AUGUST 13 MARKS THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF
WALT DISNEY’S VERSION OF BAMBI.
AUGUST 14 MARKS THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF PAKISTAN’S INDEPENDENCE.
AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
The United Nations has added their own, additional sanctions against North Korea for that country’s continued nuclear “missile tests”.
*But American President Donald Trump has promised “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if North Korea ever threatens the United States, to which North Korea responded by saying it is “carefully considering a missile strike” against Guam. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*The global crackdown against parents who won’t vaccinate their children has begun.
*Despite serious allegations against him, South African President Jacob Zuma managed to survive his eighth “no confidence” vote.
*President Uhuru Kenyatta has won re-election in Kenya.
*A list of the 2017 Hugo Award winners for science fiction can be found here.
*Depending upon where you are, are you ready for the total solar eclipse August 21???
*On August 16, 1962 the Beatles replaced drummer Pete Best with Ringo Starr. The rest is history.
*Do we now truly know who Jack the Ripper really was???
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 whenever terrorists are brought to justice.
*Composer David Maslanka is no longer with us.
*Actor Haruo Nakajima (the original Godzilla franchise, Seven Samurai) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actress Barbara Cook (The Music Man, Candide) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Singer (“Galveston”)/actor (the original True Grit) Glen Campbell has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actor Sitaram Panchal (Slumdog Millionaire) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
why is President Trump suddenly against Connecticut Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, let alone Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell??? Yet could his comments against McConnell hurt Trump??? (There are 3 separate links in this item.)
*But Trump has promised “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if North Korea ever threatens the United States, to which North Korea responded by saying it is “carefully considering a missile strike” against Guam. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*President Trump will need to find someone else to run the Office of Personnel Management, for nominee George Nesterczuk has withdrawn his name from consideration.
*Trump is apparently "very thankful" Russian President Vladimir Putin expelled 755 diplomats.
*Can the President’s ban on transgender military personnel be legally blocked???
*As the investigation into whether or not Russia interfered with the 2016 Presidential election continues, the FBI raided the residence of Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort.
*While President Trump’s version of “voter fraud” has been proven untrue, there are some Republicans who would postpone the 2020 Presidential election if possible.
*But is Vice President Pence thinking about running against Trump in 2020??? Some pundits and editorial cartoonists have suggested the possibility, but nothing is official at this time.
Pen Air has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while stopping service to Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon to reduce its losses.
*Will Costco ever respond to a woman’s plight over contaminated chicken salad???
*Dine Equity has announced they will close roughly up to 160 Applebee’s and IHOPs by the end of 2017.
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