Tuesday, June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Social Media Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 30, 2020
     CV World: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 123,038  new cases  (a 1.19%  increase compared to a .89% increase yesterday) to bring the total to 10,456,247 cases, 4,238,143   of  which  are active, 6,217,170 of which have been closed with 5,707,889 recoveries (91.8% compared to  yesterday’s 91.72%) and 509,215   deaths (8.19% compared to yesterday’s 8.28%).
     CV USA: New cases of 30,727   have brought total cases to 2,684,256 (a 1.16% increase compared to yesterday’s .62% increase)  with 1,432,754  active cases of which 15,864 (15,791 yesterday) are in serious or critical condition and 1,251,512 closures, 128,568 of which have been deaths (10.30% compared to  yesterday’s 10.47%) and 1,122,655  of which  have been recoveries (89.70%  compared to yesterday’s 89.53%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve since Cuomo repealed his order sending CV positive patients on May 10 but remain higher than the world probably due to idiots like Cuomo sending positive CV patients into nursing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 and accounted for over 40% of our deaths and hopefully the number of cases will not spike given the days of massive protests and riots over George Floyd’s and Rayshard Brooks’ deaths) with 34,154,473 tests (so much for Biden’s claim of lack of testing by Trump).
     The couple in a St. Louis gated community who brandished guns on their front porch after a mob of protesters heading toward the mayor’s office allegedly broke down the gate to get in is being castigated by a George Soros funded D.A. Karen Gardner as she is investigating what happened (from her statements looks like she should recuse herself as she has already make up her mind); Chief Justice Roberts may have slowed his leaning to Earl Warren in a 5-4 SCOTUS ruling that struck down a Montana statute prohibiting a tax credit to donations to organizations providing scholarships to students going to religious schools (Montana is not cursed with the failing urban schools like New York or California but this ruling should be a lifeline to parents that want a better education for their kids); the only interests around Joe Biden’s basement bunker campaign is what gaffe or mental lapse will be exposed and who he will pick as VP as a good bet is that he will not survive his term and increasingly it looks like he may chose the illegal alien queen Kamala Harris which means California is he wins will be hit with the one two punch of Lying Adam Schiff being appointed to replace her in the Senate; Biden came out of his basement bunker to give a speech and hold a truncated press conference in which he said that Confederate statues and memorials belonged in public museums not public places and National Monuments like Washington and Jefferson should be protected (not sure if that will be acceptable to the BLM movement calling for their destruction due to slave ownership); in addition to being inept, De Blasio is also deaf as he is ignoring the voices of 57% of New Yorkers in a recent poll who do not want to cut funding of the NYPD as shootings are rising in the Big Apple (earlier this year 80% favored the ban of choke holds, probably because of the risk of death or permanent injury); Fauci in testimony has raised a dire warning that the failure to socially distance and not wearing masks could result in 100,000 new cases a day and that there is no guarantee that a vaccine will be available before the end of the year; while De Blasio is spiking the ball over his plan  to cut $1 billion from the NYPD budget which has been approved by the NYC City Council, AOC has tweeted in that that is not enough and that defund the police means just that (cry for the residents of NYC who will be even more exposed to criminal elements that team in that city).
     In Chicago as of June 29, 2020, there were 1708 shootings of whom 306 have died (so much for the defund the police movement and  for the effectiveness of Chicago’s stay at home order and a complete abdication of Mayor Lightfoot other than swearing at people outraged over the killings); Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population and hoping against all hopes that 2020 will not be a record in terms of deaths but now seems to be shooting less and killing less and is still 142 behind Chicago with 164 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 shootings by police or 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 Herb Albert, the fact that you are free of paramnesia, and a quote by Neil Gaiman on social media,  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. Social Media Day—celebrated or bemoaned on this day since 2010 involving communications over the internet which from a communications standpoint has made the world smaller and cheaper to communicate but has devastated the art of face to face communication or oral communication via video conferencing and given social media companies huge powers over what and how ideas are communicated over the internet.
 2. International Asteroid Day—created by the UN General Assembly in December, 2016 to commemorate the anniversary of the impact of an asteroid that impacted Tunguska, Siberia, Russia on this day in 2008 and to create awareness of the hazard to Earth of near Earth objects which at some time in the future may strike the Earth with potential disaster like consequences.
3. 1968 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1968 on this day on a run of 4 weeks in that position and his first number 1 song was “This Guy’s in Love with You” by Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8ByJ1C0iR4.  Albert, the only artist to have a number 1 record as a vocalist and instrumentalist, is still going strong at 85. 
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “paramnesia” which means a condition or phenomenon involving distorted memory or confusions of fact and fantasy which on most days describes Weak Joe Biden to a tee.
5. I Want to Live--celebrating the birth on this day in 1917 of noted actress and model Edythe Marrenner, better known to her fans as Susan Hayward who after 4 Academy Award nominations finally won an Oscar for best actress for I Want to Live. Sadly she was a two pack a day smoker of Chesterfields and also had the misfortune of appearing in The Conqueror filmed in St. George, Utah where of the 220 people involved in the film, 91 developed cancer and 46 died, including Hayward who was diagnosed with lung cancer that metastasized to her brain causing a seizure which killed her on  March 14, 1975.
On this day in:               
 a. 1986 SCOTUS in a 5-4 decision in the case of Bowers v. Hardwick ruled that Georgia could outlaw homosexual activities between consenting adults, precedence that had a short life of 17 years before being overturned by Lawrence v. Texas.
 b. 1990 West Germany and East Germany merged their two economies.
 c. 1997 to the subsequent bane of the people of Hong Kong, Great Britain transferred sovereignty of Hong Kong over to China.
 d. 2007 2 jihadists drove a Jeep Cherokee loaded with propane tanks trying to crash into a terminal at Glasgow International Airport but failed, burning the driver fatally and badly burning the passenger, a British born doctor of Iraqi descent who was sentenced to 32 years and is presently rotting in prison.
 e. 2015 19 firefighters fighting a wildfire started by a lightning strike near Yarnell, Arizona were killed when the wind shifted and they could not escape the flames converging upon them at a high rate of speed.
        Reflections on social media: “I tweet, therefore my entire life has shrunk to 140-character chunks of instant event & predigested gnomic wisdom & swearing.” Neil Gaiman, author Limit is now 280 which for the Alaskanpoet I can often expand to 6 lines instead of 4 rhythmically attacking an absurd leftist tweet or praising someone’s astute tweeted ideas.
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© June 30, 2020 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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