Saturday, September 13, 2014

Show Notes 09/11/2014

Thursday Show 9/11/14

Democrat Senate candidate doges questions about ties to communist group
The Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Montana last month dodged questions about her ties to a group that explicitly advocates the abolition of capitalism in the United States. “That sounds like contemporary communism,” said Montana Public Radio reporter Edward O’Brien of the Industrial Workers of the World, a labor group for which Montana legislator Amanda Curtis’ husband is a representative.
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How the world responded to Obama's Islamic State speech
From Tehran to Berlin, commentators are chewing over President Barack Obama’s speech last night on fighting the self-named Islamic State (IS). And while the prospect of expanded US intervention in the Middle East alarms some, he gets plaudits from others for his combative message.
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James Madison: “President can use force without authorization only to repel sudden attacks”
Editor's note: Can the president unilaterally initiate the use of military force without a prior authorization from Congress? In his notes from the Constitutional Convention, James Madison stated that the Executive could only do so when it was necessary "to repel sudden attacks."
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Utah teacher accidently shoots self in leg at school
Officials say a Utah elementary school teacher has been rushed to the hospital after a concealed firearm she was carrying accidently discharged in a school bathroom and shot her in the leg.
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Announcing He’s Leaving CNN, Piers Morgan Has This Warning for the NRA
Piers Morgan, in a series of tweets Tuesday, announced he is officially leaving CNN to seek “pastures new.” In his typical bombastic fashion, however, the former television host did not go quietly, hinting he planned to continue his controversial campaign against guns in America and the NRA. Morgan went on to say CNN President Jeff Zucker had offered him a chance to work for two years on an interview show, but that declined.
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Jurassic squirrels push back clock on emergence of mammals
The fossil remains of squirrel-like mammals with a hefty dose of cute are helping reset the clock for mammalian evolution, according to a new study. Over the past three years, a team of researchers has uncovered six 160-million-year-old fossils that represent three new species who were living in trees at the time of the dinosaurs.
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US Military's New Laser Gun Zaps Drones
Boeing recently announced that its mobile laser weapon, dubbed the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD), successfully shot down more than 150 drones, rockets and other mock enemy targets in a third round of tests. The trials prove that the laser weapon is reliable and capable of consistently "acquiring, tracking and engaging a variety of targets in different environments," according to Boeing.
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Look Ma, No Hands! GM Announces 'Intelligent' Driving Tech
Forget what you learned in driver's ed. The newest must-have feature for cars lets drivers navigate without putting their hands on the steering wheel or even stepping on the gas pedal.
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