Saturday, September 6, 2014

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 6, 2014

TODAY IS INDEPENDENCE DAY IN SWAZILAND.
WORLD WAR 2 BEGAN 75 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH.
ANY TELEVISION PROGRAM THAT DEBUTED IN 1964
CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH.

AMONGST EVENTS HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK...
*Over 1900 people have died in the West African Ebola Virus outbreak.
*The Chinese Parliament has decided Hong Kong can't chose its next leader.
*Unrest in Pakistan has escalated to the point of all schools being closed and the national television network going off the air after protesters stormed the building.
*Saudi Arabian authorities have busted up an al-Qaeda cell within that country.
*ISIS released videos of illegal beheadings of "rebel suspects" have been confirmed as genuine, including one where the terrorist forces killed an American reporter.
*Two new species of aquatic dendrogramma, first found off the Australian coast in 1986, still defy classsification.
*PRESENTED WITHOUT COMMENT: After an intensive study, scientists have confirmed that bra wearing does NOT contribute to a woman's risk of ever developing breast cancer.
*The remains of a Viking ring fortress have been found near K√łge, Denmark.
*What is believed to be the oldest known example of abstract art has been found in Gibraltar's Gorham's Cave.
*Unrest still continues in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Somalia, and Pakistan. There's no longer anything "civil" about a lot of it any more folks.

THE LATEST BETWEEN THE UKRAINE AND RUSSIA...
*NATO held a two day summit on the situation in Wales, resulting in all parties agreeing to further sanctions after seeing evidence there are several thousand Russian troops illegally within Ukrainian borders.
*Battle still rages around Luhansk International Airport, while the Ukraine accuses Russia of starting the internal war and continuing to support and encourage the pro-Russian rebel forces.
*After intense negotations between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia is now denying any peace accord was ever reached.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
*After returning from the NATO Summit in Wales, the Associated Press reports that President Barack Obama has allegedly decided he will delay addressing immigration reform until after the 2014 mid-term elections in November. Sources say the Republican controlled Congress will not discuss the matter at all, and the President taking any (executive) actions now might risk Democratic candidates not getting elected.
*Comedienne Joan Rivers has left life's stage.
*The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into the iCloud leak (hack?) that resulted in a lot of nude celebrity pictures being revealed to the general public. Our question: why was such sensitive material stored there to begin with?
*Michael Sam, the first openly gay professional football player, is now on the practice squad for the Dallas Cowboys after being dropped by the Saint Louis Rams, the team that first drafted him.
*Team Manager/Coach Ron Washington of Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers has suddenly resigned. The only reason given was "to deal with an off the field personal matter."

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