October 17, 2018

Some of Hitler’s last relatives are living secret lives on Long Island, N.Y.:
Some of Adolf Hitler’s last surviving relatives have been living under the radar on Long Island for decades, according to a new report.

Hitler’s great-nephews AlexanderLouis and Brian Stuart-Houston — the only living descendants of the dictator’s paternal side — live quiet lives in the New York suburbs and fly American flags in their yards, according to Germany’s Bild newspaper, which came knocking at their doors recently.

The three men are the sons of Hitler’s nephew, William Patrick Hitler, who was born in the UK to the Fuehrer’s half-brother, Alois Hitler Jr.

Alois, who left home at 14 and wound up working as a waiter in Dublin, split when “Willy” Hitler was young, according to the New Yorker.

But Willy wound up visiting his estranged dad in Germany in 1929, where he attended a Nuremberg rally. He then returned to the UK and began giving interviews to the press as Hitler’s “English nephew” — until he was summoned to Berlin to face a furious Fuehrer, the magazine reports.

*Top 3% of U.S. Taxpayers Paid Majority of Income Taxes in 2016:
Individual income taxes are the federal government’s single biggest revenue source. In fiscal year 2018, which ended Sept. 30, the individual income tax is expected to bring in roughly $1.7 trillion, or about half of all federal revenues, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

If past statistics can offer any guidance, in 2016, $1.44 trillion income taxes were paid by 140.9 million taxpayers reporting a total of $10.2 trillion in adjusted gross income, according to data recently released by the Internal Revenue Services.

Bloomberg looked into the 2016 individual returns data in detail for some additional insights illustrated in the charts below:

•    The top 1 percent paid a greater share of individual income taxes (37.3 percent) than the bottom 90 percent combined (30.5 percent).

•    The top 50 percent of all taxpayers paid 97 percent of total individual income taxes.

•    In other words, the bottom 50 percent paid 3 percent. Which small percentile of tax payers also paid 3 percent or more? You might have guessed it. It is the top 0.001%, or about 1,400 taxpayers. That group alone paid 3.25 percent of all income taxes. In 2001, the bottom 50 percent paid nearly 5 percent whereas the top 0.001 percent of filers paid 2.3 percent of income taxes.

*Over 80% of Twitter Accounts Linked to 2016 Fake News Are ‘Still Active’:

The vast majority of Twitter accounts that pumped out fake news during the 2016 presidential campaign are still active, a report has found. Researchers pored over millions of tweets and concluded that more than 80 percent of the accounts associated with the 2016 disinformation campaign are still posting. That’s despite Twitter patting itself on the back in July after carrying out a purge of fake accounts. The research was carried out by the nonprofit Knight Foundation.

“The persistence of so many easily identified abusive accounts is difficult to square with any effective crackdown,” said report authors Matthew Hindman of George Washington Universityand Vlad Barash of the social-media analysis companyGraphika.

*Economic Boom Largely Ignored
as TV’s Trump Coverage
Hits 92% Negative:
In four weeks, Americans go to the polls for the midterm elections that the news media are casting as a referendum on the Trump presidency. Over the summer, the broadcast networks have continued to pound Donald Trump and his team with the most hostile coverage of a President in TV news history — 92 percent negative, vs. just 8 percent positive.
*MONSTER -Assad Has Carried
Out ‘Over 100 Chemical Attacks’
Since 2013: 
President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have carried out more than 100 chemical weapons attacks in Syria over the past five years, a BBC investigation has found. The report states there’s enough evidence to be confident of at least 106 chemical attacks ordered by Assad since he signed the internationalChemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and agreed to destroy his chemical-weapons stockpile in September 2013.

“The use of chemical weapons has delivered some outcomes for [government forces] that they believe are worth the risk, and [chemical weapons] have subsequently been shown to be worth the risk because they keep using them, repeatedly,” saidJulian Tangaere, former head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons mission to Syria.

The highest number of reported attacks took place in the northwestern province of Idlib, but there were also many incidents in Hama, Aleppo, and in the Eastern Ghouta region.

Assad continues to deny his forces have ever used chemical weapons.

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Amy Winehouse hologram tour set for 2019
An Amy Winehouse hologram will tour the world next fall as part of a new partnership between the singer’s estate andBASE Hologram.

An exact start date for the trek has yet to be announced, though it’s expected to kick off late 2019.

Per a statement, the show will feature “digitally remastered arrangements of [Winehouse’s] classics” while the hologram “will be backed by a live band, singers and theatrical stagecraft.”

“This is a dream for us,” said Winehouse’s father, Mitch. “To see her perform again is something special that really can’t be put into words. Our daughter’s music touched the lives of millions of people and it means everything that her legacy will continue in this innovative and groundbreaking way.”

The hologram tour will also raise money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation. The organization works to combat and prevent drug and alcohol abuse among young people, while also providing other services to disadvantaged youth.

*EXAMINER-INVESTIGATES:
The left breast is statistically more prone to developing cancer than the right breast. Scientists are unsure why.
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*** Carol Hall, who helped turn an unlikely inspiration into one of the biggest Broadway hits of the 1970s when she wrote the music and lyrics for “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” died on Thursday at her home in Manhattan. She was 82. An announcement from her family said the cause was logopenic primary progressive aphasia, a rare form of dementia.

*** Jim Taylor, the bruising fullback who played on four N.F.L.championship teams with the Green Bay Packers of the 1960s and became the first star in Coach Vince Lombardi’s dynasty to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died on Saturday. He was 83. He died at a hospital in Baton Rouge, La., the Packers said in a statement on Saturday.

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*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by David Brooks:
The good news is that once you get outside these two elite groups you find a lot more independent thinking and flexibility. This is not a 50-50 nation. It only appears that way when disenchanted voters are forced to choose between the two extreme cults.

Roughly two-thirds of Americans, across four political types, fall into what the authors call “the exhausted majority.” Sixty-one percent say people they agree with need to listen and compromise more. Eighty percent say political correctness is a problem, and 82 percent say the same about hate speech.

*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman:
Every country needs its constructive critics. The medicine they dispense is distasteful to most leaders, but it often makes them more healthy in the end.
*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Bret Stephens:
Michael Kelly, the legendary journalist who died covering the invasion of Iraq in 2003, once wrote that the “animating impulse” of modern liberalism was to “marginalize itself and then enjoy its own company. And to make itself as unattractive to as many as possible.”

“If it were a person,” he added, “it would pierce its tongue.”

I thought of that line while reading a tweet from Nate Cohn,The Times’s polling guru: “Take everything together, and, on balance, it’s been a good 10 days of state/cd polling for theGOP in a lot of important battlegrounds.”

*EXAMINER-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….
Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), basketball player, 61st Street and Amsterdam Avenue, New York, May 2, 1963
*EXAMINER-OVERHEARD:
This is creepy, even for Charles Manson — the hospital gown the notorious murderer was wearing when he died, along with the coroner’s toe tag and ALL of his bone fragments are headed to Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum … a score he’s calling the motherload of all motherloads.

The “Ghost Adventures” star says… Manson’s grandson, Jason Freeman, gave Zak all of the items this week. They’ll be front-and-center at his Vegas Haunted Museum … which already features Manson’s chompers and two paintings — one that has his urine and another his ashes.

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