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  • Building the Border Fence - A Public/Private Partnership

    03/02/2015 2:03:15 PM PST · by BeauBo · 7 replies
    Vanity Editorial ^ | 2 March 2015 | Self
    To quickly secure our Southern Border, open the construction of the border fence to public and private sponsorship. Crowd source it. If individuals, private organizations, and state or local governments with jurisdiction were allowed to finance construction of one mile segments, build out would occur quickly, leaving only a subset for the Federal Government to finance. What do you think of this as a "power down" solution for a future Republican Administration?
  • Secure the Border! Saudi Arabia Building 600-Mile ‘Great Wall’ to Keep Out ISIS

    02/17/2015 9:50:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 16, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    SIS and Saudi Arabia: Living and dying by the sword. In a move reminiscent of “ancient history,” Saudi Arabia is building a 600-mile-long “Great Wall” – a combined fence and ditch – to separate itself from the Islamic State to the north in Iraq: Plans for the 600-mile wall and ditch Saudi Arabia will build with Iraq in an effort to insulate itself from the chaos engulfing its neighbors.Much of the area on the Iraqi side is now controlled by Isil [the Islamic State], which regards the ultimate capture of Saudi Arabia, home to the “Two Holy Mosques” of Mecca...
  • The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia: 600-Mile Barrier on Iraqi Border to Keep ISIS Militants Out

    01/20/2015 8:10:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/20/2015 | Samuel Smith
    In response to the growing threat posed by the Islamic State terrorist group, the royal family of Saudi Arabia is having a 600-mile barrier constructed to completely block the Iraqi portion of the Saudi northern border, hoping to prevent ISIS militants from infiltrating the kingdom. The planned fence structure will span the entire distance of the Iraq-Saudi border, from Jordan to Kuwait. The border barrier system will feature five layers of barbed wire fencing, a ditch, a patrol road, 240 rapid response vehicles, underground motion sensors, 40 watchtowers, radar, day/night cameras, seven command centers, 28 communication towers, 32 military response...
  • U.S. Should Copy The Great Wall Of Saudi Arabia

    01/19/2015 3:41:44 PM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 19, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Homeland Security: To keep out Islamic State terrorists, the Saudis are building a 600-mile-long barrier — complete with five layers of fencing, underground movement censors and radar cameras — on their northern border. If they can do it ... Good fences, it is said, make for good neighbors, which on a grand scale was the intent of the Great Wall of China in antiquity and the Israeli fences of more recent vintage. Both were designed to keep out intruders and to make sure all guests were invited guests. Unlike the Berlin Wall, they were built to keep hostiles out, not...
  • Saudis building 560 mile long border fence to keep out ISIS infiltrators

    09/08/2014 1:32:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/08/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Undeterred by political correctness, Saudi Arabia is taking a step that makes common sense, yet has been difficult to accomplish in America: building a border fence. Israel National News reports: Saudi Arabia has launched the construction of a high-security five-layered fence on the border with Iraq to protect the desert kingdom from “infiltrators and smugglers,” according to state media quoted by RT. The fence will cover 900 km (560 miles) of Saudi Arabia’s northern frontier,SPA state news agency reported. Watchtowers, night vision and radars will provide surveillance along the fence. The project was unveiled by King Abdullah late Friday. It was announced the fence’s purpose was...
  • New GOP Border Security Bill Removes Border Fences

    01/21/2015 2:28:11 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 15 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | 01/21/2015 | NEIL MUNRO
    The new border bills drafted by Republican leaders require the actual removal of at least 66 miles of weak border fencing between Mexico and the United States. The border bills also only require for the construction of 27 miles of effective double-layer fencing along the 2,000-mile border. “It is a remarkable that the direction of our progress is going backwards, from a goal of building 700 miles of double-layer border fencing [in 2006] to only 27 miles [in 2015],” said a Hill staffer who opposes the leaders’ bills. “Where the double-layer fence has been put in, it has worked spectacularly....
  • Tinfoil Hats @ MLA

