Show Notes 01-13-2018

Saturday Show 01-13-17 

Cliven Bundy case: How big a problem is prosecutorial misconduct?
Cliven Bundy wanted to walk out of the courtroom in his jail jumpsuit and ankle shackles. Deputy marshals blocked him from doing that. But if it hadn’t been for “flagrant misconduct” committed by federal prosecutors and investigators in the case, the Nevada cattleman may not have been walking out at all.
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‘Pro-America’ Black Rifle Coffee becoming popular among conservatives, founder says
Black Rifle Coffee Company is not where you go to get your average cup of Joe. The Salt Lake City-based venture is making waves with high-quality coffee while taking a pro-Trump, pro-gun and pro-military stance.
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Florida races to accommodate influx of Puerto Rican migrants
At Leslie Campbell’s office in the central Florida city of St. Cloud, the phone will not stop ringing. Director of special programs for the Osceola County School District, Ms. Campbell helps enroll students fleeing storm-ravaged Puerto Rico.
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‘Stable genius’ is a merch windfall’
According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 3 people have already applied for rights to slap “stable genius” all over apparel. Problem is … only one can own the rights to put it on clothes.
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Congress raises concerns over Florida drilling exemption
The Trump administration may have violated federal law by exempting Florida from a national plan to expand offshore drilling, a Democratic senator charged Thursday.
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‘Give 3 good reasons for slavery:’ 4th-grade homework assignment sparks backlash, apology in Wauwatosa
 A homework assignment asked fourth-graders at a private school in Wauwatosa to argue why slavery was a good thing. It prompted an apology from the principal of Our Redeemer Lutheran School, who said the question wasn’t supposed to have an answer because there are no good reasons for slavery.
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Entire class punished for ‘microaggressive’ comments
A Columbia University professor recently described how an entire class was punished after some students used “microaggressive” language in an online chat.
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San Diego State College Republicans out professors they say indoctrinate students
One professor gave her students a white privilege quiz. Another declared classrooms as tools for “civil resistance.” A third called John McCain a “war criminal.”
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Veterans behind bars: US jails set aside special cellblocks
The military veterans playing cards in the Albany County jail wear the same orange uniforms as everyone else, with “INMATE” printed down the legs. But their service offers one distinct privilege: a special cellblock where they can work through problems they often share, such as substance use and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Senior Pentagon Soldier to ISIS: Surrender or Get Beaten with a Shovel
In a blunt warning to the remaining ISIS fighters, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell said the shrinking band of militants could either surrender to the U.S. military or face death.
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VA Hospitals Could Be Left Vulnerable to Violence: Watchdog Report
The Department of Veterans Affairs isn’t following certain security standards at its hospitals and clinics that are required of all federal buildings, potentially putting patients and visitors at risk, the Government Accountability Office concluded in a report released Thursday.
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Show Notes 07-22-2017

