Show Notes 07-18-2018

Wednesday show notes 07-18-18

Wikipedia entry describes Brennan as silly old fart
The entry for Brennan, for a few minutes Tuesday, read: “Brennan withdrew his name from consideration for director of the Central Intelligence Agency in the first Obama administration over concerns about his support for transferring terror suspects to countries where they may be tortured while serving under President George W. Bush.
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EU fines Google $5 billion over Android antitrust abuse
European Union regulators have slapped Alphabet-owned Google with a record 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) antitrust fine for abusing the dominance of its Android mobile operating system, which is by far the most popular smartphone OS in the world.
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Hamas plans to attack Israel with exploding drones
Hamas has been diverting resources intended for civilian development in Gaza to enhance its military capabilities, including a growing drone program. Now, with arson-based tactics such as incendiary kites already in use, Israeli defense officials believe Hamas wants to deploy exploding drones to extend its reach further into the country, reports the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
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Libya let Europe-bound migrants die in Mediterranean, rescue group says
A migrant woman and a toddler were abandoned and left to die in the Mediterranean Sea by the Libyan coast guard, a Spanish aid group alleged on Tuesday.
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Show Notes 01-12-2017

Friday Show Notes 01-12-17

California Farmers Stymied in Bid for Labor Law Records
In a win for California’s powerful lobbying industry, a state appeals court ruled Monday that the state’s negotiations with labor unions regarding a 2015 employment law are privileged and can remain hidden from the public.
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The Hillary scandal everyon’s ignoring
With the Clinton Foundation now under Department of Justice scrutiny over allegations of “pay for play” politics, it’s clear that while the Clintons’ political power may be fading, their propensity for scandal isn’t going away.
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U.S. National Mango Board Runs on $6.7 Million a Year
The government watchdog group Judicial Watch reported this week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) maintains a National Mango Board, which operates on a $6.7 million budget, solely to “increase the consumption of fresh mangos in the United States,” according to its USDA website.
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Aid recipient to US: keep your money
When the United Nations condemned President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the U.S. responded by cutting $285 million of its funding for the international organization.
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State Department Rolls Out New Travel Alert System, Ranking Every Nation 1, 2, 3 or 4
The U.S. State Department on Wednesday launched its new travel advisory program, which is intended to inform Americans about the risks they may face when they travel abroad.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship
Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the country’s London embassy for more than five years. Ecuador’s foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said Assange was naturalised as a citizen on 12 December, at his request.
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McDonald’s to eliminate foam drink cups from menu, work toward ‘fiber-based packaging’
Say goodbye to polystyrene, and hello to “fiber-based packaging.” On Wednesday, McDonald’s announced that it would be eliminating foam packaging from its worldwide supply chain by the end of 2018, along with news that it plans to further its efforts to source its “fiber-based packaging” from recycled sources by 2020.
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Facebook blocks funding for major pro-life movie
A crowdfunding site for a theatrical drama in production that promises to tell the “true story” of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that established a “right” to abortion has been blocked by Facebook.
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Online love scams break hearts and leave many in financial ruin
The 40-year-old woman from a western state told Fox News that she exchanged private messages with a man who sent her dozens of photos and a promise of a better life.
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Show Notes 10-27-2017

shFriday Show Notes 10-27-17

WikiLeaks: Clinton Bribed 6 Republicans To ‘Destroy Trump’
WikiLeaks has released information that shows Hillary Clinton campaign staffers bribing 6 Republicans to “destroy Trump”. In an email from John Podesta to Huma Abedin, the pair discuss diverting Clinton campaign funds to various Republicans who were secretly on the Clinton payroll.
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FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow
Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.
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More Obama Corruption Revealed as Dirty Democratic Party Implodes
This week will surely go down in history as one of the most painful for the modern democratic party, sowing the seeds of their eventual demise.
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Deadline Looms for Tillerson Decision on North Korea Terror Listing
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has until next Tuesday to inform Congress whether North Korea meets the criteria to be relisted as a state-sponsor of terrorism – a step which the regime has already indicated it will view as tantamount to a declaration of war.
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Authorities put brakes on information flow in Las Vegas shooting
Fifty-eight people killed. More than 500 injured. And yet, nearly a month after the Las Vegas Strip experienced the worst mass shooting in modern American history, local and federal authorities are refusing to fill in the blanks.
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Spain sacks Catalan government after independence declaration
The Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament on Friday, hours after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain’s gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago.A new regional election will be held in Catalonia on Dec. 21, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a televised address on a day of high drama.
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Show Notes 07-08-2017

