Hitler’s great-nephewsAlexander, Louis and Brian Stuart-Houston — the only living descendants of the dictator’s paternal side — live quiet lives in the New York suburbs and fly American flags in their yards, according to Germany’s Bild newspaper, which came knocking at their doors recently.
The three men are the sons of Hitler’s nephew,William Patrick Hitler, who was born in the UK to the Fuehrer’s half-brother, Alois Hitler Jr.
Alois, who left home at 14 and wound up working as a waiter in Dublin, split when “Willy” Hitler was young, according to theNew Yorker.
But Willy wound up visiting his estranged dad in Germany in 1929, where he attended a Nuremberg rally. He then returned to the UK and began giving interviews to the press as Hitler’s “English nephew” — until he was summoned to Berlin to face a furious Fuehrer, the magazine reports.
If past statistics can offer any guidance, in 2016, $1.44 trillion income taxes were paid by 140.9 million taxpayers reporting a total of $10.2 trillion in adjusted gross income, according to data recently released by the Internal Revenue Services.
Bloomberg looked into the 2016 individual returns data in detail for some additional insights illustrated in the charts below:
• The top 1 percent paid a greater share of individual income taxes (37.3 percent) than the bottom 90 percent combined (30.5 percent).
• The top 50 percent of all taxpayers paid 97 percent of total individual income taxes.
• In other words, the bottom 50 percent paid 3 percent. Which small percentile of tax payers also paid 3 percent or more? You might have guessed it. It is the top 0.001%, or about 1,400 taxpayers. That group alone paid 3.25 percent of all income taxes. In 2001, the bottom 50 percent paid nearly 5 percent whereas the top 0.001 percent of filers paid 2.3 percent of income taxes.
The vast majority of Twitter accounts that pumped out fake news during the 2016 presidential campaign are still active, a report has found. Researchers pored over millions of tweets and concluded that more than 80 percent of the accounts associated with the 2016 disinformation campaign are still posting. That’s despite Twitter patting itself on the back in July after carrying out a purge of fake accounts. The research was carried out by the nonprofit Knight Foundation.
“The persistence of so many easily identified abusive accounts is difficult to square with any effective crackdown,” said report authors Matthew Hindman of George Washington Universityand Vlad Barash of the social-media analysis companyGraphika.
“The use of chemical weapons has delivered some outcomes for [government forces] that they believe are worth the risk, and [chemical weapons] have subsequently been shown to be worth the risk because they keep using them, repeatedly,” saidJulian Tangaere, former head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons mission to Syria.
The highest number of reported attacks took place in the northwestern province of Idlib, but there were also many incidents in Hama, Aleppo, and in the Eastern Ghouta region.
Assad continues to deny his forces have ever used chemical weapons.
An exact start date for the trek has yet to be announced, though it’s expected to kick off late 2019.
Per a statement, the show will feature “digitally remastered arrangements of [Winehouse’s] classics” while the hologram “will be backed by a live band, singers and theatrical stagecraft.”
“This is a dream for us,” said Winehouse’s father, Mitch. “To see her perform again is something special that really can’t be put into words. Our daughter’s music touched the lives of millions of people and it means everything that her legacy will continue in this innovative and groundbreaking way.”
The hologram tour will also raise money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation. The organization works to combat and prevent drug and alcohol abuse among young people, while also providing other services to disadvantaged youth.
*** Jim Taylor, the bruising fullback who played on four N.F.L.championship teams with the Green Bay Packers of the 1960s and became the first star in Coach Vince Lombardi’s dynasty to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died on Saturday. He was 83. He died at a hospital in Baton Rouge, La., the Packers said in a statement on Saturday.
Roughly two-thirds of Americans, across four political types, fall into what the authors call “the exhausted majority.” Sixty-one percent say people they agree with need to listen and compromise more. Eighty percent say political correctness is a problem, and 82 percent say the same about hate speech.
“If it were a person,” he added, “it would pierce its tongue.”
I thought of that line while reading a tweet from Nate Cohn,The Times’s polling guru: “Take everything together, and, on balance, it’s been a good 10 days of state/cd polling for theGOP in a lot of important battlegrounds.”
The “Ghost Adventures” star says… Manson’s grandson, Jason Freeman, gave Zak all of the items this week. They’ll be front-and-center at his Vegas Haunted Museum … which already features Manson’s chompers and two paintings — one that has his urine and another his ashes.
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The department also announced theBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assigned five Violent Crime Coordinators to Lausch’s existing “Project Safe Neighborhoods” team so they can conduct a “daily review of firearm arrests and seizures… to ensure the most violent firearm offenders are promptly and effectively prosecuted in federal court.”
The Justice Department previously called theChicago Police Department’s agreement with the ACLU to fix the city’s crime problem unsuccessful after 2016 saw the “biggest single-year increase” in the murder rate. In recent rallies, the president has called for the stop-and-frisk policy to be implemented in Chicago to bring down crime.
“At a fundamental level, there is a misperception that police are the problem and that their failures, their lack of training, and their abuses create crime,” Sessions wrote in the announcement. “But the truth is the police are the solution to crime, and criminals are the problem.”
The 36-year-old is not only worth a fortune at $3 billion, but she also boasts sky- high approval ratings. According toGlassdoor, Snyder’s support from employees stands at 99 percent.
Forbes reports that workers of the family-run burger chain enjoy a better-than-average quality of life. Restaurant workers make $13 an hour, compared to $9 at McDonald’s, and they’re eligible for health insurance. Managers, who on average have been with the company for 17 years, make about $163,000.
