Monthly Archives: November 2021

LBN Examiner 11/14/2021

VAST MAJORITY OF AMERICANS SAY FACEBOOK HAS MADE SOCIETY WORSE:

These results might help explain why Mark Zuckerberg was so eager to rename his business last month. A new poll from CNN shows that over three-quarters of Americans surveyed said they believe Facebook has harmed U.S. society – and half of respondents said they personally know someone who believes in a conspiracy theory because of something they saw on the social network. The headline poll result showed that an astonishing 76% of Americans believe that Facebook has made society worse, with just 11% saying that Facebook had improved society. The results also showed that 49% of people know someone who they think has fallen for a conspiracy theory because of content they saw on Facebook. The CNN Poll was carried out by SSRS between November 1 through 4, days after Zuckerberg confirmed that Facebook would be rebranded with the new name Meta.

Inflation Surges in October, Surpassing 31-Year-High:

Consumer prices spiked at their fastest pace in more than 30 years last month, the Labor Department reported. The consumer price index increased 6.2% from a year ago, the highest since November 1990. The rise in the consumer price index – a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by consumers for products including gasoline, health care, groceries and rents – came in above the Dow Jones estimate of 5.9%. Meanwhile, the index jumped 0.9% on a monthly basis, also higher than the 0.6% estimate. Fuel oil prices spiked 12.3% for the month and 59.1% over the past year. Used vehicle prices rose 2.5% for the month and 26.4% for the year. Food prices also jumped 0.9% for the month and 5.4% for the year.

The new report raises questions about claims by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen that inflation would be transitory and related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both have recently revised their positions to say that inflation has been more persistent than they anticipated, though they believe conditions will return to normal over the next year or so.

Nearly 1 in 6 People Have Never Traveled Outside Their Own State:

How much you learn about the world as a child may impact how much of it you explore when you grow up. In a recent survey of 2,000 people, more than half (55%) believe expanding their horizons when they were young is what motivated them to travel as an adult. That said, the survey shows a significant number of Americans have never left the country – let alone traveled outside their own state! Overall, 76% enjoyed learning about the world around them when they were younger. Seven in 10 are nostalgic about that time in their childhood, wishing they could experience learning about the world for the first time all over again.

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Whether it’s a poor time slot, behind-the-scenes squabbles, an outdated news format, a slower post-Trump news cycle, or just a once-popular anchor taking his frustrations out on staffers, CNBC insiders have a lot of reasons for why Shepard Smith’s show has failed to capture major ratings. But one thing many agree on is that it has not met the bosses’ expectations.

Here’s How America Reduced Emissions More Than Any Other Major Country Despite Leaving the Paris Accords:

The U.S. has reduced emissions more than any other country in the world despite former President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Accords. “In the last 10 years, the emissions reduction in the United States has been the largest in the history of energy,” International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol said at a Department of Energy press conference in 2019. “Almost 800 million tons. This is a huge decline of emissions.” Since 2000, the year the U.S. emitted the most carbon dioxide, emissions have declined by more than 17%, according to the IEA. Emissions have declined 3.7% since 2015 when world leaders signed an agreement with various climate commitments during a high-level United Nations conference. During both periods, U.S. energy output has increased by 38% and 14% respectively, the IEA data showed. “The United States has led the world,” Republican Louisiana Rep. Garret Graves remarked during a House Oversight Committee hearing. “We’ve reduced emissions more than the next 12 emissions-reducing countries combined.”

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Border Crisis Hits Classrooms As Unaccompanied Minors Flood N.Y. Schools:

America’s crisis at the border is now a crisis in New York public schools. The Administration is flooding New York City and Long Island communities with thousands of unaccompanied immigrant minors detained crossing the Mexico-U.S. border, often arriving, as The Post recently reported, via clandestine flights in the middle of the night. Four counties alone, Suffolk, Queens, Nassau and Brooklyn, took in nearly 5,000 unaccompanied children in just 11 months, from October 1, 2020, to August 31, 2021, according to HHS. With public education in the area costing about $28,000 per child, per year, that’s a $139 million hit on New York taxpayers to educate children arriving unexpectedly just in those four counties.

Examiner – Lens:

Annie Leibovitz at her home in Rhinebeck, N.Y., with her portraits of her mother, Marilyn Leibovitz, and her three daughters.

