Show Notes 07-15-17

Saturday Show 7-15-17

Oregon may soon decriminalize heroin, cocaine, meth
First-time offenders caught with small amounts of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines and other illegal drugs will face less jail time and smaller fines under a new bill approved by the Oregon legislature that aims to curb mass incarceration.
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Sens. Graham, Cassidy Offer Alternative Health Care Plan That Gives States Power to Decide to Keep or Replace Obamacare
Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) unveiled the details of their alternative health care plan on Thursday, which gives Obamacare money to the states in the form of a block grant and lets governors decide how best to deliver health care to residents.
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China Insists Its 1st Overseas Military Base Has Nothing to Do With Military Expansion
The establishment of China’s first military base beyond its shores is making headlines, but Beijing seems bemused by the attention, insisting the outpost in Djibouti – just miles from a key U.S. Special Forces base – is for logistics and supply, not a step towards extending Chinese “hegemony” abroad.
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Chinese Party Newspaper: The West Bestowed on Dead Dissident ‘A Halo Which Will Not Linger’
As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and others in Washington mourned the death of the long-imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, a Communist Party-affiliated newspaper in Beijing said the Nobel peace prize laureate had been “kidnapped” by the West and bestowed with “a halo which will not linger.”
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Chemicals in Contraception Pills Feminize Male Fish
Professor Charles Tyler, reproductive physiologist and environmental biologist at the University of Exeter (United Kingdom), has found that chemicals from contraceptive pills and other household cleaning products are causing fresh-water male fish to develop female parts and even to lay eggs.
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How Does the New ‘Gene-Altering’ Therapy Fight Cancer?
A new type of cancer treatment that involves altering a person’s genes — and could save children’s lives — passed a major hurdle this week, when a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel recommended that the agency approve the therapy, The New York Times reported. But how does the treatment work?
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People Could Make Smallpox from Scratch in a Lab, Scientists Warn
Scientists have re-created a relative of the smallpox virus in a lab, from scratch.
This virus, called the horsepox virus, is not harmful to humans, but the new findings suggest that it’s possible for people to make the deadly smallpox virus in a lab. That virus was eradicated from the world in 1980, according to the journal Science.
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GOP HOUSE OKS OBAMA’S ‘BIZARRE’ TRANSGENDER POLICY
Should taxpayers fund sex changes and hormone therapy for soldiers, sailors and marines who suffer from “gender dysphoria” and are in the process of “transitioning” from male to female or vice versa?
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Show Notes 10-28-2016

Saturday Show 10-28-16

Dad transforms son’s wheelchair int Ecto 1 from Ghostbusters
He’s the California dad who gives his son Jeremy’s wheelchair an elaborate makeover for Halloween. Last year, he turned it into a Star Warssnowspeeder, earning kudos from none other than Mark Hamill himself.
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Controversial religious liberty provision puts defense bill in limbo
Senate Democrats are urging their Republican colleagues to dump a controversial “religious liberty” provision as they draft a final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), warning that such an amendment to the defense policy bill could open the floodgates to widespread employment discrimination based on religion, gender and sexual orientation.
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Students told to report fliers criticizing anti-white propaganda to police
KCRG-TV9 reports the “offensive” fliers have been discovered at the Latino Native American Cultural Center, the LGBTQ Resource Center, and the Afro-American Cultural Center. The flier was also found on a bulletin board in a dorm room.
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Army says Two Star General committed suicide on Alabama base
The Army said Friday it has determined that suicide was the cause of death of a two-star general who was found dead in his home on a military base in Alabama.
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Federal judge asks why Obama administration isn’t admitting Christian Syrian refugees
In an otherwise unremarkable opinion over the federal Freedom of Information Act, a federal appellate court judge has issued a sharp rejoinder to the Obama administration over an issue that has been discussed in the news—the almost complete lack of Syrian Christian refugees being brought over to the U.S.
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Drive into the paranormal in the Blue Ridge Mountains
For centuries, many have claimed to have seen the elusive Brown Mountain Lights — bright orbs said to unexpectedly materialize between dusk and dawn — that are believed to be ghostly spirits, extraterrestrials or just mysterious natural phenomenon.
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Universities ban politically incorrect Halloween costumes
In a latest measure to create a “safe space” for students, a number of universities have issued “costume protocol,” banning such un-PC Halloween costumes as Arab turbans, feathered Indian headdresses, Japanese Geisha outfits, and Caitlyn Jenner costumes.
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U.S. Knew of 10 Al Qaida and Islamist Camps in Benghazi–State Dept. Deployed 3 Security Agents
In the weeks leading up to the terrorist attacks on the U.S. government facilities in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, the State Department deployed only three diplomatic security officers at its mission in that eastern Libyan city.
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Saturday Show 10-22-16

