Friday, January 15, 2021

January 14, 2021 Ridley''s Believe It Or Not Ratification Day

 Ridley’s Believe It Or Not January 14, 2021

      CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the new year with  surging cases over 92 million at 93,533,715 with 758.137 new cases (a .82% increase and .80% yesterday)  24,717,373 of  which  are active, 68,816,342 closed with 66,813,935 recoveries (97.09% and 97.09% yesterday) and 2,002,407, deaths (2.91% and 2.91% yesterday) to continue the trend of increased cases with increased recovery  percentages and decreased death percentages with some plateaus.

      CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 23 million at 23,848,410 with 232,065 new cases (a .98% increase and 2.81% yesterday)  with 9,338,297 active cases of which 29,232 (.31% of active cases and a decrease of 36 from a peak of 29,271 on December 31) are in serious or critical condition 14,510,113 closures,  397,994 of which have been deaths (2.74% and 2.74% yesterday) and 14,112,119 of which have been recoveries (97.26% and 97.26% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to improve and after many months is now .17% lower than the world rate and .13% lower than Canada which has the socialized type medicine Biden may well want to implement here  and on a deaths per million population measurement on a steady climb to 1199 ranks behind Belgium (1743, Italy (1338),  UK (1263) which had passed us despite leading world in testing), and Bulgaria (1212), and only slightly worse than Peru (1161), (1135), Hungary (1147), Spain (1125), France (1061),  Mexico (1064),  Sweden (1005) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a rapid rise in deaths including a 35/M increase today, Argentina (994), Switzerland (988), Brazil (971), Chile (901) that we recently passed, Bolivia (810) and  Ecuador (801) and we have now conducted 2,024,801 more tests to bring the total to 279,472,826 (now at 841,658/M compared to Russia at 650,826/M so Trump was telling truth that we conduct more tests in number and on a per capital basis for nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark,  Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) but for the U.K. which remains off the testing charts with tests at 907,475/M.

      Non CV Case News: A chilling leaked video speaking to Twitter staff that the banning of Trump  is just the beginning of a concerted effort to squelch conservative thought and speech (look for a Twitter curtain more effective and deadly to our democratic principles descending on this nation to destroy the ability of conservative ideas to be shared or promoted; buoyed by the snap impeachment of Trump, some Blues are calling for the purge from the House of any members who questioned the results (so far as we move closer to being a Banana Republic, not one Blue has demanded a firing squad only expulsion and censure; Don Lemon is perfectly named with his rants that all supporters of Trump are Nazis and Klansmen—like a car that breaks down as soon as it leaves the lot and does not work (any advertiser who advertises on his show if they do not want to alienate near half of the people should pull their ads); Biden revealed the outlines of his stimulus plan which will result in a $1.9 trillion addition to the nation debt and true to form AOC was ranting that it was not enough and it should be added to the $600 recently passed (problem Biden faces is that his higher taxes on corporations and his reissuance of the onerous regulations Trump removed will mean larger and larger stimulus checks as more and more businesses tank); the onion on the Russian Collusion Hoax may be peeled even more as more classified documents are being declassified and released this Friday; not sure what Pelosi is lacing her gourmet ice cream with but it must be mind altering as she has renamed the Fang Man Eric Swalwell to the House Homeland Security Committee; Newsom’s vaccine rollout continues to be a disaster with California an epicenter of new cases and deaths but fortunately the recall petition for Gruesome Newsom has now surpassed 1,000,000 signatures and only needs 500,000 more to put the recall Newsom petition on the ballot: https://recallgavin2020.com/petition/

          Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In the new-year gun violence is unchecked primarily with shooters of color shooting and killing victims of color but it looks like my data site Hey Jackass.com has now been blocked from giving out daily data.

As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “Physical” by Olivia Newton John, the  fact that you are not plagued by the psilosis, and a quote on the Summer of Love by Paul Krassner, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, birthdays, 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. Please contact me for the details on the pricing.

           1. Ratification Day—celebrating the ratification by Congress of the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War on this day in 1784.

           2. World Logic Day—created by UNESCO and first celebrated on this date in 2019 to promote bringing the intellectual history, conceptual significance and practical implications of logic to the attention of interdisciplinary science communities and the broad public and celebrated on the birthday of Alfred Tarski and the death of Kurt Friedrich Gödel, two of the most influential logicians of the 20th Century.

          3.  1982 Number One Song—the number 1 song in 1982 on this day with a run of 10 weeks in that position with 6 to end 1981 and 4 to start 1982 was “Physical” by Olivia Newton John, joining 14 other number one songs. Here is a recording of Olivia Newton John singing “Physical”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zwPVU92-XQ  Olivia has had a great career and is still performing although fighting cancer.

         4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “psilosis” which means a loss of hair.

         5. It’s All in the Game---celebrating the birth on this day in 1915 of Mark Goodson, noted game show producer who teamed up with Bill Todman, and dominated the production of Game Shows and TV Productions, including Family Feud and The Price Is Right both of which are still going strong today and have outlived the death of their co-creator who died on December 18, 1992 of pancreatic cancer.

