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LBN Examiner 8/09/2020

*EXAMINER – READER POLL:
AS OF TODAY, WHAT ARE THE ODDS THAT DONALD TRUMP WILL BE RE-ELECTED?

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*’DO AS THEY SAY’: MINNEAPOLIS POLICE TELL RESIDENTS TO ‘BE PREPARED TO GIVE UP’ PERSONAL BELONGINGS TO ROBBERS:

Minneapolis Police informed residents of the city’s embattled 3rd Precinct to prepare for the giving up of their personal belongings to potential robbers, and advised them to do as criminals say for their own safety. According to a July 28 email provided to Alpha News MN that was also forwarded to The Daily Wire, the Minneapolis Police Department offered “prevention tips” to residents hoping to avoid being a victim of the skyrocketing cases of robbery and carjacking that have plagued the city since George Floyd’s death in May. “Robberies and Carjacking’s [sic] have increased in our Precinct,” the email begins. “Cell phones, purses, and vehicles are being targeted. Some victims have been maced, dragged, assaulted, and some threatened with a gun. Most of these crimes have occurred north of 42nd St. E. 100 Robberies and 20 Carjackings have been reported to 3rd Precinct Police in July alone. Downtown and Southwest Minneapolis have seen an increase as well. We want those who live and work here to be safe!”

*DATA LEAK REVEALS IRAN’S COVID-19 CRISIS IS THREE TIMES WORSE THAN GOVERNMENT ADMITTED:

Iran tried to cover up the extent of its coronavirus outbreak by keeping nearly two-thirds of the country’s deaths secret, according to a data leak obtained by BBC News. Government records reportedly show that nearly 42,000 people have died with COVID-19 symptoms—but the health ministry has only reported around 14,000. The number of people confirmed to be infected is also almost double what the government said it was: 451,024 rather than 278,827. Even those dubious official numbers make Iran the worst-hit in the Middle East, but the leaked numbers show the outbreak was far worse than the government has tried to claim. The data also reportedly shows that first COVID-19 death in Iran was recorded on Jan. 22, a month before the first official case of the coronavirus was reported by the government. The BBC’s unnamed source said they wanted to “shed light on truth” and end “political games” over the pandemic.

*’A VIOLENT INSTITUTION’: THESE CELEBRITIES ARE FUNDING THE ‘DEFUND THE POLICE’ MOVEMENT:

More than a dozen of the world’s most famous celebrities are financing left-wing organizations that openly seek the defunding of America’s police departments. Actors, models and singers have donated large sums to left-wing organizations including Color of Change, Black Lives Matter Global Network and the Movement for Black Lives, all of which are open about their desire to defund police departments across the country. The Movement for Black Lives aims to abolish not only police departments, but America’s prisons as well,  the organization explains on its website.

“We believe that prisons, police and all other institutions that inflict violence on Black people must be abolished and replaced by institutions that value and affirm the flourishing of Black lives,” the website states. Black Lives Matter Global Network, the national arm of Black Lives Matter, released a statement on May 30 calling for “a national defunding of police.” The organization published a video on June 6 arguing that “defunding the police is the only way to stop pouring resources into a system that doesn’t keep us safe.”

*JERSEY SALES SOAR FOR ORLANDO MAGIC’S JONATHAN ISAAC AFTER HE STOOD ALONE FOR NATIONAL ANTHEM:

  It turns out that bucking woke trends may be good for business, because jersey sales for Orlando Magic player Jonathan Isaac have been surging since he decided to stand alone for the national anthem last Friday, becoming the first NBA player to do so amid the current spate of Black Lives Matter activism. “Two days after the Magic’s game on Friday, Isaac’s jersey sales surged on the NBA’s store,” reports Fox News. “As of Sunday, Isaac’s jersey is the second-best seller on the league’s website behind only Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James.” Top Ball Coverage tweeted, “Jonathan Isaac’s jersey sales have skyrocketed after he stood for the National Anthem. He is now number two in jerseys sales among players only behind LeBron James.”

*DAVID MCKENZIE WINS EMMY FOR BEST DIRECTOR WITH THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY FILM, “HATE AMONG US”:

In a virtual ceremony Sunday night, the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) awarded David McKenzie the Emmy for Outstanding Directing Special Class for the critically acclaimed documentary film Hate Among Us. “We are very thankful that the Academy has given attention to this important subject that affects all of us,” said McKenzie. “I am honored that they recognized this work so that hopefully it will bring more attention to this subject matter and shine a light on the terrible situation that hate generates among people.”

Distributed by Associated Television International (ATI) and premiering on Popstar! TV, Hate Among Us from executive producers David McKenzie, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain, Montel Williams and Sergey Sarkisov, tracks the origins of hate crimes against members of the Jewish faith as well as many others and the ultimate murder of an estimated 6 million European Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators that are still being exhibited by hate groups to this very day from Europe to the United States and throughout the world. The film follows the family members of Mireille Knoll, an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor who was murdered in her Paris apartment in 2018 in an anti-Semitic hate crime. The film also depicts unique perspectives on antisemitism from all cultures and all faiths, from within historic Jewish neighborhoods in Europe, to the streets of Charlottesville and Pittsburgh‘s Tree of Life Synagogue massacre. McKenzie’s direction told real stories of current survivors of violent antisemitism to those of the Holocaust. Hate Among Us illustrates how renewed intolerance is taking root in our communities, institutions, and universities, with far-reaching consequences around the world.

