Thursday, July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Chess Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 20, 2017 It was student body right before the Nevada Parole Board and the Juice will in October be running free to the Florida sands and surf, playing golf and “looking for Nicole’s murderer” making sure there are no mirrors in any room; it took 8 years to overcome Lois Lerner’s illegal attempts to quash free speech but a New Mexico Tea Party has finally achieved tax exempt status (why is the head of the IRS still in place and why has Sessions not impaneled a grand jury to seek indictments of Lois Lerner?); 7,000 documents from Weiner’s laptop are to be released as speculation mounts that the “investigation” on the Clintons’ and the Foundation’s potential criminal activity should be reopened and replaced with a real investigation involving a grand jury; CNN which masquerades as a legitimate news network is in a rabid foaming lather over a “secret” meeting between Trump and Putin at the G-20 while ignoring for the most part the open mike gaffe of Obama telling the Russian president several years ago that on reelection he would have more flexibility in dealing with the Russians (sounds like collusion does it not); John McCain going in for surgery for a blood clot in his eye was diagnosed as having a very malignant brain cancer (pray for this patriotic American’s recovery); on the music front Linkin Park Chester Bennington has died at 41 from a possible suicide and French singer Barbara Weldens collapsed on stage and died during a performance; on the anti-police front, a MacDonald’s restaurant in Virginia refused to serve an officer in uniform in a squad car after he had paid for his meal (that employee should be kissing his job goodbye and MacDonald’s needs to get its act together on customer service http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2017/07/20/virginia-mcdonalds-employee-refuses-to-serve-uniformed-police-officer.html; through July 19, 2052 people have been shot in Chicago 361 of whom have died (sadly the ATF agents Trump has sent has not put a damper on the carnage).
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Peter Gabriel; factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Terri Irwin on the difference between crocodiles and humans, hoping you do not have to put up with people who are insidiating against you,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1. International Chess Dayproposed by UNESCO and celebrated since 1966 this centuries old game is probably a great way to keep the mental juices flowing and stimulated.
2. National Fortune Cookie Day—celebrating the only way to top off a great Chinese meal and maybe get the winning numbers to the next lottery.     
3. 1986 Number One Song—the number one song in 1986 on a run of 1 week in that position was “sledgehammer” by  Peter Gabriel. Here is a performance by him of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g93mz_eZ5N4
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “insidiate” which means to conspire against or to betray which defines what the Red controlled Senate appears to be doing when it comes to repeal and replace Obamacare promises that Reds have been running on for seven years.                  
5. It’s a Croc--celebrating the birth on this day in 1964 of Terri Irwin, noted zoologist and producer and sadly the widow of Steve Irwin, the “Crocodile Hunter” who died from a stingray barb in Australia. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1807 Nicephore Niecpe was awarded a patent by Napoleon for the Pyreolophore, the world’s first internal combustion engine after it was used to propel a boat in the River Saone in France. 
b. 1903 Ford Motor Company shipped its first automobile.              
c. 1938 the Department of Justice filed suit against the motion picture industry for violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act for its utilization of the studio system.
d. 1968 the International Special Olympics were held for the first time in Soldier Field with 1,000 athletes with disabilities participating.
e. 2015 diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S. were reestablished after five decades.      
Reflections on the difference between crocodiles and humans: “Crocodiles are easy,' Steve said. 'They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.”  Terri Irwin Steve and Me Spend a few days in the Swamp or climbing the corporate ladder to see how right she is on this.  Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.  
