Show Notes Update

So sorry about posting the show notes from Sunday so late, but I have been sharing my computer with Brian since the beginning of August. Brian fixed a 25yr old tower that we have been using for the show. Which is a miracle in itself. I brought back what is called a “Raspberry pie” computer. It is the size of a digital camera, needs an external keyboard, mouse and monitor. Brian has been working on it all day. Pretty amazing to me how well this little thing is working. Thank you for your patience.

Show Notes 01-25-2015

Sunday show 01-25-15

Horrid result when teacher confiscates cell phone
A high-school freshman in New Jersey is now facing a criminal charge after pouncing on his 62-year-old teacher who confiscated the student’s cell phone during class.
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John McCain faces jeers-boos at GOP meeting
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., struggled to get his speech started Saturday at the Arizona Republican Party annual meeting. The chorus of boos and jeers was just too loud.
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Getting married? Hire a bridesmaid for only $2000
It is time for the professionals to take over the bridesmaid game. That’s right: If you are planning a wedding this year, you can hire the services of a professional bridesmaid for only $2,000.
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Obama discusses bias to preschoolers
Discussing a children’s book about discrimination, President Obama told a group of preschoolers Thursday that his job would be a lot easier if some Americans didn’t feel superior to others.
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Father of chemistry worked to evangelize America
The “Father of Chemistry” wanted to evangelize America? And warned of the end?
Robert Boyle was born Jan. 25, 1627. He studied Bacon, Descartes and other of his contemporaries, including scientists Isaac Newton and Galileo, philosophers John Locke and Thomas Hobbes and poet John Milton.
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Baptists in jail inspire Constitutional revision
James Madison’s defense of religious freedom began when he stood with his father outside a jail in the village of Orange and heard Baptists preach from their cell windows.
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June 30 will be a second longer than any other day this year
A “leap second” needs to be added in 2015 to make sure the time on atomic clocks stays in sync with Earth’s rotational time, but some Internet companies are dreading the day.
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220-Year-Old Time Capsule Buried by Sam Adams & Paul Revere Opened
In 1795, then-Massachusetts Gov. Samuel Adams, famed patriot Paul Revere and Col. William Scollay buried a time capsule under the Massachusetts State House cornerstone in Boston, and now, after more than 200 years, its contents have been revealed.
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Digital life hack: Turn your old phone into a security camera
In these days of nonstop hacking, phishing and data breaches, it’s easy to forget that regular old burglars are still lurking around to steal from your home. That’s why I’m a big fan of home security systems, especially ones that let you watch your home from a distance and alert you when someone breaks in.
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Drivers trying to calculate whether it’s practical to own an electric car are facing a new math.
U.S. gas prices have fallen more than $1 per gallon over the last 12 months, to a national average of $2.06, according to AAA. That makes electric cars — with their higher prices tags — a tougher sell.
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Dinosaurs not wiped out by global firestorm
The theory that a global firestorm accompanied the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs may not be correct, according to a new study. A team of researchers has found that heat near the impact site would not have been sufficient to ignite plants. It suggests our understanding of the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs may not be as complete as thought.
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Greece anti-bailout Syriza party wins election
The anti-bailout Syriza party won a clear victory in austerity-weary Greece’s national election on Sunday, according to projections by state-run TV’s exit poll.
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Show Notes 08/10/2014

