Sunday, January 14, 2018

Show Notes 01-13-2018

Saturday Show 01-13-17 

Cliven Bundy case: How big a problem is prosecutorial misconduct?
Cliven Bundy wanted to walk out of the courtroom in his jail jumpsuit and ankle shackles. Deputy marshals blocked him from doing that. But if it hadn’t been for “flagrant misconduct” committed by federal prosecutors and investigators in the case, the Nevada cattleman may not have been walking out at all.
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'Pro-America' Black Rifle Coffee becoming popular among conservatives, founder says
Black Rifle Coffee Company is not where you go to get your average cup of Joe. The Salt Lake City-based venture is making waves with high-quality coffee while taking a pro-Trump, pro-gun and pro-military stance.
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Florida races to accommodate influx of Puerto Rican migrants
At Leslie Campbell’s office in the central Florida city of St. Cloud, the phone will not stop ringing. Director of special programs for the Osceola County School District, Ms. Campbell helps enroll students fleeing storm-ravaged Puerto Rico.
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‘Stable genius’ is a merch windfall'
According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 3 people have already applied for rights to slap "stable genius" all over apparel. Problem is ... only one can own the rights to put it on clothes.
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Congress raises concerns over Florida drilling exemption
The Trump administration may have violated federal law by exempting Florida from a national plan to expand offshore drilling, a Democratic senator charged Thursday.
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‘Give 3 good reasons for slavery:’ 4th-grade homework assignment sparks backlash, apology in Wauwatosa
 A homework assignment asked fourth-graders at a private school in Wauwatosa to argue why slavery was a good thing. It prompted an apology from the principal of Our Redeemer Lutheran School, who said the question wasn’t supposed to have an answer because there are no good reasons for slavery.
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Entire class punished for 'microaggressive' comments
A Columbia University professor recently described how an entire class was punished after some students used “microaggressive” language in an online chat.
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San Diego State College Republicans out professors they say indoctrinate students
One professor gave her students a white privilege quiz. Another declared classrooms as tools for “civil resistance.” A third called John McCain a “war criminal.”
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Veterans behind bars: US jails set aside special cellblocks
The military veterans playing cards in the Albany County jail wear the same orange uniforms as everyone else, with “INMATE” printed down the legs. But their service offers one distinct privilege: a special cellblock where they can work through problems they often share, such as substance use and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Senior Pentagon Soldier to ISIS: Surrender or Get Beaten with a Shovel
In a blunt warning to the remaining ISIS fighters, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell said the shrinking band of militants could either surrender to the U.S. military or face death.
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VA Hospitals Could Be Left Vulnerable to Violence: Watchdog Report
The Department of Veterans Affairs isn't following certain security standards at its hospitals and clinics that are required of all federal buildings, potentially putting patients and visitors at risk, the Government Accountability Office concluded in a report released Thursday.
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Show Notes 01-12-2017

Friday Show Notes 01-12-17

California Farmers Stymied in Bid for Labor Law Records
In a win for California’s powerful lobbying industry, a state appeals court ruled Monday that the state’s negotiations with labor unions regarding a 2015 employment law are privileged and can remain hidden from the public.
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The Hillary scandal everyon’s ignoring
With the Clinton Foundation now under Department of Justice scrutiny over allegations of “pay for play” politics, it’s clear that while the Clintons’ political power may be fading, their propensity for scandal isn’t going away.
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U.S. National Mango Board Runs on $6.7 Million a Year
The government watchdog group Judicial Watch reported this week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) maintains a National Mango Board, which operates on a $6.7 million budget, solely to "increase the consumption of fresh mangos in the United States," according to its USDA website.
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Aid recipient to US: keep your money
When the United Nations condemned President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the U.S. responded by cutting $285 million of its funding for the international organization.
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State Department Rolls Out New Travel Alert System, Ranking Every Nation 1, 2, 3 or 4
The U.S. State Department on Wednesday launched its new travel advisory program, which is intended to inform Americans about the risks they may face when they travel abroad.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship
Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the country's London embassy for more than five years. Ecuador's foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said Assange was naturalised as a citizen on 12 December, at his request.
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McDonald’s to eliminate foam drink cups from menu, work toward 'fiber-based packaging'
Say goodbye to polystyrene, and hello to “fiber-based packaging.” On Wednesday, McDonald’s announced that it would be eliminating foam packaging from its worldwide supply chain by the end of 2018, along with news that it plans to further its efforts to source its “fiber-based packaging” from recycled sources by 2020.
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Facebook blocks funding for major pro-life movie
A crowdfunding site for a theatrical drama in production that promises to tell the “true story” of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that established a “right” to abortion has been blocked by Facebook.
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Online love scams break hearts and leave many in financial ruin
The 40-year-old woman from a western state told Fox News that she exchanged private messages with a man who sent her dozens of photos and a promise of a better life.
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Show Notes 01-07-2017

