Friday, August 28, 2020

August 28, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Dream Day Quest and Jubilee


Ridley's Believe It Or Not August 28, 2020
        CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 319,510 new cases (a 1.31%  increase compared to a 1.08% increase yesterday) to bring the total over 24 million to 24,797,359 cases, 6,751,994  of  which  are active, 18,044,765 of which have been closed with 17,206,780 recoveries (95.36% compared to  yesterday’s 95.33%) and 838,585 deaths (4.65% compared to yesterday’s 4.67%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.

        CV USA Cases: New cases of 56,252 with total cases over 6 million at 6,015,369 (a .94% increase compared to yesterday’s 2.12% increase) with 2,532,130 active cases of which 16,232, on a downward trend with slight blips from over 19,000 in the last 3 weeks (16,392 yesterday), are in serious or critical condition as trend continues to go down, and 3,539,491 closures, 185,331 of which have been deaths (5.24% compared to yesterday’s 5.26%) and 3,354,160 of which have been recoveries (94.76% compared to yesterday’s 94.74%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and on a deaths per million population measurement at 559 ranks behind Belgium (852), Peru (856), Spain (620), UK (611), Italy (587), Chile (582) and Sweden (576),  now tied with Brazil (559) and only slightly worse than and Mexico (485). We have now conducted    80,299,870,tests (more than (961,000 more tests than those done yesterday and now at 242,367/M compared to Russia at 244,968/M).
       Non CV Case News: Following the end of the RNC, the fireworks over the White House that lit up the night were replaced by rioters disguised in the eyes of the MSM and Blues as “protesters” attacking police on the grounds outside the White House and attendees like Senator Rand Paul and his wife were attacked by an angry mob and had to be rescued by D.C. Police (watching the videos should make anyone in California inform the Blue legislators running this state into the crowd that their push to ban non lethal force like bean bags and tear gas is an inane idea); Martin Luther King, Jr. whose March on Washington, D.C. is being honored today would be rolling in his grave to see the hijacking of his crusade of non violence to end racism being hijacked by BLM and Antifa and their riots disguised as protests for social justice; the MSM slammed the RNC and Trump for being racist even as Trump who commuted Alice Johnson’s life without parole sentence in 2018 pardoned her this week (ironic that she was slammed for being a prop for the RNC and was convicted and rotting in prison for a non violent drug offense under the law that the supposed friend of blacks, Joe Biden, co-sponsored as a senator); the Cack News Network had Dr. Rob Davidson, an emergency room physician who ran and lost as a Blue for Congress in Michigan, who slammed the 1500 people on the White House Lawn from Trump’s RNC Convention but praised the 1,000’s crammed together without masks like many of the 1500 assembled at the White House Lawn (COVID-19 in his biased mind only infects those listening to President Trump); only in America can the MSM claim that a violent riot where deadly projectiles like froze water bottles, bricks, stones and flammable fireworks thrown or fired at police is not a “riot” and worse according to NPR which is taxpayer funding calling it a riot is racist.

      Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of August 27, 2020, the number of shootings increased by 9 well aimed shootings to 2,738 of whom 5 have  died to bring the total to 460 (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 246 behind Chicago at 214 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 by random mass shootings which occur with significantly less frequency?).
       As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “Jingle, Jangle, Jingle” by Kay Kyser and His Orchestra with Harry Babbitt, Julie Conway and the Group,  the fact that if a geologist, you know where to find petroliferous areas, and a quote by Walter Reuther on Civil Rights, 
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1. Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day—created by blogger, author and pet owner Deborah Barnes whose cat Jazz passed away on this day in 2013 and first celebrated on this day in 2015 as a day to honor and remember pets that have previously passed.

       2. Dream Day Quest and Jubilee—celebrating on this day in 1963 the speech given by Martin Luther King, Jr. on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial which became known as the “I Have a Dream Speech” in which he called on us to judge persons not by the color of their skin but the content of their character and which was instrumental in getting the Civil Rights Act of 1964 being passed.

       3. 1942 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1942 on a run of 87 weeks was “Jingle, Jangle, Jingle” by Kay Kyser and  His Orchestra with Harry Babbitt, Julie Conway and the Group.  Here is a recording of the song: Kay Kyser suffered from arthritis so bad he had to retire as a bandleader in 1950 and moved on to work for the Christian Scientists in their video and movie department. He died of a heart attack on July 23, 1985. Babbitt was a noted baritone singer in the big band era and often sang for Kyser until 1949 when he moved on to radio and TV with scheduled musical shows. He died on April 9, 2004 at age 90. Julie Conway was also an actress and passed at age 68 on January 12, 1988.

       4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “petroliferous” which means bearing petroleum which describes the area you want to drill in if looking for oil.

      5.  Not Just a Pretty Face—celebrating the birth on this day in 1969 of Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook whose net worth is $1.7 billion and counting due to the value of her Facebook stock and who is a strong advocate for women in power in executive and board positions in business.

        On this day in:

        a. 1955 14 year old black teenager Emmet Till visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi was falsely accused of flirting with the white owner of a store and lynched by an angry mob who later relished in the fact that those accused of murder of Till were acquitted.
        b. 1964 the Philadelphia Race Riots began fostered by ongoing feelings of police brutality against blacks and triggered by a rumor that police had beaten a black pregnant woman and when it ended 3 days later with no fatalities, but 341 people had been injured, 774 people had been arrested and 225 stores mostly owned by whites had been destroyed or damaged.

        c. 1988 in West Germany during the Ramstein Air Show 3  jets of the Italian Frecce Tricolori collide over the stands, killing the 3 pilots  and 67 spectators and wounding 346 spectators from the falling burning wreckage.
        d. 1990 Iraq named newly conquered Kuwait to be its newest and what would later to transpire as a result of Desert Storm its shortest lived province.

         e. 1998 Pakistan’s National Assembly passed a law to make the Qu’ran and Sunnah the supreme law of the land but passage of the bill was defeated in the Senate.

        Reflection in the shadow of “I Have a Dream Speech” of Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Let us understand that we cannot defend freedom in Berlin so long as we deny freedom in Birmingham.” Walter Reuther, President of the United Auto Workers and one of the speakers at the Lincoln Memorial during the March of Washington. 

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