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Thu
31
Aug
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Clinton Pryor walking for Justice

Clinton Pryor

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Clinton Pryor, is walking nearly 3500 miles across Australia to bring attention to the rights of indigenous people.   He’s been walking for 11 months and has crossed deserts, forest and remote towns as he continues his mark from Perth to Canberra.  His cause is the bring justice to the Aboriginal’s of Australia. 

“I’ve seen with my own eyes the injustices that has been happening here,” says Clayton.   He says there is a lack of services, a lack of healthy water and a lack of jobs.   As he travels his country he stops for rallies along the way to speak to people about his cause.   He wants the government to acknowledge Aboriginal Sovereignty by agreeing to sign a treaty.

Wed
30
Aug
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U.S. Citizens' depend on the Congress to keep President in Check a Job left Undone

Asleep

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

It wasn’t enough the sitting president made clear that he is cornered with racist organizations.   It wasn’t enough that he sided with neo Nazis in Charlottesville, VA, so Trump went to Arizona an pardoned a man known for his racist antics.  Racist policies that have been going on for years from a man who bragged about his actions. 

Joe Arpaio was pardoned by Trump this week, after making the promise during a controversial speech.  The former Maricopa County sheriff was imprisoned was internationally known for stalking, arresting and maltreating people of color, a sentiment in which he took pride. 

Tue
29
Aug
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N. Korea fires Missile's over Japan

N. Korea

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

North Korea was not selling woof tickets after all.  The KPRK, fired a ballistic missile over the Japan land mass of Hokkaido island and into the sea on Tuesday.  The test is being considered provocative by the west and its allies.  The Missile firing is in response to the U.S. and South Korean forces and their annual military exercises on the peninsula, exercises the North Korea believe to be preludes to an envision. 

South Korea’s military said KPRC fired an unidentified projectile around 5:57am Monday morning.  Projectile warnings were issued via J-Alert warning system advising citizen to take cover.   12 Cities were asked to take precautions.   News Channel NHK said there was no sign of damage and the military did not attempt to shoot down the missile.  It passed over Japanese territory just ten minutes later. 

Mon
28
Aug
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White Separatist an International Disgrace

Joey Gibson

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Since the election of the sitting President of the United States right wing protestors have come out of the shadows onto City Square to recruit and share their message.  Anti-protestors have made sure in every town there is opposition to their separatist agenda and Berkeley was no different. 

Taking a page out of the white supremacist handbook, anti-fascist dressed in black and covered their faces as they rallied against the scheduled pro-Trump rally to be held in the college town.  The organizers of the protest cancelled the rally days before but separatist and people wearing Trump shirts did turn up. 

Fri
25
Aug
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Samsung heir sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Lee Jae-yong

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

South Korea is in turmoil as the country and the Samsung dynasty are having difficulties as the President has been pushed out of office and the Samsung heir apparent has just received five years in prison for bribery. 

Lee Jae-yong was found guilty Friday for his part in a corruption scandal that included the federal government and the largest manufacturing company in the country.  The 49-year-old was sentenced to five years in jail convicted on five charges, bribery, embezzlement, illegally transferring assets overseas, concealing criminal proceeds, and perjury. 

The same scandal led to the impeachment of Park Geunhye, the president of the South Korea in March of this year.  She is now on trial facing 18 charges including extortion and bribery to the tune of $50m.  Her co-conspirator Choi Soon-sil are accuse of shaking down three large business.

Thu
24
Aug
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Hurricane Harvey threatens Texas Coast after Caribbean Launch

Harvey

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The first named storm system to come through the Gulf of Mexico is headed through the water system today with expectations of hitting the coast line on Saturday.   The governor of Texas has declared a disaster area in advance of the storm to avoid delays in services. 

The National Weather Service is expecting the storm to make landfall near Matgorda Island Late Friday headed to the coast of Texas by early Saturday morning.  Tropical Storm Harvey is a classified storm and is predicted to be a category 1 storm by landfall.  It is the eighth storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season that starts at the top of June to the bottom of November. 

Wed
23
Aug
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Ecstasy pills in the shape of Trump's head surface

Ecstast

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Most American’s believe one Trump is one too many, but a police organization in the UK reported they found 5000 carrot orange ecstasy tablets in the shape of Trumps head and moldy hair.

The party pills were confiscated over the weekend, with authorities arresting an Austrian father and son team.   The pills were slated to be sold on the internet under the slogan, "Trump makes partying great again".

Doctors in the UK have warned users the drug is getting stronger complicating use for the casual user.  Ecstasy pills can sometimes be fatal, and shot of that is, nausea, panic, and agitation.   German police say pills and cash was found during the search of a vehicle driven by the duo, the street value of the, ecstasy is estimated at $47,000.

Tue
22
Aug
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Mnuchin's Scottish Actress Wife attacks U.S. Mother of 3

Louise Linton

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife took a government transport on a government trip one in which she bragged about being aboard and the designer brands that she was wearing and posted on social media.  One woman responded by criticizing her bragging about lavishly spending tax payer dollars.

Louise Linton, Mnunchin’s wife then said my husband and I contribute much more in taxes than the social media user and that she was out of touch with reality.   The user said, “Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorable.”

Mon
21
Aug
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10 Sailors missing in the South Pacific

USS John S. McCain

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Another Nave Destroyer and another collision.  This time between an oil tanker three times the size of the war ship.  The incident happened off the coast of Singapore in the south pacific. 

The Navy is getting a reputation for collisions posting four this year.  A wide-ranging search and rescue operation is underway.  This is the second such crash in the past few months. 

The incident was reported before dawn at 05:24 on Monday and took place off the strait of Singapore, as the USS John S. McCain prepared to perform a routine port stop in the south Asian country.   The oil tanker was damaged on the front of the ship 23 ft. above the waterline, but none of its crew were missing or injured.  No oil spills were reported. 

10 sailors are missing and believed to be in the water. 

Fri
18
Aug
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Officer's Aboard the Crashed USS Fitzgerald of the Seven Fleet Removed

USS Fitzgerald

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Seven sailors died mid-June when a U.S. Navy destroyer was t-boned by a container ship of the coast of Japan.   The Navy has decided to relieve the captain of the warship of his duties.  The vice chief of naval operations told reporters the top three officers aboard the USS Fitzgerald would be immediately removed from duty. 

Cmdr. Bryce Benson; the executive officer, Cmdr.: Sean Babbitt; and Master Chief Petty Officer Brice Baldwin who was operating the ship at the time of the incident and is the highest ranking enlisted sailor. 

Citing actions taken by Rear Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of the Navy’s 7th fleet, based in Yokosuka, Japan.  The Rear Adm. Says he lost confidence in the three according to the vice chief.  The men and crew were accused of losing situation awareness, and more fall out is expected among the “bridge Team”. 

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