Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 4, 2018 A recent survey of residents in the Bay Area revealed that 46% of them are fed up with the quality of life and expense of living there and are expecting to move out of California in the next few years (news flash to Governor Moonbeam you and your elitist Blues are destroying this state); the public trough that city and county executives have been gorging on may be getting smaller as a bill has been proposed in the state legislature to limit public sector executive salaries to no more that the salary paid to Governor Moonbeam which currently stands at $195,803 excluding benefits which means that 28,000 public sector hogs would be facing a pay cut if the legislation were to be implemented; on the litigation front, former Navy Seaman Kristian Saucier who served one year in federal prison for taking photos of a classified area of a nuclear submarine before being pardoned by President Trump will be suing James Comey and President Obama for prosecuting him as opposed to Hillary Clinton for her mishandling of classified information on her private server (if he as a case maybe the wheels of justice could start moving again and she may be prosecuted); country and western singer Austin Rick’s planned book about sexual abuse by his manager and publicist Kirk Webster Surviving Possession: Inside Kirk Webster’s Twisted Toy Chest will soon be released and is expected to reveal a sordid past of Webster’s perversions in the country music arena; Howard Schultz will step down as Starbuck’s Executive Chainman; on the political front primary races will be held in several states tomorrow including California where Republican candidate John Fox has a great chance of going to the general to face Gavin Newsome, another Moonbeam clone; in Chicago through June 3, 2018, 1083 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 174 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color?)
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Kim Wilde, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are enjoying the manurance of your garden, and a relevant quote by from Jess Row on the Tiananmen Square Massacre, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, 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. International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression—created by the United Nations on August 19, 1982 and celebrated first on June 4, 1983 to promote the protection of children from acts of violence occasioned by civil war and wars between nations.
2. Tiananmen Square Memorial Protest Day (International)—commemorating the massacre of Chinese protestors by Chinese troops in 1989 who were protesting the lack of freedom under Communist rule.
3. 1987 Number One Song— the number one song in 1987 on a run of 1 week in that position was “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” by Kim Wilde. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1luhn-L9J0w
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “manurance” which means the cultivation of land.
5. It’s A Snap—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1990 of Evan Spiegel, a co-founder of Snap, Inc. a social media publicly held platform that has made Mr. Spiegel a very wealthy man who is also married to Australian supermodel, Miranda Kerr.
On this day in:
a. 1975 Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act giving farm workers in California the right to unionize.
b. 1986 Jonathan Pollard pled guilty to spying for Isreal as was sentenced to life imprisonment but released on parole on November 15, 2015.
c. 1989 two trains passing near each other near Ufa, Soviet Union caused a natural gas explosion from a leaking pipeline that killed some 575 people and injured some 800.
d. 1989 the Chinese People’s Liberation Army fired into masses of Chinese protesting in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, killing some 241 demonstrators.
e. 2010 Falcon 9 Flight 1 the maiden launch of the Falcon SpaceX Rocket was launched into low Earth orbit from Cape Canaveral Florida.
Reflections on the legacy of Tiananmen Square Massacre: “Hong Kong has been the place where the memory of Tiananmen Square lives on; Hong Kong people have become more and more committed in their resistance to authoritarian government, and also, not surprisingly, committed to safeguarding their culture and heritage as something distinct and worth preserving.” Jess Row, noted American short story writer and author. 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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