Thursday, September 27, 2018

September 27, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Tourism Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 27, 2018 The circus over Kavanaugh opens today with Ford and Kavanaugh both testifying and being subject to questioning under oath and the Senators (except the Blues who have already made up their mind that he should not be confirmed because of a perceived view that he will overturn Roe v Wade and have deprived him of the presumption of innocence) will have the daunting task of deciding who to believe and whether a lifetime by Kavanaugh of respect for women and exemplary public service should be trashed by an uncorroborated allegation 36 years ago; hopefully we will see more of a Clarence Thomas like mien when he was falsely accused by Anita Hill and likened the process to a judicial lynching; high stakes with the prospects of Reds losing control of the Senate based on the outcome of this hearing and the proposed vote on Friday; on the high drama front Rosenstein is meeting with Trump today to see if he will be fired for his obstruction of Congress’ subpoenas while emails have surfaced that Rosenstein on May 10 unleashed a personal threatening attack of Red Congressmen and their staff; Stephen Colbert broke ranks and slammed Cack News Network “star” Jim Acosta for grandstanding at President Trump’s news conference (why he is admitted is mind boggling); Clare Bronfman who  is under house arrest following her indictment for involvement with sex cult NXIVM has posted a $100M bond and wants more pretrial freedom;  in Chicago, Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through September 26, 2018, 2295 people mostly of color including anti-gun violence activist Delmonte Johnson a teenage leader of GoodKids Mad City gunned down on Wednesday while playing basketball, have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 371 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 mostly people of color by mostly people of color).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Mariah Carey, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not subject to narrischkeit today and a relevant quote from Narendra Modi on the importance of tourism, 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. National Gay Men’s kHIV/AIDS Awareness Day—promoting awareness among those infected by the HIV virus of the fact that with anti-HIV drugs that are religiously taken, people so infected can achieve a lower viral load that prevents transmission of the virus and that an AIDS diagnosis is no longer the death sentence it once was although the cost of drugs remains expensive.
2. World Tourism Day—created by the UN World Tourism Organization in September of 1979 and first celebrated on September 27, 1980 to promote tourism as a powerful engine in economic development and to bring societies closer together.
3. 1995 Number One Song— the number one song in 1995 on a run of 8 weeks in that position was “Fantasy” by Mariah Carey. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n”  is “narrischkeit” which means foolishness or nonsense which is what emanates normally from the Swamp creatures.
5. No Horror With Rocky—celebrating the birth on this day in 1947 of noted singer and actor Marvin Lee Aday, better known to his fans as Meat Loaf who appeared in such blockbuster films as The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Wayne’s World.
On this day in: 
a. 1908 production of the Model T began at Ford’s Piquettte Avenue Plant in Detroit.
b. 1941 the SS Patrick Henry, the first of 2700 Liberty Ships was launched.
c. 1962 Rachel Carson published her book Silent Spring which spawned a worldwide environment movement and led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
d. 1983 Richard Stallman announced the formation of the GNU Project to develop a free UNIX like operating system..
e. 1998 Google retroactively claims this day as the birth of its search engine.
   Reflections on the importance of tourism: “Tourism provides employment to the poorest of the poor. Gram seller earns something, auto-rickshaw driver earns something, pakoda seller earns something, and tea seller also earns something.” Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
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