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Liberty Vittert: How many times will you fall in love in your lifetime?

How many times will you fall in love in your lifetime?

Every one of us has thought about this question in one way or another at some point. Whether it is after a bad break-up, a divorce, a death, or even as a teenager dreaming of a first love, we’ve all wondered, is there such a thing as “the one.”

Or, for those of you that are like me and fall in love with every second person they have a crush on, many “the ones”? Given that in the United States half of first marriages, two-thirds of second marriages and three-quarters of third marriages fail, everyone better hope that there isn’t only one of “the one.”

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Now, there are many psychologists and advice-givers that will talk about a first fairy tale love, a second hard love, and the final easy third love, but none of them show any real statistical evidence so let’s take a deeper dive and see if we can find any real statistics behind the answer to this question.
  
A mathematician, Dr. Hannah Fry, wrote a book on patterns in sex, love, and marriage, which showcased a fascinating theory. Fish tend to reject the first 37 percent of possible partners no matter what, and then the first possible partner that comes along, who is better than all those that the fish rejected, is the partner the fish chooses. Fry relates that to patterns we see in human nature, namely, we play the field into our late 20’s and then we choose a partner and settle down.

So, for example, if you believe you are most likely going to have 10 love partners in your future, you should reject the first 4, and marry the next love partner that comes along who is better than the first four. Or if you believe you are going to have 20 love partners, you should reject the first 8 and marry the ninth person.

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As Fry so aptly puts, it is a fine balance between having the patience to wait for the right person and the foresight to cash in before all the good ones are taken. — This means that at some point, we just make the choice to fall in love and settle down.

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For example, I had a high school sweetheart, then fell in love with a nerdy math guy in college, had a long wonderful relationship with a kilt-wearing Scotsman in Glasgow and am now back in the US. This means the guy I’m dating should be super worried because statistically speaking I should choose to fall in love immediately and settle down (hope you aren’t reading this).

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Interestingly, we all do this very naturally – human nature tends to follow patterns. So where does that leave us? 
 
On average, in the US, people will have about 11 sexual partners. Now, one can imagine that if you are in love with someone, you most likely will sleep with that individual. This means that the absolute maximum amount of times you can fall in love in your lifetime is 11 i.e. a cap of 11. But we need to remove one-night stands, which Americans have, on average, twice in their lifetime, bringing the maximum amount of times you can fall in love down to 9.

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But, if we reject the first 3 of our sexual/love partners and marry the 4th, that would leave us with 5 other future possible partners meaning that we have a maximum of 6 times that we will fall in love.
 
Now these are numbers are very subjective and pretty much a complete (albeit educated) guess. Human emotions are messy, complicated and usually completely irrational, which is the antithesis of statistics. But what these numbers do show us is that there are patterns, there are inferences we can make from the past about the future, and it can give you hope that there is no such thing as “the one and only.” Your next great love might just be around the corner.

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Georgia Firefighter faces suspension for decision to save elderly woman from burning building

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A Georgia firefighter faces a suspension this week for attempting to save an elderly woman from her burning Atlanta home last June.

Fire Captain Daniel Thomas Dwyer was assigned to the search team as other firefighters were attacking the blaze, but he decided to risk his life to rescue 95-year-old Sallie Skrine from the burning building, according to WXIA-TV.

He reportedly abandoned fire policy by entering the home. Inside he found Skrine unconscious on the dining room floor and got her out, but Dwyer and other fire personnel couldn’t revive her, the station said.

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A “notice of final adverse action” complaint said the firefighter will be suspended four days because of the heroic decision that broke protocol. He is able to return on Feb. 19, according to WXIA-TV.

“You entered the structure without your crew members which is in immediate conflict with no freelancing, accountability, and maintaining crew integrity,” the complaint said.

Fire union head Paul Gerdis said Dwyer believed that every second counted, so he made the “split-second” decision to go in, the station reported.

“[The suspension] sends the wrong message,” he added.

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Dwyer is reportedly appealing the suspension signed by Atlanta Fire Chief Randall B. Slaughter. In a statement, his commander said the suspension was “designed to encourage safety and order.”

“It also seeks to establish clear expectations in both emergency and non-emergency situations. At this time it would be inappropriate to publicly discuss individual disciplinary cases that have not been totally resolved. The City of Atlanta has a process in place where each employee is afforded the opportunity to appeal proposed adverse disciplinary actions with the Civil Service Review Board, he said, according to WXIA-TV.

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The fire command also ordered his pay docked 48 hours, according to FOX 5 Atlanta.

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KT McFarland: Trump Middle East peace plan a good starting point at right time despite Palestinian opposition

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President Trump announced his Middle East plan two weeks ago, and critics were quick to dismiss it as dead on arrival. Palestinian leaders refused to even consider it, preferring to whip their people into yet another self-destructive day of rage.

On Tuesday Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and disgraced former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert are expected to address the United Nations and reject the American plan, perhaps even offering plans of their own. But time and circumstances in the region have moved on, even if these two men have not.

