Show Notes 11-20-2018

Tuesday show notes 11-20-18

Judge blocks Trump asylum changes: Caravan can demand protections even after illegal entry
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/20/judge-blocks-trump-asylum-changes-rulings-means-ca/

‘Tijuana First!’ — Mexicans Protest ‘Illegal Invasion’ of Migrant Caravan
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/11/13/h-1b-alternative-opt-for-foreign-students-and-grads-hits-record-as-enrollment-falls/

Throw out your romaine lettuce: CDC issues recall, warns about E-coli outbreak
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/11/throw-out-your-romaine-lettuce-cdc-issues-broad-alert-to-us-consumers.html

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CDC Kept Quiet on Data Showing Americans Regularly Use Firearms for Self-Defense

From NRA-ILA:

The year is 1996. The Right to Carry movement is building momentum across the United States after violent crime peaked in the early 1990s. Criminologists Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz just published a study estimating that 2.5 million Americans used a firearm to defend themselves against another person in 1993. Gun-control advocates scoff at the number, though Kleck refutes the criticisms levied at his work.

The surest way to confirm, cast doubt upon or refute any research is replication. The CDC had recently entered the “gun violence research” field, publishing a flawed study clearly designed to advocate for gun control in 1993.

Shortly after Kleck and Gertz published their research, the CDC began collecting data that could have been provided evidence in the debate over how often the public utilize a firearm in self-defense. You wouldn’t know it, but the CDC actually collected data on defensive gun use for three years (in 1996, 1997, and 1998) in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) surveys. This data collection was not discovered until Kleck came across it looking for data on another topic. He is analyzing that data and comparing it to his own, but…something is amiss.

For 20 years, this data went unnoticed. Like some buried treasure, Kleck stumbled across this data. He wasn’t looking for it because, like the rest of the world outside of the CDC offices, he had no idea it existed. It was not discovered until 20 years after the fact. Given how often questions about defensive gun usage come up and the wide range of estimates (from around 116,000 per year to millions, depending on the source) as well as the CDC’s clear interest on the topic, one may wonder why this data was never acknowledged.

Perhaps it was simply forgotten…by however many people worked on the BRFSS over the span of three years writing the survey, collecting the data, formatting the data, analyzing the data, and presumably presenting it to someone at CDC. Maybe it was misplaced. Maybe it was lost in a flood.

Maybe. Or perhaps the CDC didn’t report the data because the findings weren’t convenient. It is hard to advocate banning firearms when the evidence shows a sizeable number of Americans using firearms to defend themselves every year in the United States. Is that more or less likely than a team of researchers forgetting they collected data on a hot-button topic?

Our assumptions about the CDC may be colored by their history with gun control advocacy. The motives or circumstances driving their silence may never be uncovered. Maybe in another 20 years someone will find a long-lost memo that details why the CDC kept quiet. Maybe not.

 

Show Notes 05-11-2016

Saturday Show 05-11-16

Newly disclosed CDC  lab incidents fuel concerns over safety and transparency
Encased in spacesuit-like gear needed to protect them from the world’s deadliest viruses, four scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stepped into their lab’s decontamination chamber where a shower of chemicals was supposed to kill anything on them and make it safe for them to exit into an adjacent changing room.
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CDC warns of Zika virus, downplays refugee TB
Zika virus. The name is in headline news as the latest threat to our health. World Health Organization (WHO) officials declare it a “Public Health Emergency.” The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an alarming map showing cases diagnosed in the U.S.
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SHOCKER! PRIVATE-PROPERTY ADVOCATES WIN 9 STRAIGHT AT SUPREME COURT
The U.S. Supreme Court this week handed victory to another private-property owner in a long series of fights against federal regulators, essentially overturning a lower court’s decision that gave a totalitarian power to the government to impose use regulations on private land – and prevent the owners from appealing.
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Appeals court rules no Constitutional right to carry concealed guns
A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Thursday that people do not have a Second Amendment right to carry concealed weapons in public, in a sweeping decision likely to be challenged by gun-rights advocates.
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Show Notes 10/16/2014

