Show Notes 11-18-2017

Saturday Show 11-18-17

The big list of 149 Trump accomplishments continued
North Korea: In August, the U.S. initiated a resolution in the U.N. Security Council establishing sanctions that would cut North Korea’s export revenue by a third. Another resolution passed Sept. 11 with new sanctions.
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IKEA glass tables are shattering spontaneously
People all over the country are complaining that their glass tables have shattered spontaneously, sometimes when there’s no one in the room. And even popular brands like IKEA are not immune.
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EU Countries Sign Up to New Europe-Wide Defense Cooperation Plan; NATO Unfazed
A majority of European Union countries have signed up to a plan to establish an E.U.-wide joint defense cooperative, in a bid to strengthen European unity and reduce dependence on NATO.
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WWII veteran calls for help and dies as nurses laugh, video shows
A hidden video from 2014 showed nurses laughing as a World War II veteran repeatedly called for help and died while in their care.
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Did Cuba just successfully invade Venezuela?
The island nation still has a failed economy — the small number of citizens who own cars tend to drive antiques — it has little influence on the international scene and relations with its northern neighbor, the U.S., are still strained at best.
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Show Notes 07-09-2017

Sunday show 7/9/17

Why you might want to think twice before going to law school
Whittier Law School in California is closing its doors for good next spring, and students and faculty are stunned. It is, after all, a shocking milestone – to be the first ever accredited law school to shut down.
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Activists scale Trump Tower, raise ‘Resist and Defend’ banner
Seven members of the environmental organization Greenpeace are in custody after unfurling an anti-Trump banner at Chicago’s Trump Tower. Activists raised a “Resist and Defend” message on the south side of the Trump International Hotel & Tower.
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Hundreds gather to help restore vandalized Colorado Freedom Memorial
Robert and Jean Terry stood looking up at the Colorado Freedom Memorial under a row of names.  “Your brother was 14th … I see him,” they said pointing above on the wall.
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Sessions Pledges to ‘Aggressively and Appropriately’ Enforce Hate Crime Laws Involving Transgender Victims
In a speech at the Justice Department’s 2017 Hate Crimes Summit, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said his department will “aggressively and appropriately” enforce hate crime laws “where transgendered individuals are victims.”
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Microsoft cuts thousands of jobs
Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) confirmed the move in a statement sent to CNN Tech, noting it is “taking steps to notify some employees that their jobs are under consideration or that their positions will be eliminated.”
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Pope Francis Says America Has ‘a Distorted Vision of the World’
Pope Francis told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica on Thursday that the United States of America—and Russia, China, North Korea and Bashar al Assad’s Syria—have “a distorted vision of the world”–(“una visione distorta del mondo,” as reportetd in Italian by La Repubblica).
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Germany: Chechen Sharia Police Terrorize Berlin
A hundred Islamists are now openly enforcing Sharia law on the streets of Berlin, according to local police who are investigating a recent string of violent assaults in the German capital.
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Bare shoulders, debate on dress code for female Hill reporters heats up
A story about a female Capitol Hill reporter unexpectedly barred from the House Speaker’s Lobby for wearing a sleeveless dress is emerging as Washington’s hottest controversy — with some veteran journalists now trying to take the blame off Speaker Paul Ryan and saying the rules have long been in place.
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WOMAN CONVICTED FOR FAKE RAPE CLAIMS AGAINST 15 INNOCENT MEN
A British woman who repeatedly claimed of being sexually assaulted and raped by 15 different men – leading one to be wrongly imprisoned – is now facing jail time of her own after she was convicted Thursday of lying about her claims.
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Report: Applicants for US Citizenship Surge; Mexicans Least Likely to Apply
The number of legal immigrants applying for U.S. citizenship has surged by more than 20 percent since 2015, according to a recent Pew Research study – with Mexicans the least likely to apply.
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Snortable Chocolate Claimed to Boost Energy: Is It Safe?
This chocolate isn’t for dessert: A new “snortable” chocolate product called Coco Loko is being marketed as a drug-free way to feel energized. But some health experts said they are wary about the effects of inhaling chocolate through your nostrils.
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Show Notes 04-21-2017

