Friday, April 03, 2015

Show Notes 03-02-2015

Thursday show 03-02-15

April Fool's Day
Although the day, also called All Fools’ Day, has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, its exact origins remain a mystery. Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563.
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China angered after U.S. fighter jets land in Taiwan
China's Foreign Ministry expressed anger on Thursday after two U.S. fighter jets landed in Taiwan, in a rare official contact between the militaries of the United States and the self-ruled democratic island.
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China building 'great wall of sand' in South China Sea
China's land reclamation is creating a "great wall of sand" in the South China Sea, a top US official says, leading to "serious questions" on its intentions.
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Scientists Say New Study Is A ‘Death Blow’ To Global Warming Hysteria
A new study out of Germany casts further doubt on the so-called global warming “consensus” by suggesting the atmosphere may be less sensitive to increases in carbon dioxide emissions than most scientists think.
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Another Global Warming skeptic gets suspended from Twitter
For the second time within two weeks, another global warming skeptic blogger has had his Twitter account suspended, this time repeating profanity used by a NASA climate scientist — and no the scientist did not get his account suspended.
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Political beef? Lawmakers worry red meat getting raw deal in new dietary guidelines
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are pushing back on proposed dietary guidelines they say wrongly downplay the benefits of lean red meat and advance an environmental agenda rather than promoting healthy choices based on “sound nutritional science.”
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Michelle Obama launches: find favor with farm pigs
First lady Michelle Obama – who’s been under fire for years for her lunch menu mandates at schools – may have found a new home for her foods of choice: an animal farm in New Mexico.Read more at Read More

FDA urged to fine drug makers over ads
Public Citizen sent a letter to the drug promotion overseer at the Food and Drug Administration urging it to pull ads for five Type 2 diabetes drugs because it claims the ads promote benefits that have not been approved by the agency.
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Why You Don't Want to Owe Uncle Sam
With April 15th fast approaching, what if you don’t have the cash to pay your taxes? Should you consider delaying payment, or not filing taxes at all? The short answer is no – especially when it comes to failing to file your taxes on time.
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