Friday, July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Hepatitis Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 28, 2017 The drama on repeal of Obamacare had its curtain call last night with three Reds voting no and Schumer today at his most hypocritical best urging bipartisanship (if you want Congress to be bipartisan on this have Trump remove the exemption for Congress and its staff from Obamacare and watch the stampede to try to solve this disaster); Maxine Waters put on a disgusting but typical show interrupting continually the testimony of Treasury Secretary Mnuchin (this absentee plantation owner should be thrown out of office by the voters in her district that she doesn’t live in); another day of China trying to do both support North Korea and do business with U.S. and another ballistic missile test landing in the economic zone waters of Japan which fortunately did not hit any vessels in the area (China needs to chose one path or the other); get ready for another special prosecutor as Reds are demanding one to investigate Lynch, Comey and your favorite potential felon HRC; on the terror front another knife wielding “Allahu Akbar” attacker in Hamburg killing one person and wounding 4 others before being subdued; on the PC Academic front a conservative professor Keith Fink teaching free speech at UCLA has been fired even though he possessed an excellent rating; through July 27, 2152 people have been shot in Chicago 376 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 UB40; factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Tom Libri on the need to vaccinate against hepetitis, hoping you do not have to put up with people inveighing 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. Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval (Canada)designated in 2003 to commemorate the forced expulsion of French speaking Acadians from the Maritime Provinces in Canada following the French and  Indian War; many of whom settled in Louisiana.
2. World Hepatitis Day—creating awareness of the alphabet disease of hepatitis A,B,C,D, and E that affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide and kills over a million each year.       
3. 1993 Number One Song—the number one song in 1993 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by  UB40. Here is a performance by the group of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “inveigh” which means to attack in speech or in writing which is all we are being forced to endure in the Swamp instead of Congress getting anything done. 
5. Change the Channel on the Telly—celebrating or bemoaning depending on your political views the birth on this day in 1957 of Scott Pelley former news anchor for CBS Evening News who was canned in part due to failing ratings probably due to his unconcealed bias and partisan attacks on Trump and conservatives.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1854 in the world is changing moment, the USS Constellation, the last all sail warship in the US Navy, was commissioned. 
b. 1868 the 14th Amendment to the Constitution granting citizenship to African Americans and guaranteeing due process of law to all was ratified.               
c. 1917 the Silent Parade a parade of 8-10,000 African-Americans  protesting the lynching, murders and other violence directed against African-Americans took place in New York City.
d. 1965 the march to disaster known as the Vietnam War quickened its pace as President Johnson announced the increase in troop levels from 75,000 to 125,000.
e. 1984 the XXIII Summer Olympics opened in Los Angeles which were dominated by the U.S. due in large part to the fact that in a tit-for-tat moment the Soviets boycotted the games.       
Reflections on how to prevent the spread of Hepetitis A and B: Giving vaccine works because we’ve seen case levels of hepatitis A and B drop in Florida. In the past eight years (2001-2008), acute hepatitis B cases have decreased by 49 percent, and hepatitis A cases have dropped by 84 percent.” » Tom Liberti, retired Bureau Chief of the Florida Department of Health.   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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