LBN Examiner 05/08/2022


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Nearly Half of Israelis Fear a Second Holocaust is Coming:

Despite the phrase “never again” long linked to Holocaust commemoration, almost half (47%) of the Israeli public are concerned that another Holocaust will strike the Jewish people, according to a new survey. The poll was conducted just days ahead of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 27, by the Pnima movement and first published in the Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom. The survey found that women expressed more anxiety about another Holocaust compared to men (55% versus 42%) and that younger Israelis are especially fearful and 24% of Israelis under the age of 24 said that they were very worried about a second Holocaust, in contrast to just 12% of Israelis over the age of 45.

Perfect Amount of Sleep Really is 7 Hours, Study Concludes:

How much sleep is the perfect amount? Seven hours of sleep is the “Goldilocks” amount for people in their middle age and upwards, according to new research out of the University of Cambridge in England. In the study examining data from nearly half a million British and Chinese people aged 38 to 73, participants were asked about their sleeping patterns, mental health and wellbeing. They also took part in a series of cognitive tests. Researchers report that both insufficient and excessive sleep duration were associated with impaired cognitive performance, such as processing speed, visual attention, memory and problem-solving skills. Seven hours of sleep per night was the optimal amount of sleep for cognitive performance. It was also good for mental health, with people experiencing more symptoms of anxiety and depression, and worse overall wellbeing, if they reported sleeping for longer or shorter durations. Researchers say one reason is that when “deep” sleep is disrupted, it can cause a build up of a protein called amyloid that can cause “tangles” in the brain similar to some forms of dementia.

Examiner – Lens:

Heat waves have become hotter, droughts deeper, and wildfires more frequent, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report states, and the window of time for doing anything about it is fast closing.

Major Tech CEO Warns Chip Shortage Will Last Much Longer:

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger warned on Friday that the semiconductor shortage will last until 2024. Certain manufacturing tools remain unavailable, which threatens to constrain chipmaking capacity, the executive told CNBC. “That’s part of the reason that we believe the overall semiconductor shortage will now drift into 2024, from our earlier estimates in 2023, just because the shortages have now hit equipment and some of those factory ramps will be more challenged,” Gelsinger explained. “We’ve really invested in those equipment relationships,” Gelsinger continued while discussing the diversification of chipmaking away from Asia, “but that will be tempering the build-out of capacity for us and everybody else, but we believe we’re positioned better than the rest of the industry.”

Dog Personality Stereotypes are Untrue, a New Study Says:

The American Kennel Club website describes the ideal form and temperament of 204 dog breeds, from the affenpinscher (“loyal, curious and famously amusing”) to the Yorkshire terrier (“feisty, brave and sometimes bossy”). The idea that certain breeds reliably exhibit distinct behaviors is widespread. Yet a detailed new study of dog behavior and genetics suggests that breed is actually of little value in anticipating the behavior or demeanor of any individual animal.

Examiner – 20 Years – A Look At 2002

The LBN Examiner was founded on June 1, 2002, an incredible 20 years ago. Let’s take a look back at what was going on in 2002:

** On May 3, “Spider-Man,” starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, premiered.

** On May 4, Barry Bonds hit his 400th home run as an SF Giant.

Examiner – Lens:

Shoppers in Cambridge, Mass., in 1977.

Wildly (Politically) Incorrect by George Vandeman:

Political Correctness Run Amok Update
** The Free State of Florida has rejected 41% of math textbooks which have been submitted, mostly aimed at K through 5 students, as “impermissible.” These math textbooks included Critical Race Theory of all things. Math?

** Now here is a tough one. People of Color is the “in” thing to say. But not Colored People. An Assistant Principal is suing the Virginia school board after she was forced out of her job for using the words “colored people” during mandatory “anti-racism training.” She said it was a slip of the tongue, as she was protesting mandatory anti-racism training which she claimed discriminated against White people. Of course, she was called a “racist bitch” by a colleague.

Gen Z Update
** Feeling tired after work? Then you must be a member of Gen Zzzz. Younger employees find a day’s work more exhausting than their parents’ generation. A study found that 46% of Gen Z workers feel “fatigued” after a day at the office. They complained that their workload and the stress left them feeling drained. 40% of Millennials said the same, while only 19% of Baby Boomers agreed. Given what our colleges and universities are graduating these days, is anyone surprised?

BLM Update
** Black murders spiked by 32% in 2020 compared to 2019, and by 43% that year compared to the 10-year average. Fox News Digital reached out to the Black Lives Matter press team for comment. An obvious thing to do. BLM was silent and had no comment.

