Monthly Archives: August 2018

August 29, 2018

*TOO LATE
Jacksonville Shooting- Gunman’s Parents ‘Desperately’ Sought
Psychiatric Help for Him:
The parents of the man suspected of shooting up a video gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, over the weekend had desperately sought psychiatric help for him for years after he repeatedly displayed troubling behavior.David Katz, 24, is reported to have been “extremely hostile” toward his mother, would go days without washing, and once punched a hole through a bedroom door to retrieve video-game controllers his mom had taken from him.

The Baltimore Sun reports his parents tried psychiatric care in Maryland, enrolled him in public and private schools, and sent him to Utah for a therapeutic wilderness school for teens. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said Katz shot and killed two people and injured 10 others before taking his own life Sunday during the Madden football video-game tournament.

*MORE CALIFORNIA INSANITY –
San Francisco “Poop Patrollers”
Make $185,000:

We wish we could say this was a satire piece, but a new story in the San Francisco Chronicle reveals just how lucrative collecting shit actually is.

It’s but the latest in a string of shocking revelations to hit headlines throughout the summer exposing how deep San Francisco’s crisis of vast amounts of vagrant-generated feces covering its public streets actually runs (no pun intended).

We detailed last week how city authorities have finally decided to do something after thousands of feces complaints (during only one week in July, over 16,000 were recorded), the cancellation of a major medical convention and an outraged new Mayor, London Breed, who was absolutely shocked after walking through her city: they established a professional “poop patrol”.

As described when the city initially unveiled the plan, the patrol will consist of a team of five staffers and a supervisor donning protective gear and patrolling the alleys around Polk Street and other “brown zones” in search of everything from hepatitis-laden Hershey squirts to worm-infested-logs. At the Poop Patrol‘s disposal will be a special vehicle equipped with a steam cleaner and disinfectant.

The teams will begin their shifts in the afternoon, spotting and cleaning piles of feces before the city receives complaints in order “to be proactive” in the words of the Public Works directorMohammed Nuru, co-creator of the poop patrol initiative.

While at first glance it doesn’t sound like the type of job people will be knocking down human resources doors to apply for, the SF Chronicle has revealed just how much each member of this apparently elite “poop patrol” team will cost the city: $184,678 in salary and benefits.

*San Jose Diocese buys bishop $2.3 million retirement home:

When San Jose’s Bishop Patrick J. McGrath went hunting inSilicon Valley for a place to settle down and retire, he knew it wouldn’t be easy to find a modestly priced abode in one of the country’s most-expensive real estate markets.

But his decision to buy a $2.3 million, five-bedroom home in the city’s desirable Willow Glen neighborhood on the Diocese of San Jose’s dime raised some eyebrows among the diocese’s 640,000 Catholics, given the church’s mission of charity and serving the poor.

“That’s a lot of money,” McGrath, 73, acknowledged in a phone interview Friday from his native Ireland where he was visiting, adding “I could understand” it might not sit well with some.

*1,079 Attorney-Client Calls Illegally Recorded at Orange Co. Jail;
‘Human Error’ Blamed:
“Human error” is being blamed for the illegal recording of 1,079 privileged attorney-client calls at a California jail over a three-year period, beginning in 2015.

The company contracted to provide recording technology to the jail says an update to the system accidentally caused the recordings to be made.

*Federal Judge Stops San Diego from Ticketing Homeless Living in Vehicles:
Ruling on a class-action lawsuit by nine homeless people living in their vehicles, a federal judge issued an injunction Tuesday ordering San Diego police to stop enforcing the local ordinance prohibiting vehicle habitation.

“A federal judge has ordered San Diego to stop ticketing homeless people for living inside vehicles, calling the city’s longtime law prohibiting such behavior too vague for effective enforcement.

“The injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Anthony Battaglia on Tuesday is a victory for a group of disabled homeless people living in recreational vehicles who filed suit last year against the law, which they claim is discriminatory.”

