Monday, October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Savings Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 31, 2016 Only 9 waning but increasingly vitriolic and hypocritical days to go until the only polls that matter close; Hillary’s support is evaporating as a result of the FBI’s decision to reopen its email probe and soaring Obamacare premium increases; the stench of corruption coming from her and the Foundation grows each day which explains why the Blues are so desperate to have people vote early before more damaging emails are leaked by WikLeaks; in a really shocking example of the politization of the DOJ under the Obama Administration Loretta Lynch that supposed icon of impartiality took the Fifth in response to Congressional questions concerning the almost $2 billion cash payment to Iran which looked like, smelled like, and to any sane person was a ransom payment to release prisoners held by Iran (if this is the kind of justice you want then vote for Clinton); in yet another reason why this country will be a better place since political hack par excellence Harry Reid is retiring, Reid added gasoline to the Clinton scandal fire by claiming Comey has violated the Hatch Act by trying to influence the election; on the sports front, hope springs eternal as the Cubs hang in there to beat the Indians 3-2 to head back to Cleveland to play game six on Tuesday.
         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 Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers,
factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Suzie Orman, while looking forward to enjoying a candy apple, 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 Savings Day—celebrating since 1924 the importance of saving, something unfortunately we Americans do very little of.  
2. Girl Scouts Founders Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1860 of Juliette Low, the founder of the USA Girl Scouts—without her we would not have to dodge the Girl Scouts in front of supermarket entrances selling those habit forming Girl Scouts Cookies.    3. 1983 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1983 on a run of 2 weeks in that position “Islands in the Stream” by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Here is a recording of a fantastic duo performing the song:
4. National Candy Apple Day--celebrating a snack that keeps the doctor away and satisfies the sweet tooth at the same time. . 
5. Trick or Treat Man—celebrating the birth on this day in 1950 of John Candy, noted actor, who unfortunately was overweight and smoked a pack of cigarettes a day with a father who had died at age 35 from a heart attack and who experienced the same fate in his sleep at the age of 44.  
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1517 Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.
b. 1903 a train carrying the Purdue football team and spectators collided coal train in Indianapolis, killing 17 people including 14 members of the football team, but not the future governor of Indiana who was pronounced dead at the scene but while preparing to embalm him at the morgue, attendants found a weak pulse and rushed him to the hospital.   
c. 1941 after 14 years of construction Mount Rushmore was completed.
d. 2002 a federal grand jury in Houston, Texas indicted former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow of 78 counts of wire fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and obstruction of justice arising out of the collapse of Enron. Fastow pled guilty and was sentenced to 6 years in prison, serving over five years.
e. 2011 the Earth’s population according to the United Nations reached seven billion people (now estimated at midyear of 2016 to be more than 7.4 billion).
Reflections on World Savings Day on how to save:”If you wait to see how much money you have left at the end of the month to put toward savings, the answer may be zero. So, set up an automated monthly transfer from your checking to savings account. Once you lock into that commitment, you'll be forced to scale back spending to make ends meet.” Suze Orman, noted personal financial consultant. 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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