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15
Sep
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Ft. Bragg site of latest Training Accident - 8 Injured

Ft. Bragg

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

In this calendar year alone there have been a number of military accidents.  More pointedly, there have been more deaths in training than in war with Afghanistan.  It started with major accidents with navy vessels, both killing personnel. 

Most recently, eight U.S. Special Operations soldiers were injured on Thursday during a training exercise involving explosives at the Army’s largest base, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.   Spokesmen for the Army, Lt. Col. Rob Bocholt, said the men were taken to several different hospitals including the Womack Army Medical Center on post.

Thu
14
Sep
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Can Nancy Pelosi save DACA

Nancy Pelosi

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

The Federal program called DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for immigrant youth has been under attack since 5 September when the current administration decided to dump the program to save a few bucks. 

For more than 800,000 Americans this dumping of a federal program will be a difference maker.  In the summer of 2012 the Obama administration enacted the program for youth who arrived on these shores prior to the age of 16, offering them a solid footing as new Americans.   It offers eligibility for a work permit and deferred action from deportation

The program shows that DACA increased the wages and labor force participation of eligible immigrants.  Other reports suggest DACA reduced the number of unauthorized immigrant households living in poverty. 

Wed
13
Sep
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9/11--WTC Did it happen as Reported?

WTC 9/11

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Many American’s had a hard time believing in the “land of the free and the home of the brave” concept after seeing not one but two 104 story building collapse in their perspective footprints. 

Many former government and military workers felt sure that our government would never allow a foreign entity to come in a destroy an American landmark.  And I believe they are right, in both instances. 

Monday marked the 16 anniversary of the of the 9/11 building collapse in lower Manhattan Comparatists have insisted the science speaks against a terrorist attack.   Most American’s feel the need to believe the fourth estates account of what happened on that fateful day in September so many years ago. 

Mon
11
Sep
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Chicago woman found Dead in Plaza Hotel Freezer

Kenneka Jenkins

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

A 19-year-old woman was found in a freezer in suburban Chicago on Sunday after attending a party there on Saturday morning.

Kenneka Jenkins was found in a walk in freezer at the Crone Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, Il.  Officials are currently investigating the incident and an autopsy is underway.  The woman’s mother said, Police told her that her daughter got drunk and wandered into the freezer where she died. 

Rosemont police say employees discovered the woman’s dead body in the freezer.  She was last seen at a party in the hotel on Saturday morning and was reported missing on Saturday afternoon.   Ms. Martin expressed doubt about the drunken theory. 

The Thinkering will keep you up to speed on this death. 

Fri
08
Sep
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143 Million files Breached by Hackers -- Your personal Data Safe?

Equifax Hacked

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

One of the top three credit reporting agencies has been hacked and the vulnerability was exploited for nearly two months. .

 

On Thursday, the executives at Equifax has been busy, first they announced that hackers gained access to sensitive personal data including home addresses, birth dates and social security numbers. The breach included files of Americans, Canadians and British citizens.

 

The company lost control of driver’s license numbers, credit card numbers for upwards of 209,000 consumers as well as credit dispute documents for nearly 200,000 more. The disturbing part of this story is the essential company admitted, information for business clients and core clients were not breached. For the American citizen that means, your file is in one area and IBM, Bellsouth and Bill Gates are in a different one.

Thu
07
Sep
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Significance of Michael Bennett's Arrest--Police Reform

Significance of Michael Bennett's Arrest

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Op/Ed

 

Michael Bennett was stopped and arrested by the Las Vegas police on 26 August 2017.  He was thrown on his face and roughed up after attending “The Money Fight.” 

Here is what’s interesting, Bennett was one of the first professional athletes to step out and support the efforts of Colin Kaepernick to bring attention to armed police officers killing unarmed African Americans without redress. 

Every justice loving American cringed in 1992, when Rodney King is beaten and the crime was caught luckily on video tape.  The same group, especially Black folk, were gut sickened when the verdict was read and the officers were found not responsible for their actions. 

Wed
06
Sep
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Justice in America, a long fought battle with little Social Growth

Colin Kaepernick

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Just six days before the top of the 2017-2018 professional football season and out of 32 team’s no one picked up socially conscious quarterback Colin Kaepernick.   I won’t name names but that includes Seven teams who could use a time tested versatile man in the pocket. 

Kaepernick was the San Francisco QB who decided to sit or kneel during the national anthem in protest to the police killing of unarmed African Americans. 

Tue
05
Sep
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Late King Abdullah single handedly held Gasoline prices down -- Against the will of Western Oil Companies

King Abdullah

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia held oil prices at bay during this life by not imposing a pumping ceiling on oil.  He continued to pump despite his western counterparts insisting that he slow his oil ingestion to insure a price hike for gasoline buyers in the United States and worldwide.

In early 2015, King Abdullah died and the kingdom continued to support his efforts during his life to the dismay of western oil companies.  However, a natural disaster, hurricane Harvey, the excuse to raise prices finally arrives, a full two years eight months later. 

Fri
01
Sep
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Funding for the Wall Found

Wall

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Op/Ed

 

The Berlin wall was sometimes called the wall of shame; it was 87 miles of barrio that stood until 1989.  It separated East Berlin and West Berlin represented the reunification of Europe when the wall fell. 

Communist East Berlin was separated from Democratic West Berlin and the end of the wall ended the cold war.  The wall was 11.8 feet high and separated two nation states--separating brothers and sisters, mothers and daughters just as the proposed wall on the Southern Border of the United States would.   

Thu
31
Aug
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Houston area Braced for Explosion

Arkema

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

As post hurricane waters continue to rise a chemical company is warning of an explosion.   The France based company says because of the heavy rainfall the company was forced to shut off power and the backup generators flooded ultimately causing chemicals that should be refrigerated to explode or burn. 

The plant is located approximately 20 miles from the city of Houston and has been inundated with rain water recording from than 40 inches.  The plat manufactures organic peroxides commonly used in everyday products, like PVC piping, paints, polystyrene cups and plates.

On Thursday morning overnight one reporter claims to have seen a plume of black smoke over the plant.  Residents within 1.5 miles of the facility have been evacuated and the FAA closed air traffic near the site.  The owner of the plant sentiment is not if it will explode by when. 

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