Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Show Notes 05/15/2014

Thursday Show 5/15/14

Armed Forces Day
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense.

Hillary has some thoughts on gun ownership that may upset Second Amendment advocates
Staking out a position to the left of other potential Democratic opponents in 2016, Hillary Clinton said a culture where “anybody can have a gun” will lead to a country with “no rule of law and no self-control.” The former secretary of state, New York senator and first lady spoke at the National Council for Behavioral Health conference Tuesday in Oxen Hill, Md., near Washington.

Amid Protests, FCC Advances Net Neutrality' Regulations
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday moved forward with new regulations regarding so-called net neutrality, voting to advance rules that could have far-reaching implications on how Internet content is delivered and how much consumers pay to have it delivered.

Fast Food Strikes Go Global, But is the Goal Any Closer to Being Met?
U.S. fast food workers have been striking periodically over the past year-and-a-half for higher wages, and while they haven’t achieved their goal, they’ve gained global support.

‘Danged if I know’: Susan Rice seems to scoff at Benghazi probe question
National Security Adviser Susan Rice, at a foreign policy lunch on Wednesday, seemed to scoff at a question on whether a select committee investigation on Benghazi would reveal new evidence.

Woman's cancer wiped out ... by measles virus
In a breakthrough that could offer new hope to people with some kinds of cancer, Mayo Clinic researchers say they managed to wipe out a woman's cancer with a blast of measles vaccine strong enough to inoculate 10 million people.