June 19, 2019

*Annual Global Index Rates U.S. 128th Most Peaceful Nation on Earth:

The world has gotten a little more peaceful, according to the 13th annual Global Peace Index, a complex study that ranks 163 nations around the world based on factors ranging from rates of homicide and incarceration to the presence of small arms, military expenditures, ongoing conflicts, terrorism, the overall economic impact of violence and even climate change “The average level of global peacefulness improved for the first time in five years,” the index said, noting that Iceland is the most peaceful nation on earth, a spot it has held for 11 years.

New Zealand is in second place, followed by Portugal, Austria, Denmark, Canada, Singapore, Slovenia, Japan and Czech Republic, to round out the top 10. The U.S. is ranked 128th on the list. Among Western allies, Australia is 13th, Germany 22nd, Britain 45th and France 60th. Certain Central American nations had a better rating than America; El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, for instance, were rated 113, 114 and 123 respectively — though Mexico came in at 140. Afghanistan is the least peaceful nation — with Syria as runner-up, followed by South Sudan, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, Central African Republic, Libya, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Russia.

 *‘Sugar Daddy’ Website Founder Pledges to Donate Up to $1 Million to Fund Abortions:

The founder of the SeekingArrangement.com website, which pairs rich, older men (“sugar daddies”) with attractive younger women for “mutually beneficial relationships,” is creating an organization to pay for the abortions of women who can’t afford to travel to a state where abortions are legal. Brandon Wade, the website’s founder, says his new non-profit will donate up to a million dollars to cover the expenses incurred obtaining abortions, Fox 46 in Charlotte, N.C. reports: “Wade says he is in the process of registering a 501(c)(3) non-profit called ‘Let’s End Poverty.’ Wade pledged to donate ‘up to $1 million’ to pay for out-of-state abortions, medical care and travel costs for women in the US, age 18 or older, in financial need. Additional money would be raised through a GoFundMe account, a spokeswoman said.” Wade says his new program will launch sometime in the next three months.

 *Nikki Haley: Don’t Call Political Opponents ‘Evil;’ ‘I’ve Seen Evil’:

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and former Governor Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) told attendees at Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership (TPUSA) Summit that American politics are “reaching the point of hate” now that politicians are calling each other “evil,” simply for having policy differences. Politicians’ passions have become toxic, Haley said Friday during a question and answer session with TPUSA President Charlie KirkThe Daily Caller reports: “I believe in being passionate, I do. But when it gets toxic and I say that now it’s getting to where people are calling each other evil. They’re hiding behind anonymous things and they’re saying things that are really reaching the point of hate.”

Haley said it’s wrong to call political opponents evil when they’re just expressing different ideas, because she has seen true evil during her travels with the United Nation: “When I hear them call each other evil, it bothers me because I’ve seen evil. I’ve been to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where they use rape as a weapon of war. I’ve been to South Sudan where they’ve taken babies from women’s arms and thrown them into fires. … That’s evil. What we’re having in our country is a debate of ideas. That’s it.”

 *Congress Is Doing So Well, It’s Trying To Vote Itself A Pay Raise:

Congress is doing such a bang-up job managing the country that it’s considering asking itself for a pay raise. Democrats in the House are beginning to put together budget requests for 2020, Politico reports, and they’re considering breaking the “decade-long” Congressional pay freeze, which has kept Congressional salaries at a modest $174,000 since the time of President Barack Obama‘s tenure. The request would end the pay freeze and give Members of Congress a $4,700-per-year boost in pay to keep their salaries “current” with what the market apparently demands for legislators.

Members of Congress say the pay bump is only fair, and that they’ve been forgoing cost-of-living increases for a decade, even though they are guaranteed regular bumps in pay to coincide with “inflation” and hikes in “cost of living” expenses. The team authoring the measure calls the raise “modest.” “There is strong bipartisan support for these modest inflation adjustments,” a spokesman for the House Appropriations Committee told Politico, adding that if other Members of Congress feel the raise is unfair or untoward, there are avenues to block the pay increase. “If members want to alter or eliminate the [cost-of-living adjustment], they should do so through the authorizing process — not appropriations bills,” he said.