The injunction will stand until the judge makes a final ruling which, he says, he expects will favor the vehicle-dwellers.

*A Third Of Teens Haven’t Read A Single Book In Past Year:
Bookworm teens have always been few and far between, but now they seem like a dying breed. A new study puts some weight behind this notion by revealing just how American teenagers choose to spend their time (hint: it’s not with books). A third of adolescents haven’t even opened a dustjacket — or touched a Kindle for that matter — in the past year.

Researchers from San Diego State University recently analyzed four decades’ worth of data from an ongoing, nationally-based lifestyle survey studying teens. The data, which provides insight into the daily habits of over a million adolescents, shows the enormous impact of digital media over time.

The meteoric rise of internet-based activities cannot be understated: between social media, texting, gaming, and surfing the web, the average high school senior spent six hours a day online in 2016 — double the time from a decade earlier. Eighth graders (4 hours a day) and tenth graders (5 hours a day) didn’t lag far behind.

Naturally, many of these hours have come at the expense of traditional media, including books, newspapers, and magazines. In the early 90s, a third of tenth graders reported reading the daily paper — this figure dropped to an astonishing two percent by 2016. During the late 70s, 60 percent of 12th graders read a book or magazine almost daily, but only 16 percent did by 2016.

*CUT THE B.S.!-READ LBN EXAMINER:
Did you know that this LBN EXAMINER is read daily by 12 members of the White House staff, 3 Nobel Prize winners, over 100 Academy Award winners, 6 U.S. Senators, and over 300 Grammy Award winners.
 *EXAMINER–MEDIA INSIDER:
In the history of sportscasting, no broadcaster has probably been more associated with one network than Bob Costas andNBC. Now, after nearly four decades in which Costas has been the lead announcer on OlympicsWorld SeriesSuper Bowlsand late-night talk shows, Costas and NBC are in discussions to end the relationship, sources have said.

If a deal can be struck, it would mean finishing Costas’ current multi-million contract three years early as it is goes through 2021, according to a source. The contract calls for exclusivity for NBC, besides the work Costas does for MLB Network.

*EXAMINER–INVESTIGATES:
The modern UFO era began in 1947 when pilot Kenneth Arnold reported seeing nine disc-shaped objects flying over Mt. Rainer, Washington. A reporter labeled them “flying saucers,” and the term entered mainstream consciousness.
*EXAMINER–INVESTIGATES:
Pizza
1. Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second.

2. The word “pizza” means “pie” in Italian.

3. While pizza in some form has been baked since antiquity, the first “official” pizzeria opened in Naples around 1830.

4. Samuel Morse, an American most famous for inventing the telegraph, noted that pizza was a “nauseating cake” that looked like “a piece of bread that had been taken reeking out of the sewer.”

5. In America, annual pizza sales exceed $28 billion a year.

6. Over 3 billion pizzas are sold every year in the United States alone.

7. Pizza is the second-leading source of calories in the diet of American children, second behind grain desserts, such as cookies and other carb-heavy treats.

8. Over 5 billion pizzas are sold each year worldwide.

9. Recently, Halloween unseated Super Bowl Sunday as the biggest pizza day of the year.

10. Thanksgiving is the day Americans eat the least amount of pizza.

*EXAMINER-SITE OF THE DAY:

Youper

Think of Youper as the first-responder for emotional health issues, like anxiety and depression. Their mission is to ensure people can live happier lives and don’t have to wait years to start overcoming their difficulties.
*EXAMINER–VIDEO LINK:
Thomas Vincent Girardi is a founding partner of Girardi & Keese, a downtown Los Angeles law firm. In 1970, Girardi became the first attorney in the state of California to win a $1 million-plus award for a medical malpractice case.
*EXAMINER–HISTORY:
Lynching of 14-Year-Old Boy Helps Inspire US Civil Rights Movement (1955)
At age 14, African-American Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi after reportedly whistling at a white woman,Carolyn Bryant, in a grocery store.

