Believe It Or Not November 30, 2020
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 306,761 new cases (a .49% increase compared to a .69% increase yesterday) to bring the total over 63 million to 63,269,962, 18,046,765 of which are active, 45,223,197 of which have been closed with 43,754,172 recoveries (96.75% compared to yesterday’s 96.74%) and 1,469,025 deaths (3.25% compared to yesterday’s 3.26%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentages.
CV USA Cases: New cases total 13 million at 13,758,751 with 5,375,936 active cases of which 24,806 (.46% of active cases), recently on a disturbing upward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23 (24,642 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 8,382,766 closures, 273,160 of which have been deaths (3.26% compared to yesterday’s 3.26%) and 8,109,606 of which have been recoveries (96.74% compared to yesterday’s 96.74%). Our death rate percentage continues to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and after many months is 01% worse the world rate and on a deaths per million population measurement on a steady climb to 823 ranks behind Belgium (1425), Peru (1083), Spain (955), Italy (920), and UK (859 which has now passed us despite leading world in testing), and Argentina (848) and has 5 days ago passed Brazil (811) and only slightly worse than Mexico (816), recently added to the list France (801) Chile (803) that we recently passed, Bolivia (763, Ecuador (756) and Sweden (660) that never closed its economy down like we did and we have now conducted 2,630,481 more tests to bring total to 194,948,709 (now at 587,407/M compared to Russia at 523,585/M so Trump was 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 with tests at 639,070/M).
Non CV Case News: Dominion Data which is the center of allegations that its voting machines flipped thousands of votes from Trump to Biden is the subject of a restraining order preventing 3 Georgia counties from altering or erasing voting data on the machines (God help us in terms of faith in our political process if Trump is right and voter fraud has flipped the election from Trump to Biden and what if anything is being done in Georgia to prevent the same result in the 2 runoff Senate elections that will determine who controls the Senate?); in another example of the fact that Sanctuary Cities make it unsafe, San Jose which is in a Sanctuary County, Santa Clara, was hit with a church stabbing by a 3 time deported illegal alien with city officials again begging for the county to change its policy (how many people have die and the hands of illegals that are hiding out immune for being turned over to ICE for deportation after they have served their sentence?); the corollary to Murphy’s Law that if anything can go wrong it will is Governor Murphy’s Law that if any activity can be banned or limited it will as he bans school indoor sports and limits outdoor gatherings to 25 people; in another example of objectivity on Biden going to the dogs, the MSM is touting an inane point of view that Lee-Crowther,”a pet psychic” has the Daily Beast publishing an almost 4,000 word article that she has communicated with Biden’s 2 dogs mind to mind who have assured her he will be a great president (wonder if she will talk with the fleas to get the real story on Biden); Oliver Darcy, a “journalist” with the Cack News Network, not satisfied with Twitter labeling Trump’s tweets as “misinformation,” is demanding that his account be banned (what an absolute outrage that merits action against Twitter though with Biden ensconced not a chance in Hell that censorship will be addressed); in thank God for the 2nd Amendment that the Blues want to curtail, a man on his phone walked in to a South Philadelphia Wing Stop with an armed robbery in progress and when the armed robber turned and pointed his firearm at the man, demanding his phone, the man shot and killed the suspect and will not be charged; Robert Well, the Mayor of Pine Ridge, South Carolina, a small town of 2,000 residents and a police force of 5 full and pastime officers has meddled in the affairs of the department such that all officers have quit, leaving the police force totally defunded; on the medical front, some really exciting news as a privately held company C2N Diagnostics has started selling a test kit to determine the presence of Alzheimer’s, a deadly and debilitating disease that affects 5 million Americans and sadly their caregivers; Newsom who is facing a recall signature petition gathering effort and mocked big time for his French Laundry fiasco is now threatening much more severe lock downs in California.
Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of November 29, 2020, the number of shootings increased to 3,900 of whom 665 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 364 behind Chicago at 301 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 “It’s Been a Long, Long Time” by Harry James and His Orchestra with vocals by Helen Forest, the fact that occasionally you are prescious and a quote from Benjamin Netanyahu on the nature of Israel, 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. Cyber Monday—created by Ellen Davis in 2005 to promote internet sales on the Monday following Black Friday which have grown from a few $ million to $9.4 billion in 2019 and with the concern over the CV pandemic and curtailment of in store shopping should easily top that this year when the computers stop clicking and end their shopping today. 2. National Meth Awareness Day—created by President George W. Bush on November 27, 2006 and celebrated since 2006 on the 30th of each November to create awareness of the dangers involved in using Meth and to promote programs and initiatives to curb its importation, manufacture and use.
3. 1945 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1945 on this day on a run of 3 weeks non continuous was “It’s Been a Long, Long Time” by the Harry James and His Orchestra with Helen Forest as vocals to join 8 other number 1 songs. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OtcskeRBJw James was a noted trumpet player and big band leaders from 1939-1983 with a hiatus in 1946-7. He was a heavy smoker but dodged the lung cancer bullet to be diagnosed with lymphatic cancer in 1983 but continued to work until his last performance in L.A. on June 26, 1983 to die on July 5, 1983 at age 67 in Las Vegas. Helen Forest was known as the “voice of the big bands” and had a musical career that lasted until 1991; she died of congestive heart failure on July 11, 1999 at age 82.
5. The Magnificent Seven Manna on the NYSE Floor—celebrating the birth on this day in 1936 of Yippie leading member Abby Hoffman, a member of the Chicago 7, and best known for dropping dollar bills onto the floor of the NYSE from the visitors’ gallery which the traders eagerly scooped up but as he aged became depressed over the conservative backlash of the country and on April 12, 1989 was found dead at age 52 from suicide involving 150 Phenobarbital pills and liquor.
On this day in:
a. 1947 civil war between Arabs and Jews began in Mandatory Palestine leading ultimately to the creation of the State of Israel.
b. 1982 Michael Jackson released his 6th album Thriller which with 66 million copies sold has become the largest selling album in history.
c. 1999 Exxon and Mobil signed an agreement to merge in a deal valued at $73.7 billion creating ExxonMobil, the world’s largest company.
d. 2001 Gary Ridgeway aka The Green River Killer was apprehended for the death of 4 women in Washington State and would as part of a plea bargain to escape the death penalty plead guilty to 49 murders and be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole and at age 71 is now rotting in the Walla Walla State Penitentiary in Washington.
e. 2018 a 7.0 Earthquake hits 15 miles from Anchorage, Alaska and like the Good Friday Alaska Earthquake caused significant property damage but unlike the Good Friday Earthquake caused no deaths.
Reflections on the creation of Israel: “"We expect anyone wishing to become an Israeli citizen to recognize Israel as the Jewish nation state and a democratic state... The State of Israel was not established as 'just another state'- it was founded as the sovereign state of the Jewish people in their historic homeland; and as a democratic nation, whose citizens, Jews and non-Jews, enjoy full civil equality." - Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister
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