Monday, August 24, 2015

Show Notes 08-23-2015

Sunday show 08-23-15

Amid Declining Participation, USDA's School Lunch Program Embraces 'Cultural Inclusion'
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 changed the nutrition requirements for school lunches and breakfasts, but the U.S. Agriculture Department says the law also gives schools the flexibility to prepare meals that are "familiar to kids from culturally diverse backgrounds."
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“The First Amendment prohibits the government, including government public colleges and universities, from infringing on free speech and the free exercise of religion,” says a new letter dispatched to educational the institutions by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the head of the House Judiciary Committee.
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Popular novelist vs feminists: “There's no way to make myself not male”
Jonathan Franzen, the popular author of "The Corrections" and other books, has come under fire from feminists. "Purity," Franzen's forthcoming novel, features a radical feminist character who forces her husband to sit down when he uses the bathroom to atone for his maleness.
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U.S. Government Made ‘Humanized’ Mice With Tissue from Babies 17- to 22-Weeks Gestational Age
A group of government researchers working for a National Institutes of Health laboratory in Montana made “humanized mice” by implanting the mice with tissues cut from human livers and thymuses taken from babies at 17 to 22 weeks gestational age.
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New York City, the R Rated Version
On a crowded pedestrian plaza in Times Square, half a dozen topless women pose for pictures with passers-by. The only thing concealing their breasts is red, white and blue body paint.
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Britain and France crack down on economic migrants
Britain and France on Thursday announced tougher security tools to guard the Channel Tunnel, a new joint police command to target human traffickers and 10 million euros ($11.2 million) in new British government money to help asylum seekers — and send others back home.
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How splitting a church changed American history
300,000 miles on horseback, from the Atlantic to the Appalachians, from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico, for 45 years, he spread the Gospel. This was Francis Asbury, Methodist circuit riding preacher who was born Aug. 20, 1745.
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Can tech turn moon into world's biggest billboard?
Japanese sports drink company Pocari Sweat is tapping into the moon’s immense advertising potential with its ambitious plan to land the drink on the moon’s surface.
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Stairway to the stars: Company receives patent for 'space elevator'
Like something out of "The Jetsons," Canadian firm Thoth Technology has been granted a U.S. patent for a space elevator. The proposed "freestanding space tower" would reach a little over 12 miles above the Earth, according to an announcement from the company.
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Friday, August 21, 2015

Show Notes 08-20-2015

Thursday show 08-20-15

A Fighting Force
Since the Air Force Nurse Corps emerged from the Army Nurse Corps in July 1949, Air Force nursing service personnel have excelled in providing dedicat- ed care to their customers.
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Army kicking out decorated Green Beret who stood up for Afgan rape victim 
The U.S. Army is kicking out a decorated Green Beret after an 11-year Special Forces career, after he got in trouble for shoving an Afghan police commander accused of raping a boy and beating up his mother when she reported the incident.
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Army dog reunited with handler after being abandoned 
It has been almost four years since U.S. Army Specialist Tyler Roberts has seen a teammate he spent every day with while serving in Afghanistan. That changed Wednesday night.
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Half of critical positions open at some VA hospitals
One in three jobs are vacant at nine of the nation’s regional Veterans Affairs health care systems, leaving veterans waiting weeks to get care.
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Greek prime minister says he is resigning, calls for early elections 
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced Thursday that he will resign, clearing the way for elections next month as Greece deals with its ongoing debt crisis. Tspiras made the announcement Thursday night, as the country began tapping into a new bailout deal meant to ensure its financial future.
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Planned Parenthood honors journalists amid near blackout over undercover videos
Journalists may be ignoring the firestorm surrounding a series of damning undercover Planned Parenthood videos, but the beleaguered abortion provider is not turning its back on the fourth estate.
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For Nevada pot businesses, it's not all money in the bank 
With one medical marijuana dispensary open in Sparks and another opening before the end of the month in Reno, marijuana establishments are gaining traction in Nevada.
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 NPR Reports on Illegal Aliens Who ‘Identify As Americans’
A reporter with National Public Radio said on Thursday that young men living in the United States illegally “identify as Americans" because they have been in the country since they were children.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Show Notes 08-16-2015

