Saturday, October 5, 2019

October 5, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Teachers Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 5, 2019 a key witness against Amber Guyger and the next door neighbor of the victim has been shot a killed with suspect at large (fingers crossed that his was not a payback by the Dallas Police Department for his testimony against a Dallas Police Officer, Amber Guyger); we have a massive homeless problem among our citizens and what does this idiot AOC propose?- rent control and welfare for illegal aliens you possibly imagine a greater incentive for illegals to flee their squalor than lure of welfare dollars and wonder how quickly our standard of living would go in to the tank creating more homelessness and poverty?); North Korea are in a snit fit over whether the nuclear talks have broken down (easiest way to start them again in the hope that a nuclear free North Korea would open up massive economic development and keep the Kim dynasty in power for decades to come); Romney who looks more and more like a RINO every day and has defied the imagination in the shadows of Benghazi that he lost to Obama is in a snit fit with Trump (hold on to your seats, do not be surprised if this RINO declares his support for Trump’s impeachment which will cause millions of investors to rue the fact they had not previously bailed from the market); Biden may be the gaffer in chief but not liar in chief but Warren the liar in chief for that position vies, first as to being a Cherokee now a false claim that she was fired after her first year of teaching because she was visibly pregnant; a Georgia school teacher has been put on administrative leave for posting a Confederate Flag in her classroom with a caption “Confederate Flag means you’re going to marry your sister” ( another example of our polarization and end of civility); Augustin Hunneus, Jr. must have been drinking to much of his own wine when he bribed USC $300,000 to accept his daughter as he won the top prize for the harshest sentence in the university admissions scandal, receiving 5 months in jail, $100,000 fine and 500 hours of community service (in the 60’s and 70’s we used to call SC the University of Spoiled Children, but now with its scandals, it should be the University of Soiled Children); in a he may not be out of the woodworks moment, the NYT reported there may be a second whistleblower out there on Trump’s activities; in Chicago through October 4, 2019, 2151 have been shot of whom, 370 have died; in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 258 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 Jo Stafford,  the fact that the service you receive merits a pourboire,  and a relevant quote on the Tylenol disaster by Professor Richard Tedlow, 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 No Prostitutionfirst observed in 2002 to promote awareness of the danger of prostitution and the trafficking of minors it promotes and encourages.         
2. World Teachers Day—created by UNESCO to commemorate the signing UNESCO/ILO Declaration on the Status of Teachers in 1966, a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world.[2] This recommendation outlines standards relating to education personnel policy, recruitment, and initial training as well as the continuing education of teachers, their employment, and working conditions.
3. 1952  Number One Song— the number one song in 1952 on this day on a run of 5 weeks in the position was “You Belong to Me” by Jo Stafford. Here is a recording of the song:  
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pourboire” which means a gratuity which a diner should give unless the service is nonexistent.
5. A Queen Not A King—celebrating the birth on this day in 1946 of Farrokh Bulsara, better known to his fans as Freddie Mercury, a member of the band Queen and songwriter for such memorable songs as “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Are The Champions”, who after a six year relationship with hairdresser Jim Hutton who tested positive for the AIDS virus in 1990 and died on January 1, 2010 not from it but from a smoking related illness.
On this day in: 
      a. 1921 the World Series was first broadcast on radio.
      b. 1947 President Harry S. Truman made the first televised Oval Office Address.
      c. 1966 in a dodge the radioactive bullet, Fermi 1, an experimental breeder reactor at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station at Detroit, suffered a partial meltdown, fortunately releasing no radiation. It was repaired and shut down in 1972.
 d. 1970 to the joy of Big Bird, PBS was founded.
 e. 1982 Tylenol was recalled from stores in Chicago after 7 people had died from tampered bottles of the medicine laced with cyanide, a crime for which the perpetrator was never caught.
 Reflections on the Tylenol laced with cyanide murders crisis management implemented by James Burke, its CEO: “ [Burke] spoke the truth and that was astonishingly liberating for everyone who heard it because we have all become so accustomed to public figures telling less than the truth or lying,” Harvard business professor Richard Tedlow. Great example of transparency being your friend which the political world totally lacks.
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