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  • Watauga Man Accused of Smuggling People Into Texas for Profit By

    10/08/2015 8:33:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | Frank Heinz
    A Watauga man has been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of smuggling undocumented immigrants into Texas for financial gain, according to the Department of Justice. On Sept. 18, deputies with the Frio County Sheriff's Department and agents with the U.S. Border Patrol responded to a 911 call from someone who said they saw several people exiting a tractor-trailer parked at a convenience store in Frio County, southwest of San Antonio. When authorities arrived, they found 39 undocumented immigrants, including 28 men, seven women and four children, from Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico, officials said. "We see hands sticking...
  • El Chapo Is Reportedly Offering $100 Million for the Capture of Donald Trump "Dead or Alive"

    10/07/2015 9:51:58 PM PDT · by free_life · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Trace William Cowen
    Yes, according to TeleSurTV, El Chapo has increased the bounty on Trump's hair hat to a less-than-paltry $100 million. "He was mad," a predictably unnamed source tells the publication. "He wants Donald Trump dead and will pay any amount of money to have Donald Trump’s head." Meanwhile, the entirety of American politics wishes desperately for Donald to quietly exit the 2016 race for the White House, an exit that would essentially be a gift to the nation too precious for a specific valuation.
  • El Chapo Is Reportedly Offering $100 Million for the Capture of Donald Trump "Dead or Alive"

    10/07/2015 4:12:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/7/15 | Yahoo
    With the temperature outside slowly but surely dipping into winter levels, that annoying little tradition otherwise known as hindsight starts to rear its unabashedly annoying head. 2015, though we still have a little less than three months to completely upend this assessment, has given us the rise (or, in the case of these two gentlemen, the rebirth) of many a legend of pop culture, though two titans of headlines snatching reign bafflingly supreme: Donald Trump, that guy you kind of recognize from that one reality show you could never really bring yourself to watch, is still running for president. El...
  • Man who says he was cartel enforcer pleads guilty to murders

    10/06/2015 3:45:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 12 replies
    AP ^ | October 6th, 2015 | By SCOTT SMITH
    VISALIA, Calif. A man who says he was a cartel enforcer pleaded guilty Tuesday to nine counts of murder in California. Jose Manuel Martinez will be sentenced next month to life in prison without the possibility of parole under the terms of a plea deal. He also pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder of a 17-year-old. After being arrested in 2013, the 53-year-old Martinez opened up to investigators about his violent career with more than 30 killings.
  • Top Law Enforcement Official: Terrorists Have Infiltrated U.S. Through Mexico

    10/06/2015 12:34:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 6, 2015
    A few days ago a top law enforcement official finally confirmed that Islamic terrorists have infiltrated the United States through Mexico, a story that Judicial Watch broke last year as part of an ongoing series involving the dangerously porous southern border. Last October JW reported that four members of the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), who entered the U.S. through the Mexican border, were arrested in McAllen and Pharr Texas. Then, over the summer, JW reported that Mexican drug cartels are smuggling foreigners from countries with terrorist links into a small Texas rural town near...
  • Milbank: Trump will lose, or I will eat this column

    10/04/2015 9:42:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | October 4, 2015 | Dana Milbank, The Washington Post
    I never expected to write these words, but I miss Mitt Romney. Last Wednesday, the day the front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination was in New Hampshire alleging that Syrian refugees fleeing for their lives may actually be clandestine terrorists, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee was in Washington, talking sense. "Donald Trump will not be the nominee," Romney told a group of business-school students at Georgetown University. And why won't Trump, who when he isn't besmirching Syrian refugees as terrorists is maligning Mexican immigrants as rapists, get the nod? Because, Romney said, "when all is said and done, the...
  • DOJ: Mexican Cartel Used Middle Eastern Honor System to Launder U.S. Currency

    10/04/2015 12:56:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Oct 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Court documents filed in federal court claim that a suspected drug traffickers linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel used a Middle Eastern honor system to launder drug proceeds. Known as a Hawala, members of the conspiracy would be hired by cartel members in Canada and Mexico to move drug proceeds through the honor system that does not leave a paper trail as couriers move the money between countries. “Drug traffickers in Canada would generate drug proceeds from multi-kilogram and multi-pound sales and distribution of drugs provided by Mexican cartels, including the Sinaloa Cartel,” court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed. A...
  • Illegal Immigrants Could Elect Hillary (Unsaid -Vote for Her)

