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SW area issues warning for firefighters working near US/Mexico border
Wildfire Today ^ | June 2, 2011 | Bill

Posted on 06/03/2011 7:10:56 AM PDT by Tammy8

SW area issues warning for firefighters working near US/Mexico border Written by Bill on June 2nd, 2011

In what seems to be an annual occurrence, the Southwest Geographic Area has issued another “Safety Alert” with the subject: “US – Mexico Border Fire Operations Safety”. Saying the border area has become “increasingly dangerous” to firefighters, they listed in the two-page document some watchout situations:

“These are potential situations firefighters could encounter:

1. Illegal immigrant and smugglers warming fires have started wildland fires.

2. Illegal activity along the border has involved “copy cat vehicles” painted to look like agency vehicles.

3. Radios and phones don’t work in many locations on the border.

4. Awareness that when using cell phones to communicate, you may experience interference from Mexico.

5. Conflicts in air space with helicopters assigned to the fire and helicopters used for law enforcement.

6. Undocumented aliens are hiding or camping within or adjacent to the incident operations.

6. Potential health risks associated with large amounts of trash or caches of drugs burning.

7. Arson fires being started to divert attention from illegal activities happening nearby.

8. Clusters of illegal immigrant vehicles.

9. Packs and equipment being stolen.

10. Potential lack of law enforcement or medical support on the Mexico side of the border.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alien; aliens; border; illegal; smuggling

1 posted on 06/03/2011 7:11:08 AM PDT by Tammy8
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To: Tammy8

Janet “Nappy” Napolitano says she has all that handled. The borders are safe and secure. LOL!!! What a gal!


2 posted on 06/03/2011 7:13:51 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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To: Tammy8

Large numbers of firefighters from several agencies are fighting the Horseshoe 2 Fire in Southeast Arizona and they also have to deal with the border issues. This is the area where rancher Rob Krentz was murdered. The fire is believed to have been started by smugglers as a diversion to get away from Border Patrol. This fire has burned over 80,000 acres of land and is costing about one million dollars a day to fight this fire.


3 posted on 06/03/2011 7:15:36 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: HiJinx

**ping**


4 posted on 06/03/2011 7:19:12 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Tammy8

This is an act of war against the United State, pure and simple. Mexico should be invaded or nuked. It’s destroying us.


5 posted on 06/03/2011 7:20:49 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Tammy8; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

Thanks for the ping, Tammy.

Just another example of how dangerous some areas alpong our border with Mexico have become...


6 posted on 06/03/2011 7:30:31 AM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: HiJinx

Alpong?

C’mon, Jinxie...


7 posted on 06/03/2011 7:32:20 AM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: Tammy8

“PEARCE, GIFFORDS OFFICE REQUEST EMERGENCY FIELD HEARING ON BORDER SECURITY” (June 2nd)

“The situation at our southern border is perilous,” said Pearce. “Constituents in southern New Mexico live in constant fear of drug smugglers and gangsters crossing onto their land, and putting their lives in jeopardy. Just last year, a prominent rancher near Douglas, Arizona, was murdered on his own land by suspected drug runners.Earlier this year, the mayor and police chief of Columbus, New Mexico, were arrested on suspicion of weapons trafficking. Despite sweeping declarations from Washington, our border, especially in rural areas, is not secure, and it is jeopardizing the safety of our citizens.”

http://pearce.house.gov/press-release/pearce-giffords-office-request-emergency-field-hearing-border-security


8 posted on 06/03/2011 7:33:34 AM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: Tammy8

In the Nogales region, from Lochiel to Ruby Mine, illegals have started at least four fires in the last three months. One is burning now between Rio Rico (near the site where the Border Patrol officer was gunned down), Tubac and Arivaca. The irony of this last fire is that it is destroying a habitat that the tree-huggers wished to place off-limits to all human activity. Unfortunately for them, and for all of us, the illegals don’t give a damn about the environment.


9 posted on 06/03/2011 7:41:11 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: FlingWingFlyer

If Janet and Obama think the border is so safe and secure, they need to go camping out there with their families.


