Thursday Show 9/18/14
Britain: Muslim kids outnumber Christian kids
Muslim children outnumber Christian children in Birmingham*, the second largest city in Britain, according to an analysis of the 2011 Census data, and the same holds true for the 10th largest city, Bradford, three sections of London, and in Leicester, the 12 largest city.
Dems block Cruz bill to strip U.S. citizenship from Islamic State defectors
Sen. Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises.
Family glitch in Obamacare to impact 1.9 million Americans
Vague language within Obamacare will result in nearly 2 million Americans being unable to afford health insurance, according to a new report by the American Action Forum (AAF).
Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola
Shoppers crowded streets and markets in Sierra Leone's capital on Thursday stocking up for a three-day shutdown that authorities will hope will slow the spread of the Ebola outbreak that is accelerating across West Africa.
Horse power gains favor among small scale farmers
While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labors to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules.
New protections for sharks take effect
Good news for shark lovers: This weekend, new international laws will go into effect to strengthen protections for five shark species that are threatened by overfishing.
Air Force removes “so help me God” requirement from oath
A legal review of rules that required the phrase occurred after the American Humanist Association threatened to sue on behalf of an atheist airman. The unnamed airman at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada was denied re-enlistment Aug. 25 after crossing the phrase out of the oath.
Federal court upholds US flag ban on Cinco De Mayo
A federal appeals court will not reconsider a unanimous February ruling upholding the actions of a principal in a Northern California high school who ordered students wearing American flag shirts inside out during a 2010 Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Union boss millionaires lead income equality convention
Union boss millionaires lead ‘income equality’ conventionSeveral of America’s wealthiest union bosses spoke at the 2014 Ohio AFL-CIO convention in Cincinnati this week. The event’s theme? “Building the movement for income equality.”
Giants star teams up with Dairy Council to tackle childhood obesity
Super Bowl champion Victor Cruz is teaming up with the NFL and the National Dairy Council (NDC) to tackle childhood obesity. The latest installation of the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign, called ‘For the Love of Play,’ is designed to inspire participants to fit 60 minutes of play into their daily routine.
Federal school lunch program ends special-ed program at Georgia High School
Government limits on the calories in food sold to public school students have stifled both special education and culinary programs at Marietta High School, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. Students at the school learned baking and business skills by manning a cart that sold coffee and muffins to teachers and students every morning last year, but the business recently got the boot due to rules imposed by Washington.