Thursday, May 19, 2016

May 19, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Hepatitis Testing Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 19, 2016 Unfortunately still 245 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Very exciting as Google in its daily doodle honors Yuri Konchiyama, an anti-war activist who supported Osama bin Laden and castigated the U.S. in its actions against radical Islam—wonder in the radical Islam world how long the Google founders would live? My guess is not very long. The Sanders and HRC dislike for each other makes the Republican stop Trump movement look like a love fest by comparison as more and more women are coming out to claim HRC was an enabler for the man who wants to be the First Predator Dude as Trump uses the “rapist” term to describe Bill—will be an interesting campaign as two flawed candidates battle each other but only one of whom has the term of “potential felon” hanging over her head. Sadly Obama has been given another opportunity to castigate radical Islam which he will not do even as it certainly appears that a terrorist bomb has blown an Egypt Air plane from Paris to Cairo out of the air. As always, I hope your Thursday 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 Leroy Anderson, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from Malcom Little aka Malcom X, while  looking forward to enjoying a generous serving of Devil’s Food cake (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. National Hepatitis Testing Day—creating awareness of the need to know the symptoms of hepatitis and the means to prevent its spread.   
2. May Ray Day—since May is the last month in spring, today might be a great day to catch some rays of the Sun before onset of summer and its corresponding increase in temperatures.  
3. 1952 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1952 on a run of five weeks in that position Blue Tango by Leroy Anderson. Here’s a link to Leroy Anderson performing Blue Tango:  
4. National Devils’ Food Cake Day—celebrating a cake that first appeared in America in the early 20th Century. Here is an easy recipe to follow and enjoy.

5. X Marks More Than Little--celebrating the birthday on this day in 192536 of Malcom Little better known to us as Malcom X under whose leadership the Nation of Islam grew to 40,000 members but who later split from the Nation of Islam and was assassinated by three of its members on February 21, 1965.                                                                             
On this day in:
a. 1743 Jean-Pierre Christin developed the centigrade temperature scale. 
b. 1848 Mexico ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ceding California, Utah, Nevada and parts of four other states to the United States for payment of $15 million, thereby bringing an end to the Mexican-American War.
c. 1921 the Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act which established quotas based on countries of origin of immigrants.                                                       

d. 1986 the Firearm Owners Protection Act, designed to curb abuses by federal agents of the ATF Division of the Justice Department was signed into law by President Reagan.    

e. 2016 in what is believed to be a terrorist attack Egypt Air  Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean Sea after entering Egyptian airspace killing all aboard.    

  Reflections on Islam from one of its more famous converts: There is nothing in our book, the Koran that teaches us to suffer peacefully. Our religion teaches us to be intelligent. Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. That’s a good religion.”
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