Christian Bakery Sued by Lesbian Couple Closing
An Oregon bakery has been forced to close down after losing a legal battle brought by a lesbian couple who sued the owners for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding because of their Christian beliefs.
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Demolition of Controversial Migrant Camp in France to Go Ahead; Protests Continue
Demolition of a controversial camp for migrants on France’s Channel coast is imminent, but the plan to disperse inhabitants to reception centers around the country continues to draw a strong public response.
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Pope Francis denounces Christians who don’t want refugees
Roman Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia published a column slamming anti-Catholic emails exchanged by members of the Clinton campaign.
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Curt Schilling questions CNN’s Jake Tapper why Jews support Democrats
Days after the former Boston Red Sox pitcher expressed a desire to run for a Massachusetts Senate seat in 2018 opposite Elizabeth Warren, Schilling asked Jake Tapper on CNN’s The Lead why Jews support the Democratic Party.
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EPA Spends $10.8 Million for Teacher Training on ‘Environmental Education’
The Environmental Protection Agency is spending over $10 million in taxpayer dollars for a five-year program to train teachers to “deliver high-quality environmental education in formal and non-formal education settings.”
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What Time Warner-AT&T alliance means for you
Superman, Bugs Bunny, Larry David and Wolf Blitzer could have a new corporate home soon, and depending upon who you ask, that’s either really bad for consumers, or a golden opportunity.
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How your DVR was hijacked to help epic cyberattack
Technology experts warned for years that the millions of Internet-connected “smart” devices we use every day are weak, easily hijacked and could be turned against us.
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Here’s what the average American owes after college
In case you haven’t heard by now, there’s a major student loan crisis brewing, and the average American borrower is graduating with more debt than ever before. In fact, student debt is rising faster than inflation, and it doesn’t just affect recent graduates.
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Support for Higher Teacher Salaries Drops When People Find Out How Much Teachers Earn
Americans consistently underestimate how much is spent annually to educate children in the nation’s public schools, including how much teachers are being paid.
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U.S. Combat Casualties in Iraq Rise to 3,693
The U.S. serviceman killed by a roadside bomb north of Mosul Thursday is the fourth to be killed in action since the mission against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) was launched in 2014 – and the 3,693rd American soldier, sailor, airman or Marine to be killed in combat in Iraq since the war there began in March 2003.
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Iraqi leader says no thanks to U.S. push for Turkish role in Mosul fight
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit Saturday, hoping to push Iraq to allow Turkey to play a role in the battle against the Islamic State for Mosul, but Iraq’s prime minister said no thanks.
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Show Notes 05-05-2016

