IT'S WORLD HELLO DAY! SAY "HI" TO SOMEONE.
IT'S ARMED FORCES DAY IN BANGLADESH.
TOY STORY, THE FIRST COMPLETELY CGI FILM, CELEBRATES ITS 20th ANNIVERSARY NOVEMBER 22nd.
NOVEMBER 22nd IS INDEPENDENCE DAY IN LEBANON.
NOVEMBER MARKS THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF
STONE SOUP BY JAN ELIOT AND THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF
CALVIN & HOBBES BY BILL WATTERSON.
THURSDAY IS THANKSGIVING IN SOME PARTS OF THE WORLD.
THE LATEST CONCERNING PARIS & BEIRUT...
*After The Free Choice E-zine
posted our November 14 Week in Review
, it was learned that similar, coordinated attacks occurred in Beirut after those in Paris, leaving 44 known dead and many more injured. ISIS/ISIL forces have claimed responsibility for these attacks too.
*While authorities are still investigating the Beirut incidents, it is feared not all those responsible have been dealt with yet.
*Meanwhile, the Parisian death toll stands at 132, with 90 critically injured innocent victims still scattered around Paris hospitals.
*French authorities have identified the remains of some of the attackers, while are still pursuing many of the behind the scenes supporters that helped in those terrible incidents.
*France has announced their current "state of emergency" will now last until the end of February 2016.
ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK...
*Brussels is now fearful of a potential ISIS/ISIL onslaught.
*The G-20 summit was held this past week. Among the topics discussed were world economy and combating terrorism.
*The hacktivist group Anonymous
has vowed to go after ISIS/ISIL in the wake of recent events, claiming the deletion of 2000 pro-terrorist Twitter accounts and some covert donation sites on the "dark web".
*During the recent Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Manila, China refused to discuss the artificial islands they have been erecting in the South China Sea.
*Tropical Pacific water temperatures are RISING!
*North and South Korea have agreed to hold a joint conference next week to discuss their differences.
OTHER TERRIBLE TERRORIST ACTIVITIES...
*Nineteen people were killed by masked gunmen during a hostage situation at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali.
*ISIS/ISIL has formally claimed responsibility for the bombing of Metrojet Flight 9268, although current investigations have yet to officially identify the bomb used.
*A bomb in Yola, Nigeria has killed at least 32 and wounded 80+ innocent victims.
*Whether or not there are actual plans afoot to do so, ISIS/ISIL forces have vowed to commit new terrorist attacks on American soil.
*Singer/songwriter P. F. Sloan ("Eve of Destruction", "Secret Agent Man") is no longer with us.
*Actress Moira Orfei (Scent of a Woman
) has taken her last bow on life's stage.
*Actor Saeed Jaffrey (The Man Who Would Be King
) has passed away.
*Film producer Michael C. Gross (Ghostbusters 1, Heavy Metal 1, Beethoven 1
) is no longer with us.
*Bluegrass musician Ramona Jones (widow of Bluegrass musician "Grandpa" Jones) has passed away.
*Former Olympic athlete and member of the Tuskegee Airmen Mal Whitfield is no longer with us.
*Game show emcee Jim Perry (Card Sharks, Sale of the Century
) has passed away.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
*After many Republican governors announced that their states would not accept Middle Eastern refugees (which is technically illegal, since only the President of the United States can decide whether or not America will accept foreign refugees) the House of Representatives has passed stricter immigration regulations and formally voted to suspend the President's offer to accept 10,000 Middle Eastern refugees! The Senate is expected to do the same after Congress returns from their Thanksgiving recess.
|President Barack Obama|
*President Barack Obama has since announced that while he will agree to any national security
based changes, America "does not have any religious tests to our compassion," and will veto any attempt to prevent
America from helping in the current world refugee crisis.
*Meanwhile, after attending the G-20 Summit, President Obama went to the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Manila, where he formally requested China to stop erecting artificial islands in the South China Sea. Otherwise, the APEC Summit's agenda mirrored that of the G-20's.
*The Obama Administration and the US Treasury Department have vowed to stop inversion tactics by US based companies uniting with foreign companies to avoid paying American based taxes.
*Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has officially dropped out of the still crowded race for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination. Ben Carson is still the current front runner, with Donald Trump second.
*Jared Fogle has been sentenced to 15+ years in prison after pleading guilty to various charges involving child pornography and illegal sexual relations with minors.
*Carly Simon has ended decades of public speculation and officially confirmed that only the SECOND verse of "You're So Vain"
is about Warren Beatty. She remains silent on who (if anybody) inspired the other verses of the song.
*Although a now ex-employee was ordered to clean the parking lot, it turns out Wal*Mart considers any found recyclables "company assets"
is the new interim President of the University of Missouri system.
*David "Big Papi" Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox has announced that the 2016 season of Major League Baseball will be his last.
*The Tampa Bay Times
has compiled a list of the 25 "worst" charities
*While science fiction fans are excited that CBS/Paramount has announced a NEW Star Trek
series for the 2016-2017 season, it will only
be available on the network's subscription service website.
*E! has announced The Soup
will end after 22 seasons.
*Ellen DeGeneres' talk show recently celebrated its 2000th episode.
*Actor Charlie Sheen has publicly revealed that he has HIV.
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