Show Notes 10-02-2018

Tuesday Show 10-02-18

Facebook admits breach of 50 million users
Facebook has been plagued with yet another security breech, announcing that unknown attackers stole data from 50 million users, enabling the attackers to “seize control” of the accounts.
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Former Google Scientist: Oversight of ‘Unethical’ Company Is ‘Urgently Needed’
Jack Poulson, a former senior research scientist at Google, sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation calling the company “unethical” and stating that oversight of the company is “urgently needed” after resigning from the Silicon Valley titan over its censored China search project.
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Tech icon: ‘New order’ on web underway
Just as the Justice Department and lawmakers threaten antitrust action against Google, Facebook and others, a new market-based challenge has been launched that may be a harbinger of the decentralized web of unlimited entrepreneurship envisioned by tech prophet George Gilder.
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Gun raffle for high school soccer team bothers ex-students
Some former students of Dodge County High School are bothered after learning through Facebook that 30 guns were being raffled in September to benefit the soccer team, the Telegraph of Macon reported.
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Media Relaunches Effort To Blame Mexican Violence On American Guns
When President Obama first tried to blame Mexican violence from drug cartels on American firearms. It was a feeble attempt, but he gave it a shot anyway.
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The first “social network” of brains lets three people transmit thoughts to each other’s heads
In recent years, physicists and neuroscientists have developed an armory of tools that can sense certain kinds of thoughts and transmit information about them into other brains. That has made brain-to-brain communication a reality.
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Veteran on mission to combat suicide in military community
For one Navy veteran, his obligation to serve and protect others did not end when he completed his active duty career. Veteran Navy officer Eric Golnick instead has dedicated his life’s work to bettering veteran care.
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Show Notes 09-18-2018

Wednesday show notes 09-18-18

THE MOST OBSCURE FOUNDING FATHER EVER?
John Langdon was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1741 and grew up as a member of the North Congregational Church, where his distant relative, future Harvard President Rev. Samuel Langdon was pastor from 1747-1774.
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Student: School ‘covered up’ prof who shot himself to ‘protest’ Trump
A sociology professor who shot himself in the arm with a .22 pistol in a campus restroom to “protest” Trump remains employed, but students say the school has yet to address the incident with the student body.
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4 more states accused in fight over 3D-printed guns
Four more states and a number of individuals have been added as defendants to a lawsuit originally against the federal government over its decision to renege on an agreement regarding the sharing of 3-D firearms printing technology.
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A needed pause: Trump administration caps refugee admissions at record-low 30,000
The Trump administration said it will admit no more than 30,000 refugees next year, the lowest cap in history, making good on a presidential promise and enraging immigrant rights activists, who said the U.S. is shirking its global duty.
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House passes bill to create terrorist registry
A bill that targets the problem of “radicalization” by creating a national terrorist registry passed the House of Representatives.It would help the United States track dozens of convicted terrorists whose prison terms are nearing completion, points out Patrick Dunleavy, a former deputy inspector general for the New York State Department of Corrections.
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Texas: Muslim migrant convicted of trying to aid ISIS wants new trial, says didn’t understand terms of guilty plea
Note carefully what he claims not to have understood: “Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, who came to the U.S. in 2009, alleges that U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes did not clearly advise him that he faced a possible life term for violating federal probation if he entered a guilty plea….He would not have entered a plea of guilty if he understood that a violation of supervised release could result in a lifetime in prison.”
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Planned Parenthood campaign forces churches to pay for abortion
A Planned Parenthood campaign to force religious institutions in California to pay for abortions prompted a state agency to change the way it interprets its rules, and now the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is being asked to reject the constitutional violations that resulted.
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Show Notes 08-21-2018

Tuesday Show 08-21-18

Judge halts full DACA restart
The federal judge who had ordered the government to restart the Obama-era deportation amnesty in full has backed off his decision and said the government does not, after all, have to begin accepting new applications.
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ICE Director: Agents Did ‘Nothing Wrong’ in Arrest of Illegal Immigrant on Way to Hospital With Pregnant Wife
Acting ICE Director Ronald Vitiello said Monday on “Your World” that many people, including in Washington, do not “realize how important” the agency is.
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Animals, even seahorses, the new front in illegal immigration war
Following the same routes into the United States as illegal immigrants, the illegal trafficking of live creatures has jumped nearly 300 percent in the past decade and include such oddities as coral and seahorses.
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Plans for 3D-printed guns explode across internet amid court battle to repress them
Plans for 3D-printed guns have spread across the internet over the past three weeks despite the efforts of a federal judge and some of the country’s largest social media companies to try to impose limits.
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Montana Governor Comes Out In Support Of Assault Weapon Ban
Montana is a very pro-gun state. It’s one of those states where you don’t come out in favor of gun control if you value your political career. I mean, there may be a place or two that you can get away with it, but not in the state as a whole.
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Show Notes 08-16-2018

