Saturday, October 22, 2016

October 22, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Stuttering Awareness Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 22, 2016 Only 18 waning but increasingly vitriolic days to go until the only polls that matter close; political theater is still alive and well as after scathing each other during the debate, Hillary and Trump participated in the annual Alfred E. Smith charity dinner and viciously roasted each other (can only imagine how Smith the first Catholic to run for president was rolling in his grave with Hillary’s partial abortion support); Obama compared Obamacare which is in dramatic death spiral of rising premiums and deductibles as a “starter home” and had the audacity to claim that Trump’s concern over voter fraud and media bias was a threat to democracy (for a realistic view of what the true threat is; retired Marine Corps Four Star General “Hoss” Cartwright is facing prison time for misleading the FBI while HRC who lied to Congress, the FBI and most importantly, the American people walks from her crimes; Trump is preparing to lay out a Contract with America major address this morning; Hillary continues to struggle with Foundation quid pro  quo allegations; Joe Biden wants to take Trump out behind the gym (seeing to senior pugilists would be a trip to say the least; battle to retake Mosul raging and on the sports note national anthem singers are starting to ape that idiot Kapernick by singing on one knee and my beloved Cardinal takes on Colorado at noon.
         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 Dionne Warwick and the Spinners,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Timothy Leary,  while  looking forward to enjoying a bowl of nuts, 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. Fechner Day—celebrating the work of noted psychophysicist Gustav Fechner who pioneered the study of the effect of sensations on feelings and perceptions.
2. International Stuttering Awareness Day—observed since 1988 to create awareness of the problems of stuttering or stammering faced by one percent of the population.            
3. 1974 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1974 on a run of 1 week in that position “Then Came You” by Dionne Warwick and The Spinners. Here is a recording of the group performing the song:
4. National Nut Day celebrating a great snack from the lowly peanut to the regal macadamia nut.
5. What A Trip—celebrating the birth on this day in 1920 of Timothy Leary noted proponent of the use of LSD who defying the adage that you rarely see an old druggie lived to the ripe old age of 75 from prostate cancer.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1844 Millerites, followers of William Miller, anticipated the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ; when that obviously did not occur the next day became known as the Great Disappointment.   
b. 1927 Nikola Tesla introduced six new inventions including the single phase electric motor.
c. 1962 after consultation with Dwight Eisenhower, President Kennedy announced that U-2 spy planes had discovered nuclear weapons in Cuba and that he had ordered a naval blockade of the island.         
d. 1966 in a crack the glass ceiling moment the Supremes became the first all female group to have a number one album, the Supremes A’ Go-Go.    
e. 1983 inmates at a federal prison in Marion, Illinois killed two correctional officers which inspired the construction of the Supermax model of prisons.            
Reflections on is this trip really a great idea: “There are three side effects of acid: enhanced long-term memory, decreased short-term memory, and I forget the third. Timothy Leary
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