August 18, 2019

*NY University Gender Studies Department Publishes Paper Saying Milking Cows Is Like Sexual Abuse:

The journal of one New York University’s Women’s and Gender Studies program has published a paper that insists that milking cows is comparable to “sexual abuse,” “emotional trauma related to pregnancy,” and “nonconsensual hormone treatments,” according to Celine Ryan, writing for Campus Reform. The paper, “Readying the Rape Rack: Feminism and the Exploitation of Non-Human Reproductive Systems,” was included in Dissenting Voices, published and edited by the Women’s and Gender Studies program at the College at Brockport State University of New York.

Ryan notes that the author, an intern for Brockport’s Women’s Studies Department, asserts that she must discuss the “under-researched” “feminist aspects of animal agriculture,” adding, “the same way women’s health has been at stake for years, a dairy cow’s reproductive system has been poked and prodded.” The author writes, “Throughout our lives, we are offered an idealized image of dairy cows where these animals graze on beautiful pastures, have room to sow and play, and are comforted in spacious areas in which to sleep. We are presented with images of a life well lived, but when it comes to the deaths of those same animals, the picture perfect story comes to a grim reality.”

The paper continues, “The outdated stereotype about women being caretakers and most importantly child bearers remains consistent in the dairy industry, especially when we take into account the means through which these animals are exploited. A few brief examples include rape or sexual assault, nonconsensual hormone treatments, and emotional trauma related to pregnancy. Dairy cows are forcibly impregnated, or raped, in order to constantly produce milk for humans to consume.”

*OUT OF CONTROL SPENDING! – $3,727,014,000,000: Federal Spending Sets Record Through July; Treasury Runs $866,812,000,000 Deficit:

The federal government spent a record $3,727,014,000,000 in the first ten months of fiscal 2019 (October through July), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today. While spending that record $3,727,014,000,000, the government ran a deficit of $866,812,000,000. Before this year, the most that the federal government had ever spent in the first ten months of a fiscal year was in fiscal 2009, when the Treasury spent $3,576,745,930,000 (in constant June 2019 dollars, adjusted using the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator).

Federal spending was impacted in fiscal 2009 by the recession that was ongoing when that fiscal year began. At the beginning of fiscal 2009, President George W. Bush signed the Troubled Asset Relief Program to bailout failing banks. Later that fiscal year, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, aimed at stimulating the economy. Total federal revenues in the first ten months of fiscal 2019 equaled $2,860,202,000,000. That was less than the total revenues the federal government collected in the first ten months of fiscal 2017 ($2,866,978,570,000 in constant June 2019 dollars) and fiscal 2015 ($2,868,253,370,000 in constant June 2019 dollars).

Federal individual income tax revenues in the first ten months of fiscal 2019 equaled $1,428,904,000,000. That was less than the individual income taxes the federal government collected ($1,438,381,490,000 in constant June 2019 dollars) in the first ten months of fiscal 2018. The difference between the $2,860,202,000,000 in total taxes the government collected and the $3,727,014,000,000 that it spent in the October through July period resulted in a deficit of $866,812,000,000. According to Table 3 in the Monthly Treasury Statement, the Department of Health and Human Services spent the most of any federal agency in the first ten months of fiscal 2019 ($1,005,897,000,000), the Social Security Administration spent the second most ($915,775,000,000), and the Department of Defense-Military Programs spent the third most ($540,435,000,000).

 *China’s High-Tech Tyranny?:

There are passages in the State Department‘s latest reports on human rights and religious freedom in the People’s Republic of China that read as if they ought to be in some futuristic horror story — not in a federal agency’s factual explanation of how freedom is curtailed in the world’s most populous nation. First, there are the multitudinous surveillance cameras and the facial recognition software that makes them so useful to China’s communist regime. “According to media reports, the Ministry of Public Security used tens of millions of surveillance cameras throughout the country to monitor the general public,” said the State Department report.

These cameras are not deployed to preserve public safety and deter common criminals. “Human rights groups,” said the State Department, “stated authorities increasingly relied on the cameras and other forms of surveillance to monitor and intimidate political dissidents, religious leaders and adherents,Tibetans and Uighurs.” How would Chinese government officials identify the political and religious dissidents who showed up on these cameras? “These included facial recognition and ‘gait recognition’ video surveillance, allowing police not only to monitor a situation but also to quickly identify individuals in crowds,” said the report.

