Monthly Archives: August 2018

August 22, 2018

The stereotypical version of a serial killer often is portrayed in Hollywood and crime novels: A young, white male who is extremely cunning but mentally disturbed slays scores of women to satisfy his sexual needs.

The reality, however, is that most mass murderers lead ordinary lives despite their perverse deeds. Few look like the most infamous serial killers in history — with only about 12.5 percent of US serial predators fitting the profile of a 20-something, white male, according to the Serial Killer Information Center, a project at Radford University that studied more than 4,700 mass murderers.

The FBI and Serial Killer Information Center define a serial killer as someone who murders two or more people in separate events.

These mass murderers aren’t generally reclusive misfits, but people who live in plain sight in the community, according to the FBI. Many are married, educated and gainfully employed.

Like the general population, documented serial killers span racial groups, range in intelligence and are both genders.

*Nearly 20 illegal immigrant juveniles skip deportation hearings,
disappear into shadows each day:
On any given day, nearly 20 illegal immigrant children skip their deportation hearings and disappear into the shadows, theTrump administration said Thursday, putting contours on the difficulty the government faces in trying to stop the flow and protect the children.

More than 200,000 of the juveniles — known in government speak as Unaccompanied Alien Children, or UAC — have been released into communities in recent years and remain there, many of them ignoring deportation orders and others awaiting a judge’s ruling.

Yet top senators say many of them are “lost,” with the federal government having no clue where they are, how to deport them, or even whether they’re being abused.

“Shocking,” said Sen. Rob Portman, Ohio Republican and chairman of the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, which is probing the matter.

*John Lennon’s Killer New Mug Shot … Parole Hearing Upcoming:
The man who shot and killed John Lennon will have his 10th parole board hearing this week … and TMZ has just obtained his latest mug shot.

Mark David Chapman — who shot the Beatles member in front of Lennon’s Manhattan apartment in 1980 — has been serving 20 years to life after pleading guilty to 2nd degree murder.

Now 63 years old, Chapman will go before a parole board in New York sometime this week in a closed hearing … and a decision will be announced in the coming weeks.

He has been denied parole 9 times since December of 2000.

*Mollie Tibbetts Murder Suspect Cristhian Bahena Rivera ‘Passed E-Verify Background Check’:
The farm that employed the man suspected of murdering 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has claimed he passed a government background check and that the company had no idea that he was an illegal immigrant.

The status of suspect Cristhian Bahena Rivera has come under scrutiny after President Trump directly blamed immigration laws for the alleged murder. But Yarrabee Farms, which is owned by Craig Lang, a prominent member of the Republican Party in Iowa, said in a statement: “This individual has worked at our farms for four years, was vetted through the government’s E-Verify system, and was an employee in good standing.” E-Verify is an online system run by the government for employers to check the eligibility of its workers.

It’s unclear how Rivera could have passed the system—he’s an illegal immigrant from Mexico, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and a detainer warrant was issued for him Tuesday.

*Aretha Franklin Left No Will or
Trust, Says Her Attorney:
Aretha Franklin left no will or trust before her death last week, her attorney says, sparking fears that competing claims on her assets may have to be played out in a public courtroom.

Her four sons filed a document Tuesday afternoon listing themselves as interested parties in her estate, while Franklin’s niece Sabrina Owens asked the court to appoint her as personal representative of the estate.

“I was after her for a number of years to do a trust,” said Los Angeles attorney Don Wilson, who represented Franklin for nearly 30 years. “It would have expedited things and kept them out of probate, and kept things private.”

The lack of a will could prompt a court battle over her assets by creditors or extended family members seeking a portion of her estate.

“I just hope it doesn’t end up getting so hotly contested,” Wilson said. “Any time they don’t leave a trust or will, there always ends up being a fight.”

Separately, at Tuesday night’s Detroit Tigers game, a rainbow appeared over centerfield during a moment of silence as tribute from the Queen of Soul’s hometown.

