"SOME BELIEVE IT IS ONLY GREAT POWER THAT CAN HOLD EVIL IN CHECK, BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT I HAVE FOUND. I FOUND IT IS THE SMALL, EVERY DAY DEEDS OF ORDINARY FOLK THAT KEEPS THE DARKNESS AT BAY. SMALL ACTS OF KINDNESS AND LOVE."
Gandalf, via J. R. R. Tolkien.
AS OF OCTOBER 17, THERE ARE ONLY 75 DAYS LEFT IN 2020.😌
AM😷NGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
latest on trying to develop a COVID-19 vaccine as the number of new cases grows around the world.
*Unfortunately, the war in Afghanistan continues.
*Last but not least, the Nobel Prize for Economics goes to Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson for their work on auction theory.
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.
*Baseball⚾ Hall of Famer Joe Morgan has passed away.
*Artist/painter🎨 John A. Ruthven is no longer with us.
*Long time game show host Tom Kennedy (numerous credits) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Blues singer Kim Massie has passed away.
*Roberta McCain (mother of former Senator John McCain) is no longer with us.
*Actress Conchata Ferrell (2 and a half Men, LA Law, much more) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Musician Jon Gibson has passed away.
*Football🏈 Hall of Fame member Fred Dean is no longer with us.
*Journalist/lyricist (Les Miserables) Herbert Kretzmer has passed away.
*Actress Rhonda Fleming (Inferno, Serpent of the Nile, much more) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Actor Anthony Chisholm (numerous stage, screen and TV productions) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Singer/songwriter Johnny Bush (♫Whiskey River♫) is no longer with us.
*Noted typeface developer Ed Benguiat has passed away.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION…🗹
*Mixed Trump messages. Canceling some ads while misquoting Dr. Fauci in others. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*No second debate, but dueling Town Halls were held. In the end, who won??? (There are 5/FIVE separate links in this item.)
*Voter suppression IS continuing in Texas! And apparently the Republicans want even more! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
TRUMP VERSUS COVID-19
*Opinion: Should Trump resume campaigning in person???
*Will the Supreme Court protect Trump’s tax returns??? They’ve let him stop the 2020 Census prematurely. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
😷THE US VERSUS COVID-19… (separated from the purely political news)
*The state of your state, from two different perspectives. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*In the fight against COVID-19, Michigan is going against their governor while Wisconsin is supporting theirs! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*“Herd Immunity is NOT possible with COVID-19!”—Dr. Anthony Fauci.
*When a viable one is finally available, Facebook is PRO-vaccine.
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!✅
*Trump’s first public appearance post(???) COVID-19 on Saturday, October 10.
REPLACING RUTH (the battle for Ginsburg’s Supreme Court position)
*The “debate” has begun, but why rush the confirmation process??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Republican Senator Mike Lee is attending the meetings, but does he still have COVID-19??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Does Amy Coney Barrett know the Constitution??? NOPE! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Barrett’s current position on health care and gender—LGBTQ issues is…??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*“We have the receipts.”—Senator Amy Klobuchar.
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*You can no longer deny the Holocaust happened on Facebook. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*No more TAB???
*October 22 marks the 100th anniversary of the Scholastic Corporation.
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…