Monday, September 12, 2016

September 12, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Day Of Encouragement

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 12, 2016 In tribute to the NYFD for their heroism and ultimate sacrifice on 9/11 Only 58 waning days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president; Hillary is back to her nontransparent self with conflicting messages on her near collapse yesterday as she cancelled West Coast campaign appearances (given the fact that she has a lock on California why would she spend time here unless to raise more money?) while Trump will release the results of his recent physical as he lambasted her for demonizing his supporters as a “basket of deplorables”; Reds are outraged that Hillary lied under oath in testimony to Congress but given the protection of Obama and Lynch more likely than not once again she will not face consequence save hopefully at the ballot box in November; Iran in spite of video evidence to the contrary has its new Baghdad Bob claiming none of its ships were harassing U.S. naval ships; in a refreshing story that proves you can want to burn but cannot hide a British SAS sniper executed from a mile away an ISIS executioner and his three cameramen just prior to his igniting his flamethrower to incinerate eight men and four women in Racca; on the sports front on 9/11 remembrance day more high paid athletes protested the national anthem, including two who in a déjà vu moment of the Mexico City Olympics raised their fists in a Black Panther salute; if you want to read a great op ed on Hillary’s failure as a Secretary of State with respect her near criminal failure with respect to Libya and Benghazi go to
          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 Madonna,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Tom Bissell, while  looking forward to enjoying a chocolate milk shake, 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 Day Of Encouragement—an observance first celebrated at Harding University in 2007 to encourage one’s fellow citizens to achieve their goals and to compliment them when they do; it is another observance that should be observed daily not just once a year. 2. National Video Games Day—celebrating an industry that has grown from very  games such as Pacman or Pong to a huge industry of over a $100 billion in sales and millions of video game players especially youths who spend far too much time on a game console instead of sports and other activities involving physical exercise.                      
3. 2000 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 2000 on a run of four weeks in that position “Music” by Madonna. Here is a link to Madonna performing the song.
4. National Chocolate Milkshake Day—celebrating another great way to cool down on a hot day.
5. You Need More Than Luck—celebrating the birth on this day in 1989 of Stanford grad Andrew Luck who returned to pro football after missing nine games due an injury last year and threw for over 300 yards and four touchdowns in a tough opening season loss to the Detroit Lions.
On this day in:
a. 490 B.C. at the Battle of Marathon the Athenians and their fellow city state allies defeated a much larger Persian force led by Darius 1.               
b. 1857 the side-wheeler the USS Central America went down in a hurricane off the North Carolina coast with 15 tons of gold from California, killing 425 passengers and crew and contributing to the Panic of 1857; the ship was located on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on September 11, 1988 and large amounts of its precious cargo was brought to the surface by underwater ROVs.
c. 1958 Jack Kilby demonstrated the first integrated circuit.    
d. 2008 in another example that texting can kill, a Metrolink train near Chatsworth collided with a Union Pacific freight train and killed 25 people.                                        e. 2011 the 9/11 Memorial Museum located in New York City opened to the public.  
Reflections on video games. We are no longer worried that children are missing school because of video games, though. We are worried that they are murdering their classmates because of video games.” Tom Bissell, noted American journalist and author 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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