Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Show Notes 03-16-2015

Sunday show 03-16-15

St Patrick's Day
St. Patrick, or the "Apostle of Ireland," actually started out in the pagan religion. While not much is known about his early life, as many of his life's details were lost to folklore, letters from St. Patrick reveal that he was captured in Wales, Scotland, or another close area outside of Ireland and taken to Ireland as a slave.
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State Dept scrubbed from anti-Bibi groups' website
Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine also has a cache image taken in 2014 showing the State Department listed on the same “partner” page. The State Department logo is missing from the current version of the same page listing OneVoice’s partners.
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Over one million demonstrators marched in cities and towns across Brazil on Sunday to protest a sluggish economy, rising prices and corruption – and to call for the impeachment of leftist President Dilma Rousseff.
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FCC: Broadband Providers Not Entitled to First Amendment Protections
Two weeks after passage, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finally released its landmark “net neutrality” regulations Thursday morning. Among its many determinations, the FCC stated that broadband providers do not enjoy First Amendment protections because they do not have a right to free speech.
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New Cinderella remembers Disney's old values
Walt Disney Studios has fallen out of favor in recent years with many Christians and conservatives, largely because the company that once was nearly synonymous with wholesome, family entertainment has been caught up in the recent swell of moral “progress” and social experimentation. If Mickey Mouse had lived a natural lifespan, he’d be rolling over in his grave.
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South by Southwest Interactive Festival
The 22nd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2015 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer.
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Al Gore: climate deniers need to pay price
Former Vice President Al Gore on Friday called on SXSW attendees to punish climate-change deniers, saying politicians should pay a price for rejecting “accepted science.” Gore said smart investors are moving away from companies tied to fossil fuels and toward companies investing in alternative energy.
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While Washington focuses on whether President Obama will sign on to a nuclear agreement with Iran without submitting the deal for Senate approval, the administration is following a similar strategy on a global climate change policy that could leave the U.S. beholden to an International Climate Justice Tribunal.
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Orwellian nightmare unleashed on schoolkids
Parents and students have been “opting out” of high-stakes testing in record numbers over the past year, saying the standardized tests waste valuable instruction time, cause undue stress and often measure “skills” that have nothing to do with academic knowledge.
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