Sunday Show 01-07-17

Mississippi woman bags deer ahead of her 100th birthday
On Jan. 9, Bertha Vickers of Morgantown, Miss. will celebrate her 100th birthday, but she’s more surprised by all the attention she's getting for her recent deer kill.
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Tobacco giant says it wants to give up cigarettes
The company, which makes Marlboro, L&M and Chesterfield brands among others, took out ads in newspapers in the United Kingdom that said its ambition for the new year is to build a smoke-free future and eventually stop selling cigarettes.
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‘It’s either fight or die’: How a Seattle woman fended off a machete-wielding man on New Year’s Day
When Lillian Germond walked into her Seattle apartment building early New Year’s Day, she didn’t know the man walking behind her was about to attack, armed with a machete.
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M27s and 'Head-to-Toe' Gear Overhaul on the Way for Marine Grunts
After more than a year of speculation, the word comes straight from the commandant of the Marine Corps: Grunts, including those outside the squad, are getting the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle -- and a whole lot of other goodies to boot.
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How to get your hands on a historic  from the US Army stockpile
Only American citizens can purchase one of these World War II combat pistols, the M1911, from the U.S. Army stockpile. And only one can be purchased a year by a qualified buyer.
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Flight attendants sue Delta Air Lines for anti-Jewish, anti-Israeli attitude
Four current and former flight attendants have filed a federal lawsuit against Delta Air Lines alleging that the company’s management has “an anti-Jewish, Hebrew and ethnic Israeli attitude.”
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Report: Religious Jews’ Ascent to Temple Mount Up 75%
The number of visits by religious Jews to the Temple Mount has increased by 75% in 2017, compared to 2016, according to the Yera’eh organization, which encourages Jewish ascent to the Temple Mount.
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Now 6 Bishops Challenge Pope Francis on His Divorce/Remarriage Teaching
Three more Catholic archbishops have signed on to a letter released by three bishops on Dec. 31, which publicly challenges Pope Francis' teaching on Communion for the "divorced and remarried" and states that his instruction is "alien to the entire Tradition of the Catholic and Apostolic Faith."
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Weed in sidewalk triggerrs $2500 penalty
Property owners in California have been handed a huge victory with a ruling by the California Court of Appeals ensuring that hearings for citizens who challenge tax assessments or penalty decisions be “fair.”
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Tech companies scramble to patch microchip security
Technology companies are playing down the severity of two recently discovered security problems with computer microchips, saying there will be no need for widespread hardware replacements to shield millions of devices from hackers.
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NHS hospitals ordered to cancel all routine operations in January as flu spike and bed shortages lead to A&E crisis
The instructions on Tuesday night - which will see result in around 50,000 operations being axed - followed claims by senior doctors that patients were being treated in “third world” conditions, as hospital chief executives warned of the worst winter crisis for three decades.
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Washington sets up winter quarters in Morristown
After two significant victories over the British in Trenton and Princeton, New Jersey, General George Washington marches north to Morristown, New Jersey, where he set up winter headquarters for himself and the men of the Continental Army on this day in 1777.
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Liberation Theology in Latin America
During the mid-20th century, disenchanted members of the clergy and the oppressed classes of Latin America united together to reinterpret the role of the Catholic Church in everyday society and to reclaim religion towards the pursuit of social justice
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Show Notes 01-05-2017

