Ridley's Believe It Or Not November
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 454,629 new cases (a .89% increase compared to a .94% increase yesterday) to bring the total over 51 million to 51,473,381, 13,962,432 of which are active, 37,510,942 of which have been closed with 36,238,279 recoveries (96.61% compared to yesterday’s 96.59%) and 1,272,670 deaths (3.39% compared to yesterday’s 3.41%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.
CV USA Cases: New cases of 135,021 with
total cases over 10 million at 10,302,758 (a 1.31% increase compared to
yesterday’s .88% increase) with 3,638,567
active cases of which 18,963 (.52% of active cases), recently on a disturbing
upward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23 (18,483
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 6,799,212 closures, 244,654 of which have been deaths (3.60%
compared to yesterday’s 3.62%) and 6,554,658 of which have been
recoveries (96.40% compared to yesterday’s 96.38%) (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Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing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 738
ranks behind Belgium (1139), Peru (1055),
Spain (841), Brazil (763), Chile (762), Bolivia (750), and Argentina (748) and
only slightly worse than (Mexico (736), Ecuador (724) UK (724), Italy (691),
and Sweden (598) that never closed its economy down like we did and we have now
conducted 1,315,063 more tests to bring total to 159,600,023 tests (now at 484,163/M compared
to Russia at 449,447/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 541,193/M).
Non CV Case News: Councilwoman Hardesty in Portland who is in the forefront of trying to defund the Portland Police merits the hypocrisy award when after she became belligerent when he refused to roll up the windows, he asked her to leave his vehicle and stopped at a service station to let her out and she called 911 to prevent him from doing so; while many on the left and MSM are calling to hold Trump supporters accountable for all manner of imagined sins, Biden may be calling for unity as he announced 4 executive orders he would sign on taking office Day 1-rejoin Paris Accords, rejoin WHO, restore DACA and end Trump’s travel ban on certain Muslim countries (hope this isn’t a repeat of Michelle Obama’s when “they go low we go high” as she continues to demonize Trump voters with the typical denigration of horrors--racists et al); Biden may be the President-Elect but in dealing with reporters he is still Biden-Campaigner, refusing to answer questions from the press (can it be that away for teleprompter or script he is terrified of gaffes and revealing his failing mental acuity?); the aging Hollywood elitist Robert De Niro must not have heard Biden’s call for unity as he claimed Trump was worse than Hitler and slammed the 71 million plus who voted for him (he should stick to acting as comments like these raise questions whether his role as Jake LaMotta was far too realistic in terms of his being punched); sadly for America, the number of The Squad whose ideas are totally flawed seems to be growing in number and pushing even more radical ideas like defund the military and reparations for blacks; Blue Cunningham’s sexting may have cost him his seat and he has conceded the race to Tillis giving the Reds 49 seats; Blue Ilhan Omar may be a socialist but she is really astute at turning campaign donations into cash for her home front by paying $2.8 million to her husband’s political consulting firm: Andrew Cuomo must be jealous of his little “Fredo” getting all the attention and is now ranting if he weren’t Governor of New York he would have decked Trump; Zeke Emmanuel who gave us the ACA is now on Biden’s CV task force and is pushing the idea that to shy from “vaccine nationalism” we also distribute the CV vaccine globally even if it means Americans have to forego it.
Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In
Chicago as of November 9, 2020, the number of shootings increased
to 3,686 of whom 633 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 346 behind Chicago at 287
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 “One More Night” by Maroon 5, the fact that you can enjoy a postcenal port and the resolution of the Continental Congress creating the U.S. Marine Corps, 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.
States Marine Corps Birthday—celebrating the birth of what many believe is
the finest fighting force in the world, the United States Marine Corps that was
formed on this day in 1775 as the first Marine enlisted at Tun Tavern in
Philadelphia which unfortunately burned to the ground in 1781 and the site is
marked by a commemorative placard.
2. World Keratoconous Day—created by the National Keratoconous Foundation on this day in 2016 to promote awareness of the disease that causes a thinOne Morening of the cornea and can lead to blindness.
3. 2012 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 2012 on a run of 5 weeks was “One More Night” by Maroon 5 to join 11 other songs that made the top number 1 list. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CPYoGtI75Q. Los Angeles band was formed in 1994 when its members were still in high school as Kara’s Flowers and reemerged in 2001 as Maroon 5 with currently 6 members.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “postcenal” which means after dinner which might be the perfect time for some of your guests to enjoy a cigar and brandy.
5. Still Scratching after Seven Year Itch—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1935 of noted actor Richard Burton who was nominated 7 times for Academy Awards but never to win any and best known for being married twice and divorced twice from Elizabeth Taylor, but who started drinking and smoking as a teen and for many years was a functioning alcoholic both on and off the set at 3 bottles of vodka a day and to make matters worse was a chain smoker at 3 to 5 packs a day. Such an abusive lifestyle caught up to him and he died of an intracerebral hemorrhage on August 5, 1984 at age 58.
On this day in:
a. 1969 the Educational Television Network, the precursor to the PBS, aired Sesame Street.
b. 1983 Bill Gates introduced the world to his biggest mistake “alt del” and introduced the world to Microsoft 1.0.
c. 1989 not content with opening up the gates in the Berlin Wall to travel between West Berlin and East Berlin, Germans began tearing down the Berlin Wall.
d. 1997 WorldCom and MCI Communications, Inc. announced their merger at a $37 billion valuation, the largest merger in U.S. history at that time.
e. 2006 the National Marine Corps Museum at Quantico, Virginia was opened and dedicated by President Bush who also awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously to Marine Corporal Jason Dunham who while on a patrol in Iraq used his body to shield members of his patrol from a grenade and died 8 days later.
Reflections on forming the Marine Corps in 1775: "That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one colonel, two lieutenant colonels, two majors and officers as usual in other regiments, that they consist of an equal number of privates with other battalions; that particular care be taken that no person be appointed to office or enlisted into said battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve to advantage by sea." Resolution of the Continental Congress November 10, 1775
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