LBN Examiner 1/19/2020

*YIKES – EVEN WHEN SOBER, FREQUENT MARIJUANA USERS ARE DANERGOUS DRIVERS, REPORTS FINDS

Even when sober, some heavy marijuana users are dangerous drivers, a new study suggests. The bad driving appears to be isolated to those who started using pot before age 16, researchers reported Tuesday in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. The theory is that early marijuana use changes the brain, leaving people more impulsive and more apt to make rash decisions. In the new study, which tested participants in a driving simulator, researchers from McLean Hospital in Boston found that sober cannabis users who started using the drug in their teens had more accidents, drove at higher speeds and cruised through more red lights compared to people who had never used marijuana.

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, but there has been relatively little research on its health effects, particularly on teen brains. “This research suggests that early exposure to cannabis may result in difficulties performing complex cognitive tasks,” said co-author Staci Gruber, an associate professor of psychiatry and director of Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital.

*OVER 15,000 PEOPLE WERE FATALLY SHOT IN THE U.S LAST YEAR

At least 15,292 people were fatally shot in the United States last year, according to a new report from a nonprofit that advocates against gun violence. The figure, released Thursday by the Gun Violence Archive group, represents a 3 percent increase in gun deaths from the previous year. The group also reported that the number of nonfatal firearm injuries grew to 29,613, which is a 5 percent increase over the previous year.

The numbers, detailed in a report from The Trace, show that gun violence got worse in 2019 after a slight decrease between 2017 and 2018. The figures do not include suicides, which make up the majority of gun deaths. The report states that mass shootings, in which four or more people are shot, are also on the rise, with 5 percent of the injuries and deaths recorded last year occurring during mass shootings, compared to less than 4 percent in 2018. Shootings of children and teens also rose —the site reported 3,771 victims under the age of 18 killed or injured, compared to 3,539 in 2018.

*YOUTUBE HAS BEEN ‘ACTIVELY PROMOTING’ CLIMATE DENIALISM VIDEOS, ACCORDING TO NEW REPORT

YouTube has been “actively promoting” videos containing misinformation about climate change through a feature that determines what users watch for 70 percent of the time they spend on the platform, according to a report released Thursday.

The nonprofit activist group Avaaz examined 5,537 videos that appear by search terms such as “climate change,” “global warming,” and “climate manipulation.” The group subsequently found that for each of those terms respectively, eight percent, 16 percent, and 21 percent of the top 100 related videos featured in the “up next” sidebar contained false information about climate change, such as denying it exists or claiming that humans are not to blame for the crisis. “We’ve found that it’s very likely that at least one in five users who search for a term like global warming or climate change could be sent down this type of misinformation rabbit hole,” said Fadi Quran, a campaigns director at Avaaz. “Scientists are working so hard to educate people about the existential threat we face and YouTube is allowing bad actors among us the last word on this issue for many people.” 

The “up next” feature has an algorithm that dictates recommendations, and it is designed to engage users and keep them on YouTube. Avaaz claims that the platform has still used these tactics despite announcing in January 2019 that it would curb “content that could misinform users in harmful ways,” including climate change denying videos.

*NO ONE IS BUYING NEW YORK’S LUXURY CONDOS

Almost half of the new condos that have come to market in Manhattan since 2015 are currently unsold, according to Nancy Packes Data Services. The other half are presumably WeWorks. The reason for all the empty mansions-in-the-sky: a concoction of overly ambitious pricing and worsening sentiment. But mostly pricing. Just compare the prices of new development units to resale units over the last decade. In 2012, the difference in the average price between a new and resale unit was 22%. At the end of last year, the premium was 118%. 

Nancy Packes lists three reasons for the “extraordinary oddity of the current cycle.”  Buildings competed to add the latest amenities, pushing up prices. Units grew in size. The clientele changed. The ultra-skinny towers are trying to woo not just your local billionaire, but the wealthiest people in the world.

Bottom line: At the current pace, it would take six years to sell all of Manhattan’s unsold units, per a Halstead Development
Marketing report cited by Bloomberg.

*SPOTIFY LAUNCHES PLAYLISTS FOR DOGS LEFT HOME ALONE

Spotify has made playlists and a podcast for dogs to listen to in their owners’ absence, after finding that nearly 74% of UK pet-owners play music for their animals. The Swedish audio-streaming business company said it has launched a podcast featuring soothing music, “dog-directed praise”, stories, and messages of affirmation and reassurance narrated by actors to alleviate stress for dogs who are home alone.

