Monthly Archives: May 2019

May 29, 2019

*Left’s War on History Comes for George Washington:

They finally came for George Washington. The perpetual war on history now has the father of our country in its sights as the San Francisco Board of Education considers removing a mural of Washington from a local school. If the board succeeds in politicizing Washington, whose legacy was once so secured and uniting that his home at Mount Vernon was considered neutral ground during the Civil War, then we have clearly crossed the Rubicon of social division. Critics of the mural point out that, in addition to Washington, it also depicts slaves and Native Americans—and one of the Native Americans appears to be dead.

They have called the artwork offensive, and the school board says it “traumatizes students” and “glorifies slavery, genocide, colonization, manifest destiny, white supremacy, oppression, etc.,” according to The Wall Street Journal. But the original intent of the mural was actually the exact opposite. It was painted in 1936 by artist Victor Arnautoff, a man of the left in his own time who, according to historian Fergus M. Bordewich, wanted to depict Washington in a less glamorized way by including images of disturbing realities. Bordewich explained:

[Arnautoff] included those images not to glorify Washington, but rather to provoke a nuanced evaluation of his legacy. The scene with the dead Native American, for instance, calls attention to the price of ‘manifest destiny.’ Arnautoff’s murals also portray the slaves with humanity and the several live Indians as vigorous and manly. Those who condemn the murals have misunderstood it, seeing only what they sought to find. They’ve also got their history seriously wrong. Washington did own slaves—124 men, women and children—and oversaw many more who belonged to his wife’s family. But by his later years he had evolved into a proto-abolitionist, a remarkable ethical journey for a man of his time, place, and class. No matter to the modern iconoclasts. It’s too much to expect one to think about what one is rushing to destroy. Obliterate now and ask questions, well, never.

*Workers Making Apple iPhones Start at $3.15 Per Hour–in China:

The workers who assemble Apple iPhones make a starting wage of $3.15 per hour in the People’s Republic of China. “Apple has said the starting pay for workers at the world’s biggest iPhone factory, in Zhengzhou, China, is about $3.15 an hour,” The Times reported in a story published two weeks ago. That $3.15 per hour is less than half the U.S. minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

That means a teenager working part-time serving Big Macs at a McDonald’s in the American Midwest earns a far bigger hourly wage than a Chinese adult hired full-time to build iPhones in the People’s Republic. A 2018 Congressional Research Service report on the U.S.-China trade relationship summarized Apple’s supply chain and its production of the iPhone. “According to Apple Corporation, it used over 200 corporate suppliers with nearly 900 facilities located around the world,” said CRS. “The top five largest country sources of these facilities in 2017 were China (358), Japan (137), the United States (64), Taiwan (55) and South Korea (34).”

“Apple iPhones are mainly assembled in China by Taiwanesecompanies (Foxconn and Pegatron) using a number of intermediate goods imported from abroad (or in many cases, intermediates made by foreign firms in China),” said CRS.

 *IG: FBI Attorney Stole $257.99 of Cosmetics, Habitually Shoplifted for 2 Years – But, Wasn’t Prosecuted:

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) attorney habitually shoplifted, admitted to the crimes, but was never prosecuted, a Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General’s report published Monday finds. According to the report, the FBI attorney was arrested early last year for shoplifting $257.99 of cosmetics, which she hid in her purse, from the MCB Quantico Exchange: “The OIG substantiated and the FBI attorney admitted to placing numerous cosmetic items, valued at $257.99 and belonging to the MCB Quantico Exchange, into her purse without the intention to pay for them and did not pay for them before leaving the store.”

The female FBI lawyer also confessed that she had continued shoplifting at Quantico and other retail outlets over the next two years, the OIG report states: “The FBI attorney further admitted that between February 2016 and her arrest in February 2018 she had shoplifted at the MCB Quantico Exchange one to two additional times, and at other private retailers in the area on two to three occasions.” Nonetheless, “all charges were dismissed,” the report reveals.

