Saturday, July 1, 2017

June 30, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Asteroid Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 30, 2017  Kate’s Law passed the House along with a bill to defund “Sanctuary Cities” and the question will be whether the Blues, disregarding the needs for safety of the American people but protected by ample security will obstruct the passage of these two needed bills that will promote safety and affirm that we are a nation with borders; Terry MacAuliffe, the governor of Virginia who steered $750,000 to the campaign of the wife of FBI Deputy Director  who was in charge of the FBI “investigation” of HRC’s emails is refusing to cooperate with the federal probe of illegal aliens voting in the 2016 election (this man is delusional if he thinks he has a chance to be president in 2020); The Acting FBI Director is coming under increasing scrutiny that he may have lost any sense of independence in the collusion delusion probe as Mueller the “independent special” prosecutor continues to hire Clinton donors and lawyers to staff his “investigation” aka protect his long time friend and mentoree James Comey;  Trump is meeting with the president of South Korea to reaffirm the alliance and to tout that billions of dollars of fracked American LNG are starting to flow to that nation from the U.S (Putin your economy is toast when we start shipping LNG to Europe); another example of waste and fraud coming out of Obama’s failed presidency, only $6 billion on the Obamaphone initiative but not pocket change; in an example of the craziness of our cities’ misguided Sanctuary City policies, the San Francisco is going to have to pay an illegal alien who violated the law by coming here $190,000 because police reported his status to ICE when he reported his car as stolen (he is still here fighting deportation and if our delusional misguided junior Senator from California Kamala Harris’ bill ever sees the light of day we taxpayers will have to foot his legal expenses); Rahm Emanuel’s top priority for Chicago remains making it the premier sanctuary city in the country as the carnage continues unabated in June with total shootings in 2017 through June 29 increasing by 11 to 1760 with the death toll increasing by 1 to 310, a major tragedy that the powers to be in Chicago seem to completely ignore except for those fortunate enough to own a mortuary or an emergency care center; fortunately Trump has had enough of this Plantation Owner Mayor who cares for his black constituents only until they vote for him and after that forget it until the next election cycle and is sending in a force of ATF agents (Illinois due to its unfunded liability pension crisis and deficit crisis is hobbled and cannot call out the Illinois National Guard to stop this nonsense).
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Neil Young, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping that you are solve any issues you are tasked to indagate, a relevant quote from Elon Musk, 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. Asteroid Dayan observance promoting the need to identify the thousands of potential near Earth asteroids and prompt research on means to alter their course or destroy them if they are on a collision course with Earth. The day June 30 was chosen as it marks the anniversary of the asteroid that struck Siberia on this day in 1908 and flattened 800 square miles of timber.
2. Social Media Day—created by Mashable in 2010 to promote awareness of the impact of social media on our live and the issues created by the use of it both good and bad.
3. 1972 Number One Song—the number one song in 1972 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Song Sung Blue” by Neil Diamond. Here is a performance by him of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “indagate” which means to investigate which is what we need to do to find a way to end the rancor and gridlock in the Swamp.   
5. Is It A Plane, A Speeding Bullet Or A Fish—celebrating the birth on this day in 1985 of Michael Phelps winner of more Olympic Medals, 28, than any athlete in history although great chance his record may be broken by Stanford swimmer Katie Ledecky who now has six and will be a sophomore this fall with at least three more Olympics to compete in.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1906 Congress passed the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act.     
b. 1936 to no avail, Emperor Haile Salassie pleads before the League of Nations for assistance against Italy’s invasion of his country, revealing to both Germany and Japan the impotency of the organization.           
c. 1966 the National Organization for Women was founded.   
d. 1986 SCOTUS in the case of Bowers v. Hardwick ruled that states can outlaw homosexual behavior between consenting adults. .   
e. 1997 in perpetuity ended in Hong Kong as the United Kingdom transferred sovereignty of Hong Kong to China.                  
Reflections on extinction of the human race by a true visionary: “An asteroid or a supervolcano could certainly destroy us, but we also face risks the dinosaurs never saw: An engineered virus, nuclear war, inadvertent creation of a micro black hole, or some as-yet-unknown technology could spell the end of us.” Elon Musk. We may develop the technology to find, destroy or alter the course of an asteroid on a fatal collision course with the planet but sadly we lack the ability to control lunatics like the jihadists in Iran or the true lunatic in North Korea hell bent on destroying civilization.   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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