“Multiple areas along the Yuma and Ajo (Arizona) corridors are being exploited by criminal organizations,” Customs and Border Protection announced.
Based on interviews with members of these large groups, CBP said a “majority” of the illegal immigrants have three final destinations in mind: Charleston, S.C.; Oakland, Calif.; and Homestead, Fla.
“That would be absolutely foolish, inconsistent, and hypocritical. Those who believe that Bill Clinton should never have been impeached for allegedly lying about his sex life are now going to lead the campaign to impeach Kavanaugh for allegedly lying about his sexual and drinking activities back when he was a 17-year-old. It’s hypocrisy run rampant,” Dershowitz said.
This subsidy was needed because the Obama administration did not impose an application fee for DACA status. Most immigration benefits applicants pay for the application for the status they are seeking, with additional fees for a work permit and fingerprint collection; DACA applicants only had to pay for the work permits and fingerprints, leaving legal immigrants and visa applicants to pick up the tab for the cost of adjudicating their eligibility for DACA.
USCIS is funded almost entirely by the fees it collects from applicants and their sponsors. It is required by law to set the fees at a level that covers the full cost of adjudicating the applications. Periodically, the agency goes through a very complex process to determine these costs, and then publishes a proposed fee schedule, which is open to public review and comment.
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Lab testing found 31 adult jewelry items purchased from retail stores were at least 40 percent cadmium, and most were more than 90 percent. Most of the tainted items were sold at Ross, with one pendant from a necklace chain being 100 percent cadmium. The company said it has “addressed this issue with our supplier.”
Ratings for ABC‘s broadcast of the American Music Awards (AMA) plummeted to an all-time low, as viewers apparently feared they’d be subjected to unwanted celebrity political preaching.
The three-hour program lost 25% of its 18-43 year-old viewers (1.8 rating/6.5 million viewers) from 2017, Variety reported Wednesday. The overall broadcast audience (2.4 rating/9.2 million viewers) suffered an even steeper decline of 29%.
“This is the latest example of an awards show seeing serious declines year-over-year. Back in September, the Emmy Awards on NBC also put up an all-time low,” Variety notes.
He believes that brain science can be used by individuals to better perceive, understand, evaluate, and respond to people.
“The somewhat bizarre fact of life,” Dr. Pillay explains, “is that people who are in our lives are not simply who they actually are. They are some interesting mix of who they are and what we make of them in our brains. If we understand the ways in which relationships impact our brains, we can change our brains to alter the ways in which we interact with others too.”
Transference is the first of two phenomena that Dr. Pillay talks about in relation to this concept. This is when conversational partners activate earlier memories when communicating. These knee-jerk reactions occur due to the brain’s tendency to make non-conscious predictions based on earlier life experiences.
The best way to avoid this? Dr. Pillay states that the solution is simple. “Introduce new self-reflections and possibly even points of discussion when you find yourself engaged in a conflict. This can make for an interesting discussion when trying to resolve an argument.”
The second phenomenon that Dr. Pillay warns about is emotional contagion. This is when emotions are transferred from one person to another person without them even knowing about it. For example, someone who spends a large amount of time with negative-minded people will grow to view things with a more negative mindset as well.
Dr. Pillay stresses that individuals should be aware of their emotions and what could be causing them in any given situation. “In interactions with friends, colleagues, or romantic partners, be aware that their negative emotions could throw you in a negative state, even if you do not actually feel negative.” Dr. Pillay states.
*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by David Brooks:
Over the past few years, hundreds of organizations and thousands of people (myself included) have mobilized to reduce political polarization, encourage civil dialogue and heal national divisions.
The first test case for our movement was the Kavanaughhearings. It’s clear that at least so far our work is a complete failure. Sixty-nine percent of Americans in one poll called the hearings a “national disgrace,” and the only shocking thing is that there are 31 percent who don’t agree.
What we saw in these hearings was the unvarnished tribalization of national life. At the heart of the hearings were two dueling narratives, one from Christine Blasey Ford and one from Brett Kavanaugh. These narratives were about what did or did not happen at a party 36 years ago. There was nothing particularly ideological about the narratives, nothing that touched on capitalism, immigration or any of the other great disputes of national life.
And yet reactions to the narratives have been determined almost entirely by partisan affiliation. Among the commentators I’ve seen and read, those who support Democrats embrace Blasey’s narrative and dismissed Kavanaugh’s. Those who support Republicans side with Kavanaugh’s narrative and see holes in Ford’s. I can think of few exceptions.
*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman:
I began my journalism career covering a civil war in Lebanon. I never thought I’d end my career covering a civil war in America.
We may not be there yet, but if we don’t turn around now, we will surely get where we’re going — which was best described by Senator Jeff Flake on Monday: “Tribalism is ruining us. It is tearing our country apart. It is no way for sane adults to act.”
Sure, we’ve experienced bouts of intense social strife since theAmerican Civil War of 1861. I grew up with the assassination of Martin Luther King and raging street battles over civil rights and Vietnam. And yet this moment feels worse — much less violent, blessedly, but much more broadly divisive. There is a deep breakdown happening between us, between us and our institutions and between us and our president.
We can’t find common ground on which to respectfully disagree; the other side is “the enemy.” We shout at each other on television, unfollow each other on Facebook and fire verbal mortars at each other on Twitter — and now everyone is on the digital battlefield, not just politicians.
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