 *Lamar Odom Says He Used Fake Penis to Pass Olympic Drug Test:

Former NBA star Lamar Odom reveals in a new memoir that he used a prosthetic penis to pass a drug test and get onto the 2004 U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team. People Magazinereports that after Odom was told he earned a spot on the squad, he learned a drug tester was coming to his house in a few days to collect urine. “There was absolutely no way I was going to pass. I’d been smoking weed every day that summer.”

“Panic set in,” he wrote. He googled methods to beat a drug screening. “After an exhaustive search we ordered a giant, rubber, black c— to arrive the next day,” he wrote. The day of the test, he had his trainer pee into the “reservoir” concealed in the fake testicles and then squeezed out the urine under the watchful eye of the screener. He passed the test and made the team.

 *Why Religious Movies like ‘Breakthrough’ are Attracting
Non-Believers: 

In the movie “Breakthrough,” a Midwestern Christian mother, played with uncanny realism by Chrissy Metz of NBC’s prime-time hit “This is Us,” relentlessly prods doctors to save her son, even after they’ve given up hope. She mobilizes her St. Louiscommunity to pray, putting her faith in God — and science. And when her son rises from the dead, even the doctors agree it’s a miracle. The success of this film, which became the country’s No. 2 movie in the first two days of its Easter week release, represents a breakthrough indeed: of faith-based films moving from the niche to mainstream.

For starters, this Disney/20th Century Fox offering is a star vehicle, complete with hip co-producers NBA superstar Stephen Curry and bestselling relationship author DeVon Franklin. Based on the true story of John Smith, a basketball-loving 14-year-old from St. Louis who fell through an iced-over lake in 2015 and returned to life after 45 minutes without a pulse, “Breakthrough” has so far earned $37 million at the domestic box office and $46 million worldwide — more than three times its $14 million budget. It continues to hold strong at No. 8 in the country in its fifth week of release, and even cynical critics have given it a 64% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. As The New York Times declared, “You don’t have to believe in divine intervention to be moved by this story.”

Faith and film have met before. From epics like “The 10 Commandments” and “Ben-Hur” during Hollywood’s Golden Age to 1970s comedies “Heaven Can Wait” and “Oh, God!” (with George Burns as the deity), filmmakers have long mined the spiritual for material. And recent decades have seen an explosion of faith-based films made by Christians for fellow believers.

 *Study: 75 American Colleges Offer Black-Only Graduation Ceremonies:

A study by the National Association of Scholars revealed that at least 75 American colleges have black-only graduation ceremonies and 43 percent of surveyed colleges offer segregated residential halls. The organization refers to this as “neo-segregation.” According to a study by the National Association of Scholars, graduation ceremonies at American universities are becoming increasingly segregated.

What we found was that neo-segregation is widespread if not pervasive. About 46 percent (80 colleges out of 173 surveyed) segregate student orientation programs; 43 percent (75 colleges out of the total) offer segregated residential arrangements; and 72 percent (125 colleges out of the total) segregate graduation ceremonies. Though these arrangements are ostensibly voluntary, students can’t easily opt out. We tracked numerous indicators of neo-segregation, from “Diversity Fly-Ins,” (68 percent of the total) where colleges offer minority students an expense-paid segregated preview of the experience that awaits them should they enroll, to segregated alumni groups.

In 2017, the news reported that Harvard would host a separate graduation ceremony for its black students for the first time. “We really wanted an opportunity to give voice to the voiceless at Harvard,” an organizer of that ceremony told the Associated Press. “So many students identify with the African diaspora but don’t necessarily feel welcome as part of the larger community, and they don’t feel like their stories are being shared.”

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May 26, 2019

*America’s Largest Cities Drowning in Debt, with Chicago Leading the Way, Study Finds:

America’s 10 largest cities, largely Democrat strongholds, are drowning in municipal debt, according to a new report from government watchdog Truth in Accounting. The report sought out “to determine what … overlapping financial entities mean for taxpayers’ bottom line.” Truth in Accounting said its purpose was to “calculate the various bills (and surpluses, when available) at the city government level and divide them out to determine a per-Taxpayer Burden.”

