OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!
AMONGST EVENTS HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK...
*As military action against them continues, ISIL forces swear they will retaliate against all nations participating, and have already released more video taped executions.
*Ashraf Ghani has been sworn in as the new President of Afghanistan.
*Despite saying there would be no censorship, the Egyptian government seized a day's print run of the Al-Masry Al-Youm
newspaper to "correct" an article.
*The death toll from the West African Ebola Virus outbreak has sadly broken the 3000+ victims mark, with at least one patient in another country, as a man is being treated in Dallas, Texas, USA without much improvement in his current health.
*The Mount Ontake volcano has erupted, claiming at least 45 lives.
*The Occupy Central (with Love and Peace) movement continues in Hong Kong to protest electoral changes ordered by the Chinese government.
*Pluto has been declared a planet again!
*Team Europe won the 2014 Ryder Cup.
FROM THE UKRAINE...
*Fighting continues into its third week between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatist forces in and around the Donetsk International Airport, despite a ceasefire agreement between the Ukraine and Russia.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
*Ironically, Charles and David Koch, known more commonly in Republican political circles as the Koch Brothers, do not question the facts within a recent Rolling Stone
magazine expose about them (issue 1219, dated October 9, 2014). But they have questioned why reporter Tom Dickinson was allowed to write such a "negative" article, and why Rolling Stone
would even authorize such an expose, let alone publish it so close to the November 2014 midterm elections.
*Meanwhile, Americans For Prosperity, a Koch sponsored cause, has been accused of sending out thousands of fake voter registration forms in North Carolina.
*An Ebola Virus patient is now being treated in a Dallas, Texas area hospital, causing local concern.
*Julia Pierson has resigned as Director of the United States Secret Service following the three break in attempts at the White House.
*Hospitalized after being beaten by bullies, the victim: a gay teenager in Henrico, Virgina; has been the only person arrested on assault charges!
*After noting a serious decline in bee populations, scientists are now concerned that insecticides are also killing birds, as flocks greatly decline in numbers within Midwestern states.
*Pacific walruses unable to find sea ice to rest on are coming onto the northwest Alaskan shoreline in record numbers.
*The U.S.S. Enterprise, the Navy's oldest nuclear powered aircraft carrier, has been retired.
*Nike will be "remastering" its Michael Jordan line of sneakers to address issues of quality versus price.
*The National Football League will begin testing players on Monday for illegal Human Growth Hormones (HGHs) as part of a new drug policy worked out with the players union.
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