Muslims will double their share of the population in the United States by 2050 and surpass Christianity as the world’s dominant religion by the end of the century, according to a Pew Research Center report released last week. The Pew study comes the same week that saw two acts of mass murder perpetrated by Muslim extremists — a suicide bombing outside a concert in Manchester, England, and a gun attack on a bus filled with Coptic Christians in Egypt. Based on demographic trends, Pew projects that the Muslim population will grow by 70 percent worldwide between 2015 and 2060, compared with an overall population growth of 32 percent. That far exceeds the projected growth of the second- and third-fastest growing religions, Christianity and Hinduism, respectively.
*McCain: Vladimir Putin a Bigger Threat Than ISIS
Senator John McCain
said on Monday
that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin
is a better threat to global security than ISIS. McCain said: “I think he is the premier and most important threat.” He continued, explaining that while ISIS “can do terrible things and I worry a lot about what is happening with the Muslim faith …it’s the Russians who tried to destroy the fundamental of democracy and that is to change the outcome of an American election.” McCain, speaking in Australia, also said President Trump
makes him “nervous.” The senator said he was concerned about reports that Jared Kushner
was allegedly planning a secret communication channel between Trump’s team and Russia. “I don’t like it, I just don’t,” he said.
*Your Best Orgasm Will Happen at this Age
When it comes to sex, you might think youth is a bonus, and your 20s is often seen as the sexual peak. But that’s not the case for women — especially if we’re talking about orgasms. A new survey of women’s bedroom secrets has revealed that the big O gets better with age. In fact, over 36 is the prime time for the perfect climax. The study by Natural Cycles, the world’s first app to be certified as a contraception, surveyed 2,600 women using the standardized McCoy Female Sexuality Questionnaire methodology.
*‘Trainee Pilot’ Arrested in Connection to Manchester Attack
A trainee pilot is now the 16th person to be arrested in connection to the Manchester bombing. The 23-year-old has been held on suspicion of terror offenses in West Sussex. The attack at an Ariana Grande concert last week killed 22 people—many of them young girls—and wounded dozens more. A neighbor told reporters that the arrested man had come from Libya more than a year ago. “He said he was training to be a pilot at Shoreham Airfield and he had just completed doing that,” she said. “I am really, really shocked by this. I can’t believe he had been arrested.”
*Trump: North Korea Showing ‘Great Disrespect’ to China
President Trump on Monday tweeted in outrage that North Korea showed “great disrespect” to China by conducting another ballistic missile test over the weekend. Trump wrote, “North Korea has shown great disrespect for their neighbor, China, by shooting off yet another ballistic missile…but China is trying hard!” Late on Sunday, U.S. Pacific Command said it detected the launch near Wonsan Airfield. It landed in the Sea of Japan. Defense officials in the U.S. have said the missile is not a threat to North America.
*Tiger Woods Arrested for DUI in Florida:
Legendary golfer Tiger Woods
was busted on a drunk-driving charge in Florida early Monday, according to a report. Woods, who lives on Jupiter Island, was arrested around 3 a.m.
and sprung from the Palm Beach County Jail shortly before 11 a.m.
*Rahm Emanuel: Illegal Immigrants Are ‘Welcome Here’
Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said immigrants who come here illegally and their children were “part of the Chicago family.” Emanuel said, “The kids who go to our schools, the dreamers, all the kids, we have 140 languages spoken in our schools. Those kids and their families are frightened. And it’s incumbent as a city, whether you’re from Ireland or India, Poland or Pakistan, Mexico or Moldova, where my grandfather came from, those children are part of the Chicago family. And their parents are doing working incredibly hard. They sacrifice, they struggle so their kids could not only come to a place called America but specifically, Chicago. And I think Chicago will always represent the promise of America, If you believe that tomorrow can be better than today, you are welcome here.” He added, “It not just being a sanctuary city it’s being a welcoming city.”
*Prince William: 20 Years On, I Still I Miss My Mom
Prince William has told of his sadness that his late mother,Diana, Princess of Wales, who died 20 years ago this August, will never meet his family. In an interview with British GQ magazine to publicize the mental health charity Heads Together, he said, “I would love her to have met Catherine and to have seen the children grow up. It makes me sad that she won’t, that they will never know her.” William said that he is now, “in a better place about it than I have been for a long time, where I can talk about her more openly, talk about her more honestly, and I can remember her better, and publicly talk about her better…It has taken me almost twenty years to get to that stage. I still find it difficult now because at the time it was so raw. And also it is not like most people’s grief, because everyone else knows about it, everyone knows the story, everyone knows her. It is a different situation for most people who lose someone they love, it can be hidden away or they can choose if they want to share their story.”