On this day in:

  a. 1858 Emperor Napoleon III and his Empress were attacked by Felice Orsini and his accomplices in a failed assassination attempt with 3 bombs. Orsini who advocated Italian independence was caught the next day, tried and sent to the guillotine on March 13, 1858. Orsini’s accomplices Pieri was executed, Gomez sentenced to life of hard labor, and DeRudio was sentenced to death which was commuted to life imprisonment of hard labor on Devil’s Island where he escaped and fled to America to serve in the Union Army and was fortunate enough to survive the Battle of Little Big Horn where Custer’s forces were slaughtered to a man.

          b. 1943 in a “live to fight another day” moment, Japan launched Operation Ke to successfully evacuate its troops on Guadalcanal literally under the noses of the American forces on the island.

          c. 1952 NBC’s morning show Today debuted with host David Carroway and is still going strong today.

d. 1976 a Human Be-in was held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, launching what became to be known as the “Summer of Love” (with the homeless, used needles and feces and urine doubt that that event could be replicated today there).

         e. 1973 Elvis Presley’s concert Aloha from Hawaii was broadcast live by satellite from Hawaii to be watched by the highest number of viewers to ever watch a performance by a single musician.

.        Reflections on the Summer of Love: "It was sex, drugs and rock and roll, and those were all fun. But at the core of the counterculture was a spiritual revolution, in a sense of leaving the western religions of control, and exploring the eastern disciplines of liberation. There was meditation. There were workshops in advanced breathing. The counterculture represented a certain economic threat, because here were several people sharing a car, or not getting insurance, but taking care of each other, making their own clothes, using less electricity, making candles.  The Justice Department was trying to infiltrate communes. I spoke to a friend of an ex FBI guy who said they had the FBI hippie squad. And they had to learn how to roll joints, the better to infiltrate with." Paul Krassner, author, prankster and cofounder of the Yippies and a member of Kesey’s Magic Pranksters whose Summer of Love turned to Winter on July 21, 2019 at age 97.    

        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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Thursday, January 14, 2021

January13 , 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Public Broadcasting Day

 Ridley’s Believe It Or Not January 13, 2021

      CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the new year with  surging cases over 92 million at 92,775,578 with 740,030 new cases (a .80% increase and .86% yesterday)  24,495,291 of  which  are active, 68,280,287 closed with 66,293,445 recoveries (97.09% and 97.10% yesterday) and 1,986,842 deaths (2.91% and 2.90% yesterday) to continue the trend of increased cases with increased recovery  percentages and decreased death percentages with some plateaus.

      CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 23 million at 23,616,345 with 420,046 new cases (a 1.81% increase and .75% yesterday)  with 9,247,381 active cases of which 29,238 (.32% of active cases and a decrease of 33 from a peak of 29,271 on December 31) are in serious or critical condition 14,368,964 closures,  393,928 of which have been deaths (2.74% and 2.74% yesterday) and 13,975,036 of which have been recoveries (97.26% and 97.26% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to improve and after many months is now .17% lower than the world rate and .15% lower than Canada which has the socialized type medicine Biden may well want to implement here  and on a deaths per million population measurement on a steady climb to 1186 ranks behind Belgium (1738), Italy (1330),  UK (1245) which had passed us despite leading world in testing), and Bulgaria (1206), and only slightly worse than Peru (1158), Spain (1131), Hungary (1135), France (1056),  Mexico (1056), Argentina (990), Switzerland (981), Sweden (970) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a rapid rise in deaths, (Brazil (966), Chile (896) that we recently passed, Bolivia (807) and  Ecuador (800) and we have now conducted 1,843,160 more tests to bring the total to 277,448,025 (now at 835,573/M compared to Russia at 648,301/M so Trump was telling truth that we conduct more tests in number and on a per capital basis for nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark,  Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) but for the U.K. which remains off the testing charts with tests at 907,488/M.

      Non CV Case News: With no witnesses, no committee hearings, the rush to judgment was clear today as the House by a partisan vote, voted 232-187 to impeach Trump for inciting a riot to cease the Capitol and during the “show impeachments” deliver scathing rebukes to the 75 million voters who supported Trump while the MSM chimed in jumping for joy that Trump voters were pillaged; the Cack News Network laid a huge turd with Jake Tapper “belongs flushed now a crapper” even went so low to slam Rep. Mast a Republican who voted against impeachment; with the Senate not convening until the 19th this impeachment was a exercise in divisive futility whose real purpose was to insure Trump will never be able to ravage the party with no ideas by running: at least for the period of quarantine, the House will be blessed with one less leftist strident voice as Blue Rep Pramila Jayapal has tested positive and is blaming fellow Reds who did not wear a mask when a large group of Congressmen were being sheltered during the storming of the Capitol; Newsom’s vaccine rollout continues to be a disaster with California an epicenter of new cases and deaths but fortunately the recall petition for Gruesome Newsom has now surpassed 1,000,000 signatures and only needs 500,000 more to put the recall Newsom petition on the ballot: https://recallgavin2020.com/petition/

          Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In the new-year gun violence is unchecked primarily with shooters of color shooting and killing victims of color but it looks like my data site Hey Jackass.com has now been blocked from giving out daily data.

As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “(Just Like) Starting Over” by John Lennon, the  fact that you are not plagued by the harangues of pseudosophers, and a quote on chemical weapons by Felipe Esparza, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, birthdays, 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. Please contact me for the details on the pricing.

         1. Stephen Foster Day—proclaimed by President Truman on December 13, 1951 to commemorate the works of the man called the “Greatest Songwriter  of the 18th Century” and celebrated on this day since 1952.

          2. National Public Broadcasting  Day—commemorating the contributions to our society, culture and economics of public broadcasters who first broadcast a live opera performance from the New York City Metropolitan Opera House on this day in 1910.

