*OH, CRAP! – People are Pooping More Than Ever on the Streets of San Francisco:
One of America‘s wealthiest cities has a huge problem with public poop. Between 2011 and 2018, San Franciscoexperienced a massive increase in reported incidents of human feces found on public streets.
In 2011, just over 5,500 reports were logged by the San Francisco Department of Public Works; in 2018, the number increased to more than 28,000. The government watchdog Open the Books documented the sharp increase over time in a stunning chart, first spotted by the BuzzFeed editor John Paczkowski.
Notably, this is a chart of only documented reports — the actual amount of feces on San Francisco’s streets is likely even higher than these statistics suggest. “I will say there is more feces on the sidewalks than I’ve ever seen growing up here,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed told NBC in a 2018 interview. “That is a huge problem, and we are not just talking about from dogs — we’re talking about from humans.” San Francisco has struggled with a feces problem for years. The city even employs a “Poop Patrol” that attempts to keep the streets clean and focuses on the Tenderloin neighborhood.
But the problem is bigger than just keeping the streets clean — the issue appears to be related to the city’s struggle to accommodate its homeless population amid skyrocketing rent prices and a decreasing supply of affordable housing. A 2017 survey of San Francisco’s homeless population counted nearly 7,500 people living on the street. That population faces limited public resources, and public bathrooms are no exception. Whether the Poop Patrol is able to reverse the trend on San Francisco’s streets remains to be seen, but there’s an indication that the crew is a bandage on a problem much bigger than dirty streets.
*Hispanics to Outpace Black Americans as Largest Voting Minority in 2020:
Hispanic Americans are set to outpace Black Americans as the largest voting minority group in the 2020 election for the first time ever, new research finds. Pew Research Centerprojections predict that Hispanic American voters will now be the largest voting minority in the 2020 presidential election, passing black American voters for the first time in United States history. Hispanics have been the largest minority group in the U.S. since 2003. In total, Pew predicts that the number of eligible Hispanic voters in 2020 will tick up to a record 13.3 percent of the entire American electorate, while eligible black American voters will make up about 12.5 percent of the electorate.
*Report: Nearly Half Of California Sheriff Departments Are Resisting The State’s Sanctuary Cities Law:
According to a new study from the Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus and the University of Oxford Centre for Criminology-Border Criminologies, California‘s implementation of its “California Values Act” sanctuary cities law is not going particularly well. In fact, sheriffs in roughly half the state’s jurisdictions are actively resisting enforcement of the measure. Nearly half of California sheriff departments are protesting a new California law that bars them from helping federal immigration officials find criminal illegal immigrants, according to a new report.
What’s more, several of the 169 law enforcement agencies in California are challenging former Gov. Jerry Brown’s bid to hide criminal illegals by letting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to seize the wanted prisoners for deportation and not telling the state…
The report from the University of Oxford Centre for Criminology-Border Criminologies reveals what many law enforcement agencies are doing to get around the law. The report is critical of those moves and calls on the state to crack down on agencies that help ICE to find and remove criminal illegals.
Specifically, according to Bedard, 68 out of 169 sheriff departments considered by the study — about 40% — were not in compliance. Nonetheless, despite nearly half of all sheriff departments not fully complying, the Oxford study still reports that, “In its first five months from January 2018 to May 2018, [California Values Act] implementation led to a 41% decrease in ICE arrests at local jails compared to the immediately preceding five months from August 2017 to December 2017.”
*Geoffrey Rush Wins Defamation Case Against Sydney Newspaper Publisher:
Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has won his defamation case against a Sydney newspaper publisher and journalist over reports he had been accused of inappropriate behavior toward an actress. The 67-year-old Australian had sued The Daily Telegraph’s publisher and journalist Jonathon Moranover two stories and a poster published in late 2017.
Federal Court Judge Michael Wigney ruled on Thursday that Rush had been defamed. The judge has yet to announce damages. The reports alleged inappropriate behavior by Rush while he was starring in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of “King Lear” in 2015 and 2016.
*George Zimmerman Booted from Tinder for Fake Profile:
George Zimmerman is once again looking for love online – but the disgraced neighborhood watchman will need to keep searching elsewhere after his fake Tinder profile was removed from the dating app. Screengrabs obtained by alt-weekly Creative Loafing Tampa Bay show that Zimmerman, 35, was trying to snag dates by billing himself as a self-employed consultant and a graduate of Virginia’s Liberty University named Carter just looking for “carefree fun” some six years after being acquitted of all charges in the slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
“I love the outdoors, fishing, camping and hiking,” according to the profile, which has since been removed. “I love adventure [but] not into huge crowds. I’m also down for a quiet night with Longhorn [Steakhouse] take out.” Tampa Bay Zimmerman appeared in one photo smiling wide and was shown in a cap and gown in another picture. He’s also seen topless in another shot while holding a phone, exposing a tattoo near his heart, according to the screengrabs. A Tinder spokesperson confirmed that the bogus profile had been removed.
