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Mon
21
Nov
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Angela Merkel tosses hat in Ring for 2017 Election

Angela Merkel

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Sunday she’ll seek another term as she faces opposition from both sides. 
After her announcement she admitted, "This election will be even more difficult than those we have had before as we are facing a strong polarization."   The 62-year-old State leader made it official in a party held news conference.  The Christian Democratic Union sponsored the event.

Last week President Barack Obama visited the U.S. ally for the final time of his presidency.  Merkel is the only leader of a major Western country who was in office 8 years ago.   Merkel and Obama talked about the importance of finding unity and to reach those who have been marginalized by political and economic change over the years. 

Merkel assumed the Chancellor’s office in late November 2015.

Mon
14
Nov
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Julian Assange facing Swedish authorities on Rape Charges

Julian Assange

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.ccom

 

 Julian Assange founder of WikiLeaks is facing question beginning Monday in connection to sex-crime charges from 2010.  His supports say the charges is part of a witch hunt in retaliation to WikiLeaks hosting footage of a U.S. helicopter shooting down civilian reporters in 2008.

Swedish police say they have been trying to interview him for years to question him about two women who accuse Assange of rape in his home country of Sweden.  Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London four years.  He denies the allegations and has remained in London after equator offered him immunity from prosecution. 

He has refused to travel to Sweden for questioning, suspecting the U.S. was behind the sexual assault charges.  Police authorities also are requesting a DNA test from the fugitive activist. 

Wed
09
Nov
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Osbourne -- The Bully,Woman Hater, Tax Dodger and the Presidency

Constitution of the United States

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Not being able to get an accomplished woman into the white house should not be considered a slight against strong, intelligent women but more a glimpse at the America that has never and refuses to change its bastion cast system. 

Pundits are talking about making the country purple, an amalgamation of the red from the republicans and the blue from the liberals.  The United States of American has never been a place that you get out it what you put into it.  It’s a place of actors who if you are the leading lady it doesn’t matter if the player with one line is a better actor, were all playing bit parts.   It has never been more evident than now, a day after the greatest upset in American political history. 

Mon
07
Nov
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Comey announces no Charges will be Filed

Hillary Clinton

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

James Comey announced on Sunday that based on a review of newly released emails that passed through Hillary Clinton’s server would not lead to criminal charges. 

The director of the FBI Comey claimed the has a team of investigators work around the clock to go through the emails made public by WikiLeaks.  In a written statement he said, “During that process, we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state.”

A previous review was conducted in July concerning Secretary Clinton’s email probe.  The director called the email process, “extremely careless.’’ But on Sunday he said, the FBI had not changed their minds about whether or not to file charges against the presidential candidate. 

Tue
01
Nov
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US Coast Guard Seize Record amount of Cocaine

US Coastguard

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Crew members of a US Coast Guard Cutter intercepted and boarded a self-propelled semisubmersible, carrying in excess of 5,600 pounds of cocaine, making 2016 the most successful year of cocaine capturing since 2008.  The organization recorded more than 416,600 pounds of cocaine seized in 2016 being valued at more than $5.6 billion. 

According to US Drug Enforcement Administration data, more than 80 percent of drugs smuggled into the US in 2012 entered via maritime routes and 30 percent of the drugs came to the US by sea and carried on unmanned narco submarines many from Columbia. 

Manned narco submarines are expensive and dangerous for the people who are inside, but are proving to be good investments in relation to the billions that can be made if the vessel makes it to its destination.  

Mon
31
Oct
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Rolls-Royce accused of Wrongdoing

Sudhir Choudhrie

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Rolls-Royce has been identified as a player in a fraud investigation in an India defense contract.   RR reportedly paid more than $12 million to secure Indian contracts for engines. 

Company officials say that it has zero tolerance for bribery and corruption.  Media investigations have found the premium has paid money to companies linked to arms dealer Sudhir Choudhrie.  Choudhrie, is on an Indian government blacklist of people suspected of “corrupt or irregular practice.”

Thu
27
Oct
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Italy Earthquakes makes Thousands Homeless

Visso, Italy

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Thousands were displaced in Visso, Italy after two strong earthquakes struck just months after an earlier deadly quake shook the area to shambles. 

Central Italy is hoping to get homeless citizen out of their cars into a permanent home by Thursday night after Wednesday’s natural double tap.   While the difficulty has been evident from months there has been only one death due to the three quakes.  A 73-year-old man died after having a heart attack in the aftermath of the final earthquake on Wednesday. 

Emergency workers are scuffling to create makeshift shelters to accommodate the new homeless population as the Government has earmarked $4306 million to help rebuild as civil protection authorities preauthorize living plans now. 

The Umbria region is a mountain area  with a predominantly elderly population. 

Mon
24
Oct
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Calias Shutting down the 'Jungle'

Calias, France 'Jungle'

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

The worlds superpowers are flexing their muscle as puppeteers in Syria as it makes it impossible for Syrians to live in their homeland and fight to make their way into Europe to seek asylum. 

As the U.S. presidential campaign comes to its conclusion many Americans wrote off the idea of a wall to protect the citizenry from immigrants was a wood headed idea proposed by the republican nominee, but is being proven to be more catholic.  Those who can make it as far a Northern France as they head to the UK are being walled off of Calais and forced to board busses to be trucked to a processing center and taken away from a deplorable area they have settled, living in deplorable conditions. 

Fri
21
Oct
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Black Reporter called a Slave and Nigger, Confronts Racist

Steve Crump

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Charleston, S.C., -- The United States was born with white supremacy at the heart of its culture.  The southern part of the U.S. is notorious for its racists antics and subservient blacks.  But, recently veteran TV broadcaster and journalist Steve Crump ran into a lone wolf terrorist just blocks from Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the site that nine black worshipers were shot down in cold blood by Dylann Roof. 

Crump is a Emmy winning journalist that has interview the Ku Klux Klan and dealt is called by his news director Dennis Milligan the leading civil rights reporter in the area. 

Thu
20
Oct
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Philippines Duterte, "America has Lost"

Roberto Duterte

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Its Official the 100-year alliance with the Philippines is done.  In an announcement from china, Roberto Duterte said the United States has lost.   He cited his realignment with china as the two south Asian counties agreed to resolve their disputes over the South China Sea through talks. 

The breakdown of Syrian peace talks has driven a wedge between Russia and the United States.   Russia has called home to the “motherland,” embassy workers and families in a general call last week leading one Russian political pundit to suggest the move was world war posturing. 

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