Show Notes 09-25-2018

Tuesday Show 09-25-18

Study: children of mothers who use pot are more Likely to Try It Earlier
Children whose mothers use marijuana are likely to begin using the drug earlier than children whose mothers do not, according to new research.
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Children’s hospital drops gender markers from patient wristbands
Children’s Hospital Colorado has removed gender markers from patients’ wristbands as part of an effort to support their “unique gender identity.”
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Oregon woman steals ambulance as medics perform CPR, goes on wild 30-mile joyride, cops say
Sure, Christy Lynn Woods, 37, may have boosted an ambulance while paramedics performed CPR on an unconscious woman in southern Oregon.
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FDA Contract to Buy Aborted Baby Parts for ‘Humanized Mice’ Terminated After Pro-Life Outrage
Amid pressure from pro-life groups, the Department of Health and Human Services has terminated the Food and Drug Administration’s contract with Advanced Bioscience Resources for “fresh” human fetal tissue.
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Uber wins key ruling in its fight against treating drivers as employees
A federal appeals court handed Uber a significant win Tuesday in its battle to avoid having its drivers declared to be legal employees. Uber has asked the courts to throw out the lawsuit, because Uber’s driver agreement requires this kind of dispute to be handled in private arbitration instead—an endorsement that the 9th Circuit Appeals Court has now accepted.
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Show Notes 12-15-2017

Friday Show Notes 12-15-17

Chanukah
Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods. The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication,” and is thus named because it celebrates the rededication of the Holy TempleUnder Syrian Rule.
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John McCain Is No “Hero POW”
John McCain seriously violated the Military Code of Conduct by trading “military information” and making numerous public statements that appeared favorable to the communist war effort in exchange for “special treatment.”
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Medical marijuana has NO public health risks and should not be withheld from patients, WHO declares after months of deliberation
The World Health Organization has declared that CBD – the relaxant property of cannabis used in medical marijuana – should not be a scheduled drug.
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Nearly one-quarter of teens are using pot
Nearly one quarter of teens are using marijuana, according to a new survey.
Of eighth, 10th and 12th graders surveyed, 24 percent said they’ve used the drug in the past year, according to research from the University of Michigan.
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FDA moves to end snortable chocolate, calling it ‘street drug alternative’
The Food and Drug Administration is warning a pair of Florida companies to stop distributing a snortable chocolate powder, claiming it’s being sold as an unapproved new drug and as a “street drug alternative.”
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FDA moves to end snortable chocolate, calling it ‘street drug alternative’
The NFL national anthem protests are being blamed for declining  wings sales.
Sanderson Farms, one of the largest producers of chicken in the U.S., said its slumping sales were due to the football players’ demonstrations.
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Show Notes 12-08-2017

Friday Show Notes 12-08-17

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is annually on December 7, commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii, during World War II. Many American service men and women lost their lives or were injured on December 7, 1941. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day.
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Medical marijuana users ‘have 30 days’ to turn in their guns, police say
If you use medical marijuana, you must turn in your guns. That’s according to the Honolulu Police Department, which has been sending out letters to legal users of medicinal weed that they must forfeit their weapons, as reported by multiple news organizations.
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House passes Interstate Concealed carry gun bill
A bill to allow gun owners with concealed-carry permits in one state to legally carry their weapons in any other state overwhelmingly passed the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday by a vote of 231-198 in the GOP-controlled chamber, including six Democrats who voted in support.
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Trump impeachment vote fails overwhelmingly
House Democrats overwhelmingly joined Republicans on Wednesday to defeat an attempt to impeach President Donald Trump. But 58 Democrats supported the bid to consider impeachment over the objections of House Democratic leaders, who viewed the measure as a distraction in a Republican-controlled Congress.
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Arpaio unable to cite evidence in case vs. Sen. Flake’s son
Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio was unable to cite any evidence on the witness stand Wednesday to back up his now-dismissed animal cruelty case against one of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake’s sons in the 2014 deaths of 21 dogs.
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Netanyahu: ‘All Countries That Seek Peace’ Should Follow Trump’s Example on Jerusalem; No Takers Yet
Welcoming President Trump’s momentous Jerusalem policy shift, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Wednesday urged other countries to follow suit, although there was little sign of any immediate steps to do so.
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Young people say calling them a ‘Snowflake’ damages their mental health
A new survey by insurance firm Aviva found that 72 percent of 16 to 24-year-olds believe the term “snowflake” is unfairly applied to millennials. 74 percent of respondents took it a step farther, arguing that they believe the use of the label could have a negative effect on young people’s mental health.
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Harvard: Millennials now biggest voting group in U.S., 2-1 Democratic
A new Harvard University poll Tuesday is blaring a loud danger signal to the Republican Party after finding that millennials are now the largest generation of voters and they are overwhelmingly Democratic, by a two-to-one margin.
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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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Show Notes 01-21-2017