    10/03/2015 6:25:11 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 14 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | October 03, 2015 | PAUL GOLDMAN and MARK J. ROZELL
    the mere presence of 11-12 million illegal immigrants and other noncitizens here legally may enable them to swing the election from Republicans to Democrats.
  • U.S. a net oil exporter to Mexico for first time in decades

    10/01/2015 9:52:36 AM PDT · by thackney · 18 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | October 1, 2015 | Robert Grattan
    The U.S. sent more crude oil and petroleum products to Mexico than it received for the first time in at least two decades in July, according to the latest government data. The switch from net importer to net exporter underlines a new reality for oil markets: After decades of sourcing oil from south of the border, the U.S., and especially Texas, has plenty of oil. Simultaneously, Mexican production has declined even as the country’s need for oil and the products that come from it have risen. U.S. net imports of oil and petroleum products from Mexico peaked in June of...
  • Donald Trump says 1950s 'Operation Wetback' is model immigration plan

    09/30/2015 4:32:12 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 83 replies
    Donald Trump said that if he were to become president of the United States, part of his immigration policy would be modeled directly after a 1950s policy called "Operation Wetback." In an interview published online for 60 Minutes Overtime, Trump told CBS anchor and correspondent Scott Pelley that his immigration plan to deport all undocumented immigrants in the country and allow them to come in on a per-case basis can work because President Dwight D. Eisenhower did it more than half a century ago. "We are rounding them up in a very humane way, in a very nice way, and...
  • Donald Trump’s ‘humane’ 1950s model for deportation, ‘Operation Wetback’, was anything but

    09/30/2015 7:11:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Post's Morning Mix ^ | September 30, 2015 | Yanan Wang
    In Mexicali, Mexico, temperatures can reach 125 degrees as heat envelops an arid desert. Without a body of water nearby to moderate the climate, the heavy sun is relentless — and deadly. During the summer of 1955, this is where hundreds of thousands of Mexicans were “dumped” after being discovered as migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Unloaded from buses and trucks carrying several times their capacity, the deportees stumbled into the Mexicali streets with few possessions and no way of getting home. This was strategic: the more obscure the destination within the Mexican interior, the less opportunities they...
  • Politician Says Homeless People Should Be Put Down By Lethal Injection (Mexico)

    09/30/2015 7:22:25 AM PDT · by bgill · 45 replies
    andyjwellstumblr ^ | unknown | Andy Wells
    Olga Gutierrez Machorro believes that beggars should be culled with lethal injection, believing it to be in their best interests. She said: “Yes they’re a little crazy, but they’re harmless. “Which is why I think to myself wouldn’t it be kinder to just give them a lethal injection?” Unbelievably, Machorro, who is a member of the local government in Tecamachalco, Mexico, is also the councillor responsible for the Vulnerable Groups Commission - who try to find ways to help the homeless and disadvantaged.
  • The Real Nativists

    09/29/2015 10:23:30 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 29, 2015 | Christopher Manion
    The original piece was published by FGF Books on their website. FRONT ROYAL, VA — Some 30 years ago, Mrs. Alice du Pont Mills invited me to visit her in her expansive Virginia horse farm — several thousand acres of it — about an hour west of Washington. At the time, I was Staff Director for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, and Mrs. Mills told me that she was very concerned about the situation in Central America, where communist-inspired revolutionaries were creating chaos in several countries at the time. Mrs. Mills was also an avid...
  • OPEC’s Family Feud

    09/28/2015 5:47:49 AM PDT · by thackney · 17 replies
    Hellenic Shipping News ^ | 9/28/2015 | Hellenic Shipping News
    When Venezuelan Oil Minister Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonso resigned in 1963, he blasted the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, at the time torn by internal rivalries, for failing to produce any benefits for his country. Half a century later, OPEC is still split and Venezuela is again unhappy, this time at the unwillingness of the organization’s top producer, Saudi Arabia, to rescue oil prices from a six-year low that’s dragging the battered Venezuelan economy into an even deeper crisis. On Sept. 10, Venezuela’s oil minister, Eulogio del Pino, tweeted appeals for OPEC and non-OPEC countries “to have a discussion on...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • Hundreds of deported immigrants with mental disabilities may return to US

