Peru: Archaeologist Giersz shows his hand: 3 Queens, Gold in Royal Tomb

The results of an rare archaeological dig, an undiscovered Wari Royal Tomb, were recently reported to National Geographic. Photo: Wari Empire- Pikillaqta administrative center courtesy of I, AgainErick under Creative Commons 3.0 license More »

Torture at US Government Facilities Prompts Credentialing Efforts

The San Ysidro Customs House in an era before weapon use inside the complex became the norm. Charitable group Morus Dei has offered to protect travelers and become the government\\\'s Houdini in order to make the passage a safer one. More »

 

Protect Yourself Abroad and in Domestic Urban Hotels

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Urban hotels and vacation places have proven to be popular areas for gangs to infiltrate and hit people with radar, sonic, and other weapons when they want to sell them something, or create problems for them.

The reason that you don’t hear about it more is that it is a major liability for hotels.  They will not likely tell you about something that would cause you to sue them.

French Help Out, Rout Socal’s Count Junkula

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It sounds rather fantastic to most people. What if the “you” that you knew as an American based upon a couple of generations of ancestors and a decent education encountered rougher waters than normal in certain geographic regions during the course of competition?

Morus Dei Asks Pope To Look At Denial of Religious Freedom in North America

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In what they describe as a perfect storm of technology being used against people that do not have economic
options, the charitable group Morus Dei is asking the Pope and the Vatican to consider factoring in and talking about real world conditions that go beyond what is traditionally published in the media when it comes to trying to
empower those who are living in areas that they are talking about supporting.

San Diego: The Familiar “Yeah, We Don’t Know”

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A few years ago when the County courthouse in downtown San Diego was attacked with sonic weapons designed for war, bystanders in the streets could hear the audio reverb off the building chiding the sheriff and county officials.  It was as if the building had been turned into a giant speaker.  There was no news report covering the problem, although the local NBC affiliate is almost across the street.  Just another day in a city that is heavily influenced by military administrators that have carte blanche to paper over any incident with excuses that don’t need to be explained:  a circumstance which is fine during wartime, but not during peace.

Bargain Time in Mexico

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If you read newspapers in the United States in the border regions you will likely come away with the notion that Mexicans are avoiding crossing the border to buy goods and services in the United States because the peso has dropped so much against the dollar in the past two years.  The truth is that while that does affect their buying power, the Mexican government relaxed some of the tax structure in border cities, making prices more competitive in Mexico.  Additionally, with most merchants sourcing their materials within Mexico, Mexicans can often avoid a two hour wait to cross the border because they can buy the same goods for less money in Mexico.

Take the economy pizza for example.  If a Mexican person in Tijuana wanted a Little Caesar’s Pizza for 79 pesos three years ago, it would have cost over 7 dollars and so it would have been cheaper to buy the 5 dollar version from Little Caesar’s in San Diego.  Today, the same pizza in Tijuana costs around $4.30, making it much more attractive to purchase it in Mexico.

The upshot for tourists is that their travel dollars will go much farther this year in Mexico.  The peso is temporarily down and prices are not up- something to keep in mind this year as you plan your Spring and Summer vacation.

2016: The Year Mobile Payments Take Off?

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2016 will be a very good year for you to consider jumping into mobile payments as a consumer or a business if you haven’t already. The primary reason for this is that the infrastructure at businesses and in the smartphone and tablet market has grown enough so that making and receiving mobile payments is something that will enhance your business or shopping experience.

Here are some of the top mobile payment trends that will affect customers in 2016:

Schiller’s List Goes Live: Directional Sound Problems? Join The ‘Do Not Torture List’

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Although it came off a little bit later than promised, Morus Dei, a charitable group that takes on projects to help enhance the lives of people all over has created and put on line a document that allows individuals who would like to avoid being hit indiscriminately by radio, directional sound, weaponized TMS, and radar to become a liaison to the Vatican for their group.  

Sometimes Bad Jesters Create The Need For Poignant Gestures

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It was a significant event for the Roseburg community to have the President and Oregon’s top politicians visit and share in the grieving process. Yet, somehow missing was the ability to provide the tough answers that seemed to be a a trademark when the President first took office.

The Flight of the Bolinacho

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Although Tijuana is already famous for Caesar salad, Clamato, and Tostilocos, a pitched battle over a newer introduction, the bolinacho, now appears to be over, with the city getting credit for introducing the concept to the United States. The bolinacho is a roll that is stuffed with cheese and pickled jalapeno peppers before it is baked. It can also contain rajas, or pickled onions, carrots, and jalapenos. Available in supermarkets through Baja and the rest of Mexico, it has joined the array of baked goods in grocery store delis throughout Southern
California.

Asta and Allday, Pan Am 1 Artists of the Month

 

 

After starting her storybook career by winning a National Australian Artist Award when she was still in high school in Tasmania, Asta has continued to craft melodies that resonate with the clarity of her voice. Her recent duet with Allday, a hip-hop artist that has always been able to extend his range to encompass more accessible music, creates a fusion that works and just might power them forward to a much larger audience.