Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Show Notes 12-13-15

Sunday show 12-13-15

COP21 climate change summit reaches deal in Paris
A deal to attempt to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2C has been agreed at the climate change summit in Paris after two weeks of intense negotiations.
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Jihad free zone signs appear around Southern California
The anonymous artist has posted several “Jihad Free Zone” signs across southern California, including in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Culver City, near the campus of UCLA and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, he writes on the Facebook page.
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National Geographic names Virgin Mary most powerful woman in the world
The magazine, the official journal of the National Geographic Society, boasts a global circulation of 6.4 million. Written by Maureen Orth and photographed by Markosian, National Geographic’s December cover story, “How the Virgin Mary Became the World’s Most Powerful Woman,” details how Mary’s “image and legacy are found and celebrated around the world.”
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Non-Muslim high school girls wear hijab to promote acceptance of Islamic beliefs
More than a dozen non-Muslim girls at an Illinois high school agreed to wear a traditional Islamic head scarf on Wednesday as part of “Walk a Mile in Her Hijab.”Non-Muslim high school girls wear hijab to promote acceptance of Islamic beliefs.

30000 cases of Chagas reported in US
A hazardous insect from Latin America known as the triatomine bug, or “kissing bug,” has found its way to more than half the United States, serving as a reminder that a porous border lets in more than just human beings.
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Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis)
About 6 million to 7 million people are estimated to be infected worldwide, mostly in Latin America.Vector-borne transmission occurs in the Americas. The insect vector is a triatomine bug that carries the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi which causes the disease.
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German TV channel films ISIL  slave trade in Turkey
German television station ARD has produced footage documenting the slave trade being conducted by the radical terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) through a liaison office in Turkey.
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Trump's Muslim moratorium backed by conservative icon
Donald Trump’s call for a temporary ban on all Muslim entry in the United States is getting enthusiastic support from a conservative icon, as legendary activist Phyllis Schlafly called for the grassroots to support his plan.
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Sensitive principal bans Santa and other religious symbols
Santa Claus is banned. The Pledge of Allegiance is no longer recited. “Harvest festival” has replaced Thanksgiving, and “winter celebrations” substitute for Christmas parties. New principal Eujin Jaela Kim has given PS 169 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a politically correct scrub-down, to the dismay of teachers and parents.
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Star Wars t-shirt lands 7th grader in hot water at Texas school
A Texas 7th grader said he was forced to cover up his T-shirt depicting a wartime soldier holding a gun. Specifically, that would be a Stormtrooper holding a “rebel blaster” on a "Star Wars" T-shirt.
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When did Santa become associated with North Pole?
Seeking U.N. sanctions against Iran, Dec. 21, 1979, President Jimmy Carter stated in a speech: “Henry Longfellow wrote a Christmas carol in a time of crisis, the War Between the States, in 1864.
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