Tuesday, August 27, 2019

August 27, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Petroleum Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 27, 2019 Yoga may do wonders for your health but not if practiced on the 6th floor on a balcony using a railing and causing the woman to fall 80 feet, break 110 bones and endure 11 hours of surgery; on the impeachment front, it would appear that the Judiciary Committee headed by Nadler the snake Adder, had made the decision to proceed with impeachment even before Mueller’s report was released (nothing like guilty until proven innocent Nadler); Taylor Swift at the VMA Awards was on a full on anti-Trump rant (stick to writing and singing songs Taylor as it is a lot better for your economic health; in a pathetic moment almost meriting pity as he sucks up another MSNBC check, trying to remain relevant Brennan declares Trump to be delusional (great mystery of life is why this hack has a security clearance if that is still the case); mea culpa in my declaring Steyer had bought his way on to the debate stage which was not true as he lacks one more poll showing him with the cutoff poll numbers the DNC requires; after being lambasted for not commenting on the completely insane remarks of Alan Frances of Duke on his show that Trump has killed more people that Hitler, Stalin and Mao, the Helter Skelter equivalent of objective journalism Brian Skelter has come up with the lame excuse that he remained silent because of “technical difficulties” that prevented him from hearing (far fetched to classify his over the top bias as the equivalent of “technical difficulties,”); Maryland which should be called “Sanctuary City Land” has the dubious distinction of having 5 rapes by illegal aliens this month (all of these Blue Open Border zealots should be required to meet with the parents of those raped, assaulted or murdered by illegals and that especially includes the illegal alien supporter queen Kamala Harris); in a remake of the movie Cocoon geriatric Biden is tied with Sanders and Warren in a three way race with Biden’s supporters with no one bit of enthusiasm for their gaffer in chief; Omar is in the bad news spotlight causing the divorce of a political consultant’s marriage due to his affair and her perjury past on her marriage status and immigration fraud may result from her departure from the Congress and the Squad (bite the hand that fed you with a release from a refugee camp and the teeth of justice even if delayed will bite you back); in Chicago through August 26, 2019, 1826 have been shot of whom 305 have died and in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population,  223 have been murdered in Baltimore (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 people of color by people of color?).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Beyonce feat. Nelly feat. Jay Z, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that despite large numbers of millionaires in Congress we do not have a plutarchy  and a relevant quote from James Hansen on nuclear power, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, 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 Petroleum Day—commemorating the discovery of petroleum by Edwin Drake in Titusville, Pennsylvania on this day in 1858, a day which in AOC’s framework is a day that will forever live in infamy although it produces about 40% of the energy produced in the United States.       
2. Touch a Heart Tuesday—celebrated on the last Tuesday of August since 1988 to encourage acts of kindness that warm a person’s heart be that person a family member, friend or stranger.        
3. 2003 Number One Song— the number one song in 2003 on a run of 8 weeks in that position was “Crazy in Love” by Beyonce feat. Jay Z. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViwtNLUqkMY  This very popular singer has sold over 300 million records, but sadly is a staunch supporter of Obama and Hillary Clinton.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “plutarchy” which means government by the wealthy which we may face if Steyer obtains the Blue nomination and faces Trump in the general.
5. Drive Don’t Fly—celebrating the birth on this day in 1877 of Charles Stewart Rolls who co-founded the Rolls-Royce Company but sadly became the first Briton to be killed in an aeronautical accident when the tail fell off a Wright Flyer he was piloting on July 12, 1910.
On this day in: 
     a. 1928 the Kellogg Brian Pact outlawing war between nations was signed by 15 nations; although 61 nations ultimately signed it was ignored on September 1, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland just a little over 11 years later.
     b. 1956 the nuclear reactor at Calder Hall in Britain was connected to the nation’s power grid making it the world’s first nuclear powered generating station. 
c. 1979 in the deadliest attacks on British soldiers in Operation Banner in Northern Ireland, 18 British soldiers were killed in an ambush by the Provisional Irish Republican Army near Warren Port, Northern Ireland and a member of the British Royal Family, Count Mountbatten, was killed along with 3 others when a bomb was detonated on his boat in Mullgamore, Ireland.
d. 2003 6 party talks involving North and South Korea, Japan, Russia, China  and the United States convened to unsuccessfully resolve security concerns over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.   
e. 2011 Hurricane Irene made landfall on the East Coast of the United States, killing 47 people and causing $15.6 billion in damages. 
Reflections great news if he is right: “With a fourth generation of nuclear power, you can have a technology that will burn more than 99 percent of the energy in the fuel. It would mean that you don't need to mine uranium for the next thousand years.” James Hansen, adjunct professor for   Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions of the  Earth Institute of Columbia University. 
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