Friday, November 21, 2014

Show Notes 11/20/2014

Thursday Show 11/20/14

The underlying premise of the eugenics movement was that the undesirable traits of parents would invariably be passed on to their children. While the scientific basis for this assumption had little data to support its conclusions, the new “science” was quickly embraced by the American progressive movement and many of the wealthy.
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Bride of paraplegic veteran gets surprise of her life on wedding day
Bride of paraplegic veteran gets surprise of her life on wedding day. As Michelle Johnson rested in the bridal suite per her relatives’ suggestion, her new husband Joey Johnson’s friends rigged a harness system that would allow him to stand and dance with her without his wheelchair, the New York Daily News reported.
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Pentagon's religious guidance spurred tsunami of confusion
Pentagon guidance on religious accommodation has sparked a "tsunami of confusion" among military commanders, chaplains and personnel, lawmakers were told Wednesday by witnesses on both sides of the debate over religious practice versus proselytizing in the military.
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Students promise to walk out on newest tests
Testing is running amok for students these days. Besides the college-entrance ACT and SAT exams, there are Common Core assessments, state education and school assessments, district evaluations and teacher-effectiveness ratings.
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Two States eye repeal of Common Core
On the heels of Republican victories last week, attempts to replace Common Core with homegrown standards are resurfacing in states across the nation. Most prominently, elected officials in Wisconsin and Ohio are spearheading efforts to reclaim more control of education.
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A Third of All Federal Student Loans Could Go Bad, Treasury Advisory Committee Warns
Four years after the federal government took over the student loan program, nine percent of student loans are in default and another 23 percent have the potential to go bad as well, according to a report by the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee (TBAC).
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Show Notes 11/16/2014

Sunday Show 11/16/14

Legislation favoring Keystone oil pipeline heads to Senate after House approval
Congress inched closer to a possible showdown with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL oil pipeline as the Republican-controlled House approved the project. Supporters in the Democratic-run Senate predicted they will get the 60 votes needed to pass it next week.
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Saudi Arabia outlaws tempting eyes
A new law in Saudi Arabia banning ‘tempting eyes’ has become the latest example of female oppression in the country. The law, which states that women with alluring eyes will be forced to wear a full veil, has been branded ‘stupid’ by dissenters and roundly criticised on social media, reports.
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Long Island USPS workers fired for sleeping on job
Instead of repairing mail trucks, U.S. Postal Service employees at the Hicksville Maintenance Facility allegedly napped. Then lied about completing the fixes, sending potentially unsafe vehicles onto the road, an anonymous employee told Newsday.
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Georgia developer still trying to build coal plant
Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel.
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Marijuana meddle: UN official rips US states over legal pot policies
A Russian diplomat who heads the United Nations’ drug policy office reportedly chided U.S. states for legalizing recreational marijuana and vowed to take up his concerns with officials in Washington -- in the latest incident of a U.N. official meddling in local U.S. affairs.
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Dem Think Tank Secret Email: ‘All Hands On Deck’ to Sell Iran Deal to Public
A leading liberal think tank in Washington, D.C., has begun enlisting its associates in an “all-hands-on-deck effort to support” the Obama administration as it seeks to ink a nuclear deal with Iran by the end of the month, according to emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
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More federal agencies are using undercover operations
The federal government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as business people, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors or ministers to ferret out wrongdoing, records and interviews show.
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End of family life as we know it
Your young son wants a new video game with explicit violence to which you object, but you find out later a government social worker overruled your decision and facilitated his access to the game.
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Show Notes 11/13/2014

