Sunday, October 27, 2019

SUNDAY FUNNIES: HALLOWEEN 2019

WAXY?
Autumn
Hello Everybody! Today you have both Autumn the Puppy AND Waxy Dragon here in costume as we celebrate HALLOWEEN! 🎃
Yes, we know it isn't until the 31st, although some people are trying to change that.
Chesapeke, Virginia is even regulating WHO can go Trick or Treating and WHEN!
But we here at The Free Choice E-zine are more interested in having fun...
AND CANDY!😀
Yes, and treats. So let's get right to this year's jokes!

Best Halloween prank to play on Zombies, Vampires, Mummies, Ghosts, and the rest of the "undead"?
Get them a Live Alert™ bracelet!
Then, if they ever get a life, it will alert them.
But even though it will never activate, they can't say you didn't give them anything!😉

Where did the mommy ghost take the baby ghost?👻
To the day scare center!

What did the skeleton bring to the potluck dinner?
Spare ribs!

What do mummies like listening to on Halloween?
Wrap music!

What plants like Halloween the most?
Bam-Boo!

Why did the police officer👮 ticket the ghost on Halloween?
It didn't have a haunting license!

Why do vampires use mouthwash?
They have bat breath!🦇

What do you call a skeleton that refuses to help you do anything?
Lazy Bones.

Want to know what you'll find on a haunted beach?
A Sand-witch!
What's a ghost's favorite dessert?
Boo-berry pie!

What is a goblin's favorite type of cheese?
Monster-ella!

Why was the witch late for the party?
She lost her witch-watch!

What do you call a vampire that lives in a kitchen?
Count Spatula!
Pumpkin Pi!
How do you mend a jack-o-lantern?🎃
With a pumpkin patch!

Why did the scarecrow stand-up comedian fail?
Because all his jokes were corny!

How do you unlock a door on Halloween?
With a spoo-key!

Who's the world's best skeleton detective? Sherlock Bones!

What do you call a tired monster after Halloween?
The Grim Sleeper!

And on that note, we hope everyone has a safe and HAPPY HALLOWEEN, regardless of when you get to celebrate it.
Take care, and please be back next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!wd & AtP.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: OCTOBER 20-26, 2019

OCTOBER 26 IS HALLOWEEN COMIC BOOK FEST, at participating locations.
OCTOBER 27 IS INDEPENDENCE DAY FOR
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES.
OCTOBER 31 IS HALLOWEEN.🎃
OCTOBER 31 IS THE 155TH ANNIVERSARY OF
NEVADA JOINING THE UNITED STATES.
NOVEMBER 2 IS DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (DAY OF THE DEAD).💀
NOVEMBER 2 IS THE 130TH ANNIVERSARY OF
NORTH & SOUTH DAKOTA JOINING THE UNITED STATES.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Civil unrest continues in Lebanon to the point of cabinet members resigning.
*Are there problems in Chile too???
*If Brexit ever happens, it won’t be before October 31 now that another extension has been granted. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Was there trouble with Bolivia’s Presidential election???
*Is The Daily and Sunday Telegraph for sale???
*The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo are co-winners of the 2019 Man Booker Prize for fiction.

CONCERNING SYRIA & TURKEY...
*Is ISIS growing stronger since US military forces left Syria???
*Turkey wants nuclear weapons???
*Is all well now??? American President Donald Trump thinks so. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*But will the Kurds take Trump’s advice concerning their future???

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.

