Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Show Notes 03/29/15

Sunday show 3/29/15

Taxpayers foot bill for union work, lawmakers seek changes
When he arrived on Capitol Hill in January, freshman Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., discovered something he had no clue was going on. Hundreds of federal employees spend their entire workday -- not doing the business of the government, but working for their unions.
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Union renews call for armed TSA officers after New Orleans machete attack
The union representing Transportation Security Administration officers is renewing its call to let some agents carry guns, in the wake of another airport attack.
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Atlanta: We can control fired Chiefs speech
The city of Atlanta says it has “heightened powers to restrict speech as necessary to ensure efficient delivery of mandated services,” so its actions in dismissing Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran after he wrote and handed out a book about his Christian faith were proper.
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Put Me in: Craig T. Nelson Returning as Coach Fox in Sequel
Craig T. Nelson is getting back in the coaching game for NBC. The network said that it has ordered 13 episodes of a sequel to the 1989-97 ABC sitcom "Coach" that starred Nelson as Hayden Fox, head coach of a college football team.
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Ex-CFO who ripped Chick-Fil-A now on food stamps
A CFO who drew widespread condemnation after berating a Chick-fil-A employee in a video that went viral three years ago is out of work and on food stamps, according to a published report.
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DHS Secretary: 'Thousands' of Unaccompanied Children Still Crossing Into U.S.
Unaccompanied children crossing the southern border into the United States still number in the thousands, probably the tens of thousands, even though the percentages are lower, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Thursday.
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Feds hide details of  Navy Seals shoot down
An attorney suing the CIA, Department of Defense and National Security Agency over the shoot down of the Extortion 17 helicopter mission hauling a quick-reaction force of Navy SEALs in Afghanistan in 2011 is asking a court to issue a contempt citation to the federal agencies.
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19 states that have ‘religious freedom’ laws like Indiana’s that no one is boycotting
Indiana has come under fire for a bill signed Thursday by Gov. Mike Pence (R) that would allow businesses to refuse service for religious reasons. The NCAA has voiced its concern ahead of Final Four in Indianapolis next week, there are calls to boycott the state, and Miley Cyrus has even weighed in, calling Pence a name that we can't reprint on this family Web site in an Instagram post.
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Show Notes 03/26/15


Thursday show 3/26/15

Special Guest Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel Scott Mann
Scott Mann, a military advisor for Concerned Veterans for America, is a retired Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel with 23 years in the U.S. Army – 18 of that in Special Forces. He has deployed around the world in places like Peru, Colombia, Panama, Iraq and Afghanistan. Lieutenant Colonel Mann helped implement a program late in the Afghan war known as Village Stability that he believes could defeat violent extremists all over the world. He has an upcoming book entitled Game Changers that explains how going local into rough areas around the world can win this war. Scott is also the CEO and Founder of the Stability Institute, an on-line community that trains military and stability professionals and advocates for policy change in defeating extremists.
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Student barred from class for disputing rape statistics
A student at Reed College has been banned from class for denying the existence of “rape culture” in the United States and arguing that the oft-repeated statistic that one in five women are raped at college is bogus
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Top 2 U.S. Jobs by Number Employed: Salespersons and Cashiers
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported Wednesday that retail sales clerk and cashier were the two largest occupations in the United States in May 2014, with their numbers increasing slightly since 2013.
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BOEHNER-OFFICE MELTDOWN: PROTESTERS HAULED TO JAIL
“I, for the most part, kept my silence, waiting … and waiting … and waiting for the GOP House leadership to circle back and fix their mess,” Stanek elaborated in a blog post titled “Why I’m protesting Speaker Boehner’s office on March 25.” “The GOP must have mistaken our silence for indifference.”
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Islam needs to reform or leave says Canadian leader of PEGIDA movement
Islam needs to change or it needs to leave. That’s the message from one of the leaders who has brought to Canada a controversial European movement that unites political conservatives, anti-immigration activists and neo-Nazis with the goal of beating back a perceived rising tide of Islamic fundamentalism.
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Homeland chief likens Quran to American values
Jeh Johnson, the secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, raised some eyebrows recently when he likened the Quran to American values and Martin Luther King.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Show Notes 03/22/2015