Her husband and his half-brother beat Till, shot him in the head, and dumped his body in the Tallahatchie River, weighing it down by tying a metal fan around his neck with barbed wire. Till’s body was pulled from the river three days later.

*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Walter E. Williams:
The Immigration and Nationality Act mandates that all immigrants and refugees undergo a medical screening examination to determine whether they have an inadmissible health condition.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has technical instructions for medical examination of prospective immigrants in their home countries before they are permitted to enter the U.S. They are screened for communicable and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis, polio, measles, mumps and HIV. They are also tested for syphilis, gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases. The CDC also has medical screening guidelines for refugees. These screenings are usually performed 30 to 90 days after refugees arrive in the United States.

But what about people who enter our country illegally? The CDC specifically cites the possibility of the cross-border movement of HIV, measles, pertussis, rubella, rabies, hepatitis A, influenza, tuberculosis, shigellosis and syphilis.

Chris Cabrera, a Border Patrol agent in South Texas, warned: “What’s coming over into the U.S. could harm everyone. We are starting to see scabies, chickenpox, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections and different viruses.”

Some of the youngsters illegally entering our country are known to be carrying lice and suffering from various illnesses. Because there have been no medical examinations of undocumented immigrants, we have no idea how many are carrying infectious diseases that might endanger American children when these immigrants enter schools across our nation.

*EXAMINER-COMMENTARY by Jane E. Brody:
Who is to blame for fattening up Americans and killing their hearts? McDonald’s, it seems, is not even in the running. In fact, when you compare the fare under the Golden Archeswith many of the dishes served at chain restaurants around the country, a Big Mac with large fries and soda begins to sound like health food.

Hungry for a hearty breakfast? You could — if you dare to test the resilience of your heart — try the Cheesecake Factory’sBreakfast Burrito: “warm tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, bacon, chicken chorizo, cheese, crispy potatoes, avocado, peppers and onions, over spicy ranchero sauce.” Nutritional information: 2,730 calories (more than a day’s worth, so I hope you’ll skip lunch and dinner), 4,630 milligrams of sodium (two days’ worth) and 73 grams of saturated fat (more than three days’ worth).

You’d have to eat seven Sausage McMuffins from McDonald’s to equal the cardiovascular and waistline damage done by one burrito, according to the latest Xtreme Eating Awardsbestowed by the Nutrition Action Healthletter, published by the nonprofit advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest, in Washington.

*EXAMINER–A DIFFERENT VIEW:….
Myrna Sandoval, eighteen-year-old, and and her sister Claudia, fourteen-year-old, El Paso, Texas, April 20, 1982.
*EXAMINER-OVERHEARD:
*** Eddie Murphy is a busy man. The iconic comedian is expecting his 10th child. This will be his second child with longtime girlfriend Paige Butcher. They’re already parents to 2-year-old Izzy, who was born in May 2016.

*** Tim Conway, 84, one of the exemplary comedians that made up the cast of the comedy gold-standard that was The Carol Burnett Show, is suffering from dementia, according to his daughter. His daughter Kelly, 56, has petitioned to be appointed as his conservator because Tim’s not doing so well.

LBN Examiner Edited By: Renee Preston

August 26, 2018

Sunday-Extra
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 *52.1% of Kids Live in Households Getting Means-Tested Government Assistance:
Today, there are Americans under 18 years of age growing up in a country where the majority of their peers live in households that take “means-tested assistance” from the government.

In 2016, according to the most recent data from the Census Bureau, there were approximately 73,586,000 people under 18 in the United States, and 38,365,000 of them — or 52.1 percent — resided in households in which one or more persons received benefits from a means-tested government program.

These included the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), Medicaid, public housing,Supplemental Security Income, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and ChildrenTemporary Assistance for Needy Families and the National School Lunch Program.

The Census Bureau published its data on the number and percentage of persons living in households that received means-tested government assistance in its Current Population Survey Detailed Tables for Poverty.

