Sunday, November 19, 2017

November 19, 2917 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Women's Entrepreneurship Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 19, 2017 On the political front, Merkel’s attempts to form a coalition government have collapsed and Germany may be facing a snap election to remedy the problem (Merkel may be a smart woman but he decisions to open Germany’s borders to unvetted refugees from the Middle East is a major error); and Mugabe’s time has run out as his party throws the gauntlet to resign by Monday or be impeached (too much corruption even for a continent where corruption is the rule not the exception; our border with Mexico in addition to being porous is a dangerous place as a Border Patrol agent Rogolia Martinez was shot and killed and his partner seriously wounded in the Big Bend Park section of Texas (another reason why we need the Wall as the scumbag or scumbags committing the act were most likely cartel members smuggling drugs into the country); two perverts one in the Senate (Franken) and the other trying to become one (Moore) are telling the outraged American public and the Senate to in essence pound sand; we all know that texting or operating a cell phone while driving can be dangerous but for 18 year old Alexis Butler so is driving while taking a breath analyzer as she was killed in Arlington, Texas while backing out of her driveway by a non impaired driver doing just that; UCLA has chimed in on the arrest and subsequent release of three of its basketball players for shoplifting in China by suspending them from the team; almost a stuck record or a gruesome  remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated with total shootings by mostly minorities against mostly minorities in 2017 through November 18 increasing to 3271  of whom 571 (in what has to be a record no one on the 17th or the 18th died) have died 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 Rihanna, factoids of interest for this day in history, looking forward to taking out your favorite lampion during a romantic dinner, a relevant quote from Melissa Emerson on female entrepreneurship, 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. Women’s Entrepreneurship Daycreated by Wendy Diamond in 2014 to promote entrepreneurship in women business owners.
         2. World Toilet Day—created by the World Toilet Organization to promote the creation of toilets eliminate the practice in much of the undeveloped world of open defecation which poses great disease risks in addition to really unpleasant odors on warm days. 
        3. 2011  Number One Song—the number one song in 2011 on a run of 10 weeks in that position was “We Found Love” by Rihanna. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “lampion” which is an oil decorated lamp which could be the perfect substitute for candles for a romantic dinner.   
        5. Most Talented Eli—celebrating the birth on this day in 1962 of noted actress, director and Yale graduate Jodie Foster who has successfully made the transition from child actress to a critically acclaimed actress in such roles as Silence of the Lambs, Flight Plan and Panic Room.
On this day in:                                                                                   
           a. 1959 Ford Motor Company discontinued production of its lemon the Edsel.
          b. 1979 in a tough day to be a white male hostage, the Ayatollah Khomeini ordered the release of 13 female and black male hostages from the American Embassy in Tehran.  
           c. 1985 in the worst day on record for the legal team representing Texaco, Pennzoil was awarded $10.53 Billion for Texaco’s interference with Pennzoil’s agreement to buy Getty Oil.  
 d. 1998 the House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee began impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton arising out of the Lewinsky Scandal.
 e. 2002 the Greek oil tanker Prestige broke in half off the coast of Galicia in Spain and released over 20 million gallons of oil in the worst environmental disaster in Spanish and Portuguese history.       
          Reflections on how to succeed as an entrepreneur: “You never lose in business; either you win or you learn. You never hire someone you cannot fire. Choose your life partner carefully. An unsupportive spouse can kill a business faster than a bad marketing plan.” Melinda F. Emerson, “The Small Biz Lady” and author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 MonthsPlease 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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