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Old 09-05-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: square thing with a roof
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Last year, UC San Diego art professor Ricardo Dominguez spearheaded a project to help illegal immigrants. He and his team equipped GPS-enabled mobile phones with border-specific information that would provide people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border a way to find water and, ergo, to continue living. In order to fund the development of the app, called the Transborder Immigrant Tool, Dominguez applied for, and was awarded, a grant by his institution, the University of California at San Diego.

Funding the TBT to the tune of $5,000, apparently, enfuriated some SoCal high and mighties, including Congressman Duncan Hunter, who believed the project broke the law. An investigation was launched.
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Dominguez responded.

"Water Stations Inc. and Border Angels see that TBT does function, not only to give "last mile" help to the user leading them directly to known water caches left for immigrants - but under how the poetics of the project function. Both NGOs have agreed to work with us because they have worked with the TBT and indeed it does work." But he cautions, "Remember we are not engineers - we are artists first and foremost."
Gee, if he's an Art Professor shouldn't he be spending that grant money (funded by taxpayers!) on something, I don't know ... art related, perhaps?

Building an application that HELPS illegals is NOT "art" related and not only that, it's illegal to aide and abet an illegal. Why wasn't this bleeding-heart professor charged with aiding and abetting a criminal element?

Source: Mobile Water-Finder for Illegal Immigrants Gets Professor in Hot Water
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:42 PM
 
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Gee, if he's an Art Professor shouldn't he be spending that grant money (funded by taxpayers!) on something, I don't know ... art related, perhaps?

Building an application that HELPS illegals is NOT "art" related and not only that, it's illegal to aide and abet an illegal. Why wasn't this bleeding-heart professor charged with aiding and abetting a criminal element?

Source: Mobile Water-Finder for Illegal Immigrants Gets Professor in Hot Water

Ricardo Dominguez, go figure.
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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I agree! Helping other people find water and continue living should be stopped immediately.
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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well ... It can be an "art" project, it's an obscure definition thing/form/whatever at the moment.
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: square thing with a roof
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I agree! Helping other people find water and continue living should be stopped immediately.
I didn't say helping anyone live and find water should be stopped. Don't put words in my mouth. I'm saying that this "ART" professor should NOT have used GRANT FUNDS paid for with taxpayer money to build ANY application (regardless of its use) to aide and abet illegal aliens.
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:23 PM
 
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Let's just give California to Mexico and build a wall along the state line.
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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I fail to see what this "project" has to do with "art" frankly. Unless it's the art of being disingenuous which these liberal professors seem to have honed to the nth degree.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:27 PM
 
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geek, if this project wasn't made then people would die as a result. I'm not putting words in your mouth and if you didn't agree with that part of the quote you should have indicated that.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:29 PM
 
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geek, if this project wasn't made then people would die as a result. I'm not putting words in your mouth and if you didn't agree with that part of the quote you should have indicated that.
Did you actually read the article? Their "App" is pretty much useless for what it's designed for.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:36 PM
 
Location: bold new city of the south
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geek, if this project wasn't made then people would die as a result. I'm not putting words in your mouth and if you didn't agree with that part of the quote you should have indicated that.


"He and his team equipped GPS-enabled mobile phones with border-specific information that would provide people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border".

If they weren't crossing the border, breaking the law, they wouldn't need the water.

Why should we (taxpayers) pay for people to break the law.

Those people should stay HOME, we don't want them!
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