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January 22, 2019

*POLL – 84% OF EXAMINER READERS FIND IT “FEARLESSLY INDEPENDENT” AND “UNBIASED”:

A poll of LBN Examiner readers from all 50 of the United States and 26 foreign countries has revealed that a huge majority find Examiner “fearless independent” and “unbiased”.

Summing up the feelings of many in the poll, Dr. Oliver Smith from London, England said: “Today, almost all media have a bias, liberal or conservative, left or right. Very, very few seem dedicated to the brutal facts, in other words the truth. The LBN Examiner is extraordinary in its independence and has earned my loyal readership.”

*Sarah Silverman Calls Out Women’s March Leader:

The Women’s March is rapidly losing high-profile left-wing supporters. After a series of reports exposing overt anti-Semitism among its leadership, more and more once-vocal supporters have either quietly pulled away or taken to various platforms to call the leaders out. Among those doing the former are some Democratic presidential hopefuls, who have managed to find various ways to be busy during the march’s big 2019 event this weekend. Among the latter are a few celebrities, including actresses Alyssa Milano and Debra Messing, and, now, comedian Sarah Silverman.

On Wednesday, Silverman took to Twitter to call out Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory for refusing to denounce notorious racist and anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan despite repeated opportunities to do so.

“I cannot imagine having such mild feelings over such a furious hatred of an entire people. He calls us termites,” she wrote of Mallory, referencing one of Farrakhan’s recent openly anti-Semitic comments in which he compared Jews to “termites” needing to be exterminated. “I’m heartbroken but I’m gonna stay hopeful because I don’t wanna give up on Tamika.

*Backlash Builds Against Gillette Over ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Campaign:

Facing a declining share of the men’s razor market as new competitors like Harry’s and the Dollar Shave Club have entered the razor game, Gillette decided it was time to … risk alienating a large percentage of their potential customers with a politically charged declaration of war on the Left‘s favorite bugaboo: “Toxic Masculinity.”

The move has already triggered the response that any first-year marketing student could’ve predicted in today’s climate: a hashtag boycott movement by people fed up with identity politics, complete with images of people trashing their “anti-masculinity” razors.

The commercial, released by Procter & Gamble’s Gillette on Monday, asks, “Is this the best a man can get?” while video and audio clips focusing on sexual harassment, bullying and abuse play. At one point, a line of men standing with their arms crossed behind grills chant in response to all the awful behavior by men: “Boys will be boys!”

*Actor James Woods: ‘I Have Never Traveled Unarmed Since That Day’:

Conservative actor James Woods took to Twitter on Tuesday to explain the life-changing experience that ensured he would never again travel without a firearm. Woods recalls how he once feared for his life when an armed robber on the subway put a gun to his head:

“I was robbed at gunpoint in a New York subway in my twenties. When a stranger puts a loaded gun to your head, you feel certain your life is over at that moment. Don’t even discuss it, if it hasn’t happened to you. I have never traveled unarmed since that day.”

*British Public School: Boys
Can Have Periods Too:

In what can only be described as a rejection of biology and reason, the Brighton & Hove City Council in southeast England recently approved LGBT guidelines for its schools whereby students will be taught that “menstruation must be inclusive of all genders,” apparently including biological males and transgender females.

Mensturation, however, only occurs in biological females with a uterus. As Merriam-Webster states, menstruation is “a cyclical discharging of blood, secretions, and tissue debris from the uterus that recurs in nonpregnant breeding-age primate females at approximately monthly intervals and that is considered to represent a readjustment of the uterus to the nonpregnant state following proliferative changes accompanying the preceding ovulation.”

If you are not a biological female with a uterus, you don’t menstruate. Nonetheless, the Brighton & Hove City Council’s advice to teachers states, “Trans boys and men and non-binary people may have periods,” and “menstruation must be inclusive of all genders,” reported The Telegraph in Britain.

“Bins used for menstruation products will be provided in all toilets for children, according to the report,” said the newspaper.  Also, “transgender students and pupils” will be “provided with additional support from a school nurse if needed.”

In a statement, the city council said, “By encouraging effective education on menstruation and puberty, we hope to reduce stigma and ensure no child or young person feels shame in asking for period products inside or outside of school if they need them.”

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*One billion people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water.

•    According to the World Water Development Report (WWDR), many girls in developing countries cannot attend school because they are responsible for gathering domestic water. Additionally, schools lack separate toilet facilities.

•    Twenty-five million people die each year from contaminated water.

•    Impure or contaminated water is the leading cause of epidemics in developing countries.

