Monday, September 7, 2020

September 7, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Labor Day


Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 7, 2020
        CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 142,237 new cases (a .52%  increase compared to a .91% increase yesterday) to bring the total over 27 million to 27,354,088 cases, 7,035,941  of  which  are active, 20,318,147 of which have been closed with 19,424,142 recoveries (95.60% compared to  yesterday’s 95.61%) and 894,005 deaths (4.40% compared to yesterday’s 4.39%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.

      CV USA Cases: New cases of 21,257 with total cases over 6 million at 6,444,645 (a .33% increase compared to yesterday’s 2.13% increase) with 2,546,500 active cases of which 14,694, on a downward trend with slight blips from over 19,000 in the last 5 weeks  (14,938 yesterday and 16,885 on August 1), are in serious or critical condition as trend continues to go down, and 3,919,402 closures, 193,283 of which have been deaths (4.93% compared to yesterday’s 4.95%) and 3,726,119 of which have been recoveries (95.07% compared to yesterday’s 95.05%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and on a deaths per million population measurement at 583 ranks behind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 (903), Belgium (854), Spain (629), UK (611), Chile (609), Bolivia (599), Ecuador (593), Brazil (595),  and Italy (588), ,  and only slightly worse than Sweden (577) that never closed its economy down like we did and Mexico (523) which announced it has run out of death certificates due to surge in deaths. We have now conducted 87,818,811 tests (now at 265,167/M compared to Russia at 265,567/M so Trump can now truthfully claim we conduct more tests on an absolute basis and on a per capital basis as not all of our tests have been reported as of the time of this calculation).
       Non CV Case News: Romney may be leaving the ranks of the RINOs as he slams Pelosi for SalonGate with photo at home having haircut but both he and barber not wearing mask; Harris may have to have her illegal alien supporter queen moniker replaced with Hypocrite Harris as her upcoming fund raiser is co-produced by Hollywood producer Brian Procilio who has referred to Republican women as “t---s” (so much for the misogynist card Blues always seem to toss); news that a smoke generator used at a “gender-reveal“ party ignited the El Dorado fire in San Bernardino County  near Oak Glen which caused the evacuation of 3000 residents and while only 5% contained has burned 7,000 acres (hope the organizers have deep pockets as they are most likely liable for costs in putting out fire and damages it caused); the Botox Queen is lucky that protesters at her SF house were only hanging up curlers to protest SalonGate when they should be joined by hundreds of thousands unemployed who are not going to receive a stimulus check because this tyrant will not negotiate on a stimulus relief package; a Saudi court has sentenced 8 Saudis charged in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi to prison terms ranging from 7 to 10 to 20 years; in Brooklyn which has a 15% arrest rate for shooting murders, 5 people were shot a J’Ouvert Street Party with one victim a 6 year old in surgery.

      Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of September 6, 2020, the number of shootings increased to 2,896 of whom 492 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 270 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 less.
       As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart”  by Vera Lynn, the fact that you are a philonoist and a quote by Elissa Slotkin on Labor Day, 
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1. Labor Day—celebrating the contribution of workers to our economy and society and first recognized as an official holiday by the State of Oregon in 1887 and quickly spread to in 1894 30 states that were celebrating it as an official holiday with the federal government joining in with legislation making the first Monday in September an official holiday on June 28, 1894.

      2. Google Commemoration Day—celebrating or bemoaning if you are a conservative alarmed over the censorship of conservative speech and ideas by social media the incorporation on this day in 1998 of Google.

       3. 1952 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1952 on a run of 8 weeks was “Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart” by Dame Vera Lynn. Here us a recording of the song: Dame Vera Lynn was the voice of hope for British troops during World War II and after the war became the first English artist to have a Number 1 Song in the U.S. and at age 92 had a song in the top 10 in the U.K. She was actively singing almost to the moment of her death on June 18, 2020 at the age of 103. 

       4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “philonoist” which means one who seeks knowledge, a trait hopefully we will never lose to stay young at heart not set in our ways.

       5. A Fight Not Easy--celebrating the birth on this day in 1964 of Eric Lynn Wright, a noted rapper called the grandfather of gangsta rap, better known to his fans as Eazy-E, who was reputed to have sired 11 kids with 8 women but must not have been careful and was diagnosed with AIDs on February 24, 1995 after admission to Cedars-Sinai for a violent cough and died on March 26, 1995 from AIDS induced pneumonia.

        On this day in:

         a. 1940 the German Luftwaffe commenced the Blitz to begin 50 continuous nights of bombing London and other English cities.

        b. 1986 Desmond Tutu became the first black man to lead the Cape Town Diocese in South Africa.

         c. 1996 rapper and hip hop artist Tupac Shakur was fatally shot in a drive by shooting in Las Vegas to die 6 days later.

         d. 2008 trying to stave a collapse of the financial system in this country, the federal government took over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae as the Great Recession hit the U.S.

         e. 2017 Equifax announced a cyber hacking of its 145.5 million customer records.

        Reflections on Labor Day: “Labor Day is a time to recognize and reflect on that work, and for elected officials to recommit to the too-often ignored task of fighting to improve the lives of working families.” Elissa Slotkin, former CIA analyst and Blue Congresswoman seeking reelection to her second term from Michigan.

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