Thursday, March 3, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For March 3, 2016 World Wildlife Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 3, 2016. Unfortunately in this leap year, still 323 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term but fortunately only 2 days until the start of and my daily updates on the Iditarod, the Last Great Race on Earth. Interesting theater in the FBI probe of Hillary’s private theater as the DOJ granted immunity to the Clinton staffer who set up her private server and who had previously taken the 5th; all of the emails have been revealed with a couple thousand containing classified information but still no word on what the FBI has been able to recover from her server which may be smoking guns on potential corrupt practices of her Foundation and the quid pro quo practices of her activities at Secretary of State and the millions of dollars in speaking fees paid by supplicants to Bill. The political theater will get even more interesting in the fall as the general election nears; for the sake of the nation, I hope the Blues have a Plan B if the FBI makes a referral to the DOJ recommending prosecution.  I trust your Thursday is proving to be a great one; and as always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, music links to Mr. Big and Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from Jim Fowler while looking forward to enjoying several slices of cold cuts, 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. World Wildlife Dayan observance started by the UN General Assembly in 2014 to promote awareness of the contributions of wildlife to humanity and the dangers posed to their survival due to exploitation and destruction of their habitat.      
2. National Anthem Day—celebrating the adoption of the Star Spangled Banner on this day in 1931 as this nation’s national anthem.                                         
3. 1992 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1992 on a run of three weeks in that position To Be With You by Mr. Big. Here is a link to Mr. Big performing To Be With You:
4. National Cold Cuts Day—celebrating all of those tasty meats that make a great sandwich or a delicious party platter but know the prepackaged cuts are usually much higher in fats, sodium and nitrites than those sliced to order.        
5. Hard To Grow From A Child Star To Adult Actorcelebrating the birthday on this day in 1937 of child actor Bobby Driscoll who appeared in many Disney films but sadly became addicted to narcotics, experienced his acting career collapse and died penniless at the age of 31 from a heart attack caused by his drug use.   
On this day in:                                                                                                   
a. 1873 in a bad day for the First Amendment, Congress passed the Comstock Law which outlawed the sending in the U.S. mail “obscene, lewd or lascivious” books.      
b. 1885 the American Telegraph and Telephone Company was incorporated in New York and is still going strong and better yet paying a nice dividend.  
c. 1923 TIME magazine was first published and remains today with the internet devastating the press the most widely read news magazine in the world.   
d. 1951 Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner and his band recorded Rocket 88, called the first rock and roll song at Sam Phillips’ recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee.  Here is a sound track to the beginning or a genre that for children of the 60’s will always be immortal:   
e. 1991 an amateur video captured the savage beating of Rodney King by members of the LAPD, whose acquittal sparked the devastating five day L.A. Riot in the spring of 1992 in which 55 people were killed and millions of dollars of property was damaged.                                                                       
Reflections on wildlife and their importance to humanity: “The quicker we humans learn that saving open space and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life, maybe we'll start thinking of doing something about it.” Jim Fowler, noted zoologist and host of the Emmy award winning TV  series Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom that most of us enjoyed and watched in the 50’s.
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