THE GAMBIA CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY TODAY.
MONDAY IS PRESIDENTS DAY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
North Korea had another “missile test” over the Sea of Japan.
*Valentine’s Day has been indefinitely banned in Pakistan.
*Did Russia "influence" a Dutch election too?
*Kim Jong-nam, oldest son of North Korea’s President has been killed, allegedly by two women poisoning him at an airport.
*Frank Walker Steinmeier has been elected President of Germany.
*Adama Barrow is the new President of Gambia.
*Accusing it of spreading propaganda, Venezuela will no longer allow CNN en Espanol broadcasts in its country.
*Unilever has rejected a take over bid from Kraft-Heinz.
*Monopoly is phasing out the Thimble token, but its replacement will not be revealed until "World Monopoly Day" on March 19.
*Rumor the German Shepard was the best dog at the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Show.
THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*Bombs are still the primary weapon of choice against innocent civilians and government targets overseas, with more incidents reported from the Middle East this week than last week.
*Please note that The Free Choice E-zine does NOT believe in giving any villain their "15 minutes of fame" and minimizes their "credit" in any event whenever possible.
*Singer Al Jarreau (The theme from Moonlighting, “Since I Fell For You”, and countless more) has passed away.
*Norma McCorvey, “Jane Roe” of Roe versus Wade, is no longer with us.
*Kim Jong-nam, oldest son of North Korea’s President Kim Jong-il.
*Professional wrestler turned actor George Steele is no longer with us.
*Actor Warren Frost (Twin Peaks, Matlock, Seinfeld) has taken his last bow from life's stage.
*Professional wrestler Nicole Bass has passed away.
*Professional wrestler Ivan Koloff is no longer with us.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
*Rather than be a possible security risk to President Trump, the current National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn has resigned because he discussed possible sanctions with Russian officials BEFORE he took office. Retired General Keith Kellogg is now acting Adviser until a replacement can be found.
*Yet Donald Trump still does not want to discuss his possible connections with Russia.
*The Federal Bureau of Investigation has at least 3 different probes underway investigating Russia's possible influence on the 2016 Presidential election.
*Did President Trump create a possible security risk himself at Mar-a-Lago???
*The Republican controlled Senate has confirmed Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of the Treasury, Mick Mulvaney as the head of the Office and Management, and Scott Pruitt (a known climate change denier) as head of the Environmental Protection Agency; but Andrew Puzder has withdrawn his name for consideration as Secretary of Labor. Alexander Acosta is now the new nominee for that position.
*You may consider this premature, but Donald Trump is scheduled to kick off his 2020 Presidential Reelection campaign later today, February 18.
*CBS News looks at reality versus alternate facts via Donald Trump.
*Apparently, Betsy DeVos is not off to a good start as the new Secretary of Education.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned NATO members Wednesday February 15 to increase military spending by year's end or risk seeing the U.S. curtail its defense support.
*Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy has announced his impending retirement as of March 4th.
*While there are no reported results from the Day Without Immigrants event Thursday, where legal immigrants stayed home from work and school to protest President Trump's proposed immigration reform, the White House has remained silent on the matter.
*Republicans who were extremely critical of Hillary Clinton now find the shoe on the other foot.
*Donald Trump does NOT have to make his tax returns public!
Former Vice President Joe Biden is now the chairman of the National Constitution Center, a nonpartisan museum focused on educating Americans about the Constitution.
*At the 2017 Grammy Awards, Adele won both Song and Record of the Year for “Hello” with her album 25 named Album of the Year. David Bowie’s Blackstar was posthumously honored for Best Alternative Music Album, Best Engineered Album, and Best Rock Performance.
*Many Grammy and music fans are curious about Beyonce’s “snub” at the awards event.
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