*This drug lord has replaced
El Chapo as world’s most wanted:
He’s a former cop-turned-hitman whose paramilitary-style cartel once shot down an army helicopter and brought Mexico to an armed standstill.

Now Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes — known as El Mencho— has replaced El Chapo as the most wanted drug lord on the planet.

“He’s public enemy number one,” said Paul Craine, a Houston-based security consultant who headed the federal Drug Enforcement Administration in Mexico during the 2016 arrest of Joaquin Guzman “El Chapo” Loera. “And he’s got an army of thousands of bad guys.”

Last week, federal DEA agents and high-level Mexican security officials — the same group that captured El Chapo — met in Chicago to announce a series of joint initiatives against El Mencho and his criminal enterprise, the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación, or Jalisco New Generation Cartel. The powerful criminal syndicate, which controls dozens of drug routes to the US, Europe and Asia, has now surpassed El Chapo’s Sinaloa Cartel as the dominant underworld force in Mexico, according to the DEA.

Last year, El Chapo was extradited to New York, where his federal trial on murder, money laundering and drug trafficking charges is expected to begin in a Brooklyn federal courtroom in November.

Now YOU can invite your friends, family, and associates (if they’ve got the guts) by telling them to go
Birth Order
The first theorist to suggest that birth order can affect human psychology was Alfred Adler (1870-1937). In short, he argued that firstborns are “dethroned” by a second child, which permanently affects the firstborn’s personality.

Additionally, younger and older children may be spoiled and pampered, which also permanently affects their later personalities.

Is Omarosa Manigault Newman banned from CNN? The controversial former White House staffer and ex-Donald Trump crony has been hawking her book, “Unhinged,” on rival MSNBC, but hasn’t been able to book an appearance on CNN.

Don Lemon was offered one of the first cable interviews and passed,” an insider said. We’re told Manigault Newman was also scheduled to appear on Jake Tapper‘s “State of the Union” on Sunday, but CNN canceled the appearance.

Gold melts at 1064.43 degree Centigrade. It can conduct both heat and electricity and it never rusts.
Red Heads
1. The highest concentration of redheads is in Scotland (13%) followed by Ireland (10%). Worldwide, only 2% of people have red hair.

2. People with red hair are likely more sensitive to pain. This is because the gene mutation (MC1R) that causes red hair is on the same gene linked to pain receptors. It also means redheads usually need more anesthesia for dental and medical procedures.

3. Having red hair isn’t the only thing that makes some redheads unique. They are also more likely to be left handed. Both characteristics come from recessive genes, which like to come in pairs.

4. Redheads probably won’t go grey. That’s because the pigment just fades over time. So they will probably go blonde and even white, but not grey.

5. Rumor says Hitler banned marriage between redheads. Apparently he thought it would lead to “deviant offspring.”

6. Redheads most commonly have brown eyes. The least common eye color: blue.

7. Bees have been proven to be more attracted to redheads.

8. Being a redheaded man may have health benefits. A study published by the British Journal of Cancer suggested that men with red hair are 54% less likely to develop prostate cancer than their brown and blonde-haired counterparts.

9. Redheads actually have less hair than most other people. On average they only have 90,000 strands of hair while blonds, for example, have 140,000. However, red hair is typically thicker so it still looks just as full.

10. Some of the world’s most famous redheads include: Lucille BallJulianne MoorePrince HarryAnn MargaretRon HowardMolly Ringwald, and Conan O’Brien.

Prominent literary agent Roger Frett along with 12 members of the White House staff, 3 Nobel Prize winners, over 100Academy Award winners, 6 U.S. Senators, and over 300Grammy Award winners.

Final Public Execution in the US (1936)

In 1936, convicted rapist Rainey Bethea was sentenced to be hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky, at a time when such hangings were conducted publicly.

Because the county sheriff supervising the execution was a woman, the case sparked national press coverage, and up to 20,000 spectators gathered to watch the event, the last of its kind in the US.

Two years later, the Kentucky legislature officially put an end to public executions.

