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Thu
07
Sep
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Hurricane Irma Reeking Havoc on Caribbean Headed to S. Florida

Hurricane Irma

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Hurricane Irma has lived up to expectations and destroyed a number of Caribbean islands.  Barbuda, St. Martin are both described as “barely habitable.” 

The category 5 storm has sustained winds of 180mph, and is recognized as the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in a decade and is currently north east of the Dominican Republic and Haiti heading towards Turks and Caicos. 

9 people are reported dead as Irma continues through the islands.  The nations of Antigua and Barbuda reported at least one death and reports cite about 95% of the buildings have suffered damage.  Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Barbuda said, "It's absolute devastation," he continued after aerial observance, "The island is literally under water. In fact, I'm of the view that, as it stands now, Barbuda is barely habitable."

Wed
06
Sep
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Irma, Strong, Fast and Furious

Hurricane Irma

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Hurricane Irma made landfall around 2a.m. Wednesday, pummeling Barbuda and headed toward, Puerto Rico according to the National Hurricane Center. 

Irma is boasting winds of up to 185 mph as it heads northwest, the eye is expected to bypass Antigua to the north as it is one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic.    The Caribbean islands have been forced to listen to reports of the storm via transition radio, due to the power being cut off around midnight on Tuesday. 

Residents took cue throughout the Caribbean and gathered Water, food and gas and fled the low lying flood prone areas, while others have shuttered their homes and braced for what is now a Category 5 Hurricane. 

Tue
05
Sep
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Nothing to gain by Engaging N. Korea

A fools Folly

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

In consideration of war, my first thought is Mr. Trump would never send his sons or daughters to war, nor would most military men want them there. 

Consider the four naval incidents this year.  Never in the history of the navy have you had such a show of incompetency.  And by non-other than the seventh fleet, an elite group of naval operators with a tradition of being able to get things done. 

Fri
01
Sep
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Wells Fargo created fake accounts 2.5 Million Customers

Wells Fargo

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The banking industry is strange fruit, it’s one of those industries where the businesses themselves govern.  Needless to say much room is left to fudge and the benefit of the doubt always goes to the bank. 

September 2016, news surfaced concerning a major bank creating customer accounts to meet unrealistic sales goals according to former employees.  Wells Fargo at the time reported as many as two million fake accounts since 2011, but according to former employee testimony the practice had been going on much longer. 

Two weeks ago the U.S. Justice Department began investigating the practice of creating fake customer without the customer’s knowledge, in order to receive bonuses and benefits.  On Thursday the company admitted that there were as many as 1.4million more accounts affected by the internal scam. 

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. 

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