Saturday Show 7-22-17

Tea Party wins 8-year battle with IRS
It took eight years of frustration, court battles and waiting. It took the complete change of a presidential administration. And it took the persistent fighting of a top-level team of lawyers.
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Wells Fargo to shut down 450 branches
Wells Fargo has long been known among analysts and commentators as one of the nation’s most efficient banks. As a result, when its efficiency started to slip recently, the bank responded by announcing an initiative to cut annual expenses by $2 billion by the end of 2019.
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Shock News: US Post Office Broke the Hatch Act to Help the Clinton Campaign
Yesterday the Washington Post posted a story about a senate hearing that revealed that during the 2016 presidential campaign the USPS broke law by giving time off for postal workers to campaign for Clinton, but if you watched the mainstream media news you would never know about it.
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Budget boss Mulvaney claims Obama had ‘secret list’ of proposed regulations
At a news briefing this week, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney continued to push the Trump administration’s goal of cutting back on Obama-era regulations.
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Shock News: US Post Office Broke the Hatch Act to Help the Clinton Campaign
It seems that the democrats sunk every egg they had into the Hillary Clinton basket in 2016, and now the party and its leadership are irrevocably doomed.
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VA has fired 500 employees since Trump took office, report shows
The Department of Veterans Affairs has fired more than 500 employees since Jan. 20, when President Trump took office, according to a list of job categories of employees recently disciplined or fired.
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Why US may slash military aid to an ally it helped build up in Lebanon
From the imposing ramparts of a newly constructed military base, fortified by rock-filled blast barriers and an armor-plated watchtower, Lebanese soldiers keep a careful eye on the adjacent border area with Syria, which until not long ago was home to Syrian rebel groups and extremist militants.
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Ohio veteran can keep ducks to relieve PTSD, depression
An Ohio veteran who sought to defy local law and keep pet ducks, that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, can now keep them.
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NRA, eschewing talk of guns, ratchets up rhetoric
Buoyed by soaring gun sales and a White House supportive of its efforts, the National Rifle Association has charted a new course in its messaging, employing the group’s sophisticated communications apparatus to attack liberal politicians and activist groups, as well as mainstream news outlets, without ever mentioning guns, rifles, or the Second Amendment.
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TV Station Credits Cows, NOT Armed Citizens for Capturing Armed Carjacker
WUSA, a CBS affiliate station in Washington, D.C., cunningly credited a herd of brave bovine for helping deputies catch a suspected armed carjacker in Berryville, VA.
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The day Communion was served on the Moon
“One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” stated Astronaut Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969, as he became the first man to walk on the moon. The second man on the moon was Colonel Buzz Aldrin.
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Show Notes 08-04-2016

Thursday Show 8-4-16

Clinton One Day After Benghazi: ‘We Know That the Attack … Had Nothing to Do With the Film’
In their “Additional Views” supplement to the House Select Committee on Benghazi report, Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) conclude that “the administration misled the public about the Benghazi attack,” which occurred on Sept. 11, 2012.
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Police shootings strike nerve among Marine Vets
Back-to-back attacks on police in Texas and Louisiana by former military men have touched a nerve among veterans who traditionally share a close bond with law enforcement.
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Sharing Military Health Records Between VA and DOD Won’t Work, VA Official Says
A top IT official from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) told Congress that the VA is currently unable to maintain military health records on one system shared by the Department of Defense (DOD).
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Expert on Military Readiness: ‘Geriatric Air Force’ Is ‘Least Ready in History’
A military expert said on Friday that the United States Air Force’s readiness is at stake because of aging equipment, decades of engagement and a lack of effort to modernize the country’s military.
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Twitter stock plunges as Conservatives purged
The social networking giant Twitter is facing serious problems as it is reporting disappointing earnings to stockholders even as it struggles to grow, or even maintain, its user base.
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Libertarian Candidates Expose Themselves as Anti-Trump Shills for Hillary Clinton
Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate William Weld exposed themselves as shills for Democrat Hillary Clinton during an extensive primetime town hall with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
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‘Socialist experiment’ Venezuela in ruins as soldiers delete videos of 12-hour food queues
VENEZUELANS face 12-hour queues for food as the Latin American nation’s economic and political crisis has lead to a severe shortage of essential resources.
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Feds Spend Over $2M for ‘Developing an Eastern Broccoli Industry’
Over $2 million in taxpayer funds are going to “Developing an Eastern Broccoli Industry” through a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grant. “Eastern consumers’ demand for local broccoli is high, but that demand cannot be met until sufficiently adapted varieties are available and the distribution network is expanded,” the non-technical summary for the project explains.
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Show Notes 10-22-2015

