Wednesday, October 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Black Poetry Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 17, 2018 On the left is out of control front, a Democrat operative for a Soros funded group has been arrested for battery on the Republican candidate for governor’s campaign manager (I keep saying that the over the top rhetoric from the left is going to and has lead to violence against Reds; on the Deep State front, Natalie Edwards, a Treasury Official has been arrested with a flash drive in her hand for leaking Suspicious Activity Reports on Paul Manafort and Richard Gates (the Swamp is like a sieve when it comes to bureaucrats who despise Trump); Elizabeth Warren is on the brunt end of condemnation for her Cherokee Indian claim which her DNA test refutes and for which Blues condemn her timing and the Cherokee nation ridicules (identity politics at its worse to claim racial identity to advance one’s career—hope the voters of Massachusetts reject this fraud); troubling news from BuzzFeed that reported Spear Operations Group after receiving $1.5 million a month, recruited former elite U.S. soldiers to assassinate leaders and clerics in Yemen at the behest of the U.A.E.; on the food safety front Smithfield Foods halted production, sanitized its production line and threw out 50,000 pounds of meat after an employee urinated on the production line (maybe the company needs to review its bathroom break rules); on the binge drinking front, Budweiser in honor of its introduction of Natural Light in 1977 has introduced a 77 can case of Natural Light (students love it as it is a great way to circumvent bans of kegs at tailgate parties); on the social media front, Twitter has released 10 million Russian and Iranian backed tweets designed to sow discord on the electoral process in this country; Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through October 16, 2018, 2436 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 403 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of mostly people of color by mostly people of color).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Bruno Mars, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are a neophile and a relevant quote from Bruce Rauner on surgery without anesthesia, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. You need only contact me for details.
1. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty—created by the UN in 1992 to promote programs and means to eradicate poverty.
2. Black Poetry Day—celebrating the work of African-American poets on the day that marks the birthday of Jupiter Hammon, the nation’s first published African-American poet in 1711.
3. 2010 Number One Song— the number one song in 2010 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars. Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhCEhWiKXk
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n”  is “neophile” which means one who loves novelty and trends and as a first adapter is a driving force in the introduction of new products with advanced technology and features.
5. Over the Cliff—celebrating the birth on this day in 1920 of noted actor Montgomery Clift who battled alcohol and drug addiction and who died far too early on July 23, 1966.
    On this day in: 
a. 1781 in the straw that broke the British Lion’s back, Lord Cornwallis surrendered the British Army at Yorktown.
b. 1933 Albert Einstein fled from persecution of the Jews in Germany and moved to the United States.
c. 1973 OPEC imposed an oil embargo on the U.S. and other nations that assisted Israel in the Yom Kippur War with Egypt and Syria.
d. 1979 Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
e. 2018 the recreational use of marijuana was legalized in Canada, the second country to legalize.
   Reflections on a solution to the eradication of poverty: “For every challenge we face - unemployment, poverty, crime, income growth, income inequality, productivity, competitiveness - a great education is a major component of the solution.” Bruce Rauner, Red Governor of Illinois in a state that has large unfunded public pension liability and whose public schools in many parts of Chicago are a disaster.
  
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

October 16, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Anesthesia Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 16, 2018 After Trump slammed Warren for her DNA report showing miniscule traces in the order of 1/1024 of Indian DNA (not American but Peruvian), the Cherokee Nation chimed in slamming her that DNA is not determinative of who is a member of the tribe (if anyone believes Harvard’s assertion that Warren’s claimed ethnic status did not influence its hiring of her is a complete fool—dishonest to the core is Warren consistent with the left’s mantra of ends justifies the means); in Arizona, Martha McSally in a debate with pseudo moderate Krysten Sinema slammed her for committing treason by supporting the desires of people to leave this country to go fight for the Taliban (Sinema may be best known for her 100 pairs of shoes but McSally is better known for her 100 combat missions—John McCain as a fellow pilot must be rolling in his grave over Sinema’s leanings); Ellison’s early lead in his race for Minnesota’s Attorney General race has rightfully evaporated due to sexual assault charges by his former girlfriend (another Blue hypocrite so quick to condemn improprieties of Reds but thinking they are immune from criticism of their own despicable behavior); in another example of the left gone totally crazy over the Kavanaugh confirmation, Maine police are investigating a suspicious letter mailed to Susan Collins that was alleged to have contain ricin, a highly toxic poison; Stormy Daniels defamation suit against Trump has been thrown out and she has been ordered to pay his legal fees (finally we may be spared of porn lawyer Avenatti  appearing on MSNBC and CNN  whose combined ratings were less that Fox News); Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through October 15, 2018, 2431 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 402 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of mostly people of color by mostly people of color).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that unlike many politicians you are not neomort on issues of importance and a relevant quote from Khaled Hosseini on surgery without anesthesia, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. You need only contact me for details.