Thursday Show 11/13/14

Proposed water rule will put property rights of every American entirely at the mercy of the EPA
It seems incredible, but a single missing word could turn a water law into a government land grab so horrendous even a U.S. Supreme Court justice warned it would “put the property rights of every American entirely at the mercy of Environmental Protection Agency employees.”
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The FCC weighs breaking with Obama over the future of the Internet
Hours after President Obama called for the Federal Communications Commission to pass tougher regulations on high-speed Internet providers, the agency’s Democratic chairman told a group of business executives that he was moving in a different direction.
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Another eradicated disease invading US
Dengue hemorrhagic fever has been added to the list of diseases brought by the surge of “unaccompanied minors” who have illegally entered the U.S. this year.
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Doctors hope groundbreaking spinal cord surgery will help Arizona man walk
Doctors hope a Scottsdale man who severed his spine in a dirt bike accident will regain the ability to walk after becoming the first-ever patient to undergo a groundbreaking new spinal cord surgery.
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How Police Officers Are Trained to Know Which of Your Belongings Are Most Worth Seizing
The Heritage Foundation has written much about a law enforcement tool known as civil asset forfeiture, which allows police departments to generate revenue from the seizure of money, cars, homes or anything else of value which they allege is connected to criminal activity.
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New bill would require cops to get suspect’s search consent
Members of the City Council are going to sock it to the NYPD again by introducing a bill that would force cops to get written or audio permission from a suspect before they could conduct a search, The Post has learned.
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Congressman: 'Very dangerous to be an American ally'
The congressman settled into a lawn chair, savoring a chance to relax after his long journey, making pleasant small talk while nursing a thimbleful of the sweet tar known locally as coffee, seemingly far from the cares of the world, when three black SUVs suddenly screeched to a stop and a number of menacing-looking men bristling with guns jumped out, all looking for him.
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History of the Kurds
The Kurds at first resisted the Islamic invasion during the seventh century AD . They gave in after the Islamic victory near the modern-day Iraqi city of Sulaimaniya in AD 643. Most Kurds are now Sunni Muslims (a branch of Islam). About one-fifth are Shi'ite Muslims, most of whom live in Iran.
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Show Notes 11/09/2014

Sunday Show 11/9/14

Veterans Day
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.”
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John Muir
John Muir's birthplace was a four-story stone house in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland. His parents were Daniel Muir and Ann Gilrye. He was the third of eight children: Margaret, Sarah, David, Daniel, Ann and Mary (twins), and the American-born Joanna.
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US Unemployment Rate Falls for Younger Workers
Younger workers benefited from the October uptick in hiring. While still high, the unemployment rate for teenagers fell to 18.6 percent from 20 percent in September as 266,000 of them landed jobs. The jobless rate for workers in their early 20s declined to 10.5 percent from 11.4 percent.
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The government of Australia, which has been at the forefront of resisting international pressure of developed countries to manage their economies around the threat of climate change, is expected to resist more spending proposed at the summit for a "Green Climate Fund," which would give money to underdeveloped countries with the intention of helping them reduce emissions.
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Pope Francis warns against becoming Pagan Christians
Not all those who claim to be Christians really are, said Pope Francis Friday morning. Some are Christians “in name only,” he said. “They bear the name of Christians but live a life of pagans.”
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From Brian's Mexican Connection
Mexico City, November 7 (HOWEVER) .- Residents of the mountain town of Linda Vista, belonging the municipality of San Miguel Totolapan, Guerrero, took up arms to protest unsafe conditions with which, say, day face day and demanded that the government guarantees that no similar case happen to Iguala.
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Man chooses to be eaten alive by Anaconda
Naturalist Paul Rosolie believes "you have to go head first." What he's referring to is shoving his head into the mouth of an anaconda, letting it swallow him, and filming the experience for a Discovery Channel special called Eaten Alive, reports.
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In response to Discovery Channel's upcoming special, Eaten Alive, which will feature author and naturist Paul Rosolie in a "snake-proof" suit while being eaten by a massive anaconda, People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals had something to say:
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GOP civil war
As most Republicans were taking a victory lap the morning after the elections, a group of conservatives huddled anxiously in a conference room not far from Capitol Hill and agreed that now is the time for confrontation, not compromise and conciliation.
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Fema asking disabled elderly residents to repay aid from Superstorm Sandy
The residents of Belle Harbor Manor spent four miserable months in emergency shelters after Superstorm Sandy's floodwaters surged through their assisted-living center on New York City's Rockaway peninsula.
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Giant sunspot mystifies scientists
The biggest sunspot to grace the face of the sun in more than two decades just rotated out of Earth's view, but it was responsible for kicking up some truly amazing solar activity this week.
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NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Finds Mineral Match
Reddish rock powder from the first hole drilled into a Martian mountain by NASA's Curiosity rover has yielded the mission's first confirmation of a mineral mapped from orbit.
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Korean war POW laid to rest 60 years after capture and death
A Korean War POW has been laid to rest near his mother's grave in California with full military honors more than 60 years after he died of untreated wounds in enemy hands.
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Army Vet killed at Los Angeles party celebrating recent return from Afghanistan
An Army veteran who survived the treacherous battlefields of Afghanistan was gunned down Sunday in his old neighborhood in Los Angeles while celebrating his homecoming from the wartorn land.
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Sorry for the late link post