The People’s Republic, according to the State Department, is not satisfied with monitoring only the streets and other public places with its cameras. “The government installed surveillance cameras in monasteries in the TAR” — Tibet Autonomous Region — “and Tibetan areas outside the TAR,” said the State Department. The report on religious freedom noted that China also placed cameras in Christian churches.

 *Vast Majority of Porn Sites Track User Data, Often Without Telling You:

More than 9 in 10 pornography websites send user data to at least one third party, a new study has found. Google tracks users on nearly 75% of the porn sites studied by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. And going incognito may not always help.

“Even if you’re using a browser with an enhanced privacy setting, like Google Chrome’s incognito mode, you’re still susceptible to online tracking,” according to a summary of the study. “People often assume that using private browsing modes protects them, but that primarily limits your browsing history from being stored on your personal computer,” said one of the researchers, doctoral candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen, in a university press release published July 24. “In reality, private browsing modes offer little to no protection against tracking more generally. The ecosystem for tracking is vast and ever-changing, so it is incredibly difficult to truly avoid being tracked online.”

The researchers analyzed over 22,000 porn sites and found 93% of them sent user data to at least one third party. Many of the sites’ privacy policies — if they even had them — don’t say anything about third-party trackers.

 *Study Blames Disturbing Rise In Teens Who Need Glasses On Excessive Screen Time:

So many people, especially young people and teenagers, spend a significant period of time each day staring at a screen of some kind, whether that be a computer, smartphone, tablet, or the regular old TV. Now, a new study is warning parents that all that screen time may be behind a stunning rise in children who need prescription glasses.

According to the report released by United Kingdom-based eye care company Scrivens Opticians, the percentage of 13-16 year olds in the U.K. who need glasses has nearly doubled over the past seven years — from 20% in 2012 to 35% in 2018. Two-thirds of those teens were diagnosed as being myopic, or short-sighted.

*’Publicity Stunt’: Girardi Calls Out Arizona Lender Who Targeted His Wife and Lifestyle in Lawsuit:

Prominent plaintiffs attorney Thomas Girardi has punched back against a lawsuit filed by an Arizona lender claiming that he used loan funds designated for his law firm to fund a “lavish lifestyle” for himself and his wife, “Real Housewives of Beverley Hills” cast member Erika Jayne. In court papers filed Aug. 7, Girardi, his wife and his firm, Girardi Keese, have asked a Phoenix federal judge to dismiss the suit and compel arbitration—something they say is called for in the firm’s loan agreement with the lender, Stillwell Madison.

“The current action was filed as a publicity stunt,” wrote the defendants’ lawyer, Robert Baker of Baker, Keener & Nahra. Baker, who previously represented O.J. Simpson in civil suits following his acquittal on murder charges, added that the lawsuit was filed in court in an “attempt to embarrass the defendants” and “with the goal to try to use the Court system as a publicity campaign.” “The Plaintiff surely knew there was an arbitration agreement in the contract for which they seek to enforce,” Baker wrote.

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Here is a Complete List of Inconsistencies in Prison Policy Surrounding Jeffrey Epstein’s Death Thus Far:

** Epstein said he was considering cooperating in “naming names” in his international sex ring
** He was found unconscious in his prison cell just three weeks earlier
** Two days prior to his death documents released for the first time implicated several top Democrats in his pedo sex ring
** He was taken off suicide watch after a failed attempt just two weeks earlier
** He was in isolation (unusual for a suicidal individual)
** The cameras malfunctioned — There is no video
** Even Mexico had video of El Chapo’s escape from prison
** Then later we hear the cameras showed the guards did not do rounds? Which is it?
** The prison guards had worked several extra shifts last week
** One prison guard on his floor was not even a certified guard
** The prison guards “forgot” to check on Epstein
** The prison guards slept through their shift
** The guards did not check Epstein for several hours
** There were reports of screaming the morning Epstein died
** The MCC had not seen a successful suicide in 40 years
** Epstein said he was the victim of attempted murder three weeks ago
** Epstein’s former roommate is facing mass murder charges
** Epstein had dirt on numerous globalist elites
** Epstein was not given paper sheets
** Epstein had sheets in his cell to hang himself
** Epstein was not suicidal according to medical professionals
** Epstein told his lawyers on Friday, a day before his death, “See you Sunday.”
** Epstein’s former roommate heard nothing
** Epstein reportedly had to get on his knees to hang himself from his bed
** Epstein autopsy showed broken bones in neck common in strangulation deaths

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Jimi Hendrix (age 19) during his time as a paratrooper in the US Army, 1961.

