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  • Administration will not reunite any children with parents in custody, Cabinet secretary says

    06/27/2018 6:00:23 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 30 replies
    msm ^ | 6/26/2018 | Jazmine Ulloa
    The Trump administration will not reunite any migrant children with parents still held in immigrant detention facilities unless current federal law changes first, a top administration official told Congress on Tuesday. The statement by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, whose agency currently has custody of 2.047 children separated from their parents after being apprehended crossing the border illegally, confirmed what immigrant advocates have feared: The administration will reunite children with their parents quickly only if the parents drop their claims for asylum in the U.S. and agree to be deported. Under administration policy, immigrants claiming asylum are held...
  • (No) SURPRISE! Post-Executive Order, The Left Rages Against Family Togetherness At The Border

    06/22/2018 10:31:55 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 8 replies
    RedState ^ | June 21, 2018 | Alex Parker
    Okay, this one’s a doozy. Over the last few weeks, here’s what has happened: A photograph went viral, spawning a great left-wing outcry over the fact that children were being put in cages (see the photo here). The Left’s immediate response was to: Blame Donald Trump — This was wrong, since the practices at the border are in response to law, not merely “policy.” The law in question began with the Clinton administration (its history is explained here). Ask how Trump could let something like that which was pictured actually happen — This was wrong, because the photo was from...
  • Who Is Dolly Gee, the Judge Deciding the Fate of Trumps Executive Order?(about Flores order)

    06/22/2018 5:54:56 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 33 replies
    nytimes(New York Times) ^ | June 21, 2018 | Tim Arango
    LOS ANGELES Judge Dolly M. Gee has called the treatment of immigrant children in detention deplorable in a legal opinion. She has castigated the federal government for fear mongering when it argued that the detention of migrant families at the border was a necessary deterrent. And that was during the Obama administration. (clip) The Trump administration, in issuing the executive order, is expected to ask the federal courts to alter a 1997 consent decree known as the Flores settlement that limits the detention of migrant families to no more than 20 days. Right now we have the lawful authority...
  • Trumps executive order to end family separation might run afoul of a 1997 court ruling

    06/21/2018 8:42:08 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 35 replies
    vox ^ | Jun 20, 2018, | Dara Lind and Dylan Scott
    Subtitle :Flores settlement, Getting rid of the requirement to let kids out of immigration custody quickly will take more than a stroke of the pen The solution to the crisis of family separation at the US-Mexico border, the Trump administration has decided, is to get rid of a 1997 federal court decision that strictly limits the governments ability to keep children in immigration detention. The administration has fingered Flores v. Reno, or the Flores settlement, as the reason it is forced to separate parents from their children to prosecute them. It claims that because it cannot keep parents and children...
  • Andrew Cuomo on MSNBC Chris Hayes tonight:Trumps order keeping families together is illegal

    06/20/2018 6:06:29 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 48 replies
    MSNBC/CNN | 6/20/2018 | SOL
    You had to see what came before Hayes: Chris Matthews spending a whole hour taking a victory lap over Trumps latest order keeping families together, calling Trump a liar for saying there was a law against keeping them together. Hayes(show) comes on 8pm and he does the same for ~ 10 minutes then brings on Andrew Cuomo who says the order means nothing because its illegal to keep the kids with their parents (adult family members) and will be halted by a judge. Better yet Cuomo goes on to say he is suing the government for splitting up the families...
  • Javanese Fossil Skull Provides New Insights into Ancient Humans

    02/28/2003 3:48:16 AM PST · by PatrickHenry · 71 replies · 589+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 28 February 2002 | Sarah Graham
    A routine construction dig has turned up a fossil skull that is giving scientists a better glimpse inside the head of our ancient predecessor, Homo erectus. According to a report published today in the journal Science, the find suggests that the H. erectus population that occupied the island of Java was isolated from other Asian populations and probably made only minimal genetic contributions to the ancestry of modern humans. So far, more than 20 hominid skull fossils have been found at sites in Java. The latest, dubbed Sm 4 (see image), was recovered from the bed of the Solo River...
  • Trump Just Released Even MORE Evidence of Hillarys Crimes