 *Mary Max, Wife of Famed Artist Peter Max, Kills Herself in Upper West
Side Apartment:

Mary Max, the wife of world-renowned psychedelic artist Peter Max, killed herself in her Upper West Side (NYC) apartment, police said last week. Mary Max, 52, died of nitrogen asphyxiation and was discovered in her apartment on Riverside Drive near West 84th Street, cops said. She had been involved in an ugly legal battle with other members of the family over her dementia-afflicted, 81-year-old husband’s artwork.

In a 2015 lawsuit, Max’s stepson, Adam Max, accused Mary of attempting to kill her husband so she could take control of his multimillion-dollar art collection. In response, Mary accused her stepson — who is three years younger than she is — of stealing $4.3 million worth of artwork that her husband gave her in a prenuptial agreement.

 *MORE! MORE! MORE! California Gov. Gavin Newsom Pushes for $2 Billion in New Taxes and Fees:

As California enjoys a historic budget surplus of more than $21.5 billion, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is pushing for more than $2 billion in new taxes and fees. His plan calls for instituting a water tax, phone tax, and health care penalty known as the “individual mandate.” “Without the mandate, everybody’s premiums go up,” Newsom said when pitching his plan. Citizens would begin to be penalized in 2020 for not having health insurance in order to provide further subsidies for Covered California, the state insurance exchange. Within three years, the revenue is expected to top over $1 billion.

“We’re talking about close to $2.4 billion in new taxes,” said Republican state Sen. Patricia Bates, who represents both parts of Orange and San Diego counties. “Everything in California is costing more and incomes are less.” Many in the state legislature remain cautious to raising taxes after former Gov. Jerry Brown pushed through a controversial 2017 transportation package that levied a 40% tax hike on the state’s excise gas tax and increased yearly vehicle registration fees. While the campaign to repeal the gas tax, known as Prop. 6, failed at the ballot box by a margin of 56 to 43 percent, many Democrats in the Assembly remain hesitant to again raise taxes after Republicans successfully recalled Sen. John Newman (D-Orange) after connecting him to the unpopular gas tax hike last June.

 *Feds: Only 11 Employers Prosecuted for Hiring Illegal Aliens in Last Year:

Only 11 employers and no businesses were prosecuted for hiring illegal aliens over American citizens for U.S. jobs last year, federal data finds. Although President Donald Trump’s administration has increased interior immigration enforcement by increasing the total number of arrests and deportations of illegal aliens — results that have lifted the wages of millions of working and middle-class Americans — little-to-no progress has been made in terms of increasing the prosecution of businesses and employers that knowingly hire illegal aliens over American citizens.

Federal data obtained by Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University reveals that while Trump has tightened the labor market via more arrests and deportations of illegal immigrants, U.S. employers and businesses continue to largely get away with illegal hiring practices. Between April 2018 through March 2019, for instance, only 11 employers were prosecuted for hiring illegal aliens over Americans. In the last year, no businesses were prosecuted for hiring illegal aliens.

Of those 11 employers prosecuted, only three of them received prison time. “Not only are few employers prosecuted, fewer who are convicted receive sentences that amount to more than token punishment,” TRAC analysts explained. “Prison sentences are rare.”

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Of the 3 million soldiers in the Civil War, 1% were regular army, 9% were draftees or substitutes, and the rest were volunteers.

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The mother of Fakhur Uddin collapses to the ground and weeps as police investigate the scene. Her son, a 20-year-old college student, was bound with duct tape and shot in the back of the head inside his family’s store. Germantown, Philadelphia. 2008.

