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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."

Wed
07
Jun
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Comey promised Honesty not Loyalty

James Comey

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Former FBI director James Comey is scheduled to testify tomorrow before a senate committee.  Written testimony was released early from Comey in anticipation to his grilling from the senate. 

The testimony confirms the sitting president’s assertion that he told him that he was not being investigated, but say’s Comey admitted to saying only once no the three times Trump said.   Comey wrote that during a white house dinner that Trump insisted that he have loyalty and impressed upon him that loyalty was paramount. 

Tue
06
Jun
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Mayor of London Sends message to Washington

Sadiq Khan

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

After trolling the mayor of London Sadiq Khan post this weekend’s terror attack, Khan said that he does not have time to deal with Trumps tweets. 

Trump appears to the president with not enough to do as he levels criticisms against the mayor of the capitol of the UK.  As the mayor of one of the world’s largest cities responds like and adult dealing with a adolescent.  Kahn said he hasn’t, "got the time to respond to tweets from Donald Trump."

On Monday the President of the United States called the man pathetic, while many of our responders believe he is the one who appears to be pathetic.  

Fri
02
Jun
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Trump/Putin Collusion in 2017 U.S. Election stir Murky Waters

Collusion

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

As the house investigation continues to appear corrupted and manipulate by the administration, the White house issued a statement saying that it will no longer accept question about a possible Trump/Russia collusion in the 2016 presidential election. 

In April House Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes recused himself from heading the committee’s investigation into the election plot.  The decision was made after pressure from Democrats stemming from a secret visit to the White House to view classified documents.  Democrats assumed that he would d stay away from anything related to the Trump/Russia affair. 

Thu
01
Jun
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Clinton Speaks out: Comey Scapegoat?

Hillary Clinton

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that Russia attempted to interfere in the election in an effort to get American businessman Donald Trump elected to the office of President.  On Wednesday former democratic candidate Hillary Clinton spoke out about Trump/Russia collusion. 

Trump the candidate made a reputation as a notorious liar, and regularly misguided those Americans who are least business savvy.    The sitting president has without shame painted himself as a profiteer since taking the highest office in the land. 

Mrs. Clinton, who was not a popular candidate but noticeable more popular than her opponent said that she takes full responsibility for her decisions during the 2017 presidential campaign but shay that’s not why she didn't return to the White house. 

Wed
31
May
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COVFEFE?

covfefe

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

The corporate media and beltway actors have been trying to figure out what covfefe means.  Apparently the president of the united states sent via social media “covfefe”at 12:02a.m. and nothing else, no delete no explanation. 

One writer, television writer Email Nussbaum of the New Yorker said, “That is his final tweet & the rest of history stops.”

Spell checks worldwide are smoking as the world tries to decipher the code, maybe it’s just a sleepy old man whose phone was activated and buttons pressed while in his pocket.   The administration should probably replace that communications director pretty quickly.  

Tue
30
May
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勝者Takuma Sato Wins Indy 500

Takuma Sato

 

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

I now know what the sitting president of the United States meant when he said, “Making America great again.”  Denver Post sports writer Terry Frei, spoke in that vein when he said in a tweet, 'Nothing specifically personal, but I am very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend.

Speaking of Indy driver Takuma Sato’s memorial day win. 

He later retracted the tweet but a bit too late as executives Mac Tully and Lee Ann Colacioppo pulled the plug on his employment.   The two apologized for the disrespect and unacceptable tweet that was sent by one of their employees and offered the comfort of knowing he no longer works at the Post to readers. 

Frei later released a statement saying he “fouled up” continuing, “should have known better.”

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