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LBN Examiner 9/12/2021

*In America, is it better not to be employed?

The latest jobs report for August was disappointing. Job growth fell by more than half and was one-third of expectations. This was partly because of COVID concerns. But we still don’t have nearly enough adult Americans in the work force. Why? Government welfare policies are clearly keeping Americans – millions – from taking jobs.  Here is what we know: Across the country, there are between 5 million and 6 million unemployed Americans, but also an all-time record 10.1 million job openings. These are in construction, warehousing, retail, manufacturing, trucking, business services and so on. These aren’t “dead end” or even minimum-wage jobs in most cases. Open factory and truck driver jobs pay $50,000 to $100,000 a year with benefits. But economist Casey Mulligan of the University of Chicago has found that when counting all government benefits, a family of four in high welfare-benefit states like New York and Connecticut and with two unemployed parents can receive up to $100,000 in cash, food stamps, etc. Why work? In some cases, workers would see a cut in their income if they returned to their jobs



*Taliban Names FBI-Wanted Alleged Terror Leader As Afghan Interior Minister

The Taliban announced “the formation of a hardline interim government for Afghanistan” on Tuesday, per CNN, and among the top ministers is the FBI-wanted alleged terror leader Sirajuddin Haqqani, the head of the Taliban- and al Qaeda-aligned Haqqani network and a State Department “specially designated global terrorist.” “Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, a long-time Taliban member who has been [the] leader of the group’s Shura or Leadership Council for about two decades, was named as prime minister. He is seen as an influential and respected on the religious side of the movement, rather than on its military side”. Not a single female leader was among those appointed, despite the Taliban’s reported newfound commitment to women’s rights.

“Two senior figures in the Haqqani Network, a US-designated terror group aligned with the Taliban and al Qaeda, will be in in the interim government. Both have been sanctioned by the United Nations and the US,” the outlet added. Sirajuddin Haqqani is the Haqqani Network’s leader, CNN noted, and he is joined by his uncle, Khalil Haqqani, who was appointed “acting minister of refugees,” though it is not clear whether that refers to incoming or outgoing Afghans. Sirajuddin Haqqani is wanted by both the FBI and the United States State Department, and he has a $5 million bounty from the U.S. State Department on his head, according to the FBI’s “Most Wanted” page, which still lists his whereabouts as largely unknown.

*Wuhan lab documents show Fauci ‘untruthful’ about gain-of-function research: critics:


Dr. Anthony Fauci has been accused by critics of lying after newly released documents appear to contradict his claims that the National Institute of Health did not fund gain-of-function research at China’s Wuhan lab. Senator Rand Paul led the criticism against Fauci on Tuesday after the documents, obtained by The Intercept, detailed grants given to EcoHealth Alliance – the nonprofit that funneled federal funds to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for bat coronavirus research. Included in the trove of documents is a previously unpublished grant proposal that EcoHealth Alliance, which is run by Peter Daszak, filed with Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. Fauci has repeatedly insisted that NIH funding of the Wuhan lab does not constitute as “gain-of-function” research. “Surprise surprise – Fauci lied again. And I was right about his agency funding novel Coronavirus research at Wuhan,” Sen. Paul tweeted after the documents were made public.

*Nearly 90 Retired Generals, Admirals Demand Milley, Austin Resign: Focused On ‘Wokeness’ Vs. Winning Wars

 

Nearly 90 retired generals and admirals wrote a letter demanding that Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Mark Milley resign from their roles immediately over the “events surrounding the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan” that unfolded under their leadership in the Biden administration. “What should have happened upon learning of the Commander in Chief’s (President Biden’s) plan to quickly withdraw our forces and close the important power projection base Bagram, without adequate plans and forces in place to conduct the entire operation in an orderly fashion?” they wrote. “As principal military advisors to the CINC/President, the SECDEF and CJCS should have recommended against this dangerous withdrawal in the strongest possible terms. “If they did not do everything within their authority to stop the hasty withdrawal, they should resign. Conversely, if they did do everything within their ability to persuade the CINC/President to not hastily exit the country without ensuring the safety of our citizens and Afghans loyal to America, then they should have resigned in protest as a matter of conscience and public statement,” they continued.