1. World Anesthesia Day—celebrating the first use of ether in surgery on this day in 1846.
2. World Food Day—celebrating the creation of the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization to promote increased food production around the globe.
3. 2009 Number One Song— the number one song in 2009 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “Down” by Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne. Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUbpGmR1-QM
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n”  is “neomort” which means one who is brain dead which probably describes to a tee the IQ on economic affairs of socialists like Ocasio-Cortez.
5. In A Company Of Three—celebrating the birth on this day in 1946 of noted TV actress Suzzane Somers of Three’s Company fame and now an author and promoter of nutrition products and life styles.
    On this day in: 
a. 1909 President Taft and President Diaz of Mexico held the first summit between the two countries and narrowly escaped an assassination attempt by an assailant that was standing a few feet from Taft with a concealed palm pistol but disarmed before he could fire.
b. 1975 Rahina Banu, a two year old girl from Kuralia, Bangladesh, had the dubious distinction of being the last person infected with naturally occurring smallpox.
c. 1978 Karol Wojtyla was elected Pope John Paul II after the 1978 Papal Conclave, the first non-Italian Pope since 1523.
d. 1991 George Hannard entered  Luby’s Cafeteria in Kileen, Texas and shot and killed 23 and wounded 20 before killing himself after a brief shootout with police.
 e. 1995 the Million Man March which attracted 400,000 took place in Washington, D.C.
   Reflections on anesthesia: “A doctor in a hospital told me that when the mujaheddin were fighting in the early Nineties, he often performed amputations and Caesarean sections without anesthesia because there were no supplies. Khaled Hosseini, an Afghan-American doctor and author of The Kite Runner. Cannot imagine how painful it would be to have a limb amputated while still conscious.
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Monday, October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not White Cane Safety Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 15, 2018 De Niro is back on the anti-Trump rant with an appearance of what hopefully will be a short lived show The Alec Baldwin Show: Trump and Melania are in Florida observing the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael; Elizabeth Warren released her DNA test results which showed trace amounts of American Native DNA well below the threshold to merit federal aid or affirmative action status for hiring preference (so Pocahontas claim by Trump still has some merit); in Georgia Stacey Abrams running for governor as a Blue articulated the Reds’ worst nightmare that the Blue Wave will include illegal aliens at the polls (real issue that the MSM ignores and what potentially is the real threat to our democracy in an era where if you register for a driver’s license in states like California, you are automatically registered to vote); Trump was in rare form on 60 Minutes blasting the bias of the MSM and defending his attempts at improved relationships with Putin and Kim; Sears once an icon in the retail world has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy; Merkel’s allies in Germany are getting clobbered in regional elections as more and more Germans are reacting adversely to her refugee admission open door policies; Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through October 13, 2018, 2427 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 402 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of mostly people of color by mostly people of color).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to T.I. feat Rihanna, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that on weekends you are a nemophilist and a relevant quote from Huey Newton on Black Power, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. You need only contact me for details.
1. Global Handwashing Day—created by the Global Handwashing Partnership in 2008 to promote awareness of the health and disease prevention benefits of frequent handwashing benefits.
2. White Cane Safety Day—created by Congress on October 6. 1964 to promote awareness of the accomplishments of blind and visually impaired persons.
3. 2008 Number One Song— the number one song in 2008 on a run of 6 weeks in that position was “Live Your Life” by T.I. feat. Rihanna. Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY6mr9fO-9M
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n”  is “nemophilist” which means one who is in love with the woods, a term that describes Sierra Club members to a tee.
5. Mustang Lido—celebrating the birth on this day in 1924 of Lido Ioccoca better known as Lee Ioccoca who at Ford introduced the Mustang and served as Ford’s president for 8 years before leaving to revitalize Chrysler.
    On this day in: 
a. 1966 the Black Panther Party was created by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton.
b. 1969 in the Moratorium to End the Vietnam War over 2,500,000 march to end the war with 250,000 converging on Washington, D.C.
c. 1990 Mikhail Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
d. 2008 the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 733.08 points the second worst fall in its history following the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers.
e. 2016 in a win one for the opponents of global warming 197 nations amended the Montreal Protocol to phase out the use of hydroflorocarbons which contribute to global warming.  