The two cities with the highest burden: Chicago and New York City; Chicago’s combined taxpayer burden: $119,110; New York City’s combined taxpayer burden: $85,600.

The Chicago City Council approved $2.4 billion in tax subsidies for two major developments in early April. Protesters gathered at City Hall chanting against the deals. Critics said the projects are in prosperous parts of Chicago and developers should pay for infrastructure improvements, not taxpayers.

•    Chicago’s combined Taxpayer Burden: $119,110
•    New York City’s combined Taxpayer Burden: $85,600
•    Los Angeles’ combined Taxpayer Burden: $56,390
•    Philadelphia’s combined Taxpayer Burden: $50,120
•    San Jose’s combined Taxpayer Burden: $43,120
•    San Diego’s combined Taxpayer Burden: $35,410
•    Dallas’ combined Taxpayer Burden: $33,490
•    Houston’s combined Taxpayer Burden: $22,940
•    San Antonio’s combined Taxpayer Burden: $16,660
•    Phoenix’s combined Taxpayer Burden: $13,290 

*REAL CRISES! 109,144 Apprehended/Inadmissible at SW Border in April, Up 113.3% From April ‘18:

Central Americans and other foreigners continue pouring into this country at an accelerating pace, as the latest number from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show. In April, 109,144 people were apprehended or deemed inadmissible at the Southwest border, by far the largest monthly number of either the Trump or Obama presidencies. And those are just the people encountered by the Border Patrol. No one knows how many people sneaked across the border without being detected.

The 109,144 people encountered last month compares with 103,719 in March; and it’s a 113.3 percent increase from the 51,168 apprehended/deemed inadmissible in April 2018. So far in Fiscal 2019 – with five months left to go — 531,711 people have been apprehended or deemed inadmissible at the Southwest border, more than the total for all of Fiscal Years 2018 (521,090) and 2017 (415,517).

Breaking down the April number: 98,977 people were apprehended at the Southwest border last month, including 8,897 unaccompanied children; 58,474 family units; and 31,606 single adults. Another 10,167 foreigners were deemed inadmissible. The table below, taken straight from the CBPwebpage, shows the sharp decline in apprehensions/inadmissibles shortly after Donald Trump took office in January 2017, promising to build a “big, beautiful” wall.

 *Over 1 Million Muslims in Chinese Concentration Camps – Most Muslim Govts Quiet:

Although more than one million Muslim Uighurs have been imprisoned in “reeducation” camps in Communist China over the last several years, the equivalent of 21st century concentration camps, most Islamic governments are not saying much in terms of protest. For comparison, the United States has been very vocal against the persecution. According to the U.S. State Department, “more than one million Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and members of other Muslim minority groups [have been detained in] Chinese government … internment camps since April 2017.”

The Islamic Republic of Iran, predominantly Shia, has said nothing about the imprisonment of the Uighers, who are predominantly Sunni. In a tweet in September, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, @khamenei_ir [Ali Khamenei] fancies himself the leader of the Islamic world, but his regime has been totally silent as China—the top buyer of #Iran’s oil—has persecuted and detained hundreds of thousands of its Muslim citizens. رژیم_ریاکار#” . The Monarch of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman, actually defended the use of concentration camps. He currently is serving as the deputy prime minister of Saudi Arabia.

 *D.C. Author Might Lose Her Book Deal After She Tweeted A Photo Of A Subway System Employee Eating On The Train:

WashingtonD.C.-based author may lose her book deal after she tweeted a photo of a Metro transit system employee defying the system’s own rules, tucking into a huge breakfast while riding on the train.

“When you’re on your morning commute & see @wmataemployee in UNIFORM eating on the train,” Tynes wrote in the now-deleted missive. “I thought we were not allowed to eat on the train. This is unacceptable. Hope @wmata responds. When I asked the employee about this, her response was, ‘worry about yourself.'”

