November 7, 2018

*Federal Government Cut 1,000 Jobs in  September; -16,000 Under Trump:
The number of people employed by the federal government declined by 1,000 in September, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Since President Donald Trump took office, federal employment has declined by 16,000.

In December 2016, the month before Trump’s inauguration, there were 2,810,000 people employed by the federal government, according to the BLS data. By August 2018, that had declined by 15,000 to 2,795,000. In September, it declined another 1,000 to 2,794,000.

 *US Civil Rights Commissioner- Race Has Nothing to Do With Normal Americans’ Opposition to Illegal Immigration:

The media pundits who pillory President Trump for his firm stand against illegal immigration don’t have to worry about low-skilled foreigners taking their jobs or moving to their neighborhoods, so they can afford to be “politically correct,” said Peter Kirsanow, who is currently serving a third, six-year term on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

“Until they are threatened in terms of their job prospects or the quality of life in their neighborhoods, they can continue to engage in this political correctness,” Kirsanow told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson Wednesday night.

*Saudi ‘Investigators’ Actually Removed Khashoggi Evidence, Says
Turkish Official:
A team of Saudi investigators supposedly sent to help Turkey investigate the murder of Jamal Khashoggi actually worked to remove evidence of the killing, a senior Turkish official has claimed. Turkey’s Sabah newspaper reported that an 11-member team of Saudi investigators, which arrived in Turkey a week after Khashoggi was killed, included experts on chemicals and toxicology who allegedly attempted to obfuscate the evidence.

An unnamed top official backed the report, saying the government believes two members of the team “came to Turkey for the sole purpose of covering up evidence” before Turkish police were allowed to search the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where Khashoggi was murdered on Oct. 2. The official said the fact that a cleanup team was dispatched to the consulate suggests Khashoggi’s killing “was within the knowledge of top Saudi officials.”

*SNL Still Airing Offensive Video Mocking Navy SEAL
Who Lost Eye in Combat:
Despite a fierce backlash, NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL) is still airing and promoting a video of one of its cast members mocking a former Navy SEAL for losing an eye to an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan.

On its official YouTube channel, SNL touts the video clip of the segment in which cast member Pete Davidson mocks former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw’s eyepatch and claims the combat-injured veteran looks like “a hitman in a porno movie.”

*Facebook Apologizes for
Censorship of Pro-Life Ad:

Facebook apologized for banning a pro-life advertisement by theSusan B. Anthony List (SBA List) on Thursday, Nov. 1, saying it “never should have been disapproved.”

“This ad does not violate Facebook’s policies and should never have been disapproved. We’re sorry for this mistake – the ad has been restored and is now running on Facebook,” the company wrote.

The 30-second ad endorses U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) for her pro-life stance and condemns her opponent, Democrat Phil Bredesen, for his pro-choice views.

According to the SBA List, on Thursday morning “Facebook abruptly stopped running the group’s ad in Tennessee, exposing the abortion extremism of Phil Bredesen and supporting pro-life Marsha Blackburn for U.S. Senate. The ad had previously reached 90,000 low-turn out pro-life voters across the state.”

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Police Officers

  • Only around 1/3 of a police officer’s time is spent actually enforcing criminal law; most of the work of a police officer involves peacekeeping, order maintenance, and problem solving.
  • American law enforcement agents only solve around 21% of all reported crime.
  • Although law enforcement agencies were organized in England in the 13th century, the first modern police officers operated in London starting in 1829.
  • American police officers are organized locally, whereas police forces in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America are nationally organized.
  • The United States has roughly 18,000 separate law enforcement agencies, all of which operate largely independent of each other.
  • Police officers in England are sometimes called “Bobbies,” in honor of Sir Robert Peel, the founder of their modern police force.
  • If it works…
  • Police officers in Thailand can be forced to wear Hello Kittyarmbands as punishment for infractions such as illegal parking or showing up to work late.
  • In the American colonies, law enforcement initially took the form of “the watch,” a group of adult males that patrolled cities on the lookout for fires and crimes. Originally, all male citizens of a city were expected to take their turn as watchmen, but gradually it became a paid professional position.
  • The Japanese police experimented with a device called aMotorcycle Arresting Device to snare members of biker gangs.
  • During the early years of America, many southern states created “slave patrols” meant to prevent slave revolts and catch runaways. The Charleston slave patrol employed around 100 officers—far more officers than any northern police force of the time.

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*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Nellie Bowles:
It wasn’t long ago that the worry was that rich students would have access to the internet earlier, gaining tech skills and creating a digital divide. Schools ask students to do homework online, while only about two-thirds of people in the U.S. have broadband internet service. But now, as Silicon Valley’s parents increasingly panic over the impact screens have on their children and move toward screen-free lifestyles, worries over a new digital divide are rising. It could happen that the children of poorer and middle-class parents will be raised by screens, while the children of Silicon Valley’s elite will be going back to wooden toys and the luxury of human interaction.

This is already playing out. Throwback play-based preschools are trending in affluent neighborhoods — but Utah has been rolling out a state-funded online-only preschool, now serving around 10,000 children. Organizers announced that the screen-based preschool effort would expand in 2019 with a federal grant to Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho and Montana.

Lower-income teenagers spend an average of eight hours and seven minutes a day using screens for entertainment, while higher income peers spend five hours and 42 minutes, according to research by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit media watchdog. (This study counted each screen separately, so a child texting on a phone and watching TV for one hour counted as two hours of screens being used.) Two studies that look at race have found that white children are exposed to screens significantly less than African-American and Hispanic children.

*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Dennis Prager:
This past week, I went to five car dealers in an upper-middle-class suburb of Los Angeles to see what SUV I’d like to lease. I wanted to patronize local car dealers because I want them to stay in business.

In each case, I experienced the following: I was greeted pleasantly upon entering the dealership. A young salesperson asked if he or she could help me. I told the salesperson the model I was interested in. He or she made a copy of my driver’s license and returned with a key to the car, and off we went.

In every instance, the salesperson was sweet, unenthusiastic and largely ignorant of the car in which I was interested.

All of them answered most of my questions — such as “Is this SUV available in all-wheel-drive?” — with some version of “l’ll look it up.”

While these young salespeople were unfailingly pleasant, none of them evinced passion.

I remember young (and old) car salesmen who loved cars. Sure, they would exaggerate a car’s qualities, but they knew all about it — inside and out. But this past week, not one of the salespeople said anything about the car during the test drive. Unless I asked questions, their only words were “Make a right at the next corner.”

It makes me wonder what young people are passionate about in our time: favorite TV shows and actors? Music? Video games? Sports?

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