    01/20/2015 7:46:14 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 19, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    In the question and answer portion of one of the many panels at the 2015 Modern Language Association convention in Vancouver, Canada, one professor claimed he was being politically persecuted. David Anshen, who works at Texas Pan American University as an associate professor in English, said, “I believe I’m being politically persecuted, but I cannot prove it.” He claimed that a book he helped co-author, which talked about how the CIA has infiltrated college campuses, put him in a blackbook of sorts with the state of Texas and its provost. The book, entitled, “The CIA on Campus: Essays on Academic...
  • Revealed: Saudi Arabia's 'Great Wall' to keep out ISIL

    01/17/2015 4:44:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | January 14, 2015 | Richard Spencer, Middle East Correspondent
    Middle Eastern Kingdom building 600-mile wall and ditch along its border with Iraq in effort to insulate itself from the chaos engulfing its neighbours. When a raiding party from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant attacked a Saudi border post last week, it was no mere hit on a desert outpost. The jihadists were launching an assault on the new, highest profile effort by Saudi Arabia to insulate itself from the chaos engulfing its neighbours. The Saudis are building a 600-mile-long “Great Wall” - a combined fence and ditch - to separates the country from Iraq to the north....
  • Saudi Arabia building massive wall along border to keep out ISIS

    01/15/2015 1:02:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2015 | Noah Rothman
    The joke’s on them. Don’t the Saudis know that massive border fences do nothing to enhance domestic security and are, in fact, counterproductive? Well, I guess they’ll find out soon enough. According to reports, the Saudi Kingdom is fed up with defending against ISIS raiding parties that routinely cross over the Iraqi border. In order to stave off these assaults, the Saudis are going to build a massive, 600-mile long border fence across the length of the country’s border with Iraq. But that’s not all. The fence will be double layered with a concertina wire barrier in no man’s...
  • Saudi Arabia building high-tech fence to secure border with Iraq

    09/06/2014 8:15:56 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 25 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sep. 6, 2014 | Staff
    Fence expected to extend along 900 kilometers of the northern border; state press agency says it will secure 'against infiltrators and smugglers.' Saudi Arabia is building a sophisticated fence along its northern border to secure the desert kingdom “against infiltrators and smugglers,” according to the Saudi Press Agency. The first stage of the border security program was announced by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Friday. The first phase will stretch for 900 kilometers (560 miles) on the country’s northern frontier. The project includes five layers of fencing, reinforced by watch towers, night-vision cameras and radar. Control complexes...
  • Report: Saudis, Yemen May Erect a Fence

    02/09/2004 1:56:57 PM PST · by veronica · 7 replies · 119+ views
    UK Guardian/AP ^ | February 9, 2004
    CAIRO, Egypt (AP)- In a bid to stop arms smuggling and terror attacks, Saudi and Yemeni officials will meet soon to review plans to build a fence along their frontier, a pan-Arab newspaper reported Monday. Lt. Gen. Talal Anqawi, head of the Saudi border police, told the London-based al-Sharq al-Awsat that the concrete fence would be effective in preventing smuggling and infiltration, especially by car. The newspaper said the meeting was being held to avoid an escalation of Yemeni objections to the fence. Anqawi refused to call it a barrier, and said the fence was well within Saudi territory and...
  • ISIS destroys shrines and mosques, may be targeting Mecca

    07/09/2014 7:07:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/9/2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    ISIS is leaving a path of destroyed churches, shrines and mosques in its wake as it storms across Syria and Iraq, and has even set its sights on Mecca -- Islam's holiest site. The nihilistic jihadis, led by self-proclaimed descendant of Prophet Muhammad Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, have already bulldozed or blown up some of the most sacred places in Iraq, and seem bent on killing and destroying anyone or anything that does not measure up to their twisted vision of Islam. Experts say the group, which originally stood for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, but now simply calls itself "Islamic...
  • ISIS: We will ruin the Kaaba after capturing Saudi Arabia

    06/30/2014 5:16:28 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 90 replies
    APA ^ | June 30, 2014 | Baku. Rashad Suleymanov
    Representatives of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) stated that they will ruin the Kaaba after capturing Saudi Arabia. APA reports quoting Turkish media that ISIS wants to take control of Arar city of Saudi Arabia and start operations here. ISIS member Abu Turab Al Mugaddasi said that they would destroy the Kaaba in Mecca: “If Allah wills, we will kill those who worship stones in Mecca and destroy the Kaaba. People go to Mecca to touch the stones, not for Allah.”
  • Saudi Arabia building 600-mile ‘Great Wall’ to keep out Islamic State

