LBN- Special Report- Sunday

*JAILBREAK – ISIS Supporters Free 23 in Filipino Jail Raid:
 ISIS-supporting militants attacked a jail in the city of Marawi in the southern Philippines Saturday night, freeing eight fellow militants and 15 other inmates, police say. The attackers, approximately 20 fighters from the ISIS-supporting Maute group, freed militants who had been arrested in an alleged bomb plot last week. The Maute group has pledged allegiance to ISIS, and have adopted ISIS flags and logos.

*BUSTED — Report: NYC Prison Scrubbed Records:
Corrections officers at New York City’s Rikers Island prison routinely fudged incident reports to create the impression of a less-violent facility, the New York Daily News reports. Top officers allegedly pressured staffers to downgrade violent incidents; when an inmate was allegedly beat by four others, for example, Rikers staff allegedly reported that he had hit his head on a bedpost. The News found nine incidents of these supposed downgrades, but believe them to represent just a fraction of actual incidents. “They lie about the use of force statistics,” an anonymous corrections officer said. “This is a practice to keep the stats down.”

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that LBN is read is 26 foreign countries daily: From China to India, from Italy to Israel, from France to Korea, from Australia to Canada, from Mexico to Germany, from Russia to Japan, from Greece to Iraq, from Cuba to England.

*Surprise: Gun ownership rises to 44% of all homes: 

After a steady decline in gun ownership in recent years, more homes are reporting having a weapon inside, according to a new survey. Pew Research Center, in a poll on guns released Friday, showed that 44 percent of the country has a gun in the house. Some 51 percent don’t.


*49ers QB Refuses to Stand for National Anthem:
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick drew boos from the crowd at a preseason game on Friday after refusing to stand for the national anthem, but the NFL has expressed support for his decision. After the game in Santa Clara, California, Kaepernick explained his decision by saying he didn’t support the country’s treatment of minorities, hinting at recent police shootings of black men. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” The 49ers issued a statement after the game against the Green Bay Packers, saying while the national anthem is a “special” part of the game, they “recognize the right of an individual to choose to participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem.”

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Enrollment in the insurance exchanges for President Obama’s signature health-care law is at less than half the initial forecast, pushing several major insurance companies to stop offering health plans in certain markets because of significant financial losses.  As a result, the administration’s promise of a menu of health-plan choices has been replaced by a grim, though preliminary, forecast: Next year, more than 1 in 4 counties are at risk of having a single insurer on its exchange, said Cynthia Cox, who studies health reform for the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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*N. Korea Threatens to Fire at U.S. Troops’ Equipment:
The North Korean People’s Army has threatened to attack lighting equipment used by South Korean and American troops in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas. North Korean authorities claim U.S. and South Korean troops have been carrying out “deliberate provocations” by aiming their lights at North Korean guard posts in the area. “Floodlight directed at the KPA side at random is taken as an intolerable means of provocation and it will be the target of merciless pinpoint shots,” the NPA said in a statement released Saturday. “The true aim sought by the provocateurs through their recent act is to seriously get on the nerves of the KPA soldiers, lead them to take due countermeasures and label them as provocation,” it said, warning that the “provocations” come as Korea is at the “brink of war” over U.S. and South Korean military drills. North Korea insists that the annual drills are actually preparations for an impending invasion. The NPA’s statement came after the United Nations Security Council earlier this week condemned four North Korean missile launches carried out in the past two months.

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*LBN-BUSINES INSIDER:   ***A federal appeals court said Friday that Washington State has the authority to hear a trademark lawsuit by Trader Joe’s against a Canadian store called Pirate Joe’s that resold the grocery chain’s products. The ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned a decision by a district court to dismiss the trademark case against Pirate Joe’s and its owner, Michael Hallatt. The district court had said that the violations occurred in Canada, where Trader Joe’s has no stores, and that the company failed to prove that Pirate Joe’s affected business in the United States.


  1. The Norwalk virus or Norovirus (the virus that causes the stomach flu) can survive on an uncleaned carpet for a month or more.
  2. The term “carpet” derives from the Latin carpere, “to pluck,” probably because carpets were made from unraveled “plucked” fabric. “Carpet” has the same Latin root as carpe diem, literally “pluck/seize the day.”
  3. The oldest surviving carpet is the celebrated Pazyryk carpet, which is over 2,000 years old. It was found in the 1940s in a Scythian tomb in southern Siberia.
  4. Microbiologists have identified air blown from a running vacuum cleaner as one of the five places in the home that has the highest numbers of germs. Other places include dish sponges, washing machines, bathroom toilets during a flush, and kitchen trash cans.
  5. The term “carpet bagger” is a derogatory reference to Northerners who sought to take political and economic advantage of the South’s defeat after the Civil War. The name refers to the travel bag made from carpet that many Northerners used to carry their possessions.

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*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Most Influential Business Books List:   ***The Effective Executive. Peter F. Drucker, 1967.    ***Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t. Jim Collins, 2001   ***Giants of Enterprise: Seven Business Innovators and the Empires They Built. Richard Tedlow, 2003   ***True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership. Bill George, 2007   ***Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity. Hugh MacLeod, 2009    ***”Broken Windows, Broken Business” Michael Levine —–

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Maureen Dowd: Hillary didn’t hang her head and cry, after she shot a man in Reno just to watch him die. She went outside with a big smile and sampled chocolate truffles served on silver and gold trays by a local sweets shop. After getting steadily bolder at rallies about puncturing her former friend Donald Trump, Clinton channeled Johnny Cash’s song and delivered a coup de grâce so devastating that commentators predicted it will be known simply as the Reno speech. A senior citizen in the crowd raised his fist as he passed the press pen at Truckee Meadows Community College and used a vulgarism to brag that Hillary had kicked Trump in a highly sensitive place. “Of course there’s always been a paranoid fringe in our politics, steeped in racial resentment,” Clinton said. “But it’s never had the nominee of a major party stoking it, encouraging it, and giving it a national megaphone. Until now.”


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