10 posted on 06/03/2011 7:47:51 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Tammy8
11. therefore, arm yourself accordingly
11 posted on 06/03/2011 7:49:19 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: jmacusa
This is an act of war against the United State, pure and simple. Mexico should be invaded or nuked. It’s destroying us.

And yet we still send "Foreign Aid" in the millions to Mexico even as they invade our country and have money to buy our bonds. Washington and its minions MUST BE FLUSHED!

12 posted on 06/03/2011 8:21:21 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

If we don’t fight this battle now in ten years time we’ll all be living in a different world. A bad one.


13 posted on 06/03/2011 8:27:36 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Don Corleone

If we don’t fight this battle now in ten years time we’ll all be living in a different world. A bad one.


14 posted on 06/03/2011 8:27:59 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Don Corleone

If we don’t fight this battle now in ten years time we’ll all be living in a different world. A bad one.


15 posted on 06/03/2011 8:28:43 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Don Corleone

Whoa! Sorry for the triple post. Don’t know how that happened.


16 posted on 06/03/2011 8:30:04 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Tammy8

Nappy said the border was secure, yet, these warnings? Zero and his stupid employees don’t know the meaning of the word “secure”.


17 posted on 06/03/2011 8:30:05 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Don Corleone

Whoa! Sorry for the triple post. Don’t know how that happened.


18 posted on 06/03/2011 8:30:18 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Melchior

If the tree huggers really cared one whit for the environment they would be out front and center to stop the illegal traffic across the border...yet they are silent (at least publicly) about all the damage done, fires set, garbage left, etc.


19 posted on 06/03/2011 8:46:53 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Carthego delenda est

Thank you for posting that, I missed it.


20 posted on 06/03/2011 8:48:13 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: jmacusa

We only have to look at what is going on in Mexico to see what it will be like here if we don’t get very serious about stopping it now.


21 posted on 06/03/2011 8:50:43 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Tammy8

“Tammy’’, I just now got off the phone with a woman reporter from The Asbury Park Press, (app.com) a Ganett-owned rag and the lead story is about wait times in hospital er’s and nothing is mentioned about illegals and yet the people pictured are all Hispanic. This dumb woman was prattling on about the reason hospital ers are crowed is becasue ‘’people who have insurance can’t always get and emergency doctor appointments. I’m tellin’ ya, you just want to pull your hair out.


22 posted on 06/03/2011 9:02:11 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

How did she ever get the idea that the reason ERs are flooded is people not being able to get appointments? Maybe that happened to her and she thinks that is why all the others in the room are there and isn’t smart enough to do her job and do some digging. She also may be so politically biased she is just going to ignore the elephant in the room rather than tell the truth. What was your impression of her? Is she incredibly stupid or just refuses to say anything bad about illegals?

I have dealt with people like this several times, when the Minute Men were here the reporters didn’t want to hear the truth from locals. They all came to get the story they wanted and ingnored anything else they learned while here. It was frustrating to talk to them and explain things to them about the border issues and then when they did the story it was all about the Minute Men being racist or locals being racist or whatever.

I started trying to get the word out about the border issues many years ago- my biggest frustration in doing that is when you report what is going on people want to see/hear it in the media or they don’t believe it. Getting the media to report on the border issues is getting better but still like pulling teeth and generally they slant it badly and outright lie.


23 posted on 06/03/2011 9:39:33 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Tammy8

Tammy, my impression of this woman was she was just a shill for the illegal alien lobby as well as being a dullard. Even the sound of her voice was dull. I told her from everything I read the people who did this survey had their answers already in mind and just needed to do this to make it look legit. You can see the story if you go to ‘’app.com’’ ( I not could at making links) I told this woman my wife works as a nurses aide in our local hospital and see’s this on a daily basis. I stated facts and figures for this woman, such as my state of New Jersey spends over a billion a year on illegals. She didn’t want to hear it. She’s telling me the study wasn’t looking at the impact of illegal immigration on hospital er wait-times. I said “Madame’’(pronounced as one would the proprietress of a bordello) that’s like discussing The Civil War and not mentioning slavery’’. Honestly Tammy, I was losing my cool with this woman and had to hang up. If you’d like to talk to her yourself, here she is : Carol Gorga Williams 732-643-4202. CGorgaWilliams@NJPressmedia.com. I’m warning you though, be prepared.