Sunday Show 8/10/14

New Jersey church orders bats in their attic to leave
The bats in the attic of a historic church in New Jersey are being evicted. The creatures have made Tranquility United Methodist Church in Green Township their bat cave for years. But church officials have wanted to do something about them since replacing a porous slate roof damaged by Tropical Storm Irene and Hurricane Sandy, the Newark Star-Ledger reported Sunday.
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HS bibble banner lawsuit heads to Texas Supreme Court
A group of high school cheerleaders from southeast Texas asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to rule on whether banners emblazoned with Bible verses that they display at football games is protected free speech. 
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California school district shelves sex education text that prompted parents outrage
A Northern California school district is shelving a controversial sex education textbook with racy references to masturbation, sex toys and bondage.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tops box office
Studio estimates say “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office. The Paramount comic-book adaptation featuring Megan Fox alongside computer-generated renditions of the pizza-eating, sewer-dwelling superheroes lunged into first place in its debut weekend.
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Nixon resigns Presidency
On August 9th 1974, President Richard M. Nixon resigned in the wake of the Watergate burglary scandal. He was the first president in American history to resign.
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Ford is inaugurated
On this day in 1974, one day after the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford is sworn in as president, making him the first man to assume the presidency upon his predecessor’s resignation.
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Major player in Obama eligibility booted from office
In an election-year stunner, Gov. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii was ousted from office Saturday by state Sen. David Ige, who crushed the incumbent in the Democratic primary, despite a last-minute push for Abercrombie by President Barack Obama. Although he has been outspent by about 10 to 1, Ige defeated Abercrombie by a margin of 67 to 32 percent.
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Feminists declare war on transgenders
Women are not the same as men. That’s obvious to most. But a stunning conveyor of that message is radical feminists, who according to the New Yorker, are objecting to claims to womanhood made by men, otherwise known as transgenders.
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Former postmaster blasts USPS stamp choices
A former postmaster general and prominent stamp collector is accusing the U.S. Postal Service of “prostituting” its stamp program, sacrificing cultural icons for pop culture in a wrongheaded search for “illusory profits.”
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Smartphone App to help you avoid dangerous areas is obviously racist or something
What if you were moving to – or visiting – a city where you didn’t know your way around? And what if you were worried about wandering into a high crime area, but didn’t know the layout of the city?
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11 year old Cancer survivor invents chemo backpack for pediatric patients
An 11-year-old cancer survivor has used her own experience to invent a device that she hopes will make chemo treatments a little easier for other kids battling the disease, KDVR.com reported.
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Great Gift for Grandma? Retirees Love Tablets
Figures just out from communications regulator Ofcom suggest that tablets are becoming increasingly popular among the over-55s. It seems 28% of this group own one and for many, it has become a go-to main device.
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Astronauts cannot sleep properly in space
A new study by Harvard Medical School has found many astronauts suffer serious levels of sleep deprivation that could be putting their lives in danger. Scientists studied the sleep patterns of 64 astronauts on 80 space shuttle missions and 21 International Space Station (ISS) crew members before, during and after spaceflight.
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Show Notes 08/07/2014

Thursday Show 8/7/14

Founding Fathers refute Obama’s Muslim fabric
President Obama’s remarks thanking Muslims for “building the very fabric of our nation” and claiming they were in part responsible for “the core of our democracy” have left many in and outside of Washington scratching their heads. But the Founding Fathers would find the comments even more baffling.
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Richmond-area school to keep ‘Rebels’ team name
A Richmond-area public high school will keep “Rebels” as its team name after a student-led protest called attention to plans by the administration to field a new mascot without ties to the Confederacy.
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In rare move Universtiy grants 22k scholarship to undocumented student
In a rare move for U.S. higher education, Rutgers University has awarded a full scholarship to an undocumented immigrant, allowing him to finish his last two years of college and receive his bachelor’s degree.
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‘The Big Bang Theory’ actors get $25,000 an hour
Call it the ultimate revenge of the nerds — or, at least, the actors playing nerds. The cast of the hit CBS (CBS) show “The Big Bang Theory” are receiving stunning raises for the upcoming seasons. Cast members portraying Sheldon Cooper, Leonard Hofstadter and Penny will now make $1 million each an episode. That’s akin to what the ‘Friends’ actors got at the end of that show’s historic run — and it’s a big boost from the $300,000 per show they were receiving this past season.
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President Obama, Congress Invited to Free ‘America’ Movie Screening
President Barack Obama and hundreds of other powerful members of government were sent letters this week inviting them to a free screening of America, the docudrama from conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza.
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When it comes to Cancer the benefits of Aspirin may outweigh the risk
A new study in Annals of Oncology finds that the benefits of daily aspirin may outweigh the risks, at least when it comes to cancers of the digestive tract – bowel, stomach and esophageal.
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Computer Games Better Than Medication in Treating Elderly Depression
Computer games could help in treating older people with depression who haven’t been helped by antidepressant drugs or other treatments for the disorder, researchers say.

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The Uncooperative Radio Show Notes

My computer blew up and then died on January 30th, so I have not been able to post the show notes. Brian and I have been working on this problem and I can post again, but have lost all the shows until 2/6/14. Those will go up tomorrow. Sorry to all, but I know you feel my pain.