Thursday, July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Whistle Blowers Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not July 30, 2020
     CV World: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 297,906 new cases  (a 1.75%  increase compared to a 2.17% increase yesterday) to bring the total over 17  million to 17,351,067 cases, 5,844,225   of  which  are active, 11,506,842 of which have been closed with 10,833,564 recoveries (94.15% compared to  yesterday’s 93.99%) and 673,270  deaths (5.85% compared to yesterday’s 6.01%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.
      CV USA: New cases of 214,523 with total cases surging to over 4 million of 4,398,184 (a 4.88% increase compared to yesterday’s 3.21% increase) with 2,200,050 active cases of which 18,853 (19,015 yesterday) are in serious or critical condition continuing a decreasing trend, and 2,412,657 closures, 154,708 of which have been deaths (6.41% compared to yesterday’s 6.46%) and 2,257,949 of which  have been recoveries (93.59%  compared to yesterday’s 93.54%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed his order sending CV positive patients on May 10 but remain higher than the world probably due to idiots like Cuomo sending positive CV patients into nursing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  57,521,144  tests (with almost a million more tests from yesterday 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: As new surveys show an overwhelming negative view of China over the CV pandemic and blame it for allowing its spread (Senator Feinstein who for many years employed a spy from China is blind to the fact that the “Winds of Freedom Do Not Blow” in China and claiming this hacker and their of our IP is a “respectable nation” comes out against Americans suing China for damages and death from the CV virus pandemic); Washington, D.C. schools will open on August 31, but only virtually until November 1 as the teacher’s union is refusing to work if the schools are deemed unsafe and Bowser implying that if the schools are deemed safe then she may find adults to replace teachers who then refuse to return (in another glaring example of the lack of equal opportunity a new study revealed that 44% of public school attendees who are mostly black lack access to a computer or the internet); the 5th stimulus package is dead in the water as Blues will not consent to a reduction of the $600 per week unemployment supplemental that makes it for many more attractive not to go back to work and Reds who want to reduce it (now more than ever we need politicians who can compromise and not be viewed as caving); Trump is rightfully railing against the practice of mail in voting as 4 men in Los Angeles were just arrested for soliciting mail in ballots from homeless in exchange for cigarettes and small amounts of cash; Herman Cain, the unsuccessful 2016 Republican Presidential candidate, has proved that the COVID-19 has no party affiliation by one month after announcing he had tested positive dying from the virus (immediately the MSM talking heads blamed Trump as Cain had attended a Trump Rally shortly before testing positive; the drug remdesivir is showing great promise for treating CV infected patients but in short supply so Pennsylvania is use a lottery system that is weight to low income patients (if there is a point system it should not be based on income but on whom most likely has the best chance to survive—triage); the American Federation of Teachers, a de facto arm of the DNC, is threatening a “safety strike” if school districts insist on in person classrooms (union totally ignores the data that shows near  zero risk of transmission to or from elementary students but keeping schools closed and parents home instead of working keeps economy in recession and thwarts Trump’s reelection).         
     Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of July 29, 2020, the number of shootings increased by 21 to 2,300, of whom 405 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 212 behind Chicago now at 193 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 Brandy and Monica, the fact that if you have the time and energy to be pedaneous,  and a quote from Ron Chernow on the New Orleans Massacre of 1866,  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. National Support Public Education Day—celebrated since 2010 to support funding for public education which is now under assault due to teachers unions that would abolish charter schools which consistently outperform public schools and leftists that promote Project 1619 that promotes a revisionist view of American history that denigrates this nation.
2. National Whistle blowers Day—proclaimed by the Senate on this day in 2013 to promote appreciation of whistle blowers and safety from retaliation of whistle blowers who report fraud, criminal behavior or mismanagement in the federal agencies in which they serve.
3. 1998 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1998 on this day on a run of 13 week was “This Boy Is Mine” by Brandy and Monica in their first number 1 song. Here is a recording of the song: Absolved of a fatal automobile injury on the 405 on December 30, 2006 but having to settle a series of wrongful death suits arising there from, Brandy is performing strong today. Monica having witnessed a then boyfriend at his brother’s grave site commit suicide in front of her has endured and is still performing strong.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pedaneous” which means going on foot which is something for health reasons we should do more of.
5. I’ll Be Back--celebrating the birth on this day in 1947 of noted weight lifter, actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger who legally immigrated from Austria to go on to a career in film and become the Governor of California for two terms with a standing somewhat soiled by revelations of having a love child son with his and his wife Maria Shriver’s housekeeper.
 On this day in:   
 a. 1866 in a realization of how far we have come, on this day, armed Confederate veterans and members of the New Orleans police force attacked a parade of unarmed Republicans, mostly black, killing some 50 marchers and wounding another 150 while losing 4 attackers. 
 b. 1962 the Trans-Canada Highway, the longest national highway in the world, was officially opened.
 c. 1965 to the joy of seniors everywhere, President Johnson signed the Social Security Act of 1965 establishing Medicare and Medicaid.
 d. 1974 the impeachment smoking bullets were delivered to Congress after SCOTUS ruled that the Watergate tapes be delivered to Congress.
 e. 1975 after a luncheon meeting, Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot in the Machu Fox Restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan never to be seen again. 
     Reflections on the New Orleans Massacres of 1866: “The whites stomped, kicked, and clubbed the black marchers mercilessly. Policemen smashed the institute’s windows and fired into it indiscriminately until the floor grew slick with blood. They emptied their revolvers on the convention delegates, who desperately sought to escape. Some leaped from windows and were shot dead when they landed. Those lying wounded on the ground were stabbed repeatedly, their skulls bashed in with brickbats. The sadism was so wanton that men who kneeled and prayed for mercy were killed instantly, while dead bodies were stabbed and mutilated.”Ron Chernow, Grant (2017)
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