Monday, March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Purple Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 26, 2018  On the 2nd Amendment front, Remington, the oldest firearm manufacturer in the U.S. has filed for Chapter 11 citing declining sales and the burden of the wrongful death suits filed against it by the victims of the Sandy Hook mass shootings; while the world faces major issues involving relations with Russia and growing tensions with it as the U.S. starts expelling Russian diplomats and closing the Russian consulate in Seattle, the MSM remains fixated on Stormy Daniels and the consensual sexual encounter she alleges to have occurred with Trump years ago; California being driven into the ground by Blue leftist taxes and regulations that have companies and middle class residents leaving in droves has been exposed as the magnet for the homeless and a plan to create a replacement tent city for the tents removed along the Santa Ana River to the Irvine Great Park has residents up in arms in protest (homelessness is a major problem in the once Golden State that is exacerbated by the job killing environment in the state and the high cost of housing); on the inane political ideas front, the Libertarian candidate for governor in Michigan is proposing to arm the homeless with shotguns to reduce crime (a quick survey of the homeless will reveal that many of them are mentally and emotionally challenged, prone to substance abuse and are exactly the type of people that even the most ardent 2nd Amendment supporter would agree should have no access to firearms); in another example that Trump is serious about upgrading and rebuilding the military, Virginia Class attack submarines are being upgraded to fire Tomahawk cruise missiles with nuclear warheads; on the FBI discrediting front breaking news that the father of the Pulse Club shooter who killed 49 people was a former FBI informant (why did they not know of his son’s proclivities for violence?); in Chicago through March 24, 2018, 489 people have been shot, of whom 91 have died.
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra; factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you have escaped any luxations and a relevant quote by Abhijit Naskar on Joan of Arc and epilepsy,  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. Purple Day—promoting awareness of the difficulties and needs of people who have to deal with epilepsy; if you see someone wearing purple, good chance they are advocating for the needs of understanding epilepsy as opposed to the Reds and Blues coming together to end partisan gridlock that plagues the Swamp.
2. Legal Assistants Day—celebrating the excellent work done by paralegals to provide support for lawyers and lower the costs to clients. Not sure where the observance came from but suspect it originated from a client comparing the costs incurred by a paralegal as opposed to a high priced lawyer.
3. 1944 Number One Song— the number one song in 1944 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “Besame Mucho” by Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra.  Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “luxate” which means to dislocate a joint like a shoulder which too often happens when playing football.
5. Thousands of Pages Searched in Seconds—celebrating the birth on this day in 1973 of Larry Page who while at Stanford with Sergey Brin founded Google and is worth more than $48 billion.
         On this day in: 
a. 1351 in a classic example of how to wage war to minimize casualties, 30 French knights fought and defeated 30 English knights to see which country would rule Brittany; total dead 15 as opposed to clashing armies that would have left hundreds dead on the battlefield. b. 1967 10,000 people gathered for one of many be-ins in New York City’s Central Park.
c. 1982 ground breaking ceremonies were held for the Vietnam War Memorial.
d. 2005 some 300,000 Taiwanese protested in Taipei over the passage of the Anti-Secession Law which formalized China’s policy to use non peaceful means in the event of a declaration of independence by Taiwan.
e. 2017 anti corruption rallies occurred in 99 cities blaming Putin for the endemic corruption in Russia; sadly the corrupt Putin was “reelected” in recent elections.
Reflections on one of the effects of epilepsy: Even though the world hails Joan of Arc as some sort of hero, which she undoubtedly was, what pains me the most is that her pathological condition ultimately led to her demise at the age of only nineteen.” 
Abhijit NaskarLove, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost
  A very plausible explanation for the auditory voices and visions she experienced that caused her to lead French forces against the English. 
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