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Take Your Poet to Work Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 19, 2017 The drama of the complete failure of the Republican Senate to come through on its promise to the American public to repeal Obamacare is coming to a disastrous close (if the Reds believe that anyone is going to vote for them to remain in power in 2018 after this total fiasco, they must be smoking something more powerful than the strongest meth on the planet); Trump finally engaged on the health care front calling for no recess until healthcare bill passed; MSM is going ballistic again on its Russian collusion delusion due to Putin and Trump meeting at the G-2 with only an interpreter from the Kremlin joining the two of them; on the sex crimes front a married substitute female teacher in Fresno has been charged with having sex with one of her eighth grade students (looking at her mug shot and one has to feel very sorry for the trauma the eighth grader must have experienced); 
Judge Watson had his hand slapped by SCOTUS on the issue of the Trump travel ban blocking refugees but left his expanded list of persons with bonafide interests including cousins (talk about judicial overreach); on the opioid wars front a New Jersey doctor was arrested for writing hundreds of bogus prescriptions for pain killers in exchange for cash which 16 drug ring members were then able to sell on the street (if guilty this drug pusher in a white coat should be put away for a very long time and if any of those prescriptions caused the death of a user, he should be charged with murder); on the illegal alien front, the acting director of ICE is preparing a surge against sanctuary cities and counties amid news that illegal crossings are at all time lows; finally after months of stonewalling Debbie Wasserman Schulz, another classic Swamp creature, has finally agreed to allow the Capitol Police to scan the contents of her laptop in their investigation of potential criminal activity of a Pakistani IP firm that is being charged with hacking and overbilling; another HRC scandal in the making as the Inspector General of the USPS indicated numerous violations of the Hatch Act by union members of the USPS in campaigning for her election (given the financial woes facing the USPS it needs this scandal like a hole in the head); through July 18, 2038 people have been shot in Chicago 360 of whom have died (sadly the ATF agents Trump has sent has not put a damper on the carnage).
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Duran Duran; factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by President Jimmy Carter on the Olympics boycott, hoping you do not have to put up with people who are inscient,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1. Take Your Poet to Work Daycelebrated since 2013 and dreamed up by Tweakspeak Press to, you guessed it, promote poetry.
2. Flight Attendant Safety Professionals’ Day—celebrating the accomplishments of flight attendants to our flight safety and proclaimed by President George H.W. Bush on July 19, 1990; don’t blame the flight attendants for the lack of food, lack of leg room and the hassles of getting through inept checkpoints and long lines to even board the plane.   
3. 1985 Number One Song—the number one song in 1985 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “A View to a Kill” by  Duran Duran. Here is a performance by the band of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3pQDMi4W-g
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “inscient” which means little or no knowledge which defines the denizens of the Swamp to a tee in terms of their knowledge of the concerns of Americans outside the Beltway (hint the Russian collusion delusion is on the absolute bottom of their list).                 
5. Not Grateful to Be Dead--celebrating the birth on this day in 1948 of Keith Godchaulk, pianist for many years with the Grateful Dead, but plagued by alcohol and heroin and the chaos of the rock and roll life style departed from the band with his wife and formed their own band. Sadly, while being driven home from his 32nd birthday party he was involved in an automobile accident and died two days later.  
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1843 the Atlantic became a much smaller ocean with the launching of the SS Great Britain the first iron hulled ship with a screw propeller able to cross the Atlantic loaded with 730 passengers and 1,200 tons of cargo in 14 days. 
b. 1903 Maurice Garin won the first Tours de France.              
c. 1977 the first GPS transmission was sent from the satellite NTS2 and received in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the world became again a smaller place more difficult to get lost in.
d. 1980 the Moscow Summer Olympics opened but without the presence of the United State who was boycotting the games due to the invasion by the Soviet Union of Afghanistan (Moscow would return the favor 4 years late in Los Angeles).
e. 1983 the first three dimensional model of a human head by CT was published.     
Reflections on the U.S. boycott of the Moscow Summer Olympics: “That's why it's particularly important that you join in with us, not in condemnation, even of the Soviet Union, not in a negative sense at all, but in a positive sense of what's best for our country and best for world peace. There must be a firm, clear voice of caution given to the Soviet Union, not just in admonition and criticism of what they have already done to despoil a small and relatively weak country but to make sure that they don't look upon this as an achievement without serious adverse consequences which can then be followed up with additional aggression along the same lines.” President Jimmy Carter speaking to members of the 1980 U. S. Olympics Team explaining why it was necessary to boycott the Summer Olympics.  Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.  
