Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Show Notes 06/16/2013

Show notes Sunday 06/16/13

Father's Day
Scholars believe that the origin of Father's Day is not a latest phenomenon, as many believe it to be. Rather they claim that the tradition of Father's Day can be traced in the ruins of Babylon.

Pope blesses hundreds of Harley Davidsons
Biker culture came to the Vatican on Sunday as Pope Francis blessed thousands of Harley-Davidsons and their riders celebrating the manufacturer's 110th anniversary with a loud parade and plenty of leather.

Allen West blames big government for problems in the black community
Former Florida Rep. Allen West asserted Friday that liberal policies were responsible for the high unemployment and out-of-wedlock births in the African-American community.

CDC: Nearly 50 US adults will develop one mental illness
A CDC mental-health fact sheet--Mental Illness Surveillance Among U.S. Adults--says that "published studies report that about 25% of all U.S. adults have a mental illness and that nearly 50% of U.S. adults will develop at least one mental illness during their lifetime.”

Man of Steel takes flight
"Man of Steel" leaped over box office expectations in a single weekend. The Warner Bros. superhero film earned $113 million in its opening weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. 

Birthday of the US Army
When the American Revolution broke out, the rebellious colonies did notpossess
an army in the modern sense. Rather, the revolutionaries fielded an amateur force of colonial troops, cobbled together from various New England militia companies.