Before joining the Trump Administration, I finished up the oral history project I had been working on for years with Henry Kissinger. During our interviews, Kissinger said the reason the Nixon Administration didn’t engage in the Middle East during their first term was that neither the Arabs nor Israelis were ready to negotiate. The Arabs had been soundly defeated in the 1967 war and lost important territory to Israel, even though the Arabs had begun hostilities. No Arab leader would contemplate negotiating after being so thoroughly humiliated.

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The Israelis weren’t ready for peace either because they saw no reason to give up territory they had just won.

Furthermore, there were no great powers pushing them to the negotiating table. The Arab states were aligned with the Soviet Union, as Israel was with the United States. The preconditions necessary for diplomacy weren’t there.

The 1973 Arab-Israeli war changed everything. The Arab nations got back their self-respect when they took back some of the lands they had lost in 1967. Although once again victorious, the Israelis got a bloody nose and realized they were not invincible. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat turned to the U.S. to help negotiate a ceasefire with Israel.

Kissinger set off on weeks of Middle East shuttle diplomacy, which ultimately resulted in separate bilateral disengagement agreements between Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Israel. The U.S. supported the Arab nations with considerable aid and became the dominant power in the region, replacing the Soviet Union. Five years later President Jimmy Carter brokered a formal peace treaty between Israel and Egypt with the Camp David Accords.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian problem festered. In the years that followed the Sunni Gulf Arab nations, as well as the mullahs in Iran, encouraged Palestinian resentment and supported anti-Israeli radical terrorist movements. The closest the Palestinians and Israelis came to any kind of peace was when President Bill Clinton tried to bring the two sides together in the closing months of his administration. In the end, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat refused to sign the agreement.

One of Arafat’s young aides during this period was Bashar Masri. Today Masri is one of the most successful businessmen in the West Bank, and creator of the visionary Palestinian city Rawabi. But in the late 1980s, Masri helped lead the first Palestinian intifada against Israel. He was an idealistic young aide to Arafat when he signed the Oslo accords in 1993, which laid the groundwork for a two-state solution.

Years ago, I asked Masri why Arafat refused to sign an agreement which gave him almost all of what he wanted and would have fulfilled his dream of a Palestinian nation. Masri shrugged and said that Arafat had spent his whole life fighting Israel and just couldn’t bring himself to accept peace, even though he knew it was likely to be the best deal they could have gotten.

To get a diplomatic breakthrough you need two things — a fundamental change in the situation and leaders willing to take the risk and leap into the unknown.

The first condition is now being met, with the geopolitical realignment in the region. The Trump Administration, under Jared Kushner’s leadership, has forged a closer relationship between the United States and Sunni Gulf Arabs, led by Saudi Arabia. At the same time, they have fostered a closer connection between those countries and Israel. Today all three — the Israelis, Sunni Arabs and the U.S. — are united in their belief that Iran presents the greatest threat to peace and prosperity in the region.

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Secondly, the Trump Administration has crippled Iran economically and isolated it politically. By pulling out of the disastrous Iran nuclear deal, imposing crippling sanctions on Iran and shutting off their oil exports, President Trump has brought the Iranian economy to its knees. Iran has been forced to cut back on its support for its terrorist proxies throughout the region, especially the Palestinian groups in Gaza and the West Bank.

Finally, by killing terrorist mastermind General Soleimani, the Trump Administration has thrown Iran’s proxy armies into chaos.

These factors combine to create a new reality for the Palestinians. Their terrorist groups face dwindling funds and support from their main sponsor, Iran. Their leaders are old, tired and short on new ideas. Their options are rapidly narrowing, their outside support evaporating and their leverage waning. Time is not on their side and the longer they wait to make peace with Israel the less likely they are to meet their objectives.

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The thing I find intriguing about the American plan is that it puts the pressures on the Israelis and Palestinians from the outside in. Kushner, a businessman himself, understands that the key to making any progress in the Middle East isn’t by starting with the politicians who have a vested interest in keeping the enmity going. It’s by getting investors, entrepreneurs and businessmen, who see the practical advantages of working across sectarian lines, to lead the way.

Kushner’s approach resonates with something I learned a decade ago when I was in Israel. I was taping two segments for my FoxNews.com show, “DEFCON3.” The first was a panel discussion with Israeli and Palestinian politicians, the second with Israeli and Palestinian businessmen. While I was in the studio interviewing the politicians — who each recited their standard litany of grievances against the other — guests for the second panel were sitting in the green room. My husband was there, too, and said they were having a far more interesting conversation than mine.

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The Israeli and Palestinian businessmen, who all knew of each other, had never actually met. After introducing themselves, they started talking about business possibilities. They discussed that if their two countries were allowed to trade, the Palestinian companies could be the portal for Israeli goods to be exported throughout the Arab world. The Palestinian agri-businessman asked the Israelis about selling heirloom tomatoes and other produce in the West Bank to high-end Tel Aviv and European restaurants. The Israeli businessman discussed supplying materials to the Palestinian real estate developer. While the politicians were dug into their same old ruts the entrepreneurial businessmen were trying to figure out how to make money with each other.

