Saturday, October 28, 2017

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: OCTOBER 22-28, 2017

OCTOBER 31 IS HALLOWEEN.
NOVEMBER 3 MARKS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF CAROL MOSELEY BRAUN BECOMING THE 1ST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN ELECTED TO
THE US SENATE.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Shinzo Abe has been re-elected as Prime Minister of Japan.
*Will Catalonia obtain its independence from Spain as the Catalan Republic???

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.

đŸ˜­PASSING PARADE…
*Musician (The Easy Beats)/Songwriter (“Friday On My Mind”)/Record Producer (AC/DC) George Young has passed away.
*Marilyn Manson guitarist Scott Putesky is no longer with us.
*Oscar winning cinematographer Walter Lassally (Zorba the Greek, Tom Jones) has passed away.
*Actor Robert Guillaume (Soap, Benson, The Lion King) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Antoine “Fats Domino”, Junior (“Blueberry Hill”, “Ain’t That A Shame”, “I’m Walking”) has passed away.
*Actor Jack Bannon (Lou Grant, Petticoat Junction) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*The annual open enrollment period (November 1-December 15, 2017) for the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obama Care” is approaching.
*Did a Trump supporter obtain a Puerto Rico rebuilding contract???
*The new immigration/refugee plan of the moment.
*The recent issue of President Trump’s handling of grieving military spouses continues.
*More files documenting the investigation into the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy have been released to the public, although President Trump has held back others, citing national security concerns.
*So, what might happen if President Trump’s proposed tax plan became law???
*While considering a decision to rename Mount McKinley yet again, will Trump alter the size of two monuments in Utah to allow for logging and mining there??? (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
MEANWHILE…
*The House of Representatives has approved the impending Federal budget. Once it’s signed into law, the great tax debate begins, but can President Trump “fire” Congressional members who fail to pass his tax plan??? (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Arizona’s Republican Senator Jeff Flake has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2018.
*Thanks to the US Senate, even if you have a legitimate claim, it will now be more difficult to take legal action against your bank or credit card company.
ELSEWHERE…
*Although who remains unknown at this time, a federal grand jury has approved the first charges from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into allegations of Russia's interference in the 2016 Presidential election. The charges were sealed by a court order. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Besides Larry Flynt, guess what other millionaire wants to see Donald Trump impeached??? (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Is it right for a dealership to sell storm damaged vehicles???
*Is there such a thing as "racist cereal"???
*The 2017 World Series of Major League Baseball is the National League's Los Angeles Dodgers versus the American League's Houston Astros. So far, with Game Four scheduled for this Saturday night, the Astros are leading 2 wins to 1 in this best out of 7 series.

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