    09/26/2015 7:14:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2015
    Hundreds of immigrants with mental disabilities who were deported from the U.S. after representing themselves in court may be allowed to return to the country under a settlement approved by a judge Friday. [Snip] Under the agreement, the federal government said it will help those with reopened cases return to the U.S. and pay for some transportation costs. The settlement comes after an April 2013 injunction that found immigrants with serious mental disabilities have a right to an attorney if they're found mentally incompetent to represent themselves.
  • Chris Matthews: Boehner Should Try To Pass Immigration Reform Before He Leaves

    09/25/2015 1:48:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | September 25, 2015 | Ian Schwartz
    Talking to newly installed MSNBC anchor Brian Williams about the Boehner resignation Friday morning, fellow MSNBC host Chris Matthews said he wishes the outgoing Speaker would try to pass immigration reform before he leaves. "I think it would be great if he said okay, we're a democracy here for a couple hours," Matthews said of Boehner. "We're going to vote on the immigration bill before I leave."
  • Arizona sheriff faces new round of contempt hearings (Arpaio)

    09/24/2015 7:22:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 24, 2015 8:45 PM EDT | Jacques Billeaud
    A new round of contempt-of-court hearings began Thursday in Phoenix against the sheriff in the nation’s sixth-largest city over his defiance of a judge’s order to stop carrying out his signature immigration patrols. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose immigration crackdowns turned him into a national political figure, listened intently as his second-in-command testified about emails involving the agency’s violation of a key court order in the racial profiling case. The order demanding the office stop the patrols was ignored for 18 months. Arpaio could face fines as a result of the hearings and could later be called into criminal...
  • SD County, Tijuana Beaches Dyed Pink for Pollution Study

    09/23/2015 5:26:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Andie Adams
    Scientists are conducting experiements off Tijuana and Imperial Beach through Oct. 17Southern California and Tijuana beaches are going pink… for science. Scientists on both sides of the border are teaming up to find out how pollution moves in the water off Tijuana and Imperial Beach. From Sept. 22 to Oct. 17, researchers with Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Jacobs School of Engineering, and Mexican agencies will dump bright pink, fluorescent dye into the ocean and track how the dye moves along the coast up to 12 miles away for 36 hours. In one of three experiments, the nontoxic dye will...

    09/22/2015 8:04:58 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9-22-2015 | Dennis Michael Lynch
    Published on Sep 22, 2015
  • Strapped to wooden chairs and burnt alive: Two men are fatally punished by furious Mexican villagers

    09/22/2015 2:26:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/21/15 | AP & Khaleda Rahman
    Strapped to wooden chairs and burnt alive: Two men are fatally punished by furious Mexican villagers after alleged car theft Angry villagers beat and then burnt two men to death on the streets of Mexico after accusing them of trying to steal a car. The men were grabbed by the 200-strong mob in the town of San Juan Chamula on Monday, according to a civil defense official, and strapped to wooden chairs before they were lynched. The official, who was not authorized to be quoted by name, said the men had been turned over to police in the southern state...
  • Bush: 'DREAM Act kids should have a path to citizenship'

    09/21/2015 1:54:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/21/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Jeb Bush responded to hecklers chanting “no hope without our vote” on Monday by reiterating his support for granting a pathway to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants. The protest came minutes into the GOP presidential candidate's speech at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s national convention. Bush addressed the demonstrators directly, sharing a more moderate piece of his immigration program that has drawn the ire of some conservatives. “Here’s what I believe. I believe we need immigration reform. I’ve been clear about this. I believe that DREAM Act kids should have a path to citizenship,” he said. “I’ll...
  • 'Surprising' Uptick in Unaccompanied Children Crossing Border in August, White House Says

    09/21/2015 1:09:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    ABC ^ | Sep 21, 2015, 3:25 PM ET | Jim Avila and Serena Marshall
    There has been a spike in the number of people illegally crossing the Southwestern US border in August, including a significant uptick in unaccompanied children, ABC News has learned. ... “We have the month of August, a surprising uptick, and it still is below -- far below the levels that we saw at the peak last year," White House Press secretary Josh Earnest said. "In August, the numbers decline because of the weather patterns. Instead, we saw a -- an increase. So that is something that is concerning.”

