Thursday, July 7, 2016

July 7, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Forgiveness Day

    Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 7, 2016. Only 197 days left to endure President Obama’s term but far scarier than what might happen during the remainder of his term is that HRC is still leading in the polls despite the fact that a large majority believe she is dishonest which percentages would increase substantially if more people read Clinton Cash which is a clear indictment of her turning the State Department into a cookie jar of pay to play for millions of dollars in speech money to Bill Clinton and hundreds of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation; first ad is out showing Clinton lies on the email controversy followed by Comey’s statement exposing the lie; true to form the Blues in the Senate block attempts to cut off funding to sanctuary cities that harbor illegal aliens and thwart what little immigration deportation efforts our president will allow; Obama will become the first president in history to be involved in a war during his entire two terms as Pentagon announced that troops in Afghanistan will not be withdrawn—if only Obama would have followed the recommendations of the Pentagon with respect to Iraq, ISIS would not exist; the war on women may exist at Fox since Tantaros has been removed from Outnumbered and Gretchen Carlson has been let go and has filed a lawsuit for sexual harassment against Fox; another police killed of a black man this one reaching for his ID after a traffic stop caught on camera and another police killing of yet another black man by two officers caught on camera—no wonder the BLM movement is outraged.
           On the good news front sad to say nothing worthy of note and worse on July 12 Starbucks is going to be raising its prices—time to start going to McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts for internet and coffee. is a great way to start your day along of course with
     As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  a music link to SWV, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Sandra Day O’Connor while looking forward to enjoying a strawberry sundae (killer 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 Forgiveness Day—celebrating that human trait that allows us to forgive the offender as opposed to seeking retribution and revenge.  
2. World Chocolate Day—celebrating the introduction of chocolate to Europe 466 years ago and perhaps the easiest observance to participate in by doing something almost all human beings would enjoy—eating some chocolate today.                    
3. 1993 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1993 on a run of two weeks in that position “Weak” by an attractive trio SWV. Here is a link to SWV performing “Weak.”
4. National Strawberry Sundae Day—celebrating another great way to stay cool and with strawberries abundant and cheap, no excuse not to make. Here is a recipe to liven up this classic treat:
5. Peace And Love Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1940 of Richard Starkey, Jr. better known to his fans as Ringo Starr who overcame alcoholism brought on by the breakup of the Beatles by checking into rehab with his wife Barbara Bach in 1988 and is still sober and alive and well.
On this day in:
a. 1863 the Union instituted the draft for the first time in its history but allowed potential draftees to be exempt on payment of $300 ($5660 in today’s dollars and a hefty sum to pay to avoid being killed or maimed on the battlefield).
b. 1898 President William McKinley signed the Newlands Resolution annexing the Hawaiian Islands as a territory of the United States.
c. 1911 the United States, Japan, Russia and Great Britain signed the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911, the first international treaty to address wildlife conservation, which banned the open ocean hunting of seals.
d. 1928 sliced bread was sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Bakery in Chillicothe, Missouri.
e. 1981 President Ronald Reagan appointed Stanford grad (university and law school) Sandra Day O’Connor as the first female Associate Justice on the Supreme Court.     
Reflections on the judicial process in reaching an opinion: “I've always said that at the end of the day, on a legal issue, I think a wise old woman and a wise old man are going to reach the same conclusion.Sandra Day O’Connor
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