Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Thursday 5/24/12
British and Spanish ships almost come to blows over-The-Rock
Spain ceded control of Gibraltar to what is now the United Kingdom in 1713 in the Treaty of Utrecht. The minute territory of 2.6 square miles nicknamed the “Rock” is a peninsula off Spain on the Mediterranean coast just off the entrance to the Atlantic Ocean and it gives Britain access to the Mediterranean.
Israel land of Jewish refugees riled by influx of Africans
In an ironic twist, Israel's most tolerant city erupted in violent riots against African migrants last night, eliciting comparisons with "pogrom" attacks on European Jewish communities in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Rubio: Failure to ‘Accommodate’ Illegals Within Confines of U.S. Law = ‘Missed Golden Opportunities’
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told a crowd of small business leaderswith the Latino Coalition that the failure to "accommodate" the status of young illegal aliens within the confines of U.S. laws constitutes "missed golden opportunities" fueled by partisan politics.
Long commute time linked with poor health
A new study shows A study published this month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that the longer people drive to work, the more likely they are to have poor cardiovascular health.
Russia claims new missile can overcome missile defenses
Within days of NATO's announcement that its European antimissile shield is now "provisionally operational," Russia has claimed to have tested a new type of intercontinental missile that can outwit the new missile defenses.
DCCC fundraiser to honor 25years since Barney Frank cam out
House Democrats will hold a fundraiser next week honoring the 25th anniversary of Rep. Barney's Frank (D-Mass.) coming out of the closet. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/229363-dccc-fundraiser-to-honor-25-years-since-barney-frank-came-out
Hillary Clinton: Opposition to Sea Treaty Based on 'Mythology'
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee began the latest round in a decades-long fight to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), known as the Law of the Sea Treaty.