Episode 132 – News for February 4, 2016

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DUSTING OFF THE DEGREE – The Trinity

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – February 4
* 1677 – Johann Ludwig Bach, German violinist and composer
* 1913 – Rosa Parks, American activist (d. 2005)
* 1940 – George A. Romero, American director and producer
* 1947 – Dan Quayle, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 44th Vice President of the United States
* 1948 – Alice Cooper, American singer-songwriter and actor
* 1967 – Lunar Orbiter program: Lunar Orbiter 3 lifts off from Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 13 on its mission to identify possible landing sites for the Surveyor and Apollo spacecraft
* 2004 – Facebook, a mainstream online social networking site, is founded by Mark Zuckerberg
* 2006 – A stampede occurs in the PhilSports Arena near Manila, killing 71 people

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
* Fungus from Antarctica survived Martian conditions simulated aboard ISS
* The rotten smelling Amorphophallus titanum to bloom next week
* Method developed to restore the bacterial benefits of vaginal birth to c-section babies

POLITICS AND RELIGION

* State Legislatures Behaving Badly
Florida house committee passes abortion ban | via Progressive Secular Humanist
Washington state senate committee passes transgender bathroom bill | Transgender People’s Bodies Are ‘Security Concerns’ | State Rep. Graham Hunt quits over military-service exaggerations
Oklahoma has several anti-gay bills | via Raw Story via via Addicting Info
Utah senate resolution would declare porn a public health crisis | Full bill
Utah house bill would give opposite sex couples preference in adoption
Idaho house’s proposed constitutional amendment would allow state funds to go to religious schools
* Bundy occupation update
* Religion headed to extinction in nine countries
* Lunch meeting between French and Iranian Presidents canceled over wine
Harlem church of James “There’s semen in my coffee” Manning to be sold at auction | via Joe My God | Gays trying to buy his church

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