March 15, 2013   Current Site Visitors -> web tracker

Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures
Or, how we get low information voters
American Patrol Report -- March 15   
    Fearing that a push toward amnesty might stall in the Congress over the border issue, the mainstream media have become desperate.
    On March 2, the NY Times reported:
    "In the 1990s and after 2006, when Congress set aside $2 billion to build border fences, the approach focused on static technology. San Diego was the model, with its three layers of fence and cameras atop poles 85 feet tall. But immigrants soon adapted and crossed elsewhere."
    What they failed to say was that the fence wasn't even built. (Click here to see what the fence looks like.)
    On March 6 the McAllen, Texas Monitor reported:
    "In 2006, Bush signed the Secure Fence Act, which authorized 700 miles of fencing --- as well as infrastructure such as vehicle barriers, roads, and checkpoints --- along the 2,000-mile border with Mexico. The same year, the Bush administration endorsed plans for a 'virtual fence' of surveillance equipment to run almost the entire length of the border."
    The Monitor didn't notice that the fence and vehicle barriers are the same thing. And, they failed to tell their readers that the original fence wasn't built and the virtual fence failed.
    On March 10, the L.A. Times reported:
    "Homeland Security officials express frustration at what they consider unrealistic expectations. Because accurate measurement of migrant traffic has always been elusive (how can migrants be counted if they're not caught?), security levels will always be open to interpretation."
    The Times knows full well that ABP has tested a system that can count everyone who crosses the border.
    Finally, on March 13, Bloomberg News reported that securing the border would cost an additional $16 billion per year and it would take six years to do it.
    ABP could do the job in about six months at a one-time cost of around $400 million (including a new camera system).

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