😢PASSING PARADE…
*The (innocent?) victims of the "Grays" incident.
*TV Producer Al Burton (One Day At A Time, The Jeffersons, Diff’rent Strokes) is no longer with us.
*Actor Jerry Fogel (The Mothers In Law, Tora! Tora! Tora!) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

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.
*They deported a VETERAN???
*Walls in Colorado and LOUISIANA???
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 (known to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
POLITICALLY, WITH MOST OF THIS COVERING THE TRUMP/UKRAINE SITUATION
*Sorry Mr. Trump. THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY IS LEGAL!
*Although America is scheduled to host the next Global Summit, it will NOT be at a Trump facility!
*Did “butt dialing” lead to trouble???
*It wasn’t a good Cabinet meeting.
*Are more Republicans siding AGAINST Trump??? Have they given up on him??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Bill Taylor, the Ukraine envoy testified in the Impeachment inquiry. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Trump still hasn’t found a new head for the Department of Homeland Security yet.
*Trump thinks he’s successful in Syria???
*Trump still doesn’t like his predecessor.
*Donald Trump is now being sued over ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act.
*Nepotism in government???
*Regardless of when or how, what might happen post-Trump.
*Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been cited for NOT doing her job!
*October 27 marks the 20th anniversary of then President Bill Clinton announcing the second straight year of a Federal Budget SURPLUS! Makes you wonder what’s happened in the years since.
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*Shouldn’t political ads be fact checked???
*Trump on his Presidential salary.
*Seriously, walls in Colorado and LOUISIANA???
MEANWHILE…
*Can we keep foreign influence OUT of our elections???
*Trying to stop the Impeachment inquiry, even to the point of “invading” them! (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*What’s on Senator Mitch McConnell’s mind???
*Two wrongs do NOT make a right!
*Could South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham lose his seat in the 2020 election???
*There is now one LESS contender for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination.
ELSEWHERE…
*NO MORE CASHIERS???
*California’s new school hours: good or bad???
*When will the Chicago teachers strike end???
*The 2019 World Series of Major League Baseball is between the American League’s Houston Astros, who have fired their Assistant General Manager, and the Washington Nationals of the opposing league. Going into Game 4 October 26, the Nationals were ahead 2-1 in the best 4 out of 7 competition.
*October 27 is the 65th anniversary of Disneyland, the TV series that helped raise construction funds for the park. The original Mickey Mouse Club, also originally created to help raise construction funds, would debut the following year.
*October 27 marks the 15th anniversary of the Boston Red Sox becoming the first Major League Baseball team to come back from a 3-0 deficit to win the World Series.
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*The General Motors strike is over!
*The grandmother gets to stay!
*The joy of laughter!

THE PUZZLE CORNER: OCTOBER 26, 2019

😎FUN FACT
Depending upon the outcome of this year’s competition: the Seattle Mariners, the Washington Nationals, the Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Texas Rangers all have yet to win a World Series in Major League Baseball.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
Who has won the most World Series, to date?

NUMBER PLEASE
Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
How many teams have won just 1 World Series, to date?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the October 19, 2019 Puzzle Corner.

WORD SEARCH 🔍
It’s been ages since we’ve played this, and unfortunately we still cannot produce an interactive diagram on this e-zine, but how many words can you find, reading from left to right in the following:

SWALLOWLARKINGFISHERONUTHATCH

In order of appearance: Swallow, wall, wallow, allow, all, low, ow (exclamation of pain), owl, lark, ark, kingfisher, king, in, fish, is, she, he, her, hero, heron, on, nut, nuthatch, that, thatch, ha (a laugh), hatch, hat, (and) at.
More than the 29 listed above might be possible.

FAMOUS FIRSTS🥇
Who was the first cartoon character to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
It should come as no surprise that distinction belongs to Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse, although several other characters have since joined him.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

SUNDAY FUNNIES: DIGGING UP JOKES (misc. jokes)

Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!
Now, it may sound like I'm quoting Game of Thrones, more correctly known as Volume 1 of the A Song of Ice and Fire Saga (and when is George R. R. Martin going to finish that series?) but it's true that Winter IS coming!
So like any good dog, I'm out in my backyard securing my bones🦴🦴🦴 for the winter.
Of course, my people have taken objection to this for some reason I've yet to fathom.
Hey, they've got banks for their money and other valuables, so until there is some other place safe to stash my bones, all I have is the backyard.
Anyway, while taking care of my bone collection, I've dug up some good jokes too.
Ready?
Autumn's backyard.

