Monday, October 12, 2015

Show Notes 10-11-2015

Sunday show 10-11-15

Record Rainfall Might Cause Thanksgiving Pumpkin Shortage
There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, according to crop experts in Illinois, the country's top pumpkin-producing state.
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Gowdy: Fired Benghazi panel staffer decided to 'run to the press' after failed effort to get money
The leader of the Republican-led special Benghazi committee said Sunday he never even spoke to the panel’s fired staffer, who alleges he was let go for not joining in a partisan-driven effort to tarnish Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner.
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Obama Administration Bans All Pork Products From Prison Menus
The federal Bureau of Prisons, a subdivision of President Barack Obama's Justice Department, has banished all pork products from the menus in all federal prisons, according to a report in the Washington Post.
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Kelsey Grammer, best known for his role as psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the sitcoms "Cheers" and "Frasier," was recently photographed wearing a pro-life t-shirt.

Is the annual pay raise dead?
Already have plans to spend that big end-of-year bonus on something special? You might want to stop dreaming. While you're at it, you might want to stop planning, too.
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Lawyer: Officer recommends no jail time for Bergdahl
The officer in charge of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's Article 32 preliminary hearing has recommended that the soldier accused of desertion avoid jail time for his actions, according to Bergdahl's civil defense attorney.
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DOD course calls Constitution and Bible sexist
A Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute course approved by the Department of Defense is under fire for labeling the Bible, the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence sexist materials
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Lockheed Martin modular Athena laser weapon is headed to production
The US military already has a few high-powered laser weapons at its disposal, but it's about to get a hell of a lot more. Earlier this week, defense contractor Lockheed Martin began production of its modular, Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) laser system for the US Army -- a weapon that's expected to roll out on the battlefield sometime next year.
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University rips up Chapel pews to accommodate Muslims
A “predominantly Judeo-Christian environment” on Wichita State University’s campus was deemed not inclusive enough for Muslim students last May. The solution: Rip up an altar and pews and make space for prayer rugs.
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The Focus on the Family-sponsored “Bring Your Bible to School Day” kicked off Thursday with the level of expected participants figured at around 100,000.
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Tiny flies create zombie honeybees that take night flights then die
Honeybees are being threatened by tiny flies that lead them to lurch and stagger around like zombies. The afflicted bees often make uncharacteristic night flights, sometimes buzzing around porch lights before dying.
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The new season of "smart"
Smart cars, smart homes, smartphones, smart watches and smart TVs are just the start. My inbox is so inundated with news releases about smart products that you'd think the collective IQ of inanimate objects had risen 1,000% in the past quarter alone.
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