Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 29, 2018 CBS is reeling over allegations by 12 women of unwanted advances by the CEO and Chairman of the Board Les Moonves and by “60 Minutes” executive producer Jeff Fager (what is with the reptilian brain in the news and entertainment industry?); on the wildfire front, 6 people have been killed in Northern California wildfires raging out of control while the state is battling 17 wildfires across the state with the largest fire the Carr Fire has destroyed 500 homes and is only 5% contained; Taco Bell is banning employees who use an employee discount at the restaurant from eating their meals off site; in Carmel, Indiana, a synagogue was vandalized with a spray painted Nazi flag and anti-Semitic slogans; if you are an Amazon user here is a link on how to go to settings and protect your privacy https://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/07/28/5-amazon-obscure-settings-should-change-now.html; Occasio-Cortez supporters are clueless on how the country is going to pay for free college and health care for all; Michael Cohen secretly taped conservations with Donald Trump discussing the payment of sums to Playboy model to keep here silent on an alleged affair; in New Orleans two people shot into a large crowd in front of a daiquiri bar, killing 3 and wounding 7 and then fled into the night; Trump and the publisher of the New York Times are in a Twitter snit fit over a private meeting held between the two of them on July 20, thee contents of which were revealed by Trump to the dismay of the New York Times; through July 28, 2018, 1682 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 272 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 the Perry Como, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are a mnemonist a relevant quote from Charles, Prince of Wales on having a mistress, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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 Tiger Day—created at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit to promote awareness of the need to protect the habitat of these big cats.
2. Rain Day—celebrated in Waynesburg, PA since 1979 as it almost always seem to rain on that day since the 1800’s..
3. 1949 Number One Song— the number one song in 1949 on a run of 6 weeks in that position was “Some Enchanted Evening” by Perry Como. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pqRl2GH_uc
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “mnomonist” which means someone whose memory is never erased, a trait that most politicians do not possess.
5. News At Noon—celebrating the birth on this day in 1936 of noted radio and TV broadcaster Tom Snyder who was the first to have a news broadcast during the noon hour; a heavy smoker he quit 7 years prior to his death from leukemia at the age of 71.
On this day in:
a. 1948 after a 12 year hiatus due to World War II, the Summer Olympics took place in London.
b. 1981 a global television audience estimated to be over 700 million watched the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales to Lady Dianna Spencer in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.
c. 1987 the Prime Minister of Great Britain Margaret Thatcher and the President of France Francois Mitterrand signed an agreement calling for the construction of a tunnel under the English Channel.
d. 1996 the child protection of the Communications Decency Act was struck down as being too broad.
e. 2015 Microsoft released Windows 10.
Reflections on sowing the seeds of separation:” "Do you seriously expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress?"— Charles (as quoted in The Daily Mail in 1994
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