WMATA eventually responded to Tynes and asked to add some pertinent details to her report: what train she was on, what direction she was going, and the exact time she witnessed the transgression. WMATA thanked her for her warning. But that wasn’t the end of Tynes’ experience, by far. Almost as soon as she posted the tweet, Tynes was accused of racism and of threatening the worker’s employment for what social media users believed was a minor transgression.

“That’s literally someone’s life. That’s their job you’re messing with,” one user responded, according to NBC News. “She was eating. Trying to live. She was commuting.” “We all complain on social media but you… don’t identify the person you’re complaining about, in a photo no less, and try to get them fired. What on earth? For eating on the train?” said another, author and activist Roxanne Gay. Tynes, who is Jordanian-American herself, quickly apologized for her transgression and took her Twitter profile private, before completely deactivating it on Sunday afternoon. “I apologize for a tweet I posted earlier today, which I have since deleted,” she wrote as her final tweet. “I am truly sorry.”

 *Man Falsely Accused Of Sexual Assault By Teen Girl Killed In Revenge-Beating By Accuser’s Brother:

A false accusation of sexual assault turned deadly last month in Utah when a teen girl’s brother sought vengeance over the claim of sexual assault that never was. According to Logan Police Department, reviewed surveillance footage from the bus revealed that the alleged assault never happened.

“On April 23, 2019, at approximately 3:30 pm a 16-year-old female reported being sexually assaulted by a 62-year-old male while on the CVTD bus. The man was later identified as Michael Fife. The female immediately called her 17-year-old brother and told him of the sexual assault. Minutes later, the female’s 17-year-old brother located Mr. Fife getting off the bus near 300 South 100 West, in Logan,” read a press release from the Logan City Police Department. “The brother ran towards Mr. Fife and assaulted him. Mr. Fife fell to the sidewalk and suffered head injuries. Mr. Fife was left unconscious, lying on the sidewalk, while his assailant fled the scene on foot.” “Kind of a linebacker-type charge toward the gentleman, knocking him down,” recalled Logan Department Chief Gary Jensen, according to Fox13Now. “This is an absolutely horrible event.”

The press release continued: “At 6:15 pm the 16-year-old female called police to report the sexual assault on the bus. Logan Police detectives reviewed the video footage of the alleged sexual assault. The video showed Mr. Fife walking past the girl, but no sexual assault occurred.” The police department noted that Fife succumbed to his injuries on April 27.

 *Harvard Lampoon Apologizes for ‘Deeply Offensive’ Anne Frank
Bikini Image:

The Harvard Lampoon has apologized for printing a sexualized image of Anne Frank in its latest issue, insisting that it denounces “all forms” of anti-Semitism. The image was published over the weekend, and the student-run magazine only apologized after an uproar from those who said there was nothing funny about trivializing the Holocaust. “Gone Before Her Time: Virtual Aging Technology Shows Us What Anne Frank Would Have Looked Life if She Hadn’t Died,” read the text above the badly Photoshopped image. “Add this to your list of reasons the Holocaust sucked.”

The magazine’s co-presidents and issue editor said in a statement that they “realize the extent of offense” the image had inflicted and took responsibility for its publication. “We as individuals and we as an organization would like to apologize for our negligence in allowing this piece to be created for and printed in our latest issue,” the statement reads. “We are sorry for any harm we have caused. Furthermore, we want to both affirm and emphasize that the Lampoon condemns any and all forms of anti-Semitism.” Founded in 1876, the magazine — whose illustrious alumni include writers John Updike and George Plimpton as well as late-night host Conan O’Brien — will now approach its craft with “greater care” moving forward, according to the statement.

“We realize that our publishing process lacks sufficient editorial oversight, so we are going to restructure our review process for issues to prevent the publication of content like this,” the statement continued. “These steps will be published on our website in the summer. However, they will constitute part of an ongoing process of change.”