“Without Notes,” Episode 3: Celebrities and Politics, featuring power attorney Tom Girardi
In her new book, “Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer,”Barbara Ehrenreich writes: “You can think of death bitterly or with resignation, as a tragic interruption of your life, and take every possible measure to postpone it. Or, more realistically, you can think of life as an interruption of an eternity of personal nonexistence, and seize it as a brief opportunity to observe and interact with the living, ever-surprising world around us.



***David Foster’s daughter Sara said her father’s “essence and aura” has always attracted women, even her friends. Sara Foster, 30, told Us Weekly at Amazon’s Back-to-School Prepevent in Los Angeles that her 68-year-old father is “like forever young.”

“His essence and his aura is that of like a 40-year-old,” Foster said about her father. “My 30-year-old friends have always wanted to date him. Always!”

Foster also spoke about her father’s engagement to singerKatharine McPhee, who is 34 years younger than David Foster. The couple announced in early July they got engaged during their romantic trip to Italy. The news caused such a stir that McPhee, 34, defended her engagement on social media.

***Hilary Swank has tied the knot. The 44-year-old actress married fiancé entrepreneur Philip Schneider in a “timeless” ceremony at the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, Calif.

“It’s a stunning private community surrounded by 20,000 acres of conservancy and an intimate redwood grove populated with trees that are over 800 years old,” Swank told the outlet of the venue.

LBN Examiner Edited By: Renee Preston

August 19, 2018

1. United States.  That’s right, ONLY ONE.  Every other modern developed nation in the world has gotten rid of birthright citizenship policies.–  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.

–  SOME MODERN COUNTRIES THAT RECENTLY ENDED THEIR BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP POLICY: Canada was the last non-U.S. Holdout. Undocumented aliens stopped getting citizenship for their newborn babies in 2009.  Australia’s birthright citizenship requirements are much more stringent than those of H.R. 1868 and took effect in 2007.

–  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

SF forming Poop Patrol
to keep sidewalks clean:
In a city where filthy sidewalks are many residents’ No. 1 complaint, City Hall has come up with a new way to deal with No. 2.It sounds like silly elementary school banter, but it’s real. San Francisco is about to launch the Poop Patrol.

In about a month, a team of five Public Works staffers will begin patrolling the alleys around Polk Street and other hot spots in a vehicle equipped with a steam cleaner.

They’ll begin their shifts in the afternoon, as the city starts losing its sheen from overnight cleaning. The Poop Patrol’s mission? To spot and clean piles of feces before anybody complains about them.

“We’re trying to be proactive,” explained Public Works directorMohammed Nuru. “We’re actually out there looking for it.”

We’re all out there looking for it, our eyes trained on the sidewalks as we walk so as to avoid that awful squishy feeling.

I admit to giggling when Nuru told me about plans for the Poop Patrol the other day. But in a city where people called 311 to report feces a whopping 14,597 times between Jan. 1 andMonday morning, public piles of poop are serious business.

For the record, that’s about 65 calls regarding sidewalk poop every day. And it’s 2,427 more calls on the stinky subject than were made in the same time period last year.

The Poop Patrol idea sprung from conversations between Nuru and Mayor London Breed, both of whom have expressed disgust with the filthy conditions of our sidewalks.

*Stress Is Keeping
Americans Up at Night:
A majority of Americans report that stress is keeping them up at night.Sixty-nine percent of Americans say they occasionally lose sleep because they are worried about something, according to a survey. Many people, 41 percent, say they worry about their relationships. Financial concerns came in a close second, with 36 percent of Americans saying money worries keep them up at night.

Among the generations, older Millennials (ages 28 to 37) are most likely to say they lose sleep because they are worried about something, with 77 percent experiencing this problem. Most older Millennials, 49 percent, are worried about their relationships, with money concerns coming in second at 43 percent. However, this age group is the most likely to be stressed about money, followed by Generation Xers (ages 38 to 53) at 41 percent.

*Majority of Democrats More Positive On Socialism Than Capitalism:

According to a new survey, a majority of Democrats, 57%, have a more positive view of socialism than capitalism, the latter which is viewed positively by only 47% of Democrats.