Researchers have finally crossed a chicken🐔 with a banjo.🪕 They now have a chicken that will pluck itself. 😬

Why couldn’t the pirate learn the alphabet? Because he kept getting lost at C.

You know it's time to clean the refrigerator when something inside closes the door after you're done.😕

Why do humans yell at us dogs whenever we're on the furniture but nobody complains that humans and their recliners go way back?

Anyway, my people are dragging me back into the house now while they fix their yard.
I still don't know what's wrong with it, but they better not touch any of my bones! 🦴🦴
In any event, have a great week everybody and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies as Waxy Dragon and I team up for our annual Halloween 🎃hi-jinks.—AtP.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: OCTOBER 13-19, 2019

OCTOBER 24 IS UNITED NATIONS DAY.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Why has Russia started attacking Syria since American military forces were withdrawn??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*What will happen when the Turkey cease fire in Syria ends??? Well, considering it’s already been broken… (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*United States President Trump’s current opinion on the above.
*Will Brexit happen??? It's not looking good at the moment. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*What's happening in Lebanon.
*Tunisia has a new President.
*A historic space walk.
*The 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Estheer Duflo, and Michael Kremer for their work on combating global poverty.

THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLES…
*Fur products will no longer be available to purchase in California, USA as of January 1, 2023.😁

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.

😢PASSING PARADE…
*The innocent victims of Typhoon Hagibis.
*Musician Steve Cash of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils has passed away.
*Baltimore/Maryland’s House of Representatives’ Elijah Cummings is no longer with us.
*Actor Patricio Bisso (Kiss of the Spider Woman) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Radio Hall of Famer Bob Kingsley has passed away.
*Actress Leah Bracknell (Emmerdale, The Royal Today) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Actor Bill Macy (Maude, My Favorite Year) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Former Governor of Michigan, USA William Milliken 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.
*Trump keeps vetoing any measure that rescinds his “national emergency”. Can the Senate overturn his latest veto??? NOPE! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
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 (known to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
POLITICALLY, WITH MOST OF THIS COVERING THE TRUMP/UKRAINE SITUATION
*Trump may want to stop the impending Impeachment proceedings, but witnesses ARE talking! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Did Trump have a “meltdown”???
*Trump will soon need to consider finding a new Department of Energy Secretary, while the DoE says it will NOT cooperate with the Impeachment inquiry. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*New questions arise concerning Trump’s tax returns.
*It's getting harder to be a pro-Trump Republican.
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*The latest Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate.
MEANWHILE…
*Trump’s own party doesn’t like his actions concerning Syria!
*Is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell making Trump’s possible impeachment a Republicans versus Democrats issue???
*McConnell versus Nancy Pelosi over impeachment.
*At least one Republican will not be in Congress come 2021.
*Not an auspicious start to a campaign.
ELSEWHERE…
*A Federal Judge will not allow transgender patients to be covered by “Obama Care”.
*Johnson and Johnson may not owe a court settlement after all!
*Will the General Motors strike soon end???
*Rikers Island will soon close.
*Can you legally evict someone over COOKIES???🍪🍪🍪
*Will there be any Sears and/or K-marts still open by the end of 2020???
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*Look what we found!
*Guess what just hit 1 BILLION views!
*NASA’s Mars InSight probe may still be viable!

THE PUZZLE CORNER: OCTOBER 19, 2019

😎FUN FACT
While their actual visual spectrums are limited, cats😺 and dogs🐶 are NOT color blind!

WORD SEARCH
It’s been ages since we’ve played this, and unfortunately we still cannot produce an interactive diagram on this e-zine, but how many words can you find, reading from left to right in the following:

SWALLOWLARKINGFISHERONUTHATCH

FAMOUS FIRSTS🥇
Who was the first cartoon character to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the October 12, 2019 Puzzle Corner.

