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Druglords Seize People-Smuggling Routes

April 30th, 2007 . by TexasFred

SASABE, Mexico (AP) - Mexican druglords are taking over the business of smuggling migrants into the United States, using them as human decoys to divert authorities from billions of dollars in cocaine shipments across the same border.

U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that drug traffickers, in response to a U.S. border crackdown, have seized control of the routes they once shared with human smugglers and in the process are transforming themselves into more diversified crime syndicates.

The really big question that I want answered is this, IF we know it’s going on, why don’t we have even more National Guard troops on the border shutting this mess down?? Is the war in Iraq placing our own nation in jeopardy?? If it is then WHY are we placing the needs of Iraq above our own??

The drug gangs get protection money from the migrants and then effectively use them to clear the trail for the flow of drugs.

Undocumented aliens are used “to maneuver where they want us or don’t want us to be,” said Alonzo Pena, chief of investigations for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Arizona.

And again I say, IF we know all of this, and we DO, why aren’t we doing whatever it takes to stop it?? Can anyone answer that?? Why does Mr. Bush continue to ignore the NEEDS of this nation and put the people of Iraq above his own??

And why does Mr. Bush put the care and well being of the illegal invaders above the well being of the American people?? I can’t understand that one, not in the slightest…

“We have been able to seal many of the drug routes by adding technology and more agents,” Soto said. “We’re seeing a tremendous amount of drugs being seized.”

We must seal more than just the drug routes being used, our borders should be absolutely sovereign and inviolate, there should be no question as to where the border is nor what the resulting crossing of that border will incur…  

Once upon a time, in a world far, far away, to cross the border of another nation illegally was considered an international incident, and to do so while armed was considered to be an act of war and was dealt with appropriately…

Can we get back to that time again??

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Druglords Seize People-Smuggling Routes

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The Truth Laid Bear and Systemic Problems

April 30th, 2007 . by TexasFred

What follows below is an exact copy of the email I just sent to NZ Bear, the proprietor of TTLB, The Truth Laid Bear and the Eco-System… Please feel free to comment on this if you will and let this guy know how YOU feel about the TTLB system and how well it’s working for you… Fred

NZ Bear,

I am about to blast you ALL OVER the blogosphere, and you can’t say you weren’t warned previously…

Your so-called Eco-System and excuses for it’s malfunctions and ignoring people when they try to contact you has gone on for long enough, trouble tickets are a joke too, they get ignored right along with the emails…

My personal blog, TexasFred, went from #145, which is about right, to #45 to #42 to #30 to #58,956 in the course of 1 stinking week…

I know people that are all but begging you to get them on the TTLB and you won’t even show them the decency of a response and after they have submitted their blogs, they never show up, you never make a post on YOUR blog concerning the failures of TTLB, you never send a mass email to the members to let them know that your system is a failure, you are NOT tending to business and for that, there is no excuse…

No one asked you to build TTLB, no one held a gun to your head and demanded that you make this one of the best ranking services that ever was, you did it, on your own, and then you just threw it away, at least that’s MY opinion…

I am not sure WHY you are letting people down the way you are, surely it’s not because of your less than stellar endeavor called The Victory Caucus…

NZ, this email is going out to over 250 blog OWNERS and is going to be posted on my blog, I am fed up with the crap, I have taken everything connected to you or your so-called Eco-System OFF of the TexasFred Blog and the Reject the U.N. Blog as well, and that’s funny too, the U.N. Blog is Ranked #6 on your system…

Dude, you need to unscrew your head and get your shit together, once upon a time you had something really great, a worthwhile service, right up til the time you decided to do the New and Improved thing..

To my readers, if you’ve had an issue with TTLB, if you’ve tried to contact him and been ignored, if you’ve seen your blog not show up or do weird things while ON his service, PLEASE make a comment on my blog so that he can see exactly what I am talking about, provided he’s not so rude as to ignore this email too…

It is my belief that if you’re going to offer a service such as TTLB, you need to either have the whereto to keep it running correctly or the intestinal fortitude to can it, tell people you’ve canned it, and then move on…

What say YOU the bloggers??


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Minorities fare worse in traffic stops

April 29th, 2007 . by TexasFred

Black, Latino drivers fare worse in traffic stops

WASHINGTON - Black, Hispanic and white drivers are equally likely to be pulled over by police, but blacks and Hispanics are much more likely to be searched and arrested, a federal study found.

Police were much more likely to threaten or use force against blacks and Hispanics than against whites in any encounter, whether at a traffic stop or elsewhere, according to the Justice Department.

The study, released Sunday by the department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, covered police contacts with the public during 2005 and was based on interviews by the Census Bureau with nearly 64,000 people age 16 or over.

“The numbers are very consistent with those found in a similar study of police-public contacts in 2002″, bureau statistician Matthew R. Durose, the report’s co-author, said in an interview. “There’s some stability in the findings over these three years.”

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Minorities fare worse in traffic stops

Having witnessed, or been involved in a few traffic stops conducted over the years, and having known very well or been related to some of those making the stops, I can tell you this from 1st hand experience and observation, the minorities that DID catch the really nasty end of the stick we’re the ones that brought it upon themselves.

They exited their vehicles in a rapid and threatening manner, they were loud, abusive and profane, with those actions being directed towards the officer making the stop, regardless of the officers demeanor, and there always seemed to be a CHIP on the shoulder of the minority that had the worst attitude, the professional victim syndrome so to speak.

It’s something you sort of expect when you stop a ’63 Chevy low-rider or a Caddy pimp-mobile with the fuzzy dice and hip-hop rocking windows 3 blocks away, but I have seen supposedly professional Blacks and Hispanics go absolutely ballistic because of a routine traffic stop.

It’s pretty likely I will again be called a racist for this type of post but I don’t care, if people don’t want to be subjected to profiled traffic stops, don’t engage in profiled activities, if you want to be treated in a professional manner, act as if you ARE a professional, and that applies to the Officer as well, if you want to be talked to in a respectful manner, address the officer in a moderate and pleasant tone of voice, if you use that as YOUR standard and the officer doesn’t, you win, hands down, no pun intended.

You get out of the car and the 1st words out of your mouth are “What the f**k are you stoppin’ me for you white-assed honky pig??” and you can pretty well rest assured it’s going to go down hill from there, really fast.

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