Tuesday, August 15, 2017

August 15, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Independence Day Korea

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 15, 2017 The South is aping the Soviet Union in terms of airbrushing its history by removing any traces of those who fought in the Civil War as a growing tide of protestors are demanding removal of all statutes and flags relating to the Confederacy (do not be surprised if there is a move to airbrush out of history the founding fathers like Washington and Jefferson who were slave owners); it looks like the obese gout ridden lunatic in North Korea who doctors believe is showing in his behavior signs of steroid abuse is getting a touch of reality and backing down on threats to attack Guam (where is China and when will it in actuality join the community of nations and strangle N. Korea economically?); news that Obama knew of Russian attempts to interfere with the election as early as 2014 and remained silent; on the education sex front another female teacher 40 year old Shawnetta Reese in a Georgia middle school has been arrested for having sex with one of her eighth grade students; in a reaffirmation that any teacher male or female should never have sex with his or her student, an Oklahoma teacher Jennifer Caswell has been sentenced to ten years in prison for having sex with one of her minor students and hit with a $1 million fine while her school district had to cough up $125,000; on the sports and opioid crisis front, toxicology results following Tiger Woods’ arrest in May for DUI showed marijuana and four prescription drugs in his system—Vicodin, Dilaudid, Xanax and Ambien; in a I can’t believe I ate the whole thing, Miki Sudo in six minutes at the Indiana State Fair consumed 16 pints of ice cream and received $2,000 for such gluttony; through August 14, 2017 in Chicago the number of people being shot climbed to 2339, 407 of whom have died.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Black Eyed Peas, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Melinda Gates on her birthday on helping the less fortunate, disgusted with all the jabberwock being spewed in Congress and the MSM,  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.
1Independence  Day (Korea)—on a day in which notable holidays in the U.S. are few and far between assuming you are not rattled by Kim, celebrate in South Korea the independence of Korea from Japan on this day in 1945.   
2. Independence Day (India)—on a day in which notable holidays in the U.S. are few and far between assuming you can cope with the humidity, filth and crowds, celebrate in India the independence of India from Great Britain.    
3. 2009 Number One Song—the number one song in 2009 on a long run of 14 weeks in that position was “I Gotta A Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas. Here is the group’s performance of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSD4vsh1zDA
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “jabberwock” which means nonsense or gibberish which seems to be the lingua franca in the Swamp.  
5.  One Sure Way To Break The Glass Ceiling—celebrating the birth on this day in 1964 of Melinda French better known to the world as Melinda Gates, wife of Bill Gates and co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a leader in philanthropy.      
On this day in:
a. 1483 Pope Sixtus !V consecrated the Sistine Chapel.  
b. 1534 Ignatius of Loyola and six other priests took initial vows which led to the formation in 1540 of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
c. 1914 after over 10 years of construction and the deaths of 5,600 workers from disease and accidents the Panama Canal welcomed the first ship to transit the Panama Canal, the S.S. Ancon.. 
d. 1969 the Woodstock Music and Art Festival opened in Woodstock, New York.                
e. 1973 the clandestine bombing of Cambodia targeting suspected NVA and Viet Cong troop concentrations that had commenced in 1969 ended.        

Reflections from the birthday woman on the rational for helping others: “If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.”  Melinda Gates Right on point on this observation! 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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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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