Thursday Show 05-05-16 

Seattle May Day protests marred by Molotov cocktails, violence
May Day protests in Seattle turned violent on Sunday, as protesters lit fireworks and threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at police, Seattle Police said.
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Green Beret who tackled Afghan child rapist won’t have to leave the Army
The U.S. Army has reversed a decision to expel a decorated Green Beret for beating up an Afghan military officer who repeatedly raped a boy he kept chained to his bed.
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Armed Services Committee Rejects Amendment to Allow Abortions at Military Facilities
The House Armed Services Committee voted down an amendment Wednesday evening that would have allowed “service members and their dependents to receive abortion services at defense medical facilities (MTFs) if they personally provide funding.”
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Five years after Usama bin Laden’s death, new info — and a new nemesis
Five years ago, Rob O’Neill chomped on a sandwich watching television at Bagram Airfield. Usama bin Laden’s dead body lay on a table next to him.
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NC Gov. on DOJ Claim That Bathroom Law Violates Civil Rights Act: Privacy Around the Nation ‘Now in Jeopardy’
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory issued a statement on Wednesday after receiving a letter from the Department of Justice (DOJ) informing him that HB2, the law he signed requiring state employees to use bathrooms and other public facilities according to their biological sex, violates the Civil Rights Act.
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USDA And EPA To Help Communities Use Internet to ‘Improve Walkability’
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced five communities that will participate in their Cool And Connected broadband internet program to “revitalize downtowns, diversify local economies, and improve walkability.”
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Gov’t Buys $4K Inflatable Smokey Bear Costume
The Department of the Interior has awarded a contract for a 10-foot inflatable WalkAround ‘Smokey Bear’ costume for $4,999.
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FDA Launches $35.7 Million LGBT Anti-Smoking Campaign
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have just launched an anti-tobacco campaign focused on young adults who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
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Stiff Fines Proposed For EU Members That Refuse to Admit Asylum Seekers
Under a new proposal by the European Commission (EC), members of the European Union (EU) would be fined 250,000 euros ($285,000 USD) for every asylum seeker from the Middle East and North Africa they refuse to accept from a fellow EU country.
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Londoners Look Set to Elect a First-Ever Muslim Mayor Despite ‘Extremism’ Controversy
As a tumultuous, often sharp-edged campaign comes to a close, polls predict that residents of the British capital will elect human-rights lawyer Sadiq Khan as their first Muslim mayor on Thursday.
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DOD: ‘Largest Group’ of U.S. Forces in Iraq There as ‘Security Protection for Advisers and Assisters’
President Obama has sent a growing number of troops to Iraq to protect the relatively small number of American advisers and assisters he deployed in the first place to help the Iraqis fight Islamic State terrorists.
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Show Notes 05-24-2015

Sunday show 05-24-15
Shavuot
The Torah was given by G-d to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai more than 3300 years ago. Every year on the holiday of Shavuot we renew our acceptance of G-d’s gift, and G-d “re-gives” the Torah.
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Study of attitudes to same-sex marriage retracted over ‘fake data’
The senior author of a study claiming to find that a brief, face-to-face conversation with a gay political canvasser had the ability to soften the opinions of those opposed to same-sex marriage has retracted its findings, claiming there were errors in his co-author’s work.
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Concert honors children of fallen US Warriors
This Memorial Day weekend, the nation will pause to remember and honor Americans of all generations who lost their lives in service to the United States, and this year’s National Memorial Day Concert will spend time highlighting the children of those recently lost a parent in combat and how their lives are forever changed.
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UN Condemns Israel for ‘Violating Health of Syrians’
The UN is once again singling out Israel for criticism. The UN Watch NGO on Friday reported that the global body adopted a draft resolution portraying Israel as violating the health rights of Syrians in the Golan.
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1,773,000: Homeschooled Children Up 61.8% in 10 Years
In the ten-year period from 2003 to 2012, the number of American children 5 through 17 years old who were being homeschooled by their parents climbed by 61.8 percent, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Education.
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Common Core teaches kids to divide Jerusalem
A Boston University professor has defended to WND his creation of a Common Core-compliant lesson plan that uses role-playing workshops to teach students to sympathize with Hamas, create a Palestinian state and divide the city of Jerusalem.
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Show notes 05-03-2015