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July 18. 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Firgun Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 18, 2017 The drama of the complete failure of the Republican Senate to come through on its promise to the American public to repeal Obamacare is coming to a disastrous close (if the Reds believe that anyone is going to vote for them to remain in power in 2018 after this total fiasco, they must be smoking something more powerful than the strongest meth on the planet); if you want to see corruption that is so blatant look to HRC’s tenure at Secretary of State aka the quid pro quo Wal-Mart with millions to the Clinton Foundation and $500k in speaking fees to Bill in Moscow while HRC opposed Russian sanctions and approved the sale of 20% of our uranium assets to a Putin controlled company;  The Juice will be finally let loose on parole to hunt for the killer of his ex wife Nicole? Hobbled by diabetes  and memories of what he once was and but for killing her he could have been to  rest in tormented hell like Hector dragged behind a chariot until you die; Reds are still scrambling and do not have the votes to repeal and replace (why is Trump still MIA on this debate?); the real threat to our democracy is not a naïve meeting with a Russian lawyer who looks more and more like a person with no info on Hillary, who but for the intervention of the Obama administration should not have been here and was involved in a classic entrapment to damage Trump but the growing number of Obama senior officials involved in the probe of unmasking Trump supporters and campaign officials; Susan Rice, the woman with zero credibility, will be testifying before Congress but sadly it may be behind closed doors on the unmasking of Trump officials and supporters; USC which in the past has had its scandals limited to the athletic field has been rocked with a report that its former Dean of the Keck Medical School led a life of drugs and prostitutes (Fight on for SC!); call the cops to report a possible sexual assault and be shot dead by a Somali-American police officer with no body cams on sad (the victim looks a lot like Kate Stenle whose death the Blues including Harris refuse to protect future repeats;                                     
                                                  through July 16, 2026 people have been shot in Chicago 356 of whom have died (sadly the ATF agents Trump has sent has not put a damper on the carnage.

    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Prince; factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Michael Ignatieff on genocide, hoping you are not inquinated in dealing with issues,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1International Firgun Daycelebrated since 2014 to celebrate the accomplishments of others without having an ulterior motive.
2. World Day for International Justice—celebrating or bemoaning the trend to subject individuals to international courts of justice for perceived crimes.   
3. 1984 Number One Song—the number one song in 1984 on a run of 8 weeks in that position was “When Doves Cry” by  Prince. Here is a performance by him of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUc0R8bbWQE
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “inquinate” which means to corrupt or defile which fits to a tee the MSM’s approach to objective journalism in covering Trurmp.                 
5. Lebenstraum In Reverse--celebrating the birth on this day in 1954 of Andrea Merkel, the chancellor of Germany who is being castigated by her fellow citizens for opening the floodgates of Germany to refugees from the Middle East.  
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1902 Willis Carrier to the joy of denizens of the Swamp and office workers across this nation created the first air conditioner. 
b. 1918 Tsar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolshevists.              
c. 1955 Disneyland was opened in Anaheim, California.
d. 1984 in the U.S. the national drinking age was set at 21.
e. 1989 the first test flight of the B-2 Stealth bomber occurred.     
Reflections on a crime the International Court of Justice was created to prevenvent:“   Genocide is not just a murderous madness; it is, more deeply, a politics that promises a utopia beyond politics - one people, one land, one truth, the end of difference. Since genocide is a form of political utopia, it remains an enduring temptation in any multiethnic and multicultural society in crisis.” Michael Ignatieff, noted former leader of Canada’s Liberal Party.  Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.  
© July 18, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 17, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Firgun Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 17, 2017 The Juice will be finally let loose on parole to hunt for the killer of his ex wife Nicole? Hobbled by diabetes  and memories of what he once was and but for killing her he could have been to  rest in tormented hell like Hector dragged behind a chariot until you die; Reds are still scrambling and do not have the votes to repeal and replace (why is Trump still MIA on this debate?); the real threat to our democracy is not a naïve meeting with a Russian lawyer who looks more and more like a person with no info on Hillary, who but for the intervention of the Obama administration should not have been here and was involved in a classic entrapment to damage Trump but the growing number of Obama senior officials involved in the probe of unmasking Trump supporters and campaign officials; Susan Rice, the woman with zero credibility, will be testifying before Congress but sadly it may be behind closed doors on the unmasking of Trump officials and supporters; USC which in the past has had its scandals limited to the athletic field has been rocked with a report that its former Dean of the Keck Medical School led a life of drugs and prostitutes (Fight on for SC!); call the cops to report a possible sexual assault and be shot dead by a Somali-American police officer with no body cams on sad (the victim looks a lot like Kate Stenle whose death the Blues including Harris refuse to protect future repeats; 
                                                                                     through July 16, 2026 people have been shot in Chicago 356 of whom have died (sadly the ATF agents Trump has sent has not put a damper on the carnage.

