Saturday, May 5, 2012


Feliz Cinco de Mayo Amigos!
Today is Free Comic Book Day for those who enjoy and celebrate the medium.
Tonight marks the closest the (full) moon will appear to those of us on Earth.
Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster.

Amongst events that have happened around the world this past week:
*On the first anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's date with justice, President Barack Obama made a highly secured, surprise visit to Afghanistan to not only meet with that country's leaders, but held the first televised national address ever made from a foreign location when he announced that all US troops were being pulled out on schedule and that preparations were being made for the Afghan people to protect and police themselves against terrorist threats.
*While the authorities have arrested the man behind a bogus charity that allegedly was supposed to benefit Navy veterans instead of himself, the courts STILL do not know his real name, so the mystery man is being tried as "John Doe" until his identity can be discovered. Anyone with information regarding this situation is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Service for the Northern District of Ohio at: 1-866-4-WANTED or text keyword WANTED and the tip to 847411 (tip411). Tipsters may remain anonymous and a cash reward may be available.
*A recent study into the British phone hacking scandal released by the House of Commons Culture, Media, and Sport Committee concludes that Rupert Murdoch is "not a fit person to run a major, international conglomerate" and "exhibited major blindness to the actions of those in his employ" accused of wrong doings.
*Sadly, civil unrest continues along the Sudan-South Sudan border, Bahrain, and Syria.
*Although unfinished, the One World Trade Center Building has become the tallest building in New York City, taking the title away from the Empire State building.

*Incumbent President Barack Obama officially kicked off his reelection campaign in Ohio this week.
*There is still no definitive winner in the Republican primaries, although Mitt Romney maintains his lead over Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum, who is still on most of the remaining state ballots despite recently dropping out of the race.
*Meanwhile, the first proposal from the Republican controlled Congress for a balanced Federal budget? Cutting programs and services for the middle and lower classes while suggesting more tax breaks for the rich!

*Adam Yauch, a founding member of The Beastie Boys, has passed away.
*In a FOX News Sunday interview that is scheduled to run May 6, long time Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek admits that at 71, he has thought about retiring, but loves the show too much to make a final decision on the subject. Yet the host also says people he has talked to about the situation urge him to stay on the program at least until the completion of his 30th season, which will be at the end of the 2013-14 season of Jeopardy!

*The first stage of horse racing's Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, will be held later today.
*Due to a recent injury, Yankees pitcher Mariano Riveria will not be able to resume playing professional baseball until 2013.

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