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June 16, 2019

*The Sperminator’s 50th Baby Mama is a Homeless 18-year-old from Harlem:

The Sperminator strikes again — this time donating his seed to an 18-year-old who lives in an East Harlem shelter. Her daughter, due July 12, will make it number 50 for the serial sperm donor. Ari Nagel, the 43-year-old CUNY math professor who donates his sperm to women across the globe for free, has racked up serious spawn this past year: 15 babies since last Father’s Day, bringing the grand total to 48. One woman is due to give birth in early July, followed by Kaienja Garrick, who lives in the East River Family Center, a family shelter with a shared bathroom and kitchen. “I think it’s a nice shelter. It’s probably nicer than my apartment,” Nagel told The Post, adding that he didn’t know how old Garrick was when she reached out to him last August. “I never asked her age — I try to help whoever asks,” he said. “I think Kai is more mature than I was at her age after everything she has been through.”

Garrick has been on her own for about two years after leaving her mother’s Jamaica, Queens, home because “we fought a lot.” Without other family nearby (her father lives in Georgia), Garrick, who is unemployed, ­entered the shelter system. Last August, a month after her 18th birthday, she decided to try to get pregnant. “I knew if I could raise my little sister, I can raise my own baby,” she said of her 7-year-old sibling. “I’ve been taking care of her since she was born.”

*Nevada Becomes First State to Ban Employers From Refusing to Hire Those Who Test Positive for Marijuana:

Nevada has become the first U.S. state to ban employers from refusing to hire potential employees who test positive for marijuana. “It is unlawful for any employer in this state to fail or refuse to hire a prospective employee because the prospective employee submitted to a screening test and the results of the screening test indicate the presence of marijuana,” states the law, signed by Gov. Steve Sisolak on June 5.

The law does not apply to firefighters, EMTs, those who operate a motor vehicle, or those who, at the determination of the employer, could adversely affect others’ safety. Voters in the state approved the legal sale of recreational marijuana to adults 21 and older in 2016, and began selling recreational marijuana a year later. The law goes into effect January 2020.

 *Privately-Funded Group Builds El Paso Border Wall, Closing ‘Ridiculously Large Gap’ Used by Smugglers:

We Build The Wall,” a privately-funded organization, announced Monday it has built the country’s first border wall on private land. Kris Kobach, former Kansas secretary of state, told Fox and Friends the new wall in El Paso, Texas fills a half-mile gap in the existing border, which was constantly exploited by illegal aliens and drug smugglers: “This is the first time in American history that a private organization called ‘We Build The Wall’ – this is the first time any organization has built border wall on private land. And, it’s happening right here in the El Paso area and it’s not just any piece of land. This piece of land is right where the El Paso wall that separates El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, where that wall ends, there’s been a half-mile gap between the existing wall and Mount Cristo Rey. “And, it was a ridiculously large gap that the smuggling of both people and drugs would go through.”

 *LAPD Officers Treated For Typhoid Fever, ‘Typhus-Like’ Symptoms After Working Near Homeless Encampments:

At least six Los Angeles Police Department officers from the same downtown precinct are showing signs of typhoid fever and a “typhus-like” illness after working in or near the city’s growing homeless encampment. Late last week, radio host Dr. Drew Pinsky made headlines declaring that Los Angeles is the epicenter of a “public health emergency” stemming from a growing homeless population that finds nothing wrong with setting up permanent encampments across large swaths of the city’s downtown area, and cautioned that, unless city officials took immediate action, it’s likely the homeless population in LA could see an outbreak of the bubonic plague.

The plague, of course, killed tens of millions across Europe in the 14th century, before the advent of public sanitation and clean water systems. But as Pinksy recalled to Fox News host Laura Ingraham last week, Los Angeles is suffering from a complete lack of a sanitation strategy, and just as these serious communicable diseases seem to be taking root, the city council is considering a ban or moratorium on using rat poison. The six LAPD officers include at least one detective who has already been diagnosed with typhoid fever. The city’s police union announced late Saturday that five others are showing symptoms of the same rare illness.

Typhus and typhoid fever are spread through contaminated food and water, and through fleas and ticks. The six officers, who work at the city’s Central Division Station, may have come in contact with the disease while policing the city’s growing homeless encampments — particularly on Skid Row, which is in the Central Division’s district — or simply from interacting within the station itself. A state investigation into conditions in and around the Central Division Station, the Associated Press reports, turned up a myriad of public health issues, landing the building a $5,000 fine and an order to clean up immediately.