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I’m listening now and I love it! Such a wonderful two-part episode! Keep up the great work with my favorite podcast! —Scott Parsons

Wonderful podcast! Ryan and Jeff, thanks for bringing us the Mike Farrell interview and thank you to Mike for sharing his reflections. It’s so refreshing to listen to such a talented and well-spoken actor with love and reverence for the people he once worked with. I could’ve used a tissue or two as well! —Dena Freidinger McDonald

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*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Paul Clifford Escoll:
Last week’s top two stories and headlines are stated as facts instead of opinion. The first piece claims that because of welfare, people utilize it to not work and families utilize it by choice so they do not have to stay together. 

This is prejudiced in so many ways. This insensitive opinion is stated as fact.  It supposes that poor families have tons of options and that they use welfare as an excuse to not stay in a family.  

Rather, from GOP actions, such as taking children away from their families as they try to come to this country…. (filling the private for-profit prisons) can we conclude that they are anti-family? Well, I guess we can.

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August 12, 2019

*Former MCC Inmate: There’s ‘No Way’ Jeffrey Epstein Killed Himself:

The following account is from a former inmate of the Metropolitan Correction Center in lower Manhattan, where Jeffrey Epstein was found unresponsive Saturday, and declared dead at a hospital of an apparent suicide. The ex-convict, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, spent several months in the 9 South special housing unit for high-profile prisoners awaiting trial — like Epstein.

“There’s no way that man could have killed himself. I’ve done too much time in those units. It’s an impossibility. Between the floor and the ceiling is like eight or nine feet. There’s no way for you to connect to anything. You have sheets, but they’re paper level, not strong enough. He was 200 pounds — it would never happen. When you’re on suicide watch, they put you in this white smock, a straight jacket. They know a person cannot be injurious to themselves.”

“The clothing they give you is a jump-in uniform. Everything is a dark brown color. Could he have done it from the bed? No sir. There’s a steel frame, but you can’t move it. There’s no light fixture. There’s no bars. They don’t give you enough in there that could successfully create an instrument of death. You want to write a letter, they give you rubber pens and maybe once a week a piece of paper. Nothing hard or made of metal.”

“There’s up to 80 people there. They could put two in cell. It’s one or two, but I’ll never believe this guy had a cellmate. He was too blown up. The damage that unit can do to someone. It’s like you’re an animal and you’ve been brought into a kennel. A guy like Jeffrey, it’s like, “Holy sh-t.””

“I told my parents not to come there. God wasn’t in the building. I’ve had some heavy incidents in the building. What happened is permanent. Some of the guards are on a major power trip. They know guys there are suffering. They know something the rest of the world hasn’t seen, that a place like this exists in this country, and they get off on it. If the guards see that the guy is breaking, they’re going to help you break.”

“But it’s my firm belief that Jeffrey Epstein did not commit suicide. It just didn’t happen.”

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Jeffrey Epstein’s death may never be conclusively determined, because the standard practice in the area where he was detained is that cameras do not point inside cells.

Sources familiar with the correctional facility in question say, there are cameras in the Special Housing Unit — the SHU — but S.O.P. is that cameras do not point into the cells. Cameras capture, among other things, the doors to each cell to determine if anyone walks in or out, but they don’t point inside.

One source familiar with the facility says the drill is for guards to walk by each cell in intervals ranging from 15 to 30 minutes depending on the circumstances.

Unless there’s a one-off cell with a camera pointing inside — and there have been rare situations where this is the case — the time and manner of his death may never be captured.

A source did, however, make it clear … since Epstein was taken off suicide watch there were plenty of ways he could have hung himself. There are sheets, blankets, t-shirts and there are objects — including beds — on which the items can be tied to facilitate suffocation.

