Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For January 6, 2016 World Day Of War Orphans

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 6, 2016, 380 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Trust your weekend was a good one and you survived the volatility of the market yesterday, and your Wednesday is off to a great start with all or a majority of your  New Year’s Resolutions still being observed; as always, I hope you enjoy Wednesday’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Bangles; factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Mother Teresa, looking forward to enjoying some beans, 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. Beginning Of Carnival—celebrated by millions around the world famously in Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans as a means to party hearty until Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) and the beginning of Lent.                            
2. World Day Of War Orphans—promoting awareness in the international community of the plight of orphans who have lost both parents due to war, civil strife and epidemics, primarily in the third world.
3. 1987 Number One S ong—celebrating the number one song in 1987 on a run of four weeks in that position Walk Like An Egyptian by the Bangles, a great looking female band. Here is a link to the Bangles performing Walk Like An Egyptian:
4. National Bean Day—celebrating a tasty great source of protein and fiber, either as a main dish or side dish and if consumed with Beano, your fellow diners downwind will not be blown away.
5. The Music Can Die In The Sunshine—commemorating the birthday on this day in 1979 of an up and coming R and B singer Ailiyah who after doing a music video in the Bahamas was killed at the age of 22 in a chartered plane crash immediately after takeoff. The pilot had illegally obtained his pilot’s license and had alcohol and cocaine in his system.
On this day in:  
a.1912 Alfred Wegener, a noted German geologist and meteorologist, published his controversial theory that the continents had drifted apart.
b.1914 the brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch was founded.
c.1929 Mother Teresa arrived in Calcutta to begin her lifelong work with India’s poor and diseased that ultimately led to her canonization.                                                    d.1941 President Roosevelt in his State of the Union speech advanced the four freedoms that should be universal-freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from fear and freedom from want.
e.2016 in a chilling reminder of the world’s failure to contain the nuclear genie, North Korea announced that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.                     
Reflections on the sounds of silence that have value: “We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.” Mother Teresa
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