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>> alisyn: good morning, everyone, today is saturday, august 31st, i'm alisyn camerota, we start with a fox news alert. the investigating chemical weapons have left syria. president obama says it's our obligation to act because it's a a threat to our national security. we have all those defor you next. >> call it uneducation of america. elementary school teaching kids the government is your family. tell you where big brother is taking on a whole new meaning. >> and the unlikely reunion no one saw coming. the man inside the bun coming up. he is revealed. "fox & friends" on this saturday morning starts right now.
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>> alisyn: good morning, everybody. thanks so much for joining us bright and early on this very important news weekend. so much is happening now that investigators have left syria, anything could happen at any moment. let's get to a fox news alert and the latest on syria for you. the u.n. team investigating the chemical attack has left the country as the obama administration the syria carried out a chemical attack. elizabeth prann is live for us in washington. >> completed four day investigation. the team collecting and carrying various samples for lab analysis to determine if chemical weapons were used to kill syrian people this while secretary of state john kerry made it clear yesterday u.s. officials already have the answer to that question and there will be action against the rogue regime after telling
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the american public the administration has classified intelligence which is both clear and compelling and shows the regime forces are behind the latest chemical attack which is said to have killed 1400 people and more than 400 children. >> this crime against conscience, this crime against humanity? crime against the most fundamental principles of international community, against the norm of the international community, this matters it to us. and it matters to who we are and it matters to leadership and to our credibility in the world. >> after this announcement is that the u.s. would take action with or without congressional approval. some lawmakers feel there needs to be more of an abalance. and should be called back from the august recess to consider any options before taking any actions. >> if they want to bring us back to washington and discuss that, i think
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that's something that a lot of members of congress are are willing to do, would like to see the president come to us before we attack. >> that being said there was emphasis from secretary kerry that this will not be another iraq. no american troops on the ground and it will not be an open-ended commitment. tucker, alisyn, mike, back to you. >> alisyn: hi mike we should say you are in for clayton. >> fine. great to be here. i can't wait to get both of your take on what's going on. should we do it? should we go into it? should we fire off these missiles or not? everybody else is you better not do it get congress' approval. wait a minute, you are not doing it fast enough. some people say we shouldn't some say we are not doing it fast enough. >> tucker: the president says we have an obligation. >> mike: do we? >> tucker: yes he did. this is a matter of national security. the u.s. is imperiled by
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the actions of syria. listen to what he said. >> this kind of attack is a challenge to the world. we can cannot accept a andd where women and innocent civilians are gassed oon a terrible scale. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well-established international norms against the use of chemical weapons by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region like israel and turkey and jordan. and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorists who might use them against us. >> alisyn: that was the president laying out his case. that nugget right there is what he based his decision on. he said it threatens our national security. of course, the litmus test usually for getting congressional authorization or going to war is the imminent threat. the imminent threat is what
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the constitution calls for. and i don't know that he made the case that there is an imminent danger. >> tucker: what is the litmus test for not getting congressional approval is an imminent threat. the president basically said this is so horrible what the assad regime did that we need to act. and if that is the standard, and perhaps it is, then it applies to a the love different countries around the world there are places in congo where atrocities are being committed right now that you can't describe on television they are so horrible widespread cannibalism. mick mike why don't we go in there. >> tucker: once you set the standard that they are doing something morally represent reprehensible. >> mike: iraq that a threat. >> tucker: it the united states. >> alisyn: that was debatable as well. >> tucker: parallels here. evidence of wmd secretary of state rallying for support and failing
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internationally. obama people are getting less support internationally than bush did and unlike the bush administration they are not seeking congressional authority to do this. >> mike: speaking of president obama our own brian kilmeade went to dallas and got this exclusive interview with the former president and of course the subject of syria came up. >> the president has got a tough choice to make and if he decides to use our military, he will have the greatest military ever backing him up. i was not a fan of mr. assad. he is ally of iran and he has made mischief. putting our military in harm's way is the toughest decision a president will make. >> mike: a tough decision, my goodness. this is why i will never be president. >> alisyn: among other reasons. >> mike: among many other reasons. >> tucker: imagine you are one of the many people who voted for president obama because you were mad about the war in iraq and military action and
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questionable wmd's. what do you think now when you look at the president you voted for? >> mike: he has turned into president bush. >> tucker: bush on steroids. >> alisyn: or wellian. tucker and i were binding over how it is reminiscent of animal farm when you become the leader you become what you railed against. >> tucker: you never were what you once were. nancy pelosi is out this morning saying oh we really need to bomb syria. it's like nancy pelosi warmonger? it's bewildering. >> alisyn: luckily you have us to sort it all out for you. you are in good hands. what else it is happening in your headlines. no documents have surfaced from edward snowden and they reveal the u.s. carried out hundreds of top secret cyber attacks in 2011 under the government's so-called black budget. cyber warriors spent
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$650 million on operations including placing covert bugs to monitor activity on thousands of computers in countries like rush sharks iran, china, and north korea. learn thousands of those secret nsa documents were only being protected by a he is poof paper. british police seized computers holding documents earlier this month the handler kept the password in his pocket. meanwhile, another thrill kill. police say a florida teenager stabbed a man to death because he quote had a hard day. 16-year-old michael king just arrested for the january murder. police say 22-year-old jason hall was riding his bike home from work when king pulled out a military style knife stabbing him several times. police say he wanted to ill county first person he had saw because he had gotten into an argument with his parents. the teenager is now facing first degree murder charges. well, the young british tourist run down by an out-of-control new york taxi has now been upgraded fair condition. green will remain in intensive care.
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23-year-old left her left leg after the cab jumped the curb and slammed into her. the cab driver has not been charged at this time. mike, you are going to tell us about sports? >> mike: banks dream of playing in the envelope has hit a snag. that's because he was just cut by the atlanta falcons. did he play in the preseason for the falcons. the team has to cut its roster as all the teams do to 53 players by 6:00 today. the 28-year-old spent five years behind bars for sexual assault. he did not commit and was exonerated last year. of the fall falcons say they are trying to find him a job in the city of atlanta. just not playing football. >> tucker: apparently not. those are your headlines. rick reichmuth here to lighten the tone and tell us what to expect this labor day weekend. >> rick: 200,000 acres
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burned in this fire talk about lightning the tone. sorry for that i couldn't resist. 32% containment. it's getting better. take a look at some the video. having to use all kinds of efforts to get this fire going incredibly rugged terrain. 200,000 acres burned now. largest fire in california state history. little bit of moisture that's going to be in the area the next few days which is good news. we are going to see maybe in some areas getting close to yosemite little bit of rain at least the humidity level goes up. that helps at least to get more in the atmosphere. fight those fires. for today your labor day. east coast a few showers across the northeast move through from time to time. it's not a washout for your weekend across the east coast but there will be scattered from time to time showers. it it's going to be today, tomorrow, and monday, a repeat all three days.
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i think monday probably the rainiest day across the east coast that you are going to see. out across the west see monsoonal moisture getting good rain showers out of there. big heat wave going on across areas of the northern plains. one last day of it today minneapolis getting to 90. tomorrow back into the 70s. is he moving down to the south very warm across kansas, oklahoma, and down towards texas. all right, guys back to you. >> thank you, rick. >> thanks so much. next on the rundown, we just told you president obama has an obligation to act in syria. has he proven had his case? texas congressman louie gohmert joins us live with us take next. >> workers at one of the nation's businessiest airports stealing items from checked baggage. did they take anything from you. >> alisyn: is that the right video? >> tucker: yeah. right there. baggage handler.
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tuck puck the u.s.s. inching closer to action in syria. john kerry and president obama both spoke yesterday on the issue. watch. >> some site the need for doing things. we need to ask what is the risk of doing nothing? >> i have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken. i have had my military and our team look at a wide range of options. we have consulted with allies. we have consulted with congress. >> tucker: he has consulted but he has not won their approval. will the president ultimately go it alone without the support of congress. joining us now is congressman louie gohmert of texas. thanks for being with us. >> good to be with you. >> tucker: what stage as of last day of august, 2013, would be the point, objective of hitting syria? >> there is no good point because you have got al qaeda-based rebels with all
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due respect senator. he was wrong with libya, too. you have got hezbollah backed assad. iran backed, russia backed. you have got all these intangling alliances kind of like before world war i. there is no good purpose. what this president needs to understand is life is not like a box of chocolate where it's all good. you get something. it's more like a jar e -- eating jar of jalapeños. what you do today can bite you in the rear tomorrow. he does not know what could be the results. >> tucker: just to be clear, our enemies are fighting each other and we are in the middle of it. >> in the middle of it, it makes no sense. when you were interviewing dennis kucinich last night as left wing as dennis is, he was always an honest guy and dear friend. dennis pointed out well if the prime minister of england has listened to the will of the parliament, why shouldn't the u.s. president listen to the will of congress? he doesn't have the u.n. behind him. they made that clear
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yesterday. >> tucker: right. >> doesn't have england, our best ally. he doesn't have the american people are like 80% against him. >> tucker: for sure. >> you have got republicans and democrats together on this. this is not a good idea. you know, at least going into iraq, they had invaded an ally country or saddam had. they had obviously used chemical weapons. when the president says we are just going to go in limited and narrow. tucker, if this was somebody in the government, say in the cia or nsa that leaked this. hey, we are only going to do something limited and narrow, you would have them up on charges. you just told the enemy we are going to have some limited, narrow. we are not going to send in boots on the ground. then what is the point? >> tucker: this is actually one of the most confusing policy interlewds i have ever seen in 20 years. >> that's because there is no policy behind this. >> what would the president need to say to convince you. >> we would have to see
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evidence. that's another thing. john kerry and the president both used the words high confidence and they think it's unlikely that' the rebels use the chemical weapons. are you kidding me, tucker, as a judge, i have looked men in the eyes and told them that they were going to be put to death. i would not do that unless the evidence were beyond any reasonable doubt. and now they are saying as high confidence that we're going to launch missiles and kill a bunch of people. we don't know for sure who we are going to kill. that's outrageous. we don't do that in america. >> so, if the president brought this to the congress for approval, what would the vote look like, do you think? >> i think he -- i think it would be like parliament. i don't think he would have support to do this? what is going to do about -- stars as far as i understand it the president is allowed to act without congressional approval if the the united states faces imminent danger. >> imminent danger. our national security is not at risk like secretary
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bob gates said. it's not in libya. it's even worse here. >> tucker: the president is touting oversight role what are you going to do about it? >> in the paparazzi we haven't done anything about it. i have talked to people in prior decades that were in congress. it didn't matter whether it was republican or democrat in the white house. who is the majority. if the president exceeded his authority, there would be quiet trip why bipartisan leaders down pennsylvania and said you usurped our power we are going to start defunding everything you care about unless you back off. our leaders have not had enough backbone to do that yet. until they do is he going to keep routing. >> tucker: such a good point. here is a reality check constitutional law photographer we are separate but coequal branch. >> that's another thing. i think this should also generate a class action lawsuit by those who had him for constitutional law demanding their money back. they ought to get their
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money back. they didn't get a good professor. >> tucker: if you have got a phone you have got a lawyer. louie gohmert congressman from texas. thank you. >> thank you, tucker. >> tucker: stopping stop and frisk not so fast. keeping policy alive will it be enough. fair and balanced debate coming up. this is really thinking outside the bun. man underneath that hot dog will reveal his identity next. al seating. it's great. [ male announcer ] the best thing to share? a data plan. at&t mobile share for business. one bucket of data for everyone on the plan, unlimited talk and text on smart phones. now, everyone's in the spirit of sharing. hey, can i borrow your boat this weekend? no. [ male announcer ] share more. save more. at&t mobile share for business. ♪
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>> alisyn: 23 minutes past the hour. time for headlines. firefighters dig through the rubble in a house in east los angeles. neighbors heard a strange noise and it came down. rescue dogs were sent in to
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make sure no one was trapped inside. so far no injuries have been reported. also, while you were sleeping, a major earthquake rattles alaska's island a 7.0 magnitude quake shook homes and sent residents scrambling for cover there were no reports of injuries or damage. let's go over to mike. >> mike: thank you, aly. first lawsuit since a judge ruled against the new york police department's controversial stop and frisk policy. a 54-year-old friend man from queens is now seeing unspecified damages claiming he was falsely arrested. is this lawsuit just the tip of the iceberg? joining us right now are jonna and remi with us. good morning to you both. >> yes, this is the tip of the iceberg. we know a federal judge just found that stop and frisk is unconstitutional. i believe that we are going to see individual after individual coming forward, claiming that their civil rights were violated. and i think that some of them are going to have a pretty solid case. >> because the judge basically says that you
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can't stop somebody because of these vegas descriptions. >> well, what the judge said was that stop and frisk is constitutional. she didn't like the way it was being applied by the city of new york. while the policy is going to remain in place, she wants some safeguards put in there so that it is applied in a non-profiling manner, which i do not agree with people jumping on the grave train now to try to get a few bucks because of the judge's ruling. we don't have time to deal with all of that but it's going to happen. >> i agree with johnna. i don't think that everyone should just file a lawsuit. but what the judge said is that this rule, the stop an and frisk rule has been applied that it attacks and discriminates against minorities. and so if that is in fact what the people are claiming, we will see the suits. the judge brought up a very good point though, she suggested video cameras. we know that police already use video cameras in their dashboard cams and headquarters and interrogation rooms. this is a good thing doingse it will capture good police work. >> well, she brings up
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police officers saying some times that they get wrong. >> yeah. >> mike: and that's a danger. >> you know, everybody in every profession sometimes gets it wrong. let's look at the facts and the stop and frisk that crime has gone down. the policy the program is working. is it implemented correctly 100% of the time? absolutely not is it effective? absolutely. let's stop crying about and it being cry babies. mike, you get stopped and frisked. your life is impacted for five minutes, maybe. how much is that worth? >> mike: i'm not going to get stopped and frisked because i'm a white dude. [ laughter ] >> white guy fourth amendment right. our government protects us from unlawful searches and seizures. if they are going to target people. >> so minimal. >> target people based on the color of their skin is i don't know. cameras will make sure that officers don't implement it in that way that they do it it the right way that there is a reasonable
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expectation. >> mike: you think there is going to be a flood lawsuits? >> there is going to be a flood of lawsuits. >> you better believe it. >> since the city can't deal with the lawsuits individually, they are going to start writing checks now whether the police acted improperly or not and that's the shame of. this i disagree there has to be proof. unless the person comes forward with some sort of proof the city is not. >> they are not going to fight every case individually. >> realmy, john that thank you very much. >> thank you. >> mike: call it the uneducation of america. an elementary school teaching children that government is their friend. in fact, it's a member of their family. we will tell you where big brother is taking on a whole new meaning. elementary school. and, did you realize it's international bacon day if you are lucky to be here? yeah, bacon. it's not just for breakfast anymore. we are mixing the savory with the sweet to make delicious deserts in honorable of international bacon day. ibd.
