Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For March 15, 2016 World Consumer Rights Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 15, 2016. Unfortunately in this leap year, still 311 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term but fortunately you can find daily updates and photos on the Iditarod won this morning for the fourth time in record time by Dallas Seavey at 2:20 this morning at www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com as you anxiously await the start of March Madness praying that you have filled out your brackets with the right teams. On the Ides of March another Super Tuesday and the Clinton campaign reeling over another Joe Biden moment when at a town hall meeting Hillary intoned that we did not lose a single person in Libya—what about the four Americans killed in Benghazi including Ambassador Stevens? Today’s voting will have great drama on the Red side as Rubio for sure and possibly Kasich will lose their own states to Trump.  I trust that and your Tuesday is proving to be a great one; and as always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  music links to Glenn Miller and the Beach Boys, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from  Milton Friedman while looking forward to enjoying a serving of pears Helene, blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events 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 Consumer Rights Daycelebrated since 1983 to advance and promote the rights of consumers to have redress against manufacturers and sellers who deliver defective products or services or use deceptive selling practices, highlighting the need to pay for goods and services with a credit card to then be able to contest defective or fraudulent purchases.  
2. International Day Against Police Brutality—first observed in Montreal in 1997 to protest alleged police brutality against people assembling to address grievances; given the amount of shootings of police here in the U.S. a counter observance along the lines of National Day Against Brutality to the Police should be organized.                       3. 1941 Number One Song—heading back in time to flee from rap music to celebrate the celebrating the number one song in 1941 on a brief run of one week (can you imagine dancing to this song)  in that position Song of the Volga Boatmen by Glenn Miller. Here is a link to Glenn Miller performing Song of the Volga Boatmen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCvpWKLMeoM 
4. National Pears Helene Day—celebrating the crowning end of a desert with poached in sugar syrup, topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and crystallized violets (today sliced almonds are more commonly used) and created in 1864 by Auguste Escoffier as a tribute to the opera La belle Helene by composer Jacques Offenbach which debuted in the same year.
5. All You Need Is Lovenot completely true since in addition to love you need Good Vibrations and the time to celebrate the birthday of Mike Love, singer and songwriter with the iconic rock band the Beach Boy and born on this day in 1941.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eab_beh07HU
On this day in:
a. 44 B.C. in something like what the Republican establishment is trying to do to Trump’s candidacy, Julius Caesar was assassinate by his good friend Brutus and several other Roman Senators.       
b. 1493 Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his voyage to North America.  
c. 1935 in a great move to improve highway safety at night, Percy Shaw founded his company Reflecting Roadstuds Limited to make cat’s eyes.    
d. 1985 the first of millions upon millions of internet domain names was registered; symbolic.com was the name chosen by Symbolics, Inc. 
e. 2011 the Syrian Civil War commenced and sadly given the daily toll of civilians killed or wounded is still going on today even as Russia is pulling out its troops supporting a very ruthless dictator Assad.                                                                          
Reflections on consumer rights: “Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government. Milton Friedman, noted economist and professor at the University of Chicago and the Hoover Institution. How true he was on this observation as our federal and state governments continue to expand their intrusion into all aspects of our lives.
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