Saturday, September 22, 2012


The Occupy Wall Street movement celebrated its first anniversary this past week.
This is the 25th anniversary of both Star Trek: The Next Generation and our eternal search wondering Where's Waldo?
September is the 30th anniversary of Knight Rider on television.
This month marks the 50th anniversary of The Beverly Hillbillies television debut.
Perry Mason defended his first client on television 55 years ago this month.
This week marks the 75th anniversary of the first publication of The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.

Amongst events that have happened around the world this past week:
*Incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama has won The Free Choice E-zine's endorsement for reelection as a result of our readers' surveys.
*Debate over the Senkaku Islands has resulted in violence against Japanese holdings in China. Chinese holdings in Japan have been sights of similar protests, with no violence reported.
*Civil unrest continues in Syria.
*Protests, and some violence, still continue around Middle Eastern United States Embassies and holdings in the aftermath of the release of the "Innocence of Muslims" trailer, but thankfully with no new deaths reported.
*No DNA evidence of suspect Julian Assange has been found after examining a used condom in his pending rape trial.
*Pending review and acceptance of a new contract, the temporary teachers strike in Chicago, USA has been settled, with educators and students now back in school.
*New religious debates have arisen after Harvard Divinity School Doctor Karen King translated a scrap of papyrus claiming Jesus had a wife named Mary, who would be a disciple amongst the 12 (known) Apostles.
*The Space Shuttle Endeavour is now on permanent display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California, USA.

*Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has released his 2011 tax returns and a SUMMARY of his past filings through 2000, claiming an annual payment of 14.1% in federal taxes. Meanwhile, a statement made at a fundraiser revealed Romney believes 47% of America's citizens think they are "entitled" to such social programs like health care, unemployment, well fare, social security, etc;  and is not worried about nor would he represent them if elected.
*According to a September 19, 2012 New York Times report: Congressional Senate Republicans have blocked a measure that would have provided $1 billion (US dollars) over five years in aid to veterans who have honorably severed their country over the last decade in their search for new employment. The report went on to say this was part of the Republican agenda to stop President Obama's legislative goals at any opportunity, which isn't surprising since those same Congressional Republicans have voted 33 times in an attempt to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Reform Act (aka "Obama Care") and have not once voted on a potential jobs bill!
*But despite having much work unfinished or even addressed, Congress has now adjourned until after the November elections, since many of its members are up for reelection and need to campaign.

*The National Hockey League is officially in lock out mode after failing to reach a new agreement with its players. When or if the 2012-2013 season will begin remains to be seen.
*The National Football League is now using replacement referees after failing to reach a new agreement with the original crews, leaving many fans wondering about some of the calls and decisions in recent games.

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