Tuesday, May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Hypertension Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 17, 2016 Unfortunately still 248 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Very exciting political theater as HRC with her anti-coal stance is going to be potentially a world of hurt if she loses Kentucky today as Trump is tweeting to Sanders to run as an independent; Sanders is slamming Wall Street for its attempt to manage the debt crisis in Puerto Rico while demanding strict austerity but collecting millions in placement fees; and Venezuela continues in economic free fall proving once again that socialism fails when the government runs out of other people’s money to spend. As always, I hope your Tuesday is proving to be a great one and that  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link as we have fled rap to Anton Karas, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from Thurgood Marshall, while  looking forward to enjoying a generous serving of cherry cobbler (recipe below), 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 Hypertension Day—created by the World Hypertension League, an umbrella organization of 83 groups to promote awareness of the silent killer, hypertension, and celebrated since 2005.   
2. World Information Society Day—observed since 2005 to promote the unfettered transmission of information over the internet free of government censorship.  
3. 1950 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1950  on a long run of eleven weeks in that position The Third Man Theme by Anton Karas. Here’s a link to Anton Karas performing The Third Man Theme:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oEsWi88Qv0
4. National Cherry Cobbler Day—celebrating an incredible way to enjoy cherries as they are beginning to hit the produce markets in increasing numbers; here is a recipe using fresh cherries to make the perfect cherry cobbler that will amaze you and your desert loving friends (assuming of course you successfully pit all the cherries to avoid an unplanned trip to the dentist.  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/72815/fresh-cherry-cobbler/
5. The Big C Is Not An Easy Ridercelebrating the birthday on this day in 1936 of Dennis Hopper, best noted for the film Easy Rider with Peter Fonda. Dennis died at the age of 74 from prostate cancer.                                                                             
On this day in:
a. 1792 24 stockbrokers executed the Buttonwood Agreement which created the New York Stock Exchange Board, the forerunner to the New York Stock Exchange, requiring members to deal only with each other and limiting commissions to .25%. 
b. 1875 Aristides won the first Kentucky Derby which was won this year by Nyquist.
c. 1954 SCOTUS in the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas unanimously outlawed segregation in public schools.                                                                      

d. 1990 the World Health Organization of the UN General Assembly eliminated homosexuality from its list of psychiatric diseases.    

e. 1915 in a wild shoot out between rival biker gangs and the police, nine bikers are killed and 18 bikers wounded at a bar in Waco, Texas.    

   Thurgood Marshall’s closing words in his argument before the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: The only thing can be is an inherent determination that the people who were formerly in slavery, regardless of anything else, shall be kept as near that stage as is possible, and now is the time, we submit, that this Court should make it clear that that is not what our Constitution stands for.” 
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