Thursday, April 25, 2019

Ununpentium (Moscovium), used in new Spaceship Propulsion.

One more element may soon be added to the Periodic Table. On September 10, 2013, scientists reported evidence supporting the existence of element 115.

One more element may soon be added to the Periodic Table. On September 10, 2013, an international team of scientists working at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany reported that they have acquired new evidence supporting the existence of element 115. The new evidence will be reviewed by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemists (IUPAC), and if confirmed, element 115 will likely be given a new name and added to the Periodic Table of Elements. Its temporary name, which is being used as a placeholder, is ununpentium.
Element 115 is one of a number of superheavy elements—elements with an atomic number greater than 104—that are so short-lived, they can’t be detected in nature. Scientists can, however, synthesize these elements in a laboratory by smashing atoms together.
In 2004, scientists from the United States and Russia first reported the discovery of element 115. Unfortunately, the evidence from that research and a few more studies that followed was not enough to confirm the existence of a new element.
Now, scientists are developing new techniques to detect the presence of superheavy elements. In an experiment conducted at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany, scientists successfully bombarded a thin layer of americium (atomic number 95) with calcium (atomic number 20) to produce ununpentium (atomic number 115). Ununpentium was observed with a new type of detector system that measured the photons that were released from the reaction. The unique photon energy profile for ununpentium can be thought of as the element’s fingerprint, the scientists say.
Creation of element 115 during a particle collision of americium and calcium atoms. Image Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Dirk Rudolph, lead author of the new study and Professor at the Division of Nuclear Physics at Lund University in Sweden, commented on the findings in a press release. He said:
This can be regarded as one of the most important experiments in the field in recent years, because at last it is clear that even the heaviest elements’ fingerprints can be taken. The result gives high confidence to previous reports. It also lays the basis for future measurements of this kind.
Presently, there are 114 elements in the Periodic Table of Elements. Two new elements, flerovium (atomic number 114) and livermorium (atomic number 116), were added to the Periodic Table in 2012. While elements 113 and 118 are also thought to exist, their presence has not yet been confirmed.
The next step for element 115 will be for the IUPAC to review all of the evidence to date and make a decision as to whether more experiments are needed or if the current evidence is sufficient to support the discovery of a new element. If the latter occurs, the scientists who first discovered element 115 will be asked to formally submit a new name for the element. Then, the new name will be released for scientific review and public comment. If approved, the element along with its new name will be added to the Periodic Table of Elements. Element 115 is currently called ununpentium, which is just a placeholder until its formal name is established.
The new research about element 115 was published on September 10, 2013 in the journal Physical Review Letters.
Nucleus of ununpentium (Uup) surrounded by a cloud of electrons. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
The research was supported by ENSAR (European Nuclear Science and Applications Research), the Royal Physiographic Society in Lund, the Swedish Research Council, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the US Department of Energy and the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council.
Bottom line: On September 10, 2013, an international team of scientists working at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany reported that they have acquired new evidence that supports the existence of element 115 (ununpentium). The research was published on September 10, 2013 in the journal Physical Review Letters. After the IUPAC reviews and confirms the evidence, element 115 will likely be given a new name and added to the Periodic Table of Elements.