Sunday show 3/22/15

Vernal Equinox
March 20, 2015, is a date that most of us recognize as symbolic of changing seasons. As we welcome spring, people south of the equator are actually gearing up for the cooler temperatures of autumn.
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Feds to weigh children in daycare
Bureaucrats from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will weigh and measure children in daycare as part of a study mandated by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.
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'They are going to eat him!': nuns stun Pope
Pope Francis was mobbed by a group of overexcited nuns, let out from their convents during his visit to Naples. The nuns had to be reined in by the Archbishop of Naples after swarming the pontiff, to his evident bemusement, and showering him with gifts and greetings.
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Candice Bergen says she's fat and lives to eat
Candice Bergen is pleasantly plump and she’s happy with it.
“Let me just come right out and say it: I am fat,” the “Murphy Brown” star announces in her new memoir, “A Fine Romance,” reports Rob Shuter of naughtygossip.
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ICE: 167,527 Criminal Aliens Loose in U.S.A.
According to weekly detention and departure reports from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, there were 167,527 non-detained convicted criminal aliens in the United States as of Jan. 26 of this year, a congressional hearing revealed Thursday.
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Illegal With Drug Charges Got DACA Amnesty Before Allegedly Murdering Three
An illegal alien and known gang member who has been charged with first-degree murder in North Carolina was granted deferred deportation under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), despite having been placed in removal proceedings for drug charges in 2012, according to a press release from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen.
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VETERANS STILL CAN'T GET MEDICAL HELP ON TIME
Months after the Veterans Administration scandal exploded in the headlines, top officials are still lying and hiding information from Congress, and President Obama is actively trying to roll back the freedom of veterans to seek health care outside of the government system.
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 Breast Milk Becomes a Commodity, With Mothers Caught Up in Debate
When Gretty Amaya took an unpaid maternity leave five months ago, she started what she calls a part-time job to help pay the bills. Ms. Amaya, who lives in Miami, has made more than $2,000 so far by pumping breast milk and selling what is left over after feeding her baby daughter.
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Has the sun set on Sunday school?
It's a chilly Sunday morning in Oakland, California, and in the glass-paned school adjacent to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Allison Sass is on a mission to teach 12 small children to love Jesus. Bless their hearts, and Sass' heart too, because despite her smile, this is going to be quite a struggle.
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Show Notes 03/19/2015

Thursday show 3/19/15

Iron Man star Downey presents  boy with bionic arm
Just like Tony "Iron Man" Stark, Robert Downey Jr. is a part-time superhero — at least in the eyes of one seven-year-old boy. In a video posted online Thursday, the actor, dressed as Stark, who becomes Iron Man in the movies, presents a working bionic prosthesis to seven-year-old Alex, who was born with a partially developed right arm.
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Cough Medicine Ingredient May Aid Diabetes Fight
An ingredient in many over-the-counter cough suppressants seems to improve the release of insulin in humans, a discovery that may lead to new treatments for Type 2 diabetes.
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Major solar storm hits Earth
A severe solar storm smacked Earth with a surprisingly big geomagnetic jolt Tuesday, potentially affecting power grids and GPS tracking while pushing the colorful northern lights farther south, federal forecasters said.
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Powdered Alcohol Is Now Legal — But Is It Safe?
A powdered form of alcohol called Palcohol is now approved for sale in the United States, but how safe is this product? Some health experts say they are concerned that powered alcohol could be abused by minors, or could be more easily more easily hidden and consumed in places where people are not allowed to have alcohol. But others argue that there is no reason the drug would be more hazardous than liquid alcohol.
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House Republicans propose capping FCC universal service fund
House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) released draft legislation Tuesday that would cap the Federal Communications Commission's Universal Service Fund (USF) at $9 billion per year, decreasing it by more than 25 percent from its current level of $12.1 billion.
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Lawsuit accuses Feds of closing forest
In a dispute over access to publicly owned property that could ripple across dozens of states, a lawsuit has been filed in California challenging a federal bureaucracy move essentially to shut down a national forest and lock the door.
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New Jersey man seeks pardon after legally owned gun makes him convicted felon
When Steffon Josey-Davis was pulled over by police along a New Jersey road two years ago, the young security guard never imagined his legally owned gun would be confiscated -- and the incident would make him a convicted felon.
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NJ prosecutor drops gun charge against retired teach over centuries old gun
A New Jersey prosecutor Wednesday dropped the felony gun charge against a retired schoolteacher who was arrested last year when authorities discovered an unloaded, 300-year-old flintlock pistol wrapped in his car's glove compartment.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Show Notes 03/16/2015