Crimes Update
** “Security is not allowed to touch me,” says shameless Manhattan shoplifter “Jackie,” as Woke Big Apple sees major crimes rocket 44%. She accused the store security guard of “manhandling” her when she stole fabric softener. She was banned from all of the stores in the chain. The proud shoplifter blamed the stores for all shoplifting incidents and said shoplifters are the victims. Folks, you can’t make this stuff up!

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Violent Crime and Verbal Abuse at L.A. Union Station Have Become Unbearable, Some Workers Say:

As more homeless people shelter in Union Station overnight, janitors and retail workers face constant threats, erratic behavior and assaults. Their union is demanding better protection to make the property safer.

Examiner – Lens:

Long-time Examiner reader Jill Spoon, 73, has lived in her Manhattan apartment since 1970. She and her partner are among those “living apart together,” meaning they are in long-term relationships without sharing a home.

Examiner – (Notable) Remarks:

** “There is no deodorant like success.”—- Elizabeth Taylor

** Most Americans oppose cutting police budgets, for instance. Many believe that allowing all transgender girls to compete in girls’ sports can be unfair to other girls. Many voters – and not just white voters – think that liberals focus too much on racial identity. Most Americans feel proud of the country and its symbols, including those that some progressives consider racist, like Thanksgiving, the Constitution, the flag and George Washington. —- David Leonhardt, N.Y. Times

** Putin was cocksure, dismissing Volodymyr Zelensky as a shrimp, a nothing. But Zelensky has shown the world what true stature is. —- Maureen Dowd

** Remarkably, Judge Jackson specifically chosen by the Biden administration and heralded by the media based on her biological sex is unwilling to comment on what the definition of a woman is – a dodge she surely would not suffer in her own courtroom from a recalcitrant witness trying to prove he or she was too clever for the examining lawyer. —- Harmeet K. Dhillon

** The latest wrinkle is the woke madness … they’re so crazed and they’re eating their own, you know, they’re just eating their young and nuts. It’s just nuts. —- Former Oscar head writer Bruce Vilanch

** Russia tends to win wars of attrition – whether against Hitler or Napoleon or in Chechnya and Syria. Russian regimes have little compunction in the mass murder of civilians or brutal destruction of towns and cities where their enemies live. Putin has a narrative into which all of this fits, and the extraordinary sanctions – an economic nuclear bomb – imposed on Moscow will feed into his story of the persecution of Russia and the perfidy and hypocrisy of the West. Putin could become like Assad, his puppet, turning Mariupol into Aleppo, testing chemical weapons, but with a nuclear capacity to turn the planet to dust. Sanctions? Putin will use them, as Saddam did, to further demonize the West, and sing the praises of Russian stoicism and endurance. I pray he fails. But Putin is not without allies. China, Brazil, India, Israel – they’re all hedging their bets, alongside much of the global South. And the invasion of Iraq and the U.S. abandonment of the Geneva Conventions have greatly undermined any moral authority the West once might have had in the eyes of many in the developing world. This story is not over. Nor is this war. Nor the project Putin has constructed. —- Andrew Sullivan

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Examiner – Bookkeeping:

** $66B: The money Russia has made in fossil fuel exports since its Ukraine invasion.

** 32: The percentage of college students who have considered withdrawing from classes.

Examiner – Readers Speak:

Should death row inmates be allowed religious rites during the execution?

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Examiner – Lens:

Donald Glover is a man of many personas, phases, eras, iterations. There’s the comedy writer, who cut his teeth in the sketch group Derrick Comedy and honed his craft in the 30 Rock writers’ room. There’s the actor who became a star as one half of a goofy bromance on the cult sitcom Community, and who dripped charisma as Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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Examiner – Humankind:

** Meet the man who evacuated 200 people from Mariupol in a battered van. WATCH

** Nine-year-old boy’s lemonade stand raises $2K for Idaho Humane Society. WATCH

** A 12-year-old woodworker raises over $300K for Ukraine, raffles custom bowl. WATCH


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Second COVID Booster Shot Extends Protection for Just a Few Weeks, Study Shows:

A fourth shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine increased protection against viral infection for only four to seven weeks, according to a massive study. The study included 1.25 million people age 60 and over in Israel who received their fourth dose between January and March. Israel uses only the Pfizer vaccine. People who got the fourth dose were half as likely to test positive for COVID-19 four weeks later when compared to people who only had three doses, according to the study. But by the eighth week, the groups were almost equally likely to catch COVID-19, researchers found.

Examiner – Reader Question:

Will the fraction of people identifying as LGBTQ continue to rise?

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