Meanwhile, playlists aimed at pets offer tracks selected by algorithms to match pets’ characteristics such as energetic or slow. Spotify said it found in a survey that one in four pet-owners play music for their pets to listen to for company when they are away from home, with 42% of owners saying their pets have a favorite type of music.

*JAMES BOND WILL NOT BE PLAYED BY A WOMAN, SAYS PRODUCER

Daniel Craig’s successor as James Bond will not be a woman, the producer of the film series has confirmed. No Time to Die, which is set for release in April, will be Craig’s final appearance as 007, and there’s been speculation that the next Bond could be a woman. But producer Barbara Broccoli has poured cold water on the idea, telling Variety: “James Bond can be of any color, but he is male… I believe we should be creating new characters for women, strong female characters… I’m not particularly interested in taking a male character and having a woman play it. I think women are far more interesting than that.”

The next Bond film will see actress Lashana Lynch play a female 00 agent and her appearance in the trailer restarted the conversation about whether Bond could be played by a woman in the next film. Broccoli went on: “For better or worse, we are the custodians of this character… We take that responsibility seriously.”

*EXAMINER—Poll: 64% OF EXAMINER READERS VOTE KILLING IRANIAN COMMANDER SOLEIMANI A GOOD IDEA:

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  In response to a recent reader question, 64% of LBN Examiner readers in all 50 of the United States and 26 foreign countries felt that killing Iranian commander Soleimani was a good idea.

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Joni Mitchell, shot for Rolling Stone in 1979. Outtakes from this cover shoot and much more in our book, “Joni: The Joni Mitchell Sessions” by Norman Sheff.

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*EXAMINER – HISTORY: GREAT-GRANDSON`S DEATH ENDS LINCOLN FAMILY LINE IN 1985:

The bloodline of Abraham Lincoln ended on Christmas Eve in 1985 when his last direct descendant, Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, died in Hartfield, Va. at the age of 81. Beckwith was Lincoln`s great-grandson. Although he married three times, he died childless, ending the 16th president`s family line. The longtime owner of a farm in Middlesex County, Va., Beckwith was living in a Hartfield nursing home, according to the Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home in Saluda, Va. Funeral arrangements were pending the arrival in Saluda of Beckwith`s wife, Margaret. Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd, had four sons. Only the eldest, Robert Todd Lincoln, lived to be an adult. He served as Secretary of War under Presidents James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur and died in 1926 at the age of 82. Robert Todd Lincoln and his wife, Mary, had three children. Their youngest, Jessie, eloped in 1897 with Warren Beckwith, a classmate and football star at Iowa Wesleyan College.

The Beckwiths had two children, Mary Lincoln Beckwith, who died in 1975, and Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, who was born in suburban Riverside on July 19, 1904. The Lincoln family name ended in 1926 with the death of Robert Todd Lincoln. Beckwith was a short, fragile-looking man who bore little resemblance to his famed ancestor. He did not publicize his background, and once said he was occasionally embarrassed by the public`s fascination with his family history. Although he lived for several years with his grandfather, the result of his mother`s three marriages, he did not ask Robert Todd Lincoln about life in the White House. ”I was not especially interested,” Beckwith told The Tribune in 1967.

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January 12, 2020

*OVER A BILLION ANIMALS HAVE BEEN KILLED IN AUSTRALIA WILDFIRES, ECOLOGISTS SAY

  More than one billion animals have been killed during Australia’s bushfire disaster, according to an ecologist from the University of Sydney. The ecologist, Chris Dickman, told HuffPost that his initial estimate of 480 million dead animals is now out of date and that he can say that more than one billion animals have been killed “without any doubt at all.” Dickman said: “The original figure—the 480 million—was based on mammals, birds, and reptiles for which we do have densities, and that figure now is a little bit out of date. It’s over 800 million given the extent of the fires now, in New South Wales alone.”

He went on to say that, if other animals such as bats, frogs, and invertebrates were included, the number far exceeds a billion. An environmental scientist at the World Wildlife Fund Australia, Stuart Blanch, agreed with the estimate, saying a billion was a modest guess. It’s been reported that Australian officials will be forced to kill thousands of camels in the northwest because they’re consuming too much water.

