The more than 100,000 day laborers looking for work on any given day already among the poorest, most stigmatized workers in the country, and many of them here illegally are finding themselves struggling as never before. Without the proper documents, their job options are limited to odd jobs for cash. Without those, many can barely feed themselves, let alone provide for their families, here or in their native countries..
It’s very clear that the people of Puerto Vallarta have great admiration for the Burton’s. I have been visiting Puerto Vallarta for many years now since that interview with the housekeeper’s daughter. I make it a point to visit Casa Kimberley each time I come to town..
Because of that, the National Park Service and scientists have been trying a longer lasting one: predator beetles. The hemlock woolly adelgid, like most invasive species, thrives in its new environment because it doesn’t have any natural predators. To change that dynamic, Great Smoky Mountains National Park has brought in a few species of predator beetles from Asia that they’re raising at insectaries, or nurseries for bugs..
And it has inspired others to follow in his footsteps. As Elena Conis puts it, “The eradication of smallpox was a really important proof of concept. It proved that you could eliminate a disease with vaccination alone and that you could do it without vaccinating everybody, and without an enormous amount of money.
Brian Mast (R Fla.), a freshman lawmaker who lost both his legs in 2010 while serving as an Army bomb disposal technician in Afghanistan, rose and called on his colleagues to unite behind the bill in the same way he and his comrades fought in battle.A rowdy group of Republicans burst out of the meeting like explorers on a quest for glory. “Burn the ships,” one Republican shouted to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (La.), invoking the command that Hernan Cortes, the Spanish conquistador, gave his men upon landing in Mexico in 1519.The message was clear, to the GOP leaders now and the Spaniards in 1519, there was no turning back.”Only way to do it,” Scalise told a packed elevator of lawmakers.Leaders continued to plead with individual lawmakers to support the measure well into Thursday night, with the House Rules Committee slated to meet early Friday morning to consider the proposed changes.Ryan got down on a knee to plead with Rep. Don Young, an 83 year old from Alaska who is the longest serving Republican in Congress and remains undecided.When the speaker finished with Young, he spent about 10 minutes in an animated discussion with Rep.