    09/20/2015 3:48:07 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/19/2015 | Edwin Mora
    Jack Riley, the No. 2 at the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), signaled support for Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the Southern border in a recent interview centered on hunting down Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. In an exclusive interview with Yahoo News, the acting deputy administrator at the Obama administration’s DEA agency, discussed why the U.S. government is invested in hunting escaped convict El Chapo, the leader of Mexico’s brutal Sinaloa cartel. Riley explained why El Chapo and his murderous criminal empire are a threat to the United States. The Sinaloa cartel has been...
  • 4 arrested in video-recorded beating after 49ers game

    09/19/2015 9:03:46 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 19, 2015 | Hamed Aleaziz
    Three men and a teenager were arrested in connection with the brutal beating of a Minnesota Vikings fan, which happened after the 49ers’ “Monday Night Football” game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, police said Friday.
  • Hillary is ready to fight the war on drugs… in Mexico

    09/19/2015 5:39:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Regarding the moment when I first saw the title of the article, Hillary Clinton Willing to Cross Border to Combat Heroin, I have a confession to make. My first thought was, send us a postcard and be sure to wear some body armor. I mean, why not? She still looks pretty scrappy for her age, and if she managed to take out a few cartel operatives then at least she’d have something to point to as an accomplishment as she runs for president. Sadly, that’s not really what she meant at all. (ABC News) Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton...
  • Killing of Mexican Tourists in Egypt: How Did the Tragedy Happen?

    09/19/2015 10:51:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Friday, 18 September 2015 | Sonia Farid
    The killing of 12 people, eight of whom were Mexican nationals, in Egypt’s Western Desert is an incident like no other for several reasons. Egypt has seen cases of terrorists killing tourists, and security forces killing terrorists. But this time it was security forces killing tourists. The reason for the attack, which also injured six other Mexicans, and four Egyptians, is that security forces mistook the tourists, their guides and drivers for militants. The controversy was taken to another level when victims were said to have ventured into a restricted area. Each relevant state authority absolved itself of contributing to...
  • Migration activists hope Pope Francis will push US deportation reform

    09/18/2015 5:29:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 18, 2015 | Tom Dart
    Entwined by history, geography and culture, Nogales, in Sonora, Mexico, and Nogales, Arizona, are the gateway towns to what marketers like to call the Sun Corridor. To deported migrants, though, Nogales is a dark and disturbing place – an exit, not an entry.
  • New Barrier for Immigrants: Texas Birth Certificate

    09/18/2015 4:41:44 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/17/2015 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    McALLEN, Tex. — At the Republican debate Wednesday and throughout the campaign, candidates led by Donald J. Trump have assailed illegal immigration, and some have questioned whether children who are born to immigrants in this country illegally should be considered American citizens. But here on the Texas border some communities are engaged in activities that go beyond talk, enforcing some of the toughest rules in the country limiting the types of ID parents can show to receive copies of birth certificates. The result has been a refusal to issue birth certificates to many of the Texas-born children of immigrants here...
  • Pro-Migrant Paper Admits There Are Too Many, Benefits Are Too High, And Many Are ‘Civil Warriors’

    09/16/2015 1:57:53 PM PDT · by Black Agnes · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Sep 2015 | Sarkis Zeronian
    Germany, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, has driven the debate on the handling of migrants in recent weeks, but there are signs that domestic tolerance is becoming stretched. At the same time some local governments are looking at measures which risk further anger, such as compulsory rental of private property for migrant housing. When Chancellor Merkel first announced that Germany would open its borders to welcome Syrian migrants, she enjoyed a degree of support from domestic and international media. Even from the outset Merkel’s move was not without its domestic critics. As Breitbart London previously reported, there were those among...
  • On Immigration,Donald Trump More Aligned With Black Community Than Obama And The NAACP