Saturday Show 7-8-17

Memorandum to DOD
Under existing DoD policy, such accessions were anticipated to begin on July 1, 2017.  The Deputy Secretary directed the Services to assess their readiness to begin accessions.
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GOP Senator Proposes Transferring Sanctuary Cities’ Federal Funds to Border Wall Budge
One Republican senator is proposing a new solution for sanctuary cities that do not follow the law: take some of their federal funding and transfer it to a budget for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.
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Cambridge Offers ‘How-To’ Legal Guide For Illegal Aliens
Late last month, one of the Bay State’s most progressive cities quietly started offering a new service on its website, an “immigrant concerns” resource page aimed at assisting “undocumented people living in Cambridge.”
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ICE Director: ‘We Do Not Conduct Sweeps’ Or ‘Raids’
During Wednesday’s White House press briefing, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Tom Homan, said that ICE does not conduct sweeps, raids, or roadblocks to remove people who have illegally immigrated into the U.S.
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Judge Denies Hawaii’s Motion on ‘Travel Ban,’ Says Supreme Court Right Venue
A federal judge in Hawaii has denied a motion filed by that state seeking to limit the scope of President Donald Trump’s so-called travel ban, parts of which were cleared to be implemented by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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First of 100 ‘Police-Stations-in-a-Box’ Arrive in Iraq: ‘Nothing Says Normal Like a Policeman’
Nothing says normal like a policeman,” Anderson told reporters. He said the temporary, relocatable police stations will be set up in all five of Iraq’s liberated provinces  (Nineveh, Kirkuk, Saladin, Diyala and Anbar) “to establish a visible police presence as soon as possible.”
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Trump to Three Seas Nations: If You Need Energy, ‘Give Us a Call’
In a speech at the Three Seas Initiative Summit, President Donald Trump on Thursday touted the United States’ energy independence, telling Central European leaders that America exports energy and if they need energy, they should “give us a call.”
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Franks: If Senate Strips Planned Parenthood Defunding From Health Bill, It Will Blow It to ‘Smithereens’
On Twitter last Friday, House Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) warned that if the Senate takes the “pro-life components out of” the health care bill, it will blow the bill “to smithereens” in the House. Franks’ remarks came several days after he signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that the defunding of Planned Parenthood in the bill was essentially non-negotiable.
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New holes in Loretta Lynch’s story on the Hillary probe
When former Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified last year about her decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, she swore she never talked to “anyone” on the Clinton campaign.
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DNC WON’T RELEASE EVIDENCE OF SETH RICH’S WIKILEAKS TIES
Jack Burkman, a lawyer and GOP lobbyist who is funding the Profiling Project, wrote the letter on behalf of the group. He called on the DNC to turn over any evidence that would substantiate Rich’s ties to WikiLeaks.
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Tech start-up event pulls flier featuring topless robot, lingerie show
Silicon Valley is reeling from charges of sexism and discrimination. But that didn’t stop a tech start-up networking event at San Francisco’s swank W Hotel from advertising itself with a poster of a topless female robot and the promise of a “summer seduction lingerie fashion show” to follow.
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Hybrid Driving-Flying Robots Could Go Beyond the Flying Car
Whether they’re swooping in to deliver packages or spotting victims in disaster zones, swarms of flying robots could have a range of important applications in the future, a new study found. The robots can transition from driving to flying without colliding with each other and could offer benefits beyond the traditional flying-car concepts of sci-fi lore, the study said.
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Show Notes 03-10-2017

Friday Show 3-10-17

AG Sessions asks remaining 46 US attorneys to resign
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked the remaining 46 U.S. attorneys who served under the Obama administration to resign, the Justice Department announced Friday, describing the move as part of an effort to ensure a “uniform transition.”
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Islam on Track to Overtake Christianity, Become the World’s Biggest Religion
By the middle of this century, the number of Muslims worldwide will roughly equal those of Christians and by the century’s end will exceed them, making Islam the world’s largest religion.
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Why Evangelicals are Trump’s strongest travel-ban supporters
When President Trump released the first version of his executive order placing a temporary ban on immigrants from seven Muslim “countries of concern” in January, Ernie Sanders gave the president his full support.
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Mattis’ Pentagon pick seen as supporter of Muslim Brotherhood, group Trump may outlaw
President Trump’s defense secretary wants the Pentagon’s top civilian job to go to a onetime prominent supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, a group Trump may designate as a terrorist organization.
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Republican Health Care Plan: Coercion And Redistribution
The Affordable Care Act was based on government coercion of individuals and redistribution of wealth. So, too, is the Republican plan to “replace” it.
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Resurrecting Dead People Using Stem Cells Given The Green Light
Scientists are getting ethical permission from health watchdogs to resurrect dead people by using a combination of regeneration therapies. Starting this year, the groundbreaking Project Reanima will primarily use stem cells to stimulate the regrowth of neurons in clinically dead patients.
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Daylight saving time may be killing you
Moving the clock ahead one hour this weekend for daylight saving time is saving energy for the conservation fight, but it’s also leading to more depression and heart attacks, making it hazardous to your health.
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Never-before-seen gatherings of hundreds of Humpback Whales
In a mysterious change to their normal behaviour, humpback whales are forming massive groups of up to 200 animals. Humpbacks aren’t normally considered to be terribly social.
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Restaurant Tells American Legion Officers to Remove Vests
American Legion officers say they were told they weren’t permitted to wear their affiliated jackets at a Dave & Buster’s in Michigan because they showed evidence of gang affiliation.
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BREAKING: ‘Obamagate’ Blows Wide Open As WikiLeaks Releases Obama’s ‘Victim List’
Ever since the Trump got into office, there has been a concerted effort on the part of Barack Obama to take him down.
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Show Notes 10-14-2016