    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Prince; factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Michael Ignatieff on genocide, hoping you are not inquinated in dealing with issues,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1International Firgun Daycelebrated since 2014 to celebrate the accomplishments of others without having an ulterior motive.
2. World Day for International Justice—celebrating or bemoaning the trend to subject individuals to international courts of justice for perceived crimes.   
3. 1984 Number One Song—the number one song in 1984 on a run of 8 weeks in that position was “When Doves Cry” by  Prince. Here is a performance by him of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUc0R8bbWQE
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “inquinate” which means to corrupt or defile which fits to a tee the MSM’s approach to objective journalism in covering Trurmp.                 
5. Lebenstraum In Reverse--celebrating the birth on this day in 1954 of Andrea Merkel, the chancellor of Germany who is being castigated by her fellow citizens for opening the floodgates of Germany to refugees from the Middle East.  
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1902 Willis Carrier to the joy of denizens of the Swamp and office workers across this nation created the first air conditioner. 
b. 1918 Tsar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolshevists.              
c. 1955 Disneyland was opened in Anaheim, California.
d. 1984 in the U.S. the national drinking age is set at 21.
e. 1989 the first test flight of the B-2 Stealth bomber occurred.     
Reflections on a crime the International Court of Justice was created to prevenvent:“   Genocide is not just a murderous madness; it is, more deeply, a politics that promises a utopia beyond politics - one people, one land, one truth, the end of difference. Since genocide is a form of political utopia, it remains an enduring temptation in any multiethnic and multicultural society in crisis.” Michael Ignatieff, noted former leader of Canada’s Liberal Party.  Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.  
© July 17, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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Saturday, July 15, 2017

July 15, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Social Media Giving Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 15, 2017 Scratch another jihadist the head of ISIS in Afghanistan who won’t be frolicking with the virgins in “Paradise”; scary time in Honolulu as the 31 story apartment building caught fire with at least three people confirmed dead in a building built in 1971 with no sprinklers; at MSNBC the rhetoric over the top never ends with “Joy” Reid a traitor to her name is a host devoid of joy as she slams Trump and the Republicans for being a party of victimhood and resentment (all the while Blues cannot resist the race card or the gender victim card as they move further and further to the left); not to be outdone in the leftist rants ranking Elise Jordan compares Trump to a suicide bomber (great way to get people to rationally discuss issues with you, you biased idiot); JP Morgan’s CEO unloaded on the Swamp denizens whose Schumer led obstructionism on tax cuts, infrastructure and education reform, in short the anticompetitive S*** we have to endure relative to the rest of the world (unfortunately Schumer, Pelosi and Warren have terminal wax buildup and are incapable of listening); the feds must be closing in on Bernie and his wife as he is ranting that the Republican health bill will be deadlier than 9/11 in terms of causing deaths (news flash Bernie as you contemplate a sojourn in federal prison no one is listening to or buying your socialistic rants); ABC (Anything But Credibility) like a Pavlovian dog barked and came running when that “icon of bipartisanship” the Southern Poverty Law Center branded a religious first amendment defense group as a “hate group” (really?); through July 13, 1971 people have been shot in Chicago 345 of whom have died (hopefully the ATF agents Trump has sent in will help put a damper on this carnage.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, music links to The Human League and Linda Ronstadt, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Malala Yousafzai on social media, hoping you do not ingurgitate your fine wines,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1. Elderly Men Daycommemorating the senior men on the island nation of Kirabati with its 33 atolls and home to one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific, the assault on Tarawa; since women live longer than men the observance is followed tomorrow by Elderly Women Day.
2. Social Media Giving Day—celebrating since 2013 the use of social media to raise funds for charitable causes.    
3. 1982 Number One Song—the number one song in 1982 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Don’t You Want Me” by The  Human League. Here is a performance by the band of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPudE8nDog0
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “ingurgitate” which means to swallow or to guzzle which hopefully you did not do with respect to your wine on Bastille Day.               