All of this would excite only physics and chemistry geeks if not for Bob Lazar (1959- ), who introduced it to UFO lore. According to him, UFO engines use element 115 to generate anti-gravity. Various UFO nuts and wannabe scientists have taken the idea and run with it.[3] This would provide an interesting way of verifying the UFO stories told by Lazar. Should element 115 be synthesised and shown to be capable of powering anti-gravity engines, Lazar's claim would have some serious support. Obviously, given that Lazar runs a website dealing in chemicals and sales of elements, he was smart enough to pick a number higher than any element discovered at the height of his fame in order to hide it from any scrutiny; no use saying carbon or phosphorus has magical powers, as we have more than enough of that to test it.
Lazar's claims state that bismuth has "unusual gravitational properties" (this is flatly false, though it may be a misinterpretation of the relativistic effects that control the chemical properties of heavier elements) and known characteristics of Element 115 are expected to be similar (not that this matters, as the longest reported half-life of the element is 200 milliseconds). The claims further state that the element was pressed into discs, then stacked and fused into a cylinder, then milled down to form a cone, and finally sliced to form the key piece of anti-gravity fuel. Again, this is physically impossible given that the element doesn't exist in nature and has been confirmed to be as highly unstable as all the other artificially-generated elements in that region of the periodic table. A few proponents of the claim still rave that there may be a magic "island of stability" (a particular combination of protons and neutrons) that would render this element stable, but no signs of such a region of the periodic table have emerged. Some of the elements heavier than uranium possess relatively stable isotopes (on the order of thousands of years) but by the time you get to 100, fermium, even the most stable isotopes last on the order of days and it only goes rapidly down from there. Still, the island of stability is a theoretical entity that is good, real physics — but even this wouldn't help the claims made about element 115, as expected half-lives in this island are on the order of minutes and seconds, which is indeed relatively stable in a region of the periodic table where the atoms last for milliseconds or less.
If one could synthesise element 115 (specifically its predicted stable isotope) more conclusively and show it to have an incredibly short half-life and radioactive unstability (which is pretty much conclusive right now), it would show that powering any device through the use of this element would be impossible, and certainly the 500 pounds that he claimed the US government had in their possession would also be an impossible claim. Literally. As that would consist of around 4.72 × 1023 atoms, and with only 50 atoms ever made from all the collision experiments made on this subject in a decade, this would take some time for the government to procure — many times the age of the Universe, or so. 

I buy what I want

I buy what I want, far above what Wal-Mart stores and FM radio supplies.  I'm far too talented for average Wal-Mart shopper; therefore, they say "different"

You are talking about mainstream pop music - not the alternative music one can dig deep and find. You probably know where to find good music today but can’t avoid hearing popular music in public places. You are talking about the mainstream and on this account you are truly right; pop music has never been so poorly crafted and horrible to listen!
Unfortunately, when one goes out to buy something, or chances upon some music playing from a workplace radio, it is not something he or she can just turn off. Mainstream music is everywhere and the masses are programmed to listen and consume it. It is both annoying and sad.
The majority are not connoisseurs of “good” anything and do not take the time to go and find the best music from any era. They will eat at McDonald's, buy poorly crafted baked goods from Walmart and be happy drowning their food in corn syrupy low grade, sugar-filled guck. They will watch cheesy super-hero films that are 99% spectacle with lame story-lines and think what they saw was actually good. Same thing with music; most people just take what is served to them and believe it when they are told, “this is the now”. But the now has never been worse, despite all our advances in technology and production!
Digitization of music and corporate downsizing might be to blame as selling vinyl record units declined. Over the past twenty-five years corporations got rid of the A&R departments (Artist and Repertoire - those people who discovered, nurtured and signed new talent) in order to cut costs. Now they just go with the pretty face and the same five to ten producers who write and create our modern music (no wonder it all sounds the same!). Most people don’t even buy their music anymore. The masses no longer sit at home with headphones, savoring their favorite record albums.
Today the emphasis is on “cheap” and that is what you hear and see out in public. Cheap is built-in to the bland architecture of the modern Walmart and Home Depot and reflected in the plastic products we buy. Everywhere you go, people are wearing ugly aprons and looking rather sad as horrible music is played over their heads. It is what you might picture a sci-fi dystopia to look like! Everything and everyone must succumb to the “formula”.
Culture is dying and we live in a barbarous age filled with materialist consumers and robot-like workers and I blame the corporations and their lame, square-headed managers who keep lowering the bar. They only focus on money and profits and how they can manipulate the people in order to get maximal return on minimal investment.
Don’t get me wrong; I believe free enterprise is good. But is only good when it has real, not fictitious persons.
Good artists need time to develop. The greatest artists are not necessarily the youngest, prettiest faces. We have to stop selling the illusion that dancing super-models actually deserve their music career success. They are the Pat Boone's of today; they might believe themselves to be wonderful and work hard learning their choreography but they are not talented or even clever. As Keith says, corporate creations are just “wannabes”.
The good news is that vinyl and serious music collecting is making a return. In the past ten years we have vinyl record sales grow exponentially. Millennials realize that vinyl records sound better - not sterile, cold and glassy like CDs but warmer to the human ear. Good artists might be able to make a career of selling records that people can seriously listen to.
I have to agree with the answer wiki, there is better music out there. If you and others like you support it, maybe we can wrestle the music away from the corporate stranglehold.

