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A wall could not be built along the southern border because of flooding along the Rio Grande. Really?

People have argued that a wall could not be built along the southern border because of flooding along the Rio Grande (i.e. the logistics were non-existent).
The following is a three-part article I put together to debunk the Luddites beliefs.


1) The Chinese built a 13,000 mile plus wall beginning 2200 BC!
However, the part you see in pictures was built in 1600 AD.
Now remember, they had to deal with creeks, streams, and rivers!

2) The military has a rapid barrier wall system that is stack-able and all you need is a front-end loader. It protects soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is used for floods too (like it was during Katrina)!

3) Finally, there is a part of “the wall” (a fence really) that goes out into the Pacific ocean in San Diego that will last from 20 to 30 years. If we can extend the barricade out into the Pacific ocean, then how hard is it to fashion one on land?

Here is the bottom line: “The fencing is just another tool that we have,” said Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Michael Jimenez, referring to its design. “It helps to slow down the entry of these people to give our agents a chance to make an arrest. Because a fence alone isn’t going to stop people from coming in.”…but it will slow them down… just long enough for the Boarder Patrol to make an arrest!

Don’t believe the hype!

The Florida TB case: A follow up.

When I was a first-year resident at L.A. County Hospital, about 1/4 of the patients I saw on the medical floors were illegals, and most of them were from Mexico and Central America (with an occasional South American thrown in just to make it interesting).

After the first illegal patient I was assigned told me that he came to L.A. County Hospital because he knew the care was free–something he learned in his native country– I began making it my routine to ask people why they came to this particular hospital. Without exception, every single one of the hundred or so illegals I interviewed told me “Because it was free.” Wow!

In the TB case in Florida, they really did not spend that much money if one compares that amount ($500,000 of 2009 dollars over 1 and 1/2 years) with the amounts doctors spend commonly on their illegal hospitalized patients.

I can remember spending $100,000 tax dollars on just one women from Guatemala in a little more than two weeks–and that was 1989 dollars. My experience was not unique. There was a man from Honduras who was stricken with Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease that stayed on the acute neurology service for over 7 years at a base cost of $2,000 a day (strictly because of red tape as the person responsible for his transfer to a lower level of care was a member of the SEIU and could not be fired). The Guatemalan national was finally moved to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) with a cost of just under $4,000 a month (after the SEIU member retired and a new person took their place). When I said with disbelief, “$4,000 a month!”, they head of the department said, “Hey, that’s better than $2,000 a day!

Redistribution, ain’t it grand (four a month in this case)!



Your future and a do-it-yourself guide on how to stop illegal border crossings.

If you believe the invasion of illegals is just a trumped up inconvenience for Texas rednecks, think again. You who are not Texan are going to lose your country too, and to people from failed nations all over the world (not just Central American socialists). The people who are invading are not coming here for religious or philosophic freedom, they are coming to take your stuff! Yes, the illegals will help all of America become very familiar with Shakespeare’s “et tu brute?”

Othal E. Brand Jr. from the border town of Hidalgo, Texas, is a man in control, and as such, when drug cartels began exploiting the stretch of river at the water pump station he runs, he took things into his own hands. He built a Border Patrol-friendly boat ramp, watchtower and helicopter pad to beef up security there at the pump station. “My men built that boat ramp about three years ago after they were shot at,” Brand said. “It’s the only boat ramp on a 20-mile stretch of the river.

We used to have traffic everyday. But our traffic here is zero right now. That’s because I’ve put up cameras which I give the Border Patrol access to. I’ve put in paths and roads; I’ve cleared a staging area for them; I have Wi-FI; I have backup power. At night, it’s lit (up) like a Christmas tree out here. I’ve made our area friendly for law enforcement. It has absolutely stopped all the (illegal) traffic.”

However, his sense of security is tentative, “The Rio Grande sector (of the southern border) is the shortest distance to Central America,” Brand said. “I’m not comfortable. You stop the (illegal) traffic, and the minute you leave and divert (border enforcement) resources elsewhere, they come back.”

The pump station of Water Improvement District 3, one of 26 water districts on the Rio Grande, isn’t exactly the center of the border crisis. But center or not, “Last year we found eight bodies in the river here,” Brand said. “Four of them had no heads. None of them drowned.”

Most of those who illegally enter the United States through the river here do not willingly give themselves up, as is often the case with unaccompanied children from Central America or mothers with children.
Just to make sure you known—since April of this year alone—there have been over 300,000 illegal immigrants caught crossing the southern border of which only 53,000 have been children under 18. That is twice the number of people who invaded Normandy during the D-Day invasion!

But 300,000 is only a fraction of the illegal traffic, as this is only the ones that were caught crossing the southern border. If you want to see the illegals from the Eastern Bloc countries, the Caribbean, Deep-South America, or Asia, then you have to include the East and Left coasts. For example, did you know there is a sizable population of Brazilians in the tiny little town of Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod? Now, not all of these Brazilians are illegal (just all the ones I talked with). But it is not just Brazil, as Ireland was well represented in the group of illegals on the cape. Closer to home, there is an entire high-rise building in Marina Del Rey, California full of former citizens of the Soviet Union—all of whom are receiving tax payer-supported welfare, but I digress…

When Othal grew up on the Rio Grande, it wasn’t like this—and that applies to all the border towns along the Texas frontier with Mexico.
Brand, 61, has lived in McAllen since 1955 and he remembers when he used to play at the river, barbecuing and camping.

