Friday, August 02, 2013

Show Notes 07/28/2013

Show Notes Sunday 07/28/13

Proposed new state in northern Colorado gains traction
A proposal backed by several Colorado counties to form a new state called North Colorado is getting public support. More than four dozen people showed up Thursday at the first public meeting to discuss a proposal to form a 51st state.

Student sues college after suspending her for requesting lessons in English
Fifty-year-old student Terri Bennett is suing Pima Community College (PCC) in Pima County, Arizona for allegedly labeling her a "bigot" and suspending her from school for asking if her nursing studies curriculum could be taught in English to make it easier to learn.

Feds tell web firms to turn over user account passwords
A Microsoft spokesperson would not say whether the company has received such requests from the government. But when asked whether Microsoft would divulge passwords, salts, or algorithms, the spokesperson replied: "No, we don't, and we can't see a circumstance in which we would provide it."

AP NewsBreak: Mo. GOP to get Democratic help to enact bill seeking to nullify federal gun laws
With the help of a few Democrats, Missouri's Republican-led Legislature appears to be positioned to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a high-profile bill that seeks to nullify federal gun-control laws in the state and make criminals out of federal agents who attempt to enforce them.

The five fogotten facts you should know about the Korean War
July 27, 2013, marks the 60th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement, which ended the three-year-long Korean War. Although the conflict claimed some 36,000 American lives, it is sometimes referred to as the Forgotten War.