What the Palestinians need now is a new generation of leaders, not from the political world who thrive on enmity, but from their business community who know that only with peace can they and their people prosper. The Trump plan gives them a starting point; it’s up to them to take it from there.

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Westlake Legal Group image KT McFarland: Trump Middle East peace plan a good starting point at right time despite Palestinian opposition K.T. McFarland fox-news/world/world-regions/saudi-arabia fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/world-regions/israel fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/opinion fox news fnc/opinion fnc e6ac710d-b7d1-52bf-8907-77479caeb061 article   Westlake Legal Group image KT McFarland: Trump Middle East peace plan a good starting point at right time despite Palestinian opposition K.T. McFarland fox-news/world/world-regions/saudi-arabia fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/world-regions/israel fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/opinion fox news fnc/opinion fnc e6ac710d-b7d1-52bf-8907-77479caeb061 article

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KT McFarland: Trump Middle East peace plan a good starting point at right time despite Palestinian opposition

Westlake Legal Group image KT McFarland: Trump Middle East peace plan a good starting point at right time despite Palestinian opposition K.T. McFarland fox-news/world/world-regions/saudi-arabia fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/world-regions/israel fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/opinion fox news fnc/opinion fnc e6ac710d-b7d1-52bf-8907-77479caeb061 article

President Trump announced his Middle East plan two weeks ago, and critics were quick to dismiss it as dead on arrival. Palestinian leaders refused to even consider it, preferring to whip their people into yet another self-destructive day of rage.

On Tuesday Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and disgraced former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert are expected to address the United Nations and reject the American plan, perhaps even offering plans of their own. But time and circumstances in the region have moved on, even if these two men have not.

Before joining the Trump Administration, I finished up the oral history project I had been working on for years with Henry Kissinger. During our interviews, Kissinger said the reason the Nixon Administration didn’t engage in the Middle East during their first term was that neither the Arabs nor Israelis were ready to negotiate. The Arabs had been soundly defeated in the 1967 war and lost important territory to Israel, even though the Arabs had begun hostilities. No Arab leader would contemplate negotiating after being so thoroughly humiliated.

JARED KUSHNER SAYS PALESTINIANS LOST CREDIBILITY BY REJECTING WH MIDEAST PEACE PLAN

The Israelis weren’t ready for peace either because they saw no reason to give up territory they had just won.

Furthermore, there were no great powers pushing them to the negotiating table. The Arab states were aligned with the Soviet Union, as Israel was with the United States. The preconditions necessary for diplomacy weren’t there.

The 1973 Arab-Israeli war changed everything. The Arab nations got back their self-respect when they took back some of the lands they had lost in 1967. Although once again victorious, the Israelis got a bloody nose and realized they were not invincible. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat turned to the U.S. to help negotiate a ceasefire with Israel.

Kissinger set off on weeks of Middle East shuttle diplomacy, which ultimately resulted in separate bilateral disengagement agreements between Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Israel. The U.S. supported the Arab nations with considerable aid and became the dominant power in the region, replacing the Soviet Union. Five years later President Jimmy Carter brokered a formal peace treaty between Israel and Egypt with the Camp David Accords.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian problem festered. In the years that followed the Sunni Gulf Arab nations, as well as the mullahs in Iran, encouraged Palestinian resentment and supported anti-Israeli radical terrorist movements. The closest the Palestinians and Israelis came to any kind of peace was when President Bill Clinton tried to bring the two sides together in the closing months of his administration. In the end, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat refused to sign the agreement.

One of Arafat’s young aides during this period was Bashar Masri. Today Masri is one of the most successful businessmen in the West Bank, and creator of the visionary Palestinian city Rawabi. But in the late 1980s, Masri helped lead the first Palestinian intifada against Israel. He was an idealistic young aide to Arafat when he signed the Oslo accords in 1993, which laid the groundwork for a two-state solution.

Years ago, I asked Masri why Arafat refused to sign an agreement which gave him almost all of what he wanted and would have fulfilled his dream of a Palestinian nation. Masri shrugged and said that Arafat had spent his whole life fighting Israel and just couldn’t bring himself to accept peace, even though he knew it was likely to be the best deal they could have gotten.

To get a diplomatic breakthrough you need two things — a fundamental change in the situation and leaders willing to take the risk and leap into the unknown.

The first condition is now being met, with the geopolitical realignment in the region. The Trump Administration, under Jared Kushner’s leadership, has forged a closer relationship between the United States and Sunni Gulf Arabs, led by Saudi Arabia. At the same time, they have fostered a closer connection between those countries and Israel. Today all three — the Israelis, Sunni Arabs and the U.S. — are united in their belief that Iran presents the greatest threat to peace and prosperity in the region.

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Secondly, the Trump Administration has crippled Iran economically and isolated it politically. By pulling out of the disastrous Iran nuclear deal, imposing crippling sanctions on Iran and shutting off their oil exports, President Trump has brought the Iranian economy to its knees. Iran has been forced to cut back on its support for its terrorist proxies throughout the region, especially the Palestinian groups in Gaza and the West Bank.

