Saturday, July 1, 2017

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2017

JULY 1 IS CANADA DAY, AS THEY CELEBRATE THEIR SESQUICENTENNIAL.
JULY 1 IS ALSO REPUBLIC DAY IN GHANA & INDEPENDENCE DAY IN RWANDA.
JULY 4 IS AMERICA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY.
JULY 5 MARKS THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF LARRY DOBY BECOMING THE SECOND AFRICAN AMERICAN TO BREAK MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL’S COLOR BARRIER, AFTER JACKIE ROBINSON.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Citing potential lack of payment, China’s National Petroleum Company has stopped selling oil to North Korea.
*In professional sailing, Emirates Team New Zealand has won the 2017 Americas’ Cup.

THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*Bombs are still the terrorists’ primary weapon of choice.

đŸ˜­PASSING PARADE…
*Actor Micheal Nyqvist (Millennium, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, John Wick 1) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Author Michael Bond, best known as the author/creator of the original Paddington Bear books, has passed away.
*Singer/songwriter Gary DeCarlo (“Sha na na na, hey hey, kiss him goodbye”) is no longer with us.


WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*President Trump is supposedly considering nominating Ellen Lord for the position of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. Lord is currently a Chief Executive at Textron Systems, a defense contractor.
*Donald Trump hopes to open parts of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans to oil drilling soon, areas that were environmentally protected under the President Barack Obama Administration.
*The Senate has officially postponed taking a vote on their version of “Trump Care” until sometime after they return from their Fourth of July/Summer Vacation break. But even then it might not pass, despite Trump's and Vice President Mike Pence's hopes otherwise. (There are 4 separate links in this item.)
MEANWHILE…
*Before they adjourned for their annual summer recess, the Supreme Court has reinstated parts of President Trump’s travel ban, overturning some of the lower Federal courts blockage of the executive order(s). This ruling is to stay in effect until the Supreme Court reconvenes and hears full arguments on the matter in October 2017. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Despite not saying WHY they want the information, no state is willing to turn over their voter information to the Trump administration's "Voter Fraud Commission". (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
ELSEWHERE…
*Donald Trump's feuds with MSNBC and CNN continue. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)


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