November 12, 2018

MONDAY-EXTRA

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*Survey- Majority of Americans
Oppose Ban on ‘Assault Rifles’:

A recent survey shows that a strong majority of Americans, 57%, oppose banning semi-automatic guns, specifically semi-automatic rifles that the media often label “assault rifles.” A semi-automatic rifle (or pistol) is a gun that fires one bullet each time the trigger is pulled.

In the poll, Gallup asked, “Are you for or against a law which would make it illegal to manufacture, sell or possess semi-automatic guns, known as assault rifles?” Forty percent said they were “for” a ban and 57% said they were “against” a ban.

*Iranian Regime Defiant As Sanctions Return on Crucial Oil Exports:

Amid a show of Iranian defiance, the most significant set of U.S. sanctions that were eased as a result of the 2015 nuclear deal were being put back into place on Monday, a key piece in the Trump administration’s policy to diminish the threat posed by the regime.

Targeting the crucial energy and banking sectors, the restrictions will see the Treasury name 700 Iranian entities to be blocked – 400 that had been removed from the blocked entity list under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action(JCPOA), plus 300 newcomers.

“Any financial institution, company, or individual who evades our sanctions risks losing access to the U.S. financial system and the ability to do business with the United States or U.S. companies,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a briefing Friday.

*Eric Garner Died in a Police Chokehold. Why Has the Inquiry Taken So Long?:

Eric Garner died on July 17, 2014, when a New York City police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, wrapped his arm around Mr. Garner’s neck and, along with other officers, wrestled him to the ground during an arrest after he was seen selling untaxed cigarettes on a Staten Island street. Officer Pantaleo’s actions were captured on video and seen around the world, and calls for his indictment immediately followed. Many assumed he would be fired quickly.

Neither of those things happened.

On the criminal track, Officer Pantaleo, who is white, faced a Staten Island grand jury in 2014, but was not indicted. The decision sparked waves of protests in the early months of theBlack Lives Matter movement. Federal prosecutors, for their part, spent years weighing whether to bring charges against the officer. They failed to reach a decision during former PresidentBarack Obama’s term. After President Trump took office, the stalemate remained.

Some wanted charges; others did not. The delay has meant that Officer Pantaleo remains on the force. The New York Police Department had said it would not try to discipline him — the internal process can involve a public trial — until federal prosecutors made a decision.

But four years after Mr. Garner’s death, the Police Department said over the summer that it would no longer wait. Now the arcane police disciplinary process can begin.

*In China, Bill Gates Encourages the World to Build a Better Toilet:

Bill Gates believes the world needs better toilets.

Specifically, toilets that improve hygiene, don’t have to connect to sewage systems at all and can break down human waste into fertilizer.

So on Tuesday in Beijing, Mr. Gates held the Reinvented Toilet Expo, a chance for companies to showcase their takes on the simple bathroom fixture. Companies showed toilets that could separate urine from other waste for more efficient treatment, that recycled water for hand washing and that sported solar roofs.

It’s no laughing matter. About 4.5 billion people — more than half the world’s population — live without access to safe sanitation. Globally, Mr. Gates told attendees, unsafe sanitation costs an estimated $223 billion a year in the form of higher health costs and lost productivity and wages.

*Biggest Midterm House Losses Since WWII: Obama (-63), Truman (-55), Clinton (-54):

In the post-World War II era, Presidents Barack ObamaHarry Truman and Bill Clinton saw the three biggest midterm election losses for their party in the House of Representatives, according to historical data published by theClerk of the House.

In 2010, when Obama was in his first term and had signed theObamacare law, the Democrats lost a net of 63 House seats. In 1946, after Truman had succeeded the late Franklin Roosevelt (who died in April 1945) and the nation was in a deep post-war recession, the Democrats lost 55 seats. In 1994, when Clinton was in his first term in which his signature proposal was Hillarycare (a “universal healthcare plan”), the Democrats lost 54 seats.

These losses exceeded the 48 seats the Republicans lost in the 1974 midterm, which took place three months after President Richard Nixon resigned because of the Watergatescandal and in a year when real GDP contracted by 0.5 percent.

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*EXAMINER–INVESTIGATES: 

Pregnancy

1. At any given time, approximately 4% of women in the United States are pregnant.

2. The word “pregnant” is from the Latin praegnantem, which combines prae– (“before”) and gnasci– (“be born”).

3. The first recorded woman to survive a C-section lived in 16th-century Switzerland. Her husband, who was a pig castrator, performed the operation.