•    Contaminants in tap water, such as lead, can increase the risk of learning disorders.

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74% of U.S. adult Facebook users were unaware that the platform lists their interests for advertisers.
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The concluding final episode of the revealing TV interview show -“Without Notes” with acclaimed attorney Robert Shapiro. Episode 3: Talking About the Brent Shapiro Foundation: https://youtu.be/sA35lsoZB1U
*EXAMINER–BUSINESS INSIDER: 

Twitter’s CEO is licking his wounds after the Huffington Post published a lengthy interview poking holes in nearly every story Dorsey‘s ever told, from handling harassment and hate speech to that outlandish Azealia Banks beard-hair-amulet rumor.

HuffPo: “It seems clear that Twitter’s current iteration, a machine learning-curated hell, isn’t the website Jack Dorsey wants. He just refuses to say what that website actually is.”

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THE 4TH ANNUAL ROGER NEAL OSCAR VIEWING DINNER & AFTER PARTY

Roger and Lynn Neal, Founder and Chairman of the annual Oscar night event, announces along with their partners Maryanne and Thomas Lai, the 4th Annual ROGER NEAL OSCAR VIEWING DINNER, SUITE AND AFTER PARTY which will take place on Oscar Sunday Feb 24th, 2019.

For the past three years this event was held at the Hollywood Museum, however the party has grown beyond the museum’s capacity.  Neal and his associates are moving into their new home THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM, operated by Live Nationwww.thehollywoodpalladium.com. “We are most excited for booking the Palladium and its beautiful restoration. We can seat up to 800 for dinner if needed.” said Roger Neal.

The  Academy Awards viewing dinner will be a sit down, black tie white glove service experience for the stars, their guests, sponsors and ticket buyers. Over 100 Stars are expected. 600 Guests in total are expected for dinner.

The RN Oscar Viewing Dinner and After Party is by invitation only. Public may purchase limited available dinner seats for $1,000 and $250. For After Party call 323-366-2796.

*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by David Brooks:
Capitalism is a wonderful system. The populists are perpetually living in 2008, when the financial crisis vindicated all their prejudices. They ignore everything since — the 19 million jobs that have been created, the way wages are now rising at 3.2 percent.

But capitalism needs to be embedded in moral norms and it needs to serve a larger social good. Remoralizing and resocializing the market is the great project of the moment. The crucial question is not: How can we have a good economy? It’s: How can we have a good society? How can we have a society in which it’s easier to be a good person?

*EXAMINER–A DIFFERENT VIEW:….

*EXAMINER–OVERHEARD: 
Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, has reportedly checked in to a treatment facility for her emotional health. The 20-year-old actress decided “to take some time off to reboot, realign and prioritize her physical and emotional health,” after a busy year of work that took her around the globe, according to a report.

“She checked herself into a treatment facility to aid in her wellness plan,” a source reportedly said. It is not the first time Jackson’s emotional health made the news. In 2017, Jackson opened up about a time when she had been cutting herself and attempted suicide.

January 16, 2019

*Remember When Starbucks Caved And Opened Their Bathrooms To Non-Customers? Here’s How That
Worked Out:

There are so many contrived outrages in a given week, let alone a year, that it can be hard to recall any individual instance of outrage after it has already passed. But the infamous Starbucks bathroom outrage was so disconnected from anything resembling logic or reason, that it deserves to be remembered. In case you need a refresher course: a Starbucks manager at a location in Philadelphia came under heavy fire last spring after refusing restroom privileges to two non-customers. The men, who happened to be black, asked to use the restroom but were informed that only paying customers were granted access to the facilities. This was not a policy she invented on her own. At the time, many Starbucks locations enforced this rule, just as many other restaurants and stores enforce similar rules.

The men sat down and took up a table while refusing to purchase something. They were informed, again, that they would have to buy a coffee, or a snack, or anything else, if they wanted to sit at a table or use the bathroom. They continued to refuse. Finally, the manager called the police and reported them for trespassing. The incident went viral. “Racism” was immediately assumed, despite a total lack of evidence to support the charge. The Starbucks CEO publicly threw the loyal employee under the bus. Finally, in their last act of corporate cowardice, Starbucks reversed their restroom policy and announced that anyone, even non-customers, could sit in their restaurants and use their bathrooms.

