In 2016, according to the most recent data from theCensus Bureau, there were approximately 73,586,000 people under 18 in the United States, and 38,365,000 of them — or 52.1 percent — resided in households in which one or more persons received benefits from a means-tested government program.
These included theSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), Medicaid, public housing,Supplemental Security Income, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the National School Lunch Program.
The Census Bureau published its data on the number and percentage of persons living in households that received means-tested government assistance in itsCurrent Population Survey Detailed Tables for Poverty.
Culture in the Church’:
In an Aug. 16 interview with Catholic Action for Faith and Family, its president, Thomas McKenna, asked Burke, “Your Eminence, a new wave of clergy sexual abuse has surfaced and is indicating a widespread practice of homosexuality among clergy in dioceses and seminaries across the country. What would you say is the root cause of this corruption?”
Cardinal Burke, a member of the highest court at the Vatican, the Apostolic Signatura, said, “It was clear after the studies following the 2002 sexual abuse crisis that most of the acts of abuse were in fact homosexual acts committed with adolescent young men. There was a studied attempt to either overlook or to deny this.”
Since Trump’s Election:
The survey reveals that in 2018, 45% of small business owners were minorities – up from just 15% three years ago, with the majority of them belonging to African American owners.
Alien Via New Facial-Recognition
Software at D.C. Airport:
When a 26-year-old illegal alien traveling from Sao Paulo, Brazil presented a French passport to the CBP officer conducting primary inspections, CBP employed its new facial comparison biometric technology – which confirmed the man was not a match to the passport he presented.
As the CBP officer referred the traveler to secondary screening for a comprehensive examination, he noticed that the traveler became visibly nervous. A search revealed the man’s authentic Republic of Congo identification card concealed in his shoe.
The impostor intercepted at Washington Dulles International Airport was the first such impostor detected using the new technology.
The answer to that question is the U.S. of A. Wow! How can that be? This must be a misprint. Fake news. America never ratified the Kyoto Treaty some two decades ago. We never enacted a carbon tax. We don’t have a cap-and-trade carbon emission program. That environmental villain Donald Trumppulled America out of the Paris climate accord that was signed by almost the entire rest of the civilized world.
Yet the latest world climate report from the BP Statistical Review of World Energy finds that in 2017, America reduced its carbon emissions by 0.5 percent, the most of all major countries. That’s especially impressive given that our economy grew by nearly 3 percent — so we had more growth and less pollution — the best of all worlds. The major reason for the reduced pollution levels is the shale oil and gas revolution that is transitioning the world to cheap and clean natural gas for electric power generation.
Meanwhile, as our emissions fell, the pollution levels rose internationally and by a larger amount than in previous years. So much for the rest of the world going green.
Libek looked at 92 scholarly research studies that considered the relationship between economic freedom and economic growth. Eighty-six of them (93.5 percent) found a positive relationship.
That is not surprising, considering that economic freedom—the ability to direct one’s own life and make economic decisions for oneself—encourages and empowers people to make a better life for themselves and for their families.
The increased economic activity they produce shows up in measures of economic growth.
Still, the point cannot be made frequently enough, because economic freedom is still repressed in so many parts of the world.
The global popularity of the product, originally marketed to the public as a cold cream remover and later, in the 1930s, as a disposable handkerchief, has led consumers to use the Kleenex name when referring to any tissue, regardless of brand.
“Yesterday, after describing to his physicians certain post-stroke repercussions, [Betts] was strongly advised to give himself more time to recuperate,” the Dickey Betts Band’s website alerted fans. “Doctors have assured Betts that after three to five weeks he will be 100 percent recovered and can resume his touring schedule.”
The late Steve Job’s daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs along with 12 members of the White House staff, 3 Nobel Prize winners, over 100 Academy Award winners, 6 U.S. Senators, and over 300 Grammy Award winners.
The drugs were ipilimumab (brand name Yervoy) andnivolumab (Opdivo), and they belong to a class called checkpoint inhibitors. Melanoma is more likely than most cancers to spread to the brain, and once it gets there, fewer than 20 percent of patients survive one year with traditional treatments, according to Dr. Hussein A. Tawbi, the first author of the study and an associate professor of melanoma medical oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
But in the study, 82 percent were still alive after a year.
The bailout total was $4.62 trillion.
by Helmut Newton, Los Angeles, 1988
LBN Examiner Edited By: Renee Preston