Friday Show Notes 01-05-17

Bill Nye: Blue States Will ‘Impose Economic Sanctions’ Against Climate Change-Denying States
MSNBC, climate activist Bill Nye warned conservatives to “watch out,” saying progressive blue states will “address climate change” on their own.
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Men Resist Green Behavior as Unmanly
Women have long surpassed men in the arena of environmental action; across age groups and countries, females tend to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Compared to men, women litter less, recycle more, and leave a smaller carbon footprint.
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13 Scientific studies suggest ‘Litte Ice Age’ looming
Global-warming diehards who converted their cause to “climate change” when the warming ceased a few years back are being dealt another blow as scientific forecasts of global cooling are about to take over.
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Planned Parenthood Unveils Pro-Abortion License Plates: “My Body, My Choice”
The Planned Parenthood abortion business has been on a mission to defend and promote abortion. In the latest effort to brag about abortions, Planned Parenthood is now unveiling a new pro-abortion license plate.
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Planned Parenthood enters transgender-hormone market as abortions decline, clinics close
As dozens of its clinics closed amid a dwindling U.S. abortion rate, Planned Parenthood has moved to diversify its business model by getting into transgender hormone therapy.
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Planned Parenthood: We Did 321,384 Abortions; Got $543.7 Million in Tax Dollars
Planned Parenthood says its affiliates did 321,384 abortions in the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, 2016, according to its newly released 2016-2017 annual report.
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California's cannabis market is expected to soar to $5.1 billion — and it's going to be bigger than beer
Recreational cannabis sales are set to begin in California on January 1 — and the market is expected to haul in billions in revenue next year as dispensaries roll out across the state.
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Pelosi Defends Limited Government and ‘States’ Rights’—On Legalized Marijuana
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) issued a statement today attacking what she characterized as an over-reach by the federal government and defending what she described as "states’ rights" when it comes to the legalization of marijuana.
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McConnell Boasts of $4.99M Federal Grant ‘to Support Conservation of Private Lands’ in Kentucky
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put out a press release on the Friday before Christmas touting of his efforts to secure a $4.99 million federal grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to The Nature Conservancy “to support the conservative of private lands” in Kentucky.
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Interior Department repeals never-used regulations on hydraulic fracturing
The Obama administration’s 2015 fracking rule was never actually implemented, thanks to an ongoing court battle, and it apparently never will be.
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Democrats, environmentalists blast Trump offshore drilling plan
Overturning 33 years of energy policy, the Trump administration Thursday proposed opening as much as 90 percent of the U.S. coast to oil and gas development.
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The secret to George Washington Carver’s success
George Washington Carver was born a slave during the Civil War, possibly in 1865, but there are no records. Within a few weeks, his father, who belonged to the next farm over, was killed in a log hauling accident.
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Show Notes 12-30-2017

Saturday Show 12-30-17

Thanking Trump has gone viral
You may have noticed the idea of thanking President Trump for his amazing and voluminous first-year achievements has become popular. One might even say the concept has gone viral.
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In a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit opinion
Judge Stephen Williams did not rule on the merits of the case but instead said the plaintiff -- the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) -- is “not a voter” and therefore has no legal standing to sue for alleged violations of the 2002 E-Government Act.
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Court turns back challenge to Trump's voter fraud commission
It's been said that good fences make good neighbors. But in Aspen, Colo., this week, Vice President Mike Pence has something different posted between his vacation lodging and that of the people next door.
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New Synagogue opens under Temple Mount
While there may not be a Third Temple at which Israeli Jews can worship atop the Jerusalem Temple Mount, there is a brand-new synagogue under the foundation of the holy site – and it’s open for prayer.
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Trump ramps up Border Patrol recruitment, in bid to hire thousands of new agents
President Trump doesn’t yet have his "big, beautiful" border wall, but the administration is ramping up recruitment of border agents going into the new year in a bid to enhance security with more manpower  if not bricks and barbed wire.
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Victory! No Amnesty in CR -- See how your Senators Voted…
Congress passed a Continuing Resolution on Thursday night to fund the federal government through Jan. 19 without an amnesty for young-adult illegal aliens despite a months-long push by dozens of Democrats and Republicans to do so, and despite threats by many to shut down the government if it didn't happen.
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Iowa Supreme Court Lifts Ban On Guns In Courthouses
There are a couple of places you’re guaranteed to find violence felons. One is in jail, and the other is in courthouses. However, many courthouses require citizens to be completely disarmed on the premises, leaving only law enforcement officers with the ability to protect anyone.
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BATFE considering changing position on bump stocks
Following the horrific events of October 1 in Las Vegas, the subject of bump stocks flared into a firestorm of controversy. The legal devices were sold over the internet after the BATFE had given their approval on the things several years earlier.
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Friday Show Notes 12-29-17