          3.  1981 Number One Song—the number 1 song in 1981 on this day with a run of 3 weeks in that position was “(Just Like) Starting Over” by John Lennon, joining 17 other number one songs. Here is a recording of John Lennon singing “(Just Like )Starting Over.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZCxyOcvp5A  Lennon had a promising career after the Beatles including a Grammy for this song released weeks before his murder and climbing like a rocket on the charts and resulted in Lennon receiving posthumously a Grammy. His killer, Mark David Chapman who pled guilty and was sentenced to 20 years to life was denied parole for the 11th time and will be eligible for a 12th parole hearing in 2022.

         4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pseudosopher” which means a person claiming wisdom and knowledge which that person does not possess.

          5. Can’t Live Without Risk---celebrating the birth on this day in 1922 of Albert Lamorisse, noted French filmmaker and producer and to the joy of young children, invented the board game Risk; he was a passenger in a helicopter en route to  a film site in Iran for a movie he was making when it crashed on June 2, 1970, killing him.

On this day in:

a. 1888 the National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, D.C.

          b. 1978 in an attempt to slow the spread of the HIV virus from blood transfusions, the FDA required all blood to be donated to be marked “paid” or “volunteer.”

c. 1990 Douglas Wilder became the first elected African-American Governor when he assumed office as the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

d. 1993 the Chemical Weapons Convention, banning the development, production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons was opened for signature in Paris and New York to  go effective 189 days after it was signed by 65 nations which occurred on April 29, 1997.

         e. 1998 in protest of the Catholic Church’s position on homosexuality, Alfredo Ormando set himself on fire in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, killing himself the flames could be put out.

.        Reflections on chemical weapons set loose in the nation: We have chemical weapons in America too, they're called meth and cocaine.” Felipe Esparza, noted Mexican-American comedian Sadly the observation is true and causing deaths by the thousands.  

        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, January 13, 2021

Januarary 12, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Pharmacists Day

 

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not January 12, 2021

      CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the new year with  surging cases over 92 million at 92,035,548 with 787,145 new cases (a .86% increase and .64% yesterday)  24,182,398 of  which  are active, 67,853,150 closed with 65,882,548 recoveries (97.10% and 97.09% yesterday) and 1,970,602 deaths (2.90% and 2.91% yesterday) to continue the trend of increased cases with increased recovery  percentages and decreased death percentages with some plateaus.

      CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 23 million at 23,196,299 with 173,433 new cases (a .75% increase and .84% yesterday)  with 9,163,873 active cases of which 29,222 (.32% of active cases and a decrease of 49 from a peak of 29,271 on December 31) are in serious or critical condition 14,205,859 closures,  389,621 of which have been deaths (2.74% and 2.76% yesterday) and 13,816,238 of which have been recoveries (97.26% and 97.24% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to improve and after many months is now .17% lower than the world rate and .16% lower than Canada which has the socialized type medicine Biden may well want to implement here  and on a deaths per million population measurement on a steady climb to 1173 ranks behind Belgium (1738), Italy (1321),  UK (1222) which had passed us despite leading world in testing), and Bulgaria (1196), and only slightly worse than Peru (1156), Spain (1127), Hungary (1125), France (1053),  Mexico (1046), Argentina (987), Switzerland (975), Brazil (960), Sweden (954) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a rapid rise in deaths, Chile (895) that we recently passed, Bolivia (894) and  Ecuador (798) and we have now conducted 2,361,374 more tests to bring the total to 275,604,865 (now at 830,036/M compared to Russia at 645,963/M so Trump was telling truth that we conduct more tests in number and on a per capital basis for nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark,  Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) but for the U.K. which remains off the testing charts with tests at 898,410/M.

      Non CV Case News: Vice President Pence has politely told the Wicked Witch of the West to get back on her broom and said he would not initiate the 25th Amendment so the Blues with of all icons of patriotic fervor Eric Swalwell named by Pelosi as one of the prosecutors (Fang must be so pleased her boy is in the spotlight of power again; Blues commence impeachment proceedings tomorrow with a few Fed defectives including Liz Cheney who is the Chairman the  House Republican Conference Committee that has prompted calls that she should be removed from her post; pmjaairr C qpwer eon rtiwhwick In an internal memo, the FBI has issued a warning that it has credible threats of armed protests at state capitals during the Biden inauguration; Pelosi in what In what is a real threat to our democracy  and Constitution is moving forward to impeach the president with 9 days left in his term after trying to get Pence to invoke the 25th which was never designed for this (what would Pelosi do if Trump resigned and Pence as the new president pardoned Trump, his family members, cabinet members and anyone one in authority who worked on the campaign?—can one imagine the howl of the Blues wanting every last ounce of flesh from Trump’s body?); Biden is going to start his 100 days of Unity Agenda with an impeachment trial that will not please the 75 million or so Americans who voted for Trump as it is almost guaranteed the Blues will have enough votes to impeach him to send him to a Senate impeachment trial that will not start before the 19th; Alabama ended the college impacted CV season with a crushing destruction of Ohio State 52-24 (if there is an NFL expansion slot open, could not go wrong with Alabama as a team and Sabin as a coach); Newsom’s vaccine rollout continues to be a disaster with California an epicenter of new cases and deaths but fortunately the recall petition for Gruesome Newsom has now surpassed 1,000,000 signatures and only needs 500,000 more to put the recall Newsom petition on the ballot: https://recallgavin2020.com/petition/

         Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In the new-year gun violence is unchecked primarily with shooters of color shooting and killing victims of color but it looks like my data site Hey Jackass.com has now been blocked from giving out daily data.

As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes, the  fact that you do not suffer from pseudodosmia, and a quote on human cloning by Lewis Thomas, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, birthdays, 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. Please contact me for the details on the pricing.