Finally, by killing terrorist mastermind General Soleimani, the Trump Administration has thrown Iran’s proxy armies into chaos.

These factors combine to create a new reality for the Palestinians. Their terrorist groups face dwindling funds and support from their main sponsor, Iran. Their leaders are old, tired and short on new ideas. Their options are rapidly narrowing, their outside support evaporating and their leverage waning. Time is not on their side and the longer they wait to make peace with Israel the less likely they are to meet their objectives.

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The thing I find intriguing about the American plan is that it puts the pressures on the Israelis and Palestinians from the outside in. Kushner, a businessman himself, understands that the key to making any progress in the Middle East isn’t by starting with the politicians who have a vested interest in keeping the enmity going. It’s by getting investors, entrepreneurs and businessmen, who see the practical advantages of working across sectarian lines, to lead the way.

Kushner’s approach resonates with something I learned a decade ago when I was in Israel. I was taping two segments for my FoxNews.com show, “DEFCON3.” The first was a panel discussion with Israeli and Palestinian politicians, the second with Israeli and Palestinian businessmen. While I was in the studio interviewing the politicians — who each recited their standard litany of grievances against the other — guests for the second panel were sitting in the green room. My husband was there, too, and said they were having a far more interesting conversation than mine.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The Israeli and Palestinian businessmen, who all knew of each other, had never actually met. After introducing themselves, they started talking about business possibilities. They discussed that if their two countries were allowed to trade, the Palestinian companies could be the portal for Israeli goods to be exported throughout the Arab world. The Palestinian agri-businessman asked the Israelis about selling heirloom tomatoes and other produce in the West Bank to high-end Tel Aviv and European restaurants. The Israeli businessman discussed supplying materials to the Palestinian real estate developer. While the politicians were dug into their same old ruts the entrepreneurial businessmen were trying to figure out how to make money with each other.

What the Palestinians need now is a new generation of leaders, not from the political world who thrive on enmity, but from their business community who know that only with peace can they and their people prosper. The Trump plan gives them a starting point; it’s up to them to take it from there.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE BY KT MCFARLAND

Westlake Legal Group image KT McFarland: Trump Middle East peace plan a good starting point at right time despite Palestinian opposition K.T. McFarland fox-news/world/world-regions/saudi-arabia fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/world-regions/israel fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/opinion fox news fnc/opinion fnc e6ac710d-b7d1-52bf-8907-77479caeb061 article   Westlake Legal Group image KT McFarland: Trump Middle East peace plan a good starting point at right time despite Palestinian opposition K.T. McFarland fox-news/world/world-regions/saudi-arabia fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/world-regions/israel fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/opinion fox news fnc/opinion fnc e6ac710d-b7d1-52bf-8907-77479caeb061 article

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Bloomberg heard in 2015 audio clip defending ‘stop and frisk,’ throwing minority kids against wall: report

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A newly-surfaced recording from a 2015 speech by Michael Bloomberg, in which the former three-term mayor of New York City gives a full-throated defense of the controversial policing procedure known as “stop and frisk,” is threatening to undermine the 2020 presidential candidate’s subsequent apologies for backing the policy and hurt his status with minority voters.

In an audio clip of a 2015 speech, the billionaire gave to the Aspen Institute, Bloomberg acknowledged that “stop and frisk,” targeted minority “kids” who cops must throw “up against the wall” to disarm. The Aspen Times reported at the time that Bloomberg representatives asked the Institute not to distribute footage of his appearance.

“Ninety-five percent of murders- murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take a description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all the cops,” he said. “They are male, minorities, 16-25. That’s true in New York, that’s true in virtually every city (inaudible). And that’s where the real crime is. You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of people that are getting killed.”

Bloomberg also said urban crime-fighting required cities to “spend the money” and “put a lot of cops in the streets,” particularly in “minority neighborhoods,” where he said the crime is. He also acknowledged the “unintended consequences” of the policy.

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“So one of the unintended consequences is people say, ‘Oh my God, you are arresting kids for marijuana that are all minorities.’ Yes, that’s true. Why? Because we put all the cops in minority neighborhoods,” Bloomberg is heard saying on the recording. “Yes, that’s true. Why do we do it? Because that’s where all the crime is. And the way you get the guns out of the kids’ hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them… And then they start… ‘Oh I don’t want to get caught.’ So they don’t bring the gun. They still have a gun, but they leave it at home.”

The Bloomberg campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News’ requests for comment.

Bloomberg, who is funding his campaign with hundreds of millions of dollars from his vast fortune, has surged in recent polls as some within the Democrat Party seek a more moderate alternative to far-left candidates such as senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign appears to be in free-fall. Bloomberg, who succeeded Rudy Giuliani as mayor of America’s biggest city and continued to suppress crime, has been repeatedly grilled about his previous support for “stop and frisk,” which some critics consider a racist approach to policing.