    01/15/2015 9:35:16 AM PST · by thackney · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    With the Islamic State terrorist group in control of large swathes of Iraq, Saudi Arabia has decided to build a “Great Wall” that spans 600 miles. Construction of the security apparatus began in September and will include five layers of fencing, watch towers and night-vision and radar cameras
  • IDF to Pull Forces from Some Gaza Belt Communities

    12/29/2014 5:09:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/12/14 | Kobi Finkler & Elad Benari
    The IDF will on Thursday pull out its security forces from Israeli communities that are not located near the security fence with Gaza, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced on Monday evening. The move was made after evaluating the security situation, with the understanding that the IDF provides optimal security to the communities in the Gaza Belt, in coordination with the heads of the communities, the statement said. “IDF forces are deployed in the area and are prepared for any scenario,” stressed the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. Responding to the decision, the heads of the local communities in the Gaza Belt called...
  • GOP Lawmaker: ‘Remove The Fence From Around The White House’

    11/20/2014 2:16:05 PM PST · by blueyon · 21 replies
    TheDC ^ | 11/19/14 | Alex Pappas
    To make a point about the Obama administration’s stance on a fence across the southern border, one Republican lawmaker jokingly suggested in a congressional hearing Wednesday that the president should remove the fence protecting the White House. Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert made the comments during a House Judiciary Hearing Wednesday with Joseph Clancy, the acting director of the U.S. Secret Service. As lawmakers questioned the acting director about the recent fence jumpers at the White House, Gohmert connected the problem to border issues. Gohmert told Clancy that if Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano thinks building a fence on the border...
  • White House fence jumper screams; forcibly removed from court

    10/27/2014 12:51:51 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    My Fox Tampa Bay / AP ^ | 10-27-2014 | PETE YOST
    A man appearing in court on charges that he scaled a White House fence was found incompetent to stand trial Monday and screamed for help as marshals forcibly removed him from the courtroom. Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, began screaming after he was ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation and treatment for the next 45 days. Adesanya has been charged with two federal offenses: unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House and harming two law enforcement dogs that were released to apprehend him. Don't "do this to me," Adesanya yelled at the end of a five-minute court...
  • Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

    10/22/2014 8:52:13 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 76 replies
    atlanta journal constipation ^ | 10/22/14 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    <p>WASHINGTON — A 23-year-old Maryland man was in the custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.</p> <p>The incident came about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the same lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion before he was felled in the ceremonial East Room and taken into custody.</p>
  • Border Fence: Our Number Won Priority

    09/21/2014 6:18:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-21-2014 | MOTUS
    You’re on your own today kids. Another breach of security yesterday and we’ve been on lockdown since Friday night. I haven’t had any sleep and my circuits are nearly drained.I see the media reports that, like the first Big White breach, “nobody” was home: excuse me! What am I, chopped liver? Raj, Little Mo, Sunny and Little Bo were all here with me. Lady M’s traveling incognito this weekend (don’t ask- I’m not at liberty to discuss, butt I can tell you that after her very busy week, she was excited).Since she doesn’t need my services this was supposed to...
  • Dem Senator’s Small Business Experience Was Co-Running Store that Sold Stolen Goods

    09/19/2014 2:53:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9-18-14 | CJ Ciarmarella
    Throughout her political career, including during her current race against former GOP Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) has touted her experience as a small business owner. Shaheen’s small business “experience” was co-running a store that once sold thousands of dollars-worth of stolen jewelry. “As the former owner and manager of a small retail business, Senator Shaheen knows what it’s like to worry about meeting payroll and inventory costs to keep a business going,” the Issues section of her Senate website declares. Her Senate biography also describes her as a “former small business owner.” This week, the Shaheen...
  • Mexican Troops ‘Going Rogue’ Across U.S. Border; Attacking Americans (Video)