On the other side, only 16% of Republicans have a positive view of socialism and 71% of Republicans are positive on capitalism.

In the poll, Gallup listed several topics and asked American adults, “Just off the top of your head, would you say you have a positive or negative image of each of the following?”

When it came to socialism, 37% said positive – for capitalism, 56% said positive.

*Kim Kardashian is the ‘Riskiest’ Celebrity Endorser for Fashion
and Retail Brands:

It’s no surprise that advertisements are heavily relied upon by the fashion and retail industry, which spends the most on advertising dollars per year in the U.S. — $43 billion, or 22 percent, of a total $206 billion in 2017, to be exact. Traditionally, celebrity spokesmodels have always been a top pick for ad campaigns, but according to a new report on celebrity endorsements from marketing data and research firm Spotted, fashion and retail brands are still pretty clueless when it comes to aligning with the best famous face.

Not only are brands’ celebrity choices generally inconsistent, notes the report, but there’s a large opportunity for backlash once a partnership goes public. Spotted assesses a celebrity’s “risk score” by considering more than 20 factors, including inappropriate or offensive behavior, divisive political views and scandal, as well as how recently these factors occurred, recovery (or damage control) and the likelihood that these risks will happen again in the future.

Spotted found that more than half of the fashion and retail industry’s endorsements carry a risk score of 50 or above. (Oof.) As for the riskiest celebrity choice, that spot goes to Kim Kardashian, who lands within the 100th percentile.

The report points out Kardashian’s “inappropriate public behavior,” ranging from the time that North West took a supposedly scandalous photo of her for Instagram to defending Jeffree Star‘s racist comments. “Even though Kim Kardashian supports over 22 charities and causes, she lacks consumer trust and is perceived risky among consumers,” explains Spotted.

Now YOU can invite your friends, family, and associates (if they’ve got the guts) by telling them to go
The Great Depression

1. Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), a Republican, was president when the Great Depression began. He infamously declared in March 1930 that the U.S. had “passed the worst” and argued that the economy would sort itself out. The worst, however, had just begun and would last until the outbreak of WWII (1939).

2. People who lost their homes often lived in what were called “Hoovervilles,” or shanty towns, that were named after President Herbert Hoover. There was also “Hoover Stew” (food dished out in soup kitchens), “Hoover Blankets” (newspapers that served as blankets), “Hoover Hogs” (jack rabbits used as food), and “Hoover Wagons” (broken cars that were pulled by mules).

3. Chicago gangster Al Capone (1899-1947), in one of his sporadic attempts at public relations, opened a soup kitchen during the Great Depression. For millions, soup kitchens provided the only food they would see all day.

4. The Wall Street Crash of 1929 was one of the main causes of the Great Depression. “Black Thursday,” “Black Monday,” and “Black Tuesday” are all correct terms to describe the Crash because the initial crash occurred over several days, withTuesday being the most devastating.

5. On “Black Tuesday,” October 29, 1929, the market lost $14 billion, making the loss for that week an astounding $30 billion. This was ten times more than the annual federal budget and far more than the U.S. had spent in WWI. Thirty billion dollars would be equivalent to $377,587,032,770.41 today.

CDC- 1 in 4 adults have a disability that impacts daily life

One in four adults reported they have a disability that impacts major life activities with the most dominant one affecting mobility, according to a report issued Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, data were studied from the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. This is the first CDC report of the percentage of adults across six disability types: mobility, cognition, hearing, vision, independent living and self-care.

“At some point in their lives, most people will either have a disability or know someone who has a one,” Dr. Coleen Boyle, director of CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, said in a press release. “Learning more about people with disabilities in the United States can help us better understand and meet their health needs.”

