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6 Cities React To Illegal Immigrants In Their Communities

 

A demonstrator at a protest near the entrance to the US Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, Calif. on July 7, 2014. (Photo: Newscom)

 

 

” An influx of illegal and unaccompanied immigrant children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in U.S. border towns is causing the federal government to look elsewhere around the country to house them. But many Americans oppose the placement of illegal immigrants in their communities.”

 

See how these half-dozen different cities react to Obama’s illegal immigrant hordes …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiwis Almost Capsize In Cup Loss To Oracle

 

 

 

” Emirates Team New Zealand nearly capsized in Race 8 of the America’s Cup, allowing defending champion Oracle Team USA to sail away to a 52-second victory Saturday on windy San Francisco Bay.

In the most heart-stopping moment of the regatta, the Kiwis’ 131-foot wing sail didn’t pop to the correct side, apparently because of a lack of pressure in the hydraulic system, as the crew tried to tack on the American boat to keep its slight lead.

The 72-foot catamaran began to tip over, with its starboard hull rising high into the air. The boat appeared to come within a few degrees of going over before the crew got the wing to pop and the boat splashed down.

Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill did a great job of executing a crash tack to get clear of the Kiwi boat while it was hanging in the air. Because the American boat was coming in on favored starboard tack, Team New Zealand was penalized. The near-capsize had already done in the Kiwis, and slowing to clear the penalty allowed Oracle to sail well ahead.

Team New Zealand leads 6-0 and still needs three wins to take the oldest trophy in international sports to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Oracle Team USA, owned by software billionaire Larry Ellison, needs to win nine races to keep the Auld Mug.”

The Wind Gods

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” An America’s Cup film? Great, they are few and far between! But this is a far cry from the Francis Ford Coppola classic America’s Cup film Wind. This trailer is for The Wind Gods, the story of the 33rd America’s Cup race, and while it is more documentary, it definitely hypes up the drama!

I particularly love Jeremy Irons’ voiceover. “There is no second place, in competition, in the game of life,” he states with all the drama of a first rate actor. “First place is all there is.” ”