Sunday, March 19, 2023

Ridley's Believe It Or Not March 19, 2023

Yesterday marked the end of the Iditarod, The Last Great Race on Earth and the restarting of Ridley's Believe It Or Not in a world that much has not changed with the Ukraine War continuing with Ukraine begging for more weapons and growing hesitation to the U.S. reducing its inventories by sending more to Ukraine with a possible invasion of Taiwan becoming more likely. Fortunately we are in the midst of March Madness for both men and women with the Stanford women seeded 1st in their bracket playing Mississippi tonight on ESPN at 6:30 P.M. On the political front the headlines emanating out of New York is that Soros backed NYC Alvin Bragg with be indicting Trump for the payments made to Stormy Daniels for her silence in 2015 with Trump and large numbers of leading Reds complaining about the politization of the NYC’s District Attorney when crime continues to surge in that city, due potential in part to lenient and soft on criminals policies emanating out of Bragg’s office. I hope  you missed Ridley's Believe It Or Not these last few weeks and that you find Ridley's Believe It Or Not worth your time reading and if not please respond with an “Unsubscribe” in the message.                                           Ridley’s Believe It Or Not March 19, 2023
          Noted Holidays: National Poultry Day: celebrating chickens, turkey, geese, and duck which provide some 30 percent of the meat consumed in the world and are a valued source of protein from their eggs. It has not been a good year for poultry as over 47 million have died from the avian flu or have been culled to prevent further infection. An easy holiday to celebrate by having eggs for breakfast, a chicken sandwich for lunch (recommend Popeyes), turkey for dinner and chicken nuggets to munch on while watching March Madness which sad to say saw Number 1 Seed its Region be upset in a close game led all the way by Mississippi save a minute or so in the waning minutes of the 4th Quarter.
           Word of the Day:  The word of the day is “aleatoric” which means depending on contingencies or chance which given the chaos and volatility in the market and uncertainty status of our banking system a not recommended method of managing your investments. 
           Number 1 Song: The number 1 song on this day in 1948 was Mañana  (Is Good  Enough for Me)” by Peggy Lee  on a run of 9 weeks  to share with 9 other songs that achieved number one status. Here is Peggy Lee performing: “ Mañana  (Is Good  Enough for Me)”
           March 19 Famous Birthdays:  Harvey Weinstein born on this day in 1952 in New York City and  famous for creating Miramax and producing well received films but infamous for an over active reptilian brain that caused him to sexually abuse and rape successful and aspiring to be successful actresses but found guilty in two trials in New York City and in Los Angeles to serve a cumulative 39 years which are to be served not concurrently but consecutively which means he will die in prison either in New York or California.  
           March 19 Notable Events
           1.     1920—The U.S. Senate rejected for the second time the Treaty of Versailles which insured that the U.S. would not enter the League of Nations and its punitive and draconian measures against Germany and Austria-Hungary all but guaranteed the rise of Hitler to redress the perceived injustices made far worse with the worldwide depression and the inflation that accompanied it.
           2.     1921—The largest battle in the Irish War of Independence was fought between some 100 IRA volunteers and some 1,200 British troops at Crossbarry, County Cork in Ireland in which the British were unable to encircle and capture some 100 IRA volunteers and lost 10 men killed in the attempt while the IRA lost 3 dead with the rest escaping to fight another day in pursuit of Irish
           3.     1982—Argentina invaded the Falkland  Islands by landing on South Georgia resulting in war between the United Kingdom and Argentina which was won by the British 
           4.     1989—The Egyptian flag was raised again in the Egyptian City of Taba, which was captured by Israel in the 6 Day War in 1967 and to be surrendered back to Egypt following the Israeli- Egypt 1979 Treaty after the boundaries of the area were to be settled by an international  commission.
           5.     2011—After the failure of Muammar Kadhaffi’s forces to retake Benghazi from the rebel forces seeking to overthrow Kadhaffi, the French air force began military operations against his forces ultimately joined by the U.S. Air Force leading to his ultimate capture and execution.
           Famous Quote on Notable Events Or Persons: Adolph Hitler on Trial for His Failed Munich Putsch for Which He Was Found Guilty and Sentenced to 5 Years at Landsberg Prison Only to Be Released  after Serving 9 months:I alone bear responsibility but I am not a criminal because...there is no such thing as high treason against the traitors of 1918...I feel myself best of the Germans who wanted the best for the German people.” Adolph Hitler at his trial in 1924 for his role in the Munich Putsch

© 3/19/2024 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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