Migrant camps swell in Mexican border towns
as Central American families flee(Source Reuters)
an increasing number of migrants flee humanitarian crises in Central America,
makeshift encampments are growing along Mexico’s border with the United States,
where the migrants ultimately hope to gain asylum.
than 1,000 people, including hundreds of children, are living in a collection
of tents at the base of an international bridge in Tijuana, according to
Mexico’s national human rights commission.
200 more migrants are camping out in the plaza in Reynosa, across from McAllen,
Texas, the commission said.
has been a sharp increase in the number of Central American children and
families fleeing to the United States in recent months, as the region is gripped
by a worsening economic and hunger crisis.
number of families apprehended by U.S. agents while crossing the border nearly
tripled in February from a month earlier to about 19,000 people.
ports of entry remain closed to the vast majority of asylum seekers.
SENATE CONFIRMS TRANSGENDER EXTREMIST RACHEL
LEVINE TO HHS, ADVOCATE OF SEX CHANGES FOR CHILDREN
Senate on Wednesday confirmed radical transgender extremist Rachel Levine to be
the Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human
Services, an advocate of sex changes for kids and the drugging of children with
puberty blockers. Levine is making history not only as the first transgender to
be approved for a cabinet position by the Senate but also as the first person
to be confirmed after openly supporting sex changes for kids and the drugging of
children with life-altering puberty blockers which can cause irreversible
Noisy Cicadas Are Emerging Earlier
along the East Coast are preparing for a rare and spectacular natural
phenomenon. As spring sets in and the soil warms, the ground will erupt as
billions of cicadas burst from the earth.
an event nearly two decades in the making. Known as Brood X, this massive swarm
has been biding its time underground for the last 17 years.
X is part of a special group of cicadas called “periodical cicadas,” known for
their singular life cycles. Depending on the brood, they emerge only once every
13 or 17 years. As the sun warms their wings for the first time, these
jewellike insects zero in on a single goal: generating the next brood. They’ll
spend a few short weeks swarming nearby trees and finding mates. Then, after
laying their eggs in the branches, they’ll die—a swift and brutal conclusion to
their exceptional lives. Meanwhile, the eggs will hatch and the nymphs will
fall to the ground, burrow into the soil and find nutritious tree roots to feed
on. There, they’ll begin their long wait in the dark.
are only 15 periodical broods in the world, all of them found exclusively in
the eastern United States.
Miami’s South Beach confronts disastrous
spring break (Source
Associated Press) Florida’s famed South Beach is desperately seeking a new
image. With more than 1,000 arrests and nearly 100 gun seizures already during
this year’s spring break season, officials are thinking it may finally be time
to cleanse the hip neighborhood of its law-breaking, party-all-night vibe.
move comes after years of increasingly stringent measures — banning alcohol
from beaches, canceling concerts and food festivals — have failed to stop the
city from being overrun with out-of-control parties and anything-goes antics. This
weekend alone, spring breakers and pandemic-weary tourists drawn by Florida’s
loose virus-control rules gathered by the thousands along famed Ocean Drive, at
times breaking into street fights, destroying restaurant property and causing
several dangerous stampedes. The situation got so out of hand that Miami Beach
Police brought in SWAT teams to disperse pepper bullets and called in law
enforcement officers from at least four other agencies. Ultimately, the city
decided to order an emergency 8 p.m. curfew that will likely extend well into
April after the spring break season is over.
Mystery drones hovered over Navy destroyers
off California, report says (Source nbcnews.com)
drones repeatedly swarmed Navy destroyers off the California coast in July 2019,
and it remains unclear who was behind the brazen nighttime flights, according
to a report on the website The Drive, quoting ship logs. As many
as six drones flew around the
warships at a time in often low-visibility conditions near Southern California’s Channel Islands over a
number of days, with the drones flashing lights and prompting security
precautions onboard, according to the report. The report was based mainly on
Navy ship logs The Drive obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request,
as well as publicly available ship tracking data. A documentary filmmaker, Dave
Beaty, first uncovered some details about drone flights around the USS Kidd, a Navy
the report said.
Suez Canal blocked as massive cargo ship
cargo container ship considered one of the largest in the world has turned
sideways and blocked all traffic, according to officials. The situation is
threatening to disrupt a global shipping system already strained by the
coronavirus pandemic. The MV Ever Given is a Panama-flagged container ship that
carries trade between Asia and Europe. The ship became grounded Tuesday.
Marine Corp., a major Taiwan-based shipping company that operates the ship,
said in a statement provided to The Associated Press that the Ever Given had
been overcome by strong winds as it entered the Suez Canal from the Red Sea.
ship reportedly did not lose any of its containers.
Sowing The Seeds of War. China and Russia’s
Lack of Trust. “Washington’s Hegemonic Aspirations Could Result in a
Is Losing Patience with Washington. “You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry,”
China tells Washington, and China is getting angry.
warns US and its UK, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand puppets to give up
pretending they constitute “world opinion.” See this.
This rebuke to the “Five Eyes” follows a strong dressing down delivered by Yang Jiechi, a ruling member of the Chinese government to the Biden regime at the Alaska talks. Yang Jiechi told the US delegation that “the United States does not have the qualification to say that it wants to speak to China from a position of strength.” In other words, who do you think you are? Where did you get the idea that your self-serving position constitutes international public opinion and that you can lean on us to comply with your position? In their most recent public statements President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov have stopped pleading with the West to be nice.
acknowledged that Washington only wants a hegemonic relationship with
Russia, a relationship inconsistent with Russian sovereignty, and Lavrov said
that the EU’s hostility to Russia could result in Russia breaking off relations
with Europe. Washington is probably too arrogant to hear what it is
being told. This is why I am concerned that Washington’s hegemonic
aspiration can result in a devastating war.
U.S. report warns of threats from white supremacists
spy agencies warned on Wednesday of an ongoing threat that racially motivated
violent extremists, such as white supremacists, will carry out mass-casualty
attacks on civilians while militia groups target police and government
personnel and buildings. Agencies contributing to the assessment by the Office
of the Director of National Intelligence included the FBI, the Department of
Homeland Security and the National Counterterrorism Center. The assessment said
extremists who promote white racial superiority have potentially frequent
communications with extremists abroad who hold similar ideological beliefs and
each seeks to influence the other.
EU plans rollout of travel certificate before
BBC) A digital certificate to kick-start foreign travel should be given to
citizens across the EU “without discrimination”, officials say. The aim is to enable anyone
vaccinated against Covid-19, or who has tested negative or recently recovered
from the virus to travel within the EU. The 27 member states will decide how to
use the new digital certificate. Vaccine passports have faced opposition from
some EU member states over concerns they might be discriminatory. Some argue
that they would enable a minority to enjoy foreign travel without restrictions
while others, such as young people who are not seen as a priority for
inoculation, continue to face measures such as quarantine. European Commission
officials have made clear they want to avoid discrimination.
IRS delays tax filing deadline until May
foxbusiness.com) The IRS appears to have decided
to heed the pleas of lawmakers and advocacy groups who have been urging the tax
agency to postpone this year’s April 15 filing deadline. The IRS confirmed on
Tuesday afternoon that it postponed the deadline until May 17. Bloomberg was
the first to report on Tuesday that the IRS was planning to delay the
deadline by one month.