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Honest boy returns airpods

Airpods are wireless headphones — and they’re not cheap.

Walmart is selling Apple Airpods in a charging case for $119.00.

Watch what this boy does when he found an airpods case in a convenient store.

There is still hope for America!

~E

 

Biden Administration to Give $450,000 to Each Illegal Alien Separated from their Family by the Trump Administration ÔĽŅ

 

main detention center for unaccompanied alien children in the Rio Grande Valley run by the US Customs and Border Protection on March 30, 2021. Photo by Dario Lopez-mills / Getty Image

¬† Forbs staff writer Anna Kaplan, citing the Wall Street Journal which broke the story Thursday (Oct. 28), reported that the Biden administration is in talks to offer illegal immigrant families that were separated during the Trump administration around $450,000 a person in compensation for what their advocates say is ‚Äúlasting psychological trauma.‚ÄĚ

Kaplan quoted the Journal‚Äôs reliance on unnamed ‚Äúpeople familiar with the matter,‚ÄĚ that several agencies are at work to resolve lawsuits filed on behalf of parents and children who say the government subjected them to traumatic stress during the Trump administration.

The U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services are considering payments that could amount to close to $1 million a family, though the final numbers could shift, the people familiar with the matter said. Most of the families that crossed the border illegally from Mexico to seek asylum in the U.S. included one parent and one child, the people said. Many families would likely get smaller payouts, depending on their circumstances, the people said.

It is unclear how many people will be eligible for the settlement, but about 940 families have reportedly filed claims to date.The illegal immigrant families were separated after crossing the border from Mexico to claim asylum in 2017 and 2018 as part of the Trump administration‚Äôs ‚Äúzero-tolerance‚ÄĚ policy.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), among others, have filed lawsuits against the government alleging that the thousands of children and parents impacted by the policy have mental health effects from the prolonged trauma. The Journal reports that lawyers representing families and the government are continuing to negotiate the settlement and aim to reach an agreement by the end of November.

During Biden‚Äôs first weeks in office, he vowed to reunite the families that had been separated by the Trump administration‚Äôs ‚Äúzero-tolerance‚ÄĚ policy. Starting in 2017, the Trump administration tried to prosecute all immigrants who illegally crossed the border, resulting in children who arrived with their parents being sent to shelters and border facilities.

Lawyers representing the children in lawsuits allege that children were subjected to malnutrition and provided little medical attention at these facilities. The ACLU identified approximately 5,500 children who were separated from their parents after illegally crossing the border in 2017 and 2018, according to court documents. Not all of the children have been reunited with their parents, as governmental investigations found that the Trump administration did not create ways to track the parents and the children who had been separated.Approximately 1,000 families have yet to be reunited, Family Reunification Task Force leader Michelle Bran√© said in an interview earlier this month. She noted that there could be more as it‚Äôs ‚Äúvery hard to know because there‚Äôs no record.‚ÄĚ She said the task force has reunited at least 52 families since Biden assumed office.

~ Grif cross posted in CoDA

 

Look at Barron Trump!

The son of two tall parents, it should come as no surprise that President Trump’s youngest, Barron, is tall.

Still only 15 years old, which means there is still growing to do, Barron, at 6′ 7″, now towers over his 5′ 11″ mom, Melania, and is 4″ taller than his 6′ 3″ dad.

Below is a pic of mom and son, seen leaving the Trump Tower in NYC, on July 8, 2021.

Melania and Barron Trump, July 8, 2021

New York Post notes that Barron “appeared to show impeccable manners . . . carrying his mother‚Äôs [Louis Vuitton] bag for her.”

~E

 

Florida deputy saves 3-year-old boy hiding under blanket from house fire

Deputy First Class Marcus Dawson to the rescue!

Excerpts from the Fox News story:

“A¬†Florida¬†deputy ran into a burning home on Sunday and¬†rescued¬†a 3-year-old boy who was hiding from the fire and smoke underneath a blanket, authorities said.

