Saturday, March 14, 2020

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: MARCH 8-14, 2020


MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH!
MARCH 14 IS PI DAY! (3.14 𝛑)
THE FIFTEENTH IS THE CLASSIC IDES OF MARCH.
MARCH 17 IS SAINT PATRICK’S DAY.
MARCH 17 IS THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LUANN COMIC STRIP.
MARCH 18 IS THE 55TH ANNIVERSARY OF ALEKSKI LEONOV BECOMING THE FIRST WOMAN “WALKING” IN OUTER SPACE.
MARCH 19 IS THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING/SPRING EQUINOX.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*COVID-19/Coronavirus OFFICIALLY declared a pandemic as more first cases announced in Moldova, Cuba, Albania, Kazakhstan, the Cayman Islands, Guinea, SudanKosovo, Honduras, Ethiopia, Kenya, Guatemala, and Turkey. (There are 14/FOURTEEN separate links in this item.)
*Italy is now under a NATIONWIDE lock down! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*FIGHTING the disease!πŸ˜€ (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*WHEN was “Patient Zero”???
*More cancellations and closings, including educational facilities. (There are 5/FIVE separate links in this item.)
*Game over! NO E3 this year!
*The start of the 2020 Professional football/soccer⚽ season will be delayed by at least 30 days.
*The European Union isn’t happy about America’s new travel ban, although it now includes the United Kingdom and Ireland. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*While no decision has been made on the games themselves yet, the Summer Olympics torch relay has begun.
*North Korea conducted yet another missile “test”.
*Vladimir Putin-Russia’s President for life???
*No more “conversion therapy” in Canada???
*“Look! Up in the sky!”
*There is more in the universe than we first realized!
*The world’s smallest dinosaur???
*Sadly, March 18 is the 80th anniversary of Italy allying itself with Nazi Germany on the verge of World War 2.

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 CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLES…🌐
*Under the circumstances, hate how the results were achieved, but air pollution has dropped in Northern Italy.

😒PASSING PARADE…
*Actor Max von Sydow (credits too numerous to mention) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Artist Allen Bellman has passed away.
*Cinematographer Gary B. Kibbe (Escape from LA, Robocop 3) 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.
*Is Attorney General William Barr doing his job properly???
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.
THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION…
*Why Tulsi Gabbard is still running against Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.
*Are the Republicans hoping to “take down” Joe Biden through his son Hunter??? Or not??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Yet they still want to discredit Joe.
*Are the Trumps profiting from this campaign season???
*Is Trump trying to “buy” votes???
*The campaign issue of guns.
*The SIX STATE (Mississippi, Missouri, Michigan, Idaho, North Dakota and Washington) TUESDAY.
*The results are…
*Bernie Sanders won the Northern Mariana Islands caucuses.
*Louisiana plans to delay their primary because of COVID-19, but others will go on. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
POLITICALLY…
*“The fake news media is making my administration look bad!”—Donald Trump.
*“Not my responsibility.”—President Trump, on America’s apparent lack of testing kits!
*“Not my fault.”—Trump.
*“I’m not ill.”—Trump, but he is scheduled to be tested “soon”. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*COVID-19 versus the United States.
*Remember the citizens need BOTH parties to work together!
*President Trump addressed the nation concerning COVID-19 March 11 with an agenda to face the Coronavirus, but the Senate won't allow paid sick leave. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*“There has been irresponsible rhetoric.”—Mike Pence, although he doesn’t name specific sources.
*NOW it’s a national emergency!
*The travel ban now includes England and Ireland.
*Can Trump blame Joe Biden???
*Analysis: The Trump Administration versus COVID-19.
*Bribes to reduce property taxes???
*Will Trump change Federal Reserve Chairman Powell???
TRUMP TWEETS...
*Trump can’t anti-Twitter this one.
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*The Coronavirus in the US.
*Who knew what when???
*It’s NOT Obama’s fault Mister Trump!
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*A COVID-19/Coronavirus economic relief package???
*Are Senate Republicans unelectable???
*The current state of the Senate is…???
ELSEWHERE…
*Calling out the National Guard!

*Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison.
*No Coachella, for now.
*The lights are out on Broadway, at least until April 12.
*The remainder of the NBAπŸ€ and NHLπŸ’ seasons are officially on hold. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Sorry. NO “March Madness”!πŸ€
*Spring training ends early as the regular season will start late for Major League Baseball.⚾
*No Indy Racing events until at least May, with the fate of this year’s 500 pending.
*The Boston Marathon has been rescheduled to September.
*“♫Stairway to Heaven♫ is OURS!”—Led Zepplin.
*A “hairy” issue.
*The end of Modell’s Sporting Goods???
*March 15 is the 200th anniversary of Maine becoming the 23rd member of the United States.
πŸ˜€AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*Hoarding does NOT pay!
*Helping the victims.
*“Guess what I found!”

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