Sunday show 08-16-15

Hottest ticket in Washington?
It's for the pope at Capitol Rep. Peter Welch's sister, Maureen, had better intelligence than the five-term Vermont congressman about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the United States and his historic address to Congress.
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Pizzeria apologizes over ‘racist’ Pic-a-Nika pizza menu item
A New York City pizzeria has apologized after it debuted new menu item with a name many call racist. Pizza by Certé created a “Pic-a-Nika” pie topped with Southern fried chicken, sea-salted watermelon, and a sunflower seed crust -- sparking anger among customers and those on social media, reports PIX 11.
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Four Florida teens arrested in carjacking, kidnapping of federal agent
Four high school students have been arrested in the carjacking and kidnapping of a Texas border patrol agent who was vacationing with his family in Florida authorities said.
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Matisyahu responds to music festival's cancellation of show after pressure from anti-Israel group
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is now causing a rift in reggae. A music festival in Spain has canceled the performance of American Jewish rapper Matisyahu due to pressure from the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and because the artist wouldn’t sign a pledge supporting the Palestinian state.
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Alabama church opens gun range ‘in the name of Jesus Christ’
Praise the Lord . . . and pass the ammunition. An Alabama church has opened a gun range behind its sanctuary as an extension of its fellowship, WIAT reports.
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Super cold, slew of snow in Old Farmer's Almanac forecast
Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, even in places that don't usually see too much of it, like the Pacific Northwest.
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EPA Administrator: Climate Change Affects ‘Our Ability to Earn a Decent Living’
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy said on Tuesday that climate change affects “everything and everyone we love,” including our ability to secure a livelihood.
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Zoo discovers 150 alligators, crocodiles living in Toronto home
The founder of a Canadian zoo had a hard time believing owners of a Toronto home were living with 150 large alligators and crocodiles until he discovered it wasn’t just another reptilian urban myth.
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Drones Spook Bears
Bears apparently find UFOs unbearable — airborne robots and other unidentified flying objects can make bear hearts beat four times faster, researchers say.
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Friday, August 14, 2015

Show Notes 08-13-2015

Thursday show 08-13-15

Connecticut On Its Latest Cash Grab: It’s Not Greed When We Do It
Those possessing the anti-capitalist mentality — so ascendant in our culture today — often critique market actors as being solely motivated by “greed.” Surely economic systems based on nobler motivations, they say, would better promote the long-run interests of the planet.
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In Greece, Reliance on Public Funds Is the Central Problem
The main puzzle behind Greece is simple from a praxeological standpoint — you get more of what you subsidize and less of what you tax. Greece, being a nation with a high tax rate on production and a high subsidy rate on public assistance, will generate a population that finds greater preference toward public assistance and away from productive labor.
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Rush: orders from GOP donors to take out Trump
On Friday, Limbaugh began by telling listeners how, on the day of Thursday’s debate, he had learned “that big-time Republican donors had ordered to take out Donald Trump in the debate last night.”
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Lerner brands Republicans evil and dishonest in newly released emails
Newly released emails from Lois Lerner show the former IRS official at the heart of the Tea Party targeting scandal calling Republican critics “evil and dishonest,” and even “hateful.”
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Three more women accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault
The list of women accusing comedian and actor Bill Cosby of sexual assault grew by three Wednesday, as two actresses and a former airline stewardess made their allegations public.
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Six cultures' favorite junk foods
When many people think of Americans, visuals of potato chip-crusted couch surfers come to mind. But we're not the only country with a penchant for junk food. For every Dorito, Twinkie, Slim Jim and Pop Tart in America, there's an ethnic equivalent in another country. Take a look at how the rest of the world snacks.
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Show Notes 08-09-2015

Sunday show 08-09-15

Black Lives Matter activists push Sanders off stage at Seattle event
Black Lives Matter activists stole the spotlight away from Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday in Seattle, prompting Sanders to leave without giving his speech.
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has cut off state taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood in the wake of shocking videos showing the organization harvesting baby organs for profit.
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Texas judge tells defendant in assault case sentence is marriage or jail
A Texas judge decided to mete out justice in an unusual fashion when he offered a defendant up for sentencing in a minor assault case the choice of getting married or going to jail for 15 days.
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Iraqi Christians who fled IS living in limbo while in exile
A year after tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians fled communities overtaken by Islamic State militants, their lives are on hold in exile: They won't go back to Iraq, saying it's not safe for Christians, but as refugees they're barred from working in temporary asylum countries such as Jordan.
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Marines fired on near Jade Helm training site
Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith told WDAM-TV that the soldiers were training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center near Hattiesburg.
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Chattanooga Shooting: Navy Plans Armed Guards for Reserve Centers
After a gunman killed four Marines and a sailor at a Navy Reserve Center in Chattanooga last month, the Navy plans to station armed guards at all of its reserve centers across the country, NBC News has learned.
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Feds gun grab plan sparks protest in Idaho
Dozens of people, including the local sheriff, gathered outside a Navy veteran’s home in Idaho this week because of their worries a federal gun grab program may have authorities confiscating his guns – in what may be the first public protest to a strategy on which WND has been reporting for two years.
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Pope urges compassion for divorced Catholics who remarry
Pope Francis' call Wednesday for a church of "open doors" that welcomes divorced Catholics prompted speculation over whether he was signaling support for easing the ban on Communion for couples who remarry without a church annulment.
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Black Pastors Ask Smithsonian to Remove Bust of Planned Parenthood Founder
A group of black pastors sent a letter to the director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery asking that the bust of Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger be removed from the museum’s “Struggle for Justice” exhibit, citing her support for eugenics and the targeting of minorities by the nation’s largest abortion provider.
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Saturday, August 08, 2015

