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Diabolical forces are formidable and exist today. The fairy tale is true. The devil exists. God exists. And for us, as people, our destiny hinges on one we elect to follow."
~Lorraine Warren, New England Psychic Center
Backlash after church stops traumatic trans gender activist's staged a disgraceful unauthorized repugnant blasphemy at Saint Patrick's New York's iconic landmark Cathedral, long vnenrated and considered sacred for all Christians and where our beloved President Jack Kennedy funeral was nationally televised.
019 Philadelphia Packer Marine Terminal cocaine seizure
The 2019 Philadelphia Packer Marine Terminal cocaine seizure was a large-scale drug enforcement operation that was conducted by the United States government during the summer of 2019. It was the largest cocaine seizure in U.S. Customs and Border Protection's 230-year history, the largest cocaine seizure in U.S. history, and the fourth largest worldwide. The ship was owned by JP Morgan Chase. 
Time Line: February 20th 1962, U.S.A. Astronaut, hero John Glen became the first American to orbit the globe, in a flight
uSA Asreonaught. John Glen, became the first American to orbit the Earth as he courageously flew aboard Project Mercury 7 spacecraft , which circled the globe 3 times in a flight lasting 4 hours and 55 minutes and 23 seconds before ~~~a plashing down safely in the great Atlantic Ocean 800 miles southeast f Bermuda
God blessed this hero from start to safe finish
Time Line: February 20th 1962, U.S.A. Astronaut, hero John Glen became the first American to orbit the globe, in a flight
uSA Asreonaught. John Glen, became the first American to orbit the Earth as he courageously flew aboard Project Mercury 7 spacecraft , which circled the globe 3 times in a flight lasting 4 hours and 55 minutes and 23 seconds before ~~~a plashing down safely in the great Atlantic Ocean 800 miles
three times in
Biden meets with friendly autoworkers in Michigan, but avoids many angry Gaza protesters
Biden's pivoting Right: Why the president is moving to the right in 2024 on immigration
WASHINGTON − Two years into his presidency, Donald Trump warned that he would "close the southern border entirely" if Democrats kept blocking funding for his proposed border wall.
It was the type of Trump rhetoric about the U.S.-Mexico border that Democrats regularly scorned as xenophobic.
But now, President Joe Biden is using similar language − seeking a border shutdown − as he urges Congress to pass a bipartisan bill under negotiation by senators to address what Biden has started to call "the border crisis."
Biden said the proposal would be the "toughest and fairest" set of border reforms in U.S. history and includes new presidential authority to "shut down the border when it becomes overwhelmed."
“If that bill were the law today, I’d shut down the border right now and fix it quickly," Biden said Saturday to Democrats in Columbia, South Carolina.
Biden's push for a bipartisan border bill − one that also would include funding for Ukraine and Israel − marks a seismic shift to the right on border and immigration politics that has built over the past year.
Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, Biden is trying to strip Republicans of one of their most effective wedge issues, setting up a potential case that House Republicans − who have refused to back a bipartisan border bill − stood in the way of long-discussed action on the border.
Yet the discussions are a far cry from a comprehensive immigration bill Biden sent to Congress on his first day of office that sought to "restore humanity and American values to our immigration system" by offering pathways for citizenship to undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
"The discourse has become which of the parties can be harsher on border enforcement," said Melissa Gilman, co-director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Texas, Austin, School of Law.
Gilman said the political posturing ignores the reality that the border has never been the subject of policies more stringent regarding screenings for entry, expedited removal of migrants and other areas.
"I have to think it's mostly because the Republicans have succeeded in creating a lot of fear around migration issues and have had success in doing that," Gilman said.
The 2024 election calculus for Biden, Trump
For years, Republicans have rallied their conservative base and tried to appeal to independent voters by accusing the left of being soft on border enforcement.
Republicans are historically viewed more favorably on border security. A USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll in October found more Americans, by a 50%-41% margin, trust Trump − the front-runner for the Republican nomination − to handle immigration over Biden.
Biden's tone has changed after record daily border crossings over the past year. The president has also heard from Democratic mayors who have raised concerns about needing additional resources to handle the influx of migrants in their cities.
"No, it's not," Biden said this month when a reporter asked him whether the border is secure. "I haven't believed that for the last 10 years, and I've said it for the last 10 years."
Republicans have taken cues from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, whose hard-line tactics at the border – including installing razor wire along the Rio Grande – appear to be influencing the tenor of the national immigration debate.
Meanwhile, House Republicans are ratcheting up the border feud further by moving to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, arguing he has refused to enforce the nation's immigration laws.
Although the text of bipartisan border legislation isn't finalized, senators have discussed giving the Department of Homeland Security power to shut the border down to migrants crossing illegally when daily crossings exceed a daily average of 4,000 over a one-week period.
