2017-05-26: Manchester, Philippine ISIS, Asian Gay Rights

ICE Officers dine and raid

May 26, 2017 – We are in Matsumoto, Japan, to discuss the Manchester Arena attack, ISIS taking over a town in the Philippines, and Taiwan’s gay marriage ruling. We also cover GM plant shutdowns, ICE officers’ dine and raid, Matsumoto’s Craft Festival, and Seattle’s leading growth. We are enjoying some Sapporo Lager Beer, Premium Yebisu, and Suntory Old Whiskey. We have no idea what we’re talking about… we’re here for the booze!

World News:
Manchester Arena explosion: Suicide bomber kills 22 and injures 119 in terror attack at Ariana Grande gig
Manchester attack: Police not sharing information with US
ISIS takes control of its first city in the Philippines
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Declares Martial Rule in Southern Part of Country
Taiwan top court rules same-sex marriage legal, a first in Asia
Soldier sentenced to prison for having sex with another soldier

Local News:
Additional week added to Lordstown extended shutdown
ICE OFFICERS EAT BREAKFAST BEFORE RAIDING MICHIGAN RESTAURANT, DETAINING THREE
Seattle once again nation’s fastest-growing big city; population exceeds 700,000

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2017-05-19: Trump ♥ Russia, Saudi Arabia ♥ Trump, Lebanon ♥ gays, China ♥ Indian Wrestlers

Trump Tells Israeli Secrets

May 19, 2017, 2017 – Trump gives Israel’s secrets to Russia, Saudi Arabia gets guns, Lebanon celebrates gay pride, and female Indian wrestlers take over China. We also discussed Harry Potter fans risking their lives, Seattle getting tired of cars, geniuses getting free pass after stabbing boyfriend, and a Japanese princess marrying a commoner. We are enjoying Kirin Beer, Tokyo Craft, and some Suntory Old Whiskey! We have no idea what we’re talking about… we’re here for the booze!

World News:
Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Trump’s disclosure endangered spy placed inside ISIS by Israel, officials say
U.S. OFFICIALS ‘WARNED ISRAEL’ NOT TO SHARE SENSITIVE INTEL WITH TRUMP
European official says their country might stop sharing intelligence with US if Trump leaked to Russia
Lebanon Launches Arab World’s First Gay Pride Week
Dangal: India’s wrestling blockbuster delights China
U.S. nears $100 billion arms deal for Saudi Arabia: White House official
President Trump Will Give a Speech on Islam in Saudi Arabia

Local News:
(Scotland) Harry Potter fans risking their lives on Scots rail track
Seattle has reversed a decades-long trend of rising car ownership — and millennials are the reason
Oxford student who stabbed Tinder lover may be spared jail
Japanese Princess to give up royal status to marry commoner classmate she met in a restaurant

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2017-05-13: Macron, Moon, James Comey and Wild Boars!

Trump Macron

May 13, 2017 – Matsumoto, Japan – We discuss Macron and Moon (French and South Korean elections), Trump vs James Comey, Wild Boars in Kyoto, Retail Store Death, and smoking pot in Austintown, Ohio. We are enjoying some Asahi beer, Suntory Old Whiskey, and Suntory Rich Malt (and NOT enjoying the sour pickled plum drink!).

World News:

Emmanuel Macron vows unity after winning French presidential election (The Guardian)
South Korea president winner Moon vows to unify bruised country (Reuters)
In a Private Dinner, Trump Demanded Loyalty. Comey Demurred. (New York Times)
President Trump’s Tax Returns Show Some Income from Russian Sources, Say His Lawyers (Time)
Trump’s tweeted threat to Comey (Twitter)

Local News:

Nordstrom stock falls 18 percent in two days as retail slump deepens (Seattle Times)
Wild boar runs rampant inside Kyoto hotel (Japan Today)
Man charged with smoking pot at 9/11 Memorial (WKBN News)

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