The first theorist to suggest that birth order can affect human psychology was Alfred Adler (1870-1937). In short, he argued that firstborns are “dethroned” by a second child, which permanently affects the firstborn’s personality. Additionally, younger and older children may be spoiled and pampered, which also permanently affects their later personalities.
Author/publisher Jenny Copeland along with 12 members of the White House staff, 3 Nobel Prize winners, over 100Academy Award winners, 6 U.S. Senators, and over 300Grammy Award winners.
Bill Gates Hideaway
Bill Gates recently spent seven days at his hideaway cottage on a cedar forest waterfront, partaking in a twice-yearly ritual he calls his “Think Week.”Gates, the principal founder and chairman of Microsoft Corporation, came up with the idea for his personal seven-day retreat as a way to ponder the future of technology and think of new ideas for his company.

Tucked away in his secret two-story cabin in the Pacific Northwest, Gates spends the week completely secluded from civilization– alone with his own thoughts and a pile of thought proposals. The seven days tend to include a lot of reading, a lot of thinking, and a lot of alone time, as Gates is completely disconnected from family members, friends, and employees (despite one exception: a caretaker who slips him two simple meals a day.)


Peter Brant is angling to sell his embattled Interviewmagazine — to himself.

According to WWD, the mogul is moving to sell off the magazine — mired in more than $3 million in debt and being liquidated — for $1.5 million to a holding company that he’s set up called Singleton.

Brant is apparently pushing for the deal to close before the venerable mag’s September (or, at least, autumn) issue, which will feature model Hari Nef on its cover.

WWD reports that the same leadership team would remain under the plan, including Brant’s daughter Kelly.

In 2008, U.S. households lost an estimated 18% of their net worth, equaling approximately an $11.2 trillion loss. This collapse was the largest since the Federal Reserve began tracking household wealth after WWII.


The biggest single beneficiary of the Omarosa obsession is, of course, the president. Carnival shows are his preferred form of politics, and Omarosa (in her latest incarnation) is the fresh new act. We elected Donald J. Trump to keep us jittery and entertained. He’s delivered.

*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman:

I’ve found lately that I can ruin any dinner party. It’s like magic. Just get me going on Trump or Putin or climate change and I can put a frown on every face and a furrow in every brow. I do weddings and bar mitzvahs, too.

So I thought I’d come to Italy for a little sun and risotto. I made the mistake, though, of spending a few days with Italian government and international experts trying to understand the refugee crisis that is fracturing the European Union, much of which originates in Italy. And guess what? Now I can ruin your dinner party — and breakfast!

Because what you find when you take a close look at the situation here is something profoundly worrying. I was born in 1953 and have been living my entire life inside the community of democracies that came to be known as “the West” and eventually spread to include democracies around the world, such as Japan, Brazil, South Korea and India. At the core of this community were two pillars: the U.S. and the group of European democracies that became the European Union.

“The West” was not just a state of mind. It was an association of countries with shared interests, institutions and values — particularly the values of liberty, democracy, free markets and the rule of law — which made the post-World War II world, though far from perfect, a steadily more prosperous, free and decent place for more and more people. This community of democracies was also a beacon, a refuge and a magnet for those who wanted to embrace its values but were denied them where they lived.

by Sir Winston Churchill:

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

Model Kate Moss

LBN Examiner Edited By: Renee Preston

August 15, 2018


A study by the European Transport & Environmentassociation confirmed that spending a few days in various popular European capitals is equivalent to smoking between one and four cigarettes.Spending a long weekend in Paris could be as bad for your health as smoking two cigarettes. But this is at least a lot less polluted than in Prague, where your mini-break could be the equivalent of smoking four cigarettes, or even worse in Beijing, where it could be same as puffing up to 16 cigarettes.

You no longer need to sit next to a dedicated smoker to be a victim of passive smoking. Air pollution is such that you only have to walk around for a few days to breathe the toxic equivalent of several cigarettes. This study obviously has serious implications for tourists, who typically spend their days wandering the streets visiting sites, but it also will cause concern for native cyclists and joggers striving for a healthier lifestyle but instead exposing themselves to toxins.

*WOW- More Than Half of Foreign Refugees Are on Taxpayer-
Funded Food Stamps:

More than half of the annual inflow of foreign refugees arriving in the United States are on food stamps, a government report reveals.Since 2008 the U.S. has permanently resettled more than 1.7 million foreign nationals and refugees through a variety of humanitarian programs like the Special Immigrant Juvenilesand the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act. This is a foreign population larger than Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — a city with more than 1.5 million residents.

