BORDER NEWS WATCH 12_16_12

 

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"If gun laws in fact worked, the sponsors of this type of legislation should have no difficulty drawing upon long lists of examples of crime rates reduced by such legislation. That they cannot do so after a century and a half of trying -- that they must sweep under the rug the southern attempts at gun control in the 1870-1910 period, the northeastern attempts in the 1920-1939 period, the attempts at both Federal and State levels in 1965-1976 -- establishes the repeated, complete and inevitable failure of gun laws to control serious crime." - Senator Orrin Hatch

"The problem is not the availability of guns, it is the availability of morons."
- Antonio Meloni

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CURRENT NEWS

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IMPACTS of ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Cultural Difference

http://tinyurl.com/cetvbnb

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BORDER NEWS

Today in Arizona History

http://tinyurl.com/blocnfp

Only One Head, But Many Hats

http://tinyurl.com/csvux2s
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DHS/CBP/USBP/ICE NEWS

Border Security Cutbacks Part Of The Fiscal Cliff

http://tinyurl.com/bno3xfn

Feds Secretly Free Dangerous Criminals Instead of Deporting Them

http://tinyurl.com/cm3c5tg

ACLU-New Mexico To Obama: Reform Border Patrol

http://tinyurl.com/d9jmux6

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METHAMPHETAMINE SMUGGLING

2 dozen charged in Mexico-US meth smuggling scheme

http://tinyurl.com/dyk8waf

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INSIGHT CRIME NEWS: MEXICO

Is it Worth Creating a Gendarmerie in Mexico?

http://tinyurl.com/d24m6nt

Alleged 'Zetas Ties' of Mexico's Interior Minister a Liability for New Govt

http://tinyurl.com/brnz587

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INSIGHT CRIME INVESTIGATIONS

Part I: The Emergence of Mexico's Small Armies*

http://tinyurl.com/dxskjd6

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VIDEOS: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BORDER WARS

http://tinyurl.com/boc9s54

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OTHER STUFF...

NEW BOOK:

KinderGarden Of Eden: How The Modern Liberal Thinks.

http://tinyurl.com/cs8thne

SECOND AMENDMENT

Chicago vows to fight concealed carry ruling

http://tinyurl.com/cpx2nkh

Viewpoint: America's gun control impasse

http://tinyurl.com/bp5cyhq

OPINIONS: NEWTOWN  TRAGEDY

How 'ticking time bomb' Adam Lanza went from 'genius' tech geek who grew up in a $1.6million home to heartless killer

http://tinyurl.com/c72jutx

Dem Lawmaker: Obama Must 'Exploit' School Shooting To Get Gun Control

http://tinyurl.com/cuqzk8h

It's Time to End Gun-Free Zones

http://tinyurl.com/cbonw8l

Yet another massacre in a 'gun-free zone'

http://tinyurl.com/bwcowz2

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TERRORISM

AMERICAN MILITARY

AMERICAN POLITICS

OPINIONS: Re “FISCAL CLIFF”

BENGHAZI

Jay Leno commits thoughtcrime on Benghazi

http://tinyurl.com/cojg3be

Jay Leno: Petraeus' mistress had more information on Benghazi than Susan Rice

http://tinyurl.com/blmtl8j

 

CYBER SECURITY

NSA declines to release presidential Cyber directive

http://tinyurl.com/c6cjowk

China tightens 'Great Firewall' internet control with new technology

http://tinyurl.com/d84pppp

The Internet Will Stay Free from Government Control with UN Treaty Blocked

http://tinyurl.com/c4zdx3h

NEWS FROM RUSSIA (TRANSLATED FROM TASS)

http://news.rambler.ru/16743581/
 
 Translation: The US's National Reconnassaince Office which is responsible for recon and preparing analytical reccomendations for the White House and other governmental organs has presented a report on scenarios for Russia's future developement.
The document, entitled "Global Tendencies to 2030: Alternative Views" was presented Monday at the Washington National Press Club. Speaking at the press conference, NRO head Christopher Kodzhem stated that "Russia is still heavily dependent on natural resources, especially oil and gas. If Russia cannot develope a more diverse economy and more liberal domestic policies, the she will pose more of a threat to regional and global security" says the expert*.
Russia's budget is financed to a large extent from the sale of energy resources. The report stated that "Attempts at modernizing Russia's economy has failed and its aging workforce will slow its economic growth."
The report also dicussed Russia's demographic crisis and predict that "the population will be reduced from 143 million in 2010 to to 130 million in 2030."** Although the birthrate is about the same as in other EU countries, the life expectancy is 15 years lower than the rest of Europe. Acoording to the report "The number of workers has been declining since 2007 and will continue to decline over the next two decades."
"However," the report stated "the most serious issue is the integration of the fast growing population of Muslims into Russia's workforce while reducing the number of other ethnic Russians. Currently, Muslims make up 14% of Russia's population and in 2030 they are expected to be 19% of Russia's population. The changing ethnic face of Russia's society is responsible for many of the social tensions." The authors go on to write that "Russia needs to open itself to foreign investment and export industrial goods." The authors believe that Russia's membership in the WTO should help diversify its economy and boost efforts at modernization. "Russia's ascension into the WTO can accelerate its growth in the nera future from 3% of its GDP to 11%."
The report also dicusses various scenarios of Russia's foreign policy in regards towards China and the West and states that teh chance of confrontation will depend on who Russia allies itself with as well as the domestic situation.
However, the authors emphasize that the purpose of the report is to encourage discussion as well as to predict the future for the next three or so decades.
Other trends addressed are stregthening the multipolarity in the world, expanding the role of developing countries in the global economy, the importance of info technology, an aging population in developed countries, increases in the urban population, increases in the middle class, food and water shortages, reduction of the number of armed conflicts, and terrorism in cyberspace according to ITAR- TASS.*** 