    06/04/2017 11:16:24 AM PDT · by yoe · 82 replies
    Conservatibe Daily ^ | June 3, 2017 | Max McGuire
    After the latest bombshell, Congressmen and Senators are calling for the Clinton email scandal to be re-opened! Yesterday, the Trump administration quietly released even more of Hillary Clinton's previously-unreleased emails and it includes a bombshell. There is now (concrete evidence) that Hillary Clinton emailed classified information to people outside of the government and asked them to print out a hard copy for her and Bill. This is one of the emails that the Obama administration tried to hide. In it, Hillary Clinton is seen forwarding 2-3 pages worth of classified information to Doug Band. If that name sounds familiar, he...
  • Email Direct from Hillary: Soros mentioned, Ukraine & Yanukovych

    11/07/2016 5:38:53 PM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 17 replies
    Wikileaks, clinton-emails ^ | 2010-09-12 | Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Hillary to Oscar Flores [2010-09-12 02:00] There was also a 'fw' [forward] to 'Pls print 1 copy'. ~~~ As you probably heard from Bill Burns there are elements in Ukraine who keep trying to revert to the bad old days. The SBU (who went after have now gone after soros foundation there and there are new media freedom challenges. I hope you'll be able to meet with Yanukovych during UNGA because it's going to take steady engagement from keeping the worst backsliding from happening. I met w Ukr amb and Lou Debaca yesterday to establish ways we can work with...
  • Watchdog Accuses State Department of Slow-Rolling Release of Chelsea Clinton Emails

    06/23/2016 4:20:50 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 23, 2016 | Alana Goodman
    Citizens United: 'The public has a right to inspect these emails before November' A watchdog group asked a federal court on Thursday to order the State Department to expedite its release of Chelsea Clinton-related records, arguing that at the current rate it would take the department 38 years to produce all the documents. Citizens United has been suing the State Department to turn over correspondence between department officials and Chelsea Clinton, who used the pseudonym Diane Reynolds in many of her emails. It is also asking for emails between State Department officials and the Clinton familys long-time aides Amitabh Desai,...
  • New Fossils Hint 'Hobbit' Humans Are Older Than Thought

    06/08/2016 7:56:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 8, 2016 | Adam Hoffman
    For the past decade, a fossil human relative about the size of a toddler has loomed large in the story of our evolutionary history. This mysterious creaturefound on the Indonesian island of Floreshas sparked a heated debate about its origins, including questions over its classification as a unique species. But now, a scattering of teeth and bone may at last unlock the mystery of the hobbits, also known as Homo floresiensis. The 700,000-year-old human remains are the first found outside Liang Bua cave, the site on Flores that yielded the original hobbit fossils. The much older samples show intriguing similarities...
  • New Fossils Strengthen Case for Hobbit Species

    06/08/2016 2:34:47 PM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 June 2016 | Carl Zimmer
    Scientists digging in the Liang Bua cave on the Indonesian island of Flores years ago found a tiny humanlike skull, then a pelvis, jaw and other bones, all between 60,000 and 100,000 years old. The fossils, the scientists concluded, belonged to individuals who stood just three feet tall an unknown species, related to modern humans, that they called Homo floresiensis or, more casually, the hobbits. On Wednesday, researchers reported that they had discovered still older remains on the island, including teeth, a piece of a jaw and 149 stone tools dating back 700,000 years. The finding suggests that the...
  • Ancient tools may shed light on the mysterious ‘hobbit’

    01/15/2016 7:21:04 PM PST · by Utilizer · 25 replies
    Science Mag ^ | Jan. 13, 2016 | Elizabeth Culotta
    The "hobbit" had neighbors. Back in 2004, researchers announced the discovery of this tiny, ancient human, which apparently hunted dwarf elephants with stone tools on the Indonesian island of Flores 18,000 years ago. Its discoverers called the 1-meter-tall creature Homo floresiensis, but skeptics wondered whether it was just a stunted modern human. In the years since, researchers have debunked many of the "sick hobbit" hypotheses. Yet scientists have continued to wonder where the species came from. Now, an international team originally led by the hobbit discoverer reports stone tools, dated to 118,000 to 194,000 years ago, from another Indonesian island,...
  • Ancient human ancestor may have persisted through Ice Age

    12/17/2015 4:04:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    After years of studying a mysterious thigh bone from a cave in China, scientists said on Thursday they believe it represents an ancient species of human that persisted much longer than previously thought. The 14,000-year-old bone was uncovered in 1989 in Maludong, known as the Red Deer Cave. The trove of fossils it was initially found with went unstudied until 2012. The partial femur, though relatively young in age, looks like the bones of far older species like Homo habilis and early Homo erectus that lived more than 1.5 million years ago, said the study in PLOS ONE. "Its young...
  • Mysterious 14,000-year-old leg bone may belong to archaic human species

