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Mobile Water-Finder for Illegal Immigrants Gets Professor in Hot Water (MAJOR BARF ALERT!)
Read Write Web ^ | August 16,2010 | Curt Hopkins

Posted on 08/16/2010 8:43:56 PM PDT by lbryce

Last year, UC San Diego art professor Ricardo Dominguez spearheaded a project to help illegal immigrants. He and his team equipped GPS-enabled mobile phones with border-specific information that would provide people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border a way to find water and, ergo, to continue living. In order to fund the development of the app, called the Transborder Immigrant Tool, Dominguez applied for, and was awarded, a grant by his institution, the University of California at San Diego.

Funding the TBT to the tune of $5,000, apparently, enfuriated some SoCal high and mighties, including Congressman Duncan Hunter, who believed the project broke the law. An investigation was launched.

Last month the investigation concluded, finding Dominguez innocent of inappropriate use of the grant funding.

Stayin' Alive To create something that will keep illegal immigrants alive strikes me as a lot like, say a needle exchange. The primary purpose of the latter is not to help junkies get high, it's to keep brothers and sisters and grandfathers and cousins from dying. In the same way, whether the TBT helps anyone get across the border or not, it's primary purpose is, or should be, to reduce the number of exposure deaths in the United States. The number of illegal immigrants dying annually on the crossing has almost doubled, according to the General Accounting Office, from 266 in 1985 to 472 in 2005. These deaths, in addition to depriving us of fellow humans, also cost the governments - federal, state and local - quite a bit of money. Complaining about the TBT is, it seems to me, to miss the forest for the trees. In fairness, though, the program doesn't just help find water and safe routes. It also helps users avoid the Border Patrol. At that point, it moves from purely humanitarian to political.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: illegals; mexicanborder
The Transborder Immigrant Tool

Here, my fellow Freepers is the sort of convoluted, deluded, misguided thought process,the depth in which Moonbat mindthink has metasized in a way that can never be reversed.

My favorite line is that of how The Transborder Immigrant Tool,helps prevent depriving us of fellow human beings. (Who gave them such a disitnction?

No sense of criminality, illegality enters into their thought process, conciousness. >It is too mind-blogging to laugh at the idea of people espousng such crap creating devices designed to violate Federal Law.

To create something that will keep illegal immigrants alive strikes me as a lot like, say a needle exchange. The primary purpose of the latter is not to help junkies get high, it's to keep brothers and sisters and grandfathers and cousins from dying. In the same way, whether the TBT helps anyone get across the border or not, it's primary purpose is, or should be, to reduce the number of exposure deaths in the United States. The number of illegal immigrants dying annually on the crossing has almost doubled, according to the General Accounting Office, from 266 in 1985 to 472 in 2005. These deaths, in addition to depriving us of fellow humans, also cost the governments - federal, state and local - quite a bit of money. Complaining about the TBT is, it seems to me, to miss the forest for the trees. In fairness, though, the program doesn't just help find water and safe routes. It also helps users avoid the Border Patrol. At that point, it moves from purely humanitarian to political.

1 posted on 08/16/2010 8:44:01 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Actually, I’m impressed that this “art professor” actually managed to get this operation working with volunteers and a mere $5,000. I’m sure if Homeland Security were ordered to do the same thing they would require at least ten million bucks and countless well-paid government personnel.


2 posted on 08/16/2010 8:49:42 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: lbryce

Los Ilegalantes: Tengo uno palaver para su vida:

REGRESAMOS!!!! tambien: RETURNO!!

Gustas su vida? Viva en Mexico!!


3 posted on 08/16/2010 8:51:16 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: lbryce
The indefatigable professor is now working on a tool that will crosscheck breeder, veterinarian and state firearm registry records with GPS data to help burglars locate homes where they will be least likely to be interrupted by large dogs or armed homeowners as they go about their business.

This tool will save lives!

5 posted on 08/16/2010 8:55:39 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: lbryce

I found some background info on the device and its proposal:

http://post.thing.net/node/1642

http://mobileactive.org/artivists-and-mobile-pho

I confess this is the first time I’ve heard of the term “artivist”.


