Monday, October 5, 2020

October 4, 2020 Ridley's Beleive It Or Not World Animal Day


      CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 193,540 new cases (a .55%  increase compared to a 1.45% increase yesterday) to bring the total  over 34 million to 35,241,014, 7,981,762  of  which  are active, 27,259,252 of which have been closed with 26,219,809 recoveries (96.19% compared to  yesterday’s 96.18%) and 1,039,443 deaths (3.81% compared to yesterday’s 3.82%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.        

         CV USA Cases: New cases of 26,259 with total cases over 7 million at 7,613,291 (a .35% increase compared to yesterday’s 1.16% increase) with 2,567,900 active cases of which 14,185, on a downward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23  (14,117 yesterday and 15,881 on September 1), are in serious or critical condition as trend continues to go down, and 5,045,391 closures, 214,362 of which have been deaths (4.25% compared to yesterday’s 4.26%) and 4,831,029 of which have been recoveries (95.75% compared to yesterday’s 95.74%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and on a deaths per million population measurement at 647 ranks behind Peru (987), Belgium (866), Bolivia (689), Spain (686), Brazil (686), Chile (677), and Ecuador (655),  and only slightly worse than UK (623), Mexico (610, Italy (595), and Sweden (583) that never closed its economy down like we did and we have now conducted 110,822,022 tests (now at 334,300/M compared to Russia at 326,712/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 Denmark,  Israel and Singapore) but for the U.K. at 368,477/M).

       Non CV Case News: The good news is that after being moved to Walter Reed  in an abundance of caution, President Trump is doing well, fever free for the last 24 hours and on a Redesivir regime, moving around in the ward without help or oxygen and may be released tomorrow pending status; Governor DeWine of Ohio, who had the roller coaster ride of a positive antigen rapid test that prevented him from greeting the president, followed by lab test that was negative, has declared  this Sunday a Day of Prayer for a speedy recovery of  President Trump and the First Lady; former presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar and bypassed VP candidate because she is white sounded the red herring CV alarm to demand delay in the confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett (another hypocrite who ignores the fact that viral hearings in Congress have be the order of the day for months); SNL that used to be funny and now with its political satire and now known as Sick Negative Losers mocked President Trump’s CV illness, thinking it was funny and wishing him a lengthy recovery (what a disgrace and lack of compassion and decency); Schumer the Hypocrite in Chief for Blues is wailing Barrett hearings will not be safe and must believe in numerous viral hearings Congress has held that the CV travels on internet (totally cheapens his real argument to delay and looks like an idiot); CV and the Reptilian Brain have teamed up to make North Carolina Senate Race a chaos with married Blue candidate Cunningham in sexting scandal and Red incumbent Tillis testing positive for CV (hope voters believe deviation is incurable but the CV is); the next debate is a Town Hall format and the Biden Campaign certainly sounds like he will be and hoping Trump is there also, CV infection not withstanding; De Blasio is now going to shut down 100 public schools and 200 private ones in NYC and shut down all essential businesses in 9 zip code areas primarily Brooklyn and Queens which should be a devastating blow to a city that already looks like a ghost town;

           Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of September 30, 2020, the number of shootings increased to 3,251 of whom 556 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 305 behind Chicago at 251 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 “Kiss You All Over” by Exile,  the fact that the Blues are not yet have plenipotence nationally but disgusted they are in California and  a quote by Chris Hedges on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, 
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1. World Animal Day—created cynologist Heinrich Zimmerman and first celebrated on March 24, 1925 to promote the welfare of all forms of animals and moved to October 4 in 1929 as October 4 is the birthday of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

       2. The Start of World Space Week—created by the UN General Assembly on December 6. 1999 to celebrate science and technology and the advances made in the exploration of space starting on this day which marked the anniversary of the first satellite launched from Earth Sputnik I on October 4, 1967 and ending on October 10, the anniversary of the signing of the signing of the Outer Space Treaty on October 10, 1997.

        3. 1978 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1978 on a run of 4 weeks was “Kiss You All Over” by Exile. Here is a recording of the song:  Exile was an American band that started out as a rock band but morphed into a country rock and with different members other than Sam Pennington and is still performing today.   

         4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “plenipotence” which means absolute power which sadly the Blues have in California and are trying very hard to obtain the same control nationally.

        5. Easy to Get a DUI in a Boat—celebrating the birth on this day in 1965 of Steve Olin a 4 year submarine relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians but who had the misfortune on March 23, 1993 of being a passenger in a boat piloted by teammate Tim Crews who was legally drunk and ran into a pier on Little Nellie Lake in Florida during spring training, killing Crews and Olin at age 27 and injuring teammate Bob Ojeda.

         On this day in:

        a. 1777 American troops under George Washington were defeated by British troops under William Howe in the Battle of Germantown, Pennsylvania which followed a prior defeat at the Battle of Brandywine.

          b. 1883 the first run of the Orient Express from Paris to Constantinople began.

          c. 1927 Gutzon Borglum began his sculpturing of Mt. Rushmore.

        d. 1991 the Protocol for Environmental Protection of the Antarctic was opened for signature and has now been ratified by 34 countries.

          e. 2006 to the bane of governments everywhere WikiLeaks was launched.

         Quotes on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange: ”WikiLeaks and Assange have done more to expose the dark machinations and crimes of the American Empire than any other news organization. Assange, in addition to exposing atrocities and crimes committed by the United States military in our endless wars and revealing the inner workings of the Clinton campaign, made public the hacking tools used by the CIA and the National Security Agency, their surveillance programs and their interference in foreign elections...And WikiLeaks worked swiftly to save Edward Snowden, who exposed the wholesale surveillance of the American public by the government, from extradition to the United States by helping him flee from Hong Kong to Moscow.” Chris Hedges Pulitzer Prize winning American journalist

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