Saturday, July 22, 2017

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JULY 16-22, 2017

JULY 22 IS PI APPROXIMATION DAY (22/7, the basic fraction representing Pi)
JULY 27 MARKS THE 2OTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE STARGATE SG-1 TV SHOW.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…

*Ram Nath Kovind has been elected President of India.
*The latest activities in North Korea as the United States has decided to ban traveling to that country since of the death of Otto Warmbier. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Iran's reaction to the latest American sanctions.
*Will there ever be peace between Israel and Palestine???
*Sorry folks. It wasn’t aliens.
*How come women's clothing doesn't have pockets???



FROM ENGLAND
*The British Broadcasting Company has announced actress Jodie Whittaker as the next Doctor Who. Reaction to the announcement has run a wide gamut of responses since. (There are 3 separate links in this item.)
*Amongst the winners of the 2017 Wimbledon Championship of professional tennis, Roger Federer: Men’s Singles, Garbine Muguruza: Women’s Singles, Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo: Men’s Doubles, Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, Women’s Doubles.

THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*Sadly, bombs are still the terrorists’ primary weapon of choice.

šŸ˜­PASSING PARADE…
*Actor Martin Landau (The original Mission: Impossible, Ed Wood, Space: 1999) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Director George A. Romero (the modern zombie pictures) has passed away.
*Actor Trevor Baxter (credits too numerous to mention) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Chester Bennington, singer/songwriter for Linkin Park, Dead by Sunrise, and Stone Temple Pilots.
*Actor Harvey Atkin (Cagney and Lacey, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actor John Heard (Big, Prison Break, Home Alone 1) has taken his last bow on life's stage.
*Red West, friend and band mate of Elvis Presley, has passed away.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*Iran's reactions to the latest American sanctions as the United States has decided to ban traveling to that country since of the death of Otto Warmbier. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Donald Trump has nominated Raytheon lobbyist Mark Esper as Secretary of the Army.
*President Trump's latest Tweets include still not being happy over the continuing Russian probes and angry comments about the New York Times.
*Did the Trump Administration use official “Obama Care” funds to finance a campaign against it???
MEANWHILE…
*Back from vacation, the Senate has postponed voting on “Trump Care” while Senator John McCain is on medical leave after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Free Choice E-zine wishes McCain a speedy recovery. Yet Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell apparently still wants to at least have “Obama Care” repealed once and for all, even if it isn’t immediately replaced. (There are 3 separate links in this item.)
*How McCain's absence will affect the Senate, along with the Trump/GOP agenda, remains to be seen.
ELSEWHERE…
*So, is rape illegal in North Carolina or not???
*Minneapolis Police Chief JaneƩ Harteau has resigned over the shooting death of Australian visitor Justine Diamond, which is still under investigation since no officer at the scene had their body cameras on. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Some workers are facing a pension cut!
*So, how's the Keystone XL Pipeline doing???
*Ann Coulter intentionally bought the seat next to hers so no one could sit next to her on a flight, but Detla reassigned it to a real person. Coulter may get a refund, but she didn’t win much support on Twitter over the matter.
*O. J. Simpson, in prison for 9 years after being found guilty of sports memorabilia theft, has been officially declared eligible for parole and could be out as early as October 2017.
*Why was a Kermit the Frog performer fired???
*Sears will soon start selling its Kenmore appliances via Amazon.
*Will a woman ever get to play professional baseball???

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