capitalist Society, that “The economic integration of the three countries into one region is proceeding so fast that it will make little difference whether the marriage is sanctified legally or not.”

When Larry King asked Mexico’s Vicente Fox about plans for a “Latin America united with one currency,” Fox answered in the affirmative. He said that one currency was part of the “vision” of the Free Trade Area of the Americas that Bush agreed to in the Declaration of Quebec City in 2001.

So now we know why the Bush Administration won’t build a fence to interfere with “labor mobility” across open borders. Now we know why Bush won’t pardon Ignatio Ramos and Jose Compean, while winking at the prosecutor’s deal to give immunity to a professional drug smuggler.

Now we know why Bush thumbed his nose at the overwhelming congressional votes (411-3 in the House and 75-23 in the Senate) to exclude Mexican trucks from U.S. roads. Now we know why Bush has been more persistent in pursuing “totalization” to put illegal aliens into Social Security than to promote his proposal to privatize a small part of Social Security for American citizens.

This is no conspiracy. It’s all part of the “economic integration” of the North American countries that’s been openly talked about for years.

Yet, today and tomorrow, the 3 countries will be meeting again in New Orleans, LA.

From Lonewacko:

The fourth annual “North American Leaders Summit” – part of the Security and Prosperity Partnership started by George Bush – will be held Monday and Tuesday in New Orleans and will be attended by Bush, Felipe Calderon of Mexico, and Stephen Harper of Canada. Expect the news reports about the event to be credulous.

The same time President Bush is in NOLA for the SPP summit he will be in attendance to help celebrate the re-opening of the Mexican consulate. After Katrina NOLA was flooded with “workers” from Mexico and Central America. Contractors canceled construction contracts with companies with American workers to go with companies with illegal aliens for cheaper costs.

Mexico to reopen New Orleans consulte, George Bush to appear

[At the summit], [o]bservers say [Felipe Calderon] is eager to tout the role his 30,000 countrymen played in the rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005… Ricardo Alday, spokesman for the Mexican Embassy in Washington, said New Orleans is a good place for Calderon to remind Bush of Mexican workers’ contributions to the U.S. economy… “I will expect the president to touch on the economic contributions of migrants to the U.S. economy, particularly to an area like New Orleans, where I understand a big part of the cleaning and reconstruction after Hurricane Katrina has been done by immigrants — not just Mexicans, but immigrants in general,” Alday said.

Another item noted from Lonewacko is the support and appearance by LA Lt Gov. Mitch Landrieu however the newly elected Governor Bobby Jindahl isn’t mentioned. Hopefully, Gov. Jindahl doesn’t support the influx of illegal workers to rebuild NOLA.

Other CAII News:

Nearly 300 Illegals Convicted of DUI in North Carolina from Virtuous Republic

Villaraigosa warns ICE to back off immigration raids
from The Uncooperative Blogger

Negotiating North America

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Nearly 300 Illegals Convicted of DUI in North Carolina

Cross posted from Virtuous Republic

Three hundred illegal aliens were sent to jail for DUI in North Carolina in 2007. In North Carolina, that accounted for 18% of all such arrests.

If the Federal Government controlled our borders, the roads in North Carolina would be a safer place to drive.

When as a country did we decide not to care?

Nearly 300 illegal immigrants were convicted on driving-while-impaired charges and placed in North Carolina prisons in 2007.

Hispanics also account for 18 percent of drunken-driving arrests, while making up less than 7 percent of the state’s population, according to a study from the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center aired in WRAL’s documentary “Focal Point: Crossing the Line.”

The study also showed that Hispanics involved in car crashes were 2.5 times more likely to be drunk than white drivers and three times more likely to be drunk than black drivers.

In the three cases listed above, each of the accused drunken drivers had extensive contact with the judicial system – but had managed to elude the immigration system until these incidents. Read more….

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email brianbonner90-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

You also may want to check out what other members of CAII are writing about:

Faith, Family and the US Government – Anchor Babies

Villaraigosa warns ICE to back off immigration raids

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U.S. Says New Find Shows Iran Still Sends Arms to Iraq

Iran has it’s own agenda and they do not care about the western countries or the U.N….

From The Wall Street Journal:

The U.S. military says it has found caches of newly made Iranian weapons in Iraq, leading senior officials to conclude Tehran is continuing to funnel armaments into Iraq despite its pledges to the contrary.

Officials in Washington and Baghdad said the purported Iranian mortars, rockets and explosives had date stamps indicating they were manufactured in the past two months. The U.S. plans to publicize the weapons caches in coming days. A pair of senior commanders said a presentation was tentatively planned for Monday.

show of hands, who thought Iran was going to be helpful to coalition forces in Iraq? Her’s your sign…

This month, Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Iranian support for Shiite extremist groups had grown. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said for the first time that he believed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad knew about the shipments.

Iran has long denied that its government knowingly funneled weapons into Iraq or trained Shiite militants there. It has derided the U.S. claims as propaganda. Several senior U.S. military officials said the weapons caches would undercut the Iranian denials and provide new evidence of continuing Iranian support for Shiite militants across Iraq.

“You can see the manufacturing dates right on the armaments themselves,” one senior commander in Baghdad said. “These are very clearly weapons that were made in the last month or so.”

Rear Adm. Gregory Smith, the top American military spokesman in Baghdad, said U.S. officials were “working on a briefing that we hope to be able to deliver in the next week or so.” He said he would not be “disclosing the substance of the brief.”

Interesting? Let us continue…

Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, focused his recent congressional testimony almost exclusively on Iran, which he said was playing a “destructive role” by funneling advanced weaponry to Shiite militants in Iraq.

