Thursday, March 15, 2018

March 14, 2018, Ridley's Believe It Or Not Pi Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 14, 2018 Blues ran a Pelosi wolf in Lamb’s clothing and won by a few vote in Pennsylvania Special Election in a district in which Trump won by 20 points; at the Iditarod  the   first mushers have started to arrive under the Golden Arches  in Nome in balmy 4 degree weather; the shaking and baking in the Trump Administration is still going on with speculation that Shulkin (VA), McMaster (NSA) and Kelly (Chief of Staff) are not long for their positions; finally after another blame speech in Mumbai for which she was most likely well paid, even Blues are finally coming to the realization that HRC has become the Marvin K Moody of politics and it is time for her to go and leave the political stage; on the March Madness front Stanford Women seeded 4 open against Gonzaga this Saturday at 5:30 at Stanford and in the NIT the Stanford Men seeded 3 in their region open against BYU at 7:00; students across the country walked out of school briefly to protest for gun control and in the Swamp they turned their backs on the Capitol for 17 minutes representing the 17 students and faculty killed in Parkland while Blues never at a loss to take advantage of a photo op marched with them (perhaps the most telling  photo of them all was the photo of 7000 pairs of shoes left on lawn in front of the Capitol representing the 7,000 kids killed in shootings since Sandy Hook

in Chicago through March 12, 2018 420 people have been shot of whom 79 have died.
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Pharell Williams; factoids of interest for this day in history, not having to face any serious lactations in your life and a relevant quote by Michael Caine on what being British is all about, 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. Crowdfunding Day—celebrating the raising of money for start ups and emerging companies from large numbers of people in small amounts typically using the internet and the power of social media.
2. Pi Day—created by physicist Larry Shaw in 1998 to honor the importance of mathematics in our life; pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter and is expressed in its first three numbers 3.14 hence celebrated  on March 14 of each year.
3. 2012 Number One Song— the number one song in 2013 on a run of 10 weeks in that position “Happy” by Pharell Williams. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “luctation” which means struggle which too many Americans have to do to make ends meet.
5. A Bridge Too Far-- celebrating the birth on this day in 1933 of noted and knighted British actor Maurice Micklewhite better known to his fans as Michael Caine, still acting strong with his latest film Going in Style.
          On this day in:                                                               
a. 1961 a B-52 with two nuclear bombs after a decompression event and a failure to refuel successfully ran out of fuel near Yuba City, California and after the crew bailed out crashed but due to safety locks the nukes on board did not detonate.
b. 1964 having been captured live on TV, the jury in Dallas, Texas had little difficulty in finding Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald.
c. 1967 the body of President Kennedy was moved to a permanent memorial in Arlington Cemetery complete with an eternal flame.
d. 1994 Linux version 1.0.0 was released.
e. 1995 American astronaut Norman Thagard became the first American astronaut to ride into space on a Russian launch vehicle.
Reflections on the essence of being British: “I think what is British about me is my feelings and awareness of others and their situations. English people are always known to be well mannered and cold but we are not cold - we don't interfere in your situation. If we are heartbroken, we don't scream in your face with tears - we go home and cry on our own.” Michael Caine 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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