Thursday show notes 08-09-18
Boy in wheelchair pulls himself to feet for national anthem at Tennessee fair
A 10-year-old boy who often uses a wheelchair and requires braces on his legs managed to stand for the national anthem at a Tennessee fair on Sunday night. Avery Price has hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) syndrome, a condition similar to cerebral palsy, which makes it difficult for him to use his legs, Fox 17 reports. Despite the disability, however, Avery said he wanted to show his patriotism at the Putnam County Fair in Cookeville.
Amazon sells apparel calling for Israel’s end
There’s a lot of talk about “hate speech” these days among the big Internet companies – from Apple to Google to YouTube to Facebook to Twitter to Amazon.With that in mind, a T-shirt on sale at Amazon, not by a third-party provider but the retail giant itself, is raising some eyebrows – especially those of the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
Kansas City man told he couldn’t vote while wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat
A Kansas City, Missouri, voter was incorrectly told he couldn’t cast a ballot while wearing his “Make America Great Again” hat on Tuesday, a county election official has said.
Protecting intellectual property
It’s fitting that our nation’s Founders, as they were drafting the Constitution — one of the most original works in human history — were thinking about the need to protect creative works and inventors’ rights to own the fruits of their own ingenuity.
Trump Derangement Syndrome may knock president’s star off the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The West Hollywood City Council has unanimously voted to urge the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles City Council to remove President Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame because of his “disturbing treatment of women and other actions.”
Lab-Grown Lungs Have Been Successfully Transplanted Into Living Pigs
In the US alone, more than 1,400 people are waiting for a lung transplant – there simply aren’t enough donor lungs available to meet the need. Soon, though, patients might have a new source for brand new lungs: the lab.