 *Michael Cohen ‘Treated Like a Celebrity’ in Prison:

Michael Cohen is being celebrated as a celebrity inside the federal prison where he’s serving time after flipping on his former boss, President Donald Trump.  Prisoners have approached Inmate No. 86067-054 for advice on their legal problems, quizzed him about Trump’s alleged dalliance with porn star Stormy Daniels, and tried to take photos of him on cellphones smuggled into the facility, according to people who’ve spoken to inmates. Cohen, 52, entered the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, 70 miles northwest of Manhattan, on May 6. He is serving a three-year sentence for financial crimes, including illegal hush money paid to women who claimed they had affairs with Trump.

While he was disbarred after pleading guilty to felonies, the lawyer’s expertise is still in demand. “People have been asking him for legal advice. He is one of the most popular guys in the prison. Many people have been approaching him for help,” said a person close to Trump’s former fixer.  “He’s told friends that people have been super nice to him and he’s finding the whole experience not that bad. He’s been treated like a celebrity in there. People are coming up to him and asking about Trump and Stormy Daniels.”

 *‘Jeopardy!’ Star James Holzhauer Likely Owes $1.2 million in Taxes on Winnings:

There is more than one winner when it comes to James Holzhauer’s “Jeopardy!” streak. The government is set to collect a cool $1.2 million in taxes from the game show juggernaut’s winnings of $2,462,216, according to The Action Network. Holzhauer, 34, racked up the millions across 33 appearances, including the $2,000 prize he received for finishing second in his last show Monday.

The professional sports gambler lives in Nevada, but since the show takes place in California, he’s subject to that state’s taxes — which are the highest in the nation at 13.3 percent. All told, federal and state taxes will take a 47.6 percent bite out of Holzhauer’s lump sum.

 *Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz, Christopher Cross Unite for Beatles ‘White Album’ Tour:

Micky DolenzChristopher Cross and Todd Rundgren are teaming up with former Chicago singer Jason Scheff and Badfinger guitarist Joey Molland for the It Was 50 Years Ago Today tour celebrating the Beatles White Album. (Let’s just ignore the fact that the album came out 51 years ago.) The show will mix in their own hits along with songs from the White Album.

The fine print on the tour poster reads “not affiliated or endorsed by the Beatles individually or collectively,” but many of the artists on the bill do have Beatle connections. Badfinger was the first band the Beatles signed to their label Apple in 1968 and members of the group played on the sessions for John Lennon’s Imagine and George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass. The group also performed at the Concert For Bangladesh alongside Harrison and Ringo Starr. Todd Rundgren, meanwhile, has been a mainstay in Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band going all the way back to 1989 and as recently as 2017. Micky Dolenz befriended the Beatles during his days in the Monkees and was in Abbey Road studios when they recorded Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band.

 *Writer Lost Book Deal Over ‘Horrible’ Tweet. Now She’s Suing:

A writer who lost her book deal amid outrage over a photo she posted of a black transit worker eating on a Washington, D.C., train has filed a $13 million lawsuit against the publishing company, BuzzFeed News reported. Natasha Tynes says she was driven to the brink of suicide, subjected to death threats and forced to temporarily leave the U.S. by the firestorm created by her tweet, which was denounced as racially insensitive. Tynes alleges that Rare Bird Books—which said she “did something truly horrible”—is in breach of contract and defamed her.

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It is well known that weather and mood are linked. Scientists have discovered the ideal temperature at which happiness peaks: 57.02 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Bruce Springsteen tells other people’s stories on “Western Stars,” an album that harks back to early 1970s pop.

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Ever wonder what Walt Disney would look like if he was eating chicken? Here he is doing so in the 1940s.

