Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Show Notes 02-07-16

Sunday Show 02-07-16

Oregon standoff day 37
As we enter Day 37 of the standoff at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, here are the latest developments:
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Oregon standoff
Soon after somebody tore down a cross erected in honor of a dead protester, somebody used its remnants to put a smaller version of the cross back together.
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Yet Again, North Korea Launches a Missile, US Calls for ‘Firm’ UN Response, China Calls for Restraint
North Korea’s ballistic missile test Sunday sparked a now familiar pattern of responses to provocative actions by the Kim regime, with the U.S. leading a chorus of condemnation and calling for a “firm” U.N. Security Council response, and China signaling it wants to apply the brakes.
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Md. legislation would create drug-use facilities, decriminalize possession of small amounts
Nearly 47,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2014 — more than from gunshot wounds or car crashes. In Maryland, the governor's office has defined the problem as an "epidemic … destroying lives." Indeed, heroin deaths alone have increased by 186 percent from 2010 to 2015 in the state.
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'Gay conversion' therapists find safe haven in Israel
A leading American Jewish group promoting therapy it said could turn gays to heterosexuals was ordered shut in December by a New Jersey court, amid growing efforts in the U.S. to curb the generally discredited practice. But therapists with ties to the shuttered group say they have found a haven for their work in Israel.
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Hud: public housing should be reserved for poor people
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has decided that public housing should be available only to low-income people who need it.
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MEET HIJARBIE – AMERICA'S BARBIE GETS MUSLIM MAKEOVER
Has Barbie converted to Islam? Mattel’s iconic doll Barbie already comes in seven skin tones, 22 eye colors, a variety of hair styles and four different body shapes. Now, thanks to an enterprising 24-year-old Nigerian Muslim woman, Barbie is Shariah-compliant.
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Obama DHS scrubs records of hundreds of Muslim terrorists
An agent of the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, for 15 years, Philip Haney, reported Friday that after the Christmas Day underwear bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, tried to blow up a crowded passenger jet over Detroit, “President Obama threw the intelligence community under the bus for its failure to ‘connect the dots.’
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Vegans argue they're a “creed” under Ontario human rights law
You are what you eat. At least that’s what advocates of veganism argue now that the Ontario Human Rights Commission has updated its definition of the word “creed.” The advocates suggest the change makes ethical veganism a protected human right.
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School kisses Valentines day and other holidays goodbye
A Minnesota elementary school has kissed Valentine's Day goodbye. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, too. Bruce Vento Elementary in St. Paul is joining other public schools in opting out of holiday celebrations as school officials strive to be more culturally sensitive and inclusive.
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Utah legislators back plan to declare porn a health crisis
Four Republicans and one Democrat on a Utah Senate health committee agreed with Weiler and endorsed the resolution Friday afternoon in Salt Lake City after an hour-long meeting where they heard from anti-pornography activists, a marriage therapist and residents who said they or loved ones struggled with pornography addictions.
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