GET VACCINATED & BEWARE ANY VERSION
AUGUST 14 IS PAKISTAN'S INDEPENDENCE DAY & THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATLANTIC CHARTER.
AUGUST 15 IS INDIA'S INDEPENDENCE DAY & KOREA'S LIBERATION DAY.
AUGUST 21 IS SENIOR CITIZENS DAY.
2021 IS THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR, THE 55TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEATLES’ REVOLVER, THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NORM COMIC STRIP & THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF SAMURAI JACK.
AM😷NGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
While the pandemic continues, so does the fight against it. (There are 5/FIVE separate links in this item.)
*The state of the world, as of August 14, 2021.
*The Summer Olympics are over, and Paris will host in 2024. Let’s hope the games will be safer by then. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*While a three day coup against former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev failed, August 21 marks the 30th anniversary of the Soviet Union starring to fall.
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…🌐
*Italy, Tunisia, and Algeria are experiencing wildfires too! (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Olympic cyclist🚴 Olivia Podmore is no longer with us.
*Track and field athlete🏃 Cameron Burrell has passed away.
*Actress Markie Post (The Fall Guy, Night Court, more) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Actress Jane Withers (MANY credits but perhaps best known as Josephine the Plumber) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Comedian Trevor Moore is no longer with us.
*Martial artist and stunt coordinator Brad Allan (Rush Hour 2, Solo, more) has passed away.
*Actor Anupam Shyam (Slumdog Millionaire, much more) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Music producer Chucky Thompson (Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Bilge, more) is no longer with us.
*Actor Alex Cord (TV version of Airwolf, more) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actress Sunni Wells (numerous credits and one of Bill Cosby’s many accusers) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Actress Patricia Hitchcock (many credits and daughter of director Alfred) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Motorsports broadcaster Bob Jenkins is no longer with us.
*Actress Una Stubbs (numerous credits throughout a long career) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Radio personality Fez Whatley is no longer with us.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
*While January 6 was bloody, January 3 would have been more evil.
*“Medicine needs to be more affordable.”—President Biden to drug companies.
*Andrew Cuomo has resigned as the Governor of New York so the state “can let government get back to governing” but the DEMOCRATIC Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will take over, leaving Republicans wondering about the status of Trump’s legal troubles in that state, although Cuomo no longer faces potential impeachment. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*“ARREST THEM ALL!” In regards to the Texas Legislature’s Democrats who stand in the Republican Majority’s way.
*"But we had a reservation!"—snubbed hotel customers.
😷THE US VERSUS COVID-19…
*NO ROOM in Texas hospitals as their Governor responds to the pandemic surge. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Republican Senator Rand Paul “considers it an honor” that YouTube suspended him for a week over his COVID inaccuracies.
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!✅
*Apparently no recess because they’re still working on the Infrastructure, with the Senate now having their own Bill to present. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Opinion: Are Republicans finally realizing the truth???
*How the 2020 Census results might affect voting in the future. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*So, regardless of who becomes the new host/ess, if you want to be on Jeopardy!… (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Fan feedback while examining the whole Jeopardy! affair. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Regardless of where his heart is, singer Tony Bennett has decided to retire.
*Professional baseball player⚾ Chris Davis has decided to retire.
*August 20 is Hawaii’s Statehood Day. It joined the US in 1959.
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…