Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April 26, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Intellectual Property Day

    Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 26, 2016 Unfortunately still 269 days to go in President Obama’s   pathetic lame duck term; fight In political theater continues unabated with five Northeastern states voting this today with Trump in double digit leads and Kasich and Cruz according to Trump colluding (look up the word—not secret, not illegal) and no one should vote for Kasich because of his slob-like eating habits; even as Sanders continues to attract huge crowds and hammer HRC for pandering to Wall Street, this could be his swan song as she is predicted to win all five states. I trust your Tuesday is proving to be a great one also; and as always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  a music link to a young looking Michael Jackson, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from the Ambassador from Tripoli in 1786  while looking forward to munching on some pretzels, 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 Intellectual Property Day—created by the World Intellectual Property Organization to foster awareness of the importance of patents, copyrights, trademarks, designs and trade secrets to our society and economic well being and to bring awareness of the contributions of inventors and innovators. 
2. Hug a Friend Day—here is an observance that should be observed daily as nothing beats the power of a hug and here is a bonus—if the hug lasts more than 20 seconds one’s body releases a bonding hormone called oxytocin which lowers blood pressure, lowers heart rate, and helps the body remove the stress hormone cortisol.                                      
3. 1983 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1983 on a run of only three weeks in that position Beat It by the one and only Michael Jackson. Here is a link to Michael Jackson performing Beat It:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym0hZG-zNOk
4. National Pretzel Day—celebrating one of the world’s oldest snacks first introduced in 610 A.D. in Southern France where monks baked thin strips of dough folded over like a child in prayer. This highly evolved omnivore recommends a box of Snyder’s hard pretzels.
5. Now Here’s a First Lady That Do To Putin What Jackie Kennedy Did de Gaulle—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1970 of Melanie Trump, one very attractive and poised woman who the Donald needs to listen to on the campaign—Putin might even stop the nonsense he is causing in Ukraine for the privilege of sitting next to her at a state dinner at the White House.  
On this day in:
a. 1777 16 year old Sybil Ludington rode 40 miles in the night in the rain and mist to warn the Connecticut militia that the British were on their way; brave young woman was she and her ride was twice as long as the famous ride of Paul Revere.                                                                
b. 1805 a force of 8 Marines led by ex-consul William Eaton and First Lieutenant Presley O’Bannon captured the eastern port of Derna in what is now known as Libya. The heroic action resulted in the rulers of Tripoli in the west to enter into a peace treaty with the U.S. that terminated the practice of the Barbary Pirates of attack U.S. vessels and selling their crew into slavery and gave us “to the shores of Tripoli” in the Marine Corps hymn.                               
c. 1937 the German and Italian Air Forces during the Spanish Civil War bombed Guernica in the first use of modern air forces bombing innocent civilians. The bombing inspired Pablo Picasso to create in protest one of his iconic works of art known as “Guernica.”
d. 1956 the SS Ideal X, the world’s first successful container ship left the Port of Newark bound for Houston, Texas.
e. 1986 a nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now, assuming Putin encouraged by Obama’s perceived weakness has not marched troops in) resulting in the complete destruction of Reactor Number 4 and the release of vast amounts of radiation into the air as far away as Norway and into the soil.
Reflections on Muslims’ attitudes toward Americans which apparently have not changed in 230 years: “It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy's ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once."  Sidi Haji Abdrahaman, Ambassador from Tripoli in response to Jefferson’s and John Adams’ trying to negotiate an end to the Barbary Pirates' seizing American vessels and selling their crews into slavery 1786. ISIS is selling the same idea that the way to paradise with its mythical virgins is to die fighting the West, Christians and any Muslim who disagrees with their radicalized views.
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