Sunday, November 13, 2016

November 13, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Kindness Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 13, 2016 Protests still continuing (massive protests are in the works for Inauguration Day) and the left like Reid is still in hysteria mode over the Trump win (when does Obama, Hillary and Sanders come on TV and tell their supporters to chill out on the violence?)  as Trump names Reice Priebus as his chief of staff; Trump is mulling on how to withdraw from the recent climate change accord which although it looked like a treaty, had the effect of a treaty just like the Iran nuclear deal never went before the Senate which would have given it a thumbs down; ICE is sending 150 more agents to the Texas border to stem the surge of illegal aliens trying to cross it (certainly the surge validates the need for a wall.
      As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Meat Loaf, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Mouhanad Khorchide, while looking forward to enjoying a bowl of Indian pudding (killer and easy recipe below), 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. Sadie Hawkins Daythanks to the comic strip Lil’ Abner this is the day the women are supposed to ask men out for a date.
2. World Kindness Day—started by the World Kindness Movement in 1998 to promote kindness to fellow human beings within and across countries of the world.
3. 1993 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1993 on a run of 5 weeks in that position “I’d Do Anything for Love” by Meat Loaf. Here is a recording of Meat Loaf performing the song:
4. National Indian Pudding Day—celebrating that baked pudding made with cornmeal, molasses and spices favored by the Pilgrims and other early English settlers substituting cornmeal for flour as wheat was not grown initially New England. Here is a great recipe for Indian pudding:  
5. The Sun Never Sets on Entrepreneurial Spirit—celebrating the birth on this day in 1954 of Scott McNeally, co-founder and CEO of Sun Microsystems which was acquired by Oracle in 2010 for $7.4 billion making Scott a very wealthy man but not ready to leave the entrepreneurial world—he founded a digital interactive marketing company called Wayin and after raising venture capital for it became its CEO. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1927 to the joy of commuters the Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River linking New Jersey and New York City opened to traffic.
b. 1940 Walt Disney’s animated musical Fantasia premiered at New York City’s Broadway Theater.      
c. 1956 SCOTUS declared Alabama law requiring segregated buses to be unconstitutional and in so doing ended the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
d. 1969 45,000 protestors marched in Washington, D.C. with each carrying a placard with the name of a soldier who had died in Vietnam as the outrage against the war was rising each day.
e. 2015 in a chilling reminder of why radical Islam must be eradicated from the face of the Earth, in Paris, 130 innocents were killed and over 300 wounded by jihadists.                                                  
Reflections on the scourge of radical Islam: “This division is not one by religious affiliation, rather it separates the extremists and the peace-loving people.Therefor I'm optimistic: now a humanistic Islam is getting shaken awake. Moderate Islam needs now to finally break cover and explain how to deal with the violence-glorifying parts of the Quran. The (psychological) repression that this has nothing to do with our belief doesn't work anymore. We have to face this challenge.” Mouhanad Khorchide, noted Austrian Islamic scholar Hopefully one of Trump’s priorities will be to bring in people like Khorchide to figure out how to make this happen because drones alone will not.  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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