Wednesday, October 7, 2020

October 7, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Random Acts of Poetry Day


Ridley's Believe It Or Not October 7, 2020
         CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 348,621 new cases (a .97%  increase compared to a .99% increase yesterday) to bring the total over 36 million to 36,286,833, 7,921,977  of  which  are active, 28,364,856 of which have been closed with 27,306,860 recoveries (96.27% compared to  yesterday’s 96.25%) and 1,057,996 deaths (3.73% compared to yesterday’s 3.75%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages. 

      CV USA Cases: New cases of 132,414 with total cases over 7 million at 7,745,705 (a 1.74% increase compared to yesterday’s 1.16% increase) with 2,570,280 active cases of which 14,524, recently on slight upward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23  (14,302 yesterday and 15,881 on September 1), are in serious or critical condition as trend continues to go down, and 5,175,425 closures, 216,277 of which have been deaths (4.18% compared to yesterday’s 4.20%) and 4,959,148 of which have been recoveries (95.82% compared to yesterday’s 95.80%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and on a deaths per million population measurement at 654 ranks behind Peru (995), Belgium (870), Spain (696), Bolivia (696), Brazil (694), Chile (683), and Ecuador (661),  and only slightly worse than Mexico (637), UK (625), (633, Italy (597), and Sweden (582) that never closed its economy down like we did and we have now conducted 112,744,002 tests (now at 343,097/M compared to Russia at 333,673/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 388,606/M).

         Non CV Case News: Kamala Harris, the most leftist senator tied with Senator Hirono debates VP Pence tonight in a debate that should be watched in earnest because if Biden wins the smart money would be on his dying or being subject to the 25th and Harris becoming president (kiss any border security or deportation of illegals regardless of criminal records goodbye along with an economy crushed by $4+ trillion in Biden taxes); leftist pundits are already howling that the debate focus on the CV pandemic trying to hold Trump and Pence responsible for the deaths when a significant portion of those deaths resulted from governors putting the infected elderly into ADL’s and nursing homes; not sure how safe on the outside Derek Chauvin will be but he has posted his $1,000,000 bail and is now out awaiting trial for the murder of George Floyd; an aging Hanoi Jane is praising the CV pandemic as a gift from God to the left to defeat Trump (over 200,000 dead Americans in her sick mind cheap collateral damage); ICE’s Operation Rise has netted 128 illegal aliens in sanctuary cities in California with 96% with criminal charges (when will Californians tired of having illegals released into our cites because many are barred from cooperating with detainer requests from ICE rise up change the law?); to no big surprise Taylor Swift announced she’s backing the Biden Harris ticket (if he wins will she branch into selling Biden cookies?); Senator Klobuchar disclosed like all the Blues on the issue of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation she is a flaming hypocrite opposing virtual hearings on Barrett to conceal her already mind made up rejection of the nominee (hope the Reds put an oath to Blues to not discriminate against Barrett because of her Catholic faith);  

          Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of October 6,  2020, the number of shootings increased to 3,275 of whom 564 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 307 behind Chicago at 257 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 “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie,  the fact that you are not pocurante in what people have to say and  a quote by Charles Krauthhammer on Fox News, 
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1.  National Random Acts of Poetry Day—encouraging putting poetry into the public like on sidewalks, murals, and now social media— Not sure who or when created but in prose world always a good idea.

          2. National LED Light Day—celebrating since 2016 the contributions of  Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura who invented LED lighting which is so energy efficient it is mind boggling and who received the Nobel Prize in physics on October 7, 2014.

        3. 1981 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1981 on a run of 9 weeks was “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie with Lionel Richie receiving his first number 1 song as a solo with 9 other acts achieving their first number 1 song. Here is a recording of the song:

           4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pocurante” meaning uninterested.

           5. Fade into Obscurity—celebrating the birth on this day in 1944 of singer/songwriter Judith Lynn Sill whose early albums met with little success and died from an overdose of cocaine on November 23,1979 so obscure no obituary was published with her “friends” not knowing for some period of time that she had died.

         On this day in:

          a. 1950 Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta.

        b. 1985 4 terrorists from the Palestine Liberation Organization hijacked the MS Achilles Lauro off the coast of Egypt.

          c. 1996 to the bane of the MSM, Fox News Channel began broadcasting.

         d. 2001 following the Taliban’s refusal to turn over Osama bin Laden following 9/11, our longest war commenced with U.S. forces starting combat operations in Afghanistan.

         e. 2008 80 ton Asteroid TC2008 as the first asteroid to be detected before impacting earth, exploded some 37 kilometers above Sudan 19 hours after being detected.

          Reflections on Fox News: “I was a Great Society liberal on domestic issues. People ask me, ‘How do you go from Walter Mondale to Fox News?’ The answer is, ‘I was young once. End of story.” Charles Krauthhammer, noted writer and commentator and former Fox columnist
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