Saturday, June 3, 2017

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2017

THIS SEASON MARKS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEATTLE MARINERS AND THE 105TH ANNIVERSARY OF FENWAY PARK IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.
JUNE 4 MARKS THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF STAR TREK 2: THE WRATH OF KHAN.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Is North Korea looking for a conflict with the United States???
*Leo Varadkar has been elected the new Taoiseach/Prime Minister of Ireland.
*Hassan Rouhani has won re-election as President of Iran.
*The Square won the Palme d’Or (Best Movie) at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
*While not very large, the existence of a new moon orbiting Jupiter has been confirmed.


THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*Bombs, including the recent use of one outside a Baghdad ice cream parlor, are still the terrorists’ primary weapon of choice.

đŸ˜­PASSING PARADE…
*Actress Molly Peters (James Bond’s Thunderball) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has passed away.
*Musician Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band is no longer with us.
*Actor Robert Michael Morris (How I Met Your Mother, The Comeback) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Longtime Sports Illustrated contributor and author Frank Deford is no longer with us.
*Actress Lyn James (The Young Doctors) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Surfing icon Jack O’Neil, who created what we know today as the wet suit, has passed away.
*Comedic actor Roy Barraclough (Coronation Street) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*Is North Korea looking for a fight with the United States???
*Could President Trump be planning to reverse former President Obama’s progress in reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba???
*Is Donald Trump blocking selected users from his Twitter feeds??? And does his recent Twitter Typo actually have any significance??? (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Why does President Trump seem to want a feud with Germany???
*The Trump Administration is planning to allow Russian officials back into two houses on American soil ordered vacated during the Obama Administration because of spy activity.
*With President Trump withdrawing America from the Paris Climate Accords, Elon Musk has carried out his threat to quit being an adviser to the President, along with adviser and Disney CEO Bob Iger; and that is just the tip of the iceberg in regards to the potential consequences of Trump’s actions. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*But individual states may start doing what the President will not.
*Can Trump get the Supreme Court to reinstate his travel ban(s)???
MEANWHILE...
*What happened to the labor activists investigating how Ivanka Trump shoes are being made???
*Mike Dubke is no longer White House Communications Director.
*While President Trump worries about ongoing Russian probes, just how “vulnerable” are Jeff Sessions and son-in-law Jared Kushner??? And just how did Kushner fiance that skyscraper??? (There are 4 separate links in this item.)
*Trump’s response to the continued probes here.
*Do employees of retail businesses need parental/maternity leave???
*Why are nooses suddenly appearing around Washington, DC???
ELSEWHERE…
*It turns out that transgender students DO have bathroom rights, at least in Wisconsin.
*A success story to read.
*In case you missed it, 1000 Radio Shack locations are no longer open.
*Driver Takuma Sato won the 2017 Indianapolis 500 auto race.
*Professional golfer Tiger Woods faces “driving under the influence” charges.
*Even mascots have to mind their Ps and Qs!
THE FREE CHOICE E-ZINE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ITS LOYAL READERSHIP FOR GRANTING US 3,054 PAGE VIEWS DURING MAY 2017!

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