No matter what, it is baffling, disturbing and suspicious that medical professionals and officials at the correctional center would clear someone as high-profile, notorious and important as Epstein.

Jeffrey Epstein was also the target of death threats from fellow inmates during his stay at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center … and should have been watched 24/7… this according to multiple sources connected with the investigation.

Sources say several of the threats involved extortion … put money in the inmate’s commissary account or else endure physical violence. The extortion started early on… before July 23, when Epstein apparently attempted suicide.

Although an autopsy was performed Sunday,  sources say one reason the conclusion was deferred is because the Medical Examiner must say whether death was a suicide or at the hands of another. The staff inside the facility is telling “inconsistent stories” regarding what happened and whether protocol was violated.

Attorney General William Barr said investigators are already learning of “serious irregularities” at the New York jail.  “We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation,” Barr told a national policing conference in New Orleans on Monday morning. Barr said he was “appalled” and “angry” to learn of the Metropolitan Correctional Center’s “failure to adequately secure this prisoner.”

August 11, 2019

*Why Hasn’t War on Poverty, Welfare Cured Poverty?:

When President Lyndon Johnson launched his War on Poverty in the 1960s, he pledged to eliminate poverty in America. More than five decades, several welfare programs, and $25 trillion later, the welfare system has utterly failed the poor. The poverty rate remains mostly unchanged, and tens of millions of Americans are dependent on government assistance. Currently, the United States spends about a trillion dollars a year on 80 different federal, state, and local welfare programs.

About 40 million Americans are considered poor. If we divided that $1 trillion among those 40 million people, we could give each person approximately $25,000 a year, or $100,000 a year for a family of four. We’re clearly spending a lot of money, so why have we not ended poverty? Our welfare system discourages work. It discourages families from staying together. And it encourages dependence on government.In other words, welfare keeps the poor poor.

In many cases, welfare has harmed the very people it was supposed to help, especially children. Why has this happened? As welfare benefits grew over the years, they increasingly served as a substitute for a working parent. As the taxpayer became the family breadwinner, that encouraged many men to stop upholding their responsibilities, leaving more and more women as heads of single-parent households. On the other side of the coin, single mothers were discouraged from marrying the fathers of their children because that reduced their benefits. Sadly, the cycle continues today as many children who grow up on welfare eventually follow in their parents’ footsteps when they have families of their own.

 *Officials: Convicted Felon Arrested For Stabbing Rampage Was Only Free Because Of Liberal Policies:

On Wednesday, a 33-year-old man from Orange County went on a two-hour “anger”-fueled stabbing and robbing rampage that left four people dead and two wounded. On Thursday, more details about the suspect emerged, including that he is a gang member and convicted felon who managed to serve a stunningly brief sentence for a long list of serious crimes.The mayor of the town where the suspect began his murderous spree said Thursday that the man should never have been released from prison, while local police pointed to policies pushed by left-wing politicians in recent years as the reason the convicted felon was free to carry out his horrific violence.

“Records indicate [the suspect] was sentenced to four years in state prison for 14 convictions, for drug possessions, possession of a firearm, an assault weapon and ammunition by a felon,” KABC reports. “Garden Grove Police Chief Tom DaRe said Castaneda had previously been incarcerated for possession of methamphetamine with the intention to distribute while armed with an assault weapon.” Law enforcement officials told reporters Thursday that recent changes made in California Assembly Bill 109 (AB 109) — promoted and signed into law by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown in 2011 — significantly shortened the felon’s sentencing. An older California law then enabled him to reduce his time served by about half, allowing him to “earn a day of credit for each day served,” KABC explains.

The result is that the violent gang member’s prison sentence for 14 convictions lasted less than 16 months. He was released on Jan. 14, 2016. Garden Grove Mayor Steven Jones blasted the policies, particularly AB 109, which allowed the violent criminal to go free. “He is a violent criminal who should have never been considered for release,” said Jones in comments reported by KABC.

 *Police Chief: Non-Homeless, Non-Handicap Man Making
$1,000/Weekend Panhandling:

An Abilene, Texas man — who appears to be homeless and handicaped — is making a good living by panhandling on weekends, according to the police chief. Chief Stan Standridge said the man panhandles every Saturday and Sunday at the intersection of Hwy 83/84 and FM 707. He sits in a wheelchair and the police department has gotten calls from people concerned about the man thinking he’s homeless.