“It helps us to achieve our goal,” said Dean Cain, “which is to shine a light on hate and help educate people about the history and the current growth of hate and anti-Semitism. We are very excited about this recognition and hope this brings more awareness to this serious humanitarian crisis.” Montel Williams agreed. “When we set out to make Hate Among Us, we knew it was an urgent project. In these divided times, we have to remember that hate and bigotry are never the answer.”

“The response of the community from this inhumanity proves that this topic is very important to many people as well as being very relevant,” states Sergey Sarkisov. “I do believe that Hate Among Us contributes to the proper understanding and empathy that any kind of national, racial or religious hate continues to be an existing danger and every human, including humanity itself, can be a target.” Hate Among Us is the second film from the producing team of the McKenzie’s, Cain, Williams and Sarkisov with their first being the also critically lauded documentary Architects of Denial which shed light on the Armenian Genocide that is still not fully recognized as of this day. That film was also produced and directed by McKenzie.

Hate Among Us will be re-released this fall to major outlets worldwide.

Hate Among Us Trailer: https://vimeo.com/358183811

*EXAMINER – INVESTIGATES:

  In the last two months, police recruitment is down a staggering 65% nation-wide.

*EXAMINER – LENS:

  Outside Cup Foods, at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, the memorial for George Floyd is filled with flowers, signs, and messages.

*EXAMINER – HEALTH: CORONAVIRUS VACCINE LIKELY WON’T WORK IN OBESE PATIENTS

  A coronavirus vaccine will likely be less effective in people who are obese, scientists say. Vaccines for other diseases including influenza, tetanus, rabies, and hepatitis B have been shown to be less effective among obese people, a pattern that researchers say will likely continue with the vaccine scientists around the world are scrambling to deliver. “Will we have a Covid vaccine next year tailored to the obese? No way,” Raz Shaikh, a nutrition associate professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, said. “Will it still work in the obese? Our prediction is no.” The issue is particularly of concern in the United States, where more than 107 million Americans are obese. Those with a body mass index over 30 are among those at the greatest risk of experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms. This group encompasses about 42 percent of American adults

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*WHAT’S UP by Sara Garcia:
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk lamented the “entitled” and “complacent” character of people in the United States, and lauded the “smart” and “hard-working people” of China, in the first installment of a three-part interview with Automotive News‘.

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*CIGARETTE SMOKING MAKES COMEBACK DURING CORNOAVIRUS PANDEMIC:

Americans are smoking more during the coronavirus pandemic because they are spending less on travel and entertainment and have more opportunities to light up. They are also switching back to traditional cigarettes from vaping devices in the wake of federal restrictions on e-cigarette flavors. Executives at Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. pointed to the trends Tuesday and said they have been significant enough to slow the yearslong decline ina U.S. cigarette sales. Altria now expects U.S. cigarette unit sales to fall by 2% to 3.5% this year compared with its previous projection of a 4%-to-6% decline.

Pandemic lockdowns have meant fewer social outings and more time to smoke at home, Altria Chief Executive Billy Gifford said. Though unemployment rates are high, stimulus checks and increased unemployment benefits have helped ease the financial hardship for low- and middle-income cigarette smokers, he added. Adult cigarette smokers are making fewer trips to the store, but they are stocking up on packs when they do go. “Fewer social engagements allow for more tobacco-use occasions,” Mr. Gifford told analysts on an earnings call Tuesday. The company’s Marlboro brand accounts for 43% of all cigarettes sold in the U.S.


*SEATTLE POLICE CHIEF SENDS SIMPLE MESSAGE TO BUSINESSES DURING RIOTS:
‘YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN’

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best told local businesses Friday that due to new city council regulations, the police force won’t intervene in the event of more riots. “Please also know that the City Council Ordinance 119805 Crowd Control Tool goes into effect this weekend on Sunday, July 26, 2020. This ordinance bans Seattle Police officers the use of less lethal tools, including pepper spray that is commonly used to disperse crowds that have turned violent,” a letter addressed to businesses and residents in the city stated. Best argued that this has resulted in her police officers having “NO ability to safely intercede to preserve property in the midst of a large, violent crowd.” On Thursday, Best also informed the city council that she believes it has hamstrung the Seattle police and that she will have to avoid crowd control measures in the future in the interests of officer safety. Best noted that the city remains under attack. “It is a fact that there are groups and individuals who are intent on destruction in our City. Yes, we also have seen weeks of peaceful demonstrations, but two recent events (Sunday, July 19th and Wednesday, July 22nd) have included wide-scale property destruction and attacks on officers, injuring more than a dozen, some significantly,” according to the correspondence.