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“Over time I’ve come to understand something that I’ve long struggled to admit to myself,” Bloomberg told congregants at the Christian Cultural Center in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn. “I got something important wrong. I got something important really wrong.”

Bloomberg defended his intentions, which were to reduce gun violence, but admitted that he made an error in how he went about it, even noting that when he put in safeguards to reduce police stops, crime did not go up.

“Today, I want you to know that I realize that back then I was wrong,” he said. “And I’m sorry.”

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report. 

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Bloomberg heard in 2015 audio clip defending ‘stop and frisk,’ throwing minority kids against wall: report

Westlake Legal Group Bloomberg-AP Bloomberg heard in 2015 audio clip defending ‘stop and frisk,’ throwing minority kids against wall: report Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/tech/companies/twitter fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/michael-bloomberg fox-news/media fox news fnc/politics fnc article 98a1a292-dacf-5d73-8c86-8e4bbf3232d7

A newly-surfaced recording from a 2015 speech by Michael Bloomberg, in which the former three-term mayor of New York City gives a full-throated defense of the controversial policing procedure known as “stop and frisk,” is threatening to undermine the 2020 presidential candidate’s subsequent apologies for backing the policy and hurt his status with minority voters.

In an audio clip of a 2015 speech, the billionaire gave to the Aspen Institute, Bloomberg acknowledged that “stop and frisk,” targeted minority “kids” who cops must throw “up against the wall” to disarm. The Aspen Times reported at the time that Bloomberg representatives asked the Institute not to distribute footage of his appearance.

“Ninety-five percent of murders- murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take a description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all the cops,” he said. “They are male, minorities, 16-25. That’s true in New York, that’s true in virtually every city (inaudible). And that’s where the real crime is. You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of people that are getting killed.”

Bloomberg also said urban crime-fighting required cities to “spend the money” and “put a lot of cops in the streets,” particularly in “minority neighborhoods,” where he said the crime is. He also acknowledged the “unintended consequences” of the policy.

MICHAEL MOORE SLAMS ‘DISGUSTING’ DNC FOR CLEARING DEBATE PATH FOR BLOOMBERG: ‘BECAUSE HE HAS A BILLION F—ING DOLLARS!’

“So one of the unintended consequences is people say, ‘Oh my God, you are arresting kids for marijuana that are all minorities.’ Yes, that’s true. Why? Because we put all the cops in minority neighborhoods,” Bloomberg is heard saying on the recording. “Yes, that’s true. Why do we do it? Because that’s where all the crime is. And the way you get the guns out of the kids’ hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them… And then they start… ‘Oh I don’t want to get caught.’ So they don’t bring the gun. They still have a gun, but they leave it at home.”

The Bloomberg campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News’ requests for comment.

Bloomberg, who is funding his campaign with hundreds of millions of dollars from his vast fortune, has surged in recent polls as some within the Democrat Party seek a more moderate alternative to far-left candidates such as senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign appears to be in free-fall. Bloomberg, who succeeded Rudy Giuliani as mayor of America’s biggest city and continued to suppress crime, has been repeatedly grilled about his previous support for “stop and frisk,” which some critics consider a racist approach to policing.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“Over time I’ve come to understand something that I’ve long struggled to admit to myself,” Bloomberg told congregants at the Christian Cultural Center in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn. “I got something important wrong. I got something important really wrong.”

Bloomberg defended his intentions, which were to reduce gun violence, but admitted that he made an error in how he went about it, even noting that when he put in safeguards to reduce police stops, crime did not go up.

“Today, I want you to know that I realize that back then I was wrong,” he said. “And I’m sorry.”

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report. 

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Tucker Carlson: Bernie or Bloomberg? The Democratic Party will never be the same after the NH primary

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A political tragedy is now unfolding here in America, the self-immolation of the Democratic Party. It is happening.

The first primary of the season begins Tuesday in New Hampshire. Like all political leaders, Democrats in Washington sought to control the outcome of this whole process to the degree that they could. And they wrote a detailed script almost a year ago.

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Way back in the spring, they decided that this election would amount to an Obama restoration. By beating President Trump we could all return to the world before Trump.

Joe Biden was the designated leader of this kind of revolution. It’s a little hard to believe, now that we say it out loud — now that Biden is in danger of finishing fifth on Tuesday in New Hampshire.

But that’s what they really thought — that Biden could do it, and they said so right on TV.

David Axelrod, CNN senior political commentator: Well, he just decided to bypass the primaries and go right to the main event, and kind of consign everybody else to the kiddie table.

Jamie Gangel, CNN special correspondent: That is Joe Biden at his best. That is someone who is authentic. It’s the reason he connects with people.

Brooke Baldwin, CNN host: Today, the man who has been a senator, a Vice President and a big fan of aviators — he is joining the race.

Gangel: The aviators are back. There they are. There the aviators, and he loves this. He is having fun. This is not heavy lifting for Joe Biden.

Chris Matthews, MSNBC host: I thought that message today was very, very thrilling to me. I thought it was very American. Now, that was great.