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*‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Wins Holiday Box Office
Disney’s latest installment of Pirates of the Caribbean
won the holiday box office over Memorial Day weekend, as Baywatch
proved to be dismal competition. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
raked in $76.6 million domestically and $208 million internationally, putting Captain Jack Sparrow and crew on track to secure a $285 million global launch. Pirates 5
, the final installment in the franchise, seesJohnny Depp
reprise his role as Sparrow, with stars Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin R. McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Stephen Graham, Orlando Bloom
, and Geoffrey Rush
also featured in the film. Baywatch
, which got a head-start in theaters with a launch on Thursday
, pulled in a mere $26.6 million over its five-day debut. The film was beaten even by holdover Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,
which brought in $26 million in its fourth weekend.
Every day, the heart creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. In a lifetime, that is equivalent to driving to the moon and back.
***It took only one attempt for Russian hackers to make their way into the computer of a Pentagon official. But the attack didn’t come through an email or a file buried within a seemingly innocuous document. A link, attached to a Twitter post put out by a robot account, promised a family-friendly vacation package for the summer. It was the kind of thing anyone might click on, according to the official hit by the attack, who was not authorized to speak publicly about it. That is exactly the problem, Pentagon officials and cybersecurity experts said. While corporations and government agencies around the world are training their staff to think twice before opening anything sent by email, hackers have already moved on to a new kind of attack, targeting social media accounts, where people are more likely to be trusting.
Veterans groups say a growing military-civilian disconnect contributes to a feeling that Memorial Day has been overshadowed. More than 12 percent of the US population served in the armed forces during World War II. That’s down to less than one-half of a percent today, guaranteeing more Americans aren’t personally acquainted with a soldier, sailor, airman or Marine. With an all-voluntary military, shared sacrifice is largely a thing of the past — even as US troops remain in Afghanistan and Iraq nearly 16 years after 9/11.
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***Media expert and author Michael Levine
and his former publisher Bill Hartley
having lunch yesterday at a packed Ollo restaurant at the Colony shopping center in Malibu.
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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Jeff Shesol: One evening this month, the Smithsonian American Art Museum hosted a birthday celebration. But the guest of honor was absent. President John F. Kennedy, had he lived, would have turned 100 on Monday, May 29. The courtyard was filled with friends of the Kennedy family, alumni of Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 campaign for president and of Edward M. Kennedy’s Senate staff, Kennedy biographers and, not least, some actual Kennedys — includingCaroline Kennedy, the president’s daughter. The audience greeted her warmly but appeared, on the whole, subdued. Speakers referred, here and there, to President Trump, who now sits at the desk where Kennedy once worked. It was hard to escape the feeling that the Kennedy legacy — the America he envisioned and helped build – is in eclipse. It is hard to imagine a president less like Kennedy than Mr. Trump. But it’s more than that. Kennedy’s belief in what his speechwriter, Ted Sorensen, called “the politics of persuasion,” as opposed to “the politics of violent confrontation or chaos,” is under challenge even in his own party. This is a danger that Kennedy foresaw, and warned against.
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*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Actress Emmy Rossum and Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in New York City. The outlet also reports that the two were married at the east 55th street Conservative Synagogue in New York City in front of a guest list that included Robert Downey Jr., William H. Macy, Rami Malek, Christian Slater and Charly Chaikin and Hilary Swank. Sources report that their wedding bands are estimated at $75,000 for both. ***Miranda Kerr‘s other special guy in her life was just as excited about her wedding Saturday. The supermodel tied the knot with Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in an intimate ceremony in the garden of their home in the posh Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles in front of family and friends, including many of her fellow model pals. Photos from their big day have not been released. At the reception, Flynn, Miranda and ex Orlando Bloom‘s 6-year-old son, was seen running around the property with a group of flower girls, having a great time. ***Jaden Smith took to Twitter earlier on Saturday to let the world know he had a pretty bad time after staying at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto in Canada. How bad was it? He said a meal there made him want to “throw up” on himself. So…not good, or so it seems. The 18-year-old actor, who is currently in Toronto filming Life In A Year, posted a series of somewhat cryptic tweets, in which he seemed rather perturbed by his hotel experience. The series of tweets began with: “The Four Seasons In Toronto just made me want to throw up on myself.” Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith‘s son then went on to write, “I hope the Four Seasons in Toronto puts me on the no stay list.” ***From “High Society” to CouponCabin. Tinsley Mortimer has moved on to another wealthy man after her disastrous relationship in Palm Beach, Fla., we’re told. Sources tell us that the onetime queen of the socialites is dating coupon king Scott Kluth, founder and CEO of the popular money-saving site CouponCabin. A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 35 years. The plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday at a California event featuring celebrity memorabilia, GWS Auctions Inc. said. The buyer was not disclosed in the sold note posted on the firm’s website, and auctioneer Brigitte Kruse said she could not immediately release information about the buyer or the buyer’s plans for the plane.
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