Monday, April 08, 2019

33 Easy Speaking Hacks to Make You Sound Smarter

  1. Memorize a fact and drop it into a conversation Since all you’re trying to do is sound smarter, before you head to a cocktail party memorize a little-known fact, like Princes Charles and William will never travel on the same plane so that in the event of a crash, at least one will survive to protect the throne.
  2. Shyness is pride Even if you’re brilliant, you won’t sound that way if you present your case weakly. Don’t worry about what people are thinking about you and focus on making your point forcefully.
  3. Steer the conversation Instead of trying to fake your way through a conversation on a topic you’re clueless about, subtly direct it into an area more up your alley and go to town.
  4. Nail down “who” and “whom” It’s always funny when someone clearly trying to sound more intelligent misuses “whom.” Here’s the way to tell: just answer the question. Who did it? He did. Whom should I thank? Thank him.
  5. Memorize pi Have this one ready to go when someone says the word “pie.” Learn it to a max of 50 places; it’s long enough that no one will upstage you.
  6. Fake a British accent I say, our friends across the pond sound ever so much smarter than us Yanks. Obviously the goal here is British scientist, not Russell Brand.
  7. Cut out crutch words It’s tough to sound smart when you say “like” and “um” every few seconds. Train yourself not to resort to these crutch words.
  8. Don’t commit If you never speak, you won’t sound dumb but you sure won’t sound any smarter. Instead, hedge. Say “I’m waiting for more conclusive evidence” when pressed for your opinion.
  9. Beat around the bush When you’re talking business, hedging is also known as using jargon. With a crowd of people who aren’t in your industry, use all those acronyms and industry-speak that a colleague would get but will mystify the uninitiated.
  10. Criticize intangibles This was designed for a work environment but it applies anywhere. An easy way to sound superior is to dog other people on unquantifiable traits like motivational skills or how much they’re a team player.
  11. Fabricate statistics No one is really going to check that crazy figure you made up to back up your interesting story. If they do, just say you mixed up the magazine you got it from. Was it GQ? Or maybe it was Men’s Journal?

  1. Don’t mention your source Even if it’s completely true, you won’t sound very smart saying you got that fact you just shared from watching “Family Guy.” You don’t have to lie, just say you “heard that somewhere.”
  2. Use sound bites You don’t have to read the Wall Street Journal cover to cover every day to sound smart. Scan a few headlines from different sections before heading out the door and pretend you’re totally up-to-speed.
  3. Speak to two people Everyone agrees that if you can speak to two people well, you can do the same with 200 people. The trick here to boost your confidence and sound smarter is to find two agreeable faces in that audience of 200 and speak only to them.
  4. Learn a couple foreign language phrases The key to this hack is memorizing a few phrases in a foreign tongue. Go as obscure as possible to lower your odds of coming across an actual speaker of that language who’ll try to engage you in conversation.
  5. Read Amazon book reviews Who’s got the time to read a whole book? Use Amazon’s user-generated book reviews for inside information that makes it sound like you read what you haven’t.
  6. Ask questions With a little bit of information you can pose questions to someone else and then call them out if their answer is wrong, instantly making you look like a god among mortals.
  7. Tell people you only read The Economist This will a) impress people who always mean to read The Economist but end up reading People … and b) imply that you’ve tried every other possible news magazine and they all fell short of your high standards.
  8. You say it best … …when you say nothing at all. Tacking on a phrase like “It is what it is” to the end of a conversation just makes you sound less intelligent.
  9. Get in the last word On the other hand, there is something to be said for getting the final say. Simply repackage what others have said and put it out there with a tone that says, “and now the subject is put to bed.”
  10. Cheat Alex Trebek has been sounding smarter than contestants for years, but as Sean Connery revealed, the guy reads from a card! Use your smartphone to surreptitiously pull up a pertinent fact to contribute to a conversation.
  11. Name drop Let a famous thinker or writer give your argument weight and make you sound like you know what you’re talking about. Our personal favorite: Noam Chomsky.

