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Drone aircraft will patrol drug trafficking routes at sea

The federal government today unveiled an unmanned aerial aircraft that will be used to patrol drug trafficking routes at sea, marking an expansion of predator drone flights by the Department of Homeland Security.

Predator drone aircraft have patrolled the Canadian and Arizona-Mexico border areas for years. The new, modified aircraft, built by Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, is equipped with radar for spotting maritime vessels.

The drone, which will be operated from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida, will begin a test phase next year in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, authorities said. There are no plans in the near future to deploy the aircraft to the California-Mexico border, said Juan A. Munoz Torres, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection.

The agency currently operates three predator drones in Arizona and two in North Dakota, patrolling for cross-border incursions by drug smugglers and illegal immigrants.

-- Richard Marosi in San Diego

 
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Next year Americans had better be on their guard against fraudulent voter registrations and the possibility of illegal immigrants voting in the 2010 Senate elections. Sen.Harry Reid (D-NV) comes up for re-election and if you didn't know already, the great state of Nevada is overwhelmed by foreign nationals of the illegal kind. Be aware that under current voting law, a--UTILITY BILL-- is officially identified as a legal document as identification in Nevada. In states that are heavily involved with illegal immigrants and the product of welfare fraud, Nevada and California specifically should be under the eye of the election authorities. After the ACORN controversy these two Western states have very large apportionments of political illegal immigrant sympathizers and--MUST--be removed from their career seats. Sen.Harry can be attributed to the near destruction of E-Verify, the federal verification program that a growing number of nationwide employers are beginning to use. As a pro-illegal immigrant incumbent he must be ejected from his Senatorial seat, because he is directly involved in the 2010 Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill.These are the worst of the worst with a grading of ( F ) - as according to NUMBERSUSA. They have been adamant conspirators against any immigration enforcement and readily agreeable with another BLANKET AMNESTY.

Bennet, Michael F. - (D - CO) ,Bennett, Robert F. - (R - UT),Dodd, Christopher J. - (D - CT),Feingold, Russell D. - (D - WI),Gillibrand, Kirsten E. - (D - NY),Inouye, Daniel K. - (D - HI),Leahy, Patrick J. - (D - VT),Lincoln, Blanche L. - (D - AR), Mikulski, Barbara A. - (D - MD), Murray, Patty - (D - WA), Reid, Harry - (D - NV), Schumer, Charles E. - (D - NY), (R - AL),Wyden, Ron - (D - OR),

Statement from Gov. Jim Gibbons "Our voting system is very simply the greatest in the world and is the basis of what makes this country great. The allegation that an organization that’s main purpose is to register new voters was doing so fraudulently is very troubling. I believe that requiring a photo ID to vote is a very reasonable protection for our voting system and should be enacted as law by the 2009 Legislature."

WE NEED TO MAKE EXAMPLES OF THEM AND THROW THE IDIOTS OUT OF OFFICE NEXT YEAR? These individuals are just part of the political conspirators who don't mind illegal aliens settling in our nation and stealing AMERICAN JOBS. BE VERY AWARE IF A NEW BLANKET AMNESTY PASSES, YOU WILL BE DONATING TO THE IRS, EVEN MORE MONEY THAN YOU FORCIBLY CONTRIBUTE NOW. HAVE YOU ANY IDEA OF THE BILLIONS THAT ARE LITERARY SNATCHED FROM YOUR WAGE PACKETS EVERY MONTH, TO PAY FOR THE ILLEGAL FAMILIES THEIR CHILDREN? HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG. FOR ALL THE WELFARE PROGRAMS, INCLUDING MONEY FOR THE FAMILIES LIVING UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS ANCHOR BABIES ? THE FOOD STAMPS, THE LOW INCOME SECTION 8 HOUSING AND ALL THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT HANDOUTS, THAT SHOULD ONLY BE APPLICABLE TO US CITIZENS AND PERMANENT RESIDENTS. OUR NATION IS IN TURMOIL BECAUSE WE ARE SLOWLY BEING SOLD AS SLAVES TO THE INTERNATIONAL GLOBALISTS. WE ARE NO LONGER A NATION OF CREDITORS, AS WE ARE NOW DEBTORS TO THE WORLD. REMOVE THOSE WHO WOULD DESTROY OUR FREEDOMS, OUR SOVEREIGNTY & OUR QUALITY OF LIFE.

Those who believe in America’s survival, without OVERPOPULATION as stated by the US Census bureau better read facts at NUMBERSUSA not the lies spawned by open border entities. Those who want details of corruption in WASHINGTON and state government go to JUDICIAL WATCH. Overpopulation, traffic hell should go to CAPSWEB. Other sites of interest on Immigration enforcement is ALIPAC and AMERICAN PATROL. We the people have the ultimate power to throw out anti-sovereignty incumbent politicians. Call and command these do-nothings to--STOP--this facade at 202-224-3121.

We need those drone aircrafts to patrol over our criminal infested ghetto projects here in Los Angeles...Lancaster is a very forward thinking city...


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