Dear cherished readers, I am so sorry for this late show link post. But we have been dealing with and getting ready for, the sub-zero temperatures that Al Gore and the rest of the climate crap people are saying does not exist.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Show Notes 11/06/2014

Thursday Show 11/6/14

We have a special guest tonight; Mark Thornton
Mark Thornton is a senior resident fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. And is the book review editor for the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. He is the author of The Economics of Prohibition, coauthor of Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation: The Economics of the Civil War, and the editor of The Quotable Mises, The Bastiat Collection, and An Essay on Economic Theory.
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The greatest show on Earth: 5 agencies to meet Michael Brown's parents
The parents of Michael Brown will meet with about 20 representatives of the Obama administration in Geneva, Switzerland, before pleading their case to the United Nations Committee Against Torture, according to the director of the nonprofit group organizing their trip.
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Second Amendment crushes gun control candidates in midterm elections
As the election returns came in on November 4 one thing was evident—the Second Amendment crushed gun control candidates in Senate and gubernatorial races around the country. In so doing, the Second Amendment annihilated the left's relentless claim that 90 percent of Americans support more gun control.
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Facts about pumkins
Autumn is a time for leaf peeping, jack-o'-lanterns and pumpkin pie. The bright orange globes are the quintessential symbols of the season, and spooky jack-o'-lanterns have become a staple of Halloween celebrations everywhere. But long before pumpkin spice lattes became the fall favorite at coffee shops, the fleshy gourd was a symbol of American family farms and a bountiful harvest.
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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Show Notes 11/02/2014

Sunday Show 11/2/14

CNN poll: Voters are angry
Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama’s job performance, two troubling signs for Democrats one week before the midterm elections, a new CNN/ORC International Poll shows.
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Daylight Time
By act of Congress, civil clocks in most areas of the United States are adjusted ahead one hour in the summer months (known as daylight time) and returned back one hour in the winter months (known as standard time). The dates marking the beginning and end of daylight time have changed as Congress has passed new statutes.
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How Daylight Saving Time Can Be Dangerous
While some dislike the seasonal shifts of Daylight Saving Time (DST) for the minor inconvenience to their sleep cycles and busy schedules, there’s a more serious side to the scheme: the loss of an hour of afternoon sunlight when it ends—as it does this weekend—may increase the likelihood of traffic accidents.
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Obama slams stay at home Moms
In the midst of remarks about preschools, minimum wage and pay equality for women, President Obama made a comment about stay-at-home moms that has left many mothers fuming.
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Mexican Judge orders jailed Marine Andrew Tahmooressi freed
After 214 days in a Mexican prison, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi returned home to Florida Saturday, having been freed Friday night after a strong diplomatic push appeared to help convince a judge to release the former Marine on humanitarian grounds.
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Abortion restrictions in North Dakota affirmed
Bismarck, North Dakota. Just two days ago, nearly on the eve of next Tuesday’s Election Day when North Dakota voters are due to vote on a proposed “human life” amendment to their state constitution (called “Measure 1”), North Dakota’s Supreme Court finally handed down its decision, rejecting a long-pending constitutional challenge, based on the state constitution rather than on federal abortion law, targeting a 2011 state law regulating so-called “chemical” abortions.
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EPA Director environmental laws: enforcement is really Democracy in action
“When I think about how effective we’ve been I keep coming back to the same reason for that effectiveness, it’s because our laws have teeth, it’s because EPA is empowered to enforce them,” McCarthy told attendees at the American Bar Association Fall Conference.
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Flag flap: Indiana veteran, wife battle homeowners association over Old Glory
An elderly veteran and his wife say there’s “absolutely no way” the flagpole outside their Indiana home is coming down, despite threats from a homeowners association — and a local prosecutor intends to back them in court if necessary.
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John Dewey
John Dewey was born on October 20, 1859, to Archibald Dewey and Lucina Artemisia Rich in Burlington, Vermont. He was the third of the couple’s four sons, one of whom died as an infant. Dewey’s mother, the daughter of a wealthy farmer, was a devout Calvinist.
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