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Welcome to Episode #2 of the revealing TV show “Without Notes” with Judith Regan, an American editor, book publisher, and producer – Episode 2: Becoming a Publishing Icon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=941WgfP0q-w&feature=youtu.be

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Brett Vance, Host of TV’s Jet Jockeys, Launches, AirLifeTimes, Exciting New Aviation Blog

Pilot and aviation expert Brett Vance has certainly had a busy year so far. Between gearing up to host TV’s Jet Jockeys, an upcoming docu-reality series focusing on pilots and the planes they fly, and travelling around the country doing his job as a test pilot, Vance doesn’t let much time go to waste. Now, he has launched AirLifeTimes (www.airlifetimes.com), a new aviation blog that is sure to explode in popularity over the coming months.

AirLifeTimes is a repository of the latest and greatest in aerospace. The historical archives provide an insightful view to the past, a perspective so significant it must be preserved and referenced so that today’s aviation professionals don’t repeat the mistakes of their predecessors. Lessons learned are documented for good reason! Each section of the blog provides a new way of viewing the thrilling world of aviation.

“I have completed a massive search of electronic and print media to find a single outstanding repository of spectacular aerospace facts and stories and such a thing just doesn’t exist,” explains Vance, “The longer I’m in this business, the more I see that people are mystified by what pilots actually do, and when the discussion branches into some of the more specialized aspects of the career field—their eyes glaze over like an iced-up windscreen! Clearly those of us in the business need to spread the word and educate everyone! So…the roll-out of AirLifeTimes is like that of a new, long-awaited aircraft. Much in the planning and design stage; seemingly a lifetime in engineering and development; and finally, the full-up article is on the ramp, ready to fly.”

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June 12, 2019

*Border Agency Buying 2.2 Million Diapers to Help Migrants:

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is buying 2.2 million diapers to help deliver economic migrants and their young children into Americans’ worksites, schools, and neighborhoods, according to an online contract request. The purchase implements the welcome policy set by a bipartisan panel in Congress, which in February directed the Department of Homeland Security to help the migrants — despite the impact on Americans’ wages, schools, and neighborhoods — instead of helping Americans by giving the agency the legal authority needed to block the migration.

The purchase request was posted May 31 and is numbered 20113222-a. It asks for diapers, baby wipes, and showers shoes. For example, the first item on the shopping list is “DISPOSABLE DIAPERS, SIZE 2 144 per case ALL ITEMS WILL HAVE 5 DELIVERIES DELIVERY JUNE 15 800 BOXES JULY 1 800 BOXES AUGUST 1 800 BOXES SEPTEMBER 1 800 BOXES SEPTEMBER 30 800 BOXES.”

The 2.2 million diapers are being bought with funds provided in the February border spending bill for the DHS. The bill included “$192,700,000 for improved medical care, transportation, and consumables to better ensure the health and safety of migrants who are temporarily in [U.S. Customs and Border Protection] custody,” according to a congressional Explanatory Statementof the provisions. The money is also being used to fly migrants from the border to their target job sites and homes in the United States.

*U.S. Debt Problems Are About to Get Much Worse:

Car accidents are relatively common occurrences. Train wrecks are a little more out of the ordinary, to be sure. One would be hard-pressed, however, to find many examples of a 15-lane pileup of 435 cars, 100 semi-trucks, three trains, and a small army of app-rent scooters strangling the center of the capital of the United States of America. Except, of course, in the federal budget. Year after year, the federal government passes spending bills so riddled with wasteful spending, crony handouts, and thoughtless debt accumulation that it’s pretty much like a massive car crash: so awful to watch that you can’t even look away.

Congress is once again considering a massive spending increase that could end up being a near-total fiscal wreck, dubbed a “caps deal.”  It’s long past time for Congress to take a serious and sober look at America’s debt addiction and hit the brakes on out-of-control spending to avoid further deficit disasters. The Heritage Foundation’s “Blueprint for Balance” chapter titled “The Fiscal Outlook” explains what exactly a fiscal catastrophe looks like, and what consequences are in store for all of us involved. With the gross national debt in excess of $22 trillion—nearly 105 percent of gross domestic product—and mandatory spending like interest on previous debt, Social SecurityMedicare, and Medicaid consuming 72 percent of current tax revenue, it’s easy to think that America’s fiscal woes have reached their worst point.

