Saturday, January 27, 2018

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JANUARY 21-27, 2018

JANUARY 27 MARKS THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE VIETNAM PEACE ACCORDS BEING SIGNED.
JANUARY 28 MARKS THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF LEGOS BEING CREATED.
JANUARY 30 MARKS THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE LONE RANGER’S RADIO DEBUT.
FEBRUARY IS BOTH NATIONAL HEART HEALTH MONTH
AND BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Can United States President Donald Trump increase American business abroad???
*The United States has (temporarily?) closed its embassy in Haiti.
*United States President Donald Trump hopes Palestine and Israel will have more peace talks.
*Who stole the e-money in Japan???
*For those keeping track of the world’s Doomsday Clock and not the current Superman mini-series at DC Comics, it is now (allegedly) two minutes until “midnight”.
*Depending upon your viewing location, January 31 will feature a “super blue blood moon eclipse”!
*We lost the Space Shuttle Columbia crew 15 years ago on February 1, 2003.
*Apparently, there will be no winner in the 2018 Google Lunar X competition.

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…
*Blues musician Preston Shannon (“Beale Street Boogaloo”, “Midnight in Memphis”) has passed away.
*Country singer/actress Lari White (“That’s My Baby”, Cast Away) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Legendary author Ursula K. LeGuin (credits too numerous to mention) is no longer with us.
*Cartoonist Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey, Hi & Lois) has passed away.
*The victims of a suicide bomber who attacked a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan January 27.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*Can President Trump increase American business abroad???
*The United States has (temporarily?) closed its embassy in Haiti.
*President Trump hopes Palestine and Israel will have more peace talks.
*Donald Trump is scheduled to give the President’s annual State of the Union address Tuesday night, January 30.
*Trump wants James F. Reilly to lead the U.S. Geological Survey.
*Whatever happened to First Lady Melania Trump wanting to address the issue of cyber bullying???
*Apparently, Donald Trump doesn’t like solar energy either!
MEANWHILE…
*The 2018 Federal Shutdown is temporarily suspended as Congress has passed a stop gap budget, with new tax cuts, until February 8, 2018. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Jerome Powell is the new chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank.
*Does the Republican Party secretly have a “Whites Only” agenda??? One man’s opinion here.
*Steve Wynn has resigned as the Republican Party’s fiance chairman.
ELSEWHERE…
*The way things are going, even on a local bus, better have proof of citizenship handy!!!
*Are Hispanic voters safe in Texas???
*The 2018 Women’s March was held at various locations across the United States. Here’s hoping something positive comes out of these events.
*The FCC may be trying to get rid of net neutrality, but you still will have to provide fair service in Montana!!!
*The state of Florida is hoping to stay on Daylight Saving Time permanently!
*While Neil Diamond, Queen, Tina Turner, Emmylou Harris, and Louis Jordan will all be receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards during the 2018 Grammy Awards January 28; both Diamond and Elton John have announced their retirement from active touring, although for different reasons. (There are 3 separate links in this item.)
*LeBron James has now scored over 30,000 points in regular season professional basketball.
*Former gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar has been severely sentenced after being found guilty of several counts of sexually molesting young athletes under his “care”.
*The 2018 inductees into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame have been announced.
*The nominees for both the 2018 Razzies (celebrating the worst) and the 2018 Oscars (celebrating the best) in movies have been announced. But is The Shape of Water guilty of plagiarism??? (There are 3 separate links in this item.)
*The 2018 “Super Bowl” will feature the National Football Conference’s Philadelphia Eagles versus the American Football Conference’s New England Patriots in prime time Sunday, February 4.

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