Monday, July 25, 2016

Show Notes 07-24-2016

Sunday Show 7-24-16

AAA Rescued Record 32 Million Drivers in 2015; Blames New Technology for Breakdowns
Despite technological advances in newer vehicles, the American Automobile Association (AAA) rescued a record 32 million drivers nationwide in 2015, including 900,000 in the Washington, D.C. area alone, AAA announced Wednesday.
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Safe GOP convention boosts Cleveland's image to the world
Cleveland's safe and successful turn as host of the Republican National Convention has helped establish it as an ideal location for large events but also a city that people will consider when deciding where to live and do business, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said Friday.
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Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS
Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State.
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Hundreds honor teen suffering from fatal disease at prom themed party
More than 1,000 people converged on a Wisconsin town Friday to honor a 14-year-old girl with a fatal illness who has chosen end-of-life hospice care over surgery.
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ASEAN split on how to deal with China in South China Sea row
Southeast Asia's main grouping opened a meeting of their foreign ministers Sunday, deeply divided on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea that has impacted some of its members and whipped up an increasing diplomatic quagmire.
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Obama administration mun as Turkey's post coup crackdown expands
The Obama administration’s relative silence on Turkey’s alarming crackdown following last week’s failed coup attempt is tantamount to a green light for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to continue his assault on democracy in the NATO nation, experts said.
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Virginia high court strikes down Governors order giving felons right to vote
Gov. Terry McAuliffe's action restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons was unconstitutional, Virginia's highest court ruled Friday, siding with Republican lawmakers who said the governor overstepped his authority.
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Dems open convention without Wasserman Schultz
Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she is stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the party's convention, which is set to begin here Monday.
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Despite a Republican convention featuring public rules fights and Donald Trump being stiff-armed by his closest rival to the nomination, one of the leading conservative insurgents in Congress believes the party is unifying around core principles and could get a lot of good done for the American people if GOP congressional leaders would just do it.
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Show Notes 07-21-2016

Thursday Show 7-21-16

'Fact-Checkers' vs. the Benghazi Mom
When FBI Director James Comey came before the press to deliver his bizarre proclamation — that Hillary Clinton had lied relentlessly about her private email server but shouldn't be prosecuted because no prosecutor would ever dare take her to court (even though prosecutors all over the country rose to say they'd do so immediately) — many were shocked and angered.
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Syria is demanding the UN take action after it says French war planes killed more than 120 civilians during airstrikes on Tuesday near the Turkish-Syrian border. The deaths came just a day after US air assaults killed a further 20 people in Manbij.
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BBC suggests calling “terrorists”, terrorists is politically incorrect
If you thought that the insanity of political correctness had reached its peak, then think again. Never mind Obama refusing to use the term “radical Islamic terrorism,” now the BBC has suggested that calling terrorists “terrorists” might be a bigoted thought crime.
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CBO: ‘The Projected Amounts of Debt Would…Make a Fiscal Crisis More Likely’
In its Long-Term Budget Outlook published this week, the Congressional Budget Office said that the additional debt it projects the federal government will accumulate in the coming years if it continues on its current path would make a fiscal crisis in the United States more likely.
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Congressional Committee: Holder ‘Misled Congress’ on ‘Too Big to Jail’ Wall St. Bank
Former Attorney General Eric Holder “overruled internal recommendations” and “misled Congress” when the Department of Justice (DOJ) declined to prosecute HSBC Bank USA and its UK-based holding company for “serious violations of U.S. anti-money laundering and sanctions laws” involving drug cartels and foreign terrorist groups, according to a new congressional report.
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Rep. Brady: ‘Bust Up the IRS’ and Put Tax Code ‘on a Postcard’
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) says with the Republican Tax Blueprint, “we propose to bust up the IRS” and that the blueprint includes “for families and individuals a code so simple and fair it will fit on a postcard.”
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47 years ago today Apollo 11 landed on the Moon
Wednesday marked the 47th anniversary of when NASA astronauts first landed on the moon, a giant leap of an accomplishment that still resonates today, over four and a half decades later.
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Battle of Brewster Island
On this day in 1775, Patriot minutemen in whaleboats, commanded by Major Joseph Vose, raid Nantasket Point, also known as Little Brewster Island, in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. The raiders temporarily drive off the island’s British guard and confiscate lamps, oil, gunpowder and boats, before burning the wooden parts of the point’s lighthouse.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Show Notes 07-19-2016

Tuesday Show 7-19-16

Jaguar Land Rover develops autonomous system for off-roading
Jaguar Land Rover is in the process of developing autonomous technology that can handle any type of terrain a vehicle may encounter.
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Thousands of Venezuelans enter Colombia for food, medicine
Tens of thousands of Venezuelans poured into neighboring Colombia to buy food and medicine on Saturday after authorities briefly opened the border that has been closed for almost a year.
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Federal housing watchdog under fire for move to 'gut' office
In a case of who's watching the watchdog, the inspector general's office for a top housing agency is facing tough questions from Congress over what ex-employees say are efforts to "gut" a key office and allegations of retaliation.
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Bureaucrats misquote Pope on vaccines, teach parents 'religion'
The dispute between concerned parents and the medical industry over whether or not vaccines can be harmful to children has gone on for decades, with no middle ground appearing.
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Caregiver gets Zika from man who died in medical mystery
Utah health officials say a man who died after being infected with Zika virus passed it to a caregiver, creating a medical mystery about how it spread between them.
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Americans Are Buying Gene-Edited Food That's Not Labeled GMO
Products made possible through gene-editing have landed on grocery shelves. Whether they’ll stay there is up to shoppers wary of technological tinkering.
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This week I was going to write Part II on the jobs best suited for men vs. women in prepping, but the national and international terrorist attacks on police and civilians has been troubling me so much that I felt the need to lay out the case for a reordering of prepper acquisition priorities.
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Show Notes 07-17-2016

