Show Notes 12-16-17

Saturday Show 12-16-17

Humans would be cool with finding aliens
If extraterrestrial life is ever discovered, humanity would probably be pretty cool with it. A new study, one of very few of its kind, finds that people typically respond quite positively to the notion of life on other planets.
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Security robots are being used to ward off San Francisco’s homeless population
One such bot cop recently took over the outside of the San Francisco SPCA, an animal advocacy and pet adoption clinic in the city’s Mission district, to deter homeless people from hanging out there — causing some people to get very upset.
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GQ: man rescuing bunny from wildfire reveals whites’ hatred for blacks
Wednesday, December 6th, during the raging Thomas Fire in California, Caleb Wadnan rescued a scared rabbit in an amazing viral video. The clip of Wadnan risking harm to save the frightened and screaming bunny moved the world.
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Trump on Eliminating Federal Regulations: ‘We Aimed for 2-for-1 … We Hit 22-for-1’
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that within the first 11 months of his presidency, his administration “cancelled or delayed over 1,500 planned regulatory actions – more than any previous president by far.”
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Federal judge blocks Trump rollback of ObamaCare birth control mandate
A federal judge in Pennsylvania temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s recent rules allowing moral and religious exceptions for ObamaCare’s birth control requirement.
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Mike Tyson: “Hillary Clinton is America’s most prolific serial killer”
During Mike Tyson’s stand up performance, he said something which many people believe to be alarmingly true: “Hillary is America’s most prolific serial killer – bar none.”
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Ahead of New Year’s Eve, Cologne Police Gear Up to Prevent Repeat of Mass Sexual Assaults
Police in Cologne are gearing up to prevent the repeat of mass sexual assaults like the ones that took place in the city two year ago, German newspapers report today.
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Abbas Says He Will Press UN to ‘Annul’ Trump’s Jerusalem Decision
Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas has signaled plans to have the U.N. Security Council “annul” President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but according to an international law expert, the proposal is “fantasy.”
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Trump blamed for cancellation of Christmas in Nazareth
President Trump’s critics have blamed him for many things, from climate change to a decrease in the frequency of Americans engaging in sex, and now he’s being held responsible for messing up the celebration of Jesus’ birth.
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Show Notes 08-26-2017

Saturday Show 8-26-17

Trump Administration Again Declines to Endorse ‘Two-State’ Solution
Seven months into the Trump administration, Palestinian leaders say they still don’t know what President Trump’s position is on their conflict with Israel, frustrated that he refuses to commit publicly to the so-called “two-state solution” as the key to resolving it.
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Breitbart, other ‘alt-right’ websites are the darlings of Russian propaganda effort
Amid an investigation into Russian meddling in the last U.S. presidential election, a Russian propaganda Twitter network aimed at American audiences consistently spreads links to Breitbart and other right-wing or conspiracy theory websites that boost President Trump and bash Democrats.
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Southern Poverty Law Center ‘hate group’ label hit in evangelicals’ lawsuit
A prominent evangelical ministry has filed a federal lawsuit against the left-leaning Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), saying it defamed the Christian organization as an “active hate group” because it endorses the biblical view of homosexuality.
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President Trump pardons Sheriff Arpaio
The White House announced late Friday that President Donald Trump has granted a presidential pardon to Joe Arpaio, former Maricopa, Arizona, County sheriff.
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President Trump’s Accomplishments During His First 6 Months
1) KILLED TPP
2) Had a major victory on sugar exports from Mexico, made Mexico drop the exports % and the amount of refined sugar. This will help our sugar industry and the US sugar mills that produce refined sugar from raw sugar.
3) Notified Congress of NAFTA renegotiation on May 18th. Talks can start 90 days later on Aug 16th, 2017
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Zinke: No National Monuments to Be Eliminated
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced Thursday he will not recommend the removal of any national monuments, assuaging the fears of some opponents who warned that vast public lands and marine areas could be stripped of federal protection.
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Show Notes 06-03-17

Saturday Show 6-3-17

Check out the List of 66 Programs Axed by the New Trump Budget
The Hill has a nice report on the 66 programs that President Trump’s budget would cut. The cuts would save about $27 Billion, which is really just a drop in the bucket of government spending, but we have to start somewhere.
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35 St. Louis-area convenience store owners indicted following federal raids
A federal grand jury has indicted 35 store owners on federal conspiracy charges for trafficking contraband cigarettes, distributing controlled substances and money laundering.
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Pence confident Supreme Court will uphold Trump’s travel ban
Vice President Pence said he was “very confident” the Supreme Court would uphold the Trump administration’s authority to issue its controversial travel ban during a wide-ranging discussion Friday on “Fox & Friends.”
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PALESTINIAN COPS ARREST CHRISTIANS FOR … EATING
Palestinian police are working overtime enforcing Shariah law’s fast during Ramadan on Muslims and non-Muslims alike. At least four people, including Christians, have been arrested so far for eating in public before sunset since last week when the monthlong Muslim holy days began.
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Desired for their labor, rejected as neighbors. Farmworkers in California face hostile communities
The “urban farm homes” nestled along a cul-de-sac off an old farm road in Nipomo, Calif., had lofted floor plans with more than 2,500 square feet of living space — “perfect … for multi-generational living,” the advertisements boasted.
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Show Notes 03-26-2017