Thursday Show 10/16/14
Special guest tonight, Jim Horn author of Moslem Men Fear Woman
CDC denies enterovirus link to illegal-alien kids
The CDC denies a causal link between the surge of illegal-alien children from Latin America and the enterovirus D-68 outbreak in the United States, but government data show the virus was rare in the U.S. before this year.
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Obama expected to order National Guard to Liberia
President Obama is expected to issue an executive order to put National Guard boots on the ground in Liberia to help stop the spread of Ebola, according to a report Thursday.
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Army Secretary: “I certainly would not suggest any family member not to be worried”
Ebola is “a very concerning matter,” Secretary of the Army John McHugh told reporters on Wednesday. “I certainly would not suggest to any family, don’t be worried, don’t be concerned. Every time a solider goes forward on any mission, there’s concern. And — and this is a very concerning matter.”
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Government spends 2 cents to make 1 penny
The cost for the U.S. government to produce pennies and nickels is more than the face value of the coins, a government watchdog points out. Judicial Watch, in a statement Wednesday, called it an “egregious waste” and a “fleecing.” The U.S. Treasury’s practice, Judicial Watch said, “means hundreds of millions of coins have been sold well below cost.”
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White House pool reporters seeking own news distribution
Pool reports: Those summaries of the president’s public appearances that go to the media at large, are filed by a rotating group of journalists whose work is intended to be free of content changes by the White House.
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Small Group of Liberal Activists Isn’t Denying Using Automated Software to Target Tweets at Limbaugh Advertisers
A small group of liberal activists who want conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh off the air are not denying–as stated in an investigative report posted on Limbaugh’s website–that they have used automated software to generate massive numbers of negative tweets to companies they apparently have never patronized but that advertise on Limbaugh’s show.
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Show Notes 06/16/2013

Show notes Sunday 06/16/13
Father’s Day
Scholars believe that the origin of Father’s Day is not a latest phenomenon, as many believe it to be. Rather they claim that the tradition of Father’s Day can be traced in the ruins of Babylon.
Pope blesses hundreds of Harley Davidsons
Biker culture came to the Vatican on Sunday as Pope Francis blessed thousands of Harley-Davidsons and their riders celebrating the manufacturer’s 110th anniversary with a loud parade and plenty of leather.
Allen West blames big government for problems in the black community
Former Florida Rep. Allen West asserted Friday that liberal policies were responsible for the high unemployment and out-of-wedlock births in the African-American community.
CDC: Nearly 50 US adults will develop one mental illness
A CDC mental-health fact sheet–Mental Illness Surveillance Among U.S. Adults–says that “published studies report that about 25% of all U.S. adults have a mental illness and that nearly 50% of U.S. adults will develop at least one mental illness during their lifetime.”
Man of Steel takes flight
“Man of Steel” leaped over box office expectations in a single weekend. The Warner Bros. superhero film earned $113 million in its opening weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. 
Birthday of the US Army
When the American Revolution broke out, the rebellious colonies did notpossess
an army in the modern sense. Rather, the revolutionaries fielded an amateur force of colonial troops, cobbled together from various New England militia companies.

Show notes 11/01/12

Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Thursday 11/01/12
Biden to Slain Navy Seal’s Father: ‘Did Your Son Always Have Balls the Size of Cue Balls?’
Charles Woods, the father of former Navy Seal Tyrone Woods who was killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, said when his son’s body came home, Vice President Joe Biden asked him, “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?”
The Benghazi drip drip drip
As he left his Marine One helicopter Wednesday evening and walked to the residence of the White House, President Obama did not respond to a question shouted out by ABC News’s Mary Bruce about when he would begin to provide answers to the numerous questions building up about what exactly what went wrong in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012.

The church will not be silent this November
A bold, new film defies all political correctness this election season by declaring America’s biggest battle come November won’t be electoral, but spiritual.
For the maker of “300 Million Slaves,” however, there’s no separating the church’s battles from the state’s.
CDC: US birth rate hits all time low
The birth rate in the United States hit an all-time low in 2011, according to a report released this month by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

NYU lab mice drown during hurricane Sandy
New York University Hospital has reportedly lost thousands of laboratory mice to Hurricane Sandy, a research setback that could take years to correct, according to scientists.