Wednesday show notes 10-10-18
Honeybees, in decline for decades, finding new homes in unusual places
Between the rumblings of rolling suitcases and idling aircraft engines, some travelers may miss the new buzzing sound at the world’s busiest airport.
The US military is planning a serious showdown with China that would be a significant show of force on tense tides and involve American warships and aircraft
The US military is reportedly planning to put on a serious show of force in contested waters from the South China Sea to the Taiwan Strait as a warning to China and a reminder of the United States’ ability to rapidly confront and counter any potential adversaries.
Trump has China quaking in its boots
With China still running a record trade surplus with the US, it seems premature — to say the least — to say that Trump has won his long-overdue trade war with China.
Veterans are sleeping in their cars at VA medical centers
Billy Bryels, a retired Vietnam Veteran and double Purple Heart awardee, told Fox News he slept in his car several times because of the high hotel costs, much like several of his fellow veterans.
Army Chief: Pass New Combat Fitness Test or ‘Hit the Road’
The secretary of the Army said Monday he has no doubt that soldiers will “rise to the challenge to meet the requirements” of the new Army Combat Fitness Test in October 2020.
Medal of Honor’ Documentary Series Brings Hero Stories to Netflix
Oscar-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”) and Oscar-winning documentarian James Moll (“The Last Days”) have joined forces to create “Medal of Honor,” a new series that profiles eight men who received the Medal of Honor in recognition of their heroism in combat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday show notes 08-13-18
V.A facility in D.C. resembles ‘3RD world hospital
A retired U.S. Marine Corps gunnery sergeant and prominent veterans advocate is fuming after new revelations that the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington is failing to meet even the most basic medical standards.
One of the greatest Coast Guard rescues to be celebrated
As strong winds blew in the afternoon of Aug. 16, 1918, an explosion offshore rattled windows in Rodanthe North Carolina. A German U-boat had torpedoed the Mirlo, a British tanker loaded with gasoline, seven miles from shore.
Navy Plane Gets Warning During Flight Over South China Sea
The U.S. military had unusually strong words for Beijing over social media on Saturday after recent reports that an American reconnaissance plane had been warned to “leave immediately” during a flight near China’s man-made islands in the contested South China Sea.
West Virginia lawmakers impeach 3 state Supreme Court justices, citing ‘over-the-top’ spending
West Virginia lawmakers, seeking to remove every justice on the state’s four-member Supreme Court amid what they called an “over-the-top” spending scandal, impeached three justices on Monday, including Chief Justice Margaret Workman.
FL Police Union Official Backs Call to Return Dolphins Tickets Over Anthem Protests
Police and other law enforcement should return their tickets to future Miami Dolphins games to make a statement after three players protested during the national anthem in Week 1 of preseason, a police union official said.