BORDER NEWS WATCH 12_18_2012

 

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CURRENT NEWS

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FAST AND FURIOUS

Brian Terry family sues ATF officials in Fast and Furious

http://tinyurl.com/d3as8od

http://tinyurl.com/d7fufc7

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DHS/CBP/USBP NEWS

Fiscal cliff would mean cutbacks to US-Mexico border security

http://tinyurl.com/cxckmhg

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BORDER NEWS

Secureborderintel.org

http://tinyurl.com/ccjs53k

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IMPACTS of ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Cultural Difference

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INSIGHT CRIME NEWS

Mexico Violence Up in November

http://tinyurl.com/dx36jga

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INSIGHT CRIME INVESTIGATIONS

Part II: Gangs, Deportation and Violence in Central America

 

http://tinyurl.com/c267pwf

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VIDEOS: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BORDER WARS

http://tinyurl.com/boc9s54

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OTHER STUFF...

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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

"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

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SECOND AMENDMENT

Invincible Ignorance

http://tinyurl.com/bt3mqrd

Gun-control advocates say Connecticut massacre could be tipping point

http://tinyurl.com/cjckspf

Justice Department delayed suggestions for tougher gun laws until after 2012 election

http://tinyurl.com/bvpvw5s

NEWTOWN  TRAGEDY

Newtown shooting: Why Minutemen can protect against active shooters

http://tinyurl.com/bwm9wbe

Town of Newtown, CT didn’t use statewide or commercial mass notification systems

http://tinyurl.com/dxvzt35

A False Sense of Security

http://tinyurl.com/c5ssk42

Texas school where teachers carry guns prepared to protect students

http://tinyurl.com/cpzlqxt

NYPD Detective: We need to repeal gun-free school zones

http://tinyurl.com/cht89z6

Newtown school shooter’s mother collected guns, was loath to let people inside home

http://tinyurl.com/dygsjnv

Connecticut gunman had hundreds of rounds; Obama to console Newtown

http://tinyurl.com/d5aesgd

U.S. mass shootings in 2012

http://tinyurl.com/c2f4qv9

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Ben Stein's Diary

God Help Us

By Ben Stein on 12.17.12 @ 6:10AM

A massacre that has turned the world upside down.

Sunday
I learned about the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school while we were setting up at Fox News to tape Cavuto on Business. The news was so horrible that we all felt as if we had lost our legs and could no longer stand. It was such horrible news that it simply turned the world upside down.

It still is that kind of news, and it’s incredibly depressing about the nature of humanity. And my wife and I pray all day for the souls of those dear children and for the peace, if there ever will be peace, of their families… and for the souls of the adults and the peace of those who knew and loved them.

As usual, the smartest comment about the whole subject came from John R. Coyne, Jr. “There is evil in the world. It’s beyond mental illness, beyond gun control. It is evil.”

The killer got his weapons from his mother, who apparently had bought them legally and registered them. That tells us something about what anti-gun laws would do, although maybe the mother should not have had them either. In this world, a killer devil can kill his mother and steal her guns to kill six year olds. That’s what some humans are and I am not sure what laws will stop them.

Second, I read that the killer was socially awkward (putting it mildly) and “reserved.” I know what that often means. He spent much of his miserable life playing shoot ’em up video games on line or on machines. I see a troubled young man doing that often.

Up close and personal.

In these games, the “player” just spends his whole day attempting to exercise and exorcize his loneliness and low self-esteem by shooting imaginary creatures and creating damage all day long.

At a certain point, just “killing” on the console blurs into doing it in real life. “Killing” is just what the kid does all his life. How much of a stretch is it for him to shoot into a movie theater or a political gathering or a kindergarten in “real life” if his life is so pitiful that he does not know what’s real and what is not? If you are looking for a villain, try shoot ’em up games.

Third, what motivates “great” deeds? So that a man’s name will not be forgotten and he will be sung about even after his death, goes the ancient saying. That’s what you get if you slaughter 26 totally innocent people at a grade school. If you want another villain, try the media itself, which has now given Adam Lanza fame beyond what he could have dreamt of. It is impossible to blame the media, but evil men like Adam Lanza have gamed the system to perfection.

Fifth, why are these killers always men? What is it that we teach our young men in this world that makes them think it’s a mark of manliness to kill the unarmed and innocent? Whatever it is, it’s disgusting. It’s not manly to kill any unarmed human. It’s miserable, crawling cowardice.

Finally, a comment that will enrage the beautiful people. The whole world is rightly overwrought and crazed with grief over the murder of twenty totally innocent and blameless souls last Friday in Newtown. It was and is a catastrophe for the ages.

But Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promises to kill every Jew in Israel and then in the whole world, including babies… and he had his defenders, even at the Democratic National Convention. And it was daily life in Nazi-occupied Europe from 1939 to 1941 to kill thousands of Jewish children every day. But powerful, intelligent men and women in this country defended Hitler, spoke up for him and for keeping America from even sending arms to Britain when England stood alone. What are we to make of that? No one even mentions, no one even knows about the horrendous Armenian genocide by the Turks in 1915, when well over a million of the most talented people on the planet were wantonly murdered — and the world has still not officially called it genocide — and Hitler explicitly said it was a model for him. Who today even talks of the purposeful mass starvation of millions of beautiful Ukrainian children by Stalin? The U.S. did not say one word about it as a government. The U.S. still will not confront Turkey seriously about the Armenian children.

Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge killed roughly one third of all of its people, including children, from 1974 to about 1977 — and it was U.S. policy to avoid doing anything to stop them — because they were opposed to the North Vietnamese Communists and Communist Vietnam, which had just taken over South Vietnam — our ally. What can we say to that? We cheered the deposing of the President — Richard Nixon — who would have stopped the Khmer Rouge from taking power. There is plenty of Cambodian blood on our hands. There is plenty of blood of all kinds on our hands, especially of the most innocent and blameless among us… real babies, truly innocent.

God help us. Man is made of such crooked stuff that it is impossible to set him straight, said a famous philosopher. God help us. 

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About the Author

Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. He writes “Ben Stein’s Diary” for every issue of The American Spectator.

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MARS ROVER CURIOSITY

The Hardest Thing to Do in Space

http://tinyurl.com/bt8wb8x

Delightful geological puzzles for Mars rover

http://tinyurl.com/c4cf6yh

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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:

None this issue

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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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