    05/02/2014 7:55:09 PM PDT · by montag813 · 28 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-02-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right News Last month, we reported on an incursion by Mexican troops in Arizona, who held U.S. agents at gunpoint before being allowed to retreat back into Mexico. Many experts believe that elements of the Mexican army are openly assisting the drug cartels along their smuggling routes into the U.S. Now comes a new shocking report of dozens of invasions across the border by Mexican troops, who have shot Americans and even landed helicopters on ranchers' land and held them at gunpoint. WATCH:
  • Demanding an Israeli-Style Barrier on the US/Mexican Border

    03/25/2014 3:33:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The Democrats' best shot at destroying the GOP in the short/medium-term would clearly lay in mass amnesties of illegal immigrants... forget smokescreen BS about green cards and phony half-measures that pretend to do something short of what the Dems really want: once they're here legally, most 3rd-world immigrants will be made citizens and voting (Democrat) soon enough, and anyone who purports otherwise is being intellectually dishonest... Luckily for left, Republican 'leadership' in the House and Senate are more than willing to help them do that, as the US Chamber of Commerce just loves them a bottomless labor market-- and John Boehner's too stupid to see any farther...
  • Illegals snared as immigration debate continues: Obama pressed to halt all deportations

    08/19/2013 6:49:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 18, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    A massive weekend raid netted several hundred illegal immigrants who were either car wash workers or customers in Phoenix, according to immigrant-rights groups who say the move highlights the ongoing tensions within President Obama’s deportation policy. Even as Capitol Hill lawmakers debate whether to move on an immigration bill this year, many immigrant-rights advocates are lobbying Mr. Obama to halt all deportations, and they have picked several cases to make a stand. Just last week, activists in Ohio demanded a halt to the deportation of a man whose son suffers from cerebral palsy. The Obama administration complied, granting him a...
  • Shelton Orders Shutdown of Space Fence (critical decades-old missile defense system axed!)

    08/10/2013 3:12:53 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 53 replies
    Space News ^ | 8/6/13 | Mike Gruss
    Shelton Orders Shutdown of Space Fence By Mike Gruss | Aug. 6, 2013 A two-mile array that makes up a part of the U.S. Air Force Space Fence. Credit:Navy photo/SpaceNews artist's concept UPDATED 1:45 p.m. EDTWASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force is shutting down a key part of its network for tracking satellites and orbital debris, possibly as soon as Oct. 1, according to an Aug. 1 memo obtained by SpaceNews.Gen. William Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command, “has directed that the Air Force Space Surveillance System be closed and all sites vacated” effective Oct. 1, the memo said. The...
  • The Stories They Told

    06/25/2013 9:07:44 AM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    RedState ^ | 6/25/2013 | Erick Erickson
    Republicans (and red state Democrats) used to tell voters amazing things about their opposition to amnesty. Then they got elected and supported legislation that actually weakens border security and puts people on a path not just to legalization, but to citizenship, before ever securing our borders. 1. Rubio: “I would vote against anything that grants amnesty because I think it destroys your ability to enforce the existing law and I think it’s unfair to the people who are standing in line and waiting to come in legally. I would vote against anything that has amnesty in it.” 2. Corker: “We...
  • After Phone Call with Rubio, O'Reilly Offers Full-Scale Support of Immigration Bill

    06/21/2013 8:57:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 89 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6-20-2013 | Breitbart News
    Thursday night on Fox News’s "The O’Reilly Factor," host Bill O’Reilly came out in full-scale support for the immigration reform bill currently making its way through the Senate. Despite its border security shortcomings, O’Reilly said, “it looks like the secure border is in reach – at least somewhat.” He continued, “Talking Points supports immigration reform, even though I well understand the new law will be somewhat chaotic…will be a magnet for more people to come here illegally, which is why we need stepped up security around the border.” He concluded, “I hope this bill does become law.” Multiple Republican senators...
  • Senate Just Proved It Can't Be Trusted On Border Security

    06/19/2013 4:28:58 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/18/2013 | IBD Staff
    Immigration Reform: The Senate on Tuesday voted against tough border security measures that it promised to put in place years ago. Tell us again why we should trust them to secure the borders later after granting amnesty first. In a pair of votes, the Senate turned down a border fence it promised to build seven years ago and a biometric entry-exit system it promised to put in place 17 years ago. The history of these previous efforts to secure the nation's borders is illuminating.
  • First a wall — then amnesty (2006)

