Saturday, January 20, 2018

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JANUARY 14-20, 2018

JANUARY 22 IS PENGUIN AWARENESS DAY.
JANUARY 23 MARKS THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROE VS. WADE DECISION.
JANUARY 23 IS ALSO SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY.
JANUARY 27 MARKS THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE VIETNAM PEACE ACCORDS BEING SIGNED.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas isn’t happy with American President Donald Trump’s attempts at Middle East Peace.
*Will Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte successfully shut down the Rappler newspaper there??? Other journalists and the general public are certainly against it. (There are 4 separate links in this item.)
*The Mayon Volcano has blown its top in the Philippines.
*In hopes of promoting further peaceful discussions between the two countries, North and South Korean athletes will march together during the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
*A more positive use for drones!


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…
*Director/screenwriter Hugh Wilson (WKRP In Cincinnati, Police Academy) has passed away.
*We have lost professional hockey players Max Labovitch (New York Rangers) and Cecil Hoekstra (Montreal Canadiens) this past week.
*Gospel musician Edwin Hawkins (“Oh Happy Day”) is no longer with us.
*Film producer Allison Shearmur (Star Wars: Rogue 1, The Hunger Games) has passed away.
*Musician Jim Rodford (The Kinks, The Zombies) is no longer with us.
*Actress Dorothy Malone (Peyton Place, Basic Instinct) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas isn’t happy with President Trump’s attempts at Middle East Peace.
*President Trump claims the Democrats don’t want to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
*Is Donald Trump guilty of sexual harassment too???
*Steve Bannon is allegedly prepared to speak to Robert Mueller. But considering the White House doesn’t want him talking about his time there, what will Bannon say??? (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*The future of the ATF under Trump???
*The (public) results of Donald Trump’s physical.
*Trump appointee Carl Higbie has resigned.
*He claims not to like it, but should Trump give out “awards” for fake news???
*One news source's review of President Trump's first year in office.
*After all the bragging about his victory and inauguration, what happened to the leftover funds???
MEANWHILE…
*Congress is now working overtime to try to create a budget and rescind the Federal Shutdown they failed to prevent before the January 19 deadline. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
ELSEWHERE…
*It wasn’t a test, a drill, nor an actual threat. So what happened in Hawaii???
*Is Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis right in his opinion about fighting terrorism today???
*Unhappy with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, most of the National Parks Service Review Board has resigned in protest.
*Are you ready for “New California”???

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