  1. Say “I prefer their early stuff” Someone discussing a band you aren’t familiar with? Use this line to appear more discerning, but use with caution: the line between cool and tool here is very thin.
  2. Gesture Gesturing while speaking actually might make you smarter by helping you have better recall. Even if it doesn’t, people’s attention will be divided between your words and watching your hands and they might miss you saying something incorrect.
  3. Talk the loudest Probably because it conveys confidence, if you talk the loudest, the people around you will assume you are an authority on the subject.
  4. Speak slowly Is Jeff Goldblum smart? Just by watching his movies we have no way to prove or disprove that he is. But he comes off like some kind of cool scientist in interviews just by taking his time to say things.
  5. Master the mic If you are giving a miked-up presentation, you’ll look like an idiot if you’re holding it too close to your face or a speaker. Take a few minutes to practice the right way to use it.
  6. Remember a few quotes Winston Churchill said, “It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. The quotations, when engraved upon the memory, give you good thoughts.” See what we did there?
  7. His or her It’s PC to say “their” when referring to one person, but it’s not really correct. It sounds smarter to say, “The owner of this sandwich should know his or her lunch is about to be eaten.”
  8. Don’t overshoot Know your limits. If you aren’t 100% sure you’ve got a grasp of that $10 word, go with something you know.
  9. Master the metaphor Sometimes when you have nothing relevant to contribute, your best option is to say something right out of left field, leave, and let your audience assume what you said must be brilliant because it couldn’t possibly be that moronic. Try, “A single Russian hair outweighs half a Pole.”
  10. Answer questions with questions Teachers do this to encourage students to find their own answers. You can do this when you have no clue what the answer is.
  11. Make up words Most people have limited vocabularies. You’ll have to assess your audience to see if you can get away with this, but if you sprinkle in a legitimate-sounding word of your own design, people will simply assume you know a word they don’t.

Sunday, April 07, 2019

RH Negative blood and the paranormal … is there a connection?

Most women will be able to tell you a little bit about what it means to be RH Negative. Most people don’t take much notice of their blood type, however when you are pregnant, one of the first things they test, is to see if your blood is RH Negative. We as humans either have RH positive or RH Negative blood. To be negative means that you don’t have a certain protein on the surface of your red blood cells. As a pregnant woman, if you are RH negative and your baby is RH positive, it can cause problems as your body could start producing anti bodies to attack the RH positive antigen in your baby’s blood. It can make them sick. Don’t I know it! My Mum was RH negative and I am positive. I was born prematurely and given a blood transfusion at birth as I was becoming ill as her body was attacking our incompatible blood types. Nowadays it is not as much of a threat thanks to the way modern medicine works and a simple antibody is given to the mother while pregnant and they are monitored closely. Aside from pregnancy, it is pretty muchthe only time that th RH negative or positive factor is significant …… or is it?

RH Negative is considered to be rare

Around 15% of the population are considered to be RH Negative. Scientific studies have indicated that without the protein in the red blood cells that people who are RH Positive have, the blood has a blue colour to it. This is why people who are RH Negative are also referred to as blue bloods.

Where does the RH Negative factor come from?

Some theories out there include that the RH negative antibody actually comes from Alien DNA and that they either interbred with humans or somehow genetically engineered us in some way. The Book of Enoch (which predates the Bible) talks about a type of angel called the Nephilim who was a watcher mating with humans and creating a type of human-angel hybrid. While they were all wiped out, some were said to survive, and this is where the RH Negative factor comes in. Some people for this reason, refer to it as the God Gene.

Scientists however believe that the RH negative blood is simply a mutation that happened some time during our evolution. It is believed that we evolved from Apes, this could have happened somewhere along the way. It was actually because of the Rhesus macaque also known as the Rhesus Monkey that we even know about these positive and negative antigens. Scientists discovered that human antigens were similar to that of the Rhesus macaque. Monkey have also shown to have comparable blood types. They are not identical to the A,B and O Blood types that we have, but there are similarities.

What does this have to do with the paranormal?

