Monday, June 01, 2015

Show Notes 05-31-2015

Sunday show 05-31-15

USDA Seeking to Double High Ethanol Blend Gas Pumps
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday it is investing up to $100 million in biofuels with the goal “to double the number of fuel pumps capable of supplying higher blends of renewable fuel to consumers, such as E15 and E85.”
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Rep. Marsha Blackburn: I will take lead in defunding net neutrality
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) says she will “take the lead" in congressional efforts to defund the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality order using the appropriations process.
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Pakistani Christian Building 140-Foot Cross in Name of Freedom
Now towering over this violent port city in Pakistan, where Islamic militant attacks and gangland shootings remain common, is an uncommon sight in this Muslim-majority country: a 42-meter (140-foot) Christian cross.
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Kerry Attending Inauguration of Nigeria's New Muslim President, Who Once Advocated Shari'a Law
President Obama's top diplomat is traveling to Nigeria on Friday for the inauguration of the Muslim former military dictator whose successful presidential election campaign benefited from the efforts of a consultancy founded by President Obama’s strategist David Axelrod.
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Obama administration lays out controversial plans to protect sage grouse
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell revealed plans Thursday to preserve habitat in 10 Western states for an imperiled ground-dwelling bird, the federal government's biggest land-planning effort to date for conservation of a single species.
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A Jobless Mother Spent $31,000 of Child Benefits — And It Definitely Wasn’t On Her Kids
Andrea Dalzell, 48 years old, is a British mother of four who has spent nearly $31,000 of child benefits money on plastic surgery.
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What is the spooky Charlie Charlie game that millions of kids are playing?
The Charlie Charlie Challenge is a cheaper version of a ouija board that needs just two pencils and a piece of paper. Originating from Mexico, you balance one pencil across the other before chanting "Charlie, Charlie can we play?"
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The Hunger Games: New CBS reality show exploits poor families by making them grovel for $101,000
As if to prove there are new depths to be plumbed in the world of reality television (because who knew?), CBS just debuted The Briefcase, a show which takes poverty porn, class anxiety, emotional manipulation and exploitation and packages them all neatly into a pretty despicable hour of primetime television.
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A bitter battle for control of oldest synagogue in the US
A bitter struggle for control over the nation's oldest synagogue goes to trial this week, with lawyers saying they may use more than 1,000 exhibits dating as far back as 1733.
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