Monday, August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Day Against Nuclear Tests

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 29, 2016 Only 71 waning days to go for Trump to pivot before we elect a new president and 266 days since Hillary has held a formal press conference (where is the outrage of the press as she refuses to answer any questions from the press); on a leopard can’t change his spots note, pervert Anthony Weiner caught again in a testing scandal (finally his wife Huma Abedin will no longer emulate her boss and has separated from this pervert); on the political bias reporting front CNN blasted AP for publishing its report that over half of people representing private interests contributed $156 million to the Clinton foundation and received private meetings with her; while HRC cowers in her hide from the press bunker, Trump will be going to Detroit to reach out to African Americans and has unleashed a $10 Million ad buy; in yet another example of why illegal immigration is an issue, an illegal alien from Honduras without a driver’s license driving a bus of good Samaritan volunteers to help with flood recovery in Louisiana lost control and killed two people and injured more than 30 others; in  a bad day for reindeer in Norway, news that lightening strikes have killed over 300 reindeer at a Norwegian National Park; on the sports front 49er quarterback Kaepernick who has lost his starting job, defended his refusal to stand for the National Anthem on the grounds of police brutality against people of color(since the team was unable to trade him, safe bet is that he will be released).
        As Trump is trying to become more presidential, going to is a great way to start your day along of course with and reading Clinton Cash would be a great read to understand the quid pro quo mentality of the Clintons.
       As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, music links to Steve Winwood and Michael Jackson, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from John F. Kennedy, while looking forward to enjoying a serving of chop suey,  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. International Day Against Nuclear Tests—created by unanimous resolution of the UN General Assembly in 2009 to protest against nuclear testing and advance the cause of a nuclear weapons free world (doubt that Iran and North Korea voted in favor). August 29 was chosen as the date to celebrate since on that date in 1991 the Soviet’s Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Facility was closed down.   
2. National Swiss Wine Growers Day—celebrating in a could have fooled me moment viniculture in Switzerland that has been producing wine since the Roman era despite all its mountains and glaciers.               
3. 1986 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1986 on a brief run of one week in that position “Higher Love” by Steve Winword. Here is a link to Steve Winword performing the song.
4. National Chop Suey Day—celebrating a Chinese dish that originated in China, not the gold fields of California or the transcontinental railroad work camps; the name means assorted pieces of meat and vegetables served over rice or to become chow mein, served over noodles—fire up you wok and enjoy.
5. Can’t Beat Drugs—celebrating the birth on this day in 1958 of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, one of the most successful recording artists of all time who sadly died way too early just as he was preparing his comeback tour from massive and prolonged doses of prescription drugs at the age of 51.  
On this day in:
a. 1758 in a read the handwriting on the wall moment, the first American Indian Reservation consisting of 3284 acres was established at Indian Mills, New Jersey; the community of Delaware Indians settled there were soon relocated to out of sight out of mind Western reservations.             
b. 1831 Michael Faraday discovered the principle of electromagnetic induction, the creation of electro motor forces due to the interaction with a magnetic field.
c. 1949 thanks to the efforts of espionage to steal American nuclear weapons technology, the Soviet Union detonated its first atomic weapon at Semipalatinsk which was closed down in 1991 due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
d. 2005 Hurricane Katrina slammed the U.S. Gulf Coast and New Orleans killing almost 1900 people and causing over $100 billion in damages and exposed the inadequacies of FEMA to handle a crisis of such magnitude.
e. 2007 in a real oops moment six cruise missiles with nuclear warheads without authorization were loaded onto a bomber and flown from Minot Air Force Base to Barksdale Air Force Base.     
Reflections on security in the nuclear weapons world: “ While it may be theoretically possible to demonstrate the risks inherent in any treaty… the far greater risk to our security are the risks of unrestricted testing, the risks of a nuclear arms race, the risks of new nuclear powers….“We will not prematurely or unnecessarily risk the costs of worldwide nuclear war in which even the fruits of victory would be ashes in our mouth.” John F. Kennedy Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day In History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not
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