Saturday, August 26, 2017

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: AUGUST 20-26, 2017

THOSE IN THE PATH OF HURRICANE HARVEY ARE ADVISED
TO EITHER SEEK SHELTER OR EVACUATE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY!

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*As Venezuela’s internal crisis continues, President Nicol├ís Maduro has stripped his country’s Parliament of all power while his exiled Attorney General has accused Maduro of being connected to a corruption scandal.
*Has North Korea been trying to ship chemical weapons to Syria???
*Brazilian President Michel Temer has abolished the National Reserve of Copper and Associates ecological reserve, with many companies now hoping for mining rights to the region.
*Qatar has restored diplomatic relations with Iran.
*India’s Supreme Court has declared the practice of “instant divorce” unconstitutional.
*So, where were you during the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017???

THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*The Free Choice E-zine does not support terrorism, no matter what the “cause” or alleged “justification”. Thus we will only be posting news items in this section whenever terrorists are brought to justice.

­čśşPASSING PARADE…
*Legendary comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Legendary comedian and humanitarian (the annual MDA Labor Day telethons of the past) Jerry Lewis has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Playwright Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers) has passed away.
*Actor Jay Thomas (Cheers, Murphy Brown) has taken his last bow on life's stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*So, what happened to President Trump’s promise of hiring 5,000 new Border Patrol agents???
*Because of the vast expensive of covering everyone and everything connected to Donald Trump, the Secret Service is already at risk of going over its budget for this year!
*So, where were you during the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017? During the recent solar eclipse, Trump observed it without eye protection! Of course, there's also the President's recent eclipse meme. (There are 3 separate links in this item.)
*In an Arizona delivered speech, President Trump has threatened to “shut down” the government if his border wall goes unfunded, supports the Arizona sheriff who was arrested for arresting people without actual proof they were undocumented workers–although he has only ever been formally charged with contempt of court, and wants to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump has since granted the former Sheriff a full presidential pardon. (There are 3 different links in this item.)
*Presidential Deputy Assistant Sebastian Gorka has resigned, allegedly unhappy with the direction of the Trump administration’s foreign policy.
*At least for now, Trump wants to maintain a military presence in Afghanistan.
*While Speaker of the House Paul Ryan won’t support any censure, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thinks Donald Trump’s presidency is in serious trouble. Of course, Trump isn’t happy with them either. (There are 3 separate links in this item.)
*Just how low can Trump’s approval rating go???
MEANWHILE…
*In another reversal of former President Barack Obama's administration, President Trump has issued orders to stop funding of sex reassignment procedures for existing military personnel and deny entry of transgender individuals into the military. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Under the Trump Administration, starting in 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency will no longer sponsor the Climate Leadership Awards program that honors voluntary corporate actions to combat global warming.
*Congress will resume work after Labor Day, 2017.
ELSEWHERE…
*The status of the United States’ Navy is being investigated after the USS John S. McCain collided with the Liberian Ainic MC. There was one confirmed death and 9 sailors still missing when this was posted.
*Another car was turned into a weapon at an LGTB rally.
*Joe's Crab Shack suddenly closed 41 stores without warning.
*Macy's plans to restructure their organization.

For more news at any time, either scroll down to our ELSEWHERE feature at the bottom of your screen or visit any other reputable news source.

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