Saturday, May 23, 2020

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: MAY 17-23, 2020



MAY IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. ๐ŸŽ—
MAY 24 IS THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMY JOHNSON BECOMING THE FIRST FEMALE AVIATOR TO FLY FROM ENGLAND TO AUSTRALIA.
MAY 25 IS MEMORIAL DAY.
2020 MARKS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE GOOD HUMOR ICE CREAM BAR.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W๐ŸŒRLD THIS PAST WEEK…
Remembering the fallen
*“Express burials”. Expediency or something else???
*Hot spots in Africa!
*Sadly, over FIVE MILLION and counting!
*COVID-19 versus mosquitos.
*COVID-19 versus air conditioning.
*ZEN versus COVID-19.
*Yet another arms control treaty America's President Trump plans to remove the US from.
*Are Trump and the Republican Party against China???
*No more talc based baby powder, in some places.
*Hertz has filed for bankruptcy protection.
*Guess what's popular right now???
*The Seychelles intend to ban ALL cruise ships from docking at their ports until 2022!
*Congratulations! It’s a planet!

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…๐ŸŒ
*More proof that despite the pandemic health concerns, the environment IS improving!
*GREEN snow???

๐Ÿ˜ขPASSING PARADE…
*The innocent lives lost during the crash of Pakistan International Airlines Flight 8303.
*Actor turned police officer Ken Osmond (Leave It To Beaver franchise) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Ann Mitchell, noted World War 2 decoder, is no longer with us.
*Actress Monique Mercure (The Red Violin) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*1971 Miss America and pioneering female sports caster Phyllis George is no longer with us.
*Actress Michelle Rossignol (Beyond 40, You) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Anne Glenn, disability rights activist and wife of astronaut/Senator John Glenn, is no longer with us.
*Professional wrestler Shad Gaspard has passed away.
*Famous professional basketball๐Ÿ€ player/coach Jerry Sloan is no longer with us.
*Amber Lee Friis, New Zealand's representative in the 2018 Miss Universe contest, has passed away.
*2009 Economics Nobel Prize winner Oliver E. Williamson 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.
*Despite the critical needs elsewhere, $1.3 BILLION MORE for the wall to Trump’s “preferred” construction company!
*Regardless of their health, the Trump Administration is deporting the children!
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…๐Ÿ—น
*If wishes were horses…
*Someone with the Trump campaign is a George Orwell fan.
*Is this Trump’s scheme to win re-election???
*Trump versus Nevada!
*The pandemic, on the campaign trail.
POLITICALLY…
*Are Trump and the Republican Party against China???
*IS HE SERIOUS??? President Trump’s opinions on recent events, including former President Obama being “grossly incompetent.” (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Trump disagrees with Attorney General William Barr on Obama and Obama Gate. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Yet another arms control treaty Trump plans to remove the US from.
*Trump versus Mitt Romney.
*What is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doing with YOUR money??? Privately visiting potential Republican donors, for one thing. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Has the Inspector General firings led to Trump versus Pompeo???
*At the very least, Pompeo misused his security team!
*But even his fellow Republicans question Trump.
*“Big Brother’s” watch list is growing!
*Trump apparently hates Obama so much he will not allow the former President’s official portrait to be displayed at the White House!
THE US VERSUS COVID-19… (separated from the purely political news)
*Remembering the victims on Memorial Day.
*America's status, as of May 23, 2020.
*The Center for Disease Control hopes there isn’t a “second wave”, but Trump won’t “close” the country if there is. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Unfortunately, the numbers aren’t good as states rethink reopening plans. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Is the South about to get hit again???
*Trump claims he is allegedly taking hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug which has shown no benefits against COVID-19.
*"Doctor" Trump versus the experts.
*Peter Navarro versus the Center for Disease Control. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Does Trump have something against REAL news???
*Financial/economic recovery by 2022???
*President or not, you MUST wear a face mask if you’re coming here! He did, sort of. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Trump versus Michigan and the state's Attorney General. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*Trump can’t deny cutting the pandemic response team in 2018 now.
*Once again, Hydroxychloroquine does NOTHING against COVID-19!
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*Congress to Trump: “Why do you keep firing Inspector Generals???”
*No more aid??? Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to end some measures whether you like it or not. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Lindsey Graham versus former President Obama???
ELSEWHERE…
*HUH???
*Is there trouble in Georgia and Arkansas??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Is Florida intentionally lying about COVID-19 statistics??? They might have known what would have happened and not act! (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*The state of your state, and the current worst pandemic wise. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Regardless of the state, testing needs to be better organized!
*No more talc based baby powder.
*Who really was “Jane Roe” of Roe versus Wade??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*HE made the threat but THEY get fired???
*J. C. Penney will be permanently closing over 200+ stores.
*Hertz has filed for bankruptcy protection.
*NASCAR has cautiously restarted with The Real Heroes 400 race. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Batwoman has been renewed for a new season, but without Batwoman. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Guess what industry is doing great right now???
*May 29 marks the 230th anniversary of Rhode Island joining the United States of America.
๐Ÿ˜€AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*A heart warming father/daughter bike๐Ÿšฒ ride.
*Congrats Grads!
*Happy 50th anniversary to these songs!

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