Sunday Show 3-26-17

Viral video imagines Elmo getting fired over PBS budget cuts
A viral online video imagines lovable “Sesame Street” character Elmo getting fired due to budget cuts to PBS. The video shows an unseen man delivering the news to Elmo in a nondescript room.
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Subway’s minimum wage ‘sandwich artist’ apprenticeship slammed by union
Subway may be known for its toasty bread but in the UK, the chain is feeling some serious heat after a help wanted post surfaced online seeking young “apprentices” to work at the store building subs– for substantially less pay than traditional employees.
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Illinois Teacher Fired for Confronting Student Who Wouldn’t Stand for Pledge of Allegiance
A high-school teacher in Illinois has been fired after chastising more than once a student who would not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Vince Ziebarth, a popular driver’s ed teacher, confronted 15-year-old Shemar Cooper multiple times after Cooper refused to stand for the Pledge.
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UN diplomat quits after pressure over Israel ‘apartheid’ report
A United Nations diplomat stepped down Friday after refusing to withdraw a report accusing Israel of practicing apartheid against Palestinians, reported.
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Deep State Targets Roger Stone Former Trump Aide
Roger Stone has been a longtime confidante of Donald Trump. He is also a Republican operative and a serial hat wearer. Stone claims that he has been targeted by the Deep State. He says that the main reason he is being targeted is the next week’s Congressional investigations into the Russian hacking.
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Susan Rice Warns White House Not to Put Out ‘Inaccurate If Not Deliberately False’ Information
Former Obama administration national security adviser Susan Rice was castigated on social media over a Washington Post op-ed accusing the Trump White House of dissembling and contorting the facts, but doubled down in a PBS interview, saying when the White House puts out information seen to be “inaccurate if not deliberately false, it shakes the credibility and the confidence of our allies.”
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Trump appointee steps down at EPA
A member of the temporary political team leading the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Trump administration is resigning.
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Lawyers for Bowe Bergdahl file third appeal, charging Trump remarks taint trial prospects
Attorneys for accused Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl took their third shot Thursday at getting his case tossed, once again arguing that President Trump blew their client’s chance of a fair trial when he called the sergeant and former Taliban captive “a dirty, rotten traitor.”
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Marines to Test 100 New Beach-Storming Technologies
When you think of ship-to-shore maneuver and amphibious assaults, Marine Corps planners want to banish the image of an Iwo Jima-style beach landing.
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Another Good Guy With A Gun: Detroit Man Shoots Sister’s Violent Stalker
A 32-year-old Detroit man apparently saved his sister’s life Tuesday when her 21-year-old ex-boyfriend kicked his way into her new apartment with a gun and bad intentions.
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Preschool Suspends 4-Year-Old Boy and Calls Child Services After He Brings in Bullet Casing
An Illinois preschool has suspended a 4-year-old boy and called child services after mistakenly thinking he brought a bullet to the school that was actually just a shell casing.
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Gun Sales Hit Record Highs, But What About Gun Accidents?
More people own guns now than ever before, so you might think that accidental and negligent shootings with firearms would be at an all-time high. In fact, the opposite has happened.
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Show Notes 12-23-16

Friday Show 12-23-16

Trump Reportedly Picks Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke for Interior Secretary
President-elect Donald Trump has selected first-term Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke to lead the Interior Department, multiple news outlets reported last night.
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Obama Administration Moves to Protect Planned Parenthood Funding
The Obama administration has issued a final rule aimed at preventing state lawmakers from cutting funding for Planned Parenthood or other clinics that provide abortions.
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Planned Parenthood referred to FBI for criminal charges
Several Planned Parenthood affiliates have been referred by a Senate committee to the Department of Justice for investigation and possible prosecution for their involvement in a baby body parts trade that was exposed in 2015 through a video sting operation.
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Activist told New York schoolchildren to become ‘freedom fighters for Palestine’
A case involving pro-Palestinian activists giving an anti-Israel presentation to third-grade children in Ithaca last year has resurfaced this week, after the local school district finally released a video of the event, showing the children adopting the views of the activists.
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Refugee’ resettlement accelerates in Obama’s final months
Through the first 11 weeks of fiscal year 2017, the United States welcomed 23,428 individuals as “refugees,” according to the Refugee Processing Center. At this rate, the U.S. will resettle roughly 110,580 this fiscal year, which would exceed President Obama’s target of 110,000.
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Show Notes 04

