Show Notes 04-04-06

Monday Show 04-4-16

State Department suspends review of top secret Clinton e-mails.
The State Department has suspended its internal review into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or her top aides mishandled emails containing information now deemed ‘top secret.”
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Trump Doubles Down on NATO Criticism: ‘Doesn’t Cover Terrorism, Okay?’
Reiterating his recent criticisms of NATO, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Tuesday the transatlantic alliance was “obsolete,” does not deal with terrorism, gets too much U.S. funding, and should be “rejiggered.”
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20 ICE Managers Complete Sensitivity Training Course at LA’s Museum of Tolerance
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) says 20 of its “high-level” managers have just completed a training program at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, making ICE the first federal law enforcement agency to partner with the museum on training of this type.
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American College of Pediatricians: Gender Ideology Harms Children
The American College of Pediatricians issued a position statement last month entitled “Gender Ideology Harms Children,” which will be followed by a peer-reviewed statement on the subject that’s expected to be released by summer, the college told
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Lab-Grown Skin Sweats and Sprouts Hair
In a lab in Japan, researchers have grown complex skin tissue, complete with hair follicles and sweat glands, according to a new study.
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Axe-wielding Attacker Taken Down by 60-year-Old Concealed Carry Citizen
In another display of heroism and the need for citizens to be armed and able to use their arms, a 60-year-old man who carries his gun concealed stopped an axe-wielding man at a 7-Eleven in Washington.
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Concealed carry gun looks like a smartphone
A concealed carry gun is coming out this year that can be folded into a box resembling a smartphone … a feature that makes cops nervous. Ideal Conceal, a Minnesota startup, is developing a two-shot pistol that folds into a palm-sized square. It can be slipped into a back pocket or displayed openly in a coffee shop with no one the wiser.
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Smith & Wesson sales surge 61.5%
Smith & Wesson sales surged during the same quarter as the San Bernardino mass shooting. Sales of handguns used in self defense were a particular standout.
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Show Notes 09-03-2015

Thursday show 09-03-15 

 New Robotic Exoskeleton Is Controlled by Human Thoughts 
One big, robotic foot and then the other; that’s how a man wearing a clunky-looking exoskeleton makes his way across the room. The machine’s motors are noisy and its movements are painfully slow, but these details seem to fade into the background when you realize how the man is controlling the cumbersome contraption: He’s doing it with his mind.
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Ruling could ease way for unionizing at fast-food chains
It could be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald’s, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday.
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Girls take action over transgender in locker room 
Almost 200 students at a Missouri high school don’t care if transgender student Lila Perry identifies as a female — they want the senior to use the boys locker room.
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Author defends black lives matter textbook for 6th graders 
ABDO, a Minnesota-based book publisher, is set to release a middle school textbook written by Professor Duchess Harris and Sue Bradford Edwards about the anti-police movement Black Lives Matter.
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School district investigating mass Baptism at football practice
The video, posted by First Baptist Villa Rica, was shot on school grounds just before football practice. “We had the privilege of baptizing a bunch of football players and a coach on the field of Villa Rica High School!
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World War ll
World War Two began in September 1939 when Britain and France declared war on Germany following Germany’s invasion of Poland. Although the outbreak of war was triggered by Germany’s invasion of Poland, the causes of the war are more complex.
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Ex State Dept staffer who set up Clinton home server to take 5th Amendment before Congress
The Washington Post reported Wednesday night that a former Hillary Clinton State Department staffer who reportedly set up her home brew server will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights and refuse to testify to Congressional committees investigating Clinton’s home email system.
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Chris Christie Yells At Town Hall Attendee For Quoting His Own Comments On Climate Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie thinks that human exhalation is a cause of climate change. Or he thinks that statement is “ridiculous.” Either might be true.
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Judge jails Christian clerk
A federal judge who previously has sided with arguments for partial-birth abortion and homosexual clubs in public schools ordered jail on Thursday for a Kentucky county clerk who refused to violate her faith and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
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Show Notes 06-20-2015

