"WHEN WE HAVE HOPE, WE DISCOVER POWERS WITHIN OURSELVES WE MAY HAVE NEVER KNOWN. THE POWER TO MAKE SACRIFICES. TO ENDURE, TO HEAL, AND TO LOVE. ONCE WE CHOOSE HOPE, EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE."
OCTOBER 12 IS CANADA'S THANKSGIVING.
OCTOBER 12 IS ALSO COLUMBUS DAY, if it’s still being celebrated.
OCTOBER 12 IS WORLD EGG 🥚 DAY (koo-koo-koo-choo!)😉
OCTOBER 16 IS BOSS’ DAY.
2020 IS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF PUBLIC BROADCASTING (PBS).
AM😷NGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
Paris, Malaysia, and many other European sites are reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases! (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Unfortunately, the numbers aren't good around the world right now.😔
Medicine: Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for developing a Hepatitis C vaccine.
Physics: Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea M. Ghez for their respective work concerning black holes.
Chemistry: Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their work on genome editing.
Literature: Poet Louise Gluck.
Peace: The United Nations World Food Programme for their continued efforts to promote peace and end world hunger, especially during current events.
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.
*Fashion designer Kenzo Takada has passed away.
*Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd (various Spike Lee movies, more) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actress Armelia McQueen (various stage, film, and TV productions) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Rocker Eddie Van Halen is no longer with us.
*Actor Clark Middleton (Twin Peaks, The Blacklist, more) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Singer/actor Johnny Nash (♫I Can See Clearly Now♫, ♫The Mighty Hercules theme♫, more and various acting roles) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Songwriter Ray Pennington (“I’m a Ramblin’ Man”, more) has passed away.
*Former Nobel Prize winner Mario Molina is no longer with us.
*Baseball⚾ Hall of Famer Whitey Ford has passed away.
*Journalist Monica Roberts is no longer with us.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
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.
*While she's too young to vote, Greta Thunberg supports Joe Biden and Kamala Harris!
*Michigan is fighting voter suppression, but it’s NOT the source Trump and the GOP claim.
*The New England Journal of Medicine has gone political for the first time in its history and officially endorses anyone actively fighting the pandemic.
*Is Trump losing the Senior Citizen vote??? Can he “win” it back??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Just how much disinformation is out there??? And what can be done about it??? Pull the lying ads for one thing! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Trump wanted Biden to take a drug test before their first debate. Maybe Trump should have had one. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*If the next Presidential debate (currently scheduled for October 15) is virtual because of his unknown medical status, Trump won’t participate. Because of that, the debate's been canceled. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Opinion: What are Trump’s current chances of being re-elected??? Is Trump "sinking" the Republican Party with him??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE…
*Harris set Pence straight on Abraham Lincoln and other facts. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
TRUMP VERSUS COVID-19
Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination announcement was a "Super Spreader" event for COVID-19.
*What if something happened to Trump??? Speculation: Power was not transferred because the Speaker of the House (Nancy Pelosi) would have been next in line if something happened to Vice President Mike Pence.
*What was with the Sunday Joy Ride??? The Secret Service didn’t like it. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Another patient at the White House, and a complete list as of October 8. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*As Trump went back to the White House still sick and unmasked October 5, his opinions versus medical experts as the American death toll surpasses 210,000! (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*October 16 marks the 230th anniversary of Washington DC officially becoming the nation’s capital after the idea was originally proposed July 16. See how fast government could accomplish things back then???
😷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.)
*Because of the pandemic, Broadway has decided to remain dark until at least May 2021, with many thinking there will also be no Tony or Obie Awards next year as well.
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!✅
*Who's trying to use PRE-pandemic photos against Joe Biden and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer???
REPLACING RUTH (the battle for Ginsburg’s Supreme Court position)
*Yet some Republicans swear Amy Coney Barrett will be the next Supreme Court judge, no matter what, despite the fact her nomination announcement became a "Super Spreader" event for COVID-19. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*“But it’s MY seat!”—Susan Collins.
*A Republican doesn't like others urging people to vote even if they're not endorsing any specific candidates.
*October 13 is the 245 anniversary of Congress establishing what would become the United States Navy.
*Who tried to kidnap Michigan’s Governor??? And who's side is the local Sheriff on??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…