LBN -Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

*Jihadis used social media giants Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to spread 27,000 extremist posts in just five months, shock figures reveal:

Jihadis used social media and other internet forums to spread 27,000 new bits of extremist content in the first five months of this year. Firms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are now hosting 180 new postings per day by ISIS alone. The content ranges from radicalizing propaganda to guides on how jihadis can mount crude knife and truck attacks. Shock figures released by the British  Home Office reveal the spiraling scale of the problem. Theresa May will insist tech chiefs plough more of their billions into developing technology to police their sites.

*Russia’s Lavrov Praises Trump’s U.N. Speech

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov hailed PresidentDonald Trump’s United Nations address late Tuesday as a “very welcome statement,” even as other world leaders questioned whether it was too combative. Lavrov told the Associated Press that one positive takeaway from Trump’s remarks was “that the U.S. would not impose its way of life on others.” Trump emphasized the importance of “mutual respect” among “diverse countries” before lashing out at Iran and Venezuela and threatening to “destroy” North Korea in his first-ever speech before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. His speech was something “we haven’t heard from an American leader for a very long time,” Lavrov said. The Russian foreign minister said Trump’s comments also seemed to point to a willingness to mend ties with Russia after the “very low point” in relations left behind by the Obama administration. He said it would be “quite useful” for Trump to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at an Asia-Pacific summit in November.

*U.S.-Backed Syrian Democratic Forces Seized 80% of Raqqa From ISIS

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced Wednesday that it has captured 80 percent of Raqqa from the Islamic State terror group, The Guardian reported. However, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that the SDF, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, has taken more than 90 percent of the city. The remaining ISIS militants are reportedly running out of food and munitions.

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*Trump blames Hillary Clinton for North Korea’s nukes:

President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to slam “Crooked Hillary” Clinton over her criticism of his hard line on North Korea and to retweet other posts hailing his speech at the United Nations. “After allowing North Korea to research and build Nukes while Secretary of State (Bill C also), Crooked Hillary now criticizes,” Trump wrote in the tweet, also mentioning Bill Clinton, the day after his first formal address to the UN General Assembly. In his 41-minute speech to the world organization, Trump once again called North Korean PresidentKim Jong Un “Rocket Man” and said he “is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime.”

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*Linda Hamilton to Return to ‘Terminator’ Franchise

Director James Cameron announced late Tuesday that Linda Hamilton, the actress who starred as heroine Sarah Connor in the Terminator franchise (and Cameron’s ex-wife), will return for the next installment of the blockbuster sci-fi classic series. “As meaningful as she was to gender and action stars everywhere back then, it’s going to make a huge statement to have that seasoned warrior that she’s become return,” Cameron said at a private event, The Hollywood Reporter reported. The Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who starred as both villainous and heroic robots from the future in previous installments, will also be returning.

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*U.K. Police Arrest 3 More Over Parsons Green Attack:

Three people have been arrested in a 24-hour period in Wales in connection with the terrorist attack at a London Tube station that briefly sowed panic on the city’s transport system last week, the police said on Wednesday, bringing the number of people in custody to five. Scotland Yard said two men, ages 48 and 30, were arrested on Wednesday under counterterrorism laws in Newport, a university city in southeast Wales not far from Cardiff, as part of the investigation into the attack that injured at least 30 people.

*LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER:   ***Mitch Lowe has created a monster fit for the big screen. The chief executive of MoviePass took a sleepy, little-known, 20,000-member movie subscription service on Aug. 15 and injected pure adrenaline into its business plan. Lowe cut the monthly, no-commitment membership fee to $9.95 from $40 to $50, enabling movie buffs to gorge themselves on as many flicks as their schedules could fit for less than a 10-spot. In just three weeks, membership spiked to more than 400,000, Lowe said in a recent interview.   ***Chick-fil-A fans across the country should start planning a pilgrimage to the Big Apple, because the chain is planning to open the Mecca of all chicken-sandwich shops in New York City in 2018. The chain announced on Monday that they’re building the “largest Chick-fil-A ever” — a five-level, 12,000-square-foot restaurant complete with a rooftop seating — smack-dab in the middle of Manhattan’s Financial District. And since it’s situated just a half-mile from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Chick-fil-A boasts that the new restaurant “will offer unimpeded views of the Freedom Tower” from the rooftop dining area.   ***The Federal Reserve, which invested trillions of dollars to prop up the American economy after the 2008 financial crisis, is finally ready to take away the crutches. The Fed is expected to announce on Wednesday that it will gradually reduce its $4.2 trillion portfolio of United States Treasury debt and mortgage-backed securities, a move that would amount to a vote of confidence that the economy’s slow-but-steady growth is likely to continue.

