DECEMBER 24TH IS CHRISTMAS EVE & THE START OF HANUKKAH AT SUNDOWN.
DECEMBER 24TH MARKS THE 240TH ANNIVERSARY OF GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE RIVER.
DECEMBER 25TH IS CHRISTMAS DAY.
DECEMBER 25TH MARKS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF MIKHAIL GORBACHEV OFFICIALLY RESIGNING AS RUSSIA’S PRESIDENT.
DECEMBER 26TH IS BOXING DAY & THE START OF KWANZAA.
AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Much of Northern China was under a smog alert for the early part of this past week.
*Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and American President Barack Obama jointly banned offshore oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean and parts of the Atlantic coast.
*There might be a possible vaccine to combat the Ebola Virus on the horizon.
*Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico has won the 2016 Miss World title.
*SNOW FELL IN THE SAHARA DESERT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 37 YEARS!
THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*Even as we approach the more religious holidays of the calendar year, bombs are still the terrorist weapon of choice to kill innocent civilians and government targets.
*Those killed during the terrorist attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany.
*Country music performer and Hee Haw regular Gordie Tapp has passed away.
*Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (the original versions of Moulin Rouge and Touch of Evil) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Animation director Gordon Hunt (Super Friends, The Jetsons, etc) is no longer with us.
*Actor Dick Latessa (Hairspray, Promises Promises) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Art director and production designer Gil Parrondo (Patton, Nicholas and Alexandra, Travels with My Aunt) has passed away.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
*Trump's latest administration personnel announcements include Carl Icahn as Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform, Republican National Committee Communications director Sean Spicer as White House Press Secretary, his former presidential campaign manager Kellyanne Conway as Counselor to the President, and Jason Miller as the White House Communications Director.
*After wondering who worked on climate change and environmental policies, the impending Trump administration now wants information concerning gender-related staffing, programming, and funding.
*Donald Trump comments on Russian President Vladimir Putin.
*Just what is on the Republican agenda once Donald Trump is in office??? And how will it affect the civil rights of LGBTQ beings??? (There are two links in that item.)
*Some of Trump's thoughts on nuclear weapons.
*Since he isn't officially his Commander in Chief yet, an Air Force General questions Trump's opinions about the F-35 fighter jet.
*One Trump supporter won't deny he wishes to see Barack Obama dead and his widow "returned" to Africa!!!
*The People’s Republic of China has officially returned an American underwater research
*President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jointly banned offshore oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean and parts of the Atlantic coast.
*Just what is going on in North Carolina???
*The History Channel's facts versus Donald Trump supporters.
*Did the FBI handle their investigation(s) into Hillary Clinton properly?
*Just how "politically correct" should you be about Christmas???
*The 2017 inductees into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame will be The Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, and Yes.
*Is former professional baseball player Manny Ramirez considering a possible comeback???
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