    09/16/2015 1:49:25 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | Jerome Hudson
    Hardworking black Americans are being crushed under the weight of an illegal alien workforce, ever expanding as a direct result of the policies of America’s first black president.
  • Homeland secretary blasts San Francisco sanctuary policy

    09/15/2015 5:55:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 9/15/15 | Sudhin Thanawala
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday criticized San Francisco's policy of not cooperating fully with immigration officials, calling it counterproductive and unacceptable. The city's sanctuary policy has come under scrutiny since the shooting in July of Kate Steinle as she walked with her father and a family friend along the San Francisco waterfront. The shooting triggered a national debate over immigration after it was revealed the man charged in the killing, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, had been deported five times to his native Mexico and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request from immigrations authorities...
  • FLASHBACK: ... Columba Bush ... Still, she knows how to campaign for a cause: her native Mexico

    09/15/2015 4:20:37 PM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 31, 1991 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA
    EXCERPT (Columba) Bush decided to continue campaigning, especially in Latino communities, where her presence and bilingual skills were highly valued. Later that year, at the Republican National Convention, she took the podium to second her father-in-law's nomination. She had prayed to the Virgin of San Juan for strength. After much prayer and thought, she would give up her Mexican citizenship to vote for George Bush. "That was a difficult decision to make because up until then I didn't see any necessity to change my citizenship. My husband wanted me to stay as a Mexican citizen, and the whole family has...
  • George P. Bush disputes report he's missed a lot of work since Jeb's campaign launch

    09/14/2015 11:44:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 9/14/15 | Associated Press
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has been out of the state or otherwise off of work nearly half of the time since his father entered the Republican race for president, despite pledges to remain focused on his elected office, a newspaper claims. The Houston Chronicle examined Bush's calendar, agency records and social media accounts to determine that he had been away on personal time related to the presidential campaign and other reasons for 23 of the first 50 work days since his father, Jeb Bush, announced his bid on June 15.
  • George P. Bush pushes back on report that he’s shirking state duties to campaign for dad (Busted!)

    09/14/2015 8:39:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/14/15 | Tom Benning
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is pushing back hard on a news report that he’s shirking his official state duties to campaign for his father’s presidential campaign. The Houston Chronicle on Sunday reported that Bush was out of the office for the equivalent of 23 of the first 50 workdays since his dad, Jeb, announced his White House bid. That tally came from an analysis of the younger Bush’s official schedule. But a Bush spokesman said in a lengthy, open letter that the report was “inaccurate” and that Bush had tended to state business for 50 of 63 days...
  • Land Commissioner George P. Bush chalking up absences to campaign for dad

    09/13/2015 4:31:29 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 9/13/15 | Brian M. Rosenthal, Austin Bureau
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has been out of the state or otherwise off of work nearly half of the time since his father entered the GOP race for president, records show, raising questions about whether the scion is fulfilling his pledge to remain focused on his first elected office. Personal time — both related to the presidential race and for other reasons — took the commissioner away for the equivalent of 23 of the first 50 work days after father Jeb Bush announced his bid on June 15, according to an analysis of records obtained under the Public...
  • George P. Bush racks up 23 days out of state or off work since dad announced campaign

    09/13/2015 12:57:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    The Republic ^ | 9/13/15 | Associated Press
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has been out of the state or otherwise off of work nearly half of the time since his father entered the GOP race for president, despite pledges to remain focused on his elected office. The Houston Chronicle ( ) examined Bush's calendar, agency records and social media accounts to determine that he had been away on personal time related to the presidential campaign and other reasons for 23 of the first 50 work days since his father, Jeb Bush, announced his bid on June 15. According to the newspaper's analysis, George P. Bush took...
  • Jeb Bush's son paved the way for links in Hong Kong (George P. no-show TX Land Commissioner)

    09/13/2015 5:26:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 9/13/15 | Lana Lam
    It's usually "like father, like son", but in the case of Jeb Bush's eldest son, George P. Bush, it was the younger generation who paved the way, rubbing shoulders with Hong Kong's top movers and shakers more than a decade ago. In 2001, the then 25-year-old law student George Prescott Bush came to Hong Kong for an eight-week stint at a law firm. The younger Bush made quite an impression, meeting up on several occasions with then chief executive Tung Chee-hwa and striking up friendships with key influencers. "I've met Tung Chee-hwa on several occasions, Richard and Victor Li and...
  • Maize (Corn) May Have Been Domesticated In Mexico As Early As 10,000 Years Ago

