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Good morning everyone.

I have a sore throat.

The Breaking Story of the Day

13 people were killed in D.C.’s Washington Navy Yard as 34 year old Aaron Alexis, former Navy reservist and shooter, is also killed. Police attempting to locate accomplices, but do not trust anything that is not verified. NBC and CBS are both guilty of being very dumb for this.

International Politics

– The “worst chemical attack in the past 25 years” remarks the UN as their report is released over the use of sarin gas. No blame assigned, but experts believe it is by the Syrian government.

– Obama is pleased Putin has taken “responsibility” over Assad and his weapons.

– “The new U.S. ambassador to Brazil landed in the capital Monday amid increasing tensions over a U.S. spy program that aggressively targets Latin America’s biggest nation, reportedly including the personal communications of its president.” America’s spying program is having lasting consequences as more details are revealed. They are playing damage control.

– Read how activists in the Philippines are fighting against corporate takeovers and aggressive military individuals to preserve their livelihoods and environment.

– South Korea soldiers shot an individual to death who was going to the North even after he was told to stop.

Financial Matters

– “I cannot remember a time when one faction of one party promises economic chaos if it doesn’t get 100% of what it wants. That’s never happened before. But that’s what’s happening now.” Obama blasts Republicans for playing games with the economy over the debt ceiling. Seems like a bit of irony is associated with the statement if you think about it.

– Biden: The United States should invest in infrastructure since it boosts the economy. Great, but isn’t your job to do that, Congress? Isn’t this common sense?

– Tsk. Tsk. Option trading in the US was halted after a “glitch” in the system. The rich get worried for a moment, then realize they’re rich and move along.

Helping the rich while in college, while neglecting the poor. That’s the inequality we face. [cont’d.]

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