 *SNOWFLAKE ALERT! – NFL’s Baker Mayfield Rips School For Dropping Valedictorian: ‘People Are Too Soft’:

NFL star quarterback Baker Mayfield ripped into the administration at an Ohio high school for dropping valedictorian and salutatorian honors out of sensitivity to students who don’t earn the awards and a concern for the overall “mental health” of students. “This is so dumb,” said the Cleveland Brownsquarterback in a Saturday tweet captioning the news. “You’re telling me competition doesn’t bring out the best in people? If you want something bad enough, work for it.”

“People are too soft,” added Mayfield. The message went viral, racking up over 51,000 re-tweets and 242,000 likes.

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The late U.S. President James Garfield could write Latin with one hand and Greek with the other hand simultaneously.

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Not a hatless head in this crowd of New Yorkers in 1939.

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Nicole Brandon, CEO of Artistry in Motion, Receives “International Actress of the Year Award” by the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

Nicole Brandon (Actress, Humanitarian, Writer, Producer) is a 6-time inductee of the Hall of Fame for her Mastery of Motion and the Physical Arts in Television and Motion Pictures. Nicole has been awarded over one hundred National and International Titles in the world of Dance, Acrobatics, and Martial Arts. Nicole is noted as the youngest Physical Master in the World. Her books, videos, television shows and films can be found across the globe. She is recognized and synonymous with Physical Mastery in the Arts.

Nicole has also been Knighted for her humanitarian work and she has been titled Ratu Muda (Duchess) for her global outreach, in the Royal House of Kupang. Nicole is also a multiple recipient and inductee into the “Elite Black Belt Hall of Fame.” This event will mark Nicole’s 7th USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame induction. This year she will be awarded the prestigious “International Actress of the Year Award” by the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

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*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Walter Williams
(Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University):

Presidential contenders are in a battle to out give one another. Senator Elizabeth Warren proposes a whopping $50,000 per student college loan forgiveness. Senator Bernie Sandersproposes free health care for all Americans plus illegal aliens. Most Democratic presidential candidates promise free stuff that includes free college, universal income, “Medicare for All” and debt forgiveness.

Their socialist predecessors made promises too. “Freedom and Bread” was the slogan used by Adolf Hitler during the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazi) campaign against president Paul von Hindenburg. Hitler even promised, “In the Third Reich every German girl will find a husband.”Stalin promised a great socialist-Marxist society that included better food and better worker conditions. China’s Mao Zedongpromised democratic constitutionalism and the dream that “farmers have land to till.” These, and other promises, gave Mao the broad political support he needed to win leadership of the entire country in 1949.

Socialism promises a utopia that sounds good, but those promises are never realized. It most often results in massive human suffering. Capitalism fails miserably when compared with a heaven or utopia promised by socialism. But any earthly system is going to come up short in such a comparison. Mankind must make choices among alternative economic systems that actually exist. It turns out that for the common man capitalism, with all of its alleged shortcomings, is superior to any system yet devised to deal with his everyday needs and desires. By most any measure of human well-being, people who live in countries toward the capitalistic end of the economic spectrum are far better off than their fellow men who live in countries toward the socialist end. Why?

Capitalism, or what some call free markets, is relatively new in human history. Prior to capitalism, the way individuals amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering and enslaving their fellow man. With the rise of capitalism, it became possible to amass great wealth by serving and pleasing your fellow man. Capitalists seek to discover what people want and produce and market it as efficiently as possible as a means to profit. A historical example of this process would be John D. Rockefeller, whose successful marketing drove kerosene prices down from 58 cents a gallon in 1865 to 7 cents in 1900. Henry Ford became rich by producing cars for the common man. Both Ford’s and Rockefeller’s personal benefits pale in comparison to the benefits received by the common man who had cheaper kerosene and cheaper and more convenient transportation. There are literally thousands of examples of how mankind’s life has been made better by those in the pursuit of profits. Here’s my question to you: Are the people who, by their actions, created unprecedented convenience, longer life expectancy and a more pleasant life for the ordinary person — and became wealthy in the process — deserving of all the scorn and ridicule heaped upon them by intellectuals and political hustlers today?

