Tuesday, August 30, 2016

August 30, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Day Of The Disappeared

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 30, 2016 Only 70 waning days to go for Trump to pivot before we elect a new president and 267 days since hiding Hillary has held a formal press conference (where is the outrage of the press as she refuses to answer any questions from the press; what is this candidate trying to hide?); as the rhetoric on both sides escalates (Mika Brzezinski on Morning Joe should be fired for her insane observations that Trump should be examined by mental health professionals and David Plouffe a lackey for Obama should never be allowed on MSNBC again for alleging without any medical grounding that Trump is a psychopath) , more and more emails released show HRC knew her email server was not secure; in a chilling reminder of the barbarism of radical Islam, mass graves being uncovered on territory liberated from ISIS (when will this president condemn radical Islam); Kaepernick is being condemned for his refusal to stand and the NFL is once again exposed for hypocrisy for its banning of Dallas football players who want to display helmet decals supporting the Dallas Police after five were gunned down; after the U.S. has admitted 10,000 Syrian refugees most of whom have not been vetted, Britain is reviewing its policy and may restrict the influx of unvetted Muslims that ISIS has vowed to infiltrate; in a we want a bigger bite out of the Apple, the EU is seeking billions of taxes from Apple; on the immigration front here is the photo of an illegal alien from Honduras bus driver with no drivers license who killed two people and injured 30 (gives you an idea of why a secure border might have appeal)

        As Trump is trying to become more presidential, going to www.lyingcrookedhillary.com is a great way to start your day along of course with www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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, a music link to Los Lobos, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Thurgood Marshall, while looking forward to enjoying a some toasted marshmallows,  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 Of The Disappeared—created to create awareness of the plight of thousands who are arrested by repressive regimes devoid of the rule of law, like Iran, and disappear or more likely than not are executed.    
2. National Beach Day—created by Colleen Paige in 2009 not to celebrate the waning days of summer at the beach but rather to create awareness of dangers to marine birds and sea life due to pollution caused by humans.                
3. 1987 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1987 on a run of three weeks in that position “La Bamba” by Los Lobos. Here is a link to Los Lobos performing the song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YicJPLT1dWU
4. National Roasted Marshmallows Day—in the waning days of summer, hard to find a better way to celebrate that to head to the beach to make a fire at the nearest fire pit and roast some marshmallows.
5. Life Can Be Short Not Long—celebrating the birth on this day in 1893 aka the Kingfisher, former governor and Senator from Louisiana who after announcing he was going to run for president was assassinated at the age of 42.
On this day in:
a. 1914 in perhaps the most decisive double envelopment battle since Cannae, the Germans totally crush the Russians at Tannenburg.              
b. 1963 in a move to ease tensions and the threat of nuclear war the hotline between Washington, D.C. and Moscow was installed.  
c. 1967 Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as the first black Supreme Court Justice.
d. 1992 after his wife and baby son were shot and killed by federal agents who escaped any criminal liability Randy Weaver surrendered at Ruby Ridge, Idaho and thereby ended an 11 day standoff.
e. 2003 in a bad example of Russian seamanship, the decommissioned Russian nuclear submarine being towed across the Barents Sea sank taking nine of its crew to their death and 800kgs of spent nuclear fuel to the bottom of the ocean.                                       
Reflections on equality of rights: “A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi... has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.” Thurgood Marshall 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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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 for just This Day in History.

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