Thursday, January 7, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For January 16, 2016 International Programmers Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 7, 2016, 379 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Trust you survived the volatility of the market yesterday and the repeat of the same today; your Thursday 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 Thursday’s holidays and observances, a music link to Whitney Houston; factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Winston Churchill, looking forward to enjoying some tempura, 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. Remembrance Of The Dead (Armenia)—celebrated five times each year following a religious holiday in Armenia to commemorate not the thousands of Armenians killed by the Turks during World War I but rather friends and relatives who have passed and urging kindness and compassion for those still living.                            
2. International Programmers Day—promoting awareness of and appreciation for the efforts of computer programmers from apps to mainframes that impact our lives.
3. 1988 Number One S ong—celebrating the number one song in 1988 on a brief run of one week in that position So Emotional by Whitney Houston. Here is a link to Whitney Houston performing So Emotional:
4. National Tempura Day—celebrating a tasty Japanese dish until it gets cold.
5. Time To Check The Prescription—commemorating the birthday on this day in 1963 of a noted ophthalmologist who has a hard time seeing reality when it comes to chances of winning the Republican nomination for president much less the general election—Rand Paul.
On this day in:  
a.1782 the Bank of North America, chartered by the government and the nation’s first commercial bank, opened.
b.1894 William Kennedy Dickson received a patent for motion picture film.
c.1920 the New York Assembly refused to seat five duly elected Socialist Assemblymen.                                                              
d.1954 at IBM’s head office in New York City, in a way to open communications between peoples of different languages, IBM demonstrated the world’s first machine translation system.
e.2015 in a chilling reminder that radical Islam trumps climate change as a clear and present danger which Obama seems to ignore,  two jihadists from Al Qaeda attacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 and wounding 11 others, ultimately getting their wish to be martyrs by being shot and killed by French police.                     
Reflections on why the New York Assembly refused to seat the 5 Socialist: “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill Astute words which makes one wonder how noted Socialist Bernie Sanders is garnering support against Hillary Clinton.
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