Monday, February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World NGO Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 27, 2017 The Oscars went into full Trump bashing mode and when it came to announcing the Best Picture Award noted leftist Warren Beatty could not do something so simple as correctly name the winner and these script pundits think we mere mortals should care what they think; Trump preparing do address the Congress but indications that his budget will include billions of dollars in increasing military spending and massive cuts in a bloated government; in a chilling look into the future of what massive admission of Muslim migrants might foretell for this nation, news out of Germany which has admitted over a million Muslim refugees that attacks on migrants are averaging ten a day; Christians are fleeing the Sinai due to ISIS threats and the world was treated to another example of barbarism as a German sailor was beheaded by radical Islamists in the Philippines; another Trump appointee, this one for Navy Secretary, probably not wanting to be ravaged by Schumer’s obstructionist gang has withdrawn from consideration; the carnage in Chicago continues unabated through February 26, rising to 512 shootings with the aim getting better so the total dead has risen to 98 (God help those poor minorities being shot mostly by minorities when the weather gets warmer and the shooters’ aim gets better.  
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Freddy Martin and his Orchestra, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Ethan Zuckerburg, while degusting your favorite meals, 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 NGO Day—celebrated since 2010 to promote awareness of the importance of non governmental organizations to promote human welfare to the benefit of society.
2. International Polar Bear Day—promoting conservation efforts to protect the polar bear and its habitat.
3. 1947 Number One Song—celebrating  the number one song in 1947 on a run of 2 weeks in that position “Managua Nicaragua” by the Freddy Martin. Here is a recording of Freddy Martin and his Orchestra performing the song:
     4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “degust” which means to taste or swallow slowly to appreciate the taste of what one is eating or drinking.                      
      5. This Blake Is No Flake—celebrating the birth on this day in 1971 of Sara Blakely noted entrepreneur who created to the joy of women everywhere Spanx and has joined the ranks of the elite billionaires.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1782 the British Lion threw in the towel as the House of Commons voted against continuing the Revolutionary War.
b. 1922 SCOTUS in the case of Leser v. Garnett rebuffed a challenge to the ratification of the 19th Amendment which granted suffrage to women.      
c. 1951 to the great disappointment a future president who in his delusional state would remain confident that he would have won a third term, the 22nd Amendment limiting a president to two terms was ratified.
d. 1991 President Bush announced to the nation that Kuwait had been liberated.
e. 2002 in yet another example of religious intolerance that the world continues to struggle to come to grips with in Godhra, India a Muslim mob attacked a train carrying Hindu pilgrims and torched it, killing 59 pilgrims.
Reflections on NGO’s: “Increasingly, I'm inspired by entrepreneurs who run nonprofit organizations that fund themselves, or for-profit organizations that achieve social missions while turning a profit.” Ethan Zuckerman, Director of the MIT Civic Center Media Institute.  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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