    12/20/2015 12:39:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/20/2015 | By Eva Botkin-Kowacki
    A 14,000-year-old thigh bone may upend human history. Unearthed in southwest China, this femur resembles those of an ancient species of humans thought to be long extinct by the Late Pleistocene, scientists say. The scientists compare the leg bone to ancient and modern human femurs in a paper published Thursday in the journal PLOS ONE, arguing that this specimen represents a population of ancient humans that lived surprisingly recently. If they're right, this could dramatically change the way we see human history. Today, our species, Homo sapiens, are the only humans to walk the Earth. But it hasn't always been...
  • Thigh bone points to unexpectedly long survival of ancient human ancestors

    12/17/2015 3:58:49 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 17 December 2015 | Tim Radford
    A 14,000-year-old fragment of thigh bone found in a cave in China may represent evidence of the unexpected survival of long-vanished human ancestors. If so, then right into and through the ice age, a creature that was either Homo habilis or Homo erectus survived alongside the Neanderthals, the unknown humans who left behind some DNA in a cave in Siberia, the mysterious so-called hobbit of the island of Flores in Indonesia, and modern Homo sapiens. But by the end of this multicultural ice age 10,000 years ago, only one human species survived. The fossil, a partial femur, had survived unstudied...
  • Congressman Flees:"I Need To Go" When Asked About Boehner Vote

    09/09/2015 6:24:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Texas Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) fled from a press conference today instead of saying whether he would support House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) in a pending leadership vote.
  • Rep. Bill Flores: Executive Amnesty Fight Is Not Over Yet

    03/07/2015 6:09:31 AM PST · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/6/15 | c coren
    Texas Rep. Bill Flores tells Newsmax that even though Republicans weren't able to stop President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration through the Department of Homeland Security funding bill, "the fight is not over yet." "Conservatives in Congress, particularly in the House, are standing up for what Americans want us to do, and that is to follow the rule of law and to stop the president's unlawful and unconstitutional amnesty action," Flores told J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV on Friday. We are going to continue to fight," he said. A Texas federal judge ruled...
  • Ten years On, Scientists Still Debating The Origins Of Homo FloresiensisThe 'Hobbit'

    10/28/2014 10:53:04 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | Bob Yirka
    Oct 23, 2014Bob Yirka Homo floresiensis adult female - model of head. (Phys.org) It's been ten years since the bones of Homo floresiensis, aka, the "hobbit" were uncovered in Liang Bua, a cave, on the island of Flores in Indonesia, and scientists still can't agree on the diminutive hominin's origins. This month, the journal Nature has printed a comment piece by Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London and two pieces by Ewen Callaway, one a retrospective with interviews with the central players, and the other a podcast with the four principle scientists involved in the findBert Roberts,...
  • DeWitt judge who sentenced drone protesters gets anti-Semitic, hate e-mails

    09/10/2014 9:22:12 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | updated September 10, 2014 at 10:42 AM | By Elizabeth Doran | edoran@syracuse.com
    People upset that a grandmother participating in drone protests was sentenced to a year in jail have fired off a series of angry e-mails directed at the judge who sent her to jail. Several of the notes to DeWitt Town Judge David S. Gideon contained four-letter words, and one made anti-Semitic references against the judge who is Jewish. Another called him a "fascist." "Would you please take early retirement soon and move to the country of your forebears?" reads one e-mail. Another e-mail reads "Please convey to the Dishonorable David S. Gideon that he should go f--- himself for abusing...
  • Virginia Tech police seek two suspects after early-morning attack

    06/29/2012 10:23:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | June 29, 2012 | Chase Purdy
    The suspects drove away from the scene in a dark, regular-cab pickup truck. The last four digits of the trucks license plate are 3330, according to witnesses at the scene. Police across the region are on the lookout following an attempted abduction on the Virginia Tech campus Friday morning in which two men tried to drag a woman into a pickup truck, according to the Virginia Tech Police. Maj. Kevin L. Foust said the woman, who has not been identified, was crossing Henderson Lawn from College Avenue to Alumni Mall about 2:15 a.m. when two men approached her. Police said...