    06/29/2008 2:03:58 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 305+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-27-2008 | American Society of Plant Biologists
    Maize (Corn) May Have Been Domesticated In Mexico As Early As 10,000 Years AgoVarious unusually colored and shaped maize from Latin America. (Credit: Photo by Keith Weller / courtesy of USDA/Agricultural Research Service) ScienceDaily (June 27, 2008) — The ancestors of maize originally grew wild in Mexico and were radically different from the plant that is now one of the most important crops in the world. While the evidence is clear that maize was first domesticated in Mexico, the time and location of the earliest domestication and dispersal events are still in dispute. Now, in addition to more traditional macrobotanical...
  • FSU Anthropologist Finds Earliest Evidence Of Maize Farming In Mexico (7,300 YA)

    04/10/2007 10:37:52 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 640+ views
    Eureka Alert/FSU ^ | 4-9-2007 | Mary Pohl/FSU
    Contact: Mary Pohl 850-644-8153 Florida State University FSU anthropologist finds earliest evidence of maize farming in Mexico TALLAHASSEE, Fla.--A Florida State University anthropologist has new evidence that ancient farmers in Mexico were cultivating an early form of maize, the forerunner of modern corn, about 7,300 years ago - 1,200 years earlier than scholars previously thought. Professor Mary Pohl conducted an analysis of sediments in the Gulf Coast of Tabasco, Mexico, and concluded that people were planting crops in the "New World" of the Americas around 5,300 B.C. The analysis extends Pohl's previous work in this area and validates principles...
  • Anti-immigrant discourse is "un-American": Obama

    09/15/2015 3:37:29 AM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 70 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/14/2015 | AFP
    Des Moines (United States) (AFP) - President Barack Obama called anti-immigrant sentiment in Republicans' presidential campaign discourse "un-American", appearing without naming names, to be condemning the incendiary rhetoric of frontrunner Donald Trump. "This whole anti-immigrant sentiment that's out there in our politics right now is contrary to who we are," Obama said during a town hall meeting at an Iowa high school. "Because unless you are a Native American, your family came from some place else." .. SNIP .. Without naming Trump or his rivals, Obama denounced that on Monday. "We can have a legitimate debate about how to set...
  • When Did Jeb Bush Become the Smarter Brother?

    09/14/2015 7:37:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/14/15 | Anna North
    Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign has brought with it a resurgence of the idea that he’s the smarter of the two political Bush brothers. Experts on the Bush family say it’s an old idea, but it may not be correct. The notion that Jeb is the smart one has its roots in the brothers’ youth, according to Bill Minutaglio, the author of “First Son: George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty.” “Growing up,” he said in an email, “Jeb’s older brother was given to the kind of backslapping, grinning and preening that led some family members and friends to believe...
  • The women vanishing without a trace[Mexico]

    09/14/2015 3:42:08 PM PDT · by Theoria · 36 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 Sept 2015 | Nina Lakhani
    Thousands of women and girls disappear in Mexico every year - many are never seen alive again. When one couple realised their daughter was missing, they knew they didn't have long to find her. Elizabeth realised something was terribly wrong within 15 minutes of her teenage daughter, Karen, disappearing. "I just knew it, I had an anguish that I'd never felt before. I searched the streets, called friends and family, but no-one had seen her," she says. "She'd gone to the public toilets with nothing - no money, no mobile phone, no clothes… We thought she'd been kidnapped." Karen disappeared...
  • Egyptian security forces shoot at Mexican tourist convoy, kill 12: statement

