Saturday, November 15, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not November 15 History American Enterprise Day

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—November 15, 2014:  
Trust your weekend is proving to be a good one (mine will be in my beloved Cardinal can become bowl eligible by beating Utah this afternoon) and as always I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a quote from Winston Churchill, with a smile on your sunscreened face, happy that you are about to enjoy some bundt cake, 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 or the coming Christmas, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient.
       1. America Recycles Day—creating an awareness of a growing need to recycle materials such as aluminum, paper and plastic—our planet does not need to be treated as one huge garbage dump.
      2. American Enterprise Day—observed on this day annually to promote and celebrate the American free enterprise system which in recent years has been under tremendous regulatory attack from Washington, D.C. bureaucrats.
      3. High Five Day--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1948 of Bob Beckel, the outnumbered and often maligned token liberal wearing suspenders panelist on The Five.
      4. Sly Fox Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1891 of one of Germany’s most daring and audacious generals in World War II Erwin Rommel who because of his involvement in the plot to kill Hitler in 1944 was forced to commit suicide.
      5.  National Bundt Day—celebrating that highly caloric bundt cake the day after the guilt on National Diabetes Day yesterday on obesity and potential Type II diabetes so resulting.
On this day in
      a. 1777 after 15 months of debate the Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation.
      b. 1920 the first assembly of the League of Nations was held in Geneva, Switzerland. 
      c. 1971 Intel released the first commercial single chip microprocessor the 4004.  
      d. 1988 the first Fairtrade label Max Havelaar was launched in the Netherlands.
Reflections on private enterprise: “Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger that should be shot. Others look on it as a cow that they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.” Winston Churchill Amen to that thought that our bureaucrats in Washington and Sacramento should pay heed to.
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