Monday, October 23, 2017

October 23, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National iPod Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 23, 2017 Five time deported scumbag Jose Zarate charged with the murder of Kate Steinle goes on trial in sanctuary city San Francisco. This scumbag will be found guilty and the only question will be what degree of murder will stick and whether he, like Willie Horton years ago, will be the poster child of an effort to sweep open border leftists like an aging Feinstein out of office in November; leftist Matt Damon now admits that he knew of Weinstein’s sexually predatory behavior after denying that knowledge earlier; Harvey Weinstein’s behavior is evidently alive and well in the country music arena as Katie Arminger has come out to allege being a target of groping and sexual harassment by DJs; Trump plans to declassify material on the JFK assassination  52 years ago; in a sign that even to Reds Hillary has become toxic, West Virginia Senator Joe Mancini has informed Hillary that she should stay away from his campaign; finally in a what’s good for the goose is good for the gander Mueller’s ever expanding witch hunt has added Tony Podesta, brother of Clinton’s chief campaign adviser, John Podesta (the real Russian collusion that the MSM will not reveal is the quid pro quo criminal activity arising out of the Uranium One deal and the almost 150 million dollars to the Foundation and the 500,000 speaking fee to Bill); 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 22 increasing to 3078 and the death toll increased to 534 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 Michael Jackson, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping your labeorphily is on track,  a relevant quote from Michael Crichton, 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. Mole Day—observed on this day between 6.02 a.m. and 6.02 p.m. to represent 6.02 × 1023 , the number of atoms in a mole of a substance. 
2. National iPod Day—celebrating the introduction to the market of Apple’s iPod on this day in 2001.
3. 1987 Number One Song—the number one song in 1987 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “Bad” by Michael Jackson. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “labeorphily” which means the collection of and study of beer bottle labels which with the proliferation of micro breweries has become far more expensive as no collection would be complete without having them.    
5. The Great Writers Speak from the Grave—celebrating the birth on this day in 1943 of Michael Crichton noted author of such novels as Jurassic Park, Congo, and The Andromeda Strain but who died way two soon from lymphoma on November 4, 2008, leaving behind a six month pregnant wife and an unfinished techno-thriller Micro published in 2011 and Dragon Teeth published in 2017.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1915 25,000 to 33,000 women in New York City march to demand voting rights.
b. 1983 the Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon was hit by a suicide truck bomber, killing 241 U.S. Marines; on the same day another suicide truck detonated outside the French barracks, killing 58 French soldiers.
c. 1995 Yolanda Saldivar was found guilty of murdering Selana just when her singing career was taking off and sentenced to life in prison where she will be eligible for possible parole in 2025.  
d. 2002 40 Islamist Chechens seized control of the Moscow House of Culture theater and took some 700 people hostage. Russian special forces stormed the theater using toxic gas but in the process all 40 Islamists and 140 theater going hostages were killed.   
e. 2012 after 38 years in service the world’s first teletex service BBC’s Ceefax ceased operations due to Northern Ireland switching to digital.   
Reflections on how to write a book from today’s birthday boy: “Books aren't written - they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.” Michael Crichton  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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