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and fires would develop. ♪ ♪ >> alisyn: hi, everybody. i think we are supposed to tell it you you can watch more of the time line of terror tonight. john is hosting that looks like a very compelling. >> tucker: 9:00 eastern on the fox news channel. >> alisyn: tune in for that let's talk about what's going on in schools right now. this is a crazy story out of skokie, illinois. how would you define government, right? there is slots of different ways. >> mike: a member of my family? >> tucker: uncle, all knowing, all powerful mom making sure you brush your teeth. >> alisyn: that is very inline what what these first graders in skokie illinois are being taught about what government is. the definition for government for them was that it is their family. >> mike: they put together a worksheet to explain this and this is what the worksheet says. government is like a nation's family.
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families take care of children and make sure they are safe health yand educated and free to enjoy life. families encourage children to be independent, hard-working and responsible. families make and enforce rules and give appropriate punishment when rules are broken. your mom analogy, tucker. government does these things for its citizen citizens, too. >> tucker: governments take care of children, quote, it says. interesting. interesting. so go and look at foster care in various states or child protective services. how is that going in state after state after state and city after city after city. governments take care of children. this is propaganda. >> mike: this is on a worksheet. you would think that the teachers would read this worksheet and transfer that basic belief on to the kids in elementary school. >> tucker: idea is train them young you ought to trust your government and obey they are here to tuck you in at night. you don't have decisions apart from government they make decisions for you.
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to tell children that is fright. >> alisyn: all fourth graders in east prairie school in skokie illinois. the kids in worksheets have to fill out othe answers. after it tells you what government is then it asks you again what is government and they have to fill in it's like my family. >> mike: like my mom and dad. >> tucker: send to it be graded and comes full circle, doesn't it. >> mike: look over their answer to see what their answers are. >> alisyn: you don't have to send it they are listening. >> tucker: one disobedient fourth grader i dissent from this government is not my family, president obama you are north mom. what happens then? >> mike: you are out there. >> tucker: sent to undisclosed location to be educated. >> alisyn: how you would define government what government means. >> tucker: we are laughing now. this trend is getting less funny every year. >> mike: i wonder how many school districts have that same kind of worksheet.
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>> tucker: attitude is prevalent in the executive branch. >> alisyn: meanwhile get to your headlines to tell you what else is happening. the man behind the fort hood massacre will have to say goodbye to his beard. army major nidal hasan said he grew his beard for religious reasons and that dying clean shafn would be sane. he just arrived on fort leavenworth sits on death row. inmates are not allowed to have beards. he will be forcibly shaved if necessary. hiker two hours clinging to iraqi cliff 200 feet above the ground. worker at nearby gas station heard his cries for help and called 911. >> i couldn't find a foot hold up or down, and so i just turned around and started screaming help. addas an interesting ventricle. >> alisyn: he wasn't hurt. the man wandered on to the private property and the scenario likely to press
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charges for trespassing. major crime bust at one of the nationst busiest airport. seven ramp workers at jfk here in new york were arrested for stealing from checked bags. the group worked for israel el al airlines loading luggage on to jets. passengers started reporting missing items from their bags. and the airline installed cameras and caught the culprits red handed. courtney jameson and two daughters happened at a brooklyn cyclones baseball game. the winner came up and gave her a big, very unexpected hug. it turns out it was her husband. sergeant sean jamison making a surprise homecoming after his second tour of duty in afghanistan. the family was not expecting him until next month. that is great. those are your headlines.
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let's find out about your weather with rick. >> rick: such a cool story. i love it it that's one of the better ones. that's a great costume if you can pull that one off is awesome. talk about your weather this morning. you will notice it's a little bit darker. we are losing a the love sunlight right now. time of year we are heading into fall in a very rapid pace. labor day is about to be fall. get ready. take a look at your temperature map right now. it does not feel like fall across the central plains. brutally hot week. broken records. yesterday in chicago got to 96 degrees. your highest temperature that you have had all summer long which is very hard to believe. today we are going to see some thunderstorms move across areas of the northeast. and we're going to seat temperatures be a little bit warm and sticky. down to the southeast the same story. there is that heat in across areas of texas, 102 in abilene. the heat continues one more day across the northern plains and out across the west it's also still warm. we have some thunderstorms. take a look at this video out of arizona. around the valley in
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towards the phoenix area cars going through some flooded roads. this is maricopa county where phoenix is. yesterday, they had some big thunderstorms move this that area. in fact a lot of areas yesterday got pretty good rain amounts. it's been a fairly good monsoon season. they need the rain. this is the time of year where you generally get it but get too much too quickly. do you know what today is, guys, tucker? >> did you you realize it's international bacon day? >> you can believe it? mike pike we are really hamming it up for almost four hours here. >> tucker: first thing i thought of when i woke this up morning. bakery that proves bacon is not just for breakfast anymore mixing the salty and sweet. the on or about of baconry on the other west side of manhattan with him is head baker. >> mike: what is a bakery what do you there. >> we do cookies, brownies. >> mike: in other words you can put bacon in almost
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anything. >> tucker: are these all bacon infused? >> chocolate mac macadamian. bacon brownies, unbelievable. >> do you sit around and fantasize what you can do with bacon. >> we do. trying to figure out what we can make seat and salty. >> are you making bacon today. >> what he we are doing is edson she to you thou make chocolate bacon. >> mike: let's do it. start out with bacon strips. >> first you start with plain cooked well done bacon strips. >> well done bacon. >> bake it in the oven to keep our shape. and then you just put some chocolate on it. >> it's just laid down. >> all right wants it's done. can you leave it plane. >> you are not going to stop, there are you? >> no, it's boring. >> keep going. >> got some bacon bits chopped. sprinkle some on. >> bacon bits on bacon. >> bacon on bacon. you are going all the way.
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>> bacon without more bacon. >> i totally agree with that. >> are we getting a tight shot of this. >> mike: oh, yeah. >> mike: let's make the bacon the top of the segment. coffee beans. >> mike: let me do one. i have never dipped bacon in chocolate before. >> that's crazy. [ laughter ] >> what about putting chocolate chips ton it? yeah. how about sprinkles? oh, yeah. >> tucker: crushed pistachios. >> that's unbelievable. >> mike: that's nuts. [ laughter ] >> tucker: and then do you bake those. >> no, it's done. all you have to do is put it in the fridge and let it. >> viola. >> let it cool 20 minutes, pull it back out and you have got a lot more bacon. >> when you were a kid did you ever imagine this would be your life's work? >> no. but i love bacon. >> had you cared to dream i bet you would have come up
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with this. >> i sure would. white chocolate bacon, gold bacon, cookies and cream. butter scotch. >> i know aly is a bacon fan. what would you like light chocolate, dark chocolate. >> alisyn: you can't go wrong. just when you think bacon can't get better you up the bacon. >> tucker: pushing the envelope. >> pushing the bacon envelope. i will really take anything. >> tucker: genius us, brave americans, thank you. >> mike: baconry upper side of manhattan. nice coat. >> alisyn: we are going to be doing bacon fashion for you later. you may were when i dressed up as a slice of buyen do. perhaps we will find that for you. from the fast lane to the wrong lane it a rove motorcycles and out-of-control car causing serious damage. we'll tell you that back story.
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flavor. hemp seeds are prohibitive because they could alter a person's drug test results. aly? >> alisyn: i knew that. well, -- played with his three brothers before becoming a navy seal. high school students around the country will play sports, particularly football for this fallen soldier. joining us now to describe all of this is is eric beach. underarmor classic. >> how are you? >> doing well. tell us about the brothers in arms classic. >> an event that we put on and meant to raise awareness and finances for our foundation called the brothers in arms foundation as you stated the fallen navy seal is the impetus for our story. we are proud to have dozens
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of sponsors to allows this opportunity to raise awareness for such a good cause which is to try to establish 40 scholarships for military families. there is a lot of families out there in need brenda loony's family is one of them. our aim is to try to help those families. >> alisyn: that is such a great cause. tell us about brendan loony. >> to be honest i wanted to hate him when i first met him. here is. why my dad came home one day and he just said i saw the greatest and most grittiest football player ever at demattha. >> i said i played at dematt it's ha. he was right. one of a kind. family is top notch there are tons of families throughout in the military. he instead the kind of character that we see all the time in our military and also that we see in our participants in this weekend's event and next weekend's event called the
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underarmor classic. >> alisyn: he was killed in afghanistan in 2010 when his black hawk helicopter crashed. tell us about the special relationship with his roommate travis man i don't know and why they are so inspiring. >> he was in fallujah as a marine. one choice that the family had when brendan died and that was to bury him next to him in arlington, cemetery. they exhumed his body and put it next to brendan's and that inspired our story called the brothers in arms story and the foundation called the brothers in arms foundation. >> alisyn: that's really touching. why is football around the country the right way to honor these guys? >> really we started out with some willing partners in under armor and signing day. it got big from her there, aly. espn and fox sports one and time warner and play on sports come out and say we want to showcase as much as
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we can to go to this foundation. and we said okay, well, football is a way to do that what better way when you have young men and women that participate in this port. that really embody the kind of character that we see also in our military. and it's not quite the same but it's something that we try to do and just have character and class throughout the entire classic. and, you know, we felt that football was a way to tribute that. >> alisyn: good luck this weekend and hopefully you raise a the lo of money for scholarships and the foundation. i will tweet out how people can get involved that want to contribute. thank you. >> thank you, aly. >> alisyn: a man don't united states a kidney to it save his sister's life the nurse throws it away. how did that happen? siblings here with their unbelievable story. americans depending on sleep aid to get a good night's rest. if you are watching me right now that means you you are awake. you are going to want to watch the segment.
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>> mike: trouble sleeping you? are not alone. shocking new report from the cbc millions of us. 9 million take a sleeping pill every night. >> tucker: is this sleep and what can people do to help fall asleep naturally. we will ask internist who joins us in the studio everywhere. >> alisyn: hi doc. >> tucker: you look well-rested. >> tucker: good, so are we. almost every human ailment at one point or another,
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the promise it will be cured with a pill '. so often owe find unintended consequences to that not as simple as we first thought it was are sleep aids one of these? >> are a lot of problems inherent with sleeping pills. both over the counter sleeping pills and prescription. the next morning the drowsy driving, it's the impaired judgment. the impaired short-term memory. those are really the problems with both as i say the over the counter and prescription pills. >> here is the weird thing. if you are going to be healthy, you need a good night's sleep. if you are not getting it why not take a little bit of an aid? >> it's not bad but it shouldn't be the first thing you do. you should try to do natural type of. >> figure out other. >> such as? give us some solutions. >> get rid of your electronics an hour before bed. use old fashioned book, north an electronic book. an old fashioned book. >> tucker: really why? >> led lighting can stimulate the brain. a warm bath.
