Tuesday, October 1, 2019

October 1, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Day of Older Persons

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 1, 2019 On the how sick can it be front, a Virginia State Police officer was suspended for delivering to ICE  a suspect driver in a traffic accident who had a warrant for his arrest for not showing up at a deportation hearing; in  another example of our porous border Jose Luis-Ruiz has been deported 6 times and convicted of 5 DUIs with on more pending has been arrested in Tennessee and faces a wrist slap of only 2 years for his 5th illegal entry; in a hopeful sign that Silicon Valley may be waking up to the threat posed by the leftist drift of the Democratic Party and its candidates for president, an audio of Jeff Zuckerberg attacking Elizabeth Warren and promising to legally go to the mat against her has surfaced (when will the entrepreneurs who have built highly successful companies wake up to the reality of disaster of attacking the policies and environment that enabled them to be successful?); another desperate Blue candidate Bernie Sanders has unveiled his inequality pay tax on corporations that pay their CEO more than 50 times the average employee salary which would have cost Apple $1.4 billion dollars if the law had been in place (might dim Tim Cook’s support of Blue candidates and his opposition to Trump); Mike Pompeo is complaining that the employees of the State Department are being deluged with subpoenas by investigative trigger happy Blue led House Committees as the identity of the whistleblower still has not been revealed nor a date for his or her testimony set (Senate needs to get ahead of this and summon whistleblower to testify before the House uses him or her to skewer Trump in the media); Dallas police officer Amber Gyger has been found guilty of shooting an unarmed black in his apartment which was directly above hers which she wrong entered; with all the homeless feces and trash San Francisco probably has a rat problem like Los Angeles but the Frarallon Islands 50 miles off shore from San Francisco definitely does and the EPA is holding hearings on whether to dump 1.5 tons of rat poison on the islands to eradicate the problem (I guess the organic way of making the island a shelter for cats would not work); Mueller has returned to his old firm and most of his deputies in the Mueller witch-hunt have landed cushy jobs including hatchet man Andrew Weissman who will be teaching at George Washington School of Law while further enriching himself with a book deal with Random House; on the hurricane front Hurricane Lorenzo is bearing down as a CAT 5 Hurricane on the Azores with projected 70+ feet waves but with the good news that its projected track will send it to Northern Europe; in Chicago through September 30, 2019, 2128 have been shot of whom, after the one day hiatus of no deaths, 365 have died; in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 256 have been murdered in Baltimore (when will Chicago and Baltimore 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 and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which have been more deadly and more numerous than random mass shootings?
 As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to Frankie Laine,  the fact that we do not need to plan for our postmundane,  and a relevant quote on Stanford University by Devon Cajuste, 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 of Older Personscreated on December 14, 1990 and first celebrated on October 1, 1991 to create awareness of the problems, like elder abuse, that older persons face and to commemorate their contributions to society.         
2. International Coffee Day—created by the International Coffee Organization in 2015 to promote awareness of all those from the plantation to the barista that are involved in delivering that coffee drink we all look forward to receiving other than President Trump.
3. 1949  Number One Song— the number one song in 1949 on this day on a run of 8 weeks in the position was “That Lucky Old Sun” by Frankie Laine. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL3kvxN3xFc. The Sun stopped shining on him after 75 years of performing which in died in 2007 at age 93. 
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “postmundane” which means after the end of the world which if you listen to AOC is coming less than 12 years due to climate change as she eschews the train to go from the Swamp to her home district and flies instead, spewing out tons more carbon instead .
5. We May Be Flat But Suds Bubbled Free—celebrating or bemoaning depending on your political affiliation, the birth on this day in 1924 of Jimmy Carter,  our oldest living president and only ex-president to win the Nobel Peace Prize and best noted for his “Malaise Speech” and the deregulation of airlines and breweries.
On this day in: 
      a. 1891 Leland Stanford Junior University opened its doors en route to becoming one of the great universities on the planet.
      b. 1946 Mensa International was founded.
      c. 1992 The Cartoon Network started broadcasting.
 d. 2017 58 people are shot and killed and wounded or injured over 850 at the end of a music concert in Las Vegas.
 e. 2019 China celebrated the founding of the People’s Republic of China 70 years ago with a large military parade in Beijing.
 Reflections on Stanford University: “Stanford just stood out, not even close to the other schools. I was going to wait, see what else comes into play, but when I got there, I knew I wanted to be there.” Devon Cajuste, former Stanford tight end who never made it in the pros.
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