   Reflections on the Black Panther Party: “Black Power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny.” Huey Newton
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Sunday, October 14, 2018

October 14, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Standards Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 14, 2018 The fall midterms have not yet occurred and the illegal alien queen Harris is already planning trips to Iowa, South Carolina and Wisconsin fueling speculation that she will offer her liberal agenda to the voters in 2020; Doug Schoen, a prominent Blue has slammed Hillary and Holder for their uncivility remarks as being destructive of Blue chances to regain the Senate and House (he is right as rain on that and both of them should fade out of the political limelight); Alec Baldwin returned to SNL mocking the visit of Kanye West to the White House in his pathetic unfunny characterization as Trump; 31 year old Atonella Barba who competed in the sixth season of American Idol has been arrested in Virginia for felony charges of distributing heroin; Chesapeake, Virginia has passed an ordinance that bans anyone over the age of 12 from trick or treating (sad commentary on the heavy hand of local government); Portland known as the City of Roses is rapidly becoming the City of Violence as Antifa thugs attacked a Patriot Prayer law and order demonstration (finally instead of a hands-off attitude the Portland police intervened to break up the attacks); on the mountain climbing front 7 climbers were killed and 2 are missing after a storm swept through their base camp on Gurja Himel Mountain in Nepal; 76 year old former NYC Mayor Bloomberg appeared at New Hampshire rally, sparking speculation he will join a large field to run in 2020; Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through October 12, 2018, 2410 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 401 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of mostly people of color by mostly people of color).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Soulja Boy, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not a negaholic and a relevant quote from a Larry Elder on the War on Drugs, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. You need only contact me for details.
1. World Standards Day—celebrated since 1970 to create awareness of the efforts of standardization organizations to further the global economy.
2. National FRUMP Day—celebrating and honoring those individuals who are frugal, responsible, unpretentious, and mature persons.
3. 2007 Number One Song— the number one song in 2007 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “Crank That” by Soulja Boy. Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UFIYGkROII
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n”  is “negaholic” which means habitually pessimistic which most voters feel when they witness the gridlock and animosity in the Swamp.  
5. Celebrating the Wizard—celebrating the birth on this day in 1910 of noted basketball coach John Wooden whose UCLA basketball teams achieved a record 10 NCAA National Championships as he became the first person to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and coach and who dribbled his last ball on June 4, 2010.
    On this day in: 
a. 1888 Louis Le Prince filmed the first motion picture Roundhay Garden Scene.
b. 1908 the Chicago Cubs won the World Series but would have to wait until 2016 to win another World Series.
c. 1979 the first Gay Rights March in Washington, D.C. with 100,000 participants occurred.
d. 1982 President Reagan proclaimed a War on Drugs which as the opioid epidemic ravages this nation, a war we have lost and continue to lose until the border is secured.
e. 1994 Yasser Arafat, Simon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin receive Nobel Peace Prizes for their role in the execution of the Oslo Accords and the framing of the future Palestinian Self Government.
   Reflections on the War on Drugs: “Once brave politicians and others explain the war on drugs' true cost, the American people will scream for a cease-fire. Bring the troops home, people will urge. Treat drugs as a health problem, not as a matter for the criminal justice system.” Larry Elder, noted conservative African-American talk show host.
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Saturday, October 13, 2018

October 13, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not English Language Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 13, 2018 Trump is basking in the glow of a White House visit by the pastor jailed by Turkey of almost two years that his efforts were instrumental in getting released;  HRC with her end civility comment is evidently viewed by Blue candidates as the “kiss of death” with her 36% favorability rating and her stripped security clearance; thanks to Trump the American pastor wrongfully jailed by Turkey has been released from house arrest and is returning to the United States; Glenn Simpson the cofounder of Fusion GPS, the firm that created the false anti-Trump dossier that led to the witch-hunt of the Mueller investigation has been subpoenaed to appear before Congress but has indicated he will invoke the 5th; the clueless View is back in the news with Yvette Brown claiming Melania was one of Trump’s mistresses (why up and coming star at Fox Abby Huntsman moved to those idiots is a complete mystery); Walmart has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit brought by cashiers over a lack of seat for $65 millions (classic example of why companies are  leaving California due to its  regulatory environment); on the drug front, the US Coast Guard Cutter Active has completed a successful tour after intercepting from three vessels almost 6000 pounds of cocaine with a value of $87 million; Trump has told leftist Senators Feinstein and Harris to take a hike and nominated without their consent three conservative judges from California to the 9th Circuit (Feinstein has lost her claim to a Blue Slip after her disgraceful and shameful handling of Professor Ford’s letter accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct and Harris’s belligerent questioning disqualifies her from any Blue Slip consideration); Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through October 11, 2018, 2398 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 399 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of mostly people of color by mostly people of color).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Justin Timberlake, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not nefastous and a relevant quote from a Henry Knox on the U.S. Navy, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. You need only contact me for details.
