Saturday, December 06, 2014

Show Notes 12/04/2014

Thursday Show 12/4/14

History of the Statue of Liberty
America probably could not have won its freedom from the British during the American Revolution without the help of the French. France provided arms, ships, money and men to the American colonies.
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Symbols of Statue of Liberty
Torch : The torch is the strongest symbol that Bartholdi incorporated into the Statue. In fact the Statue's real name reflects its true meaning: "Liberty Enlightening the World".
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Bus drivers say students at Mexican teachers' college have kidnapped them
The men are holed up with their buses on the college's soccer field, sleeping in the compartments that once held passenger luggage and hanging the clothes they've hand-washed from the windshields.
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Fort Hood shooting victims will soon be eligible for the Purple Heart
Victims of the Fort Hood shooting will soon be eligible to receive the Purple Heart, with Congress pushing ahead with a policy change that would officially recognize domestic terrorism as an issue, rather than the “workplace violence” designation the Obama administration had used.
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Lesbian judge takes on Jesus in court
An openly lesbian federal judge whose appointment was opposed by dozens of U.S. senators has ruled against a Christian former Navy chaplain who alleged his superiors engineered his dismissal from the service because he was not “ecumenical.”
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McDonald palm oil policy poorly protects climate
McDonald's is the world's most profitable fast-food chain. In 2012, its 12,600 U.S.-based restaurants alone boasted $35.6 billion in sales — nearly three times more than its nearest competitor, Subway, which has twice the number of U.S. outlets.
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