FCC Net Neutrality decision causes some anxiety in Europe, but EU regulation remains in force
The recent vote by the Federal Communications Commission to scrap net neutrality rules has caused an uproar in France and elsewhere in Europe, where the principle has been protected by European Union regulations since 2015.
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Chinese women having babies in Saipan to obtain U.S. birthright citizenship
Women from China, Turkey, South Korea, and other countries around the globe have for some time been coming to America to have their babies to take advantage of what they’ve been told is a provision in the U.S. Constitution that grants their offspring automatic American citizenship.
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Disney resorts add new security policy, removes 'Do Not Disturb' signs from rooms
Disney has started updating the security policies at several of its resorts in Walt Disney World.
Guests staying at one of the three monorail hotels – the Grand Floridian, Polynesian and Contemporary resorts – near the Magic Kingdom have already experienced the tighter security policies, which include the removal of the “Do Not Disturb” door sign.
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France allows Muslim street prayers but bans Christmas movie because it was “too Christian”
France is a secular Republic, because it separates religion and state and it mostly sees religion as a private matter; restricted to the home and places of worship.
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When and Why the West Began to ‘Demonize’ Muhammad
To understand any phenomenon, its roots must first be understood.  Unfortunately, not only do all discussions on the conflict between Islam and the West tend to be limited to the modern era, but when the past, the origins, are alluded to, the antithesis of reality is proffered.
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Monday, December 25, 2017

Show Notes 12-23-2017

Saturday Show 12-23-17

Trump calls on media to stay for prayers: 'A good solid prayer and they'll be honest'
Prior to a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, President Donald Trump asked HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson to start the meeting with a prayer and the president also asked reporters to stay for the prayer, saying they "need the prayer more than I do" and that it might help the media to "be honest."
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Judge dismisses emoluments clause lawsuit against Trump
A federal judge in New York dismissed one of the lawsuits against President Trump’s business dealings, ruling Thursday that a watchdog group didn’t have standing to challenge whether the president’s continued connection to his hotel chain violates the Constitution’s emoluments clause.
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Rabbis Protest Trump’s Re-Nomination of Obama LGBT Agenda Architect Chai Feldblum
A coalition of rabbis is criticizing the Trump administration for re-nominating radical sexual identity activist Chai Feldblum to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
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Chappaquiddick' Trailer Reveals Unsavory Ted Kennedy
If anybody feared that the upcoming Chappaquiddick movie would be a whitewash of Ted Kennedy, the recently released trailer should disabuse them of that notion. Legal Insurrection describes the movie as the "portrait of a weasel."
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Alaska's Pebble Mine moves closer to fruition as permitting process begins
A proposed gold and copper mine that nearly got buried by the Obama administration moved closer to reality when its developers filed new permits with the federal government.
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Trump's making American mining great again
Lost amid this week’s tumultuous vote on a tax-cut bill, President Trump signed an executive order that may be even more important: guaranteeing America has a reliable supply of the critical materials needed to produce modern-era weapons as well as popular consumer goods.
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Religious Leaders: 'Gender Ideology Harms Individuals and Societies,' Rejects 'Reason
In a Dec. 15 open letter entitled "Created Male and Female," religious leaders of various denominations in the United States denounced "gender ideology" as a rejection of reason and science, which "harms individuals and socieities," especially children.
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How to win the war on Christmas: Just surrender
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. To practicing Christians and even some nonbelievers who just like the season's hope and joy, Christmas is the capstone of the year.
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86-year-old woman with dementia warms up to Santa ─ and makes him cry
An 86-year-old woman deep in the throes of dementia came out to the surface briefly when she encountered her beloved Santa in a photo studio in a New Mexico mall.
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Why Would Christians Go Christmas Caroling Outside an Abortion Clinic?
A young woman sits in the waiting room of American Women’s Medical Center on Chicago’s northwest side, waiting to be called back to the operating room for her procedure. Even now, she’s unsure about the choice she’s made.
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A beautiful example of American defiance in World War II
The Battle of the Bulge was the largest and bloodiest battle fought by the U.S. during World War II. It involved 610,000 Americans, 55,000 British, and 72,000 Free French, fighting along Europe’s Western Front for nearly 40 days. There were 89,000 American casualties and over 100,000 German casualties.
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