Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Show Notes 06-18-2016

Sunday show 6/18/17

Mexican brewery mocks Trump, depicts president as swastika-wearing mariachi
A Mexico City brewery named Casa Cervecera Cru Cru has debuted a beer that pokes fun at President Trump, depicting him as a sad mariachi musician on its label. The brewery’s caricature of Trump — which is prominently featured on the front of every bottle.
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Amazon granted a patent that prevents in-store shoppers from online price checking
Amazon’s long been a go-to for people to online price compare while shopping at brick-and-mortars. Now, a new patent granted to the company could prevent people from doing just that inside Amazon’s own stores.
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A MOVIE ABOUT 'SAFE SPACES' ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES
Podcaster comedian Adam Carolla and author-talk host Dennis Prager are tackling the new concept on college campuses of creating “safe spaces,” meaning isolating students from ideas they find repugnant.
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TRANSGENDER 'GIRL' TRACK STAR WITH MUSTACHE CRUSHES FEMALE COMPETITORS
A 15-year-old young man who was born male and has the surging testosterone levels of a man – but still claims to identify as a woman – is crushing his female competitors in high-school track and field.
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UK, France Eye Large Fines for Internet Companies That Do Not Quickly Take Down Radical Content
Giant Internet companies could face large fines if they do not quickly remove online material that promotes terrorism and extremism, under a new joint plan announced by the British and French governments.
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NOW LOOK WHO'S IN HOT WATER FOR REFUSING REFUGEES
The European Commission has launched a process that could result in huge fines against Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic for refusing to comply with an order to admit foreign “refugees.”
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Judicial Watch Demands FBI Recover Records Allegedly Unlawfully Removed by Comey
In a warning letter sent to Acting FBI Director Andrew G. McCabe on Thursday, June 15, Judicial Watch demanded that the FBI recover memos that former FBI Director James Comey leaked to the media and allegedly unlawfully removed from the Bureau.
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Trump Signs Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeship Opportunities
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he's signing an executive order to roll back regulations that prevent certain industries from creating apprenticeship programs.
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Obama’s 11th-Hour Education Regulations Worrying Experts
New education regulations initiated by former President Obama will go into effect this summer. This worries education experts. The regulations will make colleges and universities financially and legally vulnerable — and some colleges could shut down.
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Bill Cosby trial: Mistrial declared after jury deadlocks
The high-profile case accusing Bill Cosby of aggravated indecent assault ended in a mistrial Saturday after a Pennsylvania jury was unable to come to a unanimous decision.
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Show Notes 06-11-2017

Sunday show 6-11-17

Flag Day: U.S. Flag Etiquette
Here are some facts about how to handle, and display the U.S. Flag. I concentrated on the areas that I have seen abused in the past, taken from 4USC6.
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Jeff Sessions to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday
After former FBI director James Comey made headlines with his testimony this week, the spotlight is now on Jeff Sessions. The attorney general said Saturday he will accept an invitation to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.
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Judicial Watch Cites New Evidence Clinton Knowingly Used Unsecured Device After Being Warned
The legal watchdog group Judicial Watch on Thursday submitted new evidence to a U.S. District Court showing that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used an unsecured Blackberry phone after being warned of the risk of doing so by “security hawks.”
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'Wonder Woman' buries 'The Mummy' at box office
Warner Bros.' "Wonder Woman" wrapped up Cruise's "The Mummy" at the weekend box office, pulling in an estimated $57.2 million in North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday.
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Uber Executive Emil Michael Leaves Company
Uber Technologies Inc. executive Emil Michael, one of Chief Executive Travis Kalanick's closest confidants, is planning to resign as soon as Monday amid a continuing investigation into the company's workplace culture, according to people familiar with matter.
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Pressure Grows on Military as Venezuela’s Governing Crisis Worsens
Analysts point to increased pressure on Venezuela’s military and a growing rift between President Nicolas Maduro and his chief prosecutor as new challenges confronting the president as he tries to centralize his power amid worsening street protests and violence.
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Trump: 'Dreamers' should 'rest easy President Trump said Friday that undocumented immigrants who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children should "rest easy" and not fear deportation under his administration's efforts to ramp up immigration enforcement.
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Immigration agents make arrests in Memphis – one family's story
Tomas Maldonado entered the U.S. illegally from Mexico more than 10 years ago. Since then, he’s bought a house and started a family. But his immigration violation has caused him big problems.
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Show Notes 06-10-2017

