Monthly Archives: October 2016

LBN- Special Report- Monday

*FBI Obtains Warrant, Could Take Weeks to Read New Emails:

Law-enforcement officials confirmed to multiple outlets late Sunday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had obtained a warrant to begin reviewing newly discovered emails that may be relevant to the probe of former Secretary of StateHillary Clinton’s private email server. It reportedly could take weeks to scour through around 650,000 emails contained on top Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s estranged husband Anthony Weiner’s laptop, although exact estimates have varied. FBI Director James Comey announced last Friday that the agency had found new emails relating to its probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, and subsequent reports have indicated they were recovered as part of the investigation into Weiner’s sexting allegations. Metadata contained on the computer suggest thousands of messages were sent to or from Clinton’s private server. The FBI is also tasked with determining whether some of the emails are duplicates of messages they already reviewed, and whether there is any classified information.

*CRISES! Chicago Has Deadliest Weekend of the Year:

This past weekend was the deadliest in Chicago since the beginning of the year, with 17 people fatally shot and 42 wounded between Friday afternoon and early Monday morning, according to the Chicago Tribune. This weekend’s violence brings the total number of homicides this year to 638, an increase of 217 from this time a year ago. Seven of the 17 people killed were under the age of 20, according to the Tribune, including a middle-school honors student and 17-year-old twin boys.

*Cubs Stay Alive With Game 5 Win:

The 2016 World Series will head back to Cleveland after theChicago Cubs won a close Game 5 over the Indians, by a score of 3-2. Cubs starter Jon Lester threw six solid innings, keeping the Indians to two runs, before closer Aroldis Chapman went long for 2⅔ innings, striking out four and giving up only one hit, keeping Cleveland from tying the game and potentially winning the series. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant’s fourth-inning home run began a three-run outburst that inning, setting Chicago’s lead they kept the rest of the game. The Fall Classic will head back to Progressive Field for Game 6 on Tuesday evening, with Chicago’s Jake Arrietafacing Josh Tomlin of the Indians.


*21 Million Election Votes Cast So Far Says Media Expert:

At least 21 million Americans have already cast their ballots for the 2016 election so far, with Democrats outperforming Republicans in most areas according to media expert and author Michael Levine ( A spot of weakness for Clinton, though, was African-American voters in North Carolina, who have not quite voted at the same level as they did in the 2012 race. Still, Democrats had a wide lead in that state, with 43 percent to the GOP’s 31 percent. According to Levine “most of the Democratic gains this year are owed to high turnout among Hispanic voters, who have in the past tended to wait until later to vote”.

*Now ISIS hides bombs inside teddy bears and toy trucks: 

In the war-ravaged town of Mosul, a teddy bear or truck is a rare treasure to a child. But these innocent-looking toys are actually the trigger for sinister booby traps that detonate as soon as they are touched. The ploy marks a sickening new low for Islamic State, who currently hold Iraq’s second largest city, as they can only be intended to target children. Adults would walk straight past them. These and other cunningly disguised improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have been put on display at a training centre for locally-trained bomb disposal experts as 40,000 soldiers, state-sanctioned militia members and other fighters prepare to encircle Mosul to cut off IS forces from outside help.

*Abortions by Pill Now Rival Surgery:

New data show American women are now undergoing medication abortions nearly as often as surgical abortions, which, according to Reuters, has marked a turning point for the procedure in the United States. Restricted access to surgical abortions and innovative efforts to dispense prescription medications have led to the new approach. Forty-three percent of pregnancy terminations at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country used medication in 2014. In 2010, that percentage was 35. Among states with few or no restrictions, such as Michigan, that percentage stood at 55 percent. In Iowa, it’s 64 percent. The prescription medications used to induce abortions were approved by the FDA in the U.S. 16 years ago, but lawmakers in several states have put many restrictions on their use. Nationwide, there has been a decline in women seeking abortions.

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Based on latest combine polls, Hillary Clinton has a 90% chance to win.

