Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 26, 2020 The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 70.016 new cases (14.7% decrease in new cases) to bring the total to 2.989,420 cases, 1,906,190 of which are active, 1,083,230 of which have been closed with 832,550 recoveries (80.91 % a .50% improvement over 80.41%) and breaking the 200,000 mark and 206,730 deaths (19.08 %, a .51% improvement); in the U.S. which has the dubious distinction of leading the world, new cases of 24,884 have brought total cases to 985,535 (a 2.61% increase compared to yesterday’s 3.21% increase) with 811,429 active cases and 174,106 closures, 55,365 of which have been deaths (31.80% compared to from yesterday’s 31.78%) and 118,741 of which have been recoveries (68.20% compared to yesterday’s 68.22% ), while total testing has increased to 5,456,609, an increase of 199,701 (governors starting to open their states must be on pins and needles that a spike in new cases not attributed to increased testing is manifested); in a hopeful sign the USNS Comfort has discharged its last patients and will at the end of next week; Gropin’ Joe Biden is still in basement for Reade’s sexual abuse allegations in hidin’ while on Sunday News Shows a cone of silence on questions to his potential running mates on the allegations (MSM needs on this to change acronym to MSN—“Monkeys See Nothing”; McCarthy is not mincing words when he calls the W.H.O. the “Wuhan Health Organization” while demanding from Pelosi to get Congress back to work; while the CV Pandemic has been a disaster for small businesses it has been manna from heaven for felons , charged or convicted as they are being released due to fears of CV infecting big time jails and prisons as in New York City charged rapist Robert Pondexter released just ten days ago from Rikers Island is back charged with attempted rape (sadly in California with its no cash bail law, felons don’t need a CV Pandemic excuse); in Chicago, as of April 25, 2020, 738 shootings of whom 140 have died (so much for the effectiveness of Chicago’s stay at home order); Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population and hoping against all hopes that 2020 will not be a record in terms of deaths is now 55 behind Chicago with 85 murders (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?).
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1. World Intellectual Property Day—created by the World Intellectual Property Organization in 2000 to commemorate the importance of patents, copyrights, trademarks and designs in improving our lives but sadly does not promote awareness of the massive ongoing theft of IP by China.
2. International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day—commemorating the world’s worst reactor disaster on this day in 1986 that exposed millions to released radiation which like the Communist Party in China on the pandemic originating in Wuhan, the Soviet Communist Party tried to cover up but was caught due to radiation monitoring stations in neighboring countries. The reactor has been shut down and covered in concrete surrounded by an exclusion zone that extends 30 kilometers in all directions due to radiation contamination.
3. 1994 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1994 on this day on a run of 4 weeks in the position was “Bump and Grind” by R. Kelly. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAXxkNaRkp8 This former semi-pro basketball has sold millions of records and has been called the “Pied Piper of R&B” which might be appropriate as he has had a checkered career involving allegations of sex with minors and is now in jail awaiting trial on 18 federal counts including child pornography, forced labor and kidnapping.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “orgulous” which means haughty and describes aloof and out of touch Pelosi to a tee.
5. Behold A Camelot Revival—celebrating the birth on this day in 1970 of Melania Trump a Slovene ex fashion model who because of intense TDS Vanity Fair is loathe to put this 47th First Lady on its cover.
On this day in:
a. 1945 the Wehrmacht fought its last successful battle of WWII against Soviet and Polish forces at Bautzen.
b. 1960 South Korean President Sygnman Rhee was forced by trhe April Revolution to resign after 12 years of dictatorial rule.
c. 1981 Doctor Michael R. Harrison performed at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center the world’s first open fetal surgery.
d. 2005 Syria withdrew the last of its 14,000 troops from Lebanon, ending a 29 year occupation of the country.
e. 2018 a jury found Bill Cosby guilty of 3 counts of indecent assault and he was sentence on September 18, 2018 to 3 to 10 years and is now in a Pennsylvania State Prison.
Reflections on Chernobyl: “The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear plant…has painfully affected the Soviet people, and shocked the international community. For the first time, we confront the real force of nuclear energy, out of control.” -Mikhail Gorbachev, former Premier of the Soviet Union.
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