         1. National Poetry at Work Day—created by the editorial staff of Tweetspeak to be celebrated on the second Tuesday in January starting in 2013 to promote not poetry per se but poetry created in the workplace and by the workplace as many poets were forced to have day jobs while they create their poetry.
          2. 
National Pharmacists Day—commemorating the contribution to our health care system by pharmacists who may be become even more indispensable as  distribution centers for the COVID-18 vaccine which is experiencing great logjams in terms of getting the vaccine into the arms of more Americans.

          3.  1980 Number One Song—the number 1 song in 1980 on this day with a run of 1 week in that position was “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes, joining 16 other number one songs. Here is a recording of Rupert Holmes singing “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb6l38eP-4w Holmes is a noted singer, songwriter, playwright and author. He is still going strong at age 73.

         4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pseudosmia” which means a false perception of odors which sadly seems to be one of the symptoms of CV infection.

          5. Cracking the Brass Ceiling---celebrating the birth on this day in 1944 of Cynthia Robinson, one of the founding members of the Sly and the Family Stone as a vocalist and a rarity an African American female trumpet player whose trumpet was finally taken from her for good on November 23, 2015 at the age of 71 from cancer.

On this day in:

a. 1967 James Bedford who had just died from cancer was cryogenically preserved to await the day when cancer has been cured so he can be unthawed and rejoin the human race and his friends and relatives who are at least 53 years older.

          b. 1991 the U.S. Congress authorized President H.W. Bush to use military force to force Iraq out of Kuwait, an act which Hussein foolishly chose to ignore,

c. 1998 in a great move for humans as human beings, 19 European nations agreed to ban cloning of human beings.

d. 2004 the world’s largest ocean liner as opposed to a cruise ship, the RMS Queen Mary 2 made its maiden voyage.

         e. 2010 a massive earthquake struck Haiti near its capital Port-au-Prince which was almost totally destroyed, killing 200-300,000 people and injuring thousands more.

         Reflections on Human Cloning: “The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.” Lewis Thomas, noted 20th Century physician, essayist and yes poet.

        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.

© January 12, 2021 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

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January 12, 2021 Ridley's Beleive It Or Not National Pharmacists Day

 Ridley’s Believe It Or Not January 12, 2021

      CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the new year with  surging cases over 92 million at 92,035,548 with 787,145 new cases (a .86% increase and .64% yesterday)  24,182,398 of  which  are active, 67,853,150 closed with 65,882,548 recoveries (97.10% and 97.09% yesterday) and 1,970,602 deaths (2.90% and 2.91% yesterday) to continue the trend of increased cases with increased recovery  percentages and decreased death percentages with some plateaus.

      CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 23 million at 23,196,299 with 173,433 new cases (a .75% increase and .84% yesterday)  with 9,163,873 active cases of which 29,222 (.32% of active cases and a decrease of 49 from a peak of 29,271 on December 31) are in serious or critical condition 14,205,859 closures,  389,621 of which have been deaths (2.74% and 2.76% yesterday) and 13,816,238 of which have been recoveries (97.26% and 97.24% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to improve and after many months is now .17% lower than the world rate and .16% lower than Canada which has the socialized type medicine Biden may well want to implement here  and on a deaths per million population measurement on a steady climb to 1173 ranks behind Belgium (1738), Italy (1321),  UK (1222) which had passed us despite leading world in testing), and Bulgaria (1196), and only slightly worse than Peru (1156), Spain (1127), Hungary (1125), France (1053),  Mexico (1046), Argentina (987), Switzerland (975), Brazil (960), Sweden (954) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a rapid rise in deaths, Chile (895) that we recently passed, Bolivia (894) and  Ecuador (798) and we have now conducted 2,361,374 more tests to bring the total to 275,604,865 (now at 830,036/M compared to Russia at 645,963/M so Trump was telling truth that we conduct more tests in number and on a per capital basis for nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark,  Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) but for the U.K. which remains off the testing charts with tests at 898,410/M.

      Non CV Case News: Vice President Pence has politely told the Wicked Witch of the West to get back on her broom and said he would not initiate the 25th Amendment so the Blues with of all icons of patriotic fervor Eric Swalwell named by Pelosi as one of the prosecutors (Fang must be so pleased her boy is in the spotlight of power again; Blues commence impeachment proceedings tomorrow with a few Fed defectives including Liz Cheney who is the Chairman the  House Republican Conference Committee that has prompted calls that she should be removed from her post; In an internal memo, the FBI has issued a warning that it has credible threats of armed protests at state capitals during the Biden inauguration; Pelosi in what In what is a real threat to our democracy  and Constitution is moving forward to impeach the president with 8 days left in his term after trying to get Pence to invoke the 25th which was never designed for this (what would Pelosi do if Trump resigned and Pence as the new president pardoned Trump, his family members, cabinet members and anyone one in authority who worked on the campaign?—can one imagine the howl of the Blues wanting every last ounce of flesh from Trump’s body?); Biden is going to start his 100 days of Unity Agenda with an impeachment trial that will not please the 75 million or so Americans who voted for Trump as it is almost guaranteed the Blues will have enough votes to impeach him to send him to a Senate impeachment trial that will not start before the 19th; Alabama ended the college impacted CV season with a crushing destruction of Ohio State 52-24 (if there is an NFL expansion slot open, could not go wrong with Alabama as a team and Sabin as a coach); Newsom’s vaccine rollout continues to be a disaster with California an epicenter of new cases and deaths but fortunately the recall petition for Gruesome Newsom has now surpassed 1,000,000 signatures and only needs 500,000 more to put the recall Newsom petition on the ballot: https://recallgavin2020.com/petition/

         Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In the new-year gun violence is unchecked primarily with shooters of color shooting and killing victims of color but it looks like my data site Hey Jackass.com has now been blocked from giving out daily data.