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OLD NEWS: MORE ON OBAMA’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE

Obama Revealed More Than His Birth Certificate Last Year

http://tinyurl.com/a97nnbq

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MARS ROVER CURIOSITY

Nasa Proves Mars Rover Curiosity's Self-Portrait Is Not Evidence Of 'Conspiracy'

http://tinyurl.com/bl5wehv

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"The ruling class doesn't care about public safety. Having made it very difficult for States and localities to police themselves, having left ordinary citizens with no choice but to protect themselves as best they can, they now try to take our guns away. In fact they blame us and our guns for crime. This is so wrong that it cannot be an honest mistake." - Sen. Malcolm Wallop

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"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms." - James Madison

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News links from www.Need2No.US:

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SELECTED WEBSITES OF INTEREST

GUN OWNERS of AMERICA

http://tinyurl.com/5r56jm

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BORDER ISSUES: MEXICO

http://tinyurl.com/9bsuhmk

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Welcome To The Dark Side Of Illegal Immigration

http://tinyurl.com/2z4ght

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JPS BROWN

http://www.jpsbrown-horseman.com/works.htm

http://www.jps-brown.com/Biopage.html
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MICHAEL CUTLER

http://www.andmagazine.com/category/talk_border.html
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS

http://nafbpo.org
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SOUTHERN ARIZONA CATTLEMEN'S WEEKLY

http://paper.li/sacpaaz/1331153423#
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HUMAN AND DRUG TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT MATTERS

www.Need2No.US
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NEWS AND DISCUSSION OF U.S./MEXICO BORDER ISSUES:

http://groups.google.com/group/frontera-list/topics
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SELECTED BORDER NEWS & FAST AND FURIOUS POSTINGS ON SACPA WEBSITE

http://www.sacpaaz.org/news_education/fast-and-furious-gun-walking-investigation/
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BORDER ISSUES: MEXICO

http://tinyurl.com/7wrpoof
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"By calling attention to 'a well regulated militia,' 'the security of the nation,' and the right of each citizen 'to keep and bear arms,' our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy... The Second Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important." - John F. Kennedy

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SUGGESTED READING - BORDER BOOK LIST (for your Christmas List ?):

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ONE IF BY LAND by William R. Daniel (2012)

http://tinyurl.com/cu9uams

http://tinyurl.com/cn3o96w

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­10 YEARS ON THE LINE: MY WAR ON THE BORDER: 2nd EDITION by Mike Ligon  http://tinyurl.com/8evcncy


SIXTY MILES OF BORDER: AN AMERICAN LAWMAN BATTLES DRUGS ON THE MEXICAN BORDER
  by Terry Kirkpatrick


The SHADOW CATCHER
: A U.S. AGENT INFILTRATES MEXICO'S DEADLY CRIME CARTELS  by Hipolito Acosta


BOOK: Beneath the Same Sky: An Interview with Author David Ramirez  http://tinyurl.com/8sxlanv

OTHER BOOKS TO CONSIDER:

The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA’s Clandestine Service by Henry A. Crumpton

Wolves At Our Door a novel by JPS Brown  (http://www.jpsbrown-horseman.com/works.htm)


Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives by Jose A. Rodriguez

The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower by Robert Baer


"Courting Disaster", How the CIA Kept America Safe (Regnery) by Marc Thiessen


NEW BOOK: No Easy Day by Mark Owen


2010 BOOK:
Migra!: A History of the U.S. Border Patrol
http://tinyurl.com/9mja6wn
 
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"Those who deny me the freedom to carry a firearm with which to protect my family and myself, are as complicit and guilty as the perpetrator should we be harmed or murdered by an act of violence." - Charles F. "Chuck" Bearden