Fast forward a few months. Certain Starbucks locations, less than a year after announcing this enlightened new restroom philosophy, now must install special disposal boxes for used heroin needles. They’ll also be removing regular trashcans from some bathrooms after employees expressed concern about getting pricked with needles while changing out the bags. There have been reports of condoms, alcohol bottles, and blood stains on the floors. Indeed, this bathroom free-for-all has made bathrooms ironically less accessible as some Starbucks restaurants have had to close their stalls for extended periods due to, says the New York Post, “prolonged cleaning.”

It may be fairly pointed out that Starbucks probably had many of these problems even before the new policy. Yes, and that’s exactly the point. That’s why the policy existed in the first place. A spacious, private, single-stall bathroom at a Starbucks in an urban area is an attractive place for drug addicts, drunks, vagrants, and other assorted characters. Most businesses are not interested in becoming de facto homeless shelters or halfway homes. Historically, that’s why they reserve their bathrooms and their tables for people who are actually interested in purchasing their products. It’s not a fail-proof plan, but it’s relatively effective. There’s a reason why these needle disposal boxes only became necessary after they changed the policy.

So, what have we learned here? It’s likely that the suits at Starbucks have learned exactly zilch. The rest of us, though, have again discovered that caving to the unthinking, outraged masses will profit you nothing in the end. If you abandon a thoughtful, well-reasoned path just because a bunch of imbeciles are shouting some word that ends with -ist or -phobic, you will ultimately pay a much higher price than whatever price the imbeciles may have been able to extract. You’ll wind up shamed and embarrassed, with blood stains on your floor and heroin needles in your trashcan.

*State Dep’t Approved 8,482 Child Bride Requests:

Between 2007 and 2017, the U.S. State Department approved 8,482 child bride requests, adults seeking to bring into the country a minor spouse or fiance and minors petitioning to bring in an adult spouse or fiance from abroad, according to the Associated Press. In addition, the U.S. government approved 204 requests by minors to bring in their minor spouses/fiances.

“In nearly all the cases, the girls were the younger person in the relationship,” reported the AP.  “In 149 instances, the adult was older than 40, and in 28 cases the adult was over 50….”

Some of the examples cited included, “In 2011, immigration officials approved a 14-year-old’s petition for a 48-year-old spouse in Jamaica. A petition from a 71-year-old man was approved in 2013 for his 17-year-old wife in Guatemala.”

“The country where most requests came from was Mexico, followed by PakistanJordan, the Dominican Republic and Yemen,” said the AP.  “Middle Eastern nationals had the highest percentage of overall approved petitions.”

*Kanye West Booted Out of Coachella After Demanding a Giant Dome:

Just two days before Coachella was set to announce Kanye West as one of the festival’s headliners, the the unpredictable hip-hop artist sprung a last-minute demand on festival executives—a dome.  Instead of performing on the main Coachella stage, West asked the festival to construct a giant, custom-built dome in the middle of the concert grounds.

When senior executives explained to West, who was on vacation with his family at the time, that the dome would be impossible to build in four months and would require them to rearrange the entire festival site, West became irritated, reportedly declaring that he was an artist with a creative vision and hung up. Before the day was over, Coachella had replaced Kanye with Ariana Grande as the main headliner.

*Jakiw Palij, Former Nazi Guard Deported After Decades in U.S., Dies at 95:

Jakiw Palij, a former Nazi concentration camp guard who lived for decades in New York City and resisted deportation for 14 years, died on Thursday in a retirement facility in Ahlen, Germany. He was 95. German officials confirmed the death, according to an American Embassy official. No cause was cited.

Before investigators traced him to the borough of Queens in 1993, Mr. Palij had lived for decades in anonymity, a Polish-born draftsman in one of the most diverse neighborhoods of a city famous for its immigrant communities. He had arrived in the United States in 1949 in his 20s, after receiving a visa meant for people left homeless by World War II, according to Peter Black, the former chief historian for a Justice Department unit devoted to deporting former Nazis.

On his application, Mr. Palij claimed to have worked on his father’s farm and then as a factory worker in Germany during the war. Mr. Palij told the truth on one account — he was born on Aug. 16, 1923, in the village of Piadyki, then part of Poland and now Ukraine — but lied about his life during the war.

In reality, Mr. Palij had volunteered to serve in Hitler’s Schutzstaffel, or SS, in February 1943, according to records unearthed by the Justice Department. He went through training at the Trawniki labor camp in Poland, where the Nazis prepared for Operation Reinhard, the planned extermination of Poland’s two million Jews.

