Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October 10, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Mental Health Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 10, 2018 Hurricane Michael is bearing down on Florida and expected to reach landfall in the Florida panhandle as a Cat 4 with life threatening winds and storm surges; San Francisco that liberal sanctuary city where illegals are free to roam and once was a place to where a flower in your hair has now been name the “doo-doo” capital of the world in terms of human fecal matter on its sidewalkd (should also be named the syringe capital of the world in terms of used needles deposited on sidewalks); Blues are in a tizzy over the Kavenaugh nomination and are floating ideas to duplicate FDR’s failed plain to increase the court or limit the lifetime appointment of justices while Nadler chomping at the bit for the Blues to regain control of the House is floating the balloon to impeach Kavanaugh (time for Blues to chill out and stop resisting and cross the aisle to work to solve issues confronting Americans); HRC is taking rightful flack for her call that Blues need to end all civility in dealing with Reds (this Marvin K. Moody and her sexual predator husband really need to disappear from the political scene); on the PC academic front a small bit of sanity has returned and Professor Cheney-Lippold of the University of Michigan has been disciplined for his refusal to write a letter of recommendation for one of his students who wanted to study abroad in Israel (anti-Semitism is alive and well on college campuses while Israelis hunker down in bunkers due to Hamas rockets); on the political front Krysten Sinema a Blue candidate for Arizona’s Senate seat is being lambasted for promoting the lawyer who represented the blind Sheik and conspired to transmit messages to supporters to promote bombings (this is a candidate that the voters in Arizona need to reject); Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through October 9, 2018, 2383 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 392 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 Ciara feat. Petey Pablo, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that the you are not in need of a necrologue and a relevant quote from Jan Masaryk on the Munich Agreement, 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. World Mental Health Day—created by the World Mental Health Foundation in 1992 to promote awareness of the needs for mental health programs and education to combat stigma for those suffering mental health issues..
2. World Homeless Day—created in 2010 to promote awareness of the problems facing the homeless on this planet.
3. 2004 Number One Song— the number one song in 2004 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “Goodie’” by Ciara feat. Petey Pablo. 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 “necrologue” which is an obituary which hopefully you are in a state of health that it is not necessary to start writing it today.  
5. A True Ironman—celebrating the birth on this day in 1969 of former NFL great Brett Favre who as a Packer started 207 games, a NFL record, and who is now an advocate for greater attention to brain injuries suffered by players.
    On this day in: 
a. 1938 in a classic example of why appeasement does not work the Sudetenland was ceded to Nazi Germany.
b. 1967 the Outer Space Treaty banning the placement of nuclear weapons in outer space came into effect after being signed by 60 nations.
c. 1971 after being sold, dismantled and moved, the London Bridge opened in Lake Havasu, Arizona.
d. 1973 Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with evasion of federal income taxes.
e. 1985 U.S. Naval F-14 fighter jets intercept an Egyptian Air Flight carrying hijackers of the Achille Lauro and forced it to land in Sicily where they are arrested.
   Reflections on the appeasement to Hitler in 1938 at Muncih: “If you have sacrificed my nation to preserve the peace of the world, I will be the first to applaud you. But if not, gentlemen, God help your souls."Czechoslovakian foreign minister Jan Masaryk to Lord Halifax as reaction to announcement of allies' betrayal in 1938.  
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