  *DIY DEFICIENCY: 2 IN 5 ADULTS CAN’T FIX A SINGLE HOUSEHOLD PROBLEM WITHOUT GOOGLE

  The internet is supposed to make our lives easier, and it’s hard to argue that it hasn’t. However, a new survey of 1,000 American adults suggests that all of that convenience may be robbing an entire generation of basic home maintenance skills. In all, about two in five (38%) respondents said they are helpless and unable to fix any common household problems (patching up a drywall, fixing a running toilet) without the help of the internet. The survey, commissioned by BigRentz, paints a pretty grim picture when it comes to home care self-sufficiency. Apparently, if the Wi-Fi happens to falter, many adults won’t be able to get anything done for themselves.

Respondents were asked about their ability to fix a variety of different house problems without turning to Google for help, and while close to half (43%) said they know how to unclog a drain, only 25% know how to install a drywall anchor. Another 39% said they can stop a running toilet all by themselves, and 38% can find a stud. Additionally, 31% know how to patch a hole in drywall, and 29% said they can replace a washer on a leaky faucet. Age is also a factor; 85% of survey participants over the age of 65 said they can accomplish at least one of the aforementioned tasks without the internet. Also, male respondents generally reported being more confident regarding home repair tasks than female participants

  *16 HOUSE CATS—AND THEIR OWNER—SUE NC COUNTY OVER CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

  A new federal court filing accuses Gaston County, North Carolina of civil rights violations, and 16 names on the complaint belong to cats. Defendants “Boo Loo,” “Tony Tiger,” “Girlfriend Sara,” “Buh Buh Logan,” “Sillygirl Sally,” “Rascal Russell” et al were seized by the county’s animal control officers in early November from the Cherryville home of Damon Fields, court documents show. Now, both the names of the pets and their owner appear on the cover page of an unusual federal complaint alleging violations of due process — human and feline alike.

The courthouse cat fight dates back to Nov. 5, when animal control officers responded to a neighbor’s complaint and searched Fields’ small ranch home, a home that Assistant Gaston County Attorney Sam Shames says reeked so badly of cat pee that investigators had to don masks before entering. Inside, Shames says, the officers tip-toed around “an incredibly large amount” of cat poop. They left with 16 cats, including five kittens.

*THANKS, MARK – FACEBOOK CONFIRMS IT WON’T STOP POLITICIANS FROM LYING IN AD’s AHEAD OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Facebook has confirmed it will continue to allow politicians to make false claims in paid political posts through the 2020 election, but the company will enable users to opt-out of seeing political ads. The new rules announced Thursday morning defy calls to introduce stricter limits on political advertising ahead of the election. False claims won’t be banned and controversial targeting tools that allow parties to deliver messaging to specific audiences will remain in place.

The company said it would address concerns about misleading claims by giving users a choice to see fewer ads about politics. Users will be able to choose to stop seeing ads from campaigns, even if they’re targeted. In a blog post announcing the changes, Facebook said: “We have based [our policy] on the principle that people should be able to hear from those who wish to lead them, warts and all, and that what they say should be scrutinized and debated in public.”

*ERIKA GIRARDI MAKES BROADWAY DEBUT AS ROXIE HART IN ‘CHICAGO’

Erika Girardi is officially a Broadway star. On Monday, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” staple, 48, made her stage debut as Roxie Hart in “Chicago” at Midtown’s Ambassador Theatre. “THANK YOU to everyone that came to the show tonight!!!!” Girardi captioned alongside her “Chicago” Playbill.

Girardi, who will appear in the starring role through March 29, also received a bouquet of red roses for her first performance. Co-star Lisa Rinna — who appeared in “Chicago” in 2007 with husband Harry Hamlin — even gave her a shoutout on social media. “My friend opens in Chicago tonight on Broadway,” Rinna posted to her Instagram story. In December, Girardi spoke about her new venture, telling Page Six the stage is immensely different than “Housewives”.

  *EXAMINER—POLL:

  Hispanics are more optimistic that things will get better in their lives, communities and nation in 2020 than are Democrats, Whites, and Blacks, a national USA Today/Suffolk University survey finds. Overall, four out of five registered voters in the U.S. say their own lives will improve in the new year:

“Do you think things are going to get better or worse in your own life?”

·         Better: 80%
·         Worse: 11%
·         Undecided: 9%

Fully 85% of Hispanics say their lives will improve in 2020, followed by 79% of Whites and 73% of Blacks. Only 67% of Democrats say their lives will get better in the new year, compared to 90% of Republicans and 84% of Independents. Asked about the prospects for their community in 2020, nearly two-thirds of the nation’s registered voters say they expect improvement.