“The consequences of this disaster are enormous and will reverberate for decades beginning with the safety of Americans and Afghans who are unable to move safely to evacuation points; therefore, being de facto hostages of the Taliban at this time.” The retired military commanders criticized the Biden administration for enabling the death and torture of Afghans that, they said, “has already begun and will result in a human tragedy of major proportions.” “The loss of billions of dollars in advanced military equipment and supplies falling into the hands of our enemies is catastrophic,” they continued. “The damage to the reputation of the United States is indescribable. We are now seen, and will be seen for many years, as an unreliable partner in any multinational agreement or operation. Trust in the United States is irreparably damaged.”

*Newly Released Taliban Video Blames U.S. For 9/11


 In a newly-released video, the Taliban, which was associated with al Qaeda at the time al Qaeda murdered roughly 3,000 Americans in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, blames America for the events of that day. The video, titled, “Victorious Force 3,” as the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Long War Journal reports, is one of a number of short films celebrating Taliban units that launched suicide attacks and was broadcast on Afghanistan’s national RTA television station. The narrator for the film states that the United States is the true “terrorist” party while adding that the 9/11 “attacks were the result of the United States’ policy of aggression against the Muslim world.” He also claims that the U.S. and its allies “launched a military invasion without considering the reasonable stance of the Islamic Emirate on the issue.” “The Taliban has never accepted responsibility for harboring and working with al Qaeda prior to 9/11. The two remain intertwined to this day,” the Long War Journal points out. Only weeks after the 9/11 attacks, Taliban founder Mullah Omar, who would not hand over Osama Bin Laden to America, said in an interview, “America has created the evil that is attacking it,” adding that this “evil will not disappear even if I die and Osama [bin Laden] dies and others die.” 

*EXAMINER – INVESTIGATES:

 To increase the size of the U.S. Army during WWI, Congress passed the Selective Service Act, which was also known as the conscription or draft, in May 1917. By the end of the war, 2.7 million men were drafted. Another 1.3 million volunteered.

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 Caitlyn Jenner’s campaign has paid $35,000 to Como Ventures LLC, an entity registered by her personal manager and roommate, who has no apparent experience working in politics.

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*YIKES – 6 in 10 say US has ‘seriously gone off on the wrong track’: poll:

 About 6 in 10 U.S. voters believe that the country has gone “pretty seriously” off “the wrong track” as President Biden faces a wave of criticism over his handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, according to a new Politico-Morning Consult poll released Wednesday.  The study, conducted from Saturday to Monday, found that 61 percent of respondents believe the country is on the wrong track, compared to just 39 percent who say the country is “going in the right direction.”  The survey also found a record-low overall approval rating for Biden at 47 percent, with 49 percent saying they disapproved of the president’s job performance overall.

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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” —– Broken Windows, Broken Business: The Revolutionary Broken Windows Theory: How the Smallest Remedies Reap the Biggest Rewards.

*Former UK PM Blair warns West should prepare for bio-terrorism threat:


 

Islamism remains a “first order” security threat and the West should prepare for potential use of biological weapons by extremist groups, former British prime minister Tony Blair said. The Taliban swept to power in Afghanistan last month as the United States withdrew its troops after a 20-year war, and Britain fears the group’s return and the vacuum left by the West’s chaotic withdrawal will allow militants from al Qaeda and Islamic State to gain a foothold there. “Islamism, both the ideology and the violence, is a first order security threat and, unchecked, it will come to us, even if centered far from us, as 9/11 demonstrated,” Blair said in a speech at the RUSI security think tank to mark the twentieth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. Blair said the West needed to assess its vulnerability. “COVID-19 has taught us about deadly pathogens. Bio-terror possibilities may seem like the realm of science fiction. But we would be wise now to prepare for their potential use by non-state actors,” he said.

*EXAMINER – LENS:

 The reporter Sonya Groysman has been labeled a “foreign agent” by Russia’s justice ministry. The designation is often used to disrupt the work of news organizations that touch on sensitive political issues or which otherwise aggravate the Kremlin.

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*Most face masks won’t stop COVID-19 indoors, study warns

N95 or KN95 face masks may be the best way to avoid COVID-19 during crowded indoor events. That’s the recommendation from a new study reporting most cloth masks just don’t do the job when it comes to stopping the spread of coronavirus within enclosed spaces. Researchers from the University of Waterloo simulated a person breathing in a large room with a cloth face mask on. Despite wearing a mask, the study finds a large buildup of aerosol droplets suspended in the air. Besides raising awareness on the vulnerability of certain face masks, these findings also emphasize the need for proper ventilation indoors. More ventilation means less of a chance for potentially viral aerosols to linger around.

