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Stevie Wonder Weds

Stevie Wonder

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The 25-time Grammy winning singer and musical artists Stevie Wonder has gotten married to his longtime fiancé Tomeeka Robyn Bracy, 42.  In a lavish ceremony at the Bel-Air hotel in Los Angeles the couple jumped the broom with family members playing critical roles. 

According to reports Babyface sang “whip appeal at the reception and John Legend was seen mingling. 

Wonder serenaded his wife as she walked down the Aisle, and later enjoyed performances from Usher and Pharrell Williams.   Even a blind man can see that this is a good time had by all.

This is the artists third marriage and the couple welcomed his ninth child and their second child together in late 2014, a baby girl.  

Wed
19
Jul
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Saudi Arabian Woman arrested after social media outrage

Saudi Arabia

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Religious Police in Saudi Arabia has been stripped of their arresting power, some things have yet to change.  A video on social media showing a Saudi woman in a short skit and crop top launched outrage as the state followed the frustrations of the public by arresting the young woman for not adhering to the strict dress code.   Muslim countries require woman to dress modestly wearing loose fitting clothing including foreigners. 

Abayas are expected to be worn in public and most Saudi women also wear head adornment and a veil that covers the face.   Non-citizen is expected to comply with the conservative dress.

Wed
12
Jul
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Julian Assange shows a Sinister Face

Assange Trumps Bitch

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

Op/Ed

WikiLeaks and Julian Assange released the video provided by a civic minded soldier called, “Collateral Murder.”  That was my first exposure of what I considered to be a noble and honest hearted person who wanted to see a better world.  The video was from the cockpit of a U.S. Apache helicopter in 2007, shoot down a Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, his driver Saeed Chmag and several other unarmed men.

The person known now as Chelsea Manning was the young soldier who felt the images of the gunship operators and the talk, well literal begging to shoot the journalist part was heartbreaking for any American to see and know their tax dollars are going toward the hiding of such events when it could have been released as a mistaken target.  But it was not. 

Mon
10
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American Killed on Greek Island

Bakari Henderson

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

On the Greek Island of Zakynthos, American Bakari Henderson,22, was killed in the early morning hours of Friday after an incident at a bar while on vacation.  

Henderson was killed when he and his friends wanted to take a selfie with a waitress, a decision that angered a bouncer who consequently followed Henderson out of the bar and beat him to death, with at least one participant using brass knuckles.   According to reports, more than 10 men participate in the beating, only two have been arrested.  Both the bar man, 34 and the bouncer,32, have been arrested in the murder of the vacationing American. 

Henderson graduated last month from the University of Arizona with a degree in business finance and entrepreneurship. 

Wed
28
Jun
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Woman tosses quarters into commercial Jets engine

China Southern Airline

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Uh, oh.  An 80-year-old woman was detained after she delayed a flight at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport by employing the superstitious ritual of tossing coins through the engine.   Chinese officials knew she threw the coins thought he engine for luck. 

150 passengers were delayed after the woman tossed 9 coins at the engine, she missed with eight of the coins and a single coin lodged itself inside one of the engines.  A passenger saw the woman and reported her to police.  She was traveling with her husband, daughter and son-in-law. 

China Southern Airlines conducted a full maintenance check of the plane’s engine.   Chinese media outlets jokingly joined her for mistaking the plane’s engine for a wishing well with turtles.

Tue
27
Jun
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Sex Slave tricked into eating her Infant Child with Rice

Yazidi Sex Slave

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Former sex slave was served a plate of rice and meat after being starved of water and food for three days.  She was later told the meat on the plate was the flesh of her one-year-old son, the terrorists had taken from her. 

This according to an Egyptian television interview.  

The terrorists were a group of ISIS fanatics who were neither Muslim or Arab but identified as devil-worshippers who are being accused awful acts against the minority population of Iraqis.    They have killed thousands and are taking women and children as sex slaves. 

This admission came as an Iraq MP was interviewed by the Egyptian TV Channel Extra News.

Wed
21
Jun
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American taxpayers pick up tab on Afghan National Army Fashion Statement

Afghan

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

According to a new report, John Sopko, Special Inspector General, suggest the American people dumped $28 million on Afghan National Army Camouflage uniforms.   In a 17-page report, Sopko points out that only 2.1% of the country’s landscape is wooded. 

A previous Afghan defense minister chose the pattern and U.S. officials, authorized the purchase because he “liked what he says,” they commented.  According to recent reports Sopko asked in a recent interview, "Are we going to buy pink uniforms for soldiers and not ask questions? That's insane. This is just simply stupid on its face.”

Tue
20
Jun
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Warmier not as Innocent as first thought?

Warmier

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

I had a short conversation with a friend of mine who was expressing empathy for the North Korean exchange student who recently passed after being receiving a humanitarian pardon from the Pyongyang government. 

Ok, I immediately began to tell her what I knew about U.S. spying and commonly known activities of State spies.  I reminded her of a 2014 article from the LA Times talking about China using the foreign exchange system to infiltrate the U.S. Government.  The United States took a page from their playbook and began to do the same even launching programs to increase the number of exchange students allowed in programs. 

Mon
19
Jun
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Joint Chiefs get Troop Adjustment Authorization

Joint Chiefs of Staff

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

The sitting president has given Jim Mattis, Defense Secretary the authority to determine troop levels in Afghanistan.   There are some who say the solution for military people is always war.  And if that is the case the Chiefs of Staff just got the key to the State. 

Senator John McCain recently said, “We’re now six months into this administration,” the words pointed to the president as he continued, “We still haven’t got a strategy for Afghanistan. It makes it hard for us to support you when we don’t have a strategy.”

Mr. Mattis said the decision would eliminate any military delays, and cited the same authorization has been given as it relates to Iraq and Syria. 

This approach is strikingly different to former President Barack Obama’s practice that consciously controlled international military affairs.  

Mon
12
Jun
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Puerto Rico votes Pro-Statehood

Puerto Rico

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

On Sunday Puerto Ricans voted for US Statehood in a referendum considered non-binding.   A one hour special with Kamau Bell highlighted some of the hardships of being an American commonwealth.   In the election in which just 23% of population voted for statehood 97 percent of those who voted, voted for. 

The referendum has to be approved by congress and according to Governor Ricardo Rossello of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party said, "It will be up to this new generation of Puerto Ricans to demand and claim in Washington the end of the current improper colonial relationship, and begin a transition process to fully incorporate Puerto Rico as the next state of the Union."

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