Thursday show notes 09-27-18
Sukkot is a weeklong Jewish holiday that comes five days after Yom Kippur. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the miraculous protection G-d provided for the children of Israel when they left Egypt. We celebrate Sukkot by dwelling in a foliage-covered booth (known as a sukkah) and by taking the “Four Kinds” (arba minim), four special species of vegetation.
Woman refuses to pull over for police because her Prius has ‘s—ty’ tires
A Washington State Patrol officer arrested a driver this month who led him on a slow, fuel-efficient pursuit when she wouldn’t pull over because her Toyota Prius had “sh—y f—ing tires.”
THE GOVERNMENT WANTS AIRLINES TO DELAY YOUR FLIGHT SO THEY CAN SCAN YOUR FACE
Omnipresent facial recognition has become a golden goose for law enforcement agencies around the world. In the United States, few are as eager as the Department of Homeland Security.
North Carolina man chops copperhead snake into ‘a dozen pieces’ after it bites family dog
Brian Lewis felt a sense of panic when his dog’s loud barks in the backyard “suddenly stopped” last week. He rushed outside to discover his pup, Winnie, had been injured.
Abbas to UN: We ‘Never Resort to Violence or Terrorism’
Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday that his people resist Israeli occupation through solely peaceful means, and “never resort to violence or terrorism.”
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION CREATING MONSTER TRASH CRISIS
The problems linked to illegal immigration have had much attention lately: the criminals and potential terrorists entering without permission, the young children needing care and workers taking jobs that Americans, in fact, would do.
President to U.N.: Unaccountable International Organizations Should Not Control Migration
Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly yesterday, President Donald Trump touted the “right of every nation… to set its own immigration policy in accordance with its national interests.” He addressed instances of “uncontrolled migration” and confirmed the United States will not participate in the new Global Compact on Migration, saying “Migration should not be governed by an international body unaccountable to our own citizens.”
Trump Administration Plans to Enforce Public Charge Law
Cash-strapped schools are bracing themselves for yet another squeeze on budgets after being told they must increase contributions to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme by 43 per cent from next year.
Texas backs school that expelled girl over pledge of allegiance
The state of Texas is backing a school that expelled a black student after she refused to stand for the flag during the US Pledge of Allegiance.