“There is no question it is beneficial to wear any face covering, both for protection in close proximity and at a distance in a room,” says study leader Serhiy Yarusevych, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, in a university release. “However, there is a very serious difference in the effectiveness of different masks when it comes to controlling aerosols. “Studies continue to show that aerosols exhaled by infected individuals can indeed infect others with COVID-19, even if someone is standing more than six feet away.

*Cops Are Dressing Up Like FedEx Guys and Arresting People for Drugs


A federal court ruled this month that evidence of drugs obtained by police from a package at a FedEx sorting center was not seized unconstitutionally, rejecting the defendant’s arguments that the seizure violated his Fourth Amendment rights. At the center of the decision is a little-known agreement allowing law enforcement agencies to seize parcels at the shipping behemoth’s sorting centers. Police are permitted to take packages only if a drug dog indicates there may be contraband inside. Individual cops, however, determine which packages merit attention, allowing them to zero in on people’s property, dress up as FedEx delivery men, and proceed with arrests if they testify that a drug dog alerted them appropriately. Such was the case with Herbert Green, who had his package singled out at a FedEx sorting center after Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) Detective Antonio Garcia noticed a return label from Brownsville, Texas. That’s a “source city for illegal narcotics,” the officer said, who was further interested by the parcel’s glued seams and the fact that it was a “moving” box. Those get his attention “right away,” he testified, because of their material, which he claims are well-suited to shipping drugs.

*Belgian Woman Banned from Zoo After 4-Year ‘Affair’ with Chimpanzee

 

A Belgian zoo banned a local woman from visiting the park’s chimpanzee exhibit due to her “affair” with one of the primates. A chimpanzee named Chita arrived at the Antwerp Zoo 30 years ago. Over the past four years, Adie Timmermans has visited the primate every week, developing a close bond with the animal. “I love that animal, and he loves me. I haven’t got anything else. Why do they want to take that away,” Timmermans said. “We’re having an affair, I’ll just say. “According to the outlet, the “affair” Timmermans mentioned involved the primate and woman waving and blowing kisses to each other from opposite sides of the glass surround the ape’s enclosure. The zoo recently expressed concern about the lengthy relationship, claiming it’s negatively impacting Chita’s rapport with the zoo’s other chimpanzees.

“When Chita is constantly busy with visitors, the other monkeys ignore him and don’t consider him part of the group, even though that is important. He then sits on his own outside of visiting hours,” the zoo said. “An animal that is too focused on people is less respected by its peers. We want Chita to be a chimpanzee as much as possible,” the spokesperson for the facility added. Antwerp Zoo noted that Chita’s fascination with humans is present because he was a pet before joining the facility. The zoo has now banned Timmermans from making contact with Chita to prioritize his well-being. Timmermans accused the zoo of being unfair, saying, “other dozens of visitors are allowed to make contact. Then why not me?” Newsweek reported. Zookeepers are now working toward helping Chita learn to interact more with his fellow primates.

*REPORT – Subway Owners Want Kneeling Megan Rapinoe Dropped As Spokeswoman: Report

Subway franchise owners want, anthem-kneeling U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe booted from her role as one of the restaurant’s spokespeople. Numerous franchise owners and some customers, particularly from red states, have complained about Rapinoe being featured in ads for the chain, specifically noting of the soccer player’s political activism and apparent disrespect for our nation displayed when she has taken a knee during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before games. “Late last month on a discussion forum hosted by the North American Association of Subway Franchisees, a Wisconsin store operator posted a picture of a hand-scrawled note from an irate customer taped to the front door of his shop,” It was reported.

“Boycott Subway until Subway fires the anti-American … Megan Rapinoe, the creep who kneels for our beloved National Anthem!” the note reportedly said. “The ad should be pulled and done with,” the shop owner said. “It gets tiring apologizing.” As noted, franchisees are charged 4.5% of their revenue for a national advertising fund, which Subway controls. Reps from the NAASF claim they’ve received complaints about the Rapinoe ads. It was reported: “Your NAASF Board has already communicated with [Subway] leadership the concerns voiced by NAASF membership,” the group’s executive director, Illya Berecz, told franchisees, according to a letter obtained. “I had a bunch of franchisees calling me on this today,” a lawyer who represents Subway franchisees told The Post earlier this week. “They are trying to get the ads pulled.”

