Sunday, December 4, 2016

December 4, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Wildlife Conservation Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 4, 2016 Two related news items of interest; first Palin who has been floated as a potential VA secretary (disaster when someone like Romney could drain and pave the VA swamp) in one can only be described as stupid attacked the Carrier deal as cronyism capital and the second relates to the resignations of the director of nursing and three other medical professionals from a VA facility in Oklahoma after a patient there was found to have his wound teeming with maggots; major fire raging in Cambridge, MA; finally after 6 years of stonewalling the UN’s General Secretary has issued a very tepid apology to Haiti for the cholera epidemic that has plagued that nation for years with mentioning that the epidemic was brought to the island by UN Peacekeepers in the first place; Castro’s funeral will be held today and the U.S. will not be sending a delegation; speculation mounts as to whether President Obama will be pardoning Beau Bergdahl.    
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  a music link to Joni James, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from an anonymous source, while looking forward to munching on some cookies either homemade or from Kelli’s Best, 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 Wildlife Conservation Day—commemorating the efforts of environmentalists and governments around the world to stop the illegal slaughter of endangered animals for their ivory, furs and in the case of sharks’ fins.
2. National Kitten Day—promoting the adorable features and personalities of kittens and awareness of the plights of homeless kittens; talk to your vet if you have kittens and find out when it would be a good time to safely spay or neuter them.  
3. 1952 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1952 on a run of 4 weeks in that position “Why Don’t You Believe Me by Joni James.  Here is a recording of Joni James performing the song:
4. National Cookie Day—celebrating another great snack with the best way to celebrate is to log on to  and order some of her really unique and mouth watering cookies.  
5. Here’s to More Black Sheep in time of Chaos—celebrating the birth on this day in 1912 of Gregory Boyington in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho better known as Marine Corps aviator Pappy Boyington, who was squad leader of the Black Sheep squadron and who after shooting down 28 Japanese planes was shot down and spent a year and a half as a Japanese POW. A heavy smoker all his life he battled cancer in the 60’s and died in 1988 with full military honors befitting a recipient of the Navy Cross and Congressional Medal of Honor.               
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1791 the first edition of the Observer, the oldest Sunday newspaper was published in London and is still being published today.
b. 1881 the first edition of the Los Angeles Times was published.       
c. 1954 the first Burger King was opened in Miami and has grown to well over 7,000 today in the U.S. and Canada.
d. 1978 following the murder of Mayor Moscone, Diane Feinstein became the first female mayor of San Francisco. 
e. 2006 six black teenagers attacked a white student in Jena, LA an attack which provoked huge protests of perceived racial inequality in the justice system.
Reflections on poaching on Wildlife Conservation Day “No one needs an elephant tusk more than an elephant and no one needs a rhino horn more than a rhino—do not be part of the slaughter by buying ivory.” Anon 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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