Saturday, November 19, 2011


November 24 is Thanksgiving Day, whereupon hopefully family and friends will get together to celebrate friendship and what they are grateful for.

Amongst events that have happened around the world this past week:
*Moammar Gadhafi's son has been captured in Libya.
*While civil unrest continues in Syria, Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh has stated he will leave office within 90 days to make way for a new general election, thus ending his 33 year term in office.
*Former Phillipines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has been arrested on charges of electoral fraud.

*New York City is now no longer allowing members of the original "Occupy Wall Street" movement to camp out over night in parks and other public venues. Meanwhile, some fear the grass roots movement is being taking over by labor unions and other organizations while no one will speculate as to what, if anything, might happened around the annual Thanksgiving Day parade in NYC this coming Thursday.
*Authorities in Portland, Oregon (USA) shut down the occupation there, making 50 arrests in the process.
*The Occupy Oakland movement has also been closed by authorities in California.
*Some members of the Occupy London movement claim to have been harassed during events at Remembrance Sunday at St. Paul's Cathedral.

*With his professional life over as he faces criminal charges for sexual misconduct with boys, former Penn State college football coach Joe Paterno is now facing a battle with cancer too.
*Professional Basketball Commissioner David Stern has admitted the possibility that what remains of the unplayed 2011-12 basketball season may be cancelled outright. There is no sign at present of a new agreement between team owners and players on the horizon and reaching one now would not make a game possible before late January/early February at the earliest.

*Authorities have reopened the investigation into the death of actress Natalie Wood after it has been closed for almost 30 years, although they do state that her husband at the time, actor Robert Wagner, is not a suspect/person of interest.

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