REBUS
Something familiar is represented in the image below. Do you know what it is?

E E E E E E E E = Brownies.🟫🟫

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {“Della and the Dealer” by Hoyt Axton; The Virginian television series}
Both had a guitar player named Randy Boone.
02. {Memory, Penny} = Lane.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

SUNDAY FUNNIES: I'M ME!

Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!
I hate to say this, but I'm feeling a bit down today, and blue isn't my best color.
Have you ever wondered about things?
I don't mean just the big questions in life like, "Why do we drive on a parkway and park in a driveway?" or "Have you ever noticed baloney is nothing more than hotdog pancakes?"
I'm talking about more IMPORTANT things like:
Who am I?
Why am I here?

Waxy's drawing of Bubblehead
My Dragon School teacher asked all of us what we wanted to be when we grew up.
Well, a Companion Dragon, duh!
I think I'm already doing a good job putting up with living with Bubblehead, the human I take care of.
Then again, he looks out for me too, so that makes us a family.💕

But I'm not sure what kind of an answer Ms. Fyre was looking for.
Anyone who asks me what I am going to do tomorrow, likely assumes I know what day of the week it is.
After all, I'm only a baby by dragon standards.
I've got a LONG way to go before I reach adulthood.

I may not have won any acting awards (yet), but I can certainly put on quite a performance when I want to do something Bubblehead doesn't agree with.😉

I may not be a spectacular athlete like a some humans are, but I have yet to see one of you people flap your arms and fly like I can.😀

I always knock on the fridge door before I open it, just in case there’s a salad dressing.😳

I am the kind of baby companion dragon who will admit my faults, If I ever get any.😉

My friends say I need to work on my humility, but I have no idea why they say that.😕

If you need something to believe in, start with yourself.

Happiness is not about getting all you want, it is about enjoying all you have.

WOW! I'm feeling better already!
And on that note♫, have a great week everybody, and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—wd.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: OCTOBER 6-12, 2019


OCTOBER 12 IS NATIONAL DAY IN SPAIN.
OCTOBER 14 IS COLUMBUS DAY.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw American Forces from Syria, drawing criticism from not only US allies, but both his own party and the Democrats too. (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*Turkish forces have since entered Syria.
*Will Uganda start executing those who like their own gender???
*Is a trade deal between the United States and China on the horizon???
*What about the trade dispute between Japan and South Korea???
*Italy has decided to reduce the size of its government.
*And you thought the cruise with Gilligan was bad! 🚢
*What holds the universe together???

THE 2019 NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS ARE…
*In Physics: TIED between Jim Peebles for his physical cosmology theories and Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for discovering exoplanet 51 Pegasi B.
*For Chemistry: John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino for their work on lithium ion batteries.
*Of Physiology or Medicine: Peter J. Ratcliffe, William Kaelin Junior, and Gregg L. Semenza for discovering how cells sense and adapt to varying oxygen levels.
*In Literature: The 2018 Prize belatedly to Olga Tokarczuk and the 2019 Prize to Pete Handke.
*For Peace: Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
*In Economics: a statement on the status of this award will be issued October 14, 2019.

THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLES…
*Sadly, new wildfires are being fought in California, USA.
*What you can do to help the birds🐦, bees, and butterflies🦋 locally.

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.