But that’s not true. Our debt problems are about to get much worse.

Looking at projections by the Congressional Budget Office—Congress’ official federal scorekeeper—one sees that the federal budget is on a rapid collision course with out-of-control deficits. By 2025, the mere interest payments on the national debt are set to eclipse defense spending. For a household, this would be the equivalent of incurring credit card bills every month that are the same size as their mortgage payments. Meanwhile, mandatory and entitlement programs are accelerating on auto-pilot, on course to consume the entirety of government revenue in just over 20 years. This would mean that all spending set by Congress—defense, education, welfare, infrastructure, foreign aid, tax expenditures, and national security—would need to be funded solely by deficits, or Congress would need to raise taxes significantly.

 *Women’s Fertility App Is Secretly Funded by Anti-Abortion Activists,
Says Report:

A women’s fertility app that innocuously claims to help women gain a better understanding of their menstrual cycles is secretly funded by anti-abortion, anti-gay, pro-Catholic campaigners, The Guardian reports. The FEMM app is hugely popular—it’s been downloaded more than 400,000 times since 2015 by users from all over the world. A lot of its money reportedly comes from private donors, including the Chiaroscuro Foundation—a charity backed by Catholic hedge-funder and anti-abortion activist Sean Fieler.

The foundation handed $1.79m to FEMM developers over the last three years. The app collects personal information about sex and menstruation from users, and doesn’t make the beliefs of its funders clear to users. It markets itself as a way to “avoid or achieve pregnancy.” Anna Halpine, CEO of the FEMM Foundation, said the beliefs of the group and its funders are irrelevant because the app is “not dealing with the question of abortion.”

 *Paris Area Where Princess Diana Died to Be Renamed in Her Memory:

It’s been nearly 22 years since Princess Diana died in a tragic car crash in Paris, but the city is determined not to forget her. The area of Paris where she died in a 1997 car crash is reportedly set to be officially renamed in her honor. The princess was killed when the driver of her car sped into the Pont de l’Alma tunnel, on the northern bank of the River Seine, and struck a wall before running head-on into one of the concrete pillars that supported the roof.

Town-hall sources are reported to have said the square just above the scene of the crash had already been “reappropriated by Parisians and tourists” in memory of Princess Diana, and so they think the time is right to officially rename the area as “Place Diana,” according to Le Monde. The decision is set to be finalized at the next council meeting June 11.

 *Uber To Start Banning Passengers With Low Ratings:

Uber has unveiled a new policy that enables the company to kick riders with low ratings to the curb. For years, Uber allowed passengers to rate drivers on a star system, ultimately allowing customers to influence whether drivers can stay behind the wheel. Internal charts from 2014 published by Business Insider showed that drivers with ratings of 4.6 or below were at risk for the boot. Though drivers could rate passengers, there was no equivalency in consequences. But now Uber’s drivers will have a greater say about the behavior of passengers.

“Respect is a two-way street, and so is accountability,” Kate Parker, Uber’s head of Safety Brand and Initiatives, said in a statement released this week. Parker added, “While we expect only a small number of riders to ultimately be impacted by ratings-based deactivations, it’s the right thing to do.” The shift will begin in the United States and Canada, the company said.

 *Geraldo Rivera Defends Chick-fil-A from P.C. Cultural Coercion:

A fast food franchise like Chick-fil-A shouldn’t be discriminated against due to the religious views of its owner, political pundit Geraldo Rivera told Fox News host Sean Hannity this week. Rivera denounced the cultural bullying and business boycotts currently being waged against the Christian-owned chicken franchise, such as two recent airport bans. Chick-fil-A should be judged on the quality of its chicken, not on any type of “political litmus test,” Rivera said: “I detest people putting a political litmus test on a business. Any business, but certainly a fast food chain, what you judge Chick-fil-A by is the quality of its chicken. Period. “I don’t know if we can go to McDonald’s now, go to every other Burger King, and The Five Guys and all of the rest of it and say, ‘What is the political affiliation or religious belief of the owner?’ You can’t go down that road, and liberals are so intolerant, they are — political correctness does not begin to describe how they are.”