*Cardinal Burke: ‘We Have a Very Grave Problem of a Homosexual
Culture in the Church’:
Commenting on the sexual abuse problems in the Catholic Church, as evident in the recent cases of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report on abuse, Cardinal Raymond Burke, an American, said it is obvious there is a poisonous “homosexual culture” among some priests and bishops and that there “needs to be an open recognition that we have a very grave problem of a homosexual culture in the Church.”

In an Aug. 16 interview with Catholic Action for Faith and Family, its president, Thomas McKenna, asked Burke, “Your Eminence, a new wave of clergy sexual abuse has surfaced and is indicating a widespread practice of homosexuality among clergy in dioceses and seminaries across the country. What would you say is the root cause of this corruption?”

Cardinal Burke, a member of the highest court at the Vatican, the Apostolic Signatura, said, “It was clear after the studies following the 2002 sexual abuse crisis that most of the acts of abuse were in fact homosexual acts committed with adolescent young men. There was a studied attempt to either overlook or to deny this.”

*Small Business Ownership Among Black Americans Jumps 400%
Since Trump’s Election:
As black unemployment remains at historic lows, the number of small businesses owned by African Americans in the United States has exploded by 400% year-over-year, according to a survey of more than 2,600 small business owners and entrepreneurs by Guidant Financial.

The survey reveals that in 2018, 45% of small business owners were minorities – up from just 15% three years ago, with the majority of them belonging to African American owners.

*U.S. Customs Busts 1st Illegal
Alien Via New Facial-Recognition
Software at D.C. Airport:
On Wednesday – only the third day using its new, cutting-edge facial comparison biometric system – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) recorded their first illegal alien bust utilizing the new technology, arresting a Congolese man posing as a Frenchman.

When a 26-year-old illegal alien traveling from Sao Paulo, Brazil presented a French passport to the CBP officer conducting primary inspections, CBP employed its new facial comparison biometric technology – which confirmed the man was not a match to the passport he presented.

As the CBP officer referred the traveler to secondary screening for a comprehensive examination, he noticed that the traveler became visibly nervous. A search revealed the man’s authentic Republic of Congo identification card concealed in his shoe.

The impostor intercepted at Washington Dulles International Airport was the first such impostor detected using the new technology.

*Who’s the Cleanest of Them All?:
Take a wild guess what country is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions the most? Canada? Britain? France? India? Germany? Japan? No, no, no, no, no and no.

The answer to that question is the U.S. of A. Wow! How can that be? This must be a misprint. Fake news. America never ratified the Kyoto Treaty some two decades ago. We never enacted a carbon tax. We don’t have a cap-and-trade carbon emission program. That environmental villain Donald Trumppulled America out of the Paris climate accord that was signed by almost the entire rest of the civilized world.

Yet the latest world climate report from the BP Statistical Review of World Energy finds that in 2017, America reduced its carbon emissions by 0.5 percent, the most of all major countries. That’s especially impressive given that our economy grew by nearly 3 percent — so we had more growth and less pollution — the best of all worlds. The major reason for the reduced pollution levels is the shale oil and gas revolution that is transitioning the world to cheap and clean natural gas for electric power generation.

Meanwhile, as our emissions fell, the pollution levels rose internationally and by a larger amount than in previous years. So much for the rest of the world going green.

*Another Study Finds That Economic Freedom Improves Lives:
A new metastudy by Serbian think tank Libek confirms that countries wishing to increase their economic growth—and reap the many rewards that come from doing so—need to focus on advancing the economic freedom of their people.

Libek looked at 92 scholarly research studies that considered the relationship between economic freedom and economic growth. Eighty-six of them (93.5 percent) found a positive relationship.
That is not surprising, considering that economic freedom—the ability to direct one’s own life and make economic decisions for oneself—encourages and empowers people to make a better life for themselves and for their families.

The increased economic activity they produce shows up in measures of economic growth.
Still, the point cannot be made frequently enough, because economic freedom is still repressed in so many parts of the world.