Sunday show 06-20-15
Summer Solstice 2015: 5 Facts To Know About The First Day Of Summer
Some parts of the U.S. are already sweltering, but summer doesn’t officially start until this weekend. Sunday marks the summer solstice, or first day of the season, in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s also the longest day of the year.
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Mississippi school district drops graduation cheering charges
A Mississippi school superintendent who pressed charges against people for cheering at a high school graduation has now dropped the charges. According to multiple media reports, Senatobia Superintendent Jay Foster says the school district withdrew the complaints Monday.
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Ros-Lehtinen: State Dep’t Skipping Mandatory Sanctions Reporting to ‘Appease’ Iran
Government Accountability Office findings that the State Department is not complying with a congressionally-mandated reporting cycle on proliferation-related sanctions are “disturbing because of what they tell us about the lengths that the administration will go to to appease the Iranian regime,” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) said this week.
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Mitt Romney calls for removal of Confederate Flag at South Carolina capital
The future of the Confederate flag that flies on the grounds of South Carolina state capitol consumed the Republican Party’s presidential field on Saturday after Mitt Romney, its nominee for president in 2012, demanded its removal, calling it a “symbol of racial hatred.”
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Report: wait lists for Vets even longer today than last year
The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Veterans Affairs, The New York Times reported.
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Snacking on Peanuts May Extend Your Life
People who regularly eat peanuts may live longer, a new study from the Netherlands finds. But before you get too excited, peanut butter doesn’t count.
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Is diet the key to curing Autism?
When a doctor told Susan Levin her 4-year-old son, Ben, was autistic, she was shocked. It was October 2007, and autism wasn’t mentioned in the media nearly as much as it is today.
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Fake orca nearly drowns before it can scare Ore. sea lions _ but they did get quiet
An effort to use a fake, life-sized orca to scare off hundreds of sea lions crowding docks off the Oregon coast ended, at least temporarily, with the fiberglass creature belly-up after it was swamped by a passing ship.
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The Science of Race: Why Rachel Dolezal Can’t Choose to Be Black
The media and the public have been buzzing about the bizarre case of Rachel Dolezal, the former head of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who says she identifies as black despite being born white.
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Show Notes 03-16-2015

Sunday show 03-16-15
St Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick, or the “Apostle of Ireland,” actually started out in the pagan religion. While not much is known about his early life, as many of his life’s details were lost to folklore, letters from St. Patrick reveal that he was captured in Wales, Scotland, or another close area outside of Ireland and taken to Ireland as a slave.
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State Dept scrubbed from anti-Bibi groups’ website
Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine also has a cache image taken in 2014 showing the State Department listed on the same “partner” page. The State Department logo is missing from the current version of the same page listing OneVoice’s partners.
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Over one million demonstrators marched in cities and towns across Brazil on Sunday to protest a sluggish economy, rising prices and corruption – and to call for the impeachment of leftist President Dilma Rousseff.
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FCC: Broadband Providers Not Entitled to First Amendment Protections
Two weeks after passage, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finally released its landmark “net neutrality” regulations Thursday morning. Among its many determinations, the FCC stated that broadband providers do not enjoy First Amendment protections because they do not have a right to free speech.
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New Cinderella remembers Disney’s old values
Walt Disney Studios has fallen out of favor in recent years with many Christians and conservatives, largely because the company that once was nearly synonymous with wholesome, family entertainment has been caught up in the recent swell of moral “progress” and social experimentation. If Mickey Mouse had lived a natural lifespan, he’d be rolling over in his grave.
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South by Southwest Interactive Festival
The 22nd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2015 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer.
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Al Gore: climate deniers need to pay price
Former Vice President Al Gore on Friday called on SXSW attendees to punish climate-change deniers, saying politicians should pay a price for rejecting “accepted science.” Gore said smart investors are moving away from companies tied to fossil fuels and toward companies investing in alternative energy.
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While Washington focuses on whether President Obama will sign on to a nuclear agreement with Iran without submitting the deal for Senate approval, the administration is following a similar strategy on a global climate change policy that could leave the U.S. beholden to an International Climate Justice Tribunal.
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Orwellian nightmare unleashed on schoolkids
Parents and students have been “opting out” of high-stakes testing in record numbers over the past year, saying the standardized tests waste valuable instruction time, cause undue stress and often measure “skills” that have nothing to do with academic knowledge.
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Show Notes 02-26-2015

Thursday show 02-26-15

7 homeschooled kids to remain in State custody for at least 5 more weeks 
After his recent parental custody hearing was postponed for an additional six weeks, the devout Christian father of seven Arkansas homeschool students, who were removed from their home by state and local authorities last month, is claiming that his family is a victim of “Christian persecution.”
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State Departmemt misled on another Benghazi attack?
Did the State Department and White House hide information indicating a jihadist group promoting an Islamic state in Libya was responsible for a bomb attack on the U.S. special mission in Benghazi three months before the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the same compound, which killed a U.S. ambassador?
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Scary threat from Sovereign Citizens debunked
Just as the White House last week was holding a summit on how radical Islamists who behead Christians and torture children really aren’t a threat to the U.S., and those who are violent really aren’t Muslims anyway came a story from CNN that asked “Bigger threat than ISIS?” and referenced “sovereign citizens” already inside the United States.
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Sons of Liberty
In Boston in early summer of 1765 a group of shopkeepers and artisans who called themselves The Loyal Nine, began preparing for agitation against the Stamp Act. As that group grew, it came to be known as the Sons of Liberty. And grow it did!
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Show Notes 01-18-2015

