Saturday, January 6, 2018

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: DECEMBER 31, 2017-JANUARY 6, 2018

JANUARY 11 MARKS THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ESTABLISHING THE AMERICAN LEAGUE’S DESIGNATED HITTER RULE.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*The United Nations says the world should be on red alert!
*Is peace between the United States and Palestine growing unstable???
*Claiming disapproval of that country’s anti-terrorist actions, the Trump Administration may start withholding security aid from Pakistan.
*A LOT of new laws have come into effect since the first of the year.
*You can no longer access Telegram and Instagram in Iran.
*Will Turkey be joining the European Union???
*Despite the opinions of some world leaders, Twitter will not block them from using its service.
*But did the first grader have the right answer???

CONCERNING NORTH KOREA…
*“My button’s bigger!”
*Did North Korea once accidentally bomb itself???
*Will impeding talks between North and South Korea result in something positive???

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…
*Former professional hockey player Jim Wiste is no longer with us.
*Actor/writer/director Frank Buxton (What’s Up Tiger Lily?, Happy Days) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actor Harry Landers (Ben Casey) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Comedian Jerry Van Dyke (My Mother the Car, Coach) and brother of Dick has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*“My button’s bigger!”
*Is peace between the United States and Palestine growing unstable???
*Claiming disapproval of that country’s anti-terrorist actions, the Trump Administration may start withholding security aid from Pakistan.
*President Trump recently expressed his opinions on current events, but does he really want all his “political opponents jailed”??? (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*There's no doubt Donald Trump doesn't like the new novel about himself and his administration.
*Trump has dissolved his “Voter Fraud Commission”, but might establish something else in its place before the 2020 Presidential election.
*National Security Agency director Admiral Mike Rogers plans to retire this spring.
MEANWHILE…
*Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch has announced he will not seek re-election, making 2018 hislast year in Congress.
*Although Congress is still on Winter Vacation, the Republican Party isn’t happy about a dossier on Donald Trump.
*When they return, what's more important: a balanced budget or the first phase of Trump's border wall???
ELSEWHERE…
*The recent blizzard wasn’t much fun for the Atlantic seaboard.
*Sears/K-mart has announced the closing of 100 more retail stores.
*Despite a recent health scare, Alex Trebek is alive and well and will resume his Jeopardy! hosting duties soon.
*But did the first grader have the right answer???


WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR LOYAL READERSHIP FOR CLOSING OUT 2017 BY GRANTING US 1,623 PAGE VIEWS IN DECEMBER.

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