Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 11, 2020
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 267,331 new cases (a .94% increase compared to a 1.25% increase yesterday) to bring the total over 28 million to 28,488,214 cases, 7,110,950 of which are active, 21,397,264 of which have been closed with 20,460,968 recoveries (95.62% compared to yesterday’s 95.69%) and 916,296 deaths (4.28% compared to yesterday’s 4.31%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.
Cases: New cases of 153,574 with total cases over 6 million at 6,598.228 (a
2.38% increase compared to yesterday’s 1.8% increase) with 2,518,270 active
cases of which 14,509, on a downward trend with slight blips from a high of
19,155 on July 23 (14,575 yesterday and 15,881 on September 1), are
in serious or critical condition as trend continues to go down, and 4,079,958 closures,
196,479 of which have been deaths (4.82% compared to yesterday’s 4.83%)
and 3,883,479 of which have been recoveries (95.18% compared to
yesterday’s 95.17%) (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finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending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 593 ranks behind Peru (918), Belgium (855),
Spain (635), Chile (619), Bolivia (615) UK (612), Brazil (610), and Ecuador (607),
and only slightly worse than Italy (589) and Sweden (578) that never closed its
economy down like we did and Mexico (539) which announced it has run out of
death certificates due to surge in deaths. We have now conducted 90,845,706 tests
(now at 274,136/M compared to Russia at 273,473/M so Trump is telling truth
that we conduct more tests in number and on a per capital basis).
Non CV Case News: My poetic tribute to the heroes of 9/11: https://alaskanpoet.blogspot.com/2020/09/salute-to-mike-kehoe-and-all-heroes-of.html A moment of silence for 9/11 is being observed at the White House as Trump prepares to travel to Shanksville, Pennsylvania to the Flight 93 Monument to the ceremony to honor those passengers who attacked the cockpit causing the plane believed by many to have turned around and heading to the White House to crash into it (the ceremony will be shortened and due to the CV pandemic closed to the public; Biden will take time out from his attacks on president for his “mishandling” of the pandemic to visit the memorial in the afternoon; looks like there may not be another night of riots in Portland, not because of a needed crackdown by police or the fact that the rioters have come to their senses and realized their activities are counterproductive but rather Portland has declared a state of emergency as 35 wildfires that have burned 900,000 acres, killed 4 people and forced the evacuation of 500,000 people are raging across the state; never to miss an opportunity to push her agenda, Pelosi was on the air on the wildfires in Californian claiming “Mother Nature is angry and climate change is the reason; on the heels of an historic peace deal between the U.A.E. and Israel, Trump has announced another between Bahrain and Israel (unlike Obama who did absolutely squat to earn his Nobel Peace Prize, Trump is but don’t hold your breath on his getting one also);it looks like the Mueller must have been taking notes that HRC’s destruction of her cell and bleaching of her emails amounted to a no harm no foul no consequence and it looks like to the dismay of Reds that the team wiped clean their cell phones to eliminate any incriminating evidence; Zuckerburg is proving once again that you can trust him about as far as you can throw him after promising Facebook was cracking down on organizations that espouse violence, we find that Rose City Antifa an organization often cited for violence has a Facebook page; Glenn Krischner a “legal commentator” for MSNBC is now ranting that Trump should be charged with 2nd degree murder on COVID-19 as opposed to mere manslaughter (such insanity and divisiveness from the left that seems never to end); In a scene worthy of Marx’s “The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope,” publicly traded Lululemon that sells clothing like leggings for $150 is being rightfully slammed for promoting a workshop on resisting capitalism.
Violence: In Chicago as of September 10, 2020, the number of shootings increased
to 2,932 of whom 498 have died (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 266 behind Chicago at 232
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 much
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel” by Elvis Presley, the fact that your criticism is not phthartic and a quote by Robert Fink on the Sabra and Shatila Refugee Camps Massacre, 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. 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance—created by the nonprofit MyGoodDeed to honor the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and made a federal day of service in 2009; the creators believed the best way to honor those who died would be for the rest of us to perform a day of service to exemplify the true spirit of America.
2. 911 Emergency Number Day—created by President Reagan in 1987 to promote the expansion of the 911 Emergency Telephone Number which at that time from the first call in Haleyville, Alabama on February 16, 1968 had grown to cover 50% of our population; it is hard to imagine not having the service in times of emergency or disaster even though in cities like places Portland because of the nightly riots, calls are not being answered within reasonable times.
3. 1956 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1956 on a run of 11 weeks was “Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel”The Yellow Rose of Texas” by Elvis Presley which continued his string of number 1 songs started with “Heartbreak Hotel. Here us a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H43yQ7ATLgs
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “phthartic” which means destructive which defines the result to our poliitcal landscape what the wave of ad hominem attacks are doing to it.
5. Shortened Stories Shortened Life--celebrating the birth on this day in 1862 of William Sydney Porter better known to the literary world and his fans as O’Henry who was a prolific and successful writer who destroyed his career with alcohol abuse and died from cirrhosis and diabetes on June 5, 1910 at the age of 47.
On this day in:
a. 1972 to the joy of commuters living in the East Bay and working in the City of Feces, BART opened for passenger service.
b. 1982 the UN Forces that were guaranteeing the safety of Palestinian refugees creating when Israel invaded Lebanon left Beirut and 5 days later, Phalange forces taking advantage of the vacuum entered the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps after Israeli forces had blocked exits and massacred 1700 men, women, and children refugees.
c. 1992 Hurricane Iniki a CAT$ hurricane made landfall on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai as the strongest hurricane ever to his the Hawaiian Islands but fortunately only killed 6 people while causing $3.1 billion in damages ($5.7 billion today).
d. 2008 a fire broke out in the Channel Tunnel between France and England in the freight portion which shut down portions of the Channel Tunnel until February 2009.
e. 2012 the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya was attacked in a planed attack by Libyan rebels who killed our Ambassador and 3 brave Americans who went to their aid while our military stood down and on the Sunday talk shows that followed our UN Ambassador Susan Rice lied through her teeth claiming the attack was not planned but a spontaneous anti-Muslim video.
Reflections on the Sabra and Shatila Camps Massacre: “While presidents and prime ministers have lined up in Manhattan to mourn the dead of the 2001 international crimes against humanity at the World Trade Centre, not a single Western leader has dared to visit the dank and grubby Sabra and Chatila mass graves, shaded by a few scruffy trees and faded photographs of the dead. Nor, let it be said – in 30 years – has a single Arab leader bothered to visit the last resting place of at least 600 of the 1,700 victims. Arab potentates bleed in their hearts for the Palestinians but an airfare to Beruit might be too much these days ---and which of them would want to risk offending the Israelis or the Americans?” Robert Fink, journalist for The Independent, September 11. 2012.
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