Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 6, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Malaria Day in the Americas

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 6, 2018 After $5 billion has been spent it is time to join the 36 million who have early voted and go to the polls and vote to determine how this most divided nation will elect its leaders to govern us for the next two years; in a reverse moment déjà vu, a brave and small band of Hollywood conservatives are coming out to brave boycott to support conservative clients;  the closeness of many races may mean we will not know for many days the winners; on the crime front police are advising car owners to place their smart keys in an old coffee car, microwave, freezer or refrigerator to prevent thieves from hacking into the smart key and stealing the car;  disgraced Comey is in the news touting the Blue Wave that is supposed to in his words occur today; Ocasio-Cortez once again displayed her ignorance of economic reality when asked how America would pay for the Medicare for all she is touting claiming we would just do it (this socialist is bad news and a pox on her district when she wins); the Live Free or Die state New Hampshire has on the ballot today a proposal to amend the state constitution to prevent government from intruding into one’s personal life to collect private information; on the death comes in many forms front retired professional boxer from Argentina Mario Melio choked to death in a croissant eating contest on the third croissant; on the how to piss off your fans front, Sinead O’Connor has converted to Islam and tweeted that she will not associate with white people as she finds them disgusting (how stupid can someone who wants to sell records be?);  Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through November 5, 2018, 2607 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 430 have died (for two days in a row no gunshot murder victims but still 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 Frankie Carle, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not nocent to those around you  and a relevant quote from Bill Gates on malaria, 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. Malaria Day in the Americas—first recognized by Guyana in 2003 to promote awareness of the presence of malaria in the Americas infecting over 400,000 persons yearly and to promote mosquito eradication programs.
2. International Day for the Prevention of Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict—created by the UN General Assembly in 2001 to prevent the unsustainable exploitation of natural resources from fueling and financing armed conflict.
3. 1946 Number One Song— the number one song in 1946 on a run of 8 weeks in that position was “Rumors Are Flying” by Frankie Carle and his Orchestra. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6KIKEeplsQ
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 “nocent” which  means hurtful which is exactly what a Blue Wave will do to our economy.
5. Need for a Better Helmet—celebrating the birth on this day in 1990 of Aaron Hernandez a professional football player with the New England Patriots who saw his career ruined by a murder conviction that resulted in his committing suicide in his prison cell; it was revealed he was suffering from CTE sustained while playing football.
    On this day in: 
a. 1947 Meet the Press, the longest running TV show in history, made its debut on NBC.
b. 1962 the General Assembly passed a resolution condemning South Africa’s apartheid policy and calling on all nations to end military aid and economic relations with the nation.
c. 1965 Cuba and the United States formally agreed to an airlift of Cubans who wanted to leave the island and immigrate to the United States resulting in some 250,000 Cubans coming to the U.S.
d. 1977 the Kelly Barnes Dam located above Toccoa Falls Bible College in Toccoa, Georgia failed, killing 39 people.
e. 1995 Art Modell announced that the Cleveland Browns would move to Baltimore which had been without a professional football team since the Colts moved to Indianapolis in 1983.
    Reflections on the scourge of malaria: “The malaria parasite has been killing children and sapping the strength of whole populations for tens of thousands of years. It is impossible to calculate the harm malaria has done to the world.” Bill Gates, whose foundation has made great strides in combating the deadly malaria parasite.
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