Sunday, February 11, 2018

February 11, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Autism Sunday

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 11, 2018 Winter Olympics in full swing but Pence passed up chance to meet with Kim’s sister as the Hermit Kingdom continues its march to possessing deliverable nuclear weapons; Schiff probably is sweating bullets as Reds on the House Intel Committee announce a new memo is in the works on HRC and the failure of the FBI to investigate her server; Schiff had his wrists slapped by FBI over his rebuttal memo that evidently contained sources and methods damaging to national security that he most likely knew would not receive approval to be released but would give him and the other two members of his partisan troika, Pelosi and Schumer the ability to hit the air waves and castigate Trump for trying to hide evidence; on the academic pc front, a patriot prayer rally at the University of Washington was violently interrupted by a mob of leftist agitators (for the left free speech only applies to those with whom they agree with); on the opioid abuse front, Purdue, a drug company which makes Oxycontin, announced it has ceased marketing its product to doctors (med schools are failing this nation by having almost no time devoted to addiction and opioid abuse);; in Chicago through February 10, 2018 249 people have been shot of whom 49 have died.
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Right Said Fred,  factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are luculent in your speech and writing and a relevant quote by Coach Elaine Hall on autism,  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. Inventors’ Day—proclaimed by President Reagan in 1983 to honor the contributions of inventors to America’s prosperity and celebrated on the birthday of Thomas Edison who held over a 1,000 patents.
2. Autism Sunday—celebrated first in the United Kingdom in 2002 to create awareness and acceptance of those suffering from autism spectrum and celebrated on the second Sunday in February.
3. 1992 Number One Song— the number one song in 1992 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “luculent” which means clearly expressed in speech or writing which is a lost art when it comes to academia or politics.
5. To See Russia--celebrating the birth on this day in 1964 of Sarah Palin ex-governor of Alaska and former vice presidential candidate.
          On this day in: 
a.  1990 after serving 27 years as a political prisoner in South Africa, Nelson Mandela was released from prison.                       
b.  1997 the Space Shuttle Discovery was launched to repair the orbiting Hubble satellite.
c.  2001 a Dutch programmer Jan de Wit launched the Anna Kournikova computer virus that infected millions of computers when they opened up an email containing a photo of the tennis star.
d. 2013 the Vatican announced that Pope Bennedict XVI would resign on February 28 due to old age.
e.  2017 the rogue nation North Korea test fired an ICBM over the Sea of Japan to the concern of Japan.
Reflections on autism: ““It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of the village.” – Coach Elaine Hall, noted educator, writer and child acting coach.  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.
© February 11, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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