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cam meal tea. >> alisyn: favorite description of yours because i have not heard this anywhere else from a doctor. you have say have a glass of red wine. some say that interrupts your sleep. >> no, its did not. perfect and good for your heart while you are sleeping. >> mike: how about scotch. >> scotch is okay, too. >> mike: i love her. >> tucker: you say ambien and other sleep aids can cause sleep loss how. >> that's the number one side effect memory loss. fringes, next morning you will see me and know me but you can't recall my family. >> tucker: even if we are married. >> choose not to recall my name. >> why are we all having such a hard time sleeping? why are millions of americans struggling with something that is so natural? >> interesting that this study found that the predominant group is women over the age of 50. and they think it's because women are now in the workplace, stressful environment. trying to juggle life, home, jobs no, down time in order to get into sleep. >> mike: i had heard that
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menopause might cause insomnia. >> menopause most definitely does cause insomnia. increase in estrogen levels and because we no longer give estrogen because of other medical reasons. we now have a lot of perry menopausal meaning from age 45 on women, potatoes member powerful women with real sleep problems. >> tucker: would you ever take a sleeping pill. >> i certainly. would. >> mike: you would? >> yes, i would. >> mike: weighs when our name? >> if you need to sleep, you need to sleep. tailor your dose and speak with your doctor about any potential side effect. >> alisyn: great advice. i will be having that red wine right after 10:00 a.m. welcome to part-time nation. obama care is supposed to get more people healthcare of course, is it also going to put them on the unemployment line. we will explore that. >> zero tolerance to hazing scandal sidelines an entire college cheerleading squad for the whole year. was it fair? are they victims?
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throws it away. how does that happen? the siblings will be with us here live for this unbelievable story. "fox & friends" second hour on a saturday starts right now. ♪ ♪ >> tucker: divrng, it's the last day of august, 2013. we begin with a fox news alert on the crisis unfolding now in syria. at this moment the team of u.n. expecters investigating the chemical weapons attack, apparent chemical weapons attack is heading home. but the obama administration says the evidence shows there is no doubt the syrian government ordered and carried out that attack. conor powell is live for us in jerusalem with the very latest. conor? >> tucker, just hours after president obama said he is still considering a limited military strike in syria. military inspectors have left the country. they are leaving of damascus removes a major obstacle for any type of u.s. military attack in
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syria. because now that they are gone, the u.s. government, the pentagon doesn't have to worry about their safety. now, the next step for inspectors though is to begin analyzing all of the data they have collected and the evidence they have collected in the past four days in syria. that though to get an official report on what they found could take two to three weeks, maybe longer. the u.n. isn't saying exactly how long it will take to produce any type of report. what secretary of state john kerry laid out yesterday, the u.s. seems equipsed that the assad regime did use chemical weapons on august 21st. and the white house doesn't appear willing to wait for any of the u.n. reports or conclusions, kerry said yesterday that the use of chemical weapons by syria is, quote: clear and compelling, calling assad a thug and murderer. though secretary of state kerry didn't lay out in the way of specific intelligence. now in syria there are clear signs the assad regime expects a u.s. strike really any minute now. syrian tv has begun airing special war programming showing syrian troops in the field that some reports say are an effort to raise
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morale among the syrian military before any u.s. strike in syria. fear in israel and across the entire region, tuck irthere is a lot of expectation and fear that we could have a strike -- a u.s. military strike in syria after the sun goes down in just a few hours here. the expectation is that the u.s. could strike later tonight. early nit morning sunday, a lot of anticipation and fear in this region right now, tucker will. >> alisyn: tense day in the middle east. the president just laid out yesterday his justification for what he is thinking about military strikes in syria. he does think that sir access in syria and chemical weapons use is a threat to our own national security. here is president obama. >> this kind of attack is a challenged it world. we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale.
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this kind of attack threatens our national security interest. by violating international norms against the use of chemical weapons by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region like israel and turkey and jordan. and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorists who might use them against us. >> the president is laying out, you know, he has been criticized recently for not having a middle east policy. a larger strategy. a plan. and more than that, for not having kind of an intellectual framework within which his foreign policy fits. he may have laid tout. basically saying that when atrocities occur around the world. the united states has a moral obligation to get involved. >> mike: well, certain atrocities in certain places around the world. you have to pick and choose apparently. >> tucker: there are atrocities unfolding every
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day. especially in africa. and the u.s. doesn't consider those a threat to our national security. >> mike: what to do. what to do. why don't we do like they did in the u.k. put it to a vote. wouldn't that be one way for him to get out of this tough situation? put it to a vote in congress? >> alisyn: you would think. >> come back and maybe say yes, maybe say no. look, that's what the people want. >> alisyn: then he wouldn't have to go it alone that would give him cover. first of all it's constitutional. the president is supposed to put any sort of military action to a vote unless there is, quote: imminent danger. so he must bring it before congress. somehow he is, i guess, by just talking to congress in a teleconference thinks that he can circumvent that somehow. congress members don't feel the same way. we had congressman louie gohmert on to talked about congressional approval. >> if the prime minister of he can glanced has listened to the will of the parliament, why shouldn't the u.s. president listen to the will of congress. he doesn't have the u.n. behind him. they made that clear
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yesterday. >> right. >> doesn't have england our best ally. he doesn't have the american people are like 80% against him on. this for sure. >> you have got republicans and democrats together on this. this is not a good idea. now he had are saying high confidence that we're going to launch missiles and kill a bunch of people. we don't know for sure who we are going to kill. that's outrageous. >> mike: does this go back to the president's line about the line in the sand? >> tucker: this is not the president the people voted for in 2008. good liberals voted for obama because they were mad about the bush administration's unilateral actions in iraq. obama promised to be collaborative. i'm not the lone ranger type. i'm going to bring our friends and allies. i will expand the base of people who work with us. is he not even waiting for the u.n. inspectors to file their report before deciding whether to strike syria. apparently he doesn't care. is he blowing off the u.n. in a way the bush administration didn't. >> politically it's confusing, because that is not hot president had been when he was a candidate and running for president. but strategically it's also
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confusing because what does a limited strike do? will we -- do we know exactly where the chemical weapon stores are. the saharan gas storehouses? >> it doesn't matter. >> that we could bomb. would that further disperse the chemical weapons? >> we can't hit them anyway. exactly right. experts say you can't bomb a chemical weapons depot. you will disseminate and spread the chemical weapon. >> you could bomb their airfields or something that would help the rebels. >> they're not actually talking about that maybe that's in their back pocket and they are just not playing their hand. >> mike: this is more of a slap on the hand for using the chemical weapons. >> tucker: can i ask a stupid question. you have the assad regime. fighting a coalition of rebel groups who are affiliated with al qaeda. so, they are all our enemies and fighting each other. why would we jump into the middle of that? >> alisyn: because there are women and children and we have seen at least 400 children who were killed by a chemical attack, that's hard to watch. hard for us as one ever the world's super powers to say we are just going to turn a
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blind eye to baby babies and children being gassed by their dictator. >> that's why the president says we are obligated to slap them across the face. >> people are literally eating each other in country can tries around the world. it's heart breaking, it's horrible. one of the reasons to believe in god because hopefully is there is a heaven where things like that don't happen. it happens and it never stops happening. once we decide we have to fix all of it. it doesn't end who put us in charge. talk about imminent danger. isn't there imminent danger immediately to israel? >> you would think immediately. >> this whole thing is about iran. >> tucker: would you want to be in jerusalem right now no. >>. they are handing out gas masks. >> alisyn: we have other news to bring you now. new overnight firefighters dig through the rubble of a house in east los angeles. neighbors say they heard a strange noise before this vacant home collapsed. you can see the aftermath here. fire bosses say the hose,
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sorry, house had been adan abandoned for a couple years. rescue dogs were sent in to make sure no one was trapped inside. so far no injuries have been reported. new developments in the aaron hernandez murder trial. prosecutors denying allegations investigating that investigators mislead a gang member questioned in the case. the defense says investigators hid the facts that they were police officers during this interview. this comes as the former nfl star appeared in court friday. hernandez was indicted last week on a first degree murder charge in the deaths of his friend oden lloyd. is he set to be arraigned next week. well, cheerleaders university feeling anything about peppy. the squad has been suspended for the entire school year over hazing accusations. this means last year's national champions can cannot perform at any sporting events or even practice. some students say hazing is common among the schools' sports teams.
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>> if they caught everybody that was hazing, there would be no sports left anyway. >> they get the crowd behind. we need our cheerleading squad. i think it's terrible they are suspended for the whole rear. >> what kind of hazing were they doing? we're curious. bring you that as soon as we know it love story that lasted right until the very end. robert and nora passed away on exact same day. robert died first and 16 hours later nor passed away. couple met on a blind date and nora said she never wanted to see him again but his persistence paid off. i know how that works. they eloped and even more unique when they came home they had two more wedding ceremonies. they were married 71 years. >> mike: died on the same day. >> alisyn: beautiful. >> tucker: that is a dream right there. it is. totally is. >> alisyn: it's sweet. if you are still married.
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>> mike: how much is too much too soon. city of chicago sex education mandatory for some students including 5-year-old, 6-year-olds, kindergartners. >> alisyn: before everybody gets hot and bothered about this. there is nothing graphic that they are teaching kids. beginning of process of sex education and teaching them what is appropriate touching. i think that's okay. >> tucker: no, it's not. it's not okay. and it's not even about sex. it's about parental prerogative. it's my right as a parent to determine what my kid learns about personal matters like sex. teach my kid to read. teach them what year the american revolution took place. >> alisyn: why don't you just home school your kids. >> tucker: trust me, i wish i h given the nonsense that my four kids learned at school at great expense. i radio my decision not to home school. >> mike: i'm going to decide with aly on this. they are not talking about
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candles and stockings and oils. they are talking about this is my arm and these are my ice and that's my -- you know. >> tucker: totally outside. wait a second. you want to send your kids to school to have -- don't you send them there to be educated? >> mike: yes. i want them to know. >> tucker: stay out of my kids' sex lives. >> can i teach them what the liver is for and penis is for? >> tucker: by definition controversial reals. people have dinner views about sex. >> mike: i people people think sex is dirty. say pee pee don't each say what it is. >> tucker: i have my own views on it which may not be the same as yours or yours. that's the point. we get to transmit our own values to our kids. we decide what values we want our kids to grow up with. not the government's right to impose their values on my kids. >> alisyn: in your you to utopian world it's beautiful. >> tucker: it used to be a good world. >> alisyn: on the day that sadly family members stop
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mow leying children. >> tucker: you know who doesn't get molested kids in biological parents. look at the numbers. it's totally rare. the reason boyfriend who does this. >> alisyn: let you know the boyfriend. >> tucker: families who have exposed kids to perils like this. >> mike: when children ask you what that down there is used for what do you say? >> tucker: i say what i think is right to say it's my choice. i am not against sex. i have four kids i'm in favor. i'm merely saying it's not the government's role. >> alisyn: i'm saying it is safe with her a-year-olds do know what appropriate touch is, sadly it is happening. welcome to part-time neighbors. obama care is supposed to get them more healthcare but is it putting them on the unemployment line. >> tucker: yes it is.
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>> alisyn: we have all heard the story of many employers across the country saying they have to cut workers' hours to it avoid hefty costs of obama care employer mandate. the obama administration says reports of employers cutting hours is antidotal and not complete data. do job numbers reveal a different story. joining us is president of the galen institute grace marie turner. great to have you here. you have been studying this. you wrote a book on obama care. what makes you think that employers going from full time to part time for their employees is happening on a lancaster scale basis now? >> you know, the administration does say
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it's antidotal. almost every day we hear some new company say they have no choice. in order to comply with this law, they are having to put people on part time to save their companies. and when you look at bureau of labor statistics. bureau of labor statistic data, they show that last year, for every new full-time jobs created we have one part-time job. this year for every one new full-time job we have six part time jobs. something dramatic has happened. >> alisyn: in other words, the numbers have flipped in just one year between part time and full-time. explain something to me base the math doesn't add up to me. if it's a 2000 dollars fine to pay for employee to give healthcare coverage to. isn't that cheaper than giving healthcare. >> obama care health insurance is very expensive. you see, even big companies, like delta airlines saying that just complying with -- because they are all. in they are providing
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health coverage to their employees, obama care provisions are costing them an additional $100 million this year. but smaller employers, i mean for many franchise owner, for example if they have to provide health coverage for their employees it takes up their entire profit margin. they can't do it. even the fines take up their whole profit margin. so what their escape is to only have those workers classified as part-time. >> alisyn: of course you say all of this is a result of obama care. some economists say that actually this is the recession, that this happens in recessions. do you see more part time work spiking and full-time work going down it happened in the 80's as well. is this mostly the recession? >> the last time that we saw anything remotely like this was in the area of terrible stagflation in 1975. and yes you do begin to see it we were coming out of this recession according to
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the president several years ago. and suddenly you see this spike in part-time jobs. and when you look at yourally the law says if workers are part time, you are not required to either provide health insurance or pay the fine. if they are full-time and by the way the law has not changed the definition of a full-time employer, employee to 30 hours. not 40 hours a week. that means that many people who had full-time jobs are being cut back to 25 hours to give them some slack. they are not only not getting health insurance, they are losing their jobs and full-time employment. >> it can be a bleak picture out there. grace marie turner thanks so much. >> thanks so much, alisyn. >> alisyn: a man don't united states a kidney to save nurse's life. nurse accidently throws it away. how did that happen siblings here next with that unbelievable story. could songs like this keep from you getting road rage?