Show Notes 08-06-2015

Thursday show 08-06-15

Weed: Good for the Bones?
Got pot? Marijuana might take a cue from the famous advertising slogan for milk. A new study suggests that weed might be good for the bones.
The compound cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD), which is a nonhallucinogenic chemical in marijuana plants, helps heal bone fractures, the research finds.
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Study: Spicy food may help you live longer
Adding a little spice to your life could make it last longer.
A Harvard study tracked people who ate spicy foods at least three to five times per week and compared their health to those who ate them less than once a week.
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Most States waiving work requirements for food stamps despite improving job numbers
Most states still are waiving work requirements for those on food stamps, raising concerns that despite an improving job market the Obama administration is feeding government dependency -- and all at the expense of taxpayers.
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States ask Obama administration to put power plant rules on hold
The campaign to stop President Barack Obama's sweeping emissions limits on power plants began taking shape Wednesday, as 16 states asked the government to put the rules on hold while a Senate panel moved to block them.
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Al Qaida urges: “Strike America in its own home”
The Yemen branch of al-Qaida has put out a call for terror attacks against Americans, saying lone wolf radicals ought to launch immediate strikes on U.S. soil.
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UN forum to focus on surging antisemitism
Fox News reports that a surge in anti-Semitic attacks by Muslims in France has sparked an “unprecedented” wave of immigration in Israel. And in the United Kingdom, Breitbart reports, anti-Semitism is on the rise as hate crimes have more than doubled over the last year.
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3D-Printed Spy Drones Could Be Built at Sea
A 3D-printed drone was recently launched from a British military warship and successfully flew to shore, a demonstration that could pave the way for futuristic spy drones that can be printed at sea.
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Bug Bots! These Insect-Inspired Robots Can Jump on Water
Swarms of robots inspired by water-hopping insects could one day be used for surveillance, search-and-rescue missions and environmental monitoring, researchers say.
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Show Notes 08-02-2015

Sunday show 08-02-15

Former abortion clinic owner: “We pushed sex-ed to create a market for abortion”
As reported by The Catholic Register, Everett earned a commission for every abortion in addition to a share of the fees charged by each clinic. She says she sold abortion and made big bucks off of the “cash cow” of abortion.
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Hundreds rally to support Confederate flag at Stone Mountain Memorial
On Saturday, hundreds upon hundreds of people from Georgia arrived at Stone Mountain, the nation’s largest Confederate memorial, to show their support for the Confederate flag
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Soldier Asked to Produce ID for Cigarette Purchase — but Clerk’s Alleged Response to Seeing It Had Him in ‘Shock’
Collin Brown walked into a 7-Eleven in Redmond, Washington, last Wednesday and got himself a Slurpee. He also was looking to get cigarettes for his fiancee, so when the clerk asked Brown for proof of age, the Army reservist placed his military ID — which has his birthdate on the back and is a legal form of identification — on the counter.
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Obamas TPP trade deal hits the wall
President Obama’s hopes for a globalist pact integrating economies on four continents ran aground in Hawaii on Friday. Trade negotiators from 12 nations announced Friday they failed to reach a deal on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP.
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Student's stunning plea: Why did NYC let me graduate high school?
Melissa Mejia, 18, was stunned and embarrassed when officials at William Cullen Bryant HS in Long Island City, Queens, told her she had met all the requirements to receive a diploma in June.
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More parents turn to homeschooling
The National Catholic Register reports that recent data from the U.S. Department of Education shows explosive growth in homeschooling among American families, particularly in the last 10 years, when the number of students between the ages of 5 and 17 went from 1.09 million in 2003 to 1.77 million in 2012.
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Obama will impose unprecedented emissions controls US power plants
Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.
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Builders forced to purchase art to receive permits
A new program adopted by the city of Oakland, Calif., to force builders to fund projects by artists who are chosen by the city is being challenged in federal court, where the builders have filed a lawsuit alleging violations of the Constitution’s First and Fifth Amendments.
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EXCLUSIVE: Orthodox Jewish tenants at LeFrak City suing for discrimination over building’s new electronic keys – which they can’t use on Sabbath
Orthodox Jewish tenants at LeFrak City in Queens claim they are being discriminated against because newly installed lobby doors only open with an electronic key — which they cannot use on the Sabbath, a federal lawsuit alleges.
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Obama gives illegals massive health care plane
The level of health-care services provided to illegal aliens is about to get a huge boost from the Obama administration, which is hiring contractors to provide the equivalent of 5.5 million additional labor hours of treatment to detainees.
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