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  • Shelby Subcommittee Reviews FY19 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Budget Request

    Excerpt from a news release:

    U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Defense, today conducted a subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2019 budget request for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.

    Senator Shelby’s remarks, as prepared, are below.

    “I am pleased to welcome Secretary Spencer, Admiral Richardson and General Neller to the committee for an update of U.S. Naval operations, and to review the fiscal year 2019 budget request for the Navy and Marine Corps.

    “For fiscal year 2019, the Navy and Marine Corps are requesting $194.1 billion, which is an increase of about $4.5 billion over amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2018, and is consistent with the two-year budget deal passed earlier this year. However, the funding level in this request is still below what the Navy had projected for the upcoming year before the Budget Control Act was passed in 2011.

    “Secretary Mattis has warned that ‘failure to modernize our military risks leaving us with a force that could dominate the last war, but be irrelevant to tomorrow’s security.’

    “This increase is a necessary first step to reverse the harm to our military by five years of sequestration budgets.

  • Alabama Is 2018’s 2nd Least Gambling-Addicted State

    Excerpt from Wallet Hub:

    Gambling exists in every state, even Hawaii and Utah, where gambling is prohibited by law. But all gamblers are different. “Recreational” or “social” gamblers, for instance, buy the occasional lottery ticket, take the rare casino trip or bet small stakes in fantasy sports. But they also are mentally able to quit at any point and prevent catastrophic financial loss.

    But when the business or pleasure gets out of control, gambling becomes a real medical condition. Gambling disorder, as it’s known, affects about 1-3 percent of all U.S. adults. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Gambling can stimulate the brain’s reward system much like drugs such as alcohol can, leading to addiction.”

    The gambling problem, however, is much bigger in some states than in others. WalletHub therefore compared the 50 states to determine where excessive gambling is most prevalent.

    Gambling Addiction in Alabama (1=Most Addicted, 25=Avg.):
    36th – Casinos per Capita
    34th – Gaming Machines per Capita
    45th – Lottery Sales per Capita
    39th – Gambling-Related Arrests per Capita
    37th – Legality of Daily Fantasy Sports

  • Here’s Alabama’s Largest Employer; And How Many People Work There

    Excerpt from Birmingham Patch:

    Most state economies are pretty diverse, with state governments tending to be the largest employers with more than 22 million workers across the country. But for some, just one or two employers play a significantly larger role in the health of the local economy and job force than any other.

    In Alabama, Walmart is the single largest employer, according to a new report by the financial news and opinion site 24/7 Wall St.

    Alabama
    — Largest employer: Walmart
    — Employees: 37,207
    — Industry: Retail

5 months ago

Yh Radio: Janet Porter SOUNDS OFF on Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones

 

Janet Porter of Faith 2 Action called into the show today to talk about her approval of Judge Roy Moore. She goes into depth about her feelings of disapproval of Doug Jones and what he stands for. She touches base on abortion and other topics as well. She also mentions that she is a volunteer for Judge Roy Moore.

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5 months ago

Roy Moore’s Vietnam War buddy calls into Yellowhammer Radio, defends his fellow Army officer against recent allegations

Friend of Judge Roy Moore and Vietnam veteran Bill Staehle calls into the The Ford Faction to discuss his time serving with Roy Moore in the war. Staehle described Moore in a very generous way and had many great things to say about him.

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5 months ago

YHRadio: Trae Elston and JJ Nelson join The Ford Faction for their picks in this weekend of College Football

Trae Elston and JJ Nelson join The Ford Faction for their weekly picks for The Yellowhammer Pick ‘Em in college football. So far Trae leads the pack with an 28-7 record. The overall winner gets to donate $1000 to a charity of their choice.

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5 months ago

YHRadio: Church of the Highlands Mark Pettus Calls In

 

Mark Pettus of Church of the Highlands calls in to talk about the exciting things the church has in store. He mentions how blessed he is for his time there and what Motion means to him and even talks about his football days at UAB.

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5 months ago

YHRadio: UAB Character Development Coach Timothy Alexander Calls In

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Tim Alexander calls in to The Ford Faction today to talk about overcoming extreme obstacles. After suffering in a major car accident, Tim didn’t let it get him down from working hard and achieving his goals. He talks all about it with the guys in today’s interview.

