Saturday, February 3, 2018

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2018

FEBRUARY IS BOTH NATIONAL HEART HEALTH MONTH
AND BLACK HISTORY MONTH.
THE NANCY COMIC STRIP IS CELEBRATING ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR.
FEBRUARY 4 IS THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF
DISNEY’S SNOW WHITE & THE 7 DWARFS.
FEBRUARY 6 MARKS THE 230TH ANNIVERSARY OF
MASSACHUSETTS JOINING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
FEBRUARY 8 MARKS THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE WATERGATE INVESTIGATIONS BEGINNING.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…

*Will the 2018 Presidential election in Egypt actually be a contest???
*Is Google practicing censorship on YouTube???
*NASA's missing satellite has been found!
*Does an 8 year old child really need an I-Pad for school???
*The 2018 Winter Olympics begin February 8.
*Because February only has 28 days, it will have no full moon, giving March a blue (second full) moon after January’s double lunar event.


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…
*The innocent victims of a senseless shooting at a car wash January 28.
*IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad has passed away.
*R & B singer Dennis Edwards (The Contours, The Temptations) has passed away.
*Storm Chaser Joel Taylor is no longer with us.
*Actor Louis Zorich (Mad About You, Brooklyn Bridge) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Former Moldovan Prime Minister Ion Ciubuc has passed away.
*Actor Mark Salling (Glee) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Former professional basketball player Rasual Butler (Miami Heat, New Orleans Hornets, L. A. Clippers) has passed away.
*Singer Leah LaBelle (American Idol) is no longer with us.
*Actress Ann Gillis (voice work in Bambi, 2001: A Space Odyssey) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*During his 2018 State of the Union address, President Donald Trump talked about various aspects of foreign policy, the economy and the country’s infrastructure, immigration, health care, and taxes. But he made absolutely no mention of the current Russia investigation(s) or the #MeToo movement. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Fact checking (via factcheck.org) the State of the Union address. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Why did First Lady Trump arrive separately from her husband???
*How did misprinted tickets affect the address???
*So, what IS the Nunes Memo???
*Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe has resigned after a dispute with President Trump while Under Secretary for Political Affairs Tom Shannon will leave once his successor is named. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*How did Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent diplomatic visit to Mexico go??? (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
MEANWHILE…
*Can Congress come to a budget agreement and avoid another shutdown before February 8???
ELSEWHERE…
*The winners of the 60th annual Grammy Awards held January 28 can be found here.


THE FREE CHOICE E-ZINE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ITS LOYAL READERSHIP FOR GRANTING US 1736 PAGE VIEWS IN JANUARY 2018.

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