Monday, April 20, 2015

Show Notes 04/19/2015

Sunday show 4/19/15

Entrance fees rising in some National Parks
After a six-year moratorium, the federal government is increasing the price of admission at some of its public lands and raising the fees charged for camping, boating, cave tours and other activities. The National Park Service says the money expected to be raised is just a fraction of the $11.5 billion needed to repair and maintain roads, trails and park buildings.
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Vermont lawmakers: Make pot legal or will ban booze
Two Vermont lawmakers fed up with delays to legalize marijuana in the state introduced a headline-grabbing measure this week designed to move things along: one that would outlaw alcohol. Legislators Chris Pearson and Jean O'Sullivan admit they have no interest in reinstating Prohibition, but they want to make a larger point, reports Vermont Public Radio.
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University wants teens for late term abortions
Officials at the University of Hawaii have begun recruiting children as young as 14 years old to be part of an “experiment” with late-term abortions, and a team of pro-life lawyers is raising questions about the legality of the strategy.
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Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80 million
A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict.
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How American's will lose their freedoms
On April 16, 1859, French historian Alexis de Tocqueville died. After nine months of traveling the United States, he wrote “Democracy in America” in 1835, which has been described as “the most comprehensive … analysis of character and society in America ever written.”
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US Military losing Christians because of  hostile work environment
Soon there may only be atheists in the foxholes. Christians are leaving the U.S. military or are discouraged from joining in the first place because of a “hostile work environment” that doesn’t let them express their beliefs openly, religious freedom advocates say.
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State: Striking marriage would undermine liberty
A U.S. Supreme Court decision redefining marriage would “undermine” liberty and leave to the whim of the federal judiciary a multitude of valid and valuable state laws, according to a brief.
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Thursday show 3/16/15

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, in Albemarle County, Virginia, the third child of Peter Jefferson, a surveyor, and Jane Randolph, daughter of a distinguished Virginia family.
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America and the Barbary Pirates: An International Battle Against an Unconventional Foe
Ruthless, unconventional foes are not new to the United States of America. More than two hundred years ago the newly established United States made its first attempt to fight an overseas battle to protect its private citizens by building an international coalition against an unconventional enemy. Then the enemies were pirates and piracy.
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Oregon Sheriff says proposed gun background check law won't be enforced
An Oregon sheriff said Tuesday that he will not enforce an upcoming state law that expands gun background checks to include private sales, The Herald and News reported.
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Gun grabbing sweeping nation
Cherished family heirlooms were among the 21 firearms Michael Roberts surrendered to the Torrance Police Department in 2010, after his doctor filed a restraining order against him.
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Cops can storm homes court suggests
The Third Amendment, which guards against the quartering of soldiers in citizens’ homes – and which came into being because of the abuse of British troops against American patriots – has just been dinged by a judge who ruled the provision doesn’t apply to police.
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Fourth Amendment fight from Virginia hits Capital Hill
A move in Virginia to rein in government powers and bolster the Fourth Amendment – and halt a perceived emerging police state – may have stalled in committee, but supporters aren’t giving up and have now turned to Capitol Hill for redress, pushing for a constitutional correction.
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Sunday show 3/12/15

The End of the American Civil War
The federal government’s revenue before the Civil War came mostly from tariff taxes on imports, the majority of which were collected from Southern ports, like Charleston, South Carolina. There was no federal income tax.
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Vatican, France in showdown over gay ambassador
Three months after appointing an openly gay diplomat as France's ambassador to the Vatican, Paris is still waiting for the green light from Rome. With Pope Francis entering his third year in the post, some activists see the Vatican's silence as a test of the depth of reform in the Catholic Church.
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New Mexico governor signs bill on civil forfeiture
Gov. Susana Martinez signed a bill Friday virtually ending the practice of civil forfeiture, making the state a leader in sharply restricting a contentious policy that critics say deprives citizens of due process and gives law enforcement a profit motive.
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Baker College instructor told students to threaten patients into vaccinations, lawsuit claims'
A Shiawassee County woman is suing Baker College after she claims she was kicked out of the school's nursing program because she questioned lessons she claims encouraged students to lie to patients in order to get them vaccinated.
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Meet largest aircraft on earth
A U.S. Army mega aircraft – a hybrid of plane, helicopter, hovercraft and airship- is going civilian. Designed by British design company Hybrid Air Vehicles for the U.S. military, this massive piece of next-gen tech can travel through the air at nearly 100 miles per hour.
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Obama checking Russia by coddling Cuba
One day after a news-making handshake between President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro yesterday, the two leaders are reportedly set to meet for policy talks today, marking the first substantial discussions between U.S. and Cuban leaders since 1956.
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Office of Naval Intelligence reveals massive Chinese Naval buildup
China has deployed a new high-speed anti-ship cruise missile and is sharply expanding an armada of advanced guided-missile warships and submarines, according to a naval intelligence report made public Thursday.
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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Show Notes 03/09/2015

