“I was up there hunting just on November4, and we had fresh snow,” said Cosley, 45, who owns a parcel delivery service. “The following morning, we had four sets of footprints walking all the way up to the border with Canada, and there was a glove laying there on the ground brand new, with perfume on it so it was definitely a gal.”Since the start of the year, more than 1,000 people have made similar journeys through this tiny community in far northwestern Minnesota in an attempt to enter Canada by avoiding official border crossings, part of a nationwide surge as Trump advances his campaign pledge to make life uninviting for undocumented immigrants and some aspiring refugees. The exodus, also playing out in border towns in the Northeast that lead to Quebec and Ontario, is rattling local officials on both sides of the border who are now angry about being shoved onto the front lines of America’s divisive immigration debate.
‘Abortion later in pregnancy is very rare and often happens under heartbreaking and tragic circumstances, and like the majority of Americans, Wendy Davis believes that these personal health care decisions should be between a woman and her doctor,’ said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Votes. Davis said that she could support a 20 week ban if it deferred more to the woman and her doctor, and if it had exceptions for fetal anomalies and the health of the mother. The anti abortion bill she filibustered last summer included a 20 week ban without those two exceptions and a number of other provisions that threatened to shut down a majority of the abortion clinics in Texas.” [HuffPost].
Future of humanity beyond the Earth is a fascinating subject, says Charles Cockell, an astrobiologist at the University of Edinburgh and the organiser of this, the second International Extraterrestrial Liberty Conference (ELC). Of the things that has been so important in the history of human civilisation is freedom and liberty, so what we wanted to do was think about liberty beyond the Earth. However, with Mars One planning a colony on Mars in the next 10 years, Nasa proposing to reach the Red Planet by 2033 and SpaceX founder and PayPal billionaire Elon Musk aiming for permanent human settlement of Mars, considering how these alien bases might be governed is a serious business..
The New York Stock Exchange reopens this morning after a technical glitch shut down trading for nearly four hours yesterday. The incident had little effect on investors because the exchange was able to route trades through electronic markets. Still, the shutdown underscores how vulnerable the markets have become to technical failures.