*Joe Biden’s Brother Says Family Voted For Trump:

Frank Biden, younger brother of former Vice President Joe Biden, ripped Hillary Clinton in a recent interview, saying the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate blew Pennsylvania and that many in his family didn’t even vote for her, opting to pull the lever for President Trump. Biden said his brother would have won his home state of Pennsylvania and would never have insulted more conservative voters as “deplorables.”

“We never would have lost Pennsylvania, and all my relatives — the Finnegan family [his mom’s family] — who voted for Donald Trump because they felt slighted by Hillary and her campaign,” Biden, 65, told Florida’s Palm Beach Post. His brother, who is mulling his own run in 2020, is a native ofScranton. Biden also said his brother would not have ignored Michigan, which, like Pennsylvania, voted for Trump in 2016.

“We never would have not gone to Michigan as the [Clinton] campaign decided not to do because they felt entitled to the votes of those people. Assumptive politics is losing politics. You have to work for every single vote and people have to know individually, collectively and severally that you care about them, that they’re important,” he said.

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*EXAMINER–INVESTIGATES: Serial Killers:

•    A serial killer is someone who has murdered three or more people over a period of more than a month, with a cooling-off period between murders. The motive is usually based on psychological (often sexual) gratification, though the motives may also include anger, thrill, money, and attention seeking.

•    According to the FBI, more than 70% of serial killers experienced problems related to substance abuse. While only a few serial killers were actually addicted to alcohol and substances, many of them encountered them in their youth.

•    Many serial killers experienced sexually stressful events in childhood.

•    Dr. Harold Shipman (1946–2004) is regarded as the most prolific serial killer in modern history, with over 250 murders ascribed to him. He was a British doctor who murdered his patients: the oldest was a 93-year-old woman, and the youngest was a 41-year-old man. He hung himself in his cell in 2004, a day before his 58th birthday.

•    The blockbuster movie Se7en is a creepy thriller about a serial murderer who contrives to kill his victims in accordance with the seven deadly sins (lust, greed, gluttony, sloth, pride, anger, and envy). Another blockbuster about a serial killer is the Oscar-winning thriller Silence of the Lambs.

•    America’s first serial killer is considered to be Dr. H.H. Holmes, who confessed to 27 murders in the late 1890s. He claimed that he could not help the fact that he was “a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing.”

•    Almost all serial killers admit that they started by acting out their fantasies on small animals before they moved to humans and that animal torture brought them a great source of pleasure. Given that most serial killers are from dysfunctional families, such pathological and abnormal behavior may be ignored. Jeffrey Dahmer’s father, for example, had no qualms that his son performed animal dissections.

•    Former FBI Special Agent Robert K. Ressler (1937–2013) is the man credited with coining the term “serial killer” in 1971.

•    Steven Egger, in his book Murder Among Us, notes that serial murderers are frequently found to have an unusual or unnatural relationship with their mothers (Hitchcock’s Norman Bates is an archetype).

•    While many serial killers were abused or beaten as children, there are exceptions. Jeffrey Dahmer had an apparently normal upbringing, yet became one of the most horrible sex murderers in popular culture. His father wrote a book, A Father’s Story, which searches for explanations for his son’s deviance.

*EXAMINER–INVESTIGATES:

Nebraska produces an estimated 250 million pounds of popcorn per year-more than any other state. This is equivalent to a quarter of all the popcorn the United States produces every year.

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Consumer Reports: How to Delete Online Accounts You No Longer Need.

“Deleting online accounts is one of the best ways to protect your data security and privacy. The less data you have stored on corporate databases scattered across the internet, the safer you are from the misuse of personal information.”

*EXAMINER–MUSIC INSIDER:

For years, rumors have circulated among Bob Dylan fans that a documentary about his legendary, star-studded “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour of 1975-76 was in the works, and occasional whispers had a name attached: Martin Scorsese. Now, the cat can come officially out of the bag.

Variety has exclusively learned that Netflix plans to release the movie in 2019, with the director’s name actually in the title: “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese.” The tightly-under-wraps project is said not to be quite as much of a straightforward documentary as Scorsese’s previous Dylan film, 2005’s “No Direction Home: Bob Dylan,” which zeroed in on Dylan’s crucial 1965-66 “going electric” period. “There’s a reason the word ‘story’ appears in the title,” said a source, hinting that the director may be playing with the form more in this particular film.

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*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman:
Back in 2007, I wrote a column calling for a “Green New Deal,” and I later expanded on the idea in a book, “Hot, Flat and Crowded.” Barack Obama picked up the theme and made a Green New Deal part of his 2008 platform, but the idea just never took off. So I’m excited that the new Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others have put forward their own takes on a Green New Deal, and it’s now getting some real attention.

