WIR #170! Last for 2017.

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. – Revelation 12:10

There has not been a week when God did not kill some soldier(s) or LEO(s) this year.  This last week SEVEN were so slain, and those were just from America.

Russian athletics got attention, again, behind the doping: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42480603?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

Avocado-toast-loving “Millennials” are super upset right now because a crash in Texas burned up about 40,000 POUNDS of avocados: http://abcnews.go.com/US/40000-pounds-avocados-spill-texas-highway-18-wheeler/story?id=52032719   

Roy Moore’s plea for courts to halt US Senate race certification was rejected: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/12/28/alabama-judge-rejects-roy-moore-bid-to-halt-us-senate-race-certification/23318739/

Pennsylvania saw record snow fall and declares “even the sharks are freezing”: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/us/winter-weather-erie-cold.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=15E92968AD0FF49730BA8BE1F9E4636E&gwt=pay

The 27-year-old daughter of the NY police brutality victim died of a massive heart attack: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/30/574514217/erica-garner-who-became-an-activist-after-her-fathers-death-dies

The New Yorker highlights their 25 most-read stories of 2017 which touched on EVERY major news event except the weather: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/2017-in-review/the-twenty-five-most-read-new-yorker-stories-of-2017


NOAA covered those in a “Table of Events” covering 1980 – 2017, with 15 $1B events just in 2017: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions/events/US/1980-2017

Finally, the American Association of Retired Persons published the “Famous People We’ve Lost in 2017”: https://www.aarp.org/entertainment/celebrities/info-2017/celebrity-deaths-2017-photo.html#slide1

Compelling stuff!

New Normal Section

It is warmer in the Arctic Circle than Boston: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/12/28/cold-truth-warmer-arctic-circle-than-boston-right-now/6eI8memBWeyPcWMUaUf7LO/story.html

“Swatting” Prank resulted in death, in Wichita: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/30/kansas-swatting-suspect-arrested-in-los-angeles.html

Iran citizens are protesting, Trump is on protestors’ side: https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-heats-feud-iran-021552260.html

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