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Thu
21
Sep
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Hurricane Maria destroys!

Hurricane Maria

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Wow, what a hurricane season.  Hurricane Maria, the third major storm to hit the Caribbean in the past month has left complete destruction. 

The storm that has created the trifecta has weakened but still beat the breaks off the Dominican Republic with winds near 115 mph with driving rain and misery.  The storm is now a Category 3 and is expected to gather additional strength as it passes open water before beating up the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Both were also hit hard earlier this month by Hurricane Irma on its way to Florida.

Puerto Rico’s damage from Maria’s wrath is still being assessed.   The power grid on the island has been effectively deleted.   The citizenry has reverted back to 1900, with cell phone towers toppled and the electrical grid destroyed. 

Wed
20
Sep
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Melania Trump Sues Homeland for Using Image

M. Trump

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Melania Trump is suing her homeland after a series of billboards and social media ads appeared showing her image with a message, "just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English."

The marketing campaign was on behalf of a Croatian private English language school.  The images taut the success of the U.S. first lady due to her English, a sentiment that offended Trump.  Her lawyers have threatened to sue the school and expressed offense to what was considered a bad joke by the White house.

Trump is originally from neighboring Slovenia.  Her attorney said, "We are still analyzing possible further legal steps." And continued, "I'm satisfied with the fact that the school admitted that they violated the law and that they are ready to remove the billboards and (Facebook) ads." 

Tue
19
Sep
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Trumps UN Talk: Sometimes you lose When you Win

Trump Singing Down

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Donald Trump called the leader of North Korea “Rocket Man” while promising North Korea would be totally destroyed. 

The tough words were said at Tuesday’s United Nations meeting.  

Trump ran the talk like a bully at an investors meeting.  He said the UN had the responsibility to stop the terrorist and extremists who have gathered and grown in strength.  He followed with the United States being the largest contributor at 22% to the United Nations in a way that almost suggested those who are not contributing what they should, should go along with whatever he is saying, because he is the elephant in the room. 

Mon
18
Sep
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Tillerson considering ousting Cuban Duplimats despite negative investigation results

Cuban US relations

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Cuba has been accused of using some sort of sonic audio weapon against its United States Embassy.  Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, The U.S. is considering closing its embassy in Havana in response the alleged attacks. 

Five Republican senators asked the White house to retaliate against the Cuban government by expelling the Caribbean country’s diplomats based on an interview the Secretary of State Tillerson said on a Sunday morning news program.  

In August the State Department said some Americans were linked to the U.S. embassy in Havana had physical symptoms from high intensity sound wave exposure. 

Fri
15
Sep
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Mayweather supports Sexist words from Trump as Normal

Floyd Mayweather

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

World class pugilist Floyd Mayweather has stood in defense of Trumps criticism of women.  Two years ago when he was facing a very game Manny Pacquiio, he committed his friendship to the man who would become the president of the United States. 

While Mr. Mayweather is a second generation boxer and will go down in history as one of the all-time greats, he clearly does not know much about how to excel outside the ring. 

Thu
14
Sep
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Former Security Advisor Unmasks Secret meeting Members

Susan Rice

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice had American’s unmasked after discovering a head of state met with an American citizen while ignoring standard protocol. 

The UAE, did not inform the Obama administration that crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan visited New York City to meet with Stephen Bannon, Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn.  Due to the protocol breach Rice requested the redacted version of the report be unmasked.  Usually, Americans are listed as American 1, American 2, etc.  However, in times of unusual activity those names are requested to investigate a bit further as to why secrets were kept. 

A house Intelligence Committee was brought up to speed about shy the unmasking occurred on Tuesday.  The meeting was meant to be secret and was held at the Trump Tower in December, without the White house being privy.

Wed
13
Sep
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Racial Attack by teens in NH leaves 8-year-old Injured

Hanging

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

As the U.S. standard rule of one drop of Black blood defining the synthetic rule of race as a new caste system developed, offering something for nothing as long as you look the part. 

An 8-year old boy didn’t look the part recently in New Hampshire.  When several teens cornered the mixed child placed a rope round his neck and pushed him off a table.   While the teenagers believe tits something they came up with alone, this behavior is part of the fabric of a country built on the backs of slaves. 

The boy said that he swung several times before being able to get the rope from around his neck and falling free.  His grandmother has made clear that of the other boys there, NONE of them stepped up to help the struggling boy. 

According to reports, "One boy said... 'Let's do this,' and then pushed him off the picnic table and hung him."  

Mon
11
Sep
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Irma : Feel like its Raining all over the World

Irma, Tampa, St Pete

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

A capricious Irma has downgraded to a tropical storm after a difficult weekend for Florida and the Caribbean.  Images of dry land where ocean waters had rescinded, eerily highlight the aggressiveness of the powerful storm.

The East coast of Florida was predictably devastated along with the West side of Florida which was expected to catch a bye, on the Gulf Coast side.  Tampa and St. Petersburg suffered torrential downpours and storm surges, complicating an already tough time. 

On Monday morning Irma downgraded from a category 4 hurricane on Friday to a tropical storm, as she predictably became tamer while moving inland.  The huge storm span more than 400 miles carrying with it hurricane force winds up to 60 miles from the eye of the storm. 

Fri
08
Sep
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8.1 Earthquake rocks Mexico and South America

Earthquake, Mexico City

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Natural calamity continues as an 8.1 quake shook people out of their homes in night clothes just south of Mexico City. The epicenter of the incident was about 60 miles off shore and an equal distance from southwest of the city of Pijijiapan.

The quake was felt some 450 miles away from the epicenter in Mexico City where the alarm sounded while buildings and trees shook. Casualties are inconclusive and have not been confirmed as helicopters hover overhead attempting to asses damage. Aftershocks measured 4.9 on the Rector scale there were five of them following the initial tremor. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, a tsunami with waves less than four feet occurred shortly after the shock.

Thu
07
Sep
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Hurricane Irma Reeking Havoc on Caribbean Headed to S. Florida

Hurricane Irma

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Hurricane Irma has lived up to expectations and destroyed a number of Caribbean islands.  Barbuda, St. Martin are both described as “barely habitable.” 

The category 5 storm has sustained winds of 180mph, and is recognized as the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in a decade and is currently north east of the Dominican Republic and Haiti heading towards Turks and Caicos. 

9 people are reported dead as Irma continues through the islands.  The nations of Antigua and Barbuda reported at least one death and reports cite about 95% of the buildings have suffered damage.  Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Barbuda said, "It's absolute devastation," he continued after aerial observance, "The island is literally under water. In fact, I'm of the view that, as it stands now, Barbuda is barely habitable."

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