 *YouTube Star ReSet Sentenced to Jail for Toothpaste Prank:

YouTube star who tricked a homeless man into eating a toothpaste-filled Oreo in Spain was sentenced 15 months to prison — and ordered to shut down his video channel, according to a report. Kanghua Ren, better known as ReSet, was found guilty of violating the victim’s moral integrity with the cruel prank he filmed in 2017. In a ruling published Friday, the 21-year-old prankster was ordered to shut down his YouTube channel, which boasts more than 1.2 million subscribers, and is forbidden from sharing videos online until 2024.

For the prank, Ren had filmed himself replacing Oreo cream with toothpaste before heading out to give the doctored cookies to unsuspecting bystanders in Barcelona, where he lives. In the controversial video, Ren approached a homeless man and gave him one of the Oreos and a 20 euro bill. The man, who was later identified as Gheorge L., was left vomiting from the encounter. “Maybe I went a little too far, but look on the bright side: This helped him clean his teeth,” Ren told the camera. “I don’t think he’s brushed them since he became poor.”

Ren defended himself in court by saying that he will “do things to put on a show,” according to The Guardian. “People like sick things,” he told the courtroom.

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A human eye can distinguish between approximately 10 million different colors.

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Martin Luther King Jr. leaving the office of J. Edgar Hoover, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in December 1964. The F.B.I. conducted extensive surveillance of Dr. King’s private life.

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Welcome to Episode #2 of the revealing TV show “Without Notes” with Judith Regan, an American editor, book publisher, and producer – Episode 2: Becoming a Publishing Icon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=941WgfP0q-w&feature=youtu.be

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HOSTS PAYBACK THE ARMY SERGEANT
After eleven years on CBS, the final episode of M*A*S*H aired February 28, 1983. Dave, an avid viewer and United States Army Sergeant, was assigned twenty-four-hour duty that night. Distraught, he paid another sergeant twenty-five bucks to take his shift so he wouldn’t miss the M*A*S*H finale.

Learning of the story, Jeff Maxwell and Ryan Patrick, hosts of the MASH MATTERS podcast, sent Dave a letter to thank him for his service and his devotion to the iconic M*A*S*H. Included with their letter was a gift card in the amount of twenty-five bucks.

Enlist today to explore with Jeff and Ryan why M*A*S*H did, does, and continues to matter in 2019. That’s an order! Sort of.

A fun listen, great combination of superfan and an insider. I give it 4077 stars! —G. Watson
I recommend this podcast for anyone who even remotely likes M*A*S*H. It’s insightful, informative and FUN! —John Hunt 
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Marina Edwards, Producer and Director, Collaborates with “Homeless not Toothless” Charity

Marina Edwards (writer, director, producer,) has certainly had a busy year. Between working on her short film “My Love in the Sky,” a story about a war veteran challenged by returning from Iraq to civilian life, and her acting career, the film producer hasn’t had very much free time. However, Marina recently was able to attend one of Dr. Jay Grossman’s “Homeless not Toothless” charity events, and she was inspired enough to create a short documentary on the subject.

Marina was invited by Dr. Jay Grossman, President & CEO of non-profit organization “Homeless not Toothless”, to come into their office and meet dental doctors who dedicate their time providing free dental service for war veterans. When Marina arrived, she was able to meet the veterans who came in the office to be treated and operated on. The doctors spent that entire Saturday helping the veterans be healthy.

Marina discovered that the idea to create this much needed non-profit organization came from Dr. Grossman, who is a veteran himself and knows better than anyone how important it is to support and help veterans. The “Homeless Not Toothless” charity was set up in 1992 when Dr. Grossman gave a homeless veteran his business card instead of a dollar, in order to help get him out of the dental pain he was in and replace his missing teeth so he could function by eating and looking good for job interviews. Since that day, “Homeless not Toothless” has provided more than $5 million in services.

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