April 10, 2019

*Dog Owners are Much Happier than Cat Owners, Survey Finds:

The well-respected survey that’s been a barometer of American politics, culture and behavior for more than four decades finally got around to the question that has bedeviled many a household. Dog or cat? In 2018, the General Social Survey for the first time included a battery of questions on pet ownership. The findings not only quantified the nation’s pet population – nearly 6 in 10 households have at least one -they made it possible to see how pet ownership overlaps with all sorts of factors of interest to social scientists.

Like happiness. For starters, there is little difference between pet owners and non-owners when it comes to happiness, the survey shows. The two groups are statistically indistinguishable on the likelihood of identifying as “very happy” (a little over 30 percent) or “not too happy” (in the mid-teens). But when you break the data down by pet type – cats, dogs or both – a stunning divide emerges: Dog owners are about twice as likely as cat owners to say they’re very happy, with people owning both falling somewhere in between.

 *Charlize Theron Is ‘Shockingly Available,’ Begs Men To ‘Grow A Pair And Step Up’:

It sounds unreal, but indeed, Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron, whose beauty rivals that of Grace Kelly, has been single for 10 years and she wants a man to “grow a pair and step up.”

The 43-year-old Charlize Theron opened up about the woeful state of her dating life in an interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” during which she lamented about being “shockingly available.” “I’ve been single for 10 years, it’s not a long shot,” Theron said. “Somebody just needs to grow a pair and step up. I’m shockingly available.”

 *Tucker Carlson Beats CNN’s Entire Prime Time Line Up Combined:

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson absolutely dominated CNN last week, beating their entire prime time line up combined in total viewers by over 1,000,000 viewers. CNN’s entire prime time line up garnered 2,474,000 total viewers compared to Carlson’s 3,475,000 total viewers. Ratings from Nielsen Media Research for 03/25-03/29:

•    FOX News Tucker Carlson: 3,475,000 total viewers; 625,000 viewers in the 25-54 age demographic

•    CNN Cooper: 810,000 total viewers; 203,000 viewers in the 25-54 age demographic

•    CNN Cuomo: 875,000 total viewers; 217,000 viewers in the 25-54 age demographic

•    CNN Lemon: 789,000 total viewers; 228,000 viewers in the 25-54 age demographic

Fox News’ ratings exploded last week after Attorney General William Barr sent his letter to Congress saying that Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

 *Saudi Political Prisoners Are Starved, Cut Up and Burned: Report:

Political prisoners in Saudi Arabia are regularly starved and tortured, according to an exclusive report by the Guardian. Leaked medical reports said to be prepared for Saudi ruler King Salman seen by the paper show evidence of torture, including burns, cuts and starvation. The medical reports were prepared as part of a plan to give at least some of the political prisoners suffering the most severe health issues political pardons, according to the paper. The Saudi kingdom has long denied torturing its prisoners, despite recent reports that some of its female prisoners were subject to electric shock and lashings while in custody.

The comments on the leaked reports seen by the Guardian include: “The patient suffers from severe weight loss with continuous bloody vomiting. There are also a number of wounds and bruises scattered in several areas of the body.” Another comment states: “The patient cannot move at all due to wounds in both legs as well as severe weakness in the body due to malnutrition and lack of fluids.”

 *Alleged Fraudster Elizabeth Holmes is Engaged to Hotel Heir:

She’s in trouble, but she’s also in love: Elizabeth Holmes, the indicted founder of the bogus blood-testing company Theranos, has gotten engaged to William “Billy’’ Evans, the heir to a hotel chain, according to multiple reports. Holmes, 35, is facing up to 20 years prison on accusations that she swindled investors out of hundreds of million of dollars. Her 27-year-old fiancé is the former manager of special projects for Luminar Technologies, which develops sensors for driverless cars. He had also worked at LinkedIn. Theranos went belly up after its claims of having developed a device that could quickly diagnose multiple illnesses based on a tiny amount of blood were proven to be phony.