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>> mike: welcome back. this could be the story of the morning. it was a perfect match. a life-saving kidney but there is just one problem. the hospital tossed the kidney in the trash. joining us are the siblings who are now suing that hospital in toledo, ohio. sarah and paul fudaz. thank you very much for being here. sarah, i think we should start with you. your wonderful brother there says oh i'm going to give you my perfect kidney. we are all thorough go. the kidney is on the table. you are already under the anesthesiologist put you
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under. they turned to grab the kidney to put it into your body and the kidney is not there because somebody threw it out. how does that happen, sarah? >> honestly i have no idea. your guess is as good as mine. >> mike: paul, have you been given any occasion how it happened? there is a tray where the kidney sits and somehow one nurse did what? >> well, apparently i have been told by, i don't know, the doctor and my parents, my parents know the story better. but apparently the nurse was coming off lunch break and she was going around the room with like a big like garbage bag and cleaning up the scraps from my surgery probably throwing in bloody towels and surgical waste. and she turned to the flush machine that my kidney is in like a bowl of ice and from what i understand she took the bucket, dumped it in the bag and continued cleaning up the room. and then the side of the
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wall is what they call a hopper and you just dump the waste in there and you flush it down. and i guess she just dumped the bag. >> there it goes. everything,. >> you don't even know this is going on because of course you are asleep. so what happened? did you get a kidney somewhere? >> yes, i ended up getting a kidney in november in the university of colorado hospital. >> mike: didbut, again, here we go we wasted paul's kidney the perfect ma'am for you. paul, are you absolutely bitter about this? you have one kidney now. >> oh, yeah. i was extremely bitter from the time frame when sarah didn't have the kidney yet. and so i'm bitter, yes, to say least. >> mike: the hospital has apologized profusely, of course, but now you are suing. i thought it would be more than this, $25,000 per sibling. how many siblings do you have? >> we are two of six. >> two of six. and the parents as well will get the $25,000.
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so, 8 of you all together. sarah, how are you feeling? will you ever get over this? >> it might take a while. i'm still -- unbelievable that my brother tried saving my life and his life was risked in the process and it was all in vain. >> mike: also is a reminder of how all of us should be organ donors because if we all donated our organs there would never be anybody on a waiting list like you were. so what has the hospital said to you? have they talked to you personally, sarah? >> i haven't really spoken with the administration. but the doctors and nurses have all been very apologetic. >> mike: our best to you and thank you for telling your story. unbelievable story. >> thank you. >> mike: good luck to both of you. >> thank you. >> mike: my goodness, talk about a disgrace. mother and daughter accused of posing as soldiers and scamming women out of millions of dollars.
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take a sip? >> it sounds horrible. >> that's the bacon syrup goes right in your coffee. salt, syrup, what do you think? it's like washing down bacon and eggs with coffee. >> let me try the rim salt. we are using salt and sugar on drinks now. >> speak of sugar what do you think? yummy? >> that's got a kick. >> this halloween enough of the kit cats, bacon candy. bacon chocolate and gum balls. who is going to try one. >> i will try one. >> a little hard. put a little moisture in there. come in cute tins. >> i wish i hadn't done that. >> keep chewing. >> gum is stuck as mike showed us you have got your bacon floss to get it out of your teeth. come on, you are loving it. and then finally for those of us who -- that's attractive. >> that's got to be really good tv right there. those of us who bring home the bacon the bacon wallet. sleek yet meaty.
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can you wrap it up in some bacon wrapping paper or gift bag. >> i feel like -- >> wallet for the holiday. gun gag gifts. >> mike: bacon band-aid? >> you got a bacon boo boo. by the end of the show i will be sick of bacon. >> bath and body. >> i feel like we are ventricle tiering into gag gifts right here. >> absolutely. why not that time of year. you have always got to have that friend you have got to have something funny for. a lot of things come in cute packaging like bacon mints you don't have to wrap them. bacon soap? bacon tie for the next show? i'm attle will every othe stripes. i can are rick this has mike written all over it. >> mike: look at the marbling all over that sucker. bacon popcorn and all sorts of other seasoning. we have got tabasco with bacon in it and a little hot sauce. >> mike: may began, you are
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a meany. bacon soda anyone in? what do you think? >> alisyn: i love it bacon is the new black. so, that is a fantastic motto for fall. thanks, guys, i will be looking for my bacon goodies. meanwhile, let's get to your headlines. this mother/daughter duo now have a date behind bars. police say tracy and karen vassar, posed as u.s. soldiers looking for love online. cheating hundreds of unsuspecting women out of millions of dollars. after gaining their trust, they would ask for money to pay for satellite phones or for travel expenses. they kept. so money but most of it was sent to accomplices living in my gearia, england, india and ecuador. imagine laying on the beach and seeing a plane come crashing towards you. that is what happened at a southern california beach yesterday. the pilot was pulling an advertisement when the small plane flipped and
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crashed upside down right in the sand. the pilot did walk away with only minor injuries. and is this the proffer way to display an american flag? well, parents and students are ready to run a kentucky art teacher out of town for this school project. it's the american flag and it's, as you can he see, placed on the floor with a music stand on top of it. the display is a recreation of a piece titled the proper way to display an american flag. students were encouraged to stand on the flag and write how they felt about doing it. principle says the school did not sanction this project and the teacher made quote an error in judgment. the teacher has since apologized. the flag will be properly disposed of, we're told. and a short time ago, pope francis naming the so-called deputy pope archbishop. serve as the secretary of state acting as the pontiff
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it's right-hand man. this announcement comes as pope francis gets a lesson in selfies the same week the word was added to the dictionary. this is him posing with a grouch italian teenagers at st. peters basilica. those are your evidence lines. [ laughter ] >> mike: he is really asleep. >> alisyn: i don't think we are being good co-hosts right now. [ laughter ] good to see you. welcome to "fox & friends." >> tucker: i know we are not on television so don't bother me. >> alisyn: no need to be embarrassed commercial break. >> mike: in the 15 years of this program i don't think that's ever happened. ht it wentin nor sean late and all of a sudden i was sitting there and having happy thoughts and i dozed off. one of our evil cameraman captured me in the background. i know which one of you it
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is. >> mike: we took pictures of it is this honestly on tv. >> alisyn: we are on television right now. >> mike: it's happened and many times aly has been speaking. >> alisyn: i don't know if it was my tones that lulled you to sleep or. >> tucker: doing such a great job. >> mike: show is on a roll. let's talk about road rage. a lot of people have it and good way in your car. somebody just cut you off. try to find some sad music on the radio or tape player. >> alisyn: that's what scientists say. i mean we will try it because i do have a sad song. basically anything by tracy chapman can just lull you right to sleep. you should know this, tucker. but this is interesting. [ laughter ] because this is a song called fast car. but it makes you drive slower. >> mike: that's interesting. >> alisyn: it's a paradox really. >> tucker: that song makes me angry.
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it's her politics that drives me bonkers. i can't stand it next time i cut you off in traffic it's because tracy chapman. >> alisyn: ii have a hard time for w. this song pull over and cry for a while. >> mike: that song i can't make you love me. >> alisyn: oh my gosh, i'm welling up. does this also make you angry, tucker? >> tucker: bonny has crazy politics too. >> alisyn: you are such a mess. >> tucker: i know. >> mike: bed head. >> tucker: put on television the most beautiful song ever written. david cassie sang it. >> mike: ever been to bob's big boy? no cassidy blues alli before she died in 19 the 6.
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curtis mayfield tune written for the march on washington auto years ago. >> alisyn: this really is sad. >> tucker: most beautiful song ever written. yes, it's beautiful. it's curtis mayfield. she unfortunately died in 1996 of melanoma but she had one of the greatest voices ever. >> alisyn: do you ever drive to this song? >> tucker: oh, all the time. just grooving out on it. awake though. when i'm on the set i sleep sometimes but behind the wheel i stay awake. >> mike: just don't sleep while you are driving. >> alisyn: let us know what your favorite sad song is that will help your road rage or sleeping. we have really segwayed into a sleeping segment. >> tucker: i can't believe that happened. >> mike: fire you up next. president has a big decision to make about syria. is leadership from the white house more more now than ever? colonel lee ellis is here to weigh in on that. >> tucker: with the fantasy football season just about to start did you notice a friendly bet with friends
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i'm not sure what our strategy is. i think our strategy should be what's in our national interest. our greatest national interest right now that's pretty difficult to sort out. a year ago or maybe earlier than that, our options were much better. as you just said my theory on this is when you don't make a decision, quite often you are making a decision. >> tucker: yes, that's right. >> that has consequences just like any other decision that you make. so, i think now things are gone down hill so far there in syria. that we don't really have any good options. and i think the american people realize that. i think president obama realized that. he is in a difficult position because he made a statement about the red line. >> tucker: right. >> now it's kind of a macho thing do we have to do that i do take seriously though that gas is a very terrible thing and we have had an international law about that and so in a way we need to do something but is doing anything going to
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help anybody out or help us out. >> tucker: you get the sense there is chaos in washington if i woke up from a dead sleep and said quick what's our middle east policy, boil it down. i don't think you or anybody else i know could answer that question. what message does that send to the rest of the world? >> i think that probably is an important issue. you know, i am a big on accountability. >> tucker: yes. >> first step of countability is clarity. leaders who create clarity, communicate clarity, have a much better opportunity to criminally have a accountability whether it's dealing with the rest of the world or internally with your own organization. i feel like we lack some clarity on some of these foreign policy issues right now. as far as strategy and i think that probably is kind of. >> anna: ville around our neck so to speak as we move ahead. >> tucker: do you think and of course you have served in vietnam with great honor. do you think the united states has a moral obligation to send troops to prevent atrocities around the world? >> well, it's something i would like to do but i
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don't think we can afford to do it. i'm really concerned about our military right now. >> tucker: yes. >> we have cut the budget has been cut. everywhere you turn in the military because i have worked with some military folks recently and they have had to cut out a will the. the other part of that though is we have been at war for 11 years. fought around the world with a shrinking force. and our military is worn out. i'm not saying that they can't do the job. they need some space. they need some rest. either that if we are going to take on larger commitments than we have got to have a larger military than we have today. >> tucker: it's been 12 years. leading with honor is lee ellis' book. thank you so much, colonel. >> thank you, tucker. >> tucker: president moves closer to taking military action in syria. is it for show. most decorated pilot in american history joins us next. she is only 8 years old but this little girl can sing. she is here next to perform titanium. she is good. just heard her in the green room.
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>> tucker: happy labor day if the president gets his way an even happier one for federal workers. are you a federal worker? i bet you wish you were. the proposal is he putting forward is a pretty good deal. the rest of us, mean while, living in a disastrous economy. >> mike: call it the uneducation of america. an elementary school teaching kids the government is your family. mom and dad. we'll tell you where big brother is taking on a whole new meaning. "fox & friends" continues right now. ♪ ♪ >> welcome into another great hour here on a saturday morning. let's get to a fox news alert right off othe bat here. the latest on the crisis in syria at this hour at this hour out of the country. work is done apparently. testing samples from an alleged chemical weapons attack. but the obama administration says it's clear syrians regime is to
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blame. >> alisyn: fox news conor powell is live for us in jerusalem. conor, what's the latest? >> well, u.n. weapons inspectors have wrapped up their four day investigation in syria. arriving in beirut just a few minutes, hours ago or so their exit from syria military strike now that the weapons inspectors are out of syria. u.s. military and the pentagon don't have to worry about their safety. the next step for the weapons inspectors is to begin analyzing all of the data and the evidence they have selected. the hair samples and soil samples. that though could take anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks. then the u.n. will release a report however, the white house doesn't appear willing to wait for a u.n. report before they act. secretary of state john kerry said the use of chemical weapons by syria is, quote: clear and compelling. kerry saying yesterday that the assad regime used chemical weapons on august 21st. >> we know where the rockets were launched from.
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and at what time. we know where they landed. and when. we know rockets came only from regime controlled areas and went only to opposition controlled or contested neighborhoods. >> even though secretary of state kerry was fair live definitive in his evidence, he didn't really provide much in the way of intelligence, sort of specific concrete intelligence yesterday. now, in syria though, they are clear signs that assad regime expects a u.s. military strike really in the next few hours. syrian tv has begun airing special war programming showing syrian troops in the field that some reports suggest are an effort to raise morale among syrians and the military before a u.s. military strike there. this is a region that is on edge right now. the syrian fear a u.s. military strike and here in israel in turkey, we fear and the region fears that there could be a
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retaliatory strike either chemical or conventional strike from syria either into turkey or israel. a the love tension here right now. guys, back to you. >> alisyn: we can imagine just how chilling it is there at the moment, thanks so much for keeping us up to date on it, conor. meanwhile, you know, lots of people have been asking, mostly in congress how can would he be sure this time the intelligence is right? how can would he be sure that we are not, again, going to war on a false premise, even though obviously there were chemical weapons uses how could do we know they came from the assad are a vietnamese. president obama tried to put those anxieties to rest when he address that. as are you seen today we have released our unclassified assessment, tee tailing with high confidence that the syrian regime carried out a chemical weapons attack that killed well over a thousand people, including hundreds of children. >> tucker: questions remain. among them, did the assad
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regime did the leadership bashar assad himself order this attack. was it ordered by elements within the syrian military? what about the intelligence of the leadership. intelligence report suggest there was concern within the aegyptian syrian regime about. this. >> fascinating last night i was watching you, and the theory that maybe the rebels in syria. this is not home ha. photographer was held by the syrian rebels for 81 days in syria. just got out last month. i asked him a simple question do you believe that the assad regime was behind this and this is what he said. >> ooible a strategic and technical level i do not understand why the assad regime would use chemical weapons especially now that they are winning winning this conflict. taken part a strategic part.
