Thursday, February 27, 2020

February 27, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World NGO Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 27, 2020 At a time more than ever when we need unity to fight an unknown threat in terms of spreading and lethality, Pelosi and Schumer are once again showing terminal signs of Trump Derangement Syndrome trying to turn the coronavirus into a political weapon to use against Trump while the two B’s seeking the nomination Bloomberg and Biden were slammed by fact checkers from misleading statements that Trump has cut back of NIH funding; although Biden appears to be leading in South Carolina, Sanders is surging for Super Tuesday and may prove unstoppable which has the DNC in a world of hurt even as Pelosi with a straight face indicates the party is united and will support whomever is nominated including Socialist Sanders (doubt if that message will resonate in the Districts Trump won in 2016); markets still being hammered by the rise in coronavirus cases in and out of China but any stock involved in possible vaccines, testing, or treatment is going off the charts; not only are a majority of the co-hosts on The View, clueless but it looks like the leftist stooges in the studio audience are also as they were chastised by McCain over applause over alleged failings of Pence as overseer of the efforts against coronavirus here; Anthony Ferrill a black electrician who worked for Molson for 17 years evidently had disputes with workmates and felt he was discriminated against so he returned the company’s Milwaukee brewery site and shot an killed 5 co-workers before turning the gun on himself; disgraced former Blue Mayor of Baltimore was sentenced to three years in prison for tax evasion; Maricopa County in Arizona, the state’s most populous county, became the second county in the country to become a 2nd Amendment Preservation City; the “Lovebirds” Strzok’s and Page’s texts and emails to each other read by Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson brought the house down at CPAC; in Chicago, as of February 26, 2020, 330 people have been shot of whom 65 have died; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population and hoping against all hopes that 2020 will not be a record in terms of deaths has fallen 17 behind Chicago with 48 murders by shootings (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 Johnny Ray and the Four Lads,  the fact that you are opposed to ochlocracy,  a relevant quote by Michael klare on the invasion of Iraq to liberate,  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 Polar Bear Day—created by Polar Bear International to create awareness of the dangers faced by Polar Bears due to shrinking sea ice caps caused by climate change.
2. World NGO Day—created in 2014 and observed in 96 countries to promote awareness of the importance of nongovernament organizations to address social and economic issues.
3. 1952 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1952 on this day on a run of 11 weeks in the position was “Cry” by Johnny Ray and the Four Lads.  Here is a recording of the song: Ray struggled with alcoholism most of his life and his Crying stopped on February 24, 1990 from liver failure.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “ochlocracy” which means government by mobs which describes what Antifa wants to impose upon us. 
5Worthy on or offcelebrating the birthday on this day in 1961 of noted professional basketball player James Worthy who played with the Los Angeles Lakers.
On this day in:               
     a. 1951 the 22nd Amendment limiting the president to two terms was ratified the states; but unfortunately we did not address the need for term limits of members of Congress, too many of whom make holding office a career which is not what the founding fathers had in mind.
      b. 1962 in what should have been a wake-up call that we were supporting an unpopular leader in Diem, two South Vietnamese pilots bombed the Presidential Palace in a failed assassination attempt.
     c. 1964 the government of Italy asked for help in stabilizing the lean of the Tower of Pisa which after years of study and efforts was successfully completed in May of 2008.                                            
 d. 1991 President George H. W. Bush announced that Kuwait had been liberated..
 e. 2004 Shoko Asahara, the leader of the Japanese doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo was sentenced to death for his role in the nerve gas sarin attacks on the Tokyo Subway in 1995 and finally had his date with the gallows met on July 6, 2018.
Reflections on the invasion of Iraq to liberate Kuwait: "The invasion of Iraq was not an unprecedented event; it really was the natural extension of a conflict with Iraq that began on August 2, 1990, when Iraq invaded Kuwait and occupied Kuwait, which was a major oil supplier to the United States.” Michael Klare, Five Colleges Professor of Peace and World Security Studies.
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