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Tue
03
Oct
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North Korean Vessel transporting 30,000 RPG's

Jie Shun

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

The United Nations has seized a North Korean ship disguised as a Cambodian vessel carrying thousands of rocket-propelled grenades.  The ammunition bust represent the largest seizure of ammunition in the history of sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. 

Kim Jung Un the head of the DPRK is regularly taunted by Donald Trump, president of the United States calling the leader, “Rocket Man.”

According to a confidential report U.S. officials tipped off Egyptian authorities of the ocean vessel which set sail on 23 July 2016 on the 8,000 mile journey.  The Washington Post reported on Sunday, "The vessel's automatic identification system was off for the majority of the voyage," the report said, according to The Post, "except in busy sea lanes where such behavior could be noticed and assessed as a safety threat."

Mon
02
Oct
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Petulance in the White House

Tillerson

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Over the weekend Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State admitted for the first time that the U.S. had reached out to the North Korean government in the hopes to quash their nuclear program.  Pyongyang immediately denied the request to talk.

Experts say the denial was not because North Korea does not want a more positive relationship with the U.S. but because they are refusing to de nuclearize.  As predicted, the child like response from the White House contradicted what Tillerson said, with Trump insisting talking to North Korea would be a waste of time.  His remarks reminded me of a poster of a protester that I saw this weekend that said, “Don’t blame Trump he has done everything that he can do to lose the Presidency.” 

This administration represents a White House of attrition for the American people. 

Thu
28
Sep
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Chinese Scientists successfully altered Human DNA eliminaton disease

DNA

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Brilliant Chinese scientist are doing the impossible. A team of researchers t Sun Yat-sen University have performed a technique called base editing to correct a single error out of the three billion varants of our genetic code and have called it, “chemical surgery.”

First they create the embryos to remove the disease beta-thalassemia where were not implanted, the team believes the treatment my in the future deal with a range of inherited diseases pre-birth. The process alters the fundamental building blocks of DNA. The four bases of which are adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymine.

Wed
27
Sep
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N. Tru Bass: You Can't Speak for Me or Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Usain Bolt retired as the fastest man alive.  He was not just the fastest man alive but he held that position for many years at he pinnacle of his career he ran the fastest 100 m heat ever recorded at 9.89 seconds, he later bettered that time during the World Championship to 9.58.

On Tuesday, Mr. Trump pulled the retired runner into his murky waters via social media.  He said, Even Usain Bolt from Jamaica, one of the greatest runners and athletes of all time, showed RESPECT for our National Anthem!  While Bolt did not respond personally, Team Jamaica had a single and very simple request, “Please leave The Boss out of your politricks.“

Hundreds of people then jumped on the band wagon pushing Trump of the sprinters back. 

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.

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