A June 2018 survey byPew Research, measuring the public’s ability to distinguish between five factual statements and five opinion statements, found that “a majority of Americans correctly identified at least three of the five statements in each set. But this result is only a little better than random guesses.” In this study, 28 percent of adults identified two or fewer factual statements and 22 percent, two or fewer opinion statements.
LBN Examiner is your award-winning anti-bullshit antidote. Trusted by “influencers” in all 50 of the United States and 26 foreign countries for the last 16 years. Brutal facts for smart people who care about truth!
Are there any patterns in the lives of those who do — and do not — succeed financially in the United States? Yes.
1. For example, people who stay in school longer and graduate tend to earn more money than people who do not.
2. Table PINC-03, which the Census Bureau released last week, categorizes Americans 25 and older by their “educational attainment” and their “total money earnings” in 2017.
3. Those with a “less than 9th grade” education made the least. They had median earnings of $23,849.
4. Those who went to high school but did not graduate had median earnings of $25,237. Those who graduated from high school but did not attend college had median earnings of $32,320. Those who attended some college but did not earn a degree had median earnings of $36,633. Those who earned an associate degree had median earnings of $40,322.
5. Those who earned a bachelor’s degree had median earnings of $53,882; a master’s, $70,358; a doctorate, $94,854; and a professional degree, $100,276.
The pattern is obvious: A higher degree tends to pave the way to a higher income.
In Table HINC-01, the Census Bureau presents household income categorized by “selected characteristics” of the household. One of these is whether — and how much — the householder works.
In households where the householder did not work at all in 2017, the median income was $32,178. In households where the householder worked 50 weeks or more at a part-time job, the median income was $56,510. But in households where the householder worked a full-time job for 50 weeks or more, the median income was $86,590.
The obvious pattern: The more you work, the more you earn.
Since 2008, 47 dogs in 14 states have died following visits to the nation’s leading pet store chain – and 32 of them came after 2015, when the company was bought by private equity firm BC Partners, according to the nine-month probe by NJ Advance Media.
Does it matter? Yes, according to a significant body of research: Students tend to benefit from having teachers who look like them, especially nonwhite students.
The homogeneity of teachers is probably one of the contributors, the research suggests, to the stubborn gender and race gaps in student achievement: Over all, girls outperform boys (with an exception in math in certain districts), and white students outperform those who are black and Hispanic.
About 13 percent of American adults are former Catholics – people who were raised in the faith but now say they have no religion, or converted to Protestantism or other beliefs, according to a survey by Pew Research Center.
At the other end of the spectrum, 2 percent of U.S. adults report converting to Catholicism.
2. The most popular potato chip flavor in America is plain, followed by barbeque, and then sour cream and onion.
3. Laura Scudder created the first modern bag of potato chips in 1953. Previously, they were sold out of wooden barrels or scooped from behind glass counters.
4. Americans eat about 1.85 billion pounds of potato chips, or about 6.6 pounds per person annually.
5. Potato chips are the number one culprit for weight gain because they are high in fat and highly addictive.
6. Lay’s was the first successfully marketed national brand of potato chip.
7. Worldwide, the market value of potato chips is anticipated to reach $40.3 billion by 2022.
8. Roughly 28,000,000 pounds (13,000,000 kg) of chips are eaten during the Super Bowl.
9. Lay’s flavored chips have five fewer chips per bag than the plain chips, which saves the company about $50 million a year.
10. A man in Ohio suffers from a condition called “auto-brewery syndrome.” One symptom of this ultra-rare disorder is that his body turns potato chips into alcohol in his stomach.
2. NY.. $9.5 Billion
3. TX.. $8.9 Billion
4. FL.. $5.5 Billion
5. IL.. $4.6 Billion
6. N.J.. $3.5 Billion
7. AZ.. $2.6 Billion
8. GA. $2.4 Billion
Annual national cost over $84 billion.
Meat Eater Facts
2. The average American eats approximately 222 pounds of meat per year. This does not include seafood.
3. Research reveals that if a man avoids red meats, it improves the sex appeal of his body odor.
4. The number of animals killed for meat every hour in the U.S. is 500,000.
5. Leonardo da Vinci argued that humans do not have a God-given right to eat animals.
6. Several studies indicate that it would have been biologically impossible for humans to evolve large brains on a raw vegan diet. They conclude that meat-eating was crucial in human evolution.
7. Russian author Leo Tolstoy gave up meat because he was concerned about animal cruelty. He claims that eating meat is unnecessary, leads to animalistic feelings, excites human desires, and encourages “fornication and drunkenness.”
8. It takes more than 11 times as much fossil fuel to make one calorie from animal protein as it does to make one calorie from plant protein.
9. It takes 2,400 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of meat. Which is something like 50 full bathtubs.
10. Every six seconds, an acre of rain forest is cut down for cattle farming. That’s around 14,400 acres every day.
*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Bret Stephens:
I believe women lie just as often as men do. I believe the standard “presumed innocent” must always trump the slogan “Believe Women” if we intend to live in a free and fair society.
LBN Examiner Edited By: Renee Preston
LBN Examiner Disclaimer: 1.) The LBN Examiner accepts no liability for the content of this email, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided. The LBN Examiner is not associated with any commercial or political organization and is transmitted via the web for the sole benefit of its subscribers. 2.) Unfortunately, computer viruses can be transmitted via email. The recipient should check this mail and any attachments for the presence of viruses.