1. International Day for Disaster Reduction—as Florida tries to recover from the devastated brought by Hurricane Michael, appropriate to observe this UN observance created on January 1, 1990 to promote the construction of structures in communities able to withstand natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes.
2. English Language Day—celebrating the language that is spoken by over 2 billion persons and has nonnative speakers outnumbering native speakers by a factor of three and is the lingua franca in the world of commerce.
3. 2006 Number One Song— the number one song in 2006 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “Sexy Back’” by Justin Timberlake. Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gOHvDP_vCs
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n”  is “nefastous” which means wretched, miserable which describes our economy to a tee if the Blues take control of the Congress.  
5. In the Can In the Casket—celebrating the birth on this day in 1921 of noted actor Yves Montand who, after shooting his last scene on a movie he was working on which was a film about an old man who died of a heart attack, suffered a fatal heart attack.
    On this day in: 
a. 1775 the Continental Congress ordered the establishment of the Continental Navy, the precursor of the United States Navy.
b. 1903 the Boston Red Sox defeated the Pittsburgh, Pirates in the first World Series.
c. 1923 Ankara replaced Istanbul as the capital of Turkey.
d. 1983 the first mobile phone service was instituted in the United States in Chicago, Illinois by Ameritech Mobile (now AT&T).
e. 2010 a mining collapse came to an end in Chile and 33 miners were rescued after being trapped  underground for 69 days.
   Reflections on the state of the U.S. Navy: “No matter what happens, the U.S. Navy is not going to be caught napping.” Frank Knox, Secretary of the Navy during World War II until his death on April 28, 1944 and sadly for it on December 7, 1941 it was caught napping by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor.
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Thursday, October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018 Ridley's Believe It or Not International Day of the Girl Child


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 11, 2018 Hurricane Michael has left a path of destruction in Florida including Tyndall Air Force Base and is now bringing strong winds and incredible rainfall to Georgia and the Carolinas; President Trump has rightfully slammed Obama hack Eric Holder for calling on supporters to kick Reds (when do the idiots on the left understand the need to tone down the rhetoric before people start getting killed due to the dog whistles of left wing hate); the Cack News Network that no on should ever want to watch because of its idiotic bias is back in the news again for degrading Kanye West as a token Negro for President Trump (never buy a car that is a lemon and never listen to a biased pseudo journalist Lemon and it the executives at CNN had IQs higher than room temperature they would listen to Herschel Walker’s call to fire Lemon for his degrading remarks); after a crash, all of this nation’s highly expensive and highly stealth fighters, F-35s have been grounded to inspect for suspected defective fuel tubes; on the drug smuggling and illegal alien front, the U.S. has discovered another sophisticated tunnel with solar panels and rail system 31 feet below the surface on the border in Baja California; Rod Rosenstein who should be fired for flaunting and trying to intimidate Congress has refused to testify before Congress on allegations he wanted to wear a wire to try to invoke the 25th Amendment against President Trump (Congress should subpoena this pathetic worm or impeach him); on the destroy American values front, San Francisco School Board President Stephen Cook has suspended the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of meetings and replaced it with a line from Maya Angelou:; Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through October 10, 2018, 2388 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 395 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of mostly people of color by mostly people of color).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that unlike many of the resistance Blues you are not a nefandous person and a relevant quote from a Congressional subcommittee investigating the USS Kitty Hawk riot, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. You need only contact me for details.
1. World Sight Day—created by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness to focus globally on vision impairment and blindness.
2. International Day of the Girl Child—created in 2012 to promote the end of gender inequality for girls.
3. 2005 Number One Song— the number one song in 2005 on a run of 10 weeks in that position was “Gold Digger’” by Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx. Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vwNcNOTVzY
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n”  is “nefandous” which means despicable, abominable which describes the antics of the left wing mobs plaguing this nation to a tee.  
5. The Big Wiesy—celebrating the birth on this day in 1989 of Michelle Wie Hawaiian born professional golfer known for her long drives and fathom stature whose goal is to be the first female to play in the Masters.
