Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 5, 2020
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 244,649 new cases (a .91% increase compared to a 1.21% increase yesterday) to bring the total over 27 million to 27,211,849 cases, 7,033,714 of which are active, 20,178,136 of which have been closed with 19,292,235 recoveries (95.61% compared to yesterday’s 95.58%) and 885,900 deaths (4.39% compared to yesterday’s 4.42%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.
Cases: New cases of 134,449 with total cases over 6 million at 6,444,645 (a
2.13% increase compared to yesterday’s 1.69% increase) with 2,543,175 active
cases of which 14,938, on a downward trend with slight blips from over 19,000
in the last 5 weeks (15,069 yesterday and 16,885 on August 1), are
in serious or critical condition as trend continues to go down, and 3,901,470 closures,
193,020 of which have been deaths (4.95% compared to yesterday’s 5.02%)
and 3,708,450 of which have been recoveries (95.05% compared to
yesterday’s 94.98%) (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finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending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 583 ranks behind Peru (898), Belgium (854),
Spain (629), UK (611), Chile (605), Brazil (593), and Italy (588), , and only slightly
worse than Sweden (577) that never closed its economy down like we did and Mexico
(521) which announced it has run out of death certificates due to surge in
deaths. We have now conducted 87,474,919 tests (715,717
more tests than those done yesterday and now at 263,986/M compared to Russia at
263,111/M so Trump can now truthfully claim we conduct more tests on an
absolute basis and on a per capital basis).
Non CV Case News: Harris can’t help herself as she plays the race card and slams Trump and Barr for denying systematic racism (look to her Blue run cities and their disasters they call public schools while like in NYC fight tooth and nail to prevent charter schools that educate not just house blacks before the jail cell doors open); Pelosi true to her Antoinette disdain of middle class Americans is refusing to negotiate a stimulus package in hope the economy falters as a recovering economy is Biden’s Achilles Heel; two snippets that show De Blasio’s defund the police is an inane idea as a video shows 3 black teens in public punching a 74 year old woman and stealing her purse and the NYPD reported that shootings in NYC were up 166% with only 20% solved (safe bet that BLM ignores is that probably a huge majority were blacks shooting blacks which is the Chicago model); the counter culture war is alive and well in our public schools as Project 1619 which has a racist rant revision to our history is spreading to the point that the Trump Administration is reviewing whether it can hold back federal funds to school districts that use it (a good first step but will not address growing concerns of a leftist tilt in our schools and higher education).
Violence: In Chicago as of September 5, 2020, the number of shootings increased
to 2,882 of whom 491 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 222
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
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “Come On-A My House” by Rosemary Clooney, the fact that you are a dedicated philomath and a quote by Desmond Tutu on apartheid, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1. National Pet Rock Day—celebrating the creative genius of Gary Dahl who after listening to friends in a bar in 1975 complain about the care and feeding of their pets came up with the idea of selling pet rocks in a box resting on a bed of straw and he introduced the product for Christmas Season in 1975 to sell 1.5 million pet rocks at $3.95 each.
2. Barbie Doll Day—celebrating the day in 1959 that that iconic doll Barbie first went on sale to over the years rack up sales of over 1 billion dolls.
3. 1951 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1951 on a run of 6 weeks was “Come On-A My House” by Rosemary Clooney. Here us a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mriXncI96lw Sadly Rosemary was a heavy smoker all her life and could not beat hear addiction and died from lung cancer on June 29, 2002 six months after, while still performing, of having lung cancer.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “philomath” which means a lover of learning which describes to a tee the type of people we need more of.
5. Walk-in Tubs May Be Best--celebrating the birth on this day in 1971 of noted lead singer for the Cranberries Delores O’Riordan whose singing talent amassed her a great fortune but who was troubled by bipolar disorder and drowned on January 15, 2018 at the age of 46 in a bath tub with therapeutic levels of prescription drugs and a BAT of .33%.
On this day in:
a. 1946 Secretary of State James Byrnes, rejecting the Morgenthau Plan to reduce Germany to an agricultural economy, announced the U.S. would pursue a plan of economic reconstruction with respect to West Germany.
b. 1966 South African Prime Minister Henrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid, was stabbed to death in an assassination at a parliamentary meeting in Cape Town, South Africa by an assailant judged to be insane who died in an insane asylum.
c. 1995 Cal Ripken, Jr. played his 2,231 consecutive game, breaking Lou Gehrig’s record that had stood for 56 years and then went on to continue to add to the record until he voluntarily ended it at the end of the 1998 season at 2632 games.
d 2007 Air Strike Orchard was executed by Israel to destroy a nuclear reactor in Syria attempting to make nuclear material for a nuclear weapons.
e. 2018 the Supreme Court of India decriminalized all sex acts between consenting adults, making homosexuality legal.
Reflections on apartheid: “I've never doubted that apartheid - because it was of itself fundamentally, intrinsically evil - was going to bite the dust eventually.” Desmond Tutu noted opponent of apartheid and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize..
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