Friday Show 4-21-17

The big, amazing list of people Obama spied on
“Mr. Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: ‘Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, the third time it’s enemy action.’” – From “Goldfinger” by Ian Fleming.
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Court: 75-Year-Old Vet Not Guilty for Displaying U.S. Flags Above VA Fence
A U.S. veteran who was charged in 2016 with the federal crime of desecrating Veterans Administration property by displaying two napkin-sized flags on top of a VA fence was found not guilty yesterday, according to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
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Trump Signs Bill to Extend Veterans Choice Program
President Donald Trump extended the Veterans Choice Act on Wednesday to set the stage for a push in Congress to expand the program and allow more access to private care for veterans.
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US Intelligence Agencies Fear Rogue Insiders as Much as Spies
Few spy cases have broken in the past decade and a half. In contrast, a proliferation of U.S. intelligence and military insiders have gone rogue and spilled secrets to journalists or WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy group.
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I.R.S. Enlists Debt Collectors to Recover Overdue Taxes
The Internal Revenue Service is about to start using four private debt-collection companies to chase down overdue payments from hundreds of thousands of people who owe money to the federal government, a job it has handled in house for years.
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GM halts operations in Venezuela after factory is seized
General Motors has stopped doing business in Venezuela after authorities took control of its only factory there in what GM called an illegal judicial seizure of its assets.
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Show Notes 11-20-2016

Sunday Show 11-20-16

Service dog changes life of Veteran with PTSD
A Minnesota army veteran and father-of-five who suffered silently from the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has a life line in his service dog, Jed.
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Europe’s leaders to force Britain into hard Brexit
European leaders have come to a 27-nation consensus that a “hard Brexit” is likely to be the only way to see off future populist insurgencies, which could lead to the break-up of the European Union.
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Passerby shoots, kills motorist assaulting Deputy after traffic stop
A driver who attacked a Florida sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed by a bystander who warned him to stop beating the officer, according to a report.
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Great balls of snow: Giant snowballs appear on Siberia’s coast
The Sun reports that local people in the village of Nyda on the Yamal Peninsula, just above the Arctic Circle, were stunned to find the strange spheres. Pictures of the snowballs, which range from the size of tennis balls to 3 feet, have gone viral in Russia.  Added.
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Trump-assassination threat displayed in school trophy case
The U.S. Secret Service has been notified of an incident at Ordean-East Middle School in Duluth, Minnesota, in which a photo of President-elect Donald Trump was placed in a trophy case with the caption “You’re a dead man.”
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South LA teacher caught on audio telling students that their parents would be deported
The fear is real for many young people who believe a Donald Trump presidency means their parents will be deported. Now, a teacher was caught on audio fueling that anxiety.
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Schools report racist incidents in wake of Trump election
Two Texas high school student face disciplinary action after staging a mock assassination of President-elect Donald Trump for their English class presentation.
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Zuckerberg cites unreliable liberal fact checker as objective news source
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday night outlined a plan to combat fake news on the social media giant and suggested that Snopes would take a role in this fight. Snopes, which claims to be a “myth-busting” website, has a proven liberal bias.
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Show Notes 08-25-2016

Thursday Show 8-25-16

Mega military base breaks silence on martial law memo
U.S. military drills on American streets and roads, on public lands and in cities and towns long have prompted fears that the federal government is preparing to impose martial law.
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Army general testifies no one swayed him in Bergdahl case
The Army general who ordered Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s court martial testified Wednesday that he wasn’t swayed by negative comments from a powerful U.S. senator, saying that he takes his duty “very, very seriously.”
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WW11 Veteran gets surprise and honored at his home
KTLA reports a World War II veteran had one of the best days of his life after being honored by chief selects in front of his California home recently.
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Park Service celebrates 100 years, seeks minorities’ support
When Asha Jones and other Grand Canyon interns arrived for their summer at the national park, they were struck by its sheer immensity, beauty and world-class hiking trails. Soon, they noticed something else.
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Texas college students rally against gun laws with sex toys
Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms.
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Preparing kids to say pledge to Mexican flag
The U.S. Supreme Court in 1943 ruled that schools cannot force students to participate in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance to Old Glory.
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Faith based colleges win mafor religious freedom battle for now
Faith-based colleges and universities in California dodged a major threat to their existence from Democrat state lawmakers, but the leader of an effort to block financial aid from the state to schools that do not adhere to the left’s position on sexuality vows to bring the matter back next year.
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Feds Spend $1 Million for Refugees to Become Farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending nearly $1 million to teach refugees how to farm. New grants announced last week include two projects in Idaho and Kansas to “cultivate the next generation of farmers” by helping refugees get land leases to start their own farms.
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Show Notes 05-29-2016

