July Fourth Show

Wednesday show notes 07-04-18

Top patriotic BBQ gear for July 4
TACTICAL BBQ APRON
5.11 Tactical CEO Tom Davin served in the elite Marine Recon. While the company is known for serious gear for tactical professionals, you can also find fun items like their new “MASTER OF THE GRILL APRON.”
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China firm develops ‘laser gun’
A Chinese firm has developed a laser gun designed for police use that can set fire to protesters’ hair or banners from a range of almost one kilometre.
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Wind and Solar Require Massive Subsidies
It is difficult to fully itemize the subsidies provided for wind and solar energy. Many subsidies are hidden in the tax code or are an indirect consequence of the privileged treatment given these sources of electricity.
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An Inconvenient Truth: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Falling Under Trump
In the United States, where President Trump has promised to unshackle the coal industry and to abandon an international climate change treaty, greenhouse-gas emissions fell last year and are expected to continue falling.
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Show notes 07-03-2018

Tuesday Show 07-03-18

Short presidency short presidency, big legacy
One bullet grazed his elbow, but a second lodged in the back of President James Garfield, who was shot July 2, 1881, as he waited in a Washington, D.C., train station. The assassin was Charles Guiteau, a free-love polygamist who had been a member the communist cult called “Oneida Community.”
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Three Presidents Have Died on the Fourth of July – Two on the SAME DAY
Three of the first five American presidents died on the Fourth of July, and one has since been born on the national holiday celebrating U.S independence.
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Network Coverage of Wildfire Ceases Once Suspect Is Revealed as Illegal Alien
Network news outlets have abruptly stopped covering the Spring Fire in Colorado, which previously had been receiving consistent airtime since late June. Read More

Indiana church protests Trump’s immigration policies by holding Jesus, Mary and Joseph in ‘ICE detention’
An Indianapolis church locked the figures of Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus in a cage Monday night to protest the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy.
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Eric Trump rushes into traffic to save ailing women
Eric Trump, the president’s second oldest son, has turned into a first responder. The story comes from Paul Bedard’s “Washington Secrets” column.
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Show Notes 07/03/2014

Thursday Show 7/3/14

9 things you may not know about the Declaration of Independence
1. The Declaration of Independence wasn’t signed on July 4, 1776.
On July 1, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, and on the following day 12 of the 13 colonies voted in favor of Richard Henry Lee’s motion for independence.

NM ranching family tells feds: ‘Don’t fence us out’
For more than a century, the Lucero family has grazed livestock in the majestic landscape near Fenton Lake in the Santa Fe National Forest. They started with sheep and, in the 1920s, switched to cattle.

Josh Earnest has immigration slip
With a slip of the tongue in his July 3 news conference, White House press secretary Josh Earnest stumbled, saying President Barack Obama plans to use the Fourth of July to naturalize “illegal” immigrants.

NY Times Jackie Calmes cheers Democratic quest to hold Senate through single women
Jackie Calmes, New York Times reporter (and reliable water-carrier for Democrats), made Thursday’s front page with a story on the competitive Senate race in North Carolina, a seat the Democrats desperately need to keep in order to maintain their hold on the U.S. Senate.

CBS has no time for latest Obamacare scandal, hypes Malia’s birthday instead
On Thursday, all three broadcast news networks continued to ignore the latest outrage over ObamaCare and the Veterans Affairs scandal. Instead, CBS This Morning chose to file a 3 minute and 26 seconds report on what Malia Obama’s plans were for her 16th birthday on Friday.

NRA changes stance on guns for abusers
Last week, the Governor of Vermont signed a law allowing police to confiscate guns from anyone under a judicial order for domestic abuse. This means that men and women accused of domestic crimes in Vermont could lose their Second Amendment rights before ever seeing a jury.

Open carry celebration set for July 4th
For the second year, members and supporters of Open Carry Tyler are taking to the streets of downtown for Independence Day to practice their Second Amendment rights.

How Disco Clams Put on Undersea Light Shows
Tiny “disco clams” create rippling light shows on the ocean floor, thanks to reflective mirrors that coat their lips, new research shows. Scientists previously believed the 2-inch (5 centimeters) clams (Ctenoides ales) were bioluminescent. But new high-speed video reveals that the clams’ lips are actually covered with tiny silica spheres that reflect natural light.

Pelty Is a “Magic” Bluetooth Speaker Powered by the Element of Fire
Scientists studying the effects of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms have found the human brain displays a similar pattern of activity during dreams as it does during a mind-expanding drug trip.