Thursday, August 29, 2019

August 29, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Day Against Nuclear Test

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 29, 2019 Comey must be thanking his lucky stars that the DOJ he and Obama mangled still has residue of two classes of justice, one for us wee mortals and the other for elite like him and HRC as despite a scathing report to add to his disgrace, the IG did not recommend criminal prosecution (as Comey has the “What Me Worry Look” of Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine-
creating total outrage and further debasement of a once high integrity, high standard FBI); Biden’s ability to remain the master of the gaffe is still mind boggling as he recounted a story of his appearing in Afghanistan to award a medal to a Naval officer who tried to save a wounded soldier but the facts were misstated a concern over his mental fitness that is becoming more apparent with each gaffe; CNN has already signed up to protect Biden from his gaffes by comparing him to Reagan’s use of a movie on World War II when handing out Medals of Honor; on the heels of Andrew Luck retiring due to injuries after 5 years, Ron Gronkowski revealed the injuries suffered while playing including having a centimeter of fluid collecting in his brain (any speculation he will return really should be dismissed); for Jeopardy fans good news as Alec Trabec announced that he is back from pancreatic cancer therapy and will be host as the game show starts another season on September 9, 2019; the Bill of Rights assault by the Blues continuing after their war on the 2nd have now declared war on the 1st embracing non religious believers and attacking the concept of religious liberty (makes you want to believe in Hell and encourage its enlargement to place these Blues as they fade into the left); Hurricane Dorian is getting stronger and may hit Florida as a Cat 4 which will be potentially devastating; in a possible sign that it bias may be hitting readership and revenues, the Washington Post has published an advertising section extolling China’s points of view in what many observers indicate is pure propaganda for China; in Chicago through August 28, 2019, 1842 have been shot of whom 308 have died and in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 225 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 Mariah Carey, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are living in a pluviose environment and a relevant quote from the Ingrid Berman on dealing with cancer, 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. International Day Against Nuclear Tests—created unanimously by the UN and celebrated on the anniversary of the closing on this day in 1991 of the former Soviet Union’s Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site.
2. National Sacrodosis Day—attempted to be treated by a joint resolution of Congress in 1994 which failed and is now celebrated on April 30th of each year to raise research dollars for treatment of and create awareness of this autoimmune disease which can be fatal.        
3. 2005 Number One Song— the number one song in 2005 on a run of 15 weeks in that position was “We Belong Together” by Mariah Carey.  Here is a recording of the song: 
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pluviose” which means rainy which describes Southeastern Alaska to a tee.
5. From Sweden With Love—celebrating the birth on this day in 1915 of noted Swedish Academy Award winning and nominated Actress who sadly was a heavy smoker and died too early with many movies yet to be made of breast cancer after an 8 year struggle on her 67th birthday.
On this day in: 
     a. 1911 Ishii, the last known survivor of the Indian Yahi Tribe, came into contact after hiding for years from the whiteman with Californians to die on March 25, 1916 from tuberculosis.
     b. 1958 the U.S. Air Force Academy opened its doors at Colorado Springs, Colorado. 
c. 1966 the Beatles played their last paying concert at Candlestick Park.
d. 1997 Netflix was launched as an online DVD rental service.   
e. 2005 Hurricane Katrina, a Cat 5 Hurricane devastated most of U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana through the Florida Panhandle, causing 1836 deaths and $125 billion in damages. 
Reflections on cancer from one who fought it for 8 years but continued to perform her incredible craft: “Cancer victims who don't accept their fate, who don't learn to live with it, will only destroy what little time they have left.” Ingrid Bergman how true her observation was.
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