Sunday show 05-03-15

Unrest in Baltimore means big business for Taser
Protesters on the street are demanding justice. Police are on TV pleading for peace. Taser is rolling in the dough. The Scottsdale, Ariz., company that makes stun guns and body cameras for law enforcement officers has long been ignored by Wall Street for its still-debated controversial solutions to otherwise potentially deadly clashes between police and civilians.
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“Avengers” does battle with blasphemy
“Marvel’s The Avengers,” the third-highest grossing movie of all time, now has its sequel, the certain megahit movie, “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” And like the previous Marvel comic book movies (notably “Thor”), “Age of Ultron” is not afraid to toy with major worldview and theological themes, but is nonetheless aiming to create a values-affirming, family-friendly (except for the rampant, comic book violence) film.
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US plans to fight terror with green energy projects
The Obama administration’s interest in stabilizing the Horn of Africa region continues to heighten in the wake of Somalia-based jihadist group al-Shabaab’s recent cross-border massacre of Christians at Kenya’s Garissa University College.
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Doctors keep mom’s body functioning so baby could survive
Karla Perez, 22, died two days after the delivery, the Washington Post reported late Friday. Angel weighed just 2 pounds, 12.6 ounces at birth. The last time a brain-dead woman in the U.S. delivered a baby was 1999, the paper said. Baby Angel was delivered earlier this month at Methodist Health System in Omaha.
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Russia conducts nuclear bomber flight near Alaska
Two Russian nuclear-capable bombers intruded into the U.S. air defense zone near Alaska last week in the latest saber rattling by Moscow, defense officials said.
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Feminist Media Hail Satanists for Deeming Abortion a ‘Religious Belief
The pro-abortion media crowd is embracing new ally in their fight: Satanists.  “Mary” from Missouri is hoping to bypass her state’s 72-hour abortion waiting period by citing “sincerely held religious beliefs” – as a Satanist. The Friendly Atheist blog broke the story of how the Satanic Temple plans to aid a woman it calls Mary who believes in its “tenets.”
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Families score win in cable TV battle
Consumers are starting to see progress in their fight to stop paying for cable television channels they don’t want, and a leading advocate of family-friendly programming says the pressure will only grow from here and help drive trashy programming off the air.
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Madicon bans discrimination against Atheists and non-religious
While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren’t invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin’s capital city were busy protecting the rights of another group: atheists.
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NC mini-mart owner battles IRS over seizure
The owner of a rural North Carolina convenience store is fighting back after the IRS seized his bank account of more than $107,000 under civil forfeiture laws targeting drug lords and terrorists.
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FEC chair all but giving up hope to rein in money abuses
The chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission says she’s largely given up hope of reining in abuses in raising and spending money in the 2016 presidential campaign and calls the agency she oversees “worse than dysfunctional.”
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Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights
A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.
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Tesla touts new battery technology, wants to change US power usage
On Thursday, Tesla rolled out a suite of batteries in an effort to wean the U.S. – and the world – off fossil fuels. And, of course, convince Americans to buy lots of its batteries.
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US Military’s Self-Steering Bullets Can Hit Moving Targets
In what some might consider a terrifying development, the U.S. military has passed a key milestone in creating self-steering bullets.
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Show Notes 04-19-2015

Sunday show 04-19-15

Entrance fees rising in some National Parks
After a six-year moratorium, the federal government is increasing the price of admission at some of its public lands and raising the fees charged for camping, boating, cave tours and other activities. The National Park Service says the money expected to be raised is just a fraction of the $11.5 billion needed to repair and maintain roads, trails and park buildings.
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Vermont lawmakers: Make pot legal or will ban booze
Two Vermont lawmakers fed up with delays to legalize marijuana in the state introduced a headline-grabbing measure this week designed to move things along: one that would outlaw alcohol. Legislators Chris Pearson and Jean O’Sullivan admit they have no interest in reinstating Prohibition, but they want to make a larger point, reports Vermont Public Radio.
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University wants teens for late term abortions
Officials at the University of Hawaii have begun recruiting children as young as 14 years old to be part of an “experiment” with late-term abortions, and a team of pro-life lawyers is raising questions about the legality of the strategy.
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Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80 million
A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict.
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How American’s will lose their freedoms
On April 16, 1859, French historian Alexis de Tocqueville died. After nine months of traveling the United States, he wrote “Democracy in America” in 1835, which has been described as “the most comprehensive … analysis of character and society in America ever written.”
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US Military losing Christians because of  hostile work environment
Soon there may only be atheists in the foxholes. Christians are leaving the U.S. military or are discouraged from joining in the first place because of a “hostile work environment” that doesn’t let them express their beliefs openly, religious freedom advocates say.
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State: Striking marriage would undermine liberty
A U.S. Supreme Court decision redefining marriage would “undermine” liberty and leave to the whim of the federal judiciary a multitude of valid and valuable state laws, according to a brief.
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