*Man Sues Parents for Throwing Away his $26K Porn Collection:
He’s got no shame. A Michigan man is suing his parents for $86,000 for allegedly throwing out his massive porn collection, according to a report. The family feud began in October 2016, when, following a divorce, the man moved back in with his parents in Grand Rapids Mich., — bringing with him his $29,000 smut stockpile, according to federal civil court documents obtained by local outlet WXMI.
About 10 months later, the man, whose identity was withheld by the outlet, moved to a new home in Indiana and his parents sent him his belongings. That’s when he noticed his pornography pile — which consisted of over 12 moving boxes full of movies and two boxes of sex toys — was gone, according to Fox 13. The man tried calling the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, sending one officer 44 emails listing movies he says were destroyed — but authorities declined to press charges. Many of the porn flicks are valuable and out-of-print, according to the suit.
The man emailed his parents, writing: “If you had a problem with my belongings, you should have stated that at the time and I would have gone elsewhere. Instead, you choose to keep quiet and behave vindictively.” According to the suit, his father responded: “Believe it or not, one reason for why I destroyed your porn was for your own mental and emotional health.” “I would have done the same if I had found a kilo of crack cocaine,” his father added. “Someday, I hope you will understand.”
*STOP THE B.S.– 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.
Eighty-six percent of Progressive Activists say life’s outcomes are outside people’s control; only 2 percent of Devoted Conservatives agree. Progressive Activists are nearly three times as likely to say they are ashamed to be American as the average voter.
About 70% of the 364 convictions overturned with DNA evidence in the United States since 1992 involved witnesses who identified the wrong assailant.
*EXAMINER–A LOOK BACK:
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Welcome to Episode # 2 of the revealing TV show “Without Notes” with Eliad Moreh-Rosenberg, curator of the Holocaust Museum in Israel – Episode 2: The Art of the Holocaust: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22kagOZxQ4o
Dr. Srini Pillay, Best-Selling Author, Examines Social Media and the Dangers of Groupthink
Dr. Srini Pillay, a best-selling author, neuroscientist, tech entrepreneur and an assistant professor at Harvard University, has spent a large chunk of his career subverting ideas on creativity and the processes behind human thinking. He recently wrote on the topic of Millennial suicide and depression, and now he’s ready to share his thoughts on social media and the suppression of the human voice.
Pillay states that he considered writing on the topic after coming across many different viewpoints on Michael Jackson’s character after the release of the “Finding Neverland” documentary. Although many people were in support of the documentary’s findings, others, such as Macaulay Culkin, rushed to defend Michael Jackson’s legacy. These differing opinions caused Pillay to reconsider prior thoughts on groupthink and one-sided viewpoints.
What are the risks of groupthink? Pillay believes the first of these is false confidence and dangerous authority. In 2009, political psychologist Jerrold Post and his colleagues explained that groups can sanction dangerous behaviors when large numbers falsely inspire confidence and authority. In fact, the end results are often dehumanizing. Throughout history, there are significant examples of crimes of obedience. “Living in Massachusetts, I am very aware of the Salem witch trials in 1692,” explains Pillay, “as a result of this bizarre groupthink, 20 innocent Puritans were killed.”
Groupthink can be a dangerous stronghold that people can be blind to. Unfortunately, the Internet is a breeding ground for history repeating itself unless people can open themselves to opinion-diversity again, which didn’t happen with the recent Michael Jackson case.
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*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Walter E. Williams:
There’s a push to change laws to permit both criminals serving time and ex-criminals the right to vote. Guess which party is pushing the most for these legal changes. If you guessed that it was the Democrats, go to the head of the class. Bernie Sanders says states should allow felons to vote from behind bars. Elizabeth Warren doesn’t go that far but believes felons should have the right to vote. Democrats want the criminal class to have voting rights restored because they could become a significant part of the Democratic base.
These are America‘s murderers, rapists, burglars, child molesters and drug dealers. Over two million of these people are in prison. If we add in the number of people on probation and parole, there are 6.7 million people currently under correctional control. If cons and ex-cons get the right to vote, it’s almost a guarantee that most of these people will cast their vote for a Democratic candidate. Democrats don’t stop with wanting cons and ex-cons to vote. It turns out that more than 50 percent of Democrats surveyed want illegal immigrants to have the right to vote, as they already do in some Democratic-controlled cities.
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