5. Poneys of Stone-celebrating the birth on this day in 1946 of Linda Ronstadt, noted country and pop singer and one time girlfriend of Governor “Moonbeam” Jerry Brown who because of Parkinson’s Disease has had to retire from performing. Great distinctive voice; here is a 1976 live performance by her of “You’re No Good.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bj_32QeAaU
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1741 Alexi Chirokov sighted land in Southeastern Alaska and sent ashore a band of sailors in a longboat to become the first Europeans to visit Alaska. 
b. 1799 the Rosetta Stone was discovered in the village of Rosetta by French Captain Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign.             
c. 1854 in a truly what took you so long moment, the Spanish Inquisition was officially disbanded after 356 years of burning heretics at the stake and other inhumanities in the name of God.
d. 1959 in a true shoot yourself in the foot moment, the United Steel Workers went on a nationwide strike leading to the importation of foreign steel in significant quantities for the first time in our history.
e. 2016 in Turkey, factions of the Turkish military commenced an unsuccessful coup attempt against President Erdogan.   
Reflections on in the era of social media with all its warts and benefits and concerns, Social Media Giving Day is a great concept. “What is interesting is the power and the impact of social media... So we must try to use social media in a good way.” Malala Yousafzai, noted Pakistani activist and the youngest person ever to receive a Nobel Prize Agree with that observation one hundred percent.  Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.  
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Friday, July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Bastille Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 14, 2017  The Russian collusion delusion that has the Blues lathering like a bunch of rabies infected dogs keeps getting stranger by the moment and may be a set up by the Obama administration to ensnare the Trump campaign (regardless of what you believe one thing this Russian collusion delusion has accomplished is that the MSM is not focusing on health care reform or tax cuts or infrastructure which are issues the American people are rightfully concerned about along with the obstruction by Schumer and his lap dogs); once again a federal judge has inserted his policy views on the Trump travel ban and ruled that more family members like grandparents and cousins be allowed in (Thomas was right in his dissent that the court made a great mistake in allowing people with bona fide connections to relatives already in the country a mistake that SCOTUS when it hears the case and severally reprimands the Hawaiian District Court Judge will hopefully correct); U.K. already reeling from terrorist attacks is now facing another problem, a wave of attacks by teens tossing acid into the faces of people in cars or on the sidewalks (hard to keep a stiff upper lip when it has been doused with sulfuric acid); two women tourists have been stabbed to death and four other tourists injured at the Hunghada Resort on the Red Sea but no confirmation yet the assailant in custody is a jihadist; Bernie and his wife Jane who have attempted to personify themselves as crusaders against corporate fraud and for helping the poor are under an expanding probe of loan falsification which caused Burlington College after giving Jane $200,000 golden parachute to fail and causing a Catholic Diocese which provides many services to poverty stricken residents to lose $2,000,000 (look for indictments soon and the exit of Sanders and his socialism from the political landscape); Seattle is succeeding in its attempt to surpass San Francisco as the most leftist city with its minimum wage increases, tax on gun and ammo sales and its income tax on high incomes (ironic income for low income earners down as their hours reduced, gun violence has doubled and watch high income earners flee the city); through July 13, 1964 people have been shot in Chicago 343 of whom have died (hopefully the ATF agents Trump has sent in will help put a damper on this carnage.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Kim Carnes, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Maximilien de Robespierre on the Reign of Terror, hoping you are not ingluvious in your meals,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1Bastille Daycommemorating the storming of the Bastille in Paris in 1789 by Parisians to liberate prisoners and gain access to arms and ammunition which led to the French Revolution and the beheading of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette along with hundreds of nobility.
2. Shark Awareness Day—celebrating not the need to stand on the beach and yell “Shark!” at the sight of a fin but rather to create awareness of the slaughter of these predators for shark fin soup and shark teeth medallions and necklaces.  
3. 1981 Number One Song—the number one song in 1981 on a run of 9 weeks in that position was “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes. Here is a performance by her of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPOIS5taqA8
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “ingluvious” which means gluttonous, a trait you cannot possess if you are trying to lose weight.                 
5. Simplify To Characters Create--celebrating the birth on this day in 1910 of William Hanna who along with Joseph Barbera created such animated classics like Yogi Bear, the Flinstones, the Jetsons and Tom and Jerry by simplifying the animation process.  
