Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 24, 2018 On the illegal alien front as the 7,000 plus caravan slowly moves up from Mexico’s border with Guatemala, disturbing news that another caravan is forming in El Salvador to follow in its steps (no matter how compassionate as a nation we must feel, the border with Mexico must be sealed by any means necessary including the placement of the military on the border); scary news that 5 suspicious packages bearing the return office address of Debbie Wasserman Schultz have been intercepted before delivery to the Clintons and Obama while CNN headquarters has been evacuated due to delivery of a suspicious package sent to John Brennan in care of CNN and Eric Holder was also the recipient of a suspicious package (one day after an explosive device was found delivered to the home of leftist supporter George Soros); despite Trump condemning the sending of explosive devices and calling for unity, the two Pavlovian leaders Pelosi and Schumer condemned the words as being hollow (in this over the top rhetoric world and animosity do not be surprised if the FGI determines that the mailing was a false flag from the left to turn voters against Reds) ; on the World Series front the Dodgers went down to defeat at Fenway Park and James Taylor was slammed for his singing of the National Anthem; a winning ticket for the $1.68 million Mega Millions was sold in South Carolina; Tesla has announced plans to build a production facility in China with a targeted production goal of 250,000 cars a year; on the opioid death front new data suggests that the number of deaths, which in 2017 reached 72,000 may have plateaued, are starting to decline in 2018; on the sexual abuse by priests front, the Attorney General for Washington, D.C. has announced an investigation of the Archdiocese of sexual abuse charges after the Archdiocese released a list of 31 priests credibly charged with abuse claims; Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through October 23, 2018, 2497 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 Post Malone feat 21 Savage, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you can nictate and a relevant quote from Stephen Field on the transcontinental telegraph line, 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 Development Information Day—created by the UN General Assembly in 1992 to create awareness of the need for and problems faced in global development in Third World countries and to advance international cooperation in solving such problems.
2. United Nations Day—celebrating the execution of the United Nations Charter on this day in 1945 and to promote awareness of the aims and achievements of the UN and its organizations.
3. 2017 Number One Song— the number one song in 2017 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “Rock Star” by Post Malone feat 21 Savage. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UceaB4D0jpo
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we moved from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n” is “nictate” which means wink or blink.
5. Lamb Stepping Stone to Fame—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1789 of noted poet Sarah Josephine Hale aka the Mother of Thanksgiving for her efforts to make Thanksgiving a national holiday and best known for her crusade to have girls educated and for her poem “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”
On this day in:
a. 1861 the U.S. became a smaller place as the first transcontinental telegraph line was completed.
b. 1975 90 percent of the women in Iceland went on a national strike to protest gender inequality.
c. 1992 the Toronto Blue Jays became the first baseball team located outside the U.S. to win a World Series.
d. 2003 Concorde made its last flight.
d. 2003 Concorde made its last flight.
e. 2008 on “Bloody Friday” a worldwide stock market crash occurred with most indices dropping ten percent.
Reflections on the transcontinental telegraph line: “My wish is that the completion of the transcontinental telegraph line will the means of strengthening the attachment which binds both the East and the West to the Union.” California Chief Justice Stephen Field in the first telegraph sent on the line from San Francisco to President Abraham Lincoln on October 24, 1861.
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