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Israel vs. Iran, New Hampshire Primary, and More in Chad’s Steaming Pile

Here are just a few things in Chad’s Pile that you will hear on Lubbock’s First News this morning. Give Chad your feedback on the steaming topics.

1. Is Israel about to take action? (link)

It appears as though there are some in Israel that want to take action against Iran. The Israeli Prime Minister is trying to get support for a pre-emptive strike on Iran according to sources inside the government. According to SKY News:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to rally support in his cabinet for an attack on Iran, according to government sources.

The country’s defence minister Ehud Barak and the foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman are said to be among those backing a pre-emptive strike to neutralise Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

But a narrow majority of ministers currently oppose the move, which could trigger a wave of regional retaliation.

On November 8th, the IAEA will report on the state of Iran’s nuclear capacity and that could influence things.

2. January 10th (link)

January 10th will be the first primary and New Hampshire will have it. To those who say the election is far away, sorry you might be wrong.

The resolution last week of the state’s political dispute with Nevada Republicans over the date of their presidential caucus cleared the way for Secretary of State Bill Gardner to set the date of the New Hampshire primary for Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012.

This morning, that’s just what he did, putting to rest speculation and making the date official.

Nevada Republicans decided to move the date of their caucus from Jan. 14 to Feb. 4. The Jan. 14 was in conflict with the New Hampshire law mandating that the primary be held at least seven days ahead of any “similar election.”

3. Angry Birds (link)

Angry Birds is on fire. In less than 2 years, the mobile video game has over 500 million downloads.

“It’s more than any game ever before,” Rovio’s marketing chief Peter Vesterbacka told a conference in Helsinki.

Unlike most mobile-game crazes, Angry Birds — in which players use a slingshot to attack pigs who steal the birds’ eggs — has stayed at the top of the charts since it was launched for Apple’s iPhone on Dec 11, 2009.

Do you play Angry Birds?

These and many more topics coming up on Thursday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty. Tune in mornings 6-9am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App.

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