AUGUST 11 MARKS THE 85TH ANNIVERSARY OF
ALCATRAZ OFFICIALLY OPENING.
AUGUST 11 IS CHAD'S INDEPENDENCE DAY.
AUGUST 11 IS CHAD'S INDEPENDENCE DAY.
AUGUST 15 MARKS THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF
ELLERY QUEEN’S FIRST NOVEL: THE ROMAN HAT MYSTERY.📖
AUGUST 15 MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE WOODSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL.
AUGUST 16 MARKS THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.
AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
here's a dengue fever outbreak in the Philippines!
*Hinako Shibuno has won the 2019 Women’s British Open.🏌
*Are you ready for the Perseid Meteor Shower???
THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLES...
*Did they or didn’t they????
*Are the poles shifting???
*No water, but look what we found!
*Are salmon still safe???
THE LATEST FROM/ON IRAN...
*Iran has seized another tanker.
*Attempting to stop future seizures...
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.
*The innocent victims in the Dayton, Ohio mass shooting August 4.
*The innocent victims of an Orange County, California stabbing “spree” August 7.
*The innocent victims of the Philippines August dengue fever outbreak.
*Author Toni Morrison (The Bluest Eyes, Song of Solomon) is no longer with us.
*Voice actor Stu Rosen (credits too numerous to mention) has passed away.
*Comic book artist Ernie Colon (DC, Marvel, Harvey, etc) has passed away.
*The Village People’s producer/songwriter ("YMCA", "In the Navy") Henri Belolo is no longer with us.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*With families being separated upon apprehension, President Trump declared the lack of a border wall a “national emergency”. There have since been legal and legislative battles initiated over this.
*And the raids continue...
NOTE: While we are doing our best to provide coverage, the above is a serious, ongoing issue. Especially since no one has yet to discuss the costs of separating families and who is truly responsible for the deaths of FOUR detainees (to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
El Paso and Dayton shootings, President Trump has condemned white supremacists and wants better treatment for mental illness, but when will we have BETTER gun laws??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*One man’s opinion about Trump’s aforementioned comments.
*Trump visited Ohio and Texas, said he would support stronger background checks, but will not outlaw assault weapons. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*He said/They said.
*Did Trump’s visits do any good???
*Behind the scenes...
*The NRA prepares for what might come. Especially their President. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Trump doesn't like new travel warnings.
*President Trump's version of the Environmental Protection Agency has been given out waivers on bio-fuel requirements in gasoline.
*“I’m qualified!”—Sue Gordon, upon her resignation.
*Trump versus Democratic contender Beto O’Rourke???
*Congress is now on
Mitch McConnell will not call Congress back in session early to discuss any gun legislation.
*It’s unfortunate how he changed his mind😢, but a Republican finally wants to do something about guns.
*Another Republican leaves his party.
*It’s not nice wishing someone was dead.
*Why get upset over sharing information that is already public record???
El Paso, Texas. Now Dayton, Ohio. We need BETTER gun laws before someone else dies! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Accused sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein was found dead in his cell August 10, 2019.
*The boy might not have known better. The adult should have, but “Trump made him do it”??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Mistreatment for being right results in lawsuit.
*Walgreens is expected to close 200 stores in the United States to match the 200 stores it will be closing across the United Kingdom.
*And the Sears liquidation continues...
*Is the meatless Whopper REALLY meatless???
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*Using a jet pack to successful crossed the English Channel.
*Police do the right thing on 911 call.
*An interesting no hitter. ⚾
*A record for the dogs! 🐕🐶
Although our IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen was suspended when Blogger updated its gadgets, we have ADDED a new TRANSLATE feature in the upper right hand corner!