Monday, November 16, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For November 16, 2015 International Day Of Tolerance

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—November 16, 2015, 431 days to go in President Obama’s term. Trust your Monday is off to a great start and have recovered from a tough loss by the Cardinal to the Oregon Ducks by two points on the last play of the game; as always I hope you enjoy Monday’s  holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video  by Mariah Carey, a relevant quote from George Carlin, looking forward to enjoying some of your fast food meals, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event 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. International Day Of Tolerance—celebrated by UNESCO since 1995 to promote efforts to end intolerance throughout the world; on Friday in Paris the world witnessed a heinous act of intolerance by a sleeper cell of ISIS fanatics.                                           
         2. National Button Day—honoring the wearing of buttons with messages like a Smiley or a political one from a candidate.
         3. 1995 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1995 on a long run of eight weeks in that position Fantasy by Mariah Carey. Here is a link to I Mariah Carey performing Fantasy:
         4.  National Fast Food Day—celebrating another great cheap way to overload on salt, calories and grease to start one’s day.
         5. The Penguin Still Lives—celebrating the birthday on the day of an iconic actor noted for his role of the Penguin and Rocky Balboa’s trainer who died at the age of 89 from Alzheimer’s and melanoma.
On this day in:  
         a. 1855 David Livingstone became the first European to witness Victoria Falls, a natural wonder that should be on anyone’s bucket list.                                 
         b. 1904 English inventor John Fleming received a patent for the thermionic valve (vacuum tube).
         c. 1914 The Federal Reserve Bank officially opened.
         d. 1940 George Metesky, the “Mad Bomber” planted his first bomb at the office building of Consolidated Edison to begin a reign of terror of 16 years with 33 bombs planted in New York City, 22 of which exploded. Ultimately caught but not tried due to a finding that he was mentally insane and sent to a criminal mental institution.                                  
         e. 1973 President Nixon signed into law the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Pipeline into law authorizing construction and a great day for energy independence as opposed to the feckless act of President Obama in denying the Keystone Pipeline XL.
         Reflections on tolerance: “Religion is like a pair of shoes.....Find one that fits for you, but don't make me wear your shoes.” George Carlin, noted comedian.   
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