Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 3, 2018 On gun violence front a woman shot three people now in critical or serious condition before taking her life at UTube’s headquarters in San Bruno; on the immigration front Mexico now in negotiations with the U.S. on NAFTA and the $100 billion trade deficit it has caused may have realized that Trump is serious about securing the border as the caravan of illegals from Honduras now grown to 2,000 may be hindered by Mexico (Trump should inform Mexico if one Honduran appears at the border NAFTA with Mexico is finished); on the sports front, Villanova crushed Michigan to win the NCAA championship; New York the state that leftist Cuomo hopes to use as a favorite son base to secure the nomination and election is taking the lead in wasting taxpayer funds by suing the feds over including a question on citizenship (illegals make up 6 percent of the population of California and if their numbers were excluded the state would lose millions of federal funds based on population and 3-4 representatives which if they were Blue would be a good thing for this nation; head of the EPA announced that the War on Coal is over and announced plans to roll back the Obama era mileage standards, a move cheered by the automotive industry but predictably prompted California’s Pavlovian response to declare it would sue (just what we need to waste our taxpayer dollars on as the Administration has just filed action against California over its demand to regulate sales of federal property located in the state); on the PC front George Washington University is promoting a seminar on white Christian privilege and perks they do not deserve to receive (what a crock and to think parents have to go into debt for their kids to hear this dribble); on the why we don’t need and can’t afford public service unions the teachers strike in West Virginia has spread to Oklahoma where the union turned down a $6100 raise and Kentucky; the Secure Elections Act designed to prevent hacking of election systems is gaining bipartisan support in a good first step but still does not address the issue of illegals voting which is the Holy Grail of the Blues who need new voters as they have no ideas; in Chicago through April 2 541 people, mostly minorities, have been shot of whom 94 have died but in a rarity no one on April 2.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Perry Como, factoids of interest for this day in history, a day experiencing macarism watching other people, a relevant quote by Prophet Owen Pratt on polygamy, 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. SAAM Day Of Action—created by the National Sexual Assault Resource Center to promote awareness of the nature of and prevalence of sexual assault especially during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The reptilian brain is alive and well in both genders and on both sides of the aisle harming victims and, as Rep. Etsy’s decision not to seek reelection shows, also those in a position to prevent it in the workplace and fail to act. If you see someone wearing teal you are seeing someone observing the day.
2. Movie Score Day—created by Movie Score and More Radio on January 30, 2018 to celebrate movie score and the talented composers who create them. April 3 was the date selected because on that date in 1942 the Jungle Book with a musical score composed by the Miklos Rozsa was released and the score was recorded onto a 78 rpm record and released to the public in 1943 with a narration by Sabu, the film’s star, as the first record from a nonmusical and sold numerous copies.
3. 1951 Number One Song— the number one song in 1951 on a run of 6 weeks in that position was “If” by Perry Como. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPqhvhlhCcs The great crooner died in his sleep at the age of 89.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “macarism” which means to take pleasure in another person’s joy which is a great concept rarely found in the Swamp.
5. Make America Free Of Trump Again—celebrating or bemoaning, depending on one’s political view, the birth on this day of Alec Baldwin, noted actor, animal rights activist, and SNL regular portraying Donald Trump and although his political views stink to his credit a recovering alcoholic since 1985.
On this day in:
a. 1996 after a 17 year reign of bombing terror in multiple locations across the nation that killed 3 people and wounded 23 the “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski was captured by police after he had published his manifesto that his younger brother recognized as having the same hand writing as Ted’s. He is now serving multiple life sentences and will die in prison.
b. 2004 4 Islamic terrorists involved in the March 11, 2004 Madrid Subway bombings that killed 192 innocents and wounded 2,000 were surrounded by Madrid police and rather than face the consequences, these cowards killed themselves but 5 to 8 escaped.
c. 2008 Texas Rangers and Child Protective Services surrounded the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints that believed in polygamy and over the next 8 days took 439 children into protective custody. 6 adults were arrested, tried and convicted for child abuse, sex with children and entering into child marriages with sentences ranging from 7 to 75 years.
d. 2010 Apple introduced the iPad, the world’s first tablet computer.
e. 2016 an anonymous source never revealed leaked 11.5 million documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm and corporate service entity involving 214,488 offshore entities including financial and attorney client information.
Reflections on the practice of polygamy which the Mormons once believed and now no longer except in fringe groups like the Fundamenalist Church of Latter Day Saints: “Some of the nations of Europe who believe in the one wife system have actually forbidden a plurality of wives by their laws; and the consequences are that the whole country among them is overrun with the most abominable practices: adulteries and unlawful connections through all their villages, towns, cities, and country places to a most fearful extent.” Apostle Owen Pratt The Seer page 12 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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