Sunday show 3/16/15

St Patrick's Day
St. Patrick, or the "Apostle of Ireland," actually started out in the pagan religion. While not much is known about his early life, as many of his life's details were lost to folklore, letters from St. Patrick reveal that he was captured in Wales, Scotland, or another close area outside of Ireland and taken to Ireland as a slave.
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State Dept scrubbed from anti-Bibi groups' website
Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine also has a cache image taken in 2014 showing the State Department listed on the same “partner” page. The State Department logo is missing from the current version of the same page listing OneVoice’s partners.
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OVER 1 MILLION BRAZILIANS PROTEST
Over one million demonstrators marched in cities and towns across Brazil on Sunday to protest a sluggish economy, rising prices and corruption – and to call for the impeachment of leftist President Dilma Rousseff.
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FCC: Broadband Providers Not Entitled to First Amendment Protections
Two weeks after passage, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finally released its landmark “net neutrality” regulations Thursday morning. Among its many determinations, the FCC stated that broadband providers do not enjoy First Amendment protections because they do not have a right to free speech.
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New Cinderella remembers Disney's old values
Walt Disney Studios has fallen out of favor in recent years with many Christians and conservatives, largely because the company that once was nearly synonymous with wholesome, family entertainment has been caught up in the recent swell of moral “progress” and social experimentation. If Mickey Mouse had lived a natural lifespan, he’d be rolling over in his grave.
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South by Southwest Interactive Festival
The 22nd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2015 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer.
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Al Gore: climate deniers need to pay price
Former Vice President Al Gore on Friday called on SXSW attendees to punish climate-change deniers, saying politicians should pay a price for rejecting “accepted science.” Gore said smart investors are moving away from companies tied to fossil fuels and toward companies investing in alternative energy.
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WILL OBAMA FORCE U.S. TO SUBMIT TO 'CLIMATE JUSTICE TRIBUNAL'?
While Washington focuses on whether President Obama will sign on to a nuclear agreement with Iran without submitting the deal for Senate approval, the administration is following a similar strategy on a global climate change policy that could leave the U.S. beholden to an International Climate Justice Tribunal.
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Orwellian nightmare unleashed on schoolkids
Parents and students have been “opting out” of high-stakes testing in record numbers over the past year, saying the standardized tests waste valuable instruction time, cause undue stress and often measure “skills” that have nothing to do with academic knowledge.
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Friday, March 13, 2015

Thursday Show 03/12/2015

Thursday show 3/12/15

Armed Patriots Stand Against Feds!!!
A story that wasn't celebrated by the media - where no dignitaries cared to stand for a photo-op. instead American snipers would train their barrels on fellow Americans - Americans who chose to stand their ground and draw a line in the sand on Friday March 6th 2015… it was a rally for the right to bear arms.
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I Pencil
I am a lead pencil—the ordinary wooden pencil familiar to all boys and girls and adults who can read and write. Writing is both my vocation and my avocation; that's all I do.
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Unions Sue Over Wisconsin Right-To-Work Law
Several unions filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of a recent Wisconsin law which bans mandatory union dues as a condition of employment.
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NAACP battles Latino groups over push to open public schools for non-English speakers
A plan that would dedicate two public high schools in suburban Washington to immigrants and students struggling with English is pitting black and Hispanic communities -– usually allies -- against one another.A plan that would dedicate two public high schools in suburban Washington to immigrants and students struggling with English is pitting black and Hispanic communities -– usually allies -- against one another.
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Did UN food aid for Yemen go to the not so poor?
The United Nations World Food Program has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on food aid intended for the most desperately poor people in Yemen -- but included not just impoverished households, but also some that  “belonged to the wealthiest” categories on a national social welfare scale, according to the agency’s own audit report.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sunday Show 03/08/2015

Sunday show 3/8/15

Strangers clear snow so elderly man can reach wife's memorial
There's really nothing to do at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin -- at least not in the winter. So why then, for the past couple months, have two city workers -- Jerrod Ebert and Kevin Schultz -- been sneaking off, on their own, to shovel a walkway no one really needs to walk on?
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Out of work dad holds sign at Philadelphia train station in hopes of getting a job
An out-of-work father is job-hunting in a unique way -- by holding a sign in front of thousands of commuters at a Philadelphia train station for four hours a day. According to MyFoxPhilly.com, Rob Crozier, 36, splits his days between student teaching and holding a sign at 30th Street Station asking commuters to ask him for his resume.
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Coburn: Convention of States Needed Because Washington Will Never Fix Itself
 “Washington is never going to fix itself,” said former Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), explaining why he intends to spend the next few years trying to “cheat history” by helping to organize the nation’s first-ever Convention of the States.
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The dog no one owned but everyone loved
If there is one thing that has stood the test of time, it is humans' affection toward dogs. The only proof you need is located along a stretch of country road in Coles County, Illinois.
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Couple denied role as foster parents over permits to carry guns
A Nevada couple were denied their request to serve as foster parents because they have permits to carry guns. Brian and Valerie Wilson, of Las Vegas, told “Fox & Friends” Sunday that they have always planned to become foster parents and eventually adopt, but have been denied permission to do so because of a state regulation that prohibits the carrying of loaded weapons with foster children.
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Amnesty advocates looking to co-opt Bloody Sunday Selma Commemoration
Pro-amnesty advocates will try to co-opt Sunday’s commemoration of the “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma–one of the most seminal moments in the civil rights movement and the history of the country–to again push the false narrative that amnesty for illegal immigrants is the new civil rights movement.
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Saudis Concerned About Iran’s Involvement in Same 4 Countries Netanyahu Listed, including Iraq
Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal on Thursday accused Iran of “taking over” Iraq, and voiced concern about its involvement in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen – citing the same four countries Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned this week that Iran was “gobbling up.”In a joint press appearance with Secretary of State John Kerry in Riyadh, Saud said while the kingdom was obviously worried about Iran’s nuclear program, “we’re equally concerned about the nature of action and hegemonistic tendencies that Iran has in the region.”
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