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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Show Notes 11/20/2014

Thursday Show 11/20/14
PROGRESSIVES PLOT TO KILL ‘HUMAN WEEDS’
The underlying premise of the eugenics movement was that the undesirable traits of parents would invariably be passed on to their children. While the scientific basis for this assumption had little data to support its conclusions, the new “science” was quickly embraced by the American progressive movement and many of the wealthy.
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Bride of paraplegic veteran gets surprise of her life on wedding day
Bride of paraplegic veteran gets surprise of her life on wedding day. As Michelle Johnson rested in the bridal suite per her relatives’ suggestion, her new husband Joey Johnson’s friends rigged a harness system that would allow him to stand and dance with her without his wheelchair, the New York Daily News reported.
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Pentagon’s religious guidance spurred tsunami of confusion
Pentagon guidance on religious accommodation has sparked a “tsunami of confusion” among military commanders, chaplains and personnel, lawmakers were told Wednesday by witnesses on both sides of the debate over religious practice versus proselytizing in the military.
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Students promise to walk out on newest tests
Testing is running amok for students these days. Besides the college-entrance ACT and SAT exams, there are Common Core assessments, state education and school assessments, district evaluations and teacher-effectiveness ratings.
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Two States eye repeal of Common Core
On the heels of Republican victories last week, attempts to replace Common Core with homegrown standards are resurfacing in states across the nation. Most prominently, elected officials in Wisconsin and Ohio are spearheading efforts to reclaim more control of education.
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A Third of All Federal Student Loans Could Go Bad, Treasury Advisory Committee Warns
Four years after the federal government took over the student loan program, nine percent of student loans are in default and another 23 percent have the potential to go bad as well, according to a report by the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee (TBAC).
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Show Notes 05/15/2014

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Thursday Show 5/15/14
Armed Forces Day
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department — the Department of Defense.
Hillary has some thoughts on gun ownership that may upset Second Amendment advocates
Staking out a position to the left of other potential Democratic opponents in 2016, Hillary Clinton said a culture where “anybody can have a gun” will lead to a country with “no rule of law and no self-control.” The former secretary of state, New York senator and first lady spoke at the National Council for Behavioral Health conference Tuesday in Oxen Hill, Md., near Washington.
Amid Protests, FCC Advances Net Neutrality’ Regulations
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday moved forward with new regulations regarding so-called net neutrality, voting to advance rules that could have far-reaching implications on how Internet content is delivered and how much consumers pay to have it delivered.

Fast Food Strikes Go Global, But is the Goal Any Closer to Being Met?
U.S. fast food workers have been striking periodically over the past year-and-a-half for higher wages, and while they haven’t achieved their goal, they’ve gained global support.
‘Danged if I know’: Susan Rice seems to scoff at Benghazi probe question
National Security Adviser Susan Rice, at a foreign policy lunch on Wednesday, seemed to scoff at a question on whether a select committee investigation on Benghazi would reveal new evidence.
Woman’s cancer wiped out … by measles virus
In a breakthrough that could offer new hope to people with some kinds of cancer, Mayo Clinic researchers say they managed to wipe out a woman’s cancer with a blast of measles vaccine strong enough to inoculate 10 million people.

Show Notes 11/17/2013

Sunday Show 11/17/13
Georgia restaurant told to remove flags honoring USA, troops
A Georgia restaurant owner has been ordered to remove the patriotic flags flying above his eatery, Fox 5 Atlanta reported. Darren Miller, owner of CJ’s Hot Dogs in McDonough, was cited on Friday by a code enforcement officer for flying flags above his restaurant that honor the military. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/11/17/georgia-restaurant-told-to-remove-flags-honoring-usa-troops/
Duck Dynasty endorsed a Republican that wins house seat in Louisiana
An unknown political novice who has never visited Washington, D.C., won a special election for Louisiana’s 5th District seat Saturday on the endorsement of the “Duck Dynasty” family and a promise to fix Obamacare.
Teens’ ‘Knockout Game’ a growing danger with deadly results
A recent string of attacks tied to a dangerous game called “Knockout” — where unsuspecting residents are targeted and sucker-punched – is being investigated as possible hate crimes. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/11/17/teens-knockout-game-growing-danger-with-deadly-results/
American Heritage Girls
American Heritage Girls is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. The organization offers badge programs, service projects, girl leadership opportunities and outdoor experiences to its members.
Students rally for Rutgers University bus driver who says prayer led to his dismissal
Students at Rutgers University are rallying for the reinstatement of a campus bus driver who says he was pressured to resign after praying for a disabled passenger, but the company says he was ousted over a safety violation. 
Calif. high school will keep ‘Arabs’ nickname
School officials in Southern California say the “Arabs” name is here to stay, but the divisive costumed mascot that represents them may be changing.
Texas A and M law professor says its time to repeal the Second Amendment
A full-time professor on the faculty of the newly-minted Texas A&M University School of Law called for the repeal and replacement of the Second Amendment on Friday.