There is no agreed-upon policy road map for a Green New Deal. But as one of the leading climate bloggers, Joe Romm, recently pointed out, “Since the midterms, dozens of U.S. representatives and at least four Democratic senators have pledged support to create a Select Committee to create legislation for a Green New Deal. The goal is a ‘detailed national, industrial, economic mobilization plan’ to rapidly transition the country away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy, such as a solar, wind, and electric cars.”

The Green New Deal that Ocasio-Cortez has laid out aspires to power the U.S. economy with 100 percent renewable energy within 12 years and calls for “a job guarantee program to assure a living wage job to every person who wants one,” “basic income programs” and “universal health care,” financed, at least in part, by higher taxes on the wealthy. Critics argue that this is technically unfeasible and that combining it with democratic socialist proposals will drive off conservatives needed to pass it.

Myself, I like the urgency and energy she and groups like the Sunrise Movement are bringing to this task. So for now I say: Let a hundred Green New Deal ideas bloom! Let’s see what sticks and what falls by the wayside.

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*EXAMINER-SPOTLIGHT:
 Larry Grobel has written his first book of short stories (his 28th book!). It’s called The Narcissist, and no, it’s not about Donald Trump, though there are a few stories which touch upon what’s going on today.  Here’s a  link that will allow you to  take a “Look Inside.” The first two stories are free!  If you like them, there are 23 more.

https://www.amazon.com/Narcissist-Stories-Lawrence-Grobel/dp/1720250537/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1546462766&sr=8-1&keywords=lawrence+grobel+the+narcissist

January 13, 2019

*Lauren Sanchez’s ‘Loose Lips’ Lead to Leak of Racy Jeff Bezos Texts:

Former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez had “loose lips” about her relationship with Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, sources say — and now the whole world knows. Cringe-worthily romantic text messages exchanged between the pair and published on Thursday by the National Enquirer raised the question of which member of the besotted-but-still-married pair leaked them to the tabloid.

Sources close to the investigation say Sanchez sent the sexts to a friend to show off about her relationship with the world’s richest man — and then the pal slipped the texts to the Enquirer. “Lauren’s over the moon [about their relationship],” said a source.

Meanwhile, a source who has seen the raunchier text messages — which the tabloid didn’t publish, but that include explicit selfies — says Bezos has more to boast about than his bank account. “He’s big,” said the insider. One Enquirer staffer who worked on the story says the four-month-long operation — amusingly dubbed “Project Alexa,” after Amazon’s digital assistant — was top secret. “Only four editorial people knew of Project Alexa,” the staffer said.

“We followed their every move. They had no idea — which is kinda ironic given [Bezos] had his own private security with him all along.”

*Costco Sells Out of 27-Pound Mac-and-Cheese Bucket with 20-Year Shelf Life:

Your comfort food prayers are answered, mac and cheese lovers. Costco has blessed us with a 27-pound “Storage Bucket” of the ooey-gooey good stuff containing 180 servings. This gluttonous golden opportunity is helpfully listed under “Emergency Kits & Supplies” on the Costco website.

Oh, and don’t worry if you’re a single person eating for one — it’s got a two-decade shelf life. That’s a lot of eating elbow room, thanks to the hearty folks at Chef’s Banquet, a household name in family-size freezer food circles.

Bonus: You can even fit “100 baseballs, half a bale of hay or your average 3-year-old child” in the bucket once it’s empty, according to people.

*Republican House Increased Debt $7.9 Trillion in 8 Years:

The recently deposed Republican majority increased the federal debt by $7.9 trillion in the eight years it controlled the House of Representatives. At the close of business on Jan. 4, 2011, the day before the Republicans took control of the House, the debt was $14,014,049,043,294.41, according to the Treasury.

On Jan. 3, 2019, the last day before the Republicans turned control of the House back to the Democrats, the debt closed at $21,929,258,046,653.58. So, under the Republican House majorities in four Congresses, the debt climbed $7,915,209,003,359.17.

That works out to approximately $989,401,125,420 per year, or $2,710,688,015 per day, or $112,945,334 per hour, or $1,882,422 per minute.

*Cancer Death Rates Reach
25-Year Low:

It’s a milestone in the fight against cancer: U.S. cancer death rates have declined continuously for the last quarter of a century, according to a new report. From 1991 to 2016, the U.S. cancer death rate dropped steadily by about 1.5 percent per year, resulting in an overall decline of 27 percent during the 25-year-period, according to the report from the American Cancer Society (ACS). That translates to an estimated 2.6 million fewer cancer deaths than would have been expected if death rates had remained at their peak level, the researchers said.