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May 22, 2019

*Pentagon Moves Forward: Transfers $1.5 Billion For 80 More Miles Of Border Wall:

On Friday, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan confirmed that the Pentagon has authorized an additional $1.5 billion to extend the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border 80 more miles. Shanahan stated, according to Stars and Stripes: “The Department of Defense is fully engaged in addressing the crisis on our southwest border, with more than 4,000 service members and 19 aircraft currently supporting the Department of Homeland Security. Today, I authorized the transfer of $1.5 billion toward the construction of more than 80 miles of border barrier. The funds were drawn from a variety of sources, including cost savings, programmatic changes, and revised requirements, and therefore will have minimal impact on force readiness.”

The additional $1.5 billion comes after the transfer of $1 billion for an additional 60 miles of wall in YumaArizona and El PasoTexas, that was made in March. “But the plan to divert Pentagon funding has sparked criticism from congressional Democrats, who accused Shanahan of not seeking approval to ‘reprogram’ the funds without congressional authority. Shanahan and other senior defense officials claimed in response they did not have to get permission from Congressdespite the objections from Democratic lawmakers.”

 *HIGHER AND HIGHER AND HIGHER! – Federal Spending Sets Record Through April:

The federal government spent $2,573,708,000,000 in the first seven months of fiscal 2019 (October through April), setting an all-time record for real federal spending in the first seven months of a fiscal year, according to data published in the Monthly Treasury Statements.

Prior to this fiscal year, the most that the federal government had ever spent in the first seven months of a fiscal year was in fiscal 2011, when it spent $2,476,257,690,000 in constant April 2019 dollars (adjusted using the Bureau of Labor Statisticsinflation calculator).

*Australian School Renames Mother’s Day. Principal States, ‘We No Longer Subscribe To AAA Binary World’:

An Australian school renamed Mother’s Day, calling it “Acknowledgment Day” as the principal stated, “We no longer subscribe to a binary world.” As The Daily Mail writes of Brunswick East Primary School in Melbourne, “In previous years, the school has hosted a fundraising stall where children could buy Mother’s Day merchandise such as mugs, trinkets, candles and soaps.” But now the stall will be called the “appreciation stall” instead, where children can buy gifts for anyone.

Principal Janet Di Pilla wrote in the school newsletter: You will see further in this newsletter a fantastic poster for our first “Acknowledgment Day.” We will be holding 2 of these days each year; one to coincide with the “traditional” Mother’s Day and the other to coincide with the “traditional” Father’s Day. There has been a lot of discussion about the reason we celebrate these days and the naming of the celebration. I believe that days like this are important because we do need to stop and show gratitude for those around us. However, it is also very important that we make these occasions as inclusive as possible. I sincerely hope that this change in name will show that we as a community recognize that our families are not made up of any particular combination of people and that we no longer subscribe to a binary world. I am sorry that in the past we have offended some members of our community and I hope that this acknowledgment goes some way to address any hurt which has occurred in the past.

 *Yankees Fans Threaten Boycott After Ban of Kate Smith’s ‘God
Bless America’:

Kate Smith’s rendition of “God Bless America” has been scrapped at Yankee Stadium, but Bronx Bomber fans are going to bat for her over allegations of racism. Smith’s niece, Suzy Andron, told The Post she is “honored” by the groundswell of support for the late singer among fans and media. “Most are solidly behind the positive notion that this is a misunderstanding by a few people who took two or three of her songs [out of 3,000 that she recorded] out of context and inflated a story that my Aunt Kathryn must have been a racist,” Andron said.

“Unfortunately, the Yankees bought into it.” She added: “Most reasonable people realize that it was a misunderstood, knee-jerk over-reaction which they hope will be corrected soon.” One superfan told the team he was “boycotting the Yankees until Kate Smith is back, otherwise I am kissing a half century of loyalty goodbye.”

 *Anti-Vaxxers Targeting Pro-Vaccine Doctors With Fake Bad Reviews:

Doctors are being attacked online by anti-vaccine activists for recommending vaccines to patients, according to a report by the Boston Globe. The paper outlines the case of Dr. Monique Tello who found that she had been peppered with 100 negative reviews and derogatory comments on a number of physician ratings sites for speaking out in favor of vaccines. None of the people who posted reviews were her patients, and only after she threatened a lawsuit did the websites take down the reviews.