*California Women’s Prison Housing Trans Prisoners Halts Condom Distribution Without Explanation, Memo Shows


A Southern California women’s correctional facility housing transgender prisoners has stopped distributing condoms without explanation, documents obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation show. Minutes from a July 9 meeting of the Inmate Advisory Council at the California Institution for Women (CWI) reveal discussions between prison officials and inmates regarding body cameras worn by officers during strip searches of prisoners, housing arrangements, inmate pregnancies, wider shower curtains and condom distribution.

According to documents obtained by the DCNF, Associate Warden Rob Kettle said during the meeting that the distribution of condoms within the prison had sparked “great concern.” The warden references “the current makeup” of the population as a reason for formerly distributing condoms to the prisoners, but said that the prison had decided to halt condom distribution. 

*WHAT’S UP? BY SARAH GARCIA: You may be shocked to learn that thousands of public schools have banned one of the most revered classics of American literature. That book is Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  Another great author, Ernest Hemingway, once said, “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.”  Unfortunately, political correctness has taken this literary classic out of the hands of far too many young Americans.

*EXAMINER – INVESTIGATES:

 Military material America left behind in Afghanistan recently:

*EXAMINER – LENS:


  Flooding on Queens Boulevard in NYC. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency in New York City for the first time.

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“It’s this new fitness trend where you just lie motionless and sweat.”

*Uncontacted Peoples:

 It is hard to believe that in this day and age there are still isolated peoples who have rarely, if ever, communicated with members of modernized civilizations-but there are, though their numbers are few. Aerial surveying technology has made it possible to observe and photograph some of these groups from afar. Pursuing contact with such tribes, however, is highly controversial. Opponents maintain that doing so could, and likely would, have deadly consequences.

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*Acclaimed Criminal Attorney, Vince Imhoff, Examines Civil Rights Groups ‘Keeping Inmates Home After Pandemic Emergency’

A coalition of U.S. criminal justice reform advocates on Wednesday sent the Justice Department a proposal to help prevent the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) from sending thousands of federal inmates released during the pandemic back to prison. In a letter to department officials, the groups offered the Justice Department an analysis, which concludes that the BOP has legal authority to keep people out on home confinement after the emergency is lifted.

Acclaimed criminal attorney, Vince Imhoff, is an advocate for such protocols and believe they are the best solution to a difficult situation. “The US Bureau of Prisons should continue its home confinement policy after the COVID-19 pandemic comes to a close,” states Imhoff.

A Justice Department spokeswoman did not have any immediate comment. In March 2020, Congress authorized the department to declare an emergency so it could expand the pool of low-level, non-violent federal inmates who could qualify for home confinement, to contain COVID-19’s spread throughout the federal prison system.

Imhoff continues, “This practice has afforded the prison system and the public learn how well home confinement can work for those with low level flight risk. It appears that after more than a year of electronic monitoring that the risk to the public is minimal.”

*EXAMINER – LENS:

The ninety-four-year-old Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt has achieved a longevity that is almost unprecedented in his profession. Various conductors have remained active past the age of ninety-Leopold Stokowski made it to ninety-five-but no nonagenarian has sustained a schedule anything like Blomstedt’s.

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*YOUR WASTED TAX MONEY – U.S. Leaving Behind 75,000 Vehicles, 600,000 Weapons, 208 Aircraft In Afghanistan, Watchdog Says

A government watchdog group says the U.S. military is leaving behind 75,000 vehicles, 600,000 weapons and 208 aircraft in Afghanistan as forces evacuate the country after a 20-year war. We’ve made the Taliban into a major U.S. arms dealer for the next decade,” said Adam Andrzejewski, CEO of Open the Books. “They now control 75,000 military vehicles. This is about 50,000 tactical vehicles, 20,000 Humvees they control about 1,000 mine-resistant vehicles, and even about 150 armored personnel carriers.” Since 2001, the U.S. has spent $83 billion on Afghan security forces through training and equipment, he said. “We built them a pretty amazing war chest and now all of it is in the hands of the Taliban,” said Andrzejewski. “We know that last month, as late as July, seven new helicopters were being delivered in the capital city of Kabul.” While the watchdog was able to tally up equipment to be left behind, the group said the numbers are not complete.

