Saturday, September 10, 2016

September 10, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Suicide Prevention Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 10, 2016 Only 60 waning days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president; on the eve of 9/11 with the shrill condemnation of HRC still on the sound bites from yesterday that one half of Trump supporters belong in a “basket of deplorable” for being “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobia you name it” (being fearful of radical Islam does not make one Islamophobic any more that demanding we deport felons and have a secure border to prevent their reentry does not make one xenophobic any more than being married to a sexual predator makes Hillary sexist); twice deported Delgado-Perez, a member of the gang M-13 has been arrested for killing his victim by stabbing him 40 times (xenophobic Hillary?); after being lambasted by Obama and his lap dogs and Hillary on his views on the need to have Putin involved in the war on ISIS and to mediate the civil war in Syria, surprise, surprise Secretary of State Kerry announced U.S. and Russia agreeing on a cease fire plan (Assad if told by Russia to comply will have no choice but to agree); thanks to Lynch and Obama the stench over Hillary’s obstruction of justice by deleting emails and destroying devices under subpoena will remain unless the voters reject her; NFL Football is back with the defending Super Bowl champions Denver defeating the Panthers 21-20 on Thursday with a full slate of games this weekend; ending on an up note, extreme athlete George Chmiel will start his 3,000 mile run from the USS Midway in San Diego across the U.S. to create awareness of the wave of suicides affecting our veterans (22 a day).  
          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, a music link to Aerosmith,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Robert Crumb, while not looking forward to enjoying a
TV dinner, 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 Suicide Prevention Day—an observance designed to create awareness of a major problem facing the world today—the fact that an estimated 1,000,000 people commit suicide every year.                                                                     
2. World First Aid Day—created by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to create awareness on the second Saturday in September of the need to obtain basic first aid training to handle emergencies requiring medical attention.           3. 1998 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1998 on a run of four weeks in that position “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith. Here is a link to Aerosmith performing the song. The “Bad Boys from Boston” formed in 1970 are still going strong.
4. National TV Dinner Day—commemorating the introduction of TV dinners by Swanson in 1953—the first one was turkey, cornbread dressing, peas and sweet potatoes.
5. Killing MSNBC And CNN In The Rating Wars—celebrating the birth on this day in 1949 of Bill O’Reilly, noted commentator on Fox and the author of a series of best sellers like Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln.
On this day in:
a. 1940 George Stibitz of Bell Labs pioneered the first remote operation over the telegraph wires of a computer.               
b. 1947 in the first case of a computer bug (a real one not digital) a moth lodged in a relay of Harvard’s Mark II computer.
c. 1966 the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Act, the first federal legislation to enable the federal government to require that motor vehicles met certain safety standards, was signed into law.    
d. 1993 the PLO recognized Israel as a legitimate state—what took it so long?                                                                      
e. 2015 Elizabeth II became the longest serving monarch in British history and is still ruling strong to Prince Charles’ regret and envy.  

Reflections on suicide: “Killing yourself is a major commitment; it takes a kind of courage. Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation. It's kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances.” Robert Crumb noted American cartoonist and musician 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 for just This Day in History.

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