Saturday, November 30, 2019

November 30, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Small Business Saturdayit Or

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 30, 2019 Kelly Mehlenbacher, Kamala Harris’s top campaign aide who has left her sinking ship to join the Bloomberg campaign has slammed Kamala’s abysmal treatment of her staff;  Hunter Biden has demand that his income and financial statements filed in his divorce case be kept confidential to avoid embarrassment (normally a valid request but here the income received from his quid pro quo Burisma Board Seat and his equity interest in a Chinese investment company merit disclosure); in the stabbing attack in London, the number of wounded has increased to five as tales of heroism by bystanders one of whom was a chef wielding a narwhale tusk  who disarmed this Islamic jihadist recently paroled after serving 6 years for terrorism (supposedly this jihadist showed no remorse which begs the question why he was ever released?); in another example of why Social Media’s censorship of Reds must be reined in, Twitter has banned Omar’s Red opponent for tweeting that if Omar is proved to have transmitted classified material to Iran, she should be hanged for treason (news flash Dorsey, that’s a definition of treason and the penalty can be death); on the good news front for the holidays, Stanford alum and 49er CB Richard Sherman has discharged the lunch school debt of a Santa Clara middle school and given $20,000 to fight hunger in Seattle public schools; great news for retailers that Black Friday sales set records but bad day for our social fabric as numerous fights broke out in malls across the land and climate change activists hindered many shoppers from entering and leaving stores (hopefully Small Business Saturday will be more civilized); the left is is aping the elephant that never forgets as ex HRC aide Fallon’s “non profit” Demand Justice is on a rant claiming Gorsuch’s and Kavanaugh’s appointments were illegitimate and slamming Facebook for posting ads from major law firms supporting of the Federalist Society’s dinner; to the angry howls of leftists ICE deported  38 year old illegal alien Delmer Palma from Honduras who had been working construction for 18 years but had the misfortune of working on the Hard Rock Hotel that collapsed in New Orleans (construction pays well and many Americans seek those jobs which in certain industries like drywall have been taken over by illegals); in Chicago with a new interim police chief as of  November 29, 2019, 2541 have been shot, of whom, 431 have died; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 312 have been murdered, a number which has passed all of 2014’s death and is closing in on 2016 yearly total of 318’s fatalities (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 Whitney Houston,  the fact you avoid pseudodox; a relevant quote on the effects of Desert Storm by Mark Moyar,  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. Small Business Saturday--celebrating a way to avoid the unruly crowds and lack of parking spaces at the malls to shop at the neighborhood shops that are the backbone of our economy—small businesses.
2. Computer Security Day--created in 1988 to promote the need to protect computers and other smart electronic devices from hacking which causes major financial and security problems to the government, businesses non profit organizations and individuals.
3. 1995 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1995 on this day on a run of 1 week in the position was “Exhale ( Shoop, Shoop)” by Whitney Houston. Here is a recording of the song:   Sadly, this singer with an incredible voice died way too early on February 11, 2012 after passing out and drowning in a bathtub due to ingestion of cocaine.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pseudodox” which means false doctrine or opinion which is what one hears when a socialist like Sanders extols the virtues of socialism.
5. The Fountain of Youth--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1912 of the “World’s Oldest Teenager” Dick Clark, best known for his longtime hosting of American Bandstand on TV and the New Year’s Eve Celebration in New York
City whose eternal youth finally failed him on April 18, 2012. 
On this day in: 
      a. 1982 Michael Jackson released his sixth album Thriller which became the largest selling album of all time until passed by the Eagles’ Eagles Greatest Hits. 
        b. 1995 the official end of Operation Desert Storm. 
    c. 1999 Exxon and Mobil signed a $73.7 billion agreement to merge, creating ExxonMobil, the largest corporation in the world. 
   d. 1999 anti-globalization protestors rioted in Seattle over the meeting of the World Trade Organization, forcing the cancelation of opening ceremonies.
   e. 2018 a 7.0 Earthquake occurred only 15 miles from Anchorage, causing significant property damage but no deaths.
      Reflections on Desert Storm: “Within a mere one hundred hours, the Iraqi army lay vanquished. American casualties totaled 147, a pittance in comparison with other wars. The stunning success of Operation Desert Storm was to shape world military affairs for decades to come. The efficacy of American precision weaponry convinced most other nations that they could not hope to compete with the United States in conventional warfare. Devoting greater attention to “asymmetric warfare,” they pursued capabilities such as ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons that could deter or thwart superior American forces. In the ensuing wars in Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq, insurgent groups devised new tactics and weapons that impeded the use of American technology. A few peer competitors—China and Russia—sought to catch up with the United States by investing in high-tech military capabilities. They are still trying to catch up today, but are now a good deal closer than they were in 1991.”´Mark Moyar, noted military historian at the Hoover Institution.
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