Footage of ‘humanoid UFO’ over Mexico goes viral, sparks skepticism

Footage of ‘humanoid UFO’ over Mexico goes viral, sparks skepticism

Jan 15, 2018

A bizarre video of a “humanoid UFO” over Mexico has gone viral, sparking plenty of skepticism. The humanoid-shaped object was filmed hovering above the city of Mexicali in the state of Baja California in Mexico. Self-described UFO expert Pedro Ramirez noted that it was “first sighting of 2018” and said it may be the result of mankind’s space activity in recent years. “Aliens are aware that we have made a number of space launches recently and have identified that we have been sending up ‘war material’,” he claimed to the CEN news agency, according to comments obtained by The Mirror.   Ramirez said that aliens may be concerned by mankind’s activity and “they have been increasingly monitoring our planet. This year will be very important for those of us who follow this phenomenon closely.” While some believe the object is not of this world, others believe it has a more plausible explanation or is a fake. Commentator Andrew LaSane said on Outerplaces.com that while it does look like it is a flying person, there hasn’t been any corroborating evidence of it, making him skeptical. According to The Express, Ufoofinterest.org’s Scott Brando said the image is likely that of a helium balloon designed to look like a Star Wars stormtrooper, even going so far as to tweet an image of the balloon. “The video of so-called ‘vertical UFO’ or ‘humanoid-shaped object’ taken in #Mexico has gone viral,” Brando wrote. “There’s a possible explanation like this ‘stormtrooper balloon’.”...

Mexican artist is painting the ‘world’s longest mural’ on the US-Mexico border wall

Mexican artist is painting the ‘world’s longest mural’ on the US-Mexico border wall

Jan 13, 2018

As the Trump administration seeks $18 billion over the next decade to more than double the length of the US-Mexico border fencing, one artist has another plan for the barriers. Mexican artist Enrique Chiu is working to cover the existing border wall in colorful murals. His ultimate goal is to paint connected works there that span over 600 miles — which would become the world’s longest mural. Chiu sees the project, called the “Mural of Brotherhood,” as “a way to unite the two nations that are divided.” The works, which often include images found in Mexican folklore, can take a full day or several weeks (depending on the size) to complete. His ultimate goal is to paint connected works there that span over 600 miles – which would become the world’s longest mural. Enrique Chiu, who has worked as an artist for 18 years, has painted over 80 murals in 10 cities across California, Mexico, and Guatemala. He sees this project, which he calls the “Mural of Brotherhood,” as “a way to unite the two nations that are divided.” To paint on the Mexico side, Chiu gained permission from his country’s border security department. He hopes to eventually make it a binational project, and paint on the U.S. side too. “There has always been a border united by the border cities. If the interest was to maintain peace in the world, [the Trump administration] would promote education and equality in the US, not violence and racism,” Chiu said. Chiu considers himself an advocate for migrant and immigration rights. The murals are meant to “leave a positive message to support Latino people,” he said. “They’re also intended as a form of protest against the border wall that the Trump administration wishes to build,” he concluded. This year, Chiu will also install a 50-foot-tall sculpture that represents peace at the US-Mexico border. Source: Business...

Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries”

Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries”

Jan 12, 2018

In a total lack of diplomacy and respect, president Donald Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries”. Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries”during a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House, a Democratic aide briefed on Thursday’s meeting told NBC News. Trump’s comments were first reported by The Washington Post, which said the nations referred to by Trump also included El Salvador. The U.N. human rights office said the comments, if confirmed, were “shocking and shameful” and “racist,” while Haiti’s foreign minister summoned the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Robin Diallo for clarification. Two sources briefed on the conversation say that during the portion of the conversation about Haiti — which came at the top of the exchange that led to the “shithole” comment — the president questioned why Haitians should be given specific consideration. “Why do we need more Haitians, take them out,” he said, according to sources. Someone else in the room responded: “Because if you do, it will be obvious why.” The White House issued a statement that did not deny the remarks, however Trump tweeted an apparent denial early Friday: “The language used by me at the … meeting was tough, but this was not the language used.” It came as senators huddled in the Oval Office with the president to discuss a path forward on an immigration deal. Trump questioned why the United States would want people from nations such as Haiti while he was being briefed on changes to the visa lottery system. According to the aide, when the group came to discussing immigration from Africa, Trump asked why America would want immigrants from “all these shithole countries” and that the U.S. should have more people coming in from places like Norway.   Click here for full article on NBC News Source: NBC...

Oprah for President?

Oprah for President?

