Monday, May 28, 2012

Show Notes: 05-27-2012

Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Sunday 5/27/12

A Soldiers prayer for Memorial Day

God our Father, Help me to remain true to my ideals during my service to my country.
Help me be what is in America, the land of the free.
May I realize that I represent what our country stands for.

Greece says public finances face collapse

Greece’s public finances could collapse as early as next month, leaving salaries and pensions unpaid unless a stable government emerges from the June 17 election, according to Lucas Papademos, the technocrat prime minister who left office after this month’s inconclusive vote.


Democrats play down Wisconsin recall election
Recent polls have pointed toward a victory for Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin’s June 5 recall election. But here’s the clearest evidence to date that national Democratic party officials believe their side is losing: Democratic officials are playing down the potential impact.,0,2760222.story

Teen says she was punished for trying to stop bullying of girl with mental disabilities

A Florida high school student who complained to officials about the bullying she witnessed on a school bus is now being labeled a bully herself.

Lady Gaga cancels Indonesian show over security issues

Lady Gaga canceled her sold-out show in Indonesia after Islamist hard-liners threatened violence, claiming her sexy clothes and provocative dance moves would corrupt the youth.

Fleet Week kicks off parade of tall ships as city hosts thousands in town to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812
Wind filling their sails, a flotilla of elegant tall ships that once ruled the seas swept out of the past and into New York Harbor on Wednesday to mark the start of OpSail 2012 and Fleet Week New York.

War of 1812 Bicentennial

The War of 1812 Bicentennial is a series of planned events to commemorate the War of 1812 in the United States and Canada during the war's bicentenary, 2012-2015.

What was the War of 1812?

The War of 1812 was a war between the United States and the United Kingdom. The countries at war included the United States, the United Kingdom, and some of the United Kingdom's colonies: Upper and Lower Canada (now Ontario and Quebec, respectively), Nova Scotia, and Bermuda. During this war, 2260 American and 1600 British troops died.

What is a Nautical Mile?

A nautical mile is based on the circumference of the planet Earth. If you were to cut the Earth in half at the equator, you could pick up one of the halves and look at the equator as a circle.

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,