Friday Show 10-14-16

This changarro is a little piece of home for Haitian immigrants stranded in Mexico
Haitian immigrants changed the kitchen of Lonchería sweet, a changarro in downtown Tijuana, known for their quesadillas and your delicious steak ranchero.
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Former Senator spills beans on Hillary’s anti-gun strategy
Russ Feingold, a Democrat from Wisconsin who is trying to win back his old seat in the U.S. Senate, has spilled the beans on Hillary Clinton’s strategy to remove guns from the hands of law-abiding Americans.
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Russia is ordering all of its officials to fly home any relatives living abroad amid heightened tensions 
Politicians and high-ranking figures are said to have received a warning from president Vladimir Putin to bring their loved-ones home to the ‘Motherland’, according to local media.
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WIKILEAKS RELEASE : Bill Clinton’s 3rd Cousin Claims She was Assaulted by Bill While Babysitting Chelsea
Accused rapist and infamous womanizing pig Bill Clinton’s past perversions have come under renewed interest this election cycle. At the second presidential debate, Donald Trump invited 4 Clinton victims to sit in the front row.
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Exposed: FBI Director James Comey’s Clinton Foundation Connection
How much money did James Comey make from Lockheed Martin in his last year with the company, which he left in 2010? More than $6 million in compensation. Lockheed Martin is a Clinton Foundation donor.
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More Car Jobs Shift to Mexico
The Obama Administration spent more than $80 billion last year to prop up General Motors and Chrysler in a controversial effort to save millions of American manufacturing jobs. Both car companies have since stabilized, and business is also looking up at Ford Motor.
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Show Notes 06-07-2015

Sunday show 06-07-15

WikiLeaks releases secret TISA docs: The more evil sibling of TTIP and TPP
WikiLeaks has released 17 secret documents from the negotiations of the global Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), which have been taking place behind closed doors, largely unnoticed, since 2013.
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Kansas to cap welfare ATM withdrawals at $25 per day
Kansas is bleeding money. Lawmakers in the Sunflower State have been scrambling for years to make up a $400 million revenue gap following a 2012 income tax cut that left deep holes in the state budget.
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Report: Social Security Overpaid Nearly Half on Disability
Social Security overpaid nearly half the people receiving disability benefits over the past decade, according to a government watchdog, raising questions about the management of the cash-strapped program.
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Sen. Lee and Faith Leaders Act to Defend Religious Liberty, Cite ‘Biblical Revelation’ and Millennia of ‘Judeo-Christian Tradition’
Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) was joined by religious freedom advocates at a press conference on Wednesday to announce legislation he is introducing in Congress to protect religious individuals and institutions from government infringement on religious expression, particularly in the wake of what could be the Supreme Court ruling that homosexuals have a constitutional right to marry.
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Comediennes career derails before your eyes
There’s no doubt that “Spy,” the new James Bond spoof starring comedienne Melissa McCarthy, is laugh-out-loud funny.
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House Passes Amendment To End ATF’s Collection of Race, Ethnicity Data for Gun Sales
By a voice vote on Wednesday, the House passed Rep. Diane Black’s (R-TN) amendment to stop the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from requiring Americans to disclose their race and ethnicity when buying a firearm from a federally-licensed dealer.
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Gunpoint average: Texas prof claims campus carry law will improve grades
A Texas college professor claims a coming law that would allowing licensed gun owners to carry firearms on campuses will cause grades to shoot up.
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House Committee Drops Funding for State Department Climate-Change Programs
Just months before the most important U.N. climate conference in years, Republican appropriators in the House of Representatives are taking aim at one of the Obama administration’s most cherished priorities – international climate change funding.
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