Man, we’re glad we saved the tape. They wish we hadn’t. Biden is going to win. He’s got cool sunglasses — aviators — just like Steve McQueen. He’s on fire, in fuego! Everyone else is at the kiddie table. Biden has got this in the bag. That was their view.

And then Biden started running, which meant talking. Not the usual paid speeches to investor conferences in Dubai, but actual in-person campaign events where there’s no teleprompter, and people can ask you whatever they want. Things quickly collapsed.

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Joe Biden, 20230 presidential candidate and former vice president: No man has a right to raise a hand to a woman in anger other than in self-defense, and that rarely ever occurs.

And so we have to just change the culture. Period. And keep punching at it, and punching at it and punching at it.

.I love this place. Look, what’s not to like about Vermont in terms of the beauty of it and what a neat town.

Play the radio, make sure the television — excuse me, make sure you have the record player is on at night.

Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.

We choose science over fiction. We choose truth over facts.

See. The answer to domestic violence – more punching because they’re just as bright as talented as the white kids are. And if you don’t believe me, turn on the record player.

Every day, a new disaster all chronicled on social media, and still, the prognosticators assured us that Joe Biden was the inevitable winner. He had to be.

Oh, but the South Carolina primary is coming up. Biden has got a lock on African-Americans, they told us. Black people love him.

Whatever you say cable news geniuses. We just got the new Quinnipiac poll. It shows Biden dropping 22 points among black voters in just two weeks. Mike Bloomberg, meanwhile — Mr. Stop and Frisk — he is up 15 points among those same voters.

What does it prove? It proves that in politics, as in life, you never really know. Better to be honest about that. But of course, they never are.

Keep in mind, these people, the ones you just saw get huge salaries to do what? To predict the future. Yet they’re virtually always wrong. Frustrating? Yes. It’s frustrating. We still remember when they were telling us to buy condos in Vegas a week before the 2008 Real Estate collapse.

On the other hand, their consistent idiocy — and it is consistent — does create a potentially lucrative investment opportunity for the rest of us.

Stop Bernie. That is the focus right now and in Democratic circles in Washington, that’s really all they’re thinking about. They fear Bernie more than Trump.

Every time someone on one of these MSNBC panels — you know, The Washington Post editorial writer seated next to the retired C.I.A. analyst across from the former federal prosecutor and the fake Democratic strategist who has never run a campaign — that group — every time that group agrees that something momentous is just about to happen, bet against it. And go all in when you do. Take a mortgage out on the house again. Get a loan from your brother-in-law in Boca Raton. Collect the dimes from under your couch and send it all to your broker. Go long against the consensus on cable news, and you will get rich.

We don’t know what the future holds, obviously, but we can be certain of at least one thing in the world: When everyone in Washington says it’s true, it’s not true. The opposite usually is true.

Apparently, Joe Biden hasn’t quite figured this out yet, which is why he is still running. As of this hour, he is still making candidate-like noises out there on the campaign trail, by in turn, charming and baffling the shrinking number of New Hampshire voters who come out to see him.

Here’s his latest exchange.

Biden: That’s a good question. Number one: I was at a Democratic caucus — you have been to a caucus? No, you haven’t. You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier. You said you were, but now, you’ve got to be honest. I’m going to be honest with you.

Take that, you lying dog-faced pony soldier! It’s going to be hard not to miss Joe Biden when he drops out.

In the meantime, here’s a line he can use the next time some voter dares to ask him why he is losing.

Steve Martin from 1986’s “Three Amigos”: There you slime eating dog. You scumsucking pig.

You sons of a motherless goat.

You could just hear Biden saying that. Hopefully, he will get to that in South Carolina and Nevada.

Let’s hope though, in the end, his political obituaries aren’t too mean to Joe Biden. It’s not really fair to blame him for this mess. Shallow people with rapidly declining faculties shouldn’t be running for president in the first place.

Soon, probably very soon, Biden will be safely in Florida wearing white knee socks and enjoying the 4:30 prime rib special. He’ll be a lot happier then. But the people who encouraged him to run, despite the evidence, and predicted his victory, we should remember their names. They’ve got no excuse. They’re not senile. They’re just stupid.

To be fair, though, there are still some voters out there who sincerely believe Joe Biden can win it all and somehow their enthusiasm seems even more hurtful than the attacks of his enemies. In the latest spasm of Biden support from New Hampshire, supporters could be heard singing, “Biden’s back!”

Let’s be honest, the Democratic contest, as of now, is now between Mike Bloomberg and Bernie Sanders. That’s a disaster for Democrats. The party can either nominate Bernie and go full socialist, or steal the nomination from Bernie and face some sort of real cataclysm at the convention in Milwaukee and beyond Milwaukee.

Biden’s back, all right. Ever seen anything sadder than that? Not since the last Peaches and Herb reunion tour played the Wichita County Fair. Time is the cruelest critic of all. Biden himself seemed uncertain of what to make of all the praise. He had that vacant, slightly confused look like he just been told to blow out the candles on his 90th birthday cake.

