Monday, March 27, 2017

Show Notes 03-26-2017

Sunday Show 3-26-17

Viral video imagines Elmo getting fired over PBS budget cuts
A viral online video imagines lovable "Sesame Street" character Elmo getting fired due to budget cuts to PBS. The video shows an unseen man delivering the news to Elmo in a nondescript room.
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Subway's minimum wage 'sandwich artist' apprenticeship slammed by union
Subway may be known for its toasty bread but in the UK, the chain is feeling some serious heat after a help wanted post surfaced online seeking young “apprentices” to work at the store building subs-- for substantially less pay than traditional employees.
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Illinois Teacher Fired for Confronting Student Who Wouldn’t Stand for Pledge of Allegiance
A high-school teacher in Illinois has been fired after chastising more than once a student who would not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Vince Ziebarth, a popular driver’s ed teacher, confronted 15-year-old Shemar Cooper multiple times after Cooper refused to stand for the Pledge.
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UN diplomat quits after pressure over Israel 'apartheid' report
A United Nations diplomat stepped down Friday after refusing to withdraw a report accusing Israel of practicing apartheid against Palestinians, reported.
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Deep State Targets Roger Stone Former Trump Aide
Roger Stone has been a longtime confidante of Donald Trump. He is also a Republican operative and a serial hat wearer. Stone claims that he has been targeted by the Deep State. He says that the main reason he is being targeted is the next week’s Congressional investigations into the Russian hacking.
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Susan Rice Warns White House Not to Put Out ‘Inaccurate If Not Deliberately False’ Information
Former Obama administration national security adviser Susan Rice was castigated on social media over a Washington Post op-ed accusing the Trump White House of dissembling and contorting the facts, but doubled down in a PBS interview, saying when the White House puts out information seen to be “inaccurate if not deliberately false, it shakes the credibility and the confidence of our allies.”
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Trump appointee steps down at EPA
A member of the temporary political team leading the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Trump administration is resigning.
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Lawyers for Bowe Bergdahl file third appeal, charging Trump remarks taint trial prospects
Attorneys for accused Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl took their third shot Thursday at getting his case tossed, once again arguing that President Trump blew their client’s chance of a fair trial when he called the sergeant and former Taliban captive “a dirty, rotten traitor.”
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Marines to Test 100 New Beach-Storming Technologies
When you think of ship-to-shore maneuver and amphibious assaults, Marine Corps planners want to banish the image of an Iwo Jima-style beach landing.
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Another Good Guy With A Gun: Detroit Man Shoots Sister’s Violent Stalker
A 32-year-old Detroit man apparently saved his sister’s life Tuesday when her 21-year-old ex-boyfriend kicked his way into her new apartment with a gun and bad intentions.
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Preschool Suspends 4-Year-Old Boy and Calls Child Services After He Brings in Bullet Casing
An Illinois preschool has suspended a 4-year-old boy and called child services after mistakenly thinking he brought a bullet to the school that was actually just a shell casing.
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Gun Sales Hit Record Highs, But What About Gun Accidents?
More people own guns now than ever before, so you might think that accidental and negligent shootings with firearms would be at an all-time high. In fact, the opposite has happened.
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