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>> there is no reason to use these banned weapons. still could win by using conventional weapons. more likely more islamist portions of the rebellion is actually using these. >> mike: to drag the united states into it? >> tucker: this coming from someone who was held by the rebels. this is obviously not proof of anything. we don't know. but the question -- the point is the questions remain. >> alisyn: the administration based on what they have said in the past 48 hours says that they have complete confidence that it was used by the assad regime. intercepting communications that have led them to believe that they also don't believe that the chemical weapons slipped into the wrong hands. there is no indication that the chemical weapons were out of control of the assad regime at any time. i mean, this is what our administration is saying. but, again, we are right to be weary and to ask for some second sources and to make sure if we are going to do something this drastic, that we know exactly what the real story is. >> mike: let's say assad did do it and go ahead and make the strike maybe within hours, what are the
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unintended consequences? >> where does that leave us? look, the administration has stated that ultimately we would like to replace the assad regime. it has not said what we would like to replace that regime with. the question hovering in the air what is next. we could overthrow assad this afternoon we have the capacity to do that, of course. who would replace him? someone who would destabilize the region who hate us even more? would chaos erupt in syria right in the middle of this region you? could wind up with a civil war? >> mike: then you have got dead children. 1500 people dead from chemical weapons. isn't that supposedly the line? you just can't do it you need to be slapped in the face for doing it? >> it would help if there was a coalition. people said why are we the world's sheriff. of course we distant stand by and watch this happen. aren't there other things like going to the u.n.? start the process that everybody -- shouldn't everybody in the world object to dead children from chemical weapons
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attacks? >> tucker: not everybody does. that's the thing. atrocities take place in the world all the time. most of them are not on youtube so we are not aware of them so that doesn't make them any less real. the irony is that the president has been saying what you just said for the past 20 years of his public life. you can't act without a coalition of the free world behind you. and now he is on the cusp of doing just that with a smaller coalition than bush entered iraq with in 2003. >> without the brits. >> without congressional approval and without the brits. >> alisyn: we have other news to tell you about. we would love to hear your thoughts on everything we have talked about. meanwhile we have our headlines now there are no documents surfacing from nsa leaker edward snowden and they reveal that the u.s. carried out hundreds of top secret cyber attacks in 2011 under the government's so-called black budget. cyber warriors spent more than 6 auto million dollars on operations including face placing co-letter vert bugs russian, iran china
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and north korea that makes many people happy that we know what's going on in those country. learn that thousands of nsa documents were only being protect booed i a piece of paper. british police seized commuters holding the documents earlier this month. it turns out the handler kept the password in his pocket. well, is it another thrill kill. a florida teenager stabbed a man to death because he quote had a hard day. michael king 16 years old just arrested for the january murder. 22-year-old jason paul was riding his bike home from work when king pulled out a military style knife, stabbing him several times. he told officers he wanted to kilt first person he saw because he had gotten into an argument with his patience. the teenager is now facing first degree murder charges. coming up. >> tell you about brian banks. dream of playing in the nfl has hit a delay that's because he was just cut by the atlanta falcons. did he play in the preseason game for the
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falcons, the team has to cut its roster down to 53 players by 6:00 this evening. of the 28-year-old you may remember spent five years in jail for a sexual assault charge. but he didn't do the crime. he didn't commit that crime. and was exonerated the last year. the falcons say they are trying to find a job for him somewhere in the city of atlanta. >> oh, thank you for that those are your headlines. >> rick reichmuth is standing by to tell us what the wider world is like. >> rick: i'm outside getting a bacon facial right now. [ laughter ] at 8:30 see some incredibly good looking bacon things i'm standing in the middle of. take a look at this. happy anniversary. >> thank you very much. >> rick: welcome to new york. you came here for your 30th. >> we came for 30th and head out on a cruise. >> anything you would like to say to your husband. >> i love you dearly. >> rick: that's just nice. take a look what they looked like all these years ago. can you get that right here? you haven't changed all that much. >> thank you very much.
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>> rick: happy anniversary. kind of a humid day across the east coast for your birthday. take a look at the weather maps so you can see what's going on across the eastern part of the country. going to see hours. able -- going to see showers. have a plan to get inside if one of those storms gets to your area. bring an umbrella. monday also will continue kind of in that same pattern. we dry out a little bit by tuesday. out across the west, we are going to see more showers out across areas of the southwest. some of them could be heavy. flash flood advisories going on even down towards southern california and mountains of san diego and vegas and canyons southwestern utah. be very careful as you are out there with some of those thunderstorms, it will top up in the afternoon. all right, guys. get ready for the bacon i can tell you it looks good out here. mike i can you know everybody's a raise. aren't you thrilled when you get a pay raise. time to do it for our federal workers. that could be the plan here. >> alisyn: president obama
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is proposing a 1% pay hike for federal workers and military employees by the way. his argument is that they have had a three year pay freeze and now is a good time to give them, i mean as the economy is ticking upward to give them the 1% pay increase. >> tucker: sure, they are his most faithful constituency, frazell workers, especially u.s. federal workers. if you go to washington, d.c. you may notice unlike the rest of the country construction companies on every block. boom town for washington as the government grows. >> mike: just 1%. >> tucker: if you compare the pay and benefits of federal worker compared to pay in the private sector dramatically more generous. by the way i am never tired of pointing out you are more likely to die on the job as a federal worker than be fired. lifetime employment. >> alisyn: very difficult even if you do something terribly wrong as we have seen in so many of these examples to lose your job. they do get good benefits. >> tucker: good deal. pay off, let's be honest
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federal workers and excluding the military from this. >> alisyn: military workers are included in this. >> tucker: of course they are. but the bulk of federal workers, of course, are not in seal team 6. they are making copies in the agriculture department and they vote for obama. >> mike: 1% for the military and not 1% for the rest of the federal workers. >> absolute limit i think it's appalling that we as taxpayers are paying higher than market rate for government workers. why are we doing that? they should share the burden. i'm not attacking them. my father worked for the federal government for while. he had are good federal workers. wife are they getting paid more than private sector workers because they vote for the president. mike hike in could happen any moment here. the president may be closer to taking action in syria. our nation's most decorated by lotted in the united states history says it might not be for the right reason. colonel damp hompton is
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>> tucker: a fox news alert. the white house says it is considering unilateral action against syria. it this comes after the british pull back prime minister david cammeron acknowledging the against military intervention. >> it is clear to me that the british parliament reflecting the views of the british people does not want to see british military action. i get that and the government will act accordingly. [cheers] >> tucker: many saying president ought to get
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congressional approval before were authorizing a military strike. many say any military strike would be purely political. the author of member mercenary and most decorated pilot. thank you for joining us this morning. >> good morning, tucker. thanks. >> tucker: what would be the purpose of a military strike on syria, do you think? >> as i said earlier it's purely political at this point. i mean, if you look at the situation over there now, 80% as you said don't approve. we don't have any allies. there has never been a compelling reason given as to why we would do. this you know, the president keeps talking about national security interests but i have yet to see what in syria is a national security concern to the united states. air strike risk free way to exert american power as a
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long time fighter by lotted is it risk free? >> nothing is risk free. as willing to risk american lives for this very ambiguous reason frank solid shameless. >> you have a situation in syria where people who hate us are fighting people who hate us. what would be the compelling reason to enter into that battle? >> >> well, you just answered your own question. i can't think of one. there is an old military analogy, you know that a dictum that says that never interrupt an enemy when he is making a mistake. you know, why on earth would we do this? we tried the same thing in vietnam when we supported hopey men originally. you know, against the japanese, two enemies fighting each other and you see how that worked out for us. in my mind, this is no different. >> >> tucker: how were your former compatriots still on active duty feeling right now. say you are an active duty air force pilot and awaiting orders watching washington in the news duvall good about what you may be called upon to do?
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>> well, most military folks especially on the fighting end of things they are not going to question much about being told to go somewhere and do something. if the order is given, then they will obviously go and do it. we have got personal feelings like everybody else. i think everybody over there is kind of scratching their head again asking why. if they going to make the case for intervening humanitarian reasons here. why not guinea and nigeria and somalia. why syria? if you are going to do it why wasn't it two years ago? why now? i will tell you why. his polls are down and he has got domestic problems and trying to shift the focus. >> tucker: it's asking an awful lot of these guys to go risk their lives for that. >> yeah. and as i said, it's shameful. i mean, there is lots of reasons to go to war. nobody questions if if it's in the interest of the united states. but for the life of me. i can't figure it out because, you know, i don't know any syrians. and i'm sorry that what's happening over there is
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happening but it has nothing to do with the united states and not worth risking blood and treasure. >> tucker: thanks for joining us this morning. thanks for that perspective. >> you are quite welcome. thanks. >> tucker: workers at one of the nation's busiest airports busted for stealing high dollar items from checked luggage. could it happen to you? we have got details coming up. and, he is the wonder dog who survived being tossed from a car thanks to the care he had from some very special vets. joey is back and here with tips for finding the perfect veterinarian for your dog coming up next. [ male announcer ] they say he was born to help people clean.
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>> tucker: so far no injuries reported. a man behind the fort hood massacre will have to say good by to his beard. major nidal hasan just arrived in fort leavenworth to arrive on death mow. not allowed to have beards. he grew his beard for religious reasons and dying clean shafn would be a sin. boo who. >> alisyn: well, it's a story of survival we have come to know and love here at "fox & friends." i'm sure that you will remember this as a puppy. joey was tossed from a car and left for dead. and with a broken neck, he had a 50/50 chance of survival and even slimmer chance of ever walking again. but thanks to a team brilliant veterans. joey is now a healthy and very happy dog. so how can you find the
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right vet for your pet? i'm rhyming? let's ask the woman to ho rescued joey from the nassau suffolk animal hospital in farming dale, new york out on long island. dr. linda. doctor, welcome. >> thank you. >> mike: how is joey doing. >> he is doing great. it's been a year for him since this accident. is he doing really well. >> alisyn: joey looks almost as relaxed as tucker on the set. such a good dog. first thing you say is to do your research. what do you mean? people that know dogs and pets. your friends. >> mike: don't you have a first impression about someone did go with your feeling about it. >> your first impression is important. key things you should look for, the cleanliness of the
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hospital. the friendliness of the staff. are they warm? do you feel welcomed into the hospital? is your vet confident? do they walk into the room with confidence and warmth? they should be a true healer so they should be a calming presence for you and your pets. >> mike: no grumpy docs? >> no. >> tucker: so many judgment calls and you want a person who loves animals. >> they should connect with your pet and connect with you as well of course. they should take the time to really connect with your pet before moving on to their next client. >> alisyn: of course you say price and location are always a concern. be careful shopping for your pet. there are spay and neuter clinics that have a good value for population control but it may not be the best choice for your period of time what should expectations be for a vet. >> fully informed when you leave your veterinarian.
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taking time. >> also know the standards know what kind of diagnostic equipment they have in the hospital? do they have qualified technicians to assist them? and monitoring devices and pain management are all important. >> how is joey doing? we have had him on a lot. is he our favorite tv dog. every time we see him healthier and healthier. any residual effects from the injury? >> he really doesn't. a little bit of a funny gate when he runs. >> mike: can we change his name from joey to tucker? [ laughter ] >> the yokes will not this morning. >> joey is happy and guilt free sleep anywhere. >> alisyn: there are similarities. dr. linda lou lowden. >> thank you, thanks for having us. >> mike: call it uneducation of america. american schools teaching
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>> alisyn: here is your shot of the morning. take a look at this. it is brian kilmeade teeing off at the 7th annual patriot golf day. that was the dallas national golf club. i was so happy brian didn't embarrass us. [ laughter ] >> alisyn: he always pulls it off. this is a tradition they pay tribute to our nation's bravest heros. golfers across the country add a dollar to their green fees and that money goes to scholarships for children and spouses of disabled or fallen heros. and president george w. bush says it was an easy decision to help kick it off. >> it wasn't hard because i have a kinship with our vets. and i respect and love our veterans. when he told me provide 5500 scholarships with our
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kids i said i'm in. >> mike: the president looks good there dan rooney created this whole thing the founder of the folds of honor foundation. and an f-16 fighter by lotted rooney says it's important to make a difference for families who have made the ultimate sacrifice. >> freedom isn't free and there is a great price there is 1% of that suits up t the 99% of us. sacrifices made and being made today and to have president bush with us is a huge honor. >> alisyn: president bush as you know recently had a stent put in for a heart issue. he did not hit the course but he had a very solid stand in golfing legend lee that screen go to folds of honor.org and support the families of our heros. again, brian kilmeade just did such a great job as you
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know from watching any athletic stunt we do -- >> mike: every year he pulls it it off. >> alisyn: he does. >> tucker: sat here in judgment. >> alisyn: yes. >> tucker: that's where i want to be. >> alisyn: you were astounded. >> tucker: i was impressed that actually is high pressure. well, the uneducation of america continues. elementary school students in one town taught the government is your family. >> starts with this worksheet apparently and this is what the worksheet says. government is like a nation's family. families take care of children and make sure they are safe. healthy, and educated. and free enjoy life. families encourage children to be independent, hard working and responsible. families make and enforce rules give appropriate punishments when rules are
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broken. >> alisyn: given to fourth graders in illinois and they had to memorize a t. and answer it. because after you you read that blurb, it asks you questions as worksheet does so define family, define government, define what the government does for children and they had to parrot that back to their teachers and some parents loonged at -- looked at this and stunned. >> tucker: not like greedy drunken neighbor trying to bother you and bum money off you. government is like mommy and tuck new at night and make sure you are safe. sometimes if you step out of line the government is going to be tough but fair. >> mike: my parents were drunken sailors. a little bit like my family. >> tucker: imagine pushing propaganda like this on children it really have or wellian. we can laugh about it. imagine being a fourth grader and learning to be a good little obedient robot
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in service of mommy, your government, really, you know, government is like your family. by the way, another example, an obsession with me of government undermining the authority of parents. >> mike: i have never. >> tucker: how dare you compare yourself to me. >> mike: part of a curriculum in an elementary school? >> tucker: it's in the air and water people feel this way on the left. government is like your parents. >> alisyn: let us know what you think about it let us know on twitter a lot of news to tell you about. is the head of ice ineligible for the full-time job? critics say john's appointment was all thanks to his close ties to outgoing homeland security secretary janet napolitano. now, a 2012 law requires the director to have a minimum experience which he does not have. dhs officials cited his work as general counsel for the department as providing experience for his current post. so far he has not been nominated for the permanent post, which would require senate confirmation.
