Friday, August 27, 2010

Illegal Alien Patrol Hampered By Monsoon Flooding

The last weekend of August has turned out to be one of the most remarkable. We decided on conducting a multi-county/group illegal alien patrol a couple of months ago. We managed to get people to travel here from all over the west. Out of all the years of living in Arizona, yesterday was perhaps the most unseasonably cool day I ever experienced in August.

Not long before all of the activity was to begin, heavy monsoon thunderstorms battered the area near Arivaca, AZ and northern Mexico. For two consecutive days, we had to deal with the delays caused by some sever flooding. When a wash floods, there are few options, but to wait until the water subsides because there are no detours.

Despite poor weather conditions, we managed to locate two illegal aliens that walked right into Arivaca, AZ. They both had backpacks and their feet and pant legs were soaked. Within minutes, we found a Border Patrol agent and pointed out the subjects. They were probably on the Wackenhut bus back to Mexico before their feet dried.

We managed to negotiate the mud along the border fence. After following the fence, we saw that it ended 7 miles outside the Port Of Entry at Sasabe, AZ. This area is supposed to be closed to the public because it’s is supposedly too dangerous due to drug gangs from Mexico. We didn’t see any Mexicans with AK-47’s this time. Also missing was the Border Patrol. More often than not, they will come out and make contact with us when we approach the fence. I came to the conclusion that this fence is not much of an obstacle and can be easily defeated by motivated individuals.

We spent out first night camped out on a hillside overlooking Arivaca and the surrounding mountains. We had a perfect vantage point. All we heard were some four legged coyotes and an annoying cow that moo’ed most of the night. After a light breakfast, Coca Cola and Coffee, we broke camp and moved on to another campsite inside the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. This area presented places with less rocks.

We were forced to pitch a tent on some less than desirable ground the night before. I’m glad I had foam sleeping pads to smooth out some of the lumps.

I managed to get the majority of my gear dried out Friday morning only to have it get soaked again by late Friday Afternoon. If I ever ask any of you to go camping with me, keep in mind that it almost always rains. Prepare to get wet and muddy.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Electricity Costs to Skyrocket? A.P.S. to E.D.3 transition in Maricopa, AZ.

Without any regard to the many low income APS customers in Maricopa, AZ, the greedy utility companies with the help of the Arizona Corporation Commission, have decided to “play Monopoly” with our lives. How many of us will find ourselves pushed up against the wall and possibly left in the dark?

APS and Electric District No. 3 (ED-3) have reached an agreement that calls for the sale of APS’ distribution facilities adjacent to and inside of ED-3 boundaries from APS to ED-3. APS currently serves about 4,000 customers in the area of western Pinal County also served by ED-3. Under this agreement, which must be approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission, these customers would be served by ED-3.

This transition has been approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission and will take place by the end of September 2010.

My email to E.D.3:

I am concerned about how the APS/ED3 transition will potentially increase my electric bill by as much as 40%. Currently, I have an “E-3” rate because I am a disabled low income APS customer. Does ED3 have a special rate for low income customers? As a result of an ever increasing cost of living, I live without air conditioning in the summer and without heat in the winter. I simply cannot afford to use the electricity. Will this transition eventually leave me in the dark because I cannot afford the huge increase? Many people in this transition area are poor.

Note: There is no mention of special rates for low income customers anywhere on E.D.3’s website. Both, APS and SRP offer these lower E-3 rates to their poorest customers. As we know, we cannot choose our electricity provider due to a government enforced monopoly. Not one of these 4000 customers had a real say in what would ultimately cause severe financial burdens to their families. The “fix” was on!

E.D.3’s reply to my question:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your email below. ED3 does have a plan similar to the low income and medical plan that APS offers. If you are currently on one of these plans with APS, you will by default be placed on the same plan at ED3 once the transfer has taken place. Some customers will see a 4-5% decrease in monthly power bills, there are no anticipated increases. Please let me know if you have further questions, I would be happy to speak to you over the phone or to continue corresponding by email. Thank you.

Hopefully, this is going to be true. Each and every day we are bombarded with lies. It becomes difficult to separate the truth from all of the lies. Those that are in power firmly believe they cam make a pile of excrement smell like a rose.

Since receiving this reply from ED3, I spoke with two low income ED3 customers. Both of them told me that there is no low income discount. Who do I believe? My friends? The electric company? The answer is obvious.

Believe it or not, I spent less that $570 during the last 12 months on electricity. That represents approximately 4.7% of my annual income. A 40% increase in the cost of electricity will push that up to 6.7%. Just tack that on to the 1% sales tax increase that kicked in recently and you’ll see that there is no relief in sight, especially for fixed income Social Security recipients who will not be looking forward to receiving a cost of living adjustment next year.

In the mean time, banks and insurance companies will continue to enjoy those dubious government bail outs that will be paid for on our backs and the backs of our descendents.

Perhaps, the time has come for angry mobs, armed with pitchforks, to storm the fortress and remove the tyrant.

How will the monthly bills of APS customers moving to ED-3 be impacted?

The standard rates for the two utilities are comparable. The average APS monthly residential bill based on 1,541 kilowatt hours of use is $181.72. ED-3, meanwhile, offers different rates for customers who receive electric service via underground and overhead distribution lines. Based on 1,541 kilowatt hours of usage the average ED-3 residential bill is $188.81 for underground service and $171.67 for overhead service.

The severe impact of this purely financial transaction on the low income “E-3” rate customers is completely ignored. Once again, we can clearly see that the poor have no voice in what takes place in their everyday live and communities. The corporations and a corrupt evil government control everything. We are nothing more than serfs on the transnational corporation controlled global plantation.

This is a unique transaction, and APS will provide new information as it becomes available. In the meantime, customers can visit or call (520) 421-8455.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saturday’s Patrol: Operation Class Trip. . .

Saturday’s patrol was designated “Operation Class Trip” because we took the unique opportunity to show some of our youth the realities of life on the “Illegal Immigration Super Highway” here in Pinal County. It’s in all of our best interest to show our youth what our future might be like if the border is not secured.

With intelligence received from various sources, I’m happy to report that drug and human trafficking have slowed down in our patrol area. Soon, it will be safe enough for all recreational activities.

Despite it being hot and humid today, several well supervised teens came along to observe the damage criminal alien activity has inflicted on the Sonoran Desert National Monument. They saw the trash and waste deposited by Mexicans who could care less about the United States.

I told these young adults and soon to be future voters that they will ultimately have their destinies in their hands. I was pleased to see them take such interests as we know many teens are more concerned with socializing and the latest trends. Hopefully, they will use their skills in text messaging and social networking to stir up interest among their peers.

As soon at the weather cools off this fall, I plan on inviting these budding patriots to come out for an entire weekend.

If anyone still bothers to pick up magazines and read them anymore, here’s a real piece of trash. . . A.K.A. Forbes

I wouldn’t give this rag the honor of being nailed to the outhouse wall.

Open The Borders: Unchecked immigration will solve all of our problems.

There are too many houses and too many unleased offices, empty storefronts and vacant apartments. Too many factories sit idle, and if you sit quietly in some empty cubicles you'll hear the faint haunting sound of a YouTube video surreptitiously played there long ago.

The obvious answer is to open America's borders to any immigrant who wants to live here for more than five years. Permanent residency and full citizenship should be available for the asking,

All I have to say is that Michael Maiello is completely out of his freaking mind. The reader comments make a hell of a lot more sense.

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