Wednesday, November 14, 2018

November 14, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Diabetes Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 14, 2018 On the wildfire front the Camp Fire is still uncontained and the death toll has risen to 48 with around 200 still missing and a new blaze has erupted near San Bernardino; Dems have elected Schumer as their minority leader and the Republicans have elected McConnell as Senate Leader while the House has not voted to see whether Pelosi becomes Speaker of the House; the DOJ has rendered an opinion that Whitaker may be appointed by Trump as the acting Attorney General which means Rod Rosenstein’s days of “monitoring” the expansive witch-hunt of Trump are over; Bob Woodward has slammed the Cack News Network for its lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s revocation of Acosta’s credentials saying the media has become emotionally unhinged about Trump (right on Mr. Woodward); Trump has finally filled the vacancy in Saudi Arabia appointing John Abizaid the former CENTCOM general and overseer of the war in Iraq as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; officals in Broward and Palm Beach County are still scrambling to meet the deadline to recount the votes;  Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through November 13, 2018, 2648 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 439 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 Patti Page, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that a majority of Americans still believe in nominism and a relevant quote from Lee Haney on the relation of food to diabetes, 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 Diabetes Day—over 425 million people suffer from diabetes, most of which is Type II which can be controlled with diet and exercise but is becoming more rampant as obesity percentages continue to rise.
2. Operating Room Nurses Day—honoring the work of nurses how care for patients before, during and after surgery.
3. 1952 Number One Song— the number one song in 1952 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “I Went To Your Wedding” by Patti Page. Here is a recording of the song: Her last page was closed out in 2013.
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 “nominism” which  means a  view that moral conduct consists in the observance of laws a view which given the divisiveness in this country we seem to be losing.
5. A Better Brand of Rice—celebrating the birth on this day in 1954 of Condoleezza Rice, the first female African American Secretary of State and a former Stanford Provost whose accomplishments are head and shoulders above
those of the video queen Susan Rice.
    On this day in: 
a. 1922 the British Broadcasting Company began broadcasting in the United Kingdom.
b. 1967 Theodore Maiman was issued a patent for his ruby laser, the first in the world.
c. 1979 in response to the seizing of our Embassy in Tehran, President Carter froze all Iranian assets in the United States. 
d. 1994 a budget dispute between Democrats and Republicans forced the federal government to shut down national parks and monuments and operated federal agencies with reduced staffs for 5 days.
e. 2008 the first G-20 Meeting was held in Washington, D.C.
    Reflections on the relation of food to diabetes: “With all of the holiday cheer in the air, it's easy to overlook the ingredients in the foods. Ingredients such as salt, sugar, and fat - all of which leads to diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, heart disease, and cancer.” Lee Haney, noted former IFBB body builder.
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© November 14, 2018,  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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