Sunday Show 05-29-16

Memorial Day
The holiday got started on May 30, 1868, when Union General John A. Logan declared the day an occasion to decorate the graves of Civil War soldiers. Twenty years later, the name was changed to Memorial Day.
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Veteran memorials in 3 States vandalized ahead of Memorial Day
Memorials to veterans in a Los Angeles neighborhood and a town in Kentucky, as well as a Civil War veterans cemetery in Virginia, were damaged as the nation prepares to mark Memorial Day, officials said.
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Louisiana lawmaker labels Declaration of Of Independence racist in debate
Louisiana lawmaker Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport), argued that America’s founding document was racist during debate on a bill requiring public school students in the state to recite the Declaration of Independence daily, Fox & Friends reported Saturday.
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 World War ll Veteran recovering after oxygen tank beating
A 91-year-old World War II veteran in Florida is recovering after police say his caretaker beat him with his oxygen tank. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that 45-year-old Elena Erickson was charged Thursday with attempted murder for the May 15 beating of Michael Tristano.
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Chicago bracing for possible bloodbath
With the arrival of summer fun in Chicago – beaches, fireworks, downtown events – comes the arrival of something far more sinister: increased violence. In the Windy City, the holiday weekend traditionally ushers in a spike in shootings and homicides across a city already known for its brutality.
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Britain announces investigation of Islamic law
The British government has announced an investigation into Islamic law, or Shariah, to examine its compatibility with the nation’s laws.
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Injectable sponges used for first time to stop soldiers bleeding
A U.S. military surgical team used an innovative device to staunch the bleeding on a gunshot victim, RevMedx, the company that makes it, recently announced. That marks the first documented occasion that the device has been used in a patient clinically, the company said.
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Are we ready for personal satellite technology?
Satellites used to be the exclusive playthings of rich governments and wealthy corporations. But increasingly, as space becomes more democratized, these sophisticated technologies are coming within reach of ordinary people.
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Show Notes 11-15-15

Sunday show 11-15-15

Black Jack Pershing
Once in US history an episode of Islamic terrorism was very quickly stopped. It happened in the Philippines about 1911, when Gen. John J. Pershing was in command of the garrison. There had been numerous Islamic terrorist attacks, so “Black Jack” told his boys to catch the perps and teach them a lesson.
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Bernie Sanders: Climate Change is Greatest Security Threat and ‘Directly Related to Growth of Terrorism’
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said in the Democratic debate on CBS News on Saturday night that climate change is the greatest national security threat America faces and is “directly related to the growth of terrorism.”
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Speaker Ryan: ‘Veterans Fought to Preserve Our Heritage, But It’s Up to Us to Pass on That Heritage’
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), speaking Wednesday at a Veterans Day event in Racine, said the best way to honor those who fought and died for their country is to teach children what those veterans were fighting to save.
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Baltimore records 300th homicide of the year
Baltimore has recorded its 300th homicide of the year. Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said in a statement Saturday evening that it was a “sad homicide milestone.” He said that “it’s important to pause and vow to continue our collective fight to find a better path forward.”
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Operation Wetback
Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America’s southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond.
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Sheriff Joe beats Obama to Supreme Court on amnesty
The Obama administration plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the Constitution does not allow the president to change laws passed by Congress.
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Feds to ban smoking in public housing
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is moving forward with regulations to ban smoking in public housing.
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Interior Department: Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel No Longer at Risk of Extinction
The Department of the Interior (DOI) announced on Friday that one on the animals included on the first list of endangered species nearly a half century ago is no longer at risk of extinction.
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Attorney: If Americans Don’t Fight For Religious Liberty, They Will Lose It
Hostile attacks on religion freedom are increasing at a dramatic pace, and if Americans don’t stand up and fight for their First Amendment rights, they will lose them, warns attorney and constitutional scholar Kelly Shackelford.
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