Show Notes 11-22-2018

Thursday show notes 11-22-18

George Washington’s first Thanksgiving Proclamation

‘Breakthrough’ peanut allergy drug ready for FDA review offers hope for those who suffer

City warned crackdown on free food violates 1st Amendment

Ohio House Passes Bill Banning Abortion After Heartbeat Begins

Amazon exposed customer names and emails in a ‘technical error’

Do You Know How Much Turkey Costs Have Gone Up in 10 Years?

Former Walmart CEO: Might be JCPenney’s last Christmas

Show Notes 11-24-2017

Friday Show Notes 11-24-17

Clinton mega-donor dies of gunshot wound to head
A wealthy Democratic mega-donor who co-founded the Ready for Hillary PAC, which helped launch Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for the White House, has died of a gunshot wound to the head after “a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue,” his family says.
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Louisiana Sheriff Offers ‘First Gun Course’ for Kids Ahead of Christmas
On Christmas morning, a number of children will wake up to find their first gun, whether it be an air gun, a shotgun or a hunting rifle, nestled under the tree.
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Uber Driver Shoots Attacker In The Leg
While violent crime is decreasing all across the nation, it’s not a time for people to take their personal safety for granted. It still behooves you to carry a firearm and be prepared to utilize it in self-defense should the need arise.
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A Thanksgiving Proclamation by President George Washington
On Oct. 3, 1789, America’s first president, George Washington, issued a proclamation declaring Nov. 26, 1789 as “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God.…”
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US General in Afghanistan: From 2011 to 2016, ‘The Enemy Believed … We Had Lost Our Will’
Five years of “telegraphing” to the Taliban that U.S. and coalition forces were leaving Afghanistan prompted the enemy to believe “we had lost our will,” the top U.S. military officer leading the campaign there said Monday.
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A Marine and his dog’s unconventional journey from Afghanistan to ‘stubborn positivity’
A Marine deployed to a remote part of Afghanistan, Grossi was well aware that he shouldn’t befriend the short-legged, white-furred, innately well-behaved dog. For safety reasons, Marines are warned against buddying up to animals; if caught, the pup could be put down.
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Vietnam veteran keeps longtime promise to late fellow Marine
VA veteran and his fellow Marine made a pact while serving together in Vietnam — and kept it for nearly five decades. Master Sgt. William H. Cox said he and fellow Marine First Sgt. James T. Hollingsworth made a promise to one another in a bunker in the Marble Mountains of Vietnam in 1969, Greenville News reported.
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Trump banishing Obama’s memos, regulations
Under the Obama administration, the White House, the Department of Justice and other federal agencies repeatedly circumvented Congress by using guidance memos to create de facto regulations, changing laws without going through the review process.
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The Conway Cabal

This is a piece of history never talked about. It is a pretty long essay, but well worth the read. The parallels between what is happening to President Trump now and what happened to General George Washington during the Revolutionary war are stunning. There truly is nothing new under the sun.

Thomas Conway came from an Irish-born Catholic family that had fled to France because of English oppression when he was six. He served for years in the French military and also under the legendary Prussian Frederick the Great before coming to America, “to increase my fortune and that of my family,” in 1777, when he was forty-two.
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Show Notes 07-03-2016

Sunday Show 7-3-16

Speech about the Declaration of Independence – 1776
This speech was delivered by Samuel Adams on August 1st, 1776 before the Continental Congress in the State House in Philadelphia. The day after, August 2nd the document of the Declaration of Independence was signed by the members of the Congress.
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Pope: Gays and others marginalized deserve an apology
Pope Francis says gays — and all the other people the church has marginalized, such as the poor and the exploited — deserve an apology.
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Oregon mom shoots and kills stranger who broke into child’s bedroom
An Oregon mother shot and killed an intruder she found inside one of her children’s bedrooms, according to police. The 33-year-old woman had just returned to her Southeast Portland home with her two children, ages 5 and 10, when she encountered the man, KOIN 5 reported.
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George Washington First Becomes a National Leader
One of his first orders to the new American military set a clear tone of what he expected from his troops and also told us much about his character. In that order, Washington urged: “…every officer and man will endeavor so as to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier, defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country.”
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Silence Dogood, No. 8, 9 July 1722
On June 11 the Courant had insinuated that the Massachusetts authorities were not making proper exertions to capture a pirate vessel reported to be off the coast. Exasperated by this “High Affront,” the latest of many, the General Court the next day ordered James Franklin to be confined in jail for the remainder of the legislative session.
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Show Notes 12-24-15