Kentucky High School Held ‘Man Pageant’ Where Students Allegedly Gave Teachers Lap Dances, Wore Hooters Shirts:

Parents of students at Hazard High School in Kentucky are upset over inappropriate dances and costumes at a student assembly, WKYT reported. Students dressed up for what the Courier Journal called a “Man Pageant.” Female students donned Hooters uniforms with mugs that looked like they were filled with beer, boys danced inappropriately on teachers while dressed in women’s lingerie and students were allegedly paddled at the event, WKYT reported. Photos of the costume contest, which was part of the school’s homecoming week, were originally posted to Hazard High School Athletics’ Facebook page, but are now deleted, WKYT reported. Principal of Hazard High School and Mayor of Hazard, “Happy” Mobelini, was shown in the event’s photos. He told WKYT Wednesday that all questions regarding the incident should be directed toward the superintendent’s office. Mobelini was investigated in 2008 over Facebook photos that allegedly showed him driving his daughter and her four teenage friends while they drank alcohol and smoked cigarettes, the Courier Journal reported. The students said the principal wasn’t aware that they were drinking or smoking.

** Maryland School System Told Students There Is A ‘Dual Pandemic’ – COVID-19 and ‘Systemic Racism’: Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) promoted materials like “Antiracist Baby” by Ibram X. Kendi in a PowerPoint obtained by Judicial Watch. The PowerPoint links to an audio reading of the book, which says “Babies are taught to be racist or antiracist, there’s no neutrality.” Associate Superintendent Janet S. Wilson told MCPS principals that all schools in the district would “be required to implement a student psychoeducational lesson during one of the school’s mandatory Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) block [sic] before September 18, 2020,” according to an August 26 email obtained by Judicial Watch. “This lesson will provide students crisis facts about the dual pandemic (COVID-19 and systemic racism) that is occurring around the country and here in Montgomery County.” Teacher notes in the PowerPoint said the book “is the perfect gift for readers of all ages dedicated to forming a just society,” even babies and toddlers.

** Microsoft Draws Jeers For ‘Utterly Bananas’ Introductions Highlighting Pronouns, Race And Hairstyles: Microsoft was ridiculed on social media for including land acknowledgments, pronoun statements and references to hairstyles in its corporate introductions. While giving presentations during the Microsoft Ignite 2021 conference, Microsoft employees recognized that the land they were currently standing on previously belonged to Native American tribes. Another video shows two employees introducing themselves by stating their pronouns, race and hairstyle. “I’m Nic Fillingham, I’m a Caucasian man with glasses and a beard, I go by he/him, and I’m a security evangelist here at Microsoft,” Fillingham says in the video. Many social media users were quick to mock the introductions as strange and bizarre.

** Tom Ford: Cancel Culture Inhibits Fashion: Tom Ford says cancel culture “inhibits design.” The 60-year-old fashion muse – behind the iconic eponymous label – says the fact “everything is now considered appropriation” is limiting fashion. Speaking to The Guardian newspaper, Ford said: “Cancel culture inhibits design because rather than feeling free, the tendency is to start locked into a set of rules. Everything is now considered appropriation. We used to be able to celebrate other cultures. Now you can’t do that.” The designer also blames social media for making style and beauty “increasingly cartoonish.”

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HPV Vaccine Cuts Rate of Cervical Cancer by Almost 90%:

The vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) decreases cervical cancer rates by nearly 90%, according to a study published by The Lancet. Cervical cancers are the fourth most common cancer in women, killing more than 300,000 people a year, and they are caused by viruses, BBC News reported. The study showed that the HPV vaccine cut rates of cervical cancer in women by 87%. Approximately 99% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV, the most common sexually transmitted virus in the U.S., CNN reported. While the virus is usually resolved on its own, certain types of the virus can put women at increased risk of cervical cancer. Researchers for the Lancet study looked at cancer registry data in the U.K. between January 2006 and June 2019 among seven groups of women, comparing the vaccinated to the unvaccinated. The study estimated there were 450 fewer cases of cervical cancer and 17,200 fewer cases of pre-cancers than expected in those who received the vaccine.

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** I have tried for some time to avoid commenting on a topic that I felt should be so far beneath our political discourse that to give it the oxygen of attention would be to play into the strategic hopes of those who are seeking to debase our democracy. But as Yoda, the wise sage of Star Wars, might say if he was trying to fight those who have turned to the “dark side” of our national polity, ignore it no longer I can. The issue at hand can succinctly be summed up in three words: “Let’s go Brandon.” If you have no idea what I am talking about, consider yourself fortunate. For reasons too mundane to fully outline here, “Let’s go Brandon” has become a favorite chant and rallying cry for many Republicans as a stand-in for another three-word chant that you may also have heard: “F-Joe Biden,” with F-, for the purposes of decorum in this newsletter, standing for a four-letter vulgarity. Search for “Let’s Go Brandon,” and you will start finding it everywhere – all over social media, a song with a ton of downloads on iTunes, at political rallies, and among snickering Republicans in Washington. —- Dan Rather