And if migrant border encounters surpass an average of 5,00
Republicans zero in on a new border — the one with Canada
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Former President Donald Trump described the U.S. border as “not so hot.” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said it’s the site of a worsening problem. And Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said she would do whatever it takes to stop illegal crossings there, up to and including building a massive wall.
The rhetoric wouldn’t be out of place for Republicans in reference to the U.S. border with Mexico, a staple of Republican campaign speeches and the site where Customs and Border Protection apprehended more than 2.4 million people who entered the country illegally from October 2022 to September.
But those remarks weren’t about the southern border. Rather, they were about the border with Canada.
As Republican voters time and time again rate immigration as a top-three issue facing the country, GOP presidential candidates are increasingly bringing the northern border with Canada to the political forefront. In New Hampshire, the site of the first-in-the-nation primary and a state that shares a border with Canada, that focus has been turned up a notch.
Before he dropped out of the race two days ago, DeSantis pledged to New Hampshire voters Friday that he would provide increased resources to bulk up protection at the northern border, blaming President Joe Biden for what he sees as a problem that’s getting worse.
Trump made his comment about the northern border’s being “not so hot, either,” at a stop in Iowa this month, adding that he “started to use that” in discussing immigration and border security. At a rally for Trump in Concord on Friday, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., described “a skyrocketing of illegals crossing our northern border,” including some, she said, who were “on the terrorist watch list.”
But no one has talked up northern border security more than Haley, who has mentioned the border with Canada at numerous campaign stops in New Hampshire over the past week.
During a CNN town hall in Henniker on Thursday, Haley said that “we don’t talk enough about the northern border,” saying hundreds of suspected terrorists were being apprehended there.
Customs and Border Protection statistics show nearly 500 people on the terrorist watch list were apprehended at the northern border from October 2022 to September, compared to 80 on the southern border.
Speaking to reporters Saturday at an event in Peterborough, Haley promised to “do whatever it takes to keep people out.”
“We will do a wall,” she said. “We will do any sort of border patrol that we need to have on there. Whatever it takes to keep people out that are illegal from coming in, we will do it.”
Apprehensions at the northern border have increased over the past three fiscal years, though they are a mere fraction of the apprehensions at the southern border. Compared to the more than 2.4 million encounters there, CBP recorded roughly 189,000 apprehensions at the northern border. But that was a substantial increase from the previous fiscal year — when nearly 110,000 apprehensions took place — and fiscal year 2021, when about 27,000 were recorded.
In the Swanton Sector, which includes New Hampshire, Vermont and parts of upstate New York, 6,925 people were apprehended from October 2022 to September, a substantial increase over the 1,065 apprehended the previous year.
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu — who has campaigned across the state with Haley — late last year announced a tenfold increase in patrols along his state’s border with Canada. But most voters here said in a recent survey that they weren’t concerned about the northern border.
A Suffolk University/Boston Globe/USA Today poll of New Hampshire voters this month, which showed widespread concern about the number of migrants entering the country, found that just 37% were concerned about the northern border, while 61% weren’t. When the results were limited to Republicans, 64% said they were concerned, while 32% said they weren’t.
Maria Martins, a Trump supporter from Manchester, said she thinks immigration is “a huge issue.” But she was less sure of any crisis developing to her state’s north.
“I personally haven’t noticed it,” she said. “But to me, it doesn’t matter where they’re coming from. They have to be prepared to support themselves.”
Julie Smith, a New Hampshire voter backing Trump, said she thinks the northern border should be of greater focus for lawmakers.
“I don’t think it gets enough attention,” she said. “But again, I’m not there. I just think that law should be enforced.”
In a Republican primary in which candidates have unified around militarizing the borders, completing the border wall Trump began in his first term and conducting large-scale immigration raids and mass deportations, Democrats say the focus on the northern border is merely the latest GOP attempt to gin up fears among its right-wing base as an election nears.
A national Democratic strategist, speaking on condition of anonymity without authorization to speak publicly, said the latest pitch brought back memories of migrant caravans that were a focus of conservative media news cycles ahead of recent elections.
“You know, Vivek [Ramaswamy] tried this,” this person said, noting that his focus on the northern border didn’t boost his candidacy. “This is the same playbook that [Republicans have] tried over and over, and it has failed over and over.”
Ramaswamy, the businessman who ended his presidential campaign and endorsed Trump after a fourth-place finish in Iowa, was the first candidate to bring a sustained focus on the border with Canada. At an NBC News debate in November, he said: “Don’t just build the wall; build both walls.”