Sunday Show 7-17-16

Washington state restaurant apologizes for asking cops not to eat there
Lucky's Teriyaki is apologizing and is offering free meals to law enforcement officers after word spread that the restaurant in Washington state didn't want law enforcement to dine there.
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Elderly Couple Facing Eviction After Grandson Allegedly Scams Them Out of Their Home
This elderly couple never imagined the day they would face eviction from their California home, or that such an ordeal would allegedly be the work of their beloved grandson.
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Pokémon players shot at in Palm Coast, Fla.
Pokémon Go has led to muggings, car crashes, cliff rescues — and now a shooting.
A 19-year-old man and his 16-year-old friend were sitting in a car on Primrose Lane playing Pokémon Go around 1:30 a.m., when a man walked out of his house nearby and fired shots at the car, according to a news release from the Flagler County Sheriff's Office.
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State AGs, Green Groups Subpoenaed Over ‘Coordinated’ Attack on Climate Change Skeptics
The state attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts and eight environmental groups that have accused climate change skeptics of lying to the public are now themselves the subject of a congressional probe.
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U.S. air operations halted at Turkey air base
Political instability in Turkey, a NATO member and critical U.S. partner in the fight against terrorism, is already threatening to have an impact on the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
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Beware the Soros zombies
Billionaire George Soros has funded liberal organizations intent on bringing confusion, disarray and trouble to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week. And they’ve already had some victories.
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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Show Notes 07-14-2016

Thursday Show 07-14-16

East Coast fishermen spar with federal government over cost of at-sea monitors
Every year, the federal government spends millions monitoring New England commercial fishermen to ensure they ply their timeless maritime trade in accordance with the law.
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Road trip America: A journey inside the mind of Millennials
The sight of the colossal “press play” sign outside the YouTube facility in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Playa Vista stirs up feelings of finality.
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New Black Panther Party plans to bring guns to GOP convention if law allows
Members of the controversial "black power" group the New Black Panther Party plan to pack legal heat when they hold rallies in Cleveland in conjunction with next week's Republican convention if the law allows, the group's chairman said.
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Rep. Crowley.: ‘Thorough Background Checks’ Would Deny Guns to Those ‘Who Have Criminal Thoughts’
Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) says that “thorough background checks” for gun purchases would lead law enforcement to deny guns to those with “criminal thoughts.”
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Gun Homicides in U.S. Down 40% from 1993 to 2014; Lowest Rate in 34 Years
The number of homicides committed with a firearm in the United States in 2014 was 10,945, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report on its final data on deaths in this county for that year, which was released on June 30.
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Here's proof that diet soda can make you hungrier
Did you hear that? That was the collective shriek of diet-soda drinkers after reading about the latest study linking artificial sweeteners to hunger.
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Lifting Weights? No Need to Go Heavy
You don't need to feel wimpy for lifting little weight at the gym: A new study finds that lifting light weights is just as effective as lifting heavy ones for building muscle.
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Hague rejects China's S. China Sea claim: how it could shape future disputes
An international court in The Hague sharply rebuked China Tuesday, rejecting its claims of control over a broad swath of the South China Sea in a case that will be closely watched for its influence on future negotiations over disputed areas.
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Show Notes 07-12-2016

Tuesday Show 07-12-16

Tennessee community founded by freed slaves fights extinction
Tucked away in the wooded hallows and ridges north of Celina, Tenn., in the Upper Cumberland region, freed slaves and later their descendants have lived here for two centuries.
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Bachmann: Whistleblower was my source
Former Department of Homeland Security officer Philip Haney suffered through many hardships after he decided to blow the whistle on the government’s submission to Islamic supremacists.
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Facebook Accused in $1 Billion Suit of Being Hamas Tool
Lawyers filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Facebook Inc., alleging it allowed the Palestinian militant Hamas group to use the platform to plot attacks that killed four Americans and wounded one in Israel, the West Bank and Jerusalem.
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State Dept. Official on Missing Ex-Detainee: Standard for Gitmo Transfers is ‘Mitigation of Risk’, ‘Not Elimination'
When asked about a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was released to Uruguay and is now missing, a State Department official told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs that the standard for transferring detainees to other countries’ custody is “not elimination of risk, it is mitigation of risk.”
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More than a month after her 5-year-old daughter was allegedly raped by a child refugee from Iraq, Laney Shelly of Twin Falls, Idaho, says her little girl is still traumatized by the incident while local authorities have denied her access to basic documents such as the 911 transcripts, police and medical reports.
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Armor up! Water fleas grow helmets and spines for battle
Water fleas prepare for battle by growing armor that's customized to specific enemies, new research finds. Tiny Daphnia species develop impressive protective structures as they mature, including pointy tail spines and tough helmets.
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Stingray robot powered by rat cells
A new robot stingray can swim with help from an unexpected source: muscle cells that were taken from rat hearts, a new study finds.
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Report: Some Illegal Aliens Enjoy Food Stamp Advantage Over U.S. Citizens
A new report produced by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) shows that people in the United States illegally can in some cases get more food stamps than U.S. citizens.
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Denny's changes pancake recipe
Denny's hopes customers will flip for its new flapjacks, becoming the latest chain to embrace customer demand for better-tasting food made fresh with real ingredients.
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Update for The Uncooperative Radio Show

Brian and I are back to sharing one computer again, so I have been late putting up the links for the show. Thank you for your patience.