*” I’M OUTTA HERE”: JOE ROGAN SAYS HE’S LEAVING LA FOR TEXAS

  Prominent podcaster Joe Rogan said that he’s had enough of Los Angeles and is leaving for Texas. “I’m outta here,” Rogan said during a Friday interview with CEO of Spartan and Death Race Joe De Sena. Rogan told De Sena he is leaving L.A. for Texas “soon” because he wants to live somewhere that is “in the center of the country, somewhere it’s easier to travel to both places, and somewhere where you have a little bit more freedom.” Rogan also cited L.A.’s overcrowding, which he says proves problematic in the age of COVID-19. “When you look at the traffic, when you look at the economic despair, when you look at the homelessness problem that’s accelerated radically over the last six, seven, ten years, I think there’s too many people here,” said Rogan. “I think it’s not tenable. I don’t think it’s manageable. I think every mayor does a sh*t job of doing it, because I don’t think anybody could do a great job of it. I think there’s certain things you’re gonna have to deal with when you have a population of whatever the f**k L.A. is, it’s like 20 million plus people.”

*DOGS CAN SNIFF OUT CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS, GERMAN STUDY SHOWS:

Dogs with a few days of training are capable of identifying people infected with the coronavirus, according to a study by a German veterinary university. Eight dogs from Germany’s armed forces were trained for only a week and were able to accurately identify the virus with a 94% success rate, according to a pilot project led by the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover. Researchers challenged the dogs to sniff out Covid-19 in the saliva of more than 1,000 healthy and infected people.  “We think that this works because the metabolic processes in the body of a diseased patient are completely changed,” Maren von Koeckritz-Blickwede, a professor at the university, said in a YouTube video about the project.

“We think that the dogs are able to detect a specific smell.” Dogs, which have a sense of smell around 1,000 times more sensitive than humans, could be deployed to detect infections at places such as airports, border crossings and sporting events with the proper training, according to the researchers. The study was conducted jointly with the German armed forces, the Hannover Medical School and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. Von Koeckritz-Blickwede said that the next step will be to train dogs to differentiate Covid samples from other diseases like influenza.

*BORIS JOHNSON: ALL THESE ANTI-VAXXERS ARE ‘NUTS’

Boris Johnson laid into the anti-vaccine movement on Friday while calling on people to get the flu jab ahead of a potential second surge of the coronavirus this fall. “There’s all these anti-vaxxers now,” Johnson told a group of nurses. “They are nuts, they are nuts.” British scientists hope they made a breakthrough in the hunt for a coronavirus vaccine earlier this week, but it could still be many months before it’s available for widespread use. “We have still got the threat of a second spike on COVID, and it’s vital therefore to keep that pressure off the NHS by everybody getting a flu jab and I really hope everybody will,” Johnson said.

*EXAMINER – LENS:

A polar bear stands on an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean. The majority of polar bears will likely disappear by the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, according to a new study published Monday. While scientists have long known polar bears are threatened by global heating, this latest study published in Nature Climate Change is the first to identify when and where the bears will disappear.

*EXAMINER – INVESTIGATES:

People are always going to care about the Kennedys, and as the years stretch on from that mythical time in politics we called Camelot, memories can be tested. How else to explain the widespread reaction to the release of a set of taped interviews recorded 47 years ago by Jackie Kennedy that reveal a woman who sounds more like one of the Real Housewives of (pick your city) than the Jackie we knew or thought we knew? Our Jackie is embodied forever in that bloodstained pink suit. She bore the grief of a nation with such dignity, and then guarded her privacy until she died in 1994 at age 64. This Jackie is harshly judgmental, dispensing petty opinions that say as much about her as they do the objects of her disdain. She calls Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “a phony” who the FBI had discovered was arranging trysts with women even as he proclaimed himself a man of the cloth. She describes Lady Bird Johnson as so deferential to her husband “she was sort of like a trained hunting dog,” and she denigrates her brother-in-law, Edward M. Kennedy, for being the best politician in the family. “Jack never—he never said, ‘Hi fella,’ or put his fat palm under your armpit, or, you know, any of that sort of business. It was embarrassing to him.”

*EXAMINER – A LOOK BACK:

Brittany Spears, 2003

*EXAMINER – BY THE NUMBERS: U.S. RETAIL BANKRUPTCIES

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NOT JUST U.S – COVID-19 AROUND THE WORLD

It’s not just the U.S. struggling to stamp out the coronavirus. Nearly 40 countries reported record single-day bumps in cases over the past week, per Reuters. Here’s the latest.

Spain: As new hotspots crop up, the government instituted new restrictions on nightlife in Barcelona and neighboring areas. The UK also made the surprise move of putting Spain on its “unsafe” travel list, meaning that travelers coming back from Spain must self-quarantine for 14 days. 

North Korea: A city near the border with South Korea has been placed under lockdown after someone was found with coronavirus symptoms. It would be North Korea’s first confirmed case, but few experts actually believe that. 

Germany and Taiwan: Both countries sent cruise ships sailing for the first time since the lockdowns began. Germany’s ship had 1,200 passengers compared to the typical 2,900.

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