Wednesday, September 28, 2016

September 28, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Freedom From Hunger Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 28, 2016 Only 42 waning but vitriolic days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president; Trump and Clinton are both on the campaign trail trading barbs at each other but Trump touted the raising of $18 million in the 24 hours after the debate; Comey is being grilled by the House over immunity offered Clinton aides and the fact that Mills who  was a potential target participated in Hillary’s interview with the FBI (sadly just like she corrupted the State Department, the FBI seems to have been corrupted by her also at a time when Comey was also warning that Europe and the U.S. will be the Diaspora for radical Islamists not killed on the ground in the caliphate); in another we do not need this moment El Cajon police shot and killed another black man after a taser failed to subdue him and after he pulled an object from his pocket and assumed a shooting stance (fortunately so far the protests are angry but not violent); in an example of the generosity of humans, over 150,000 individuals and corporations from 120 countries have donated enough funds to distribute $350,000 to the estates of each person killed in Orlando and up to $300,000 to each person wounded (on a bitter note half of those killed have parents or ex-spouses fighting with each other or with each deceased’s partner over who shall receive the funds); in an event that will raise ethical questions a baby was born  five months ago with the DNA from three sources--father, mother with some potential fatal disease causing  DNA removed and the DNA of the egg donor.
          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 Jo Stafford,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Jeff Bridges, while  looking forward to sipping a cold brew, 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 See You At The Pole Daycelebrated since 1990 not at the South or North Pole but rather at 7:00 in the morning by Christian students to meet in front of the flag pole at their school for prayer, scripture readings and worship in an era when Christianity is under attack and schools are terrified of lawsuits by the ACLU over any hint however slight that a public school is violating the separation of church and state requirements of the 1st Amendment.    
2. Freedom From Hunger Day—first observed in 2006 to create awareness of global hunger which lurks even in the U.S., including affluent areas like Orange County, California where millions of Americans face hunger problems every day.   
3. 1952 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1952 on a run of 5 weeks in that position “You Belong To Me” by Jo Stafford. Here is a recording of Jo Stafford performing the song:
4. National Drink Beer Day—celebrating a beverage that has been around since mankind first started domesticating grains although one would have thought the day should be celebrated on September 17 since that is the first day of Oktoberfest.
5. Thank God, God Created Womancelebrating the birth on this day in 1934 of one of France’s best contributions to our artistic culture Bridget Bardot famous for such films as And God Created Woman; she has since retired from acting but has found a new passion as an animal rights activist.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1066 William the Conqueror landed at Pevensey, England to begin the Norman conquest of England.  
b. 1928 Sir Arthur Fleming noticed in his laboratory a bacteria killing mold growing which became known as penicillin, the world’s first anti-biotic.  
c. 1970 Egyptian President Nasser died from a heart attack and was succeeded by Anwar Sadat.      
d. 1971 Parliament in the United Kingdom passed the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 which ban the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
e. 2008 SpaceX successfully launched into orbit Falcon 1, the first privately funded spacecraft.          
Reflections on hunger while obesity is growing and is becoming a major problem in America leading to diabetes, stroke and heart attacks: “35 million people in the U.S. are hungry or don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and 13 million of them are children. If another country were doing this to our children, we’d be at war.” Jeff Bridge, noted American actor who is the brother of fellow actor Beau Bridges and the son of the late Lloyd Bridges  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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