*Oregon Suspends High School Graduation Standards To Make ‘Equitable’ Rules For ‘Students Of Color’

Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D) signed a bill last month suspending proficiency requirements for high school graduates for the next five years. Brown quietly signed into a law a bill suspending her state’s proficiency requirements on July 14. Oregon is expected to go without proficiency standards for high school graduates until new rules are crafted and implemented in 2024. Those new rules will likely not apply to high school graduates until 2027; however, as Oregon education officials are reluctant to change standards for students that have already entered high school, according to The Oregonian. The governor’s office did not announce her signing of the bill in a signing ceremony nor in a press release. The signed bill did not appear in the legislative database as signed until July 29, an uncommon occurrence for a bill that was signed over two weeks prior. A spokesman for the governor said that suspending proficiency requirements would aid the state’s minority students.

“Oregon’s Black, Latino, Latina, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, Tribal, and students of color” stand to benefit from the legislation, Brown’s deputy communications director Charles Boyle told The Oregonian in a statement. “Leaders from those communities have advocated time and again for equitable graduation standards, along with expanded learning opportunities and supports.” Oregon’s proficiency requirements mandate that all high school graduates demonstrate a roughly 10th grade level competence in reading, writing, and math. Those standards were first suspended last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic as students were taken out of classrooms and school was moved almost entirely online.

*Socialist Who Said USA ‘Deserved 9/11’ Buys $2.7M West Hollywood Home

 Hasan Piker, Twitch streamer and nephew of The Young Turks founder and failed Democrat congressional candidate Cenk Uygur, a strident socialist who once said the U.S. deserved 9/11, has bought a multi-million-dollar mansion in West Hollywood. Piker, who was raised in Turkey, got his start hosting a number of shows on The Young Turks before going independent at the start of 2020. Piker is a self-described socialist who has called for billionaires to be banned. Now, about one and a half years since he flew the TYT coop, he’s hoovered up enough clout, audience, and revenue to shell out $2.74 million for a spacious home along a pretty, tree-lined street in West Hollywood’s bustling and centrally located Beverly Grove neighborhood. A secured and tightly hedged if otherwise bland and featureless courtyard fronts the roughly 3,800-square-foot pan-Mediterranean style residence that was built in 2014 with white stucco walls and a red tile roof. Arguably, only the exposed wooden eaves give the five-bedroom and 5.5-bath home a smidgen of authentic architectural character. Piker was the subject of controversy in 2019 after he declared that the U.S. “deserved 9/11” and praised the “mujahideen” who caused Rep. Dan Crenshaw to lose his eye in Iraq as “brave.”

*‘How Did Your Audience Wind Up Believing Such A Lot Of Crap?’: Bill Maher Rips Liberal Media For COVID ‘Panic Porn’

 Comedian and HBO host Bill Maher lashed out at media during his Friday monologue, arguing that coronavirus “panic porn” has resulted in a badly misinformed public. Maher said that it wasn’t fair to claim that only Republicans are surrounded by a “misinformation bubble” when Democrats, according to a Gallup survey, believe so much false information when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. “Over the past year, the COVID pandemic has prompted the medical establishment, the media and the government to take a ‘scared straight’ approach to getting the public to comply with their recommendations,” Maher began. “Well, I’m from a different school: Give it to me straight, Doc. Because in the long run that always works better than ‘You can’t handle the truth.’”

Maher said he understands why doctors might not always be straightforward with their patients, adding, “And media? Well, I think we all know if it bleeds, it leads. The more they can get you to stay inside and watch their panic porn, the higher their ratings.” The U.S. media, Maher said, has consistently painted a more negative picture of the pandemic than other outlets around the world. While the coverage in other countries has mixed the positive news in with the negative, he noted that American media coverage has remained nearly 90% negative.