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*EXAMINER – R.I.P.: JANET ALHANTI

Janet Alhanti, born in the Bronx, New York on October 11th, 1928 passed away peacefully in Los Angeles on December 31st, 2019.  

She is preceded in passing by her mother and father,  Elsie and Nathan Lifshay, and sister and brother Selma Camhi and Dr. Alan     Lifshay.  A loving mother to her son  Richard Alhanti, (Bonnie) and daughter, Iris Klein.  A cherished grandmother to Rose, Theodore, Ivy and Thomas and great grandmother to Nathan. A loving aunt to Deborah, Robert, Linda, Lisa, Jennifer and Julie, and great-nieces and nephews.

As an acting teacher to young women and men in both New York City and Los Angeles, Janet changed the lives of all of those who studied under her tutelage. As a songwriter, she wrote for Stephanie Mills, Ben E. King and wrote Ann Margret’s Vegas act for ten years. She managed rock bands in England and New York.

She coached the celebrated and the aspiring actor and taught them how to be truthful to themselves and to their character, in life and on tv, film, and stage.  Her roster of clients include academy award winners and up and coming artists.  She educated her students on life, history, theatre, poetry and verse.  “Sensitive people change the world, the rest don’t give a damn.” “Don’t give me crumbs and call it a meal,”  “Don’t be afraid to take a stand on your own behalf, how do you feel about it, now, what are you going to do about how you feel?” She taught people how to be unafraid of themselves and reminded them that they are their most valuable gift.  Her mentors include Sanford Meisner and Philip Burton, foster father to Richard, who told her that, “Teachers are born and you are one of them.”

A celebration of her life will be held in February in Los Angeles.  For further information on memorial please visit ActingClassNow.com

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January 5, 2020

*DECADE OF DEBT!: FEDERAL DEBT UP MORE THAN $10 TRILLION IN 2010s

 The federal debt increased by a record $10,796,419,662,320 in the decade that is coming to a close today, according to data published by the U.S. Treasury. This was the first decade in the history of the nation when increases in the federal debt averaged more than $1 trillion per year. The total federal debt accumulated during the decade has equaled approximately $83,967 per household. (The Census Bureau estimates there are currently approximately 128,579,000 households in the country.) On Dec. 31, 2009, the last day of the last decade, the federal debt stood at $12,311,349,677,512.30. As of Dec. 27, 2019, the latest day for which the Treasury has reported the debt numbers, the federal debt stood at $23,107,769,339,832.41. That amounts to an increase of $10,796,419,662,320.11 for the decade. In the decade that ran from 2000 through 2009, the federal debt increased by $6,535,258,363,286.97. Even when that is adjusted for inflation (from December 2009 dollars to current dollars) it equals approximately $7,783,878,290,000—or more than $3 trillion less than the debt accumulated in the 2010s.

In the fifteen full decades that have now elapsed since the Civil War, there have been only three decades when the federal government reduced its debt rather than increased it, according to data published in the Treasury Department’s monthly debt statements. In the 1870s, the debt declined by $453,144,228. In the 1880s, it declined by $594,761,815. In the 1920s, it declined by $8,853,892,229. From the 1930s onward, the federal debt has increased in every decade.
Here is the amount the federal debt has increased (or decreased) in each decade since the 1870s. (Decreases are shown in red.):

 *IRANIAN GENERAL QASSEM SOLEIMANI ONCE TAUNTED TRUMP IN FIERY SPEECH

The Iranian general who was torn to shreds by an American airstrike once taunted the president, calling him a “gambler” with the style of a “bartender or casino manager.” “Come, we are waiting for you. We are the real men on the scene, as far as you are concerned. You know that a war would mean the loss of all your capabilities. You may start the war, but we will be the ones to determine its end,” Qassem Soleimani said in a fiery July 2018 speech directed at Trump.

Eighteen months later, his death wish was granted when he was killed Friday in a missile attack near the Baghdad Airport, in the most significant military move in the Middle East of Trump’s tenure, one the President said was intended to stop Soleimani’s plots to kill more Americans. In the 2018 speech, Soleimani was responding to a Twitter post by Trump, warning Iranian President Hassan Rouhani against threatening the US.

*MILE HIGH UGH: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU EAT AIRPLANE FOOD

An NBC News investigation of airline catering found an industry with limited oversight in which outbreaks are difficult to track. Food safety for airline caterers and airlines is regulated by the federal Food and Drug Administration, which requires inspections of this industry far less frequently than it recommends local health agencies inspect restaurants. When airline food inspections do occur, they can reveal serious safety violations — as many as 22 in a single inspection — but rarely lead to penalties.