Thursday show 10-22-15

Obama Vetoes Defense Bill
President Barack Obama vetoed a sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill on Thursday, returning the measure to the Republican-controlled Congress because of the way it uses money meant for war spending to avoid automatic budget cuts to military programs.
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Congress Hampering Probes of VA Abuse of Power: Department Officials
A U.S. House of Representatives inquiry into allegations that senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department abused their positions of authority hampers ongoing investigations, agency officials said.
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Texas Agents Raid Planned Parenthood Offices
Texas sent agents to Planned Parenthood facilities on Thursday seeking documents, the group said, calling it a “politically motivated” move that comes on the heels of the state’s Republican leaders barring it from receiving Medicaid money.
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Three states sue federal Govt over unconsitutional ObamaCare tax
Attorneys general for Texas, Kansas and Louisiana filed a joint lawsuit Thursday against the federal government in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas over what they claim is an “unconstitutional” Obamacare tax that will cost the 50 states more than $14 billion over the next decade.
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DOJ Gives ‘Exceptional Service’ Award to Team That Investigated Ferguson Police
Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday recognized 279 Justice Department employees for distinguished public service, giving top honors to the team responsible for “the thorough investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department.”
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Mississippi, Washington cities sued over charges they maintain “debtors’ prisons”
The city of Biloxi, Mississippi is the latest municipality accused of running a ‘modern day debtors’ prison,’ in which poor people are forced to languish behind bars because they cannot pay court imposed fees and fines.
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Russia to have military unit stationed in Arctic by 2018
Sergei Shoigu told Russian news agencies on Thursday that the “creation and arming” of the Arctic military unit should be completed by 2018. Shoigu also said Russia is building several new bases in the Arctic as well as rebuilding six Soviet-era air bases there
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Migrant converts to Christianity gets beaten with baton
Germany’s Middle Eastern migrants are making themselves at home – by attacking Christian converts. Officials in Hamburg-Eidelstedt have launched an investigation into an Iranian man beaten for converting to Christianity, the Express reported Wednesday.
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Show Notes 09-10-15

Thursday show 09-10-15

Court strips lesser prairie chicken from federal protection
A federal court in Texas has stripped the lesser prairie chicken of Endangered Species Act protections, a victory for oil and gas companies that argued conservation efforts are working.
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Colorado mine owner: EPA lied in congressional hearing
An Environmental Protection Agency official lied during a congressional hearing Wednesday when he said the agency responded to a Gold King Mine “cave-in” when in fact EPA contractors created the disaster by barricading the mine last summer, the owner of the mine has charged.
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VA fires Veteran for talking to Congress
After a disabled VA employee and Army veteran reached out to Congress for help locating his lost benefits folder, the VA fired him out of retaliation.
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Marine study finds all-male infantry units outperformed teams with women
A Marine Corps study that found all-male ground combat units more effective than teams that included women has raised new concerns about the Pentagon’s push to open all jobs to women next year.
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Cash prizes may convince kids to eat more fruits and veggies
Researchers conducted an experiment in six Utah elementary schools, offering some kids cash and others praise for eating these healthy foods, while a third group of children got no incentives at all. Fruit and vegetable consumption was significantly higher in the group of students who got cash rewards.
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Donald Trump Just Did Something To Hillary No One Else Has EVER Done… It Finally Happened
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has been the front-running Republican presidential candidate for most of the summer in poll after poll. However, when matched up one-on-one with Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democrat nominee for president, he usually trailed by a few percentage points … until now.
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The Weather Channel cuts Al Roker’s show
The Weather Channel says it is getting rid of its reality TV shows, along with morning shows led by Sam Champion and Al Roker.
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Russian military build up in Syria unprecedented officials say
U.S. officials are expressing growing concern about Russia’s military build-up in Assad-controlled Syria, calling it “unprecedented” — with one telling Fox News it compares in scope to Vladimir Putin’s incursion into Crimea.
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Show Notes 04-26-15

