Sunday, January 25, 2015

Two Japanese Beheaded?


Is the recent beheading video real or a fake?
Two Japanese beheaded for jihadist terror’s sake
Another nation joins the growing list
Of rage and desire to radical Islam resist
What makes the video so chilling
Is that it is a full circle of earlier killings
Photos of Japanese officers in World War II beheading POWs with swords
Good to have our ally today Japan coming on board
Man hones his ability to take the most precious of all gifts
How can we from thou shall not kill drift?
How can we the hearts and minds
Of Islam to peaceful, tolerant acts realign?
When misguided fanatics by radical Mullahs led
Think a ticket to Paradise is a car bomb or severing off an infidel’s head.
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The Fugitive The Sequel Is Real Life


The news out of Penwell, Texas was like a sequel to The Fugitive
But here the nightmare was real not acted and at least ten men no longer live
A sequel without Tommy Lee Jones and Harrison Ford
Just one fatal release for the men on a prison bus aboard
A bus carrying inmates to El Paso slid off an icy road and flips over onto the rails
Union Pacific carrying freight appears and the bus it nails
Wrong place and the wrong time and for at least ten their lease is up
No time to plan, no time to say goodbye as death comes in a manner abrupt
Just another reason to the purpose of one’s life ponder
Never a time to one’s goals postpone or from them wander
Christ was right; death can come like a thief in the night at anytime, at any place
Live life like today could be your last without a chance to your acts retrace
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U.S. India Nuclear Energy Issues Solved


Six years ago we signed an agreement with India to nuclear energy there evolve
That went nowhere due to liability and fuel issues to resolve
Today the good news is that those issues no longer exist
U.S. companies to build reactors in India, India can now enlist
With the world’s largest democracy we should have closer ties
A counter weight to the Chinese expansion on which we can rely
Finally as Yemen, Ukraine, and Boko Haram are again in the chaos headlines
Some good news for us that will give U.S. companies a chance in India to shine
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Alive 94 Year Vet Dead To IRS


Zombies now seem to be the new TV and movie craze
Each new one having a more violent and special effects phase
In real life we know there are no zombies to address
Save perhaps in the computer bowls IRS
A 94 year old WWII vet who dodged shell and shot to survive
Cannot file his tax return because to the IRS he is no longer alive
On one hand we cringe under IRS political terror
And on the other we get to laugh at a comedy of errors
Still yet another example of why the IRS we revile
Siegfried Meinstein has been entered as dead in the IRS computer files
For almost a year in person and by letter he has tried to convince the IRS
That a trip by the Grim Reaper to his bed he has suppressed
Here perhaps is the reason why the IRS will not his return accept
He had already prepaid his taxes so no return, no refund check
Since at 94 no one lives forever sometime in the future the IRS will get it right
Till then we have yet another reason to about the IRS continue to gripe
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Ridley's Believe It Or Not January 25 History Criminion Day

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—January 25, 2015:    Trust your Sunday is off to a great start. As always, I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a relevant quote from Wael Ghonin,  with a smile on your face, enjoying an Irish coffee, blessed with a positive attitude even though you know you will have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event like Valentines’ Day soon approaching, 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. Opposite Day—can unofficial holiday where every action modifies and negates a statement, something which is practiced daily in D.C.
       2. Criminion Day (Scientology)—commemorating the forming of the Criminion Project on this day in 1970 to rehabilitate criminals based on Scientology precepts.
       3. 1994 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1994 All for Love  by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting.
        4. National Irish coffee Day—why this drink not celebrated on St. Patrick’s Day is one of life’s great mysteries.
        5. Auld Lang Syne Day—celebrating not an early start on New Year’s Eve but rather the birthday on this day in 1759 of Robert Burns, Scotland’s National Poet who died far too early at the age of 37 but before he did wrote Auld Lang Syne.     
On this day in
     a. 1915 Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated transcontinental phone service in the United States by calling from New York City Thomas Watson who was in San Francisco.
      b. 1924 the first Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix, France.
      c. 1947 Thomas Goldsmith, Jr. filed a patent for his Cathode Ray Amusement Device, the world’s first electronic game. 
      d. 1961 President Kennedy delivered the first live television press conference. 
      e. 2011 the first wave of violent demonstrations protesting the government of President Mubarak began in Cairo and cities across Egypt.
Reflections on the Egyptian Revolution started on January 25, 2011: The revolution has no leader, I said. It was more like a raging wild horse that would buck anyone who tried to mount it against its will. The Egyptian revolution will remain indebted to everyone who tossed a stone into the still waters at a time when doing so risked beating, and arrest, or worse.” Wael Ghonin, author of Revolution 2:0: A Memoir and Call to Action and a leader in the Egyptian Revolution while on sabbatical from Google and now with Google Ventures
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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Yemen Ally Resigns Obama Cuts Short Sightseeing To Go To Saudi Arabia


Once more in foreign policy this administration is scrambling to react
Wishing a statement made 90 days ago Obama could erase and retract
Like the jayvees analogy on ISIS Obama on Yemen was all smiles
Touting Yemen was a success against terror when all the while
It was a ticking time bomb with an Iranian controlled fuse
When it comes to foreign policy this administration always seems to lose
Another “ally” in the Middle East steps down
Arabs shaking their heads wondering what is the next act of the Obama clown
Yemen is no longer a success; the war on terror is in tatters
It is like facing in ninth inning an 0 and 2 count 2 out bases empty down by 10 with your ninth place batter
At least after the Paris no show miscue
A decision the administration now rues
Obama will cancel his sightseeing visit to the Taj Mahal
His trip of condolences to Saudi Arabia he will not forestall
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Michael Moore Call Chris Kyle A Coward


Michael Moore is an obese hypocritical viper
For attacking Chris Kyle as a coward in the American Sniper
Cowards don’t pull not one but four tours of duty in Iraq
Always trying to protect while on patrol the  Marines backs
Cowards don’t win two Silver Stars and five of Bronze
Lying in wait focused to insure his Marines will see another Iraqi dawn
Moore this time was clearly in error
Kyle was The Devil of Ramadi and to the insurgents sheer terror
Moore is the true coward in the anti capitalism ranks
Blasting Wall Street and Bush and then heading down to the nearest bank
Artistic freedom as Charlie Hebdo proved is a noble goal
Even in Moore’s in the pursuit of money he has sold his soul
His Fahrenheit 9/11 managed 120 million dollars in the U.S. from ticket sales
Not bad for a documentary with a biased, left wing slanted tale
American Sniper a movie that people lined up to see as soon as it was released
130 million dollars in ticket sales with growing popularity that has not decreased
Moore, capitalism works and artistic freedom for you is a value Seals like Kyle will protect
Even though your views are off the charts and outside of Hollywood most people reject
Not to be outdone Bill Maher a little twerp in practicing his comic craft
Claimed on his show that  Chris Kyle was “patriotic psychopath.”
At least Moore apologized, hopefully sincerely and feeling contrite
The sounds of apology silence from Maher still fill the airways nights
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