March 19, 2010

THAT SORT OF SHODDY NATIVE WORKMANSHIP...:

Fence Frustrates Minutemen, Too: East of San Diego, Conservatives Rig Up Cameras and Sensors—and Encounter Same Snafus as the Feds (ANA CAMPOY, 3/18/10, WSJ)

Jim Wood doesn't think the U.S. government is adequately guarding the border with Mexico here. So he has taken on the job himself. [...]

The 45-year-old Web developer has set up 20 cameras at a private ranch here, 50 miles east of San Diego. He wants to eventually over the roughly 2,000 miles from Texas to California.

But if the goal is to show up the government, it isn't working as Mr. Wood planned, thanks to the border's tough weather and vast wilderness.

On a recent rainy afternoon, 16 of Mr. Wood's cameras, which run on solar power, were down; the water had disabled two of the remaining four. The motion detector was off because it was mostly triggered by wind-stirred vegetation, not illegal crossers.


...is why we have to import so many Poles and Mexicans in the first place.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 19, 2010 6:55 AM
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