😢PASSING PARADE…
*Those who died during the recent California wildfires.
*Actress Juliette Kaplan (Last of the Summer Wine, Coronation Street) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Drummer Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith) is no longer with us.
*Actor Robert Forster (The Black Hole, Jackie Brown) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Comedian Rip Taylor (credits too numerous to mention) has passed away.
*Bassist Larry Junstrom (38 Special, Lynyrd Skynyrd) 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.
*The wall, no matter what!
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 (known to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
TARIFF TALK…
*Is a trade deal between the United States and China on the horizon???
POLITICALLY… Including the Impeachment Inquiry.
*President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw American Forces from Syria, drawing criticism from not only our allies, but both his own party and the Democrats too. (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*It should come as no surprise that neither Trump nor Guiliani will cooperate with the Impeachment inquiry, despite the fact a couple of Rudy’s “assistants” have been arrested. (There are 5/FIVE separate links in this item.)
*Are Trump’s lawyers ready to defend him???
*Now the Environmental Protection Agency wants Trump investigated!
*Is potential impeachment as an asset???
*The Department of Homeland Security needs another new “acting head”.
*It should come as no surprise that Donald Trump does not like negative comments about him.
*Is the Trump Administration AGAINST unions???
*Trump MUST let New York examine his past tax returns! Unless he wins his appeal. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*WHO’S paying for security???
*You can’t please everybody.

*We should OBEY God and Trump???
TRUMP TWEETS
*Trump thinks he can intimidate other countries via Tweets???
*One reporter’s thoughts on Trump's latest comments.
MEANWHILE…
*A look at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s current Congressional record.
ELSEWHERE…
*The Supreme Court is considering gay rights in the work place.
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*Mom did the right thing.
*Let's play!
*A helping hand paw.
*How did I catch THAT???

THE PUZZLE CORNER: OCTOBER 12, 2019

😎FUN FACT
“The elephant 🐘 in the room” refers to something everyone knows about but no one wants to discuss, not an actual animal.

REBUS
Something familiar is represented in the image below. Do you know what it is?

E E E E E E E E

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {“Della and the Dealer” by Hoyt Axton; The Virginian television series}
02. {Memory, Penny}

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the October 5, 2019 Puzzle Corner.

RHYME TIME
The clue to something is below, but no matter how long your answer is, each word within it must rhyme. Ready?
Extra glasses = Spare pair. 👓👓

NUMBER PLEASE
Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
In what year was the lie detector invented?
1921. It’s older than you thought, huh?

Sunday, October 6, 2019

CAN YOU HELP JAIME RAMOS?

Okay, I'm trying to help my friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader Nancy Hansen help out our mutual (writing) friend Jaime Ramos.
If you personally cannot assist, can you please at least spread the word in hopes of finding someone out there who can?
THANK YOU!

Our friend and fellow writer/editor Jaime Ramos has end stage kidney disease. He posted the following today:
Jaime, with his son and wife.

I had a check up with my kidney team...
My numbers aren't good. Got many shots and an infusion of iron. 
Hemoglobin is down... so is protein.
I got a flu vaccination.
End Stage Renal Disease... no fun.
Still looking for a kidney donor.

While prayers and well wishes are important and appreciated, what Jaime really needs is a donor kidney!
PLEASE, if you can do something along those lines, all kidney patients in similar circumstances would appreciate it. At the very least, please share this post—I have Jaime's permission to do so. Let's blanket the world with the news and see if we can locate a donor.

Here is where you can find out more about the donor that Jaime needs.
The people you need to speak with concerning donating a kidney are...

Barnes Jewish Transplant Center
866-886-3003

SUNDAY FUNNIES: IT'S AUTUMN/FALL! (2019)

It's Fall Autumn!
Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!
Or should that be Fall the Puppy, for I was named after the season that's upon us.
Yep, it's fall.
The days start to turn grayer, shorter, and colder.
The leaves🍂 start falling from the trees.
I'm okay with that last part, since I don't have to lend a paw to rake them up.😉
It's actually fun to romp and play in them when they're nice and crisp.
It's when they turn soggy after a hard rain that they're no longer any fun.

So, let me try to brighten your day a bit with some jokes. Ready?

Does a lone leaf🍁 hanging from a tree🌳 fear it might have missed its falling in life.

Why don’t cats🐱😼 play poker in the Jungle?
Too many cheetahs.

How do you tune a violin🎻 to play Blue Grass music🎵?
You have to Fiddle with it.

Somebody stole my limbo stick!
How low can you go?