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5 months ago

YHRadio: John Merrill talks Senate race and voting

 

Secretary of State John Merrill joins the guys to discuss the Alabama senate race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. He also talks about online registration to vote and his time at The University of Alabama.

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5 months ago

YHRadio: Trae Elston and JJ Nelson join The Ford Faction for their picks in this weekend of College Football

Trae Elston and JJ Nelson join The Ford Faction for their weekly picks for The Yellowhammer Pick ‘Em in college football. So far Trae leads the pack with an 22-6 record. The overall winner gets to donate $1000 to a charity of their choice.

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5 months ago

YHRadio: Trae Elston and JJ Nelson join The Ford Faction for their picks in this weekend of College Football

Trae Elston and JJ Nelson join The Ford Faction for their weekly picks for The Yellowhammer Pick ‘Em in college football. So far Trae leads the pack with an 16-5 record. The overall winner gets to donate $1000 to a charity of their choice.

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5 months ago

YHRadio: Trae Elston and JJ Nelson join The Ford Faction for their picks in this weekend of College Football

Trae Elston and JJ Nelson join The Ford Faction for their weekly picks for The Yellowhammer Pick ‘Em in college football. So far Trae leads the pack with an 11-3 record. The overall winner gets to donate $1000 to a charity of their choice.

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6 months ago

Yellowhammer Radio: Alain Burrese explains what to do during a shooting

Alain Burrese joins The Ford Faction to talk about the tragic Texas Church shooting, what to do if a situation like this comes up, and he talks about his website.

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6 months ago

YHRadio: The Ford Faction Takes on a New Challenge, College Football Pick’em Contest

The Ford Faction now has a new weekly contest, College Football Pick ‘Em. Ford, Sam and Zac team up to take on NFL athletes. At the end of the year, the person with the most wins takes home a cash prize for their charity via Yellow Hammer. Trae Elston from the Buffalo Bills as well as JJ Nelson from the Arizona Cardinals weigh in.

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6 months ago

YHRadio: Virginia Congressman, and retired Navy SEAL, Scott Taylor joins the show

Scott Taylor joins the program. They discuss Trump’s Gold Star drama, national security, and Scott cover his incredible resume.

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6 months ago

YHRadio: Senate Hopeful Roy Moore joins The Ford Faction

Roy Moore, Republican Candidate for the Senate, discusses why voter turn-out is so important in this next election. We also take a look into his relationship with President Trump, and then get into his old kickboxing career.


 
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6 months ago

YHRadio: UAB Head Football Coach Bill Clark joins The Ford Faction

Coach Clark and the guys discuss UAB resurrection, the current success the team has experience, and a some leadership qualities that set Coach Clark apart.


 
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6 months ago

YHRadio: CEO of Kolbe Clinic, William Wainscott, joins The Ford Faction.

William Wainscott, CEO of the Kolbe Clinic, spends some time with Yellowhammer Radio on the Ford Faction. William shares how and where folks can get treatment for drug addictions, and healthy ways to approach family and friends who’re ensnared in addiction. At a time in which opioid addiction is rampant, and drug abuse, in general, is more common than ever, you won’t want to miss this insightful interview.

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7 months ago

YHRadio: Tips for Surviving an Active Shooter Situation

Listen is as Yellowhammer Radio interviews Survival Expert Alain Burrese.

Burrese provides his three-pronged approach on how to survive an active shooter situation.

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8 months ago

The Ford Faction and Candace Owens Team Up to Destroy BLM Demands

Candace Owens joins The Ford Faction to cover a ridiculous Black Lives Matter demand list. That includes, white privilege, white guilt, and even giving up your home. Candace has gone viral with her hot takes which you can see on Youtube, Facebook, or other platforms @redpillblack.

Twitter: @RedPillBlack
YouTube: Red Pill Black

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8 months ago

The Ford Faction Talks With Luther Strange Outside The Talking Points

Luther Strange talks about his views on pro-life, family, and repeal of the ACA (Obamacare). He emphasized the advantages of being the incumbent and how his victory would make a smooth transition as the work could continue without interruption. He stated that he shares the same basic values as Judge Moore and would vote and has voted consistently with conservatives on legislative actions. He warned against activist judges being allowed to defy federal rulings because the ruling could be conservative in nature and a more liberal judge would not be forced to comply with a law he or she refuses to apply.

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