Before he dropped out, Ramaswamy made a campaign stop in Pittsburgh, New Hampshire, which sits along the rocky border, to visit it firsthand. And at his final campaign rally in Iowa last week, he said he would “use our own military to secure our own borders in the United States of America, southern border and northern border.”
The issue isn’t entirely new for Republicans. Early last year, more than two dozen House Republicans formed the Northern Border Security Caucus.
Matthew Knoedler, a spokesman for Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., a co-chair of the caucus, wrote in a message that Kelly “is encouraged to see that candidates in the 2024 presidential race are also focusing on the real needs along America’s Northern border as well as our Southern border.”
With Senate negotiators working on a bipartisan immigration package that has Biden’s blessing, change could soon be coming for both borders. What’s more, in March, the Biden administration struck a deal with the Canadian government allowing both countries to turn back asylum-seekers who crossed their shared border.
In a statement to NBC News, a Customs and Border Protection spokesperson sought to discourage people from illegally crossing into the U.S. from Canada.
“There are very real dangers involved in crossing the international border between the U.S. and Canada,” the spokesperson said. “No matter what smugglers say, those who do not have a legal basis to remain in the country will be removed and people should not make the dangerous journey. Especially as the weather changes and winter is upon the North Country, it’s dangerous to attempt to try this trek.”
Reached for comment, a spokesperson for the Canadian Embassy to the U.S. said Canada “is working with its closest friend and greatest ally, the United States, to strengthen the protection of our shared border — land, air and waterways.”
“As threats at the border evolve, Canada continues to make significant investments to reinforce our shared border,” the spokesperson continued. “We are actively collaborating with U.S. counterparts to share intelligence and to detect and intercept unlawful activity at the earliest opportunity. Our countries share the same objective: keeping the border open to legitimate trade and travel but closed to terrorists, criminals and threats to citizen health and safety.”
January 18th 1911 the first ever landing of an aircraft at sea ship at sea ~~~~~~~ on a ship took place as PILOT, Eugene brought his Curtis biplane in a safe landing on the deck of the armored cruiser USSPenylvania in San Francisco Harbor.
BRAVO! Brave Pilot
USS Pennsylvania - First airplane landing on a warship, 18 January 1911 Eugene B. Ely lands his Curtiss pusher biplane on USS Pennsylvania (Armored Cruiser # 4), anchored in San Francisco Bay, California. Removed caption read: Photo # NH 1385 Eugene Ely landing on board USS Pennsylvania, in San Francisco Bay, 18 January 1911
First fixed-wing aircraft landing on a warship: Ely landing his plane on board the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco Bay, January 18, 1911.
One hundred years ago Tuesday, Eugene Ely, a 26-year-old automobile racer-turned-aviator, landed a fragile-looking biplane on the deck of the Navy cruiser Pennsylvania in San Francisco Bay and...
By July, Eugene Ely was flying for the Curtiss aerial demonstration team, a group of colorful early-day aviators whose nationwide exploits often were the first time thousands of Americans witnessed an airplane in flight. Eugene Ely seated in a Curtiss Pusher biplane, with his wife, Mabel (Hall) Ely standing beside him.
First airplane landing on a warship, 18 January 1911 - Eugene B. Ely's Curtiss pusher biplane nears the landing platform on USS Pennsylvania (Armored Cruiser No. 4), during the morning of 18 January 1911. The ship was then anchored in San Francisco Bay, California.
https://airandspace.si.edu › stories › editorial › eugene-ely-and-birth-naval-aviation-january-18-1911Eugene Ely before landing on the USS Pennsylvania, 18 January 1911 After receiving an engineering degree in 1904 from Iowa State University, Ely began a career in the fledging automobile industry as a salesman, mechanic, and racing driver. He taught himself to fly in 1910 and never looked back.
https://www.ibiblio.org › hyperwar › OnlineLibrary › photos › events › ev-1910s › ev-1911 › ely-pa.htmEugene B. Ely's Curtiss pusher biplane. Flying off aircraft platform on USS Pennsylvania (Armored Cruiser # 4), 18 January 1911. Earlier in the day Ely had landed on the ship's deck, the first time an airplane alighted on a warship's deck. Pennsylvania was then anchored in San Francisco Bay, California.
Pennsylvania. (ACR-4) Tinted postcard of USS Pennsylvania, from around 1905-1908. The second USS Pennsylvania (ACR/CA-4), also referred to as Armored Cruiser No. 4, and later renamed Pittsburgh, was a United States Navy armored cruiser, the lead ship of her class. She was originally assigned the name Nebraska but was renamed Pennsylvania on 7 ...
