Thursday, July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Chess Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 20, 2017 It was student body right before the Nevada Parole Board and the Juice will in October be running free to the Florida sands and surf, playing golf and “looking for Nicole’s murderer” making sure there are no mirrors in any room; it took 8 years to overcome Lois Lerner’s illegal attempts to quash free speech but a New Mexico Tea Party has finally achieved tax exempt status (why is the head of the IRS still in place and why has Sessions not impaneled a grand jury to seek indictments of Lois Lerner?); 7,000 documents from Weiner’s laptop are to be released as speculation mounts that the “investigation” on the Clintons’ and the Foundation’s potential criminal activity should be reopened and replaced with a real investigation involving a grand jury; CNN which masquerades as a legitimate news network is in a rabid foaming lather over a “secret” meeting between Trump and Putin at the G-20 while ignoring for the most part the open mike gaffe of Obama telling the Russian president several years ago that on reelection he would have more flexibility in dealing with the Russians (sounds like collusion does it not); John McCain going in for surgery for a blood clot in his eye was diagnosed as having a very malignant brain cancer (pray for this patriotic American’s recovery); on the music front Linkin Park Chester Bennington has died at 41 from a possible suicide and French singer Barbara Weldens collapsed on stage and died during a performance; on the anti-police front, a MacDonald’s restaurant in Virginia refused to serve an officer in uniform in a squad car after he had paid for his meal (that employee should be kissing his job goodbye and MacDonald’s needs to get its act together on customer service; through July 19, 2052 people have been shot in Chicago 361 of whom have died (sadly the ATF agents Trump has sent has not put a damper on the carnage).
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Peter Gabriel; factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Terri Irwin on the difference between crocodiles and humans, hoping you do not have to put up with people who are insidiating against you,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. International Chess Dayproposed by UNESCO and celebrated since 1966 this centuries old game is probably a great way to keep the mental juices flowing and stimulated.
2. National Fortune Cookie Day—celebrating the only way to top off a great Chinese meal and maybe get the winning numbers to the next lottery.     
3. 1986 Number One Song—the number one song in 1986 on a run of 1 week in that position was “sledgehammer” by  Peter Gabriel. Here is a performance by him of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “insidiate” which means to conspire against or to betray which defines what the Red controlled Senate appears to be doing when it comes to repeal and replace Obamacare promises that Reds have been running on for seven years.                  
5. It’s a Croc--celebrating the birth on this day in 1964 of Terri Irwin, noted zoologist and producer and sadly the widow of Steve Irwin, the “Crocodile Hunter” who died from a stingray barb in Australia. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1807 Nicephore Niecpe was awarded a patent by Napoleon for the Pyreolophore, the world’s first internal combustion engine after it was used to propel a boat in the River Saone in France. 
b. 1903 Ford Motor Company shipped its first automobile.              
c. 1938 the Department of Justice filed suit against the motion picture industry for violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act for its utilization of the studio system.
d. 1968 the International Special Olympics were held for the first time in Soldier Field with 1,000 athletes with disabilities participating.
e. 2015 diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S. were reestablished after five decades.      
Reflections on the difference between crocodiles and humans: “Crocodiles are easy,' Steve said. 'They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.”  Terri Irwin Steve and Me Spend a few days in the Swamp or climbing the corporate ladder to see how right she is on this.  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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