LBN- Special Report- Sunday


*Police Threaten to Boycott 49ers Games:
The Santa Clara police union threatened to boycott policing the stadium where the San Francisco 49ers play as a protest of quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s criticism of police brutality in the United States. Chief Michael Sellers responded by asserting that they will put people’s protection first and ensure a safe environment at the games. “The board of directors of the Santa Clara Police Officer’s Association has a duty to protect its members and work to make all of their working environments free of harassing behavior,” he wrote in a letter.

*Mother Teresa Is Made a Saint by Pope Francis:
She was known throughout the world as Mother Teresa, considered a saint by many for her charitable work among the poorest of the world’s poor. On Sunday morning, Pope Francis officially bestowed that title at her canonization ceremony in St. Peter’s Square. “I think, perhaps, we may have some difficulty in calling her St. Teresa: Her holiness is so near to us, so tender and so fruitful, that we continue to spontaneously call her Mother Teresa,” the pope said in off-the-cuff remarks during his homily. 

*Seeking Support and Invoking Faith, Donald Trump Visits a Black Church for the First Time:
Donald J. Trump, who has campaigned for president as a blunt provocateur, dismissing complaints of racial insensitivity as political correctness, took an uncharacteristic step on Saturday: He visited a black church for the first time and tried to blend in. Flanked by a few black supporters, including Ben Carson, a former presidential candidate, and Omarosa Manigault, a former contestant on “The Apprentice,” Mr. Trump cut a subdued figure here at Great Faith Ministries International. He beamed as congregants greeted him and swayed to the chords of the song “What a Mighty God We Serve.” Speaking softly, he invoked the civil rights movement and Abraham Lincoln. Donning a prayer shawl given to him by the church’s pastor, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, Mr. Trump proclaimed, “I feel better already.
*DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that LBN is read in 26 foreign countries daily? From China to India, from Brazil to Russia, from Australia to Japan, from South Africa to Canada, from Germany to Mexico, from Israel to Korea, from England to Cuba, from France to Iraq, from Sweden to Greece, from Spain to New Zealand.

*LBN-NOTICED:   ***Kristen Stewart having dinner at Gracias Madre in West Hollywood.   ***Madonna dining with her formerly estranged son, Rocco, and his pals at Vandal in NYC.   ***US Ambassador to Hungary Donald Blinken at a party for the Budapest Festival Orchestra hosted by Sylvia Hemingway at her home in Bridgehampton.   ***Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, James Franco and Jeremy Irons hanging out at Amy Sacco’s Bungalow 8 pop-up at the Bauer Hotel during the ­Venice Film Festival.


  1. The mind is typically defined as the organized totality or system of all mental processes or psychic activities of an individual.
  2. Many philosophers hold that the brain is a detector of the mind and that the mind is an inner, subjective state of consciousness.
  3. Philosophers have used a variety of metaphors to describe the mind, including a blank sheet, a hydraulic device with different forces operating in it, or a television switchboard.
  4. Attempts to understand the mind go back at least to the ancient Greeks. Plato, for example, believed that the mind acquired knowledge through virtue, independently of sense experience. Descartes and Leibniz also believed the mind gained knowledge through thinking and reasoning—or, in other words, rationalism.
  5. In contrast to rationalists, empiricists, such as Aristotle, John Locke, and David Hume, believe that the mind gains knowledge from experience.
  6. Combining both rationalism and empiricism, Kant argued that human knowledge depends on both sense experience and innate capacities of the mind.
  7. Scientists are unsure if other types of animals have a mind or if some man-made machines could ever possess a mind.
  8. Historically, there have been three major schools of thought that describe the relationship of the brain and the mind: 1) dualism, which holds that the mind exists independently from the brain; 2) materialism, which argues that the mind is identical to the physical processes of the brain; and 3) idealism, which posits that only mental phenomena exist.
  9. Scientists propose that the human mind evolved largely through the sexual choices our ancestors made, similar to the way a peacock’s tail evolved through sexual selection.Brand names have a strong influence on the mind
  10. In one study, a group of experimenters were given unlabeled samples of both Pepsi and Coke. Not a single tester could tell the difference between the two. The test was repeated with the correct labels attached. Three out of the four testers chose Coke. In fact, the Coke label activated parts of the brain associated with the mind (memory, self-image, and culture) that the Pepsi label didn’t.
  11. Most scientists argue that there is no evidence that playing classical music to babies increases the power of their mind. However, children who learn to play a musical instrument can develop their mental skills further than those who don’t learn a musical instrument.
  12. Early-life stress negatively affects the mind. Abuse, neglect, and harsh or inconsistent discipline in early life increases the risk of depression and anxiety as well as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.
  13. The term “mind” is from the Old English gemynd, or “memory,” and the Proto-Indo-European verbal root *men-, meaning “to think, remember.” The use of “mind” to refer to all mental faculties, thought, feelings, memory, and volition developed gradually over the 14th and 15th centuries.
  14. The NSF estimates that a human brain produces as many as 12,000 to 50,000 thoughts per day, depending on how deep a thinker a person is. Most of the so-called random daily thoughts are about our social environment and ourselves.
  15. Buddha described the mind as being filled with drunken monkeys who jumped, screeched, and chatted endlessly. Fear, according to Buddha, was an especially loud monkey. Buddha taught meditation as a way to tame the “drunken monkeys” in the mind.

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*LBN-MUSIC INSIDER:   ***Hunnypot Radio Live at The Mint on Labor Day (Monday) will feature media expert and author Michael Levine ( as a special guest DJ and interview.

*LBN-BOOK NEWS:   ***Amy Schumer’s book, “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo” — despite being No. 1 on the best-seller list for two weeks — is a disappointment, sources say. Although it sold 36,000 hardcover copies in its first week, Simon & Schuster paid $9 million for the funny memoir. “The publishers are hugely disappointed. They are going to lose a ton of money,” an industry insider told me.

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*LBN-R.I.P.:   ***Gerald E. Heller, a veteran music manager who helped introduce N.W.A. to the masses and promoted gangsta rap to mainstream audiences, died on Friday at a hospital in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He was 75. Mr. Heller’s cousin, Gary Ballen, said he died after he had a heart attack while driving, The Associated Press reported.

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Woody Allen The Dean Martin Show:

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Don Victor Cisternino:  Been wanting to drop Wells Fargo for a while now anyway. Worst customer service I have ever seen, and now this. It encapsulates so much of what is wrong in our society. It’s also a huge lie. In 1997 I made about 35K as an operations guy at a wall street investment firm, hated the culture there. In 98 I moved to LA and got back to doing things I loved; music, acting, writing. Before long, somebody noticed; His name was Sid Levin. That year I made over 100K as an actor, and I was only 22 years old. 18 years later, I’m a partner at the same agency. My point; Follow your heart, follow your dreams; don’t follow the money; it will come from you doing what you love.

*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Sean “Diddy” Combs said black people got a little “shortchanged” by President Obama and the hip-hop mogul is urging black voters to withhold their vote until politicians can prove themselves, specifically naming Hillary Clinton.

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