None of this amuses Democratic officials in Washington. They know their party is in danger of not having a nominee at all by the time that convention arrives.

Here’s the difference. Most Republican primaries award all or most all delegates to the winner of the state, but not so on the Democratic side. Thanks to changes that Bernie Sanders demanded after the last election, many delegates are distributed on a proportional basis on the Democratic side. And that means if there are three or more viable candidates in the race after Super Tuesday, there will almost certainly be a brokered convention — and a bitter one.

That is very bad news for Democrats. The people who thought they ran the Democratic Party here in Washington are starting to figure that out, and they’re upset.

James Carville, veteran political strategist: If there is a certain part of the Democratic Party that wants us to be a cult, I’m not interested in being in a cult. If some people in this country want a revolution, I want disruption. You know, I don’t know what — they always scream at people.

They go and bully people and I don’t know how you want to lecture them — 78 years old standing up screaming at the microphone about the revolution. But you’ve got to give people an alternative.

Yes, so, at the end, you heard what it’s really about. Their main fear is Bernie Sanders.

Now rich liberals will put up with almost any amount of social engineering, in case you haven’t noticed — non-binary bathrooms, check; woke self- abasement, fine. But they tend to be completely humorless on the subject of money, especially when it means handing over some of their money to the people below them. They’re not into it at all.

They get hysterical, and they start ranting about public executions.

Chris Matthews: I have my own views of the word “socialist,” and I’ll be glad to tell them — share them with you in private, and they go back to the early 1950s.

I have an attitude about them. I remember the Cold War. I have an attitude towards Castro. I believe that Castro and the Reds had won the Cold War, there would be executions in Central Park and I might have been one of the ones getting executed. And certain other people would be there cheering, okay, so I have a problem with people who took the other side.

I don’t know what Bernie supports over these years. I don’t know what he means by socialism. Why don’t we become Denmark? We’re going to be like Denmark. Okay, that’s harmless.

That is basically a capitalist country with a lot of good social welfare programs. Denmark is harmless.

Chris Hayes, MSNBC host Pretty clearly in the Denmark category, yes.

Matthews: Is he?

Hayes: Yes.

Matthews: Are you sure? How do you know? Did he tell you that?

Stop Bernie. That is the focus right now and in Democratic circles in Washington, that’s really all they’re thinking about.

They fear Bernie more than Trump. But the question is, how do they stop him? It is still a democracy after all.

Probably not with Amy Klobuchar. So that leaves two former mayors to get the job done, one from of a mid-sized Midwestern town, the other of America’s largest city.

Now, a lot of donors in New York and Los Angeles would rather go with the former, Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend. For one thing, he was never a Republican, unlike Mike Bloomberg.

But there are questions about Pete Buttigieg. The main one is not can he become president? The main one is, is he actually human? Does he leave footprints? Has he ever cast a shadow? Or is this so-called Pete Buttigieg exactly what he appears to be –a c orporate hologram designed by the HR Department at Google for instructional purposes?

Well, who knows? But it’s possible that AI is now so sophisticated that we’re looking at our first robotic presidential candidate.

You’ll notice, for example — not to be a conspiracy nut, but it’s true — every word Buttigieg utters is perfectly synchronized with the official view from Silicon Valley and the finance world.

Now, what are the chances of that occurring in nature? This may be the new frontier in automation, ladies and gentlemen.

The other candidates clearly don’t know what to make of the whole thing. Biden took the first swing at Buttigieg in a nasty new television ad. When Joe Biden calls you unaccomplished, it stings.

Voiceover in Biden ad: When President Obama called on, Joe Biden helped lead the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which gave healthcare to 20 million people.

And when park-goers called on Pete Buttigieg, he installed decorative lights under bridges giving citizens of South Bend colorfully illuminated rivers.

Under threat of a nuclear Iran, Joe Biden helped to negotiate the Iran Deal.

And under threat of disappearing pets, Buttigieg negotiated lighter licensing regulations on pet chip scanners.

Okay, Joe Biden, but can we be honest for one moment? Which would you actually rather have? An Iran deal or a chip scanner that helps find your last dog? I mean, really.

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It is an interesting question anyway. Biden left it unanswered.

Nevertheless, at Friday’s debate, the other candidates followed his lead and pushed a similar theme.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn: We have a newcomer in the White House and look where it got us. I think having some experience is a good thing.

Tom Steyer: We need people with experience. That’s why I’m worried about Mayor Pete. You need to be able to go toe to toe with this guy and take him down on the debate stage or we’re going to lose.

Sen Bernie Sanders: Unlike some of the folks up here, I don’t have 40 billionaires, Pete, contributing to my campaign coming from the pharmaceutical industry, common from Wall Street.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.: I don’t think any billionaire ought to be able to do it, and I don’t think people who suck up to billionaires in order to fund their campaigns ought to do it.

Says the lady who just got off a private plane the other day.

The whole thing seems a little unfair if you think about it for a minute. There was Tom Steyer, who is currently suffering through one of the worst midlife crises in recorded history. He has never been elected to anything and never will be. He was attacking Pete Buttigieg for not being accomplished enough? Irony is definitely dead.

