Thursday, October 10, 2019

October 10, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Day Against Death Penalty

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 10, 2019 Ronan Farrow’s book on Matt Lauer’s sexual escapades and the attempt to cover up will be out soon and it will paint a very reptilian brain portrait of Lauer and complicity by NBC as one of Lauer’s victims Brooke Nevil has gone public over his alleged anal rape of her (so refreshing when the supporters of women CNN and MSNBC circle their wagons when on of their own is accused a peep not a word about the anal rape allegations of this perceived pervert); Andy Lack, the chairman of NBC News who killed Farrow’s expose about Weinstein and already taking heat for an old boy culture when it comes to sexual harassment is facing an allegation from one of his victims on sexual harassment (his actions now become clear when perverts like Lauer could claim “this is what the boss was doing”); the silver lining over Lauer’s sexual harassment and rape charges seems to be that NBC staffers may be tiring of the moniker of “Nothing But Cack” and finding some spine to mock Noah Oppenheim, the president of NBC News trying to defend the network’s handling of the scandal and the rape charge; Tulsi Gabbard, the only real non leftist candidate who might have a chance to save the Blues from fleeing from the center and jumping over the cliffs to the rocks of socialist like doom below has made the cut for next week’s Blue primary debate but is threatening to boycott over the DNC’s alleged rigging of the primary process; Rita Lowrey, a Blue 16 term Congresswoman is going to retire after the 2020 spawning speculation that Chelsea Clinton may run to replace her after her retirement (we need another Clinton in office like we need a hole in the head); troubling news that should alarm all Americans as recently declassified findings by the FISA Court show Christopher Wray continued to illegally spy on Americans (Comey and his anti-Trump henchmen have not been held accountable and should merit prosecution and prison time on conviction); the MSM anti-Trump lap dogs and Pelosi wanting to conduct impeachment inquiry behind closed doors with Red input blocked, no wonder latest Fox poll shows 51% of population want Trump removed; in Chicago through October 9, 2019, 2182 have been shot, of whom, 374 have died as the 2 day hiatus on deaths ended; in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 265 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, musical links to Jimmie Rodgers and the Beach Boys,  the fact that precantations on you tend to be good ones and a relevant quote on the death penalty by Coretta Scott King, 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. World Day Against The Death Penaltycreated by the Coalition Against the Death Penalty in 2003 to advocate the end of the death penalty on many grounds, not the least of which is a practical one, it does not deter murder no matter how heinous the crime is as most criminals never accept the fact they may get caught.        
2. World Mental Health Day—celebrated by the World Foundation for Mental Health in 1992 to create awareness of mental health issues facing society and to remove the social stigma associated with mental health diseases.         
3. 1957  Number One Song— the number one song in 1957 on this day on a run of 2 weeks in the position was “Honeycomb” by Jimmie Rodgers. Here is a recording of the song At 83 he is still active having survived a concussion administered by 3 LAPD officers on December 1, 1967 which derailed his career for almost a year.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “precantation” which means a prophecy which when it comes to impeachment of Donald Trump, the MSM pundits are predicting with almost near unanimity.
5. Gems Need Only A Little Polish--celebrating the birth on this day in 1985 of Marina Dimandis, a Welsh born singer of Greek descent who was pushed by a teacher to become a singer which she has and a popular one at that in the U.K and a powerful testimony of a person self teaching herself to sing in Greek, play the piano and write music to succeed.
On this day in: 
      a. 1964 the opening ceremonies at the Tokyo Summer Olympics became the first to be televised live by satellite.
      b. 1966 the Beach Boys released their greatest hit “Good Vibrations” ranked number six Rolling Stone Magazine on the list of greatest songs of all times:
      c. 1967 in an effort to reduce outer space as the equivalent of the Wild Wild West, the Outer Space Treaty came into effect.
 d. 1973 Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with income tax evasion.
 e. 2018 Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle, killing 57 people and causing over $25 billion in estimated damages.
 Reflections on the death penalty: “As one whose husband and mother-in-law have died the victims of murder and assassination, I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses... An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation.” Coretta Scott King Unless the murder is so heinous and the certainty of guilt beyond any question, it is hard to defend a practice that does not deter in almost all cases the taking of a human life by a criminal.
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