Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not for December 1, 2015 World AIDS Awareness Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—December 1, 2015, 416 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic term. Trust you survived yet another assault on your wallet on Cyber Monday in the comfort of your office or home office; as always to cut down food expenses, I hope you enjoy Taco Tuesday  and that you also enjoy Tuesday’s  holidays and observances, links to Tennessee Ernie Ford singing Sixteen Tons  and  The Doors performing Light My Fire , factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Colin Powell, looking forward to enjoying a large red apple, 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 AIDS Awareness Day—observed since 1988 by the World Health Organization to promote awareness of the means to prevent the spread of the HIV Virus which infects 40 million around the globe and 40,000 in the U.S. including the newest most famous Charlie Sheen.                                    
        2. Giving Tuesday—celebrating after a frenzy of credit card expenditures, a day off from spending for one’s self of families and to give to the far less fortunate—the concept that Christ pushed in his ministry.
         3. 1955 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1955 on a run of seven weeks in that position Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford the man with an iconic bass voice. Here is a link to Tennessee Ernie Ford performing Sixteen Tons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIfu2A0ezq0
        4. National Eat A Red Apple Day—celebrating another really great way to keep the doctor (who is probably totally stressed under Obamacare and does not want to see you) away.  
          5. Can’t Light A Fire Without Drums—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1944 of John Densmore, drummer for the Doors, iconic rock band of the 60’s and 70’s known for among other songs Light My Fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deB_u-to-IE
On this day in:  
          a. 1885 in Waco, Texas the first Dr. Pepper was served to the thirsty multitude.
        b. 1960 in a hint to The Doors, Paul McCartney and Peter Best are arrested in Hamburg, Germany of suspicion of arson and deported.
         c. 1969 the first draft lottery since World War II was implemented in the United States for the tragedy of the Vietnam War.
         d. 1990 tunnel sections started from England and France meet 40 meters below the English Channel to complete what will be known as the “Chunnel.”         
         e. 2001 TWA the airline started by Howard Hughes lands its last flight into St. Louis after being acquired by American Airlines.                                 
Reflections on AIDS from one of our great military leaders: “No war on the face of the Earth is more destructive than the AIDS pandemic." Colin Powell, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and right as rain on this issue
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