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*EXAMINER–INVESTIGATES:
Only 1 in 10 victims of cyberbullying tell a parent. Fewer than 1 in 5 cyberbullying incidents are reported to the police.
*EXAMINER–HISTORY (1924)
Kleenex
Since 1924, “Kleenex” has been the trademarked brand name of facial tissues manufactured by Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.

The global popularity of the product, originally marketed to the public as a cold cream remover and later, in the 1930s, as a disposable handkerchief, has led consumers to use the Kleenex name when referring to any tissue, regardless of brand.

*EXAMINER–MUSIC INSIDER:
Dickey Betts has postponed his upcoming concerts after the former Allman Brothers Band guitarist suffered what doctors diagnosed as a “mild stroke.”

“Yesterday, after describing to his physicians certain post-stroke repercussions, [Betts] was strongly advised to give himself more time to recuperate,” the Dickey Betts Band’s website alerted fans. “Doctors have assured Betts that after three to five weeks he will be 100 percent recovered and can resume his touring schedule.”

*WHO READS LBN EXAMINER?

The late Steve Job’s daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs along with 12 members of the White House staff, 3 Nobel Prize winners, over 100 Academy Award winners, 6 U.S. Senators, and over 300 Grammy Award winners.

*EXAMINER–HEALTH WATCH:
Melanoma on the Brain
A new study offers a glint of hope to people in a desperate situation: Patients with melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, that has spread to the brain. A combination of two drugs that activate the immune system shrank brain tumors in many melanoma patients and prolonged life in a study of 94 people at 28 medical centers in the United States.

The drugs were ipilimumab (brand name Yervoy) andnivolumab (Opdivo), and they belong to a class called checkpoint inhibitors. Melanoma is more likely than most cancers to spread to the brain, and once it gets there, fewer than 20 percent of patients survive one year with traditional treatments, according to Dr. Hussein A. Tawbi, the first author of the study and an associate professor of melanoma medical oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

But in the study, 82 percent were still alive after a year.

*EXAMINER–VIDEO LINK:
*EXAMINER–INVESTIGATES:
The 2008 U.S. financial bailout cost more than the Marshall PlanLouisiana PurchaseRace to the MoonS&L bailout,Korean WarNew DealIraq WarVietnam War, and NASA’s lifetime budget-combined.

The bailout total was $4.62 trillion.

*EXAMINER-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….
David Lynch and Isabella Rossellini
by Helmut Newton, Los Angeles, 1988

LBN Examiner Edited By: Renee Preston

LBN EXAMINER “Birthright Citizenship” Investigative Story Goes Viral

LBN EXAMINER “Birthright Citizenship” Investigative Story Goes Viral

“Every other modern developed nation in the world has gotten rid of birthright citizenship policies,” Examiner contends.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, August 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The lead investigative story in Sunday’s LBN Examiner(August 19th, 2018) spotlighting America’s “stand-alone” policy of granting birthright citizenship to the newborn babies of tourists and undocumented aliens has gone viral.

The story sites that the United States is the only country granting this privilege. “Every other modern developed nation in the world has gotten rid of birthright citizenship policies,” Examiner contends. “NO OTHER COUNTRIES. The U.S. ‘Stands alone.’ There used to be all kinds of developed countries that gave away their citizenship as freely as we do in the U.S. but one by one they all have recognized and withdrew the policy.”

In direct response to Examiner’s feature article, Michael Anton, a former national-security spokesman for President Donald Trump, has kicked off a debate about citizenship and immigration. Anton argues that we should end the longstanding practice of granting automatic citizenship to children who are born in the United States to illegal immigrants. The Constitution, he says, does not require it.

The article also reveals a list of countries that have repealed the “birthright” policy, including their corresponding year of action. Some countries sited include:

– New Zealand repealed in 2006

– Ireland repealed in 2005

– France repealed in 1993

– India repealed in 1987

– United Kingdom repealed in 1983

– Portugal repealed in 1981

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