Sunday show 04-26-5

Seven lawsuits now pending against FCC over net neutrality
The number of lawsuits filed by industry groups against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over its new “net neutrality” rules continued to grow, with a seventh organization joining the pack last Friday.
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Protest over police custody death becomes violent
Baltimore was under siege Saturday following a march by thousands on City Hall to protest the death of Freddie Gray, 25, who died from injuries while in police custody.
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British pop stars team with Iraqi clergy to condemn ISIS in song
A British pop band and an Iraqi Christian leader have teamed up for an emotional music video dedicated to thousands of refugees forced to flee from ISIS. “We Are One,” a song by the band Ooberfuse, is accompanied by a video that details the plight of Christians and other  religious minorities, and features footage of the band members visiting refugee camps.
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VA wastes millions still want more
Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald says his department is so cash-strapped that it’s struggling to accommodate the massive number of veterans seeking treatment from the health system.
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Church scraps people vs pis wrestling event after outcry
A Wisconsin church is trying to save its bacon. St. Patrick Catholic Parish, in Stephensville, is canceling its annual parishioners vs. pigs mud-wrestling fund-raiser after critics launched an online petition campaign against the event that garnered more than 81,000 signatures.
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GoFundMe block fundraiser for Christian bakery
In the wake of what many are viewing as a crushingly punitive and unfair judgment, former bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein were ordered by administrative judge Alan McCullough to pay $135,000 in fines to a lesbian couple. The Kleins declined to bake a wedding cake for the couple due to their religious beliefs.
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Sentencing of Christians explodes to 10000 in China
China’s sentencing of Christians exploded more than 10,000 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to a new report from China Aid Association, an organization that exposes religious freedom and human rights abuses.Read more at
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No juniors show up to take SBAC at Seattle high school
Not a single 11th grade student showed up to take the SBAC test at Nathan Hale High School this week, a Seattle Public Schools spokesperson confirmed.
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Parents fighting secret government tests
Parents are pulling their students out of Common Core testing procedures by the droves, and now someone has leaked test material onto the Internet. It’s just the beginning of the resistance to the federally orchestrated management of children, according to the author of a new book on education policy.
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Girl who battled cancer is dismissed for missing school
12-year-old Michigan girl who just made it through the biggest fight of her life has been dealt another blow. In August 2012, Rose McGrath, of Battle Creek, was diagnosed with leukemia. But last week, her family received a letter from her school that would turn her world upside down.
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Show Notes 03-22-2015

Sunday show 03-22-15

Vernal Equinox
March 20, 2015, is a date that most of us recognize as symbolic of changing seasons. As we welcome spring, people south of the equator are actually gearing up for the cooler temperatures of autumn.
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Feds to weigh children in daycare
Bureaucrats from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will weigh and measure children in daycare as part of a study mandated by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.
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‘They are going to eat him!’: nuns stun Pope
Pope Francis was mobbed by a group of overexcited nuns, let out from their convents during his visit to Naples. The nuns had to be reined in by the Archbishop of Naples after swarming the pontiff, to his evident bemusement, and showering him with gifts and greetings.
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Candice Bergen says she’s fat and lives to eat
Candice Bergen is pleasantly plump and she’s happy with it.
“Let me just come right out and say it: I am fat,” the “Murphy Brown” star announces in her new memoir, “A Fine Romance,” reports Rob Shuter of naughtygossip.
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ICE: 167,527 Criminal Aliens Loose in U.S.A.
According to weekly detention and departure reports from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, there were 167,527 non-detained convicted criminal aliens in the United States as of Jan. 26 of this year, a congressional hearing revealed Thursday.
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Illegal With Drug Charges Got DACA Amnesty Before Allegedly Murdering Three
An illegal alien and known gang member who has been charged with first-degree murder in North Carolina was granted deferred deportation under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), despite having been placed in removal proceedings for drug charges in 2012, according to a press release from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen.
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VETERANS STILL CAN’T GET MEDICAL HELP ON TIME
Months after the Veterans Administration scandal exploded in the headlines, top officials are still lying and hiding information from Congress, and President Obama is actively trying to roll back the freedom of veterans to seek health care outside of the government system.
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 Breast Milk Becomes a Commodity, With Mothers Caught Up in Debate
When Gretty Amaya took an unpaid maternity leave five months ago, she started what she calls a part-time job to help pay the bills. Ms. Amaya, who lives in Miami, has made more than $2,000 so far by pumping breast milk and selling what is left over after feeding her baby daughter.
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Has the sun set on Sunday school?
It’s a chilly Sunday morning in Oakland, California, and in the glass-paned school adjacent to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Allison Sass is on a mission to teach 12 small children to love Jesus. Bless their hearts, and Sass’ heart too, because despite her smile, this is going to be quite a struggle.
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