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Glenn Spencer -- April 25. 2019    
Can We Save Them?
Elephants

All over the world, endangered species are being driven to the brink of extinction by poachers. Laws have been passed, and preserves created, but the people trying to keep poachers out of them continue to be frustrated by the challenges of protecting the boundaries and keeping poachers out.
The technology that American Border Patrol has developed to help protect our borders can help them, too.
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Glenn Spencer -- January 4. 2018    
The Straw Man?
President Trump will soon unveil his secret plans for his border wall. He has repeatedly made it clear that his “wall” must be see-through. What is the difference between a wall and a fence? A Google search provides this most consistent definition: "The difference between a fence and a wall is that you can almost always see through a fence, at least to some degree, while a wall is solid."
    There is one thing for sure that we can say about it --- it won't be a wall.
    Why does the president continue to insist on calling it a wall? Because it is a straw man. Trump may have erected prototype walls on the border that knowing it would make everyone mad. Did he give his opponents a target they could easily knock down - like a straw man?
    Regardless, he will "give in" to those opponents and agree never to build a ‘wall'. He will build something else --- now being designed --- that will be easier to defend.
    It could be more like what the Secure Fence Act of 2006 called for - and almost the entire Congress voted for --- including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
    It could include new sensor technology that DHS/CBP may have found from its recent search.
    He may even make a point to publicly put the hammer down on misguided border technology --- thus saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.
    How the president uses these cards --- a la things like DACA --- is an open question, but be assured he will do so artfully.
    President Trump's head is not full of straw.


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