Ridley's Believe It Or Not October 30, 2020
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 430,369 new cases (a .95% increase compared to a 1.75% increase yesterday) to bring the total over 45 million to 45,724,808, 11,370,206 of which are active, 34,354,602 of which have been closed with 33,163,598 recoveries (96.55% compared to yesterday’s 96.55%) and 1,191,004 deaths (3.47% compared to yesterday’s 3.47%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.
CV USA Cases: New cases of 57,492 with total cases over 9 million at 9,203,425 (a .62% increase compared to yesterday’s 2.21% increase) with 3,026,813 active cases of which 16,931 (.56% of active cases), recently on a disturbing upward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23 (16,874 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 6,234,104 closures, 234,765 of which have been deaths (3.77% compared to yesterday’s 3.77%) and 5,999,339 of which have been recoveries (96.23% compared to yesterday’s 96.23%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and on a deaths per million population measurement at 708 ranks behind Peru (1037), Belgium (974), Spain (767), Brazil (747), Bolivia (742), Chile (739), and Ecuador (712), and only slightly worse than Mexico (702), UK (680), Argentina (672) newly added to the list, Italy (634), and Sweden (586) that never closed its economy down like we did and we have now conducted 1,281,025 more tests to bring total to 142,950,353 tests (now at 431,030/M compared to Russia at 410,170/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. which remains off the testing charts at 492,175/M).
Non CV Case News: If you had any doubt that CNN and MSNBC are in the pocket of the DNC, that doubt should be erased as from them not a word of the 3rd quarter 33.1% GNP growth (“fake news” by omission); Chuck Todd is usually clueless but when he said something astute like questioning whether Biden’s campaign was taking the CV pandemic too seriously by almost shutting down completely his campaign he was slammed by social media (the better question would have been whether concern over his mental lapses will convince voters he is not mentally fit); the family of the mentally disturbed Walter Wallace have called for justice and for calm and criticized the police for lack of training in their son’s death but indicated that murder charges were not called for; Ft. Lauderdale police arrested Junior Alexander Cabral, 28, and Vladimir Cabral Cuevas, 20 for stealing mail, including ballots, from a mail drop box in Ft. Lauderdale; Lemon bolstering his similarity to a car that is totally flawed and breaks down repeatedly after it leaves the lot, compared Trump supporters to drug addicts (and to think this biased “journalist” intones that bias as news daily); waive goodbye to the idea of journalists standing up for the freedom of the press as Cack News Network “journalist” Jake Tapper intones that the New York Post should cave into Twitter’s demands it delete its banned tweet on Hunter Biden’s e-mail scandal; even though being ignored by the MSM, Bobulinski is the perfect whistle blower who should be believed as he has contributed for years to Democratic candidates and is not some conservative ideologue (great that Ro Khanna, a Blue Representative has indicated as a recipient of his contributions he will defend him from the media and political smears; after starting to defund the police, Austin is joining the ranks of cities with retiring and demoralized police forces and rising violent crime rates; in a Marxist “we will hang the last capitalist with the rope he sold us” déjà vu, Silicon Valley techies are donating more money to Biden than they did for Clinton; while many public schools are banning in person teaching Governor Newsom’s kids are going to private schools which are not under such restrictions.
Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of October 29, 2020, the number of shootings increased to 3,540 of whom 605 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 328 behind Chicago at 277 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 “Baby Boy“ by Beyonce feat. Sean Paul, the fact that you do not experience excessive polypnea after a run and a quote from RAF Wing Commander H.R.Allen on the bombing of Dresden, 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. Mischief Night—celebrated first in England on 1790 as a night to commit pranks and mischief on one’s neighbors, hopefully by not doing any serious physical damage to property.
2. National Publicists Day—created by the Jordanna Stephan on October 29, 2015 to honor the work of publicists with a date to celebrate being October 30, which is the anniversary date of the first press release written by Ivy Lee who is known as the “Father of PR.” The profession can be a make or break for a company trying to get its products and services accepted by the market place or to cope with adverse news or promote favorable news.
3. 2003 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 2003 on a run of 10 weeks not continuous was “Baby Boy” by Beyonce feat. Sean Paul to join 10 other songs that made the number 1 list and joining 9 other songs that made the number 1 list for the first time. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ucz_pm3LX8 Beyonce, a 39 year old singer and actress was formerly the lead singer for Destiny’s Child and is one of the more successful singers in terms of number of record sales. Sean Paul, a 47 year old Jamaican born reggae and dancehall musician has had many of his albums nominated for Best Reggae Album.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “polypnea” which means rapid breathing which describes to a tee what a good workout will do for your respiration.
5. Like a Chip Off the Block--celebrating the birth on this day in 1981 of Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s second child and first Jewish member of a First Family by way of conversion and a successful business woman and Special Advisor to President Trump.
On this day in:
a. 1941 in what would prove to be a life line to Great Britain President Roosevelt approved $1 billion under the Lend Lease Program.
b. 1961 in the ultimate Soviet airbrushing of history moment the tomb of Stalin next to Lenin’s was ordered removed due to violations of Lenin’s precepts for reburial in the Kremlin Wall marked by a granite marker.
c. 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger launched successfully into and returned from space in what would prove to be its last mission before it exploded on January 28, 1986, after 78 seconds into the flight, killing all seven crew members aboard, including the first civilian into space, school teacher Christa McAuliffe.
d. 2005 the Dresden Fraukenkirche destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden in 1945 and the rubble left as a war memorial in East Germany was reconsecrated after a 13 year rebuilding effort that started after German reunification.
e. 2014 Sweden became the first European Country to recognize the Palestine State.
Reflections on the 3 day incendiary bombing of Dresden, clogged with refugees fleeing from the Red Army: “The final phase of Bomber Command’s operations was far and away the worst. Traditional British chivalry and the use of minimum force in war was to become a mockery and the outrages perpetrated by the bombers will be remembered a thousand years hence” Wing Commander H.R. Allen of the Royal Air Force.
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