On the other hand, so is Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, no matter what they’re claiming on television. Buttigieg is too fake. He’s too unnervingly programmed. He’s not going to win.

And anyway, if you’re looking for a tiny, finance-friendly, former mayor, we’ve already got one for you, who by the way, has tens of billions of dollars to spend on the race. Let’s be honest, the Democratic contest, as of now, is now between Mike Bloomberg and Bernie Sanders.

That’s a disaster for Democrats. The party can either nominate Bernie and go full socialist, or steal the nomination from Bernie and face some sort of real cataclysm at the convention in Milwaukee and beyond Milwaukee.

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Those are the options. Either way, the Democratic Party will never be the same after Tuesday, not even close. The past is officially over for the Democrats.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Feb. 10, 2020.

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Waffle House on Valentine’s Day: How the chain established itself as a romantic roadside destination

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Each year on Valentine’s Day, hundreds of Waffle House locations across the country bust out their crisp white tablecloths and heart-shaped decorations, ready to welcome the lucky lovebirds who reserved a table at the most romantic restaurants they could think of … or at least the most romantic restaurants that serve smothered, covered and chunked hash browns.

Sure, this may have seemed like an unusual date idea once upon a time, but celebrating Valentine’s Day at Waffle House has become something of a quirky tradition for couples seeking a unique night out. And now, more than a decade on, that tradition is still going strong.

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“It’s become very popular with a lot of the customers,” said Njeri Boss, the director of public relations for Waffle House. “And once you start something, the customers come to expect it. So we try to provide a special experience.”

The idea for Waffle House’s Valentine’s Day dinner service began in 2008, at a single location in John’s Creek, Ga. According to Boss, the manager of that restaurant noticed the same few customers were returning year after year on Feb. 14, and he took it upon himself to make the dining area “nice” for his most romantic regulars.

The first Valentine’s Day dinner service was such a success, Boss says, that the John’s Creek manager brought it up with the vice president of his region, and the idea spread like butter on a hot pecan waffle.

“And of course, with all traditions, they evolve,” Boss told Fox News.

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Now, as of 2020, over 200 Waffle House locations across the South and Southeast have chosen to opt-in. Each location is also given the freedom to decorate however they wish — as long as white tablecloths are in the mix.

Boss explained that managers, too, are allowed to offer their own Valentine’s Day specials for the evening, for an added touch.

“Some [restaurants] even coordinate their uniforms, or do something different. Go upscale,” she says. “Every one is different … but the tablecloths remain the same.”

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Walt Ehmer, the CEO of Waffle House, is also such a fan of the idea that he once called it a “bucket-list experience.”

“A perfect Valentine’s dinner consists of soft music, great food and a welcoming atmosphere,” said Ehmer in 2018. “And we have all three waiting for those who are ready.”

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As of 2020, over 200 Waffle House locations were accepting reservations for Valentine’s Day dinner service. Visit WaffleHouse.com for a complete list of participating restaurants.

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Dead birds seized in Washington from passenger arriving from China

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Washington, D.C., seized a package of dead birds from the luggage of a passenger traveling from China, the agency announced on Monday.

The unidentified person arrived at Dulles International Airport on a flight from Beijing on January 27, where CBP agriculture specialists initiated a baggage inspection and discovered the prohibited birds — which the passenger said was cat food, officials said.

Due to fears over the highly contagious bird flu, the deceased animals were promptly incinerated with USDA approval.

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The passenger was reportedly heading to an address in Maryland. It’s not clear what type of small birds were inside the package and CBP said they were 2.5 to 3.5 inches in length.

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Agriculture specialists with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized a package of dead birds from the luggage of a passenger traveling from China. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

“These dead birds are prohibited from importation to the United States as unprocessed birds pose a potentially significant disease threat to our nation’s poultry industries and more alarmingly to our citizens as potential vectors of avian influenza,” said Casey Durst, Director of Field Operations for CBP’s Baltimore Field Office.

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The package of pet food fromChina consisted of tiny dead birds. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

The regulation of animal imports into the U.S. are conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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Those consigning and importing certain products should make sure they comply with licensing, certification and importation requirements, CBP said.

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Soccer legend Pele ‘embarrassed’ to leave home due to health: report

Pele, the Brazilian soccer legend, has turned reclusive due to his nagging health issues, which have led to depression, according to his son.

The soccer great has been hospitalized last year for various issues including a urinary infection that kept him hospitalized for weeks. Edinho, his son, told the Brazilian station TV Globo that his father now requires assistance to walk due to hip problems.

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“Imagine, he’s the King, he was always such an imposing figure and today he can’t walk properly,” his son said, according to the BBC. “He’s pretty fragile. He had a hip replacement and didn’t have an adequate or ideal rehabilitation. So he has this problem with mobility and that has set off a kind of depression.”

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The three-time World Cup champion is 79. The BBC reported that he scored a record 1,281 goals in his 21-year career.

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