Within the State Department, views about Iran have also been hardening. Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, told reporters last year that there were signs Tehran was “using some influence to bring down violence from extremist Shia militias.” Earlier this month, by contrast, he said Iran was playing a “highly dangerous” role in Iraq, and directly accused Tehran of providing the deadly rockets that slammed into the U.S. Embassy compound where he lives and works.

Mr. Crocker also said that recent talks between U.S., Iraqi and Iranian officials had made little progress and failed to persuade Iran to change its behavior in Iraq.

I rest my case.
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Food Crisis Starts Eclipsing Climate Change Worries

I told you using food to fuel machines was a profoundly bad idea…

From the NY Sun:

The campaign against climate change could be set back by the global food crisis, as foreign populations turn against measures to use foodstuffs as substitutes for fossil fuels.

The campaign against climate change could be set back by the global food crisis, as foreign populations turn against measures to use foodstuffs as substitutes for fossil fuels.

One factor being blamed for the price hikes is the use of government subsidies to promote the use of corn for ethanol production. An estimated 30% of America’s corn crop now goes to fuel, not food.

Yeah, and some people thought I was just being an anti-enviromental fear monger; no joke.

“It takes around 400 pounds of corn to make 25 gallons of ethanol,” Mr. Senauer, also an applied economics professor at Minnesota, said. “It’s not going to be a very good diet but that’s roughly enough to keep an adult person alive for a year.”

Allot of corn for a tank full of gas huh?

Just when you thought this would not have a dumbass moment…

Mr. Senauer said climate change advocates, such as Vice President Gore, need to distance themselves from ethanol to avoid tarnishing the effort against global warming. “Crop-based biofuels are not part of the solution. They, in fact, add to the problem. Whether Al Gore has caught up with that, somebody ought to ask him,” the professor said. “There are lots of solutions, real solutions to climate change. We need to get to those.”

You knew this was a bad idea in advance, but you buy into man-made disaterous global climate change? Notice they no longer call it “Global Warming”, why is that? Simple, it has not warmed since 1998 and the U.S. had a horrible winter. Not to mention the Earth is about to go through a global cooling cycle. That is right CYCLE, the earth’s climate goes through cycles. they have to keep the Global power grab going before you realize they were absolutely wrong and it was all made up fear to centralize more power in their march towards global socialism. Have you drank the kool-aid? Well, Matthew Hartwig of the Renewable Fuels Association said.

oil companies and food manufacturers are behind the attempt to undercut ethanol. “There is a concerted misinformation campaign being put out there by those people who are threatened by ethanol’s growing prominence in the marketplace,” he said.

Yup, there is a non-biased opinion if I have ever heard one…

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NY police cleared in 50-bullet wedding day shooting

Some good news!

From Reuters:

Three New York City detectives were found not guilty on Friday in the shooting death of an unarmed black man killed in a hail of 50 bullets on his wedding day, prompting angry reactions and a federal review of the case.

A New York state judge cleared two police officers of manslaughter and other charges and a third of reckless endangerment in the death of Sean Bell, 23. Bell was shot, along with two friends, after a bachelor party at a strip club in November 2006.

That said, being NYC and involving Black americans, Al sharpton is of course involved and not taking innocent for an answer.

After the verdict, hundreds of demonstrators yelled angrily, and there was pushing and shoving in the crowd as police, reporters and spectators packed the sidewalk.

Civil rights leader Al Sharpton, who has been highly critical of police and is influential in New York’s black community, called for wider protests.

“They want us to act crazy so they would have an excuse to do more,” Sharpton told the audience of his radio show. “We are going to be strategic. We are going to close the city down in a nonviolent effective way.”

Yeah Al, “they” want black Americans to go crazy. we sit around at nights planning how to make black American’s lives miserable. Hey, you phony political hack, it is “leaders” like you who are standing on the backs of black Americans not whitey.

But federal authorities said they would consider civil rights charges in the case in a review to be conducted by the Justice Department, federal prosecutors and the FBI.

They will “take appropriate action if the evidence indicates a prosecutable violation of federal criminal civil rights statutes,” the Justice Department said in a statement.

Great, the same justice dept. that put Ramos and Campean in prizon is not going to take innocent in a court of law as the end of the situation. Our govt has gone completely nuts, it is not the federal govts. job to file a civil suit, it is the injured parties job to file a civil lawsuit! This is how we treat our law enforcement officers now…

All three defendants waived their right to a jury trial and decided to have the judge decide guilt or innocence. The defense lawyers said jurors in the borough of Queens were likely to be biased against the policemen due to the intense media coverage generated by the case.

State Supreme Court Judge Arthur Cooperman said the charges could not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, noting that some prosecution witnesses contradicted themselves from prior statements and may have had motivation to lie.

“At times the testimony just didn’t make sense,” Cooperman said.

Of course, the community was biased and yes they would lie to put cops behind bars. I know I worked NYC Ghettos for 7 years. You can expect them not to tell you about the crimes they witness and you can expect them to lie about any cop who discharges his firearm or about police brutality. That is just the way the game is played.

he judge gave credibility to the detectives’ statements that they believed they were in danger but also offered, “Questions of carelessness and incompetence must be left to other forums.”

The eight-week trial centered on whether the detectives had reason to believe they faced imminent danger and whether they made it clear to Bell and the two survivors that they were police officers.

On the night of the shooting, Isnora, the undercover officer who fired first, followed Bell and his two friends to Bell’s car believing they went to fetch a gun to settle a dispute at the club. He opened fire after being grazed by Bell’s car as Bell attempted to drive away.

The other officers reached Bell’s car after the initial confrontation and said they believed Isnora was being fired at from inside the vehicle.

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