Show Notes 10-13-2017

Friday Show Notes 10-13-17

‘Scam’ superintendent trying to interest Homeshoolers in state program
A “scam” by a South Dakota school superintendent offering homeschoolers free laptops in exchange for enrolling in his district for one day has been explained. He was just hoping to interest them in a distance-learning program.
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NFL members in the military
Chicago Bears quarterback Sid Luckman was one of 19 men (out of 28) from his team’s 1943 championship squad to leave for the war the following year.
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Army Schedules Hearing to Consider Bergdahl Guilty Plea
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear before a judge next week to enter an expected guilty plea to charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.
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Columbus: not as bumbling as you might think
Columbus was looking for a sea route to India and China because 40 years earlier Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453 cutting off the land routes.
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Oxford Univ. Student Union Bans Christian Union From Fair, Calls Christianity ‘Excuse for Homophobia’
An Oxford University student union reportedly barred the Christian Union from setting up a stall at a college freshers’ fair, with a representative calling Christianity “an excuse for homophobia and neo-colonialism.”
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Millennials Are So Terrified Of Religion They’re Developing One Around Harry Potter
Since time immemorial, people have found certain things profoundly fulfilling. Things like faith and family have helped us to look outside ourselves and to a higher power, making us feel whole.
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SFUSD may cut down on tests for students
In the wake of statewide standardized testing results released last month, a San Francisco education leader is hoping to change local policies to cut down on the slew of tests students are to take throughout the school year.
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A Look at the Birth of the Continental Navy
In October each year, the U.S. Navy celebrates its birthday. It has done so for 234 years, but the birth of the U.S. Navy stems from a very short, frantic, almost panicked 11 days in 1775. The result of that crisis has become the most powerful sea power in the world.
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Show Notes 08-25-2016

Thursday Show 8-25-16

Mega military base breaks silence on martial law memo
U.S. military drills on American streets and roads, on public lands and in cities and towns long have prompted fears that the federal government is preparing to impose martial law.
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Army general testifies no one swayed him in Bergdahl case
The Army general who ordered Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s court martial testified Wednesday that he wasn’t swayed by negative comments from a powerful U.S. senator, saying that he takes his duty “very, very seriously.”
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WW11 Veteran gets surprise and honored at his home
KTLA reports a World War II veteran had one of the best days of his life after being honored by chief selects in front of his California home recently.
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Park Service celebrates 100 years, seeks minorities’ support
When Asha Jones and other Grand Canyon interns arrived for their summer at the national park, they were struck by its sheer immensity, beauty and world-class hiking trails. Soon, they noticed something else.
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Texas college students rally against gun laws with sex toys
Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms.
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Preparing kids to say pledge to Mexican flag
The U.S. Supreme Court in 1943 ruled that schools cannot force students to participate in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance to Old Glory.
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Faith based colleges win mafor religious freedom battle for now
Faith-based colleges and universities in California dodged a major threat to their existence from Democrat state lawmakers, but the leader of an effort to block financial aid from the state to schools that do not adhere to the left’s position on sexuality vows to bring the matter back next year.
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Feds Spend $1 Million for Refugees to Become Farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending nearly $1 million to teach refugees how to farm. New grants announced last week include two projects in Idaho and Kansas to “cultivate the next generation of farmers” by helping refugees get land leases to start their own farms.
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Show Notes 12-24-15

Thursday show 12-24-15

A Visit from St. Nicholas
Clement Clarke Moore wrote his immortal poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, for his family on Christmas Eve 1822. He never intended that it be published, but a family friend, Miss Harriet Butler, learned of the poem sometime later from Moore’s children.
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The Night Before Christmas
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds;
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A time when no one was afraid to say Merry Christmas
When the first World War began, British women suffragists sent an open Christmas letter “To the Women of Germany and Austria” as the first Christmas of the war approached. Pope Benedict XV, Dec. 7, 1914, begged for a truce, asking: “that the guns may fall silent at least upon the night the angels sang.”
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Rep. Fincher Introduces Bill to Combat Radicalization in Federal Prisons
U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN) introduced legislation last week to combat the ongoing radicalization of inmates in federal prisons. “Over the years, our Federal prisons have become a breeding ground for radicalization.
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Heavily redacted Benghazi emails released on Christmas Eve
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) released a handful of sensitive documents Thursday morning dealing with terrorism suspect Anwar al-Awlaki and the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
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Christmas Eve danger: Troops attacked as tourists flock to Bethlehem
Four Palestinians were killed on Thursday, among them three who Israel said were carrying out attacks on soldiers in the West Bank, as tourists and Christian faithful were gathering in Bethlehem for Christmas celebrations.
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Official: VA Changes Policy on Declaring Veterans Dead
The federal government has acknowledged that it wrongly declared more than 100 veterans dead and suspended their benefit payments, and says it is changing its policy of confirming deaths.
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Obama: ‘Bisexual Men and Women in Uniform Make Our Country Stronger’
President Barack Obama, who is vacationing in Hawaii, released a pre-Christmas statement yesterday, celebrating the fifth anniversary of his having signed legislation that allows openly homosexual, lesbian and bisexual individuals to serve in the U.S. military.
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SEAL: How a Failed Mission to Rescue Bergdahl Caused Irreparable Loss
The juxtaposition of two American military men who could stand in the same courtroom in the coming months couldn’t be set in more stark relief. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces a general court-martial for walking off of his base in eastern Afghanistan in 2009.
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Washington’s Christmas Poem: ‘Assist Me to Sing the Morn, On Which the Savior of Mankind Was Born’
George Washington, the first president of the United States and a Founding Father of our nation, was a devout Christian baptized shortly after his birth by his parents, who were members of the Church of England.
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