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and a major crime bust at one of the nation's busiest airports. seven ramp workers at jfk airport here in new york were arrested for stealing from checked bags. the group worked for israel's el al airlines. loading the luggage on to the jets. passengers started reporting high priced items missing from their ago bags so the airline installed caught the culprits red handed. hot dog race to relish. yeah, i went there. it turned into the surprise of a lifetime for courtney jameson and her two daughters. this happened at a brooklyn cyclones baseball game. the winner came up jameson making a surprise visit. the family was not expecting him until next month. that is possibly the best costume we have seen yet. w. one of these reunions. those are your headlines.
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>> tucker: fantastic. now to the great rick reichmuth who is outside. tell us what the rest of the world is doing. >> rick: labor day for a lot of people that means the end of summer. kind of the last big go around of summer. and it's going to feel like summer for a lot of people. take a look at the weather maps. i want to show you this picture sent in from shandler, arizona. a phoenix suburb. they have been getting a lot of good thunderstorms. this is a spectacular shot of the way those thunderstorms look across areas of the desert. the monsoon right now. it's 82 degrees. today getting to about 101 and more thunderstorms in the first alert forecast today. keep sending me your pictures. let me know what it looks lining for your labor day. twitter on on facebook page. more rain coming into this area all weekend long. maybe 2 to 3 inches and that would be great news. hey, mike, international bacon day. >> it sure is why there is a big crowd here. bacon lovers. scott ireland is here. good to see you, my man. what's the name of your place. >> the meat house. letting it all hang out.
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so if you are going to pig out on bacon once a year. you might as well do it on international bacon day. >> absolutely. you have done really cool things with bacon. >> absolutely. >> let's start. i i want to see that looks like a cupcake. basic little getting ready for the football season and tailgating. this is a meat cupcake basically ground pork, ground bacon and ground beef. kind of into a meatball we put into a tin and then mashed potato frosting with bacon bits basically sprinkles. >> college football is under way. this is a big saturday for college football. do this at a tailgate. >> bacon wrapped buffalo wings. buffalo wing and barbecue sauce mixture wrapped in bacon on the grill seizey. served with grilled cheese. >> certainly healthy put a carrot on there. >> exactly. >> rick: this looks awesome. >> bacon stuffed jalapeno. wrap it with bacon and throw it on the grill. >> mike: i love that what's this go here.
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>> that's our buffalo dip. a nice dip to dip the stuffed jalapeños in. >> rick: that is good-looking go. >> mike: this looks like bacon. >> that's apple wood smoked bacon. probably the best bacon in the world. >> mike: what do you mean apple wood? >> smoked with an apple flavoring wood. >> rick: this is pancakes. there is bacon in there. >> bacon studded pan cakes. basically just a nice batter with some bacon in it. the syrup is vermont sir respect were you present a little bit of whiskey in it. pretty good? >> that is good there. >> there is whiskey in this. >> exactly. >> all right. and that's the canadian bacon eggs. basically just bacon in a tin with a little bit of cheddar cheese. put the egg on top. little salt and pepper, put it right in the oven. comes out beautifully. >> i'm not going to lie. this is incredible. >> where is the meat house? >> the meat house is 28 locations in 10 different states. we started in portions of new hampshire in 2003. right now we're pretty much
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on the east coast and then we are also in california and oklahoma. >> so i'm out of the summit meat house in new jersey. so. >> tell us what's coming up. i'm giving them some food. >> sounds good. good to see you my friend. thanks. >> the president says the united states has an obligation to act in syria. but should we? and what will it mean if we do? former cia director garyy bernstein joins us with his take on this. clinging to a cliff 200 feet off the ground for two hours? the daring rescue to get the hiker to safety next. ♪ ♪ we go, go, we don't have to go solo ♪ ♪ fire, fire, you can take me higher ♪ ♪ take me to the mountains, start a revolution ♪ ♪ hold my hand, we can make, we can make a contribution ♪ ♪ brand-new season, keep it in motion ♪ ♪ 'cause the rhyme is the reason ♪
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>> alisyn: fox news alert for you now. u.s. intelligence high confidence that the syrian government was behind the chemical weapons attack last week.
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putting the death toll there at more than 1400 people. president obama says is he still undecided about exactly what to do. >> with us now is former cia officer gary berntsen. thanks for joining us this morning. do we know for certain that bashar al assad was behind, which is to say ordered these chemical weapons attacks. >> it's been clear that he has been doing attacks for some time intel community had indication weaks ago that there were multiple attacks different places around the country couldn't prove it conclusively capitol area they have opportunity to provid physical evidence. pretty clear he is the guy that's doing that. >> alisyn: do you think that air strikes, tomahawk missile strikes would be a deterrent to assad more chemical weapons on attacks on his people? >> i think if you go after his air force and destroy his air force and much of his command and control, he will stop doing that and i don't think it's going to
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cause him to be toppled. it will be a deterrent to him. you have to remember something. hezbollah is on the ground with tens of thousands of people, the revolutionary guard corps is in there and creating militias in the country. and syria now is a set of enclaves. it's no longer the country syria. enclaves of iranians, lebanese, soon sunnies, al qaeda terrorists it resembles yugoslavia from years ago. >> tucker: the idea is that we weaken the assad regime with you not to the extent that he falls that minsz we want him to remain in power? i'm confused what our goal is here. >> we want to deter him from the continued use of chemical weapons. you don't need this going on there. and you don't need this spreading across borders and you don't need him believing that he can use these without, you know, an international reaction. >> alisyn: as i understand it i'm sure you know better. he has six primary air bases and we know, of course, where those are. do you think that's the plan that we're considering to go after those runways
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and fuel depots and get them? >> i don't know what the plan is, but it would make sense that you would go after his air assets because that's one thing that wouldn't change the balance greatly. but it would be -- it would be a high payment for him to pay. >> tucker: here we are talking about. this warplanes watching this unfold in slow motion. the administration is leaking everything to the "new york times." should they be revealing as much as they are about what they plan to do? >> i don't think that assad is going to be in a position to be able to hide his assets. we know where his things are he is not going to be able to park these in places where he they can't be hit. he is not going to be able unto plug his command notes. he may be able to move a do few things. is he vulnerable. this stuff is there. it's in the open. regardless of discussion about it they will destroy most of what they want. >> alisyn: gary, it sounds like you think that the plan we have heard thus far from the secretary of state and president will work if we have limited air strikes against his air assets or against the chemical weapons stores that this could work and it could actually be a deterrent?
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that's what we want all we want to do is deter the civilian use of populations if we don't do this if we don't do this next hour president george w. bush speaks to "fox & friends" about the crisis in syria and his experience dealing with bashar assad. >> alisyn: first, we have some cool back-to-school items that will actually get your kids excited to get back in the classroom. we'll show you what's inside that locker. [ dad ] so i walked into that dealer's office and you know what i walked out with? [ slurps ] [ dad ] a new passat. [ dad ] 0% apr. 60 months. done and done. [ dad ] in that driveway, is a german-engineered piece of awesome. that i got for 0% apr. good one, dad.
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back here with school kids. welcome. where are you from, columbus, where? >> mississippi. >> is that your sister? is she cool. >> okay. look at this next segment. i'm going to show you cool stuff for school. getting ready to go back to school. some kids are back in class. do they have everything they need and want, must haves. amy goodman is here. amy good woman is what i should say. >> i love that. pleasure to be here. >> they want cool stuff but don't break our bank account. >> the latest and greatest. there are a lot of wonderful sales this weekend as well. starting off with the super neat backpacks. this is actually for a younger set, preschoolers or kindergartners. because it has a case inside the backpack which makes the kid a superhero. i call this super fly. my toddler darting out the door in the morning, takes him
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forever. now he's going to fly. >> that's cool. >> seven different signs. great for boys and girls. >> just under $40. >> where can you get them? >> super me hero.com website. >> you like them? i like them. >> people still use lunchboxes. >> everything vintage is new again. this is from our era. anniversary couple will know who i love lucy is. amazon.com. they're great continue lunchboxes and there's a history lesson in this. if they don't know who i love lucy is, you-tube it. lucy ethel chocolates and your kids will love that. >> do you know who that is? >> it's a pop culture lesson all in one. >> what's next? >> next we have nap sacks. they're lunch bags that have a fold-out place mat. it keeps the food clean and better for kids with allergies. it will keep their food separate and contained and safe for them. >> where can i get that? >> at their website, which is
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again put in mat sack.com. >> get to the lockers. >> lockers are really tight squeezes and spaces. make use of the vertical space. with command hooks. it doesn't leave any sticky adhesive. administrators like that. you're not going to damage school property. >> you want these glasses? awesome. >> i have another pair in here. >> so you can hang your keys and school i.d. >> even this that i got from j.c. penney. >> they're awesome. >> for some great ways to express yourself as kids, we all want to personalize our school supplies, binders, water bottles. this is from scott's expression tapes. they come in patterns and colors and tints. you can personalize your binders, backpack, skateboards and more using the tape. they're very colorful. for more ideas, even adults on how to decorate, go to scott's brand.com for ideas.
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>> scott's brand.com. >> wonderful expression tapes. they're really cool. >> calendars that you actually write on. >> right. >> in this day and age. >> right. i think this is really great for command central in the family. it is a dry erase board that's a calendar and a cork board. the minute the kids get in from home, they write down i have a big test on this date. the whole family knows. it's a great visual for kids to see what activities are coming up. permission slips signed. >> in charge of their own lives in a way. >> i like having this by the door. you can hang it up on the wall. >> this is cute from bet, bath and beyond. dits the digital screen using bluetooth. it does have a radio attached as well. you can rock out with tunes with your friends and last but not least, out here, done having your dance party with all of your good friends, this is from kohl's. it's a memory foam butterfly chair. it folds up. it's great for small spaces, like an apartment.
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it's so comfortable. they have a little haven at the end of the day to read, catch up with social media, do light studies. but the kind of detox and destress at the end of the day. have a quiet space for that. >> amy, you're fantastic. >> great job. thanks girls. >> welcome to new york. >> let's go back inside. >> thanks, mike. democratic lawmakers are calling new voter i.d. laws racist. but do they have it wrong? we'll separate fact from fiction about that next. your 5-year-old, major u.s. city making it mandatory for kindergartners to learn some things about the birds and president bees. -- and the bees. hey, it's me, progressive insurance. you know, from our 4,000 television commercials. yep, there i am with flo. hoo-hoo! watch it! [chuckles] anyhoo, 3 million people switched to me last year,
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i'm alisyn camerota. we begin with a fox news alert. president obama ready to take action in syria. moments ago, reports that senior administration officials will hold a conference call with senate members this afternoon. the latest on the situation in the middle east straight ahead for you. and sex education for 5-year-olds. a major u.s. city making it mandatory for kindergartner toss learn about sex from their teachers. >> i'm mike in for clayton. talk about a rough road. a guy setting up his remote control car gets knocked off his feet with another one. oh, man. that's my favorite video of the day. "fox and friends" for a fourth hour on this saturday starts right now. good morning. we get right to the fox news alert. on the unfolding crisis in
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syria. a team of inspectors that -- the obama administration says the evidence shows there's no question the government of that country carried out the attack. live in jerusalem with the latest. >> connor, what do you know? >> tucker, the arrival of u.n. inspectors in beirut remains a major obstacle for military strikes in syria. now that they're out of damascus, the pentagon doesn't have to worry about weapons inspectors safety. they've begun the process of analyzing all of the evidence and data they collected. the hair samples and the soil samples they collected over the course of the past four days in syria. the u.n. says it could take several weeks to get results back and to sort of release a final report. however, the white house doesn't appear willing to wait for a u.n. report. secretary of state john kerry said the use of chemical weapons by syria is "clear and compelling" claiming the attack on august 21st killed at least
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1,429 syrians and at least 426 children. >> even the first responders, the doctors, nurses and medics who tried to save them, they became victims themselves. we saw them gasping for air, terrified that their own lives were in danger. this is the indiscriminate, inconceivable horror of chemical weapons. this is what assad did to his own people. >> even as confident as kerry was yesterday, the secretary of state didn't lay out much in the way of specific intelligence. in syria, though, there are clear signs that people and the government are preparing for a u.s. military strike. they've been airing special war programming showing patriotic videos and troops in the field. this is an effort to boost morale among the military and the civilian population in syria before a u.s. military strike.