4. “Pica” is a disorder in which pregnant women crave non-food items, such as ice, hair, paper, drywall or paint, metal, glass, or feces. The word pica is Latin for magpie, which is a bird known for eating anything. 

*EXAMINER–R.I.P.:

Willie McCovey, the Hall of Fame first baseman who hit 521 home runs in 22 major league seasons, almost all of them with the Giants, and remained a beloved figure in San Francisco into his final years, died on Wednesday at Stanford Hospital in California. He was 80.

The Giants, who announced his death, said he had been dealing with “ongoing health issues.” He lived in nearby Woodside, Calif.


                      

*EXAMINER–VIDEO LINK:

A revealing conversation with acclaimed attorney – Robert Shapiro –  “Without Notes” with Robert Shapiro – Episode 1: The Early Years

*EXAMINER-SPOTLIGHT:

Money Doctor Neil “Doc” Gallagher makes
Fox Business News Debut

The founder, president, and CEO of Gallagher Financial Group Inc., will be having his first Fox Business News interview on Monday, November 5th.

Money Doctor Neil Gallagher, founder, president, and CEO of Gallagher Financial Group Inc., as well as successful entrepreneur, investment counselor, and financial retirement planning specialist, will be making his Fox Business NewsDebut on Monday, November 5th. The interview, which focuses on the release of Gallagher’s newest edition of his book Jesus Christ Money Master: Four Eternal Truths that Deliver Personal Power and Profit, will play the first Saturday in December.

In his book, Dr. Gallagher discusses the advantages of someone putting Christ in the center of spending habits. “If the whole world is His, including our money, it just makes sense to look to the owner of all wealth for direction on how to use it,” states Dr. Gallagher. His book seeks to guide readers towards finding profitable solutions that are in line with God’s plan.

Neil Gallagher has worked in the financial field for more than two decades, managing over one billion in assets and serving over one thousand clients world-wide. In addition, he also hosts weekly radio programs covering financial communication, the psychology of investing, wealth creation, family enrichment, and the importance of estate planning. Through it all, faith has always been one of his most important values.

“Our decisions with money impact countless other aspects of our lives,” explains Gallagher, “We need direction in this critical area, and the perfect model to follow is Jesus Christ, the greatest teacher of finance and everything else that has ever lived.”

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*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Jane E. Brody:
Confused about what to eat and drink to protect your health? I’m not surprised.

For example, after decades of research-supported dietary advice to reduce saturated fats to minimize the risk of heart disease and stroke, along comes a new observational study of 136,384 people in 21 countries linking consumption of full-fat (read saturated) dairy foods to a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

But without dissecting each study included in this meta-analysis, it is not possible to say what might be behind this surprising result and whether you should now resume putting cream in your coffee and whole milk in your cereal bowl. The study may simply mean that consuming the equivalent of three servings of dairy products a day is healthful, not saturated fat per se.

Caution is in order, especially since another new study, this one a randomly assigned clinical trial, found that three weeks on a diet rich in saturated fat caused liver fat and insulin resistance to rise far higher than diets high in sugar or unsaturated fat.

*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by David Brooks:
I disagree with academic feminism a lot — with those vague oppressor stories about the patriarchy, with the strange unwillingness to admit inherited-gender differences and with the tone of faculty lounge militancy. But academic feminism is right about the big thing.

The big thing is that for thousands of years social thinking has been dominated by men — usually alpha men — who saw life as a place where warriors and traders went out and competed for wealth and power. These male writers were largely blind to the systems of care that undergirded everything else.

These male-dominated narratives created a tunnel. Everything that extolled competition, self-interest and independence was celebrated, and everything that celebrated relation and intimacy was diminished. As Niobe Way, Alisha Ali, Carol Gilligan andPedro Noguera argue in the introduction of “The Crisis of Connection,” a new anthology they edited, the stereotypical masculine culture values “self over relationships, individual success over the common good, the mind over the body, and thinking over feeling.”

*EXAMINER–A DIFFERENT VIEW:

*EXAMINER–OVERHEARD:

Breaking Bad” may have had its finale in 2013, but Varietyhas confirmed that series creator Vince Gilligan is working on a new film with ties to the beloved series. Gilligan is working on a two-hour film, though whether it’s destined for multiplexes or television is unclear.

Details are sparse, with no information on what shape the movie would take — a prequel like “Better Call Saul” or something else — or whether any of “Breaking Bad‘s” stars will return. The Albuquerque Journal includes a logline stating the film “tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”

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