** The dogma of “anti-racism” began with an incontrovertible reality: For centuries, black Americans have been the victims of structural and often violent discrimination – slavery, Jim Crow, redlining, and attitudes and norms that, to this day, exacerbate poverty and racial disparity. Where anti-racism made its radical departure was in its view about how to fix this knotty problem. The proposed solution was no longer what Martin Luther King and Thurgood Marshall taught: that all human beings are created equal and therefore any kind of discrimination is evil. Instead, it was, explicitly, to embrace discrimination, but this time as a tool of “equity.” In practice, this meant racial discrimination against white and Asian people. —- Leighton Woodhouse. He is a writer and documentary filmmaker in Oakland, California

Satanists Convince School to Overturn Ban on Satanic Clothing for Students:

A Pennsylvania Satanic organization was able to convince a school district to alter its dress code to remove a ban on clothes that were “satanic in nature,” local news station WPVI-TV reported. Joseph Rose, the founder of Satanic Delco, told WPVI-TV that the children of Satanists enrolled within the Rose Tree Media School District, which is near Philadelphia, made him aware of the dress code. “The idea that a public school would allow religious expression in school, but choose to single out and prohibit the expression of one specific religion obviously seemed like a problem for us,” Rose told WPVI-TV. Rose spent about a month sending emails and calling the district, with the superintendent eventually issuing a statement saying that “although we have had no complaints or concerns brought forward by any student, parent, or resident we will remove this language from our current dress code information in the student handbook.”

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Alphabet, the parent company of Google, surpassed $2 trillion in market capitalization. This makes Alphabet the third U.S. company to be inducted into the two-followed-by-12-zeros club, joining Apple and Microsoft. Its value doubled during the pandemic, when much of life migrated online. And while the pandemic was kind to many tech giants, it loved Alphabet the most:

  • Its stock surge of 70% this year is No.1 among the five biggest U.S. tech stocks by revenue.
  • YouTube brought in $7.2 billion in ad revenue in the third quarter, up 43% from the previous year and more than Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn combined.

Some of us are old enough to remember when Alphabet (then still Google) was just a little guy, worth $23 billion when the company went public in 2004. 17 years later, analysts think Alphabet is poised to grow even more as digital ad sales boom and it expands its cloud unit.

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Participant Norbert Dopf from Austria arrives for the German Moustache and Beard Championships 2021 in Eging am See, Germany, October 23.

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Amazon Recommends Business Book Classic “Broken Windows, Broken Business”

Amazon, the world’s largest bookseller, has recommended the revised edition of the business book classic “Broken Windows, Broken Business – The Revolutionary Broken Windows Theory: How the Smallest Remedies Reap the Biggest Rewards.” For more information click here – Broken Windows

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MORE THAN 100 MILLION NOT IN LABOR FORCE FOR 14TH STRAIGHT MONTH:

The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on Friday that 100,450,000 people in this country were not in the labor force in October, up 38,000 from the 100,412,000 in September. This is the 14th straight month that this “not in the labor force” number has remained above 100,000,000. Persons who are neither employed nor unemployed are not in the labor force. This category includes retired persons, students, those taking care of children or other family members, and others who are neither working nor seeking work. Among those not in the labor force in October, 1.3 million persons said they were prevented from looking for work due to the pandemic. This measure is down from 1.6 million in September. The number of people not in the labor force reached a record high of 103,418,000 in April 2020, as the pandemic took hold; and the highest it’s been under President Joe Biden is 100,708,000 this past February.

How ‘Golden Penis Syndrome’ is Ruining Dating for University Women:

A shortage of male university students is causing men to develop so-called “Golden Penis Syndrome” where they see themselves as a prize to be won by female suitors. The term, coined by students at Sarah Lawrence College, New York, and popularized by American journalist Jon Birger, is applied to heterosexual men who have an inflated ego due to the amount of interest shown in them by their female peers. Men believe this interest is the result of their innate desirability, leading to an augmented sense of self and a tendency to become “accidental Casanovas” with bad habits like cheating, “ghosting” and stringing women along in casual flings. They might also have poor social and sexual skills because they do not need to better themselves in order to secure dates with their accomplished female peers. But in reality, this heightened level of interest is largely down to a lack of viable alternatives for women wanting to settle down. In the U.K., 57% of all higher education students are female. The proportion is higher in the U.S., where women account for 59.5% of all college students. This imbalance continues into the workplace, where there are more women with college or university degrees than men.