People who are ‘blue bloods’ are more prone to have a lower body temperature, higher than average IQ, higher blood pressure, red hair and a sensitivity to sunlight according to studies. That is not the only thing they are said to be sensitive in. Some people say that having blood that is RH Negative means that they have elevated intuition and a stronger connection to spirtuality in part due to it’s connection with ‘The book of Enoch’. Some have a heightened awareness of their surroundings whilst others sense things before they happen. They feel a general connection to the spiritual realm. Due to this connection and it’s religious connotations, some people believe that people who are RH negative are able to sense and identify demons (if they exist).
Quite of a lot of people who are RH Negative also seem to have another trait in common. They suffer from Night terrors or sleep paralysis. Science tells us that sleep paralysis happens when our brain wakes up before our body does. Some people however interpret this as an encounter with a negative spirit or perhaps even something else. Others again put this down to an alien encounter. People who are RH negative are also said to be more likely to be able to have out of body experiences through astral projection because they feel a connection to spiritual world and space.
A lot of people who have had ET experiences or abduction stories, seem to have a connecting value. They are often RH negative. Perhaps this is where the theory of Aliens genetically engineering blood comes into play.

Is it actually true or coincidence?

The only way to determine if any of this has any sort of merit is to look at the numbers. I put the call out on various types of social media and asked people who felt they had a physic ability or some sort of sensitivity to the paranormal to tell me what their blood type was.
Updated figures as of 8th September 2018

As you can see from the results, most of the people who have completed the survey were RH negative and the majority felt they had some sort of ability or sensitivity to the paranormal. Does this show us there is a connection? It is not solid evidence but it is still interesting to see these results. For me looking at these results, the fact that only 7 people that were RH positive answered the survey leads me to think that perhaps the survey was only completed by people who felt they either had an ability or were RH negative so it is not a reliable snapshot. It is still quite interesting to look at though. I also have thrown out the results from the sleep paralysis question at the end as it didn’t give users the option to answer no so the results for that question were flawed. The way this study was set up will never give us definitive answers. It is just interesting to see what people come up with. I am by no means saying there is a scientific connection. I am not a scientist, I am just someone asking a question to see who answers.
If you would lke to contribute to the survey, click on this link: RH Negative survey . It is one thing to make a claim, it is another to have the data to back it up. So let’s create some data!
So what do you think? Do you think your blood type has an influence on your psychic ability? Is it a mutation in our DNA through evolution or some sort of intervention from above? I actually find it quite fascinating looking into the paranormal at this level. There is more paranormal research than standing in a dark room talking to yourself.


Throughout mankind’s history, the accounts of visitations from a higher power, extraterrestrial beings, or mysterious forces have been immortalized and passed down through generations in song and story. Controversial details get set aside or passed over as impossible or inconsistent with the current research or evidence. However, the stories persist, and the details re-emerge in tales of greater powers, lost and unknown history and tribes of people, or secrets taken to the grave with underground groups, meetings and rituals buried in the past.
It doesn’t take long to find these kinds of tales reflected in the volumes of world religious texts, myths, and folklore:
  • Other beings, “angels” coming down to earth off the mountain or out of a cave to guide mankind and give them “gifts” and the secrets to eternal life
  • Gods descending from another dimension or world to lie with women, producing superhuman offspring
  • Mystical encounters in secluded or high places with wise entities who impart great knowledge
  • Men and women abducted, literally or inter-dimensionally, transported under a spell or beam of great light, held captive and subjected to manipulation by other beings or forces, transformed into someone or something else or left with inexplicable scars, memories or feelings.

The Greek myths alone are overflowing with such tales of a God slipping under the dark of night or the veil of a wooded forest to bed a beautiful earthly woman, luring her with a fog of unearthly pheromones in a dream or by psychic powers, leaving as mysteriously as he arrived. The child born is a demigod, a newer version of man, and equipped to carry the people into a battle or into a new age of man. A simple woman giving birth to the son of a God, creating a hero that tries to save or sometimes destroy mankind.
Other “God” visitations alter the course of mankind or the destiny of a hero that plays out over the evolution of an epoch or people.
It’s not just the Greeks – this kind of superhuman or spiritual intervention can be found in the legends and historical narratives of the Norse, Sumerians, Mayans, Egyptians, Asians, Native Americans, and ancient Pagans across the globe.
Could these stories be true? Were they really Gods, or something else?