As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes, the  fact that you do not suffer from pseudodosmia, and a quote on human cloning by Lewis Thomas, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, birthdays, 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. Please contact me for the details on the pricing.

         1. National Poetry at Work Day—created by the editorial staff of Tweetspeak to be celebrated on the second Tuesday in January starting in 2013 to promote not poetry per se but poetry created in the workplace and by the workplace as many poets were forced to have day jobs while they create their poetry.
          2. 
National Pharmacists Day—commemorating the contribution to our health care system by pharmacists who may be become even more indispensable as  distribution centers for the COVID-18 vaccine which is experiencing great logjams in terms of getting the vaccine into the arms of more Americans.

          3.  1980 Number One Song—the number 1 song in 1980 on this day with a run of 1 week in that position was “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes, joining 16 other number one songs. Here is a recording of Rupert Holmes singing “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb6l38eP-4w Holmes is a noted singer, songwriter, playwright and author. He is still going strong at age 73.

         4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pseudosmia” which means a false perception of odors which sadly seems to be one of the symptoms of CV infection.

          5. Cracking the Brass Ceiling---celebrating the birth on this day in 1944 of Cynthia Robinson, one of the founding members of the Sly and the Family Stone as a vocalist and a rarity an African American female trumpet player whose trumpet was finally taken from her for good on November 23, 2015 at the age of 71 from cancer.

On this day in:

a. 1967 James Bedford who had just died from cancer was cryogenically preserved to await the day when cancer has been cured so he can be unthawed and rejoin the human race and his friends and relatives who are at least 53 years older.

          b. 1991 the U.S. Congress authorized President H.W. Bush to use military force to force Iraq out of Kuwait, an act which Hussein foolishly chose to ignore,

c. 1998 in a great move for humans as human beings, 19 European nations agreed to ban cloning of human beings.

d. 2004 the world’s largest ocean liner as opposed to a cruise ship, the RMS Queen Mary 2 made its maiden voyage.

         e. 2010 a massive earthquake struck Haiti near its capital Port-au-Prince which was almost totally destroyed, killing 200-300,000 people and injuring thousands more.

         Reflections on Human Cloning: “The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behavior control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.” Lewis Thomas, noted 20th Century physician, essayist and yes poet.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

January 11, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

 Ridley’s Believe It Or Not January 11, 2021

      CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the new year with  surging cases over 91 million at 91,248,403 with 576,096 new cases (a .64% increase and .81% yesterday)  24,177,089 of  which  are active, 67,071,314 closed with 65,119,841 recoveries (97.09% and 97.09% yesterday) and 1,951,473 deaths (2.91% and 2.91% yesterday) to continue the trend of increased cases with increased recovery  percentages and decreased death percentages with some plateaus.

      CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 23 million at 23,196,299 with 192,881 new cases (a .84% increase and 1.26% yesterday)  with 9,140,814 active cases of which 28,905 (.32% of active cases and a decrease of 366 from a peak of 29,271 on December 31) are in serious or critical condition 13,965,485 closures,  384,917 of which have been deaths (2.76% and 2.76% yesterday) and 13,580,568 of which have been recoveries (97.24% and 97.24% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to improve and after many months is now .15% lower than the world rate and .17% lower than Canada which has the socialized type medicine Biden may well want to implement here  and on a deaths per million population measurement on a steady climb to 1159 ranks behind Belgium (1728), Italy (1311),  UK (1304) which had passed us despite leading world in testing), and Bulgaria (1198), and only slightly worse than Peru (1154), Spain (1118), Hungary (1112), France (1041),  Mexico (1031), Argentina (980), Switzerland (963), Brazil (952), Sweden (931) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a rapid rise in deaths, Chile (894) that we recently passed Ecuador (798) and Bolivia (797) and we have now conducted 1,911,093 more tests to bring the total to 273,243,491 (now at 822,950/M compared to Russia at 643,293/M so Trump was telling truth that we conduct more tests in number and on a per capital basis for nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark,  Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) but for the U.K. which remains off the testing charts with tests at 864,649/M.

      Non CV Case News: In an internal memo, the FBI has issued a warning that it has credible threats of armed protests at state capitals during the Biden inauguration; Pelosi in what In what is a real threat to our democracy  and Constitution is moving forward to impeach the president with 9 days left in his term after trying to get Pence to invoke the 25th which was never designed for this (what would Pelosi do if Trump resigned and Pence as the new president pardoned Trump, his family members, cabinet members and anyone one in authority who worked on the campaign?—can one imagine the howl of the Blues wanting every last ounce of flesh from Trump’s body?); Biden is going to start his 100 days of Unity Agenda with an impeachment trial that will not please the 75 million or so Americans who voted for Trump as it is almost guaranteed the Blues will have enough votes to impeach him to send him to a Senate impeachment trial that will not start before the 19th; Alabama ended the college impacted CV season with a crushing destruction of Ohio State 52-24 (if there is an NFL expansion slot open, could not go wrong with Alabama as a team and Sabin as a coach); Newsom’s vaccine rollout continues to be a disaster with California an epicenter of new cases and deaths but fortunately the recall petition for Gruesome Newsom has now surpassed 1,000,000 signatures and only needs 500,000 more to put the recall Newsom petition on the ballot: https://recallgavin2020.com/petition/

         Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In the new year, as of January 11, 2021 93 shot of whom 21 have died. Final 2020 numbers in Chicago with comparisons to 2019 are 4,174 (+51%) of whom  719 (+55%) have died (total travesty of BLM when blacks are shot and killed by blacks in droves and only sounds of silence and complete absence of any protests in front of City Hall demanding action to curb the killings and shootings); (when will Chicago and other urban areas get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as  Blue run cities turn deaf ears and blind eyes to the slaughter of people of color by people of color and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which  have  been way  more  deadly and way more numerous than shootings by  police or by random mass shootings which occur far fewer times),

As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “Too Much Heaven” by The Bee Gees, the  fact that you enjoy a good magic show pseudodopsia and a damming quote of human trafficking by Josh Hawley, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, birthdays, 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. Please contact me for the details on the pricing.

         1. National Cigarettes Are Hazardous to Your Health Day—commemorating the day on 1964 when the U.S. Surgeon General released a report detailing how cigarettes were so hazardous to one’s health at a time when 48% of the population smoked, a percentage which thanks to banning of advertisements, higher cigarette taxes, anti-smoking ads on the deadly effects of smoking and a growing acceptance of the fact that second hand smoke also kills has fallen to a point where some 14% of adults played the cigarette Russian Roulette.

          2. National Human Trafficking Awareness Day—commemorating the passage by the Senate on June 22, 2007 of a resolution designating January 11 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day, a terrible and heinous practice that is believed to have affected some 50,000 mainly very young or illegal aliens each year.

          3.  1979 Number One Song—the number 1 song in 1979 on this day with a run of 2 weeks in that position was “Too Much Heaven” by The Bee Gees, joining 23 other number one songs. Here is a recording of The Bee Gees singing “Too Much Heaven”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nREV8bQJ1MA&list=RDmGq1ozFu1vsindex=17 

         4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pseudopsia” which means an optical illusion, something that can be seen on a hot day in the dessert.

          5. From Child Star to Adult Hard Path While Riding Horse---celebrating the birth on this day in 1982 of noted actor Blake Heron note childhood actor who after graduating from high school moved to adult roles but had previously fought with heroin and died of an accidental overdose on September 8, 2017 at age 35.

On this day in:

a. 1908 The Grand Canyon National Monument was created.

          b. 1922 Leonard Thompson at age 14 with Type I diabetes became the first person to be injected with insulin and lived another 13 years with insulin injections until dying from pneumonia.

c. 1936 Amelia Earhart became the first flyer to fly solo from Hawaii to California.

d. 1973 the Major League Baseball owners approved the vote by the American League to add the designated hitter.

         e. 2003 Illinois Governor George Ryan 2 days before leaving office commuted the death sentences of 167 inmates on death row to life sentences primarily due to the scandal of tortured confessions by the Chicago Police Department under Jon Burge as a Commander to force confessions.

         Reflections on Human Trafficking:“ More than 150 years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, slavery is illegal almost everywhere. But it is still not abolished - not even here, in the land of the free. On the contrary, there is a cancer of violence, a modern-day slavery growing in America by the day, in the very places where we live and work. It's called human trafficking.” Josh Hawley, Junior Red Senator from Missouri since 2019.
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Monday, January 11, 2021

January 10, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Houseplant Appreciation Day

 Ridley’s Believe It Or Not January 10, 2021

      CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the new year with  surging cases over 90 million at 90,672,307 with 728,230 new cases (a .81% increase and 1.07% yesterday)  23,933,332 of  which  are active, 66,738,975 closed with 64,796,320 recoveries (97.09% and 97.09% yesterday) and 1,942,545 deaths (2.91% and 2.91% yesterday) to continue the trend of increased cases with increased recovery  percentages and decreased death percentages with some plateaus.

      CV USA Cases: Total cases now nearing 23 million at 22,913,418  to 22,628,935 with 284,493 new cases (a 1.26% increase and 1.62% yesterday)  with 9,051,478 active cases of which 28,940 (.32% of active cases and a decrease of 330 from a peak of 29,271 on December 31) are in serious or critical condition 13,861,950 closures,  383,275 of which have been deaths (2.76% and 2.77% yesterday) and 13,364,779 of which have been recoveries (97.24% and 07.23% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to improve and after many months is now .18% lower than the world rate and .18% lower than Canada which has the socialized type medicine Biden may well want to implement here  and on a deaths per million population measurement on a steady climb to 1154 ranks behind Belgium (1725), Italy (1309),    UK (1196) which had passed us despite leading world in testing), and Bulgaria (1174), and only slightly worse than Peru (1153),Spain (1109), Hungary (1104), France (1037),  Mexico (1027), Argentina (980), Switzerland (952), Brazil (952), Sweden (931) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a rapid rise in deaths, Chile (890) that we recently passed Ecuador (797) and Bolivia (795) and we have now conducted 2,149,254 more tests to bring the total to 271,332,398 (now at 817,194/M compared to Russia at 640,553/M so Trump was telling truth that we conduct more tests in number and on a per capital basis for nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark,  Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) but for the U.K. which remains off the testing charts with tests at 864,649/M.