K-9 Deputy First Class Marcus Dawson responded to the home in the west section of Palm Coast after a neighbor reported that a fire appeared to have broken out in the kitchen, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said. The neighbor told Dawson that he hadn’t seen the three people who lived there that day.

Dawson checked the home from the outside and saw that a fire on the stove was spreading to the kitchen cabinets, the sheriff’s office said. Dawson yelled commands into the home but didn’t get a response. He saw dogs barking at the rear screen door as black smoke filled the home. 

Dawson saw a bathroom light on at the front of the home and called out again, but received no response. The deputy then returned to the back of the house and entered through the unlocked screened patio and saw movement inside.
“Without DFC Dawson immediately running toward danger, even without a safety respirator, this could have been a much different outcome,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “This child was hiding in fear of the fire and smoke watching a cartoon on his phone when, thankfully, DFC Dawson‚Äôs training in emergency response allowed him to find this child and safely rescue him.”¬†

Read the whole story here.

Apparently the father left the young boy alone with an older sibliing while he went to get dinner. Ugh.

Since you can’t see Deputy Dawson in the video, here’s a picture of him and his regular K-9 partner, Baro.

Photo courtesy of Flagler County Sheriff’s Office

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Meet Xavier, Singapore’s robot that monitors “bad behaviors”

On September 5, Singapore launched a autonomous robot designed to help weed out “bad public behavior.”

It was designed to patrol the neighbourhood in Toa Payoh Central as part of a three-week trial. Here’s what the robot looks like:

The Straits Times reported that “Xavier is an autonomous robot designed to weed out ‚Äúundesirable social behaviours‚ÄĚ that have been identified by public agencies.”

Instances in which Xavier may try and stop one’s bad behavior:

  • Smokers in a non-smoking area
  • Motorcycle riders on footpaths
  • Gatherings that exceed current limits on group sizes

Xavier will be able to alert public officers in real time to offenses. The public agencies say that Xavier will “help to improve operational efficiency and reduce manpower needs for foot patrols.”

Read about all of Xavier’s technology and the intended uses of this robot here.

I guess it is inevitable that technology would be used to monitor people. I’d much prefer to see robots do this:

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Did you see the International Space Station last night?

Last night the International Space Station (ISS) was visible to the naked eye in certain parts of the US. Here in Texoma we got a glimpse of it around 8:25 PM CT. It looked like a fast-moving bright light across the sky and it traveled much faster than a commercial jet.

The ISS circles Earth every 90 minutes. It travels at about 17,500 miles per hour, which gives the crew 16 sunrises and sunsets every day! Learn more about the ISS, its crew and research activities here.

If you missed seeing it last night, you’ll may still have a chance to see it over the next couple days, depending upon where you live.¬† Here in Texoma we’ll be able to view it again on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

To see if the ISS will be traveling through your state, check out the Live Space Station Tracking Map here.

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Getting ready to carve a pumpkin? Save the seeds!

Halloween is coming up soon which means many will be carving Jack-O-Lanterns.  Save the guts from your creation as pumpkin seeds are very nutritious and tasty!

Pumpkin seeds are rich in proteins and unsaturated fats like omega-6 fatty acids. They also contain other essential vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, folate, iron, vitamin B2, and beta-carotene.

Toasting pumpkin seeds is very, very easy and there are so many ways to spice ’em up. Wash the seeds, dry them, coat in oil or butter, add spice and bake. It’s that easy!

Here’s some helpful videos to inspire you to put those seeds to good use in your diet:

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Woman stranded in Washington DC flood waters saved by bus full of Marines

Oorah!

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What a military preschool is teaching little kids

The racist Critical Race Theory (CRT) is deployed even in preschools.

The AJSteel Show posted this pic on Twitter, with this comment:

I am angry beyond words. My 3 year old grandson whose dad is a high ranking military officer, just started pre school at a military sponsored program. Click to see the racist chart they made on day one. Parents, please wake up and act before our kids & nation are ruined for good!

AJ Steel writes: “My son in law and my daughter pulled him out of that school and wrote a letter to the principal as well as to the base commander.”

~E

 

97-year-old veteran reunites with children he saved in WWII

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