Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 2, 2020
CV World: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 146,247 new cases (a 1.37% increase compared to a 2.37% increase yesterday) to bring the total to 10,850,245 cases, 4,262,566 of which are active, 6,587,679 of which have been closed with 6,067,700 recoveries (92.11% compared to yesterday’s 91.9%) and 519,977 deaths (7.89% compared to yesterday’s 8.12%).
CV USA: New cases of 27,957 have brought total cases to 2,754,599 (a 1.01% increase compared to yesterday’s 2.62% increase) with 1,486,494 active cases of which 15,801 (15,864 yesterday) are in serious or critical condition and 1,296,062 closures, 130,856 of which have been deaths (10.09% compared to yesterday’s 10.21%) and 1,165,206 of which have been recoveries (89.9% compared to yesterday’s 89.79%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve since Cuomo repealed his order sending CV positive patients on May 10 but remain higher than the world probably due to idiots like Cuomo sending positive CV patients into nursing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 35,538,123 tests (so much for Biden’s claim of lack of testing by Trump).
Non CV News: Mayor Garcetti is eating crow after admitting the recent protests in L.A. have been spreading the CV virus; Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s former girlfriend and pimp, has been arrested for multiple sex trafficking counts of minor for Epstein’s abuse and faces over 30 years in prison if convicted (not sure if there will be bail or if there is she fails to post it but if she remains in jail pending trial let’s hope her jailers do a better job of protecting her than they did in Epstein’s case; in a recent poll over 70% of Democrats thought it was important that Weak Joe Biden pick a black female candidate as VP with Kamala Harris in the lead both as being favorable and least favorable (Lying Adam Schiff, who would love to be senator is rooting 24/7 that she be picked); the growth of the BLM movement continues to grow like wildfire as yet another victim is caught up in its wrath as Dean Leslie Neal-Boylan of the U Mass-Lowell school of nursing alleged she has be fired for an email condemning racism and violence and claiming “BLACK LIVES MATTER but also EVERYONE’S LIFE” (when will the BLM movement be castigated for its apparent hypocrisy that Black Lives Matter only if they have been shot and killed by the police?); Black Life Matters cares only for blacks killed by cops as it is totally silent for the young black killed in Chop (father of dead son complained no one cared save Trump with his empathy to share); in Chicago as of July 30, 2020, there were 1747 shootings of whom 310 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 146 behind Chicago stuck at 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 The Jackson Five, the fact that you are not prone to parapraxis, and a quote by Robert LeFevre on antitrust in America, 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. Made in the USA Day—created in 1989 by the Made In USA Foundation to promote the purchase of goods made in the USA as opposed to imports something that is far easier now that Trump is in office always trying to get manufacturers to move their factories to the U.S. or move them back.
2. World Sports Journalists Day—created by the International Sports Press Association on this day in 1994 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of its foundation and to honor and promote the work of sports journalists who sadly have been facing due to the CV pandemic a dearth of sporting events to cover since the virus spread out of its confines in Wuhan, China.
3. 1970 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1970 on this day on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “The Love You Save” with a very young Michael Jackson.. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6pLV9xZczM.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “parapraxis” which means a mistake or blunder which describes Weak Joe Biden’s speech and thought processes to a tee.
5. In the Ursula Trap--celebrating the birth on this day in 1916 of Hans-Ulrich Rudel, the Luftwaffe’s most decorated pilot, who in 2530 missions on the Eastern Front destroyed 519 tanks, as well as one battleship, one cruiser, 70 landing craft, 150 artillery emplacements, 11 planes in aerial combat and more than 800 fighting vehicles of all types. He was married three times all to women with a first name of Ursula, resettled in Argentina and died after several strokes a nonrepentant Neo-Nazi on December 18, 1982.
On this day in:
a. 1890 Congress passed the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
b. 1921 President Harding signed the Knox-Porter Resolution ending the war with Germany.
c. 1964 after a long but unsuccessful filibuster by Southern Democratic Senators, Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibiting discrimination in public places.
d. 1990 some 1400 Muslims pilgrims to Mecca, Saudi Arabia in a Mecca tunnel are trampled and suffocated to death.
e. 2005 some 1000 musicians performed in the G-8 Countries and South Africa to raise money to fight poverty prior to the G-8 Conference several days later which resulted in pledges of aid of $50 billion, half of which was to go to Africa.
Reflections on anti-trust laws: “The overall effect of the antitrust laws, then, is to maintain the status quo within the market—to not let anyone get ahead of his competition through normal competitive practices. In fact, the breadth of the antitrust laws is so extensive that it is now technically illegal to even be engaged in business in the United States!” The Fundamentals of Liberty by Robert LeFevre, Santa Ana: CA, Rampart Institute, 1988,
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