Standridge said the department’s homeless outreach team has been in contact with the man. They learned he is not homeless. Standridge said the man lives in a home in south Abilene. He is also not wheelchair-bound, according to Standridge. Someone drops him off every weekend to seek charity. Standridge said the man earns about $1,000 a weekend.

 *SAD – More Than 20% of Millennials Claim to Have No Friends, Poll Finds:

Some millennials may find their best “friend” is their phone. No new friends. No old friends. No friends… period? More than 20% of millennials surveyed in a YouGov poll released this week claimed that they don’t have a single friend. And less than a third of Millennials said they have double-digit friends, according to the data, culled online in early July.

Even if younger Americans are overstating their isolation, the jarring numbers reflect long-term rising trends in loneliness. Studies have indicated that loneliness has myriad negative mental and physical health effects. “Strong social relationships support mental health, and that ties into better immune function, reduced stress and less cardiovascular activation,”Debra Umberson, a professor of sociology at the University of Texas, told Time magazine in 2015.

 *Not So Money, Honey: 1 In 4 Have Lied About Their Debt To A New Love Interest:

From credit card payments to student loans, debt is an inconvenient fact of life for many Americans. Despite being so common, many people feel the need to hide their outstanding debts from potential partners and love interests, according to a new survey of 2,000 U.S. adults. Sponsored by SelfLender, the survey found that about a quarter (24%) of respondents have lied to a new partner about their level of debt. The survey also revealed that many adults are deceptive about their financial situations in general. Three in 10 admit they have lied about their annual salaries, and more than 25% said they have hidden their spending habits from partners.

Perhaps all of that lying is for good reason; 14% of respondents said that credit card debt over $10,000 is a big red flag and possible relationship deal breaker. Additionally, it seems that not all debt is equal in the minds of many adults, with 35% of respondents reporting that credit card debt is worse in their minds than student loan debt. To that end, 50% of adults say bad credit card debt is a major cause for concern in a new potential partner. Debt isn’t the only finance issue that gets in the way of dating either. Nearly half of all respondents (46%) listed a potential love interest being “cheap” as a major turnoff, while 40% said an inability to keep a steady job is a relationship killer. A poor credit score was also listed as a dating turnoff by 37% of respondents. Other than matters of the wallet, respondents also listed bad manners (56%) and a dirty living space (53%) as major dating red flags.

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Sleepwalking is called somnambulism (Latin somnus “sleep” + ambulare “to walk”). About 18% of the world suffers from somnambulism.

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Valentina Sampaio, the first openly transgender woman selected as a model by Victoria’s Secret. Her agent said it was “a great opportunity to break barriers.”

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Buying cigarettes from your hospital bed, c. 1950s.

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Jeffrey D. Hatchell, Dynamic Author and Motivational Speaker, Explains the Best Ways to Find a Positive Mindset

It is a time of political upheaval in the United States. Many are unhappy with the current leadership of the country, and others say the political system is not working as it should. Big problems are not being addressed, and in times such as these, it’s easy to grow weary and cynical while increasing levels of frustration and toxicity arise.

Although it’s easy to get trapped into a negative head-space, it’s integral to search for that nugget of truth behind all the televised interactions. The “real” reason politicians act the way that they do. Having this mental shift is something established author and motivational speaker Jeffrey D. Hatchell advocates for.

“When working in a challenging environment the natural response that happens to most is to get caught up in the drama and to focus on the negative,” explains Jeffrey Hatchell, “this response doesn’t address the core problem or help the professional maximize their best self. Rather it can create feelings of frustration, animosity and resentment. However, taking the approach of having a mental paradigm shift can help.”

Hatchell is a certified executive coach, a corporate facilitator and a motivational speaker. He focuses on leadership development through executive coaching, team building workshops and motivational speaking. His company “Over the Top Coaching” won the prestigious award of Supplier of the Year by the Northern California Supplier Development Council. He has more than 20 years of experience working at Fortune 500 organizations in sales management and leadership roles, including working as Director of Sales Performance with American Express. Recently, his book “The Inspired Career” (http://www.theinspiredcareerbook.com/) has been making waves in online communities wanting to improve communication in the workplace.

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