Monday, May 04, 2015

Show notes 05-03-2015

Sunday show 05-03-15

Unrest in Baltimore means big business for Taser
Protesters on the street are demanding justice. Police are on TV pleading for peace. Taser is rolling in the dough. The Scottsdale, Ariz., company that makes stun guns and body cameras for law enforcement officers has long been ignored by Wall Street for its still-debated controversial solutions to otherwise potentially deadly clashes between police and civilians.
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“Avengers” does battle with blasphemy
“Marvel’s The Avengers,” the third-highest grossing movie of all time, now has its sequel, the certain megahit movie, “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” And like the previous Marvel comic book movies (notably “Thor”), “Age of Ultron” is not afraid to toy with major worldview and theological themes, but is nonetheless aiming to create a values-affirming, family-friendly (except for the rampant, comic book violence) film.
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US plans to fight terror with green energy projects
The Obama administration’s interest in stabilizing the Horn of Africa region continues to heighten in the wake of Somalia-based jihadist group al-Shabaab’s recent cross-border massacre of Christians at Kenya’s Garissa University College.
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Doctors keep mom's body functioning so baby could survive
Karla Perez, 22, died two days after the delivery, the Washington Post reported late Friday. Angel weighed just 2 pounds, 12.6 ounces at birth. The last time a brain-dead woman in the U.S. delivered a baby was 1999, the paper said. Baby Angel was delivered earlier this month at Methodist Health System in Omaha.
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Russia conducts nuclear bomber flight near Alaska
Two Russian nuclear-capable bombers intruded into the U.S. air defense zone near Alaska last week in the latest saber rattling by Moscow, defense officials said.
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Feminist Media Hail Satanists for Deeming Abortion a ‘Religious Belief
The pro-abortion media crowd is embracing new ally in their fight: Satanists.  “Mary” from Missouri is hoping to bypass her state’s 72-hour abortion waiting period by citing “sincerely held religious beliefs” – as a Satanist. The Friendly Atheist blog broke the story of how the Satanic Temple plans to aid a woman it calls Mary who believes in its “tenets.”
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Families score win in cable TV battle
Consumers are starting to see progress in their fight to stop paying for cable television channels they don’t want, and a leading advocate of family-friendly programming says the pressure will only grow from here and help drive trashy programming off the air.
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Madicon bans discrimination against Atheists and non-religious
While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren't invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin's capital city were busy protecting the rights of another group: atheists.
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NC mini-mart owner battles IRS over seizure
The owner of a rural North Carolina convenience store is fighting back after the IRS seized his bank account of more than $107,000 under civil forfeiture laws targeting drug lords and terrorists.
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FEC chair all but giving up hope to rein in money abuses
The chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission says she's largely given up hope of reining in abuses in raising and spending money in the 2016 presidential campaign and calls the agency she oversees "worse than dysfunctional."
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Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights
A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.
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Tesla touts new battery technology, wants to change US power usage
On Thursday, Tesla rolled out a suite of batteries in an effort to wean the U.S. – and the world – off fossil fuels. And, of course, convince Americans to buy lots of its batteries.
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US Military's Self-Steering Bullets Can Hit Moving Targets
In what some might consider a terrifying development, the U.S. military has passed a key milestone in creating self-steering bullets.
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