Monday, July 19, 2010

3 Points Recon

My observations from July 17/18, 2010 in the southern desert of Arizona. (Three Points area.)

This area is rampant with smuggling, both human and drug, but I wanted to witness it firsthand. On the 17th of July, a group of us went down to see what we would find. We rolled into the area at about 1800 hrs and set up a camp and lookout/watch location. Being that it was night, and I could not film under a half-moon overcast you will have to take my word on this next section. Within 60 minutes of observation, first visual contact was made. About 300 yards south of our position I witnessed a flashlight illuminating and moving. For approximately 2 minutes it was behaving similar to a parking attendant at a large event, ushering a group to a fixed location, then all was dark again. Within the next hour this happened again further down the trail as you would expect but for a very short duration. Was this 1 or 1000, I do not know as at that range visibility was of the light source only. In the third hour of observation a new, subdued light source appeared due west of the original. This was much more erratic and shorter in its usage, and repeated no more than 30 or so seconds before going dark, but at a higher frequency and progressing down the terrain faster. It was shortly after this we were asked, via radio/phone, by Border Patrol to “illuminate our personal lights, sling rifles and holster handguns” as they were in pursuit of a “hostile” and did not want to mistake our group for him/them. We complied and returned to camp.
Since we were later getting started than planned, we did not have time to photograph, and log the surrounding area in the setting sun. The following pictures are of the area the next morning. All photos were taken by me within 100 yards of our camp and the existing road.

There are uncountable numbers of water bottles in the area.

Garbage the strung about, it is difficult to look somewhere and NOT see evidence of what is happening in the area.

Drop points are often in the shade, and any number of items can be found...Bags, hygiene products, baby food packaging, human waste, clothing etc. Keep in mind these are but a sample of over 60 photos taken in an area no larger than a football field.
We will be going back and to other areas in the future.
UPDATE clarification: I/we are in NO WAY affiliated with Ready or the other racist/socialist a-holes around. I do not condone the speeches or platforms he or his group espouse.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

All my bags are packed, guns are good to go...

Heading out at 1600 hrs to the Arizona desert known as "cocaine highway"

Will provide a SITREP upon return. If it is in your nature give out some good thoughts for a safe and productive op.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

DOJ sues Arizona...why you ask????

There are a few things in the gov'ts brief that I can agree with:

"In our constitutional system, the federal government has preeminent authority to regulate immigration matters. This authority derives from the United States Constitution and numerous acts of Congress."
"Although states may exercise their police power in a manner that has an incidental or indirect effect on aliens, a state may not establish its own immigration policy or enforce state laws in a manner that interferes with the federal immigration laws."
However here is where it goes a little hinky:
"Assuring effective enforcement of the provisions against illegal migration and unlawful presence is a highly important interest, but it is not the singular goal of the federal immigration laws." While not the singular goal, a pretty f'n big one.
"See 8 U.S.C. § 1304(e). The INA provides that any alien who fails to comply with this requirement may be fined and imprisoned not more than 30 days. See id.; 18 U.S.C. § 3571." hmmmmmmmm, if Arizona asks for this FEDERALLY REQUIRED ID we are racists, and causing a conflict of federal laws.
"Through a variety of programs, DHS works cooperatively with states and localities to accomplish its mission to enforce the federal immigration laws." Wait a minute here, so local authorities CAN arrest and detain under federal law?
"S.B. 1070’s mandate for verification of alien status will necessarily result in a dramatic increase in the number of verification requests being issued to DHS, and will thereby place a tremendous burden on DHS resources, necessitating a reallocation of DHS resources away from its policy priorities" But a page or so back it was stated that handling immigration WAS a DHS priority, it is called ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement)for Christ's sake. There is much, much more HERE I cannot believe their basic arguments are:
1. It is a federal issue, and even though we are not doing it, it is our game. You are not allowed to play... This is plainly contradicted not only in the brief, but dailyby local law enforcement and state laws dealing with Federal laws. E.G.- Firearms, Alcohol, Tobacco, Speed Limits on Federal roadways, Drug Use, Safety Standards, Building Codes, Lending Laws... and the list can go on and on.
2. Since our above argument sucks, we the Federal Government think that this will make us do a part of our job...and we think it will be really hard.
This whole boondoggle pisses me off, I STAND WITH ARIZONA, and so should you. If this is pushed too hard the citizens of Arizona will start pushing back. As Mike Vanderboegh has said before on federal laws..."they were protecting YOU from US"

Take heed, stay safe,

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Yeah, What They Said....

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.