Sunday Show 04-24-16 

Sears to close 78 stores this summer
Sears Holdings Corp. will close another 78 stores —68 Kmart units, and 10 Sears stores — as it looks to restore profitability. That accounts for about 5 percent of its store base, which is nearly 1,700 stores.
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The horror: climate change is making the weather more pleasant
A research letter published in the journal Nature finds that climate change has made the weather in the United States far more enjoyable over the past four decades.
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Obama Urges Britain to Stay in EU; Critics Call His Stance ‘Patronizing,’ ‘Hypocritical’
President Obama has kicked off his visit to Britain with a public appeal for the country to remain in the European Union, an intervention that is drawing strong criticism from prominent supporters of the campaign to leave the E.U.
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2 officers shot, suspect dead at Walmart in Phoenix suburb
Two officers are in stable condition, with one requiring surgery, and the suspect is dead following a shooting Saturday at a Walmart in suburban Phoenix, authorities said.
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DOD Official on Women in Combat: ‘Numbers May Be Very, Very Small Or None At All’
A Defense Department (DOD) official said on Friday that for the number of women who want to fill combat posts heretofore not open to them, and then being able to meet the standard set for those posts, the number who actually serve will be “very, very small or none at all.”
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Army launches investigation into airborne Humvee mishap
The 173rd Airborne Brigade is investigating what went wrong during an airborne drop that resulted in three Humvees free-falling to their destruction, as depicted in a widely-shared online video.
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Scientists Build a Better Incandescent Light Bulb… Six Years After Last US Factory Closes
Six years after the last incandescent light bulb factory in the U.S. shut down due to strict new federal energy conservation standards, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a technological breakthrough that could make incandescent bulbs twice as energy-efficient as their replacements.
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Magnetic sled breaks world speed record
The lightning-fast sled is officially the fastest object of its kind, according to the U.S. Air Force. The 2,000-lb. (900 kilograms) sled, which was designed by an Air Force squadron to test the delicate instruments inside weapons systems, broke the world record for speed on March 4, eclipsing its own previous record that had been set just two days earlier.
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‘Let down by the Pope on Lesbos’: Christian brother and sister told they would be rescued by Holy Father then left behind over EU deal to send migrants to Turkey
A Christian brother and sister from Syria say they have been ‘let down’ by the Pope after he left them behind in a Lesbos refugee camp despite promises they would be given a new life in Italy.
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PALESTINIANS: GIVE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE TO MURDERER OF 5
 The Palestinian Authority, which already claims it has a “right to kill” under United Nations precedent, now reportedly wants the Nobel Peace Prize bestowed on a terrorist imprisoned for the murders of five people.
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First Lady Targets Mississippi ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill in Commencement Speech
In a rare entrance into a politically charged controversy, first lady Michelle Obama used a commencement speech Saturday at Jackson State University in Mississipppi to directly target the state’s recently-passed “religious freedom” bill.
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Child brides break down when forced to marry
A mass child marriage ceremony has been captured on camera – showing young brides crying as they are forced to wed.
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This day in history
On the evening of April 24, 1781, British General William Phillips lands on the banks of the James River at City Port, Virginia. Once there, he combined forces with British General Benedict Arnold, the former American general and notorious traitor, to launch an attack on the town of Petersburg, Virginia, located about 12 miles away.
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Show Notes 03-13-2016

Sunday Show 03-13-16

Snowmobile strikes Iditarod teams, kills dog and injures others
A man suspected of intentionally driving a snowmobile into teams of two mushers near the front of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was arrested Saturday in a Yukon River village.
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Huge victory in Alabama battle for same sex marriage
The Alabama Supreme Court upheld an earlier decision banning state officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples last week, and while the legal road is far from over for traditional marriage supporters, they believe the facts of the case and the Constitution are on their side.
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Don’t like Girl Scouts: here’s a better option
In recent years, the Girl Scouts have been mentioned in news stories relating to topics of promiscuity, sexual orientation, gender identity, abortion and Planned Parenthood.
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Oregon Governor signs landmark anti-coal bill law
With the stroke of Gov. Kate Brown’s signature Friday, Oregon became the first state to eradicate coal from its power supply through legislation and now boasts some of the most stringent demands for renewable energy among its state peers.
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New Iron Dome version can destroy tunnels
Israel has started testing a secret new weapon for defeating the tunnel systems which the Palestinian Hamas and Hizballah are busy digging for surprise attacks against Israel.
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Men should have the right to abort responsibility for an unborn child Swedish political group says
Sweden may well have among the most accepting views of abortion in the world — one recent poll found that 84 percent of the country supports a woman’s right to have an abortion whenever she wants one.
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Puerto Rico judge defies Supreme Court on same sex marriage
A federal judge in Puerto Rico has defied the U.S. Supreme Court’s establishment of “same-sex marriage,” refusing to strike down the commonwealth’s ban.
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