Thursday show 3/9/15

Robert E Lee prayed for North during Civil War
Wilmer McLean’s farm in Manassas Junction, Virginia, was the location of the first Battle of Bull Run in 1861. Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard, who was using McLean’s house as his headquarters, wrote: “…of this artillery fight was the destruction of the dinner of myself and staff by a Federal shell that fell into the fire-place of my headquarters at the McLean House.”
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Federal Judge halts Obama again on amnesty
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen refused in a late-night Tuesday decision to lift a hold on President Obama’s executive moves that would keep five million or so illegal immigrants from being deported.
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US cities secretly selected for Muslim immigration
With Muslim immigrants streaming into the United States at a rate of 100,000 per year, some of the communities targeted for new arrivals are seeking information on their new neighbors, only to be frustrated by federal bureaucrats and their hired contractors.
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10 Things the Queen of England Still Does for Canada
You may have read about a recent ruling in Canada which stated it is constitutional to require would-be Canadians to take an oath to the Queen. You may also have been surprised to learn Canada does, in fact, still have a queen, and she is the same Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ceylon, and Pakistan, among others.
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Michelle Obama Redefines Dessert for $31 million
Less than a year after spending tens of millions of dollars to provide the nation’s food-stamp recipients with more fruits and vegetables, the Obama administration is generously throwing in another $31.5 million for the same cause, according to a recent announcement.
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Monday, April 06, 2015

Sunday show 3/5/15

Easter Sunday
On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches. Christians believe, according to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross.
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The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan. It commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. And, by following the rituals of Passover, we have the ability to relive and experience the true freedom that our ancestors gained.
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Tax refunds for many take hit from health law
As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds – hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.
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Fictional character warns of losing God
“The Man Without a Country” was a classic novel written by Edward Everett Hale, who was born April 3, 1822. It was loosely based around Aaron Burr, who had been vice-president under Thomas Jefferson.
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Where American's most dislike buying groceries
Walmart was ranked at the bottom of the pile in Consumer Reports' annual supermarket survey, tying with A&P and Waldbaum's. All three retailers earned 64 points, the lowest out of more than 60 supermarket chains that were ranked based on almost 63,000 responses to the magazine's survey.
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White House Declares War on Three Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbugs’
Trying to avert what some clinicians are calling “the post-antibiotic era,” the White House has declared war on three antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.”
Drug-resistant bacteria have caused  23,000 deaths and more than 2 million illnesses in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

DC Delegate Norton: ‘Nothing Is More Under Attack Than Reproductive Choice in America Today’
“Nothing is more under attack than reproductive choice in America today” Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said at an event last week titled “On the Offensive: Protecting Reproductive Choice against State and Federal Attacks,” featuring a panel of abortion advocates at George Washington University Hospital.
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One of the biggest stories for years in the alternative media was the mysterious and foreboding purchase by Homeland Security of more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition.
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Christians not ashamed to let the world know
Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., was assassinated April 4, 1968.
Pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, he rose to national prominence through the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Awarded the Nobel Prize in 1964, Congress set aside his birthday as a national holiday.
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Friday, April 03, 2015

Thursday show 3/2/15

April Fool's Day
Although the day, also called All Fools’ Day, has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, its exact origins remain a mystery. Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563.
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China angered after U.S. fighter jets land in Taiwan
China's Foreign Ministry expressed anger on Thursday after two U.S. fighter jets landed in Taiwan, in a rare official contact between the militaries of the United States and the self-ruled democratic island.
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China building 'great wall of sand' in South China Sea
China's land reclamation is creating a "great wall of sand" in the South China Sea, a top US official says, leading to "serious questions" on its intentions.
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Scientists Say New Study Is A ‘Death Blow’ To Global Warming Hysteria
A new study out of Germany casts further doubt on the so-called global warming “consensus” by suggesting the atmosphere may be less sensitive to increases in carbon dioxide emissions than most scientists think.
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Another Global Warming skeptic gets suspended from Twitter
For the second time within two weeks, another global warming skeptic blogger has had his Twitter account suspended, this time repeating profanity used by a NASA climate scientist — and no the scientist did not get his account suspended.
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Political beef? Lawmakers worry red meat getting raw deal in new dietary guidelines
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are pushing back on proposed dietary guidelines they say wrongly downplay the benefits of lean red meat and advance an environmental agenda rather than promoting healthy choices based on “sound nutritional science.”
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Michelle Obama launches: find favor with farm pigs
First lady Michelle Obama – who’s been under fire for years for her lunch menu mandates at schools – may have found a new home for her foods of choice: an animal farm in New Mexico.Read more at Read More

FDA urged to fine drug makers over ads
Public Citizen sent a letter to the drug promotion overseer at the Food and Drug Administration urging it to pull ads for five Type 2 diabetes drugs because it claims the ads promote benefits that have not been approved by the agency.
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Why You Don't Want to Owe Uncle Sam
With April 15th fast approaching, what if you don’t have the cash to pay your taxes? Should you consider delaying payment, or not filing taxes at all? The short answer is no – especially when it comes to failing to file your taxes on time.
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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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