Thursday show notes 08-16-18

Changes to Lord’s Prayer to Be Made Official in Italy
The Italian bishops conference announced Tuesday that changes to the Lord’s Prayer proposed by Pope Francis will take effect in Italy this November.
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DOJ: Iraqi Refugee Living in California Had Terrorist Connections
Omar Ameen, 45, an Iraqi national and suspected member of ISIS who came to the United States as a refugee, will be extradited to Iraq where he faces charges of murdering an Iraqi police officer, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday.
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Food Donated To Puerto Rico Hurricane Victims Found Rotting In Parking Lot
Ten shipping containers filled with food, baby products, and over-the-counter medications like Tylenol — all supplies desperately needed in the days and weeks following Hurricane Maria — were found rotting in a Puerto Rico parking lot last week, never distributed.
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Washington judge throws out children’s climate change lawsuit
King County Superior Court Judge Michael Scott ruled in favor of the State of Washington’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, Aji P. v. State of Washington. The 13 young activists in the suit argue that the state is violating their constitutional rights through actions that cause climate change.
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SHOPIFY CEO: FREE SPEECH ‘UNWORKABLE,’ PURGES GUN SELLERS
The CEO of major online retailing platform Shopify deleted a post detailing the company’s commitment to free speech this week as the company began purging gun-related retailers.
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MASTERCARD ORDERS CRITIC OF JIHAD DROPPED
The author of 18 bestselling books, Robert Spencer is known for regularly pointing out that the perpetrators of more than 33,000 terrorist attacks since 9/11 have cited Islamic scripture as the motivation for their often deadly acts of violence.
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Red tide crisis: The science behind the toxic algae bloom on Florida’s Gulf Coast
Florida’s red tide, which was declared an emergency by Gov. Rick Scott on Monday, has been devastating marine life on Florida’s Gulf Coast this summer. Beaches have been littered with dead sea life as a result of the naturally occurring toxic algae.
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China Just Tested a Hypersonic Weapon That Could Launch Nukes at 6 Times the Speed of Sound
China successfully tested a hypersonic aircraft on Friday (Aug. 3), one that could one day be capable of firing nuclear missiles around the planet at up to six times the speed of sound, according to China’s state-run news site China Daily.
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Bug-Sized Robot Competitors to Swarm DARPA’s ‘Robot Olympics’
Picture the Olympic Games — except instead of human athletes, the competitors are all insect-sized robots. That’s the scenario proposed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), representatives said in a statement.
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Show Notes 08-07-2018

Tuesday Show 08-07-18

Britain 2018: Record Knife Crime Rates Straining NHS, Depleting Blood Supplies
Trauma surgeons have warned that Britain’s knife crime “epidemic” is putting the National Health Service (NHS) under strain, as figures revealed the number of incidents reached a record high of more than 40,000 last year.
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Moms arrested after 11 children found in ‘filthy’ New Mexico compound with armed Muslim ‘extremists,’ cops say
The three mothers of the 11 malnourished children found living in a filthy New Mexico compound were arrested and charged Sunday along with two men described as armed Muslim “extremists” after authorities raided the property in search of a 4-year-old boy.
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N.Y. targets NRA program in backdoor gun control scheme
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s discovered a way to kneecap the NRA by outlawing its gun-liability insurance program and is urging other states to follow his lead, saying they have a chance to exploit the gun-rights group’s admitted dire financial situation.
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Florida Dems Push For Special Session To Repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’
Florida has a long history of being a fairly pro-gun state. Nicknamed the “Gunshine State” by some, they have a long history of passing pro-gun rights laws. At least, they did until this year when Parkland pressured lawmakers to pass a slate of gun control laws in a misguided effort to adhere to the outrage there.
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Show Notes 08-02-2018

Thursday show notes 08-02-18

Dinesh D’Souza’s New Film Makes Incendiary Claims About Democrats’ History
Death of a Nation’ premieres in Los Angeles on Tuesday where several prominent conservatives in Hollywood and in politics are expected to walk the red carpet.
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Vietnam vet killed by police after fighting off naked intruder who attacked his grandson
Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War was fatally shot by police in his home after he shot and killed a naked intruder who was attacking his grandson.
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TRUMP SURPRISES LIMBAUGH TO CELEBRATE 30 YEARS
On the 30th anniversary of the commencement of his national radio program, Rush Limbaugh took a high-priority call Wednesday that caught the veteran broadcaster off guard.
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Paul Kengor: ‘A Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism and Socialism’
Communism wanted to disrupt the social order, particularly when it comes to property, which is the opposite of the goal of conservatism, author and professor Paul Kengor said Wednesday at the Young America’s Foundation’s National Conservative Student Conference in Washington, D.C.
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More than 450 people in Florida ordered to give up guns under new law, report says
Hundreds of gun owners in Florida have been ordered to give up their guns under a new law that took effect after the deadly Parkland shooting in February, according to a report published Monday.
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Sen. Schumer on 3D Guns: Trump Administration ‘Enslaved by the NRA’
Commenting on President Donald Trump’s remarks about the private sector publishing the blueprints for printing 3D guns, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the administration is “enslaved” by the National Rifle Association (NRA), and when the NRA “says jump, they say, how high?
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Shoe Notes 07-25-2018

Wednesday show notes 07-25-18

Montana governor sues IRS, Treasury over rule change on tax-exempt groups
Montana’s Democratic governor and the state’s Revenue Department filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department over a recent policy change allowing some tax-exempt groups to keep the identities of their donors secret from federal tax authorities.
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More and More of What We Do Depends on Government Permission
Do you have permit for that? If you want to keep that permit, you’d better do as you’re told. Increasingly, that’s the theme of modern America. More and more of what we do is dependent on permission from the government.
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Liberal 9th Circuit backs right to carry firearms in public, in latest pro-2nd Amendment ruling
The liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals endorsed the right of individuals to carry firearms in public in a ruling Tuesday, striking down a lower court argument that the Constitution only protects that right at home.
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