*YIKES – FedEx shooter had gun stripped from him but still managed to buy two new weapons legally: police
 

 The former FedEx worker who murdered eight people in Indianapolis legally bought the two weapons he used, police said Saturday night — even though he should have been barred from doing so after a previous gun was seized due to mental health issues.  Brandon Scott Hole, 19, purchased the two assault rifles in July and September, Indianapolis police said Saturday. Earlier Saturday, police declined to give any further details about the make and model of the weapons, citing the ongoing investigation.  Authorities had seized a shotgun from Hole last year after his mother called police, saying she was worried he would try to commit suicide by cop, according to the FBI. The shotgun was not returned.  But the seizure should have prevented Hole, who killed himself following the Thursday night rampage, from legally buying another weapon, Indianapolis Police Chief Randal Taylor.

*Elizabeth Stanton, Host of The CW’s “World’s Funniest Animals”, on The 7 Easiest Dogs to Travel With

Dogs of all shapes and sizes can make the perfect traveling companions for people with a passion for travel, whether by land, sea or air. Globetrotting dog owners should not be restricted to choosing only the smallest breed—even when traveling by airplane—according to the American Kennel Club (AKC).

Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Jerry Klein tells Newsweek: “Different airlines have their own specific pet policies, but, if your pet carrier (with your pet inside) can fit under the seat in front of you, your dog can ride in the cabin on flights that allow it. “This would be a dog weighing up to about 20 pounds. Always check with your airline to confirm specific requirements. “Dogs that exceed the 20 lb. requirement for in-cabin travel, must fly as cargo.

Here are the 7 easiest dogs to travel with in my opinion:
 

1. Chihuahua
These pint-sized purebred dogs originating from Mexico are recognized for their larger-than-life personalities. “Dog breeds that would typically fit in a carrier under the [airplane] seat are Toy breeds,” Dr. Klein says.
 

2. Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkie is one of the smallest dog breeds of the terrier type, making them one of the world’s most portable pets. Yorkshire Terriers are also considered a particularly sociable dog breed, meaning they are often more than eager to accompany their owners on their travels.
 

3. Australian Terrier
These purebred dogs are considered delightful companions for frequent flyers—and not only for their compact size. This terrier’s obedient nature strong personality means they are happy to be left alone for longer than average periods, while their low-maintenance coat is a bonus while traveling.
 

4. Bichon Frise
Known for their wonderful white coat and their doll-like dark eyes, the diminutive Bichon Frise has the perfect proportions for coping with the trials of traveling in small spaces. These dogs often have a genial and easy-going nature, meaning they are friends for those looking to hit the open road.
 

5. Portuguese Water Dog
These cute, curly-coated dogs are notable for how easy they are to train and their eagerness to please, meaning these dogs will soon learn to love traveling. In addition, the Portuguese Water Dog is a non-shedding breed, meaning prospective pet-owning travelers will not have to worry about their pet’s hair covering their hire car.
 

6. Labrador Retriever
Medium-sized Labs are active dogs more than happy to jump in the car and go on an adventure with their owner. Gentle, intelligent and easy to train, the loyal Labrador Retriever will, however, be required to travel via crate for journeys in an airplane.
 

7. Dalmation
The medium-sized Dalmatian dog breed is best known for its distinctive white coat marked with black colored spots. Because Dalmatians were bred to travel beside horse-drawn coaches, these athletic and intelligent dogs are durable and can confidently handle long journeys.

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Elizabeth Stanton

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President Biden is failing in his first constitutional duty — to defend the United States from foreign invasion. We Americans no longer decide who comes into our national home and whom we shall adopt as new citizens… We defend the borders of scores of nations; we cannot, or Biden will not, defend our own.”

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 A study found that orcas can learn to speak to dolphins.

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Protesters hold up a pig’s head wearing a police cap on a stick outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department, as protests continue days after former police officer Kim Potter fatally shot Daunte Wright, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, April 14, 2021.

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Now that things are opening up, I’m learning that you either wear a bra as a top or you don’t wear one at all.”

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 For years, U.S. officials used a shorthand phrase to describe America’s mission in Afghanistan. It always bothered me: We are there to train the Afghan Army to fight for its own government. That turned out to be shorthand for everything that was wrong with our mission – the idea that Afghans didn’t know how to fight and that just one more course in counterinsurgency would do the trick. Really? Thinking you need to train Afghans how to fight is like thinking you need to train Pacific Islanders how to fish. Afghan men know how to fight. They’ve been fighting one another, the British, the Soviets or the Americans for a long, long time. —– Thomas L. Friedman.

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