Photo, Print, Drawing [Eugene Ely landing bi-plane on deck of USS PENNSYLVANIA in San Francisco Bay, 1911 Jan. 18] [ b&w film copy neg. ] Full online access to this resource is only available at the Library of Congress. ... Ships, U.S. Govt.; Airplanes 1911; Aircraft carriers; Shelf. Medium 1 photographic print. Call Number/Physical Location ...
https://www.businessinsider.com › eugene-ely-navy-launched-plane-from-ship-for-first-time-in-1910-2017-11?op=1Updated Eugene Ely flies his Curtiss Pusher biplane from the USS Birmingham, in Hampton Roads, Virginia, on November 14, 1910. US Navy photo Eugene Ely made the first carrier takeoff on...
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Eugene Burton Ely was an American aviation pioneer, credited with the first shipboard
Study: Risk factors for early onset dementia, dementia before the age of 65, identified
A new study from researchers from the University of Exeter in England and Maastricht University in the Netherlands has identified 15 risk factors that contribute to developing young-onset dementia.
Young-onset or early-onset dementia is when someone under the age of 65 develops the condition that causes memory loss.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dementia "is a general term for conditions that cause loss of memory severe enough that they may impact a person’s ability to carry out daily activities."
Alzheimer’s is believed to be the most common type of dementia. The CDC estimates that around 5.8 million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including 5.6 million aged 65 and older and about 200,000 under age 65 with younger-onset Alzheimer’s.
That number is expected to increase to an estimated 14 million people by 2060 and was highest in minority communities, the CDC said.
How the study was conducted
Researchers followed more than 350,000 people under the age of 65 in the UK Biobank, a large biomedical database, to try to understand risk factors for dementia. The results were published Dec. 26 in JAMA Neurology.
At the baseline assessment between 2006 and 2010, participants did not have a dementia diagnosis. Researchers followed them until March 31, 2021, for England and Scotland, and Feb. 28, 2018, for Wales.
Some of the data researchers looked at were biological samples, socioeconomic status, education, alcohol and drug use, psychiatric data, environmental exposure to toxins, and general health information.
Researchers analyzed several risks including environmental and genetic factors and found that out of 39 possible risk factors, 15 were "significantly associated" with a higher risk of early-onset dementia.
The 15 risk factors
The 15 risk factors researchers determined were "significantly associated" with developing dementia early were:
Lower formal education.
Lower socioeconomic status.
The presence of 2 apolipoprotein E4 allele.
Complete abstinence from alcohol.
Alcohol use disorder.
Vitamin D deficiency.
High levels of C-reactive protein.
Reduced handgrip strength.
“All of these factors increase dementia risk as they all lead to the same fundamental mechanisms that ultimately threaten the brain,” David Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist, best-selling author, and a fellow of the American College of Nutrition, told the publication Health.
“These mechanisms include inflammation (and) increased activity of damaging chemicals called free radicals,” Perlmutter said.
Ways to lower your risk of dementia
There are several things the CDC recommends for reducing the risk of developing dementia.
Getting active and maintaining a healthy weight, managing blood sugar and preventing or managing high blood pressure can help lower the risk of dementia. Additionally, the CDC recommends preventing or managing hearing loss and finding support for depression.
Avoiding binge drinking and smoking could also help reduce the risk,
LORD, make me an instrument of Your peace
Where there s hatred, let me sow love
Where there is injury , pardon
Where there is is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy
O De vine Master
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled to
as to console
be understood As to understand
as to be loved as to love
for it is in giving, that we receive
it is in pardoning, that we are pardoned
And it is in dying, that we are born to eternal life.
~with compliments Eddessa_knight & day w/ love and LIGHT
Happy, HAPPY NEW YEAR
Love is patient
Love is kin...
It aways protects,
As long as you have memories to look back on
and dreams to hold on to ....
As long as you have faith to guide you
and prayers to carry you through
As long as you love each other
And God's love
in your hearts .
you'll have everthing beautiful
that people will share
~With compliments Eddessa_Knight & dAY with Light & Love
Three Contractors @ Wite House
Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House.
One is from Wisconsin , another is from Kentucky, and the third is from New Orleans. All three go with a White House official to examine the fence.
The New Orleans contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil.
"Well," he says, "I figure the job will run about $9,000. That's $4,000 for materials, $4,000 for my crew and $1,000 profit for me."
The Kentucky contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, "I can do this job for $7,000. That's $3,000 for materials, $3,000 for my crew and $1,000 profit for me."
The Wisconsin contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, "$27,000."
The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the other guys. How did you come up with such a high figure? ?
"The Wisconsin contractor whispers back, "$10,000 for me, $10,000 for you, and we hire the guy from Kentucky to fix the fence."
"Done!" replies the government official.
And that, my friends, is how the Government Stimulus plan worked.
Remember... Four boxes keep us free: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.