    On this day in: 
a. 1910 in a plane piloted by Alex Hosey, President Teddy Roosevelt became the first president to fly in an airplane.
b. 1972 in a sad day for race relations in the U.S. Navy a race riot broke out on the USS Kitty Hawk between black and white sailors during Operation Linebacker off the coast of Vietnam.
c. 1987 first public display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt occurred at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
d. 1991 Professor Anita Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on alleged sexual misconduct of Clarence Thomas as hearings (or as he referred to them a Senatorial lynching) were being held on his confirmation as justice of SCOTUS.
e. 2001 Polaroid a victim of the digital camera age filed for bankruptcy protection.
   Reflections on the race riot aboard the USS Kitty Hawk: :”The Navy's recruitment program for most of 1972 which resulted in the lowering of standards for enlistment, accepting a greater percentage of mental category IV and those in the lower half of category III, not requiring recruits in these categories to have completed their high school education, and accepting these people without sufficient analysis of their previous offense records, has created many of the problems the Navy is experiencing today.” Congressional Subcomittee investigating the Kitty Hawk race riot—frightening reminder of the fact that too often racial tension is alive and well in all facets of American life..
  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 www.Alaskanpoethistory.blogspot.com for just This Day in History.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October 10, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Mental Health Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 10, 2018 Hurricane Michael is bearing down on Florida and expected to reach landfall in the Florida panhandle as a Cat 4 with life threatening winds and storm surges; San Francisco that liberal sanctuary city where illegals are free to roam and once was a place to where a flower in your hair has now been name the “doo-doo” capital of the world in terms of human fecal matter on its sidewalkd (should also be named the syringe capital of the world in terms of used needles deposited on sidewalks); Blues are in a tizzy over the Kavenaugh nomination and are floating ideas to duplicate FDR’s failed plain to increase the court or limit the lifetime appointment of justices while Nadler chomping at the bit for the Blues to regain control of the House is floating the balloon to impeach Kavanaugh (time for Blues to chill out and stop resisting and cross the aisle to work to solve issues confronting Americans); HRC is taking rightful flack for her call that Blues need to end all civility in dealing with Reds (this Marvin K. Moody and her sexual predator husband really need to disappear from the political scene); on the PC academic front a small bit of sanity has returned and Professor Cheney-Lippold of the University of Michigan has been disciplined for his refusal to write a letter of recommendation for one of his students who wanted to study abroad in Israel (anti-Semitism is alive and well on college campuses while Israelis hunker down in bunkers due to Hamas rockets); on the political front Krysten Sinema a Blue candidate for Arizona’s Senate seat is being lambasted for promoting the lawyer who represented the blind Sheik and conspired to transmit messages to supporters to promote bombings (this is a candidate that the voters in Arizona need to reject); Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through October 9, 2018, 2383 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 392 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of mostly people of color by mostly people of color).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Ciara feat. Petey Pablo, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that the you are not in need of a necrologue and a relevant quote from Jan Masaryk on the Munich Agreement, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. You need only contact me for details.
1. World Mental Health Day—created by the World Mental Health Foundation in 1992 to promote awareness of the needs for mental health programs and education to combat stigma for those suffering mental health issues..
2. World Homeless Day—created in 2010 to promote awareness of the problems facing the homeless on this planet.
3. 2004 Number One Song— the number one song in 2004 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “Goodie’” by Ciara feat. Petey Pablo. Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtC92pzp5vw
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n”  is “necrologue” which is an obituary which hopefully you are in a state of health that it is not necessary to start writing it today.  
5. A True Ironman—celebrating the birth on this day in 1969 of former NFL great Brett Favre who as a Packer started 207 games, a NFL record, and who is now an advocate for greater attention to brain injuries suffered by players.
    On this day in: 
a. 1938 in a classic example of why appeasement does not work the Sudetenland was ceded to Nazi Germany.
b. 1967 the Outer Space Treaty banning the placement of nuclear weapons in outer space came into effect after being signed by 60 nations.
c. 1971 after being sold, dismantled and moved, the London Bridge opened in Lake Havasu, Arizona.
d. 1973 Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with evasion of federal income taxes.
e. 1985 U.S. Naval F-14 fighter jets intercept an Egyptian Air Flight carrying hijackers of the Achille Lauro and forced it to land in Sicily where they are arrested.
   Reflections on the appeasement to Hitler in 1938 at Muncih: “If you have sacrificed my nation to preserve the peace of the world, I will be the first to applaud you. But if not, gentlemen, God help your souls."Czechoslovakian foreign minister Jan Masaryk to Lord Halifax as reaction to announcement of allies' betrayal in 1938.  
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