Show Notes 09-27-2018

Thursday show notes 09-27-18

Sukkot
Sukkot is a weeklong Jewish holiday that comes five days after Yom Kippur. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the miraculous protection G-d provided for the children of Israel when they left Egypt. We celebrate Sukkot by dwelling in a foliage-covered booth (known as a sukkah) and by taking the “Four Kinds” (arba minim), four special species of vegetation.
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Woman refuses to pull over for police because her Prius has ‘s—ty’ tires
A Washington State Patrol officer arrested a driver this month who led him on a slow, fuel-efficient pursuit when she wouldn’t pull over because her Toyota Prius had “sh—y f—ing tires.”
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THE GOVERNMENT WANTS AIRLINES TO DELAY YOUR FLIGHT SO THEY CAN SCAN YOUR FACE
Omnipresent facial recognition has become a golden goose for law enforcement agencies around the world. In the United States, few are as eager as the Department of Homeland Security.
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North Carolina man chops copperhead snake into ‘a dozen pieces’ after it bites family dog
Brian Lewis felt a sense of panic when his dog’s loud barks in the backyard “suddenly stopped” last week. He rushed outside to discover his pup, Winnie, had been injured.
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Abbas to UN: We ‘Never Resort to Violence or Terrorism’
Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday that his people resist Israeli occupation through solely peaceful means, and “never resort to violence or terrorism.”
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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION CREATING MONSTER TRASH CRISIS
The problems linked to illegal immigration have had much attention lately: the criminals and potential terrorists entering without permission, the young children needing care and workers taking jobs that Americans, in fact, would do.
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President to U.N.: Unaccountable International Organizations Should Not Control Migration
Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly yesterday, President Donald Trump touted the “right of every nation… to set its own immigration policy in accordance with its national interests.” He addressed instances of “uncontrolled migration” and confirmed the United States will not participate in the new Global Compact on Migration, saying “Migration should not be governed by an international body unaccountable to our own citizens.”
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Trump Administration Plans to Enforce Public Charge Law
Cash-strapped schools are bracing themselves for yet another squeeze on budgets after being told they must increase contributions to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme by 43 per cent from next year.
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Texas backs school that expelled girl over pledge of allegiance
The state of Texas is backing a school that expelled a black student after she refused to stand for the flag during the US Pledge of Allegiance.
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Show Notes 05-26-2016

Thursday Show 05-26-16

The Answer to TSA incompetence is less government
The Transportation Security Administration has become infamous over the years for things that it doesn’t allow on planes. Consider these examples of the Keystone Cops in action.
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New roots, old lies
Starting on Memorial Day Weekend, A&E Networks will unleash a four-part, eight-hour production of “Roots,” a revisiting of the 1977 mini-series based on the Alex Haley book of the same name.
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The scandal in Washington  that no one is talking about
The deadly-but-forgotten government gun-running scandal known as “Fast and Furious” has lain dormant for years, thanks to White House stonewalling and media compliance.
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Texas judge rebukes DOJ lawyerd for being intentionally deceptive
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen strongly rebuked Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys last week for being “intentionally deceptive” during a controversial amnesty case heard in his Brownsville, Texas courtroom.
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Ryan Says House Republicans Aim to End ‘Executive Overreach’
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) unveiled what he called the Republicans’ “policy agenda” for 2017 on Wednesday, including a plan to regain the legislative power granted to Congress in Article One of the U.S. Constitution.
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Governor makes ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill law
Louisiana became the first state to make violence against police a hate crime after Gov. John Bel Edwards, the son of a sheriff, signed a bill into law Thursday.
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NASA Valkyrie robots set table for human life on Mars
Four sister robots built by NASA could be pioneers in the colonization of Mars, part of an advance construction team that sets up a habitat for more fragile human explorers. But first they’re finding new homes on Earth and engineers to hone their skills.
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How the Air Force’s ‘space fence’ will keep American satellites safe
The United States is building a space fence. But the first thing to understand about the space fence is that it’s not actually a fence — it’s radar. And when it’s operational, pulsing up from an atoll in the Pacific, it will be able to track objects in space that are softball-sized, the Air Force says.
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The Bomber continues to fly high after 100 years
In February Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James revealed the first concept image of the futuristic B-21 long range bomber, which will be built by Northrop Grumman. Previously known as the Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B), it will be the U.S. military’s first bomber of the 21st century.
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Show Notes 04-28-2016

