Monday, September 23, 2013

Show Notes 09/22/2013

Show Sunday 09/22/13

Autumn Equinox
The word equinox comes from the Latin words for "equal night." The fall and spring equinoxes are the only days of the year in which the Sun crosses the celestial equator.

Former Special Forces Commander: Now It's Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell for Christians
Many commanders in the Department of Defense are violating the religious rights of service members, forcing them to be quiet about their moral opposition to homosexuality and gay marriage, for instance, and, in effect, imposing a Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy on Christians, said Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William “Jerry” Boykin, the former commander of the U.S. Special Forces Command.

Swiss region to set ban on full face Islamic veil
Switzerland's Italian-speaking region was on course Sunday to ban the full-face Islamic veil, projected results from a referendum showed.

Animal group sets out to count Detroit’s stray dogs
It doesn't matter to Jessie Clarke how many stray or loose dogs are roaming the ruins of Detroit. After the 65-year-old was attacked by two pit bulls outside of her east side home in April, even one or two is too many.

Charles Starkweather
Charles Raymond Starkweather (November 24 or 25 1938 – June 25, 1959) was an American teenaged spree killer who murdered eleven people in the states of Nebraska and Wyoming in a two-month murder spree committed between December 1957 and January 1958.

China may be hiring hackers to access us drone technology
The Chinese government is aggressively pursuing U.S. leadership in drone technology – even possibly enlisting hackers to access American classified information. The New York Times cites cybersecurity experts in reporting Shanghai-based hackers have targeted at least 20 foreign defense contractors over the past two years in an apparent attempt to obtain technology “behind the United States’ clear lead in military drones.”

EPA head says climate change is most significant public health threat
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Friday discussed the agency’s 493-page proposed regulation that would, for the first time, restrict carbon emissions from new power plants, including coal plants.

Gov't spends 379k texting kids to take a walk
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending $379,500 on a study that sends texts to adolescents encouraging them to walk. The “Txt Me: Texting Motivational Messages Encouraging Adolescent PA” (physical activity) is being conducted by the Baylor College of Medicine. The study began in January of 2011 and will be funded through the end of this year.

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