Justice is best served cold... because if it is served warm, it would be just water.

Sign on a tree in Sherwood Forest: Jousters wanted for seasonal employment. Must work knights.

My people have discovered that answering the phone by saying: “Sheriff’s office, fraud division.” sure has slowed down the telemarketer calls.

I am happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.😁

And on that note𝆔, have a great week folks and please be back again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—AtP.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2019

OCTOBER 6 MARKS THE 130TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE MOULIN ROUGE OPENING IN PARIS.
OCTOBER 6 MARKS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE VERY FIRST PAPAL VISIT TO THE WHITE HOUSE, BY POPE JOHN PAUL II.
OCTOBER 7 MARKS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF
STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE.
FOR THOSE OBSERVING, YOM KIPPUR BEGINS AT SUNDOWN OCTOBER 8.
OCTOBER 8 IS INDEPENDENCE DAY IN CROATIA.
OCTOBER 9 MARKS THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEN PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA RECEIVING THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌏RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*North Korea wants to resume talks after “testing” another missile??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*"The violence MUST stop!"—the United Nations.
*Was it a frame up???
*Is an athlete being penalized for being "too good"???
*Forever 21 has gone into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
*The first official drone airline???
*NASA's future plans.
*In at least one reality, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the moon’s destruction that led to the world of Thundarr the Barbarian.

THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLES…
*Another iceberg is loose!
*How hot was it???
*The endangered and at risk animals of the world. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

THE LATEST FROM/ON IRAN...
*Did Iranian based hackers already try to affect the 2020 American Presidential election???

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.

😢PASSING PARADE…
*Songwriter (“Try”, “Summer Nights”) “busbee” (aka Michael James Ryan) has passed away.
*The victims of the B-17 crash October 2.
*Actress Diahann Carroll (Julia, the original Dynasty) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.

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.
*Provided he said that, what was Trump thinking???
*Why do they want detainees DNA???
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 (known to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
TARIFF TALK…
*Now a trade war against the European Union???
POLITICALLY, WITH MOST OF THIS COVERING THE TRUMP/UKRAINE SITUATION...
*A question of loyalty???
*Trump wants to know who the whistle blower is, but one man disagrees. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Trump thinks he’s a “coup victim”???
*Trump still wants Joe Biden investigated, but NOT by the United States! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Did the Ukraine do it???
*A “new defense”???
*Is there a case for impeachment??? It's been done before. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Trump versus Fox News, again.
*No Trump tax returns for California???
*Trump TV???
*Speculation as to who might wage Trump's civil war.
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*Trump and this past week.
MEANWHILE…
*Could the Mitch McConnell Senate rule in favor of Trump??? Maybe. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Whatever happens, Congressional Republicans aren't happy about the Impeachment proceedings. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Is Bernie Sanders out of the running for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination???
ELSEWHERE…
*What lies in the future for the Federal Reserve???
*The Supreme Court prepares to hear an abortion issue. What might happen???
*Does this make any sense???
*Does it matter???
*Bed Bath and Beyond plans to have 60 less stores by this time next year.
*Why would someone do such a thing???
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*Some advice from Dan Rather.


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THE PUZZLE CORNER: OCTOBER 5, 2019

😎FUN FACT
While acknowledged as the inventor, Doctor Jonas Salk never patented the Polio Vaccine to make sure everyone who needed it would receive it.

RHYME TIME
The clue to something is below, but no matter how long your answer is, each word within it must rhyme. Ready?
Extra glasses.

NUMBER PLEASE
Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
In what year was the lie detector invented?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX 📦and discover the results from the September 28, 2019 Puzzle Corner.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
Who is currently the world’s largest tire producer?
Believe it or not, the Lego Company!  🧱

AKA, ALSO KNOWN AS
What is the formal name for the Western Lowland Gorilla?🦍
Technically, it’s Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla!🦍

Confirmation of the answers can be found on the other side of the links.