Wednesday, October 28, 2020

October 28,2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Statue of Liberty Day


Ridley's Believe It Or Not October 28, 2020
          CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 527,432 new cases (a 1.20%  increase compared to a 1.03% increase yesterday) to bring the total over  44 million to 44,544,732, 10,795,747 of  which  are active, 33,758,975 of which have been closed with 32,582,911  recoveries (96.52% compared to  yesterday’s 96.51%) and 1,176,074 deaths (3.48% compared to yesterday’s 3.49%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages. 
       CV USA Cases: New cases of 60,807 with total cases over 9 million at 9,004,393 (a .68% increase compared to yesterday’s  1.09% increase) with 2,941,172 active cases of which 16,801 (.57% of active cases), recently on a disturbing upward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23  (16,6126 yesterday and 15,881 on September 1), are in serious or critical condition as trend has shifted and may be continuing to go up, and 6,124,047 closures, 232,459 of which have been deaths (3.80% compared to yesterday’s 3.81%) and 5,891,588 of which have been recoveries (96.20% compared to yesterday’s 96.19%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and on a deaths per million population measurement at 701 ranks behind Peru (1034), Belgium (951), Spain (758), Brazil (742), Bolivia (740),  Chile (732), and Ecuador (710),  and only slightly worse than Mexico (694), UK (672), Argentina (656) newly added to the list, Italy (627), and Sweden (586) that never closed its economy down like we did and we have now conducted 4,769,881 more tests to bring total to 140,194,814   tests (now at 422,175/M compared to Russia at 402,390/M so Trump is telling truth that we conduct more tests in number and on a per capital basis for nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark,  Israel, Singapore and UAE) but for the U.K. at 481,538/M).
        Non CV Case News: Jack Dorsey looking like with his scraggly beard, he was auditioning for the latest Rasputin part, testified before the Senate today defending Twitter’s censorship of the NY Post article on Twitter’s censorship of its article on Hunter Biden and with a straight face indicating that Twitter does not censor conservatives (an “Iron Curtain” far more dangerous that the real one Stalin placed around Eastern Europe); the City of Brotherly Love was anything but that after another night of looting and rioting over the shooting death of Walter Wallace which also featured 12 shootings, 2 of which were fatal and prompted another curfew to try to stem the violence (the body cams and audio of the shooting will be released which hopefully will defuse the anger and looting); the myth of mail-in voting as being safe continues to be put to the test as another postal worker, this one in Kentucky, has been charged with dumping ballots in the trash; Hurricane Zeta has risen to a Cat 2 and is preparing to make landfall in Louisiana to bring massive rainfall to an area already hit by hurricanes and massive amounts of rainfall; in another example of the private sector prodded by Trump to move on CV a warp speed, Kroger has announced a national rollout of CV antibody rapid tests (already we are testing at phenomenal rates and the rapid antibody tests will be icing  on the cake); in a way to prevent businesses from hiring low wage skilled technical people to replace high wage Americans, Trump is revising the HB-1 Visa Program to prioritize higher wage applicants; Chelsea Handler may no longer be funny and getting up in her years in her 40’s but hot enough to do a political Lysistrata on Rapper 50 Cent to have him pull his support from Trump and support Biden (50 Cent watch your net worth free fall if Biden wins); Space X is scheduled to launch a rotation crew of 3 Americans and 1 Japanese for a 6 month stay at the International Space Station on November 14. 
       Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of October 26,  2020, the number of shootings increased to 3,520 of whom 602 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 still 328 behind Chicago at 274 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 far 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 “I’m Real (Murder Remix)“ by Jennifer Lopez feat. Ja Rule, the fact that you can be polyphiloprogenitive and a quote from Louis Gohmert on the Cuban Missile Crisis, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send 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. Please contact me for details.
          1.  International Animation Day—created by the International Animation Association, a member of UNESCO, in 2002 to honor the creations of animators and to promote the acceptance of animated films which today are almost always computer generated.            2.  Statue of Liberty Day—celebrating this day in 1886 when the Statute of Liberty after being reassembled from 214 crates and moved to Bledloe Island (renamed Liberty Island in 1956) was dedicated.        

         3. 2001 Number One Song— the number 1 songs in 2001 on a run of 2 weeks was “I’m Real (Murder Remix)” by Jennifer Lopez feat. Ja Rule to join 13 other songs that made the number 1 list and for Ja Rule joining 11 other songs that made the number 1 list for the first time. Here is a recording of the song: This 51 year old actress, singer and entrepreneur with an inappropriate nickname of “J-Lo” as she is probably one of the more influential Latin artists practicing her craft and currently engaged to A-Rod. Ja Rule a rapper has had some success but also time in prison for weapons charges and tax evasion.

       4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “polyphiloprogenitive” which means very prolific which is trait many artists possess and many politicians do not unless it relates to raising campaign funds. 

         5. Open the Gates to Prosperity--celebrating the birth on this day in 1955 of Bill Gates who is probably Harvard’s most famous dropout and who with Paul Allen founded Microsoft which is the largest software company in the world and making money hand over fist, a tremendous amount of which Gates through his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation puts to great philanthropic causes like malaria eradication around the globe.

         On this day in:

     a. 1993 in a how to leave on a high note Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique premiered in St. Petersburg 9 days before Tchaikovsky’s death.

       b. 1922 Benito Mussolini and his fascists marched on Rome to take over the government to start the march for Italy to fight.

        c. 1948 to the bane of Pelicans and other egg laying wild fowl, George Hermann Muller was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for his 1939 discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT which would be used to eradicate mosquitoes.
      d. 1962 in global sigh of relief moment, Premier Nikita Khrushchev authorized the removal of Soviet missiles in Cuba, bringing a welcome end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

         e. 1968 in a move toward tolerance, Pope VI promulgated Nostra Aetate wherein the Catholic Church would recognize non Christian religions.
  Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis, a state of events we should pray the world never ever comes to again: “Most people give Kennedy a passing grade, a good grade on the Cuban Missile Crisis handling, but what they don't realize, if he had had strength, if he had showed strength before, there would never have been a Cuban Missile Crisis.” Louie Gohmert, Red Representative from Texas

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