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the roads there are apparently ir fairly calm and quiet. a lot of people have left the big cities anticipating a u.s. strike. connor powell live in jerusalem. we appreciate it. what do we do? the latest poll say 80% of americans want the president before he does anything consult with congress. the senate both sides. apparently they're going to do that certainly with a conference call this afternoon. does that count as getting authorization from congress? >> no. >> i mean, that's what the president is supposed to do before launching any sort of military strike. as you know, he had a teleconference, a 90-minute, his white house officials had a 90-minute teleconference with house members. some house members came away from that saying you're not being as transparent as we had hoped. we really don't still know the plans. now the president is going to have a teleconference with the senate. not all of them are in washington. they're still away on summer vacation. >> let's say they took a vote, what would the outcome be?
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>> we spoke with a member from texas. thumbs down? >> absolutely thumbs down. which is why the president isn't attempting to hold a vote. by the way, he's required to get congressional approval for military action unless the united states faces imminent threat to national security. >> back in the '80s, when we went into grenada, i think president reagan had people at the white house the night before, some were kicking and screaming, i think tip o'neill one of them. >> even in korea, it was of course not a declared war. the difference however in many of the cases was a, there was an imminent threat to american national security that was obvious or was explained by the president and b, we were part of an international coalition. we had great britain for example. >> what bernstein said last hour, used to be with the cia, the guy used chemical weapons, go in there and --
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>> he is one of the people who believes that the limited strikes will work and must be done in order to serve as a deterrent. that's what the president has basically predicated this on and saying that he does want it to be a deterrent against future chemical weapons use. to your point, tucker, the president came out and laid out his justification for it yesterday. he said that it is a national security threat. whether or not that constitutes imminent danger, why don't you listen and decide. >> this kind of attack is a challenge. we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests. by violating well-established international norms against the use of chemical weapons by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region like israel and turkey and
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jordan and it increases the ris thak chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorists who use them against us. >> you don't want to believe they have no idea what they're doing. but i'm starting to reach that conclusion. what's missing is a strategy. what is our middle east policy? what is our goal? what do we want to see happen? do we want assad displaced, replaced by someone else? if so, whom? the opposition seems to some extent controlled by al qaeda. do we want them in charge of syria? >> if we don't do anything, does that bolster assad and bolster then iran? >> before you act, you need a clear sight picture of what you want to achieve. here's where we're going, here's the destination. >> the end game is vitally important. >> they have consequences you can't foresee. think those through a little bit. if anything, the last ten years that's the lesson. >> during the conference call this afternoon with the senate, can he be talked out of acting?
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what do you think is going to happen? >> hard to go back now. these things take on their own inertia. once it gets moving, it's hard to slow down. the president is not going to attack syria now? we seem to be moving towards this. by the way, there's a risk of a regional war breaking out which could potentially wind up in places -- >> pound airplanes but don't take him out altogether. >> we also know there are unintended consequences as president bush learned with iraq and he had a wonderful fundraiser for fallen and injured soldiers. he got president bush to comment on assad. >> president has a tough choice to make. if he decides to use military, he'll have the greatest military backing him up. i was not a fan much mr. assad.
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he's an ally of iran and he's made mischief. putting military in harm's way is a toughest decision a president will make. >> president bush did not want to weigh into international affairs and he didn't want to comment on his what successor should or should not do. brian was firm yet respectful because it is important to hear what president bush thinks, any lessons learned or what we should do. you heard as much as he was willing to give there. >> i remember talking to people during the clinton administration and how much they despised jimmy carter because he would never stop sounding off about what they were doing, right or wrong. i have to say bush's unwillingness to weigh in is admirable. >> it's inappropriate to weigh in. >> clinton and jimmy carter, they can't control themselves. it infuriates -- >> especially in a tense moment like this. >> meanwhile, let's get to headlines. there is other news as well.
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new overnight, los angeles firefighters spent the night combing through rubble. neighbors heard a strange noise before the big home collapsed. fire bosses said the house had been abandoned for a couple of years but homeless people were known to flock there. rescue dogs were sent in to make sure no one was trapped inside. so far, no injuries reported. also happening while you were sleeping, pope francis naming the so-called deputy pope. arch bish shop will serve as the new secretary of state acting as the pontiff's right hand man this. announcement comes as pope francis gets a lesson in selfies. the same week the word was added to the dictionary. posing with a group of italian teenagers in st. peter's basilica. cheerleaders at towson university feeling anything but pep i. they are suspended over hazing accusations. the national champions cannot perform at any sporting events
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or practice. some students say hazing is common among the schools. >> if they caught everybody that was hazing, there would be no sports left anyway. >> we need our cheerleading squad. i think it's terrible we suspend them the whole year. >> the university has not revealed what type of hazing this was. the squad says they plan to appeal the suspension. here is a beautiful story. it's a love story that lasted until the very end. robert and nora diane passed away on the very same day. robert died first and 16 hours later, nora passed away. the couple met on a blind date and nora told him she never wanted to see him again. robert persistence paid off. before he was drafted for world war ii they eloped. they had two more wedding ceremonies. this couple was married for 71 years. youser, 71.
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>> on tuesday, the same thing, close to that. a couple married 65 years, living in a nursing home. they died 11 hours apart. >> that is the goal. living without your spouse of 50 or 60, 70 years, it's like hell. heart is broken. rick? >> don't break our hearts. >> don't go breaking our hearts. >> those stories are beautiful. what a fortunate life when it can all happen like that. also fortunate, bringing your sons to the u.s. open. >> yes. >> we're looking forward to it today. >> a pretty good dad. are you rooting for anybody in particular? >> no. >> federer. >> yes, federer. >> the u.s. open, about another week here in new york city. great time for it. the weather a little bit iffy. look at the weather maps now. we'll see more moisture across the southwest. monsoon season and they've rile been getting a lot of rain over the next four, five days. a few spots seeing 2 to 3 inches of rain. a little bit of that rain, yosemite is, toward that area,
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the fire is now up to about 32% containment. we're going to see that chance tomorrow of a thunderstorm in the area. that also is the chance for lightning which isn't necessarily conducive. look at video out of this. they're using drones to help them. the areas that are hard to get in and see what the fire is doing. they're sending in drones to take pictures to give them a better idea of what's going on in the fire. a better handle on it. they do have containment. that's the fifth largest fire in california history. just over 200,000 acres. amazing. guys, back to you inside. >> thank you, rick. is asking for your i.d. at the polls racist? some democratic lawmakers say oh, yes it is. do they have it all wrong? we're going to separate fact from fiction coming up next. >> could songs like this keep you from getting road rage? that makes me sad.
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welcome back. bill clinton making controversial remarks regarding voter i.d. laws last week at the martin luther king, jr. remembrance ceremony. >> great democracy does nat make it harder to vote than to bianna salt weapon. >> clinton isn't the only one on the left attacking that. some say there's negative effect on voter participation. if voter i.d. laws are racist, why are minority groups voting more frequently than hfr before? even in laws of strict i.d. joining us now to discuss is rory murdock. >> thanks for having me here. >> is this -- you listen to some
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leaders of the democratic party, this is a return to jim crow. >> this is the claim they have. this is the narrative that blacks folks can't get to the polls because of the republican voter suppression. you look at the facts and the black participation in 2012 election not only went up from 2008 but for the first time in history exceeded white participation. about 62% of eligible blacks voted in 2012 versus 58% of whites. >> give us examples here. >> there's a story of blacks not getting to the polls. that's not the case. >> georgia, tennessee, indiana, kansas, there's a pretty good turnout. >> 11 states that have photo i.d. laws and black voter participation actually increased and exceeded that of whites in nine of them. the idea that the photo i.d. keeps blacks from showing up is not the case. >> the idea strikes me as patronizing. they don't have i.d.s. >> i flew in from california on thursday. i had to show this at the airport to fly here. i had to show this to get in this building. somehow i was able to do this. if it is racist in order to get
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to the polls, why is it in order to get to the department of just toys complain to eric holder our attorney general about the injustice of showing photo i.d. you have to show photo i.d. at the building to talk to holder. if he thinks it's an injustice, then you shouldn't have to show i.d. there. >> why are we doing this now when for years and years we didn't have to do this? >> i think there's a real concern for people showing up at the polls -- >> is that true? >> where do you proof? >> there's a liberal group called the pew foundation. 1.8 million americans, dead americans are registered to vote. 1.8 million dead voters on the roll. 275,000 in -- if you don't show i.d., who knows who the person coming in to vote s it really that person, is this person voting -- voting multiple times. there are a lot of places where the cities have r. straddling two states.
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>> if you believe that voting is the sacred civil act, the thing that makes us a country, a democracy, then those facts would drive you crazy. yet, people on the left don't seem concerned at all about it. >> i very much support the right of everyone being able to cast a ballot for president, for mayor. that ballot needs to be protected, counted properly. should not be negated by a false vote. >> colin powell thinks that pushing the voter i.d. law around the country is a dumb idea for the gop. >> i don't think it's a dumb idea. if you truly believe there's some kind of republican vote suppression operation, which i don't think there is, if you really believe that, you want to protect people's votes. even republicans are suppressing black votes and keeping them from the polls, maybe they're also trying to find a way to negate them with fraudulent votes. photo i.d.s protects the ballots if everybody shows up to vote. this does not apply to black -- where that happens -- >> if there's a conspiracy, it's
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a profoundly incompetent one. you just showed it's not working. >> yeah. >> by the way, you look fantastic. >> thank you. >> you win. >> we're -- we have a contest for best dressed every morning. you win. >> how far would you go to get your child into college? spills the dirty secrets some parents take to get the acceptance letter. we'll tell you what they do. >> he donated a kidney to save his sister's life. a nurse accidentally threw his kidney in the trash. the siblings share their unbelievable story.
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news by the numbers now. first, 1%, that's how much president obama proposing a decrease in the raises for members of the military. according to a federal pay formula, the raises should be nearly 2%. next 80. that's the age of a weight lifter busted by the anti-doping agency for using steroids. don ramos tested positive during the pan american masters weightlifting championship. 80. he's been suspended for two years. $1,000. that's how much budget hotels like days inn are charging if you plan to attend the super bowl next year at met life stadium across the river in new jersey. $1,000 for the days inn. thanks, mike. so parents can be crazy sometimes. just how far would you be willing to go to get your child into their top college pick?
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you'd be surprised to hear the drastic lengths some parents are willing to take to earn that acceptance letter. >> or not surprised at all. here to spill the information is lacy crawford. she joins us. how bad does it get? i just went through this process with one of our children. i'm proud to say i didn't do anything. >> congratulations. >> some parents go over the top. give us an example. >> they do. well, example number one is a father who has me meet with him and his son for the first time in his office in midtown manhattan, has me have a seat, takes out his checkbook and says all right is $10,000 about right? i said about right for what? to write the essay in front of his son. >> he wanted you, because you're a college admission's counselor to write the essay. >> that raises a question. how do the colleges know that the student wrote the essay
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themselves? >> you know, i've worked with a lot of students. i may or may not be right. my opinion is if you've read enough of the essays, you can be pretty clear on the difference between a smart and curious 17-year-old and a 38-year-old with a degree in english lit la tur. i don't think it's that hard. a package student sounds like a hollow kid. they do. >> colleges, unfortunately, do take race into account in their admissions. it must be a temptation for some parents to lie about the race of their child. >> i did have one parent who was applying, the student applying from france. they had lived for a time, it was a diplomatic family. they had lived in an african nation and even though the family was white, the mother hit upon a great idea and called me very excited and she said we'll say he's black. she wanted to check the box indicating that her son was black. i explained to her this wasn't a good idea but i didn't win that argument. >> isn't that something that the
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college can quickly sort of deduce when the child arrives? >> well, i mean, when a child shows up. but i'm not sure they're standing there with the applications checking against the line of incoming freshmen. >> aren't you what you say you are. you can change your gender. who should say what race you are? >> i'm not sure that trans racial. that would make a great college essay. that would be a really good one. >> there you go. meanwhile, you were mentioning a dad who is going to pay you to write the essay. i'm sure you've encountered parents who write the essay themselves. >> this is the most heartbreaking, one of the most heartbreaking things i saw. a young man who wasn't accepted early decision to his first choice school which meant he still had to apply to several other schools in the regular round. his father went ahead and tore up the college application essay that he had spent months perfecting that his guidance
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counselor read and he rewrote it in the first person that he should get in because he was a great student, he wasn't. because every student benefits from a range of students including the average and mediocre. therefore, this boy would bring this kind much variety and experience and diversity to campus. heartbreaking. >> horrible. >> the sad truth is, everything is going to be okay no matter what happens. lacy, thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> the book again is early decision. great read. thanks so much. do you ever get road rage? did you know a certain type of music can calm you down behind the wheel? the surprising tunes you should be listening to before you cut off other drivers in traffic. >> we've been celebrating international bacon day all morning. it wouldn't be complete without the original bacon explosion. the recipe for these pork-fection next.
