Thursday, September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Punctuation Day


Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 24, 2020
         CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 293,896 new cases (a .92%  increase compared to a 1.21% increase yesterday) to bring the total  over 32 million to 32,311,560 cases, 7,504,068  of  which  are active, 24,807,337 of which have been closed with 23,822,068 recoveries (96.03% compared to  yesterday’s 96.01%) and 985,269 deaths (3,97% compared to yesterday’s 3.99%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.

         CV USA Cases: New cases of 144,987 with total cases over 7 million at 7,019,847 (a 2,07% increase compared to yesterday’s 1.56% increase) with 2,541,883 active cases of which 14,090, on a downward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23  (14,101 yesterday and 15,881 on September 1), are in serious or critical condition as trend continues to go down, and 4,622,951 closures, 207,126 of which have been deaths (4.48% compared to yesterday’s 4.50%) and 4,415,825 of which have been recoveries (95.52% compared to yesterday’s 95.50%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and on a deaths per million population measurement at 625 ranks behind Peru (964), Belgium (858), Spain (665), Bolivia (660), Brazil (654), Chile (651), Ecuador (631), and UK (616)  and only slightly worse than Italy (592) and Sweden (581) that never closed its economy down like we did and Mexico (580) which announced it has run out of death certificates due to surge in deaths. We have now conducted 101,214,535 (now at 305,367/M compared to Russia at 300,790/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 332,79053.

       Non CV Case News: Another slim glimmer of hope that normalcy is returning as the PAC-12 announced football would return for a 7 game season on the 1st week in November; while the Kentucky AG is being railed against for being an “Uncle Tom”, mini riots last night in Louisville with 126 arrested and 2 cops shot, 1 white and 1 black by a 26 year old black Larynzo Johnson who is now in custody (normally grand jury transcripts are sealed but in an effort to quell potential violence, the transcripts ought to be released to substantiate why the grand jury indicted as it did instead of murder charges BLM wanted against the 3 officers involved); the MSM is aping the 3 monkeys of “hear no evil, see no evil and since its Blue evil report no evil” and not reporting the results of the Senate report detailing Hunter Biden’s questionable financial dealing with Russia, in the Ukraine and with individuals linked to the Chinese Communist Party (Hunter is not running for president but his father is on tape bragging that if an Ukrainian prosecutor investigating Hunter’s employer Burisma is not fired in 6 hours, Biden is returning without releasing $1 billion in aid); Chelsea Clinton must be eying political office in the future as she blames Trump for CV deaths, for not doing enough on confidence for a vaccine and playing the dog eared well worn “he’s a racist” card; FBI Director Wray has stated the obvious that where federal help has been requested protests have been a lot more peaceful (same would be true if D.A.’s on rioting “protesters” being subject to judicial catch and release); Hulu after receiving a good deal of backlash on promoting its documentary on the shooting of Breonna Taylor as the grand jury indictments were coming down has apologized and pulled its promos; regardless of whether he meant it Herschel Walker applauded Biden for condemning the shooting of the 2 cops in Louisville but slammed for not withdrawing her pledge to support bailing out rioters aka her “protesters”; Biden’s prayer of having enough people vote by mail before his dementia is revealed during the debates may be working as 500,000 ballots have already been cast; the Dallas City Council has voted to cut the overtime budget of the Dallas Police Department by $7 million which has prompted outrage by its mayor (when 911  calls are not answered hope the Dallas residents have their council members home phone numbers handy).

        Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of September 23, 2020, the number of shootings increased to 3,121 of whom 532 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 290 behind Chicago at 242 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 “You Can’t Hurry Love” by The Supremes,  the fact that you are not a pilgarlick and  a quote by Maria Cristina Marerro on same sex marriage, 
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1. National Horchata Day—created by ampm on September 19, 2019  to promote that milky drink made with ground almonds, tiger nuts or rice and celebrated by quaffing down a horchata.

        2. National Punctuation Day—created by Jeff Rubin in 2003 to promote a dying art with Microsoft Spell Check and Autocorrect doing most of the work for the writer.

         3. 1969 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1969 on a run of 10 weeks was “In My Feelings” by Drake which was his second of the year preceded by “God’s Feeling” at 11 weeks.  Here us a recording of the song: This Canadian rapper hs been selling records like hot cakes.

        4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pismire” which means something or someone insignificant which describes how politician view most of us.

       5. So Others May Live—celebrating the birth on this day in 1969 of Medal of Honor winner Paul Ray Smith who in action near Baghdad refusing to evacuate his wounded while under fire and slugged it out with attacking Iraqis until they were and sadly he was killed.

            On this day in:

          a. 1906 after starting on the 22nd, the Atlanta Race Riots came to an end after being started by unproven allegations that 2 white women had been raped by blacks and having the Georgia National Guard called out with over 23 blacks killed and 90 some blacks injured.

        b. 1960 the USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier was launched and decommissioned on February 3, 2017.

           c. 1972 in a major “oops” moment Japan Airlines Flight 472  from Tokyo to Frankfurt with multiple stops in between landed at Bombay’s smaller airport Juju Aerodrome instead of its planned landing at the city’s larger airport Santacruz Airport and slid off the runway, rendering the plane not economically viable and injuring 2 crew members and 9 passengers.

           d. 1996 71 nations signed the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

           e. 2014 the Mars Orbiter Mission made India the first Asian nation to reach Mars.

          Reflections on the Atlanta Race Riot: “This man has worked for me a number of years. He may be guilty, but he ought to have a chance for his life, and not be put to death on suspicion. You can’t have him, but if you will telephone for officers, they can take him to jail” Mrs. F. S. Cox appearing in The New York Times and The New York Age, an African-American newspaper. She reportedly confronted a mob 100 whites and saved the life of a black male, Walter Hicus. Cox locked Hicus in her home and stood on her porch to confront the mob of more than 100 men who did not attack and Hicus was placed in jail.
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