Who knew?  LOL

A Mexican woman who will become the oldest human ever to have lived when she turns 127 tomorrow has claimed chocolate is to credit for her longevity.

Leandra Becerra Lumbreras was born on 31 August, 1887, meaning she was 27 at the beginning of World War I and 82 when man first set foot on the moon.

And Ms Lumbreras’ family say that chocolate is the key to her long life, as well as sleeping for days on end and never getting married.

They add that part of her secret is keeping busy.

‘She was always a woman who fought. She was still sewing and weaving until about two years ago,’ granddaughter Miriam Alvear, 43, told El Horizonte.

‘She never ceased to be active, that’s why we think she’s lived so long.

And when she says ‘fought’, it isn’t an exaggeration.

Ms Lumbreras reportedly fought in the 1910-1917 Mexican Revolution as a leader of the ‘Adelitas’ – a group of women who went with their husbands to battle.

The tragedy of Ms Lumbreras long life is that she has already buried five children and several of her 20 grandchildren, the last of whom died in 2013 – aged 90.

She also has 73 great-grandchildren and 55 great-great-grandchildren.

Authorities in Mexico are trying to provide her with a new birth certificate after she lost her original 40 years ago.


Mexican Leadra Becerra Lumbreras to become oldest ever person at 127 | Metro News.

Yup, they are here.

Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices VBIED. High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.

Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria ISIS is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.

Intelligence officials have picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to “carry out an attack on the border,” according to one JW source.  “It’s coming very soon,” according to this high-level source, who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as “ISIS and Al Qaeda.” An attack is so imminent that the commanding general at Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, is being briefed, another source confirms. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not respond to multiple inquiries from Judicial Watch, both telephonic and in writing, about this information.

The disturbing inside intelligence comes on the heels of news reports revealing that U.S. intelligence has picked up increased chatter among Islamist terror networks approaching the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. While these terrorists reportedly plan their attack just outside the U.S., President Obama admits that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to combat ISIS. “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” the commander-in-chief said this week during a White House press briefing. “I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggest that folks are getting a little further ahead of what we’re at than what we currently are.”

The administration has also covered up, or at the very least downplayed, a serious epidemic of crime along the Mexican border even as heavily armed drug cartels have taken over portions of the region. Judicial Watch has reported that the U.S. Border Patrol actually ordered officers to avoid the most crime-infested stretches because they’re “too dangerous” and patrolling them could result in an “international incident” of cross border shooting. In the meantime, who could forget the famous words of Obama’s first Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano; the southern border is “as secure as it has ever been.”

These new revelations are bound to impact the current debate about the border crisis and immigration policy.

via Judicial Watch: Feds’ Bulletin Describes Threat of Imminent Terrorist Attack on Southern Border | National Review Online.

I don’t know about you, but my dogs and birds would have a heyday on this.  As for me, I’d have nightly night terrors.

A Pennsylvania woman hoped she would find her life-size President Obama statue after someone had the audacity to steal it — but authorities won’t need to drone on about the missing commander-in-chief any longer.

A local man found it a few days later in a nearby park with a six-pack of Twisted Tea.

“I just happen to glance down at the picnic table down here and I was like, ‘No it really isn’t,'” Bill Phillips told Eyewitness News. “So I came down and drove around up next to it and looked at it and just burst out laughing.”

Police returned the statue, which depicts Obama smiling with his legs crossed and his right arm stretched out, to Tiffany Bruce, of Wilkes-Barre, on Thursday.

Stolen Obama statue found on park bench, returned to owner – NY Daily News.

Bet if it was my tax money, the IRS could find it.  What do the IRS employees get paid to do?  Seriously, do they want us to go out and find them as well?  What’s next?  The backup is located under the largest pile of manure in order to deter anyone from searching?  I know that her Blackberry was destroyed.

Judicial Watch Statement on Discovery of Backups for “Missing” Lois Lerner IRS Emails – Judicial Watch

UPDATE  Found at NQ in comment left by Dave L.

From Patterico’s Pontifications off Twitter.


The beheading of James Foley was a tragedy. Now watch this drive.


I completely disagree…in my Rorschach mind Lurch has a horseface.

North Korea has called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a ‘hideous lantern jaw’, in its latest insult on a prominent political figure.

The reclusive state has unleashed a slew of crude insults against leaders in Washington and Seoul this year, calling President Barack Obama a monkey and South Korean President Park Geun-hye a prostitute.

North Korea calls John Kerry ‘a wolf with a hideous lantern jaw‘.

Never stop, ever.

A 101-year-old man from New Jersey celebrated his birthday with colleagues on Monday after 73 years in the same job.

Herman “Hy” Goldman works four days a week at light fixtures company Capitol Lighting in New Jersey.

Apart from a brief absence to serve in the US Army in World War Two, Mr Goldman has worked at Capitol Lighting since 1941.

The store said Mr Goldman was first hired to sell stock and clean the displays.

Colleague Sandy Ronco said Mr Goldman now specialises in rebuilding items that were damaged or unusable.

Mr Goldman lives in nearby Whippany and still drives himself to work.

New Jersey man celebrates 101st birthday … at work – Telegraph.


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