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Blogs For Borders Video Blogburst

Our weekly vlog — video podcast on illegal immigration and border security issues. In this weeks edition…

Budget Woes? Several states are cutting benefits for citizens, are they missing something obvious?

100% Preventable! Americans continue to pay the bloody price for open borders! When will the madness end?

The Other War: Mexican drug cartel hitmen assassinate a Phoenix drug dealer. Is there a Mexican military connection?

Download for your ipod here.

Our friend John Monti is facing yet another bogus legal challenge (learn more here) and he could use our support.

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If you’d like to sponsor a show contact us here.

This has been the Blogs For Borders Video Blogburst. The Blogs For Borders Blogroll is dedicated to American sovereignty, border security and a sane immigration policy. If you’d like to join find out how right here.

Switching to WordPress

The day has arrived and I’m excited.  I’m moving to WordPress.  It looks clean and I can have any number of pages for “about”, “links”, etc.  It even has a place for tags!

Bella Coola Beckons

Back in October of 2007, I wrote a post about traveling the road to Bella Coola

Bob Somerville sent me an e mail about and article that appeared in the Globe and Mail Travel section titled
Back to Bella by Jake MacDonald in which he describes his trip on this section of road, Highway 20, thirty years ago and returns to the area again.

Pierre Lassonde and His New Venture New Gold Inc.

I have written twice about Pierre Lassonde former president of Newmont Mining. He has been very accurate in his predictions primarily because he believes paper and hard assets alternate in attractiveness every 12 to 14 years. He says we are smack in the middle of the hard asset cycle.
I have summarized my past posts at the Market Bugle and included an update on his new project New Gold Inc.. His goal is to make New Gold a mid-tier mining company.

The Bump Is Gone!

On June 9th I posted about the bump on my arm. I went to the general surgeon on the 17th and I jokingly said to the nurse as she was escorting me back to the little room, “Well, the bump is gone. Kinda of like going to the auto mechanic and the problem stops.”

The surgeon came in and I said the same thing to him. He took a look and said, “I’m not cutting into you for that!” “The good news,” he said, “cancers don’t disappear. It’s likely that you hit your arm, broke a small vein and the bleeding formed a lump. Keep an eye on it and (take two aspirin and call me in the morning).”

No, he said, call him in three months. There is nothing like good health.

It’s Pig Day

Some think I’m a pig, the MCP kind for the breast motion article yesterday.

This morning I received an email from a friend talking about the bad weather in the mid-west. She writes:

The Ohio farmer said his place was not flooded, but it rained so hard that it has pounded the ground into concrete. He doesn’t think the corn will continue to grow. He said his neighbor was wiped out in a tornado. 300 pound hogs just disappeared. Gone. The metal grain silos were chewed up into little 8 inch squares.

Then this good news from China, courtesy of J-Walk Blog

A pig that survived for 36 days buried beneath rubble in quake-hit southwest China on a diet of charcoal has been hailed as a symbol of the will to stay alive, state press reported Monday.

The pig, who weighed nearly 150 kilograms (330 pounds) at the time of the magnitude-8.0 earthquake on May 12, had lost two thirds of its weight when found last week, the Chongqing Evening Post said.

“Harnessing the untapped power of breast motion.”

One more reason to root for the Oregon State Beavers. Seems Adrienne So, writing at Slate, wondered if breast motion could be harnessed to generate electricity. Her research led her to

LaJean Lawson, a former professor of exercise science at Oregon State University, (who) has studied breast motion since 1985 and now works as a consultant for companies like Nike to develop better sports bra designs.

Lawson was enthusiastic about my idea but warned it would be tricky to pull off. You would need the right breast size and the right material, she explained, and the bra itself would have to be cleverly designed. “It’s just a matter of finding the sweet spot, between reducing motion to the point where it’s comfortable but still allowing enough motion to power your iPod,” she said.

Only since 1985! I have 41 years on her.


Mayor Kitty Piercy of Eugene

CBCNEWS in Canada reports

The U.S. Conference of Mayors, meeting in Miami this week, has approved a resolution calling on its members to ban the use of energy from unconventional sources because of its impact on the environment.

We don’t want to spend taxpayer dollars on fuels that make global warming worse,” said Eugene, Ore., Mayor Kitty Piercy, who submitted the resolution.

Does your rant include ethanol which requires the expenditure of more energy in than we get out?

Mike Erickson: Unfit To Lead Oregon!

What do you make of the story about Mike Erickson and his girlfriend who had an abortion? She says he gave her $300 for an abortion and dropped her off at the clinic on 15th and NE Broadway. He says he didn’t know she was pregnant and that he didn’t know what the $300 was for.

It’s more than a he said/she said situation. She had the abortion and her friends back up her story. Erickson ran as a pro-life candidate and won the right to challenge Sen. Kurt Schrader, D-Canby. in the general election for the 5th Congressional District.

I believe her. This part of her story rings true for me:

Tawnya, now 34, recalled sitting with Erickson in his new Mercedes that January, parked across from the abortion clinic.

“I was bawling so hard I couldn’t speak. He looked so sad. He looked like he cared,” she said.

“I asked him, ‘Are you sure you don’t want a baby?’ ” she said. “He shook his head. I opened the door, got out bawling and crossed the street and walked up to the clinic.”

Oregon deserves better than Mike Erickson. Mike Erickson should resign or recuse himself or what ever it is, and let the state Republicans select a new challenger!


3 Years Ago SCOTUS took Kelo’s House!

Her name is Susette Kelo. On Monday, June 23, 2008, she wants to remind you that today is a special day and she wants to make history:

June 23 is the third anniversary of the infamous Kelo eminent domain case, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed perfectly well-maintained private homes like mine to be taken by the government and handed over for someone else’s private use. Under that ruling, any home could be taken and destroyed to make way for high-end condos. Any small business could be bulldozed to make way for a big box store. And, tragically, that is what is happening in too many parts of our country.

I’d like your help to put an end to that abuse of eminent domain once and for all.

Please go to www.ij.org/keloday today and pledge to give some small contribution to the Institute for Justice (IJ) on June 23.

IJ helped defend my home and my neighbors’ homes when they were threatened by eminent domain for private gain.

IJ continues to defend other homeowners and small property owners in similar fights.

One hundred percent of the money raised on this site (www.ij.org/keloday) on the 23rd will be used to fight eminent domain abuse–the use of eminent domain for private development projects. We recognize that under the Constitution eminent domain can be used for genuine “public use” projects, such as for a courthouse or to build a highway, but when government power is used to take land from one private property owner only to hand that land over to another private person for their private profit, that is an abuse of government’s power.

Our goal is to earn 10,000 donations for IJ on that one day, Monday, June 23.

Leading up to the Kelo argument, the Institute for Justice documented that 10,000 American property owners had their property threatened or actually taken by eminent domain for private use in just a 5-year period. That 10,000 figure inspired IJ and me to seek 10,000 donations from across the country to send a message to those in power that we care about our homes and that the abuse of eminent domain must be stopped.

We are not seeking large contributions on the 23rd: just $25, $50 or $100. Even a $5 contribution will make a difference and add greatly to the ambitious numbers we’re trying to achieve on that day.

And, if you feel strongly enough about this effort and would be willing to forward this to friends who will join us in the fight to end eminent domain abuse, that too would be greatly appreciated.

Together, we can convince policymakers that eminent domain abuse is un-American and must be stopped.

Thank you for your consideration,

Susette Kelo

I contributed $25! Won’t you match me or give what you can. It may be your house next time.

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