Saturday, January 19, 2013


United States President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second and final term privately on Sunday, January 20, 2013; and publicly on January 21, which is also the national observance of Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior's birthday.

Amongst events happening around the world this past week...
*The National Rifle Association is rallying support and public opinion the best it can as President Obama called for new gun control legislation Wednesday. Meanwhile, gun stores are reporting huge rushes on weapons and ammunition with the pending changes.
*ALL Boeing 787 aircraft have been grounded worldwide because of safety concerns about their lithium-ion batteries.
*Reports from NASA's Cassini space explorer show that the craters on Titan seem to be disappearing. There is no current explanation for this.
*NASA's Curiosity rover has found proof of calcium deposits on Mars akin to the results of water circulating in cracks and rock fractures.
*Civil unrest continues in Syria, Libya, Northern Mali, and Afghanistan.
*The Free Choice E-zine thanks its readership for helping this establishment break 1000 blog-site views for the fifth straight month! And we are just 4 posts away from our career 1000th post with Blogger!

*Amongst the 2013 Golden Globe winners... Les Miserables (Best Musical or Comedy, Best Musical or Comedy Actor: Hugh Jackman), Argo (Best Dramatic Picture, Best Director: Ben Affleck); Homeland (Best TV Drama, Best TV Drama Actor: Damian Lewis, Best TV Drama Actress: Claire Danes), Girls (Best TV Musical or Comedy, Best TV Musical or Comedy Actress: Lena Dunham)

*A shortened, 48 game schedule begins today, ending the 2012-13 lockout in professional hockey.
*LeBron James has earned his 20,000 career point in professional basketball.
*While Lance Armstrong confessed to taking performance enhancing drugs to Oprah Winfrey, the International Olympics Committee took away his Bronze Cycling medal from the 2000 Summer Olympics after he failed to appeal the removal of his seven Tour de France "victories".
*Professional baseball great Stan Musial has passed away at the age of 92.

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