Ridley’s Believe It Or Not August 3, 2020
CV World: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 219,068 new cases (a 1.21% increase compared to a 1.35% increase yesterday) to bring the total past 18 million to 18,362,453 cases, 6,113,044 of which are active, 12,249,409 of which have been closed with 11,554,404 recoveries (94.33% compared to yesterday’s 94.29%) and 695,005 deaths (5.67% compared to yesterday’s 5.71%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.
CV USA: New cases of 100,118 with total cases nearing 5 million at 4,736,011 (a 2.11% increase compared to yesterday’s 1.16% increase) with 2,285,414 active cases of which 18,694 (18,720 yesterday) are in serious or critical condition hopefully the start of a decreasing trend, and 2,550,715 closures, 158,596 of which have been deaths (6.22% compared to yesterday’s 6.25%) and 2,392,119 of which have been recoveries (93.78% compared to yesterday’s 93.75%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed his order sending CV positive patients on May 10 but remain higher than the world probably due to idiots like Cuomo sending positive CV patients into nursing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 with 60,937,541 tests (over a million more than yesterday).
Non CV News: In Bowser land in the Swamp you can with indelible graffiti deface to your hearts end but if the message is protect unborn black lives, your freedom comes to an end; the Cack stench is blowing strong from CNN who is touting the latest leftist anti-Trump line that he will refuse to vacate the office if he loses to Biden as April Ryan who oozes bias from every pore is spouting that she can hardly wait to see armed soldiers remove him; the NYT is not stupid and knows that Trump will destroy the mental corpse masquerading as a viable presidential candidate so they are calling for the end of presidential debates to prevent Biden’s destruction; the “get in their faces” seeds sown by leftist and biased Maxine Waters are sprouting as BLM protesters are now starting to descend on the homes of lawmakers demanding they face them and explain their actions on alleged racism (harassment must in their minds trump trespassing); the Marxist City Council in Seattle is unveiling a plan for layoffs in the SPD in its SWAT teams, encampment removal and mounted units as a $3 million down payment on the plan to reduce the SPD budget by $170 million (an unintended consequence will be the rule of LIFO and the fact that a larger portion of officer hires would have been officers of color or indigenous people); meritocracy no longer exists in Biden’s world as he has pledged to pick a black woman as his VP running mate (sadly the top five include the illegal alien supporter queen Harris, the lying it’s a video queen Rice, Fidel is my hero Bass, former police chief Orlando men in blue can do no wrong and Swamp Mayor Bottoms who Trump has called “incompetent”; in a maybe Obama has seen the light and moved to the center, it was revealed that he has not endorsed AOC; Lori Lightfoot on color on color shooting remains totally MIA as Chicago through July 24 has seen the number of victims under the age of 10 triple from last year to 24; Trump has signed off on Microsoft’s acquisition of Tik-Tok’s U.S. operations but has indicated it will be banned on September 15, 2020 if the acquisition does not close.
Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of August 2, 2020, the number of shootings increased by 10 to 2,345, of whom 417 have died ( with 3 more deaths 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 222 behind Chicago now at 195 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 Nelly, the fact that you are unwilling to allow people to pejorate situations, and a quote from Jesse Owens on winning the godls in the 1936 Olympics, 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 Watermelon Day—celebrating that refreshing summer treat seedless or not that is 92 % water.
2. Grab Some Nuts Day—celebrating not pulling in of mentally disturbed people for treatment but the wide variety of delicious nuts loaded with good things and used for snacking, garnishing, oil and butter.
3. 2002 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 2002 on this day on a run of 7 weeks was “Not in Here” by Nelly in his first number 1 song. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRAuQM3pl-Y. This hip hop rapper has won 2 Grammys and has had some brushes with the law but has not seen the inside of a jail.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pejorate” which means to worsen which seems to describe the ability for bipartisanship to flourish and survive in this highly charged political season.
5. The Pen May Be Mightier Than the Sword But Not the Mosquito—celebrating the birth on this day in 1887 of English poet Rupert Brooke, best known for his sonnets about WWI like ”The Soldier” but who sadly sailed with the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on February 28, 1915 and was bitten by a mosquito whose bite became infected with sepsis and he died on April 23, 1915 aboard a hospital ship offshore from the Island of Skyros in Greece.
On this day in:
a. 1936 at Hitler’s failed attempt to prove Aryan Supremacy at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens beat fellow American Ralph Metcalfe in the 100 yard dash.
b. 1959 the world’s first nuclear submarine USS Nautillus became the first submarine to transit under the ice of the North Pole.
c. 1977 in a being first does not always guarantee success moment Tandy Corporation introduced the first commercially successful personal computer the TRS-80.
d. 2004 the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty was opened to the public after being closed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
e. 2019 Patrick Crusis drove to a Wal-Mart in El Paso, started shooting in the parking lot and then went into the store, ending up killing 23 and wounding 23 in what police said was a hate crime against Latinos; the shooter returned to his car and drove away to surrender to police where after his trial if he does not cop a plea to escape the death penalty, he will rot in prison for the rest of his life.
Reflections on winning 4 medals at the 1936 Olympics: Although I wasn't invited to shake hands with Hitler, I wasn't invited to the White House to shake hands with the President either.” Jesse Owens
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