    06/18/2013 5:38:20 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    jewish world review ^ | 4-7-2006 | Charles Krauthammer
    We say, of course, that this will be the very last, very final, never-again, we're-not-kidding-this-time amnesty. The problem is that we say exactly the same thing with every new reform. And everyone knows it's phony. What do you think was said in 1986 when we passed the Simpson-Mazzoli immigration reform? It turned into the largest legalization program in American history — nearly 3 million people got permanent residency. And we are now back at it again with 11 million more illegals in our midst.
  • Rubio Helps Kill Amendment Requiring Border Fence He Claims to Support

    06/18/2013 5:25:46 PM PDT · by Fred · 43 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 061813 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said late Tuesday that he supports securing the United States border with Mexico with a double-tiered fence but voted against an amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill that would have required exactly that. Rubio and his fellow Gang of Eight Republicans helped the Democrats kill an amendment from Sen. John Thune (R-SD) that would have required the double-tiered fence be built, as current law requires, before amnesty was granted to America’s at least 11 million illegal immigrants. The only other Republican to vote against the amendment was Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). “I support Senator...
  • Flashback: House Guts Border Fence (Kay Bailey Hutchison pulled the funding on the Senate side)

    06/14/2013 1:27:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Michellemalkin.com ^ | 12/18/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Update 10:58pm Eastern: Yeah, I’m watching C-SPAN. The motion to concur in the House amendments to HR2764, the omnibus spending bill, just passed…76-17, with 1 present. More here. Update 10:20pm Eastern. Sen. Jim DeMint is on the Senate floor right now blasting the omnibus bill for gutting the fence, removing the ban on sanctuary cities, and funding illegal alien lawyers. Hear, hear. Update 1:20pm Eastern. Omnibusting links the section of the bill containing the border-gutting. Update 10:20am Eastern. The fence gets robbed, but the spending bill gives $10 million in “emergency” funding for attorneys of illegal immigrants?!!?! *** Fence? What...
  • Israel Builds Sinai Border Fence; Illegal Crossings Drop 99.9%

    06/04/2013 9:13:56 AM PDT · by 56newblog · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jun 4, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    <p>Despite Israel's efforts to build a secure border fence, records indicate it is NOT 100% perfect..</p>
  • Michelle Obama: White House garden 'semi-open to the public,' can be seen through the fence

    05/07/2013 10:03:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/7/13 | Vince Coglianese
    Michelle Obama told an audience attending her book signing Tuesday that the White House garden is still “semi-open to the public” because visitors can see it through the fence. She was promoting her book, “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America,” released in May 2012. “[M]y goal in this book is to share the story of the creation of the garden,” Michelle Obama said during the Tuesday morning signing at Washington’s Politics and Prose Bookstore, “because while it is semi-open to the public — because if you visit the White House along the...
  • Car Jack used to Breach Border Fence

    02/17/2012 12:15:36 PM PST · by GILTN1stborn · 28 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | Numbers USA
    Just about a week ago, we were given a video exposing a major breach on the U.S./Mexico border near Lukeville, Ariz. located about 100 miles southwest of Tucson. We checked its authenticity with our sources at the Department of Homeland Security who have confirmed that the video is real and was taken recently. Watch this distressing video that was first posted by Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever and see how, despite claims by the Administration, the border is far from secure.
  • Fox Phoenix Shows Propaganda Piece About ‘Safe’ Arizona Border, Omits Key Facts

    02/10/2012 3:01:22 PM PST · by montag813 · 11 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-10-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaFox Phoenix TV (KSAZ FOX 10) on Thursday showed a ridiculous propaganda piece purporting to show "the Arizona border" and how "safe" it is, as they follow Americans from around the nation on a "tour" of the border. Here's how they describe the piece: Make your own decision about life on the border. What is life on the border really like? Hop on the Border Bus Tour, and do your own fact finding about what it means to have a secure border. And in the video, the tour leader, Bob Feinman, tells us on the bus...
  • Gretna fence squabble continues in bitter fashion

    The city of Gretna's simmering dispute with a local lawyer over the removal of a fence from his home is heating up again after the homeowner came up with a novel idea for a replacement. Gretna attorney Mark Morice first squared off with the city in October 2010, when Gretna building officials told him a fence at his home was too tall, and ordered him to remove it. When Morice refused, the city cited him, and found him guilty in city court of failing to comply. Morice challenged that ruling at the 24th Judicial District Court, but the city removed...
  • The Blind Spot