When drug violence exploded in the last decade, Brand says, he began to lose his sense of security. He is not the only one! Trips into Mexico used to be a common occurrence for people from my home section of Texas too, but that started to become imprudent in the 90’s, and for the last dozen years nobody from the American side dares go into Mexico by choice.

Now the same people who have made Mexico and Central America what it is today are going to remake the U.S. in their own image.

Original article by Josh Siegal, but edited heavily in this posting by the philistines at BloggingForLiberty.

To see the entire, unedited article–including a video–please see:


So, is unabated immigration dangerous?

Besides the psychological, physical, and sexual abuse visited on many of the young illegals that make the journey to this country, what dangers are there of this mass migration?

Reshaping the political landscape from capitalism to statism will undoubtedly result as more and more people with socialist and communist ideologies – who will vote for the same types of government that are extant in their counties of origin – are distributed throughout this nation. But this process of reshaping will take at least a decade to peak. More immediate is the stress that these new needy immigrants will visit on the welfare systems of the communities to which they settle, as the continuous process of redistribution of private property from the  “Haves” to the new “Have-Nots” marches on. But despite the looming disasters described above, perhaps the most insidious calamity to soon appear in a town near you is the breakdown of public health.

Yes, not nearly as exciting or headline commanding as the moniker of “humanitarian crisis” is the under-appreciated threat of  new disease that will absolutely result  from government-sanctioned deposition of unscreened illegals into otherwise disease-free populations. Not just disease that leads to discomfort, but also disease that leads to death.

Not meaning to announce the end of the world, I think you should be reminded that Total Drug Resistant (TDR) tuberculosis (TB) – TB that can’t be stopped – has been discovered in Iran, Italy, and India.  Each victim of TB, whether carrying a strain that is completely sensitive or TDR ,  infects an average of 10 to 15 others every year – typically through sneezing or coughing. Now, I realize that these cases of TDR were discovered in counties on the other side of the ocean, but you should know that  in 2009 a very interesting case of  TB was discovered in Florida.

The Florida case involved a Peruvian teenager who was infected with a particularly resistant strain of TB at home in South America, but diagnosed while visiting Florida.  The young Peruvian was successfully treated for a year and a half with experimentally high doses of medicines not typically used for TB, costing the state of Florida tax payers about $500,000. That was just one case of one particular disease.

So, is unabated immigration dangerous? Maybe, but for sure it is expensive!

ICE and other Federal authorities will no longer deport illegals they apprehend unless they have been involved in a crime in the U.S.

President Obama’s ICE

President Obama’s ICE announced today (8/20/11) that the ICE and other Federal authorities will no longer deport illegals they apprehend unless they have been involved in a crime in the U.S., but they will punish illegals that don’t commit other crimes by giving them a work permit! The rationale behind this new policy is suggested as an attempt to get alien criminals out of the country, and people who only violate immigration laws will be dealt with “at a latter date”. Really?


The picture above looks like our farm! There was a steady flow of illegals through our farm beginning in the 50’s but illegals were at all times leery of being caught by the border patrol and deported.

Illegals from Mexico would follow the trails through the brush early in the morning and late in the day, always staying far away from the roads and open spaces. Even in the relative safety of big cities like San Antonio, they remained skittish. That all changed under Carter, as enforcement efforts waned, and the once timid illegals became much bolder.

During Carter’s reign, there were noticeably more illegals too, and they began traveling along the back roads instead of sticking only to the trails (as they became much less afraid of being caught).

Next came Reagan.

Things were relatively stable, but soon after Reagan began to show agreement with the statists and their Amnesty program, what was a steady stream of human migration became a raging torrent. Illegals were everywhere, stomping through the fields, walking along the sides of the paved roads heading north for the big cities and relative safety from deportation.

It was status quo with the first Bush One.

Under Clinton and Bush Two it got worse, but with Obama it now looks like a tsunami.

Mexico, contrary to popular belief, is a resource-rich nation that is being held back by its socialism and crony capitalism.


Remove the socialism and Mexico will explode with economic opportunity for all its people (not just the connected few). Unfortunately, that transformation is unlikely to emerge, and even a brief trip into Mexico would make it abundantly obvious that immigration, legal or otherwise, is a wise option for anyone who is less than a crony. In fact, if I were an unconnected Mexican, then I am pretty sure that the photograph below would likely be a snapshot of my travels.

The United States before FDR was a nation of people struggling to make a living, and migration into this nation was a relatively advantageous process for all Americans including the ones who just walked in. But since FDR the U. S. has become progressively (pun intended) ever more a welfare state, and  the United States has now devolved into a socialist nation that no longer requires citizenship to partake in the government enforced redistribution of property.

Frighteningly, with the recent statist control of almost every aspect of the government, we are headed for a future that looks more like Mexico every day! The socialist redistribution of property is always promoted as a mechanism to eliminate poverty, and since LBJ, it has been titled by socialists as a war.

However, it takes very little observation to see that America’s war on poverty, despite promoting indolence, has been very successful. Nowadays, poverty, and relative poverty at that, can only be sustained by importing poverty from other nations. Rest assured, importation of poverty is exactly what the anti-poverty operatives (statists) promote to keep the wheel of redistribution in constant motion.

Obama famously claimed that his administration would lower the rising seas.

Well, he may not have decreased the levels of the waters, but the socialism he has brought to our nation has greatly lowered the tides of economic opportunity. His administration would be wise to remember the adage that a rising tide raises all boats.

Remove illegal immigration and poverty will be eliminated from the States. Remove socialism from Mexico and you will remove any need for the people of Mexico to immigrate. Remove socialism from the United States and there will be no need for a war on poverty and there will be no need to make immigration illegal in the first place.