    09/13/2015 5:47:47 PM PDT · by windcliff · 34 replies ^ | 9-13-15 | Ahmed Mohamed Hassan and Ahmed Tolba
    Egypt's police and military killed 12 Egyptians and Mexicans and injured 10 when they accidentally shot at a Mexican tourist convoy whilst engaging militants in the country's western desert, the ministry of interior said on Monday. "A joint force from the police and military, whilst chasing terrorist elements in the oasis area of the western desert tonight, accidentally engaged four four-wheel drives belonging to a Mexican tourist group," the ministry said in a statement.
  • Black Rapper Azealia Banks Shows How Trump’s Message Resonates With Black Voters

    09/13/2015 10:31:54 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Sept 2015 | Julia Hahn
    As polls show Donald Trump performing better than ever with black voters, progressive rapper Azealia Banks is expressing support for Trump’s popular immigration policy because of the positive impact it could have on black Americans. “Do you think it’s bad that I sort of agree with [Trump’s] stance on immigration?” the rapper wrote on her Instagram account on September 7th. Banks, a black rapper from Harlem, made headlines in March of this year by declaring her hatred for “this country” and “white Americans.” Banks explained that her support for Trump’s immigration plan is based on the detrimental impact mass immigration...

    09/12/2015 12:16:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 235 replies
    the rightscoop ^ | September 11, 2015 | By soopermexican
    In this interview with Greta on Fox News, Ben Carson explained why he thought Trump’s “deport em all” policy was unworkable and why a guest worker program makes more sense. Watch below: I’m not sure I agree completely with Ben Carson on that – as far as I’ve heard, the component price of produce having to do with labor is about 10%. So DOUBLING the wages you pay someone would only mean a 10% raise in the price of tomatoes. Would Americans be willing to pick tomatoes if they were paid $15-$20 an hour? I have a feeling they...
  • California Will Give Free High School Diplomas To Kids Who Flunked Out

    09/12/2015 8:05:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 11, 2015 | Blake Neff
    The state of California is poised to award thousands of high school degrees to dropouts by passing a new law retroactively removing the requirement to pass a high school exit exam. The California High School Exit Exam (CASHEE) was created in 2004, and is intended to make sure that students have a rudimentary grasp of English and mathematics before being awarded a high school diploma, and to counter the phenomenon of students receiving passing grades while learning almost nothing. The test is hardly complex. The math test, for instance, only covers 8th grade-level material and can be passed if students...
  • 400,000 immigrants lose Obamacare coverage

    09/12/2015 8:09:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/12/15 | Bradford Richardson
    New government procedures have caused more than 400,000 immigrants to lose healthcare coverage they received under Obamacare this year, according to the Associated Press. The change in procedure shortens the timeframe during which foreign-born citizens can resolve eligibility issues, which has caused 423,000 people to lose their state-sponsored benefits. The healthcare law provides a 95-day window for citizens to resolve documentation issues and remain eligible for coverage. The time-marker was not in place in 2014, because that was the first year of’s expanded coverage. A total of 109,000 people lost coverage due to immigration-related issues in 2014. The National...
  • George P. Bush to speak at Riverside County GOP's Liberty Dinner (P. to skip work again!)

    09/12/2015 10:21:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    PE ^ | 8/21/15 | Jeff Horseman
    Those who don’t regularly follow politics might not be familiar with George P. Bush. But they’ve surely heard of his father, uncle and grandfather. The son of former Florida governor and 2016 White House hopeful Jeb Bush, George P. Bush will deliver the keynote speech at the Republican Party of Riverside County’s annual Liberty Dinner on Oct. 15. Having been elected Texas land commissioner in 2014, George P. Bush, 39, is the grandson of America’s 41st president, George H.W. Bush, and the nephew of the 43rd president, George W. Bush. “George P. Bush is a rising star in the Republican...
  • Airplane Full of Illegal Immigrants Seized at Texas Border

    09/10/2015 7:02:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 9/10/15 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Federal authorities have seized a private airplane full of illegal immigrants. The aircraft was being used in an attempt to smuggle seven illegal immigrants from the Texas border into the interior U.S. to avoid immigration checkpoints. The arrests of the seven illegal immigrants and seizure of the airplane took place on Sunday morning following a routine inspection at the McAllen Miller International airport, information released by the Air and Marine branch of U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealed.It was during that inspection that authorities found the illegal immigrants hiding inside a Beech King Air E90 aircraft. The airplane’s pilot, a...