    11/28/2011 12:23:28 PM PST · by altura · 12 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 28, 2011 | Gabriel Escobar
    <p>Editorial: You just thought Arizona was anti-immigrant Let’s check in on the virtual fence, over in Arizona, to see how this high-tech solution to our porous border is delivering on its promise. If the goal along our southern flank is to secure every inch, then electronic eyes posted along the 1,900-mile frontier are in our future.</p>
  • Herman Cain apologizes to Latinos, touts Arizona, Alabama laws

    11/18/2011 2:18:25 PM PST · by mdittmar · 68 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 11/18/11 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    Herman Cain once again walked back his joke about building an electrified fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, telling Univision in an interview that the comment “wasn’t intended to offend” Latinos.Then Cain outlined a border policy he supports – relying on state-level initiatives to control illegal immigration – and specifically praised the Arizona and Alabama immigration laws that Latinos loathe: SANDRA PEEBLES: Mr. Cain, many Latinos were offended by your comment on the electric fence. I understand that you support legal immigration, but regardless of the fact there are 11 million undocumented people in this country. What do we do with...
  • San Diego Drug Tunnel Yields 14 Tons of Marijuana

    11/16/2011 5:49:48 PM PST · by mylife · 49 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/16/11 | MARK SCHONE
    A huge drug tunnel under the U.S. border south of San Diego, apparently dug by a Mexican drug cartel, has yielded 14 tons of marijuana, say U.S. and Mexican authorities. The narrow opening of the 400-yard-long tunnel, outfitted with structural supports, electric lights and ventilation, was discovered by federal agents in a warehouse in the border neighborhood of Otay Mesa, California. After officers stopped a van leaving the warehouse and found three tons of marijuana aboard, they searched the warehouse and found more than six tons inside.
  • America and China must crush Germany into submission

    11/09/2011 4:24:26 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/9/2011 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    As we watch Italy's 10-year bond yields near 7.5pc and threaten to detonate the explosive charge on €1.9 trillion of debt, it is time for the world to reimpose order. You cannot allow the biggest bankruptcy in history to run its course – with calamitous domino implications – before all options have been exhausted. One can only guess what is happening in the great global centres of power, but it would not surprise me if US President Barack Obama and China's Hu Jintao start to intervene very soon, in unison and with massive diplomatic force. One can imagine joint telephone...
  • Cain Says His Deadly Fence Plan Was 'a Joke'

    10/16/2011 9:18:08 AM PDT · by kristinn · 428 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sunday, October 16, 2011 | Susan Saulny
    At two campaign rallies in Tennessee on Saturday night, the Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said that part of his immigration policy would be to build an electrified fence on the country’s border with Mexico that could kill people trying to enter the country illegally. But by Sunday morning, in a dramatic change of tone, Mr. Cain, a former restaurant executive, said he was only kidding. “That’s a joke,” Mr. Cain told the journalist David Gregory during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where he was asked about the electrified fence. “That’s not a serious plan. I’ve also said...
  • Herman Cain: Electrify the Border Fence

    10/15/2011 6:06:22 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 176 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10-15-2011 | Doug Powers
    Herman Cain: Electrify the Border Fence Doug Powers October 15, 2011 It’s now a “9999” plan: 9 percent personal income tax, 9 percent national sales tax, 9 percent business tax, and a 9 amp jolt if you try to illegally cross into the US.New York Times: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Saturday that part of his immigration policy would be to build an electrified fence on the country’s border with Mexico that could kill people trying to enter the country illegally.The remarks, which came at two campaign rallies in Tennessee as part of a barnstorming bus tour across the...
  • Cain Proposes Electrified Border Fence

    10/15/2011 4:18:53 PM PDT · by VinL · 906 replies
    Pravda- NY Times Division ^ | 10/15/11 | Wyatt
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Saturday that part of his immigration policy would be to build an electrified fence on the country’s border with Mexico that could kill people trying to enter the country illegally... Mr. Cain added that he also would consider using military troops “with real guns and real bullets” on the border to stop illegal immigration. The remarks were among the most pointed yet by Mr. Cain about illegal immigration, and they come as he is enjoying a surge in national political polls on the back of his victory in a recent Florida straw poll.. It...
  • U.S. mulls Canadian border fence

