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Time to fight a smarter war on drugs

This Washington Post story points to one of the major flaws in the United States’ war on drugs—law enforcement agents deeply involved in the smuggling business, and the enforcement agencies’ inability or refusal to crackdown on corrupt agents.  “La Estrella” … Continue reading

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Border security does not require unmanned drones and high technology

A story in Tucson’s Arizona Daily Star details a court ruling overturning a conviction for littering against a member of a group placing water jugs in the desert for border crossers. More than 2,000 bodies of illegal immigrants, most, but … Continue reading

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A musical interlude courtesy of Ray Stevens

Ray Stevens is known for his quirky ballads and humorous dittys. I’m told be a couple amateur musicians that he’s a darn good guitar player. His latest music video, God Save Arizona, is on a more serious note, but the guitar … Continue reading

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A few photos from the Border Rally

More to come later after I recover from the heat and sunburn of Sunday’s border rally, but I did stop by the old office and a sarsaparilla at Big Nose Kates.

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Nogales Arizona Police targeted by Mexican cartels

A friend sent this link to a Nogales International story. Off-duty officers who encountered drug smugglers on the American side of the border received death threats from a Mexican smuggling cartel. Stay away or die. Our own police and law enforcement officers have … Continue reading

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Federal authorities surrender Arizona to Mexican smugglers

Contrary to our President’s and Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano’s position that our borders are more secure than ever, the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife has declared large parts of the Buenos Aires Wilderness area in Arizona off-limits to U.S. Citizens. … Continue reading

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