24 posted on 06/03/2011 9:56:24 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Tammy8

I’m ‘’knot’’ too good at spelling either!


25 posted on 06/03/2011 9:58:53 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Tammy8

Another OBAMination: Our Southern Border
by Rich Carroll

First off, let’s put to rest Barack Hussein’s comment about “keeping America safe.” He has sued the State of Arizona for trying to “keep American safe.” Obama and his supporters need to stop lying.

Moving-right-along, Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano recently stated: “Our borders are more secure than they have ever been.” Let’s examine this lie: Pinal County, Arizona statistics for the three year period from 2008 thru 2010: calls to police about illegals rose from 169 to 370. Vehicle pursuits in the county jumped from 140 to 340, and Marijuana seized in 2008 was 19,619 pounds versus 45,400 pounds in 2010. Cartel drug smugglers have been killed 70 miles into the state of Arizona, and murders and body mutilations are up. U.S. Border Patrol reports that nearly half the illegal immigrants entering America come through Arizona. The Tucson sector alone captured 219,300 illegals in 2010. On April 1, 2011, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio told the press he had information that Border Patrol officials have repeatedly been told to reduce – sometimes stop – their arrests of illegal aliens at the U.S./Mexico border. During the year 2010, 84 per cent of the 448,000 illegal aliens arrested by U.S. Border Patrol were not prosecuted.

A former U.S. Intelligence agent reported that Hezbollah has been setting up shop in Mexico for the past 15 to 20 years and they are partnering with drug cartels to gain the funds, the guns and the money needed to cross our border and carry out terrorist attacks on you and I. This writer has been involved with volunteer border security for five years and seen some of this with my own eyes. All that is protecting the lives of innocent Americans from the militant jihadists intent on destroying our country and life is a few miles of desert and largely unmonitored open border.

For decades Hezbollah has operated in South and Central America with their ally, Hamas. Now, Hezbollah is blending into Shia Muslim communities in Mexico including Tijuana, and Juarez as they build their relationships with Mexican drug cartels to gain the funds needed for terror attacks on the U.S. Hezbollah is regarded as the “A” Team of terrorists because their members are better trained, better organized and overall better strategic thinkers.

The Obama Administration continues to ignore the terrorists plotting against us and playing politics with border security and immigration reform for the sake of re-election with the help of amnesty for EVERY illegal immigrant by next year.

Both the U.S. Border Patrol Agency and U.S. Customs fall under the umbrella organization of Department of Homeland Security. In the game of bureaucratic lying, monies slated for the Border Patrol have been cut and they are running out of money for such things as gasoline. This will cut-down on actual patrol and “catching bad guy time.” The U.S. Border Patrol needs to return to the Department of Justice where it was before 911. Someone has purposely degraded our ability to catch illegal aliens crossing our southern border. Who could that be?

During the year 2010, 663 Muslims with ties to terrorist organizations were captured along our southern border. This included individuals from special-interest countries like Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen and countries designated by the U.S. Department of State as sponsors of terror – Iran, Syria and Sudan. These figures can be verified through the office of John Cornyn (R-Texas). How many were not captured? So much for “defending our security.”

According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office report, 56 per cent of the border is not under operational control. 44 per cent secure is a FAILING GRADE by any standards and our Homeland Security Director thinks Americans are stupid enough to swallow her radical leftist pablum. Bunk.

Above, I have only discussed one small fraction of the 2000 mile border.
To protect the future of your children and grand children, call or write your senator and congressmen. STOP THE INSANITY. We are sitting like sheep waiting to be slaughtered.
http://musicalinfidels.blogspot.com/search?q=rich+carroll


26 posted on 06/03/2011 7:16:15 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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