    The United States is looking at building fences along the border with Canada to help keep out terrorists and other criminals. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has proposed the use of "fencing and other barriers" on the 49th parallel to manage "trouble spots where passage of cross-border violators is difficult to control." The border service is also pondering options including a beefed-up technological presence through increased use of radar, sensors, cameras, drones and vehicle scanners. In addition, it might continue to improve or expand customs facilities at ports of entry. The agency considered but ruled out the possibility...
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • How To Fix Our Illegal Immigration Problem In 5 Steps

    09/20/2011 4:22:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2011 | John Hawkins
    Illegal immigration has become a heads-we-win / tails-you-lose proposition in this country. If the supporters of amnesty and open borders could get that codified into law, they would. Since they can't, they support comprehensive illegal immigration reform, with the idea being that the amnesty will occur, but they'll stall and slow-walk the security measures into oblivion. Since the people are onto that ploy and have demanded security first, the latest tactic is just to refuse to enforce the law. We can pass a bill that says we're putting a fence on our southern border, but we can't get the fence...
  • Build the Border Fence

    09/06/2011 11:12:06 PM PDT · by jdirt · 9 replies
    On July 20th Arizona launched a website to BUILD THE BORDER FENCE. As of today, 3,633 people donated and raised $172,974 dollars. They need 50 million dollars. We could raise 20 million overnight if 1 million people gave 20 bucks. I believe this needs to be a priority for folks against illegal immigration. We need to have a goal other than complaining about illegal aliens and how the government wont do anything. Where is the drive Americans once had to get things done ourselves? Do we need some kind of celebrity to come in and tell us what we need...
  • Anti-illegal immigration protest tomorrow in Milford

    09/06/2011 1:45:34 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Milford Daily News ^ | Sep 06, 2011 | Brian Benson/Daily News staff
    MILFORD — The family of Matthew Denice is organizing a peaceful anti-illegal immigration demonstration outside Town Hall tomorrow before representatives of the Ecuadorian consulate are expected to meet with town officials, according to an e-mail from Denice’s stepfather, Michael Maloney.
  • Arizona starts raising funds for Mexico border fence

    07/20/2011 12:45:59 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20 July 2011 | Tim Gaynor
    Anyone with cash in their pockets and a concern about security on the porous Arizona-Mexico border can make a donation to help the state build its own fence as of Wednesday. An Arizona law that went into effect July 20 allows the desert state to build the barrier, provided it can raise enough private donations and persuade public and private landowners to let them build it on their land. Steve Smith, the Republican state senator who sponsored the law, hopes to raise $50 million. Donations are being taken through a website -- www.buildtheborderfence.com --- which went live at midnight. "It's...
  • Border Fences Pose Threats to Wildlife On US-Mexico Border, Study Shows

    07/13/2011 12:10:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 07-12-2011 | Staff + University of Texas at Austin
    Current and proposed border fences between the United States and Mexico pose significant threats to wildlife populations, with those animals living in border regions along the Texas Gulf and California coasts showing some of the greatest vulnerability, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin shows. "Our study is the first comprehensive analysis of threats to species across the entire U.S.-Mexico border," says Jesse Lasky, a graduate student in the laboratory of Tim Keitt, associate professor of integrative biology. "The scale at which these fences stretch across the landscape is large, so it's important for us to also...
  • An Illegal Alien's Guide to the Top Five Best Places to Live In America

    07/12/2011 7:58:36 AM PDT · by Keltik · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 30, 2011 | Bob Dane
    When “relocating” to the United States, it’s best to avoid states that have selfishly put the interests of their legal residents ahead of yours with laws that hinder your access to jobs and benefits. But many attractive destinations remain, endorsed by millions of illegal aliens already living in each. 1. California California’s state motto “Eureka” (I have found it!) aptly applies here. The state's population includes 3.2 million illegal aliens -- almost 24% of all illegal aliens in America -- have chosen the Golden State as their preferred domicile. Despite its $26 billion budget deficit, the state spends $21.5 billion...