TODAY IS THE 80th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST (DAGWOOD) BUMSTEAD SPECIAL SANDWICH IN THE BLONDIE COMIC STRIP.
EARTH DAY IS APRIL 22nd.
AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK...
*Brazil is still trying to impeach current President Dilma Rousseff.
*North Korea is now claiming defectors to South Korea are actually "kidnap victims" and will respond accordingly.
*The World Wildlife Fund reported that the global population of tigers, an endangered species, has finally shown some increase over the past six years.
*Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner are teaming up for "Breakthrough Starshot," a nano-technological craft for a trip to our closest stellar neighbor, Alpha Centauri. Once launched, the craft would reach the star system roughly 20 years after leaving Earth.
TERRIBLE TERRORIST ACTIVITIES...
*A Taliban statement claimed responsibility for April 9th's rocket attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan, but allegedly the intended target was U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who had already left the area after attending a meeting about the new unity government there.
*A Taliban suicide bomber killed 12 new police recruits in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan.
*Actor Gareth Thomas (Blake's 7, Children of the Stones, Star Maidens) has taken his last bow on life's stage.
*Japanese voice actor Tōru Ōhira (Super Sentai, One Piece) is no longer with us.
*Actress Anne Jackson (The Shining, Folks!, Dirty Dingus Magee) has taken her last bow on life's stage.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
*Trump has also recently stated that if he does not get the Republican Presidential nomination, he will consider running as an independent third party candidate.
*Will a moment from Ted Cruz's past as Texas' Solicitor General come back to haunt him?
*Elizabeth Warren has officially endorsed fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders for President.
*Add to North Carolina's troubles after passing an anti-LGBTQ law: Ringo Starr canceling a concert and Cirque du Soleil has canceled EVERY performance scheduled in that state, along with Pay Pal and other businesses pulling out.
*Meanwhile, Mississippi is facing similar problems with their new anti-LGBTQ law.
*Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker's "Right to Work" laws have been ruled unconstitutional by a local judge. Other states with "Right to Work" status are keeping their fingers crossed.
*If Congress passes a bill declaring Saudi Arabia bears some responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks, that country has declared the action will cause economic fallout.
*GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING OVER ONE MILLION PICK UP TRUCKS TO REPAIR THE SEAT BELTS!
*If New York State's standardized tests are wrong, why are the teachers
suffering for it?
*The next time you go to a dentist, make sure everything is done right. A man in Indiana thinking he was only getting 4 abscessed teeth pulled woke up with NONE!
*Believe it or not, "Inverted Jenny" stamps stolen in 1955 may finally be resurfacing after being missing for decades.
*Danny Willett won the Masters Tournament of professional golf.
*Since the Los Angeles Lakers did not make it into the playoffs, Kobe Bryant has played his last game of professional basketball.
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