** Virginia Mom Claims White Daughter Asked if She was ‘Born Evil’ After History Lesson: A Virginia mother yanked her children out of public school after her 6-year-old asked if she was “born evil” for being white – something the young girl purportedly picked up in her history class. “My children are now in private school and are thriving,” the woman told the Loudoun County School Board, claiming the “swift and uncompromising” political agenda of the district’s former and current administration forced her hand. “First, it was in early spring of 2020 when my 6-year-old somberly came to me and asked me if she was born evil because she was a white person – something she learned in a history lesson at school.”

** AT&T Critical Race Theory Training Says White Employees ‘The Problem’: AT&T offers employees training that calls racism a “uniquely white trait” – and tells white employees that they “are the problem,” according to a report based on leaked documents. The telecommunications giant’s “Listen. Understand. Act” training is based on core principles of critical race theory, including “systemic racism,” “white privilege” and “white fragility,” according to City Journal’s Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Employees are encouraged to study resources, including one that asks, “White America, if you want to know who’s responsible for racism, look in the mirror,” Rufo said.

** Parent-Led Organization Sues School for Segregating ‘Affinity Groups’ by Race and Punishing ‘Unconscious Bias’: A national, parent-led organization filed a lawsuit challenging policies at Wellesley Public Schools, which includes segregated “affinity groups” and a “bias reporting” program. Parents Defending Education (PDE) filed the complaint against Wellesley Public Schools (WPS) in a Massachusetts federal court “alleging that the district has systemically and repeatedly violated students’ First and Fourteenth Amendment rights, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Massachusetts Students’ Freedom of Expression Law through the use of segregated ‘affinity groups’ and an onerous speech code featuring a ‘bias reporting’ program,” according to the press release. In 2020, WPS implemented a five-year “Strategic Equity Plan” which included “racially segregated affinity groups” that it said was necessary to achieve “racial equity.” Meeting with the affinity groups allows “people within an identity group to openly share their experiences without risk of feeling like they will offend someone from another group, and without another group’s voices,” according to WPS.

Examiner – Lens:

Stanley Tucci’s realization that food, and not acting, is the central passion of his life came in 2017, after he was diagnosed with a form of oral cancer.

Father Edits His Daughter’s Disney Books to Remove All ‘Gender Stereotypes’:


A dad is going viral on TikTok for changing his daughter’s Disney books to remove all “gender stereotypes” in the hopes of encouraging his child not to “settle” for society’s sexist standards. The Minnesota-based father, who is known only as @dcaspers online, put his graphic editing skills to use by transforming a series of Disney story books to alter the plotlines, documenting the entire process in a host of now-viral videos. Explaining that he wanted to “teach his daughter not to settle for the stereotypes” found in the books, the dad took it upon himself to change the endings of the princess-focused stories, in many cases writing solo scripts for the characters, which see them leaving their princes in favor of pursuing their dreams.

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Safeway in San Francisco Cuts Hours Due to ‘Off The Charts’ Shoplifting:

Yet another major retailer in San Francisco has made the decision to close earlier due to excessive theft particularly at night, according to San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman. The Castro Safeway on Market and Church Streets was open 24 hours, but that’s not the case any longer. Signs posted on its entrance state its new hours are 6 am to 9 pm, effective October 24. Many shoppers were surprised to find that the Safeway they frequent at off-hours is cutting back. Mandelman’s district includes the Market Street Safeway. He said the company reached out to him to discuss problems with theft. “I think like a lot of retailers they’ve been experiencing increasing property crime and theft from their stores,” Mandelman said. “I think the last 6 months from what they say has been sort of – off the charts in terms of how bad it’s been. It’s sad, upsetting and frustrating.”

Examiner – Lens:

In “Becoming Trader Joe,” Joe Coulombe writes that he was prone to engaging in acts of “selfish altruism.”

Elon Musk Warns That the Capital of Texas Must Not Turn Into San Francisco:

Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned on Sunday that Austin, Texas, needs to be its own city and not become a “copycat” of San Francisco, one of the most far-left cities in the United States. Musk made the remarks in response to a Fox News article about how Austin made “the largest cut” to its police budget “of any major city in America.” “Austin implemented one of the biggest police budget cuts,” journalist Zaid Jilani wrote in a tweet that linked to the report. “Their homicide rate soared over the next year, and today the surge is larger than most of the country. Now, voters will decide whether to boost the ranks of the police.” Musk responded, “Austin should be its city, not a San Francisco copycat.”