Under the FDA’s rules, the agency only has to inspect airline caterers every three to five years. FDA rules for airlines are even looser than for caterers: planes receive random FDA inspections “when time and opportunity allow,” according to an agency manual.

In contrast, the FDA’s food code, which guides the food safety rules adopted by state and local governments, recommends that local authorities inspect food establishments every six months, with exceptions for low-risk facilities. But airline catering facilities don’t always fall under those codes. The FDA considers them different from restaurants because caterers do not sell food directly to consumers, instead contracting with airlines that do.

*LITERALLY HELL! – AUSTRALIA FACES ‘WORST DAY YET’ AS THREE FIRES MELD TOGETHER TO MAKE A BLAZE THE SIZE OF MANHATTAN
Firefighters in Australia are facing what authorities are calling the “worst day yet” in an uphill battle against devastating wildfires fueled by soaring temperatures and strong winds.

Three fires joined together overnight in the Omeo region of Victoria state to create a 23-square-mile blaze, which is roughly the size of Manhattan. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology warned that weather conditions were deteriorating rapidly Saturday with winds picking up speed and temperatures increasing to well above 100 degrees.

“Today will be a day of severe to extreme fire danger through many districts,” the agency warned. Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed Saturday that 23 people had been killed nationwide and more than 1,500 homes have been destroyed since the fire season began in September.

 *LORI LOUGHLIN HIRES PRISON EXPERT TO HELP HER SURVIVE BEHIND BARS

Actress Lori Loughlin has hired a prison expert to teach her how to survive behind bars if she ends up doing time, according to reports. The 55-year-old “Fuller House” star, who awaits trial for charges in the massive college admissions scandal, is “learning the ropes” about life and etiquette in the big house. 

Prison is a very different world than Hollywood, and Lori is just trying to be prepared,” a source close to Loughlin told the outlet. “Table manners are different; social interactions are different…Here on the outside, eye contact is a good thing. You meet someone and you shake their hands and stare them in the eyes. In prison, you might not do that. You don’t want to challenge someone,” the source said.

Loughlin is also being schooled on slang in the slammer — and has been training to defend herself. “She’s knuckling down, learning the lingo and practicing martial arts to give off the impression she’s tough and to ward off potential bullies,” an insider told the celebrity news site. “[She] knows there will be plenty of them in federal prison.”

*MUSLIM POPULATION OF ENGLAND PASSES THE THREE MILLION MARK FOR THE FIRST TIME AS NUMBER OF CHRISTIANS CONTINUE TO DECLINE, FIGURES REVEAL

The Muslim population of England has passed the three million mark for the first time, according to estimates prepared by Whitehall. They said that Muslims are the fastest-growing faith group in the country – while allegiance to Christianity continues to decline. The figures were produced by the Office for National Statistics as part of a research project to try for the first time to make regular assessments of the size of different ethnic and religious groups. Until now religious and ethnic minority populations could be gauged only once a decade using the results of the full-scale ten-yearly national census.

According to the ONS assessment, Christians continue to decline in number, but the drop in allegiance to Christianity may be slowing. Among other faith groups, the share of Hindus in the population has climbed slightly, while the proportion of Sikhs has fallen by a similar small amount.  The scale of the Jewish and Buddhist shares of the population have remained stable, the report said.

The share of people who say they have no religion at all or who will not discuss their faith has risen to almost a third of the English population, an increase almost certainly a result of the fall-off in Christian belief. The ONS also estimated that the proportion of people in England who say they follow a religion other than a major faith more than trebled between 2011 and 2016. 

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  Bubble gum is pink because the inventor of the tasty treat didn’t have any other colors on hand.

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President Abraham Lincoln died in the boarding house across from the Ford’s Theatre. The house was owned by William and Anna Petersen and, while they tried to resume business as usual following Lincoln’s death, the family’s business was overrun by people seeking souvenirs of the place Lincoln died. Unruly visitors cut pieces from the curtains, the carpet and bedsheets as mementos.

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Alfred Stieglitz (1864)

Stieglitz was the first art photographer in the US. More than any other American, he compelled the recognition of photography as a fine art. After editing a series of photography magazines, he established the famous gallery “291” in New York City. The gallery soon broadened its scope from fine-art photography and introduced to the US works by members of the modern French art movement, including Cézanne and Picasso.

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