Monday, August 6, 2018

August 6, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Hiroshima Peace Memorial Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 6, 2018 Manafort’s expartner Gates  who had entered a plea bargain testified that he conspired with Manafort to commit bank and tax fraud while admitting that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from him (talk about a credibility issue); antifa thugs disrupted a breakfast meeting of Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens at a Philadelphia café, pouring a bottle of water on Kirk (thank Maxine for inciting thugs and if someone is maimed or killed as a result of her insane incitement, blood will be on her hands); 20 antifa protestors were arrested in Berkeley on Sunday in a demonstration that involved breaking windows of a Marine Corps recruiting station; on the DUI front Doug France the president of NASCAR was arrested for DUI and has taken a leave of absence from his office; 3 mothers were arrested for child neglect of 11 children living in a compound in New Mexico with two armed Muslim extremists; in a thank God for the 2nd Amendment moment, an armed bystander shot and wounded a shooter who returned to a back to school barbecue at a Florida park before his shots killed or wounded anyone; despite routine denials by the left, significant numbers of non citizens are showing up on voter registration rolls across the nation; Everitt Jameson of Modesto, California has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for plotting an IGIS inspired terrorist bombing attack at Pier 39 in San Francisco; in a very bloody weekend in Chicago through August 5, 2018 1809 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 292 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of mostly people of color by mostly people of color and when will Emanuel who has been MIA resign or be voted out of office?)
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Elvis Presley,  factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that your obstacles are not montane, and a relevant quote from Noam Chomsky on Hiroshima, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like college graduations, 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. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Day—commemorating since 1947 the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on this day in 1945.
 2.  Corporate Baby Name Day—celebrated since 2001 to promote the naming of a child after a corporation.
3. 1957 Number One Song— the number one song in 1957 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” by Elvis Presley. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “montane” which means mountainous.
5. TV Childbirth—celebrating the birth on this day in 1911 of noted comedian and cinema and TV actress Lucille Ball whose gave birth to her child on “I Love Lucy” on TV; a heavy smoker all her life she died of abdominal  aneurism probably caused by such smoking.
 On this day in: 
a. 1890 at Auburn Prison in New York, William Kemmler had the dubious distinction of being the first person to be electrocuted by the electric chair.
b. 1960 Fidel Castro nationalized all American property in Cuba.
c. 1965 President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
d. 1990 the UN Security Council imposes a worldwide embargo on Iraq as a result of its invasion and occupation of Kuwait.
 e. 1991 Tim Berners-Lee released files for a World Wide Web which becomes publicly available on the internet.
    Reflections on Hiroshima:  I stated that Hiroshima and Nagasaki are 'among the most unspeakable crimes in history.' I took no position on just where they stand on the scale of horrors relative to Auschwitz, the bombing of Chungking, Lidice, and so on.”
Noam Chomsky, noted philopher and father of modern linquistics.
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