Thursday Show 9/4/14
Victory over Japan Day
Japan’s devastating surprise aerial attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, capped a decade of deteriorating relations between Japan and the United States and led to an immediate U.S. declaration of war the following day.
UN Climate Chief: ‘Not Very Far’ from Considering ‘Climate Change as a Public Health Emergency’
Secretary of State John Kerry has called climate change “the biggest challenge of all that we face right now,” and his French counterpart has warned of climate “chaos” in 500 days.
New data backs ice age prediction
As the United Nations prepares for its 2014 Climate Summit in New York this month with an agenda to advance a new carbon-emissions regulatory agreement to supersede the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the Russian scientist who correctly predicted the lack of global warming over the past 19 years has gained new scientific support for his belief that Earth is in the beginning of a prolonged ice age.
ABC, CBS, NBC schooled on covering IRS scandal
The bombshell revelation about the surging IRS scandal last week was that Lois Lerner’s emails – those described as lost forever by the federal agency – were in fact backed up.
Mystery fake cell phone towers intercepting calls
Seventeen fake cellphone towers were discovered across the U.S. last week, according to a report in Popular Science. Rather than offering you cellphone service, the towers appear to be connecting to nearby phones, bypassing their encryption, and either tapping calls or reading texts.
CVS stores stop selling all tobacco products
At a CVS store near Times Square, the shelves are notable for what they no longer display: cigarettes. Now the only smoking products to be found are those that could help customers quit.
Coburn: Let’s change Constitution
Sen. Tom Coburn is pushing for a national convention to amend the Constitution. The Oklahoma Republican, who has grown disenchanted with gridlock in Washington, will officially launch his effort after he retires from the Senate in a few months.
Thursday Show 8/21/14
$619 billion missed from federal transparency site
A government website intended to make federal spending more transparent was missing at least $619 billion from 302 federal programs, a government audit has found.
Gov’t Spends $50K on Green Cooking Alternatives
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to develop stored solar stoves as a solution to the “global cooking problem.”
JUDGE: JUSTICE DEPT MUST PROVIDE LIST OF DOCUMENTS
A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious.
DOD transferred over 43 billion worth of Military equipment to local police
The Department of Defense transferred over $4.3 billion worth of surplus military equipment–including 345 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs), 205 grenade launchers and over 12,000 bayonets–to more than 17,000 state and local law enforcement agencies across the nation since 1997.
GAO: Defense Department ‘Violated’ Two Laws in Bergdahl
Prisoner SwapThe Government Accountability Office issued an opinion today that found the Obama Administration “violated” two laws when it ordered the transfer of five high profile Taliban commanders in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release from captivity.
US Army veteran, West Point grad killed fighting for Ukraine
A West Point graduate and former Army Ranger who honored his Ukrainian ancestry by defending the nation against Russian-backed separatists was killed in fighting near the border, according to reports.
Still ‘Drinkable’: 200-Year-Old Booze Found in Shipwreck
A 200-year-old stoneware seltzer bottle that was recently recovered from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea contains alcohol, according to the results of a preliminary analysis.
Pet-friendly dating websites help animal lovers find romance by uncovering canine chemistry
Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships, connecting dog owners to potential mates who enjoy long walks in the dog park and slobbery canine kisses as much as they do.
Stop Testing ‘Alternative’ Treatments, Some Researchers Say
Some types of alternative medicine, such as homeopathy and Reiki, should not be tested in clinical trials anymore because the therapies are not grounded in science, and studying them is like testing whether magic works, some researchers argue.
This is an article from March 11 2014 that no one and I mean no one was talking about.
On Tuesday, President Obama held a ceremony at the White House to announce his use of executive authority to expand the California Coastal National Monument (CCNM) to include the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands on the Mendocino Coast. This is the first land-based addition to the CCNM and permanently protects more than 1,660 acres of beach, bluffs, and the Garcia River estuary. The area is home to rare and endangered species such as coho salmon, steelhead, the Point Arena mountain beaver, and the Behren’s silverspot butterfly. The Mendocino Coast of California was recently picked for the number 3 spot in the New York Times “52 Places to Go in 2014.”
Yes, I know that Obama is not the first to do this, but enough is enough. It is time for the States to stand up and take back their land. The Antiquities Act is Un-Constitutional and null and void. As all Un-Constitutional laws are. Stand up people and grow a pair. And yes, I am a radical. As radical as all of our Founding Fathers. Oh, and IMPEACH OBAMA!!!!