Saturday, May 30, 2020

May 29, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Day of the UN Peacekeepers0

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 29, 2020 The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 125,693  new cases  (a 2.14%  increase compared to a 2.16% increase yesterday) to bring the total to 5,990,098  cases, 2,992,616  of  which  are active, 2,997,482  of which have been closed with 2,632,351  recoveries (87.82% compared to  yesterday’s 87.7%) and 365,131   deaths (12.18% compared to yesterday’s 12.3%); in the U.S. which has the dubious distinction of leading the world in total cases with new cases of 23,952 have brought total cases to 1,785,873 (a 1.36% increase compared to yesterday’s 1.53% increase)  with 1,179,433  active cases and 606,440  closures, 104,135  of which have been deaths (17.17% compared to  yesterday’s 17.22%) and 502,305 of which  have been recoveries (82.83%  compared to yesterday’s 82.78%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve since Cuomo repealed his order sending CV positive patients on May 10 but remain higher than the world probably due to idiots like Cuomo sending positive CV patients into nursing homes to infect the residents and staff who then die) while total testing has increased to 16,672,107; Derek Chauvin the Minneapolis police officer shown in an 8 minute video with his knee of George Floyd’s neck has been charged with 3rd Degree Murder and the D.A. indicated the other 3 officers who did not intervene may soon face criminal charges (understandably but without justification Minneapolis has endured 3 days of riots, fires and looting which will be detrimental to the cities comeback and do nothing for the interests of justice but has forced the city to call in the National Guard and declare a curfew at 10:00 p.m.; we may be heading into a trade war with China but Beyond Meats has announced that it is partnering with KFC and Pizza Hut to market its product in China; Trump has announced that the U.S. will terminate its relationship with W.H.O.; on the stimulus wars Red House and Senate members have introduced legislation to bar states like California from making cash payments to illegal aliens from stimulus funds (will not be sent to Trump’s desk due to Blue House majority and Blue cloture proof number in the Senate but a good platform plank to run on against Biden);  in Chicago, as of May 28, 2020, 1084 shootings of whom 197 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 77 behind Chicago with 120 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?).
       As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history,  a musical link to Swing and
Sway with Sammy Kaye, the fact that your meals are palative  and a quote from John F. Kennedy on the powers mankind possesses, 
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1. World Digestive Health Day—created by the World Gastroenterorology Organization to promote awareness of and the need to raise for the treatment and prevention of gastroenterologic diseases.
2. International Day of the UN Peacekeepers--created the General Assembly of the UN to honor the sacrifices made by the soldiers wearing the Blue Helmets of the UN Peacekeepers trying to keep the peace between warring factions.
3. 1938 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1938 on this day on a run of 4 weeks in the position was “Love Walked In” by Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye. Here is a recording of the song: The swing and sway came to and end at the age of 77 on June 2, 1987.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “palative” which means pleasing to the taste or the palate which something we want all food to be.
5. Camelot Pennants to Fly at Half Mast--celebrating the birth on this day in 1917 of President John F. Kennedy who brought us Camelot, a pledge to reach the Moon, and the New Frontier but if alive today his ideas and platform would not get him a spot on the Blue ticket for president.
 On this day in:               
 a. 1985 in a testament of the human spirit to overcome adversity Canadian amputee Steven Fonyo ended his run across Canada at Victoria, British Columbia  that he had started 14 months earlier.
 b. 1988 President Reagan visited the Soviet Union for the first time to meet with Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev.
 c. 1999 the Space Shuttle Discovery completed the first docking at the International Space Station a feat which the manned Crew Dragon will hopefully replicate 19 hours after its scheduled 3:22 p.m. launch on May 30, 2020.
 d. 2004 the World War Two Memorial was opened in Washington, D.C.
 e. 2015 One World Observatory opened at One World Trade Center.
 Reflections on the powers mankind possesses: “We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or make it the last."
- John F. Kennedy.
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