Monday, November 9, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For November 9, 2015 World Freedom Dayor

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—November 9, 2015, 438 days to go in President Obama’s term. Trust your weekend was outstanding and with fully charged batteries Monday is off to a great start; as always I hope you enjoy Monday’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video  by Bad English,  a relevant quote from Ernest Honecker, looking forward to enjoying some scrapple, 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. World Freedom Day (U.S.)—commemorating the end of communist rule in Eastern Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall; a good day for our current president to realize how weak he is perceived to be in dealing with a resurgent Russia.                                                        
         2. World Orphan Day—promoting awareness and caring for those unfortunates who have lost both parents; sadly given the scourge of HIV in Africa and the chaos of jihad the number of orphans continues to increase.
         3. 1989 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1989 on a  run of two weeks in that position When I See You Smile  by Bad English. Here is a link to Bad English performing When I See You Smile:
         4.  National Scrapple Day—celebrating a great way to turn your leftovers into a great breakfast meal.
         5.  We Are Not Alone Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1934  of Carl Sagan whose love of astronomy brought space to the average citizen.
On this day in:                                           
         a. 1620 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sighted land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
         b.  b. 1960 Robert McNamara became the first non Ford to run Ford; he resigned a month later to with his whiz kids to join the Kennedy Administration and ultimately run the Vietnam War.                                  
         c. 1967 the first issue of The Rolling Stone was published.
         d. 1989 accepting the failure of communism in East Germany, the misnamed German Democratic Republic opened up its checkpoints in East Berlin allowing citizens in East Germany to once again flee into the west and leading to the unification of East Germany with West Germany and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
         e. 1998  a federal District Court Judge awarded 1.03 billion dollars to plaintiffs who alleged they had been damage by brokerage houses while trading for NASDAQ listed securities.
Good observation on the longevity of the Berlin Wall which like predicions on the 1000 year Reich proved to be wrong: "This wall will be standing for 50 years even for 100 years if the reasons for its existence are not removed." Ernest Honecker, head of East Germany, January 19, 1989  
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