Friday, September 27, 2013

Show Notes 09/26/2013

Show Notes Thursday 09/26/13

Air Force's new F-16 Drone makes debut
The U.S. Air Force and Boeing have sent their first unmanned F-16 jet plane into the air — a drone craft test that promises to change the shape of battlefield missions in years to come.

Lawmakers raise alarm after radio failures during Navy Yard shooting
Lawmakers are calling on federal investigators to track down why cops, firefighters and medics -- for the third time in the last year -- suffered from faulty equipment and busted communication lines during a crisis.

PA Representative Mike Fitzpatrick says Obamacare is hurting Sesame Street
U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick penned a letter to President Obama last week saying the president’s Affordable Care Act had caused Sesame Place, an important tourist attraction, to terminate health benefits for its part-time staff, reported.

Young Adults' Obamacare Awareness Low Ahead Of Rollout, Survey Says
Young adults, especially those with low incomes who will qualify for financial assistance, have poor awareness of health insurance options that will be available under President Barack Obama's health care reform law, according to survey findings published Wednesday that underscore the challenges facing Obamacare.

EPA admits new coal regulations won't reduce global warming
An Environmental Protection Agency proposal designed to reduce CO2 emissions and reduce global warming will actually have no “notable CO2 emission changes.”

Timber industry suffers as loggers blame Federal regulations for lost jobs
The Rough and Ready Sawmill was an institution in southern Oregon for 91 years. Its lumber helped fuel the post-World War II building boom and settle the rural West. Now, it sits empty, the last of 22 mills in Josephine County to shut down for good, signaling the end of an era.