*JEWS NOT WANTED: A group of Israeli tourists looking for board while planning a trip to Germany next summer were shocked after a guesthouse in the southwestern region of Baden-Württemberg last week urged them to cancel their reservation due to their nationality. While planning a vacation for next August, the four Israeli families reserved lodging at the Mattenhof guesthouse in the Black Forest town of Zell am Harmersbach, explained one of the party’s members, Igor Tsehansky. However, shortly after confirming the reservation, the administrators of the guesthouse contacted the Israelis with a slew of messages and notified them that they should cancel the booking. Tsehansky said that he and his friends received the German-language notice less than week after making the arrangements.  “We don’t Want have Guests from Israel, because our apartments are Not for them [sic]. Please cancel the Booking,” read a Google translated message that Tsehansky posted to Facebook.

*LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER:   ***The total value of American imports and exports fell by more than $200 billion last year. Through the first nine months of 2016, trade fell by an additional $470 billion. It is the first time since World War II that trade with other nations has declined during a period of economic growth.   ***General Electric said on Monday that it would combine its oil and gas business with Baker Hughes, looking to increase its scale to battle the effects of a prolonged slump in oil prices that has eaten into results and prompted job cuts across the petroleum sector. The new company, which G.E. referred to as the “new” Baker Hughes, would be one of the world’s largest providers of equipment, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. In 2015, the businesses had $32 billion in revenue, and operations in more than 120 countries. It also would be better able to compete with Schlumberger and other oil services companies.

*LBN-HEALTH WATCH: Is butter, along with other sources of saturated fats, back on the table, as many have recently claimed? It is. Just not in the quantities the meat, dairy and fast-food industries might have you ingest. Unless you have a medical condition that dictates otherwise, there’s no reason to cut anything – not butter, ice cream or Porterhouse steak — completely from your diet as long as you mainly eat plant-based foods (vegetables, fruits and whole grains), lean animal protein and fish and don’t go overboard on foods rich in saturated fats that can cause harm in excess. That’s the conclusion of the best available evidence reviewed for maximizing the health of body and brain and enjoying a long life.

*LBN-NOTICED:   ***Chelsea Clinton stumping at Hudson Terrace in NYC.   ***Barbara Cook, 89, and Kristin Chenoweth making surprise guest appearances at Kelli O’Hara’s Carnegie Hall solo debut concert, with Dan Lipton, her musical director and pianist for the past 10 years.   ***Princess Firyal of Jordan and Mercedes Bass at Nello in NYC.   ***Attorney Brad Gerstman at a kickoff bash for the Viennese Opera Ball, hosted by Silvia Frieser and Laine Siklos.   ***Usher singing “Happy Birthday” to Ben Vereen at a surprise party at the Friars Club in NYC.

*Billy Bush’s wife is furious about that Donald Trump tape: 

Billy Bush
’s “locker room talk” with Donald Trump continues to haunt him. NBC fired him over the leaked tape, and sources say his wife is even more angry than his former bosses.“Billy Bush’s wife, Sydney Davis, was furious about the tape. Not just because of what was said, but because he was stupid enough to put himself in that position. It wasn’t just the . . . vile talk, it’s because he insisted the woman hug him and Trump. It was creepy. She was so furious that she refused to speak with him for a while — and she’s still furious. They are having marriage problems. He didn’t apologize to her for the embarrassment he caused in his statement. And she hasn’t released a statement at all,” an NBC insider told us. Bush and Davis have been married for 18 years and have three daughters.

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: A Riveting Interview With One Of America’s Most Prominent Catholic Priests:

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*LBN-INVESTIGATES: During the temperance movement of the 1890s, marijuana was commonly recommended as a substitute for alcohol. The reason for this was that use of marijuana did not lead to domestic violence while alcohol abuse did.

