Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November 15, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not America Recycles Day

 Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 15, 2016 Good to see a unifying, calming President-Elect Trump on 60 Minutes telling his supporters in no uncertain terms to stop harassing minorities and Muslims (would be nice if Hillary could get over the shock of losing her crown and ditto to Obama on the complete repeal of his legacy and do the same thing with respect to the paid agitators protesting in the streets); on the Thin Blue Line, another police officer was being beaten by a driver he had stopped but this one ended on a good note and exemplifies why we need a Second Amendment as a citizen seeing the attack, got out of his car with his gun for which he had a concealed weapons permit and after warning the suspect to stop or be shot, shot him three times killing him: Chicago as a completely lawless city lived up to its reputation by its major openly defied Trump’s plan to deport criminal illegal aliens and vowed to remain a sanctuary city (sure hope the feds figure out a way to cut off all federal funding to Chicago as long as it remains a sanctuary city); finally a sliver of sanity in academia as the University of Michigan Law School cancelled its planned activities of playing with Play-Doh, bubbles and card making to relieve the anxiety of law students trying to cope with Trump’s victory due to massive internet scorn (what these idiotic faculty, administrators and  lawyers-to-be don’t release is that Trump’s victory is a walk in the park compared to the stress of having 3000 billable hours a year to stay on partnership track); it looks like Denver will add “Second Hand High” to its nickname of “Mile High” as voters approved a local measure to allow pot smokers to bring their own weed into certain licensed bars and cafes (nothing like getting stoned from second hand smoke); Obama is on his final world tour starting off in Greece, the purpose of which other than to savor the expensive luxuries of Air Force One is to calm allies concerned over a Trump victory.
      As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Mariah Carey, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from I.I. Gitelson, while looking forward to enjoying a bowl of raisin bran cereal, 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. America Recycles Day—launched by the National Recycling Coalition in 1997 to promote the recycling of materials as opposed to putting them in landfills.
2. Day of the Imprisoned Writer—started by PEN International in 1981 to create awareness of the imprisonment and execution of writers for the content of their books and their columns.
3. 1995 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1995 on a long run of 8 weeks in that position “Fantasy” by Mariah Carey. Here is a recording of Mariah Carey performing the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq09UkPRdFY
4. National Raisin Bran Cereal Day—celebrating that that great combo of fiber and iron.
5. Being a “Ghetto Supersta” Won’t Save You—celebrating the birth on this day in 1968 of Russell Jones aka Ol’ Dirty Bastard, a rapper with some success but plagued by drug addiction and despite rehabs and jail continued to use and died of an overdose at the age of 35 two days prior to his birthday. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1920 the first assembly of the League of Nations convened in Geneva, Switzerland amidst high hopes but ultimately doomed to failure as the United States refused to join.
b. 1939 President Roosevelt laid the cornerstone for the Jefferson Memorial.      
c. 1969 250,000-500,000 protestors marched in Washington, D.C. to protest the continuation of the Vietnam War.
d. 1971 Intel released the first commercial single chip microprocessor the 4004.
e. 1988 the world’s first Fairtrade Certification Label, Max Havelaar, was introduced in the Netherlands.
Reflections on recycling: The paradox of life lies exactly in this: its resources are finite, but it itself is endless. Such a contradictory state of affairs is feasible only because the resources accessible to life can be used over and over again.” I.I. Gitelson, Manmade Closed Ecological Systems.  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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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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