Saturday, December 10, 2016

December 10, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Human Rights Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 10, 2016 President Obama has ordered a review of potential hacking by Russia in a effort to influence the election in favor of Trump (when will the Blues wake up and realize they put forth a deceptive flawed candidate coupled with a flawed arrogant campaign with ideas that no longer resonated with the people and learn from their mistakes); looks like Rudy Giuliani will not be Trump’s pick for Secretary of State as it is rumored that the head of Exxon-Mobil will be Trump’s Selection; now Mr. Irrelevant Harry Reid is complaining about the FBI again and demanding Comey be fired (fade into obscurity Harry); 11 non-OPEC nations including Mexico and Russia have agreed to curb production by an aggregate of 558,000 barrels a day which should stabilize the price of oil; in a déjà vu from the Vietnam War, the Pentagon is claiming that the U.S. and its allies have killed over 50,000 ISIS fighters while at the same time ISIS has reentered Palmyra, Syria (Obama has totally failed in his attempt to defeat ISIS); on the sports front today is one of the great traditions in college football, the playing of the Army Navy Game;  South Korea’s President Park Guen-hye has been impeached by an overwhelming majority, adding another serving of instability in a region with an unstable North Korean dictator and an aggressive China flexing its expansionist military muscle.
          As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  a music link to the Teddy Bears, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Kay Granger, while looking forward to enjoying your favorite lager, 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. Human Rights Day—commemorating the adoption of the Proclamation of Human Rights on this day in 1948 by the General Assembly and celebrated since 1950. Sadly another great idea but in reality a huge number of the residents of this planet wake up to the fact that human rights are repressed and suppressed.
2. Nobeldagen (Sweden)—celebrating the awarding of the Nobel Prizes in Stockholm and the amount of the prize which is over $870,000 for each Nobel Prize. 
3. 1958 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1958 on a run of 3 weeks in that position “To Know Him Is to Love Him” by the Teddy Bears.  Here is a recording of the Teddy Bears performing the song:
4. National Laager Day—celebrating another great type of beer that was not produced until the 16th Century and brought to America in 1848 by Bavarian brewer John Wagner. 
5. Corruption Runs Deep in Illinois—bemoaning the birth on this day in 1956 of Rod Blagojevich, infamous for being the governor of Illinois who was caught trying to sell Obama’s vacated senate seat and found guilty by a unanimous vote of the Illinois State Senate and convicted of corruption charges and was sentenced to 14 years and will be eligible for early release in 2024. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1541 Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham were executed for having an affair with Queen Catherine Howard, the wife of Henry VIII; no wonder it is called the little brain.
b. 1901 the first Nobel Prizes were awarded in physics, chemistry, literature and peace.
c. 1906 President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to win a Nobel Prize, the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending the Russo-Japanese War.
d. 1941 in an event that put forever to bed the debate over whether capital ships could withstand air attacks the British battleship HMS Prince of Wales and the British battle cruiser HMS Repulse were both sunk in the South China Sea without air cover by Japanese warplanes.       
e. 1949 Mao’s People’s Liberation Army laid siege to the last Nationalist held city on the Chinese mainland, Chengdu; President Chiang Kai-shek and his government fled to Taiwan.   
Reflections on human rights on Human Rights Day: " Human rights are not a privilege granted by the few, they are a liberty entitled to all, and human rights, by definition, include the rights of all humans, those in the dawn of life, the dusk of life, or the shadows of life.” Kay Granger Republican Congresswoman from Texas. 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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