September 16, 2018

*Dalai Lama-
‘Europe Belongs to Europeans,’ Refugees ‘Should Rebuild Their Own Country’
The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan Buddhists, told an audience in Sweden that while Europeans should help refugees who are fleeing war or facing death, the refugees ultimately need to “rebuild their own country” because “Europe belongs to the Europeans.”

The Dalai Lama made his remarks on Sept. 12 in Malmo, Sweden, which has a large immigrant population, reported the AFP. Malmo also has a major crime problem, largely due to the massive influx of immigrants from Middle Eastern and African countries.  Malmo has been called the “rape capital of Europe.”

Speaking to the crowd, the Dalai Lama said of refugees, “Receive them, help them, educate them … but ultimately they should develop their own country.”

“I think Europe belongs to the Europeans,” he said, reported the AFP.

*Report- ‘Nearly All’ Computers Vulnerable to New Data-Theft Bug:
Almost all modern computers—even those with disk encryption—are possible targets of a new firmware bug that can steal all kinds of sensitive data within minutes, experts warn. Cybersecurity company F-Secure published finding that show no existing security measures are tough enough to prevent data being stolen.

“We are convinced that anybody tasked with stealing data off laptops would have already come to the same conclusions as us,” said security consultant Olle Segerdahl.

He warned that a successful attacker can steal “anything that happens to be in memory,” such as passwords and corporate network credentials. The flaw is a development of what is known as a “cold boot attack,” which hackers use to steal data from a shut-down computer, TechCrunch reports.

*U.S. Has Highest Share of Foreign-
Born Since 1910, With More
Coming From Asia:
The foreign-born population in the United States has reached its highest share since 1910, according to government data released Thursday, and the new arrivals are more likely to come from Asia and to have college degrees than those who arrived in past decades.

The Census Bureau’s figures for 2017 confirm a major shift in who is coming to the United States. For years newcomers tended to be from Latin America, but a Brookings Institutionanalysis of that data shows that 41 percent of the people who said they arrived since 2010 came from Asia. Just 39 percent were from Latin America. About 45 percent were college educated, the analysis found, compared with about 30 percent of those who came between 2000 and 2009.

“This is quite different from what we had thought,” said William H. Frey, the senior demographer at the Brookings Institution who conducted the analysis. “We think of immigrants as being low-skilled workers from Latin America, but for recent arrivals that’s much less the case. People from Asia have overtaken people from Latin America.”

Taco Bell employee refuses to help client who doesn’t speak Spanish:

Taco Bell employee refuses to help client who doesn’t speak Spanish. The incident happened on Wednesday night, whenAlexandria Montgomery was trying to place an order — in English — at a Taco Bell drive thru window. The employee refused to take her order because she wasn’t speaking Spanish.

In the video, which was posted Thursday night, Montgomery asked the annoyed woman, “Do you have a manager here?”

“She is in her house sleeping,” the employee replied in Spanish in a dismissive tone. There was no one else to take the order, the employee claimed.

“Honey, I have a car behind you,” the employee says in Spanish and closes the window.

“Can you move please? I have an order behind you. There is no one who speaks English,” the woman tells Montgomery in the video and threatens to call the police.

“This is Hialeah, I’m sorry,” she said in Spanish.

Two other Taco Bell workers approached the drive thru window when they heard the altercation, but apparently they did not try to help the client.

A video of an argument with a Taco Bell employee in Hialeah, Florida has unleashed a wave of indignation on social media.-


*29.2% of U.S. Households Had Incomes of $100,000+ in 2017:

The percentage of U.S. households with annual incomes of at least $100,000 hit 29.2 percent in 2017, according to data published today by the Census Bureau.

That is up from 25.7 percent in 2013, which is the earliest year for which the Census Bureau has consistent data for household incomes.

In 2017, according to the Census Bureau’s Income Table A-1, there were 127,586,000 households in the United States. In the table, the bureau divided these households into nine different income brackets and published the percentage of the total households that fell into each bracket.


Now YOU can invite your friends, family, and associates (if they’ve got the guts) by telling them to go


Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn found that a vegan diet changed more than 500 genes in just 3 months. It activated genes that prevented disease and deactivated genes that caused various cancers and other illnesses.


Graydon Carter is making his return to journalism — and it’s something of a defection. The former Vanity Fair editor’s latest piece, his first since leaving Condé Nast, will be published by rival house Hearst.

We’re told that Carter — who edited Condé’s Vanity Fair from 1992 until early 2018 — has filed a six-page article forEsquire’s 85th anniversary October issue, due on stands Sept. 18.

Insiders tell us that Carter was recruited for the gig by his sonAsh, a senior associate editor at the storied Hearst men’s title.


1. Egyptian pharaohs were considered children of Ra (Egyptian sun god) and, thus, their dreams were seen as being divine.

2. In the Chinese province of Fu-Kein, people called on their ancestors for dream revelation by sleeping on graves.

3. Scientists suggest that the dreams of fetuses are mostly composed of sound and touch sensations, given the lack of visual stimuli in the womb.

4. Among the six dreams reported in the New Testament are the dreams that communicate divine knowledge, instruction, and warning to Joseph, husband of Mary, mother of Jesus.

5. About 80% of neonatal and newborn sleep time is REM sleep, suggesting a tremendous amount of time dreaming.


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On Feb. 1, 1987, Steve Perry performed his final show withJourney. In October, he’s returning with a solo album, “Traces,” that breaks 20 years of radio silence.


Women are more likely to be right-handed than men by about 4 percentage points.

Since I am a slow reader, a book is a big commitment of time. I try to pick something packed with human lessons that will not tempt me to skim in detail. I hope Jason Matthews, who was aC.I.A. covert operations officer for 33 years, will follow his “Red Sparrow” series of spy novels with another brilliant study in espionage tradecraft.
*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman:
More and more, I wonder if the disgruntled senior Trumpadministration official who wrote the anonymous Op-Ed in The Times was actually representing a group — like a “Murder on the Orient Express” plotline where every senior Trump adviser was in on it.

Why? Because the article so perfectly captured the devil’s bargain they’ve all struck with this president: Donald Trump is amoral, dishonest and disturbed, a man totally unfit to be president, but, as the anonymous author self-servingly wrote, “There are bright spots that the near-ceaseless negative coverage of the administration fails to capture: effective deregulation, historic tax reform, a more robust military and more.”

That’s the anonymous-G.O.P. credo today: We know Trump is a jerk, but you’ve gotta love the good stuff — you’ve got to admit that his tax cuts, deregulation, destruction of Obamacare and military buildup have fueled so much growth, defense spending and record stock market highs that we’re wealthier and more secure as a country, even if Trump is nuts. So our consciences are clear.

This view is not without foundation. Economic growth and employment have clearly been on a tear since Trump took office. I’m glad about that.

But what if Trump is actually heating up our economy by burning all the furniture in the house? It’s going to be nice and toasty for us — at least for a while — but where will our kids sleep?


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