Doctors Blame TikTok for Surge in Teen Girls Experiencing Tics:

Doctors around the globe have reported seeing a baffling surge in the number of teenage girls seeking medical attention for tics since the start of the pandemic – a trend that many of them have linked to TikTok videos, the Wall Street Journal reports. Doctors were reportedly left scratching their heads at the influx of teenage girls experiencing the “physical jerking movements and verbal outbursts,” as men have traditionally been far more likely to develop the movement-disorder. But as doctors in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom began comparing notes, they realized that all the teens shared a fondness for TikTok videos. They had also reportedly been watching videos of influencers sharing their experience with Tourette’s syndrome, a nervous-system disorder that causes people to make involuntary movements or sounds. Doctors say that the teens who’ve recently experienced such behaviors are likely to have pre-existing diagnoses like depression or anxiety. “There are some kids who watch social media and develop tics and some who don’t have any access to social media and develop tics,” Dr. McGuire, an associate professor at John Hopkins University’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was quoted saying. “I think there are a lot of contributing factors, including anxiety, depression, and stress.”

Examiner – Lens:

Mitzi Angel, the publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux – who as an editor signed Sally Rooney and Garth Greenwell – will add the title of president to her role at the storied literary publishing house. “It’s really wonderful to have a great legacy to honor, but my attention is also on the future,” Angel said. “I don’t want FSG to be fusty or dusty.”

Examiner – A Look Back:

George Harrison, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney, in Liverpool, in 1958.

13-Year-Olds’ Reading, Math Scores Decline for First Time in National Test’s History:

Math and reading test scores for the nation’s 13-year-old students fell between 2012 and 2020 for the first time in the nearly 50-year history of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) long-term trend (LTT) assessment, according to results released Thursday by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). In an accompanying announcement, the NAEP said the performance of 9-year-olds was unchanged. In both age groups and subjects, the results for lower-scoring test-takers declined since 2012, mirroring patterns observed in other subjects.

Examiner – (Notable) Remarks:


** Something truly sinister is happening in America. The critical distinction between public and private life is being eroded. You can see it first of all in political protests. Not content with marching in the streets to air complaints, demands, and grievances as a public spectacle, demonstrators of all kinds increasingly seek out the private homes of public figures to hound them intimately and personally. In the past year or so, the examples have mounted quickly. The mayor of Portland had to move house because activists besieged his condo building, breaking windows of other people’s offices and throwing burning debris into them. The mayors of St. Louis and Buffalo were also driven from their homes, and Chicago’s mayor was under constant threat: “[Lori] Lightfoot already receives 24/7 protection from cops including officers stationed at the residence. After a police shooting in DC, protestors didn’t just demonstrate outside a local police station, as is their absolute right, but traveled 13 miles to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s home to yell deadly threats at her. —- Andrew Sullivan.

A Man Spent Most of His Covid-19 Business Loan on A $57,789 Pokémon Card:

Justice Department news releases document a litany of luxury items allegedly bought with pandemic aid meant to keep struggling businesses afloat. One man was charged with spending his loan money on strip clubs. Another pleaded guilty to using his funds for a $318,000 Lamborghini. But Vinath Oudomsine may be the only person accused of using his small-business loan on a single Pokémon card. Prosecutors say the card cost the Georgia man $57,789 – more than two-thirds of his federal aid, which officials say was based on false information. The wire-fraud charge brought last week against Oudomsine is part of a federal crackdown on alleged misuse of massive relief programs that threw lifelines to businesses during the pandemic but also raised concerns about scams and waste. A federal watchdog said this month that the Small Business Administration (SBA) overpaid $4.5 billion in grants to self-employed people and that “no system of controls was in place to flag applications with flawed or illogical information” – even claims of up to 1 million employees. This year, the SBA inspector general concluded that the federal agency rushed out billions of dollars in loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) “at the expense of controls” that could have blocked inappropriate aid. The result, according to the SBA inspector general, was “limited assurance that loans went to only eligible recipients.”

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** The most important progressive rule is to find offense. This is your daily chore. You must be offended at least five times a day so you can lash out on Twitter against the oppressors. This rule has been very effective on college campuses and is perfect for shutting down opposing points of view. Simply say “I don’t feel safe.” Then point out who is scaring you and demand they be punished. This is the core woke rule: no opposition will be tolerated under any circumstances because you are frightened of “micro-aggressions” and have a perfect right to be.

Examiner – Lens:

Austin Li Jiaqi, known as China’s “King of Lipstick,” sold $1.65 billion worth of goods during a 12-hour, 26-minute livestream yesterday on the Taobao Live platform, according to tech analyst Rui Ma. It was part of a promotion for Alibaba’s upcoming Singles’ Day, the largest shopping event in the world.

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