Study Guide: Sources from the show 1/26/2011

1.      Rep. Paul Ryan GOP Response Transcript: http://www.npr.org/2011/01/26/133227396/transcript-gop-response-from-rep-paul-ryan?ft=1&f=1014

2.      Renewed Push to Give Obama an Internet "Kill Switch": http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20029302-501465.html

3.      American Inventions: http://corporate.britannica.com/press/inventions.html

TREE RING INFO

Notes from Dr. Michael Stambaugh, Research Associate Professor, Dept of Forestry at Univ. of Missouri

What Tree Rings Tell Us / What to Look For

· Width of the ring is most obvious. If you have rings the size of your finger wide and all of a sudden you have one the width of a hair, visually you know something significant happened here. Once something significant happens to a tree, it has to live with that act for the rest of its life.

· Let’s say a tree is growing fast (wide rings), tree gets infected by a hurricane or a fire, but it doesn’t kill it but really hurts it, there will a small ring, can’t grow as well. Small rings until it fully recovers.

· No space between the rings – two parts to the ring.

· For example, conifers usually have light colored band and dark colored band. Light band is early wood – that’s formed early in the year.  Growth starts to slow during summer and cells become smaller and thicker. That’s called latewood. Light + dark band = 1 year.

· In a conifer each ring = 1 yr (this isn’t the case for trees in the tropics)

· You could have wide earlywood and narrow latewood. That would mean it was drier late in the year

· Narrow earlywood and wide latewood = dry in the spring, wet in the summer

· Typically when trees are born, produce circular rings all the way around the entire stem. After an injury, tree may die around portions of the stem so the tree only grows now from portions that are alive. That produces curvatures. If there’s a wound, tree grows over that wound. If the tree doesn’t cover up that dead part of the tree, it will become hollow

Common Enemies to Tree Growth

***all of these conditions will look the same in tree rings – narrow width ring***

· Drought

· Massive wildfires – might leave some charcoal amongst the rings

· Insects

· People  - pollution (Some of that evidence in US. See it a lot more in Europe)

· Extreme weather – hurricanes, flooding: could go both ways. If directly influences tree, all branches get blown off. Abruptly go from growth to very reduced growth. If tree growing and it doesn’t get injured after hurricanes, those trees now have new light, less competition grow faster.

Plane Turbulence

Mike Boyd, Boyd Group President (Aviation Consultant)

· Depends on turbulence.  If you’re in severe turbulence, you really slow down because it’s less stress on airplane. That’s the kind of turbulence you need to get out of, try to avoid. Sometimes you don’t coming. Moderate turbulence – the planes are built to take some turbulence.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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