Tuesday, October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National iPod Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 23, 2018 The Central American caravan of misnamed refugees has risen to 7,000 and has become the rallying cry for Republicans as it continues its invasion toward the U.S. waving flags of Honduras (time to cut aid to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala and call out troops to close border with Mexico and change the laws to require immediate deportation for anyone crossing illegally who has not obtained asylum status from an American consulate in that person’s native country and implement e-verify and fines for employees that hire illegal aliens to eliminate the incentive to come here or the next caravan will be much larger); Ralph Ellison the number two of the DNC running for Attorney General of Minnesota but also the poster child for sexual abuse of his former girlfriend is now trailing his Republican opponent in the polls (great that the hypocrisy of the Blues on the phony war on women front has been exposed); Trump is going all in with a massive ad buy-in to support Republican candidates and 10 more Make America Great rallies in the two weeks remaining before the midterms; Sandra Day O’Connor admited to early stages of dementia; Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through October 22, 2018, 2491 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 414 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 The Chainsmokers, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you strive for nexility  and a relevant quote from Anita Roddick on business ethics, 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 iPod Day—celebrating on this day in 2001 the release of the iPod to joys of music lovers around the globe.
2. Swallows Depart From San Juan Capistrano Day—celebrating the departure of the swallows from San Juan Capistrano to head 6,000 miles south to Goya Corrientes, Argentina for their winter vacation.
3. 2016 Number One Song— the number one song in 2016 on a run of 12 weeks in that position was “Closer” by The Chainsmokers feat Halsey. Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT2_F-1esPk
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 “nexility” which means compactness of speech, a skill most politicians lack.
5. Making Money on the Body—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1942 of Anita Roddick, a successful entrepreneur who founded the chain The Body Shop which she sold to L’Oreal in 2006 for £ 652.3 million only to die from a stroke in a little over a year later.
    On this day in: 
a. 1946 the UN General Assembly convened for the first time in a auditorium in Flushing, Queens, New York City.
b. 1983 the Marine Corps barracks in Beirut was hit by a suicide truck bomber killing 242 while a nearby French Army barracks was also hit by a suicide bomber killing 58.
c. 1995 Yolanda Saldivar was convicted for the murder of Latin singer Selena and sentenced to life in prison, being eligible for parole in 2025.
d. 2002 40 well armed Chechen rebels seized the Moscow House of Culture Theater taking 850 people hostage. In retaking the theater all 40 Chechens were killed; but unfortunately over 200 hostages met the same fate.
e. 2015 Mexico was hit with Cat 5 Hurricane Patricia with sustained winds of 215 miles per hour, the strongest hurricane to hit the Western Hemisphere.
    Reflections on business ethics from an entrepreneur famous for her ethics in business:    “Look at the Quakers - they were excellent business people that never lied, never stole; they cared for their employees and the community which gave them the wealth. They never took more money out than they put back in.” Anita Roddick 
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