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*LBN-HEALTH WATCH:   ***In sharp contrast to the soaring health insurance premiums in many Affordable Care Act marketplaces, the cost of coverage for the vast numbers of people who get insurance through their jobs rose relatively little this year, continuing a period of remarkable stability in the employer market, according to a national survey released Tuesday. The annual premium for family coverage rose an average of 3 percent to $18,764 this year, according the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit group, which conducted the annual survey of employers. That is the sixth straight year that employer-provided policies have increased by well under 5 percent, according to the survey. Employers paid the bulk of the costs, the survey found, with workers shouldering an average of $5,714, a year for a family policy.

*LBN-NOTICED:   ***Diane Lane and her ex-husbandChristopher Lambert holding a lavish birthday bash for their daughter Eleanor at Bagatelle in NYC.   ***Media expert and author Michael Levine returns from Dallas, Texas where he gave a speech at the Sheraton Hotel.   ***Bill O’Reilly at thePat Benatar concert Thursday night at the Beacon in NYC.   ***Aaron Sorkin at STK Toronto.   ***Kiss rocker Gene Simmons at the London Hotel in Midtown having breakfast solo and wearing sunglasses.

*LBN-VIDEO LINK:  Sarah Silverman – Religion is Crazy –

*LBN-MUSIC INSIDER:   ***Bob Dylan’s Born Again Christian period of 1979 to 1981 – an intense, wildly controversial time that produced three albums and some of the most compelling and confrontational concerts of his long career – will be chronicled on the next chapter of Dylan’s ongoing Bootleg Series.


James Meredith Is Barred from the University of Mississippi (1962)

After a US federal court ruled that colleges could not deny admission to qualified students on the basis of race, civil rights activist James Meredith prepared to enter the segregated University of Mississippi. On the day of Meredith’s enrollment, Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett stood in the doorway of the admissions office, physically blocking Meredith’s entry, and informed him that his application was denied.

*LBN-R.I.P.:   ***Boxing champion Jake LaMotta died on Tuesday due to complications from pneumonia at age 95. He died in a nursing home, and his condition deteriorated over the past few weeks, his family announced. LaMotta, who began his boxing career in 1941, was known for winning the world middleweight championship and his six-fight rivalry with Sugar Ray Robinson, though he won only one of the six fights. Robert De Niro won an Academy Award for portraying him in the 1980 movie Raging Bull, based on LaMotta’s autobiography.   ***Bobby Heenan, a professional wrestler who found greater success managing other wrestlers and working as a quick-witted commentator, becoming one of the most colorful figures in a flamboyant business, died on Sunday in Tampa, Fla. He was 72. His death was announced on the website of WWE, the organization formerly known as World Wrestling Entertainment. Mr. Heenan, universally known by his nickname, the Brain, had been treated for throat cancer and other health problems for years.

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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Mark Bertin, M.D.Don’t pretend to be happy that you’re ill. Just acknowledge that right now, this is how you feel, for better or worse. Remind yourself that it will change. Noticing your mental state, without falling into indulgence or self-pity, come back as best as you’re able to a sense of patience and kindness toward yourself. Start by taking a few deep breaths, focusing on the subtle physical movements that follow along with breathing. If your illness makes breathing itself a challenge, consider focusing on your feet touching the floor, or the back of your legs on the mattress. Continue breathing naturally for a few minutes, or focusing on body sensations.


*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Keeping their separation a secret wasn’t without complications for Fergie and Josh Duhamel.“Honestly, it was just getting a little weird for us with all the romantic questions,” the pop star, who is making the rounds promoting her new album, told People Tuesday. “We’re great friends, we love each other so much, and it just got to the point where it was getting a little weird … There’s no perfect time so we just decided to do it.”   ***Laurence Fishburne’swife, actress Gina Torres, has been spotted hooking up with a different man. Photographs of Torres, who starred until recently in USA’s “Suits,” show her passionately kissing a mystery man last week. Torres and “Black-ish” star Fishburne have been married since 2002, but it seems as if the pair may have quietly split. They last appeared publicly together in December 2015, and they’ve both made multiple public appearances — including premieres for their own projects — solo since then.   ***Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s new Beverly Hills, Calif., retirement mansion has an endless wall of wine — but the undefeated champ doesn’t even drink! The fighter, who just raked in $180 million for beating Conor McGregor in August in Las Vegas, posted some pics of his new home on Instagram, including one shot bragging, “My wine cellar in my Beverly Hills castle.”