Sunday show 01-18-15
Becket Fund: Government is a Main Source of Religious Freedom Violations
Kristina Arriaga, executive director of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, is outraged that the government has become one of the major obstacles to the free practice of religion in the United States.
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Phoenix woman dies after giving birth to quadruplets
A woman died hours after giving birth to quadruplets at a Phoenix hospital, a close friend of the family said Saturday. Erica Morales, 36, never got to hold her newborns before she passed away early Friday morning after a C-section surgery at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Nicole Todman said.
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State Department gives agencies deadline to conclude Keystone review
The State Department took a big step Friday toward making a final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, setting a Feb. 2 deadline for federal agencies to give their views on the controversial project.
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Gun owners fear Maryland cops targeting them for Gun owners fear Maryland cops target them for traffic stops
“The MDTA Police conducted a review of the traffic stop and have concluded that the stop and subsequent search of the vehicle were justified,” spokesman Jonathan Green wrote in an emailed statement. “The investigation did not reveal any violations of law or agency policy.”
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St. Ann police admit to injuring and accidentally arresting wrong person
St. Ann Police apologized to a college student after they admitted to causing severe injuries to his face after accusing him of a crime he didn’t commit on Thursday.
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Republicans in Congress make plan to preempt FCC on Net Neutrality
House and Senate Republicans have scheduled hearings next Wednesday to propose legislation that would enforce net neutrality rules while forbidding the Federal Communications Commission from regulating broadband providers as common carriers.
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Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He was the tenth son of soap maker, Josiah Franklin. Benjamin’s mother was Abiah Folger, the second wife of Josiah. In all, Josiah would father 17 children.

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A North Carolina precedent for judicial review: Part One
The first time the Supreme Court applied the doctrine was in the landmark 1803 case of Marbury v. Madison, when the high court held that it is the ultimate arbiter of whether a statute enacted by Congress violates the Constitution.
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Show Notes 07/06/2014

Sunday Show 7/6/14

Transformers wins lackluster box office weekend
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” topped a Fourth of July holiday whimper at thewhimper at the box office instead of a bang reports Variety. Overall, this holiday weekend topped out at approximately $122 million total, a roughly 45% drop from last year’s Independence Day, which brought in $230 million overall.

Girl 9 years old walks into police station and turns parents in for growing pot
A nine-year-old girl has walked in to a police station and turned in her parents for growing and selling marijuana. The child calmly entered the station in Barnesville, Minnesota on June 6 and told officers that her parents were growing marijuana plants almost as tall as her in the crawl space beneath their home.

British reporter embarrasses Hillary: During your tenure, America’s approval ratings tanked
Trying to justify her tenure as a successful Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton met stiff opposition in a pointed question by Guardian reporter Phoebe Greenwood. In a TV interview Friday, Clinton was asked to explain why America’s approval ratings overseas plummeted when her mission was to restore U.S. standing.

Federal government sues Wisconsin company The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency tasked with enforcing workplace discrimination laws, is suing a private American business for firing a group of Hispanic and Asian employees over their inability to speak English at work, claiming that the English-language requirement in a U.S. business constitutes “discrimination.”

Audi announces composite springs to save weight
You might not often think about them, but the springs in your car’s suspension are a key piece of technology—and one that has been largely unchanged for decades. The simple steel coil spring has served in effective anonymity—but its days may be numbered. Audi is planning to put a lightweight composite spring into production by fall 2014.

Even Jesus wouln’t buy rapture
HBO has just launched a new TV series based on a novel by Tom Perrotta called “The Leftovers,” which in turn is based on the fundamentalist Christian idea of the rapture. Apart from the title, which suggests a refrigerator full of stale food, the series looks promising.

State department spends $450K to Teach Afghan Women to Play Cricket
“On an individual level, participating in sports helps women feel empowered and teaches them the value of teamwork. It also gives them increased confidence, strength, and strategic thinking abilities they can use in all aspects of their lives,” it said.

Global warming latest: Amount of antarctic sea ice hits new record high
The levels of Antarctic sea-ice last week hit an all-time high – confounding climate change computer models which say it should be in decline. America’s National Snow And Ice Data Center, which is funded by Nasa, revealed that ice around the southern continent covers about 16million sq km, more than 2.1 million more than is usual for the time of year.

This Is A Unique Way To Deal With Street Violence In Chicago
With their brightly colored mats spread along a sidewalk, Tameka Lawson’s yoga students try to follow her instructions: concentrate on their breathing and focus on the beauty of their surroundings.