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Our Hypocritical Neighbors – Poor Kids Being Trafficked to the US

I feel bad for Mexican citizens.  They have a great country, rich in resources, oil deposits, great beaches, and lots of hard working great people.  So how is it that Canada and the United States have so much prosperity and freedom while Mexicans who share our abundant North American continent continue to struggle?  It is not the people.  People of all races are equally gifted intellectually and physically.  It is not a lack of resources either, they don’t live in a barren desert.

Unfortunately, it is a long history of corrupt government where a few people control everything and the people suffer.  For years it was the communist party leadership, the military, and the drug lords.  Now it has shifted to a rich elite, petty officials and drug lords.  No wonder so many try to make it here to the United States where they succeed so much better.  I am for letting anyone in who has a job, is not a felon or terrorist, and is willing to work under a Visa or work towards becoming a citizen.  However, I am also for knowing everyone who comes in and what they are planning to do.

Here comes the hypocrisy – we have a Marine with PTSD who accidentally turns into Mexico, tells them, and yet gets arrested and still does not have a court date.  We are evil in the United States for wanting to know who enters our country, but the Mexican government puts people in prison who violate their borders and they are guilty until proven innocent.  On Mexico’s southern borders, immigrants from even poorer Central American countries are often raped, robbed, and then deported or imprisoned.

Coyotes, or human traffickers, often make as much as $5,000 per head to bring people to the United States.  Often they are held prisoner for more money after they arrive, or turned over to evil people, or left to die in the desert.  Over 50,000 children from Central America have now been allowed to drive through Mexico, unmolested, and even told by Mexican officials where to turn themselves in.  So, one Marine wanting to turn around gets arrested, but 50,000 kids in buses slip through unnoticed?  Of course not.  The coyotes are making around $250 million per month from these kids alone.  I am sure there is plenty for bribes.

Now we get poor kids, some with TB and other diseases.  Our federal government is dumping them all over the United States by plane and by bus.  What is going to happen to those poor children?  They are given a notice to appear in court.  Only 20% do appear.  Those take twelve to eighteen months to deport.  The other 80% disappear into our society.  Our federal government and the Mexican government are now some of the greatest human traffickers in history.  How many of those kids are going to be subject to sex crimes, poor education, and no healthcare?

I am Irish.  My people came here as immigrants, poor and hated.  I want immigrants.  I want Mexicans who want to come here and work hard and live the dream.  But something has to be done.  We need our “friends” in Mexico to cut off the bus traffic.  We need real border control.  We need streamlined immigration both for workers and those wishing to become citizens.  Without some sort of ordered process and control we are only seeing the beginnings of chaos which will harm those poor kids the most.


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Am I The Only One?

Am I the only one that wonders why President Obama put his whole administration behind dealing with our enemies the Taliban and releases these terrorists:

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To free this deserter:

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But when a decorated Marine accidentally drives into Mexico by accident (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi):

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All he gets is a hashtag?


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23 Million Year Old Lizard Found in Amber

Lizard Fossil Found: 23-Million-Year-Old Remains Preserved In Amber In Mexico (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 07/11/2013 1:52 pm EDT  |  Updated: 07/14/2013 4:44 pm EDT

A beautiful gem or a scientist’s dream? You can have both, as researchers in Mexico recently discovered after finding the remains of a 23-million-year-old lizard fossil, well preserved with soft tissue samples, in a small piece of amber.

Amber often contains small remains of plants and animals, but it is rare to find complete vertebrates such as this lizard.

While it’s currently too early to confirm the small lizard’s species, preliminary examination suggests the important specimen might be a new species belonging to the genus Anolis. This means that the little guy may provide an invaluable opportunity to learn more about an evolutionarily important and impressively adaptive species.

After all, Anolis lizards have fascinated scientists for years, and have provided researchers with an on-the-ground look at evolutionary processes at work. In 2012, a study involving brown anole lizards in the Bahamas was heralded for its documentation of natural selection, according to LiveScience.

Considered an example of evolutionary diversification, the Anolis genus includesseveral hundred different species that live across the Neotropics, Nature notes. The lizards thrive in warmer climates and are often outfitted with large finger and toe pads, which help them climb over a variety of surfaces quickly and efficiently.

