Saturday, July 6, 2013


Amongst events happening around the world this past week...

*A 4000 year old pyramid was destroyed by property developers in El Paraiso, Peru! WHY?
*Mass confusion and some political intrigue arose when former NSA employee and suspected spy Edward Snowden was presumed to be on board the plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales, who was on a good will tour.
*Meanwhile, however he got there, Snowden is now hoping to obtain political asylum from Russia.
*While North Korea has remained strangely silent of late, South Korea has offered to resume negotiations concerning a joint business project the two countries were once cooperating in: a factory complex in Kaesong.
*Concurrently, Russia and the Peoples Republic of China are conducting naval exercises in the Sea of Japan,  and presumably are keeping an eye on the Korean coast line, just in case.
*The London Array, the world's largest offshore wind farm, is now officially operational.
*King Albert the Second of Belgium has announced that he will be stepping down, due to his health, in favor of his son Philippe assuming the throne.
*Former Philippines President Joseph Estrada is now the mayor of Manila.
*Croatia has joined the European Union.
*The Vatican has announced the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.
*From 2013 Wimbledon Tennis Championship: Marion Bartoli of France has won the Ladies' Singles while Bob and Mike Bryan of the USA have won the Gentlemen's Doubles.
*Although the International Astronomical Union still won't restore Pluto's status as an official planet, its fourth and fifth moons have been named Kerberos and Styx, respectively.
*An entirely new species of lizard has been found in Sergipe, Brazil.
*Civil unrest continues in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Egypt.

*Citing logistics issues, the Obama administration has pushed back initiating the next phrase of the "Obama Care" health plan until January 1, 2015.
*The Statue of Liberty reopened its doors to tourists for the first time since Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast in 2012.
*This week marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War.
*Inbee Park won the 2013 US Open in Women's Professional Golf.

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