Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Show notes 10/21/2012

Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Sunday 10/21/12

Major US, Israeli air defense exercise begins
The Israeli military says its largest ever exercise with the United States has begun. A major air defense drill called Austere Challenge 2012 started Sunday and includes more than 3,500 Americans and 1,000 Israelis.

Inhofe: EPA 'punting' regs until after election that 'spell doom' for jobs, economy
Republican Sen. James Inhofe says the Environmental Protection Agency has delayed action or “punted” on numerous regulations while President Obama tries to “earns votes” for a second term.

Pope names 7 new saints, seeks to revive faith
Some 80,000 pilgrims in flowered lei, feathered headdresses and other traditional garb flooded St. Peter's Square on Sunday as Pope Benedict XVI added seven more saints onto the roster of Catholic role models in a bid to reinvigorate the faith in parts of the world where it's lagging.

“Big Food” Trying to Control Universities through Rampant Conflicts of Interest
Science for sale! Researchers with ties to industry are paying big money to ensure that scientific independence is a thing of the past. Apparently this is how those dumber and dumber examples got their start.

Two reports just released—“Federal Spending by the Numbers 2012” by The Heritage Foundation and “Waste Book 2012” 
A report by the office of Senator Tom Coburn (R–OK)—shed light on these and other examples of Washington’s irresponsible spending.

Global warming stopped 16 years ago
The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week. The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.

‘Fast and Furious’ defendant gets prison for buying guns
The first of 20 individuals indicted in 2011 on charges of buying high-powered firearms in Arizona to be used by Mexican drug gangs was sentenced Monday in San Diego federal court to 57 months in prison.