An annual report by the Office of Refugee Resettlement was analyzed, in which the analyst revealed that about 56 percent of households headed by foreign refugees who arrived in the U.S. between 2011 and 2015 are using taxpayer-funded food stamps.

Nearly 30 percent of refugees received cash welfare of some sort, while 34 percent of refugees 18-years-old or older said they had no health insurance. Of the refugees who said they did have health insurance, about 50 percent said they were either on Medicaid or Refugee Medical Assistance, both of which are taxpayer-funded.

*Nearly 1/3 of Americans Say Drug Abuse Has Caused Family Trouble:

A new survey shows that 30% of Americans say drug abuse has caused trouble in their families, which is up from 22% who said the same in 2005.

In the survey, Gallup asked, “Has drug abuse ever been a cause of trouble in your family?” Thirty percent said “yes.”

In 1995, only 19% said yes to that question, and in 2005, 22%.

The increase in concern over drug abuse is “a signal that the nation’s opioid epidemic, which has worsened in recent years, is taking a toll,” said Gallup.

“Overdoses from prescription opioids began to increase around 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with a sharp increase in heroin overdoses in 2010 and another increase in 2013 as a result of synthetic opioids,”said Gallup.

*Radical Islamists Released on ‘Recognizance’ Despite Police Warning They Trained Kids for School Shootings:

Five radical Islamists who, police say, were running a New Mexico compound training children to carry out school shootings, were released on bail Monday – without even having to post any bond money.Despite police warning that the children were being trained with guns to carry out the school attacks, Judge Sarah Backusconcluded that the radical Islamists aren’t “a danger to the community,” The Albuquerque Journal reports:

“The state argued that the 11 children at the compound were being trained to use guns as they prepared to attack teachers, law enforcement and others in institutions that the group considered corrupt.”

“Judge Sarah Backus said the state, despite assertions by prosecutors that one of the defendants was training the children to attack various institutions with guns, didn’t prove the group was a danger to the community.”

One of the Islamist radicals released by Judge Backcus was named as a co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Centerbombing, reported:

Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 39, is the son of Imam Siraj Wahhaj, “who was named by prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing,” reported Fox News. The adults at the New Mexico compound were training the children there to conduct school shootings, according to prosecutors.”

The suspects were released on a $20,000 “signature bond,” which does not require them to post any deposit money with the court to secure their release. Also known as a “personal recognizance bond,” merely requires the defendants to promise to pay the $20,000 if they skip out on their trial and are, subsequently, recaptured.

The five Islamists are charged with multiple accounts of child abuse. One boy died during a prayer ritual at the compound, according to police.

 *What’s Really Going On When You Die? Chilling new research says your brain knows you’re dead:

There were times reading the University of Western Ontario’s study, published this January in the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, when I couldn’t tell if it’s all a big scary attempt to terrify us or if it’s an earnest, scientific and intellectual inquiry into what happens to our memories when we die. The findings — which say our brains are working as much as 10 minutes after we pass — are mind blowing enough to argue that it’s both.

In the study cited above, Canadian doctors at the University of Western Ontario who were monitoring four terminal patients in intensive care seemingly found that brain activity can carry on long after life support systems are turned off, with death confirmed by unreactive pupils and the absence of a heartbeat, among other means.

The team found that for reasons not completely understood, after the four patients died, the brain continued working in one patient. In fact, for 10 minutes and 38 seconds this dead person’s brain exhibited the same waves — known as delta waves — living people experience during dreams and deep sleep.

