Saturday, October 29, 2016

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: OCTOBER 23-29, 2016

OCTOBER 31 IS HALLOWEEN.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK...
*Russia now claims it's been (computer) hacked!!!
*24 countries and European Union representatives attending the annual Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources have agreed to create a marine park in the Ross Sea, where commercial fishing will be banned for at least 35 years.
*If conditions don't improve, the world may lose up to TWO-THIRDS of its wild animal population by 2020!
*Author Paul Beatty won the Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sellout.
*The Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters defeated the Hiroshima Toyo Carp to win the Japan Series of International professional baseball.


THE TERRORIST REPORT...
*Sadly, they and their attacks against innocents, continue.

PASSING PARADE...
*Actor Jimmy Perry (Dad's Army, It Ain't Half Hot Mum) has taken his last bow on life's stage.
*Singer Bobby Vee ("Rubber Ball", "Take Good Care of My Baby", "The Night Has a 1000 Eyes") is no longer with us.
*Actor MikijirĊ Hira (13 Assassins) has taken his last bow on life's stage.
*Television writer Kevin Curran (The Simpsons, Married... with children) has passed away.
*Actress Margit Bara (Jakob the Liar) has taken her last bow on life's stage.
*Tom Hayden, a major opponent to the Vietnam War, has passed away.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
POLITICALLY...
*IF voter suppression does exist, the Donald Trump campaign might be preventing African-American voters from getting to the polls. (2 different links in that article.)
*The 2016 Presidential election is November 8. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
MEANWHILE...
*While Congressional Republicans are still trying to prevent President Barack Obama from officially nominating a Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, some members have announced that they will not consider any Hillary Clinton nominees should she win the 2016 Presidential election!
ELSEWHERE...
*For those either already on or about to start collecting Social Security, be aware of program changes that are scheduled to start January 1, 2017.
*Protesters still hope to prevent the construction of the Dakotas Access Oil Pipeline on both historic and ecological grounds.
*Jared Fogel's ex-wife claims Subway knew about the former spokesman's problems before they became public knowledge.
*TD Ameritrade will be buying Scottrade for $2.7 US billion.
*Miley Cyrus now believes herself to be a pansexual.

For more news at any time, either scroll down to our ELSEWHERE feature at the bottom of your screen or visit any other reputable news source.

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