The move to discredit pro-vaccine doctors is gaining speed despite an increase in measles in places where the anti-vax movement is strongest, according to the Globe. None of the anti-vaccine websites would comment for the paper’s article.

 *Joe Biden: U.S. Has ‘Obligation’ To Give Healthcare To ‘Undocumented’ Immigrants :

Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden said during a campaign stop in California last week that the United Stateshas an “obligation” to give healthcare to illegal aliens. “I think that anyone who is in a situation where they’re in need of healthcare, regardless of whether they are documented or undocumented, we have an obligation to see that they are cared for,” Biden said in Los Angeles. “That’s why I think we need more clinics around the country.”

Biden dismissed the notion that many illegal aliens come into the United States illegally through the southern border despite the fact that immigration arrests along the border are at a 12-year high. “U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detained 109,144 migrants along the boundary with Mexico last month, a 6 percent increase from March, as monthly arrests reached their highest point since 2007,” The Washington Post reported. “Unauthorized border crossings have more than doubled in the past year, and they are on pace to exceed 1 million on an annual basis, as Guatemalan and Honduran families continue streaming north in record numbers with the expectation they will be quickly processed and released from custody.”

 *Portland’s Plan to Address Homeless People Pooping in the Street is not a Hit with Neighbors:

One of the problems that cities up and down the west coast are having right now is with homeless people using the streets and sidewalks as a bathroom. Portland and San Francisco both employ special crews of street cleaners that remove the human waste on a daily basis. One proposed solution has been to set up more public bathrooms so the homeless have someplace else to go besides the sidewalk.

But an attempt at making that work in Portland isn’t proving popular with neighbors. About a week ago, the city rolled out a “hygiene facility” which is basically a trailer with a porta-potty and some lockers on it. When the trailer first arrived, there were few if any homeless people camped out nearby. In a matter of days, the trailer gradually became the center of a growing tent camp. Not surprisingly, residents of the area are complaining to the Portland City Council.

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The youngest soldier in the Civil War was a 9-year-old boy from Mississippi. The oldest was an 80-year-old from Iowa. More than 10,000 soldiers serving in the Union Army were under 18 years old.

 *EXAMINER–A LOOK BACK:

This photo of Hillary and Bill Clinton taken by photographer Harry Benson shows an unusual angle to the former President and presidential candidate. Long before Hillary Clinton’s loss to Trump and the Monica Lewinsky scandal, they were just a Governor and his wife sharing a quick smooch in the garden.

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Welcome to Episode #1 of the revealing TV show “Without Notes” with Judith Regan, an American editor, book publisher, and producer – Episode 1: The Early Years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWqjTWMCvvA&feature=youtu.be

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Jay Grossman, L.A.’s Celebrity Dentist, Reveals New AirPlanePockets Invention, a Travel Essential

AirPlane Pockets, (http://www.airplanepockets.com) allows people to have a clean surface to eat and work on while organizing their personal belongings so that nothing is left behind. It is a travel essential that will retail at the price of $20.00. It is designed to give travelers convenient pockets that can easily clip onto the seat in front of them. The new patent comes from Jack Daniels and Dr. Jay Grossman, a talented celebrity dentist from Concierge Dentistry.

Daniels and Grossman have been friends for decades, and both fly often. One flight, Daniels observed a baby’s diaper being changed on a tray table, mentioned his concern about germs being spread on this uncleaned item, and Airplane Pockets was born. Grossman, a celebrity dentist and founder of the non-profit “Homeless Not Toothless,” came aboard so that he could help raise funds for his non-profit.

“No more shoving your belongings into the airplane seat back pocket in front of you where the last traveler may have placed his used tissues, gum, trash, and other unclean items,” explains Dr. Grossman, “relax and enjoy your flight knowing that you are using eco-friendly, clean, washable, and convenient, Airplane Pockets.”

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