Saturday, August 16, 2014

Show Notes 08/14/2014

Thursday Show 8/14/14

Pro-gun rights Milwaukee sheriff defeats rival after heated primary draws national attention
A Wisconsin county sheriff whose outspoken pro-Second Amendment views turned his re-election campaign into a battle between gun control groups and the National Rifle Association emerged victorious Wednesday against his Democratic primary challenger. 
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Multiple news outlets back DC think tanks against global warming scientist
News outlets, advocacy groups and fellow think tanks are jumping to the defense of a conservative-leaning D.C. policy center and publication being sued for libel by a scientist who didn't like what they had to say about his work on global warming.
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Low fat fries flop for Burger King chain brings back chicken fries
The people have spoken and it when it comes to fast food.  It seems that not enough Americans seem to care about whether or not it’s healthy.Burger King has announced they will be discontinuing their “Satisfries,” a lower calorie, lower fat, and lower sodium alternative to their traditional French fries.
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Canadian woman receives $10,200 compensation after being fired from black teachers group 'for not being black enough'
A biracial woman has won an $10,200 payout after she was fired from her job at the Black Educators Association (BEA) in Nova Scotia, Canada because she 'wasn't black enough'.
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Rob Reiner likens Tea Party to Hamas
Hollywood director and liberal activist Rob Reiner told talk-show host Larry King that the Tea Party is like the terrorist group Hamas, because apparently both groups are extreme and cannot be negotiated with, and the only solution is to make them go away or “eliminate” them.
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Navy designs new amphibious assault ships
The Navy is evaluating designs, costs and specifications for a new class of amphibious assault ships designed to replace the current fleet of cargo-carrying LSD 41/49 dock landing ships, service officials said.
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German Shepherd who saved family from bear attack handed over to shelter
The 4-year-old German shepherd that reportedly ‘chased a bear away from’ his family—and likes to cuddle—was set to be euthanized after the same family handed him over to a New York City shelter, but was saved in the last-minute by a "rescue organization," The Examiner reported.
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Puppy with no front legs gets custom 3d printed cart
Nine-week-old Teacup Chihuahua TurboRoo was born without front legs. His breeder dropped him off at a veterinary clinic in Indianapolis after realizing he needed individualized care. Veterinary Technician Ashley Looper quickly became attached to the puppy and began fostering him.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Show Notes 08/10/2014

Sunday Show 8/10/14

New Jersey church orders bats in their attic to leave
The bats in the attic of a historic church in New Jersey are being evicted. The creatures have made Tranquility United Methodist Church in Green Township their bat cave for years. But church officials have wanted to do something about them since replacing a porous slate roof damaged by Tropical Storm Irene and Hurricane Sandy, the Newark Star-Ledger reported Sunday.
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HS bibble banner lawsuit heads to Texas Supreme Court
A group of high school cheerleaders from southeast Texas asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to rule on whether banners emblazoned with Bible verses that they display at football games is protected free speech. 
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California school district shelves sex education text that prompted parents outrage
A Northern California school district is shelving a controversial sex education textbook with racy references to masturbation, sex toys and bondage.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tops box office
Studio estimates say "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office. The Paramount comic-book adaptation featuring Megan Fox alongside computer-generated renditions of the pizza-eating, sewer-dwelling superheroes lunged into first place in its debut weekend.
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Nixon resigns Presidency
On August 9th 1974, President Richard M. Nixon resigned in the wake of the Watergate burglary scandal. He was the first president in American history to resign.
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Ford is inaugurated
On this day in 1974, one day after the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford is sworn in as president, making him the first man to assume the presidency upon his predecessor's resignation.
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Major player in Obama eligibility booted from office
In an election-year stunner, Gov. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii was ousted from office Saturday by state Sen. David Ige, who crushed the incumbent in the Democratic primary, despite a last-minute push for Abercrombie by President Barack Obama. Although he has been outspent by about 10 to 1, Ige defeated Abercrombie by a margin of 67 to 32 percent.
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Feminists declare war on transgenders
Women are not the same as men. That’s obvious to most. But a stunning conveyor of that message is radical feminists, who according to the New Yorker, are objecting to claims to womanhood made by men, otherwise known as transgenders.
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Former postmaster blasts USPS stamp choices
A former postmaster general and prominent stamp collector is accusing the U.S. Postal Service of “prostituting” its stamp program, sacrificing cultural icons for pop culture in a wrongheaded search for “illusory profits.”
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Smartphone App to help you avoid dangerous areas is obviously racist or something
What if you were moving to – or visiting – a city where you didn’t know your way around? And what if you were worried about wandering into a high crime area, but didn’t know the layout of the city?
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11 year old Cancer survivor invents chemo backpack for pediatric patients
An 11-year-old cancer survivor has used her own experience to invent a device that she hopes will make chemo treatments a little easier for other kids battling the disease, KDVR.com reported.
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Great Gift for Grandma? Retirees Love Tablets
Figures just out from communications regulator Ofcom suggest that tablets are becoming increasingly popular among the over-55s. It seems 28% of this group own one and for many, it has become a go-to main device.
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Astronauts cannot sleep properly in space
A new study by Harvard Medical School has found many astronauts suffer serious levels of sleep deprivation that could be putting their lives in danger. Scientists studied the sleep patterns of 64 astronauts on 80 space shuttle missions and 21 International Space Station (ISS) crew members before, during and after spaceflight.
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Saturday, August 09, 2014