Thursday Show 04-28-16 

Top Twenty-Five Stories Proving Target’s Pro-Transgender Bathroom Policy Is Dangerous to Women and Children
As the boycott of Target stores over its pro-transgender bathroom policy grows, the question of just who such a policy puts in danger is a natural one to ask.
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Homeland Security releasing thousands of illegal immigrants
Homeland Security has made some gains in detaining criminal aliens but still released into the community nearly 20,000 immigrants last year who’d already been convicted of crimes — including hundreds charges with sexual assault, kidnapping or homicide — according to figures sent to Congress this week.
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LGBT GROUPS BLAST TENNESSEE’S NEW ‘THERAPIST’ LAW
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law a bill that underscores the rights of therapists, counselors and other mental-health professionals to refuse clients with issues they believe violate their personally held convictions and beliefs – but some say the measure was a back-door attempt to undercut the current LGBT community’s demand for certain rights.
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Recycle this! City’s garbage spies kicked to curb
The city of Seattle’s policy of inspecting residents’ garbage and issuing fines for throwing away too much food has been declared an unconstitutional violation of privacy.
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Alabama city makes bathroom access by gender identity a crime
An Alabama city appears to be the first in the country to specify criminal penalties for violators of an ordinance requiring people to use bathrooms that match the gender on their birth certificates, civil rights groups said on Wednesday.
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Anti gun professor wrestles over whether to write reference for pro-gun student
A science professor’s personal feelings about firearms is leading her to consider instituting her own form of gun control — refusing to write a letter of recommendation for a student gun enthusiast.
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TSA hits new record after confiscating 73 guns in one week from carry on bags
Airport screeners established a new record last week when they stopped passengers from boarding planes with 73 firearms in carry-on luggage.
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What raised America to its ‘present happy state’?
Leading the charge at the battle of Trenton, a musket ball struck his shoulder, hitting an artery. He recovered and continued to fight for General Washington, becoming friends with French officer Lafayette. His name was James Monroe, born April 28, 1758.
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Show Notes 03-29-15

Sunday show 03-29-15

Taxpayers foot bill for union work, lawmakers seek changes
When he arrived on Capitol Hill in January, freshman Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., discovered something he had no clue was going on. Hundreds of federal employees spend their entire workday — not doing the business of the government, but working for their unions.
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Union renews call for armed TSA officers after New Orleans machete attack
The union representing Transportation Security Administration officers is renewing its call to let some agents carry guns, in the wake of another airport attack.
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Atlanta: We can control fired Chiefs speech
The city of Atlanta says it has “heightened powers to restrict speech as necessary to ensure efficient delivery of mandated services,” so its actions in dismissing Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran after he wrote and handed out a book about his Christian faith were proper.
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Put Me in: Craig T. Nelson Returning as Coach Fox in Sequel
Craig T. Nelson is getting back in the coaching game for NBC. The network said that it has ordered 13 episodes of a sequel to the 1989-97 ABC sitcom “Coach” that starred Nelson as Hayden Fox, head coach of a college football team.
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Ex-CFO who ripped Chick-Fil-A now on food stamps
A CFO who drew widespread condemnation after berating a Chick-fil-A employee in a video that went viral three years ago is out of work and on food stamps, according to a published report.
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DHS Secretary: ‘Thousands’ of Unaccompanied Children Still Crossing Into U.S.
Unaccompanied children crossing the southern border into the United States still number in the thousands, probably the tens of thousands, even though the percentages are lower, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Thursday.
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Feds hide details of  Navy Seals shoot down
An attorney suing the CIA, Department of Defense and National Security Agency over the shoot down of the Extortion 17 helicopter mission hauling a quick-reaction force of Navy SEALs in Afghanistan in 2011 is asking a court to issue a contempt citation to the federal agencies.
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19 states that have ‘religious freedom’ laws like Indiana’s that no one is boycotting
Indiana has come under fire for a bill signed Thursday by Gov. Mike Pence (R) that would allow businesses to refuse service for religious reasons. The NCAA has voiced its concern ahead of Final Four in Indianapolis next week, there are calls to boycott the state, and Miley Cyrus has even weighed in, calling Pence a name that we can’t reprint on this family Web site in an Instagram post.
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