Saturday, August 25, 2012



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Amongst events that have happened around the world this past week...
*The GOP is having to do some serious public relations work after the comments of Senator Todd Akin ("A woman's body shuts down to prevent pregnancy in the case of legitimate rape"). Women across America are uniting against the Republican Party in light of this and the party's current campaign promises that would reduce women's rights if Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan win the Presidential election this fall.
*Russia and Vanuatu have formally joined the World Trade Organization.
*An until now unknown recording of Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior talking with a friend has been discovered in a Chattanooga, Tennessee USA attic. The reel to reel taping was made December 21, 1960 according to the label on the box.
*Aeroflux has created a workable hovercraft prototype, based upon the speeder bikes in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
*Tom Hanks starred in The Terminal, inspired by the seventeen year stay of Mehran Karini Nasseri at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport, but the Saxton family of Virginia found nothing amusing about having to hang around the Salt Lake City International Airport for almost a week. They kept getting bumped off of flights because there was no seats available on their "stand by" status, with every plane full of passengers without any last minute vacancies.
*Civil unrest continues in Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen.
*Comedienne Phyllis Diller has passed away at age 95 of natural causes.
*For whatever reason, film director Tony Scott successfully committed suicide earlier this week.

*While trying to save costs, a Norwegian gallery has lost a Rembrandt etching valued at $8600 US Dollars when it was shipped via regular mail! There is no word on the art's current location.
*Cecilla Gimenez was originally only hired to work on just the cloak of "Ecce Homo (Behold the Man)" a 19th century fresco of Christ by Elias Garcia Martinez. But she attempted to restore the whole artwork and now has both the art world and the church alarmed at her results. However Cimenez claims the priest knew what she was doing and worked in full view of passersby. Professionals have been called to examine the painting and see if it can be restored.

*Golf fans are wondering if Tiger Woods will manage to stay within the Barclays competition after straining his back in the second round Friday.
*The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox are allegedly close to completing a nine player deal, including pitcher Josh Beckett, outfielder Carl Crawford, and first baseman Adrian Gonzales going to the west coast team! While nothing is official yet, all the Red Sox players involved have been told they are not playing in the game tonight against the Kansas City Royals.
*Former professional baseball pitcher Roger Clemens is trying to stage a comeback by starting with a minor league team.
*Penn State's former president denies any prior knowledge of Jerry Sandusky's misconduct or a cover up to protect the university before the ex-coach was arrested on multiple sex crime charges, despite an FBI investigation saying otherwise.
*Cyclist Lance Armstrong has decided not to contest a ruling by the United States Anti-Doping Agency that would ultimately strip him of all titles, including his seven Tour de France victories, and ban him from competition for life.

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