Who Is Free Thinker? A person who forms opinions on the basis of reason, independent of authority or tradition, especially a person whose religious opinions differ from established belief. Now YOU can invite your friends, family, and associates (if they’ve got the guts) by telling them to go

1. According to a recent study by ExperianGen Yers have the lowest Vantage Scores of the four generations (the Vantgage Score was established in 2006 by the three main credit bureaus to compete with Fair Isaac’s FICO score). Gen Y has a credit score of 672, Gen X (ages 30-46) has an average score of 718, Baby Boomers (47-65) have a 782, and the Greatest Generation (66+) have an average of 829.[8]2. There is an online dating service for those who are concerned with the financial situation of a potential mate. The site’s motto is “Credit Scores Are Sexy.” Credit scores increasingly influence dating decisions.

3. One in 4 unemployed Americans have been required to go through a credit check when they applied for a job. One in 10 has been denied a job due to information on their credit report.

4. On average, African-American and Latino households have worse credit scores than white households.

5. Not everyone has a credit history. If someone has never had a credit card, he or she will not have a credit or FICO score.



Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang, an iconic American brand and a symbol of cool, will reach a major milestone as the 10 millionth vehicle rolls off an assembly line at a Detroit-area plant.The car celebrated in American song and film, and recognized the world over as an iconic American cultural export, will get a big party at Ford’s Michigan headquarters.
Actress Andie MacDowell along with 12 members of theWhite House staff, 3 Nobel Prize winners, over 100 Academy Award winners, 6 U.S. Senators, and over 300 Grammy Award winners.
The federal tax code was 400 pages in 1913. In 2010 it was 70,000 pages.

EXAMINER SPOTLIGHT Chris Collins, Renowned Business Expert, Finds Commonalities Between Millennials and
Generation Z in the Workforce

With global influence, Chris Collins, founder of Syndicate X, a “Secret Society for Entrepreneurs and Leaders,” author of best-selling business book Gamification: Playing for Profits, and the host of Chris Collins Unleashed, finds commonalities and predicts how Millennials will welcome Generation Z into the workforce.

“Millennials may be one of the most entrepreneurial generations the world has ever seen,” reveals Collins. “In today’s business model, Millennials (people between the ages of 20-35) prefer that you be a coach, not a boss. I don’t think they work harder, they work smarter.”

Smart companies and brands are now working quickly to understand this next generation as employees as well as consumers.

“My experience has been more that they’re more about the purpose. With social media they can create an image and curate that without having a ton of money. The companies that do the best with loyalty will be the companies that are selling a purpose or a lifestyle,” Collins expertly concludes. “We need to either start a business revolution or soon we might all be working for”

Choosing a college and deciding to get a degree are big decisions, so do your homework and choose the degree and school that will set you up for the career of your dreams.PayScale’s College Salary Report ranks undergraduate and 2-year colleges by the highest earning graduates.
4 in 10 college graduates are underemployed in their first job. Note:  Two-thirds will still be underemployed 5 years later.
*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Walter E.Williams: 
(Prominent African American Economist)

Poverty is no mystery, and it’s easily avoidable. The poverty line that the Census Bureau used in 2016 for a single person was an income of $12,486 that year. For a two-person household, it was $16,072, and for a four-person household, it was $24,755. To beat those poverty thresholds is fairly simple.

Here’s the road map: Complete high school; get a job, any kind of a job; get married before having children; and be a law-abiding citizen.

How about some numbers? A single person taking a minimum wage job would earn an annual income of $15,080. A married couple would earn $30,160. By the way, according to theBureau of Labor Statistics, less than 4 percent of hourly workers in 2016 were paid the minimum wage. That means that over 96 percent of workers earned more than the minimum wage.

Not surprising is the fact that among both black and white married couples, the poverty rate is in the single digits. Most poverty is in female-headed households.

There is a reason to treat social media approximately the way we do opioids: with utmost caution. But it’s also a reason to temper our judgments about people based on the things they say on social media. The person you are drunk or stoned is not the person you are — at least not the whole person. Neither is the person you are the one who’s on Twitter.
Catherine Deneuve, Paris 1976. Helmut Newton was the only photographer she ever allowed into her apartment, and at the time, was horrified by the resulting shot— seductive, lingerie-clad and cigarette clenched between her teeth.
LBN Examiner Edited By: Renee Preston