Today, modern scientists, researchers and theorists are exploring and challenging long-held beliefs and scientific hypotheses on the origin of man and our ancestry. Included in this challenge is the question of who were these outsiders of legend that visited earth so long ago, and why do we find them in so many stories and artifacts that are unique in depicting their powers and their intermingling with humans? The stories left behind, and their relevance and influence, have been uncovered through the diligent protection of sacred texts and modern archeology. Many of the sources are well known, a part of common knowledge, while others continue to be brought to our attention via modern media.
Today’s researchers are sharing and illuminating the information in new ways. Examples include:
  • Cave paintings depicting early human life and showing what looks like common characteristics of an alien being and flying saucer, descending from the sky and interacting with the tribes’ people
  • Ancient architecture with hieroglyphs and art depicting “Gods” or other beings with power and advanced technology
  • Artifacts bearing physical characteristics that match mythical descriptions of beings from another world used in fertility and abundance rituals
  • Ancient scrolls from Asia and India, passages in myths and in the Koran or Bible that mention other beings or people at the time of man being of a different origin, “taking wives” or creating great men or kings, such as Genesis 6:4 “Here were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”
  • Crop circles
  • Documented cases and witness accounts from the 15th and 16th centuries in Germany and France; the Nuremberg sightings; the Roswell crash; abductees Betty and Barney Hill; Whitley Strieber; the unidentified object crash in the mountains of Shaitan Mazar, Russia; and countless others who witnessed UFOs or were abducted
  • Government cover-ups, ex-military confessions of UFOs and secret military and government medical research on unidentified beings (“non-humans”)

The list goes on and continues to grow with time.
Contemporary truth seekers speculate that the Gods in our ancient stories are actually ancient astronauts, a species from another world. These astronauts found Earth (or created it) and through the interbreeding with apes or humans, or by genetic modification in a spaceship lab, spliced extraterrestrial genes with primate or human genes, creating a hybrid – modern man. This would mean that our ancestry is of Alien origin, a mixed breed with bloodlines that extend beyond our planet.
Some believe this interaction and experimentation continues and was the source of the evolution of man through different versions – one improving upon the other. Others believe they now live among us freely, and because of the early development of man/alien hybrid, they can naturally interbreed with humans, slowly homogenizing the bloodline and assimilating with ease.
If that’s true, then couldn’t we trace this added bloodline to the gene pool?

Saturday, April 06, 2019

Safe Spaces rejection in Wisconsin

Since Elca and Rasmussen College ended, everyone alienated me from all jurgen Habermas / Axel Honneth safe spaces in the whole freakin county and maybe Minnesota   I go like “Can I join your little safe space?” and wham! Instant Rejection or lying = if a safe space exists over there.  What possible explanation out there is there?
Me Not liberal enough? Of course!!!!

Monday, April 01, 2019

Close the southern border

President Trump took aim at Democrats on Saturday while condemning immigration laws in the U.S., doubling down on his threat to close the nation’s southern border.
In a pair of Twitter posts in the afternoon, Trump asserted that “it would be so easy to fix our weak and very stupid Democrat inspired immigration laws.”
“In less than one hour, and then a vote, the problem would be solved,” he wrote. “But the Dems don’t care about the crime, they don’t want any victory for Trump and the Republicans, even if good for USA!”

He went on to insist that Mexico needed to step in and put a stop to the incoming flow at the border.
“Mexico must use its very strong immigration laws to stop the many thousands of people trying to get into the USA. Our detention areas are maxed out & we will take no more illegals,” Trump tweeted. “Next step is to close the Border! This will also help us with stopping the Drug flow from Mexico!”
The president has repeatedly threatened this week to take action at the border and claimed Thursday that Mexico wasn’t doing anything to help prevent “the flow of illegal immigrants to our Country.” He also accused multiple Central American nations of doing “nothing.”
Trump threatens to close southern border, says Mexico and Central America are doing ‘nothing’ to stop migrantsVideo
Trump took matters a step further on Friday, tweeting that “If Mexico doesn’t immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States through[sic] our Southern Border, I will be CLOSING the Border, or large sections of the Border, next week.”

The president’s warnings followed remarks on Wednesday from U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAlleenan, who said the border was at its “breaking point.” The agency was looking at “an unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis all along our Southwest border,” he said.