Monday, September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Freedom from Hunger Day


Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 28, 2020
         CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 289,766 new cases (a .87%  increase compared to a .66% increase yesterday) to bring the total  over 33 million to 33,473,108, 7,688,796  of  which  are active, 25,784,312 of which have been closed with 24,779,651 recoveries (96.10% compared to  yesterday’s 96.08%) and 1,004,661 deaths (3.90% compared to yesterday’s 3.92%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.

         CV USA Cases: New cases of 41,971 with total cases over 7 million at 7,295,718 (a .58 increase compared to yesterday’s .3% increase) with 2,537,616 active cases of which 14,120, on a downward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23  (14,135 yesterday and 15,881 on September 1), are in serious or critical condition as trend continues to go down, and 4,800,073 closures, 209,601 of which have been deaths (4.37% compared to yesterday’s 4.42%) and 4,590,472 of which have been recoveries (95.63% compared to yesterday’s 95.58%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and on a deaths per million population measurement at 632 ranks behind Peru (975), Belgium (860), Spain (672), Bolivia (671), Brazil (666), Chile (663), and Ecuador (637),  and only slightly worse than UK (618), Italy (593), Sweden (581) that never closed its economy down like we did and Mexico (591) which announced it has run out of death certificates due to surge in deaths. We have now conducted 103,651,667 tests (now at 315,717/M compared to Russia at 311,066/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 353,329).

       Non CV Case News: Project Veritas has on film the illegal activity of Omar Somali operatives illegally harvesting ballots (safe bet is that ballots will all be marked for Omar and other Blues and I wonder what see no evil voter fraud Wray has to say about this); on the stimulus front Pelosi is proposing a $2.2 trillion deal down from her idiotic gambit of $3.4 which may be a move in the right direction assuming no funds for illegal aliens and severe restrictions on states with massive unfunded pension liabilities but stay tuned for the details; the firestorm among the left over the ACB nomination is making the furor look like a Kumbaya song fest around the campfire as Planned Parenthood and NOW are in meltdown mode claiming she will cast her vote to enable Trump to steal the election, repeal Obamacare and repeal Roe v. Wade—ranting this exceptionally qualified jurist of impeccable intellect and integrity is a mindless Trump puppet; Pelosi is sounding alarm bells to her caucus that Blues must pedal to the metal to insure that a majority of the states have Congressional delegations that are controlled by Blues if the House is to decide the election; Trump and Biden are set to debate tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. PDT with no preliminary handshakes and no wearing of masks (not being able to hide his face whatever facial expressions of bewilderment or memory loss will be on better display); in a Harry S. Truman déjà vu, Biden is going a a train to campaign after the debate; in a blatant example of why the NYT has lost any journalistic integrity, Tatiana Turner was charged with attempted murder by hitting Trump supporters at a rally between them and BLM—NPR reported the obvious as the driver drives through a sea of Trump signs and merchandise while NYT “reporter” Marie Fazio mentioned only that people were hit with non life threatening injuries and called the demonstration between a group for social justice and counter protesters not Trump supporters (Fazio must believe that hitting a Trump supporter with a car cannot be attempted murder); in an almost “I am Spartacus” trend to be crucified for being white, Blue Louisiana State Senator Mandie Landry is tweeting that she is ashamed to be white (so much for King’s plea to be judged by content on one’s character as opposed to color of one’s skin).

              Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of September 27, 2020, the number of shootings increased to 3,190 of whom 544 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 296 behind Chicago at 248 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 “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me” by Mac Davis,  the fact that you are not plangorous due to events and  a quote by Hans Selye of penicillin, 
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1. Freedom from Hunger Day—first celebrated on this day in 2006 to create awareness of the prevalence of hunger both domestically and internationally that makes it so hard to rise out of poverty.

         2. International Rabies Day—created on September 8, 2007 by the Alliance for Rabies Control and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create awareness of this deadly disease and the need for owners to vaccinate their dogs.

         3. 1972 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1972 on a run of 3 weeks was “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me” by Mac Davis in his first number 1 song to join 17 other acts achieving their first number one song. Here is a recording of the song: This country music singer and song writer has still been performing but has recently had heart surgery and is in critical condition.

         4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “plangorous” which means mournful and describes to a tee how Blues must feel over the Barrett nomination to SCOTUS.

         5. Passing the Baton for the Last Time—celebrating the birth on this day in 1986 of Ethiopian distance runner Meskerem Legesse who competed in the 2004 Olympics     and then turned pro but had to ultimately retire due to a heart condition which when she was 3 weeks from delivering her second child died from a heart attack on July 15, 2013 outside a NYC restaurant but medical personnel were able to successfully deliver her child alive and well.

         On this day in:

         a. 1928 Arthur Fleming noticed a bacteria killing bread mold growing in his laboratory which eventually would become the first wonder drug penicillin.

         b. 1951 CBS offered color television sets to the public but discontinued their sale very shortly thereafter.

         c. 1973 the ITT Building in NYC was bombed by the Weather Underground in protest to ITT’s alleged involvement in the coup d’état that overthrew the Allende Government in Chile.

       d. 1986 after years of one party rule under the Kuomintang after it fled from China , the Progressive Development Party became the first opposition party in Taiwan.

        e. 2008 Falcon 1 built by SpaceX became the first privately funded liquid fueled rocket to successfully launch a payload into orbit from Earth.

      Reflections on scientific discovery and the discovery of penicillin: “I doubt that Fleming could have obtained a grant for the discovery of penicillin on that basis [a requirement for highly detailed research plans] because he could not have said, 'I propose to have an accident in a culture so that it will be spoiled by a mould falling on it, and I propose to recognize the possibility of extracting an antibiotic from this mould.”― Hans Selye, From Dream to Discovery: On Being a Scientist.
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