Thursday, September 22, 2016

September 22, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 22, 2016 American Business Woman's Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 22, 2016, first day of fall on the Autumnal Equinox  Only 48 waning days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president; in an is it Memorex or live, the DOJ in its charge of attempted murder and terror against Rahami omits ISIS allegiance in his diary; after Wells Fargo’s president Stumpf took rightful heat from the Senate, Mylan’s greedy CEO took the House grilling seat for raising the price of its EpiPen; another night of violence with one person being shot in Charlotte (how does looting stores advance the cause and discussion over potential excessive police force?); Trump at a rally supported “stop and frisk” as a means to stop the carnage of black on black killings in cities like Chicago; Feds refused to raise rates and the market soared yesterday and is off to a roaring start today; Russia sends its only decrepit aircraft carrier into the waters off the coast of Syria; another red line in the sand that is totally feckless as a U.S. base in Iraq attacked with poison gas—safe bet that our feckless president will go play golf or orally just berate; late breaking news of another “pressure cooker“ bomb found in New York; in yet another condemnation of the failed socialist policies of Venezuela that have left the government on the risk of collapse, Peru’s president slammed the government over its spending and impending collapse; in a really chilling report, ISIS is reported to have killed 6 boys for the crime of playing soccer—when will the civilized world including all Arab nations come to their senses with or without Obama and send troops to kill every last one of these monsters in their caliphate?  
          As Trump is trying to become more presidential, going to is a great way to start your day along of course 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 Frank Sinatra,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Angela Braly, while  looking forward to enjoying a double scoop ice cream cone of the flavor of your choice, 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. American Business Woman’s Daycreated by Congressional Resolution in 1983 to honor the millions of businesses owned and operated by women who today are more likely than men to start a business.  
2. One Web Day—celebrated since 2006 to promote awareness of the need to promote and foster the viability of the internet which has become an essential aspect of our daily life and commerce.    
3. 1946 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1946 on a run of two weeks in that position “Five Minutes More” by Frank Sinatra. Here is a recording of Frank Sinatra performing the song:
4. National Ice Cream Cone Day—in the days before we had radical Islam and the threat of radicalized Syrian refugees time to celebrate the introduction of the ice cream cone by Syrian immigrant Ernest Hamwi who was selling a crispy waffle which when a fellow ice cream concessionaire ran out of dishes folded his waffle into the shape of a cornucopia and added a scoop of ice cream—presto the ice cream cone.
5. A True Blue Bloodcelebrating the birth on this day in 1924 of a reasonably successful minor league pitcher but who bombed in the Show but gained Hall of Fame status as a manager of the Dodgers, Tommy Lasorda whose motto was “Treat baseball players like human beings and they will play like Superman.”     
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1692 the last of those convicted of witchcraft were hanged and those not hanged were eventually released bringing to an end a very sad part of our history as it related to tolerance.
b. 1927 Jack Dempsey lost the “Long Count” heavyweight championship fight to Gene Tunney.  
c. 1975 Sara Jane Moore failed in her attempt to assassinate President Gerald Ford. She was sentenced to life in prison but was released after serving 32 years of her sentence after Ford’s death in 2006.      
d. 1991 the Dead Sea Scrolls were made available to the public for viewing at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.
e. 1993 in the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak’s history, a barge struck a railway bridge  over the Big Bayou Canot near Mobile, Alabama causing the Sunset Limited which arrived eight minutes later to derail and plunge into the bayou,  killing 47 people and permanently ending the Sunset Limited’s service between New Orleans and Orlando. I a deadly twist of fate, the Sunset Limited’s departure from New Orleans was delayed some 90 minutes due to air-conditioning problems which had that not occurred the train would have long since gone over the bridge before the barge struck it.       
Reflections on how to advance in business: The most important factor in determining whether you will succeed isn't your gender, it's you. Be open to opportunity and take risks. In fact, take the worst, the messiest, the most challenging assignment that you can find, and then take control."  Angela Braly, former CEO of WellPoint Great advice to any man or woman starting or entering a business.  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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