The Mexican fossil was found a few months ago in Simojovel, an area of the Mexicanstate of Chiapas well known for its amber deposits.

The trapezoidal piece of amber is only about 1.7 inches by 0.5 inches, but it contains “a complete and articulated animal that also preserves remains of soft tissue and skin,” Francisco Riquelme of the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s Physics Institute told Spanish international news agency EFE.

Chiapas’ Paleontology Museum director, Gerardo Carbot, dated the remarkable fossil back 23 million years through an examination of the translucent, honey-colored amber that encased it, EFE reports. The lizard is now on display in Chiapas’ Amber Museum, located in nearby San Cristóbal de las Casas.

As the BBC notes, amber is formed when resin from a plant fossilizes after becoming buried in sediment. The substance can be a gold mine for archeologists and paleontologists.

In large enough quantities, the viscous substance can trap small creatures, insects and even types of fragile flowers. But even when this does happen, to find a specimen this old with soft tissue remaining is rare, according to the Associated Press.

The amber of Simojovel has contained valuable samples in the past, according to Popular Science — including a pair of fossilized flowers that will be presented during this year’s international Botany Conference at the end of July.

Some of the most striking amber fossils discovered around the world in recent months include a 100-million-year-old spider attack, and a trio of 230-million-year-old insects discovered in Italy.

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Ancient Alien Skulls?

Ancient, deformed skulls fuel ‘alien’ theories

By Benjamin Radford

Digging History

Published December 20, 2012

Discovery News

Archaeologists digging near Mexico’s Sonora desert have discovered what appears to be the burial ground of an early Mesoamerican society, including signs of deformed skulls.

According to a story at Past Horizons Archaeology,

The burial ground consists of 25 individuals; 13 have intentional cranial deformation and five also have dental mutilation, cultural practices which are similar to those of pre-Hispanic groups in southern Sinaloa and northern Nayarit, but until now, have not been seen in Sonora…. Archaeologist Cristina Garcia Moreno, director of the research project…said that, “Cranial deformation in Mesoamerican cultures was used to differentiate one social group from another and for ritual purposes, while the dental mutilation in cultures such as the Nayarit was seen as a rite of passage into adolescence. This is confirmed by the findings at the Sonora cemetery where the five bodies with dental mutilation are all over 12 years in age.”

The main significance to archaeologists is that the discovery suggests the presence (or influence) of Mesoamerican societies much farther north than previously believed.

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‘Cranial deformation in Mesoamerican cultures was used to differentiate one social group from another.’

– Past Horizons Archaeology

However for many UFO buffs, the discovery suggests something else entirely: that extraterrestrials (or their half-human hybrid offspring) may have been buried there. Of course the Internet being what it is, it didn’t take long for alien conspiracy theories to raise their oblong heads.

This is not the first time that weird skulls found in Mexico have been offered as evidence for ancient extraterrestrial visitation.

A child’s deformed skull — later dubbed the “Starchild skull” — was found in the early 1930s in the arid region around Chihuahua. It was later sold to a UFO researcher who has exhibited the artifact at UFO and paranormal-themed conferences for many years, claiming that it is too unusual to be fully human and is the offspring of an extraterrestrial male and a human female.

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Scientists, however, are skeptical; two sets of DNA tests (one in 1999 and another in 2003) confirmed that the skull was in fact human: a Native American or Mesoamerican male child who likely suffered from hydrocephalus, a condition which leads to skull elongation and deformation.

A common theme pervades mystery-mongering circles: Anything not immediately explainable or obvious is interpreted as a baffling mystery, often with paranormal connotations.

Thus a strange object in the sky becomes a flying saucer; a mangy dead coyote becomes a chupacabra; and a deformed or sick child’s skull becomes an alien hybrid. Science fiction speculation is fun, but should not eclipse the real science and significance of these stories; truth is often stranger — and more interesting — than fiction.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2012/12/20/ancient-deformed-skulls-fuel-alien-theories/?intcmp=features#ixzz2GnaMYKf3

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