Thursday, October 19, 2017

October 19.2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Purple Thursday

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 19, 2017 Kelley appeared before the press today slamming Rep. Frederica Wilson (who in typical hypocritical fashion when it comes to the military and veterans’ affairs typically votes no) for being part of the conversation with President Trump and explained that there is no easy way to talk to a grieving parent or widow when a son, daughter or spouse is killed in action doing what he or she wanted to be doing surrounded by comrades he or she wanted to be with; Eric X a denied asylum seeker and the poster child in Germany for the concern of its citizens over crimes committed by migrants that Merkel has allowed in was sentenced to almost 12 years in prison for the rape of young German woman; the chairwoman of the Black Caucus and 13 term Congresswoman from Texas had the gall to in discussing the acts of Harvey Weinstein to announce that women have responsibility of how they dress and their behavior (from her liberal colleagues only the sounds of silence); the district attorney for Los Angeles has indicated that if women assaulted by Weinstein come forward, his office will prosecute Weinstein; Noah Oppenheim the head of NBC News is facing mounting criticism over his spiking the reports on Weinstein’s sexual predatory behavior as he was having dinner with Weinstein when he must have known of the work of his reporter (given credence to the moniker to be applied to NBC of Nothing But Cack); roller coaster ride for the markets today but the market rallied in the closing minutes to end up 5.44 at 23,153.04 on belief that Congress can get its act together and approve a budget which means the long awaited tax cuts will become a reality; on the wildfire front the death toll in Northern California has risen to 42 and the property damage is estimated to be over $1 billion but the good news is that rain is expected over the weekend; almost a stuck record or a gruesome  remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated with total shootings in 2017 through October 18 increasing to 3040 and the death toll increased to 529 and still nothing is being done to hinder or prevent the killings of minorities by minorities.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Stevie Wonder, factoids of interest for this day in history, having some time to engage in a some relaxing kymatology,  a relevant quote from Peter Tosh on heaven, 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. Purple Thursday—creating awareness of the need to end domestic abuse which no one, man or woman, should have to endure; if you see people wearing purple it is not because they want the Reds and Blues to compromise but they do want an end to domestic abuse. 
2. International Credit Union Day—celebrated since 1948 to promote awareness of the importance of credit unions to the economy in the form of loans and to create the incentive for savings.  
3. 1984 Number One Song—the number one song in 1984 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “I Just Called to Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “kymatology” which means the study of wave motion which is best done leisurely observing the waves in a sail boat on warm sunny day.   
5. Not a Complainer Only a Wailer—celebrating the birth on this day in 1944 of Winston Hubert MacIntosh better known to his reggae music fans as Peter Tosh who formed a band called the Wailers and gave Bob Morley his start as a musician. Unfortunately for his fans he was killed in a home invasion robbery in 1987.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1950 after its warnings were ignored that it would not allow UN forces to cross the 38th Parallel, Chinese troops started crossing the Yalu River.
b. 1960 the United States imposed a near total trade embargo on Cuba.
c. 1973 President Nixon rejected an Appellate Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes requested by the House and Senate.  
d. 1987 the Dow fell 508 points, a 22% decline.   
e. 2005 Saddam Hussein went on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity; he would be found guilty and executed by hanging.  
Reflections on great paradox facing humans: “Everyone wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.” Peter Tosh  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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