Saturday Show 6-10-17

Megyn Kelly spars with defiant Vladimir Putin on NBC show debut
Megyn Kelly made her much-ballyhooed debut on NBC Sunday, though she didn’t exactly live up to the title of her new magazine show that went up against 60 Minutes.
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Dem Congresswoman Doesn’t Know FBI Part of Executive Branch
A leading Democrat in the House and frequent critic of President Donald Trump made an embarrassing faux pas during CNN’s Erin Burnett “OutFront” show on Wednesday night.
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Meet Young Americans Who Pledge Allegiance, Salute Old Glory and Honor our Troops
In recent days we have seen shameful images of American young people burning the flag, disrespecting the National Anthem and desecrating the U.S. Constitution. We have seen them try and silence free speech and bully those who defend freedom.
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SecState Tillerson Recognizes ‘Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Pride Month’ 
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a statement on June 7, recognizing what the called “LGBTI Month” and said that the State Department is "working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedom of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom.”
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Chimps are not people, cannot be freed from custody: New York court
Chimpanzees do not deserve the same rights as people, a New York state appeals court unanimously concluded on Thursday, as it refused to order the release of two of the animals to a primate sanctuary.
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This police dog was fired from his job for an adorable reason
This is Gavel, a German Shepherd who was recruited as a puppy to train as a police dog - but ended up getting the sack. Unfortunately, Gavel was found to be not up to the task. As the police put it, he  "did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line."
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Why whales are back in New York City
Once all but extinct in New York City's waters, the whales are undeniably back. The same year that the curious humpback captured our attentions, Sieswerda counted 106 whales in the waters off New York City.
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Groundswell of Local Support to Meet US Goals in Paris Accord
It's been a week since President Trump announced he was pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement. In that time, a remarkable transformation has taken place.
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Show Notes 06-04-17

Sunday show 6/4/17

 75th anniversary of The Battle of Midway
 In the wake of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the U.S. was at war with Japan. By early 1942, the Japanese were continuing to flex their naval might, seeking to target Navy carriers not destroyed at Pearl Harbor, and keen on eliminating the Navy presence and threat in the Pacific.
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THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY: THE COMPLETE INTELLIGENCE STORY
The Battle of Midway in June of 1942 was one of the most important naval battles in world history and a turning point in the Second World War. Between June 4 and 7, aircraft from aircraft carriers Enterprise, Yorktown, and Hornet of the U.S. Navy’s Task Forces 16 and 17 ambushed and sank the Imperial Japanese Navy’s carrier force that only six months before had attacked Pearl Harbor and terrorized the Pacific.
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'Make our planet great again' - Macron rebukes Trump (in English) for ditching Paris climate deal
French President Emmanuel Macron said Donald Trump had made an historic error by abandoning the Paris climate agreement, and urged frustrated US climate scientists and entrepreneurs to come and work in France.
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This company is helping California conservatives move... to Texas
Two-time congressional candidate Paul Chabot let go of his political ambitions after losing to incumbent Pete Aguilar in November. Chabot has found a new pursuit. Last week, he launched the website Conservative Move. It's a business aimed at helping people leave blue states like California and move places where they might be a little more comfortable — like North Texas, where Chabot and his family moved in January.
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EPA Director Says He and Trump Didn't Talk About President's Views on Global Warming
EPA Director Scott Pruitt said Friday that he and the president never discussed what his views were on whether climate change is real. Their conversation was strictly confined to whether the Paris Climate Accord is good for the country.
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U.S. SCHOOLS 'BOWING' TO ISLAM DURING RAMADAN
High schools across America are being pressured to offer time off school, in-school prayer rooms, and special dietary demands by Muslim students observing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
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What is a patent?
A patent is a right granted to an inventor by the federal government that permits the inventor to exclude others from making, selling or using the invention for a period of time.
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THANKS TO PATENT, AUTOMAKER'S FINGERS ALWAYS IN YOUR WALLET
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled on behalf of consumers in a lawsuit by Lexmark International, the maker of computer printer ink cartridges. The company wanted to control what happens to its cartridges after they’re sold, seeking to prevent anyone from refilling them instead of buying a new one.
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WHY DID SOME U.S. FIRMS SUPPORT PARIS AGREEMENT?
Since well before former President Barack Obama signed onto it as an executive agreement (because he knew the Senate wouldn’t ratify it), a number of large American corporations have supported the Paris climate accord.
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Show Notes 06-03-17

