AirTalk for September 19, 2013

Boehner Holds Press Briefing At the Capitol

GOP plans a risky vote to de-fund Obamacare

House Speaker John Boehner is making amends with the conservative wing of his party by allowing Tea Party lawmakers to vote on de-funding Obamacare. It's a politically risky strategy that Democrats warn could lead to a government shutdown. The vote is set for Friday and would tie the proposal to de-fund the healthcare law to a spending bill that would keep Washington running beyond the end of the month.
Boeing announced yesterday that it will end production of the C-17 Globemaster III cargo jets and close the final assembly facility in Long Beach in 2015. The Chicago-based aerospace giant will build the final 22 aircraft in the interim. What’s the significance of that for Southern California?
21st International Tattoo Convention

DC wants you to wait 24 hours before getting a tattoo

Certain things are forever, while body art isn’t one of them, it certainly feels like it. To prevent “tattoo remorse,” the Department of Health in the District of Columbia is considering mandating a 24-hour waiting period before someone can get body piercings or a tat.
University Of California Employees Protest Pending Cuts

Contentious labor relations at University of California system

Contentious labor relations at University of California system: California’s employment relations board that deals with public employees is investigating complaints against University of California for threatening striking workers last May.
Florida Outreach Program Helps Homeless Families Cope

Is there still value in school field trips?

Field trips are becoming less common in schools across the country. An American Association of School Administrators survey showed that more than half of American schools completely eliminated planned field trips last school year.

A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming

A lucid dream is one in which the person is aware they are in fact dreaming. The practice of Lucid dreaming has been adopted by people to gain clarity, a deeper understanding of themselves or even for fantasy fulfillment. Friends and lucid dreamers, Thomas Peisel, Jared Zeizel and Dylan Tucillo co-authored a book detailing the steps to achieve a lucid Dream. It takes beginners through the stages needed for heightened awareness in a deep dream state.
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