Sunday, July 12, 2020

July 12, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Orangemen's DayE

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 12, 2020
     CV World: The CV pandemic across the planet continues  with 218,371 new cases  (a 1.72%  increase compared to a 1.9% increase yesterday) to bring the total to nearly 13 million at 12,946,731 cases, 4,833,426   of  which  are active, 8,113,305 of which have been closed with 7,543,930 recoveries (92.98% compared to  yesterday’s 92.94%) and 569,375   deaths (7.02% compared to yesterday’s 7.06%).
     CV USA: New cases of 193,316 with total cases of 3,193,554 (a 6.07% increase compared to yesterday’s 4.01% increase) with 1,744,168 active cases of which 15,8020 (15,720 yesterday) are in serious or critical condition and 1,643,202 closures, 137,631 of which have been deaths (8.38% compared to  yesterday’s 8.52%) and 1,471,931  of which  have been recoveries (91.63%  compared to yesterday’s 91.48%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed his order sending CV positive patients on May 10 but remain higher than the world probably due to idiots like Cuomo sending positive CV patients into nursing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 some 40% of our deaths with 42,469,607 tests (so much for Biden’s claim of lack of testing by Trump and implications Trump is slowing testing to hide CV increases).
     Non CV News: Biden has reverted to his plagiarism past with his “economic” plan to make America better but sadly including a repeal of  the Trump tax cut that will cause a huge exodus of American companies and their jobs; Senator Graham will be calling Mueller to grill him over the genesis of the false Russia collusion hoax as Mueller in a snit fit op-ed defended his prosecution of Roger Stone; while the NYPD has banned officers from using choke holds black protesters seem immune from that deadly hold as a NYPD officer is caught on video in a threatening choke hold while a crowd cheers (when will Cuomo do the right thing and remove the idiot De Blasio masquerading as a mayor of what used to be a safe city as shootings are up 130%?); Doctor Scott Atlas of the Hoover Institution has driven a stake in the protests are okay during the CV pandemic euphemism and anti-wall open border movement claiming most of the spikes in California, Arizona and Texas are in counties with borders with Mexico; as critical and serious cases of CV have continued to climb, disturbing news that 40 hospitals in Florida have maxed out their ICU capacity during to CV cases; AOC’s idiotic call to boycott Goya food products has fortunately provoked a Goya Buycott backlash; in Chicago as of July 11, 2020, the number of shootings increased to 1945, of whom 352 have died (so much for the defund the police movement and  for the effectiveness of Chicago’s stay at home order and a complete dereliction of duty by 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 now 178 behind Chicago now at 174 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 Paul McCartney, the fact that you may have lost your paristhimions,  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. Orangemen’s Day—celebrated in Northern Ireland to commemorate the victory of the Protestant King William of Orange over the Catholic King James II.      
2. Different Colored Eyes Day—celebrating the 11 out a 1,000 people who are affected by hetrochromia which results in a person having different colored eyes as a result of his or her genes.
3. 1980 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1980 on this day on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “Coming Up” by Paul McCartney. Here is recording of the song:  
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “paristhimion” which means a tonsil which hopefully you have had yours already removed..
5. Death Metal--celebrating the birth on this day in 1969 of Jesse Pintado, a Mexican American guitarist who was death metal musician who coined the term grindcore to describe his music and who drank heavily and died from a diabetes induced coma at the age of 37 on August 26, 2006.
On this day in:               
 a. 1862 the Congressional Medal of Honor was authorized by the Congress as America’s highest military decoration.
 b. 1948 Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion ordered the expulsion of the Palestinians from Lod and Ramle.
 c. 1962 the Rolling Stones performed their first concert at London’s Marquee Club; 58 years later this band in their late 70’s was scheduled to tour again this year but due to the CV pandemic has had their performance dates postponed.
 d. 1967 4 days of riots started in Newark, New Jersey following the beating of a black man by Newark police, ending with 26 people killed, 727 people injured and 1,465 people arrested.
 e. 1973 a fire on the sixth floor of the National Personnel Records in St. Louis destroyed the entire floor of government personnel records.
      Reflections on the Rolling Stones:”When I think of Mick Jagger still singing that he can’t get any satisfaction in over forty years of being in the Rolling Stones, I have to conclude that he’s either lying or not all that bright.” Henry Rollins, American singer and columnist for Rolling Stone Australia
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