Wednesday, September 30, 2020

September 30, 2020 Ridley's Believe Or Not Orange Shirt Day


Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 30, 2020
       CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 375,907 new cases (a 1.12%  increase compared to a .64% increase yesterday) to bring the total  over 34 million to 33,688,356, 7,743,572  of  which  are active, 26,320,691 of which have been closed with 25,304,557 recoveries (96.14% compared to  yesterday’s 96.12%) and 1,016,134 deaths (3.86% compared to yesterday’s 3.88%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.

         CV USA Cases: New cases of 132,492 with total cases over 7 million at 7,428,210 (a 1.82% increase compared to yesterday’s 1.10% increase) with 2,542,6600 active cases of which 14,205, on a downward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23  (14,064 yesterday and 15,881 on September 1), are in serious or critical condition as trend continues to go down, and 4,885,550 closures, 211,332 of which have been deaths (4.33% compared to yesterday’s 4.34%) and 4,674,218 of which have been recoveries (95.67% compared to yesterday’s 95.66%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and on a deaths per million population measurement at 638 ranks behind Peru (979), Belgium (862), Spain (680), Bolivia (677), Brazil (673), Chile (665), and Ecuador (641),  and only slightly worse than UK (620), Mexico (597, Italy (594), and Sweden (584) that never closed its economy down like we did and We have now conducted 106,593,177 tests (now at 321,564/M compared to Russia at 315,176/M so Trump is telling truth that we conduct more tests in number and on a per capital basis for nations (but excluding nations with small populations like Israel and Singapore) but for the U.K. at 360,532/M).

       Non CV Case News: The stimulus bill proposed by Pelosi includes stimulus checks for illegal aliens and protections against deportation; the Presidential ad hominem attack chaos is over with Biden passing a very low dementia gaffe bar, refusing to answer whether he would pack the court and end the filibuster, denied he would push for Medicare for all, could not name one police group that supported him and denied that he supported AOC’s Green New Deal and blamed Trump for the CV deaths while between attacking Biden for his son being enriched by foreign powers and his inability to remember where he went to college claimed Biden would shut the country down, that he paid more than $750 in taxes (I hope he is not lying on that one as it will be a disaster if he is wrong), touted his economic record that Biden continued to take credit for along with saving manufacturing jobs, attacked massive mail-in voting as fraud and blasted Biden on his lack of support for law and order (other than the ad hominem attacks doubt if a rare voter with an unmade up mind was swayed or one with was persuaded to switch); on the shooting of the two deputies in Compton, the good news is that Deonte Lee Murray, a suspected gang member, has been arrested after a failed car jacking and charged with attempted murder of the two deputies and in an even better news item Mark Cuban has donated $50,000 to each deputy; Lying Jim Comey in testimony before the Senate was hit with terminal amnesia and could not seem to remember any facts about HRC’s involvement in the creation of the Steele Dossier that lead to the Russia collusion delusion probe hoax; Mayor Lightfoot of Chicago with shootings and killings of black on black slams Trump for his “Lying Mouth.”

           Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of September 28, 2020, the number of shootings increased to 3,207 of whom 550 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 301 behind Chicago at 249 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 “Rock Me Gently” by Andy Kim,  the fact that you are not a planster and  a quote by Jonathan Glover on civilian bombing, 
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1. International Translators Day—created by the UN General Assembly in 2017 to make this day a celebration of the efforts of translators in international business and politics to help parties avoid misunderstandings and achieve desired results.

        2. Orange Shirt Day--celebrating not the Protestants in Northern Ireland, the inmates in Orange County, California jails or the color as perfect for Halloween garb but an acknowledgement of the abysmal treatment of Canadian Indians in residential schools and the cultural genocide imposed upon them which the Canadian government has finally seen the error of its ways and after apologizing, closed the last one in 1966.

        3. 1974 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1974 on a run of 1 week was “Rock Me Gently” by Andy Kim in his first number 1 song to join 24 other acts achieving their first number one song. Here is a recording of the song: This Canadian-Lebanese singer/songwriter also has performed under the name Baron Longfellow and is till active today but “Rock Me Gently” remained his only U.S. number one song.

         4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “planster” which means a petty or poor planer which probably describes politicians calling for huge spending increases without the ability to pay for them and taking into consideration the results of such actions.

        5. In Cold Blood Self—celebrating the birth on this day in 1924 of noted writer Truman Streckfus Persons better known to his fans as Truman Capote best known for his book In Cold Blood but not so much for his drug and alcohol abuse which resulted in his death on August 25, 1984 from liver failure caused by phlebitis and multiple drug intoxication.

         On this day in:

        a. 1939 in a we will not obey you moment, the League of Nations passed a resolution banning intentionally bombing civilian populations.

         b. 1949 after the Soviets threw in the towel and reopened access to Berlin, the Berlin Airlift ended.

        c. 1962 James Meredith entered the University of Mississippi in defiance of segregation laws in Mississippi.

        d. 1980 the world from a technology standpoint became a much smaller place as Xerox in collaboration with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation published the Ethernet specifications.

      e. 2005 12 controversial drawings of the Prophet Muhammad were published by the Danish Newspaper Jyllands-Postend.

        Reflections on the bombing of civilians: “The use of the blockade against Germany to starve large numbers of people to death broke through the moral barrier against the mass killing of civilians. It was the precedent for the 'conventional' bombing of civilians in the Second World War and then for the use of the atomic bomb.”― Jonathan Glover, Humanity: A Moral history of the Twentieth Century. Wonder how different if at all World War II would have been If League Of Nations Resolution against intentional civilian bombing was observed.  
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