Show Notes 08/07/2014

Thursday Show 8/7/14

Founding Fathers refute Obama's Muslim fabric
President Obama’s remarks thanking Muslims for “building the very fabric of our nation” and claiming they were in part responsible for “the core of our democracy” have left many in and outside of Washington scratching their heads. But the Founding Fathers would find the comments even more baffling.
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Richmond-area school to keep ‘Rebels’ team name
A Richmond-area public high school will keep “Rebels” as its team name after a student-led protest called attention to plans by the administration to field a new mascot without ties to the Confederacy.
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In rare move Universtiy grants 22k scholarship to undocumented student
In a rare move for U.S. higher education, Rutgers University has awarded a full scholarship to an undocumented immigrant, allowing him to finish his last two years of college and receive his bachelor’s degree.
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'The Big Bang Theory' actors get $25,000 an hour
Call it the ultimate revenge of the nerds -- or, at least, the actors playing nerds. The cast of the hit CBS (CBS) show "The Big Bang Theory" are receiving stunning raises for the upcoming seasons. Cast members portraying Sheldon Cooper, Leonard Hofstadter and Penny will now make $1 million each an episode. That's akin to what the 'Friends' actors got at the end of that show's historic run -- and it's a big boost from the $300,000 per show they were receiving this past season.
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President Obama, Congress Invited to Free 'America' Movie Screening
President Barack Obama and hundreds of other powerful members of government were sent letters this week inviting them to a free screening of America, the docudrama from conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza.
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When it comes to Cancer the benefits of Aspirin may outweigh the risk
A new study in Annals of Oncology finds that the benefits of daily aspirin may outweigh the risks, at least when it comes to cancers of the digestive tract – bowel, stomach and esophageal.
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Computer Games Better Than Medication in Treating Elderly Depression
Computer games could help in treating older people with depression who haven't been helped by antidepressant drugs or other treatments for the disorder, researchers say.
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Show Notes 08/03/2014

Sunday Show 8/3/14

Faith of nation's forefathers celebrated at Plymouth
The unique American experiment is being celebrated at the spot where the Pilgrims landed in 1620. It’s the 125th anniversary of the National Monument to the Forefathers, which the Plymouth Rock Foundation is commemorating with a series of special events this week, concluding Saturday.
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Marvel comics makes Thor thunder Goddess
Thor is now a Goddess of Thunder. Marvel Comics announced this month that the hammer-wielding Norse superhero will be a woman in upcoming comic book issues. Marvel was thin on details explaining the switch, but said in a press release that "no longer is the classic male hero able to hold the mighty hammer."
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Netanyahu warns US not to ever second guess me again
Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the White House not to force a truce with Palestinian militants on Israel.
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Sockdolager
A "sockdolager" is a knock-down blow. This is a newspaper reporter’s captivating story of his unforgettable encounter with the old "Bear Hunter" from Tennessee. From "The Life of Colonel David Crockett", by Edward S. Ellis (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1884)
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Education in Colonial America
Mr. Peterson is Headmaster of The Pilgrim Academy, Egg Harbor City, New Jersey. He teaches economics and is constantly in search of ways to support and defend the principle of voluntarism in education.
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Federal court upholds Florida law in “Doc's vs Glock's case
The suit, brought in part by the Florida chapters of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics, had won an injunction by a lower court in what became known popularly as the “Docs vs. Glocks” case.
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Monday, August 04, 2014