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Yoga Releasing Strength with Nancy Goodstein

*LBN-R.I.P.:   ***James Galanos, a fashion designer who spent decades dressing America’s social elite, most notably Nancy Reagan, died on Sunday at his home in West Hollywood, Calif. He was 92. His death was confirmed by Rosina Rucci, the sister of Mr. Galanos’s friend and fellow designer Ralph Rucci.   ***Dr. W. Dudley Johnson, who pioneered and popularized lifesaving cardiac bypass surgery and was considered a healer of last resort for heart patients around the world, died on Oct. 24 in Milwaukee. He was 86. The cause was complications of a stroke, his daughter Susan Comen said.   ***Sophia Cranshaw, a Peabody Award and Emmy Award-winning producer of social-issues campaigns for Viacom’s MTV, died last Monday from breast cancer. She was 45 years old.

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ——


*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Val Kilmer is continuing to battle cancer now confirmed by film star Michael Douglas. Val’s costar in “The Ghost in the Darkness” startled fans in London by speaking frankly about his pal’s health during a public appearance in London, saying: “My prayers are with him.”   ***TV Batman Adam West can’t stand the “deep-seated angst” of Hollywood’s version of the Caped Crusader. Calling the flicks “very dark,” the 88-year-old has some advice for Ben Affleck — who will play the Gotham great in the follow up to 2016’s “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Enough violence. Let the costume work for you — and put a little humor into it,” said Adam. “I think it’s about time to relieve all of that attitude of vengeance, and ‘I can’t take it anymore, I’m going home and I’m going to suck my thumb.’”

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LBN- Special Report- Sunday

*Indians Take 3-1 World Series Lead over Cubs:

The Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night, 7-2, in game 4 of the World Series to take a three-games-to-one series lead. The Indians are one win away from clinching their first World Series championship since 1948. The Cubs have struggled offensively throughout the series; they are just 5 for 37 with runners in scoring position. The team is batting .204, including 39 strikeouts, against a lights-out Indians pitching staff. Game 5 will be played on Sunday night in Chicago. If the Cubs win, the series heads back to Cleveland.

*Hillary Clinton Fires Back at FBI Director During Florida Rally:

Hillary Clinton did not shy away from discussing FBI DirectorJames Comey‘s October surprise during a rally in Daytona Beach, Florida on Saturday, calling his decision to send an ambiguous letter to Congress pertaining to the investigation of her emails just 11 days before the election “not just strange” but also “unprecedented and deeply troubling.” Clinton added, “Voters deserve to get full and complete facts,” reiterating her call to get everything “on the table” immediately. The Democratic candidate also went after her Republican opponent Donald Trump for spreading “lies” about the letter. “He is doing his best to confuse, mislead and discourage the American people,” she told her supporting. “I think it’s time for Donald Trump to stop fear mongering, to stop disgracing himself, to stop attacking our democracy. We can’t let him get away with this, can we?”

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*Jose Fernandez Had Alcohol, Cocaine in His System:

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine when he died in a boating accident last month, according to a toxicology report. An attorney for the Fernandez family said Fernandez, 24, was not at the helm of the boat when it crashed. Fernandez was drunk well above the legal limit, while his two friends, who also perished in the accident, were not.

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Donald J. Trump has slowly but surely improved his standing in state and national polls since the final presidential debate. A New York Times Upshot/Siena poll released Sunday is consistent with that trend: It gives Mr. Trump a four-point lead in Florida, 46 percent to 42 percent, in a four-way race. In our first poll of Florida a month ago, Mr. Trump trailed Hillary Clinton by a percentage point.

*6.6-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Central Italy:

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked central Italy on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said. The epicenter was 6 kilometers north of Norcia, where emergency services said sixpeople were rescued from the rubble. Early reports said there were no deaths or injuries. Italy has been hit with a string of powerful earthquakes and aftershocks since a tremor in late August destroyed the town of Amatrice, killing nearly 300 people. Historic structures in the region—many of which are centuries old—have been badly damaged or completely destroyed in the recent string of earthquakes, including two powerful tremors of 5.5 and 6.1 last week. Sunday’s quake is believed to be the strongest to hit the country in 36 years. The Daily Beast’s Barbie Nadeau, who lives in Rome, said the earthquake was powerful enough to knock glasses off of her kitchen shelf. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pledged to rebuild the affected areas, writing on Twitter: “These villages are the soul of Italy.”

