*LBN-INVESTIGATES: The Obama administration isexpected on Monday – a month ahead of schedule – to achieve its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year. As of late Sunday, 9,902 had been resettled in the United States, but more than 200 more are expected to arrive from Jordan and surrounding areas over the next day. U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice Wells told reporters the 10,000 target announced by President Obama last September will be reached on Monday. Barring an unlikely last-minute shift, the number of Christians among the 10,000 will be less than half of one percent. Of the 9,902 before Monday’s arrivals, just 47 (0.47 percent) are Christians, according to State Department Refugee Processing Center data.
- The smell of young wine is called an “aroma” while a more mature wine offers a more subtle “bouquet.”
- In ancient Greece, a dinner host would take the first sip of wine to assure guests the wine was not poisoned, hence the phrase “drinking to one’s health.” “Toasting” started in ancient Rome when the Romans continued the Greek tradition but started dropping a piece of toasted bread into each wine glass to temper undesirable tastes or excessive acidity.
- A “cork-tease” is someone who constantly talks about the wine he or she will open but never does.
- Since wine tasting is essentially wine smelling, women tend to be better wine testers because women, particularly of reproductive ages, have a better sense of smell than men.
- An Italian study argues that women who drink two glasses of wine a day have better sex than those who don’t drink at all.
- Red wines are red because fermentation extracts color from the grape skins. White wines are not fermented with the skins present.
- In the whole of the Biblical Old Testament, only the Book of Jonah has no reference to the vine or wine.
- Early Roman women were forbidden to drink wine, and a husband who found his wife drinking was at liberty to kill her. Divorce on the same grounds was last recorded in Rome in 194 B.C.
- The world’s oldest bottle of wine dates back to A.D. 325 and was found near the town of Speyer, Germany, inside one of two Roman sarcophaguses. It is on display at the town’s Historisches Museum der Pfalz.
- There is increasing scientific evidence that moderate, regular wine drinking can reduce the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and gum disease.
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*LBN-INVESTIGATES: As of today, at least 110 Republican Leaders won’t vote for Donald Trump. This list includes current and former members of Congress, governors and high-level officials from Republican administrations.
Dr. Grossman is a Clinical Professor of Dental Medicine at Western University College of Dental Medicine, as well as a lecturer for 21 years at UCLA College of Dentistry. With a mission to provide the finest dental care available using state-of-the-art technology, he claims that the simple act of flossing is in fact effective and beneficial towards oral health.
According to the U.S. Healthy department, “flossing has no proven benefits.” Dr. Grossman argues that this comment is “not only false, it is dangerous and detrimental to the population.” Dr. Grossman believes if people trust the new government guidelines, there will be an increase in gum disease, cavities, and halitosis.
Claims that brushing your teeth are enough are simply not true, according to Dr. Grossman. “A tooth brush removes food and cleans most of the surface area of your tooth, however the only way to remove material between your teeth, is with floss.” Dr. Grossman argues that the effectiveness of flossing can clearly be seen when pieces of food are removed from in between teeth. According to the acclaimed dentist, “if you don’t floss, that food will stay in your mouth, decay and cause tooth and gum damage.”
Considering that only 50% of Americans floss daily, Dr. Grossman warns everyone not to fall into this category due to the, “erroneous and false reports.”
“Floss, it is imperative for your dental health,” states Dr. Grossman.
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*LBN-R.I.P.: ***Former pro-wrestling star and manager Harry Fujiwara—better known by his stage name Mr. Fuji—has died at the age of 82, according to World Wrestling Entertainment. Fujiwara managed famous wrestlers like “Magnificent” Don Muraco, Yokozuna, and George “The Animal” Steele. Fujiwara, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007, was known for his devious tactic of besting opponents by throwing salt in their eyes, small bags of which he kept in his tights. ***Juan Gabriel, one of Mexico’s most acclaimed singers and composers, died Sunday at his home in Santa Monica, California. He was 66. Family members say the music icon died of a heart attack at around 11:30 a.m. Gabriel, a prolific songwriter, boasted 1,800 songs in his repertoire. He had just performedSaturday to a sold-out crowd at the Inglewood Forum as part of the MeXXico Es Todo tour. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took to Twitter to express his sadness over the loss, writing, “a voice and a talent that represented Mexico. His music was a legacy to the world. He has gone too soon. May he rest in peace.”
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Lew Samuels: The National Anthem is a part of America and if Colin does not respect it he can move to Russia or North Korea, he my be happier there with their society. He should be immediately fired by San Francisco and permanently banned from American professional sports. Time to set examples of anti Americanism within our borders.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Susan Estrich (Attorney, columnist): I remember, nearly 30 years ago, visiting Palestinian refugee camps where little children had cartoon coloring books in which the Jews were always the villains and thieves. “What happens to those children when they grow up?” I wondered then. I fear that we all know the answer.
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