Saturday Show 1-21-16

Montana to march in solidarity with national women’s march
The Women’s March on Montana is open to all – men and women alike. It is designed to shed light, not only on women’s issues, but on issues facing all marginalized populations who are being targeted with human rights violations.
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GovExec poll: 28 percent of fed workers say they might quit or retire because of Trump
According to a new poll conducted by GovExec.com and the independent Government Business Council, 28 percent of federal workers say they are or at least might be “considering leaving the federal service” because of Donald Trump’s election.
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Police carry pregnant woman six miles through the snow on their shoulders
Police officers carried a pregnant woman on their shoulders for six miles, when heavy snow blocked all the roads down the mountain.
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Obama Was First President to Spend More on Welfare Than Defense
Barack Obama was the first president of the United States to spend more on “means-tested entitlements”—AKA welfare—than on national defense, according to data published by his own Office of Management and Budget.
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Tim Tebow Is Planning 375 Proms for People with Special Needs On Valentine’s Day Weekend
In early 2015, Tim Tebow told PEOPLE about a new idea: He and his Foundation would create Night to Shine, a worldwide prom for people with special needs.
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Robot Crop Pickers Limit Loss of Farm Workers to Trump Wall
Robotic devices like lettuce thinners and grape-leaf pullers have replaced so many human hands on U.S. farms in recent years that many jobs now held by illegal workers may not exist by the time Donald Trump builds his promised wall.
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Day after Trump sworn in, hundreds of thousands protest presidency in celeb-studded march
Several hundred thousand people from across the country descended on Washington Saturday to protest Donald Trump just hours into his presidency, donning bright pink hats and carrying a dizzying array of political signs – in a celebrity-studded march that put the nation’s lingering divisions on full display despite the 45th president’s appeal a day earlier for unity.
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President Trump returns bust of Churchill to Oval Office
Winston Churchill is back in the Oval Office. On his first day in office, President Trump brought back a bust of the legendary British prime minister to the West Wing, after President Obama had removed it. Mr. Obama replaced it with a bust of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Conservative Christian legislators really want to legalize weed in the US
More than half of US states—28—have legalized medical marijuana. Sixty percent of Americans support legalization, according to an October 2016 Gallup poll—including 42% of Republicans.
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President Donald Trump Will Sign Executive Order Sunday to Defund International Planned Parenthood
Most pro-life Americans are anxiously awaiting Congress to pass a bill to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. While that defunding legislation concerns the domestic-based Planned Parenthood abortion corporation, president Trump has the ability to put in place an executive order that would revoke funding for its International affiliate.
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Show Notes 09-17-2016

Saturday Show 9-17-16

Facebook steps up on fight against fake news
Facebook says it is working to fight the spread of fake news on its platform after false stories claiming the 9/11 attacks were a conspiracy and that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was backing Hillary Clinton appeared among its “trending topics.”
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Sheriffs vowing to oppose Federal gun laws have court support
The rule of law is on the side of Montana sheriffs who say they won’t enforce any new federal gun laws. NBC Montana has learned that a Supreme Court decision in 1997 applies now.
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Medical Marijuana card holders prohibited from buying guns and ammunition
Lenny Brown has always been a gun owner.”I’ve owned firearms all my life” he said. “I’ve been an NRA member all my life.” He is also a medical marijuana card holder. But now, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) say he can’t legally be both.
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Washington: VOTE NO ON 1491! Ballot Initiative will Selectively Target Gun Owners
On the 2016 General Election ballot, Washingtonians will find Ballot Initiative 1491, an initiative purported to prevent violent acts by creating so-called “Extreme Risk Protection Orders” (ERPO).  This legislation was introduced in the Washington Legislature during the 2015 Legislative Session as House Bill 1857.
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Show Notes 08-16-16

Tuesday Show 8-16-16

Taxpayers on the Hook as Obamacare Exchanges Near the Edge of Collapse
The health insurance exchanges that are the beating heart of Obamacare are on the edge of collapse, with premiums rising sharply for ever narrower provider networks, non-profit health co-ops shuttering their doors, and even the biggest insurance companies heading for the exits amid mounting losses.
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New medical marijuana policy hinders researchers
Medical research on marijuana probably won’t get any easier, experts say, despite a new government policy aimed at boosting the supply of the drug for medical studies.
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Why more black parents are home schooling their kids
Nikita Bush comes from a family of public school teachers: Her mom, aunts, uncles – nearly all of them have been involved in public education at some level. But her own teaching career ended, she says, “in heartbreak” when she had to make a decision about where her own child would go to school.
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Breaking: Hillary’s VP pick has deep ties to radical Islam
Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, has deep ties to radical Islam. These ties have inexplicably evaded Federal investigation — which many believe stems from Muslim Brotherhood influence inside the Obama Administration.
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Hillary Clinton and Electoral Fraud
I would have voted for Hillary Clinton three months ago. I believed that our elections are just, verifiable, and democratic—but then discovered how easy it is to hack a voting machine without a trace.
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