Tuesday, October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 17, 2017 The mouse that roared in the form of a Hawaii District Court Judge has just issued an order blocking Trump’s executive  order banning entry to the citizens of an expanded list of countries which has left the White House fuming over liberal judges’ overreach; Daniella Diaz another leftist ideologue masquerading as a reporter for the Cack News Network ridiculed Mitch O’Connell, a polio survivor for needing help to walk up stairs at the Rose Gardern; Harvey Weinstein, that perverted scumbag in Hollywood, will prove to be only the tip of the iceberg of reptilian male culture of abusing women as Reese Witherspoon joins the growing list of actresses who have alleged sexual assaults as a condition to employment (we need a new black list of directors who are not Communists but sexual predators so the mere mortals can boycott their films); the bull market led by hopes of a tax cut is still alive and well with the Dow closing at 2.56 points below 23,000 and on Wall Street a real live bull was running wild outside on Wall Street; as evidence Trump is serious about the opioid menace, the DOJ has announced indictments against Chinese drug makers who  have been selling opioids directly to Americans; Roy Price has resigned as head of Amazon Studios as a result of sexual abuse allegations against him; one has to admire and respect McCain for his military service but at the same time expressing concern that his cancer treatments are impairing his judgment as he slams Trump on his “half-baked” ideas;  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 16 increasing to 3029 (as predicted that number this weekend  soar past 3,000) and the death toll stuck at 526 while 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 John Cougar, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping that your day if living in Northern California will not result in the need to be boning up on koniology,  a relevant quote from Clift Montgomery on the source of creativity, 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. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty—commemorated first on this day in 1987 to promote efforts to eliminate extreme poverty. 
2. Black Poetry Day—commemorating the contribution to our literature of black poets with this day chosen as it marks the birthday on this day in 1711 of the first black poet published here, Jupiter Hammon. 
3. 1982 Number One Song—the number one song in 1982 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “Jack and Diane” by John Cougar. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h04CH9YZcpl
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “koniology which is the study of dust and pollutants in the atmosphere which if  taken in the Napa Valley would be off the charts due to the forest fires raging.   
5. Method Works—celebrating the birth on this day in 1920 of noted method actor, Montgomery Cliff who battled alcohol and drug use which accelerated after a serious car crash in 1957 . He died way too soon in 1966.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1933 Albert Einstein alarmed by the Nazis anti-Semitic rhetoric flees Germany and settles in the U.S.
b. 1956 the first commercial nuclear power plant was opened by Queen Elizabeth II at Sellafield in Cumbria. 
c. 1973 OPEC imposed an oil embargo against the U.S. and several of its allies for their support of Israel in the Yom Kippur War..   
d. 1979 Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. 
e. 1989 the Loma Prieto Earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area, killing 61 people.       
Reflections on the source of creativity by the birthday boy who is no longer with us: “Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist his most vital source of creative energy.”  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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