*EU, Canada Sign Trade Pact:

The European Union and Canada officially signed a long-delayed trade pact on Sunday, two days after all 28 EU member states endorsed the agreement. The deal, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement or CETA, was negotiated for seven years. It almost derailed last week when Belgium’s Wallonia region vetoed the agreement due to weak labor protections and other concerns. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel stepped in and negotiated a separate deal to address those issues. The deal will eliminate almost all tariffs and is considered the gold standard for similar agreements in the future.


*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou. ——

*LBN-R.I.P.:    ***John Zacherle, one of the first of the late-night television horror-movie hosts, who played a crypt-dwelling undertaker with a booming graveyard laugh on stations in Philadelphia and New York in the late 1950s and early ’60s, died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 98. His death was announced by friends and a fan website.

*WHO READS LBN? Legendary music manager Jim Morey

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Once every few years a book comes along with an insight so penetrating, so powerful – and so simply, demonstrably true -that it instantly changes the way we think and do business. Such a book is Broken Windows, Broken Business, a breakthrough in management theory that can alter the destiny of countless companies striving to stay ahead of their competition. ——

*LBN-COMMENTARY by GARRY KASPAROV: For the last few weeks, the Republican nominee for president, Donald J. Trump, has been talking a lot about how the Nov. 8 election is rigged against him. In fact, he sounds convinced that the entire campaign season is rigged in favor of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. These are serious charges, or they would be if Mr. Trump had any idea what he was talking about. Nobody in the American political establishment is happy about Mr. Trump’s wild-eyed accusations of voter fraud and media conspiracies because they understand that it undermines their own credibility as leaders in a democracy. This is exactly why my country’s leader, Vladimir V. Putin, is so delighted by Mr. Trump’s charges. n power for 16 years now, Mr. Putin and his global propaganda machine aggressively promote the idea that democracy is a chaotic mess that only the hero Putin can save Russia from falling into. Social media is flooded by Kremlin-funded trolls ranting about the illegitimacy of the American election process and warning of the potential for violence. To have a major party nominee in America repeating this propaganda is beyond Mr. Putin’s wildest dreams. Mr. Trump even echoes Mr. Putin’s authoritarian rationales, presenting himself as the only one who can rescue America. I know a few things about rigged elections. I know what it’s like to have the overwhelming power of the state used against me to make a mockery of the democratic process. I know what it means to have my opinion censored while every major media outlet is dedicated to vilifying me and my colleagues. I know what happens when a conspiracy of public and private interests forms to intimidate, harass, prosecute and even kill in order to preserve a monopoly on power.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Bill O’Reilly: The simple fact is that no one can predict this election with any certainty. It could be that Hillary Clinton will win by double-digits and set off rapture in media circles. Or Donald Trump could eke by on the strength of his pitchfork brigades, sending the media elite into spasms of emotional distress. That is a delicious thought for any of you afflicted by that common malady known as schadenfreude. To sum it up, you can say the coverage is way, way skewed, maybe even ‘rigged.’ And you can say that the wheels of justice hit a major pothole on the Hillary Highway. But the pollsters? They’re basically trying to get it right so they can live to poll another day.   Once again, this has been an election unlike any other, and we will never see anything remotely similar in the future. For that fact alone most Americans are extremely thankful. And you sure don’t need a poll to reach that conclusion.

*LBN SPOTLIGHT: The life and sad ending of Bud Abbott

*LBN-COMMMENTARY by Robert Kotler, MD: Obamacare should be named ExpensiveCare. It was named Obamacare for political purposes by the fathers of the program, the insurance industry. Their puppets in Congress enacted it without reading it. The insurance industry had two aims. First, to sell health insurance to every American; wouldn’t every business like to have 330 million customers?  Second, to increase profitability by selling policies with high deductibles, $5-$10,000, and high co-pays, up to 70%.  What a curse. Plus, We the People pay for Senators’ and Congressmen’s free, low-deductible, low co-pay , gold-plated policies. Only the best for our royalty. Surprised?


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