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VP Harris to Finally Meet with Mexican President…to Discuss Planting Trees?

There is one small ask in return…

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Why would the vice president of the United States have an unpleasant conversation with the leader of another country to discuss a dismal migration crisis when you could talk about happy things, like plants and trees? Kamala Harris has chosen the latter.

In a headline that makes one do a double-take, a New York Post article reads: “VP Harris to meet with Mexican president to talk tree-planting citizenship plan.” It’s exactly as it seems; Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has a tree-planting proposal he will discuss with Harris next month.

First of all, a meeting between the two when migrant crossings between the borders are reaching record-breaking levels is long overdue. Second, tree planting? Foreign nations are having a field day with American politics. Forget the lives of hundreds of thousands of homeless immigrants; the Mexican leader has his initiative, “Planting Life.”

The Mexican leader first pitched his initiative during “Biden’s virtual climate summit at the White House on Thursday and said it could help stem the surge of immigrants to the US border” reports The New York Post. “You, President Biden, can finance the Planting Life program in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador” Obrador said on Thursday.

The initiative would include planting 1 billion fruit and timber trees. “The proposal is that we extend this program to southeastern Mexico and Central America, to plant 3 billion more trees and create 1.2 million jobs” added the Mexican president.

There is one small ask in return. “Obrador proposed the US grant six-month work visas that lead to citizenship to workers who participate in the program” reports the Post. Obrador said he hopes the project will extend into Central America, creates 1.2 million jobs and plant 3 billion more trees. Does this mean agreeing to 1.2 million visas leading to citizenship?

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  1. marcia

    April 28, 2021 at 10:10 am

    This trivial crap and getting caught up in it is what’s killing our country. Stick to the basics of jobs, trade, and safety for your citizens. Harris has proven her incompetence over and over on just about any subject you can mention. What has she ever done to warrant being in the administration besides satisfying the “color” requirement of the Left to participate in their twisted agenda.

  2. Racist Democrats

    April 28, 2021 at 10:11 am

    these left wing maniacs has got to be stopped before they desatroy this country

  3. Blue Boomerang

    April 28, 2021 at 10:58 am

    Harris and Biden are still stoking the fires of mass migration from Central America to the US. They want to change the voter makeup in the US permanently. Millions of Hispanic hordes showing up, all voting Democrat. Harris and Biden are drunk with power. Pelosi and Schumer are looking to change the US to a uni-party of Democrats and RINO’s to pass leftist woke legislation in perpetuity.

  4. Deborah

    April 28, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    This is the most stupid thing I’ve ever heard of!
    The present administration needs to get their stuff together; put priorities in order!
    Have have you illegal aliens apply for citizenship and go through the process as everyone else has in the past.
    This is a very sick administration that Biden has.
    Why doesn’t Kamala just give out her coloring books; maybe they’ll be happy with that.

  5. Mr. Me

    April 28, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    This country is in a world of S**T with those two elected to protect our country, whatever you want to call them. WE NEED TRUMP AND DeSANTIS IN OUR WHITE HOUSE, TO CLEAN UP THIS GARBAGE, AND GET THIS COUNTRY BACK TO NORMALCY. GOD HELP THIS COUNTRY!!!!!!!

  6. gypsykaye

    April 28, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    You can bet it wont be at the border.
    Destruction of our country onr day at a time. Human trafficking up. Drugs flowing in like high tide. ILLEGAL ALIENS to receive raxpayers money on top of amnesty. The list goes on how they are literally destroying our country.
    Don’t forget, get your Wuhan Chinese corona virus vaccination and wear two masks.
    Dems are called dimwits for a reason. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

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Afghan Journalists Release Photos After Being Severely Beaten by Taliban for Covering Women’s Protest

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Two Afghan journalists, photographer Nematullah Naqdi and reporter Taqi Daryabi were severely beaten by the Taliban for reporting on a women’s protest in Kabul. The two were battered after being beaten with batons, electric cables and whips. The beating occurred after being detained for several hours by Taliban fighters a day earlier.

