SEPTEMBER 3rd IS FLAG DAY IN AUSTRALIA & INDEPENDENCE DAY IN QATAR.
MONDAY IS LABOR DAY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
ANYTHING THAT DEBUTED IN SEPTEMBER 1966 CELEBRATES ITS 50th ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH, INCLUDING STAR TREK, THE MONKEES,
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, AND A HOST OF OTHER CLASSIC PROGRAMS.
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS HAS RECALLED ALL GALAXY NOTE 7 SMARTPHONES DUE TO BATTERY PROBLEMS.
AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK...
*Former President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff has been officially removed from office. Acting President Michel Temer will continue to serve out the remainder of her term.
*Meanwhile, the Chinese government seems to be in the middle of a political reshuffling of personnel into various positions.
*Ali Bongo Ondimba has been re-elected President of Gabon.
*The number of confirmed Zika Virus cases in Singapore is now above 100!
*Just how busy is Russian President Vladimir Putin?
*The European Union has ordered Apple Computers to pay Ireland back taxes.
*The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, the world's tallest suspension bridge, has officially opened for traffic crossings.
*The African Elephant population has dropped 30% since 2007.
*Are we now in the Anthropocene Age?
*Fossils found in the Isua Greenstone Belt region of Greenland are believed to be the world's oldest, at an estimated 3.7 billion years of age. If true, does this mean there was never any "life " on Mars?
IN THE PHILIPPINES...
*Philippine religious leaders are urging their parishioners to stop killing suspected drug users, pushers, smugglers, and manufacturers themselves.
*President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Senator Leila de Lima, who has commented negatively on his policies, to resign and "hang herself".
*It is estimated that over 2000 people have died since the Philippines' current war on drugs began.
*President Duterte declared a nationwide "state of lawlessness" after yesterday's bombing at a night time market in Davao City killed at least 14 people and might have been an attempt on his life.
TERRIBLE TERRORIST ACTIVITIES...
*Bombs, whether hidden until tripped or strapped to a suicidal human being, still seem to be terrorism's favorite weapon this past week, with multiple incidents reported.
*Actor Gene Wilder (the original Willy Wonka
movie, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein
, and a host of others) has take his last bow on life's stage.
*Islam Karimov, the current President of Uzbekistan, has passed away while in office.
*Harry Fujiwara, known professionally to wrestling fans as "Mr. Fuji", is no longer with us.
*Actor Jon Polito (The Rocketeer, Homicide: Life on the Street
) has taken his last bow on life's stage.
*Legendary folk singer Fred Hellerman (The Weavers) has passed away.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
*Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto
in Mexico City this past week. Among the topics discussed, Mexico will NOT pay for Trump's wall if he wins in November.
*So just what is Trump's position on deportation?
*Do not worry about Trump if he loses in November
*Congress returns from "vacation" September 6th.
*Despite Republican hopes otherwise,
North Carolina MUST re-think its voter regulations before the November election.
*With Madeline in the Pacific and Hermine in the Atlantic, it's been a busy week for tropical
hurricanes threatening the United States.
*The FBI is investigating hacking attempts against the electoral data bases of Arizona and Illinois.
*The remains of a World War 2 era German U-boat
have been found off the coast of North Carolina.
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