Ridley's Believe It Or Not August 12, 2020
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 325,997 new
cases (a 1.6% increase compared to a .68% increase yesterday) to bring the total over 20 million to 20,700,012 cases, 6,367,510 of which are active, 14,332,502 of which have been closed with 13,582,848 recoveries (94.77% compared to yesterday’s 94.71%) and 749,654 deaths (5.23% compared to yesterday’s 5.29%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.
CV USA Cases: New cases of 83,402 with total cases exceeding 5 million at 5,348,436 (a 1.58% increase compared to yesterday’s .29% increase) with 2,392,211 active cases of which 17,335, on a downward trend from over 19,000 in the last 2 weeks (17,598 yesterday), are in serious or critical condition as trend continues to go down, and 2,956,224 closures, 168,729 of which have been deaths (5.71% compared to yesterday’s 5.78%) and 2,787,496 of which have been recoveries (94.29% compared to yesterday’s 94.22%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed his order sending CV positive patients on May 10 but remain higher than the world probably due to idiots like Cuomo sending positive CV patients into nursing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. We have now conducted 67,551,161 tests (over 1,229,000 more than yesterday).
Non CV Case News: Twitter again revealed the need for a renewal of the Fairnesss Doctrine as Kamala Harris’ former press secretary who is now Director of Communications at Twitter aka Director of Liberal Propaganda has deleted a Trump tweet minimizing the dangers of the CV pandemic on children (chilling example of social media’s Iron Curtain on conservative speech but consistent with Harris’ demand that Trump’s Twitter account be closed; Kamala Harris made her debut with Biden today and immediately proceeded to attack Trump on his approach to the CV pandemic and the failing economy resulting from the pandemic while comparing Biden’s approach to the Ebola pandemic in 2014 (one of the most leftist senators today evidently did not understand that CV spreads by physical droplets while Ebola requires person to person contact and any comparison of the spread is like comparing apples to oranges); despite her leftist views she is articulate and makes Biden look more and more frail and mentally out of it by comparison; discard any hope you might have had that the leftist bias of the MSM has subsided as the NYT front page fawns all over Harris while 4 years ago largely ignoring pence and laughingly calling her a “pragmatic moderate” (like calling Hitler a “pragmatic moderate” because he killed less civilians than Stalin) and WaPo had the sheer idiocy to claim Harris was a “conservative” with a small “c”; the Seattle City Council lemmings rush to jump over the defunding cliff may have hit a major roadblock as Seattle is under a federal consent decree signed by the city and then federal district attorney Jenny Durkan which requires the SPD to meet training, data performance, transparency and oversight guidelines, all of which may prove difficult if not impossible with cuts in the budget; scratch another conference from fall sports and the Big East Conference cancels all fall sports; Pelosi who believes negotiations is my way or the highway has given a gloomy prediction over the “negotiations” with the WH over the stimulus bill.
Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of August 10, 2020, the number of shootings increased by 13 poorly aimed shots to 2,456, of whom 2 died to raise the total 2 429 (total travesty of BLM when blacks are shot and killed by blacks in droves and only sounds of silence and complete absence of any protests in front of City Hall demanding action to curb the killings and shootings); 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 at 223 behind Chicago now at 206 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 way more deadly and way 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 Carl Rae Jepsen, the fact that you will never be accused of perduellion, and a quote by Stan Lipinski on the effects of multiparty trade deals like NAFTRA, 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. International Youth Day—created by the United Nations and first celebrated on this day in 2000 to address legal and social issues affecting youth.
2. National Trucker Day—celebrated since 2013 to honor the services performed by truckers in moving goods interstate, intrastate and intracity and in today’s CV pandemic more important than ever to our welfare and the economy.
3. 2012 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 2012 on this day on a run of 9 weeks was “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen in her first number 1 song. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWNaR-rxAic. This Canadian pop star has used a 5th place finish on Canadian Idol in 2007 to launch her recording career the same year h to achieve breakout status with “Call Me Maybe.”
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “perduellion” which means treason which in this pandemic may well describe the Blues’ response to a needed stimulus bill.
5. General Theory of Reflexivity—celebrating or bemoaning depending on your political affiliation, the birth on this day in 1930 of multi-billionaire George Soros who applied George Popper’s General Theory of Reflexivity to financial markets and made millions upon millions in his hedge fund enabling him to become a billionaire who has very liberally donated vast sums of money to progressive and liberal causes and candidates.
On this day in:
a. 1964 South Africa was banned for the Summer Olympics due to its apartheid policies.
b. 1981 the IBM Personal Computer was introduced.
c. 1990 Sue Hendrickson and her team discovered the largest and most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex in South Dakota which she promptly named Sue.
d. 1992 Canada, Mexico and the United States announced the completion of their negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement which would prove to be a total disaster for American manufacturing jobs.
e. 1994 Major League Baseball players went on strike resulting in the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.
Reflections on NAFTRA: “I would like to believe that TPP will lead to more exports and jobs for the American people. But history shows that big trade agreements - from NAFTA to the Korea Free Trade Agreement - have resulted in fewer American jobs, lower wages, and a bigger trade deficit.” Dan Lipinski, a Blue who is a real rarity, a conservative, in the Democratic Party and on TPP will not have to worry about further lost jobs as Trump has pulled the U.S. out of it.
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