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he's really asleep. >> i don't think we're being good co-hosts right now. >> sweet dreams ♪ ♪ >> good to see you. >> welcome to "fox and friends." i know we're not on television. >> no need to be embarrassed. commercial break. >> honestly live. is this honestly on tv?
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>> yes. ♪ no seriously. if you're just joining us, that happened. >> that happened. >> in the 7:00 hour, wasn't it? >> yeah. >> seems like yesterday. that was a reset for me. it's four hours long. i take a nap in the middle. it's like a brand new day. it's two, two-hour shows. it's manageable. >> you have more energy after that three-minute nap. >> let me recommend to viewers, take a little nap, even on live television. >> mike and i have been doing a live show for a long time. >> loong time. >> it's never happened. >> well, i sat in for sean hannity last night and it went late. >> is it on you-tube yet? it has to be. >> it is already. yes. >> it's impossible to embarrass
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me. so there's no cost for me. >> right. >> 50 views so far. >> i danced on television. it's not -- you're going to hurt my feelings? >> no. >> i don't have any left. >> your moment of waking up, you were like, wait a minute, is this really happening? >> i didn't believe it. >> am i live on television. >> you know what happened, after we had a vigorous discussion of sex education in the chicago schools. he fell asleep after sex talk. >> because i got all -- i'm not in the debate, mike. >> chicago, has made sex ed mandatory for kindergartners. >> can we clarify. it's not graphic details. they're talking about safe touch. what's appropriate touch. and you can make the argument that 5-year-olds do need to know what a good touch is and who they tell if they're the victim of a bad touch. >> i would make the argument, that's up to the parents' discretion.
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it's up to the parent to decide what to tell his or her children about sex. by the way, it's not just in the home that kids get molested. they get molested in school. >> good. they should know it everywhere. it's good to know that. >> that is the core role of a parent. if a parent has children for the wider world. that's his prerogative. a parent gets to decide. >> he's got a point there. i may be tilting over to him. i'm france and switzerland. i'm going with both your ideas. >> uh-huh. >> the only thing i've never understood is, why do we tell our kids this is your arm, these are your ears but not the word for what's going on down there. >> why does it have to be so naughty? >> it doesn't. but it's up to the parent. sacred rules. that's what makes a parent different than the government. >> you're making the argument, why not teach math at home. we outsource some of this stuff to teachers to teach our kids. we have them learn about other mental health things.
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why not teach them body parts and safe touch. >> a good question. here's where we draw the line with value. we don't have schools indoctrinate our children with religious values. we don't do that because that's the prerogative of the parent to incull indicate the family values in the child. >> you trust parents -- >> i trust them more than i trust schools. by the way, if a parent doesn't have a right to transmit his or her values to a child, what right does a parent have? >> a parent does have a right to transmit values. however, the problem is that kids are often molested by their family. i'm sorry. that is a fact of life. go to any police station. kids are molested by family members. it's nice to have a third party saying this is what you should do. >> the government is never a disinterested party. >> the sex talk is making me sleepy. >> could you do something? >> i'm going to do headlines. that also apparently lulls people to sleep. >> here you go, america.
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>> it was a bittersweet start to high school football season in georgia. the seminoles paid tribute to a teammate who died during a pre-season scrimmage two weeks ago. he broke his neck on a routine tackle. >> it means the world to us. we love him and we miss him so much. we do it for duke. let's do it! >> classmates and even cheerleaders on the opposing team wore his number 2 to remind them of their friend. the seminoles came ready to play. they almost ran back the opening kickoff for a touchdown. >> it was a perfect match, a brother going through surgery to give his older sister the kidney she need today save her life. one big problem. a nurse at the university of toledo medical center mistakenly tossed that kidney in the trash. the hospital did find the young woman a new kidney but the siblings are now suing the hospital. we spoke to them earlier on "fox
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and friends.." >> i was extremely bit frer the time frame when sara didn't have a kidney yet. bitter, yes. >> i felt it was unbelievable that my brother tried saving my life and his life was risked in the process and it was all in vain. >> the lawsuit cites medical negligence. they're suing for $200,000. so this could be the cure to road rage. simply playing a sad song on your car radio. why is that? scientists say they found that playing slow and down beat music makes people calmer and thereby safer on the roads. we all made our picks for the sad songs before. this is mine. yes. fast car by tracy chapman but you drive your car slowly. we wanted to know what your favorite sad songs were for driving. many of you who wrote in said stop loving her today by george
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jones. ♪ >> oh, such a good one. karen said unchained melody by the righteous brothers instantly came to her mind. karen suggested trying to get over you by vince gill. all good choices. ♪ if you're driving right now, listening to us, you're driving more slowly. i can tell that you much. >> and maybe a tiny car, but it packs a powerful punch, tucker. oh, yeah. >> watch this. sounds like a formula one. but it wasn't. it was a tiny remote controlled car. the guy barely knew what hit him his friends steering the car right into his foot. that had to hurt. oh, my gosh. >> that really hurts.
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we should probably stop playing this over and over. >> all right. let's go outside to mike who i believe is consuming even more bacon. >> that's right. we're calling it a bacon explosion today. i've had so much i'm ready to explode. it's international bacon day. without including perhaps president most famous bacon recipe created in recent memory. that's right. we're talking about a bacon explosion. >> that's your belly afterwards. many imitators but jason day is the creator of the original bacon explosion. he's here to show us how it's done. you're the author of barbecue makes everything better. how did you get the book deal? >> we had a lot of feedback. we're here with your viewers. we got a book deal out of it. >> bacon explosion. it includes sausage and bacon. >> and barbecue. >> put it all together. >> what we start with here is a basket weave of bacon. kind of got it started. >> a lattice. >> over under, over under.
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we'll pull a couple back and finish it off. >> i never could figure out how to do that. >> this is the wrap that goes around the outside. our bacon flavor. going to lay this down. it is a barbecue recipe. want to get a little bit of barbecue rub on here too. >> i like where you're going with this so far. >> i got it pressed out nice and neat. you want to lay that on top of our nice neat bacon weave. >> what's your cholesterol? >> it's very low. this is a protein diet friendly. >> roll it? >> not yet. not yet. what we got here is a pound of fried bacon. we want to top our sausage with more fried bacon, just kind much nice and even. >> of course. >> it's a barbecue recipe again. so we've got a little bit of barbecue sauce as well. >> you roll it up and it looks like this. >> the whole thing gets rolled up. it goes into the smoker first. >> do you slice it? >> you slice off a chunk of it. got nice bacon weave. >> on a bun? >> yeah.
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>> more barbecue sauce here if you want to top it off. >> since you were here last time, people can buy these, right? >> barbecue addicts.com. we sell them fully cooked. they compaq -- >> 15% off for any order of one or more whole bacon explosion. "fox and friends." >> "fox and friends".com and you can have one sent to your house. >> yeah. >> ridiculous. >> thank you. >> thank you very much for being here. back to you inside. >> i'm going to marry you. >> get in line. that's great. thanks, guys. everyone knows about trayvon martin x, of course. what about the senseless murder of christopher lane. why the two crimes are treated so differently. first a look at what's coming up on the cost of freedom business blog. >> good morning guys. hitting the road for the holiday this weekend, you might notice the gas prices are inching up
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. college students at the university of colorado at boulder were asked what their thoughts were on both the trayvon martin case and the christopher lane case. the responses weren't quite what you might expect. >> do you believe that the trayvon martin story received the national attention that it deserved? >> absolutely. i think so. >> i heard about it for like two months straight. i'd say it got plenty of attention. >> do you believe that the chris lane has received the national attention that it deserves?
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>> can you remind which story that is? i don't know who chris lane is. >> you don't know. >> never heard of that. >> what's going on here? joining us to discuss is is host of the web series the caleb bonham show. caleb, thanks for joining us. thank you, tucker. >> are those clips representative? everyone heard of trayvon martin and no one heard of chris lane? >> well, in the entirety of the video, a few of the students do acknowledge that they had heard of the chris lane story but the clips are indicative of the lack of name recognition between the two. they were very familiar with the trayvon martin situation and it wasn't until i described in detail the chris lane story that only a few of them had heard of it. and it was very telling. >> we've got a sound from your interviews. here's one student explanation for it: watch. >> it's more fashionable to go ahead and say a black guy got killed by a white guy but not a
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black guys killed white people. >> that's kind of the -- >> that was a powerful clip simply because i think most of the students that i -- it's a very encouraging video. they see through the narrative. they saw why one case is played up and the other one is swept under the rug. they understood that, as that young man indicated, that it is fashionable and as he continues to say to maybe portray white people as the bad guys and so all of the students that i talked with had very interesting insight. they actually continued to discuss the issue, maybe hinting that president obama maybe shouldn't have made the remarks that he did in the trayvon martin situation. and that since he did, he should maybe balance it out and speak out on the chris lane situation. >> the student who kind of summed it up i thought correctly in the last clip we saw, he sounded like he had a foreign accent. it seems to me maybe people who didn't grow up in this country feel freer to state the obvious
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than those of us grew up with the oppressive feeling you're not allowed to say this, that and the other thing. >> he's not constrained by political correctness. he feels free to speak honestly and openly about what he interprets is going on in this nation with the news. it's a refreshing point of view for sure. >> wouldn't it be nice if you could state the obvious without being attacked. >> absolutely. >> thanks. >> that's why i live in colorado. >> amen. >> caleb, thanks for joining us this morning. >> thank you, tucker. he was injured in iraq. that's not stopping him from winning marathons and setting records with hand cycling. hear this man's remarkable story up next.
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staff sergeant tom davis was serving his second tour of duty in iraq when an ied blast went off, had hit his vehicle and changed his life forever. he suffered a slew of injuries to his body and lost his left leg. >> he hasn't let that stop him. inspired by his faith he's taking on the sport of hand cycling and winning marathons and breaking records and part of a project that is to improve these hand cycles for wounded warriors like himself. he's here to tell us about it. thanks so much for being with us this morning. >> thanks. >> thanks for your service and sacrifice first. >> thank you. >> tell us how you got involved in this and what this idea of cycling has done for you? >> i got involved in hand cycling in about 2007 when i was at walt ter reid still as part of my therapy. that's how i got introduced to
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it. i rode for a little bit, maybe about a year, on my own hand cycle and then i kind of put it away and it sat in my shed about three years. back in 2011 i was weight lifting and i felt god calling me to walk out of the weight room, start riding this bike and racing it and glorify him and i haven't looked back since. >> that's what you've done. you were always a runner. >> right. >> so hand cycling appeals to you why? >> it's like giving me back a sense of freedom. after i lost my leg and i wasn't really able to walk anymore and i'm in a wheelchair now so i don't have that freedom of being able to go out and run and having the mobility. getting on the bike and being able to goes fast is like being a kid again a lot of times. >> so great. >> these bikes, have they gotten better in time and is that part of what's happening here? >> absolutely. yeah. technology, you know, obviously has gotten a lot better and different manufacturers and they keep getting better and hopefully tis project -- >> right. when you started it was hard.
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hand cycling as i understand it, the cycles are delicate, hard to do, but technology has improved. >> right. it still has the common every time you go to a bike race somebody has a malfunction. there's a lot of moving parts on a bike. things are going to break down. but technology is getting better and -- but it still needs to improve more. >> right. we're going to take a break and when we examine back you're going to race rick. do you think rick has any chance. >> sure. >> you think so? >> that's very kind of you. >> have you ever done that before. >> i just sat in it to get fitted for it. i have about four seconds. >> okay. my money is on you. >> stick around. we'll be right back. ♪ you need a girls' weekend and you need it now. ladies, let's goo vegas.
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some students at michigan tech are trying to build better hand cycles, better technology to make the racing experience better for some of our wounded vets and we're about to see you
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guys from achilles freedom team race rick. this is going to be bad, i suspect, for rick. but in any event, let's see how fast. >> i'm letting you start just about six inches in front of me so that way when you win i can say you cheated. >> i got it. >> there you go. >> when i say three, two, one, go! >> okay. how is it looking, guys? >> rick is -- >> rick is getting smoked. he's going to have trouble with this turn. >> i don't think anybody taught rick how to turn. >> wow. >> you weren't even going to let rick finish. >> didn't get started right away. >> rick, you didn't learn how to turn. >> tends to be the problem. do you have any really long straightaway stretches we can go into this time? >> jay, how did rick do?
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rick, was he okay? >> beat me by a length. >> that -- >> that was such a victory. >> see you tomorrow, everybody. >> we'll be here. >> thanks so much for joining us. thanks so much, achilles team. great stuff. see you tomorrow. >> i want a redo. think the syria conflict is far away? well, it's actually already hitting you right here in the gas tank. with tensions rising, oil prices are spiking, and that's turning into more pump pain. gas jumping a nickel this week alo alone. how bad will it get. i'm brenda buttner, this is "bulls & bears." let's get to it. here they are, the "bulls & bears" we have gary smith, tracy vern, john layfield along with gary and mark. welcome to everybody. so energy prices heating up with the tension over syria. john layfield, how bad will it get at the pum much? >> look, i think there's a potential this

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