Thursday show 12-24-15

A Visit from St. Nicholas
Clement Clarke Moore wrote his immortal poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, for his family on Christmas Eve 1822. He never intended that it be published, but a family friend, Miss Harriet Butler, learned of the poem sometime later from Moore’s children.
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The Night Before Christmas
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds;
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A time when no one was afraid to say Merry Christmas
When the first World War began, British women suffragists sent an open Christmas letter “To the Women of Germany and Austria” as the first Christmas of the war approached. Pope Benedict XV, Dec. 7, 1914, begged for a truce, asking: “that the guns may fall silent at least upon the night the angels sang.”
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Rep. Fincher Introduces Bill to Combat Radicalization in Federal Prisons
U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN) introduced legislation last week to combat the ongoing radicalization of inmates in federal prisons. “Over the years, our Federal prisons have become a breeding ground for radicalization.
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Heavily redacted Benghazi emails released on Christmas Eve
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) released a handful of sensitive documents Thursday morning dealing with terrorism suspect Anwar al-Awlaki and the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
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Christmas Eve danger: Troops attacked as tourists flock to Bethlehem
Four Palestinians were killed on Thursday, among them three who Israel said were carrying out attacks on soldiers in the West Bank, as tourists and Christian faithful were gathering in Bethlehem for Christmas celebrations.
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Official: VA Changes Policy on Declaring Veterans Dead
The federal government has acknowledged that it wrongly declared more than 100 veterans dead and suspended their benefit payments, and says it is changing its policy of confirming deaths.
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Obama: ‘Bisexual Men and Women in Uniform Make Our Country Stronger’
President Barack Obama, who is vacationing in Hawaii, released a pre-Christmas statement yesterday, celebrating the fifth anniversary of his having signed legislation that allows openly homosexual, lesbian and bisexual individuals to serve in the U.S. military.
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SEAL: How a Failed Mission to Rescue Bergdahl Caused Irreparable Loss
The juxtaposition of two American military men who could stand in the same courtroom in the coming months couldn’t be set in more stark relief. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces a general court-martial for walking off of his base in eastern Afghanistan in 2009.
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Washington’s Christmas Poem: ‘Assist Me to Sing the Morn, On Which the Savior of Mankind Was Born’
George Washington, the first president of the United States and a Founding Father of our nation, was a devout Christian baptized shortly after his birth by his parents, who were members of the Church of England.
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Thursday Show 12/25/2014

Thursday Show 12/25/14
Washington’s Christmas Poem: ‘Assist Me to Sing the Morn, On Which the Saviour of Mankind Was Born’
George Washington, the first president of the United States and a Founding Father of our nation, was a devout Christian baptized shortly after his birth by his parents, who were members of the Church of England.
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New York’s New Fracking Ban Draws Cheers, Jeers
On December 17, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ended a six-year moratorium by announcing an indefinite statewide ban on fracking, which uses a high-pressure mixture of chemicals and water to release natural gas and oil from shale formations deep underground.
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EPA: Get Merry With a Smoke-Free Fire This Christmas
You really should go dashing through the snow to your local hardware store in search of a “moisture meter,” the perfect gift for that environmentally paranoid person on your Christmas list. Those people are so hard to please, aren’t they?
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Unratified by the US, Controversial UN Arms Treaty Enters Into Force
As United Nations officials welcome the Christmas Eve entry into force of the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), its progress in the U.S. remains hampered by significant Senate opposition and funding prohibitions included in appropriations legislation.
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New NLRB rules give unions access to workers’ email addresses and phone numbers
The NLRB earlier this month issued new rules for how and when union organizing elections can take place within workplaces. Under the new rules, unions will have access to employees’ private information as they make their sales pitch, and employers will have less time to respond to workers’ demands before a unionization election can take place.
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Show notes 11/15/2012

Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Thursday 11/15/12
This is important!
I know it’s late. But I just walked out of a meeting with some Senate insiders, and I’m still steaming mad at what I heard. Members of both parties are scheming to ram through the so-called “Cybersecurity” Bill.
Petitions seeking White House approval to secede now come from 47 States
White House website petitions are largely a symbolic measure. Serious observers don’t expect the federal government to allow any state to withdraw from the U.S. on the basis of electronic “yes” votes from — in Louisiana’s case — less than one-half of one percent of residents.

NBC Developing George Washington Drama From David Seidler & Levinson/Fontana
With United States’ 16th President Abraham Lincoln back in the cultural zeitgeist with Steven Spielberg’s feature biopic, NBC hopes to do the same on the TV side with the nation’s first president.
Saparmurat Atayevich Niyazov
Niyazov was born in Gypjak, located in the Turkmen SSR. According to the official version, his father died in World War II fighting against Nazi Germany, while other sources contend that he dodged fighting and was therefore sentenced by a military court. The other members of his family were killed in a massive earthquake that leveled Ashgabat in 1948. He grew up in a Soviet orphanage before the state put him in the custody of a distant relative.