 *U.S. Issues Warning As Brunei Implements Islamic Code; Stoning, Amputation:

Facing criticism and boycott calls, the small Southeast Asian Sultanate of Brunei on Sunday defended its sovereign right to introduce a penal code providing for stoning to death, limb amputation, flogging and lengthy prison terms for actions that contravene Islamic law. The U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan issued a security alert, warning citizens about the implementation, beginning Wednesday, of the controversial Syariah Penal Code (SPC), some of which applies not just to Muslims or Brunei citizens, but to individuals of any religious or nationality.

“The full SPC introduces new judicial procedures and punishments, including, for certain offenses and under certain evidentiary circumstances, amputation of hands or feet and death by stoning,” the embassy said. “The SPC applies regardless of an individual’s religion or nationality, although some sections of the law have specific applicability to Muslims.” The shari’a-based punishments, first agreed upon five years ago but only to be fully implemented now, include death by stoning for adultery and sodomy, applicable to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Apostasy-related offenses also carry the death penalty. 

*Burning Man Attendees RAGE After Bureau Of Land Management Blasts Festival’s Environmental Impact:

Career “Burners” or Burning Man attendees are raging over a Bureau of Land Management environmental impact report that accuses Burning Man of being a major environmental nuisance, and requests the week-long festival in the Nevada desert take major measures to control trash, drug use, and crowds before expanding to accommodate more attendees. The report, released late last week, is more than 400 pages long and comes in response to a request from festival organizers to grow the event to 100,000 attendees by 2022.

In it, BLM accuses Burning Man of becoming lax in enforcing certain rules during the festival, and demands that Burning Man hire a security force to check vehicles entering and exiting the temporary “Black Rock City” where the festival is held for weapons, controlled substances, and other terror threats. It also demands that the “free spirits” of Burning Man pay for maintenance to a county road only they use, and that they bring in dumpsters so that attendees can dispose of trash in an environmentally safe way. The report also says Burning Man will need to put a temporary barrier around the festival city to prevent objects from blowing off into the desert.


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The U.K.’s top forensic pathologist has said that Princess Diana died due to a tiny tear in a vein in one of her lungs, and would almost certainly have survived the 1997 Paris car crash that killed her had she been wearing a seat belt or had the car been traveling at a slightly slower speed. Dr Richard Shepherd, who has performed over 23,000 post-mortems, examined the evidence as part of a British police inquiry into her death called Operation Paget.


An eerie photo of the Golden Gate Bridge mid-construction, 1935.


Welcome to Episode # 2 of the revealing TV show “Without Notes” with Eliad Moreh-Rosenberg, curator of the Holocaust Museum in Israel – Episode 2: The Art of the Holocaust:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22kagOZxQ4o


An Interview with Zack Norman, Actor and Producer of “Chief Zabu”

Q: You have created this extraordinary political satire with an even more extraordinary back story. Where did the idea for “Chief Zabu” begin?

A: Well, it unfortunately began when I was a young man, because I grew up in power, and I used to worship the people around me talking about the various things they were going to do with their political power. Many of those people happened to come out of the real estate business.

Q: So now we find ourselves in this surreal moment in human history in which a man, who just so happens to come out of the real estate industry, becomes president of the United States. Let’s talk about the similarities between real life and what you created thirty years ago.

A: Of course, we never thought it would happen. Not in a million years.

Q: Wow. What do you think is going to become of this film once it’s released?

A: The concept we have currently is going to every major market and doing a live show preceding the opening of the picture. That way, the people get to know the name of the movie’s Chief Zabu. My belief is that the biggest thing in the world today is streaming in terms of independent film and economics. I think this picture, as it travels around the United States, is going to be passed around and it’s going to grow. I believe that this picture could become a staple of comedy, in all of its ironic glory.


Actress Claire Danes along with 12 members of the White House staff, 3 Nobel Prize winners, over 100 Academy Award winners, 6 U.S. Senators, and over 300 Grammy Award winners.