Friday, July 08, 2016

Show Notes 07-08-2016

Thursday Show 7-8-16

Voices naturalized and energized to vote
I had heard Madeleine Albright call it the best day of her life once in a podcast. As I got up at 6:15 on the morning of my own naturalization last week for a ceremony that kicked off at a mystifyingly early 7:30, I wanted see whether what lay ahead would live up to the hype.
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UN Military vehicles on Virginia interstate
The sight of trucks bearing the United Nations logo being carted on Virginia’s highways has set some Internet bloggers asking why – but as one interested reader posted in the comment section of a story about the curious observance: These trucks are made in America and need to be transported for shipment to U.S. seaports.
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U.S. Ran $29,016,900,000 Merchandise Trade Deficit With China in May
The United States ran a $29,016,900,000 merchandise trade deficit with China in May, according to the data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. That was by far the largest bilateral merchandise trade deficit the U.S. ran with any country during the month.
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Medicare trust fund running out of money fast
Medicare’s main trust fund will run dry by 2028, two years earlier than previous estimates, according to a review released Wednesday by the Obama administration.
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Criminal charges eyed in trade of baby body parts
A special congressional panel has referred the University of New Mexico and an abortion business nearby for criminal investigation and possible charges following a review triggered by last year’s release of undercover videos investigating Planned Parenthood’s baby body-parts trade.
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WOMAN GIVES CHILLING, 1ST-HAND ACCOUNT OF MUSLIM RAPE THREAT
Sarah Penskey was in her garage unpacking boxes on a sunny morning in late June when she was approached by several bearded Somali men in their early to mid-20s.
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