Saturday, December 23, 2017

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: DECEMBER 17-23, 2017

DECEMBER 25 IS CHRISTMAS DAY.
DECEMBER 26 IS BOXING DAY AND THE START OF KWAANZA.
DECEMBER 27 MARKS THE 85TH ANNIVERSARY OF RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Sebastian Pinera has been elected the next President of Chile.
*United States’ President Trump considers China and Russia the biggest threats to America’s potential economic dominance.
*Even though the measure has been officially accepted by the United Nations, the US/President Trump has refused to honor their request to change its mind about recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and more feedback since Trump's announcement. (There are 3 separate links in this item.)
*Francois Gabart has set a new around the world sailing record.
*A submarine missing for over a century has been found.
*2018 will see The Moody Blues, Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, and Nina Simone inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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…
*Singer Keely Smith (“I’ve Got You Under My Skin”) is no longer with us.
*Singer/Songwriter Richard Dobson (“Old Friends”, “Baby Ride Easy”) has passed away.
*Actor Terence Beesley (East Enders, The Phantom of the Opera, War and Peace) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Blues musician Leo Welch is no longer with us.
*Long time sportscaster Dick Enberg has passed away.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*President Trump considers China and Russia the biggest threats to America’s potential economic dominance.
*Even though the measure has been officially accepted by the United Nations, the US/President Trump has refused to honor their request to change its mind about recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and more feedback since Trump's announcement. (There are 3 separate links in this item.)
*Are the fates of Fox News and President Donald Trump intertwined???
*Donald Trump has one less lawsuit to worry about, while commuting the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, convicted of money laundering and bank fraud. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*President Trump is now officially on vacation until at least after Christmas.
MEANWHILE…
*Wanted or not, Congress has passed their “tax bill”, and what Donald Trump will gain now that he signed the measure into law. Including the fact that individual insurance will no longer be a mandate of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obama Care. (There are 3 separate links in this item.)
*Another temporary spending measure has been passed to at least delay a potential government shutdown.
*Roy Moore is apparently NOT a gracious loser.
*Congress is now on its winter break until after the first of the year.
ELSEWHERE…
*Who is impersonating Oprah Winfrey to attempt scamming people???
*More legal troubles for Apple.
*Texas Rangers’ pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife have donated their mansion and 100 acres of surrounding land in southwestern Missouri to Camp Barnabas, a charity for children with special needs and chronic illnesses.
*Ted Cruz versus Mark Hamill. Who won???
*2018 will see The Moody Blues, Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, and Nina Simone inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
*Congratulations to college basketball coaches Sylvia Hatchell (University of North Carolina) and Geno Auriemma (University of Connecticut) for achieving their 1000th career victory.
*Is the United States still looking for UFOs???

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