Saturday Show 6-3-17

Check out the List of 66 Programs Axed by the New Trump Budget
The Hill has a nice report on the 66 programs that President Trump’s budget would cut. The cuts would save about $27 Billion, which is really just a drop in the bucket of government spending, but we have to start somewhere.
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35 St. Louis-area convenience store owners indicted following federal raids
A federal grand jury has indicted 35 store owners on federal conspiracy charges for trafficking contraband cigarettes, distributing controlled substances and money laundering.
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Pence confident Supreme Court will uphold Trump's travel ban
Vice President Pence said he was “very confident” the Supreme Court would uphold the Trump administration’s authority to issue its controversial travel ban during a wide-ranging discussion Friday on “Fox & Friends.”
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PALESTINIAN COPS ARREST CHRISTIANS FOR … EATING
Palestinian police are working overtime enforcing Shariah law’s fast during Ramadan on Muslims and non-Muslims alike. At least four people, including Christians, have been arrested so far for eating in public before sunset since last week when the monthlong Muslim holy days began.
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Desired for their labor, rejected as neighbors. Farmworkers in California face hostile communities
The “urban farm homes” nestled along a cul-de-sac off an old farm road in Nipomo, Calif., had lofted floor plans with more than 2,500 square feet of living space — “perfect … for multi-generational living,” the advertisements boasted.
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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Show Notes 05/28/2017

Sunday show 5/28/17

Memorial Day
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
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Judge throws out lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by parents of Benghazi victims
A federal judge tossed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of two Americans killed at a diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ruling Friday the former secretary of state did not defame them when disputing allegations that she had lied.
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Arizona ends taxation on purchase & exchange of gold and silver coins
The Governor of Arizona Doug Ducey has signed into law a bill which removes all state income tax on precious metals coins. The measure was passed in the Arizona Senate on May 10 by a margin of 16-13.
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President Trump Stands Up to G7 Leaders, Refuses to Ratify Climate Agreement
After coming to an easy agreement on a statement denouncing terrorism, the G7 leaders were unable to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump into ratifying the 2015 Paris climate agreement that would significantly reduce U.S. energy independence.
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Review: This topless Range Rover Evoque is a sexy beast
 In stop-and-go traffic on the Harbor Freeway near downtown here, the driver in a sedan next to me leaned out the window as I rolled along and yelled, "How do you do that?"
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Accused of underpaying women, Google says it's too expensive to get wage data
Officials said it was too financially burdensome and logistically challenging to hand over salary records that the government requested in discrimination case Google argued that it was too financially burdensome and logistically challenging to compile and hand over salary records that the government has requested, sparking a strong rebuke from the US Department of Labor (DoL), which has accused the Silicon Valley firm of underpaying women.
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Migrants storm border fence from Morocco into Spain
 About 100 African migrants stormed over a high double fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla Tuesday in a violent assault that left three police officers injured, officials said.
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STONE TABLET BELIEVED TO CONFIRM TOWER OF BABEL
The Smithsonian Channel shows in the first episode of its documentary series "Secrets" the emergence of new "very compelling" evidence that the Tower of Babel, as mentioned in the book of Genesis in the Old Testament, actually existed.
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FLASHBACK: Jim Bunning's Historic and Heroic Stand
Republican Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky, a 78-year-old grandfather of 40 who is not running for re-election, has single-handedly fought a battle on Capitol Hill over the past week that ought to inspire all taxpayers to rally around his banner of commonsense.
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Show Notes 05-27-2017

Saturday Show 5-27-17

FOR SUCH A BUMBLING EXPLORER, HE SURE MADE AN IMPACT
William Lawson Grant, Professor of Colonial History at Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, wrote in the introduction to “Voyages and Explorations” (Toronto, The Courier Press, Limited, 1911, A.S. Barnes Company): “The history of Western Civilization begins in a conflict with the Orient, a conflict of which it may be the end is not yet.
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He plowed his field; now he faces a $2.8 million fine
Duarte sued the Army Corps and the state, alleging they violated his constitutional right of due process by issuing the cease and desist orders without a hearing. The U.S. Attorney’s Office counter-sued Duarte Nursery to enforce the Clean Water Act violation.
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Able-Bodied Required to Work Under Trump’s New Food Stamp Reform?
President Donald Trump’s newly released budget contains a proposed food stamp reform, which the left has denounced as a “horror” that arbitrarily cuts food stamp benefits by 25 percent.
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One-third of American 8th graders think Canada is a dictatorship, report reveals
The days of politically frustrated Americans declaring "That's it, I'm moving to Canada!" could soon be coming to an end — at least among teenagers who value freedom and equality.
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Hillary Gets Choked Up At Wellesley Commencement — Blames Allergies
Hillary Clinton struggled to speak shortly after beginning her speech at the Wellesley College commencement ceremony Friday. A college official rushed to deliver her a lozenge and water bottle as she choked on her words.
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The Royal American Regiment
During the struggle between France and Britain for control of North America, in the conflict known to Americans as the French and Indian War, the British forces had met with some early disasters that made it clear that some new military units with special skills would be needed to fight this war.
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