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Hearing: Russian involvement in 2016 Election

Putin Trump Kiss

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Tampering with a U.S. election is an act of war.  Former president Barack Obama said after allegations surfaced of Russian involvement with the 2016 presidential election that action will be taken. 

On Monday the House intelligence committee announced opening a hearing on Russian interference in last year’s election.   The group is asking FBI Director James B. Comey and National Security Agency top Michael S. Rogers to testify.  The two are expected to answer questions about possible collusion between Trumps associates and the Kremlin.

Last week Comey told lawmakers that there was no basis to the charge by the Trump administration that the Obama administration ordered a wiretap of Trumps private telephone line. 

Fri
17
Mar
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Trumps Net worth less than 10 Percent of his Claims

Lying Donald Trump

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Every president, vice president, presidential candidate, or vice-presidential candidate has released his or her tax returns since Gerald Ford in the early 1970’s, until the current president refused to release tax information. 

And here is why.  Trumps tax returns do not reflect the wealth or cash on hand of a billionaire.   Despite being very wealthy Trump paid $5.3 million in 2005 based on a partial return.  This amount represent taxes paid on income of more than $150 million, a tax rate much lower than the people who voted for him, and for those who work for him paying just 4% of his taxable income.

The world was surprised when billionaire investor Warren Buffett said in 2011, that he paid only 17.4 percent of his taxable income in federal income taxes, stating he paid a lower percentage than any of his 20 employees. 

Mon
13
Mar
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Intel purchases Mobileye for $15.3 Billion

Intel/Mobileye

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

US company Intel is delving into the driverless car market and has decided to purchase Israeli firm Mobileye for a reported $15.3 billion on Monday.  Intel is insuring themselves into the autonomous-driving sector after missing the mobile phone bubble. 

The chip maker intends to integrate its automated driving group with the Israeli company’s operations, with the two companies becoming a single entity being run out Israel by the current Mobileye Chairman Amnon Shashua. 

The synergized company compared the Intel/Mobileye union with the middle eastern side being the eyes of the car and the US side being the brain of the vehicle.  According to Chief Executive Brian Krzanich, the merger is akin to merging the, "eyes of the autonomous car with the intelligent brain that actually drives the car."

Fri
10
Mar
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Episode 5: The bad brother - Malik Obama disrespects ex-president Brother

Malik Obama

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

While president Barack Obama faced slings and arrows from both the left and right.  Naysayers have contended that he was born overseas, many citing Asia, others Africa.  On Thursday, president Obama’s brother on his father’s side sent out a birth certificate that he claims to be a valid document with a birth city of Mombasa, Kenya. 

Malik Obama who is often photographed with a Donald Trump campaign hat obviously has some resentment against his brother who ascended to the highest office in the land.  The same document appeared on EBay 8 years ago but was listed as fraudulent. 

The birth certificate is printed on the letterhead of the Coast Province General Hospital in Mombasa. 

Wed
08
Mar
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Changes on Wall Street encouraging Women Empowerment

Girl Faces Bull

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

The new healthcare program initiated by the GOP to replace the Affordable Healthcare Act or Obamacare looks a lot like a dog with fleas.   In an apparent attempt to undermine Barack Obama’s presidential legacy at best the new health care act resembles a warmed over version of Obamacare with built in tax cuts for those who earn more than $200,000 annually. 

The new bill coined, the American Health Care Act even bites off the previous acts plan’s name. Well there is no crime borrowing information for those less imaginative minds. 

One of the primary differences between Obamacare and the new proposed bill, is the penalty with Obamacare was being paid to the government and under the new plan, the penalty will be paid to the insurance companies.  Is that constitutional?  Sounds like a kick back opportunity to me. 

Tue
07
Mar
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Missiles color attitudes in South Asia

Thaad

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

North Korea has been in the news recently for deploying missiles posturing in response to US/South Korea military exercises.  On Monday US forces announced putting the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system on the fast-track. 

According to reports a US spokesperson said that one of five major components of the missile system had arrived and that It could take up to a couple months to have the system fully operational. 

Chinese officials are angry about the latest developments saying it could give the United States military the ability to quickly detect and track missiles that originate in China.  A Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials said that China would,” “take the necessary steps to safeguard our own security interests, and the consequences will be shouldered by the United States and South Korea.”

Mon
06
Mar
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North Korea stands up straight to Western Threat

North Korea

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

As the United States participates in a military exercise called Foal Eagle, North Korea launches missiles of its own.   The committed ally of Russia and China has fired a number of ballistic missiles and has fired them into Japanese sovereign territory. 

No damage was reported as the act of defiance marks North Korea’s lack of love and promises to go to war with the United states.   US ally South Korea’s president said, “We strongly denounce the move as it can be considered a challenge and a grave provocation to the international community.”  “North Korea’s nuke and missile provocations are real and imminent threats to people’s lives and security.”

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02
Feb
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Protests at Berkeley push against Racists idealogy

Berkeley Protests

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

“This is War!”, “No safe space for racists” are chants that streamed from nearly 2000 protesters at the University of California Berkley on Wednesday night.   The melee was set off as Breitbart Editor prepared to speak at the storied university.  

Conservative talker, Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak when more commercial grade fireworks and Molotov cocktails set fires as police were pelted with rocks.  The event was scheduled to be held at the student union center on the Berkeley campus, it wasn’t to be.   

At least six people were injured and a group called the “Black Bloc” are being blamed for the confrontation. 

Mon
16
Jan
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Facebook continues to air 12-year-old Suicide for two weeks

Facebook

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

On 30 December 2016, a 12-year old girl live streamed her suicide and for 10 minutes her body hanged as the sun set.  Authorities complained about Facebook taking more than two weeks to remove copies of the death from distribution.

The 40-minute livestream shows the girl saying goodbye to her close friends and family as she carried out the act.   While it only took Live Me minutes to remove to content, Facebook awakened with the video including a ‘graphic video’ warning circulated until now.  

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12
Dec
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Boeing makes $17 billion deal with Iran Air

Boing and Iran Air

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Boeing Company locked in a deal to sell 80 jetliners a middle eastern country, completing a $17 billion deal.  The landmark agreement with Iran marks the first time a U.S company and the Muslim nation made such an agreement. 

The Chicago based aircraft manufacturer made one of the first agreements with Iran since nuclear sanctions have been removed, the deal hinges on whether the President-elect will attempt to block the agreement or support the deal.  The current White house opened the gates for U.S. companies to begin contract talks in September. 

Just one week ago, the head of the new administration blasted Boing criticizing the potential cost to replace the Air Force One jets used by the President of the United States.  The mid-western company is sucking Trumps knee caps saying they will work with him of the cost of Air Force one. 

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