June 13th, 2006

usa // no aliens


National Guard troops scare would-be migrants away from border

SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Mexico (AP) - U-S and Mexican officials say the arrival of National Guard troops in Arizona has scared off illegal Mexican migrants along the border, significantly reducing crossings. American authorities say overall, detentions along the U.S.-Mexico border decreased by 21 percent in the first ten days of June, compared with the same period a year ago.

The Border Patrol says along the Arizona border, once the busiest crossing spot, detentions have dropped 23 percent. And they are down 31 percent along the Texas and New Mexico border. A Border Patrol spokesman says the desert region's blistering June temperatures typically drive down the number of migrants, but not so drastically.

I'd really like to know the stats on California...
tv // bones // weeeee!

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Prior to two nights ago, I had gone a few nights without any weird dreams. Which in itself is pretty weird because I'm always having weird dreams.

No fear... they're back!

Night before last I had a very detailed, very complex dream about Harry Potter, of all things (I haven't been reading or even thought about HP in months) and that I had found out secrets from the last book... like how Harry's parents weren't actually his parents but his real mom killed herself when he was little and his real dad was a putz, so James and Lilly adopted him. And Harry and Draco became friends and were hanging out in the library.

Last night I dreamed that my aunt and uncle had decided to buy a horse. Which is pretty insane because their backyard is barely big enough for their dog, never mind a horse. I also had a rather freaky SGA dream where Teyla had been kidnapped by some bad dude but was able to contact Sheppard but only on certain days. And it was angsty and USTful. And then the fic ended and I realized that it was a fic that I was reading and one by seldear at that, so I emailed her and demanded more. Heehee.
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Reading List 2006

1. Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
2. Stargate Atlantis: Rising by Sally Malcolm
3. Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop
4. Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop
5. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
6. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
7. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
8. Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
9. Angel-Seeker by Sharon Shinn
10. Jovah's Angel by Sharon Shinn
11. The Alleluia Files by Sharon Shinn
12. Angelica by Sharon Shinn
13. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
14. Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier
15. Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier
16. Stargate Atlantis: Reliquary by Martha Wells
17. Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
18. Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey
19. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
20. Cordelia's Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
21. Velocity by Dean Koontz
22. Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz
23. The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold
24. Elemental (anthology)
25. Kushiel's Avatar by Jacqueline Carey
26. The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold
27. Kushiel's Scion by Jacqueline Carey*

* and someone else needs to get this and read it so I can gush and hash it out with them! Come on, people!
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