6 posted on 08/16/2010 8:57:40 PM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! SERPENTINE!)
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To: lbryce

This “professor” should be arrested anf put in prison for life!!!


7 posted on 08/16/2010 8:57:46 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: lbryce
I have a better idea. Instead of traipsing out across the desert to break U.S. laws, why don't they just stay home "and, ergo, continue living."
8 posted on 08/16/2010 8:58:33 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: DemforBush
Also, I've developed my own water survival thingy, and it cost wayyy less than $5000:


9 posted on 08/16/2010 8:59:24 PM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! SERPENTINE!)
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To: lbryce

TBT is not the correct acronym for Transborder Imiigrant Tool.

TIT is.

Need I say more?


10 posted on 08/16/2010 8:59:36 PM PDT by Hessian (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: lbryce
Stayin' Alive To create something that will keep illegal immigrants alive strikes me as a lot like, say a needle exchange. The primary purpose of the latter is not to help junkies get high, it's to keep brothers and sisters and grandfathers and cousins from dying.

Based on that idiotic reasoning we should provide fireproof suits to pyromaniacs and cadavers to serial killers.

11 posted on 08/16/2010 9:00:40 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: lbryce
Stayin' Alive To create something that will keep illegal immigrants alive strikes me as a lot like, say a needle exchange. The primary purpose of the latter is not to help junkies get high, it's to keep brothers and sisters and grandfathers and cousins from dying.

Based on that idiotic reasoning we should provide fireproof suits to pyromaniacs and cadavers to serial killers.

12 posted on 08/16/2010 9:00:47 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: lbryce
Put out poison water bottles for the illegals!

Coyotes need dinner!

13 posted on 08/16/2010 9:01:13 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: lbryce

The border patrol should be waiting at the watering holes.


14 posted on 08/16/2010 9:01:25 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: lbryce

I see Nobel Peace Prize in store for sc*mbag Ricardo Dominguez.


15 posted on 08/16/2010 9:03:43 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
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To: Mojave
The border patrol should be waiting at the watering holes.

BINGO!!

and as well kicking his ass,seize his property and assets to pay the cost of illegal immigration

16 posted on 08/16/2010 9:08:44 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Charlespg

The irony of his invention/project is that it will save the taxpayers money. Right now when illegal aliens run out of water on a trek across country they just call the local Border Patrol office on their cell phones and the agents have to go rescue them. Costs a fortune.


17 posted on 08/16/2010 9:17:12 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: lbryce

This is stupid and needle exchanges are stupid. Seriously, sometimes I wish I was dumb enough to be a liberal. Must be nice to just go through life as a happy idiot.


18 posted on 08/16/2010 9:23:53 PM PDT by packrat35 (I got your tag line..)
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To: sinanju
Actually, I’m impressed that this “art professor” actually managed to get this operation working with volunteers and a mere $5,000. I’m sure if Homeland Security were ordered to do the same thing they would require at least ten million bucks and countless well-paid government personnel.

Truth! Not only that but it would be 2 years behind schedule.

19 posted on 08/16/2010 10:01:31 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Melas

...maybe we can hack into his program and put in a 180 degree turn somewhere so they all go right back to Mexico.


20 posted on 08/16/2010 10:11:57 PM PDT by spokeshave (mess + 0bama = quagmire recession)
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To: lbryce
depriving us of fellow human beings

What a wonderful human, concerned about being deprived of hundreds of persons that have a criminal intent to trespass into the US. Would I give a dying man a drink of water? Of course. My Lord commands that.

So, now, lets talk about 50 thousands innocent fellow human beings that are murdered every year just for being inconvenient.

l'chaim. It's not just for criminals crawling across the border.

It's for the children.

/johnny

21 posted on 08/16/2010 10:22:49 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: wideawake
LOL! Now THAT'S an analogy. Heads up, I'm going to steal that for future arguments. Thank you.

The app isn't up yet. You don't have any guns or dogs do you?
22 posted on 08/16/2010 11:55:00 PM PDT by Anvilhead (Dammit Jim, I'm an American not an American't.)
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