Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Show Notes 09/08/2013


Show Sunday 09/08/13

Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of Tishri. In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, "head of the year" or "first of the year." Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year.

Promises made promises broken: The betrayal of pensioners and taxpayers
Comprehensive research into the funded status of state level defined benefit public pension plans reveals that public employee retirement promises are underfunded by $4.1 trillion. Combined, state public pension plans are just 39 percent funded.

Early turnout appears strong in Colorado recall effort on gun control legistation
Colorado residents go to the polls Tuesday to vote on whether to recall two state senators who supported stricter gun laws in the aftermath of two 2012 mass shootings.

JP Morgan Chase pulls out of the student loan market
This is not a good sign, as one may glean from the title of the CNBC post from John Carney, “The Student Loan Bubble Is Starting To Burst.”

California city welcomes doomsday bunkers amid concerns over safety use
Part of a small but vocal group of survivalists in Menifee, some 80 miles east of Los Angeles, Jones, 46, has pushed for the right to build a bunker on his 1-acre property for nearly a year. He wants to be ready for anything, be it natural disaster or a nuclear attack.

Senate votes to stop US from joining UN arms treaty
In the last batch of amendment votes to the budget, the Senate voted on several foreign policy proposals.








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