Show Notes 07/31/2014

I was in town on Thursday 7/31/14 attending The Butte Silver Bow County Fair with the local 4-H club, so Brian did the radio show by himself. Therefore, links for this show cannot be posted. Sorry. But I am back and I will be posting information about why I was at the Fair next post.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Show Notes 07/27/2014

Sunday Show 7/27/14

Interview with Cheryl Chimley, author of Police State USA: How Orwell's Nightmare is Becoming our Reality
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Christian Bakery That Refused Gay Wedding Cakes Now Bakes Ex-Gay Cakes
Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a Christian-owned bakery, closed its doors earlier this year after its owners Aaron and Melissa Klein were found guilty of violating gay people's rights by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.
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OBAMA CALLS FOR COLLECTIVIZED NEW WORLD ORDER
During a fundraiser in Seattle this week, President Barack Obama called for a “new order” based around a collectivized system in order to quell people’s concerns about geopolitical strife and the economy.
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Protesters Swarm Beacon Hill, ‘Livid’ Over Illegal Immigration
An anti-illegal immigration rally on Beacon Hill outside the State House on Saturday, July 26 was teeming with protesters. While Bree Sison of CBS Boston estimated that the gathering drew hundreds of people, Jeff Kuhner, the host of WRKO’s The Kuhner Report, who organized the rally, put the number closer to 10,000 people.
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Foreign Relations Committee Approves UN Disabilities Treaty
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 12-6 to approve the dangerous UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Every Democrat on the committee voted for the treaty. Republican senators John McCain (AZ) and John Barrasso (WY) also voted in favor of it.
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Bob Dole battles home-schoolers on disabilities treaty
It’s Bob Dole vs. the home-school lobby, round two. This marks the second time the former senator will square off against Mike Farris, president of the Homeschool Legal Defense Association, on the same issue: an international treaty on rights for people with disabilities.
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Home Schooling Is Going Mainstream
When most kids are asked about school, scenes from school buses, rows of desks and the lunchroom spring to their minds. But not for 11-year-old Stephanie Simmens and her 9-year-old sister Molly.
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Austria and Hungary declares war on Serbia
On July 28, 1914, one month to the day after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.
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New York Times: Legalize Marijuana
The New York Times’ editorial board on Saturday called on the federal government to legalize marijuana. Citing alcohol prohibition, social costs and states’ movements, the board argued “after a great deal of discussion” that “the balance falls squarely on the side of national legalization.”
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The human side of Medical Marijuana
Cristi Bundukamara gave up on Florida last fall. She and her husband Francis, a teacher for 16 years at South Dade High School known to everybody as “Coach Bundy”, uprooted their life in Homestead and moved their seven children to Colorado in November because of their son’s illness.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Show Notes 07/24/2014

Thursday Show 7/24/14

New Jersey ends hunt for possible 16-foot Anaconda in state lake
A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry. The state has stopped looking for the reptile after scientists failed to find any evidence of it in Lake Hopatcong and traps baited with chicken were left untouched.
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U.S. Navy admiral says he’s open to idea of giving Chinese Navy tour of carrier
A top U.S. Navy official said he is "receptive" to idea of letting his Chinese crewmen tour a U.S. aircraft carrier based in Japan, but experts warn such access could be a risky intelligence giveaway. Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of naval operations, told The Wall Street Journal that his Chinese counterpart mentioned the idea of a U.S. carrier crew touring its lone Liaoning carrier and a Chinese crew touring the USS George Washington.
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Veteran says he was forgotten in VA clinic
A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration. Jeffrey Duck told WKMG he arrived as a "walk in" patient at the clinic around 1 p.m. Monday and sat in a consultation room for more than three hours before realizing he was alone in the building.
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Feds Spending $10 Million to Build Robot Companions for Children
The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as “personal trainers” for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits.
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Watchdog: $34M taxpayer-backed soybean program not sprouting in Afghanistan
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forking over millions of dollars for a soybean program in Afghanistan that's running into major problems, with Afghan farmers slow to embrace a product that few Afghans ate before.
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How Government Uses “Efficiency” as an Excuse to Steal
Scarcity makes efficiency — getting the most value from given resources —important. The more efficient individuals are, the more they benefit from their actions. That’s why economists are always talking about efficiency.
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A Brief History of Progressivism
Progressives have a way with words that is truly impressive. Perhaps it started when they stole the word liberal from libertarians and since has snowballed out of control. From “social justice” to “pro-choice” (except with light bulbs) to various “isms” to describe their opponents, progressives are experts at such linguistic feats.
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