Monday, January 11, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For January 11, 2016 Cigarettes Are Hazardous to Your Health Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 11, 2016, 375 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Trust you enjoyed the Wild Card Playoffs on the weekend and your Monday 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 Monday’s holidays and observances, a music link to Michael Jackson; factoids of interest, a relevant column from Ray Comfort, looking forward to enjoying a glass of cold milk, 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. German Apple Day—commemorating since 2010 the diversity and benefits of apples as celebrated in Germany.                           
2. Cigarettes Are Hazardous To Your Health Day—celebrating the proclamation by the Surgeon General on this day in 1964 that cigarettes are hazardous to your health which each year have been ignored and millions upon millions of Americans have died prematurely due to lung cancer and throat cancer.
3. 1992 Number One S ong—celebrating the number one song in 1992 on a run of seven weeks in that position Black Or White by Michael Jackson. Here is a link to Michael Jackson performing Black Or White:
4. National Milk Day—celebrating if you are not lactoid intolerant that great way to compliment any meal or snack.
5. A Ten Dollar Bill Has No Kevlar—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1757 of the first Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton who died in a duel with Aaron Burr.
On this day in:  
a. 1599 to the joys of Europeans suffering under tasteless, bland diets, Jacob van Neck left Java with pepper, cloves and muskrat.
b. 1813 the first pineapples were planted in Hawaii.
c. 1987 in one of the great moments of professional sports John Elway drove the Broncos from the two yard line with 5:32 minutes remaining to tie the game against the Cleveland Browns to tie the game and win it in overtime and then move on to the SurperBowl.                                                         
d. 2007 author J.K. Rowling finished the seventh and last Harry Potter novel in room 552 at the Bamoral Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland.
e. 2016 iconic rock artist and singer David Bowie died after an 18 month struggle with cancer.                    
Reflections on the dangers and inevitability of death by smoking: “Each of us should think of the future. Every puff on a cigarette is another tick closer to a time bomb of terrible consequences. Christopher Hitchens didn't care about the consequences of smoking cigarettes. Tragically, he died of throat cancer in December 2011.” Ray Comfort, noted minister How right an observation as this poet watched his father, a lifelong heavy smoker, die in agony from lung cancer.
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