Show Notes

Saturday Show 9-16-17

5 Most Powerful Storms in Modern History
In the midst of the worst Hurricane season that the United States has faced in over a decade, we thought it might be worthwhile to take a look back at 5 of the most powerful storm in modern history.
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Kim Jong Un using Google earth to pinpoint missle targets
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un has apparently been using old Google earth photos to “pinpoint” his targets. The Independent reports that he’s been studying dated Google Earth images as he further develops his nuclear program.
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11-year-old Frank gets his wish to mow White House lawn, gets personal thank you from Trump
An 11-year-old boy from Virginia got his wish to mow the White House lawn after writing a letter to President Trump earlier this year. Press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted a photo of Frank Giaccio pushing a lawnmower in the Rose Garden early Friday.
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Judicial Watch: Total Obama Travel Costs So Far, $106 Million
Based on a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, the government watchdog group Judicial Watch was able to obtain further travel records from the Secret Service, showing trip costs of $3.7 million that, combined with earlier travel records, reveal that travel expenses for President Barack Obama and his family have cost taxpayers, to date, $105,662,975.27.
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Protests, arrests fail to prevent author’s speech at Berkeley campus
Police made nine arrests, a large crowd of protesters rallied, and a nearby building was occupied, but otherwise Ben Shapiro’s speech Thursday night at the University of California Berkeley went off without the mayhem that has plagued recent conservative events.
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Police warn: Don’t take selfies with bears
In case people needed a reminder on how not to interact with wild animals, the Aspen Police Department issued a detailed press release reminding people not to use a bear sighting as a selfie-op.
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‘Racist anthem’ painted on Francis Scott Key statues
Mayor Catherine Pugh says she has no plans to remove the Francis Scott Key monument in Bolton Hill that was vandalized before dawn Wednesday and has directed art preservation experts to determine the cost of cleaning it.
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Rising: 30,567 Aliens Apprehended or Deemed Inadmissible on SW Border Last Month
Since April, the number of illegal aliens trying to get into the United States along the Southwest border has been steadily rising, reaching a total of 30,567 in August, a 22.5 percent increase from July and almost twice the 15,771 recorded in April, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.
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Amid DACA dilemma, schools strengthen protections toward immigrant students
Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high.
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School warns ‘USA’ chant could send ‘unintended message
Controversy erupts at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom over students chanting “USA.” It’s a popular way to for students to show pride during sporting events and rallies, but school and district officials are now warning students that the chants could appear inappropriate and intolerant.
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School Fining Students For Being Late To Class
Stansbury High School in Salt Lake City has started cracking down on kids who are chronically late. According to reports, the students will first receive a warning for being late. A second offense will bring a $3 fine. The penalty goes up to $5 if the student continues to be tardy.
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Show Notes 09-15-2017

Friday Show Notes 9-15-17

Alphabet Considers Lyft Investment of About $1 Billion
Alphabet Inc. has held conversations with Lyft Inc. about a potential investment in recent weeks, signalling strong support for Uber Technologies Inc.’s main U.S. competitor, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Bitcoin Crashes After Chinese Exchange Says It Will Halt Trading
Bitcoin fell for a fifth day, the longest losing streak in more than a year, after one of China’s largest online exchanges said it would stop handling trades by the end of the month amid a government crackdown on cryptocurrencies.
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Texas Governor has residents who lost permits to Harvey covered
Texas has a reputation as being a pretty gun-friendly state. In fact, if you were asked to name a state when someone says the word “gun,” chances are good that most folks would answer, “Texas.”
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More Judges Arming Up Following Recent Uptick In Violence Around Courthouses
The attempt on the life of Steubenville, OH Judge Joseph Bruzzese, Jr. may seem like an isolated even, but courthouses have been home to violence before. Just weeks earlier, an inmate stole a sheriff’s deputy’s weapon, killing the deputy and another officer before fleeing and eventually taking his own life.
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Planned Parenthood Teams up with Satanists to Promote Abortion in Missouri
Missouri has reportedly doubled its abortion capacity this year “thanks to the Satanic Temple and Planned Parenthood,” who have worked in tandem to fight the state’s restrictions on abortion.
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OK Cupid partners with planned parenthood to filter out pro-life users
Popular dating service OkCupid has partnered with Planned Parenthood to “enable daters to find folks who support” the abortion provider. OkCupid announced the partnership in an image posted on Twitter which read, “I would never date someone who doesn’t support Planned Parenthood.
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Show Notes 09-02-2017

Saturday Show 9-2-17

Study: 80% of San Fran Bay Area Marijuana Poses Health Hazards, Such as Cancer
“The greatest threat standing in the way of California’s march toward legalized marijuana isn’t Attorney General Jeff Sessions or Big Pharma. It’s the cannabis industry itself,” San Francisco Magazine reports.
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2 million views and surging: Pro-Life testimony goes viral
It was filmed some time ago – with well beyond 2 million views – but the video testimony of a British comedienne explaining why she defied a doctor’s advice and refused a recommended abortion is making waves again.
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SPLC Says Army Bases Are Confederate Monuments That Need To Come Down
The Southern Poverty Law Center has declared three of America’s largest Army bases Confederate monuments “with the potential to unleash more turmoil and bloodshed” if activists don’t “take down” the Army bases.
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Experts debunk Irma post rumors; warn people about other potential fake forecasts
A fake Facebook post is making the rounds on social media. This post shows a track for Hurricane Irma barreling straight for the Texas coast. At first glance, it looks pretty believable, but a tweet from the National Weather Service Friday exposed the image as phony, saying among other things that the organization only forecasts storm information five days out.
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Pope Francis reveals for first time that he consulted a psychoanalyst to ‘clarify a few things’
Pope Francis is believed to be the first Pope in history to have visited a psychoanalyst – or at least to have admitted to it. In a new book, he says that at the age of 42 – decades before he was made Pope – he went to a psychiatrist in Buenos Aires in his native Argentina for six months.
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US hands out first contracts for border wall prototypes
Four companies have been chosen to build prototypes for Donald Trump’s planned border wall, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said. The four concrete prototypes will be 30ft (9m) long and up to 30ft tall, and will be built in the coming months.
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Letter: Comey’s Hillary case decision came before witnesses
Two Republican senators say they’ve reviewed evidence that indicates former FBI Director James B. Comey began drafting a statement to announce the closure of the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server months before key witnesses, including the former Democratic presidential candidate, were interviewed.
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Judge orders FBI to release Clinton probe details
A federal judge ordered the FBI on Thursday to disclose more details about how it handled its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s secret email account.
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U.S. Commander in Iraq: ‘We Don’t Get 20 Questions’ From Trump White House
In a candid exchange with reporters on Thursday, the commanding general of coalition forces in Iraq expressed appreciation for President Donald Trump’s approach to the military.
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Air Force’s Mysterious X-37B Space Plane to Launch Next Week
The U.S. Air Force’s covert X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle is scheduled to launch Sept. 7. For the first time, the experimental space plane will hitch a ride aboard Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the service announced Thursday.
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Mattis disputes reports of being at odds with Trump 
Where some see Defense Secretary Jim Mattis distancing himself from President Donald Trump on North Korea and other big issues, Mattis sees “someone’s rather rich imagination” at work creating a conflict where he insists none exists.
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Stars who were fired from TV shows
In a Hollywood minute you can go from star of a hit show to unemployed. That was the case for several actors who got booted from successful television series. Here’s a list of seven stars who got fired from their TV shows.
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