The two men, who work for Afghan’s media outlet Etilaat Roz, released photos of their bruised bodies once back in their Kabul office, after being released from Taliban custody. Naqdi told Agence France-Presse “One of the Taliban put his foot on my head, crushed my face against the concrete. They kicked me in the head…I thought they were going to kill me.”

Daryabi added “we were in so much pain that we couldn’t move.” Naqdi said he was told “you are lucky you weren’t beheaded” when asked why they were being beaten. When covering a protest on Wednesday outside a Kabul police station calling for an end to Taliban violations of women and girls, Naqdi said a Taliban fighter immediately tried to grab his camera when he began taking photos.

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The Taliban were also rounding up anyone filming or taking photos of the demonstration, added Naqdi. The two say they were taken to a nearby police station where the beatings took place, only to be released after several hours.

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The New York Post reports dozens of Afghan reporters have been beaten or accosted in recent weeks since the Taliban has recovered control of Afghanistan. The Taliban, however, claims that they will uphold press freedoms under their new regime. As has been proven time and time again, not much faith, if any, can be placed into anything the Taliban says or promises.

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Raw Footage from Marine’s Helmet GoPro Shows ‘Two Straight Weeks of Worsening Conditions’ in Kabul

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The Blaze got ahold of raw video taken from a Marine’s GoPro which shows the true chaos endured by those in Kabul as U.S. evacuations took place at the Hamid Karzai International Airport.

Marine Cpl. Mike Markland strung together the video clips from his helmet’s GoPro camera. The footage “captured the grittiness and desperation of the hurried evacuation” and reveals “two straight weeks of worsening conditions” on the ground, as seen from the viewpoint of the Marine from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment.

The  7-minute video has been saved on a YouTube page and shows U.S. service members disabling American military equipment and vehicles. It also shows stacks of AK-47s, PK machine guns, M-16s, and other weapons likely abandoned by the Afghan military after the country collapsed. The end of the video pays tribute to the 13 U.S. service members who died in the suicide bombing in Kabul.

Markland originally posted the video to his Instagram account, but it has since been deleted. The Blaze reports Task & Purpose published the video, as well as Markland’s comments on social media before the video, had been removed.

“I hope this answers questions but also provokes you to ask more,” Markland captioned the since-deleted Instagram video. “To my brothers and sisters who were there I made this for you and your family. When you have the lack of ability to explain all that happened in those two weeks, show them this. Stand tall and wear the last two weeks on your chest.”

“I haven’t found a way to explain it with any words I know,” the Marine admitted.

“Many of us joined because we liked fighting and were good with adversity and conflict,” Markland reportedly wrote. “Two weeks in Kabul at HKIA put all of that to the test. I can’t say enough how proud I am of the Marines I serve with.”

“Odds were stacked against us. Circumstances undeniably out of our control, but we never let it deter our tenacious approach towards our mission at hand. Adversity and challenges happened 24/7,” Markland said.

The Marine noted that “almost all had no predesignated plan.”

“We did our absolute best and remained stoic through the sleepless nights and round-the-clock work with minimal food and water,” he continued. “Staying up for two or more days straight at a time grinding but remaining intensely vigilant.”

The Blaze writes of the footage, “Markland’s video paints a far more shambolic Kabul exit than the sanitized photos and videos provided by the Department of Defense.”

The Blaze continues and details the footage:

The Afghans are densely packed into small areas with barbed wire fences at the borders of the holding area outside the Kabul airport. Marines shoot crowd munitions to attempt to calm the frantic masses. When crowd munitions aren’t effective, Marines are seen firing off warning shots from their firearms in an attempt to control the large crowds.

Babies are seen being handed to the Marines for safety. Lacking medical equipment, wounded people are taken to get treatment on a ladder. Men and women are seen bursting into tears. In one clip, a man in civilian clothes bashes another person with the stock of his AK-47.

Despite the sheer inhumanity of the bedlam, there are moments of hopeful humanity as Marines give fist bumps to smiling Afghans.

Marines bond in a circle as the song “Halftime” by Nas blares in the background. They pass around the camera, make silly faces, throw a pineapple at each other, and enjoy friendly bicycle races.

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