Ridley's Believe It Or Not—November 16, 2014: Trust your weekend is ending on a great note and as always I hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a quote from Allen West, with a smile on your sunscreened face, happy that you are avoided fast food today, 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. International Day Of Tolerance—this is a day especially in the minds of the barbarians ISIS who have beheaded another American, an aid worker, should be celebrated and observed on a daily basis.
2. Icelandic Language Day—observed on this day annually on the birthday of the great Icelandic poet birthday of the Icelandic poet Jonas Hallgrimsson to promote the Icelandic language.
3. World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims—established by the U.N. in 2005 to create awareness for the thousands killed daily in road traffic accidents—right of way often leads to death and pedestrians and bicyclists are way too often at risk.
4. National Fast Food Day—following a few days after National Diabetes Day celebrating or bemoaning the proliferation of fast food restaurants with their high calorie and high fat diet which in the case of value meals very cheap.
On this day in
a. 1904 English inventor John Fleming received a patent for the thermionic valve (vacuum tube).
b. 1914 the Federal Reserve Bank opened.
c. 1945 UNESCO was founded.
d. 1973 in a Obama pay attention to this moment re Keystone XL, President Nixon signed into law the Trans Alaskan Pipeline Authorization Act, resulting in millions upon millions of barrels Alaskan crude replacing oil from the Middle East.
Reflections on tolerance: “I think we have to understand that when tolerance becomes a one way street, it will lead to cultural suicide. We should not allow the Muslim Brotherhood or associated groups to be influencing our national security strategy.” Allen West, former conservative member of the House of Representatives and noted political commentator. Wise words as the barbarians of ISIS beheaded another American
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