Sunday, October 16, 2016

October 16, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Food Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 16, 2016 Only 24 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; while the media is pedal to the metal 24/7 to find more women accusers who amazing kept silent for years and in some cases decades, the sounds of total silence have put an iron curtain over a flood of disclosures of the corruption of pay to play at both the foundation and the Hillary’s State Department with FBI interview notes of Patrick Kennedy in essence appearing to bribe FBI agents with choice postings overseas in a classification on a sensitive email was changed; the stench emanating from the WikiLeak flood of emails many related to attempts to manipulate the press and remarks of her almost $2 million in speaking fees before Goldman Sachs is overpowering (we get a glimpse of her need for public and private positions and her disdain for the middle class she is supposedly fighting for); some hope that Chelsea has not been infected by the corruption virus that has spread to every cell in their bodies as leaked emails portray her concern over Foundation fund raising activities; but what really tops the cake and wins the Oscar for best hypocrisy by a campaign, the Clintonites are comparing WikiLeak’s hacking to the break in at Watergate when her private server and her defiant attempt of a Congressional subpoena to BleachBit over 30,000 emails under the false assertion that they contained personal info only fits the Watergate scandal of obstruction of justice to a T; we can add to the old adage “nothing is certain but death and taxes” the new adage if Prop 55 passes and continues the “temporary” state sales tax and higher rates on those earning more than $250k a year “no tax is ever temporary”: on sports front Dodgers lost their opener in Chicago on a pinch hit bases loaded home run, Stanford at South Bend playing without injured Christian McAffrey came back from a 10-0 to beat Notre Dame and USC is back stomping Arizona 44-14 in Tuscon.
         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 and if you want some music in your life with a little satire--
         As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Beatles,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Mahatma Gandhi,  while  looking forward to sipping a glass of your favorite liqueur, 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 Food Day—celebrated by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN in 1979 to promote awareness and efforts to promote food security and issues affecting food production and distribution in a world that is in a constant race between food production and population growth with this year’s theme centering around the effects of climate change.      
2. Bosses Day—celebrated since 1962 to create among employees especially young ones an awareness of the contribution and hard work of supervisors in the workplace and since 1979 another holiday that Hallmark has cards for.        
3. 1968 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1968 on a run of 9 weeks in that position “Hey Jude” by the Beatles. Here is a recording of the Beatles performing the song:
4. National Liqueur Day celebrating in moderation always after dinner drinks such as eau de vie,  schnapps and cordials.  
5. Triple Threat—celebrating the birth on this day in 1925 of Angela Landsbury, note actress of British, American and Irish nationality probably best remembered for the TV long running series of Murder She Wrote.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1793 one day after a “trial” in which she was convicted of treason, Marie Antoinette, the widow of Louis XVI, joined him by being guillotined.
b. 1846 William T.G. Morton first demonstrated ether anesthesia to the joys of future surgical patients at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Ether Dome.    
c. 1909 President William Howard Taft and Mexican President Porfirio Diaz met for a summit meeting in Ciudad Juarez across the river from El Paso, the first time an American president had visited the contrary; both presidents were lucky that an assassination attempt was foiled as guards disarmed a man with a pistol only a few feet away from the two of them.          
d. 1916 Margaret Sanger an advocate of euthanasia opened a birth control and family planning clinic in  Brooklyn which grew to Planned Parenthood Federation which has been in the spotlight for alleged illegal sales of aborted fetal body parts. 
e. 1978 in a what took you so long moment Karol Wojtyla from Poland was elected as Pope John Paul II, the first non Intalian Pope since 1523.              
Reflections on hunger during World Food Day: ”There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread." – Mahatma Gandhi a true but sad commentary when a growing problem in the civilized world is a rising tide of obesity. 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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