Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For February 6, 2016 Pay-a-compliment Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 6, 2016, 349 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term.  Interesting theater on the political front in New Hampshire as the Red front runners continue to pound each other as opposed to Sanders and Clinton and the RNC caves to ABC’s decision to exclude Carly Fiorina from the debate stage tonight.  Trust your Super Bowl L Party plans are set and, as always, I hope  you enjoy Saturday’s holidays and observances, a music link to Petula Clark, factoids of interest, a relevant quote by James Suroweicki, looking forward to enjoying frozen yogurt, blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. Take Your Child To A Library Day—commemorating the usual  effect of taking your child or grandchild to a library to introduce them to the joys of reading.
2. Pay-a-compliment Day—commemorating an observance that should be celebrated each day of the year—paying a a compliment to a stranger, friend, relative, or co-worker will bring great dividends.
3. 1966 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1966 on a run of two weeks in that position My Love by Petula Clark. Here is a link to Petula Clark  performing My Love:
4. National Frozen Yogurt Day--celebrating a great way to enjoy yogurt especially topped with fruit or berries.
5. Sunscreen Should Be Your Favorite Songcelebrating the birthday on this day in 1945 of one of the most popular artists of all time, Bob Marley, who sadly died from melanoma under his great toe nail at the far too early age of 36.
On this day in:
a. 1856 the Tasmanian Colonial Parliament passed the Electoral Act of 1856 which provided for the first time in the world election by secret ballot.
b. 1918 Britain granted the right to vote to women over the age of 30.
c. 1959 Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments filed the first patent for the integrated circuit.
d. 1976 the president of Lockheed Corporation admitted before a Senate committee investigating corruption that Lockheed had paid a $3 million bribe to Japanese Prime Minister Tanaka who was tried and sentenced to four years
In prison but died before his appeals were decided.
e. 1988 Michael Jordan made his signature slam dunk from the free throw line, creating the Air Jordan line of Nike Shoes.
Reflections on bribery as a cost of doing business:Until the nineteen-seventies, Western countries paid little attention to corruption overseas, and bribery was seen as an unpleasant but necessary part of doing business
there. In some European countries, businesses were even allowed to deduct bribes as an expense.” James Surowiecki, noted journalist for the New Yorker
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