Friday, September 25, 2020

September 25, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Native American Day


Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 25, 2020
         CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 261,214 new cases (a .81%  increase compared to a .92% increase yesterday) to bring the total  over 32 million to 32,572,774 cases, 7,534,413  of  which  are active, 25,038,361 of which have been closed with 24,048,380 recoveries (96.03% compared to  yesterday’s 96.05%) and 989,981 deaths (3,95% compared to yesterday’s 3.97%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.

         CV USA Cases: New cases of 185,133 with total cases over 7 million at 7,019,847 (a 2.64% increase compared to yesterday’s 2.07% increase) with 2,538,869 active cases of which 14,149, on a downward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23  (14,090 yesterday and 15,881 on September 1), are in serious or critical condition as trend continues to go down, and 4,666,111 closures, 207,893 of which have been deaths (4.46% compared to yesterday’s 4.48%) and 4,458,218 of which have been recoveries (95.54% compared to yesterday’s 95.52%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and on a deaths per million population measurement at 627 ranks behind Peru (966), Belgium (859), Spain (665), Bolivia (663), Brazil (658), Chile (654), Ecuador (633), and UK (617)  and only slightly worse than Italy (592), Sweden (581) that never closed its economy down like we did and Mexico (584) which announced it has run out of death certificates due to surge in deaths. We have now conducted 102,463,044 tests (now at 309,124/M compared to Russia at 303,530/M so Trump is telling truth that we conduct more tests in number and on a per capital basis but for the U.K. at 341,160).

       Non CV Case News: Pelosi must have a case of the Biden dementia jitters as she is demanding that even though she “knows” he will do “well” that he skip the debate; Governor Cuomo might be sweating blood as the Massachusetts’s AG criminally charged two operators of the Mt. Holyoke Soldiers Home for the death of 76 aging veterans from COVID-19 for behavior that sounds very Cuomo like putting CV positive patients with patients without the virus and infecting them; Biden and the Blues may be concerned blacks will desert them in droves after Trump unveiled his “Platinum Plan” pledging $500 billion in capital to black communities, designating the KKK and Antifa as terrorist organizations and making lynching a national hate crime (this coming on serious inroads he is making in the Latino communities to reduce their votes in favor of Blues; Breonna Taylor’s mother has released a statement blasting AG Cameron and the grand jury’s decision and proclaiming she no longer has any faith in the judicial system (the judge in this case should release the grand jury transcript that hopefully will justify its decision); Bryant Johnson, RBG’s trainer for 21 years paid her a unique homage by doing push ups next to her casket lying in state; Reds are rightfully concerned that the massive expansion of mail in voting is replete with fraud potential as 1,000 voters in Virginia counties received an extra ballot (reminds one of a quote attributed to Stalin, “I don’t care who gets to vote as long as I count the ballots”); the 2 Reds on the North Carolina Elections Board controlled by 3 Blues have resigned over a settlement pushed by Blues that would make vote harvesting (also known as fraud green lights) easier.

        Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of September 24, 2020, the number of shootings increased to 3,133 of whom 534 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 291 behind Chicago at 243 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 “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Dianna Ross,  the fact that you are not pixilated and  a quote by Christine Keeler on the impact of the Profumo Affair, 
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1. National Day of Recognition for the Harkis Day—created by French President Jacques Chirac on September 25, 2001 to honor those Algerian auxiliaries who sided with France during the Algerian War of Independence.

         2. Native American Day—created as an alternative to Columbus Day to celebrate the contributions of Native Americans to our culture and history and celebrated on the 4th Friday of the month in California and Nevada.

         3. 1970 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1970 on a run of 3 weeks was “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Dianna Ross in her first number 1 song as a soloist after leaving The Supremes.  Here us a recording of the song: This highly successful artist is the only female singer to have a number one songs as a soloist, member of a duet (Lionel Richie), trio (The Supremes) and an ensemble (We are the world-USA for Africa).

        4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pixilated” which means bewildered which describes Joe Biden to a tee when confronted by issues without being tethered to a teleprompter.

         5. Hard to Fly When You Can No Longer Walk—celebrating the birth on this day in 1952 of noted actor best known for his role in Superman and its sequels and who after becoming a quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse in an equestrian event on May 25, 1995 an activist for those with spinal cord injuries until October 9, 2004 when Kryptonite in the form of an antibiotic for a pressure ulcer sent him into a coma from which he never recovered, dying the next day.

            On this day in:

         a. 1957 1200 combat troops of the 101st Airborne Division insured the integration of 9 black students at Little Rock Central High School.

         b. 1963 Lord Denning released his report on the Profumo Affair involving a brief sexual relationship the Secretary of War and 19 year old model and showgirl Christine Keeler which resulted in Profumo’s resignation and a defeat in the 1964 election of the Conservative Party  by the Labor Party.

         c. 1977 4,200 runners competed in the first Chicago Marathon whose racing

popularity grew such that it is limited to 45,000 runners and will be held after a CV induced hiatus again in 2021.

         d. 1983 36 IRA prisoners armed with 6 handguns escaped from Maze Prison in Northern Ireland.

        e. 2018 83 year old comedian and actor Bill Cosby was sentenced to 3-10 years for 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault and will be eligible for parole on September 25, 2021.

              Reflections on the Profumo Affair:  “Ever since the Profumo Affair, I have never known if a man was capable of loving me for me and for being Christine Keeler. I have survived and possibly should not hope for more than that” Christine Keeler The Truth at Last. (2001) as updated by her in Secrets and Lies (2012).
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