But despite this progress, there are growing disparities in cancer deaths according to socioeconomic status, with people living in poorer communities experiencing an increasingly larger burden of preventable cancers, the report said.

Although the continued decline in overall cancer death rates is good news, the “bad news that this report highlighted [is that] inequalities are widening, particularly among those of low socioeconomic status,” said Dr. Darrell Gray II, deputy director of the Center for Cancer Health Equity at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, who was not involved in the study. “It underscores the importance of health care providers, researchers and lay community members and advocates to continue to push toward health equity,” Gray told Live Science.

*Should You Tip Your Flight Attendant? Frontier Airlines is Encouraging It:

They take your order, serve up food and drinks, and come back to clean up. But should you tip your flight attendant? Frontier Airlines is encouraging it. Flight attendants on the Denver-based airline began accepting individual tips on Jan. 1, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Frontier made tipping an option three years ago but, until this year, flight attendants were required to pool tips. “We appreciate the great work of our flight attendants and know that our customers do as well, so [the payment system] gives passengers the option to tip,” the Tribune quoted Frontier spokesman Jonathan Freed as stating.

*THINK FREELY–READ LBN: MAKE UP YOUR OWN (DAMN) MIND:

Who Is a 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.
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*EXAMINER–INVESTIGATES: 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.

•    When discussing birth order, it is important to note that there are other various, influential factors related to the development of personality, including family size, sex of each child, sibling deaths, relationship between parents, how critical parents are, and family blending due to divorce or death.

•    Researchers note that men may be more likely to be homosexual if they share their birth mother with older brothers. Each older brother increases a man’s odds of being homosexual by approximately 33%.

•    Parents may impose their own stereotypes about birth order on their children which, in turn, creates self-fulfilling prophecies. In other words, a firstborn child may feel like a leader because his parents handed him this role early in life. Or a firstborn will believe he is smarter and approach a testing situation with more self-confidence, thus, boosting his score.

•    Some researchers say that the apparent disadvantages middle children endure can help them be more empathetic, independent, and articulate.

*EXAMINER–VIDEO LINK:

How to spot high-conflict people before it’s too late | Bill Eddy — https://youtu.be/Q-wwXhbwfrA
*EXAMINER–BUSINESS INSIDER:

From the printing press and the VCR to virtual reality sex, adult entertainment has always been a major catalyst driving innovation and reshaping technology for the benefit of the porn pioneer. And for the thousands of tech nerds at the annualConsumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, that means the intelligent toasters and AI vacuum cleaners are having to make room for the sex toys of the future.

Among the innovations at this year’s get-together, run by theConsumer Technology Association (CTA), are an augmented strip club complete with virtual pole dancers and a “personal massager” you can operate from your smart watch. The market for sex products such as vibrators and lubricant is projected to grow to $37.2 billion globally by the year 2022, according to British sex toy retailer MysteryVibe.

*EXAMINER–SEE IT:

The Dog Wears Prada‘: $1,500-a-month doggy daycare prompts growls in San FranciscoDoggy Style, whose top-tier membership requires $7,500 fee, sparks backlash amid housing crisis.
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*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by David Brooks:
From The New Yorker, I recommend Dexter Filkins’s “A Saudi Prince’s Quest to Remake the Middle East.” In one essay, Filkins weaves together the Middle East’s geostrategic situation, its economic situation and how each of the major players, from Jared Kushner to Iran, is grasping for something. It’s all built around a profile of Mohammed bin Salman, the young Saudi leader.

Years ago, M.B.S. asked a Saudi bureaucrat to help him appropriate a property. When the official said no, he received an envelope with a single bullet inside.

Last year, M.B.S. replaced Mohammed bin Nayef as crown prince. Bin Nayef had been summoned to the palace and surrounded by guards. His cellphone was taken away and he was forced to stand for hours — in excruciating pain because of an old injury. Just before dawn, bin Nayef agreed to surrender his position.

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*EXAMINER–OVERHEARD:
Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson lamented the “snowflake” culture in an interview with the U.K.’s Daily Star. Johnson, who has toyed with the idea of politics, told the publication that snowflakes’ complaints do a disservice to the war heroes who fought for freedom of speech. “So many good people fought for freedom and equality – but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended,” he said. “If you are not agreeing with them then they are offended – and that is not what so many great men and women fought for.”