Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 14, 2019 Another day another school shooting, this one at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita where a student pulled out a .45 semi automatic out of his backpack and shot 5 students 2 of whom died and then shot himself in the head and is in grave condition (the victims are barely in the morgue, no motive, no background investigation completed and like a typical rabid Pavlovian dog, Blue New York Representative Patrick Maloney attacked the Republican Senate for not dealing with the “gun control” legislation passed by the House, claiming without a shred of evidence that it would have prevented shooting); in a chilling reminder to Americans who want to follow ISIS, a federal judge has rule an American citizen born her who traveled to Syria to become an ISIS bride may not return to the United States; Baltimore’s new Mayor is absolving himself of all blame in Baltimore’s second place standing in the race to have the most gun deaths, saying he’s not the one doing the shooting (bet a dime against a dollar he is rabidly opposed to “stop and frisk” which has proven to be time and time again a way to get illegal guns off the street); the number of people who believe lying Schiff that he does not know the identity of the “whistleblower” has to be far less like 0 than the “many, many, many” people that HRC has indicated to her that they want her to run; Wolf Blitzer showed himself to be a biased has been and journalistic fraud and he hounded Kellyanne Conway about her husbands’ anti-Trump stands (she rightfully told him he had embarrassed himself); Pelosi’s press conference following the first day of impeachment hearings should prove to be a wakeup call to the FDA to examine more carefully the adverse effects of botox on the brain and mental functions as she characterized the hearsay testimony of two disgruntled bureaucrats as a big win for impeachment; the reptilian brain is alive and well even at the age of 83 as the House Ethics Committee has announced it has opened an investigation of improper sexual conduct by Blue Representative Alcee Hastings with a female staffer and has extended a probe of allegations that Rashida Tlaib, one of the more anti-Semite members of the Squad had used campaign donations for personal expenditures; thank God that usually when the members of the Squad speak their inane ideas drive voters away like Pressley who wants to ban life sentences without possibility of parole; in Chicago with a new interim police chief as of November 13, 2019, 2432 have been shot, of whom, 415 have died but in another minor miracle no one on November 13th ; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 300 have been murdered (when will Chicago and Baltimore 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 and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which have been more deadly and more numerous than random mass shootings?
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to Lionel Ritchie, the fact you are blessed by being able to find propinquity to the things you value and a relevant quote on diabetes from David Kornish, 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. World Diabetes Day—created by the International Diabetes Foundation in 1991 to promote education on Stage II Diabetes and the improvement of delivery of insulin and the monitoring of its levels and levels of blood sugar.
2. World Quality Day—created by the World Chartered Quality Institute in 2009 and celebrated on the second Thursday in November to promote the importance of quality in terms of goods and services purchased and enjoyed.
3. 1983 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1983 on this day on a run of 4 weeks in the position was “All Night Long” by Lionel Ritchie. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyQVjGdJ60g. This very talented singer at 70 is still going strong and performing live.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “propinquity” which means closeness which describes what is happening to this country in terms of divisiveness.
5. The Man Who May Never Be King--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1948 of Prince Charles, the longest serving heir-apparent to the English Crown, who given his and his wife’s lack of popularity with the English people compared to the popularity of Prince William and his wife Kake may be forced to abdicate in favor of his son Prince William on the ultimate death of Queen Elizabeth II.
On this day in:
a. 1957 at what became the ”Appalachin Meeting” held in upsdate New York rural Tioga County, a meeting of the Mafia was interrupted by law enforcement who arrested dozens of gangsters trying to flee.
b. 1967 American physicist Theodore Maiman was award a U.S. Patent for his ruby laser, the first laser.
c. 1979 after seizure of our Embassy in Tehran which normally would have been viewed as an act of war, President Carty issued and Executive Order freezing all Iranian assets.
d. 1995 a budget standpoint between Republicans and Democrats in Congress forced a shutdown of the federal government evidenced by closing of National Parks and Monuments and keeping the government open with skeleton staffs, raising the obvious question of why to function the federal government needs such bloated staffs.
e. 2008 the first G-20 Summit was held in Washington, D.C.
Reflections on diabetes: “In strictly medical terms, there's no difference between HIV and diabetes; they're not curable, but they're very, very highly treatable, and early information is power. The only thing - literally the only thing - that is different is the stigma. And we have to overcome it, because it is now the only reason people are dying.” David Furnish
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