Saturday, September 12, 2020

September 12, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Day of Encouragement


Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 12, 2020
        CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 338,331 new cases (a 1.18%  increase compared to a .94% increase yesterday) to bring the total over 28 million to 28,826,545 cases, 7,203,210  of  which  are active, 21,623,335 of which have been closed with 20,700,881 recoveries (95.73% compared to  yesterday’s 95.62%) and 922,454 deaths (4.27% compared to yesterday’s 4.31%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.

CV USA Cases: New cases of 53,502 with total cases over 6 million at 6,651,730 (a .81% increase compared to yesterday’s 2.38% increase) with 2,532,937 active cases of which 14,509, on a downward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23  (14,347 yesterday and 15,881 on September 1), are in serious or critical condition as trend continues to go down, and 4,118,793 closures, 197,675 of which have been deaths (4.8% compared to yesterday’s 4.82%) and 3,921,118 of which have been recoveries (95.2% compared to yesterday’s 95.18%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and on a deaths per million population measurement at 597 ranks behind Peru (918), Belgium (855), Spain (636), Chile (621), (Bolivia 619)  Brazil (615), Ecuador (612), and UK (612)  and only slightly worse than Italy (589) and Sweden (578) that never closed its economy down like we did and Mexico (543) which announced it has run out of death certificates due to surge in deaths. We have now conducted 91,703,503 tests (now at 274,620/M compared to Russia at 276,503/M so Trump is telling truth that we conduct more tests in number and on a per capital basis).
       Non CV Case News: More and more news suggesting dirty money is overflowing into liberal causes with ActBlue reporting that almost half of its multimillions raised for liberal causes came from people who were unemployed raising great questions whether the money came from foreign sources against Trump; on the drug front, the Mexican Navy has intercepted off the coast of Mexico 3 tons of cocaine bound for New York City, the left must be in a full on rant as Trump has received his second nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in the Kosovo Serbia Peace Deal days before the U.E.A.R. Israel peace deal (don’t hold your breath but Trump has been a peace seeking president as opposed to Obama who received his for squat); in an idea of how crazy politics has become Aria Di Mezzo, a self styled “Satanist” transvestite with a campaign of “F—k the police” won the Red primary for sheriff in Cheshire County, New Hampshire; Biden was MIA on the campaign trail on Saturday, causing even members of the MSM to question his absence (should be clear—his growing dementia will destroy any unscripted appearances); fires in California, Oregon and Washington are raging with Blues blaming climate change and Reds blaming inept forest management that does do not clear enough trees;  it was the “The Play” all over again without a Stanford Band trombone player in the end zone to run over, but with 3 seconds to go and 46 yards away an Alabama high school football team won its game by scoring a touchdown with 9 some laterals:

      Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of September 11, 2020, the number of shootings increased to 2,955 of whom 502 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 269 behind Chicago at 233 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 less.
      As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this  day in history, a musical link to “Diana” by Paul Anka,  the fact that you avoid physagogue foods and a quote by James Robertson on the trial on the blowing up of Pan Am Flight 103, 
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1. Defenders Day (Maryland)—celebrated in Maryland for the successful defense of Baltimore from September 12-14 from British attack in the War of 1812 which also gave of us the poem from Francis Scott Key that would become our national anthem.

      2. National Day of Encouragement—created by President Bush in 2007 to promote the well known fact that you can get more deeds out of people when you encourage them to do better as opposed to insulting, demeaning and criticizing them.

      3. 1957 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1957 on a run of 1 week was “Diana” by Paul Anka. Here us a recording of the song: This Canadian-American singer songwriter is still going strong.

       4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “physagogue” which means any substance like beans that causes flatulence that Swalwell must have consumed during the Trump Impeachment hearings.

       5. Crash Not in the Script--celebrating the birth on this day in 1973 of noted actor Paul Walker best known for his roles in the Fast and Furious series but who was as a passenger in a Porsche Carrera driven by his friend Roger Rodas in a single car collision that killed them both, but in a tribute to the show must go on Fast and Furious 7 which was being filmed was rewritten and Paul’s brothers were used and stand-ins to complete the film.

        On this day in:

        a. 1984 Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden “Dr. K” set the major league record for strike outs by a rookie at 276; sadly his promising career was cut short due to cocaine addiction and his post career has been marred by alcohol related arrests and convictions.

       b. 1994  Frank Corder in an intoxicated state and somewhat depressed over the leaving him by his third wife stole a Cessna 154 and flew it into the White House South Lawn, dying on impact.

         c. 2003 the United Nations agreed to lift sanctions on Libya after the country admitted responsibility for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 that blew up in the air over Lockerbie, Scotland and pay recompense to the victim’s families.

         d. 2008 a Metrolink Commuter train with its engineer distracted by texting missed a red light and shortly thereafter collided with a Union Pacific freight train near Chatsworth, killing 25 and injuring 135.

         e. 2011 the National September 11 Memorial and Museum opened to the public in New York City.

         Reflections on the guilty verdict on the alleged bomber: James Robertson — Award-winning author of The Lockerbie Affair and Scottish Society: “The more I look, the more I am forced to the conclusion that if there is a conspiracy around Lockerbie, it is not one concocted by those who doubt the guilt of Mr Megrahi, but a conspiracy of silence in which the US, UK and Scottish governments are all, though not from shared motives, implicated.”

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