Jan 9, 2018

Oprah Winfrey is “actively thinking” about running for president, two of her close friends told CNN Monday January 8, 2018. The two friends, who requested anonymity in order to speak freely, talked in the wake of Winfrey’s extraordinary speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night, which spurred chatter about a 2020 run.  Some of Winfrey’s confidants have been privately urging her to run, the sources said. One of the sources said these conversations date back several months. The person emphasized that Winfrey has not made up her mind about running. A representative for Winfrey has not responded to requests for comment. The Democratic race for president won’t officially begin until after the 2018 midterms, but many potential candidates are already jostling for position and making trips to Iowa. “President Winfrey” was the talk of the entertainment world after Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes. And the “Oprah for president?” possibility was a top story on morning TV. The touchstone of her speech was the #MeToo movement. But her hopeful message — “A new day is on the horizon” — could have doubled as a campaign rallying cry. Many liberal-leaning celebrities and viewers certainly heard it that way. And that may have been exactly what Winfrey wanted. As some political strategists have pointed out in the past year, her fame and wealth could make her a formidable Democratic Party candidate. But insiders have their doubts too: Would Americans really choose a TV star as president twice in a row?   Click here for full article on CNN Source:...

There are signs of Russian ‘subversion and disinformation’ in upcoming Mexican election: Expert

There are signs of Russian ‘subversion and disinformation’ in upcoming Mexican election: Expert

Jan 7, 2018

Just as The Baja Post co-founder and editor Alejandro Azcárate pointed out back in October 29, 2017; US expert H.R. McMaster recently told Business Insider that Russian president Vladimir Putin may have an eye on Mexico’s 2018 presidency. “The US has seen “initial signs” of Russian “subversion and disinformation and propaganda” in Mexico’s presidential campaign“, declared National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster. McMaster made the comments when asked about Russia during a mid-December event at the Jamestown Foundation in Washington, DC, according to Mexico City based newspaper Reforma. McMaster has mentioned Russia’s “destablizing behavior” in Mexico and elsewhere several times in recent weeks. “For example, with Russia we are concerned, increasingly concerned, with these sophisticated campaigns of subversion and disinformation and propaganda, the use of cyber tools to do that,” McMaster said. Mexicans will vote on July 1 to elect a new president, every senator and representative, some governors, and thousands of officials in states across the country, and analysts and officials have already expressed concern about the potential for Russian interference. “If [Russia] intervened in the United States, there’s every reason to think that Mexico is a target for attack,” Mexican Sen. Armando Ríos Piter of the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution told The Hill back on April 2017. Ríos Piter, who launched an independent presidential bid, said Mexico’s standing in the world made it a natural target and that the country needed to strengthen its counterintelligence capabilities. Close links between US and Mexico on energy, economic, transportation, and national-security issues – as well as 37 million Mexican-Americans and immigrants in the US with roots in Mexico – make the southern country an appealing target if Russia seeks to undermine the Western world and the US’s role in it, according to Shannon O’Neill, senior fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Russian intelligence services have a long history in Mexico, O’Neill notes, and the Mexican government’s history of hacking, the media’s role in exchanging coverage for payments or ad money, and the lack of agencies equipped to deal with such interference could leave Mexico hard-pressed or unable to counter misinformation. Mexico’s political parties have been accused of electoral malfeasance in the past – the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party chief among them – and the potential for...

Trump’s tantrum on a bigger nuclear button best cartoons

Trump’s tantrum on a bigger nuclear button best cartoons

Jan 4, 2018

Last November, The Washington Post’s editorial board wrote: “Impulsive, bombastic and prone to grudges, President Trump has stirred serious questions in the minds of many Americans about the command and control of nuclear weapons. Mr. Trump has already threatened North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” The US president used Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s Day speech for his latest provocative tweet against the leader, whom he has previously referred to as “little rocket man”, saying the “nuclear button” in Washington is “much bigger and more powerful” than Kim’s – and that his “button works!”. Here are some of the best cartoons regarding the 45th President of the United States and his “bigger” button. By Peter Schrank for The Guardian Peter Broelman / Australia By Chris Britt for The Illinois Times By Rick McKee for Augusta Chronicle By Mike Luckovich for Atlanta Journal-Constitution By Adams for The Telegraph By Enrico Bertuccioli for Cartoon Movement By Christopher Weyant for The Boston Globe By Jeffrey Koterba for Omaha World Herald By Signe Wilkinson / Philly.com (WPWG) 2018 Which is your favorite? Source: The Yucatan...