Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 12, 2019 The death of Epstein who was removed from suicide watch is now under investigation by the AOG who is troubled by “irregularities” while conspiracy theories on this death of sprouting like weeds with celebrities blaming Trump and others raising a more credible theory that powerful politicians fearful of linkage to Epstein and his Lolita Express may have wanted to silence him (interesting alibi playbook of the Clintons appearing in public on day he died); what is troubling for conspiracy theorists is that in the last 40 years there have been only 4 suicide attempts, only 1 of which was successful; the Trump administration is set to impose restrictions on legal immigration to limit the ability of applicants to obtain green cards if likely to receive public welfare benefits (only the sounds of silence from the left and illegal alien supporter queens like Kamala Harris on the costs of illegals not to mention the legal aliens that quickly find themselves on welfare which is 180 degrees from the standards imposed on immigrants being processed at Ellis Island); Nadler the poisonous Adler is so hot to trot to impeach Trump that he may in his assertion that impeachment has already begun be ignoring House rules to vote on beginning the process before starting it (Pelosi must be upping big time her purchase of hair coloring to hide the grey that impeachment talk must be causing her as it will doom her retention of the House Speakership); finally a Blue with some sense of reality as former Missouri State Rep. Jeff Roorda, who now heads the St. Louis Police Officers Association, called Warren's claim that Michael Brown was murdered "offensive to every police officer in America" (unfortunately with her taxpayer funded security she will most likely have to call for police like the rest of us poor mortals); Amazon is in the spotlight where it does not want to be as reports are out that Chinese school children in violation of Chinese labor laws (astounded such exist and even more astounded if they are enforced) building under grueling conditions Amazon’s products; in Chicago through August 11, 2019, 1712 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, 285 of whom have died but none in the last two days, a fraction of those dead from murders in Cape Town, South Africa but barely leading the 210 murdered in Baltimore (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 people of color by people of color?)
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Madonna, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not a pismire and a relevant quote from Eric Schlosser on people’s spending habits, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, 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. International Youth Day—created by the U.N. in 2000 to bring awareness to the cultural and legal issues facing the youth of this planet.
2. World Elephant Day—created by Patricia Sims and the Elephant Reintroduction Society in 2012 to create awareness of the possible extinction threats to Asian and African elephants from poaching for their ivory and loss of habitat.
3. 1992 Number One Song— the number one song in 1992 on a run of 1 week in that position was “This Used to Be My Playground” by Madonna. Here is a recording video of him singing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WdzR2VKa8A Still growing strong in her sixties and hasn’t yet blown up the White House to the dismay of her leftist fans.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pismire” which means someone or something that is insigficant which describes most of the Blues like De Blasio running for president.
5. My Heart Was Once Young and Gay—celebrating the birth on this day in 1971 unless you are the parents of Jorge Cruz, Jr. of Rebecca Grayheart, noted model and actress who pled guilty to vehicular manslaughter in 2001 for the death of Jorge Cruz, Jr.
On this day in:
On this day in:
a. 1944 the Wehrmacht ended its one week reign of massacres against Polish citizens in a failed n effort to crush the Warsaw Uprising in which over 40,000 were killed.
b. 1981 the IBM Personal Computer was introduced.
c. 1990 Sue, the largest and most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, was discovered by Sue Hendrickson in South Dakota.
d. 1992 Canada, Mexico and United States completed negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement.
e. 2000 the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk exploded and sank in the Bering Sea, killing all 118 sailors aboard.
Reflections on what expense items dominate: “In 1970, Americans spent about $6 billion on fast food; in 2000, they spent more than $110 billion. Americans now spend more money on fast food than on higher education, personal computers, computer software, or new cars. They spend more on fast food than on movies, books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and recorded music—combined.” Eric Schlosser, noted American author and investigative journalist.
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