Saturday, October 1, 2016

October 1, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Vegetarian Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 1, 2016 Only 39 waning but increasingly vitriolic days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president and if he has any chance of winning closes down his Twitter account for the duration; Trump is still tweeting on Machado while the likes of CNN and MSNBC are having a field day as an arm of the Clinton campaign attacking Trump for his remarks on her weight gain after winning the Miss Universe Pageant (to see CNN’s derogatory remarks on the issue in 1997 go to the following link: —what hypocrisy!);  Stump had another bad day on the Congress hot seat as more and members on a rare bipartisan basis are railing over his actions and the lack of any preventive action on the part of the CFPB since the massive fraud at Wells Fargo was not reported by it but rather the Los Angeles Times; Oregon began sales of recreational marijuana today; on the sports front, after last night’s massacre by the Huskies it will take a miracle for Stanford to play in the Rose Bowl.
         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 the Mitch Miller Orchestra,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Sebastian Thrun, while  looking forward to munching on some homemade cookies, 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 Vegetarian Day—created by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1997 to promote the benefits of the vegetarian life style.    
2. International Music Day—first observed in 1975 to promote UNESCO’s vision of promoting peace and friendship through the use of music.   
3. 1955 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1955 on a run of 6 weeks in that position “The Yellow Rose Of Texas” by the Mitch Miller Orchestra. Here is a recording of the Mitch Miller Orchestra performing the song:
4. Homemade Cookies Day—celebrating a great snack that appeared in the 7th Century in Persia to munch on without all the preservatives found in store bought cookies that may have been on the shelf too long.
5. Not Just Peanuts—celebrating the birth on this day in 1924 of President Jimmy Carter who recently received the good news that a brain scan revealed no signs of the brain cancer that had plagued him.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 331 B.C. the heavily outnumbered army of Alexander the Great defeated the armies of Darius III at the epic battle of Gaugamela.  
b. 1891 Stanford University opened its doors in Palo Alto, California.  
c. 1908 Ford put the Model T on sale for the princely sum of $825 ($20,448 in today’s dollars).      
d. 1957 In God We Trust now appeared on U.S. on U.S. currency.
e. 1982 SONY introduced to the market the world’s first compact disk player CDP 101.          
Reflections on Stanford on its 125th anniversary: “I used to tell my graduate students at Stanford: 'Don't worry about what job you have to pick because your job picks you. Let your job pick you. Find something you are passionate about. Then when you are passionate, be persistent. Just keep doing it for a while because progress is always hard work. It never rests in   ideas.' “Sebastian Thrun, noted innovator, professor of computer science at Stanford and co-founder of Udacity. 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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