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1798 John Adams signed into law the Sedition Act which made it a crime to write, publish or utter false or malicious statements about the United States Government (so much for the First Amendment).  
b. 1874 a massive fire in Chicago burnt 47 acres of the city to the ground, killing 20, and destroying 812 buildings.             
c. 1957 Rawya Aleya took her seat in the Egyptian Parliament thereby becoming the first female in the Arab world to hold a seat in parliament.
d. 1969 the U.S. withdraws from circulation the $500, $1000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills.
e. 2016 in Nice, France a Tunisian resident of France plowed a rented 19 ton truck into pedestrians killing 86 of them and injuring 458 others before being dispatched to “Paradise” by police (no wonder Europeans have qualms about refugees pouring into their countries).    
Reflections on the Reign of Terror unleashed by the storming of the Bastille: “Peoples do not judge in the same way as courts of law; they do not hand down sentences, they throw thunderbolts; they do not condemn kings, they drop them back into the void; and this justice is worth just as much as that of the courts.”  Maximilien de Robespierre Virtue and Terror Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.  
© July 14, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Embrace Your Geekness Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 13, 2017  The Russian collusion delusion that has the Blues lathering like a bunch of rabies infected infected dogs just got even stranger when we learn that the Russian lawyer Donald Jr. met with who was denied a visa evidently had the Obama administration probably Lynch overrule that decision to allow her entry (if there are any sane heads left in the Democratic Party which sadly watching Harris and Warren is problematic, time for them to step up and quell this utter nonsense that Tim Kaine, Blumenthal and Schiff are ranting about treason); Joe Scarborough announced what many have known for years that he is leaving the Republican Party (good riddance and perhaps he should turn in any press credentials as his objectivity has been flushed down the toilet years ago); Gore who probably has the largest carbon footprint of any human being on the planet was ranting in Australia that climate change ranks on the same par of concerns with slavery, apartheid and nuclear proliferation (really Al?); the drama over repeal and replacement of a failed Obamacare continues with the Republicans struggling and the Democrats refusing to join the discussion; President Trump is in France to celebrate Bastille Day with President Marcon and gets slammed by MSNBC (the same network with leftist Joan Walsh that slammed Ivanka Trump for wearing a dress at the G-20 that looked “girlish”) for commenting that Marcon’s wife looked in great physical shape; through July 12, 1944 people have been shot in Chicago 338 of whom have died (hopefully the ATF agents Trump has sent in will help put a damper on this carnage.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Billy Joel, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Marine le Pen Trump and Brexit, hoping your day is free from the need to ingeminate your efforts to accomplish your goals,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1. Embrace Your Geekness  Daywhere would this country be without our geeks in the forefront of science and technology?
2. Last Day of Naadam—if in Mongolia this is your last chance to be watching Mongolian wrestling, archery and horse racing in venues across the country.  
3. 1980 Number One Song—the number one song in 1980 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” by Billy Joel. Here is a performance by him of the song:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eAQa4MOGkE  
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “ingeminate” which means to reiterate or redouble which is what the Reds have to do when in comes to efforts to overcome the obstruction of the Blues on healthcare and tax cuts.                 
5. Solo Man--celebrating the birth on this day in 1942 of Harrison Ford, noted actor famous for roles of Hans Solo in Star Wars and President Jack Ryan.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1863 the New York City Draft Riots began to protest conscription and the fact that for $300 a wealthy person could be exempted; the riots quickly turned into a race riot against blacks and did not end until three days after and needed several regiments of troops and militia to restore order.      
b. 1923 the Hollywood Sign was dedicated in the Hollywood Hills overlooking Hollywood.             
c. 1973 in a beginning of the end moment for Nixon, Alexander Butterfield revealed to the Senate Subcommittee investigating Watergate the existence of the taping by Nixon of his conversations (HRC worked on that subcommittee which is probably why she set up her private server and destroyed or tried to destroy all emails on it to conceal her qui pro quo dealings while Secretary of State).
d. 1985 Vice President George H.W. Bush became President of the U.S. for a day when Reagan underwent surgery to remove polyps from his colon.      
e. 2016 following the voters in the U.K. voting in favor of Brexit, Prime Minister David Cameron resigned and was replaced by Theresa Nay.   
Reflections on Brexit from the candidate Macron defeated: “I chose as the campaign logo a blue rose, which means 'make possible the impossible.' I think the British with Brexit, then the Americans with the election of Donald Trump, did that: They made possible the impossible. Marine Le Pen Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.  
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