      Non CV Case News: Pelosi in what In what is a real threat to our democracy  and Constitution is moving forward to impeach the president with 9 days left in his term after trying to get Pence to invoke the 25th which was never designed for this (what would Pelosi do if Trump resigned and Pence as the new president pardoned Trump, his family members, cabinet members and anyone one in authority who worked on the campaign?—can one imagine the howl of the Blues wanting every last ounce of flesh from Trump’s body?); if Biden does not take a “With malice toward none” Lincoln approach and is a party to this Blue lynching his first 100 days are going to wallow in the cesspool of massive divisiveness; rats live on gold courses as the PGA has pulled the PGA Championship from Trump Properties Bedminister Golf Course in New Jersey; while Pelosi is off in idiotic impeachment ranting land, Blue Delegate to the House from the District of Columbia appears to be a voice of reason indicating impeachment is the wrong idea and will derail Biden’s agenda and the only sane measure would be a vote of censure (we need more than ever a chilling out and ramping down of the rhetoric not the dog whistles of divisiveness out of Pelosi’s Botox ingested lips); Red Representative Van Drew who switched parties in 2019 is stating sound advice that the in order to move forward Pelosi and her cohorts need to drop calls for impeachment (if only a few more Blues agreed to the wisdom of that statement and switched to oust Pelosi, we might actually get something done in Washington); Browns blew the Steelers out with 4 turnovers in the first half and won their first playoff game since 1994 and fittingly ended a 4th quarter desperate drive by the Steelers with a game ending interception; AOC was in rare form pouring gasoline on the impeachment fires claiming that we nearly lost half of Congress during the attempt to storm the House Chambers; Newsom’s vaccine rollout is a disaster but fortunately the recall petition for Gruesome Newsom has now surpassed 1,000,000 signatures and only needs 500,000 more to put the recall Newsom petition
on the ballot: https://recallgavin2020.com/petition/

         Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In the new year, as of January 9, 2021 86 shot of whom 19 have died. Final 2020 numbers in Chicago with comparisons to 2019 are 4,174 (+51%) of whom  719 (+55%) have died (total travesty of BLM when blacks are shot and killed by blacks in droves and only sounds of silence and complete absence of any protests in front of City Hall demanding action to curb the killings and shootings); (when will Chicago and other urban areas get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as  Blue run cities turn deaf ears and blind eyes to the slaughter of people of color by people of color and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which  have  been way  more  deadly and way more numerous than shootings by  police or by random mass shootings which occur far fewer times),

As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “How Deep Is Your Love?” by The Bee Gees, the  fact that you avoid pseudologia when speaking or writing; and a prophetic quote from Harold Nicolson on the Versailles Treaty, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, birthdays, 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. Please contact me for the details on the pricing.

            1. National Houseplant Appreciation Day—created by the Gardeners Network to promote the use of indoor houseplants to add to the décor and warmth of one’s home or office and if maintenance is a concern go the succulent route as these plants are very low maintenance and attention.

            2. National Cut Your Energy Costs Day—celebrating the steps one can do to reduce consumption of energy from more insulation, to solar power, EV’s, lowering the thermostat for heating and raising it for air conditioning, switching over to electronic bills and better errand management to save money and lower greenhouse carbon emissions.

            3.  1978 Number One Song—the number 1 song in 1978 on this day with a run of 1 week in that position was “How Deep Is Your Love” by The Bee Gees,  joining 19 other number one songs. Here is a recording of The Bee Gees singing “How Deep Is Your Love?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpqqjU7u5Yc The Bee Gees were a successful English brothers trio band known as the “Kings of Disco” who wrote most of their songs that resulted in over 120 million records being sold with Barry still performing at 74 but his 2 fraternal twin brothers have already passed. 

           4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pseudologia” which means lying in speech or writing, which describes far too many politicians when they are campaigning to get elected or reelected.

           5. Ageless in the Ring and in Business---celebrating the birth on this day in 1949 of two time heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman who won the crown for the second time at the age of 48 and after retirement become the spokesperson for the George Foreman Reducing Grill and now the Inventors’ Network.

On this day in:

a. 1870 John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil.

          b. 1920 the Versailles Treaty went into effect, ending World War I and planting the seeds for World War II less than 20 years thereafter.

c. 1956 representatives from 51 nations gathered at Methodist Central Hall in Westminster, England for the first meeting of the UN General Assembly.

d. 1985 Daniel Ortega became President of Nicaragua, vowing to transform the country into socialism and conjunction therewith be “elected” to 4 terms as president becoming more and more like a dictator as the economy deteriorated due to socialism.

         e. 1990 Time Warner was formed by the merger of Time, Inc. and Warner Communications.

         Reflections on the Treaty of Versailles:“ ...we were very stupid men...the treaties imposed upon our enemies were neither just nor wise." Harold Nicolson. British Diplomat, 1919 who handed Britain’s Declaration of War against Germany to the German Ambassador to Great Britain.

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Janaury 9, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

 


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not January 9, 2021

      CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the new year with a surging cases now at 89,944,077 with 958,426 new cases (a 1.07% increase)  23,658,969 of  which  are active, 66,295,108 closed with 64,363,125 recoveries (97.09%) and 1,931,183 deaths (2.91%) to continue the trend of increased cases with increased recovery  percentages and decreased death percentages with some plateaus.

     CV USA Cases: Total cases now total over 20 million  to 22,628,935 with 360,826 new cases (a 1.62% increase)  with 8,883,263 active cases of which 29,083 (.33% of active cases and a decrease of 188 from a peak of 29,271 on December 31) are in serious or critical condition 13,745,452 closures,  380,673 of which have been deaths (2.77%) and 13,364,779 of which have been recoveries (97.23%). Our death rate percentage continues to improve and after many months is now .14% lower than the world rate and .18% lower than Canada which has the socialized type medicine Biden may well want to implement here  and on a deaths per million population measurement on a steady climb to 1147 ranks behind Belgium (1721), Italy (1298), Peru (1146),  Bulgaria (1,158),  UK (1188) which had passed us despite leading world in testing), Bulgaria (1,167), and Peru (1149) and only slightly worse than Spain (1109), Hungary (1094), France (1034),  Mexico (1019), Argentina (975), Switzerland (950), Brazil (950), Sweden (931) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a rapid rise in deaths, Chile (887) that we recently passed Ecuador (797) and Bolivia (793) and we have now conducted 2,899,464 more tests to bring the total to 269,183,144 (now at 810,747/M compared to Russia at 636,444/M so Trump was telling truth that we conduct more tests in number and on a per capital basis for nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark,  Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) but for the U.K. which remains off the testing charts with tests at 864,674/M.

      Non CV Case News: In permanently banning Trump, Dorsey has became the new Stalin, far more effective than that mass murderer ever was with his Twitter Curtain replacing the dreaded Iron Curtain (complete double despicable standard with 12,000 tweets trending “Hang Pence;”); Pelosi’s idiotic idea to seek impeachment on Monday the 11th is going to go nowhere in the Senate as it is on recess until January 19 and unless 100 senators elect to hear the impeachment papers which they will not (nice distraction to further divide the nation and enable her to vent her bile); the Social Media Iron Curtain is still coming down as Apple, Google and other social media giants have suspended the Parler App as 1.5 million people downloaded the free app and though number is not in, Twitter accounts are being cancelled by users; another Boeing 737 has crashed into the ocean 4 minutes after takeoff from Jakarta but fortunately for Boeing, the model was not the 737 MAX 8 that had been previously grounded for 20 months following two crashes on in Indonesia and the other in Ethiopia; Newsom’s vaccine rollout is a disaster but fortunately the recall petition for Gruesome Newsom has now surpassed 1,000,000 signatures and only needs 500,000 more to put the recall Newsom petition on the ballot: https://recallgavin2020.com/petition/

         Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In the new year, as of January 8, 2021 70 shot of whom 19 have died. Final 2020 numbers in Chicago with comparisons to 2019 are 4,174 (+51%) of whom  719 (+55%) have died (total travesty of BLM when blacks are shot and killed by blacks in droves and only sounds of silence and complete absence of any protests in front of City Hall demanding action to curb the killings and shootings); (when will Chicago and other urban areas get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as  Blue run cities turn deaf ears and blind eyes to the slaughter of people of color by people of color and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which  have  been way  more  deadly and way more numerous than shootings by  police or by random mass shootings which occur far fewer times),

As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “You Don’t Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show) by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., the  fact that you can easily reveal pseudodox and a quote from Sheriff Dave Brown on law enforcement duties, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, birthdays, 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. Please contact me for the details on the pricing.

          1. National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day—started by the National Concerns of Police Survivors in 2015 to promote appreciation of the hard and dangerous work the Thin Blue Line has endured and continues to endure with the rising BLM movement and the cries to Defund the Police.
           2. 
Balloon Ascension Day—commemorating the first hot air balloon flight on this day in 1793 by French balloonist Jean Pierre Blanchard in Philadelphia in a Hydrogen gas fueled balloon.

           3.  1977 Number One Song—the number 1 song in 1977 on this day with a run of 1 week in that position was “You Don’t Hve to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)” by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. joining 17 other acts with their first number 1 song and joining 28 other number one songs. Here is a recording of Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. singing “You Don’t Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nb9jJg_wIU Billy Davis, Jr. was the founder of the 5th Dimension and Marilyn McCoo was its lead singer. The couple are still performing and have been married since July 26, 1969.

         4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pseudodox” which means a false doctrine or opinion which sadly describes to a tee some of the opinions coming from the mouth of the progressives.

          5. Work!---celebrating the birth on this day in 1935 of noted television actor Bob Denver best remembered for his portrayal of beatnik and iconoclast Maynard G. Krebs on Dobie Gillis and his role as Gilligan on Gilligan’s Island. Sadly the free spirit he portrayed was also a heavy smoker and died from pneumonia after complications from throat cancer.

On this day in:

a. 1916 Allied troops previously landed at Gallipoli in a failed invasion that almost ruined Winston Churchill’s political career to save Britain in World War II completed the withdrawal under the nose of the unsuspecting Ottomans.

          b. 1991 representatives of the United States and Iraq met in Geneva to try to get Hussein to the folly of his invasion of Kuwait and failed to obtain a peaceful resolution of the Iraqi invasion.

c. 1992 in a we may not be alone moment, astronomers Aleksander Wolszczan and Dale Frail announced the discovery of the first extrasolar planets orbiting pulsar PSR 1257+12 which is located 2,300 light years away from the Sun.

d. 2007 Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone at MacWorld in San Francisco as the first Smart Phone.

          e. 2015 the two terrorists who had attacked Charlie Hebdo 2 days earlier were cornered and shot to death by French police while in Vincennes, Paris, jihadist Amedy Coulibali attacked the Hpercatcher Kosher Market, killing 4 and taking 15 people hostage before police stormed the facility, killing him. 14 accomplices to the attack were later arrested, tried and convicted on December 20, 2020 but could not find out how much time in prison the guilty would be rotting.

         Reflections on the duty of law enforcement: ““Go to college. Get an education. Understand the law, the profession and our constitution so you understand your responsibility to the people and the trust you are granted – and to stay true to it.”-Sheriff Dave Brownnewly appointed Chicago Superintendent of Police quoted on criminaljusticedegreeschools.com

        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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